‘america: you keep using that word…’ (the author has left a comment, say hello!)

So, I’m driving into Anchorage this morning.

Along with the usual herd of jackasses who, despite living in Alaska still don’t seem to know how to drive in snow, one vehicle in particular caught my eye.

It was one of those enormous black pickup trucks, with the huge knobby tires and smoked glass windows and chrome roll bar complete with half a dozen giant chrome halogen lights and a ten foot high antenna whipping about in the slipstream  and pipe organ-like exhaust pipes jutting up from behind the cab belching thick plumes of white diesel smoke like the twin contrails of a fighter jet on full afterburner.

…What caught my eye were the bumper stickers:

– Proud American emblazoned across a red, white, and true blue Captain America shield;

– In God I trust, In big government I fear. We must protect the country we love!;

–  and my perennial favorite: I love my country, it’s the damned government I hate.

…what caught my eye was the giant Confederate flag treatment in the back window.

Wait, what?

Proud American.

Confederate Flag.

Proud American.

Confederate Flag…..


Read the whole magnificent post here


Thank you so much for letting us know about this Suzanne

25 Responses to “‘america: you keep using that word…’ (the author has left a comment, say hello!)”

  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    March 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    All I can say is WOW!

  2. 2 Theo67
    March 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Absolutely excellent! For the first time, the whole Tea Party, Republican cabal, right wing mentality is explained in one place. The language is a little salty, so be warned. But the list of “hates” is a little frightening in its accuracy and completeness. I think it’s going to go right over the heads of those who it’s poking fun at, but this person has really captured the situation perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3 majii
    March 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I read this on AKMudflats this morning, and it is sooooo awesome!!!

  4. 4 Carolyn
    March 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    He hit the nail on the head for what I see on roads here in Oklahoma too!

  5. 5 Dorothy Rissman
    March 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Me too. It is on my bookmarks list. The guy is great.

  6. 6 Sonjia Duncan
    March 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I always wonder how people could shout they love America but always whisper that they hate Americans.

  7. 7 Jennifer
    March 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I agree. This guy can write, and he can analyze things. I checked out some other parts of his blog. He has a very good post on the Arizona shooting. Worth checking out. Briefly, he calls out all those TPers who bleat about 2nd Amendment solutions and then try to deny that they’re calling for bloodbaths. As Theo67 said, a tad salty, but it is not gratuitous.

  8. March 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you for the link and the kind comments.

    You’ve got me pegged, I’m a little salty in the language department. I was a Sailor for most of my life, it shows.

    Again, thank you//Jim Wright

    • March 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      Salty is good, jim!

      Really thrilled you dropped by, appreciate it, I can’t tell you how much I loved your post, it was absolutely sublime. Visceral incandescent rage, but in a beautifully eloquent way! When I let rip it’s just a bunch of **** **** ****s, which is less than articulate. I hope you know how many people you speak for, your post struck a magnificent chord. You’re amazing, I hope you’ll forgive me for being so personal – but I love you!!

      Thank you Jim – and, again, really honored that you dropped by.

    • 10 Theo67
      March 28, 2011 at 1:46 am

      Thank you for putting into words (salt and all) the hypocrisy that we’ve all been witnessing from those ruled by hate. You captured it all perfectly! I don’t even think they understand their own contradictions.

    • 11 Dorothy Rissman
      March 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you Jim. I will be checking up on you regularly. Keep up the good work. dr

  9. 12 Ceb
    March 28, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Welcome to the site Jim!

    Enjoyed your comments. Many of us feel the same way.

    Come to visit at any time.

  10. 13 Gloria Powell
    March 28, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Thank you Jim, you’ve nailed it. Salt is good, makes us pay attention to what we are ingesting! :o)

  11. March 28, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Thanks again, guys. Appreciated it.

  12. 16 anniebella
    March 28, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Good reading.

  13. 17 globalcitizenlinda
    March 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

    points made succintly (acknowledging that the nuns who taught me would probably bring out their “ruler for the knuckles” due to some Vatican-frowened-upon phrases).

    some people amaze me with the contradictory vernom they spew! they seem to hate everything in the consititution that does not favor maintaing their priviledged status quo position in society and are very keen to deny other their rights and ability to prosper

  14. March 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

    You speak for so many Jim. Thank You.

  15. 19 gn
    March 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

    What an excellent piece, capturing the reactionary right mindset so perfectly.

  16. 20 Fred
    March 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Mr Wright

    Before I say anything else I want to THANK YOU for your service to the country.THANK YOU.THANK YOU.THANK YOU.

    Now I can say welcome on this site 😀

    As far as your piece;it is simply SUPERB and it deserves to be on EVERY liberal and progressive blogs around the world not only in this country.

    I hope to read more from you Sir;please keep writing and visit us on this site 😉

  17. March 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    The Navy does that to you. My dad was a Navy man and boy was he “salty.” Thanks so much for your post. You tell it like it is for sure.

  18. March 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Welcome, Salty Jim and come join our family.

  19. 23 majii
    March 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for speaking out so eloquently and graphically, Jim. Maybe some people will read your post and recognize that their words don’t match their actions and beliefs. Please visit us here again.


  20. 24 Asher in Boston
    March 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Boy, dont you tell it as it is! You are speaking for the majority of us and hell yah, its the truth. Thanks for visiting.

  21. 25 EDP4BHO
    March 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks Jim, for using words that needed to be used. Sometimes you need a little “salt” for maximum effect. Hey, I’ve never sailed the seas, but my mouth ain’t always “sugar”, if you get my drift. Just keep at it and give ’em, as the Irish part of President Obama might say, what for 😀

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