Tuesday, August 26, 2008
did y'all see this?
With a Fox News helicopter overhead and police at bay below, pro-lifers are more than halfway toward their official Guinness Book of World Records attempt to display the largest ever protest sign.
The display is on a grassy knoll on public property on a Denver mountain overlooking the Democrat National Convention.
Sponsored by American Right to Life Action, the message initially appeared with 3 enormous 160-foot tall, bright yellow letters, D-N-C, stacked on top of each other.
After those letters is coming the actual full message of the sign with letters completing the text:
Guinness assigned ARTL official world record attempt number 228132. The protest sign weighs more than 2,700 pounds and was sewed together with more than 4 miles of seams connecting 2,400 twin sheets.
It was backpacked onto location early this morning that is inaccessible by car. It is in process of being unfurled by 44 letter carriers with spotters a mile away to ensure proper letter placement. It will ultimately stretch 530 feet tall and 666 feet wide.
The sign will be legible from at least 5 miles. A scientist who works with satellite imagery helped determine the size of the sign and size of letters and location. To give you an idea how big those letters are, one letter takes up the space of a junior high school gym.
ARTL has commited to removing the DNC Sheets Of Shame and leaving the area cleaner than it had been.
"The tiniest boys and girls should be loved and protected," said ARTL president Steve Curtis in a press statement. "But as nominating Barak Obama emphasizes the DNC even supports killing kids in the womb old enough to know their mother's voice, sleep and dream, suck their thumbs, and play with their toes."