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December 11, 2006

From correspondence: current sentiments
Posted by Teresa at 10:54 AM * 115 comments

This is making the rounds in e-mail. My mother forwarded it to me.

Bumper stickers and other political messages recently sighted:

Is It Vietnam Yet?
That’s OK, I Wasn’t Using My Civil Liberties Anyway.
Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber.
Let’s Fix Democracy in This Country First.
If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran.
If You Can Read This, You’re Not the President.
Of Course It Hurts: You’re Getting Screwed by an Elephant.
George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight.
(over a photo of Bush) Electile Dysfunction.
America: One Nation, Under Surveillance.
They Call Him “W” So He Can’t Misspell It.
Which God Do You Kill For?
Jail to the Chief.
No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade Iraq?
Bush: God’s Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full of Crap.
Bad President! No Banana.
We Need a President Who’s Fluent In At Least One Language.
We’re Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them.
Guess What? Bush Doesn’t Care About Poor White People, Either.
When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46.
The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century.
What Part of “Bush Lied” Don’t You Understand?
Bush Lost Iraq. Deal With It.
Even Nixon Resigned

Addenda:
Republicans for Voldemort. (W. H. Heydt)
Who Would Jesus Torture? (Lizzy Lynn)
Would Someone Give Him A Blowjob So We Can Impeach Him Already? (Annalee Flower Horne)
IRAQ: Arabic for Vietnam. (Annalee Flower Horne)
Give Bush an Inch and He Thinks He’s a Ruler. (Serge)
Bring Back Monica Lewinsky. (Rachel)
My Country Invaded Iraq and All I Got Was This Expensive Gas. (Marie Brennan)
I MISS BILL. (ajay)
If He Were My Bush I’d Shave Him Off. (Dena Shunra)
My Kid’s an Honor Student and My President’s a Moron. (Mike Berry)
My Other President Was Elected. (Kip Williams)
(ribbon shape, in red, white, & blue) Just Pretend It’s All Okay. (John from Tucson)
When Jesus Said Love Your Enemies, I’m Pretty Sure He Meant Don’t Kill Them. (Emily H.)
When Clinton Lied, Nobody Died. (Lizzy Lynn)
Vampire Slayers Against Bush. (Candra)
PBS Mind In a Fox News World. (cap)
I Never Thought I’d Miss Nixon. (cap)
(under a red no-no circle) Dubya Dubya III. (Mimi)
“Bush: It’s What’s for Dinner.” —Cannibals for Liberty (anaea)
Re-elect Jeb Bartlett. (Earl Cooley III)
Bush Is Listening—Use Big Words. (Lorax)
Is It 2008 Yet? (Lorax)
I don’t have to like Bush to love America. (Larry Brennan)
Who would Jesus Bomb? (Larry Brennan)
Impeach Xenu. (PixelFish)
Religious freedom is measured by the distance between church and state. (Lee)
I vote on moral issues: Greed, Corruption, Poverty, War, Intolerance, Hunger, and Equality. (Lee)
B U * *
S H * * (moe99)
At least in Vietnam, Bush had an exit strategy. (Emma Bull)
George W. Bush: Let’s not elect him THIS time either! (pedantic peasant)
George W. Bush: FOUR MORE WARS! (pedantic peasant)
Still glad you voted for Bush? (pedantic peasant)
Nous sommes desoles que notre president soit un idiot. Nous n’avons pas vote pour lui. (Bill Humphries)
CUT out the crap
AND
RUN the country. (Xopher)
Be nice, or we’ll bring democracy to your country next. (Mac)
01.20.09. (Bush’s last day. Tell a friend.) (Bob Oldendorf)
Pelosi ‘07. (TomB)
Somewhere in Texas, a Village Is Missing Its Idiot. (TomB)
One twig short of a shrub. (TomB)
Don’t you think Bush is looking tired? (Julia Jones)
He’ll always be ex-Governor Bush to me. (Nancy Lebovitz)
Regime change begins at home. (Nancy Lebovitz)
The Republican Party: Speaking power to truth. (Nancy Lebovitz)
Political skill in the absence of statesmanship is the first act of a tragedy. (Nancy Lebovitz)
If you return those books, we won’t tell the FBI you borrowed them. (Nancy Lebovitz)
NOT IN MY NAME. (Nancy Lebovitz)
You put your hand on the Bible and swear to protect the Constitution, not the other way around. (Nancy Lebovitz)
War is Terrorism With a Bigger Budget. (debcha)
Who do I have to blow to get an impeachment around here? (Adam Rice)
The last time we followed a talking Bush into the desert, we got stuck there for 40 years. (Cory Doctorow)
Impeach Cheney First! (Neil in Chicago)
Nehemiah Scudder in 2012. (Booklegger451)
I have a little white oval sticker on my car that says “FGW.” (RedMolly)
I’ll do my part, I’ll play the pawn
If that’s what it takes to get you gone
I’m my knees, Dubya, BRING IT ON.
Here’s your fucking blowjob. (Velma)
2004: Embarrassed
2005: Horrified
2006: Terrified. (Claude Muncey)
Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Handbasket? (Claude Muncey)
You Elected Him. You Deserve Him. (Claude Muncey)
Frodo Failed. Bush Has the Ring. (Claude Muncey)
1.20.09: End of an Error. (Claude Muncey)
Support Our Troops—Bring Them Home! (Edward Oleander)
Support Disaster Relief: Impeach Bush Now. (Edward Oleander)
It’s all fun and games until the Vice President shoots someone in the face. (murgatroyd)
My Bush Would Make a Better President. (miriam beetle)
</bush>. (Sharon M)
Gore/Clinton ‘08. (Randolph Fritz)
I hated Bush before it was cool. (Patrick Nielsen Hayden)
Comments on From correspondence: current sentiments:
#1 ::: W. H. Heydt ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 05:58 PM:

Seen in Berkeley CA over the weekend:

Republicans for Voldemort

#2 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:00 PM:

LOL (wish I could send it to my mother)!

#3 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:02 PM:

Seen on cars on the East Bay Freeway (80) and on parked cars all around the Bay Aea:

Who Would Jesus Torture?

#4 ::: Tracie ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:05 PM:

PJ, you can.

#5 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:08 PM:

Those are wonderful.

If my chutzpah glands were larger, I'd print up a bunch of little stickers reading "hoops!" and "hat was I thinking?" and using them to modify "W" stickers.

#6 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:10 PM:

Tracie, there's a small problem: I don't think they can ship to wherever she is now (probably listening to Mike).

#7 ::: Annalee Flower Horne ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:13 PM:

My personal favorite at the moment is "Would Someone Give Him A Blowjob So We Can Impeach Him Already?"

The version of "Is it Vietnam yet?" that I've seen is "IRAQ: Arabic for Vietnam."

#8 ::: joann ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:30 PM:

W.H. Heydt #1 Republicans for Voldemort

Hal, also seen near the UTexas campus some months ago.

#9 ::: Rachel ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:31 PM:

Saw a similar one to the above #7 post which read, "Bring back Monica Lewinsky"

#10 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:34 PM:

On Saturday I saw a bumper sticker that caused me to do a double take.

It looked like one of those W 2004 stickers, except it said Wrong.

#11 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:37 PM:

"Give Bush an inch and he thinks he's a ruler."

#12 ::: LauraJMixon ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:41 PM:

Oh my ghod! I love those!

#13 ::: ajay ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:47 PM:

A colleague of mine has one that just says "I MISS BILL". She bought it at the Clinton Library.

Of course, she doesn't actually have a car, but she thought it was worth buying anyway...

#14 ::: Marie Brennan ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:58 PM:

Saw one this afternoon:

My country invaded Iraq and all I got was this expensive gas.

#15 ::: Dena Shunra ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 06:58 PM:

If he were my bush I'd shave him off.

Seen at my friend Blue Gal's blog.

#16 ::: Mike Berry ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:08 PM:

My favorite from Berkeley:

MY KID'S AN HONOR STUDENT AND MY PRESIDENT'S A MORON.

#17 ::: Daniel Martin ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:14 PM:

I've seen a bumper sticker that took the basic "W" campaign sticker and instead of "'04" in smaller type had "TF?".

Somewhere I've also seen a t-shirt based on that idea.

#18 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:16 PM:

My Other President Was Elected

#19 ::: Eve ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:18 PM:

I like the War one, myself.

#20 ::: pbls ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:20 PM:

H's stbbrn nd wrng n vrythng bt prsnl mckry jst mks crtcs lks bd t. Pssbly thy r?

#21 ::: John from Tucson ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:22 PM:

I've seen one in that popular ribbon shape, all red, white and blue, that says "Just pretend it's all OK."

#22 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:25 PM:

#20:

According to news reports, Bush is concerned about his Legacy. We're providing him with valuable public input.

#23 ::: Julie L. ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:28 PM:

#5: If my chutzpah glands were larger, I'd print up a bunch of little stickers reading "hoops!" and "hat was I thinking?" and using them to modify "W" stickers.

I've been trying to figure out where to get appropriately-sized pictorial stickers of anchors.

#24 ::: Emily H. ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:30 PM:

"When Jesus said love your enemies, I'm pretty sure he meant don't kill them."

I just moved from Carrboro six months ago -- the liberal bumper sticker capital of the southeast. There were some good ones.

#25 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:33 PM:

Publius, personal mockery of unpopular Presidents is completely within the American historical tradition and totally legitimate. Research what was said about Abraham Lincoln's antecedents, looks, and morals. And obviously, the folks doing the mocking either don't think it makes them look bad, or they don't much care.

Also seen in California: When Clinton Lied, Nobody Died.

#26 ::: Melanie S. ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:38 PM:

Don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but could the Powers That Be fix the link in #15 so the text doesn't go away when I mouse over.....?

#27 ::: Candra ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:38 PM:

I took a photo in Ann Arbor of one last summer that read "Vampire Slayers Against Bush"

#28 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:38 PM:

The Republicans for Voldemort store, from Jon Rosenberg of Goats webcomic fame.

#29 ::: Rikibeth ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:55 PM:

T-shirt spotted this summer: "Good Bush, Bad Bush" with cartoons of a woman hooking her thumb into bikini bottoms as if to pull them down, and the President's face.

#30 ::: cap ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 07:59 PM:

Saw this one a few weeks ago: PBS Mind in a Fox News World.

And my mum saw this one several months ago: I Never Thought I'd Miss Nixon.

#31 ::: Mimi ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:01 PM:

I spotted a sticker the other day that said "Dubya Dubya III", surmounted by a red circle with a slash through it.

#32 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:06 PM:

There are also the 'M the Moron' parodies of the 'W' sticker.

#33 ::: anaea ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:13 PM:

"Bush: It's what's for dinner" -Cannibals for Liberty

#34 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:13 PM:

Re-elect Jeb Bartlett

#35 ::: pbls ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:17 PM:

Srry t ntrd n th mdp fght. Crry n kdds.

#36 ::: Lorax ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:24 PM:

Seen locally (Pasadena, CA):

Bush Is Listening, Use Big Words
Is It 2008 Yet?

#37 ::: Vian ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:29 PM:

Julie @#23

I've been trying to figure out where to get appropriately-sized pictorial stickers of anchors.

*snort*

Perhaps the Marines sell them? :) Or, even better, perhaps you could simply add Ws to all the cars currently bearing such things, if indeed such things there be.

#38 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 08:34 PM:

Be with you in a minute, Publius. In the meantime: please understand that it's really not our fault that you're this stupid.

#39 ::: Larry Brennan ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 09:16 PM:

On my car: "I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway" and "I don't have to like Bush to love America".

Seen today in Royal Oak, MI: "Who would Jesus Bomb?"

#40 ::: PixelFish ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 09:32 PM:

I've been wearing my Republicans for Voldemort shirt since before the Kerry-Bush election. (It's also on my car's bumper.)

I also have Impeach Xenu.

#41 ::: Greg ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 09:51 PM:

Wince. The LaRouchies have had a table in my neighborhood recently, with a large placard using the "Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber." line. I don't object to the sentiment, but I do object to these idiots. In my neighborhood. If only I had my friend Kipper's confidence about the necessity of having the heads of fascists and concrete in close proximity. But anyway.

#42 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 10:03 PM:

For those who might be interested in acquiring some of these stickers, I'm pretty sure that most of them are from Northern Sun (www.northernsun.com), and several others are probably from Pegasus Publishing (www.pegasuspublishing.com).

And now I'm going to blatantly advertise my partner's website, Instant Attitudes. Humorous, intellectual, and snarky bumper stickers, including a whole list of political stickers at http://www.instantattitudes.com/politics.html. I especially commend to the readers here:

BS566 - Religious freedom is measured by the distance between church and state
BS568 - I vote on moral issues: Greed, Corruption, Poverty, War, Intolerance, Hunger, and Equality

#43 ::: moe99 ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 10:19 PM:

On my car, a bumper sticker done up like the Texas state flag on which you find inscribed:


B U * *
S H * *


So that is on a white, red, blue background. It's an immediate intelligence test, b/c I've been asked if I was a Bush supporter by a number of folks, who seemed to be Bush supporters themselves....

#44 ::: Annalee Flower Horne ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 10:28 PM:

oh gawd, gotta love the LeRouchies.

I broke the cardinal rule with them (namely, IN THE NAME OF ALL THINGS HOLY, DO NOT ENGAGE) when they were trawling my campus a few years ago for impressionable idiots. I brought up the fact that he's a convicted felon; an accusation to which they took irrational exception. If I recall correctly, in fact, they tried to convince me that it had never happened and that the Washington Post had made the whole thing up as part of a vast media conspiracy.

...The good news in all of that is that it's evidence that some of the certifiably insane have taken to identifying themselves by wearing certain campaign buttons.

#45 ::: Emma Bull ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 11:04 PM:

"At least in Vietnam, Bush had an exit strategy."

#46 ::: pedantic peasant ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 11:09 PM:

George Washington
George Herbert Walker Bush
George W. Bush

There's just something about that "George III" that isn't good for a country ...

#47 ::: pedantic peasant ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 11:17 PM:

My two favorites from the last election were:

"George W. Bush: Let's not elect him THIS time either!"

and

"George W. Bush:
FOUR MORE WARS!"

The one I wish I could make (a la Stefan @ 5 and Fragano @ 10 is:

Still glad you voted for Bush?

to complement all those "SO glad I voted ones still floating around out there ...

#48 ::: Anne Sheller ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2006, 11:55 PM:

So in the tradition of Murk Yurk publius is now pubbles?

#49 ::: Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 12:23 AM:

Melanie, #26, there isn't a link in #15.

#50 ::: Bill Humphries ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 12:32 AM:

My previous boss gave me her extra Republicans for Voldemort decal that's on the back of my Civic.

Not a bumper sticker, but the excellent Tom Bihn backpacks come with a disclaimer in French on the care label: NOUS SOMMES DESOLES QUE NOTRE PRESIDENT SOIT UN IDIOT. NOUS N'AVONS PAS VOTE POUR LUI.

#51 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 12:55 AM:

The one I made up (not yet brought into physical reality) was

CUT out the crap
AND
RUN
the country

#52 ::: Mac ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 12:57 AM:

I've got one a friend sent me:

"Be nice, or we'll bring democracy to your country, next."

#53 ::: Bob Oldendorf ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:08 AM:

I've seen two of these upstate:

A white-on-black headline:

"01.20.09"

with much smaller text beneath, reading:
(Bush's last day)
(Tell a friend)

A quick google says that they come from Bush's Last Day

They make me smile.

#54 ::: TomB ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:10 AM:

Pelosi '07

#55 ::: TomB ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:20 AM:

Seen in Austin: Somewhere in Texas a Village is Missing its Idiot

#56 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:32 AM:

One twig short of a shrub

#57 ::: Julia Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:22 AM:

I still want "Don't you think Bush is looking tired?" Too obscure for the average Bush-worshipper, which may or may not be a good thing...

#58 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:27 AM:

I want a bumper sticker that says YAY BUSH! And then it says, REGGIE, NOT GEORGE. And of course it's in black and gold with a fleur de lis somewhere in there.

...what?

#59 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 03:26 AM:

Marilee@49: There's a malformed tag in #15 which defaces the whole rest of the thread for Safari users. Not the first time it's happened. (Looking at the source suggests that the tag looks like "<a />".)

#60 ::: Charlie Stross ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:55 AM:

The thing about Publius seems to be, he's got a case of serious Britain-envy: at least we've got a real monarch, not a fake like the imposter in the White House.

(A lot of the folks who support Bush seem to have a glassy-eyed faith in the infallibility of the monarch: what next? Laying on of hands to cure Scrofula?)

#61 ::: Nancy Lebovitz ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 07:00 AM:

Here's what I *think* aren't duplicates from the Anti-Bush section of my catalogue.

He'll always be ex-Governor Bush to me
Regime change begins at home
Bush is listening. Use big words.
The Republican Party: Speaking power to truth

I came up with "I went to Iraq and all I got was this lousy gas price" independently. Last spring, someone bought one for his wife who'd just gotten back from Iraq.

These aren't as explicitly partisan:

Political skill in the absence of statesmanship is the first act of a tragedy
The danger to political dissent is acute where the government attempts to act under so vague a concept as to protect domestic security ---Supreme Court quote that the Justice Department tried to censor
If you return those books, we won't tell the FBI you borrowed them
A state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation's citizens. --Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
NOT IN MY NAME
You put your hand on the Bible and swear to protect the Constitution, not the other way around

#62 ::: debcha ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 08:22 AM:

I have an ITMFA button on my bulletin board. And spotted on their site:

"War is Terrorism With a Bigger Budget"

#63 ::: pbls ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 08:51 AM:

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#64 ::: pbls ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 08:54 AM:

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#65 ::: Malthus ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 09:02 AM:

Re #1: Republicans for Voldemort was coined by the Goats webcomic, which is usually pretty funny. It had a couple of other good political strips, including one where Dubya was discussing how Jesus loves Dick (Cheney). That one was also turned into a bumper sticker.

#66 ::: Larry Brennan ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 09:05 AM:

Charlie Stross @ 60: at least we've got a real monarch...

I doubt you've ever seen this old commercial: It's fit for a king. Or for a queen, if that's all you've got.

#67 ::: Aconite ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 09:06 AM:

publius: And what you aren't getting is that nobody gives a sht what you think, because regardless of your views, you've been an obnoxious twit since you showed up, and there are too many more interesting, intelligent, and courteous people to talk with here to waste time on trolls, except to see what candy falls out of them.

#69 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:19 AM:

Aconite, ignore it. You'll only encourage it into believing that it exists.

#70 ::: Faren Miller ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:21 AM:

Another poss. (superimposed over his photo):
Woops, I did it again
I started a war

#71 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:24 AM:

TomB@55: That one always pisses me off, especially here, because Texas liberals ought to know better. He's a Connecticut Idiot in Texas' Court, after all. Damn carpetbaggers.

Oh, and Malthus@65: *cough*

#72 ::: Paul ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:25 AM:

Julia @ 57: is that a reference to the Christmas Who when Tennant took over, or have I spotted the wrong reference?

#73 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:27 AM:

I think it is, Paul. That was the episode called 'Torchwood'.

#74 ::: Martyn Taylor ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:36 AM:

Apropos of an earlier thread, I did see this bumper sticker about the Blessed Margaret:

'Margaret Thatcher does the work of two men; Adolf Hitler and Napoleon'

As for George lll, he was only mad north by north west. He did good work with pigs.

#75 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:41 AM:

he was only mad north by north west.

Hamlet, not Cary Grant, right, Martyn?

#76 ::: Cory Doctorow ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:48 AM:

"The last time we followed a talking Bush into the desert we got stuck there for 40 years."

#77 ::: JC ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 10:58 AM:

#73: Actually, I think it was Christmas Invasion. (However, Torchwood figures in the plot.)

#78 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 11:11 AM:

JC... That was the one that had the fast-spinning Christmas tree that wrecked Rose's old place, right?

#79 ::: TomB ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 11:19 AM:

Skwid #71 you're right, but just because an idiot is missing doesn't mean he was born there. Lots of people move to Texas. I see the same thing with people moving to California and trying to turn the place into whatever crazy dream they were looking for.

#80 ::: Julia Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 11:37 AM:

Various: Yes, it was the Doctor Who reference.

#81 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 11:44 AM:

TomB @ 79: My mother said that Texans tend to figure if you're living there, that makes you a Texan. (Harder to do if you're from California, but they'll keep trying.)

#82 ::: Rob Rusick ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 12:01 PM:

Julia Jones @57: I still want "Don't you think Bush is looking tired?"

Does make me wish we had a parlimentary democracy.

#83 ::: Malthus ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:08 PM:

Whoops! Missed it on the first pass, sorry Skwid.

#84 ::: Neil in Chicago ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:16 PM:

Impeach Cheney First!

#85 ::: JC ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:29 PM:

#78: Serge, yes, Christmas Invasion had the spinning Christmas tree.

#84: There's a tricky issue here. If Cheney goes first, Bush gets to appoint a new vice president. (Shades of Spiro Agnew...)

#86 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:32 PM:

yes, Christmas Invasion had the spinning Christmas tree.

JC... Here we are, casually talking about spinning Christmas trees possessed by evil aliens and none of us bats an eyelash.

#87 ::: SamChevre ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 01:44 PM:

My favorite (hope the formatting works--it should be two letters and two boxes per line).

BU[][]
SH[][]

#88 ::: Booklegger451 ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:12 PM:

I dearly wish someone would start printing "Nehemiah Scudder in 2012" election style bumper-stickers.

#89 ::: Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:18 PM:

Larry (66) -- You're right. We got Joe Isuzu in the White House, but without the helpful subtitles that he's lying. I want the subtitles back.

#90 ::: RedMolly ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:20 PM:

I have a little white oval sticker on my car that says "FGW."

So far, none of the wingnuts around here seem to have figured it out...

#91 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:25 PM:

How about 'Offroaders for Voldemort'? There's a jacked-up pickup (with oversized tires too) in the next apartment lot with an 'Offroaders for B*sh' sticker that I'd like to fix.

#92 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 02:32 PM:

The danger to political dissent is acute where the government attempts to act under so vague a concept as to protect domestic security ---Supreme Court quote that the Justice Department tried to censor

Nancy at 61, that's a great quote. Under what circumstances did the Justice Department attempt to censor it?

#93 ::: Velma ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 03:03 PM:

Re #7: The singer-songwriter Eric Schwartz (Patrick, you've played guitar with his brother, Tom) has a fairly new song on his website (http://ericschwartz.com/) called "Clinton Got a Blowjob," with article links to most of the lyrics. It ends with:

I'll do my part, I'll play the pawn
If that what it takes to get you gone
I'm my knees, Dubya, BRING IT ON.
Here's your fucking blowjob

#94 ::: Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 03:34 PM:

The line in "The Christmas Invasion" is a reference to something that apparently went around when the Conservative Party was plotting to kick out Maggie Thatcher.

#95 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 03:39 PM:

#85: Yes, but the Senate gets to approve—or not—his choice. All they'd have to do is wait for W's impeachment to come through first.

This would require all the Democrats having guts though. And one of them is Joe Lieberman.

#96 ::: Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 04:24 PM:

2004: Embarrassed
2005: Horrified
2006: Terrified

#97 ::: Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 04:30 PM:

Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either

Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Handbasket?

You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.

Frodo Failed. Bush Has the Ring.

(An alternative for Bob @53) 1.20.09; End of an Error.

#98 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 04:34 PM:

Dave Bell @ 94... I was wondering what that had been a reference to.

#99 ::: Edward Oleander ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:28 PM:

Favorite T-shirt: Support Our Troop, Bring Them Home!

Favorite Button: Impeach Cheney First!

The all-time best (Since I'm a Red Cross volunteer):

Support Disaster Relief: Impeach Bush Now

#100 ::: murgatroyd ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:46 PM:

If He Were My Bush I’d Shave Him Off. (Dena Shunra)

Now that, I'd even wear on a t-shirt.

Seen on a magnet at Newbury Comics:

It's all fun and games until the vice president shoots someone in the face.

#101 ::: Martyn Taylor ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:48 PM:

#75 - Serge

Do you think Cary could tell a hawk from a handsaw?

#102 ::: Robin G. ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:50 PM:

Those are so good, I can't even pick a favorite.

Thanks.

#103 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 05:57 PM:

Hamlet again, eh, Martyn? I think my favorite line is, partly because of Star Trek, yes...

"The play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

#104 ::: miriam beetle ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 06:29 PM:

murgatroyd:

If He Were My Bush I’d Shave Him Off. (Dena Shunra)

Now that, I'd even wear on a t-shirt.

there was a woman walking around at the last alternative press expo in san francisco whose shirt said "my bush would make a better president."

#105 ::: Sharon M ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 07:18 PM:

Seen yesterday, in Dallas:

<⁄bush>

#106 ::: Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2006, 07:53 PM:

David, #59, I didn't realize that would make Safari screw up the rest of the page. I'm using Firefox and it just screws up the link.

#107 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2006, 02:35 AM:

Here's what to do with these slogans.

Pick your favorites. Write one or another of them with indelible ink in the little white margin you find on the edges of dollar bills. Give them out in change.

Ones, fives, tens, twenties ....

Never have more than one marked bill in your wallet. That way you can express surprise; claim that you must have gotten it when you were buying Cheerios at the store.

Spread the word.

#108 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2006, 03:33 AM:

Marilee@106: Yep -- as a Safari user myself, I assure you it was pretty darn obvious. But some helpful root-type person seems to have fixed it now. Yay!

#109 ::: Laurence ::: (view all by) ::: December 14, 2006, 12:32 PM:

This is the complete opposite of everything else that's been posted here, but this morning I saw a highly decorated house, and right in the middle of all the holly jolly was this sign:

"Happy Holidays to All Our Troops!"

Me: "They'd be a damn sight happier if they were home."

It really was rather grotesque, esp. when one considers the conditions under which the troops will be "enjoying" their holidays.

#110 ::: Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: December 15, 2006, 09:16 PM:

I saw the same window sticker twice today:

01.20.09
Bush's Last Day

#111 ::: Randolph Fritz ::: (view all by) ::: December 15, 2006, 09:28 PM:

Haven't seen this one yet, but you can buy it:

Gore/Clinton '08 (someone beat me to it. sigh.)

#112 ::: Gary Townsend ::: (view all by) ::: December 17, 2006, 06:01 PM:

If He Were My Bush I’d Shave Him Off. (Dena Shunra)

Now that reminds me of something I've been saying a lot to friends of mine lately:

America needs a shave, to get rid of the Bush.

#113 ::: Mark Harris ::: (view all by) ::: December 19, 2006, 03:17 PM:

Less of a shave required and more of a brazillian to really get cleaned up

#114 ::: TexAnne sees spam ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2010, 09:14 AM:

Boring.

#115 ::: John A Arkansawyer ::: (view all by) ::: November 01, 2014, 11:17 AM:

in re 93: I was going through the Velma (view all by) that abi provided, which brought me here, and while I wish I'd had the knowledge to drop this here in response at that time, still--

¡Olé!

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