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vanboggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 11:48 PM
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9. West side story
Thanks! To give you an idea of what we have to put up with, my daughter and I were cruising home the other day in our truck. I have some good bumper stickers on the tailgate, my fave being "Abort your civil rights, vote Republican". This shiny red Hummer comes up behind us, long enough to read the liberal writings I hope, and then gunned it to get in front of us. This Hummer had a flag flying; the windows had a DeVos for Governor on one side and a D4G sticker on the other; on the tailgate (is that what you call it on a Hummer?) were both a yellow and a red, white and blue magnetic ribbon; and on the bumper the perfuctory Chimp 'n Cheney 04 sticker. That vehicle embodied everything my daughter and I despise, and we figured it had to be either a DeVos or visiting brother-in-law Eric, though he would more likely have been in a black helicopter instead.

I look over and my daughter has her arm stretched out the window. "Are you giving them the finger?" I asked. She replied, "No, I'm doing what I always do with this type - I'm giving them the peace sign." I thought that was a great idea, so I floored the truck, got right behind the Hummer and put my arm out the window, too. I would rather have given them the one finger salute, but I followed her lead and gave them the peace sign like she did. We must have been a sight since it was cold that day. The Hummer slowed down, possibly to irritate us or perhaps because they nearly ran into a line of cars stopped for a garbage truck on a hilly 2-lane road.

It's not easy being a Democrat here in Amwayville, but we do our best to make our views known. I took our dog to the vet yesterday, and a woman in the parking lot told me I was brave for driving around with those stickers on my vehicle in this area. I'm not brave...just madder than h*ll. There are more of the good people than you think over here. Some just don't dare show it yet. :hi:
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