Monday, August 08, 2005

Lame bumper stickers

On my way to and home from work today, I got behind people with bumper stickers that said something like, "Don't be a girly-man...Vote Republican!" What a bunch of malarkey (sp?). There are so many things wrong with that bumper sticker. First of all, for a party that's trying to reinvent itself as being in favor of womens issues, it's pretty demeaning to women. "You don't want to be like a girl, do you? They're really weak and stupid and do dumb things, like voting for democrats." Second, an underlying implication is that if you don't support the war in Iraq (which apparently 54% of Americans now say was a bad idea...welcome to the party folks), you're just a big sissy who could care less about all of the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Finally, a bumper sticker like that simply caters to the lowest common denominator. It doesn't say anything. It sounds like a jackass bully who steals money on the playground and calls people names. I know I shouldn't let stuff like that get to me, but today it did.
On a note of my own, I'm including a picture of my favorite bumper sticker that I've seen lately

Simply stated...requires a certain level of refinement to understand...right on the mark.


Andy said...

The girly-man Republican bumper sticker probably is tied into Gov. Arnold (remember the Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at Arnold with Hanz and Franz where the phrase comes from). It makes for another great point that the sticker is a load of crap considering the accusations against Arnold about his mistreatment of women during his Hollywood days. Arnold is also an overblown machismo booby.
Love your post and site man, it's awesome and the Frodo sticker says it all.
Love ya man,

Anonymous said...

man you couldn't be awesome-er