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    A bumper sticker from California

    A bumper sticker from California

    Any excuse for the link.

    I’m getting an increasing number of bumper stickers from suprised Californians. From reader Georgette, who writes:

    Even in California!

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    I found college to be quite enlightening. It was when I learned that my ideological model was classically liberal. That my conception of liberalism and, in fact, the definition of liberalism, was often incompatible with the prevailing interpretation in America and Western societies in general. It’s when I first recognized the role semantic games played in distracting people from discussing issues on their merit. Well, that, and the selective nature of our perceptions, and our vulnerability to suffer distortions of reality through external influences. It was a sobering and valuable experience.


     
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    lichau | May 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I live in CA. I takes real guts (or a body & paint shop on retainer) to put on a remotely conservative bumper sticker out here. That is why you don’t see them much.

    All that liberal tolerance, you know.


       
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      LukeHandCool in reply to lichau. | May 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      I live in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica and only use magnetic bumper stickers now.

      The day after I put a Dole sticker on my car in 1996, someone twisted my windshield wipers into pretzels.

      Soon after I put a Bush/Cheney sticker on my car, it was egged and spray painted and they tried to rip the sticker off. And a nutcase with a Code Pink bumper sticker on her car tried to harrass me on the freeway.

      I love the following column. One day standing in line at Whole Foods, looking at all the self-righteous “green” customers and “too cool” hipster employees, I got to daydreaming what it would be like to be wearing a conservative-themed t-shirt at that moment. I then thought of the same experiment this guy actually performed here in my neighborhood (I’m just a few blocks from the Brentwood Country Mart that he visits).

      A liberal learns the hard way which side is more tolerant by wearing a liberal t-shirt in red areas and a conservative t-shirt in blue areas around the L.A. area. He’s a bit shocked by what he finds:

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2004/10/political_poseur.single.html

        I was in Boston attending a wedding for a friend’s son. While walking through Fanueil Hall[2004] wearing my “W 2004” hat, some guy came up to me and said that he liked the hat and that I had brass balls. I told him that, while I did like “W”, I wore the hat to piss off my wife who thought that I was really looking for a fight. The only fight I had was with my wife.


     
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    Juba Doobai! | May 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

    That’s a Palinista. The 1773 is a Palinism that set up the LSM, and they fell for it.


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