As long as I’m mentioning new signs, here’s another that’s popped up recently:
Pardon the flash; I was in a bit of a rush and didn’t have a chance to go back and take another shot. The Stop Heights Wal-Mart folks definitely have some traction in the area. They now claim over 5,000 supporters in their Facebook group, which is a mighty impressive total for such a local issue. I hadn’t noticed the tricycle at the top of the sign before I stopped to take the picture; it’s also the favicon for their website. A bit cute for my taste, but nobody asked me. There’s at least one other variant of this sign out there, too:
These babies are all over the place now. I won’t be surprised if they eventually outnumber all of the preservation ordinance signs put together. Whether or not that has an effect, we’ll have to see.
If yard signs aren’t enough for you, there’s also pro-Wal-Mart mail pieces, which are apparently being sent to people who are most likely opposing that project. We received ours on Thursday. Hey, if they want to waste their money, I won’t try to stop them. This is a tactic they’ve used before, by the way, though apparently with different stock photos. I think I’ll take the Stop Heights Wal-Mart folks’ advice for what to do with my response card. Hair Balls has more.
In related Wal-Mart news, Swamplot cites a KPRC story in which a Wal-Mart flak raises some lame questions about who it is that is opposing them, to which They Are Building A Wal-Mart On My Street pushes back. It’s going to get a lot more fun from here on, isn’t it? And finally, meet Responsible Urban Development for Houston, also known as RUDH.