Uptown apartment company erects "Benghazi" billboard over Franklin/Hennepin [PHOTO]

Categories: Business, Politics
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Aaron Rupar
At least one apartment company in hippie-dippy Minneapolis apparently isn't a big fan of the Obama administration.

The billboard at the top of this post, recently erected on top of Lowry Hill Liquors, towers over the intersection of Franklin and Hennepin Avenues. It was paid for by GreMar Apartments, which owns a number of buildings in the broader Uptown area.

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We called GreMar this morning seeking more information about the company's political agenda, and an employee who answered the phone said the owner would call us back. We haven't heard from him as this is published.

h/t -- @cecinestpastom

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kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

On the billboard they should have juxtaposed the Star Tribunes photo of Betsy Hodges wearing her Garment of Repression, the Burka Hijab while she patronizes the Cities Muslim Constituency.     

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

Let's not feed the trolls.

Bill Soder
Bill Soder

he was born in Hawaii to an American citizen. That makes him an American citizen. Sheesh.

Andy Nelson
Andy Nelson

yeah, jake is rite. that is proby why barack gave to much federal money (THAT WE SHOULD HAVE HERE IN AMERICA) to phillipines after they had the storm

Jake Wood
Jake Wood

but what about citizen requirement ever president in history has ACTUALLY been a FREAKIN citizen, barack soetoro is a citizen of the phillippines and. you. know. it.

Bill Soder
Bill Soder

whether he is a Muslim or not is irrelevant to being President of the United States. There is no religious requirement.

Andy Nelson
Andy Nelson

You're not supposed to begin a sentence with the coordinating conjunction, "And", ya dang idiot. Obama is muslim, plain and simple.

Bill Soder
Bill Soder

jeeez, Andy...that is plain stupid! A child of a custodial parent has no choice in the matter. And how could any child predict they would be President one day. Good god, have IQ's in the U.S. dropped drastically!

packrat42
packrat42

If only they spent the money on the maintenance of their buildings. As a former tenant of theirs they should be spending a lot more in that area and less in crackpot black helicopter theories. 

Justin Miller
Justin Miller

Gremar Apartments if you want to waste your money on a completely ineffective ad campaign I'm all for it. But please hire a decent design agency next time. Yours is shit.

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien

Benghazi if you ever served in the United States military you would understand

Stephen Noel
Stephen Noel

I think its a great thing that not everybody in Minnesota thinks like you who support such a dishonorable former secretary of state.

Jeremy Hageman
Jeremy Hageman

All non scandals. Only one that even matters is the bottom

carnivalminds
carnivalminds

I don't get it?
There is nothing really specific going on. I mean, define who "liars" are.
It seems like a waste of money to rent the space.

LarryGrimes
LarryGrimes

they can't take away our freedom - Braveheart

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Hope someone gets up there and tags it before the week is out. 

Andy Nelson
Andy Nelson

if he was kid and knew he was predisent one day then he shud know better then to go to midle east w mom

Kirk Burback
Kirk Burback

Ha, some in here actually think that this billboard being owned by Clear Channel means something. You can rent the billboard next and put whatever rant you want on it...dumbass

Ben Bakunin
Ben Bakunin

Well, they're fucking liars! Politicians are just slimy rats. Anything that reminds us of that fact can't be all bad.

Tony LaLonde
Tony LaLonde

Do you read the FEC reports of the businesses you interact with regularly and who they donate to?

Beth Brucki-Abkes
Beth Brucki-Abkes

Only problem is that many people actually believe these lies. Sure people should say want they want. When you have a lot of money you can influence the masses... Unfortunately. But WE are smarter than that.

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

Just about every politician in the federal government is in that 1%. Democrat and republican.

theoko
theoko

The irony is that on all these issues, the Right look like idiots.  In all cases they are either a) peddling scandal where there is none, b) defenders of a sinking status quo c) the primary perpetrators.  If only the people behind the billboard were smart enough to understand irony.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

And you're a fucking idiot, plain and simple.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@packrat42  uhhh the black helicopter shit is real, not crackpot


google "blackhawk miami"

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I served in the US military and I understand Benghazi is Republican bullshit. If I cared to spend the time, I could list dozens of attacks on U.S. Embassies that occurred under previous president with many more deaths. You people are fucking Fox-induced morons. 

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

@MNjoe You should do it yourself and make sure you get baked before you climb up there lol.

qualityqmrpservices
qualityqmrpservices

There are more than 2 party's. But I am not going with Libertarians.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Tell that to the million of Americans who now have affordable healthcare for the first time and to the thousands of GLBT Americans who can now marry who they love. Tell that to the thousands of American soldiers who are now still alive and/or unmaimed for life because Obama and the Dems are slowly extricating us from the two wars started by Republican'ts. Thankfully, Grandpa McCain and Thurston Romney III didn't win or we'd likely be sending troops off to another war by now. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@theoko  you poor lost soul. you've never, ever thought that there's even the most remote possibly that you COULD be wrong at any given time. you'll always lose with that spoiled attitude. you don't even offer any reasoning behind your posit, let alone a source. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@MNjoe  hahahha


kevin fucking obrien is some dumb old white fuck that need sto go to SLEEP



MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@qualityqmrpservices  Parties. And you don't need the apostrophe unless you're indicating possession. Thank you.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe  everyone is now dumber from what you said. 

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @MNjoe  You two Race Merchant Morons and your Hijab wearing Mayor Hodges would believe anything that came out of the Democrat Party's talking points.   Right,".... it was a video that set off the protest..."    When they new after 15 minutes it was a terrorist attack.   Good luck with Kanckles HillBilllary in 2016!   

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe you're projecting again, you should try not to do that so much. it's too early to tell if there will be a new war, plus there isn't a lot to suggest a republican party war consensus. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe  The very fact that we're not invading the wrong country and killing thousands more American soldiers while adding trillions more to the debt over Syria or this Russia/Crimea crap shows the vast difference between the parties. You're just way too fucking stupid to see that.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe  I said much more in 20 characters than you did in 500. Any fool that believes there is any vast difference between the parties is the problem, problem. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe  You're pretty dumb to begin with so watch out below! Great argument again, as usual. Yeah, the truth hurts troll-boy.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@theoko it would only be ironic if you could demonstrate how I did not possess pity before.

Onan
Onan

@kurt124 

"As the attack in Benghazi was unfolding a few hours later, Mr. Abu Khattala [the leader of the attack] told fellow Islamist fighters and others that the assault was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him."

- NYT, June 18, 2014

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