“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”
So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.
Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in [...]
I often see bumper stickers I don’t agree with, but this might be the first bumper sticker I really don’t understand — the whole purpose of bumper stickers is to be understood, after all.
What do you put in a bale that has flakes? Not hay. Not cotton. Not anything else I can think [...]
Every time I see this sticker on a car or truck in the United States, I roll my eyes:
“Gun Owner — No Bag Limit,” the “terrorist hunting permit” reads. There’s a pistol in the background. The message isn’t too subtle: thanks to the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership rights, those terrorists are on [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
How do your arms reach the parking break?
I saw this on the street just yesterday:
Oh, eyeroll. My response:
They’re making mutual appearances, slapping each other on the back and shaking hands. In his run for President, Mitt Romney stopped by Port St. Lucie and had Congressman Allen West personally introduce him. The pair are public political allies.
Who does Mitt Romney ally himself with? Someone who thinks that the idea of religious coexistence [...]
I don’t know why (I live two states away from Vermont), but the Bernie Sanders for Senate campaign has sent me a Re-Elect Bernie bumper sticker:
It’s free to the first person in Vermont who leaves a comment to this post with an e-mail address — the public won’t see your e-mail; I’ll use [...]