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27 August 2009 @ 04:27 pm
On my way back from lunch with the ever awesome rule30, I was nearly run down in a crosswalk by a car sporting the bumper sticker "I SUPPORT WATERBOARDING".

Later, I passed an elderly couple just as the man said to the woman, "Honey, I need to take a piddle break."

The world is endlessly entertaining!

Which is more upsetting?

Rosa nearly getting run over.
The fact that that bumper sticker exists
"piddle break"
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I'm feeling: amusedamused
Antarctica, Winter 1982ivorjawa on August 27th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I'll qualify the answer by "Rosa nearly getting run over" is merely an example of the capriciousness of the universe, but "I support waterboarding" is demonstration of true evil.
The Future Holds Nothing Else But Confrontationhawver on August 27th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
ruthless compassion: stabbyaroraborealis on August 27th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly.
Purple Vengeance Versiondr_memory on August 27th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Molotov Coqtizeestiplika on August 27th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Mark Donnellymeadmaker on August 27th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on August 27th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
...the fact that the waterboarding sticker didn't end with the words "Dick Cheney"?
Luminous mind, bright devilprosicated on August 27th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
gothtiquegothtique on August 27th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Now THAT is a sticker I would support!
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ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on August 27th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
You win the Internet!
gothtique: like bitch is a bad thing pingothtique on August 27th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
"Choose Dick Cheney, Your mother did!"
DancingWolfGrrl: politicsdancingwolfgrrl on August 28th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
gothtiquegothtique on August 28th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I was telling knot_frayed about this thread when I got home from work.
He suggested I print up a bunch of "Dick Cheney!" stickers and encourage people to slap them on STOP signs as well as "nutwing" bumpers.
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petal, the red-headed snippetrdhdsnippet on August 27th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
I was similarly stuck until I realized that what was really disturbing was that someone who had the bumper sticker was the one who almost squashed Rosa. I'd never put it on my car, but I have a skewed enough sense of humor that I sorta like that it exists.
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Shakespeare Fiend: puppyaerynne on August 27th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
You can change your answers to a poll by clicking the poll title (Poll #1449851) and then clicking "Fill Out Poll" at the top.

I have to agree with the chain of people above. After all, you *weren't* run over, and the thought of you getting almost run over does not make me want to cry quite as much as the thought of that bumper sticker.
Susan Constantsconstant on August 27th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
I was hoping that I would stop talking to my husband about bathroom functions using the same language I use to my kids when my kids stop hanging around my house needing help with bathroom functions. So, apparently I won't, eh? That is disturbing. Still I vote for #1.
Renata Piperlyonesse on August 27th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
i'll note that you were "amused" -- if you'd been "scared" or whatever by the time you wrote this, i'd likely have answered quite differently.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on August 28th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
...but only because I'm selfish. People who support waterboarding are definitely worse for the world, I'm afraid.
Chipceo on August 28th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
I changed my answer, for the reason cited above.

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, whenever I hear anyone arguing for waterboarding I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on them personally.