Why do people have "baby on board" bumper stickers?

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#1 Posted by mingmao3046 (2683 posts) -

Do they honestly think I'm going to drive extra careful just because they have a baby in the car? Why should I care? I dont value your baby any more than a homeless bum on the street. Actually if anything I probably value the homeless man's life more than your baby's. The homeless guy probably has had a rough life and has lots of experiences/stories to share. Your baby just cries and poops his pants all day. 

A baby is just another random human to me....not sure why people have this idea that they are special and deserve life more than another human who is older. 

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#2 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
Why do you care that they have them?
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#3 Posted by The__Kraken (858 posts) -

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

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#4 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

I don't know why they do that.  All it does is let potential kidnappers know that their next victim may be in that car.  I think that most attempts to "personalize" family vehicles are terrible ideas.  People driving around with their family's last name emblazened on the back window, right next to little stick figures that represent the members of their family.  Look below and you see a bumper sticker telling everyone where their child goes to school.  Great idea.  :?

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#5 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Attention whores. They want everyone to know they're not a virgin.
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#6 Posted by mingmao3046 (2683 posts) -
Why do you care that they have them?chessmaster1989
Just questioning their logic
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#7 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I don't know why they do that.  All it does is let potential kidnappers know that their next victim may be in that car.  I think that most attempts to "personalize" family vehicles are terrible ideas.  People driving around with their family's last name emblazened on the back window, right next to little stick figures that represent the members of their family.  Look below and you see a bumper sticker telling everyone where their child goes to school.  Great idea.  :?

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That's my stance as well. It does nothing, but help pedophiles find their next target.
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#8 Posted by mingmao3046 (2683 posts) -

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

The__Kraken
why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers
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#9 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
[QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

mingmao3046
why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.
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#10 Posted by The__Kraken (858 posts) -

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So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

mingmao3046

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

Because the baby is less close to being dead than the older person. They are also more valuable, because the baby will live longer and consume more natural/finite resources than the almost nearly dead older person. Plus, the baby has a greater chance of producing more babies than the nearly deceased older human.

It all makes sense.

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#11 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="Release The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

The__Kraken

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

Because the baby is less close to being dead than the older person. They are also more valuable, because the baby will live longer and consume more natural/finite resources than the almost nearly dead older person. Plus, the baby has a greater chance of producing more babies than the nearly deceased older human.

It all makes sense.

By that logic men are superior to women. Men can have more children than women, and they can produce more goods than women. So Men > women? :P
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#12 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15163 posts) -

They're not notices to other drivers, they're notices to anyone assisting in an accident. A baby is more difficult to find in mangled wreckage than an adult and could easily be looked over if there's no indication of a child in the car or anyone conscious to relay that information.

 

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#13 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
That Be Sharps song.
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#14 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

Probly because there might just be a slim chance, that there is indeed a baby on board.

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#15 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39791 posts) -

Mingmao: righteously defending a father's right to kill a drunk driver that killed his two sons, then saying he doesnt give a damn about someone's baby and refusing to drive carefully.

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#16 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39791 posts) -

[QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"] why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickersFightingfan

Because the baby is less close to being dead than the older person. They are also more valuable, because the baby will live longer and consume more natural/finite resources than the almost nearly dead older person. Plus, the baby has a greater chance of producing more babies than the nearly deceased older human.

It all makes sense.

By that logic men are superior to women. Men can have more children than women, and they can produce more goods than women. So Men > women? :P

now you get it!

:P

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#17 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

Why do you have that weird looking avatar? It somehow represents you in some way. As does a "Baby on Board" sign. What does it matter to you anyway? Scared of babies or something?

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#18 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -

Who cares?

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#19 Posted by MonsieurX (36995 posts) -
Because there's a change of having a milf in the car.
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#20 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Because there's a change of having a milf in the car.MonsieurX

 

I usually pull up alongside and expose myself when I see a "baby on board" sign.  Couldn't hurt, right?  Well worth the risk for the chance that a milf may be on board as well.  

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#21 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Because there's a change of having a milf in the car.hartsickdiscipl

 

I usually pull up alongside and expose myself when I see a "baby on board" sign.  Couldn't hurt, right?  Well worth the risk for the chance that a milf may be on board as well.  

In real life I've noticed all the ugly chicks are the knocked up ones.
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#22 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Because there's a change of having a milf in the car.Fightingfan

 

I usually pull up alongside and expose myself when I see a "baby on board" sign.  Couldn't hurt, right?  Well worth the risk for the chance that a milf may be on board as well.  

In real life I've noticed all the ugly chicks are the knocked up ones.

 

I had a good-looking milf after me a few years ago.  We worked together and she was about 10 years older than me.  Nice child-bearing hips and whatnot.  The whole having 2 kids and a husband precluded me from pursuing it.  I was admonished to "demolish that @ss" by one of my buddies though.  

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#23 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

Attention whores. They want everyone to know they're not a virgin.Fightingfan

LOL

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#24 Posted by sonicare (55538 posts) -

Wasn't that a big fad 20-25 years ago?

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#25 Posted by lamprey263 (34630 posts) -
even if you don't care for the baby you should care about your own liability if your bad driving hurts that child, and given the warning if you still cause an accident maybe any charges that could be laid against you can be more severe plus maybe it's a pride bumper sticker for parents, like some people have those MY CHILD IS AN HONOR STUDENT / EAGLE SCOUT / WHATEVER bumper stickers, maybe these people want to externalize their happiness for being young parents
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#26 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (18526 posts) -

So I can know exactly which cars to speed into.

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#27 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39791 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Because there's a change of having a milf in the car.Fightingfan

 

I usually pull up alongside and expose myself when I see a "baby on board" sign.  Couldn't hurt, right?  Well worth the risk for the chance that a milf may be on board as well.  

In real life I've noticed all the ugly chicks are the knocked up ones.

correction: theyre ugly because theyre knocked up

:P

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#28 Posted by -Tish- (3624 posts) -
Someone's been watching George Carlin.
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#29 Posted by MrGeezer (59237 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] That's my stance as well. It does nothing, but help pedophiles find their next target.

I guess, but I'd imagine that most pedophiles are looking for victims who are a bit older than "babies". Sure there are exceptions, but babies are too young for most pedophiles. Most of those guys are looking for kids who are at least 4 or 5 years old. I guess "baby on board" stickers could be attractive to those guys who kidnap babies and then sell them on the black market, but realistically speaking I doubt that most people are likely to encounter those dudes on the way to the market. Of course, it's also not going to make people drive extra safe. No one wants to get in a car crash anyway, so how is a baby in one of the cars an extra deterrent? It might be a deterrent if I was just itching to get into a car crash, maybe then I'd choose a different car if I knew that a certain car had a baby. But who wants to get in a car crash in the first place? Having a baby on board doesn't change things. Anyway, this is just one of those stupid things that does no harm, and also does no good. It doesn't help, but it doesn't hurt either. The REAL reason for those bumper stickers is pride (which I guess makes them no different than any other bumper sticker). The whole point is people just bragging that they have a baby, which I guess is the same as bragging that they like a certain band or bragging that they support a certain political party. It doesn't really hurt or help, the only thing it really does is stroke the ego of the person who owns the car.
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#30 Posted by comp_atkins (34521 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="Release The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

The__Kraken

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

Because the baby is less close to being dead than the older person. They are also more valuable, because the baby will live longer and consume more natural/finite resources than the almost nearly dead older person. Plus, the baby has a greater chance of producing more babies than the nearly deceased older human.

It all makes sense.

it's kinda the other way around though... for an older person, MUCH has already been invested in them in terms of time, money, etc... so it is FAR more valuable...
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#31 Posted by Azorius_Scholar (25 posts) -
Those stickers are obviously a protection spell against poor drivers.
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#32 Posted by SUD123456 (4955 posts) -

Do they honestly think I'm going to drive extra careful just because they have a baby in the car? Why should I care? I dont value your baby any more than a homeless bum on the street. Actually if anything I probably value the homeless man's life more than your baby's. The homeless guy probably has had a rough life and has lots of experiences/stories to share. Your baby just cries and poops his pants all day.

A baby is just another random human to me....not sure why people have this idea that they are special and deserve life more than another human who is older.

mingmao3046

Of course you think that because you are a complete a@@wipe. One day your little self indulgent pea brain may accidentally stumble on to thought that you aren't the intended audience. The odds are very low, but I suppose it is possible.

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#33 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

Dumb as fvck if you ask me.

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#34 Posted by Diablo-B (4063 posts) -
Why do you care that they have them?chessmaster1989
Exactly. There are too many things in life to worry about them this.
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#35 Posted by -Fromage- (10562 posts) -

Actually if anything I probably value the homeless man's life more than your baby's. mingmao3046

 

Lol, wow that's sad.

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#36 Posted by Jakejack (181 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

Fightingfan

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

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#37 Posted by Jakejack (181 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

Fightingfan

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

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#38 Posted by Jakejack (181 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

Fightingfan

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

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#39 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
Serious question for the TC: Is there anything in the entire world that doesn't annoy, aggravate or piss you off in some way, shape or form? Every single thread you post is pretty much you bitc...hing about one thing or another.
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#40 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

[QUOTE="The__Kraken"]

So people will see it and decide to not crash into their car.

Duh.

mingmao3046

why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickers

Because the death of a baby is especially tragic.  It is very traumatizing for the parents.  It's not that hard to figure out.

If you want it from a less emotional perspective, which you probably do, because you seem challenged in that regard: a baby theoretically has the longest amount of life left, and therefore can make the greatest difference in the world.  By killing someone so young you are never giving them the chance to have experiences and leave their mark.

You say you value the homelss man for his experiences and what he can teach etc.  Well if he had died as a baby he would never have had those and his unique perspective would never have formed.

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#41 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -

They're not notices to other drivers, they're notices to anyone assisting in an accident. A baby is more difficult to find in mangled wreckage than an adult and could easily be looked over if there's no indication of a child in the car or anyone conscious to relay that information.

 

br0kenrabbit
I like how you have an interesting answer, but people overlook your post because they have no counter. :P
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#42 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="mingmao3046"] why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickersJakejack

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

lovely tu quoque but i don't see what the iranians, chinese etc have to do with his argument
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#43 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -

They're not notices to other drivers, they're notices to anyone assisting in an accident. A baby is more difficult to find in mangled wreckage than an adult and could easily be looked over if there's no indication of a child in the car or anyone conscious to relay that information.

 

br0kenrabbit
Excellent response.
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#44 Posted by Jakejack (181 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jakejack"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.MrPraline

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

lovely tu quoque but i don't see what the iranians, chinese etc have to do with his argument

 

I was responding to a specific "off topic" quote so my original post actually had nothing to do with the original topic. 

 

In regards to the topic:

 

Practically every life form on this planet protects its offspring any way it can.  It may not be rational about it, and its methods of protection may be futile, silly, etc., but I am not suprised that some humans do every single thing possible to protect their genetic offpsring.

It's just the way mother nature "programmed" life to work, for lack of better terms.

 

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#45 Posted by Jakejack (181 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jakejack"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"] In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.MrPraline

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

lovely tu quoque but i don't see what the iranians, chinese etc have to do with his argument

 

I was responding to a specific "off topic" quote so my original post actually had nothing to do with the original topic. 

 

In regards to the topic:

 

Practically every life form on this planet protects its offspring any way it can.  It may not be rational about it, and its methods of protection may be futile, silly, etc., but I am not suprised that some humans do every single thing possible to protect their genetic offpsring.

It's just the way mother nature "programmed" life to work, for lack of better terms.

 

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#46 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

Mingmao: righteously defending a father's right to kill a drunk driver that killed his two sons, then saying he doesnt give a damn about someone's baby and refusing to drive carefully.

mrbojangles25

One thing I've noticed with a lot of internet personas that go against the grain and promote certain actions that much of society finds reprehensible etc. is that they usually have extremely hypocritical views.  

During the whole LAPD thing with Dorner, you had all of these "edgy anarchists" and "fight for whats right" people defending his actions and saying that his killing of innocents was just because it was for a good cause.  Somewhat ironically, the very thing the LAPD had been doing wrong was exerting violence, abusing suspects, and endagering people.  Long story short, what Dorner did was no better than what the LAPD had done, but because most of society thought his actions were deplorable, there were those who felt that by supporting his actions they were intelligent, informed, or superior through cynicism.

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#47 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="mingmao3046"] why should their baby's life be more valuable than an older person how about "people are in this car" bumper stickersJakejack

In America white lives are more important than other lives. Look at the AR-15 innocent, but no one cares about the innocent kids dying from drones in Africa and middle east.

I know you are probably just a little kid and have not experience the real world yet but guess what? 

 

In Iran, Iranians value their lives more than other lives.  In China, the Chinese value their lives more than other lives.  In Japan, the Japanese value their lives more than other lives.

 

I never understood why kids potray world wide human flaws as exclusive to Americans only.  "Dude, I'm so edgy I go against the grain, fighting the system, through my hatred of America."

 

>Calls me kid because I don't agree with his POV

 

>Uses Ad hominiem 

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#48 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

No wonder I don't take this place seriously anymore...

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#49 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -
Because you get more points if you crash into them.
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#50 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -

Do they honestly think I'm going to drive extra careful just because they have a baby in the car? Why should I care? I dont value your baby any more than a homeless bum on the street. Actually if anything I probably value the homeless man's life more than your baby's. The homeless guy probably has had a rough life and has lots of experiences/stories to share. Your baby just cries and poops his pants all day. 

A baby is just another random human to me....not sure why people have this idea that they are special and deserve life more than another human who is older. 

mingmao3046
Babies have more potential than the homeless.