We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When you go to places like Cape Cod or the Berkshires (as I do), you have to put up with this sort of stuff. I maintain my sense of humor, but these sorts of things bug Mrs. BD because she is intolerant of idiotic females who make her gender look retarded, and rightly assumes such vehicles belong to women.
If they really loved Gaia, would they be driving?
No. They would be walking to volunteer at the Turtle Abortion Clinic. "Every Turtle A Wanted Turtle." Sheesh. If you ask me, we cannot have too many turtles. Maggie's loves turtles of all varieties, races, species, and religions.
James Lileks has a bumper sticker rule- the more stickers, the higher the chance that the driver is a liberal. Here in Winston Salem, NC, that has proved true on many, many occasions.
Ha!! I have a somewhat similar Bumper Sticker Rule: The number of politically or socially-themed bumper stickers on a car is inversely proportional to the amount of sense the driver can say on any covered topic.
Too many stickers spoil the message and are usually "progressive".
That said, I share some of the sentiments. I do pray that every child will be a wanted child. I don't exactly love the Earth -- it never calls, it never writes -- but I do respect it. I try get animals and people across roads safely. And it's true we can't bomb the world to peace. We fight for freedom -- and freedom eventually leads to peace.
Most people, I think, share the same goals of peace and prosperity. It's how we define them and how we think we'll get there that cause the arguments.
If a car is plastered with bumperstickers, I agree the odds are the bumperstickers are for liberal/Democratic Party causes.
A blue dog Democrat friend of mine has the rear of his van plastered with Democratic Party bumperstickers. One of the bumperstickers is for someone who had an unsuccessful campaign for judge. Sometime after the election, the wannabe judge was caught scamming people, and committed suicide while being investigated for the scam. I kid my friend that he has a "dead judge walking" bumpersticker.
BTW, he appears open to well informed arguments against Oilbama.
My daughter speaks college-level German and she's working in Medora this summer. We were trying to work out "This is not a petting zoo" in German and we sound up with:
"Hier ist keine Kindertiergarten."
Germans are one group of tourists famous for mistaking Yellowstone Park (and the rest of the West) for a zoo.
When I were a lad, it was fundamentalists and libertarian-paleoconservative types that had the multiple stickers. That's pretty much changed now, though I saw a few of those cars at a taxpayer rally in Hillsborough, NH today.
Polystickering usually implies not only liberalism, but environmentalism these days.
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