On my way to the store this afternoon, there was one of those over-sized pick-up trucks in the right lane. The truck had a metal U.S. flag affixed to it, just above one of those fake scrotum things that people with issues I don’t even want to understand hang dangling off the end of the hitch. There was one large man looking incredibly severe in this out-sized abomination.
In the left lane, the was a cutely rusted smallish car with a bumper sticker that read "I Heart Teddy Bears." There were three twenty-somethings in the car, each of them skinny and laughing and generally behaving as though nothing could be better than this moment right now.
We were all stopped at a red light.
And I thought, “Man, I couldn’t think of a more perfect visual metaphor for our current American political climate if I tried.”