BUSINESS MAN BEHIND THOSE PROVOCATIVE ANTI-OBAMA SIGNS IN MASS. FINDS A WAY TO KEEP THEM UP AFTER BEING TOLD THEY VIOLATED LOCAL CODE
Bureaucrats from the town of Hanson might have told a local business owner that his massive anti-Obama signs violated building codes, but that business owner isn’t backing down.
You may remember Bobby Sullivan, a motorcycle parts salesman from Hanson, Massachusetts, who decided to publicly voice his discontent about the current administration by putting up several signs bearing saucy inscriptions about President Obama (read our past report here).
“Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot,” read one.
“Thanks Obama, you’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks, and my retirement, you jerk,” read another, which depicted a little girl appearing to give the middle finger.
There was just one problem: The signs were apparently so large that they violated Hanson building codes. As such, the town asked Sullivan to take them down.
Unfortunately for them, Sullivan had a better idea. Instead of taking down his signs, he bought a 45 foot flat bed tractor trailer and used it to hold up the signs. This circumvented the building codes that required his signs to be smaller because now the signs are no longer considered “permanent.”
“This is America,” Sullivan told CBS Boston. “We have freedom of speech that’s what this was really all about. People in town didn’t like what I was saying and they tried to stop me”.