Sound Bites…Bumper Stickers…Food For Thought

As I reviewed my note pad observations of bumper stickers after working as a Mall Cop patrolling parking lots for 15 years, I present the following “gems” and observations. Note that they are presented in no particular order of priority . In some cases, they do not reflect my own beliefs/views. Note also that this notion that bumper stickers can reflect socio-cultural, political trends is baked into one of the chapters of my upcoming novel entitled Mall Child: Raised By Wolves (so stay tuned for details and announcements). If any of these bumper stickers trigger conversation on your behalf, I would love to hear from you and dialogue further.

That said, here we go on a bumper sticker/reflection oddessy:

  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
  • 3 people can keep a secret if 2 are dead
  • Give peace a chance
  • Think kindly, act boldly
  • Science is not a conspiracy theory
  • Eco vs. Ego: There is no planet B
  • Retros vs. Futuros (this is one I made up and it ties in with some of the themes of my novel and it reflects my distain for those whose politics/policies live in the rear view mirror. Reminds me of an old Kentucky expression “you can’t plow straight when your looking backward”)
  • Trump makes me a mad scientist
  • If you don’t believe in science, its all fiction
  • Obedient women are never remembered in history
  • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun
  • You can follow me, but it’s gonna hurt
  • If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention
  • What are the most clear and present dangers….taking a knee during the national anthem or preventing the next mass shooting. Worrying about whether someone identifies as a male or a female or preventing the rape of a woman by a mysoginistic pig. Worrying about the mother with a child who are refugees escaping from a hellish, violence filled contry or the local criminal born-in-the-USA who goes on a crime spree terrorizing your community
  • Proud of my country, appaled by my government.
  • Patriotism is fully supporting your country and your government when it deserves it.
  • America; esigned by geniuses, run by idiots
  • What will happen to these folks when armageddon strikes?
  • How do you annoy a bigot? Start thinking
  • Say “sleeveless T” and not “wife beater T”

Published by dunnwriteswell

Boomer who is late bloomer to writing. Healthy addictions include Book TV and exercise. Track all things historic, political, cultural, economic and social. Mixture of tough-love. Minimalist who is fiscally conservative and socially progressive. Realist not afraid to see the glass as half empty. However, still willing to consider outside-the-box, long term solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Old enough to appreciate the greater arc of history while remaining young at heart.

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