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Gone to look for America

Gone to look for America

A lot of readers seem to be on road trips these days.  From reader Sandy:

Prof, am on a road trip this weekend, from Virginia to Indiana and then return via Hillsdale, where older daughter begins junior year in August.

Along the way we are seeing some unusual and humorous bumper sticker arrangements.  Am snapping them with my phone.  In the case of attached, PRAISE DOG and Obama, the driver was a mid 60s woman by herself.

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Like the first Gay President, she also has a Bearded Copilot.

An Obama supporter who also loves dogs.

Do you think she loves them with gravy, or without?

    LukeHandCool in reply to Observer. | June 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm


    “Praise Dog.”

    Obama would read that as “Braised Dog.”

    One of the Endless stickers says “Endless War.”

I have at least three cousins and a brother in law who resemble that vehicle. Amazing how shallow some folks sense of wry wit can be.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to FloydAlsbach. | June 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Same here… Lefties to the left and… uh, nobody to the right of me. In my family, we just loved to talk politics from 2000 through mid-2009, but now I get the, “I’m sick of talking about this [politics]. I’m changing the subject.” Or, the best one is, “Can’t we both be right for once?”

    Also, only Lefties can get away with festooning their vehicles with idiotic bumper stickers. I’ve never seen a so-decorated Prius or minivan keyed or vandalized. However, most people on the right side of the spectrum know well what can happen if they so much as put a regular political bumper sticker on their vehicle, much less an in your face one. I got a nearly-new Accord keyed, along with a defacing of my 4″ x 4″ W sticker. Tolerant, those Progressocrats…

I wonder if the lady has any people in her life?

Sad. Species confusion?

southcentralpa | June 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

The key that unlocks this car is the “AVL”. Asheville has been attracting a lot of … interesting … people since the New Agers decided that “lines of force” “converge” there.

    scooterjay in reply to southcentralpa. | June 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Geez, you got that right! Asheville used to be a cool place, full of mountain folk and a pretty normal place. Now, it is hippie haven, drum circles all over and stinking of patchouli. My way-fruity aunt and uncle moved there when they retired, now he is a Koch-hater (retired from Fiber Industries, a Koch company….talk about biting the hand that feeds)and a lover of Occupy Wall Street. My aunt has always been nutty but now she is flirting with Islam. Maybe there are lines of force that intersect there and drive marginally-rational people into liberal insanity! Afterthought: Why do liberals love dogs so much? you would think they would love cats but I would roughly guess that 70% of the dog nuts here in NC/SC are of the liberal/progressive ideology. Maybe it is because you must make choices for the dog….not so a cat!

      NC Mountain Girl in reply to scooterjay. | June 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

      No kidding. I live in Madison county which is next door but worlds away. For every new ager who moves into Asheville a sane person seems to be move out to one of the adjacent counties.

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to scooterjay. | June 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      I think the “dog” reference is a slam on “God” bumper stickers. That’s right up there with the fish-symbol with legs reading ‘Darwin”. Some more of that ‘tolerance’.

      Isn’t it ironic that these nuts disdain Judeo-Christian principals and values in favor of power crystals, Wicca, ancient aliens and energy fields. You know, all that stuff that was discarded at the end of the Dark Ages. And there’s not an ounce of live-and-let-live in any of them.

      Finally, it should be clear why when they took over public education, the hippie culture was so sh!t-hot to make self-esteem building THE core education principle. The image of a hippie bumper sticker car, its driver and how they live veritably screams out a desire to be noted and relevant. I wanna say, “So growing blue corn in that New Mexico commune, while studying vegetarian archaeology and banging itinerate folk singers didn’t do it for you?”

        Ragspierre in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | June 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        Isn’t it ironic that these nuts disdain Judeo-Christian principals and values in favor of … ancient aliens…”

        I saw Ben Stein’s brilliant film essay, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, in a theater.

        Toward the end, he gets one of the “brights” of militant atheism to assay that life on Earth came from aliens.

        I roared with laughter…by myself, of course. That would be a weird corruption of who God is!

You know the driver is even more deranged: in the middle of the fish, which traditionally represents Christianity, is “Darwin,” in at least one which is just legible. So she loves dogs (OK), but reveres Obozo and Darwin. Not OK. Just nuts…

If the owner of the vehicle were a dog, I’d say he or she chased one parked car too many.

IBX is also for the “Inner Banks”… I live in the “east of I-95” territory of NC and honestly, these types of whack-a-doodles inhabit a few of the key college towns: Chapel Hill, Asheville, Wilmington… And they ALL seem to be white men and women in their mid-60s. Old hippies that never grew up.

Tufobamboo, that thing is generally known as a “Darwin Fish”, displayed in reaction to the “Jesus Fish” that Christians often display. It’s supposed to show that the driver believes in evolution and thus is far smarter than those mouth-breathing Christians who don’t. Ironically, it shows just the opposite, because:
(1) Christian faith does not preclude belief that there is good evidence for evolution by natural selection–and in fact vast numbers of Christians do so believe.
(2) Secular liberals are constantly telling Americans that it’s silly and paranoid to see a threat to religious and moral traditions in evolution, because evolution is “just science” and science is morally neutral. And then these same people put stickers on their cars declaring that there is after all a conflict between Darwin and Jesus. Smart move, Sherlocks.
(3) Secular liberals are always lecturing America about tolerance and “respect” for other religions, while at the same time taking great pleaure in mocking Christianity. Either they don’t care that their malicious hypocrisy is on public display, or they are too stupid to realize what they are doing.

    alan markus in reply to pst314. | June 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Either they don’t care that their malicious hypocrisy is on public display, or they are too stupid to realize what they are doing.

    After enduring these types protesting at the Capitol in Madison,WI, my vote would be they are too stupid. To not care would attribute some kind of thought process – these people don’t think – they are just parroting someone else’s thoughts.

    tofubamboo in reply to pst314. | June 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    @pst314: thanks for explaining. I didn’t know that, which to my mind makes this poor lady even sillier than I thought. If she denies Christ, which she seems to, and hence the existence of God, wonder how she explains life itself. Or maybe, as a liberal, she thinks it just happened with the wave of a magic wand.

NC Mountain Girl | June 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

No “Keep your laws off my body” sticker? Could it be one of these barking moonbats actually realized that one is incompatible with the Obama sticker?

    Ragspierre in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | June 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Never! Those people don’t require that kind of awareness. Or consistency.

    scooterjay in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | June 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    They also forgot the “No Fracking” sticker. That is the favorite liberal bitch topic of my other batshit-crazy uncle that shacks up with his unemployed environmental lawyer girlfriend. They live in Raleigh, the other liberal college town of the triad!

“If the owner of the vehicle were a dog,”



Another interpretation might be that she is saying like herself BO is dyslexic

Okay okay I am trying to be open minded

This owner is obviously screaming to be heard. I would love to has him/her if he would abort puppies to manage the litter. Maybe do genetic testing to keep the strong, male, attractive pups. Get rid of the runt, female and weaker masses of cells.

That would be a great discussion.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to suhrmesa. | June 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    You just described one of the Progressives’ early 20th century great ideas: eugenics. Another of the reasons (the foremost being the failed Volstead Act) they discarded the term Progressive in favor of the term Liberal, beginning in the 1920s.

    Anchovy in reply to suhrmesa. | June 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Obviously she is not going to abort puppies, silly. She is going to set up an affirmative action nursing schedule where the undeserved, small, unattractive and non competitive puppies will be moved to a higher nipple to make up for past injustices including, but not limited to, fetching in the rain, being forced to sit with a treat on the tip of the nose, the implications of rolling over and playing dead, being called the equivalent of a pushy mean human female, and generations of human smelly feet.

Oh boy, Dog Only Nose has to be one of the stupidest “puns” I’ve ever seen.

In the case of attached, PRAISE DOG and Obama, the driver was a mid 60s woman by herself.

And likely to stay that way, I’d bet. I used to see cars like this (small foreign-brand station wagons, although usually older than this one, plastered with stickers) rather frequently when I lived in Silicon Valley. They were inevitably occupied by a lone woman past the age of fifty-five or so, judging by appearance. Bruce Feirstein wrote in his book Nice Guys Sleep Alone that “middle-aged adolescence is not a pretty thing”. Post-middle-aged adolescence is even uglier.

Post-middle-aged adolescence is even uglier.

You got that exactly correct. My wife and daughter insisted I be more gentle in the description of the woman, than the originally intended characterization. But, it seems that there was no need to worry. LI has some of the best commentators/analysts on the net, reflecting no doubt, on the good works of our host.