Texas Billboard: “The SEALS Removed One Threat To America. Remove The Other In November”

Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/08/27 19:35:57


A billboard in Texas, showing a picture of Navy SEALs, carries the caption: “The SEALS Removed One Threat To America. Remove The Other In November.” To date it has generated surprisingly little controversy, but that may not last long.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS – A billboard that sparked a protest in Indiana because of its reference to the Navy Seals, and removing the President from office, has appeared along I-35 in North Texas.

The ad in Gainesville depicts two men in camouflage holding weapons. The text next to the picture, in a military style font, says “The Seals removed one threat to America,” a reference to the killing of Osama bin Laden. It continues, “Remove the other in November.”

The bottom of the sign says it’s a political ad, paid for by TJ Schad, and has a Gainesville address.

At his home Monday, Tom Schad said he’s not acting for any political party, committee or candidate. He simply saw a similar picture in an email, with an accompanying note that said it should be on every billboard across the country.

“It just started out as something fun to do,” he said. “Let’s see if I could do it. I didn’t have a clue how to do it.”

Schad said he knew the owner of TerryCo., the company who leased him the billboard space through the November election. He had an artist at an advertising agency design the ad and it was up within a week.

“I think we were just trying to make a statement,” he said. “We felt we needed to change direction in the country, and that’s what we did.”

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  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2012/08/27 23:57:25
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    Awesome. I believe Obama would be the worst choice of a candidate out of anyone running.
  • Silvershadows 2012/08/27 22:40:42
    AH, the liberals, communists will go nuts over this!! Hmmm, perhaps a Military Coup if nothing else works?? He is trying to keep the military vote down. Can't have the vets and active duty express their opinion at the ballot box, can we? We'll need even more illegals with the right to vote?
  • Yo'Adri... Silvers... 2012/08/27 22:53:36
    bada boom!
  • Lazaro Rojas 2012/08/27 21:53:39
    Lazaro Rojas
    Right on!
  • AM 2012/08/27 21:30:38
  • none 2012/08/27 21:29:14
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/27 21:27:06 (edited)
  • Mae 2012/08/27 21:19:42
    Kudos to this guy, Tom, for stepping up and spending his own money to do something like this! This is still a semi-free country, and if he didn't break any laws to rent out the billboard space, he should be allowed to leave it up through the election. His message needs to get out to as many people as possible!
  • Yo'Adri... Mae 2012/08/28 16:13:30
    I say YES.....thanks TOM.....
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/27 20:19:58
  • gaylehelen 2012/08/27 19:52:38
    It sounds more like we're losing our right to have an opinion.
    Real Navy SEALS are getting infuriated at their name being thrown around all over the place as well. (My nephew is an active SEAL) Enough already. We're suppose to be fighting an enemy, not each other.
  • Yo'Adri... gaylehelen 2012/08/27 22:54:32
    No...they'd like you to believe that perhaps you are "over the line"........but we are just fine....
    Keep up the good work!
  • Rustie 2012/08/27 19:40:36
  • Iamfree 2012/08/27 19:38:57
    I like it.
  • keeper 2012/08/27 19:37:52
    That is a great billboard and thought! Let's make it happen!

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