Man behind controversial billboard reveals himself, takes billboard on the road

By: Kelly Asmuth Email
By: Kelly Asmuth Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The man responsible for the now infamous President Obama billboard has revealed himself.

Arvid Mosnes, a conservative Grand Junction resident, paid artist Paul Snover to create the billboard, which depicted President Obama as a Mexican bandito, a homosexual, a gangster and a terrorist.

It was put up along the I-70 Business Loop, but taken down less than week later after Snover and the owner of the billboard space received threats of violence.

Mosnes had remained anonymous until Friday.

The controversial billboard has received national attention.

Mosnes says he, Snover, and another local Tea partier recently took the sign to Illinois for Tea Party Express rallies in Springfield and Chicago.

He's currently on his way back to Grand Junction. He says when he returns he'll auction off the billboard on eBay, with the proceeds being donated to the American Mighty Warriors charity which benefits wounded soldiers.

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  • by X on Nov 2, 2010 at 05:39 PM
    This guy can go to the dogs for all I care. Just glad that SHAMEFUL PATHETIC billboard is DOWN.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2010 at 03:00 PM
    LOVED the bill board!! Keep it up and make lots more. Let's all get rid of the worthless man that calls himself our president.
  • by Shanelle Location: De Beque on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    People are obviously missing the point - which is the right to have created and displayed that billboard as long as he wanted to. So called liberals can scream to high heaven their opinions and anyone within ear shot has to listen, but a conservative speaking out is not tolerated and must be shut up immediately! Liberals aren't, in fact, so liberal when what is being said goes against their own beliefs. Conservatives speaking up has been previously unheard of since we keep our beliefs close to our hearts and we, unlike common liberals, have not denied the rights of others to spout their beliefs - even though, honestly, they rub us raw! I think it is about time for America's true heart, the conservatives, to take their turn on the soap box and remind the world what being an American really is.
  • by Ralph Location: GJ on Oct 30, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Laura, you don't have to be passionae to dislike obama, he has dual citizenship also. And obama is controlled by soros as well.
  • by Micheal Location: Grand Juction on Oct 29, 2010 at 05:37 PM
    Arvid sounds like some kind of damn illegal to me send his butt home
  • by Henry Location: Seattle on Oct 29, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Infamous? Is Kelly aiming for a promotion to MSNBC where the real crazies hang out?
  • by Szabla on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    So what! Are the Koch Brothers promoting Americanism or Communism? My ancestors where invited to this country because they were good at killing Communists. My uncles killed Communists in Korea, my cousins killed communist in Vietnam, and I (while in the military) directly supported the troops who killed communist in South America. Now we will defeat the Communist in Washington by Voting the Freedom Sucking Communist out of office.
  • by laura on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    Seems ironic that Arvid is so passionate about hating Obama, He and his wife were not born in America and they have dual citizenship.
  • by Bob on Oct 29, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Beware, liberals controlled by George Soros.
  • by Thom Location: GJ on Oct 29, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    Oh Puhleeeeezezzzzz
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