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No Farms No Slogans

For years, I’ve seen the No Farms No Food bumper sticker, and wondered what the message was trying to get at. Sure, we need farmers to grow ingredients for food, but that’s such a general need, it’s difficult to get worked up about. Food is good, but it’s when I picture particular foods that I […]

The Presidential Power of Hair Dye

K. of Washington State writes in to Irregular Times with a request:

Could you possibly offer a Robert Reich in 2016 bumper sticker?

(It’s one way of encouraging him to run. We need a good candidate with a major party affiliation. Independents like Bernard Sanders do not get elected, and he’s too old.)

Fact check: […]

Isolation: Where in America Do They Want You to Just Go Home?

A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker in Central Maine that read, “Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!” It didn’t take me too long to react emotionally to that statement; I hear some version of that sentiment almost every day living here in Maine. Whether it’s someone talking about what “real Mainers” would […]

Do They Tell People to Go Home Where You Are?

“Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!”

This is the bumper sticker I saw in Jefferson, Maine today. I’d seen it before. Today I started to think, “How insular and parochial of Maine!” — but then I stopped mid-thought. It could be that such sentiments are part of the scene in every part of the country, […]

Bernie Sanders Versus Hillary Clinton On NSA Spying

If you care about the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders is crystal clear. […]

Do Not Fear To Be Eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.

Bernie Sanders Prepared To Run For President

It’s time to start getting prepared for a 2016 Bernie Sanders for President campaign, and we’ve started a shop of Sanders 2016 political gear to help spread the word. […]

Yes, Harry, the Audacity has Infected Both Sides

Harry Canyon writes this week to Irregular Times, reacting to an Anti-Republican bumper sticker web page of ours on which we write disparagingly of the GOP:

“Politics is an audacious enterprise. It takes some audacity to claim so strong a grip on the truth as to pass a law stripping away Americans’ freedom, or requiring […]

It’s Not the Flag That Offends Us

If it weren’t for the agree-with-me-or-leave-the-country attitude of people who aggressively flap flags around, we might think better of that flag. Note the order.

What a Difference a Period Makes

I came across the following bumper sticker today, and it set me to thinking:

I can’t find where on the web one might actually buy the bumper sticker, but it’s helped me appreciate the importance of the lowly period. Consider:

Or is this placement more appropriate?

Num num num.

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A Kept Deity, on Entrails

Seen in a local parking lot:

I won’t deny that we’re all sitting on a load of processed poo. But which parts of America were made by guns? The little divots on golf balls? The nooks and crannies of breakfast? Maybe potholes. And raise your hand if you actually favor losing your guts. Would […]