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Good riddance to bad rubbish

A while ago, the big highway signs marking entry into New Hampshire were redone. Under the generic welcome message and the governor's name was a great big slogan -- "YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT HERE." This, unsurprisingly, did not sit well with a lot of New Hampshire residents, who thought the slogan too generic and silly -- myself included. I shrugged it off (living next to Massachusetts, one learns to not sweat the small stuff when it comes to governmental idiocy), but a lot of others didn't. They felt that New Hampshire deserves better than some recycled, bland advertising slogan. In fact, we have a far better one that we adopted back in 1945. Every New Hampshire license plate loudly proclaims the immortal words of General John Stark, Revolutionary War Hero, who proclaimed "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils."

So down with "You're going to love it here!," in graceful, welcoming script; and up with LIVE FREE OR DIE.


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Good one!!!!!!! :-)<... (Below threshold)
Omni:

Good one!!!!!!! :-)

Next, we need to change whatever California's highway signs say when you enter the state (I've never actually driven here, I just live here, so I don't know what nonsense they currently say) to the slogan on our most popular bumper sticker: "Welcome to California... now go home."

lol

On I-70 heading from Ohio i... (Below threshold)
snurfle:

On I-70 heading from Ohio into Indiana:
"You've just fallen out of Ohio"

I prefer "Leave Here Or Die... (Below threshold)
LJD:

I prefer "Leave Here Or Die"

How about "Freeloaders, lea... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

How about "Freeloaders, leave or die."

A good chunk of money is sp... (Below threshold)
hvywgt:

A good chunk of money is spent after every election on the governors' ego/advertising by placing their names on the state signs. Most folks inside the state know who the governor is and those living outside could care less. Secretary of state signs at dmv's are the same.

my favorite has always been... (Below threshold)
plum:

my favorite has always been "live free or live in Massachusetts".

NH is not for the weak hear... (Below threshold)
NhboyturnedMan:

NH is not for the weak hearted, Those of us who have endured the snow, blizzards, heat waves, storms, floods, and tourists all know that our State is small in size, and we like it that way, With the boarders, we have Mountains and Oceans. Farms and Lakes, Beautiful skiing, and seasonal recreation.

What we don't need is a lot more residents. This State has very little room for growth. People came to NH to find rural and quiet areas often away from busy metropolises, now that so many people are here, the metropolises are following.

Ironicly this raises the cost of living and changes the beauty of why people come here.

IN short, the truthfull slogan

NH

"Welcome to California... n... (Below threshold)
Matt:

"Welcome to California... now go home."

I thought the California signs said,

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