Racial graffiti on Obama billboard

Racial graffiti on Obama billboard

There are 27 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Nov 21, 2008, titled Racial graffiti on Obama billboard. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

Police say a billboard in Barkhamsted with a photo of President-elect Barack Obama was defaced in the overnight hours.

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aint that somethinG

New Haven, CT

#1 Nov 21, 2008
Hmm, how come no story about the first time it was vandalized? Spray painting "Yes We Did" is okay, but crossing that out and putting a racial slur isn't. The funny thing is, I'll bet the person that sprayed the "Yes We Did" was one of those proclaiming how the "white man was going to get his now that Obama was in power."
Seems to me there are two stories of ignorance here.
Papa

New Haven, CT

#2 Nov 21, 2008
aint that somethinG wrote:
Hmm, how come no story about the first time it was vandalized? Spray painting "Yes We Did" is okay, but crossing that out and putting a racial slur isn't. The funny thing is, I'll bet the person that sprayed the "Yes We Did" was one of those proclaiming how the "white man was going to get his now that Obama was in power."
Seems to me there are two stories of ignorance here.
You don't see ANY difference between "Yes We Did" and a racial slur?
KLV

New Hartford, CT

#4 Nov 21, 2008
I live in this town and I think this is just disgusting!!!! I hope the major crime squad finds who did it and they get punished to the fullest extent of the LAW. Barkhamsted is a quiet bedroom town that I am generally very proud to live in. I think this is just disgusting that someone would do this. It must be an uneducated, ignorant, idiotic, racist jack ass!!I am sure they are angry that MCCain(and his redneck partner Palin) did not win the election, but this person is just an absolute loser!
KLV

New Hartford, CT

#5 Nov 21, 2008
Bob, you are right that the country is full of racists, but it is still not acceptable. ANd you are right everyone needs to get on the same team instead of hating each other.

As for being run over....it has already happened to this country. We sold most of our business/companies out to China!!

“YAR!!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#6 Nov 21, 2008
Papa wrote:
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You don't see ANY difference between "Yes We Did" and a racial slur?
Nope. Graffiti is graffiti. Are you trying to say that valdalism is ok so long as everyone agrees with it? Come on.
AlAnon

Plymouth, MA

#7 Nov 21, 2008
Anon56 wrote:
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Nope. Graffiti is graffiti. Are you trying to say that valdalism is ok so long as everyone agrees with it? Come on.
"Valdalism" Come on.

“YAR!!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#8 Nov 21, 2008
AlAnon wrote:
<quoted text>"Valdalism" Come on.
Please - bite my right, would ya? I was on the phone. You got my point, right?
AlAnon

Plymouth, MA

#9 Nov 21, 2008
Anon56 wrote:
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Please - bite my right, would ya? I was on the phone. You got my point, right?
As long as it's not saggy or hairy.
MJF

Andover, CT

#10 Nov 21, 2008
Obama supporters better get used to this because unfortunately, this is the world we live in. We do not have a utopia and never will. As long as insult remains as words, be grateful. I fear that actions are not far behind and the Secret Service had better be on their toes! There are a lot of crazy people out there.
DOGGER

Litchfield, CT

#11 Nov 21, 2008
"Barkhamsted is a quiet bedroom town that I am generally very proud to live in" What??????????
KLV

New Hartford, CT

#13 Nov 22, 2008
Dogger, yes Barkhamsted is a very quiet, small town. Generally I enjoy living here, but when something like this happens it is an awful thing. I hope it was no one from my town that did this. Maybe just someone passing by who knows?

I guess you have never been to Barkhamsted? It is a nice quaint town with country charm.

I take it you dont like where you live?? Too bad.
thatsnotall

Framingham, MA

#14 Nov 22, 2008
aint that somethinG wrote:
Hmm, how come no story about the first time it was vandalized? Spray painting "Yes We Did" is okay, but crossing that out and putting a racial slur isn't. The funny thing is, I'll bet the person that sprayed the "Yes We Did" was one of those proclaiming how the "white man was going to get his now that Obama was in power."
Seems to me there are two stories of ignorance here.
not only that, but the "s" in yes was replaced with a "5". This is something done by members of certain gangs. The number 5 represents the "People Nation" of gangs such as The Bloods and Latin Kings among others.
KLV

New Hartford, CT

#15 Nov 22, 2008
(Maybe more like small wanna be gangs). Or perphaps if they were a gang they travelled from another area.Barkhamsted has no gangs ....unless they were from Winsted or Torrington. MOre likely just a racist person/or high school indivuduals.
butterfly

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2008
Obama is malado for you that don't know what that meens is he is Black and White .
GEO

United States

#17 Nov 22, 2008
bob wrote:
Like no one expects this stuff to happen. What a
F.u.c.k.i.n.g. laugh.This country is full of racist's.
WHITE and BLACK. And It will NEVER EVER END!!!!!!
In the mean time foreigners are taking the country over while we WHITES and BLACKS still act like
KINDERGARTENERS. Wake the F.U.C.K. up people. Who runs our Hotels,Motels ,Mini Marts,Gas Stations and now Fast food chains? Not us WHITES and BLACKS. Is every one BLIND!!!!! or just STUPID?????????? We need to get on the same team here fellas. Because in the long run we will be over run.
Well your ponit was rather intense the way you worded it but your exactly correct.

Anti American Muslim Leaders in the middle east years ago said that the way to take over America was to move here in mass and slowly change the country from within. I myself notice that Muslims from the Middle East stay away from everything American. Many do not have kids here and they DO try to change local Laws. They use front groups and stay out of main stream society. Most people have no clue what is going on but within a decade It will show itself.
GEO

United States

#18 Nov 22, 2008
Papa wrote:
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You don't see ANY difference between "Yes We Did" and a racial slur?
Depends on what they ment? For years Al Sharpton and others have been preaching anti-White Garbage mayby they were refering to that?

Bashing whites seems to be just fine in most peoples minds!
suzi

United States

#19 Nov 22, 2008
butterfly wrote:
Obama is malado for you that don't know what that meens is he is Black and White .
before you reply, learn to spell. I think you were trying to spell the word mullato, which incidentally is archaic and not in use today.

Since: Mar 08

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#20 Nov 22, 2008
I'll bet it was McCain...
Joe Six Pack

Stafford Springs, CT

#21 Nov 22, 2008
We just can't get past the "black and white" thing!
I see more of a liberal politician than a black man having been elected. People should just get over it, he won! Things wouldn't be any better with McCain as president either.
waittilltwentytw elve

Branford, CT

#22 Nov 22, 2008
Looks like the billboard was "defaced" TWICE.

But it didn't become a story until WTNH saw something to sensationalize.

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