This is almost a repost...

Friday, May 14, 2010

I have been having issues keeping my mouth shut around my campus... again.

Just to give some of you an idea:
I live in Rexburg, Idaho which, if you search it on wikipedia, is the "reddest city in America." Scott and I live here to go to college at a conservative, privately owned, LDS university, BYU-Idaho. We love our school, and we love our town, we just have a hard time with some extreme conservatism that can plague the mob mentality of it's people. You might have seen our little town on CNN when a bus-full of second graders were chanting: "assassinate Obama." Commonly when I drive down the street, I am faced with this bumpers sticker:

Usually this bumper sticker is accompanied by Calvin peeing in the corner window, a NRA bumper sticker, and a dead animal of some kind strapped somewhere to the vehicle.

Because my opinion has stayed the same from LAST time I got upset about being resented for my political opinions, you can read my post from like two years ago about my feelings on this subject. Please know that now, I am a little bit older, and have chosen not to fight EVERY fight, but sometimes I just get TIRED of having to keep my mouth shut while everyone else shoves their views in my face with a redneck crew behind them daring me to say who I voted for.


  1. I hear ya.

    And wow. "Assassinate Obama"? I gotta get outta this town before my kids learn how to talk.

  2. I have some friends who complain about Obama in the most naive way ("He's a terrorist!") and are always complaining about the "liberal agenda," and then take full advantage of the likes of Medicaid, WIC, and food stamps . . . you know, products of the "liberal agenda" that staunch Republicans tend to oppose.

    Yeah, I have a hard time hiding my blue tongue in this town.

  3. amen sister and i 100% ditto what jules said. like your welfare? thank a democrat! i'm not 1 side or the other, i just hate people shoving their views in my face and demonizing one another.

  4. easy carrie. that truck looks like it's actually from florida.... so...

  5. I didn't take a picture of some scary redneck's truck ok! I got the picture off the internet but I HAVE seen the bumper sticker several times in Rexburg.


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