Friday, January 25, 2008

Our Favorite Bumper Sticker of the Week

'Just what exactly are conservatives conserving?'
--seen on the back of a Honda this morning, driving west along Cleveland's Carnegie Ave. To review earlier favorite bumper stickers, go here.

7 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Mike Q said...

My definition of a conservative is someone who has it pretty good -- and doesn't want anyone to screw it up.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I like that. I think that formulation nicely gets to the heart of the matter.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

Hence the subtle yet important difference between conservative and conservationist.

 
At 12:10 AM, Anonymous Steve S said...

Mike Q's definition of a conservative is much too kind. It merely emphasizes the maintenance of the status quo. The conservative reality we have seen in the past thirty years has been far more destructive.

A better definition has been offered by the blogger TBogg: "…conservatives are the kind of people who immediately start contemplating cannibalism when their boat breaks down five feet from shore."

For me, that definition has just the right mixture of irrational fear, blind self-interest and blood lust.

 
At 3:22 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Wow, I like that cannibalism line, which made me laugh. And your term blood lust is chillingly right on. Thanks for joining the conversation, Steve. I believe it's your first time here. Sure hope you come back often, as you seem to have quite a way with words.

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Mike Q said...

What you're saying, then, is conservatives don't tend to be vegetarians?

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I think that's pretty safe to say, Mike. They prefer all the rhetorical red meat offered up by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his even loonier cohorts.

 

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