Man Plows "Say No to Obama" Into Texas Field

A lo-fi way to reach a crowd

By Holly LaFon
|  Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009  |  Updated 3:04 PM EDT
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A west Texas man is opposing Obama's health care plan with a message scrawled in wheat.

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A Lubbock man took out his frustrations with the Obama health care plan recently by plowing his protest into a field of weeds. The plan could cost taxpayers trillions of dollars over the next several years, MSNBC reports.

Sam Bates, a former art teacher cut down some weeds and left a large message visible from the sky: “Say no to Obama!”

"I thought, maybe some pilots flying from here to Dallas would get a good chuckle," Bates said.

But with the Internet and television, the message has reached far more than the few pilots and birds he expected. Bates had a friend help him put aerial photos of the field online, sending the images to people around the world.  

The grass in the field will eventually die, but he said maybe next year he will use it as a canvas for a new message.

Holly LaFon has written and worked for various local publications including D Magazine and Examiner.

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