Anonymous Donor Funds "Just Be Happy About The Recession" Billboards

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One of the millions who have lost their job since the Obama Economy Killing Express rolled into town? Shake it off man.

One of the 1.5 million people who have had lost their home to foreclosure since January of 2009, you know, when Obama moved into our White House? Don’t sweat it dude.

One of the thousands filing for unemployment benefits each week because nobody is hiring except for the Obama administration? Suck it up fella.

So what’s the big deal about living in a tent with your wife and three kids because you no longer have job or a home? After all “Self worth is greater than net worth” according to one “anonymous” east coast person who has launched a billboard campaign to let Americans know that hey we’ve been down this recession road before and we’ve always come out of it just fine don’t ya know.

One telltale hint at where this “unnamed” person is coming from is this little diddy showing up on some of the billboards,

This will end long before those who caused it are paroled.

That very well could be since George Soros, Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller Sr., Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton, Franklin Raines, James A. “Jim” Johnson, Jamie Gorelick, a whole host of people connected with ACORN and quite a few other Democrats who have been suspected of having at least some part in the economic collapse this country has been dealing with haven’t been indicted…..yet.

Some of the other messages included in this ad campaign are, Interesting fact about recessions … they end, Stop obsessing about the economy, you’re scaring the children and Bill Gates started Microsoft in a recession.

How clever, those cute little one liners should really ease the pain in states like Michigan sporting a jaw dropping 15.2% unemployment rate (by the way Obama says those auto worker jobs ain’t coming back folks, just like he and his minions planned), Oregon’s 12.2% rate, Rhode Island’s 12.1% rate and California where the unemployment rate is over 11.5%.

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What’s interesting is the Outdoor Advertising Agency of America has donated the space, printing materials and labor for this massive nationwide 1000 billboard advertising campaign according to an agency spokesman.

Donating the space, materials and labor or currying favor with the Obama administration? I wonder what kind of spanking the company’s bottom line took on this huge “freebie?” I can’t help but wonder if perhaps some of stimulus money found one of those ACORN type roundabout ways back to the OAAA to help them with the financial hit they are taking with all of these non revenue generating billboards. Not saying that’s the case, just wondering out loud is all.

According to the company’s website they:

Observe Highest Free Speech Standards

* We support the First Amendment right of advertisers to promote legal products and services, however, we also support the right of outdoor advertising companies to reject advertising that is misleading, offensive, or otherwise incompatible with individual community standards, and in particular, we reject the posting of obscene words or pictorial content.

Support Worthy Public Causes

* We are committed to providing pro bono public service messages to promote worthy community causes.

* We advocate the use of outdoor advertising for political, editorial, public service, and other noncommercial messages.

The “misleading, offensive, or otherwise incompatible with individual community standards” stuff can be awfully subjective and leaves a lot to interpretation by the folks running the show over there at the OAAA but I reckon for the most part their policies seems fair enough. That said, 1000 boards is still one hell of a give away.

Now it’s clear they have no problem offering free space for this particular campaign which is obviously intended to alter the perception of those viewing the messages regarding the disastrous mess the Obama administration has made of the economy, the number one concern on everyone’s mind. I suppose the company’s willingness to not only accept these ads but donate the space, printing materials and labor are covered under the “free public service/political and editorial” clauses in the OAAA Industry Code.

“Interesting fact about recessions … they end.”

“Self worth is greater than net worth.”

“This will end long before those who caused it are paroled.”

Those are a few of the messages drivers in Rhode Island and across the country are seeing as part of a billboard campaign dubbed “Recession 101” and funded by an anonymous East Coast donor who was depressed about how the country was reacting to the economy’s tailspin.

The campaign began in June and is now appearing on more than 1,000 billboards across America, including a spot in New York’s Times Square. The client wanted people to realize the country has undergone recessions before and made it through, said designer Charlie Robb.

“One of the lines is, ‘Stop obsessing about economy, you’re scaring the children.’ That’s the overriding concept of the thing,” said Robb, founding director of the Florida-based Charchin Creative.

Members of the Outdoor Advertising Agency of America have donated the space, printing materials and labor needed for the campaign, said agency spokesman Jeff Golimowski.

Some in hard-hit Rhode Island say it’s hard to put a lighthearted spin on the downturn when people are worried about losing their jobs and homes, while others share the billboards’ sentiments.

The rest of this article can be read here>>>

So what happens when a legitimate news media outlet (as opposed to a so called “anonymous” east coast person, gee I wonder who that could be) with representation in the White House press conference briefing room, wants to BUY billboard advertising space containing a very simple question?

First let’s take a look at what the president and CEO of OAAA, Nancy Fletcher, who it turns out is a big Hillary Clinton supporter, has to say on her company’s website.

…. In the midst of fast-paced change, certain fundamentals remain the same. Our goal is to place attractive, entertaining, and creative messages outside the home. Simplicity is our friend; we don’t use many words. It is the simplicity of outdoor messages which make it an effective medium, reaching consumers with succinct details and relevant information when and where they need it.

Yet while there are so many changes in the industry and in American lifestyles, certain principles haven’t changed. For more than two centuries, the American republic has drawn strength from its Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The Founding Fathers put a premium on freedom as they wrote clear safeguards against an overbearing government. In particular, the First Amendment protects free speech and the Fifth Amendment protects property rights.

Debate is honored and encouraged in a free society.

Simplicity, succinct details, relevant information, Bill of Rights, Constitution, overbearing government, First Amendment, free speech, debate and free society. Her words, right there in black and white.

So why does she refuse to accept, without providing any response or reason why, a billboard advertising campaign that asks the simple, succinct and relevant question,

Where’s The Birth Certificate?

The “Where’s The Birth Certificate?” campaign was initiated by Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of World Net Daily, and is designed to simply raise awareness around the country about the issue surrounding the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of President of the United States. MILLIONS of American citizens are convinced Obama cannot possibly be qualified as POTUS under Article II Section 1 which states;

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, [obviously with a brand spanking new country nobody would have been considered ‘natural born’ hence the founders made this one time exception for a ‘citizen’ to be eligible to run for president…ed] at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;…

It doesn’t say just a “citizen,” and it doesn’t say just a “native born citizen” it says “natural born citizen” which is obviously different than citizen and native born citizen otherwise the founding fathers wouldn’t have made the distinction.

To my knowledge Obama has NEVER claimed he is a natural born citizen. Even on his website “fight the” (I believe they have now pulled the site down but they can’t do much about those who grabbed a screen shot when it was still operational) he merely says he is a native born citizen. His campaign did a great job of pulling the wool over the eyes of many Americans unclear on the concept of natural born citizen.

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In fact this “natural born citizen” issue was so important to the U.S. Senate prior to our last election that they felt the need to pass a resolution to establish John McCain was eligible to run for president since he was born in Panama, the country his father happened to be deployed to by the U.S. military, when the junior McCain was born.

Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen.

Whereas the Constitution of the United States requires that, to be eligible for the Office of the President, a person must be a `natural born Citizen’ of the United States;

Whereas the term `natural born Citizen’, as that term appears in Article II, Section 1, is not defined in the Constitution of the United States;

Whereas there is no evidence of the intention of the Framers or any Congress to limit the constitutional rights of children born to Americans serving in the military nor to prevent those children from serving as their country’s President;

Whereas such limitations would be inconsistent with the purpose and intent of the `natural born Citizen’ clause of the Constitution of the United States, as evidenced by the First Congress’s own statute defining the term `natural born Citizen’;

Whereas the well-being of all citizens of the United States is preserved and enhanced by the men and women who are assigned to serve our country outside of our national borders;

Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President; and

Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a `natural born Citizen’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

“Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to “American ‘citizens'”… not “an American citizen” but plural, BOTH parents are American citizens something Barack Obama can never lay claim to since his father was NOT an American citizen.

It sure seems to me this is a relevant issue that the majority of American people are probably completely unaware of and a very effective way of getting the word out would be a massive nationwide billboard campaign, kind of like the one this “anonymous” east coast person has launched with the aid and abetting of the Outdoor Advertising Agency of America.

A fourth billboard company has rejected a campaign designed to raise visibility on questions surrounding Barack Obama’s eligibility for office – this time by claiming the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, a trade and lobbying group that claims to promote freedom of speech, actually discouraged acceptance.

The OAAA, headed by President and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Fletcher, a Hillary Clinton financial contributor in 2008, reportedly advised some members not to accept ads from WND that asked, “Where’s the birth certificate?”

Fletcher, who refused to respond to WND inquiries about the action of the OAAA, points out on the group’s website that “outdoor advertising is regulated by multiple layers of government.”

Nevertheless, at least one billboard company, Steen Advertising, backed out of a commitment to lease billboards to WND after a sales executive said the company was warned off the campaign by the OAAA.

“We are not going through with the deal,” wrote Candice Berju, account executive for Steen, to a representative for WND Tuesday, June 16. “No one spoke as to what the campaign was, I had to find out on my own. The OAAA has advised companies not to run this campaign.”

When WND called Berju for further explanation, a company supervisor in Delaware put the call on hold for 10 minutes. When she returned, she said both Berju and her boss would decline to comment.

“I was just told to let you know to direct any of your questions to the OAAA,” she said.

Later, WND reached Berju directly.

“I’ve no comment on this,” she said. “Sorry, I’m not answering anything.”

A WND reporter asked if he could speak to her supervisor.

“No,” she said. “I can’t help you with that. I’m not commenting on anything. Have a good day.” With that, she hung up.

Repeated calls were placed to OAAA officials and went unreturned.

The OAAA’s board of directors is dominated by top executives from the billboard industry – especially CBS, Clear Channel and Lamar, the three big players that explicitly turned down WND’s campaign without explanation.

Interestingly, however, it was the lobbying and trade association that first publicly labeled the birth certificate campaign “misleading.”

Just one day after WND broke the story of CBS’ rejection of the eligibility billboard campaign, the OAAA issued a press release defending the decision.

Read the rest of this World Net article here and get the full story concerning the obstructions thrown up by the OAAA to getting the birth certificate question out to the American people.

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