What we're dealing with
On the way to the heartland from the People's Republic of California, I went through Denver. Usually I get compliments on my T-shirts (I wear the politically oriented ones while traveling). In fact, I've had quite a few "nice T-shirt" comments from the TSA people even. But finally I got someone who was not thrilled by my apparel. I was wearing my T-shirt that said "1-20-2009: The End of an Error". This guy comes up to me and says, "I saw someone else wearing that T-shirt. He was a long-haired piece-of-crap too."
That's what we have to deal with. Make a note of it. Outvote them!