Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

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Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara
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I found this sign hanging from the STOP sign at Arrellaga and Garden street. I don't know exactly what it means but I know it is not something I want to see in Santa Barbara. Edhatters please keep a look out for these stupid signs and remove them.

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a-1558536761 Sep 22, 2017 11:29 AM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

Appreciation for artwork is really in "the eye of the beholder" as they say. Some people like the Yarn Bombs; others do not. Some people hated the piano left on top of Last Cumbre Peak; someone were offended and thought the old "pie-anna" should have been hauled off to the landfill. Let artists be artist People....why be intollerant? Remember, there are people who are offends by the American flag...are you?

a-1558536761 Sep 22, 2017 11:34 AM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

Ehhhhh, based on the decent handwriting, this person could probably come up with something a little more "artistic." I highly doubt this was intended to be "art" like the yarn bombs and the piano on the mountain. It all comes down to intent for art. If it's intended to be art, then fine, but I doubt it. It looks more like it is intended to be a sign based on some pretty paranoid, delusional thinking.

a-1558536761 Sep 21, 2017 09:48 AM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

It's trash, regardless of whether you dislike the message or don't give a darn. Trash belongs in the trash can. Btw, what's with reversing the swastika? Duh. The creator is not an artist and ignorant to boot.

jqb Sep 21, 2017 01:06 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

While the Nazi swastika only goes clockwise, the swastika is a symbol that long predates the Nazis and goes both ways.

a-1558536761 Sep 20, 2017 04:51 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

There is an artist in Santa Barbara laughing their tails off over all the people who are melting down and totally freaking out over their "offensive" art!!! LOL!!! Reminds me of the peeps who went into hysterics over Tinky Winky the Telletubbie. SB people sure are thin skinned....in New York you would be laughed all the way back to the Denny's near Ontare Road where you can have your Safe Space free from microaggression. LOL!!!

jqb Sep 21, 2017 01:07 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

Intelligent, knowledgeable people find it offensive. Apparently people who are emotionally 12 years old find it funny.

a-1558536761 Sep 20, 2017 04:55 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

An "artist?" Really? More like an idiot kid trying to cause a stir. I would think an "artist" would put a little more effort into their sign, and maybe not run out of orange pen.....

a-1558536761 Sep 20, 2017 04:38 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

It's election season in Santa Barbara and political signage is being placed on public rights of way and other places where they shouldn't be. From a casual check the most offensive of the signage belongs to the Martinez campaign. Someone should tell him that political signs may only be placed on private property, with permission. Before his time in Santa Barbara city, there was a sign blog that pointed out the illegal signs. The idea was that those who don't obey city ordinances should not be in city government. Will there be a sign blog again this year? (This post responds to the headline, Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara," pointing out there is more than one kind of offensive sign. :) ....

420722 Sep 20, 2017 02:53 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

It's probably yourfakereality doing this (kidding) or someone with similar thinking. This has happened before, found em outside my kids school. This town is full of nuts.

a-1558536761 Sep 20, 2017 02:47 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

I don't think anyone is "alarmed," we just don't want crud like this on our streets. Is that OK with you?

Sundance Sep 20, 2017 01:18 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

Weird and creepy. This is what I found online... "Gang Stalking is really a covert government or police investigation. It's similar to Cointelpro or red squads, and it's being used on a lot of innocent people to ruin them and make them look crazy. Gang Stalking is all about government disinformation, and using civilian spies/snitches to help with stalking and monitoring innocent people."

a-1558536761 Sep 20, 2017 03:12 PM
Offensive Sign Found in Santa Barbara

Thank you for sharing that. I had never heard of gang stalking but given the recent publicized penchant for neo-nazi fanaticism it doesn't surprise me. But to claim this is part of a govt. action like it was in 30s Germany is a bit of a stretch.

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