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Re ‘Sign of the Times’

A reader writes, “I think I have that sign you saw in Tampa beat. Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker that read ‘Obama Saves.’ I’d like to think the driver was being tongue in cheek, but I don’t think so.”

Another reader says, “My wife has a friend who has a license-plate holder that says ‘Change Has Come,’ plates that read ‘PEACE4U,’ and a bumper sticker that shows a picture of Obama, with rays sticking out on either side of his head.”

That about covers it!

Another reader writes, 

Jay,

I noticed the same thing you did: Prior to the election, bumper stickers bearing such messages as “Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism” and “If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention” were common. After January 20, they disappeared.

I thought it would be fun to bring these messages back and use the liberals’ words against them. I found a website where these stickers are sold — they are magnets, actually — and ordered a few. Within a week after I put the “Dissent” magnet on my car, the magnet was stolen. The same thing happened when I posted the “Outraged” magnet. Within a week, gone.

I have one magnet left, which I’m saving for the fall of 2010: “Regime Change Begins at Home.”

Oh, yeah, I had forgotten about that one!

A reader writes, “Be assured that dissent is still the highest form of patriotism — but for the duration, it will be practiced by the lowest form of people” (in the eyes of the Left). Understood.

Finally, my colleague Fred Schwarz directs me to an entertaining website: BadPaintingsofBarackObama.com. To get more paintings, you hit the little “Refresh” circle at the extreme bottom right of the screen.

Enjoy! In the meantime, I’m going for a walk. As I may have mentioned, I’m in Palo Alto for a couple days, and it’s strange to be in such a right-wing community, comparatively. I have to hurry back to the Upper West Side, before I lose my bearings . . . (Alternatively, I could run home for a visit to Ann Arbor!)

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