“Fuckin’ Obama”

 

From my son Jeff Pellegrin

I was out for lunch today and went to my favorite Tucson gas station near the power plant to fill up my truck.  I paid $1.64 per gallon.  On the other side of the pump from me there was a guy, around retirement age, filling up his super duty truck that had a large SUV camper / trailer in tow.  He had bumper stickers on his truck that read, “Repeal Obama Care”, “Stay Poor, Vote Democrat”, and “If you still support Obama, stay back 500 feet – I don’t trust your judgement”.  We had both been cleaning our windshields and when we nearly bumped heads putting away the squeegees,  I said, “Boy these gas prices are nice aren’t they?”  He replied, “They sure are!  Usually when I hit the road I have to budget around gas.  This time my wife & I have money to spend on the road – more to the trip than buying gas.”  I said, “That’s good for the economy.”  He said, “You better believe it, my wife is about to give it a boost!”.  As I was getting in my truck, I looked back at him and said, “Fuckin’ Obama.”  All expression left his face and he fell silent.  As I drove away, he was still looking at the ground.  It looked like there were circuits in there frying.

 

About Sam's Branch

I joined the Peace Corps in 1961 as West Virginia’s first volunteer. Go to Amazon.com to order my book Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories. I am the eighth generation of my family born in the Big Coal River Valley of West Virginia. My father and grandfather were underground coal miners. I have a chemical engineering degree from West Virginia University (WVU). After training to make sidewinder missiles, I joined the Peace Corps and taught chemistry and coached the track team at a secondary school in Nigeria. Since that time, I was WVU’s first full time foreign student advisor and worked in urban outreach, organic farming, construction labor, and high school teaching. I recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (wvhighlands.org), and recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Kanawha State Forest Foundation (ksff.org). I am still on the board of the Labor History Association and the West Virginia Environmental Education Association and recently joined the board of the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. I am active in the campaign to stop the destructive practice of mountain top removal strip mining in the Appalachian Mountains. You may contact me at martinjul@aol.com or my blog samsbranch.wordpress.
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