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Friday, June 23, 2006

The Three Finger Salute

So my friend Jon, stumbled across one of the funniest forums ever. It involves discusssion amongst devout Republicans about the stickers on their cars. The forum is here, or just read the text below.

Posted on 07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT by elder5

I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home.

With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers (1). My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a Kerry sticker or do you just shake you head and think "What would Dick Cheney say"? (2)

PS I got most of the finger salutes the more I got closer to Portland ,Oregon.

To: elder5

I made a trip two weeks ago from Las Vegas, up I15, and into Washington State. The reactions to my 'W 2004' sticker were positive until I got into the Seattle area where I got numerous one-finger salutes.

I also haven't seen as many Kerry stickers anywhere as I did there. You people have a real problem in the Puget Sound area.

posted on 07/03/2004 12:21:14 PM PDT by x1stcav (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/photo_gallery.asp)

To: elder5
"What would Dick Cheney say"?


Now that would be an excellent bumper sticker (3).

posted on 07/03/2004 9:06:04 PM PDT by PaleoConservative(Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)

To: elder5

I think it is significant that you are getting the one finger salute from Kerry supporters for various reasons:
1. That's what he used toward a Viet Nam Vet at the Viet Nam Wall in D.C. on Memorial Day (what a role model for his followers)
2. That's the only salute most of them know, having not served in the military or have any use for it.
3. Kerry supporters, like their role model, resort to this type of behavior when confronted with things, ideas, concepts, etc that they cannot handle or concieve(like moral values, or seeing a happy, content and confident Bush supporter)(4)

posted on 07/03/2004 9:06:54 PM PDT by MSgt1989

To: elder5

The next time somebody gives you the one-finger salute, respond with the three finger salute. Eventually they will figure out that the gesture bears a strong resemblance to a "W"(5).

posted on 07/03/2004 10:17:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)

To: elder5

"My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a Kerry sticker or do you just shake you head and think "What would Dick Cheney say"?"

I've gotten some 1 finger salutes, I typically just smile and wave back.

Once in a while, I'll see a car with LLL stickers like "Impeach the Son of a Bush" or whatever, I get in front of them in my Wrangler and drive real slowfor about 15 seconds to make sure they see my GOP and B/C04 stickers.

I've never been outright rude. That's just wrong, it sets a bad example.

posted on 07/04/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)

To: elder5

" My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a Kerry sticker..."

Heck no. Too many nutjobs out there...(6)

posted on 07/04/2004 1:51:41 PM PDT by OpusatFR (I only see movies for the popcorn. I'd rather read the book.)

To: Paleo Conservative
Yup, it would.


posted on 07/08/2004 1:52:45 PM PDT by Fixit (Scary Redwords -- A Strangled America)

To: elder5

I was driving from Tacoma to Moses Lake and saw a car with a homemade sign in the back window that read "Regime change starts at home". As I passed him, I looked at him so he could see my GW 2004 hat. He looked surprised (8). He passed me later with no comment. He got off the highway at Ellensberg (figures, CWU student. A liberal haven in Gods country). But as he got off the highway he slowed down too fast, so I looked out the corner of my eye to see him saluting me liberal style. Poor boy couldn't do it without knowing he was safe. Typical liberal, peace...unless you disagree with me.

On the other hand, I drive to Seattle a few times a month and have never been saluted (I have a W sticker on 3 sides of my truck). I wear my GW shirts downtown and people say "nice shirt". I'm a little surprised by the reaction. This from people who voted for Patty Murry and Jim McDermott. They're also responsible for Maria Cant-do-well and Gary Grid-Locke.

Never try to understand the Left, just win baby.

posted on 07/14/2004 8:54:24 PM PDT by Drathaar (http://rightonpolitics.blogspot.com/)

To: Paleo Conservative

WWDCS, now thats funny! I would buy that sticker.

posted on 07/14/2004 8:55:38 PM PDT by Drathaar (http://rightonpolitics.blogspot.com/)

To: Fixit

Ok, I'm ordering. I'll stick Drathaar somewhere in the order so you know its me. This is too good. (9)

posted on 07/14/2004 8:59:12 PM PDT by Drathaar (http://rightonpolitics.blogspot.com/)

1. This is not actually funny.
2. He would probably say "Go fuck yourself". Remember this?
3. I agree.
4. Link
5. With a 65% success rate.
6. And history has proven that latte-loving Seattle socialite liberals are the ones that are truely dangerous.
7. I would have designed it differently. The brick wall speaks too loudly in the background. Perhaps a waving American flag would be better? Discuss.
8. Which is odd, because nothing is surprising about an old man staring at you while you're on the highway.
9. I agree.


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