4.13.2007

Shirts seen in Marin County, CA:

1) *Seen on an infant's shirt*... Already smarter than Bush

2) 1/20/09: End of an Error

3) That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway

4) Let's Fix Democracy in This Country First

5) Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber

6) You Can't Be Pro-War And Pro-Life At The Same Time

7) If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President

8) Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?

9) George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight

10) We Need a New Decider and a New Vice Decider, too

11) America: One Nation, Under Surveillance

12) They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It

13) Which God Do You Kill For?

14) Jail to the Chief

15) Who Would Jesus Torture?

16) No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade?

17) Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap

18) Bad president! No Banana

19) We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least One Language

20) We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them

21) Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Blood

22) Is It Vietnam Yet?

23) Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either

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

25) You Elected Him. You Deserve Him

26) Impeach Cheney First

27) When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46

28) The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century

29) 2004: Embarrassed, 2005: Horrified, 2006: Terrified

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13 comments:

Shephard said...

As I popped onto your site, Karen Carpenter's voice came on the radio... spooky? :)

I love them all.
It's good to laugh right? Cuz it's actually kinda scary if I think about it all too long.

Michele says hello,
~S

panthergirl said...

The weirdest bumper sticker I've ever seen was on the road this morning: Give War a Chance. HUH?????

Anyway, thanks for the comment re the Imus thing, but I'm not sure if you read what I wrote? I think the point is less about Imus and how many times he's offended people... but more about the selective outrage we as a country have for speech like this. Sure, what he said was heinous. But more heinous than Mel Gibson or Michael Richards or anything that Howard Stern says on a daily basis? Hardly. So why Imus, and why now?

When we protect KKK marches via the First Amendment, it's a bit surprising that we silence a shock jock.

Liza said...

pathergirl,
You can add Ann Coulter to your list as well. However, just because certain individuals get away with this sort of thing right now does not mean that everyone should get away with it. We need to just keep taking them down one at a time until the majority of people are unwilling to listen them. It will never be 100%.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are GREAT! I've heard some of the phrases before but didn't know they were printed on anything---T-Shirts anyone?

Michele sent me today and I am so glad she did...!

Jack K. said...

We take our satire and humor where we can find it. T-shirt, bumper sticker, grafitti on a wall.

Glad we live in a country where you can say such things.

Freedom of speech does require the willingness to take responsibility for any and all comments.

Wasn't it Abbie Hoffman who responded to some judge about shouting fire in a crowded theater?

It is amazing what we will pay people to say and do. After all none of those folks would continue to get the press they get if we didn't choose to pay attention to them.

So next time you are in a crowded theater or other such venue, consider the consequences and decide whether you want to shout fire.

Diane said...

The First Amendment protects us against the government prohibiting speech, hence, a City, State or County cannot allow some protesters but not others (ie., the KKK). It does not protect idiots from the repercussion of their speech - the market controls that. So while Imus was free to say what he did, we consumers are free to boycott the companies with which he is affiliated, and the employees of CBS and MSNBC are free to demand his ouster.

The First Amendment does not protect us from the repercussions of our actions. And frankly, I found Imus' racist and sexist attack on accomplished student athletes to be reprehensible. Is Coulter reprehensible too? Yes, and I wouldn't give my business to companies she is affiliated with either. Is this censorship? No, it's me exercising my right to not support positions that I find unacceptable.

p.s. bumper stickers!

sage said...

Sometime I'll have to blog about my time in Marin County--the place where there were letters to the editor about why they had only the 2nd highest percapita income in the US and one of the letters saying that if it hadn't been for the 3000 inmates in San Quieten (spelling?) who aren't contributing to the PCI, they'd be the first! I just shook my head

As for Imus, I agree with Diane. Personally, I find the idea of a shock jock reprehensible. I'm getting tired of even NPR covering his little scandal and ain't wearing my Stetson so as not to be confused for him...

Jack K. said...

Diane, right on.

Sage, go ahead and wear your Stetson, as long as you get your hair cut and don't blow your cheeks out. There was such a photo showing Imus with his wild hair and his cheeks blown out. My wife first thought it was the photo of a monkey. We decided that might be too much of an insult to the monkeys.

Eli Blake said...

One that really gets conservatives up in a huff (mainly because it reminds them squarely what jerks they were to anyone who disagreed with them before the war):

THE FRENCH were Right!

Karen said...

shephard~ Karen Carpenter... what an icon.

panthergirl~ "Give War a Chance"... DOUBLE HUH?????

liza~ well said!

ooloth~ T-shirts are great!

jack~ there are consequences, indeed. it stops me in my tracks, darn it! {grin}

diane~ bumper stickes are also great!

sage~ can't wait to hear about Marin County!

jack~ monkey see, monkey do! the devil made me say it! :o)

eli~ lovelovelove it! remember when they changed it to *freedom fries*!?!

Chelle A. said...

HaHaHa, I'll take one of each in a ladies medium!

Here from Michele's,

Chelle

Karen said...

chelle~ sounds like a great plan! :o)

Justin said...

These were too funny! After reading through all of them though, I started to feel the seriousness of them. And, I think gas prices in Alabama were 30 or 40 cents cheaper than #27 when Bush took office.