Ms. Dominique tweets her "Quote of the Day"
Socialism or Freedom.― Anonymous
"Today while driving through Missouri (on my way to a book signing) I got caught behind an older model black Chevy Suburban. The driver was poking along at about 5 miles an hour below the speed limit. But when I tried to pass him, then he suddenly accelerated to well above the speed limit for some time, and the old Chevy pulled away ahead of me by about 100 yards.
"Then he slowed down again, until I caught up to him. I once again tried to pass him, but again he floored the gas and took off at high speed.
"This seemed to be mysterious. Why slow down and speed up this way? Was he just some jerk who enjoyed keeping me trapped behind him on the highway ? (my guess is yes)
"Why the weird acceleration and deceleration?
"Then I noticed his bumper sticker:
Socialism or Freedom
"I realized that he was really a conflicted driver. The Socialist wanted to drive at 5 mph below the speed limit. But the Freedom-loving Missouri redneck wanted to drive at high speed. The internal conflict between the Socialist and the Libertarian must have been driving him mad!
"It was certainly driving me mad."