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Life imitates bumper sticker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00am 7/31/2012 at 7:00am

The right to be offended is the foundation of our democracy. And the blogosphere.

Thanks to reader Amy, who writes:

I’m vacationing in Washington state, but here in the agricultural area of the Yakima valley, people are more conservative than the liberal coast–and it shows.

Love your blog! Especially the bumper stickers. Keep up the good work.

And thanks to this “reader” for showing me yesterday that life does imitate bumper stickers:

Dear Mr. Jacobson:

A right wing friend forwarded to me your imbecilic bile about how Jews “must” vote for Romney.

Despite your resume, I think your political thinking is fourth rate and fifth grade.

I’m Jewish and I’m voting for Obama. So are all of my Jewish friends and relatives and my sister is too—and she voted for Bush twice and is now represented by Dr. Strangelove Allen West. He’s been a “bad will ambassador” for her, to all that is mentally defective on the right.

I promise you I have more trees planted in Israel than do you. I hardly need a lecture from you about Israel. Your opener about how I “must” vote for Romney is offensive.

-Michael Fremer
Cornell Class of 1968

Actually, I never said that Jews must vote for Romney.  I realize that there are plenty of leftist Jews who support what Obama has in store for Israel in a second term, or who are so blinded by misplaced guilt that they cannot see what is before their eyes.

What I said was not directed specifically at Jews:

Let me be as clear as I can be.  Anyone who supports Israel must vote for Romney.  Obama, in complete control of foreign and military policy, will be unrestrained by electoral considerations in a second term, and will impose his vision of a Middle East settlement on the Israelis.  There won’t be a thing Congress or public opinion will be able to do about it.

I stand by that commentary, and it is correct.

So be offended.  It’s your right.

 
 
 

And now we juxtapose

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:00am 7/30/2012 at 7:00am

From reader equitus:

I saw this one in Napa County, CA on Thursday, May 31.

Note the large faded sticker in the middle: “I [heart] Big Brother” It’s a little shocking anyone would admit this kind of sentiment, even in these parts.

Keep up the great work!

 
 
 

It’s getting hot in CA

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 7:00am 7/29/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Gaby:

I took this about a month ago in Woodland Hills, Ca, a suburb of Los Angeles.

 
 
 

Get back to where we once belonged

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 7:00am 7/28/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Lori:

I am a frequent reader of your blog though I never comment. I saw this jeep as I was going into a grocery store in Arlington, TX today and thought your readers would enjoy seeing it as well.

Keep up the good work!! NOBAMA 2012!!

 
 
 

Good sign in Katy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:00am 7/27/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Michael:

Professor,

from a voting location in Katy TX….

I just voted for Cruz!

 
 
 

I prefer “eviction notice”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:00am 7/26/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Trey:

Longtime reader. I really appreciate your continued efforts in support of conservative causes.

I spotted this vehicle while on vacation in Key West the week of July 4.

 
 
 

Please Sir, may we have some more?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:00am 7/25/2012 at 7:00am

From frequent photographer Ulises:

The Ehrlich sign tells me that this is not a recent convert…

and the fact that he drives a truck….

 
 
 

10 sq. miles of bumper stickers surrounded by reality

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:00am 7/24/2012 at 7:00am

I previously photographed this vehicle near my house in Ithaca, but reader and friend T.P. Hobbit recently photographed it with a brand new baby bumper sticker on the left rear corner:

I’ve seen most of these before but not the “Criminalize Fracking” one on the upper left courtesy of the Sovereign People’s Action Network. The car was parked on the Cornell campus behind McGraw Hall.

Thanks for helping me through these difficult times.

 
 
 

Charge of the latte brigade

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:00am 7/23/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Judy:

Saw this car in St. Charles, MO.

Notice the nifty home-made bumper stickers on the very expensive car!

The stickers say:

“Offshore” Mitt
Emily’s List Stands for Women
Dressage? Give me a break!
Not a Republican (Really?)
Bin Laden is dead
GM is alive

 
 
 

Still legal in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:00am 7/22/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Charles:

I have been reading your blog for some time and enjoy your bumper sticker feature.

I found this one in a parking lot in Irving, Texas (I live in Fort Worth).

 
 
 

He is the 1

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:00am 7/21/2012 at 7:00am

Give me an H, give me a U, ….

From reader Joseph:

I’m not sure what your policy concerning license plates and revealing them but the combination of the map of Greece and hubris was one I could not pass up passing it on to you.

Taken in Teaneck, NJ. The other stickers are good too.

Isn’t there a video of Chris Christie yelling at this driver?

 
 
 

I hope this person fails

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7:00am 7/20/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Scott:

Hello again from Raleigh, NC. I rolled up on the following Volvo and the first thing that popped into my head was, “triple fail”. From the disastrous, Jon Stewart-led “Restore Sanity Rally”, to the even more epic “99%” spectacle, the Obama 2012 seemed the perfect “three-and-out” for its owner.

Bonus question to your readers. The license plate wrap indicates the owner is from Cary. Cary is suburb of Raleigh, but folks around here use it as an acronym for “Concentrated Area for Relocated Yankees”.

I’m originally from Maryland and lived in Cary for a short time in the 90’s. Believe me when I say the acronym/nickname is well-earned.

 
 
 

The Day Rationality Stood Still

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:00am 7/19/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Bill in Texas:

I continue to be an avid reader of your blog. Congratulations on its continued, spectacular growth!

One day after Obama shows up in Austin searching for cash from people who didn’t build their own businesses, this appears on the road.

If you look closely, one of the bumper stickers says Klaatu Barack Obama, a reference to a phrase spoken in the original The Day the Earth Stood Still movie, “Klaatu barada nikto”. Klaatu is a space alien. Apparently, this was considered a good thing during the 2008 campaign. Somehow, it all makes sense.

BTW, I swear I took the pic when the lights were red. They turned green as the pic was taken. I swear.

 
 
 

Again they disrespect our President

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:00am 7/18/2012 at 7:00am

From frequent photographer Jason:

Taken a couple of weeks ago. Asheville, NC is a great town for mountains, restaurants and music. But it’s not known for it’s civility.

 
 
 

Someone could not be reached for comment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:00am 7/17/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Peter:

I saw your latest “Fakes” post and decided to share –

I was visiting my 83 year old mom who lives on Chappaquiddick Island (part of Martha’s Vineyard) just last week.  It’s a lovely place and certainly is a playground of the rich, but not exclusively so (my case in point).

One thing that is very true about the Vineyard is that they really love their Democrats.

The place goes nuts in August when presidents come to visit. That is background for why this bumper sticker is so notable.

I was on the very small 3 car ferry boat that travels across the harbor to Chappaquiddick when I spied this.

I also love the juxtaposition…

Thanks for the blog,

 
 
 

When poverty comes to America, it will be driving a $22k Jeep Patriot

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:00am 7/16/2012 at 7:00am

Apparently.

From reader and frequent photographer Bill in Florida:

Saw this jeep Patriot with the “I’m too poor to vote republican” sticker on it. New they run about $22,000.

 
 
 

I don’t care which of these presidential candidates wins

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 7:00am 7/15/2012 at 7:00am

This driver supports Anybody Else.  From reader Chris, taken in Austin, TX:

Professor, you’ve probably seen this one but for what it’s worth.

Car next to me saw me taking photo. They honked and gave thumbs up.

Mobile tea party?

While this other driver supports Anyone Else.  From reader Jeff:

From my wife, who is visiting near Austin, Texas. Maybe not all that exciting, especially considering what one could be expected to find in Texas.

Interestingly, if you look closely you can see that the Anyone Else 2012 sticker was placed over a McCain-Palin sticker from the last election.

Me? I took my yard sign and cut out Palin and saved it, discarding the rest.

 

It’s a time for choosing.  Anybody Else or Anyone Else.

Either one is fine with me

 
 
 
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