Drove up U.S. 41 to the Packer game last night, and was struck by the cultural signs along the way.
Several anti abortion signs, including the particularly revolting, “40 million babies won’t pay into Social Security.” Besides being stupid on its face (they won’t be taking SS payouts, either) it was a weird reduction of the value of human life into dollars. Furthermore, I’m willing to bet that the author supports the people who want to destroy social security.
Another class of signs sells pornography, which put me in mind of the odd red-state disconnect between “family values” and divorce rates. See, e.g. this New York Times article
And then you have the shooters’ supplies stores.
All this, taken with a large number of people driving 80 mph (in Wisconsin!), made me feel like I was in a part of the state like no other.