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Old 03-04-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Rell: Highway Billboards To Come Down - Connecticut News Story - WFSB Hartford

I find this to be quite ridiculous. Are there any other states that have banned billboards along the highways? What do you think about it?
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Doing something that could be detrimental to small business owners for something as intangible as keeping up "the image of Connecticut" doesn't seem like the greatest idea.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Maine and New Hampshire have a ban.

For the life of me I can't remember if Massachusetts has them or not. Vermont probably has a ban as well, but I never go to that state, so I dunno.

Why is it ridiculous? Billboards advertise stupid ****. Seriously, I do not need to be reminded of what radio station to listen to or what news channel has the best weather team or where to get the best steak. And, I am tired of all of those ****ing political billboards **** me the **** off. Believe me, society is better off that I don't have to look at such nonsense.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Doing something that could be detrimental to small business owners for something as intangible as keeping up "the image of Connecticut" doesn't seem like the greatest idea.
A small business owner probably cannot afford a billboard.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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A small business owner probably cannot afford a billboard.
I'm sure a lot of them can't, but a good number of the billboards I see advertise relatively small, locally-owned businesses.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I'm sure a lot of them can't, but a good number of the billboards I see advertise relatively small, locally-owned businesses.
Most billboards do advertise locally owned businesses, but the best form of advertisement for any business is still word of mouth.

All I can say is that from my own experience it is totally refreshing to live in a state that does not have them. I know where I like to shop, what I like to listen to, etc. and I find it insulting that someone feels the need to remind me of how I should want to live.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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Most billboards do advertise locally owned businesses, but the best form of advertisement for any business is still word of mouth.

All I can say is that from my own experience it is totally refreshing to live in a state that does not have them. I know where I like to shop, what I like to listen to, etc. and I find it insulting that someone feels the need to remind me of how I should want to live.
Most billboards do advertise small businesses (at least here in CT). In today's uncertain economy, you'd think CT's governor would hold off on her agenda.

I do agree that without billboards, CT will look more attractive, but the timing isn't the best. Her explanation also sounds a bit elitist.
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