Bumper Stickers  (Page 4)

Serious scraping

Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00am 3/31/2015 at 7:00am

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,


Bumper Stickers - Berkshires MA - Anti Obama Full


You can’t fight the math

Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00am 3/18/2015 at 7:00am

From frequent photographer Ulises:

Basic math in Hunt Valley, MD


The Winner, Hands Down

Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7:30am 3/15/2015 at 7:30am

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.


When seconds count

Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00am 3/14/2015 at 7:00am

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.

Bumper Sticker - Colorado - Gun in Hand Full


Does it get any more politically incorrect than this?

Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00am 3/6/2015 at 7:00am

From reader KK Bike:

Driving through Melrose, FL — just northeast of Gainesville.

Smokin Baby Donut Bar Billboard


Tolerating intolerance

Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00am 1/23/2015 at 7:00am

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:



Send in the Marines

Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00am 1/3/2015 at 7:00am

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.

Bumper Sticker - Ithaca - Stop School Violence Marines


Top 10 Bumper Stickers of 2014

Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 7:00pm 1/1/2015 at 7:00pm

We have been running bumper stickers since June 24, 2010, when I saw the Bumper Sticker of Change while on a walk in my then home State of Rhode Island and Provideence Plantations:

Bumper Sticker - Work Harder Obama Needs The Money

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:



Being there

Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 7:30am 12/28/2014 at 7:30am

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.


How 2010 of you

Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 7:00am 12/24/2014 at 7:00am

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.

Bumper Sticker - Roswell NM - Veteran


By George, I think she’s got it

Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00am 12/23/2014 at 7:00am

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


Dollar Bill Tax Cheat timothy geithner


There’s a Bear in the Woods

Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:00am 11/29/2014 at 7:00am

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:

Bumper Stickers - Maine - Bears

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.


Get your Free Obamaphone! is so 2012

Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:30am 11/23/2014 at 7:30am

Where have you gone, 2012, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

The new meaning of prosperity is Free Obamacare!

From B.:

Saw this in Miami area.

Wasn’t the first one I saw but first one I could photograph.

Besides vans, storefronts, and guys at intersections with signs.

What a country!


This driver saw it all coming

Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:30am 11/21/2014 at 8:30am

Seems that this driver had advanced knowledge of last night’s immigration speech.

From a reader in Houston:

It seems people in TX are fed up with our Leader.

Taken in a Gun Store parking lot.

Thanks, Barbara



Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00am 11/13/2014 at 7:00am

Spotted in the harbor in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Spoiled an otherwise nice view.

St. Thomas Harbor Allure of the Seas



Unhappy campers

Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00am 11/12/2014 at 7:00am

From John:

Spotted in Westchester County NY!

Btw, the hard-to-read bumper sticker in the photo says “My name is Hillary Clinton and I am completely full of shit”.


Behind enemy lines

Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30am 11/9/2014 at 7:30am

From Paul:

Spotted in Wheaton, Peoples’ Republic of Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.

This driver is definitely behind enemy lines.

The sad thing is that, 30 years ago, he would have been considered mainstream around here.

Bumper Stickers - Wheaton MD - American Dream Not A Handout full

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