Highway 29 Sign No Longer Calling Gov. Scott ‘Bad’ Name

February 10, 2012

The “Welcome to Florida” sign on Highway 29 has been cleaned up — no longer declaring Florida’s governor to be a “prick”.

In mid-December, a little spray paint from a vandal transformed the official greeting to “Governor PRick Scott”. Despite numerous calls reporting the graffiti to the Florida Department of Transportation, the graffiti remained for over a month and a half.

But shortly after NorthEscambia.com published photos of the sign, the graffiti was removed, and the faded and  tattered American and Florida flags nearby were also replaced with new flags.

Pictured top: New flags and a “corrected” Governor Rick Scott Welcome to Florida greeting at the Alabama state line in Century. Pictured inset and below: The sign had referred to Gov. Rick Scott as a “PRick Scott” for over a month and a half prior to these photos being published. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

11 Responses to “Highway 29 Sign No Longer Calling Gov. Scott ‘Bad’ Name”

  1. Boobie on February 13th, 2012 6:13 pm

    I hate the governor i like the one that says PRick Scott :)

  2. Scott on February 13th, 2012 3:11 pm

    I liked the other one better. No money in the State to fix anything except something that dosen’t even matter.

  3. justsmart on February 11th, 2012 8:17 am

    tj what have you done for yourself?

  4. D J on February 11th, 2012 7:12 am

    That looks so much better. I am proud of our state. Live out of the country on their economy for a few years and you will be glad of the whole USA. I am retired and some of the cuts have effected me, but spending more than we have is crazy. We all need to “learn to live within our means” As for as Gov. Scott being a millionaire, he was that before he became govenor. If he were the only “rich” man in office, we might could change it, but of course there are crooks in every place. We need to learn to “bloom where we are planted” and make our spot in society as pretty as we can. Yes, I would vote for Gov. Scott AGAIN!!!!!

  5. tj on February 11th, 2012 12:05 am

    the first thing Scott did was cut the disabled benefits in the state…..OK fine …unless you have a disabled child….who no longer gets certain benifits…next it was the senior citizens to get the cuts…fine.., unless you have a parent who needs special care….what is it with this man…he is a millionair so he can afford every thing… well I personally cannot afford $6,000.00 a month for my mother or son to be in a special care facility…can you…well Rick Scott must think you can or to effin bad…….as for the freakin food stamps……4 kids, dead husband, and still didn’t qualify for em… I have never got the free handout……what the crap has Rick Scott did for me…nothin……………………

  6. bigbill1961 on February 10th, 2012 6:50 pm

    “I am thankful we have a governor who has the courage and leadership to make the tough decisions. We simply do not have the money to continue to pay for the perks we have come to expect…
    … I do wish the dependent class would accept the hard fact that you can not simply spend other peoples money indefinitely. Glad they fixed the sign, wonder what it cost to fix someone’s infantile action?”

    Amen!
    There absolutely are people who genuinely need state assistance. What we need to stop are those that make a career out of living on these benefits and passing this “knowledge” on to the next generation and perpetuating the entitlement mentality. Socialism hasn’t worked in other countries, and it certainly does not work in the U.S.

  7. cygie on February 10th, 2012 5:53 pm

    I imagine that the maturity level required to deface the sign in such a manner is indicative of the maturity level of those who are opposed to what Scott is trying to change. As stated, we cannot continue to spend what we don’t have, and fund those who wish to draw without contributing.

  8. Name (required) on February 10th, 2012 12:10 pm

    I am thankful we have a governor who has the courage and leadership to make the tough decisions. We simply do not have the money to continue to pay for the perks we have come to expect…

    … I do wish the dependent class would accept the hard fact that you can not simply spend other peoples money indefinitely. Glad they fixed the sign, wonder what it cost to fix someone’s infantile action?

  9. justsmart on February 10th, 2012 12:04 pm

    Why fishhook240? Because he is trying to stop Florida from being the welfare state? Or you must be an overpaid useless educator. Either way we need someone like Governor Scott to reign in the wasteless debt we have.

  10. fishhook240 on February 10th, 2012 7:43 am

    I thought the name was correct.sound better then Rick

  11. poohbear on February 10th, 2012 6:42 am

    The sign was corrected the day it first showed up on North Escambia. The State had crews to fix the sign.





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