Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dissention on the Hill


... no, not Capitol Hill in D.C., but on PV hill, in Palos Verdes Estates which is the oldest and the most regulated (by its City Council) of the Peninsula cities. It is a political ad (see the small print on the sign) and is displayed in a prominant location at the base of the hill, on the main route to the closest freeway. PVE Resident Handbook

15 comments:

humanobserver said...

He was true...Everybody loves this eternal quote...

Greg Dimitriadis said...

I just had to Google this! The lady that paid for the ad is a candidate for the Palos Verdes city council elections! And she intends to spend 10 times more money than the other candidates on her campaign.

I also read that you got a big new contract at work. I imagine that a few champagne bottles must have popped. Congratulations!

B Squared said...

I am a firm believer that people do not believe or understand those words. We would be a lot better off if PEOPLE ran this country instead of a political aristocracy.

altadenahiker said...

Are you in PVE Chip? Can I borrow some money?

My word is gromeing. I need it for grooming products.

Knoxville Girl said...

when most people read the Gettysburg Address out loud, at least when I've hear it read, they put the emphasis on the conjunctions. I think they should be putting the emphasis on the word "People".
Purty lights, but PV politics are a bit over my pointy little E TN head.

Powell River Books said...

Hi Tash - Local politics are always interesting to follow. I don't know if I told you this before. When my parents were looking for property to build their first home them narrowed it down to two places. The one they picked was in Compton, but the other one was in Palos Verdes. At the time they thought no one would want to live way up there on the hill. I guess hindsight is always better, right? - Margy

Kim said...

I'm curious when this went up? The small print is too unfocused for me to read, so I'm not clear on what's being communicated. One hopes the local council operates in accordance with the spirit of this quote. I once worked with some girls in Palos Verdes on a Democratic campaigne. . .but our views were in the minority at the time. Is it still a pretty conservative area? Cool night shot.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Life Observer said...

Is this really an Eternal quote?

Of course, back 2 centuries ago I understand people were the people.

Mister Earl said...

I wonder if Sheryl will put up billboards with other quotes, like

"Saturday night's alright for fighting."

or

"I am not a crook."

or

"'My people are people of the dessert,' said T.E. Lawrence picking up his fork."

Palm Axis said...

Visit me at Pasadena Adjacent

I'm sure Donald Trump would disagree.

Dan said...

Hi Tash! Sorry it has been so long between comments. I have been so busy at work and at home recently that I have let my photography and blogging really lag!

Not only do I like this quote but I am facinated by the power those simple and stark words seem to carry.

Petrea said...

In this case, if Greg's googling is correct, it sounds like "government by the people who spend ten times more than the other people."

Creative Vignettes said...

I saw the billboard and read the story. I can't wait to see what becomes of this.

PJ said...

Mister Earl,
I vote for "Saturday night's alright for fighting".
Billboards are always tacky and quoting Abrahm Lincoln out of context is even tackier. There's enough imfammatory rhetoric out there.

PJ said...

PS You can keep the billlboards, but only if they have non sequiturs from TE Lawrence.