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IN A WORD -- FUBO (Lonsberry-Must Read)
boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/20/09 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 02/20/2009 5:40:19 AM PST by shortstop

I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey.

Though it wasn’t actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And that’s probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I don’t live there. So, to me, he’s just an insufferable bore.

But I should have been listening anyway.

Instead I got an idea.

An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so.

I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay my neighbors’ mortgage. That I didn’t want to live in a socialist country. That I didn’t think the government should take over the banks. That I didn’t want a White House committee running the car industry, or putting a union consultant in charge of the process. That I didn’t think throwing 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan without a clear objective was a bright idea.,p>

Basically, one month in, I’ve already had a bellyful.

Sure, on Inauguration Day I was all hope and change. He wasn’t my candidate, but he was my president, and I was going to give him the benefit of the doubt.Then he went on Al Arabiya.,p.

And stole the census. And decided my confidential medical records had to be in a federal database. And tripled the deficit in three weeks while condemning George W. Bush for doubling it in eight years.

Basically, I got a bad attitude.

That wasn’t helped when I saw video of Robert Reich – if I misspelled that, it was Freudian – telling a committee of Congress that the bailout – which he largely put together – needed some infrastructure projects, but that they should be structured so that the jobs they created did not go to “white-male construction workers” or unemployed “high-skill workers.”

Because, apparently, we wouldn’t want anybody with high skills building the schools our children will attend or the bridges we will drive over. He prefers the jobs go to the “long-term unemployed,” which I always presumed meant stupid, stoned or lazy – just the folks we want to have operating heavy equipment.

Personally, I get kind of peeved when, right there in front of the TV cameras and a herd of congressmen, it’s OK to publicly say that the stimulus isn’t for “white-male construction workers” and those evil “high-skill” people. I suppose they got those high skills by doing something despicable, like going to college or trade school or taking an apprenticeship or spending 20 years on the job learning how to do things right.

Apparently, laid-off engineers and computer guys and nurses – “high-skill workers” – get no part of the stimulus. Ditto for “white-male construction workers.”

Basically, it ticked me off.

Like I got ticked off from seeing the Democrats hopping all over themselves to say talk radio should be forced to be “balanced,” and that the freedom-choking Fairness Doctrine should be imposed not only on radio, but on the Internet.

Honestly, I expect one of these Democrats to start chanting something about “Four legs good, two legs better.”

And I wanted to express that. I wanted something that would say I wasn’t happy with this, that I wasn’t going along with it, that the gutting of America and American freedom was not something I supported.

A bumper sticker would be good, I figured, but I suspect that a bumper sticker critical of the ruling junta in Washington would get my car vandalized, and maybe worse.

So that had been playing on my mind.

And when I should have been listening to Ron Chapman, I got an idea.

I was sitting there in the studio, waiting for him get done and my turn to come, and a word came to me. A newly coined word. Four letters. Pronounced “foo-bow.” Like in “food” and “bow and arrow” – “foo-bow.”

So I googled around a bit and found a bumper sticker company. They had a template for those little oval stickers people have. The ones with some sort of abbreviation in there. I think they come from Europe.

Anyway, I found a template for one of those and I typed in my new word – “foo-bow.” I liked how it looked so I put it in my cart and proceeded to checkout. I ordered 20 because I got a good price.

And right about then, Ron Chapman was done and my microphone came on and I told the producer, Nick, what I had done.

I told him I had made a bumper sticker. I described the oval – black background with white letters – and my new word – foo-bow – spelled FUBO.

It took him about five seconds.

Then the phones lit up. Dozens and dozens of people called. They wanted a bumper sticker just like mine.

On the next commercial break, I checked my e-mail and there was a note from a man at a T-shirt company. He said he’d like to try to make some T-shirts with my new word on them. Several other people wrote offering to make bumper stickers. One gentleman said he would embroider a hat with FUBO on it.

A company vice president called up Nick and said we ought to do something with this.

Callers started using the word – foo-bow – almost like a greeting, or a password. Just as Rush Limbaugh callers sometimes use the word “ditto,” people were using “foo-bow.” One man even said, “Mega FUBO.”

By the end of the show, a plan was coming together so that by this morning there would be a web store set up with T-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers with various graphic permutations of foo-bow. It’s a movement.

And if I make any money off it, I’m going to buy a gun before the ruling regime outlaws them.

Basically, people either love the idea, or hate it, or stare blankly at me saying, “I don’t get it.”

Personally, I’m buying a T-shirt for myself and at least a couple of my daughters. And I can’t wait to put the bumper sticker on my truck.

I know that last year it was patriotic to question the president, and that this year it is treasonous, but before they outlaw the First Amendment altogether I want to get in my last dig.

Because what’s happening to our country is wrong. There is a purge going on, a purge of American freedom and common sense. The socialist attack on those who produce and the wholesale subsidization of those who don’t produce has begun. The Constitution and the Declaration are in the crapper.

And it’s not quite America.

I want my country back.

And I’m willing to say so. That’s what Americans do. The attorney general may believe that we – and the Americans who came before us – are a “nation of cowards,” but I believe he is wrong.

And I’m willing to say so.

I’m willing to spit back in the face of arrogance.

FUBO. Big time.

And I invite you to join the cause.

To find a link to the FUBO stuff, go to www.wham1180.com and type in the keyword “bob.” You will find the link on the page that pops up. Look at the stuff, see what you think, and if you agree, get some.

And start using the word – “foo-bow.” Say it, write it, trace it in the dust on your car windows, put it up on a sign in your window.

You know what it means. You know what it represents. It’s time to show what you stand for.

So, order quick, before somebody tries to get me fired for doing this.


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1 posted on 02/20/2009 5:40:19 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop

Good read. Speaks for millions of hard working Americans.


2 posted on 02/20/2009 5:48:04 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: shortstop

Really Great!

But...wtf does fubo mean?????


3 posted on 02/20/2009 5:51:45 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: gunnyg

spell it out..
F U
B O

BO are someone’s initials :)


4 posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:17 AM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: shortstop

I can figure out what the F and the U stand for, but what about the B and the O?


5 posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:52 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: gunnyg

But...wtf does fubo mean?????

Words conservatives generally do not use, especially towards a sitting president whose initials are B.O.

Expresses my sentiments, however. Comprendez-vous?


6 posted on 02/20/2009 5:57:44 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: PissAndVinegar

spell it out..
F U
B O
*************

BO are someone’s initials :)

Holy Sh!t, Batman!

Maybe that other @44hole was right—we really are cowards!

‘Fraid ya gotta break it down for me, folks—not for me y’understand—somebody else might ask and I’d be stumped....


7 posted on 02/20/2009 5:58:21 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: shortstop

8 posted on 02/20/2009 5:58:28 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: gunnyg

Eff you Barry O.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 5:58:33 AM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: savedbygrace

FUBO = F U Barack Obama

Fantastic, I’m in.

Before they render America FUBAR...


10 posted on 02/20/2009 6:00:16 AM PST by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America)
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To: saganite

Eff you Barry O.
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Great!
Ya got a source/reference on that?


11 posted on 02/20/2009 6:00:33 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: shortstop

Priceless! He mirrors my sentiments exactly!

I printed out three copies for business associates!

FUBO!


12 posted on 02/20/2009 6:01:18 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: gunnyg

From the article:
“Basically, people either love the idea, or hate it, or stare blankly at me saying, “I don’t get it.””

I think you fall into the latter ;0)

IT’s a vulgar term against obamamamama


13 posted on 02/20/2009 6:01:39 AM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: shortstop

“bumper sticker would be good, I figured, but I suspect that a bumper sticker critical of the ruling junta in Washington would get my car vandalized, and maybe worse”.

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday (two actually, on the same car) and it said “someone should b!+ch slap Harry Reid. The other one said Impeach Pelosi. I gave the guy a thumbs up. I don’t think he was worried about being vandalized. He was driving a beater.


14 posted on 02/20/2009 6:01:50 AM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: savedbygrace

LOL! Think about it......... :)


15 posted on 02/20/2009 6:02:26 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: shortstop
Good idea, but I'll go with REMF for BO and all Washingtonians, the forbears of the Morlocks.

For an old soldier like me, REMF is much more descriptive.

For civilians that don't know, REMF = Rear Echelon M----r F----r. Obama outsourcing the Stimulus Bill to Pelosi and Reid was a clear example of an REMF.

16 posted on 02/20/2009 6:02:41 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: originalbuckeye

I LIKE it!!

FUBO!!

Gee that felt good!!!


17 posted on 02/20/2009 6:02:54 AM PST by sneakers
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To: gunnyg

“Ya got a source/reference on that?”

In my head. That’s what I figure it means and I’m 99.9% sure I’m right. The only sure way for you to find out though is to ask the author of the logo.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 6:03:35 AM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: shortstop

I just purchased 2 shirts...

When liberals ask I will just smile.


19 posted on 02/20/2009 6:03:41 AM PST by misterrob (Rant before you read.......S.O.P. for Free Republic)
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To: shortstop

“Because what’s happening to our country is wrong. There is a purge going on, a purge of American freedom and common sense. The socialist attack on those who produce and the wholesale subsidization of those who don’t produce has begun. The Constitution and the Declaration are in the crapper.”

The undermining of America has been happening for 40 years. Now it’s about to come crashing down.


20 posted on 02/20/2009 6:04:00 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

read later


21 posted on 02/20/2009 6:07:40 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: misterrob
I just went to the site and I couldn't find the link.

Can you post it?

22 posted on 02/20/2009 6:09:33 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: misterrob

Ya got a link for those shirts?

Cafe press has one where the O is the obummer’s campaign logo. I’m looking for a plain black & white FUBO


23 posted on 02/20/2009 6:10:33 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: OKSooner

Found it:

http://www.artoshirt.net/servlet/the-FUBO/Categories


24 posted on 02/20/2009 6:12:42 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: PissAndVinegar

“From the article:
“Basically, people either love the idea, or hate it, or stare blankly at me saying, “I don’t get it.””

I think you fall into the latter ;0)

IT’s a vulgar term against obamamamama”
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Yeah—but some of us have the b@lls to say so outright!


25 posted on 02/20/2009 6:12:59 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: OKSooner
I couldn't find it either. I googled it, and there it was, halfway down the page. It's Here: Fobo shirts
26 posted on 02/20/2009 6:13:30 AM PST by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foriegn policy advisor. He's really quite good!)
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To: shortstop

Yeah, sure Bob. Tell me again why you didn’t just buy a bumper sticker in the first place? Afraid of vandals? Now you’re not?


27 posted on 02/20/2009 6:14:15 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Darn, too slow again. Guess I have to learn the link thingey without peeking at the HTML sandbox if I’m going to post something first......lol


28 posted on 02/20/2009 6:15:25 AM PST by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foriegn policy advisor. He's really quite good!)
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To: shortstop

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29 posted on 02/20/2009 6:16:26 AM PST by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Boooooooowwwwww. Smooth)
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To: TnGOP

FUBO, FOBO, it’s all the same.


30 posted on 02/20/2009 6:16:41 AM PST by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foriegn policy advisor. He's really quite good!)
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To: sneakers
Yep, me too!

I am not a bumper sticker kinda gal but I think I can make an exception.
31 posted on 02/20/2009 6:17:29 AM PST by stentorian conservative (FUBO!!)
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To: shortstop

I like it! But, I am somewhat surprised people here have such a hard time getting it and for some reason that makes me want one of the bumper stickers even more.


32 posted on 02/20/2009 6:18:51 AM PST by GBA
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To: shortstop
I love it!

I'm tired of just being scared what the Biggie O will do and how bad it is. I am not a coward and I want my country back....FUBO!

33 posted on 02/20/2009 6:21:27 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Please let me know if you want on or off the San Diego ping list. Let's get the ball rollin'!)
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To: shortstop

FUBO bttt


34 posted on 02/20/2009 6:21:35 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: shortstop
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35 posted on 02/20/2009 6:21:46 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: GBA

I’m usually the dimwitted one who can’t figure things out - and I got it right away!


36 posted on 02/20/2009 6:22:17 AM PST by sneakers
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To: gunnyg

37 posted on 02/20/2009 6:22:39 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

yep, great bumper sticker material!


38 posted on 02/20/2009 6:24:29 AM PST by tioga
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Don’t misunderstand. I figured out 3 or 4 possibilities immediately. I’m just wondering which of those Lonsberry’s choice is.


39 posted on 02/20/2009 6:26:37 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: gunnyg
But...wtf does fubo mean?????

Ya caught everyone sleeping didn't you? LOL

FUBO

40 posted on 02/20/2009 6:27:18 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Please let me know if you want on or off the San Diego ping list. Let's get the ball rollin'!)
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To: TnGOP

I ordered two t-shirts! Now if I can only find a bumper sticker!


41 posted on 02/20/2009 6:30:21 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: shortstop

I’m in.


42 posted on 02/20/2009 6:31:25 AM PST by houeto (FUBO -Bob Lonsberry)
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To: shortstop

FUBO

In generations past they had “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Remember the Alamo,” and today we have FUBO. What’s it mean? It means that you want your country back. That you’re not a socialist, that you don’t want to pay your neighbors’ mortgage, that you are tired of big-government bailouts. Stand up and be counted — and use your First Amendment before they apply the Fairness Doctrine to t-shirts and bumper stickers.

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43 posted on 02/20/2009 6:32:31 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Liberals tend to destroy property or act violently when presented with dissent to their viewpoint or their anointed gods.


44 posted on 02/20/2009 6:34:29 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: savedbygrace

By Obama


45 posted on 02/20/2009 6:35:12 AM PST by nufsed
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To: shortstop

Schweeeeeeeeeeet! I have an addition to my tagline!


46 posted on 02/20/2009 6:35:24 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy. FUBO!)
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To: shortstop

Idea:

Someone visiting NY, stands in the crowd during national TV weather for GMA or something.

Wearing a hat with FUBO or
FOO-BOO in the background.

Do you think it would show up
at least early in the game before networks get it ?!?!


47 posted on 02/20/2009 6:36:17 AM PST by urtax$@work (The best kind of memorial is a Burning Memorial.........)
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To: gunnyg

Probably the funniest part of this is the co-opting of the racist brand “FUBU”, which meant “For Us By Us”. It was an “African American” clothing line - Whitey was not allowed to wear it. Probably still around.

Though I try to never use such language anymore, I’ll make an exception.

In regard to your Barakracy -
FUBO.


48 posted on 02/20/2009 6:38:13 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB

Yes, I know. My point is, he was afraid of having his car vandalized if he pasted on a pre-existing bumper sticker critical of the “ruling junta.” So he coins a whole new word, an obvious one, which he’ll put on bumpers, shirts, posters, etc., and he proudly tells the world that it’s his word, and desires it to be spread.
I don’t see why his authorship inoculates him against vandalism.
I love Lonsberry, but I love logic more.


49 posted on 02/20/2009 6:43:46 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Once “they” figure it out,

anyone sporting this logo will be subject to physical violence. Guaranteed.


50 posted on 02/20/2009 6:46:35 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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