Skip to comments.IN A WORD -- FUBO (Lonsberry-Must Read)
Posted on 02/20/2009 5:40:19 AM PST by shortstop
I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey.
Though it wasnt actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And thats probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I dont live there. So, to me, hes 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 wasnt happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didnt want to pay my neighbors mortgage. That I didnt want to live in a socialist country. That I didnt think the government should take over the banks. That I didnt want a White House committee running the car industry, or putting a union consultant in charge of the process. That I didnt think throwing 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan without a clear objective was a bright idea.,p>
Basically, one month in, Ive already had a bellyful.
Sure, on Inauguration Day I was all hope and change. He wasnt 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 wasnt 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 wouldnt 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, its OK to publicly say that the stimulus isnt 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 wasnt happy with this, that I wasnt 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 hed 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. Its a movement.
And if I make any money off it, Im 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 dont get it.
Personally, Im buying a T-shirt for myself and at least a couple of my daughters. And I cant 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 whats 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 dont produce has begun. The Constitution and the Declaration are in the crapper.
And its not quite America.
I want my country back.
And Im willing to say so. Thats 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 Im willing to say so.
Im 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. Its time to show what you stand for.
So, order quick, before somebody tries to get me fired for doing this.
Good read. Speaks for millions of hard working Americans.
But...wtf does fubo mean?????
spell it out..
BO are someone’s initials :)
I can figure out what the F and the U stand for, but what about the B and the O?
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?
spell it out..
BO are someones 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....
Eff you Barry O.
FUBO = F U Barack Obama
Fantastic, I’m in.
Before they render America FUBAR...
Eff you Barry O.
Ya got a source/reference on that?
Priceless! He mirrors my sentiments exactly!
I printed out three copies for business associates!
From the article:
“Basically, people either love the idea, or hate it, or stare blankly at me saying, I dont get it.”
I think you fall into the latter ;0)
IT’s a vulgar term against obamamamama
“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.
LOL! Think about it......... :)
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.
I LIKE it!!
Gee that felt good!!!
“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.
I just purchased 2 shirts...
When liberals ask I will just smile.
“Because whats 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 dont 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.
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