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Mark Udall's civility push spreads from D.C. to Denver: Kenny Be's Sign Language

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The picture above proves that Senator Mark Udall's civility push is spreading from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the neighborhoods of Denver. Where the "No whiners" doctrine reigned supreme in the Highland neighborhood, now comes the sign that "winers welcome." Below, the notoriously snobbish City Park neighborhood is all compliments... The artist who made the sign above should be nominated for the Nobel Prize for his efforts to spread kindness.

It makes a citizen pause to wonder what a beautiful city Denver would be if all of the "No Parking" signs were replaced with "You Look Good" signs. If Denverites were constantly reminded that they look good, they might just act that way.

Below, leave it to the fist to pound home the power of love... The painting of the friendly fist pictured above is displayed in the window of a Congress Park martial arts studio. The message of the sign clearly suggests that love is the new self-defense, and singlehandedly proves that a new civility is spreading across the nation.

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