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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:13 PM

DUers with bumper stickers, resist t-shirts, pussy hats, etc

Have you faced any confrontations from displaying your anti-Dotard items? Have you or your property suffered any damage from confrontation?

Back in the W days, I had several bumper stickers on my truck. One day, I found that someone had come along and ripped off the bumper stickers and piled gravel on my hood. It was enough to make me think twice about putting bumper stickers on my truck back then, and I can't imagine what the response might be with anti-Dotard items displayed publicly today.

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Reply DUers with bumper stickers, resist t-shirts, pussy hats, etc (Original post)
ProudLib72 Oct 2017 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2017 #1
crazycatlady Oct 2017 #2
HopeAgain Oct 2017 #3
ChoppinBroccoli Oct 2017 #4
ProudLib72 Oct 2017 #9
fierywoman Oct 2017 #5
denbot Oct 2017 #6
Hortensis Oct 2017 #11
ProudLib72 Oct 2017 #18
denbot Oct 2017 #19
SonofDonald Oct 2017 #7
Hortensis Oct 2017 #12
cwydro Oct 2017 #8
ProudLib72 Oct 2017 #10
Hortensis Oct 2017 #13
crazycatlady Oct 2017 #15
Hortensis Oct 2017 #17
Luciferous Oct 2017 #14
HAB911 Oct 2017 #16

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:17 PM

1. Nope.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:24 PM

2. No

But I don't put stickers on my car anymore (it was keyed).

As far as pussyhats, etc. I'm a manufacturer of them and I pretty much wear them to any march I go to. I did most marches in NYC (and am contemplating one on Saturday) and one in Philly. The Philly one was an antifa countering a pro Trump march. THe pro Trump people had no idea about the symbolic meaning of the pussyhat and thought I was cosplaying Meg Griffin (Family Guy).

In the warm weather, I have two pussyhat shirts (and a small patch on my laptop bag). I've only been asked what "Nevertheless she purrsisted" means (shirt has a cat wearing a pussyhat).

I'm debating getting a Phil Murphy yard sign but I wonder about it.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:25 PM

3. My car was scratched up in the W years

When someone used a key or something to remove a bumper sticker. The sticker said, by the way, "Support our Troops - Bring them home."

Still it has made hesitant to put political stickers on my car again.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:37 PM

4. So Far, No

I have 2 anti-Trump stickers on my car. One says "Stop Bigotry" and one says "Resist Trump," both with caricatures of Trump on them. So far, nothing has happened.

However, back in the W days, I had a John Kerry bumper sticker on my car and I had someone come along and put a Bush sticker over it during the night. I called the police and made a report. A couple of days later, my car had probably 100 Bush stickers all over it. I called the police again and was told that they got tons of those kinds of calls a day.

Also, at some point during Obama's first term (I left my Obama stickers on my car well after the election), I parked my car in a mall and came out to find that somebody had written a note and left it under my windshield wiper. It was long-winded and ended with something to the effect of, "How's that hopey-changey thing working out for you?" That's the extent of it, though, as far as my car goes (I've obviously suffered the same theft of yard signs that everyone else has).

I live in Columbus, Ohio, which is generally pretty blue, but there are a lot of hillbillies and racists in the suburbs.

When I hear people say that they don't put bumper stickers on their cars, etc., because they fear what the RW brownshirts will do, my first is always that that is exactly why they do it. To silence you. Just like all the enraged RW radio callers and people on the street who will shout you down if they don't agree with you. They want to make it SO distasteful to discuss politics with them that the reasonable-minded people (i.e. us) just give up, stay silent, and withdraw from the process altogether. Well, to that I say, "F them." I'll put things on my car and in my yard and on my Facebook page for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of pissing them off. They don't scare me, and they damn sure won't silence me.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:15 AM

9. Your last paragraph is exactly why I wanted to post this

Because I sooooo want to put bumper stickers on my truck, but I'm afraid, and I'm pissed because I know that is precisely what they want. On the other hand, I have to admit that I want to put the stickers on to shove it in their face, and that leads to them retaliating. It's a vicious circle.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:27 PM

5. I have an, "If not for love, then why?" sticker on my car. Along with

EXPECTO PATRONUM! , a sticker for the local PBS station and a Bernie sticker. I get compliments. But it's quite clear where my heart lies!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:34 PM

6. Yesterday I had another trucker (African American) take a picture of mine.

I've had at least a dozen people ask permission to take a picture of my sticker, mostly other truckers, and security guards. The people that I'm sure hate it, just wordlessly stare at it without comment. I used to get flipped off on the highway, but now it's mostly laughs and thumbs up.

Other than at a truck wash about a month ago, not a single redneck has directly commented on it since last spring.



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Response to denbot (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:33 AM

11. Love it! Wonder if your experience is a sign of changing attitudes.

It may be one thing for people to declare support to a pollster, another to feel it.

I'd love to do stickers, but it'd be counterproductive. Unlike that white beauty, my "car" is a 20+-year-old Ford Ranger pickup showing its age, and we live in the deep south, where most people believe one's car is a fairly good indicator of personal "worth," and I don't mean money. A liberal, or anti-Trump, sticker on a polished Lincoln Suburban wouldn't generate the same satisfied sniffs, but don't have one of those.

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Response to denbot (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:00 PM

18. I think you've posted this before. It's very familiar

Who is going to mess with a big rig, even in their F350 dually? Kind of makes me wish I were a trucker.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:15 PM

19. Yup, I've posted these pictures in the past.

People can and do occasionally mess with parked big rigs, but that is a very risky endeavor.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:31 AM

7. I don't use bumper stickers because of that

I don't want a scratched paint job or worse, liberals aren't the type to take exception to a sticker but deplorables sure do.

Part of their by-laws.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:37 AM

12. Definitely much safer to be a conservative with a Rump sticker,

or even one of the Lock Her Ups.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:36 AM

8. Nope.

Never have any of these things happened to me.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:20 AM

10. Are your bumper stickers inflammatory?

I've been seeing more "resist" stickers lately, but those are not really that inflammatory. I want one that says "Aren't you tired of winning?" or "Is America Great Again Yet?".

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:38 AM

13. Barney Frank's was great: "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."

Frighteningly more appropriate now than ever.



Unfortunately, in my screaming red district that "they're" would be an insult almost everyone who saw it.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:44 AM

15. I have a (fridge) magnet that says that

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:48 AM

17. I want one. LOL, just googled bumper sticker political, and

google has an image category for "offensive," (then Dem, Repub, funny, etc.) This one could be added to others, but I kind of like it as a generic stand-alone to offend everyone and leave 'em all wondering "what?"

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:41 AM

14. I have a new car and I live in MS- so definitely not.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:47 AM

16. I live in the Gun Republic of Florida

and it is amazing to me the LACK of political stickers on vehicles. I have none because I'm trying to stay alive at all costs.

I see a few Romney stickers but no Trump, which is funny in its own right

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