Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Bumper Stickers

Proud to be an American

You seem to think that's an achievement, something you earned by hard work and merit. I'll bet 100 to 1 you were born here. It's just a circumstance in which you found yourself, fortuitously if that's how you feel about it. I don't see how it's anything to be proud of. As a matter of fact, I would also wager that people who actually did achieve the status are people you don't particularly like.

God Bless America

So apparently as far as you know God has no plans to bless America, but you're hoping he'll see your bumper sticker and say, "What the heck, let's throw them a blessing." Is that really how he works?

Obama Sucks

Yeah, I really did see that one. So what exactly does it mean? He used to smoke cigarettes, but I don't think that's it. And I'm pretty sure he's not homosexual. So evidently this is just a generic term of derision. But why? Can you please tell us exactly what it is you are unhappy about?

Choose Life

Okay, so you want to provide everyone with high quality health care, make sure that every family is securely housed and every kid has enough to eat, and that the food is safe and the air and water are clean, that are good work opportunities for everybody and people with disabilities and old folks are cared for. You want the U.S. to contribute a fair share among the wealthy nations to combat malaria, TB, HIV,  diarrheal diseases and malnutrition that kill millions of kids every year in the poor countries; and of course you want to abolish the death penalty. I'm with you!


Don Quixote said...

In Tucson about five years ago, I was behind a pickup truck with two bumpers stickers: "Fuck Obama" and "Fuck All "Y'all" . . . and the driver had a mesh sack with two balls hanging from his trailer hitch.

Well, I assume it was a "him."

Don Quixote said...

PS--I know an MSW who says that testosterone is the most dangerous drug on the planet. Hard to disagree.