Another example of shoefiti being associated with blight. This time by someone visiting Missouri.
Shitty roads, masonginistic road
signs, supposedly crooked Amish, spare tire on the railroad tracks,
pairs of shoes hanging from power lines, Confederate flag with the
phrase “Git er done” written on it, dilapidated buildings, rusted out
beater cars that shake when they go around corners, and a pretty cool
hippy named Steve that plays a mean slide guitar. The bad part of town
where I was at wasn’t actually in town at all, but out in the sticks
where folks’ll never drive slow or alone.”
“Sorry for the longness and drama-whoreishness of this post, but shit–seriously. What the hell happened to Missouri?”
Imagine you were a politician trying to draw tourism and investments to the area you represent. How hard would it really be to eliminate of the factors contributing to the blight (as defined by this visitor) of your district?
Is this only a cosmetic issue? Perhaps so. But, as we see from this post by darth_adam, cosmetics matter.