Trumpland, MA: South Shore sign lady driving on the highway

Green Card lady

AmyG forwards this photo from a friend who was driving into Boston today when she noticed this woman next to her waving that sign at her:

Maybe she saw my dark hair and laborer clothing and made an assumption . She was also pulling up next to pick up trucks and such on highway and shaking her sign at them . There was no action I could take on the highway - and frankly, she scared me as you can't be right in the head to incite such bigotry . So I snapped her photo while sitting in traffic but I couldn't get her plate!!

Ed. note: Why, yes, of course, that sticker reads "Hillary Clinton for Prison 2016."

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This might be the "No Homos Need Apply" Nutjob

There is a woman in Weymouth that has a nuanced collection of bumper stickers on her Camry and yes what looks like a Needlepoint pillow that says "No Homos Need Apply" in her back window.

The same woman also has mailbox lettering in her back window that says something to the affect that South Shore Hospital Nurses Are Paid Too Much.

This may not be the same person, though she looks like half of County Clare with that face. A nutjob is a nutjob, even if she looks like your aunt.

Hopefully the person pictured here will slip and fall this winter, suffer greatly, and never walk correctly again.

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And the nurses at south shore

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And the nurses at south shore hosp[ital will still take good care of her because, well, they're nice, unlike this loony toon.

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Adorable!

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There is a woman in Weymouth that has a nuanced collection of bumper stickers on her Camry and yes what looks like a Needlepoint pillow that says "No Homos Need Apply" in her back window.

The needlepoint makes it absolutely perfect.

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Growing up, I always saw the

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Growing up, I always saw the use of "Xmas" as a bit of a Catholic wink to those who got bent out of shape about it. My Catholic parish had a big intertwined "XP" on the front of the alter... sort of a secret code for the believers.

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Yikes

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Can't wait for NPR to have a sympathetic interview with the woman with the sign so we can better understand where she's coming from.

#podcastsorsilence.

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The women is clearly

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Deranged, but what she is doing is within her rights.

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Rights?

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There's no right to drive up 93 waving a sign with one hand.

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Not quite

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Doesn't matter if it's taped to the outside of the window or not:

From MGL Chapter 90, Section 9D:

Section 9D: Windshields and windows obscured by nontransparent materials

Section 9D. No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public way or upon any way to which the public shall have the right of access with any of the following affixed thereto:

(1) a sign, poster or sticker on the front windshield, the side windows immediately adjacent to the operator's seat and the front passenger seat, the side windows immediately to the rear of the operator's seat and the front passenger seat and the rear window in such a manner so as to obstruct, impede or distort the vision of the operator.

Of course, one could argue that the driver posting such a sign already has distorted vision. But we'll leave that to one side for now.

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Didn't say she wasn't

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There's a difference between a bias incident and a hate crime. Check out the SPLC website -- it explains the difference -- but in brief, it doesn't have to be a crime to be worth tracking. Documenting incidents like this is one of their most important functions.

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I think one way to fight back

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I think one way to fight back against this intolerance is to donate to groups like the SPLC.

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Bigger Problem

While I'd assume she's a hateful dope looking to cause discomfort upon those she fears, my bigger concern is that she'd rear-end someone or kill someone while holding that sign and driving.

The constitution gives all the citizens the right to think what they want. It doesn't give anyone the right to drive while ignoring the road and attempting to hold a sign.

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Pretty sure

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She's not "attempting" to hold a sign. Looks like she's doing a good job holding it...and I'm going to wager her vehicle isn't moving. Either that or the photographer has a pretty impressive shutter speed.

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In that case

This might be the first time that whipping out the sign "You show me yours and I'll show you mine" would be reasonable thing to do.

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Reading is fundamental

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Says right in the original post the photographer was stopped in traffic.

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Other the other hand,

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While distracted driving is obviously a problem, I wouldn't try to downplay blatant acts of xenophobia.

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Plenty of nuts on both sides

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Plenty of nuts on both sides, see the numerous attacks/threats on Trump supporters. Impeded Operation of a Motor Vehicle (dog on lap, shaving/applying make-up/holding signs etc.) is a civil violation. I would call 911 and have MSP deal with her. Supervisors usually want a combination of eight citations or other forms of activity (accidents, arrests, disabled cars etc.) during an eight hour shift so this is an easy one.

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You keep using that word...

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Plenty of nuts on both sides, see the numerous attacks/threats on Trump supporters.

And yet every time you've been asked to provide examples, you can't come up with a single one.

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Is That One Of Those Macedonian Websites?

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Nope, but it's garbage

The site was create on April 1st 2015 by a conservative radio host according to wikipedia.

Forgive me if I don't trust it as an accurate new source.

There have been actions against Trump supporters. However, these are overshadowed by hundreds of overt attacks on non-political citizens by people who feel enabled to do so by the election of a man who offered to pay the legal bills of people at his rallies who attacked protesters and the media.

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No-Laura Ingraham

Lifezette was started last year by Laura Ingraham, currently a candidate to be White House press secretary.

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Right

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Laura Ingraham is a right wing nut job radio host with a very loose command of the truth. She particularly hates the gays so she'll fit right in with Pence.

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This makes me sad and

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This makes me sad and disappointed. But it's only going to get worse, especially as the economy slips in it usual cyclic fashion. And then these drones will blame the "others" for it, cheered on by the people starting at the top.

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Usual cyclic fashion?

Well, there are cycles in economics, but a good dose of stupidity does wonders to tank the economy entirely. See also 2008 and Kansas.

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Must be nice...

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...that feeling sad and disappointed is the worst that's gonna happen to you.

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Binder of Hate?

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Her sign appears to be in a plastic three ring binder sheet. Wonder if she drives around with her "Binder of Hate" from which she can easily select the appropriate sign.

She sees a rainbow bummer sticker... gets out the Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve sign.

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Adorable!

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          ( Thank you for making me laugh after reading such an awful story! )

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I think that was on Oprah

Back in the early nineties, I think I remember a woman coming on with something like you describe (but less racist) and promoting it as an alternative to road rage.

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She must be pretty isolated

It wouldn't exactly be that difficult to create an electronic version with push-button haterade on tap!

It could even have icons for easy operation: Two men for "gay hate screed", A sombrero for "mexican go home", etc.

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hmm

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Distracted driving takes a whole new level of ugliness when you're distracted being a horribly racist, awful person. Hopefully if she causes a deadly, fiery wreck, it's only the single car variety.

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dude

she aint worth the traffic backup

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License?

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She gave me an awesome idea! Next time I see one of the many horrible drivers doing something stupid I will hold up a "Show me your driver's license." Thank you lady with glasses–by the way, show me your eye-test card!

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Mom?

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n/t

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Kevin?

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Kevin?

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