About Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre, the billboard says: “Kills 12 in movie theatre with assault rifle. Everyone freaks out.”
About Obama, it says: “Kills thousands with his foreign policy. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.”
Maurice Clements helps run the billboard as an executor for the estate of libertarian Ralph Smeed, who used it to skewer government and politicians before his death in 2010.
Clements told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/MPwcRn ) the latest message isn’t trying to connect Obama and Holmes, but compare society’s reactions.
“This billboard is offensive to all those lives lost and affected by the shooting,” wrote a commenter on the Facebook page of KBOI-TV of Boise, which first reported the story, according to NBCNews.com. “Just pathetic, even if this is their expression of the 1st amendment.”