Bumper Sticker Wisdom

Bookworm is right that I’ve been on vacation from all things blog-related for some time now, but I’m happy to come back and see what interesting discussions we can stir up while she’s on a well-deserved vacation. As always, I’ll just throw topics out there and rely on the Bookwormroom’s intelligent and thoughtful readers to make the discussion sing.

Let’s start with something fun that we haven’t done in a couple of years. I recently saw a wonderful bumper sticker that read “Discuss Complex Issues . . . Through Bumper Stickers.” I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, a prime market for liberal, air-headed, bumper stickers. Most these days have to do with war and peace – “There is no way to peace . . . peace is the way” “War is never the answer” “Support our troops . . . bring them home” etc.

There is no doubt that liberals are better at condensing their thoughts into bumper sticker sized sound bites than conservatives (maybe because their thoughts are so much smaller, so need less condensing). If we conservatives are going to be successful in the sound-bite world in which we live we need to be smarter and more clever than our liberal counterparts.

So, let’s have a contest. No prizes except for the fun of showing off how clever we are. Well, and the possibility of coming up with something really brilliant and making a fortune selling bumper stickers on the Internet. Condense whatever thoughts you like into bumper-sticker sized bits of wisdom. I’ll start. “A President’s mind is a terrible thing to waste” “Oppose health care rationing” “Freedom is worth fighting for” “Surrender is never the answer” “A war on terrorists by any other name is still worth fighting” “Peace . . . through victory” “Even Obama/Pelosi cannot destroy America” and, in 2010, “Time for the adults to take our country back.”

Okay, now it’s your turn. You’ve got to be able to do better that I have. And, Bookworm, if you get a chance, I’d love for you to play, too.

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  • Lizzie

    Judging by the length of these, you guys must all be driving Hummers! For my Subaru, my idea is “randall.flagg@whitehouse.gov”–h/t S.King

  • Lizzie

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    “Lord I am unworthy to come under your roof.” -h/t Centurian

  • http://ruminationsroom.wordpress.com Don Quixote

    Geez, Sadie, I wish we had an average President!

    One more from me — Somewhere in Illinois a village boss is missing his lackey.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Barack Obama is a specular President. A spectacular president of a banana republic.

  • Mike Devx

    My bumper sticker would have four pictures left to right:
    Washington, Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, Obama

    And beneath them one word in bold red caps:

  • http://texan-in-wisconsin.blogspot.com/ Snowman

    Saw a fantastic one today outside of Madison, WI.

    “Cemetery Residents for Obama”.

    Beauty incarnate!


    Cash for Clunkers – Trade in Obama for a less expensive president.

    (slogan for next election)

  • JKB

    “Throw the bums out”

    “They take all our taxes
    to give to their friends”

    “America’s the greatest
    But HE acts like we’ve sinned”

    “Triage Healthcare:
    Are you a productive citizen?”



    Excellent math acuity (read you piece at your blog). Thought you and everyone else here would find the link below interesting. Came across it quite by accident.


  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I love you guys! And what a great idea for a post, DQ.

  • jlibson

    Inspiration strikes. My humble submission.

    President Obama is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

    (h/t Manchurian Candidate)

  • http://texan-in-wisconsin.blogspot.com/ Snowman


    Thank you! Hope you become a regular reader at my blog. I’ll go out and read your link. Looks like my kind of site…NUMBERS.

    Numbers don’t lie (only statistics lie).


  • Danny Lemieux

    An Obama Haiku (5-7-5)

    Very ignorant

    Lessons learned from Chicago

    Too quick to judgment


    Numbers don’t lie (only statistics lie).

    ..not to mention those that creatively ‘juggle’ them to serve their personal goals.


    Ok, Danny, I am taking the challenge and wetting my toes for the 2nd time here.

    Obama Driving

    Throwing you under the bus

    Don’t you tread on me!


    No doubt many more sites to choose from (other than the link).

    Since there was a real bumper crop of clever ideas, this is just a reminder to slap one on your car.


  • suek

    >>Numbers don’t lie (only statistics lie)>>

    Numbers don’t lie – unless being used by a politician…