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The one that got away

The one that got away

Hey, I know how it feels.


I couldn’t take a picture because I was driving 70 miles per hour, but I saw a fantastic sign, printed on the side of an empty semi trailer on HWY 71 just north of Nevada, Missouri:


Wish I’d gotten a photo. It made me smile.



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Midwest Rhino: THAT’S THE SIGN! I’ve driven by it for the past 3 years and I’m never prepared with my camera. Plus, there’s no place to pull over.
Thanks, buddy!

Midwest Rhino (not RINO) | November 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

That trailer was burned twice, and then another property of its owner was burned. Democrats don’t seem to appreciate free speech.

The article also points to another big problem that gets few headlines (except now by local bloggers) … local lawyer and judge cabals. That Missouri man had the guts and resources to fight back, and win … most people just get run over. “It’s not worth suing over” is the local mantra, opening the door for a policy of lawyer guided malfeasance.

As I see it, this rot we see in DC reaches down to local levels. It may even stem from it … the spread of “the Chicago way”.

Part of the reason crime is so entrenched nationally, is so many “movers and shakers” have their fingers in some part of the corrupt pie, right down to the local power structures. Honest tea party folks can meet major resistance even from the local “elite”. It is not in the open, and these cabals have power, and have grown accustomed to their “entitlements”.

I wonder what the rest of the story is with that truck sign, and that one man that fought back and survived. The internet is shining light in some dark places.

This is an uplifting story. Too bad this type of thing is so rare, but maybe that will change.

Midwest Rhino (not RINO) | November 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

There were some follow ups in the local news, calling the man a mooch for getting farm subsidies. He farms 6800 acres … a LOT. So it comes to like $12/acre per year.

Almost all farmers get these, as well as a pile of rules that have to be followed on how to use the land. A lot of those subsidies should probably be eliminated, especially for the upper crust farm investor today.

Most farmers his age worked very hard for their money, though very few have so much land.

Midwest Rhino, do you live in Missouri? I’d like to meet the guy who put up that sign on the truck and shake his hand.
My grandfather was a farmer, and he worked his ASS off to make a living.

The local media here tried to turn the sign on that trailer into a huge ordeal, but when someone tried to burn it, the story kind of disappeared. At one time there was a rumor that the owner did it himself, to get attention, but that lasted less than a day. As soon as the left realized that he wasn’t going to be bullied off, they just let the matter drop. I enjoy pointing out the “liberal version of respecting someone’s opinion” to my wife everytime we drive past this trailer.