The bumper sticker plastered on the rear window of the passing Toyota mini van read simply "1.20.2009."
Its graphics were white on a basic black background.
Since I’m a bumper-sticker fan, this one was intriguing, but its full intended meaning and purpose temporarily had me stymied.
Hmmm, a black bumper sticker,eh?
If it had been any other color, the message thereon would have been a no-brainer…but black?
Other images had crept into my mind because the blamed thing was black.
Yes, the date obviously referred to next year’s Inauguration Day in DC of America’s first black president.
But still, the bumper sticker had to have its blackness for some other reason, right?
Admittedly, this writer is color blind, red-green to be specific, but we all know black is not a color.
Neither is white.
It’s possible the color might have been navy blue or dark green.
I know some of you guys have gotten to church and good light to discover one black and one navy sock.
But navy blue or dark green bumper stickers "don’t make no sense," in the words of O Brother, Where Art Thou?’s Pete Hogwaller.
Yes, tons of those little bumper-sticker messages are seen in dark blue, but this color blind fellow can distinguish dark blue from navy blue.
It was black.
At first thought, a Black Friday image came to mind.
We 50’s kids grew up on midnight horror movies containing plenty of those unlucky Friday’s.
Maybe the Toyota owner put the sticker on his Nipponese mini to convey that sort of message…
But, nah, had the message been on a Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, or F100, that thought would have lingered a little longer but, nah.
The odds were against the purchaser of a foreign nameplate vehicle reversing his field and displaying a mysteriously subtle anti-Obama code thereon.
Too long a shot…
The black and white bumper sticker was an obvious slam at George W. Bush, but especially toward all of us Red State voters. (It seems obvious now,)
Since we’re speaking of subtle, aren’t Yellow Dog Democrats (those who would cast their vote for an old yellow dog on the Democrat ticket rather than, say, a reincarnated George Washington, if he was running opposite on the Republican ticket), but don’t those YDD’s break you up?
Now that their candidate has won the 2008 election, we hear them imploring those of us who know a few other things about their candidate to just shut-up and give the Obama a chance.
Yeah, like they gave Bush a chance in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and probably in all the history books from now on.
Now we are to treat their candidate differently from how they treated GeorgeW all those years…or how they’re treating Sarah Palin in the here and now?
Turn- about is fair play, especially when we’re the ones dealing in truth.
I’m for giving Obama a chance, but not to further his socialistic ideology unabated on the heads of those of us who know better or who would know the truth.
And not to continue his patterns of untruth unchallenged.
Obama is what he is and those of us who know what that is should not hesitate in telling any who would know the truth just who that is.
Hey, where else can they hear it; on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, et.al?
I will grit my teeth and pray for the incoming president, especially since the fate of all the remainder of us hangs in the balance of his presidency.
And, I will pray for America with unclenched teeth.
If you’re a praying person, let’s all join in regular prayer for Texas, the South and even for the Blue-America we see mostly above the Mason-Dixon Line.
One more political thing in my plans is to obtain Sarah Palin bumper stickers for affixing to as many Silverado, Dodge and F100 rear windows and bumpers as possible from now until 2012.
Even onto as many Toyotas, et.al. rear-ends as their (seemingly obvious) globalistic-free-trade-adherent-owners will allow.
I know there are a lot of them out there.
P.S. Please excuse my obvious pro-American vehicle nameplate bias, for I was employed with the currently financially strapped General Motors Corporation for 30 years.
Prior to that, between me and my daddy, we were adherents of Ford, Dodge and Nash.
May God bless.