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Graffiti -- It Can Be Gorgeous In Houston

As we noted recently, city councilmember Sue Lovell has announced a war on graffiti, something that hasn't been declared by a politician in ages, and by "ages" we mean just about everyday, in some city in the country.

Lovell says eradicating graffiti puts a financial strain on the city. She also urged residents to call 311 when they see graffiti, which would seem to add to the problem. But whatever.

She also made this bold call: "I am asking the graffiti taggers to stop and to join their fellow Houstonians in our efforts in cutting the budget shortfall."

Taggers -- if there's anyone out there more concerned about balanced budgets than them, we don't know who it is. Maybe Lovell meant to say "tea-baggers," because tea-baggers are constantly harping on the budget, or at least they did once a Democrat got in office.

Anyway, there's a lot of bad graffiti around Houston, but there's a lot of great art, too. Click here for a slideshow of some of the most gorgeous pieces of spray-paint expression around.

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