Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Yesterday my family and I drove north to visit the in-laws. On our way through the tollbooth I noticed a very odd sticker on the window of another car in a nearby tollbooth.
The graphic was in the colors & pattern of an American flag, but cut in the shape of a mushroom cloud, and at the very top of the cloud, on the left side (about 11:00 position) was a crescent-moon.
Unfortunately the presence of four too many 18-wheelers at the tollbooth and intersection made Big Daddy unable to pursue the car to get a better look at the sticker, the license plate, and the occupants.
What I want to know is, should I be scared? Was that a terrorist symbol, as I fear it was? It doesn't help me to sleep any easier knowing that this graphic is out there and there are people who believe in what I think it represents not 75 miles from where I live. Many of the 9/11 terrorists had been in and around my childhood hometown. 9/11 was almost 4 years ago. I want the bad guys to be flushed out of here!

1 comment:

Steve said...

Hahaha!! I swear, you Yankees and your odd notions!

Rest easy Barb,what you saw was nothing more than a son of the south proudly displaying the flag of the great state of South Carolina put on an american flag sticker!

South Cack-a-lackee (as we in North Cack-a-lackee like to call it)has on it's flag a Palmetto tree (the state tree) and the crescent moon as it's logo.
I'll admit, it does indeed look like a mushroom cloud, but spend one day in myrtle Beach, and you'll see why it's called "The Palmetto State".

This particular design has been very popular in various and sundry truck stops and beach side T-shirt stands since 9/11, so breath easy!