it's because, as much as i dislike stereotypes, this bumper sticker invoked a clear picture of the person who probably drives that truck. and here's the the picture that i get: it's a white guy, older, graying, walks with a cane, hates 'homos', thinks anyone who's not white is lazy and 'taking advantage of the system', is disgusted to see the country going down the drain thanks to 'all those damn immigrants', thinks english is the only language that should ever be spoken (anywhere), believes the answer to poverty is for poor women to stop having damn kids, thinks the answer to all of the world's problems is to bomb whatever country bush has currently decided to wage war on, and (drumroll please) SUPPORTS THE MCCAIN-PALIN TICKET. so in other words, i don't like him.
and i inferred all this from a sticker on someone's car that really only says they believe they should have the right to own a gun. it took me awhile today to be able to admit it to myself, but i'm awfully quick to judge when it comes to people whose opinions are completely different from mine. i despise stereotypes when they are applied to people i support, but when it comes to people i 'dislike', it all seems to fit into a neat little package. like what i did today when i saw that sticker: in my mind, conservatives are all grumpy old white guys who drive pickup trucks with rifles under the passenger seat. i know that it's so, so wrong to do this but it's automatic for me when it comes to certain 'types' of people. i loathe this about myself.
p.s- notice the bird shit all over the bumper? teehee.