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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:48 PM

Another story from the restaurant

Normally don't eat breakfast but I couldn't sleep good last night so I was hungry and needed breakfast this morning so I shot up to the restaurant.

I heard the yelling before I got inside the place. There was a knock down drag out fight going on between two local farmers that I know and who know each other. They are actually very good friends. At least I thought they were. They are both wealthy conservative Republicans who usually agree on just about everything.

But this morning man, these two guys were going at each other like I have never seen two guys going after each other before without actual fists flying. They were arguing about WI., Walker, etc. One was for Walker and his policies and the other was vehemently against Walker. And I mean these two old guys weren't playing games. They were actually calling each other nasty names that I have never heard before over this deal.

Never seen anything like it. And I wasn't about to open my mouth. If I would have tried to reason with them and attempt to calm them down a bit they would have probably both turned on me they were so red faced and pissed off. I didn't say nothing. And you guys know me. I like talking. But this wasn't the time or place. Tell you that.

Don

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NNN0LHI Jun 2012 OP
mysuzuki2 Jun 2012 #1
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 #2
mysuzuki2 Jun 2012 #4
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #3
Wounded Bear Jun 2012 #5
a kennedy Jun 2012 #6
SalviaBlue Jun 2012 #7
Javaman Jun 2012 #8
Gold Metal Flake Jun 2012 #9
deaniac21 Jun 2012 #10

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:50 PM

1. whereabouts was this?

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. North central Illinois

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. I have lived in both Dekalb and Galesburg and now live in Wisconsin.

I have never understood why farmers would vote republican.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:59 PM

3. Republicans are like that. Too much black and white thinking, and no comfort with grays......

Completely unable to compromise or see through another person's eyes.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:14 PM

5. Old Irish saying: Is this a private fight, or can anybody join?

You're probably right. If you had stepped in, it would have had them on the same team against you.

Repubs seem to do that very well.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:31 PM

6. I've heard that the Wisconsin recall has caused this type of behavior all over...

has put brother against brother, sister against sister, friend against friend. Like me, I haven't even responded to a "friend" because on Wednesday the day after the recall election she writes, "Wisconsin made history yesterday, and the voters have spoken." She's a retired State of Wisconsin educational employee!!! Worked on the UW-La Crosse campus. She IS a born again Catholic, and a one issue voter....abortion. I can't even write back to her. I'm still sick over the whole thing.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:43 PM

7. Divide and conquer. Mission accomplished. nt

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:34 PM

8. So, how did it end? nt

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:37 PM

9. Did you at least hear any interesting epithets?

Some old and folksy insults?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:56 PM

10. You have many fascinating and unusual

events in your life.

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