Sunday, November 4, 2012

Home concocted political signs

It's kind of a gray day in St. Paul, but it's an amusing time of year what with Halloween decorations vying with political lawn signs for attention. The Pengilly Woman (PW) and I went out for a Sunday morning walk, especially looking for lawn signs, vestiges of Halloween, and any other interesting sights to help fill today's blog requirements. We also walked a couple of miles which served as exercise and a chance to take in some of that good urban air.

I tried to stay non-partisan as far as lawn signage goes, but this is St Paul, and it's as reliably blue as any city in the state, maybe the nation. I'm actually pretty pleased to have found as many homemade signs as I actually encountered.

This guy on Laurel Avenue is living a little while in the past, but it cracked me up to see such obvious passion previously diverted and now back for a rerun even when Ralph is no longer running for president.

This one was on Summit Avenue and seems to indicate that there had been some vandalism of previously posted signs.

A personalized message on a house on the corner of the street where ex-Senator Coleman lives. This house is a usually reliable source for political pageantry.  It had a huge Wellstone sign for a couple of years after his fatal plane crash in 2002.

This sign near Crocus Hill is a plea to vote "yes" with a lot of extra information for those who need more facts, and who also have time to stop and read all three pages.

Another vote "no" sign personalized with masking tape this time. This one was along Lexington a couple of blocks south of Grand Avenue.

We chatted about an hour with the Prairie Princess from her mountain retreat in Tanzania this afternoon. She says that she's been checking in on the blogging marathon. She's eager to visit her home country in December, and also regrets her inability to get an absentee ballot to be able to vote in this election.   I told her I'd tell everyone else to vote early and often, just like they do in Chicago.


Retired Professor said...

The happy faces drawn in the O's of the "vote no" sign seem at odds with the message.

Emily Miller said...

I like the "Minnesota Nice, Vote No Twice" sentiment.