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The American Sign Museum gets a $900,000 donation from an "anonymous" donor so it can complete it's long anticipated permanent home. Hmmmmmm, why would a donation so huge be SO anonymous? What is there to hide? A little odd, is it not?

What IS interesting is.

On one side of the fence you have a brother creating antiquities by the way he mis-characterizes neon and surrenders the typewriter to his advertisers in the form of obligation pieces in his brochure magazine, to the likes of individuals like "Magic Mouth", the "New England Sign Spinner", or just about anyone who will claim that they can save end clients money by using LEDs and saving 90% in energy consumption. Throwing Neon and Fluorescent lamp technology under the bus with false claims of Mercury Dangers, and LEDs as a clean light sources sold under "green" in his "Signs Fiction", ummm, "Signs of The Times" brochure rag.

Then opposite of the Community Organizer you have the "Signtologist", who just got a mysterious large anonymous donation of $900k which made a new dream possible. I like antiques too, but let's not "Create" them!

One creates, one exhibits.

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Lastly, I think I vomited in my mouth a little bit here when I read it.

The Sign Hugger finally gets her presidency for the California Sign Association. It was bound to happen sooner or later right? A Hippie throw back, Green (I mean Red) marketer just got elevated. Someone who executes statements but never explains them, another regurgitated multi-assoc. member name and face of other places & events, IS once again in charge of something. How can someone be in so many places at once? This I would like to know. Will we EVER see new faces? These associations need a serious face lift, not a small nick and tuck. Like California needs another environmentalist wacko at the top of something.

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Not that I really SHOULD care, I would never be an association member but she did say that "Green" is a migration, not a trend and we all better get used to it, *Cough* Cap & Trade *Cough*.... *Cough* Solyndra *Cough*, oh my, gotta clear my throat.

I sure hope people at CSA has stocked up with plenty of Broccoli, and their manur...errrrr, work boots. It's going to get thick in there with constant FaceBook and Twitter "Green", and saving the planet announcements!

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Look around everyone, YOU are the movers and shapers of this industry! Now listen to what I need YOU to know....and believe!

I'm just not a big broccoli eater myself

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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. - Winston Churchill

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you are right. I must have over looked this post. but when I read it on SW a week or so ago my thoughts were.. Who is BS ing Who here ? If I donated $900.000 I would at least like to have a little brass plack,or a small write up just to make me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

hell I just gave you $900.000 and I don't care if i am a LED eco-green tree hugging radical..put my name out there so the people know.. and they can buy more of my product..

As for Solyndra Solar what a smack that stink goes all the way to to top of this goverment.. I would love to have the sales team that put that project together. sell something to the goverment that you know is going to fail. take there money, run the stock up as high as it will go, cash out. put on a show, and bail..

and the worst part is that it cost $6.00 to produce and they sold it for $2.00 those may not be real numbers but it was a total loss from the begining..

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Yep, Our leaders in Washington are suckers for a slick sales pitch and a nice "campaign contribution" er kickback.

When did our government become a near sighted referee making bad calls at the most critical time ?

Never seen anything as mismanaged as our country is right now.

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you are right. I must have over looked this post. but when I read it on SW a week or so ago my thoughts were.. Who is BS ing Who here ? If I donated $900.000 I would at least like to have a little brass plack,or a small write up just to make me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

hell I just gave you $900.000 and I don't care if i am a LED eco-green tree hugging radical..put my name out there so the people know.. and they can buy more of my product..

As for Solyndra Solar what a smack that stink goes all the way to to top of this government.. I would love to have the sales team that put that project together. sell something to the goverment that you know is going to fail. take there money, run the stock up as high as it will go, cash out. put on a show, and bail..

and the worst part is that it cost $6.00 to produce and they sold it for $2.00 those may not be real numbers but it was a total loss from the begining..

Mike

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Yeah, this is a strange one. It's not like the backyard to our industry is that big where we have some Warren Buffets walking/Trumps around making $1,000,000 anonymous donations. Why would the donation not go ahead and be a rounder number of $1mill??? Is that more noticeable to show up somewhere? Just all, very strange. But our industry marketers like the Sign Hugger now CSA President aren't making a thing of it, nor questioning it, their just running with it. Why?

From my understanding, the American Sign Museum was not doing very well as expected prior to this gracious large donation.

I'm not a conspirator theorist wacko, but this just strikes me as odd with little to, well, no emphasis on the donator.

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