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Placards Fall 2008
(cf: "Palin/McCain and the Cult of Irresponsibility")
& beyond



McCain-Palin
Lipstick on a Bush





McCain-Palin
the audacity of mendacity





McCain-Bush
Bait & Switch





McCain-Bush
change we can't afford






Heighten the Contradictions!

Vote McCain-Palin
on November 4


paid for by the committee for proletarian revolution

 





McCain-Bush
four more years of catastrophic change

 




protect unregulated markets

Vote for John McCain to continue the Bush economic pogrom program

paid for by the committee for tax relief for derivative, subprime mortgage & hedge fund investment





I voted for Bush’s war
and Bush’s economic policy
but don’t blame me for the consequences
— Senator John McCain

Vote McCain

Four more years of Republican moral values

 



Bail Out

I restructure
you restructure
he/she/it restructures
we restructure
you restructure
they profit

 




McCain-Palin:

“We’re New Yorkers.
We can take it!”





STOP THE SPREAD OF
SEX EDUCATION
NOW!

vote for John McCain & Sarah Palin



paid for by the Gomorrah Bible Study Centre

 




The Conscience of a Conservative

I deregulate
you deregulate
he/she/it deregulates
we deregulate
you deregulate
they profit

 




Support the right of rapists to have their children.


Vote Palin-McCain



Paid for by Sex Offenders Against Choice.




Defend Our War Industries

Stop the Special Interests
who block  unjustified wars & torture

Vote McCain-Bush




We support
John McCain and Sarah Palin


Jews for Huckabee
Upper West Side Branch




“Let them use Emergency Rooms!”


Vote McCain-Bush



paid for by private insurers against affordable health care





just say no

to abstinence only sex education

 



STOP CIVIL LIBERTIES NOW!

vote McCain-Bush '08





Privatize Thought

 





David Horrorwits & Campus Witch




McCain-Bush

the terror within




McPalin-Bush '08

theocratic family values




Scared yet?

Let the Republicans who made the mess
try to clean it up

Vote McPalin-Bush
2008


paid for by the Dick Cheney Legal Defense Fund




Chaney-Bush

blame the voters




McPalin

a bridge to the Dark

 

 

 

Artic Ice Caps
Iraq
New Orleans
Justice Department
Wall Street
Civil Rights
Freedom to Choose
Supreme Court
United Nations

Just Let Us Finish the Job!


Vote Republican
on Nov. 4


 

 

it's like a nightmare is ending but I can't wake up


11-05-08

 

 

New Placards 2009-2010


 

Protect Our America
from mob rule
PRESERVE THE FILIBUSTER

"no public option"

paid for by
Republicans for Limited Democracy
Michael Bloomberg & Hiram Monserrate, Honorary Chairs

 

Fall 2009

 

 


Money Rules!

Vote Republican to
Safeguard the Rights of Corporations
& to Keep the  Supreme Court
Reactivist


Paid for by Mike Bloomberg, Chair, Oligarchs for a Republican Future

January 23.2010

 



Ted Kennedy:

We spit on your grave

Stop Socialized Medicine Now:
Health Care Is for Profit Not People!

The voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

January 23. 2010

 

 

We Need Their Language Skills

Repeal the Ban on Gays
in Military Service

Civil Rights Is a Privilege
National Security Is a Necessity

Paid for by Hiram Monserrate
& His Royal Majesty King Michael of New York
Republicans for Limited Democracy


Feb. 3, 2010


Just Say No
to
Meaningful Health Insurance Reform

Listen to the people who brought you

U.S. Federal Government Takeover of Iraq
The Great Recession
Historically Spiking Income Inequalities
Election by Auction: Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, & Bloomberg

 

Paid for by Fox News’s Republican Party

March 21, 2009

Hands off Goldman-Sachs
Stop Socialist Regulation of Markets

Big Bonuses Buy Entrepreneurship
& Innovative Investing

Paid for by the Republican Party
Business Family Values®
Antonin (“I’ve never met a big business I didn’t like”) Scalia, Chair

April 19, 2010

Republicans to Coal Miners:
Deregulation Is Salvation

Free Markets Rule!

April 26, 2010

 

 

 

Republicans to Environment:

Drill, Baby, Drill!

 

 

Deregulation Is Sal(i)vation

 

May 7, 2010

 

 

He that cannot pay
Let him pay

committee for a Republican future

July 21, 2010

 

Big Government:

 

Keep Your Dirty Hands
Off My Social Security

 

Paid for by Tea Party Refiblicans

 

 

 

Just Say No
to

healthcare, education
economic & immigration reform
the middle class, the poor, workers
gays

democratic elections


Just Say No to America

 

Paid for by the Republican Party

Our America Not Yours

 

 



I love America so much
I want to lock her in my basement & have her all to myself.

Vote the Republican Party line
Nov. 2


The tea we’re smoking ain’t pot.

 


The Republican Party Has a Proud History
Standing Strong  & Proud Against

Social Security
Labor Unions
Minimum Wage Laws
Unemployment Insurance
Environmental Protection
Market Regulation

Consumer Protection
Global Warming Science
The Theory of Evolution
Immigration Reform
Civil Rights for African-Americans
Civil Rights for Women
Civil Rights for Gays
Lower taxes for the poor & middle class
paid for by higher taxes for the rich

The Republican Party
Our America Not Yours

 

Make it legal:

Christianifaction of U.S. laws

Is God’s Will

 

Republican “Tea” Party
for Christian Ascent

 

O! Oklahoma!

Nov. 30, 2010


Defund Government
Zero Taxation for the Rich

They Give Us Enough in Tips

 

The Republican Party
Our America Not Yours

Republican Ideas, Democratic Votes

Dec. 7, 2010


Stop Sabbaticals Now!

Research & Knowledge
Engender Free Thinkers

Tea Party Republicans for Limited Intelligence

Our America: Up Yours!

O! Iowa
first the Supreme Court, now the University

Dec. 10, 2010

 


STOP THE DEATH TAX

incentivize the rich to hoard capital

stimulus a fools' game
progressive tax pinko pain


Paid for by the Republican Party
Our America Not Yours

now that pejorocracy is here”

Dec. 13. 2010

 

 

I defund

You defund

He/she/it defunds

we defund

you defund

they profit

December 15, 2010

 

Repeal Medical Insurance Reform

healthcare is for profit not people!

paid for by the Republican Party
our America, not yours

January 8, 2010



Let public employees pay

For the cost of private profit

 

Stop Unionization Now!

 

All power to corporations and the state!

 

 

 The Republican Party

19th century values for a 21st century America

 


 

Feb. 19, 2011



We’ve come to take your bodies back.

Smash Planned Parenthood
Protect the state’s right to choose

Our America, Not Yours

Paid for by The Republican Party
& Sex Offenders Against Choice

Feb, 19, 2011

 


 

"We’ve come to take your unions back!”
(he-He-hAh-Hah-hE-Ee-hAH-haHhe-He-hAh-Hah-hE-Ee-hAH-haH)

 

 

Corporations Rule!



AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD EXCEPT FOR THE ONES THAT OWN IT


Sponsored by
The Republican Party
Making the Richer Richer

Feb. 23, 2011

 


Collective Bargaining

Is a Chokehold on Unbridled Capitalism

 

only the elimination of taxation
& the accumulation of individual wealth

leads to fiscal salvation

 

Dare to Think Different
Vote Republican

 

which side are you on?

March 10, 2011

 

 

 

KEEP AMERICA COMPETITIVE
eliminate corporate taxation

 

end ideology-based politics now!

bipartisanship works!

 

millions to influence government

not one cent to fund it

 

our America not yours

 

March 26, 2011

only the transfer of wealth
from the many who create it
to the few who deserve it
will right the economy

 

vote Republican

 

our America not yours

May 26, 2011
Memorial Day Placard

Defend American Plutocracy

 

 

Support Republican Voter Suppression Laws

 

 

A leaner vote ensures the best result!

 

 

 

Paid for by the Committee for Pejorocracy
Lord Bloomberg, Honorary Chair

 

May 29, 2011




starve the government
feed the rich

June 1, 2011

 

March 26, 2011

 

June 3, 2011

 

 

we will bring America to its knees
TPT®
Tea Party Terrorism
will triumph


Vote Republican in 2012

paid for by Hedge Fund Managers United
all we are saying is give plutocracy a chance


July 27, 2012


starve the government

Vote Rick Perry for President

two million starving Texas children
(28% child hunger rate)


August 29, 2011

 

 

You know, really, I get it, the whole slavery thing & that it was, like, terrorism, torture. I get that. & then 150 years after of violence, imprisonment, discrimination."""

But why the anger?

 

vote the permanent government

our America not yours

 

Oct. 16, 2011

 

 

Rally Round the One Percent


no taxes
no jobs
no bank regulations
no unions
no infrastructure

no safety net
no green house effect
trillions for war
billions for jails

 

our America not yours

 

Nov. 6, 2011

 

The Palestinians are an invented people in the same sense the Israelis are.

America is a nation founded on the invention of its people.

Gingrich Terror Watch
First they come for the Palestinians.
Then they come for the Jews.
Then they come for the rest of you.
 

Dec. 11, 2011

 

 

GO AHEAD
DON'T READ ANY POETRY

You won't be able to understand it anyway: the best stuff is all over your head.

And there aren't even any commercials to liven up the action.

Anyway, you'll end up with a headache trying to figure out what the poems are saying because they are saying NOTHING.

Who needs that. Better go to the movies.

 

 

April is the cruellest month for poetry.

April 1, 2012

The Bane of Capital

I work
you work
she works
we work
you work
Bain profits

 

May 28, 2012


Poor People Make America Strong

 

 

Protect Income Inequality




Citizens United for the One Percent

June 9, 2012

 

 
The Right of the Few to Govern the Many

Citizens United


Paid for by Bloomberg, Koch, Koch, & Rove, LLC

June 10, 2012

 

 

Stop Collective Bargaining Now!
Living wages slash business profits.

Rally Round the One Percent



 

 




Paid for by Scott Walker for President

JUNE 10, 2012

 

Money Rules!
Keep the Supreme Court on the Right Track



Citizens United for Plutocracy

June 10, 2012

preserve tax cuts for the one percent

income inequality
is a necessary safeguard against democracy

June 10, 2012

voter suppression

the last safeguard against Godless
democracy

June 24, 2012

in these uncertain times
ensure a darker tomorrow

Vote Republican


Our America Not Yours

July 19, 2012

 

Don’t emasculate America
Support the NRA
On Election Day


 

GUYS LIKE GIRLS WHO LIKE GUNS

 

July 27, 2012



Support the right of rapists to have their children.

Vote Ryan-Romney



Paid for by Sex Offenders Against Choice.


August 13, 2012
reprise of Fall 2008 placard

 

Rapists have always been in the frontlines
battling a woman’s right to choose.

We hail Todd Akin and Paul Ryan
and support the Republican Party’s 2012 Platform criminalizing abortion.



Sexual Offenders Against Choice
Our America Not Yours

August 22, 2012

 

Citizens! Be Vigilant!
our nation's core values are threatened


Don't Let America Slide into
Godless Democracy


support voter suppression laws

our America, up yours

paid for by Racists for Voter Suppression
Republican Party, USA/2012

August 23, 2012

 

Legitimate Rape

The Bush-Romney-Ryan
Economic Agenda

August 26, 2012

 

Tax Primer

I redistribute
You redistribute
He/she/it redistributes

We redistribute
You redistribute
They profit

 

October 5, 2012

 

Mitt Romney
America’s Putin
Not to say Rasputin

Ocotber 5, 2012

 

climate change will disappear
if we close our eyes & stop our ears
(& line our pockets year on year)

Vote Bush-Romney
November 6



The truth is hidden in a veil of tears

The scabs of the mourners grow thick with fear


Nov. 4, 2012

 

 


Stop the School Massacres!

arm principals with artillary
teachers with automatics
jr & high schoolers silencers
&1st & 2nd graders
let them have
mini-revolvers


Don’t emasculate America
Support the NRA


Dec. 21, 2012

 

First it will background checks on our guns, then it will be a machine gun ban –– and before you know it they will make us register our cars, get a license to marry, recycle our garbage, disclose money given to government officials, pay taxes on gas, regulate markets, inspect food, and outlaw marijuana. Before too long we will paying income tax too and well on our way to socialism.

Support the Republican Party
the last safeguard
against Godless Democracy

April 19, 2013

June 24, 2013

 

 

 

Get
big

government
out

of
my
womb

 

C H O I C E

January 21, 2013



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