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Old 28th October 2018, 05:21 AM   #1
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Kookmobiles topic

I saw that we didn't have a topic about this yet. This is a topic about those "Truther cars". Discuss stuff about this here or post some pics that you've seen on the internet or taken yourself.

Or share your own real life experiences with these... things.

Found this masterpiece, while googling this word.

Not sure what Google is supposed to celebrate, but...

For those who don't know what a "kookmobile" is: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Kookmobile
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Old 28th October 2018, 07:26 AM   #2
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My limit is two bumper stickers. Anything more than that puts you well into "don't put your dick in crazy" territory.
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Old 28th October 2018, 07:52 AM   #3
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I haven't seen any extreme examples but the ones around here tend to be plastered with Bernie stickers and peace symbols.
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Old 28th October 2018, 11:48 AM   #4
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There's a guy who lives in my area who believes that John Lennon was not killed by Mark David Chapman, but was really killed by Stephen King at the behest of Richard Nixon.

The guy's name is Stephen Lightfoot, and he in now on his SECOND van decorated with tag-lines from his manifesto.

And yes, he has a website (the address is on all four sides of his new van):

http://lennonmurdertruth.com/

There is another guy, an Iraq War vet, who drives around in a big white Ford pickup truck that has an Iron Cross on each door, and the slogan "Respect the Gun" custom painted on each side of the truck bed, along with over thirty right-wing bumper-stickers.
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Old 28th October 2018, 10:00 PM   #5
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Wasn't there a study a few years ago that linked low IQ with lots of bumper stickers?
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Old 29th October 2018, 03:32 AM   #6
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Kooks like those mailing pipe bombs to people?

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Old 29th October 2018, 06:13 AM   #7
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We have an anti-Vaxxer RV roaming the area, the art is quite nicely done but covered in Anti Vaxx slogans and artwork.
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Old 29th October 2018, 06:33 AM   #8
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reddit has this: /r/InfoWarriorRides

Seems to have all kinds of crazy wagons, no just infowars CT stuff. It has been dominated recently with the MAGAbomber's van, but there is other stuff if you look further back.
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Old 29th October 2018, 06:48 AM   #9
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Trucknuts too PC ?
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Old 29th October 2018, 06:54 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by dadbodhisattva View Post
Wasn't there a study a few years ago that linked low IQ with lots of bumper stickers?
I'm trying to get funding for my "Idiots who cut me off in traffic, don't know how to merge properly, or otherwise drive like idiots almost always have a bumper sticker, prove me wrong" study.

I believe there is a link with the "If you have a 'Look twice for motorcycles' bumper sticker you will not look once before changing lanes with no signal" phenomenon.
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Old 29th October 2018, 12:21 PM   #11
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here is another one:

https://images.theweek.com/sites/def...resize=807x807
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Old 29th October 2018, 12:44 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I'm trying to get funding for my "Idiots who cut me off in traffic, don't know how to merge properly, or otherwise drive like idiots almost always have a bumper sticker, prove me wrong" study.

I believe there is a link with the "If you have a 'Look twice for motorcycles' bumper sticker you will not look once before changing lanes with no signal" phenomenon.
Don't forget the "Jesus fish" and cutting you off doing 85 mph in a 65mph zone.
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Old 29th October 2018, 12:48 PM   #13
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The MAGABomber is giving kookmobiles a bad name.
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Old 29th October 2018, 01:03 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
There's a guy who lives in my area who believes that John Lennon was not killed by Mark David Chapman, but was really killed by Stephen King at the behest of Richard Nixon.

The guy's name is Stephen Lightfoot, and he in now on his SECOND van decorated with tag-lines from his manifesto.

And yes, he has a website (the address is on all four sides of his new van):

http://lennonmurdertruth.com/

There is another guy, an Iraq War vet, who drives around in a big white Ford pickup truck that has an Iron Cross on each door, and the slogan "Respect the Gun" custom painted on each side of the truck bed, along with over thirty right-wing bumper-stickers.
He's made a trip through the S.F. bay area promoting his brand of crazy with a stop in the jurisdiction I served - he's a real live nutjob.

Locally we have bunches of kookmobiles, usually promoting religious or political nuttery, but we also had a kookhouse:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/artic...nt-2624670.php

"2007-01-08 18:54:00 PST SAN MATEO -- A San Mateo woman is getting messages from God and painting them in five-foot-tall letters on the roof of her house.

The city wants her to stop doing it. Her neighbors want her to stop doing it. But Estrella Benavides says she can't do that."


Before she was finished in her mission, the whole thing was covered in nuttery. The city intervened.
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Old 29th October 2018, 01:13 PM   #15
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Don't forget the "Jesus fish" and cutting you off doing 85 mph in a 65mph zone.
I once observed a mid-1980's GM sedan being driven by an older fella with a handwritten sign in the rear window - "I (heart) the speed limit"

That I don't know, but he sure didn't like the double yellow lines separating the two directions of traffic.

He proceeded to drive down the road in front of me with -0- regard to the possibility of oncoming traffic around the blind corners where he was driving on the wrong side of the road.

I backed way off but did not witness the fatal accident I was sure was going to occur. I pulled off the road and called the CHP. I have no idea what happened after that and did not come across accident debris or an accident scene when I continued down the road.
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Old 31st October 2018, 02:35 PM   #16
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In High Springs, Fl there is a minister of one of those strip-mall churches who has a truck with “Jesus wants your children” in huge letters on the rear window.
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Old 4th March 2019, 05:46 PM   #17
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I've lived in my car off and on for about 4 years. I love it. I love spending the day at the library with my laptop for free after grabbing a free meal from a homeless shelter. I love listening to the birds when I wake up.
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I've lived in my car off and on for about 4 years. I love it. I love spending the day at the library with my laptop for free after grabbing a free meal from a homeless shelter. I love listening to the birds when I wake up.
Aren't you bothered about taking meals from actual homeless people?
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Aren't you bothered about taking meals from actual homeless people?
And apparently not showering?
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Old 13th March 2019, 07:55 AM   #20
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I've never seen the point of even one bumper sticker. You're not going to bring me over to your side with an argument that fits on a bumper sticker. If you're someone who could be swayed by a bumper sticker, I don't want you on my side.
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I've never seen the point of even one bumper sticker. You're not going to bring me over to your side with an argument that fits on a bumper sticker. If you're someone who could be swayed by a bumper sticker, I don't want you on my side.
I'm in general agreement with your sentiment as I have never had a bumper sticker of any kind on my cars. My wife has the same distain for them.
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Old 13th March 2019, 08:10 AM   #22
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I've never seen the point of even one bumper sticker. You're not going to bring me over to your side with an argument that fits on a bumper sticker. If you're someone who could be swayed by a bumper sticker, I don't want you on my side.
The point of a bumper sticker should be obvious to you. It's exactly the same as the point of your post. You're not trying to convince anyone of anything (and really, who would want to be on the same side as a rando curmudgeon on the Internet?). You're just putting your opinions on display because that's gratifying to you for whatever personal reason.

One person says, "I don't like bumper stickers." Another says, "I LOOOVE Tinkerbell!" A third says, " Č x į ś ". But in all cases, the underlying point is the same: "Look at me. See what I think."
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
The point of a bumper sticker should be obvious to you. It's exactly the same as the point of your post. You're not trying to convince anyone of anything (and really, who would want to be on the same side as a rando curmudgeon on the Internet?). You're just putting your opinions on display because that's gratifying to you for whatever personal reason.

One person says, "I don't like bumper stickers." Another says, "I LOOOVE Tinkerbell!" A third says, " Č x į ś ". But in all cases, the underlying point is the same: "Look at me. See what I think."
The difference being the OP asked what we thought.
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The difference being the OP asked what we thought.
Different venue, same principle.
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Internet memes are the new "kookmobile" bumper stickers.
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Different venue, same principle.
Rather not. The OP expressed interest is what members though about bumper stickers. I didn't not send him a PM out of the blue explaining my views. The key difference here is that the owner of the "kook mobile" tells us their views regardless of our interest. I waited to be asked before sharing my opinion. It's rather an important distinction.
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I try to avoid being near vehicles that display the fish symbol.

(Out of a vague concern that they may be putting their trust in the Lord, rather than paying attention to driving safely.)
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I try to avoid being near vehicles that display the fish symbol.

(Out of a vague concern that they may be putting their trust in the Lord, rather than paying attention to driving safely.)
I still want to get a fish symbol for my car. But mine would be on a plate, bracketed by fork and knife
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I saw a car this morning with a stick figure Dalek family on the back window, with a homemade sign below saying "We exterminated your stick family". Is that kooky?

It's mine.
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I saw a car this morning with a stick figure Dalek family on the back window, with a homemade sign below saying "We exterminated your stick family". Is that kooky?

It's mine.
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