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Thread: Do people leave political notes on your car?

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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    The only thing sadder than putting political bumper stickers that aren't funny on your car is getting so upset by a ****ing bumper sticker than you feel the need to leave an angry note.

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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    So I work as an full time optician as I go to school for my BA. I have a some political bumper stickers on my car. At least once a week I have some leaving a noteor my car being keyed up because they disagree with me. So I was wondering does this happen to anyone else on the forum and if so what do you do. Attach below are pictures of my bumper stickers and the note on my car from today.

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    Which one's supposed to be the political note? The bumper stickers or the stupid little note someone wrote?

    No - I don't make an ass out of myself in public.

    If I had strong political beliefs I wanted to proclaim I'd have no problem putting them on bumper stickers, however. But yet - I've never seen something that grips me so. My bumper seems to favor skulls and skeletons.
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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    So I work as an full time optician as I go to school for my BA. I have a some political bumper stickers on my car. At least once a week I have some leaving a noteor my car being keyed up because they disagree with me. So I was wondering does this happen to anyone else on the forum and if so what do you do. Attach below are pictures of my bumper stickers and the note on my car from today.

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    Just so you know the first Lincoln quote you have is a widely distributed hoax. It actually comes from a Protestant minister Rev. William John Henry Boetcker who produced a pamphlet in 1916, it was recycled as a Lincoln quote with the dawn of the internet age and just keeps percolating around.

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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Yes. of course he was asking for it. He got it and it made him very happy. Now he needs a George Bush bumper sticker that says, "I pissed you off Jack A**: Mission Accomplished".
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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Well you'll have to deal with the consequences that provoking bumper stickers sometimes provoke people. I know it may be an injury to your ego to not drive around with your dearest political opinions for everyone to see, but most people don't respect that like of smugness
    And we likely know the political persuasion of those who damage property and are easily 'provoked'.

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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You're out of the service now right?
    No, still in, 2 more years to go if I don't re-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The reason I ask is that I see a lot of these kind of license plates on Ft. Campbell and I think to myself, "yeah you're a veteran, but so is everyone here why do you feel the need to get special plates?" Just seems silly to get them if you live/work on a military base.
    To identify myself to other veterans and share comrodery.

    In so far as the vanity plates are concerned you're a veteran if you were honorably discharged after 5 minutes of service, but in truth you aren't a veteran until you complete at least 6 months on a combat zone. So, for all the servicemen you see on that base, only those deployed in combat are veterans, the rest are not no matter how honorable their service.

    When people leave the service the the thing they miss most is the comrodery. Sporting service-related decoration of some kind is a way to stay connected to that. I identify myself as a veteran as an invitation for others to share their service with me and reconnect with that comrodery. I've made an effort to learn different units, operations, and major engagements so that I can make an intelligent comment when so approached, and I'm more enriched for it.
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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    My guess would be, He wrote the note himself just so he could start this thread.

    Bumper stickers on paint, not a real smart thing to do.
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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No, still in, 2 more years to go if I don't re-up.


    To identify myself to other veterans and share comrodery.

    In so far as the vanity plates are concerned you're a veteran if you were honorably discharged after 5 minutes of service, but in truth you aren't a veteran until you complete at least 6 months on a combat zone. So, for all the servicemen you see on that base, only those deployed in combat are veterans, the rest are not no matter how honorable their service.

    When people leave the service the the thing they miss most is the comrodery. Sporting service-related decoration of some kind is a way to stay connected to that.
    So what does that make civilians in a combat zone? I have a sincere question as I have no clue as to wear that puts me or my friends from the sand box days. I am guessing SOL. I and more than a few of my fellow civilians have more combat time than a lot of combat vets. I suppose BOHICA yet again.

    I am with you there on comradery thing. Brothers and sisters focused on a single purpose. I miss that sometimes. As a civilian from that situation there is nothing I am aware of except the occasional message from a friend that was with you then. I wonder if there is a bumper sticker?
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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    So what does that make civilians in a combat zone?
    Civilians, and very well paid civilians, I might add.

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I have a sincere question as I have no clue as to wear that puts me or my friends from the sand box days. I am guessing SOL. I and more than a few of my fellow civilians have more combat time than a lot of combat vets. I suppose BOHICA yet again.

    I am with you there on comradery thing. Brothers and sisters focused on a single purpose. I miss that sometimes. As a civilian from that situation there is nothing I am aware of except the occasional message from a friend that was with you then. I wonder if there is a bumper sticker?
    If there isn't, there should be.

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    Re: Do people leave political notes on your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Civilians, and very well paid civilians, I might add.


    If there isn't, there should be.
    No we were not very well paid and EVERY penny we EARNED. The ONLY difference between what we made and what we could have stateside was the tax benefits on fed side and most states. I got taxed and hard in my state of California. Most guys made around 88,000 or so depending on what you did. Truck drivers and recovery drivers made on average about 80,000 maybe a bit more north depending on how much time was put in. We were paid essentially hourly straight rate with no overtime rate adjustment. To get 88,000 you needed to work a minimum of 84hr+ week with two weeks R&R a year. Typically 4200hrs a year for 50 weeks worked out to 21 dollars an hour which a driver could easily make in the states. I made a max of about 109000 as a convoy commander and I was routinely putting in 14+hrs a day and no R&R for the year. That's for running the equivalent of 2 companies of transports and personnel. Believe me when I say with the greatest sincerity I can muster Uncle Sam got a very very good bargain.

    Oh well I shall stop side tracking the thread now.
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