So, it’s a beautiful Saturday in Durham, headed to the mall….and this dude is reppin this…..
Zoom in….Hillary 2016, Michelle, 2024, Chelsea 2032, Sasha 2040, Malia 2048.
He’s got it all mapped out…….
God help us.
Not seen is a Durham Tech Bumper sticker…..and nobody has that unless you teach there.
Spotted in Ithaca.
Do I get extra credit if I speak my mind even if my voice doesn’t shake?
From a reader in Colorado, sent with the subject line: Prevented a Thumbs Down.
When I’m out and about, and run across an Obama, Hillary, ultra feminist, conservative bashing or religious hatred bumper sticker, I give the driver a thumbs down.
My own personal satisfaction of letting the person know I don’t fall in line with their thinking.
However, this pretentious Prius driver prevented my normal action.
Sticker on lower right, “Thank You Veterans.”
Hi Prof. Jacobson –
I snapped this in the parking lot at an event on April 16 at the Univ. of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs, featuring a discussion with Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct Blackwater.
Check the uppermost left(!) sticker, as contrasted to the rest of the “peace” messages (including the one right below it).
But then, if this foaming-at-the-mouth leftist was honest, informed and consistent, she would be a foaming-at-the-mouth leftist hypocrite and supporter of violence against those with whom she disagrees.
From Barbara yesterday:
How cool is this the day before Easter?
In a line at Wells Fargo ATM in Palmetto, FL
Though if I had to guess, this driver will leave the bumper stickers on. Forever.
Dear Professor Jacobson,
As we were heading home from a visit to lefty family in the Berkshires this past weekend, our usual game of “spot the Subaru” was interrupted by this bold color amid the pale pastels parked on Main Street in Stockbridge.
Expecting the usual drivel, we were pleasantly surprised at the blatant attempt to foment insurrection.
We drove around the block so I could get this picture.
Thanks for all you do,
From frequent photographer Ulises:
Basic math in Hunt Valley, MD
From reader Mark, taken at a Home Depot.
This was sent to me on February 1, long before the DOJ Report unequivocally proved what we knew, that the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” meme in the Michael Brown shooting was based on fiction, not reality.
From reader and commenter quiksilverz24:
Long time no email, Professor. Hope things are well in the northeast.
Had to pick up a quick bite for the pregnant wife while she stayed with the two and a half year at ballet class.
When in the parking lot, saw this car. A nice sight in liberal Denver.
It’s long been apparent that the West faces a special dilemma, which is expressed very well in the following passage by Roger Kimball (and “liberal” and “liberalism” in the following doesn’t just mean “liberals” as in “progressives,” but also “liberals” as in “classical liberals”):
Liberal regimes have always suffered from this paralyzing antinomy: Liberalism implies openness to other points of view, even those points of view whose success would destroy liberalism. Tolerance to those points of view is a prescription for suicide. Intolerance betrays the fundamental premise of liberalism, i.e. openness.
Of course (may I say “of course”?), there is a sense in which the antinomy is illusory, since any robust liberalism, i.e., a liberalism buttressed by a core of conservative backbone, understands that tolerance, if it is to flourish, cannot be synonymous with capitulation to ideas that would exploit tolerance only to destroy it. The “openness” that liberal society rightly cherishes is not a vacuous openness to all points of view: it is not “value neutral.” It need not, indeed it cannot, say Yes to all comers.
And yet that basic instinct for practical self-preservation, that paradoxical prohibition necessary for the general openness, is often ignored today. “Democracy is not a suicide pact”—at least, it shouldn’t be.
The origin of that last phrase lies in several statements by historic Americans, but the most specific one was by Supreme Court Justice Associate Justice Robert Jackson in 1949, in a dissent to the decision in the freedom of speech case known as Terminiello:
From a reader in Ithaca:
There is still hope.
Spotted this morning in Wegman’s parking lot in Ithaca.
Of course the car may be from out of town.
Since then, we have run over 500 posts with bumper stickers, almost all reader submitted. Scroll through our Bumper Sticker tag.
In 2012 we had a bumper sticker post almost every day due to the presidential election. Things have slowed down, but we still have a bumper sticker post just about every week. Keep ‘em coming.
Here are my picks for the Best 2014 Bumper Stickers:
Chevy van parked at Roswell, NM Walmart.
Jokes I heard about Roswell (famous for 1947 UFO): “All Roswell aliens have a green card”.
And “Roswell is not the ends of the earth,but you can see it from here”.
Happy Hannukah and Happy New Year.
Thanks, Professor for being here.
From reader Beloved:
Parked at a genealogy center during the UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico.
This lady, a native of West Virginia, retired to paradise of Roswell.
Hi, Professor J,
This isn’t exactly a bumper sticker, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless.
I spotted it as I was placing a tip at the restaurant.
Loyal LI reader
Saw this recently in Hancock County, Maine.
The plethora of bear stickers are in response to a referendum that would outlaw 93% of bear hunting in Maine. (http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/mammals/2014BearReferendum.html)
As someone who has had a bear destroy property in my backyard very close to my house, I am of the opinion that an overpopulation of hungry bears would be a bad thing.
The license plate refers to a national group (Humane Society of the United States) that has been bankrolling a “local” front group and funding the “yes” side. If this passes it will likely be due to urban voters who will never have to deal with the real-life consequences of that vote.
My favorite one on there though is “I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables”.
Here’s the top portion of the rear hatch:
By the way, the Bear referendum failed.
This driver is just following Ronald Reagan’s advice, be as strong as the bear, if there is a bear.