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On the philosophy of the bumper sticker (in Ithaca)
Ithaca Journal ^ | Wednesday, April 10, 2002 | By Michael Serino

Posted on 04/10/2002 8:19:25 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Edited on 05/07/2004 8:00:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

I was stopped at a traffic light the other day when I suddenly realized the person in the car in front of me was attempting to communicate with me.

It was starting to get dark, so it was difficult to make out what he was trying to say at first. I turned on my lights so I could see his message clearly.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bumperstickers; ithacais; thecityofevil
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He forget my favorites:

the bumper stickers that proclaim their support for the American labor movement but are always on foreign cars.
And of course, this one (courtesy of "the"):


1 posted on 04/10/2002 8:19:25 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: GovernsLeastGovernsBest;LibKill;bentfeather;gaspar;Native New Yorker;drjimmy;Atticus...
bump
2 posted on 04/10/2002 8:21:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"Health Care is a product, not a right."
3 posted on 04/10/2002 8:22:02 AM PDT by Hank Rearden
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
We have "Nuke the ACLU and their Snivel Rights" on our SUV.
We got a "thumbs up" from a cop the other day!
4 posted on 04/10/2002 8:24:01 AM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
my fave

"Wanna get laid? crawl up a chicken's a$$ and wait"

5 posted on 04/10/2002 8:27:34 AM PDT by camle
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"It will be a great day when schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber,"

This one always gets to me. What a sophisticated understanding of Federalism and the role of government! So, you believe that local schools should be run by the federal government, and that national defense is properly a local issie? Great for you! I guess I shouldn't expect to see a "My Kid is an Honor Student" sticker on the same car ...

How about those "At _____ school, we honor ALL of our students" stickers. Those do make me want to write the conclusion underneath: "Even the stupid ones."

6 posted on 04/10/2002 8:34:59 AM PDT by Calvin Coolidge
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My favorites include "Nuke The Gay Whales", and "My Son got your Honor Student pregnant".
7 posted on 04/10/2002 8:36:42 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
...and I seem to recall that some gays would refer to straights as Breeders. I wonder if the bumper sticker anecdote at the top of this thread included a dig at what are also called "Hets".
8 posted on 04/10/2002 8:38:05 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"convince my wife to run up to his window in simulated outrage, screaming"

Obviously spent too much time in states without CCW law....

9 posted on 04/10/2002 8:43:06 AM PDT by Feckless
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To: NativeNewYorker
I brake for tailgaters!
10 posted on 04/10/2002 8:43:17 AM PDT by TomSmedley
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To: Hank Rearden
"Health Care is a product, not a right."

Unfortunately, I don't think the Ithaca liberal would understand the distinction.

11 posted on 04/10/2002 8:43:46 AM PDT by timm22
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
EARTH FIRST!
We can mine the other planets later.

12 posted on 04/10/2002 8:45:59 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: NativeNewYorker
...and I seem to recall that some gays would refer to straights as Breeders.

I wondered the same thing. Once on a business call, I was making small talk and asked about the guy’s family, he gave me the "I don't breed" spiel. Later I was informed he was a very out of the closet gay.

13 posted on 04/10/2002 8:53:38 AM PDT by RJL
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To: Calvin Coolidge
So, you believe that local schools should be run by the federal government, and that national defense is properly a local issie? Great for you! I guess I shouldn't expect to see a "My Kid is an Honor Student" sticker on the same car ...

Oh yes you will. The socialist government teacher comrades hand out the “Honor Student” stickers.

14 posted on 04/10/2002 8:53:54 AM PDT by dead
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ithaca Is the City of Evil bumper sticker!

Mega Bump

15 posted on 04/10/2002 8:54:51 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The author didn't quite get his parody bumper sticker correct. More properly, it is:

Nuke the Gay Whales for Jesus

16 posted on 04/10/2002 9:02:54 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; all
Can anyone find this old image that appeared on bumper stickers and t-shirts: It looks like a "peace sign" from a distance, but up close you can see that the left and right "legs" within the circle are supposed to be back-swept wings, with two jet engine-like protrusions on each "wing" (suggestive of the B-52). Beneath the image are the words: "Drop It".

Been looking at gun shows and such with no luck. Anyone seen it recently?

My favorite bumper sticker these days is "Nuke the Hamptons" (and you really MUST visit NukeTheHamptons.com - Lob some megatonnage at Martha Stewart today - it's a Good Thing! ;-)

17 posted on 04/10/2002 9:09:56 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My favorite:

I got a gun for my wife. What a great trade!

18 posted on 04/10/2002 9:17:37 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: NativeNewYorker
You've missed the one bumper sticker I've seen designed to piss almost ANYONE off:

"Nuke the unborn baby gay whales for Christ".

And the guy who was selling them, told me he sold 5 or so of them per week. . .

19 posted on 04/10/2002 9:30:09 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Here's a suggestion: "Display Your Ignorance - Use Bumper Stickers"
20 posted on 04/10/2002 9:34:51 AM PDT by thucydides
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To: scooter2
I saw this one:

"I'm PRO-Choice; I choose to hunt, fish, wear fur and eat meat."

On the back of our neighbors car:

"When women vote; Democrats win." They are flaming liberals.

21 posted on 04/10/2002 9:38:06 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Salgak
in high school i had an Einstein quote about furthering nuclear power for the bennefits of mankind and a "go nuclear, go navy" sticker on my car. i had alot of people thinking i was contradicting myself, but i assured them that i wasnt.
22 posted on 04/10/2002 9:39:14 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: Sideshow Bob
Still missing one word:

"Nuke the Gay Baby Whales for Jesus"
23 posted on 04/10/2002 9:43:56 AM PDT by Technocrat
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My favorite bumper sticker:

"My other lethal weapon is a Glock"

24 posted on 04/10/2002 9:44:19 AM PDT by spaceman spiff
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To: Calvin Coolidge

Courtesy InstaPundit.

25 posted on 04/10/2002 9:50:44 AM PDT by the
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My Favorite:

More people died in Ted Kennedy's car than at Three-Mile Island

26 posted on 04/10/2002 9:58:10 AM PDT by bruin66
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I made one that said:

I Upped My Income... Up Yours.

27 posted on 04/10/2002 10:02:53 AM PDT by Octar
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To: bruin66
More people died in Ted Kennedy's car than at Three-Mile Island

Also seen as:

Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun.

28 posted on 04/10/2002 10:20:50 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Thank you for not social engineering.
29 posted on 04/10/2002 10:21:32 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: MotleyGirl70
Ban democRATs Not GUNS

30 posted on 04/10/2002 11:02:42 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Charles Martel
My favorite bumper sticker these days is "Nuke the Hamptons"

OH MAN! What I wouldn't give to drive around New York with THAT one. Almost as fun as riding the subway with my NRA cap.

31 posted on 04/10/2002 11:06:07 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
For those who haven't been to the City of Evil, these bumper stickers are ubiquitous:

I like yours better:


32 posted on 04/10/2002 11:32:20 AM PDT by Atticus
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My bumper sticker reads:

AIDS AND HOMOSEXUALS
EVOLUTION IN ACTION

Needless to say, that got quite a bit of attention at my mandatory "AIDS in the Workplace" briefing when I joined the civil service.

33 posted on 04/10/2002 11:36:08 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
My personal favorite

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

34 posted on 04/10/2002 11:41:18 AM PDT by rrr51
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To: camle
On the back of a young lady's SUV "Let go of my ears, I know what I'm doing."
35 posted on 04/10/2002 12:08:07 PM PDT by wordsofearnest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I know I'm going to get my proverbial butt kicked by the southern boys out there, but I think we could lose the stickers showing little boys urinating on Ford/Chevy symbols.

Now if they were urinating on our perverted, impeached former president or his "wife" I'd say keep 'em.

36 posted on 04/10/2002 2:32:10 PM PDT by EODGUY
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To: EODGUY
I know I'm going to get my proverbial butt kicked by the southern boys out there, but I think we could lose the stickers showing little boys urinating on Ford/Chevy symbols.

Now if they were urinating on our perverted, impeached former president or his "wife" I'd say keep 'em.

I'm getting tired of 'em, too (and I'm as far south as I can go without heading to Texas or Florida). However, I really like the one with "Calvin" taking a leak on "Sarah Brady". I reckon we'll have to keep that one around for a while - at least until she croaks. :-)

37 posted on 04/10/2002 3:25:48 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Clemenza
OH MAN! What I wouldn't give to drive around New York with THAT one. Almost as fun as riding the subway with my NRA cap.

Freepmail me with your address and I'll send you one. I have a spare - last year I e-mailed the owner of the "Nuke the Hamptons" website and left a terse message from "Lizzie Grubman and her Mercedez M-Class". He enjoyed my comments immensely and threw a few free stickers my way.

38 posted on 04/10/2002 3:30:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Charles Martel
Great site!
39 posted on 04/10/2002 3:41:57 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Denver Ditdat
Shouldn't that be:

Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun. SO FAR...

40 posted on 04/10/2002 3:51:20 PM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void
My new one says:

U.S.
*or*
THEM
choose wisely

41 posted on 04/10/2002 3:56:52 PM PDT by null and void
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
one of my favorites:

I LOVE ANIMALS
THEY ARE DELICIOUS
42 posted on 04/11/2002 1:14:01 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Good find, BLL.

But bumper stickers are never more ridiculous than when drivers use them in an attempt to express their "philosophy."

However, I thought this one may have expressed this fellow's current philosophy:

I THINK I'M IN COLLEGE!

Two more favorites:

A**HOLE! (without the asterisks) and,

DON'T HASSLE ME
. . I'M A LOCAL

43 posted on 04/11/2002 2:33:39 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
An oldie, but goodie:

Visualize the Clintons in Jail!

44 posted on 04/11/2002 2:58:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: camle
My all time favorite --- "If you smoke after sex, you did it too fast"
45 posted on 04/11/2002 4:15:36 AM PDT by irishtenor
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Love your graphic. Have you ever seen this: a Greenpeace/Sierra Club bumper sticker on the back of an SUV? Those are hysterical. Talk about cognitive dissonance.
46 posted on 04/11/2002 4:19:56 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Constitution Day
EARTH FIRST!
We can mine the other planets later.

LOL!

Coffee | Nose > Keyboard

47 posted on 04/11/2002 4:22:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: irishtenor
Reminds me of the reply during a survey, I believe it was Master & Johnson, when a woman was asked if she smoked after sex. She said, "I don't know, I never looked."
48 posted on 04/11/2002 4:24:06 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
I saw one the other day that said " Hung like Einstein, smart as a horse".
49 posted on 04/11/2002 4:27:38 AM PDT by irishtenor
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To: Lazamataz;Constitution Day
HELP PREVENT
FOREST FIRES

STRIP MINE


50 posted on 04/11/2002 4:44:40 AM PDT by uglybiker
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