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Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Matt in California » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:09 am

First, I have to tell you the story. I am a collector. More specifically a packrat. I come by rightly as it is in my blood. My family is literally pack rats. What did we not collect? Date nails, bottles, and insulators, coins (even 1982 pennies because they were 100% copper), stamps, lanterns, basically anything old.

I remember as a kid going out to the desert visiting old sites. One time we went to Tonopah Nevada and visited the old dump where you could go and find old stuff. This piece of newspaper came from there. Yes, as unbelievable as it is in a dry area like that the newspaper can survive! It was old, so obviously it is “collectible.”

Recently, I was moving stuff and really trying to get rid of stuff that there’s no point in keeping. But because it’s in my blood I just can’t get rid of things. So I started looking at this piece of paper and noticed that it has 1926 written on the top. Hey that’s the same year as my Model T. I definitely can’t get rid of that! Maybe I’ll read it and find it’s not interesting so then I won’t keep it.
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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Matt in California » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:16 am

So I read one side and turned it over.
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Hey what is this tidbit about offensive placards?
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Enjoy,
Matt;)


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Post by wayne sheldon » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:27 am

I guess endangering another driver by reckless tailgating is okay?!

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Post by Will_Vanderburg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:04 am

Just another example in a long line of New Jersey trying to regulate citizens to death.
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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Matt in California » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:04 am

Does anyone have pictures of what placards (ie era bumper stickers) looked like?

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Post by JunkyJud » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:40 am

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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Matt in California » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:07 pm

Justin,
Thanks for sharing that. It is hard to say what era that came from, but I imagine it has to be old... Now you can print out the newspaper clipping and show people how controversial this was!

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Post by Burger in Spokane » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm

This is an outrage ! :roll:
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Post by John kuehn » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm

You can buy bumper stickers at truck stops saying the same thing from time to time.


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Post by Burger in Spokane » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm

I can see it now:

THE SAME THING
FROM TIME TO TIME
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Post by John Codman » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:56 am

I guess folks living in New Jersey aren't too bright. The state government knows this. The proof? They still won't allow the citizens of the garden state to pump their own gas. The only reasonable reason is that NJ folk just aren't smart enough to accomplish this very difficult task. (Tongue firmly in cheek).


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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Steve Hughes » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 pm

One I really liked I saw on the back of a semi trailer. It read “If my turn signal is on, it is not a request. I’m moving over. Get the hell out of my way.”


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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:37 pm

30 years ago I saw a related sticker that required a double-take to make sure
I read it right:

< --- THIS VEHICLE MAKES WEIRD TURNS --- >

I have been looking for this one ever since. Seems entirely "right" for my vehicles. :lol:

This subject really should have its own thread ....
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Post by Allan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 am

John, the last time I was in Oregon, the same rules applied. The service station employed people to pump gas. Having that job probably meant a lot to somebody. There are other people who would really appreciate the service. My wife has compromised lungs due to radiotherapy for cancer treatment and she really cannot tolerate the smell of raw petrol.
The lessening of employment opportunities is also the reason I will never use a self checkout at a supermarket. All those who do are simply robbing many kids of a possible first job.
It has nothing to do with the intelligence of the populace. It has much to do with employers shifting their service to maximise profitability.
End of rant.
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 am

Besides, in Oregon, when you roll into the gas station, and you tell the attendant to fill it
up, then go inside to get a soda, you can have a modicum of amusement watching him and
the others try to figure out where the fuel goes in !

Toss them a ring of keys as you go, to really create some confusion. :lol:
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Chris Haynes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:39 pm

I pulled off I 5 in Oregon for gas. Not only did they pump the gas they gave my dog a milkbone.

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Post by Susanne » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm

Has to do with the law, and handling hazardous/dangerous chemicals (like, yeah, Gasoline)... I forgot about that when I went up there a few weeks back, until he shows up to pump gas... I was just opening the door, when the guy walks up to get my card... :oops:

I still laugh when its the other way around, when an Oregonian would come to California, and sit there waiting for the attendant to come up... until it hits them they're not in Oregon anymore... :oops:

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Post by Thorlick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 am

My favorite on a "T":

"I have two speeds, if you don't like this one you sure as hell won't like the other!"

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Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 am

My guess with a mix of old and new technology like driver assist and self-driving cars we could see one like this
"Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way"

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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am

Forgot to say that its for the front bumper
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:39 pm

:)
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Post by 46woodduck » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Saw one the other day that said "I break for no apparent reason". Really seemed appropriate for Southern California.
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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Being lysdexic is fun !! :D every Time I scan the forum topics, I read this one as "Offensive Packards" ! :lol:
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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Allan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Thomas, the one you saw is a reflection on the intelligence of its creator/wearer. If he means breaks as cracks up, OK. If he means he hits the big pedal next to the accelerator.............?
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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by Burger in Spokane » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Rich Bingham wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Being lysdexic is fun !! :D every Time I scan the forum topics, I read this one as "Offensive Packards" ! :lol:
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I find the Model T era Packards particularly offensive. I would love to park a
big old long wheelbase sedan in the shop here, and relish in being offended by it.
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Post by autoneer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 pm

My favorite of late, seen on the back of a T touring on the HCCA Cambria tour earlier this summer:

CONSTIPATED!
Hasn't passed a thing in 3 days!

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