Saturday, August 12, 2006


Living in Birmingham, Alabama, and driving around with a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker was, well let's just face it, scary. Almost every other car was a large SUV with a W bumper sticker and a hand gun in the glove box. After the election, I peeled the bumper sticker off my small car in the hopes that I would once again be allowed to merge on the highway.

Then, a parent at my school found out I wrote poetry and assumed my political affiliation and gave me THIS BUMPER STICKER. It was perfect: small, subtle. I could don my politics with some pride but not get tailgated. Unfortunately, it faded after two southern summers to become just a white square.

I will be ordering another soon, and since they come in a batch of five, I will mail the others to the first four people that e-mail me. The more bright blue dots around the better.

The parent's assumption is something to think about. I know there are conservative poets, but for the most part, does poet=liberal?


Blogger Oberon said...

......can you be both liberal and conservative at the same time?......i say......of course you can.....yes.

8:37 PM, August 12, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

This is true - a good point.

9:31 AM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Jake said...

I've gotta get my dad that! I can see you've got a Flickr badge.

4:49 PM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Jake said...

Learning some code, eh?

5:59 PM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi Jake,
Just cutting and pasting - I'm not an expert like YOU! I can send your dad one of the bumper stickers . . .

7:15 PM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Carter Monroe said...

Of course, you can be conservative and liberal at the same time. All depends upon the issue. I'm a moral liberal, but a fiscal conservative.

3:37 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous jb said...

Howdy. Hate to horn in on your post, but wanted to let you know that we, here at Bright Blue Dot HQ are very sorry about the inferior quality of those first few Dots we printed. When we see people driving around with white squares, we are filled with remorse and try to leave a shiny new and improved sticker tucked under their windsheild wiper. So, when you do place your order, we'd like to throw in a couple of extra stickers to show our heart's in the right place (or is that the left?). Please send us a note, along with your order and we'll take care of it. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Meanwhile, thanks for helping spread the word!

Take care. And keep the faith.

Your friends at BBD

5:19 PM, August 14, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi Carter - there are so many issues, how can a binary system accommodate them all? Thanks for coming by!

Thanks BBD HQ - how cool! I did notice a vast improvement in the paper quality when my friends ordered just a short time later (and their bumper stickers never faded). I'm glad you upgraded. Thanks!

7:27 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I'm right there with Carter. Would love a blue dotif any still available. Here's to hoping our neighbors' eyesight has not improved!

5:18 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Will do Nancy!

7:06 AM, August 17, 2006  

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