No matter your position or your thoughts about a particular candidate this election year the odds are fairly certain there is someone in the 24/680 who has a different view – and is willing to press the issue when aroused.
We’ve heard of Trump bumper stickers altered or removed entirely by folks making midnight political statements, and “Liar Liar, Pantsuit on Fire” stickers suffering the same fate. Some of the mostly nocturnal monkey-wrenching appears to be taking place – surprisingly – at local schools and colleges, with kids quick to make their positions on the candidates known.
We heard a few moments ago from a nice Lafayette resident who apparently was riding past the old Celia’s restaurant on Mt. Diablo with her kids today, Wednesday, when one of them adroitly pointed out the “F$&@ Donald Trump!” slogan spray painted on the side of the building.
“In huge bold lettering!” she wrote. “I almost drove off the road I was so shocked! Whether I may agree with the sentiment, this is not something we see in our neighborhood and especially not with profanity that our little kids are exposed to! I’m so angry, and I didn’t know what else to do but write to you…”
So she did and it was nice to hear from her and we’re sure the folks at Lafayette Public Works will get out the paint and brushes and take care of the political F-bomb ASAP.
And, hopefully, the kids haven’t picked up a new word.