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Posted on 01/02/2008 7:15:50 AM PST by chrisser

I've never been all that into bumper stickers, but I've been thinking of getting a couple of Thompson stickers.

Anyhow, I drive a FS pickup, and I suspect a lot of FReepers do too. Recently, I saw one of those "wrapped" cars - a vehicle with advertising wrapped all over it. I think it was for an energy drink or something.

I put the two together in my brain. Was wondering if a tailgate-sized political bumper sticker would be cost-effective, especially once we get down to one or two candidates.

The only downside I can find would be the cost, but there are a lot of upsides:

- Conservatives tend to own vehicles with tailgates compared to liberals. Can't fit much copy on the back of a Prius/Pius compared to the tailgate of a F150.

- Tailgates have lots of space for both slogans and some detailed arguments. Can probably fit a much info as a billboard and the audience will be typically be in front of that copy for at least a minute or two.

- While bumper stickers are generally ignored, its difficult to ignore a full-color tailgate if you're the guy behind the pickup.

I'm not in a position to do something like this, but I thought I'd toss the idea out there for consideration. I have a FS Sierra - if someone wants to run with this for Thompson or Hunter, I'd sure be interested in donating the space at the back of my truck.

Ideally, if one of the candidates could put out something like this and we could buy it, I'd sure be interested.


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1 posted on 01/02/2008 7:15:51 AM PST by chrisser
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To: chrisser

“Don’t vote. It only encourages them.”


2 posted on 01/02/2008 7:18:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: chrisser

ROTFLOL

Anyone remember STP distributers. You couldn’t even find their cars.


3 posted on 01/02/2008 7:18:14 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: chrisser

Don’t park in a liberal infested area. They’ll wreck your truck.


4 posted on 01/02/2008 7:20:16 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: chrisser

If you do this, be prepared for key scratches, dents and whatever else those fair-minded, inclusive liberals can think of.


5 posted on 01/02/2008 7:20:48 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: freekitty

AMSOil!


6 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:02 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Guess what? I'm voting for the Conservative.)
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To: chrisser
The only downside I can find would be the cost

There is another downside--cowardly libs who are not above "keying" a vehicle whose owner hasn't drunk from the left-wing Koolaid.

7 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: chrisser

I don’t put on bumper stickers but I did get an ASU Three-peat sticker for my car.


8 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: chrisser

I remember back in the 60’s when my sister and I were sharing a car. She was into the hippy movement. You know the long granny dresses and flower in your hair bs.

One morning I went out to get into our shared car to go to work and all over it were flowers, the bathtub floor kind. OMG, I was mad. Made her take everyone of those things off. I couldn’t believe I had to drive through town and to work with that. It was just so tacky.


9 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:30 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Yeah, in NJ, the only conservative sticker that you can safely put on your car is an NRA sticker. Anything else just gets your car “keyed”.


10 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:38 AM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: chrisser

I still like the Hillary Clinton sticker, “Run Hillary Run” for the front bumper.

I would not use stickers here in the People’s Socialist Republic of Illinois. Too many radical wacked-out Democrats around to vandalize the car.


11 posted on 01/02/2008 7:21:50 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: chrisser

Having your car wrapped is not all that expensive, I used to work for a sign shop that did that. Small vynal stickers on your car could be a very cool way to express your political wishes and it might draw the ire of some malcontents who disagree with you.


12 posted on 01/02/2008 7:22:41 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: freekitty

Is she still a nut?


13 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:08 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Guess what? I'm voting for the Conservative.)
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To: chrisser
Real Americans are angered that the successful housing market has tanked, and crude oil has doubled since the dims regained power in Congress.

All the warm fuzzy muzzling of hopefuls via the drive-by media is not keeping great Americans from being Americans.

14 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:12 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Crude Oil Doubling Prosperous Housing Market Tanking = DIMS)
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To: chrisser

15 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:19 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: chrisser

Been done, kinda. There are advertisements you can get that pay you to put these “wrap” ads on your car or truck for a period of time.......


16 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:29 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: chrisser

Not my cup of tea but if it works for you, go for it.

17 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:34 AM PST by Cagey
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To: chrisser
I think it’s a great idea, I’d put one on my vehicle but with so many libs in this sate I’m afraid it would get keyed or worse.
18 posted on 01/02/2008 7:23:56 AM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: tcostell

I’ve heard that a “Harley-Davidson” window decal is an effective crime deterrant as well.


19 posted on 01/02/2008 7:25:55 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: chrisser

Was just down at a Bowl tailgating and saw a full tailgate Ron Paul job, it was the reusable contact vinyl for use on auto paint type, looked OK from a distance. That costs about $20 a foot, so a full size would cost like $90.

If you use any type of photo or images, the print shop will tell you exact specs to make sure the result isn’t grainy. You will need HUGE high quality photo and image files to do a full tailgate banner. Using just rasterized text will be much easier.


20 posted on 01/02/2008 7:26:36 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: #1CTYankee
Just add one of these as well:
21 posted on 01/02/2008 7:28:01 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Guess what? I'm voting for the Conservative.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

LOL. I knew that picture would show up, just by the title of the thread.


22 posted on 01/02/2008 7:31:31 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: tcostell

Maybe a tailgate sized magnetic sticker that you could take with you when you parked.


23 posted on 01/02/2008 7:31:31 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Beware: I put a “I wish I lived in New York, so I could vote against Hillary” sticker on my car. I got rear-ended (bumper bumped) twice in 9 days be women drivers. I took it off and did not seem to have the problem. I don’t know if they were trying to get close enough to read it or what.


24 posted on 01/02/2008 7:33:29 AM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his recent Liberal Definitive Stands.)
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To: chrisser

Have an F 150 with a cap. Last election, I got a Bush/Cheney lawn sign and put it in the rear window. That way it could piss off the libs here in Md. but was not permanent. FWIW.


25 posted on 01/02/2008 7:33:30 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Actually my wife has been making that very thing. She rotates between a Thompson 08 sticker and a School Choice sticker that she designed herself.


26 posted on 01/02/2008 7:35:01 AM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Ingtar

[1rudeboy wonders if he can use that information to meet women]


27 posted on 01/02/2008 7:35:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: tcostell

She should get an “I’m the NRA and I vote” one too.


28 posted on 01/02/2008 7:36:30 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: chrisser

I think some largish font phrases documenting some of Shrillery’s feloneous treasonous evils would be worth it.

Though you might need to post a few dobermens in the back of the pickup to protect it . . .


29 posted on 01/02/2008 7:39:01 AM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Yep; but not in that sense. She is very capitalist now. LOL


30 posted on 01/02/2008 7:39:34 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: BlabItGrabIt
Real Americans are angered that the successful housing market has tanked ......

A "market" where the average man with a good job cannot afford the price of an average house without resorting to higly irresponsible financing because every unqualified burger flipper at MacDonalds is being offered a $400,000 mortgage loan that will then be sold to the unsuspecting manager of a mutual fund in your 401K was not "successful".

It was simply fraud that was destroying the American Dream of being able to own a home.

The Credit Bubble lunacy was in full force long before the Democrats took over Congress and had little to do with politics.

I am happy that sane market practices are returning and that my kids will be able to buy a house or two at sane prices with responsible financing as we did.

31 posted on 01/02/2008 7:40:38 AM PST by Polybius
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To: 1rudeboy

I never thought of that angle. But then, I’ve been married 25 years.


32 posted on 01/02/2008 7:41:25 AM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his recent Liberal Definitive Stands.)
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To: chrisser
Try these three I created.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

33 posted on 01/02/2008 7:41:40 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: AppyPappy

I was driving through Maryland over the holidays and as I stopped at a traffic light, a fellow pulled up next to me and motioned for me to roll down my window. When I did he proceeded to tell me how he was a Michigan alumni and huge Wolverine fan and he just wanted to say “Thanks!” I then realized that he had seen the AppState sticker on the back of my vehicle.

“Thanks to the Mountaineers because we now have a new head coach!” With that, he wished me a hearty Merry Christmas and drove off.

(Both my son and my money go to ASU.)

I actually have had a few comments and run-ins with many strangers when I wear my ASU gear. Pretty much all good. I have passed a few Michigan fans (wearing their shirts or hats) in the local malls and I usually get a rolling of the eyes as if they are saying, “Aw damn, YOU again!...” ;-)


34 posted on 01/02/2008 7:44:28 AM PST by FishTale
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To: chrisser
Works fer me! I can’t tell you the number of cars I see in my area with all kinds of (usually) liberal bumper stickers plastered all over the bumper, rear of the car, back window, etc...(usually some tin-can-on-a-roller-skate car).
The more stickers, the loony-leftier they are, usually.
Of course, I’m living in a state where I still see “Wellstone!” bumper stickers...
If they can espouse their causes, why not you?
Go for it!
35 posted on 01/02/2008 7:45:17 AM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: FishTale

They are going to wish they had Carr back next year


36 posted on 01/02/2008 7:46:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Polybius
The dims and Mrs. Clinton are NOT going to save the housing market for your children. Our side is the side that will give your children and grandchildren a REAL future.

Socialism has failed every time, FReeper!

37 posted on 01/02/2008 7:51:12 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Crude Oil Doubling Prosperous Housing Market Tanking = DIMS)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

About 10 years ago I went bumper sticker crazy on the tailgate of my Chevy pick-up. My 10-12 year old sons loved trying to find new bumper stickers at gun shows and other places.

One time I was driving on I94 in upstate Wisconsin. There was a snowstorm coming in and we were in a real hurry to get to Fargo, ND. I was doing about 70 when the speed limit was 55. We topped a hill to meet a Wisconsin state trooper going the other way. My radar detector went off and I watched in my rear-view mirror as he turned on is lights and did a u-turn across the median. I slowed to 55 as he caught me. He stayed on my bumper (With his lights off) for a full minutte. Then he flipped his lights on and did another u-turn across the median and drove off. It was several days later when I realized that he had spent that minutte reading my bumper stickers. Thanks God, he was a conservative and had mercy on me.

I can’t remember them all:
Hunt with your kids and not for them.
Cats, the other white meat.
Earth first, we can mine the other planets later.
Charles Heston is my president.
BEER: It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
Keep honking, I’m reloading.
Guns don’t kill people, postal workers do.
Ask me about microwaving cats for fun and profit.


38 posted on 01/02/2008 7:52:09 AM PST by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
I got a "Where is Winkle Paw?" bumper sticker....

But nobody knows what it means.......

39 posted on 01/02/2008 7:53:31 AM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: AppyPappy

Even we Carolina fans are proud as can be with App State’s great football team (especially since we haven’t had one of our own to be proud of in a while). Congratulations.


40 posted on 01/02/2008 7:55:05 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: chrisser

I think, What difference does it make? Is seeing a sticker on your car going to change anyone’s vote? I doubt it.

The only stickers I have on my car are for the NRA and hunting. I’ve been told that seeing that a nicely-dressed and mostly sane little blonde lady belongs to the NRA makes people do a double-take. They often ask me about it, so this gives me a chance to educate them about guns and gun-owners’ rights.

Other than that, though, political stickers in my area are just an occasion for getting one’s vehicle damaged by fair-minded, tolerant liberals.


41 posted on 01/02/2008 7:55:46 AM PST by ottbmare
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To: NCLaw441

Carolina will do better next year. The success of the ACC is tied directly to the success of Carolina and NC State. They have to do well to make the ACC a quality conference. You both have good coaches and good young talent.

The ACC really screwed the pooch when they aligned the teams. It should have been.

Virginia Tech
Virginia
NC State
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Duke

in the same division. The old heavyweights (Clemson, Miami, FSU) wanted to be split up but they are going into hard times. The future is in the heart of those teams


42 posted on 01/02/2008 8:03:06 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: american_ranger

“Ask me about microwaving cats for fun and profit.”

ROFL!

I’ve never seen that one. I see lots of these in my area...

Lose your Kitty? Check my tire treads.


43 posted on 01/02/2008 8:06:30 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: tcostell
Yeah, in NJ, the only conservative sticker that you can safely put on your car is an NRA sticker.

Two weeks ago I visited friends in Philly...on the way back, I got lost and ended up in Cherry Hill, across the Delaware. The drivers there were nuts. Perhaps I should have covered up the Fred Thompson bumper sticker?

44 posted on 01/02/2008 8:13:44 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: BlabItGrabIt
The dims and Mrs. Clinton are NOT going to save the housing market for your children.

Never said they would. Never said they caused the Credit Bubble. Never said Republicans caused the Credit Bubble.

Irresponsible behavior by slimy lender on both sides of the political fence and idiotic behavior by borrowers on both sides of the political fence caused the Credit Bubble fiasco.

Our side is the side that will give your children and grandchildren a REAL future.

My side is common sense business practices that got me through this Credit Bubble mess without losing a dime.

Politicians had absolutely nothing to do with it.

45 posted on 01/02/2008 8:14:45 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Proud2BeRight

It seems to be getting blatant out there. Have you seen this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1947155/posts


46 posted on 01/02/2008 8:32:43 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Osage Orange

Add me to the list of the ignorant.


47 posted on 01/02/2008 9:01:45 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: american_ranger

I had “Guns don’t kill people, I kill people” but my mom made me take it off.

Also “God gave us cats so we’d have something to shoot when we run out of squirrels.”

I never get a break when I’m caught speeding anyway.


48 posted on 01/02/2008 9:04:25 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: chrisser
My latest fave:


49 posted on 01/02/2008 9:04:28 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: Ingtar
I got rear-ended (bumper bumped) twice in 9 days by women

Did both women have the same vanity plate?


50 posted on 01/02/2008 9:08:42 AM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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