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The decline and fall of Western civilization

The decline and fall of Western civilization

Thanks to frequent photographer Scott, who writes:

Attached is a photo of a sticker I saw in my travels this week. I couldn’t believe someone would be so brusque. It may not be ‘fitting’ for a highlight on your site but I thought you could add it to your collection anyway. File this one under ‘moral decay’ or ‘how to ensure car horns are worn out in short order’.

Someone should outlaw this kind of bumper sticker.


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That’s almost as obscene as the Obama/2012 bumper stickers I’ve seen. I tell my grand kids to “look away” when we come up behind one.

They left off Obama’s name at the end

I don’t want to outlaw this kind of bumper sticker. I want to make it the object of disdain and derision. Noting the guy put it on over the paint, scraping it off would damage the finish. That is quite appropriate.

At the Ann Arbor Art Fair, I saw a wealthy looking, blonde bobbed 40 something woman wearing a shirt that said basically the same thing, only promoted abortion as a result of what she liked to do.

Kept the kids moving. It WAS Ann Arbor, but bleh. How tasteless and crude.

    One of the many reasons I avoid Ann Arbor whenever I can, even though I live less than an hour away. I made the mistake of stopping into a great little bookstore, Dawn Treader, in AA during the initial anti-Iraq War protests and got caught up in a stream of marching monks and crusty drummers and self-righteous middle-aged white liberals/Marxists with candles. That was fun.

It began a long time ago. Maybe absolutes are overrated… Maybe George Carlin was right, they are just words…

We are revulsed by this, but do we know why it is RIGHT to be revulsed by it? When each of us knows for certain, then we might be headed back.

Is the word “decorum” now described as archaic in the dictionary?

I won’t even let my wife hold my hand in public.

LukeHandCool (who decorously slaps it away when she tries).

    SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to LukeHandCool. | January 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Really? I like seeing people holding hands, especially older (over 70) couples who are affectionate with each other. I hope my husband and I are affectionate with each other at that age and beyond.

      I could make an exception for couples over 70.

        herm2416 in reply to LukeHandCool. | January 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        Geez, we always hold hands. I can’t imagine walking without holding my husband’s hand. His kids from his first marriage (ages 30-40), mock us. He is the first to query them why they don’t hold hands with their spouses. Shuts them up real fast! Our kids like that we hold hands : ), and say they hope they are like that at our age (50-60).

        So, we lose the “couples over 70” designation, but when one truly enjoys the company of one’s spouse, and still likes to hold hands, I say more power to the couple! 25 years later, I still am crazy about my husband, how lucky am I?

Henry Hawkins | January 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

It says Honk If You Like Tofu.

What’s the problem?