Any friend of my friend

NRA vs. ConocoPhillipsA new morning routine has started taking me past the pictured billboard out on FM 969 east of 183. I’ve been wondering what the hell it was about for the past couple of weeks and finally decided to take a picture and look it up. You can get most of the story from the NY Times (usual newspaper registration disclaimer, bugmenot, blah). I’m not going to get into the politics, but I find it interesting that they’re singling out ConocoPhillips and not Halliburton since Halliburton is also involved in the same suit that’s got the NRA printing up these billboards. I also find it interesting that the billboard is so far out of town.

4 Comments so far

  1. Mimi (unregistered) on September 18th, 2005 @ 11:59 pm

    That seems some what low of the NRA – putting up huge billboards and what not.

    On the same note – what is with that “Do not listen to 590 AM” billboard around town? It’s either very good advertising (I listened to 590 AM today after seeing the sign) or very bad advertising (see above).

  2. mario (unregistered) on September 19th, 2005 @ 2:06 am

    there is an identical billboard on East Riverside drive between I-35 and Congress, right in the heart of the city.

  3. wae (unregistered) on September 19th, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

    To address Mimi’s question, there was a similar campaign for “do NOT listen to KGSR” a few years back. Since KLBJ-AM and KGSR (and KLBJ-FM, and 101X …) are owned by the same corporation (Emmis Communications), it makes sense that they might recycle the same ad campaign. I guess they thought it worked well enough last time.

  4. Sara Brumfield (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 4:37 pm

    There’s another one of these billboards on Burnet, between Anderson and 183.

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