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Sign of road rage may be on bumper
Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam

Posted on 06/17/2008 7:10:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Three horrors await Americans who get behind the wheel of a car for a family road trip this summer: the spiraling price of gas, choruses of "Are we there yet?"—and the road rage of fellow drivers.

Divine intervention might be needed for the first two problems, but science has discovered a solution for the third:

Watch out for cars with bumper stickers.

That's the surprising conclusion of a recent study by Colorado State University social psychologist William Szlemko.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bumper; bumperstickers; culture; roadrage; sayings
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1 posted on 06/17/2008 7:10:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Example of said lunacy:
2 posted on 06/17/2008 7:10:25 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

3 posted on 06/17/2008 7:13:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I've never seen any reason to ruin the look of a car with a bumper sticker.

Or a spoiler. That's why they call them "spoilers": they spoil the look of the vehicle.

4 posted on 06/17/2008 7:14:29 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: Red Badger

The people with that idiotic sticker are the first ones to go ape**** when someone utters a prayer out loud.


5 posted on 06/17/2008 7:14:42 AM PDT by relictele (Web addicts anonymous meets here 24/7)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Mine says: “WE’RE SCREWED 08”


6 posted on 06/17/2008 7:14:50 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

80% of the time, a car with more than 4 bumper stickers is a liberal’s car.

Although I’ve seen a few cars loaded w/conservative stickers too.


7 posted on 06/17/2008 7:15:05 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

My favorite: “Stop honking, I’m reloading”.


8 posted on 06/17/2008 7:15:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: relictele

I hate that particular sticker................


9 posted on 06/17/2008 7:15:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Ah..cum’on, that doesn’t count...It has a Mass. Plate on it..normal for them.....


10 posted on 06/17/2008 7:15:47 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

We have a lib democrat here whose bumper has so many stickers on it you can’t see the crome. Also her (HER!) trunk and back fenders are covered with lib stickers.


11 posted on 06/17/2008 7:15:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Massachusetts? I’m shocked - not. I drive I-93, and sight Moonbats daily.


12 posted on 06/17/2008 7:16:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Red Badger

13 posted on 06/17/2008 7:16:48 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: RockinRight

14 posted on 06/17/2008 7:17:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Simply countered by...


15 posted on 06/17/2008 7:17:24 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: Red Badger

I laugh every time I see that sticker, because it would get you shot in some parts of the world, where it’d be deemed blasphemous to have the sacred crescent share a graphic with a Star of David.


16 posted on 06/17/2008 7:17:31 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“Question Gender”?


17 posted on 06/17/2008 7:17:47 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

People who put bumper stickers on their cars are seeking identity and validation.

The more stickers the more mentally unstable the driver, IMO.


18 posted on 06/17/2008 7:18:11 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Red Badger

19 posted on 06/17/2008 7:18:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: RockinRight

Hello RockinRight,can you tell me how to post a picture please?


20 posted on 06/17/2008 7:18:48 AM PDT by chinaboy
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To: andy58-in-nh

Where do I get one of those?!?!?!?!.................


21 posted on 06/17/2008 7:18:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I saw this yesterday. The sheer ignorance of the liberal mindset can be associated with this sticker:
22 posted on 06/17/2008 7:19:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

There’s a car in my area that has a bunch of peacenik type stickers on it, free speech, all that...oh, plus the “get Fox News of the air” sticker.


23 posted on 06/17/2008 7:19:10 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: relictele

Only if it is a Christian prayer.


24 posted on 06/17/2008 7:19:35 AM PDT 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: litehaus
Ah..cum’on, that doesn’t count...It has a Mass. Plate on it..normal for them.....

To be fair, most of the Masshole cars I've seen with a lot of stickers required them to keep the rust together.

25 posted on 06/17/2008 7:19:50 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Mine says: “WE’RE SCREWED 08”

Love it send me one

26 posted on 06/17/2008 7:20:09 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Will work for. . . . . . . . . . . . "CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN" CANIDATE NOT A RINO)
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To: al_c

27 posted on 06/17/2008 7:21:36 AM PDT by Yitzchak (The arabs do not respect power; they worship it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My bumper sticker says:

“My Marine can pick off your Honor Student at a Click and a Half”


28 posted on 06/17/2008 7:22:31 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

29 posted on 06/17/2008 7:22:37 AM PDT by Yitzchak (The arabs do not respect power; they worship it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hah! There’s a car I see parked in a driveway every day, on my drive into the office, that looks just like the one in the picture. There’s so many stickers they run around the corners and are making their way forward on the car. And it’s all the usual hodge-podge of liberal causes. What kind of car? An older subaru of course.

I’ve always imagined that actually talking to that person would be nearly impossible. The irony is that there’s always some sticker about being “open minded”. Heh. Yeah, right.


30 posted on 06/17/2008 7:23:11 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I’ve always thought bumper stickers are nothing more than magnets for vandalisim.


31 posted on 06/17/2008 7:23:11 AM PDT by WarToad
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
We have a lib democrat here whose bumper has so many stickers on it you can’t see the crome. Also her (HER!) trunk and back fenders are covered with lib stickers.

I love pulling up next to one of those drivers whose cars have numberous lib bumper stickers on it. I'll roll down my windows, crank up the volume with Rush on and grin at them. :-)

32 posted on 06/17/2008 7:23:38 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I agree with you about that Clinton sticker. I was in the navy, and I was near Baghdad, Sept. 2004-Mar. ‘05. While I was there, I rarely heard the sailors and marines complain about our presence, in Iraq. After I returned to the U.S., I heard many people, who haven’t served in the military, complain about it.

I have a bumper sticker that says, “Guns don’t kill people; abortion clinics kill people.”


33 posted on 06/17/2008 7:24:41 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: al_c

Ha! My cell phone ring tone is “Infidel”.

Have you heard it? Google it - I think you can preview it on some sites. Hilarious.


34 posted on 06/17/2008 7:24:58 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I do recall reading that some felt it was discriminatory to limit choices to male or female on applications such as a driver’s licenses. Perhaps it was that group.


35 posted on 06/17/2008 7:26:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Psycho_Bunny

The only bumper sticker I thought of putting on my car was a “Run Hillary!” bumper sticker....on the front of my car.


36 posted on 06/17/2008 7:26:25 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
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37 posted on 06/17/2008 7:27:41 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.....maybe.)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t put any stickers on my car. I have sort of a herd animal mentality about it. I’m out there on the savannah, travelling as necessary, and I don’t want to give anyone any reason to single me out about anything. I don’t want the cops to have any special reason to look at me. I don’t want thieves or psychos or anyone to draw any conclusions from my car. I want to be incognito. I want safe passage to and from my destination. I want to travel unmolested. Hence, a clean, unmarked vehicle.


38 posted on 06/17/2008 7:28:38 AM PDT by Huck ("Real" conservatives support OBAMA in 08 (that's how you know Im not a real conservative))
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To: dfwgator
You should buy this shirt (thank about it for a while):
40 posted on 06/17/2008 7:29:40 AM PDT by Yitzchak (The arabs do not respect power; they worship it.)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.cafepress.com/rightwingstuff


41 posted on 06/17/2008 7:30:18 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: savedbygrace

It is hazardous to put any GOP or conservative stickers on your car, since the Libs(being kind and thoughtfull people) will vandalize your car.
So to retaliate..I now carry a couple long roofing nails in my pocket..just in case I see a Prious with a BO sticker.
So all you Libs out there take note...two flats in the same day is a real pain.


42 posted on 06/17/2008 7:30:25 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: WarToad
I’ve always thought bumper stickers are nothing more than magnets for vandalisim.

I've never put a sticker on my car(s), ever. Living in the Seattle area, the last thing you'd want to do is to leave a car unattended with anything remotely conservative on the car.

What I have done though is to put a Bush sticker on a piece of cardboard inside the window, then I would stash it when I park someplace. But I've never been really into stickers anyway. I've never thought that they accomplish anything.

43 posted on 06/17/2008 7:31:05 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My husband works with a guy who has an old beater Volvo wagon that he wants to get rid of. I’m dying to buy it just so I can cover it with right-wing stickers and confuse/annoy the he!! out of people!


44 posted on 06/17/2008 7:31:10 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (I'll take a "third Bush term" over a second Carter term ANY DAY!)
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To: Voter#537

“Love it send me one “
It was given to me by a friend. He said he found it on Drudge’s site.
Found it! http://www.werescrewed08.com/


45 posted on 06/17/2008 7:32:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: WarToad
I have 2 bumper stickers on my car--one on each side of the trunk door. They are held on with a magnet strip I stuck on the bumper stickers so that I can take them off when going through the car wash.

They both say the same thing: SELF-DEFENSE IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.

And yes, my car has been sabotaged a time a two, but it's worth it to me. I get far more thumbs up than anything else, tho. Could be because I live in Texas.....

46 posted on 06/17/2008 7:32:33 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The only stickers on my car (back window)...

Top center:

bottom left:
No image. A window sticker supporting a local clinic that helps women with unexpected pregnancies. It's a Catholic organization that is committed to saving unborn babies.

Bottom right:

When I was young a foolish, I used to have one that said "Yes, as a matter of fact, I do own the whole d*** road"

47 posted on 06/17/2008 7:32:54 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Huck
I want to be incognito. I want safe passage to and from my destination. I want to travel unmolested. Hence, a clean, unmarked vehicle.

Yup, mine is the same way for the same reasons. My car would be keyed at minimum if I had conservative leaning bumper stickers on my car in the Rochester, NY area.

48 posted on 06/17/2008 7:34:39 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

My favorite is ‘ The only reason some people are alive is because it is ILLEGAL to kill them “


49 posted on 06/17/2008 7:34:41 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: RockinRight
80% of the time, a car with more than 4 bumper stickers is a liberal’s car.

closer to 99% in my locale. I was just thinking earlier this week, if there are more than four bumper stickers, it must be a lib.

50 posted on 06/17/2008 7:34:51 AM PDT by LambSlave
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