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“Yes on Prop 8” Signs On A Slow Boat From China

Jim Burroway

September 24th, 2008

The economy is sinking and people are losing their jobs across the country. What better time than now for proponents for California’s Prop 8 to outsource their one million “Yes on Prop 8” yard signs to China?

Those “Yes On Prop 8” signs were intended to miraculously appear on lawns all across California at 7:00 am on September 22 to give the appearance of a sudden “blossoming of support” (their words, oft repeated) for the initiative, according to plans devised by LDS backers of California’s “Yes on Prop 8” campaign. But a serious glitch in that plan means that those signs weren’t ready for last Monday’s launch.

Julia Rosen Calitics blog contacted Gena Downey, producer of the cult Mormon film “God’s Army,” who works on the “Yes on Prop 8” campaign. Downey responded with an email confirming that those million signs are “still in route from China” and aren’t expected for another couple of weeks. Rosen concludes:

So, the Yes campaign, rather than purchasing some good old fashioned union made in America lawn signs, they went to some cut rate producer in China who blew the delivery date by at least three weeks. What, they couldn’t afford traditional American signs?

That seems to have worked out well. Why does the Yes on 8 campaign hate America?

Outsourcing jobs to China seems like a very strange way to “protect families” in America.

[Hat tip: Nick Literski]



Erica B.
September 24th, 2008 | LINK

Discriminatory AND stingy, what a lovely combination.

Timothy Kincaid
September 24th, 2008 | LINK

I think they made a big mistake: they prayed about their efforts.

If only they had left God alone and not brought it to his attention that they intended to do harm to their neighbors, who knows if their signs would have shown up without a hitch. I’m not claiming divine intervention… I’m just saying…

September 24th, 2008 | LINK

I’m shocked that the Mormons didn’t have a single LDS member in the entire U.S. of A. who owns a sign company that could have made every single one of their bigoted yard signs here on American soil!

But to resort to having “communist”, “Christian prosecuting” China make these signs is outrageous!

I’m sure they got an awesome deal!

September 24th, 2008 | LINK

Oh, that is classic.. got to love the “patriots” in that group.

September 25th, 2008 | LINK

It would be nice to know which ship the signs are coming in on. Have some one to call the proper authorities that the ship is carrying dangerous materials. That would keep it from docking, wait for the government types have to board it and inspect it. that would keep it off of the docks for quite a while, at least a weak or two. Than with a little help from the long shoremen, they will be off loaded on November 5th.

September 25th, 2008 | LINK

You remember all the lead-tainted paint they used in those toys made in China? It’s being used on those signs.

September 25th, 2008 | LINK

Perhaps someone in CA should print a load of large-print “Made in China” stickers and spread them around for people to stick to any “Yes On Prop 8” signs they see?

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