You have a point there. Though there seems to be some hypocrisy in this forum with complaints that humor is idiocy, yet hostility is just fine. Anyway, I made a statement in the earlier thread: "...I feel there has been a trend to suppress dissent in our country [the U.S.]..." and you responded that it isn't just a feeling, (i.e., it's real). For those who do not live in the U.S., or for that matter pro-Bush states, I've mentioned the numerous ribbons that can be seen on vehicles in "red" states such as Arizona (not to belabor this), however, I've thought I would get bumper stickers too that express my view. But I won't (anymore than I will openly discuss my political views) because it would adversely effect my relation with all these people around me, and quite frankly I wonder if I might find my tires slashed. If I can feel this way, even fear, what does this say about the direction America has gone? So all you right-wingers out there, just because you don't see liberal political paraphernalia, doesn't mean there are no liberals. Before you get elated about this, it just means you've succeeded in suppressing opposing views--the first step to destruction of our democracy.