Re: Commitment

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Living where I do, I regularly see cars (okay, usually SUVs or minivans) at the train station sporting "W" or "Bush/Cheney" bumper stickers. I often wonder if such people aren't kicking themselves at this point for defacing their vehicles so. Living where I do, probably not.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 8:47 PM
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I wasn't aware Eric and Ari had branched out into magnets.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 8:52 PM
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My "Visualize Bushlessness" idea probably would have been better realized when I thought of it five years ago, but making your own bumper stickers turns out to be not as easy as it should be. I think I've found some appropriate material that I can run through my printer, though, and "Visualize Bushlessness—GObama '08" might still work.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 8:53 PM
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I took my Kerry sticker off my car (put it on the window and it's easy to get off, people) right after the election in '04, and have often sort of regretted it. On the other hand, I find that having a political bumper sticker compromises my ability to drive, uh, vigorously and still feel anonymous.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:09 PM
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On the other hand, I find that having a political bumper sticker compromises my ability to drive, uh, vigorously and still feel anonymous.

I'm having a bit of the same hesitation as far as a yard sign. If I openly advocate for Obama in my front yard, do I have some sort of responsibility to actually do something about my landscaping? Do I hurt my candidate by promoting him in a field of weeds?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:21 PM
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I wasn't aware Eric and Ari had branched out into magnets.

I wasn't aware Eric and Ari were a couple that we would speak of together in that certain way, but, you know, story of my life: always the last one to know.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:22 PM
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They're Californians. Duh.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:25 PM
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Hey, there are reasons to live in California other than the opportunity to marry someone of the same sex.

like...the weather. and the produce.

Maybe the gay-marriage thing will be the only reason to live there in 30 years, but for now you can't make that assumption.

it's not like the only place that legalized gay marriage was Box Butte County, Nebraska.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:32 PM
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I've never really been to California, except to change flights at an airport. What have I been missing? The opportunity to gay-marry doesn't quite cut it: I could go to Mount St. Patrick (aka Dacre town), in Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada to do that.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:46 PM
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The Exploratorium in San Franscisco. There were other cool things, too, but that one is something I know of no comparable alternative anywhere else.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:48 PM
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Stretchy people, like Gumby.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:53 PM
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Hello, I am in the wrong thread again. How are you?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:53 PM
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11: Wait, Gumby came from California?! But surely Pokey came from the American mid-West?


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07- 8-08 9:57 PM
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I keep cutting off McCain-bearing SUVs and then slowing waaaaaay the fuck down so they can read my Obama sticker. That way they know they're saving gas. I'm doing it wrong?

In seriousness, I've seen very few McCain stickers, but then, I live in liberal, hippie, fake-south, university land.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 12:05 AM
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But surely Pokey came from the American mid-West?

Pokey lives in the Arctic Circle, duh.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 12:32 AM
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Becks, I am so getting you drunk and getting you to bumpersticker for the first time.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 6:30 AM
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My and Rah's Obama car magnets are in the mail or will be soon. I don't like the idea of permanent political bumper stickers. Yeah, the "W" people look like dumbasses but so do the Gore/Lieberman people.

Rah and I have seen exactly one (1) McCain sticker in NC and that was in fancy-pants NW Raleigh.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 9:31 AM
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I think I've found some appropriate material that I can run through my printer

Let us know if this works.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 9:35 AM
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"W" people look like dumbasses but so do the Gore/Lieberman people

Yeah, but they looked like dumbasses in the first place for not cutting off the Lieberman part. Even before he became a Republican, I would never have let his name pollute my car.

I think I've mentioned this before, but one of his campaign songs was "Takin' Care of Business." Indeed.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 9:38 AM
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My 2000 sticker design, aimed for a Florida market, was "Don't blame me--I think I voted for Gore."


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07- 9-08 12:10 PM
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