Saturday, November 26, 2005

Arbeit Macht Freeper?

So I'm driving home from work, and I see a bumper sticker. It reads: "Piss off a liberal. Work hard and be happy." I live in a red state, so anti-liberal bumper stickers don't usually phase me. Usually they're anti-gun control or anti-non-evangelical christianist. But for the life of me, I can't figure this one out. What, exactly, do liberals have against work and/or happiness? Is there some kind of stereotype that stipulates liberals believe in a world where everyone sits around all day and wallows in misery?

I'd really like for someone to explain this joke to me, cause I don't get it.

After you figure it out, here's something that will really set your mind on fire. On the same car, right beside the "Piss off a liberal" bumper sticker, there was another which read: "Just say no to sex with pro-lifers." A hard-core libertarian, maybe?


Mr Furious said...

That was John Cole. Did you flip him off when you passed him?...

Yeah, my vote is on libertarian, or husband/wife divided.

Thrillhous said...

Ha! I like the husband/wife divided idea.

I can figure the hard working part; libruls think everyone is entitled to a free lunch (such as all those lucky duckies from New Orleans). The miserable part I can't quite get, but I think some conservos think we're always worried about worst case scenarios, what with our crazy concerns about poor people and folks who are otherwise disadvantaged. You know, us and our crazy "safety net" thing.

iRod, does this mean you had to work on Friday? That sucks.

Otto Man said...

Liberals hate everything. Faith, country, hard work, the troops, Bush, and of course, Bush's equal, Baby Jesus.

Didn't you get the memo?

Otto Man said...

By the way, brilliant title.

S.W. Anderson said...

Sheesh, that is a good headline.

I think the work bumper sticker alludes to the fact that folks on the left have been less-than-happy campers of late and kind of vocal about their dissatisfaction.

I wonder if the other bumper sticker is a too-cute-by-half way of saying that if you don't like the potential consequences — making a baby — don't do the wild thing with someone who will refuse to interfere with the processes of conception, gestation and giving birth.

Personally, after seeing an annoying number of "Rush is Right" bumper stickers a few years ago, I resolved to tune the damn things out.

Otto Man said...

I once saw a great rebuttal to the "Rush is Right" stickers -- a Gothic script version that said "Rush is Reich."