Sep 14, 2010

Bizarro World

So this past weekend, Gia and I had about the craziest 20 minutes ever.

Get your mind out of the gutter people. Besides, you really think I can last that long? ;)

We were on our way from my brother's house to go see one of Gia's beer customers, when we passed by this house that looked like it was decorated for Halloween. But it wasn't Halloween. It was all political shit. Vote for this Conservative Republican or vote for this Conservative Republican. Semi-typical for the neighborhood we were in, but these gigantic signs were framing this even more gigantic and hideous poster of President Obama done up to look like Hitler. With the words "The Biggest Mistake Our Nation Has Ever Made" drawn underneath the photo.

Think about the ridiculousness of those two things for a moment. Regardless of how you feel about Obama or the fact that he was elected, to compare him to Hitler and to call his election the biggest mistake this country has ever made is just bad history. Hate him and hate his election. Howl at the moon about it. Go crazy, but read a fucking book, okay?

Anyway, this isn't really about the political views of this particular household. But Gia couldn't believe what we just saw, so she turned around to take another look. Well the folks in the house came out just as we were doing so. And they saw us looking and they saw us turn around again. They were going somewhere too, so they wound up behind us when we got to the red light at the end of the road.

As we were giggling about these lovely folks while stopped at the light, the guy gets out of the car and comes over to the passenger side where I was. He was smiling and wanted to know if we liked what we saw. I guess he was a proud peacock, and he thought we were birds of a feather. Luckily the light changed to green and Gia gunned it before I had a chance to tell him to flock off. Lucky for me...he looked dangerous.

Anyway, while cracking up and wondering what rabbit hole we just fell through (seriously, what kind of nut gets out of their car to talk to the people in front of them these days?), we were waiting at another light and we wanted to make a left. Except there was a no turn on left sign, which I pointed out. Gia saw it and said it was okay because it said "Except For Sundays". Fine. So we waited for the oncoming traffic to pass and she made the left.

Cue the police.

Bang. We get pulled over right away, and the Gia asks the cop what the problem was. He told us she made a left when she wasn't supposed to. She told him that she saw the sign, but since it said "Except for Sundays" she thought we were fine. He laughed at that because it was Saturday. Turns out it was Saturday all that day.

The officer was actually a pretty good guy. He laughed, we laughed and he let her off with a warning. So it all turned out okay. No harm, no foul.

But the whole 20 minutes leading up to that moment? Crazy train, my friends.

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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Hitler had a few folks killed, didn't he?

14 comments:

sybil law said...

I remember those Hitler comparisons leading up to the election. But God forbid you say anything bad about the idiot Palin! Stupid.

And you didn't fool me for a second with the 20 minutes.
Haha

Water Logged Canine said...

Wonder how that guy felt about the mosque being built at ground zero? Perhaps he had an opinion about Southern pastors threatening to burn holy books too?

That's quite a story for the ninth anniversary my friend. But with all this great source material to discuss, I have just one nagging thought...

Fuck a cop.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - I'm fine with people disagreeing with one politician or another. Comparing any of them to Hitler is profoundly hilarious.

Doggie - I knew that would be your one nagging thought. This particular one was okay in my book. But generally, yeah...

savannah said...

i wonder what he would have done if someone like me had looked at his house? we live in interesting times, sugar. xoxxo

Slyde said...

you should drop in for tea so you could discuss the holocaust with that guy... it would be fun!

B.E. Earl said...

Savannah - And they see to be getting more interesting every day.

Slyde - Maybe he is one of those Holocaust denial guys. Like Mel Gibson's father.

white rabbit said...

Obama - "The Biggest Mistake Our Nation Has Ever Made"?

Ummmmm... Invading Iraq was less than a gem

Sorry to come all political on you.

And as for 20 minutes, I'm saying nuffin...

B.E. Earl said...

Wabbit - Seemed like a good idea at the time? I dunno...

Bruce said...

While I was making the daily trek to the oncology ward to slowly watch my mother pass from this earth, I spied driver in the parking garage of the hospital that obviously had similar views. He was driving a new model full size pick up truck with the word OBAMA in huge white letters in the back window. Very nice, except for the fact that there was a swastika in the "O" in Obama. (Mind you these letters were almost 2 feet high and visible from a block away.)

I was stunned at this. The dudes hatred of the president was so extreme that he was empowered to adverstise his bigotry for everyone to see.

This just does not seem to be the country that my parents raised me to grow up in anymore.

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - these are indeed odd times.

Kevin Spencer said...

There was a Republican ad on local TV the other week and the candidate said something to the effect of Obama being the worst President in history. I was flabbergasted, were they asleep during the Bush years?

B.E. Earl said...

Kevin - I don't even have a problem when someone voices an opinion like that. To them, he may be the worst president in history. I don't really see it, but fine...whatever. But to call him Hitler or to say he is the worst mistake our country has ever made (go ask a Native American that question, or a descendant of a slave) is just retarded.

Avitable said...

You should sneak over there some night and replace all the signs with Pro-Obama ones.

B.E. Earl said...

Adam - I'm sure he has liberal traps set all over the yard. I wouldn't make it out of there alive...