Post # 1
Driving home from work today, a truck passed us with a “Marriage. STILL one man, one woman” bumper sticker. Naturally I immediately hated the bitch of a driver. To my surprise, chick in the bright orange truck got off our exit. It appears we’re neighbors. I look forward to seeing her at the grocery store.
How can anyone think that driving around with offensive bumper stickers is okay?! You don’t know who you’re sharing the road with. There are some crazies out there who wouldn’t hesitate to confront you because you feel the need to sport your douchebagery on your car. Stupid, stupid people.
Have you seen any doozies?
Post # 3
My mom’s ex drives around with a “No Immigrants” sticker on his truck. That’s offensive and crazy to me. Even if you held that kind of view, why would you feel the need to publicly express such an inflamatory idea?
Post # 4
I don’t mind. In they end, they’ll know why their car was keyed.
Post # 5
@UpstateCait: I’m not proud of it but once I was in a parking lot with some friends and we saw a car sporting a similar sticker as the one you saw. We may or may not have ripped it off the car, and may or may not have replaced it with crazy glued paper that said “I’m an ignorant bigot.”
Oh and best of all, this car was parked in West Hollywood which is a predominantly gay community.
Post # 6
All bumper stickers can offend someone in some form or fashion. Politcal ones, all kinds. Everyone has their opinion. I dont let it bother me.
Post # 7
@UpstateCait: What really boggles my mind is to see someone in a suit and tie, or other professional attire, get into a car with crap like that on it. There’s no way I would drive to work with offensive stuff plastered on my car. Or campaign stickers for that matter. There’s a woman at my office who has “Beautiful Disaster” on her back window. My professional opinion of her plummeted when I saw her get in that car.
Post # 8
As offensive as you find it, that is what this country was built on. Freedom of speech. People are way too sensitive these days and everyone is always offended about something. I disagree with the bumper sticker as much as you do, but I also agree with the right for people to have opinions and if they want to slap a sticker on their vehicle with said opinion, I stand behind their right to do so. Not to say I wouldn’t drive past her and give her a dirty look though!
Post # 9
@AirForceWife78: Agreed. There are a lot of bumper stickers that make me roll my eyes, but everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. I know a lot of people disagree with my political/religious/other beliefs, and they have the right to disagree with me. That said, I’m not the type to display a conviction as a bumper sticker.
What bugs me more is when it’s a really nice, expensive car, and there is some silly bumper sticker on it. It just looks tacky. Why would you spend so much on a car just to tacky it up? But, oh well, everyone has different tastes.
Post # 10
I agree with the PPs who said that any bumper sticker can be found offensive to someone. In high school, I rocked a Darwin fish sticker. Wanna guess how that went over in my uber-conservative Southern Baptist hometown?
Post # 11
As much as I support free speech, I’ll be honest and say I’m disgusted by anyone who has something like that. Gross!
Post # 12
That’s the wonderful thing about freedom of speech. It makes it easy to identify the bigots.
Post # 13
@Meowkers: Bwahahaha! That is awesome! I don’t condone tampering with someone’s property but in that case, the ignorant bigot deserved it. I wonder how long it took before they noticed the change…. I really hope it was a while later! 🙂
@AirForceWife78: I’m all for free speech but I am not for discrimination (of any kind – racial, gender, sexual orientation etc), nor do I think that should be tolerated in our society in this day and age. I know not everyone agrees that being opposed to equal rights for gay people is discrimination, but I’m sure the white supremacists back in the 50s didn’t see their views as discrimination either.
Anyway, I digress. OP, yes, when I see bumper stickers like that, it enrages me and I go out of my way to give the driver a very nasty look when I pass. I don’t do anything further as it’s not worth risking my safety but I make it clear that I am disgusted with their beliefs. Sadly, people like that are probably too ignorant and stupid to even realise WHY I’m giving them a disgusted look!
Post # 14
@julies1949: I like your viewpoint. 🙂
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@Ree723: I agree that it’s discrimination, and I agree that discrimination is intolerable. Unfortunately, free speech is still free speech. Everyone can have as backwards a viewpoint as they like. What that SHOULDNT translate to is laws that discriminate (or actions against others), but that’s a different issue altogether, and not what we’re talking about here.