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Do those post=9/11 "Freedom" stickers sicken you too?

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  1. Drjones

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    Whenever I see a "Freedom" or "USA" or whatever sticker on the back of a car, I cringe. Unless there is an NRA sticker to balance it out!!! :D

    Seriously, it drives me nuts thinking how many of those people are mindless antis who have no clue what the USA really stands for.

    How many of them are gun grabbers? How many of them demand welfare and higher taxes for the rich? How many of them applaud the Patriot Act???

    How many have read the Constitution, BOR and Federalist Papers?

    Basically, it ticks me off thinking that people would display a sticker like that while holding beliefs that really are contrary to what this country stands for and was founded on.

    This isn't to say that they don't have the right to be here, just that I feel they should leave, and they sure as heck shouldn't be displaying such Americana if they feel that way.
     
  2. nsf003

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    They say Freedom this, 9/11 that, but vote anti freedom.

    Yeah, I know how you feel.

    nsf
     
  3. J.D.Locke

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    A NRA sticker?How about a GOA sticker?Thats more like it!!!
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  4. Don Gwinn

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    Naw, they're welcome on the bandwagon. Irritates me when they sneer at the somewhat faded flag on my car.

    Hey, stupid, it's faded because it's been there for four years! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    My NRA Life Member sticker is the only sticker anywhere on my car, except for those mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
     
  6. Hkmp5sd

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    I can honestly say I had an American Flag sticker on my vehicle before 9/11. In fact, several YEARS before 9/11. Also have a NRA sticker and a white #3 sticker, all placed in the window of the car the day I bought it.
     
  7. stellarpod

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    Well, I like my I'll Fight for Freedom NRA sticker and am proud to display it.

    But, it's starting to fade. I need to get a new one.

    stellarpod
     
  8. dog3

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    I'll apologise for this before I even say it.
    That said;

    Stellarpod

    " I'll Fight for Freedom NRA sticker"

    Fight with what, a LC Smith 20 g side
    by side with #7 steel shot low brass? That's all the NRA is really interested
    in letting you keep.
     
  9. Nanook

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    In answer to the original post, I know of something far worse than bandwagon sheep with flag stickers:
    liberals of my acquaintance actually shudder with disgust at the sight of ANY American flag. They make disparaging remarks about "Americans" flying our flag. Like it's something to be ashamed of.

    I see your point about people displaying 'freedom' stickers while voting for Clinton/Gore, but I think the above creatures are worse.

    For the record, I still have the NRA "Vote Freedom First" on the back window of my vehicle. It's still confusing liberals I know since the NRA is in very small print. They're not sure whether to applaud it or condemn it. Amusing.
     
  10. 2nd Amendment

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    I can honestly say that while I know a lot of those bandwagon sheep I don't personally know a single Lib like that. Met a few online but you meet all kinds of strange creatures online. Not certain how i'd react to one face to face. :mad:
     
  11. Double Naught Spy

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    Bill Maher of "Politically Incorrect" tv fame was recently promoting a book (sorry, don't remember the title) but was making fun, in part, at all the folks who have gone out and bought little pastic sticker flags and put them on their cars. His point was that the flags really aren't doing anything to help with our war on terror or are problems in the middle east. He specifically noted seeing flags on big vehicles like a Lincoln Navigator, Suburban, etc. The irony was that the people took the time to get a little sticker to show they were supportive of America, but were driving a gas guzzler that did nothing to help curb the US's dependence on outside sources of much needed fossil fuels. In short, the sticker is a nice sentiment, but the actions of those folks by driving gas guzzlers was really that they were not willing to be supportive of America and give up their gas guzzlers and was actually working to make America worse off by helping to prevent the US from being self sustaining.

    I certainly don't always agree with Maher on many issues, but here I did.
     
  12. 2nd Amendment

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    Driving a "gas guzzler" is unpatriotic but driving some little, short life span, maintenance intensive, usually foreign made or foreign subbed POS is All American? Sorry, I'll keep my Caddy, my guns and continue the fight and let the Lefties drive their eco-friendly road coffins.
     
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    Do those post=9/11 "Freedom" stickers sicken you too?

    No.
     
  14. 80fl

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    Double Naught: You view large vehicles as un-patriotic? Let me ask you a few questions:

    1: Do you heat your home?
    2: Do you have a television?
    3: Do you have a computer? (duh:D )
    4: Do you buy any pre-packaged food?
    5: Do you make your own clothes or buy them?
    6: Do you drive an automobile?
    7: Have you ever flown on an airplane?
    8: Did you light any christmas decorations?
    9: Have you ever used a battery?
    10: Have you ever bought a coke in a can or bottle?

    Please don't jump on the left wing band wagon with that tripe.

    Instead of invoking that rhetoric, how about doing something to encourage the .gov to drill in Anwar?
    How about shouting from the roof tops that .gov intervention is crippling innovation in this country; innovation that could lead to less dependence on foriegn oil?

    Or, if you're really serious about the "big bad SUV's", how about following your heart and giving up electricity, your car, and most of your food?
     
  15. Bainx

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    Sheeple commonly do things because it is the current "fad".
    I.E. flying flags on vehicles.
    I guaran-damn-tee you that none of them know the proper orientation of our flag when hung on a wall. Even with a 50-50 chance of guessing it right, they wouldn't know.
     
  16. dd-b

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    Partly it's a legacy of the Vietnam era, when the flag became a symbol of the reactionary right. It seemed pretty darned obvious that Vietnam was not a vital strategic interest of the United States, and that the governments we were supporting there were just as bad as the communists. All the flag-waving "patriotic" rhetoric conditioned a lot of us to despise the symbols and the rhetoric.

    Partly it's because the people most prone to waving the flag generally disagree with me politically. After awhile one develops a twitch -- "flag-waver" means "not my kind".

    I have frequently been ashamed of the actions of my government.

    The feelings I try to have about the flag are best summed up by this:

    "I'm a patriot. I love my decadent, cosmopolitan, self-indulgent, racially-mixed, godless, intellectually dilletante, drug-abusing, promiscuous, queer-loving country. And its flag is the Stars and Stripes." - Patrick Nielsen Hayden, on rec.arts.sf.fandom
     
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    Or the outside of a building, for that matter. I've seen a lot of them hung wrong.

    Back when I was in highschool, Vietnam era, when the flag was becoming a symbol of the reactionary right, I wanted to get a bunch of "flag code" pamphlets from the VFW, and go around their parking lot "ticketing" cars with incorrect flag displays (sticking a pamphlet under the wiper, circling the sections violated).
     
  18. dd-b

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    The way we throw gasoline, and lots of other things, around isn't exactly unpatriotic. It's more like "suicidal".

    We can't do it for very long.

    And while we do do it, it's making the air worse and worse to breathe in most major cities. Even parts of Minneapolis, which isn't surrounded by mountains or anything, and isn't all that big.

    The crash at the end will be really unpleasant.

    I would have thought preserving this planet as a place capable of supporting human life would be a basic conservative issue, but apparently not. Judging by the rhetoric of conservative politicians, they don't care for anything beyond the next quarter-end statements.
     
  19. Guy B. Meredith

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    I agree with the point that many of the sticker carriers are just lemmings who have given no thought to the significance other than the Jones have one. Just one of the many clues that I am dealing with the lemming mentality that makes me feel about as comfortable as putting my hand into a diarrhea filled comode to remove a clog.

    Hkmp5sd,

    Uh, what is a #3 sticker?

    2nd Amendment,

    I may agree with you on many matters, but after owning a couple of those "some little, short life span, maintenance intensive" cars this is one area I don't agree. Thought I'd never get a reason to get rid of my Mazda GLC and justify the cost of a new car--sold it still running at 250,000 miles after two carb rebuilds and a water pump, running the original clutch (I am heavy footed).
     
  20. SodaPop

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    Has anyone seen the stickers that say "Terrorist Hunting Pemit 91101"
     
  21. wingnutx

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    I recently witnessed a bunch of sailors/soldiers hang one the wrong way. Luckily there was a boyscout nearby to correct them.
     
  22. wingnutx

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    Better yet, encourage them to build more and better nuclear reactors. Nukes can both heat your home and make hydrogen to run your car.

    Those new BMW hydrogen-internal-combustion cars are pretty sweet.
     
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    While it is distasteful to watch some liberal gun grabbing Klintonite flying the flag and raving on about his love of America and freedoms, I have to say I support his right to do so.

    Just my 2 cents worth

    The 2nd Ammendment makes all the others possible
     
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    Guy, the number 3 sticker is for Dale Earnheart.


    It does sicken me a little bit. The flag has lost meaning and has turned into just another fad. The people with the flags still don't care about the country. It's just something people do because the neighbor did it. I won't put a flag on my vehicle, the veteran plate says enough.
     
  25. 80fl

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    Wingnut: I agree wholeheartedly:)
     
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