Skywriting as politicking

During the Rose Bowl football game, multiple planes flew over the stadium and wrote the sentences ” AMERICA IS GREAT, TRUMP IS DISGUSTING” and “ANYBODY BUT TRUMP” in the sky. They also spelled out the tagline for an anti-Trump website ANYBODYBUTTRUMP.US. It was quite an impressive feat of skywriting, so neatly was it done.

trump is disgusting

Who was the person behind this and other planes flying banners carrying similar messages at other bowl games? It turns out to be Stan Pate a millionaire real estate developer from Alabama who is a donor to the campaign of Marco Rubio.

Pate says that his antipathy towards Donald Trump is so great that he would vote for Hillary Clinton if the presidential contest ended up being between her and Trump.

Pate is not the first wealthy backer of Marco Rubio who has said that he would defect to Clinton if Trump were to be the Republican nominee. Knowing Trump’s proclivity to lash out at those who criticize him, expect Trump at some point to launch a blistering counter-attack and question Rubio’s loyalty to the Republican party.


  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    That form of skywriting is known as skytpying

    Skytyping is a technique whereby the smoke is emitted in a series of bursts, like dots. A computer generates the master plan and electronic signals control the smoke output. The blurring of the smoke makes the desired end effect.

  2. moarscienceplz says

    Thank goodness for all those SCOTUS rulings that did away with the money limits on campaigning. Now, if I have a different point of view, I can hire fleets of airplanes to write MY views all over the skies, too. Of course, I will have to win the lottery first, but that should be easy. Right?

  3. machintelligence says

    You might like pi in the sky, a bit of math nerd skywriting. Pi to 100 decimal places.

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