The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 July 2006

Best yard signs ever

If you've had to go down the eastern end of Northwest Distressway lately, you've seen literally (and litter-ly) hundreds of political yard signs, some of them so close together they're practically on top of one another and you can't read any of them.

A fellow at the Democrats of Oklahoma Community Forum spotted this one amidst the clutter one night:

These Signs Are Illegal

Unfortunately, it apparently disappeared an hour later. And a possibility presents itself: for the last few months, some local signmaker has been advertising on signs exactly like these, offering quantities of 200 or thereabouts. What if there are 199 more of these to come?

Posted at 7:37 PM to City Scene

When a race is particularly tight and my decision hangs on a balance that could go either way, the one with the most signage loses my vote. Automatic.

Posted by: Jennifer at 8:14 AM on 27 July 2006

Some time this weekend I'll run through that same area and see how many have been picked up.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:28 AM on 27 July 2006

Yup, as far as I can tell according to section 100.3 of the OKC code, they are illegal if placed on the right-of-way. Oddly enough, REMOVING them is also illegal since I was almost busted by a cop a few years back, but how many cops actually know the law?

I think one of the news agencies around here would at least ask the city attorney for a ruling on this.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 8:37 AM on 27 July 2006

I passed through this neck of the woods this morning on the way northward, and rather a lot of the signs had been picked up. (Notable exceptions: signs for Istook and Bode.)

Posted by: CGHill at 4:33 PM on 27 July 2006

As a myth of government buster, an ethical anarchist, a believer in self-regulation, I cheer these "These Signs Are Illegal" signs.

What a refreshing political message. I vote for the illegalization and abolition of politics and political signs.

Thanks for displaying my dream come true!

Posted by: Vaspers the Grate at 6:05 PM on 27 July 2006