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Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 13 Jan 2017
Maryland activists Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter reported that yesterday afternoon Maryland State Highway Administration apparatchiks took down their overpass display on Gorman Road Bridge over I-95 between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
But the two activists declared they were able to keep their display up for about an hour before the Highway Meanies arrived.
Of course, abridging free speech rights no longer bothers the Big Left, nor rarely troubles the Establishment GOP whether in Washington, D. C., or in Annapolis.
Maryland Establishment virtue-signalers bewail Donald Trump’s election by regular Americans.
And during the last presidential campaign, many of the public voices of Mr. Trump’s own party in Maryland belittled themselves by deploring or ignoring their nominee.**
Our Political Class nationally simply doesn’t understand how disheartened so many thoughtful but civil American patriots have been to see our constitutional practices and core American values trashed for eight years during the Obama Regime — and with no effective pushback from an unmanned GOP leadership!
That is why these eight Obama years were a nightmare!
In last Tuesday’s Maryland GOP presidential primary, 444,204** Republicans voted compared with 248,468 in the Maryland 2012 presidential primary: an increase of 195,736!Also in last week’s Maryland GOP primary, Donald Trump prevailed among Republicans in every Maryland congressional district and county.
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 13 Dec 2016
Our Maryland-Virginia Overpass Media posted their Christmas Greeting on the first Friday of this December!
Activists Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter put up their Yuletide banners from 3:00 to 5:30 PM on Gorman Road Bridge over I-95 between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
They reported a greater than normal reaction from the flow:
- many more yeas than normal,
- fewer boos than usual — but those were “much nastier.”
Overpass Media plans to continue supporting the Trump Movement’s goals throughout 2017 in both Maryland and Virginia!
Overpass Media Susan Freis Falknor on 04 Nov 2016
UPDATE AFTER PRESS TIME NOV 4! A seasoned GOP stalwart just emailed–“The Republican Women of Baltimore County have been waving on overpasses and at mixed affiliation and ethnic areas. They have been attacked by agitators at least 4 times. They chased one away, then on another day, they chased one with a box cutter away with pepper spray. One female came up and asked for a sign. This was at the city line. After receiving it, she tore it up in front of the wavers. On northern I-83, a husband parked on the shoulder before the bridge. The SHA sent police out and he got a parking ticket $70. Once a policeman came by and said he got a call, he was very nice, and there was no problem. It appears the left is using the government to stop free speech (First Amendment Rights).” (Highlighting Forum’s)
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Overpass media veteran Ed Hunter sends us this report on his overpass-media Trump messaging last Tuesday afternoon:
“This story began shortly after 2:00, when a caravan of three cars apparently of goons pulled up on the overpass bridge. Two men got out of their cars and began ripping down our signs.
The State Highway Administration (SHA) arrived seconds later. They finished the job and confiscated the signs, saying we were disturbing the peace.
To add to the scene, a drone was flying overhead the whole time. Apparently it was privately operated and was controlled by a guy in a pickup truck who later landed it on the median strip, picked it up, and drove off with it.
So three things happened in about three minutes– the goons arrived, started to take down the signs, and one started a brief dust-up with me; then the SHA arrived; then the drone appeared above us. It certainly looked planned and coordinated.”
The incident occurred on Tuesday November 1, shortly after 2:00 pm, Hunter reports, at an overpass on
I-95, a Howard County spot where for years Hunter and fellow activist Lewis Porter have been displaying conservative political messages viewed by thousands of motorists.
Activist Hunter had arrived about an hour earlier and put up the signs: “AMERICA FIRST….TRUMP” facing one side of the highway and “TRUMP….CAN’T BE BOUGHT” facing the other.
“About 10 minutes later, the Howard County cops came. They have the power of arrest, but they did not help the SHA.
The county police have known us for years and wave as they pass by.
One Howard County cop warned me, ‘They are baiting you… don’t take the bait.’
Later the cops told us, “You can go.”
All of this happened under the eye of the goons in the cars parked up the road watching.
It was just another day in Anti-Trump, Hogan-controlled Maryland.”
We reported last October 16–
Coordination between the Black Hats and SHA? You decide.
Does the Annapolis regime feel free to run over the Maryland Constitution’s Declaration of Rights at will?
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 16 Oct 2016
Maryland Highway Bureaucrats Try To Shut Down Trump Movement Overpass Media — On Hogan’s Watch — Is Governor Into Free Political Speech?
Activists Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter reported they are continuing their overpass media displays.
Last Friday in Howard County, Hunter displayed on 8 lanes — 4 North, 4 South.
He estimated 70,000 views.
Hunter did the same yesterday for three hours.
Then the Blue Meanies from the State Highway Administration arrived demanding that the (consistently courteous) local police immediately order the display removed.
Last we heard Maryland had a Republican governor devoted (scroll to oath in section 9) to constitutionally protected speech.
Let’s pray he gets on the highway bureaucrats’ case and gives them a basic civics lesson.
“Can’t Be Bought” yesterday on I-95 in Howard County, Maryland.
Activists Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter estimate 50,000 travelers saw this fundamental message – – – unfiltered by the Prestige Media.
Stay tuned for more overpass events coming soon!
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 05 Aug 2016
I-90 Janesville, Wisconsin
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 17 Jul 2016
Maryland Tea Partier Ed Hunter reports:
“Strong nationalist message from overpass.
50,000 views Friday July 15, 2016.
This idea seems to be the dividing line. There were strong responses from both sides to the message AMERICA FIRST..TRUMP.
Also standing on the bridge and working in the 95 degree heat for 4 hours– patriot Lewis Porter.”
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 25 Jun 2016
Tea Partiers express their solidarity with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT vote Thursday (click here) while underscoring Donald Trump’s message of putting American interests first.
The activists estimate reaching 50,000 National Capital Region commuters yesterday from a key I-95 overpass in Maryland.
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 12 Dec 2015
“40,000 views! Great support from passers-by…one couple tracked us down on the overpass road to shake our hands.“
Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 26 Aug 2015
Last Friday, Tea Party of Maryland and Maryland 20-20 Watch activist Lewis Porter organized this overpass display on Maryland’s I-95 — close to Washington, D. C — during the rush hour from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.
Porter estimates some 50,000 views.
Howard County, Maryland police visited the overpass display, but Porter reports “they respected our First Amendment rights.”
The previous Saturday, presidential candidate Donald Trump had released his immigration policy paper — Donald Trump Releases Immigration Reform Plan Designed To Get Americans Back To Work (Matthew Boyle, Breitbart)–
“The paper—which really constitutes a completely new look at immigration and a complete overhaul of the current system, politicians’ priorities, and special interest involvement—starts with three principles. Firstly, Trump argues, ‘a nation without borders is not a nation.’
As such, he writes, ‘there must be a wall across the southern border.’
Secondly, Trump argues, ‘a nation without laws is not a nation.’
‘Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced,’ he writes as part of his second principle.
Thirdly, Trump argues, ‘a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.'”
Breitbart’s Boyle declares that the immigration position paper was “clearly influenced” by senator Jeff Sessions who chairs the Senate Judiciary panel on Immigration and the National Interest.
(Activist Porter related to Blue Ridge Forum that his grass-roots group had been working on immigration concerns for several years.)
Read the complete Trump paper here.
And stay tuned for more Overpass Media displays in Virginia as well as Maryland!