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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 12:25 PM
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92. I got yelled at in the grocery store by an old lady.
She didn't like my BUSH LIED button. It is on my purse, BTW, and she looked over and saw it. We had a "nice chat" about the fact that this nation was founded by people who though political dissent is an essential right, and that it is true patriotism to stand up with an opinion.

I didn't swear at her, but it was touch and go there for a bit. I admit, I took umbrage at being told I needed to just leave this country if I hated it so much. However, I do think she was reassured by my statement that Rush Limbaugh and his "walking afterbirth listeners" were not representative of real Americans. :evilgrin:

Nah, as flip as I am about my run in with the old hag, I walked away from that exchange realizing that there is a HUGE split in this nation that is not gonna go away anytime soon.

I've fought the abortion wars, and the battles for health care access and the GLBT battles too long to not see that the conservative mindset is there--but I don't think I fully grasped how prevalent it really is... It is one thing to be on a picket line and get yelled at, but it is pretty alarming to get shrieked at in the canned fruits section.

Proud Patriot, you did just fine with her. Be proud that you honored all who came before us and bled and wept for our right to dissent.

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  -I'm shaking ,, I came face to face with Un-American hate tonight proud patriot  Apr-21-04 10:07 PM   #0 
  - You jsut met the enemy within  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-21-04 10:09 PM   #1 
  - Where do you live?  liburl   Apr-21-04 10:10 PM   #2 
  - Suburb of San Francisco n/t  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:12 PM   #7 
     - Very scary.  liburl   Apr-21-04 10:17 PM   #20 
     - I live in San Ramon  Taverner   Apr-21-04 10:58 PM   #43 
        - I live a couple of towns away from you  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 11:18 PM   #46 
  - I live in Repuke Central  LibertyChick   Apr-21-04 10:10 PM   #3 
  - f*ck yes they will...  arcane1   Apr-21-04 10:13 PM   # 
     - I don't think they'll ever change ... they've been 30 years in the making  cosmicdot   Apr-22-04 11:11 AM   #82 
  - Welcome to the front line of the war.  DarkPhenyx   Apr-21-04 10:10 PM   #4 
  - I would have told the worthless hag  opiate69   Apr-21-04 10:10 PM   #5 
  - I wish I had said that  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:13 PM   #11 
  - Welcome to SC, proud....  blm   Apr-21-04 10:10 PM   #6 
  - so, what part of s.c. I grew  patchdickens   Apr-21-04 10:33 PM   #29 
     - I'm in Horry County now, but moving to NC next month.  blm   Apr-22-04 09:13 AM   #58 
  - she had NOTHING to respond with  arcane1   Apr-21-04 10:12 PM   #8 
  - I live in Tucson Az  noahmijo   Apr-21-04 10:15 PM   #16 
  - Thats good to know  Az   Apr-21-04 10:17 PM   #21 
  - Wow, has it gotten to the point where...  skooooo   Apr-21-04 10:41 PM   #34 
     - It's like that in red states all the time.  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-22-04 10:41 AM   #75 
        - I live in a red state (SC) and happily drive with my sticker  SCDem   Apr-22-04 11:40 AM   #84 
  - Thanks Buddy  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:16 PM   #18 
     - you got it, exactly  arcane1   Apr-21-04 10:18 PM   #22 
  - There is a culture war going on in this nation  Az   Apr-21-04 10:13 PM   #9 
  - It's GUARANTEED to get worse - much worse.  TahitiNut   Apr-22-04 11:09 AM   #80 
     - Hi TahitiNut  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 12:14 PM   #89 
  - Buck up, Proud Patriot!  supernova   Apr-21-04 10:13 PM   #10 
  - Very true, and  liberalhistorian   Apr-22-04 09:31 AM   #62 
     - JEEZ LH!  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-22-04 10:45 AM   #76 
        - LOL!  liberalhistorian   Apr-22-04 10:46 AM   #77 
  - Sorry, Actually I'm not sorry  NewHampster   Apr-21-04 10:13 PM   #12 
  - How awful.  Kadie   Apr-21-04 10:14 PM   #13 
  - hugs, honey.  roguevalley   Apr-21-04 10:14 PM   #14 
  - Glad you're ok  madmax   Apr-21-04 10:15 PM   #15 
  - so... youve visited south dakota then im guessing?  LastKnight   Apr-21-04 10:16 PM   #17 
  - The origin of my DU name...  UnAmericanJoe   Apr-21-04 10:17 PM   #19 
  - me too  LastKnight   Apr-21-04 10:20 PM   #24 
  - You are speaking out against the party.....  foamdad   Apr-21-04 10:18 PM   #23 
  - Proud Patriot - This is Your Flag Fly it on Your Car Too  NewHampster   Apr-21-04 10:23 PM   #25 
  - Thanks NewHampster  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:30 PM   #26 
     - We Can't let them take it away.  NewHampster   Apr-21-04 10:34 PM   #30 
  - Hey Proud Patriot  PragMantisT   Apr-21-04 10:32 PM   #27 
  - I kept thinking of Mari333  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:42 PM   #36 
  - I am so sorry, Trish - how scary for you!!!  flamingyouth   Apr-21-04 10:32 PM   #28 
  - No, but my dog was in the back of the car  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:39 PM   #32 
  - Damn - it really has come to this hasn't it.  indigo32   Apr-21-04 10:37 PM   #31 
  - "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country!"  rustydog   Apr-21-04 10:39 PM   #33 
  - Great Quote  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 11:32 PM   #50 
  - You may be scared but...  jamieartist   Apr-21-04 10:41 PM   #35 
  - I was not scared , I was angry and am sad for my Country  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 10:47 PM   #39 
     - I thank you, I am not so brave.  put out   Apr-21-04 11:25 PM   #48 
        - I know what you mean about growing and changing stances  proud patriot   Apr-21-04 11:30 PM   #49 
  - I have NEVER put any bumper stickers on my car. . . .  Fuzz   Apr-21-04 10:43 PM   #37 
  - She called you a traitor  Taverner   Apr-21-04 10:43 PM   #38 
  - Next time you are called a 'traitor'...  RatTerrier   Apr-21-04 10:52 PM   #40 
     - Hell, I'd bet most of 'em  opiate69   Apr-21-04 11:55 PM   #51 
  - The next time you say  sasquatch   Apr-21-04 10:54 PM   #41 
  - Flat tire, Dn't ask,  caledesi   Apr-21-04 10:55 PM   #42 
  - I catch crap all the time here in the ONLY IL gop stronghold.  chicagojoe   Apr-21-04 11:00 PM   #44 
  - OOOOOHHH snap...READ THIS POST.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-22-04 12:26 AM   #54 
  - Nice story, Joe.  Donkeyboy75   Apr-22-04 09:46 AM   #65 
  - Yeah HUP, chicagojoe....  Hand   Apr-22-04 11:57 AM   #85 
  - What a chicken!  ronnykmarshall   Apr-22-04 12:04 PM   #86 
  - Be proud you took the high road, proud patriot  mvd   Apr-21-04 11:04 PM   #45 
  - I'd tell her to quit listening to Hate Radio  maggrwaggr   Apr-21-04 11:21 PM   #47 
  - Wow! You really handled yourself well.  DemosthenesOfTheWest   Apr-22-04 12:17 AM   #52 
  - I think a nice big...  Endangered Specie   Apr-22-04 12:20 AM   #53 
  - Living in hardcore hatred country (Northern Right wing Bible belt)  Orion523   Apr-22-04 12:32 AM   #55 
  - I run into similar situations at least twice a week.  BEFOREATHOUGHT   Apr-22-04 12:39 AM   #56 
  - Gosh I'm surprised I haven't seen your car or you mine  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 10:02 AM   #69 
  - This scares me, because I really don't know how I would respond  antiwarwarrior   Apr-22-04 12:44 AM   #57 
  - I like option 2 better  NewHampster   Apr-22-04 09:14 AM   #59 
  - Sounds like this bitch has been listening to too much...  HOWLIN_WOLF   Apr-22-04 09:23 AM   #60 
  - I'm embarrassed to say this but...  johnnie   Apr-22-04 09:24 AM   #61 
  - Ahh screw it. Do it, man  BullGooseLoony   Apr-22-04 09:39 AM   #64 
  - she said you should be tried before being shot?  Skittles   Apr-22-04 09:39 AM   #63 
  - Great one, Skittles!  Donkeyboy75   Apr-22-04 09:49 AM   #66 
  - "George Bush is the REAL man!!" That's what someone  democratreformed   Apr-22-04 09:50 AM   #67 
  - GBush is a "real man" does that make Clark "Superman" ?? makes sense n/t  AZDemDist6   Apr-22-04 10:07 AM   #70 
  - that's terrible...  sus   Apr-22-04 09:58 AM   #68 
  - Hello my fellow un-American traitor!  Hell Hath No Fury   Apr-22-04 10:16 AM   #71 
  - Thanks Hell  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 10:37 AM   #73 
  - What in God's name is happening in this country?  terrya   Apr-22-04 10:21 AM   #72 
  - Thanks Terry  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 10:38 AM   #74 
  - HAHAHA! You should have SEEN the looks I got at COSTCO with  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-22-04 10:48 AM   #78 
  - Sorry sweetie!  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-22-04 10:57 AM   #79 
  - Thanks ...Those are cool stickers  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 12:16 PM   #90 
  - That woman deserves to be shot  slackmaster   Apr-22-04 11:11 AM   #81 
  - I admire you for the way you handled that  cally   Apr-22-04 11:31 AM   #83 
  - I doubt they have ever read it  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 12:18 PM   #91 
  - I'll bet if you were a guy or a black guy, this woman wouldn't  cat_girl25   Apr-22-04 12:06 PM   #87 
  - I'd love for that woman to see MY bumper stickers!  NightTrain   Apr-22-04 12:09 PM   #88 
  - I got yelled at in the grocery store by an old lady.  davsand   Apr-22-04 12:25 PM   #92 
  - Thanks Laura  proud patriot   Apr-22-04 12:29 PM   #93 
  - Don't cry or shake or anything else. Just look her in the eye and...  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-22-04 12:32 PM   #94 
  - her words are as hollow as  buddhamama   Apr-22-04 12:35 PM   #95 

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