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The Over-Under

The Over-Under

From J:

East St. Louis isn’t too fond of O.

Spotted today on I-64.

Thanks for all you do.

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East St. Louis Overpass Anti Obama Signs


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Um, yeah. J’s description is a bit misleading. That’s not East St. Louis. That’s the east side of the St. Louis metropolitan area, for sure, but that Exit 12 is in Fairview Heights, Illinois, about 10 miles east of East St. Louis. Fairview Heights is 83% non-black and overwhelmingly working families, East St. Louis 98% black, desperately poor, and overwhelmingly on the dole. I challenge Tea Partiers from Fairview Heights to chance their way over to the hellhole that is East St. Louis to try to put up those anti-Obama signs. If they can do it without incident, I will tip my tri-corner hat to them.

Some things just have to be written off as a lost cause. East St. Louis might be one of things.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to OldNuc. | December 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

    My dad had a saying…”I’ve been around; I’ve been to East Saint Louis.” He’d describe it as “choice.” Would that this sentiment were truly from East Saint Louis, because that’s what it’s going to take–the Kool-Aid drinkers have to begin to choke sometime…in my lifetime, I pray.

nordic_prince | December 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

Saw similar statements a few weeks ago on a pedestrian/bike bridge over one of the local drags. Wish I had taken a picture of it then.

I noticed this in Phoenix on the I-10 overpasses on occasion. Just FYI, for those that are just finding out about this phenom, this is an organized national group. Not Tea Party per se.