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A billboard in Texas has advice for liberals: Keep driving until you leave the Lone Star State

Yahoo News

A billboard near Vega, Texas, caused a bit of a stir with its message — so much so that the individual who rented it agreed to take it down.

The billboard, which Kyle Mccallie captured on his drive to work and posted on his Facebook, read: “Liberals please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.”  

Mccallie, a 25-year-old from Fritch, Texas, said that the sign was located along I-40 east near Vega and was about a 35-mile drive from the New Mexico border.

The picture went viral, and, naturally, it had had a number of opposing viewpoints. One user said, “They can keep right on moving through Oklahoma as well!”

Another added, “So you want to make the entire state of Texas a safe space for conservatives?”

Randy Burkett, who owns Burkett Outdoor Advertising and the sign, said that after all of the backlash, the sign was taken down immediately, and the individual who paid for the billboard was reimbursed.

Burkett said, “I believe in free speech, but this country is divided enough as it is. I’ve spoken with the client, and he’s agreed that it should come down.”

That said, it’s just a sign. Personally, I never let signs tell me what to do — not billboards and certainly not any “one-way street” posting.

The sign currently reads that it is available to “advertise here.”

According to Burkett, the billboard may be replaced soon by one advertising the Big Texan Steak Ranch, where, according to my research, if you can eat a shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, roll with butter, and a 72-ounce steak in under an hour, the meal’s free!


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17 Responses to A billboard in Texas has advice for liberals: Keep driving until you leave the Lone Star State

  1. mary in ND says:

    Katie? 🙂

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Cute billboard, but in reality, Texas “conservatives” have done nothing about the millions of wetbacks crossing the border, and working in that state.

    This is scapegoat relief. Instead of fixing the problem, just fix the blame.

    “Conservatives” can blame “liberals” (and I hate both terms) for the problems, and go back to their TV sets. It’s as stupid as the nonsense that goes on in D.C. — the Republicans are to blame, and then the Democrats are to blame, and then back to the republicans, but the important fact is that nothing ever changes.

    • Katie says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more Jolly Roger.

      Better billboard would have been- Beware communists, Texas is coming after you locked and loaded.

    • BMF says:

      Completely agreed, JR.

      The whole “conservatives vs. liberals” paradigm annoys me to no end. People who strongly identify as either of these are almost invariably simple-minded morons who are fed their opinions by their tribal leaders on Fox, CNN, or MSNBC.

      The real battle is between libertarians and boot-licking, brainwashed authoritarians. Sadly, the latter are still the overwhelming majority in this country. Most Americans just don’t care about freedom anymore. It’s an abstraction to them. They’ve lost all historical perspective on freedom’s importance.

      Texas is actually among the worst states in that regard, being full of cheerleaders and ladyboys who fawn over “our” soldiers and “our” police. (Obviously there are exceptions, such as Ron Paul and those who voted him into office.)

      • Henry Shivley says:

        Mr. BMF,
        “The real battle is between libertarians and boot-licking, brainwashed authoritarians”
        Libertarians are the states rights movement. They don’t want to remove illegal bureaucracies et al. Just the ones that do not serve their good ol’ boy elitism. Those who voted Ron Paul into office are the consentors for the removal of my rights. They are dog shit eating traitors and their tory asses are going to be prosecuted.
        No matter how you people come out and try to pretend like you are a movement, you better understand, you are just a percentage of the 25% acquiescing to this treason. And the 75% of us are going to make you pay for your arrogance and your stupidity.

        • Koyote says:

          Piss on the traitor Ron Paul!!! Backstabbing brother of Judas Iscariot!!!

        • BMF says:

          Henry, you’ve just gone full-retard. A libertarian is nothing more than someone who supports liberty — the opposite of an authoritarian. Hence the root words: “liberty” versus “authority.”

          Libertarianism is NOT a monolithic movement, nor are all (or even most) libertarians “states’ rights” types. Where do you get that crap from? Certainly states’ rights would be an improvement over current federal tyranny, but that doesn’t mean those seeking states’ rights as a stepping stone toward full liberty wish to stop at that stage. Regardless, it bears repeating: libertarianism IS NOT equivalent to “states’ rights.” Further, the removal of illegal bureaucracies is absolutely a priority for most libertarians. Learn what you’re talking about before you spout off and insult the intelligence of others.

          As for Ron Paul, he wasn’t perfect (who is?), but he DID want to end the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the Patriot Act, gun control, mass surveillance, US aid to Israel, etc. He did the best he could as one man with one congressional vote, struggling against the juggernaut. He has done far more for the cause of freedom than you and your oversized ego ever have. If even Ron Paul and his supporters are “traitors,” then who the hell are your allies?

          You seem dead-set on labeling known freedom-lovers as “traitors” on the flimsiest of pretexts. Rather than striving for desperately-needed unity and intelligently debating honest differences of opinion like an adult, it’s “everyone who doesn’t think exactly like me eats dogshit and is gonna be killed when my army goes into action!!”

          Newsflash: You don’t have an army, other than maybe a few sycophants, and you won’t do shit to Ron Paul’s well-meaning, freedom-loving supporters. You CERTAINLY won’t do shit to this libertarian, tough guy. I promise.

          My opinions on the Bill of Rights and the police state are known here by anyone who has read my posts over the years, yet you viciously attacked me, groundlessly, by pulling some BS about “states’ rights” out of your ass. Way to go, champ. You keep on making enemies, and the real defenders of the Bill of Rights will keep on making allies and growing as much as possible.

          In closing, maybe it’s YOU who are the traitor, Henry — maybe without even knowing it. As I said, you seem determined to alienate and divide those who seek freedom, even though we’re badly outnumbered and need all the unity we can muster.

      • DL. says:

        As someone who actually liked Ron Paul at one time and knows folks from his former Congressional District (the Galveston area), I’d say you have no serious clue as to how folks in this area (including Lake Jackson and other coastal areas) actually feel about the strong arm of the growing totalitarianism–in other words, most of these folks are just as clueless as you claim most folks in Texas are! Ron Paul sounds fine, but in fact the man has done NOTHING to make things right…empty words (and his son Rand is even worse…like father like son).

  3. DL. says:

    Agree on the nonsense that makes up liberals vs. conservative divide and conquer memes, as both are enemies of We the People.

    But I would have expected the sign to have been on I-40 headed west into New Mexico toward Albuquerque, that state’s libtard central and home to a very corrupt police dept.

  4. galen says:

    Yeah, we know the whole left/right, lib/conservative thing is b.s., yet I see why this billboard speaks to some folks because some are so fed up with WHAT’S KNOWN AS the commie lib agenda, not knowing it’s coming from both sides. Fed up with forced immigration, sexual perversion, snowflake mentality (Don’t know who said it, but: “The easily offended are easily manipulated.”), the theft of private property, the gun-grabbing, etc, a hundred times over. So I think folks resonate with it ’cause it stomps on some of that. Ideally it could have said:

    Not Upholding The Bill of Rights
    Please Leave The Planet Now

    One day, eh?


    • Martist says:

      What a gatekeeping, rat two-faced, controlled opposition bastard paul is. Last ditch puppet for those who still believe there’s someone other than themselves that’s gonna have to do some wetwork. It’s ALL theatre you feckless c@#ts. Get it through your damned heads that ANYTHING they offer you is gonna be for their benefit and NOT US. The Bill of Rights is the one thing they’re NEVER gonna put on the table so you’re gonna have to take it from them.

      • galen says:

        So true. And it just occurred to me that maybe the whole Paul phenomenon was actually a very positive thing because it brought many to their “NEVER AGAIN” moment. Paul caused many to walk away from the system and commit to fighting outside of it; so sick were they of the conniving trickery. The shouts went out: “We Won’t Be Fooled Again!!” Ha! And as pathetic as Ron Paul turned out to be, he ain’t nothin’ compared to Rand, milk-toast master of the art of flip-flop. Still some applaud, and we remain with our hands full.


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