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Man Plows "Say No to Obama" Into Texas Field

A lo-fi way to reach a crowd



    A Lubbock man took out his frustrations with the Obama health care plan recently by plowing his protest into a field of weeds. The plan could cost taxpayers trillions of dollars over the next several years, MSNBC reports.

    Sam Bates, a former art teacher cut down some weeds and left a large message visible from the sky: “Say no to Obama!”

    "I thought, maybe some pilots flying from here to Dallas would get a good chuckle," Bates said.

    But with the Internet and television, the message has reached far more than the few pilots and birds he expected. Bates had a friend help him put aerial photos of the field online, sending the images to people around the world.  

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    A west Texas man is opposing Obama's health care plan with a message scrawled in wheat.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009)

    The grass in the field will eventually die, but he said maybe next year he will use it as a canvas for a new message.

    Holly LaFon has written and worked for various local publications including D Magazine and Examiner.