As a counterpoint, I do live in one of the most liberal areas in the country (Northern California), and regularly see Bush/Cheney bumper stickers and billboards, and haven’t heard of anyone being harrassed in the matter.
Does anyone else have anectodal experience either way? Its a bad thing, no matter the party.
XPav, what the hell are you doing visiting these sites? This is just some guy’s blog. He could be making it up wholesale. Anyway, you’ve been posting a lot of weird links lately… do you need an intervention or are you becoming McCullough?
Even at a “moderate” big university like the one I attended back in the day many were chock-full of hostility when I wore my trusty “Charlton Heston is my president” tshirt post 2000. The same people who organized peace rallies at the drop of a hat were 'roided pitbulls the moment their feng shui was challenged even by something as passive as a shirt. Of course, they knew better than to actually act on their shouted threats and such nonsense, but there ya go. Put enough dumb cowards in a place where they feel dominant, irrespective of ideology, and mob behaviour will ensue.
Not just that, random mutterings about what his brother told him. Hrm…my first cousin once removed is married to Scott Peterson’s brother (true dat), and she told me Scott was innocent (ok, I made that up), so it must be true!
Actually, Chet, the guy covered that particular angle perfectly! See, it was a trucker from the same gas station the guy had stopped at. Thus the trucker didn’t have to spot the bumper sticker while everyone was driving, which would admittedly be a difficult task. It’s obvious that the trucker had made a mental note of the car while at the station, muttering to himself (in a stereotypical redneck drawl, of course, since that’s the dialect all truckers speak in, no doubt) “awright now I’m gun learn dat dere Dean-supportin’ faggot a goshdurn lesson!”, drove off, then while on the highway he recognized the car, so he had the perfect opportunity to send his message!
It wasn’t just ANY random trucker, no sir.
And of course the guy knows that it was a truck from that particular gas station. Every time I pull into a gas station, I make sure to memorize what each truck stopped there looks like, so that if they decide to harrass me later on I can tell my cousin to mumble about it on a blog! Surely this is the standard operating procedure for everybody else, right?
So this story holds up perfectly in my estimation. The best proof: as Tyjenks alluded to, what kind of lunatic would you have to be to NOT operate your business from a golf cart? (Although I assume you could do a fine job using a Segway as well - that is hugely popular trend amongst gas station owners in central Indiana.)