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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Republican or Democrat?

(Click here for Internet Ronin's political bumpersticker find du jour! Hilarious)

Let's play the political bumpersticker game today!

I will show you two South Florida snapshots, taken on the various byways and highways of Miami.

Neither car has any kind of outright Party paraphenalia on it -- no elephants or donkeys clinging to their windows like politicised Garfields.

And no, I didn't pull up to their window and ask to see their voters' registrations, although I could've, since I'm a Clerk of a polling precinct and well within my Little Napoleon rights.

But I think it's still interesting to wonder:

Republican, or Democrat?





CLUES

- Flatbed F-150 Ford truck (American make)
- One yellow "Support the Troops" ribbon
- One red-white-blue "God Bless the USA" ribbon
- An aged Triple AAA sticker
- A weathered "One Nation Under God" or similar sticker
- One blue sticker showing an heart with the US flag colours and "God Bless America"
- A licence plate holder advertising "The people of the United Methodist Church", "Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors."
- And finally, a tablet of the Ten Commandents to the left hand side, on top of the paintwork





CLUES

- Honda Element Sports Utility Vehicle (foreign make)
- A licence plate holder advertising "Japanese Car Care", "305-262-0002"
- A single bumpersticker saying, "He's STILL NOT My President"

Now then, with this information and other ones you may like to point out, would you care to guess which of these vehicle owners is an redblooded, godfearing, patriotic Republican?

Or an Internationale-singing, hypocritical pinko commie Democrat?

I leave the choice entirely to you.

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14 Comments:

  • Both of these pictures shot on the same day, in very similar locations (near Dadeland in Kendall).

    Kendall is a middle-to-upper-middle class suburb of Miami, ranging from "Anglo" to Cuban, to South American homeownership.

    It is not a Democratic or Republican redoubt, unlike say the Gables (Republican) or the Grove (Democrat).

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 05:34:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Coño Victoria, you could make it a little harder, no?

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Sat Apr 07, 07:34:00 pm GMT-4  

  • "Ye shall know the Commies by their bumperstickers. And ye shall avoid them!"

    A Honda SUV? Yeesh!

    By Blogger benning, at Sat Apr 07, 08:22:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Coño Victoria, you could make it a little harder, no?

    Interestingly, I don't like bumperstickers, in real life. :)

    The clue about "sticker on the paintwork" to me was to show you how crazy a Republican is.

    ON THE PAINTWORK!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 09:03:00 pm GMT-4  

  • "Ye shall know the Commies by their bumperstickers. And ye shall avoid them!"

    Please don't get me wrong, and GOD KNOWS I HOPE THIS DOESN'T REALLY COME TO PASS, but...

    You know I'm just waiting for the day when I see a traffic accident between:

    Bush/Cheney and Kerry/Edwards

    My camera is pumped!

    A Honda SUV? Yeesh!

    I'm the biggest hypocrite of them all because I have a foreign make car meself.

    But note that I finally bought one because of years of disappointment with my Ford.

    Although I must say, the Honda Element makes Volvo look curvaceous. Sheesh. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 09:07:00 pm GMT-4  

  • As Treasurer of the Committee to Elect, I'm was hoping you'd like that bumper sticker and be willing step in to serve time (as Chair, of course) while I go off to Brazil for a short vacation.

    Seriously, I thought I'd get a rise out of you with my electoral victor prediction. Can we assume that you have resigned yourself to the inevitable?

    And my friend Frick wants a word with you. He was planning to share Raymond Burr's secret eyeliner tips with you, but is quite miffed now as he feels that you passed him right by.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Sat Apr 07, 10:57:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oh, by the way, the last "American" car I bought was the '29 Ford Sport Coupe. Other than that, it has been "Japanese" or "German" all the way. Funny thing about that, my cars and trucks have yet to darken the door of any repair shop save for oil changes, etc.

    I used the scare quotes "" because huge numbers "American" cars are built in Canada or Mexico; Chrysler isn't an "American" car company - it is owned by Germans; my "foreign" Honda was built in Ohio as are a majority of Hondas sold here; my "foreign" BMW Z3 was built in South Carolina; and my Toyota truck was among the last of the Tundra-sized trucks built in Japan (a 1995 T100). Toyota's small trucks have been built in the USA for two decades now. A majority of their cars are built here now, too, I believe.

    I've read that most "American" trucks still built in America contain as many foreign parts as American (but I don't know it is true).

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Sat Apr 07, 11:09:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Non-Partisan bumper sticker:

    PLEASE! DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Sat Apr 07, 11:34:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Although I must say, the Honda Element makes Volvo look curvaceous. Sheesh. ;)

    First time I saw a Honda Element I thought,

    "Nice box, did a car come with it?"

    By Anonymous BrotherDarryl, at Sat Apr 07, 11:57:00 pm GMT-4  

  • As Treasurer of the Committee to Elect, I'm was hoping you'd like that bumper sticker and be willing step in to serve time (as Chair, of course) while I go off to Brazil for a short vacation.

    Erm, why can't I be the one to go to Brazil on a short vacation?? I don't like the way this election is turning out!

    Seriously, I thought I'd get a rise out of you with my electoral victor prediction. Can we assume that you have resigned yourself to the inevitable?

    What, that Hitlary will win? I think you know my views on that already. And I have a glass of milk ready to snort out my nose, if she's nominated.

    And my friend Frick wants a word with you. He was planning to share Raymond Burr's secret eyeliner tips with you, but is quite miffed now as he feels that you passed him right by.

    Frick? Who dat is? I shall await his email with alacrity!

    (Which is funny, since as you know, I'm an horrible correspondent...)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Apr 08, 02:28:00 am GMT-4  

  • Oh, by the way, the last "American" car I bought was the '29 Ford Sport Coupe.

    I remember it! A love inherited from your late father, of happy memory.

    Other than that, it has been "Japanese" or "German" all the way.

    We stick to the Euro cars, although no French rubbish for us. Sorry Shussy!

    Funny thing about that, my cars and trucks have yet to darken the door of any repair shop save for oil changes, etc.

    Us too...touch wood.

    My dad says that Chevrolets are better though, and well do I remember his Impala back when I was a kid. It was ENORMOUS.

    But never failed to start even in Canada.

    I used the scare quotes "" because huge numbers "American" cars are built in Canada or Mexico; Chrysler isn't an "American" car company - it is owned by Germans; my "foreign" Honda was built in Ohio as are a majority of Hondas sold here; my "foreign" BMW Z3 was built in South Carolina; and my Toyota truck was among the last of the Tundra-sized trucks built in Japan (a 1995 T100). Toyota's small trucks have been built in the USA for two decades now. A majority of their cars are built here now, too, I believe.

    Such is this wonderful world of ours, where nothing fits into its box -- thanks to globalisation.

    I've read that most "American" trucks still built in America contain as many foreign parts as American (but I don't know it is true)

    I heard that the Jeep, so much the quintessential American vehicle after the war, is almost entirely Suzuki parts, etc. now?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Apr 08, 02:32:00 am GMT-4  

  • PLEASE! DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

    What trolls?

    /communist purge

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Apr 08, 02:35:00 am GMT-4  

  • First time I saw a Honda Element I thought,

    "Nice box, did a car come with it?"


    Did you actually take a photograph of it...like I did?

    I remember doing that with the first SUV I saw, back in the early 1990s, remember them?

    It looked like a moon buggy, the first time I saw one!

    Now, I don't even blink at SUVs and the Element is just another matchstick car.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Apr 08, 02:36:00 am GMT-4  

  • I will absolutely refuse to buy any Ford after model year 2008, as they will be using Microsoft software for their entertainment (CD/DVD/radio) packages.

    The last Ford I owned was a 1990 Taurus, a great car. I've gone Saturn since, tho the current crop of Saturn's for the most part leave me unsatisifed.

    By Blogger I R A Darth, at Sun Apr 08, 11:21:00 am GMT-4  

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