Their tolerance is intolerant
Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 07:00am 45 Comments
From reader Dr. Dave:
One of the sights on my recent Key West vacation. Could not walk by without taking a picture of this for you. Of course, the topper is on the dashboard.
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Oxymoron of the day?
Gotta luv them thar’ libs…
Professor, was it you that once predicted that the happy “Coexist” bumper stickers would become “No surrender!” ones?
Whenever I see a car that plastered with trite slogans, I think: “There’s one terribly insecure person.”
I usually think that it is someone on SSI-Disability.
The American (?) equivalent of “the New Soviet Man” in the USSR!
Typical of the breed. I’m sure they consider themselves “free-thinkers” and non-conformists.
Nobody goose-steps like imaginary non-conformists…
Except conservatives. With their authoritarian mindset and inability to handle complexity and nuance, conservatives are the best goose-steppers of all.
Here’s a little nuance for you….’tolerance’ does not mean ‘freedom from criticism’ as simpleminded conservatives seem to think.
But if you want to complain about liberals and bumperstickers…well, pics of conservative bumperstickers are posted on this site nearly every morning.
Um…Sushi, hon… You are the supporter of BIG GOVERNMENT. Conservatives believe in that “liberty” stuff.
Upside-down, as is typical of Collectivists.
Uh huh….coming from the folks that believe in using big government to force women to have children they don’t want, your claims about ‘liberty’ don’t mean much, pal.
But it’s funny when you forced-birthers claim that you don’t like big government.
Of course you do….you want big government in the most personal, private family decisions.
Just ask the Schiavo family.
oh, stop it. keep your legs closed, and you don’t have to worry about unwanted children.
Interesting… from the perspective of the misanthropic left, the best examples of liberty involve death.
Blah blah blah….neither of your benighted responses addressed the truth of my point.
Conservatism LOVES big government….and wants to get their Conservative Big Government involved in the most private details of our personal families and lives.
You can prattle on about small government all you like, and I am going to smack you hard in the forehead with your Forced-Birth-Big-Government-Conservatism every time.
Conservatives LOVE Big Government.
“I am going to smack you hard in the forehead with your Forced-Birth-Big-Government-Conservatism every time.”
A blow for liberty such as only the progressives can deal, eh?
Nice, open mind you’ve got there, but it looks like your brains fell out quite some time ago.
Uh huh….still can’t get out from under the fact that conservatives want big government in the most personal, private family affairs.
Conservatives are natural busybodies, and you LOVE big government.
How’s that forehead feeling? Smack, smack, smackin’ you with the fact. Not much in there, so you’re probably hearing a hollow sound.
Progressives, not conservatives, are the ones who are oh-so-keen on the nanny state, who want to jump into private lives and (for example) supplant the family – progressives are the ones who think it would be just peachy keen if DCFS were to have the authority to take kids away from parents if the kids are “fat,” or if the parents are “forcing religion” on their children. Progressives are copacetic with the notion that schools can go behind the parents’ backs and teach the kids the glorious “truth” about “alternative lifestyles,” not even giving the parents the chance to opt out. Progressives are the ones who think that parents are too stupid or lazy to know how to feed their children properly, and want the school to be feeding kids morning, noon, and night. Progressives are the ones who think that people are too ignorant to take care of themselves, and need government to tell them to lay off the fat, or the salt, or the foie gras, or whatever the current nutritional boogeyman is. If you’d crawl out from your hermetically sealed liberal cave and mingle with reality, you might just have your eyes opened enough to see some sunlight.
“Big government” is the domain of progressives, not conservatives, dearie. If you had paid attention in history class, you might have learned that.
Of course, such education presupposes that you can set aside your biased glasses and at least pretend to look at things objectively. Your comments on this post thus far don’t really give anyone the impression that that’s going to happen anytime soon.
Big government forcing women to have children THEY don’t want? How about liberty and “tolerance” for the unborn? Nothing a little salt and some scissors won’t cure, eh?
The hypocrisy and ignorance of the vile, delusional left is astounding.
A diversity of identical opinions. Celebrate it!
Once you swallow that, you’re prepped to believe anything.
why is it that this type of vehicle is usually piloted by a leather-skinned mid fifties woman with wild stringy gray hair and a cigarette or a clueless hipster kid with greasy hair? They should spend more money on upkeep and washings and less on the stickers….look at the brake dust on that front rim.
Heh! I agree as to the driver. “Saggy” if it is a female, but still bra-less. But it looks like rust on the front wheel. Key West…
A kaleidoscope of stupid.
I must confess my own intolerance for their hateful, obscene statements and behaviors. I’d rather do almost anything than listen to Bill Maher, Pelosi or Obama.
I’m also extremely picky about authors, poetry, music, food, colors, design and even scents.
Well, people do tend to get cranky as they get older.
Conservatism as a whole as we know it today is overwhelmingly old, white, male, resentful, and stuck in its ways.
Fortunately, it’ll be dying off soon, and good riddance.
The youngsters are very liberal, very pro-Obama, and not nearly as hung up on gay rights, women’s rights, and racism as the old conservatives.
Actually, the percentage of the population self-identifying as conservative has increased since Obama took office, while liberal hasn’t changed. http://www.gallup.com/poll/152021/conservatives-remain-largest-ideological-group.aspx Then go to the chart on page 9 of this November 2011 Pew study, and look at the chart titled “Millennials’ Faltering Allegiance to
the Democratic Party” http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-pdf/11-3-11%20Generations%20Release.pdf
We wouldn’t want to let facts get in the way of your narrative, would we? You are the dying breed. Deal with it.
I guess we’ll see in November, won’t we, professor?
In the meantime, gay marriage is legal or soon-to-be-legal in six states, with California and others soon to come.
Marijuana is legal for medical issues in eighteen states or so, with the march towards full legal status ongoing.
“Conservatives” may outnumber “liberals” as a label, but we seem to be winning on these issues, while you freedom-haters seem to be losing.
Professor, labels like liberal, conservative, Republiklan, Democrat, are very general and have changed…and each is the perception of the person. I could say I ‘self-identify’ as conservative, because I want to conserve our environment and address global warming, while ‘conservatism’ as a whole simply doesn’t care and is an enemy of humanity.
Just labels, professor.
See you in November.
Best part is we won’t have to wait until November for Sushi to be disappointed….just waiting for June, when SCOTUS announces their decision.
DocWahala – pretty sure he’ll be able to hear Sushi’s wailing all the way over here.
I checked out your chart, “Millennials’ Faltering Allegiance to the Democratic Party” professor, and it seems to support my position, not yours:
“Millennials have come of age professing an
allegiance to the Democratic Party and
profoundly little identification with the GOP.
Today, half of Millennials (50%) think of
themselves as Democrats or Democraticleaning
independents while just 36% affiliate
with or lean toward the GOP.”
And this in the middle of a huge recession, with the rosy bloom of Obama’s election well worn off.
Republiklans are nasty, mean-spirited folks…..and it appears most of the kids know it.
Happy Easter, professor. Maybe the Easter Bunny will bring you a better chart.
There ya go again, Professor, confusing people with those pesky facts.
What a funny, delusional post! I LOVE it when Collectivists bust out with counter-factual nonsense like that. Gots to feed that fantasy cocoon…!!!!
Rules for Sushi eating.
Avoid the blowfish. Blowfish is poisonous. 😉
“Conservatism as a whole as we know it today is overwhelmingly old, white, male, resentful, and stuck in its ways.”
I’d say a whole lot of projection going on here – you don’t know sushi like I know sushi. And, you don’t know me either.
Conservatism is for old white males?
Well I’ll be damned, my parents and I been filling in my age and ethnicity wrong in the little forms for the last 23 years. I’m supposed to be 75 and white, not 24 and Asian.
A few years ago, I read a good book – “The Dumbest Generation – How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans & Jeopardizes Our Future” (2008 – Mark Bauerlein).
Thanks for the validation that it was a worthwhile read.
The home folks used to just call that, “Crotchety”, Unc…;-)
This makes me wonder if the driver walks around with even more bumper stickers on his clothes, his backpack, his bedroom walls, his laptop, his iPod, his forehead, etc.
I don’t doubt that the driver thinks of himself as courageous, truth to power, etc.
Now if he had a sticker that read: “Don’t pray in my school and I won’t think in your mosque,” I might have some respect.
Proof positive, that margaritas will destroy gray matter.
Wastin’ away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
These Coexist people tend to ‘stick’ together and to ‘stick’ it to others.
“Darwin Loves You”
Compensate We Much!
Revealing words in the following bumpersticker:
“Don’t pray in my school…”
My school? As in “my personal property”?
This person will require enough therapy to put some fortunate psychiatrist’s children through college…
would be a waste of money – I’m in favor of electro-shock therapy.
DocWahala – still thinks most of those pinheads are the result of “therapy”
One of the disadvantages of living in Korea – I’m always in bed when everyone is getting to see the latest at LI
thanks for the photo – one more for the “things i don’t miss” column.
As for ‘tolerance’ bumper stickers, I always figured that was the closest the person would come to getting “ignorant” tattood on their forehead. Folks who have those stickers have their heads in the sand and refuse to understand “C” has declared holy war on “A” and will go after “T” just as well.
As for the sticker about “democrats see the glass as half full” – they got that part right…it’s the next line that needs to be corrected: “Republicans know the glass was half full until a democrat came in the room”
Note-to-Self: SushiAnn is all the motivation I need; will go out and write another check to Republican candidates.
“Note-to-Self: SushiAnn is all the motivation I need; will go out and write another check to Republican candidates.”
Kind of a waste of money…thanks to the CU decision, our elections are just games for billionaires. Look at Newt…without his billionaire, his candidacy would have died long ago. Same with Santorum…different billionaire, same story. Mittens, of course, can self-fund and has less visible donors.
The ‘glass was half-full’ line would have been funny….if the Bush presidency had never happened. That’s who took the glass, America-hater.
I usually characterize these rolling billboards of dissonant sophistry as a ‘thumb in the eye of the unfortunate.’
Most amusing: ‘Republicans think the glass is ‘theirs”, but ‘don’t pray in ‘my’ school.’
Do the egregiously obtuse know they are egregiously obtuse?
I saw a good one a few days ago. Standard-sized bumper sticker, picture of Obama and the question, “Does this ass make my car look big?”