[Mb-civic] Bush Sign Goes Down!

RJ Mac nycrjmac at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 19:57:47 PDT 2004

Thanks for posting this anecdote.  I've been getting
pretty tired of the continuous stream of e-mailed
articles, and starting to doubt if anyone has any
original thoughts of their own.

Now, as for the well-being of this sign, I do not
think this is an admirable action, whoever did it. 
While it should be paradoxical, instead it has become
blunt fact that the "Left" has become totally
intolerant to expression of any views outside of their

The fevered climate of "I Hate Bush" that is swirling
around is, to me, becoming tedious and exasperating. 
Is he a wonderful president? In my opinion, No.  But
the mindset of "hating Bush" has, in anyone I've
spoken to, no developed alternative, not one of the
"Bush Haters" I've spoken with can expresses any
informed support for Mr. Kerry, and they often have
almost as much negative to say about him. As one
friend said it, "I'd even vote for a hand-puppet over
Bush."  You see, I get no sense that there is positive
support in favor of John Kerry.  There is only the
fevered mania on the wind: hating the man in the seat
of responsibility.

Though I'm no fan of Mr. Bush, I've yet to hear which
shade of Utopia Mr. Kerry will usher in.

The main points I want to make in this entry are:

- by example of the destruction of the Bush sign, the
"liberals" have become incredibly close-minded and
alarmingly intolerant of free speech;

- "Bush Hating", as a political mindset, is an
incomplete, puerile mentality.  There must be a
subject which offers a solid, credible alternative to
base your faith in.  "anyone but Bush" is too easy,
it's lazy opinion without responsiblity.

-- I really value the personal input of live,
unpublished people, often more than the news
clippings, so I'm glad you posted, and hope others
will do more of it.


- "Edward A.Puckett" <blackguard at voltaic.com> wrote:

> Dear Group,
> I live in Santa Fe, and enjoy a fairly liberal
> population here.  There 
> are, understandably, many Kerry and other non-Bush
> stickers on cars, 
> along with "Defend America, Defeat Bush" and "No
> War" and so forth.  
> Occasionally, you'll see an (offensive) Bush sign,
> but it has been at a 
> fairly manageable level.
> Until Saturday night.  I was leaving my house in a
> suburban section of 
> town, and at the end of a the street, at a busy
> intersection, was a 
> horrifying sight.  It was a humongous "Viva Bush"
> sign (what an 
> oxymoron -- viva refers to life) attached to a fence
> around someone's 
> yard.  I had a sick feeling.  It was just as if I'd
> just come across 
> the carcass of some large animal by the side of the
> road, or as if had 
> seen a pack of rats.  In fact, I couldn't have been
> more upset if 
> someone painted a swastika on that fence.
> I spent the weekend thinking about ways to get rid
> of that sign.  
> Should I go talk to the people?  Should I invest in
> a paintball gun???  
> I had finally decided on the more constructive
> approach: call the 
> zoning commission and see if the sign could be
> eliminated in that way.
> Well, as I left my house today, I saw a wonderful
> sign.  A sign that 
> made my heart sing and brought hope.
> The Bush placard had been torn down, thrown
> unceremoniously on the 
> ground, along with the whole section of fence to
> which it had been 
> attached.  What a wonderful sign!  Vive la
> Difference!
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