Texas billboard urges liberals to leave the state

VEGA – A roadside billboard is reaching much farther than just motorists traveling along Interstate 40 in the Texas panhandle.

A photo of the sign, which reads, “Liberals Please Continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS” was posted to Facebook and is now lighting up the internet, bringing reactions from both the right and the left — and plenty in between.

Facebook user Kyle Mccallie, of Fritch, posted the photo Tuesday and captioned it, “Billboard 6 miles east of Vega on I-40 east bound! I like it!”

Reaction to the post was, of course, varied and polarized, but also entertaining; everything from a simple (and neutral?) “Yikes.” to “Love Texas more and more!” to “Wow, welcome to Texas one and all. The Bible Belt. No thanks. Hypocrites.”

By¬† Wednesday, Kyle’s post has been shared more than 16,000 times.