Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Surge of Political Bumper Stickers

I listened to an NPR piece about the media's recent adoption of the term "surge" to describe George II's plan to reduce the number of troops in Iraq by increasing the number of troops in Iraq. If he keeps up like this for two more years I fear he will need to destroy his Presidency in order to save it.

Give War a Chance sticker on a car window
I laughed out loud when the NPRs played a bit of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini as bumper music after the spot ended. (If you don't get the joke, I'll explain eventually - maybe.)

ACLU - Enemy of the State bumper sticker with a hammer and sickle as the C in ACLU
Read about public opposition to the war (in Vietnam) including reference to the phrase "it was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it".

Fuck Terrorism bumper sticker
And speaking of "bumpers" - these pictures are all vehicles I've seen in Pasadena, my hometown. All owned by people with whom I would have great disagreements.

On Fire for God - does that mean burned at the stake?

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Sergei RachmaninoffHere's a picture of "Surge" Rachmaninoff.

I've been a proud member of the ACLU for several decades.

This link ("ACLU, Enemy of the State") is quite a telling indictment of George II's war on civil liberty.

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