October 12, 2004
Seattle's Lovely Liberals

Via my weblog, a Seattle (Fremont) reader emailed me this photo of his most recent encounter with our state's most uncouth Liberals [ click image to enlarge ]:

Ambra,

I thought you like to see what a nasty Kerry fan did to the windshield and side window of my car this weekend. Attacking the encouraging hate sign that way is particularly revealing. I think his scheme backfired though. Now people walking down my busy street are even more likely to stop and stare.

-Mike P. (Seattle, Washington)

They managed to completely destroy his windshield as well. Displays such as this illustrate one of the many ugly sides of politics.

Posted by Ambra Nykol at October 12, 2004 10:41 AM | Email This
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1. It's sad to say, but given the string of attacks on Republican offices across the country--including Spokane and Bellevue--this incident is appalling, but not surprising.

Thank you for the post. I hopet this was reported to the police.

Posted by: Seth Cooper on October 12, 2004 12:57 PM
2. I live in Olympia, and although I gave $$ to the Bush/Cheney campaign, I will not put a bumper sticker on my car. Too much vandalism. Mike P's sign practically begs for a window smashing.

But really, if he wants to collect insurance for the entire value of the car, then he needs to think of a more provocative sign. How about this: "Please steal my car." Otherwise, I would say he isn't too smart a cookie.

Posted by: Tim Ford on October 12, 2004 01:03 PM
3. I'm not a big fan of paraphanelia either. I've never put up a yard sign or bumper sticker. I think it's all very silly. But Seattle pushes my buttons.

Completely against my nature, I purchased a "Vote Bush" t-shirt which I will decidedly don sometime close to the election quite simply because....I can.

As a black woman, I'm a walking bundle of "contradictions" and if anything, I'd wear the shirt just to make people get out of their shadowbox.

If posting a sign in one's own vehicle "begs for a window smashing" then we're dealing with a juveniles.

The point is that the "Freedom of Speech" propogandists suffer from temporary consciousness. Resistance will not be tolerated.

Posted by: Ambra Nykol on October 12, 2004 01:20 PM
4. Agreed. We are dealing with juveniles that desire to supress speech. Their view of constitutional free speech is that only "true" speech is protected and that only "liberals" speak the "truth." Not quite what you would call deep thinking and certainly not constitutional.

However, from reading the sign, my guess is that Mike P. definitely wanted to provoke a reaction, and should have considered that reaction might come as vandalism.

Posted by: Tim Ford on October 12, 2004 03:51 PM
5. Oh come on, you hypocrites. Conservatives do the same stuff. Why just the other day, one suggested that I might be wrong about something (I can't remember what, but that is beside the point). If that is not spreading hate, I don't know what is!

Posted by: Retarded Liberal on October 12, 2004 06:31 PM
6. Tim,

You are most definitely correct.

Posted by: Ambra Nykol on October 12, 2004 10:19 PM
7. If someone does has a car in need of a new window or two, parking it in Fremont is the way to do it.

I suggest "A person of tolerance and diversity did this" (caption below a 'keyed' Bush/Cheney sticker).


Oh, remember to stake it out with a video camera from another nearby car. Extra tapes not required.

Posted by: Al on October 12, 2004 11:06 PM
8. You must admit, the sign was pretty incendiary--if accurate. A sign accusing Republicans of killing babies might well get a window smashed too, even here in Seattle. I've yet to see a car with a larger Bush sign than mine, and the worst that's happened so far was when someone stuck a used Kerry bumpersticker on it. Admittedly, I park underground and live in Snohomish county, but I drive through Queen Anne every day, and haven't been flipped off once. To be honest, it's a little dissapointing. I'm not terribly surprised that this sign garnered some reaction, though.

Posted by: Timothy on October 13, 2004 09:47 AM
9. One of my co-workers put a "W" sticker on his car earlier this week. The next day both of his back tires were spiked and Kerry paraphernalia was scattered around the car.

Good old liberal tolerance.

Posted by: Marsha Richards on October 14, 2004 11:51 AM
10. It saddens me that this occurred, but I can't say that I'm surprised. Fremont is well below the flood line of the fever swamps, and irrational hatred of any ideas politically right of Lenin (get it?) are the order of the day.

I'm a resident of Fremont who is currently traveling outside of the state and I have been frequently taken aback by conversation fragments overheard in bars or on the streets. It's amazing, but people actually argue ideas and political positions without the accusing glare and screeching of the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers who freak out once you are discovered to deviate from positions reminiscent of Mao's little red book. No hushed tones and careful glances that one might be 'outing' oneself when discussing radical notions such as private property, free markets, and personal responsibility.

Anyway, sorry to vent, I've just been struck by how much Seattle and Fremont in particular are stuck within a reality distortion field which prevents any sort of reasoned discourse. My sympathy for the victim of the vandalism. They are far braver than I am in the sense that I have not put any sort of political message on our car or property for fear of retaliation.

Posted by: chunkstyle on October 14, 2004 02:10 PM
11. Well, you did imply that liberals kill babies. Jeeze, that's couldn't possibly be considered offensive to anyone.

/you and whomever smashed your window are both idiots

Posted by: gazoix on February 27, 2005 05:50 PM
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