Bumper Car Wars
Back in August of O-five, while driving home from work, this car in front of me caught my attention, navigating onto the 10 freeway: "Frodo failed. Bush has the ring."
If there's nothing that makes me roll my eyes more than anti-Bush bumperstickers, it's Lefties trying to claim Tolkien's work as supporting their political worldview. What could be a more conservative message than the acknowledgement that there is good and evil in this world? And that the good is worth fighting and even dying for?
As much as conservatives disagreed with or even hated Bill Clinton, the amount of anti-Clinton books and bumperstickers and such was never anywhere near what the anti-Bush market is like, out there. It almost seems like Bush-bashing is the "in" thing to do. It's expected. People out here in Los Angeles will openly bash President Bush in front of total strangers, assuming that everyone must feel this way. Rather than pro-Democrat, pro-liberal bumperstickers....why so many anti-Bush bumperstickers? I mean, there are a wide variety of them. Many being rather offensive, such as "No more Bushit"; and worse, involving real 4-letter words. I know liberals don't have a monopoly on inappropriate language and behavior, but why is it that it usually IS liberals who wear T-shirts with offensive language out in public and who sport around bumperstickers that say "f*** Bush"? Such class.
Of course, the pro-Kerry bumper stickers are sometimes worth a chuckle. I saw so many bizarre ones, like "Surfers for Kerry"...."Greens for Kerry"...."Plumbers for Kerry". What's that all about?
The funniest cars are those plastered from bumper to window, to body of the vehicle with the most vile, angry, and hateful conspiratorial bumperstickers against George Bush and Republicans in general. It's not a car, it's a moving billboard on wheels.
I found the following video segment from the popular show, Malcolm in the Middle. I thought it was hilarious when the one woman (who I think it would be reasonable to assume is a liberal) had on her car, "War is not the Answer", even as she engaged in senseless parking lot-rage violence.
I remember a time when I was on the freeway and some insane driver swerved in front of me without warning. Hanging from the rear window was the sign, "Caution: Baby on Board".
I found the video clip on Metacafe, having remembered this clip being e-mailed to me before...either that or I saw the actual episode on TV. What is bizarre, is reading through the comments section of the Metacafe video. Actually, most of the comments began flaming back and forth about "Stupid Americans". The few that did address the actual video, sometimes treated it as if it were real, and could not distinguish it as a TV comedy show. The flames that were defending Americans, were something along the lines of, "Quit stereotyping! Not all Americans are like Bush". Gee, thanks. And just as appalling was the spelling, from commenters who I am sure are Americans. Aaah...education in America...
I saw this one today:
You think this guy supports the troops? No...I think he's expressing his honesty, much the same as Joel Stein did three days ago.
I always love these "feel good" types:
Peace IS patriotic. That's why we went to war!!! Quit feeling like I'm attacking your patriotism all the time just because I think you are wrong..."methinks this car doth protest too much".
And to top off this post, I'd like to republish this from a post I made last week on a thread from DU:
I was leaving a grocery store once. It was really quiet there with no one in the parking lot and no store workers outside at all. There was a person— not in the handicapped area, not handicapped— just struggling with their groceries. I started to help, then saw the W sticker. I put the bag down and said “I’m sorry. Republicans don’t believe in helping people. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” Then I walked off. They were stunned. Amazing what happends when their policies are shown to them on such a simple, personal level.And there you have it folks! Enjoy a wonderful weekend...drive safe and avoid the road rage. Oh, and in case you like sporting bumper stickers yourself, might I offer a suggestion?