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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:27 PM
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An old woman just expressed outrage over my listening to Air America.
It's a slow day at work, so I was sitting in the parking lot in my delivery vehicle. I had the windows down and Air America tuned in.

An elderly customer came out of the drugstore and walked over to the car next to mine. As Randi Rhodes' dulcet tones crackled through the static of my radio, the old woman turned to me and, with a disgusted look on her wrinkled face, asked, "What in the world are you listening to?"

"Air America," I replied.

"What's Air America?"

"It's a new radio network for liberals and progressives."

Her gray eyebrows rose perceptibly. "The liberals have a radio network?"

"They sure do."

She shook her head. "I never thought I'd see the day...."

With that, she got into her car and left.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:29 PM
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1. You should have mugged her for good measure
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buddy22600 Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:30 PM
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3. Why would you advocate violence against someone
because they don't agree with you?
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:32 PM
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6. What the hell are you talking about?
Where in my original message did I advocate violence against anyone? Are you sure you're in the right thread? :shrug:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:33 PM
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7. It's a joke.
Old ladies being terrorized by people who listen to liberal radio. What a hooligan he must be.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:04 PM
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15. lol
funny :thumbsup:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:27 PM
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24. heh - thanks for a genuine giggle
:D
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:30 PM
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2. Believe it, lady. nt
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:31 PM
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4. I wouldn't call that outrage
more like mild disgust. But heh, if it changes her worldview that we progressives can get our shit together long enough to have our own network, so much the better. :thumbsup:
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:33 PM
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8. It was the only word I could come up with.
:)
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:32 PM
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5. Well, I never thought I'd see the day either.
But woohoo, look at me being wrong!

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:36 PM
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9. The old woman is living too long. She's had enough time....
on the Earth destroying.

You should have advised her to get herself a "pine box".

:eyes:

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outinforce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:50 PM
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13. You ARE Kidding When You Say This
aren't you?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:19 PM
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18. obviously liberals want old crones to die quickly. Did you get the memo?
Gawd, I'm so tired of faux outrage.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:31 PM
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21. I love coming across your responses
you are just too much!!

:hi:
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Mick Knox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:29 PM
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25. Cool.. Pine Boxes for opinions...
Nice to see we are head and shoulders above the rest...
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:37 PM
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27. PROG 1, I like the pine box comment
}( Many seniors are not kindly, benevolent souls. They cast a blind eye toward racism, injustice and yes, the Vietnam War in their day.

Here someone is minding his business, in his vehicle and she struts her old ass carcass over to put in her unwanted, unsolicited worthless two cents?! Hey, I'm over 50 and I say: Screw her. She deserves the pine box ... comment and then some.

I'm sick of playing nice with people who inject themselves into other people's business or countries or affairs ... because it's their way or the highway.


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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:57 PM
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30. Thank you Carolina. I feel the same way you do.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:38 PM
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10. "I never thought I'd see the day????"
Hmmmmm, she really needs to get out more! ;)
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:41 PM
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11. So she's admitting there hasn't been a liberal media?
Har. Conservatives and their petards....always amusing to behold.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:49 PM
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12. It doesn't sound like she is expressing much outrage.
I mean if she would have said something like "turn that off, it's awful", or said "that's disgusting", or something along those lines, it still would not have been that bad. I mean come on... Telling some random old person to find a pine box after they say a few innocent statements without expressing their opinion of something as enthusiastically as you would like them too? Jeez if I did not know any better I would think I accidentally clicked on a free republic thread here....
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:10 PM
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17. I never told anyone to find a pine box!
I say enough controversial things around here already. I don't need to be blamed for stuff I didn't say. :eyes:
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:23 PM
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19. the original poster did not fill in the story with descriptions of
the woman's demeanor as she said that... no descriptions of facial expressions, if she slammed her door with a scowly look on her face, etc.

I tend to believe that her reaction was one of disgust and outrage--he was there, we were not.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:53 PM
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14. lol
She shook her head. "I never thought I'd see the day...."

I guess she must have missed FDR's fireside chats.
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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:07 PM
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16. Well technically...
You must remember the deal with anyone who lived through the 50's. Whenever I hear anyone over 70 talk about what the problems of the country are its always The communists are here etc etc And they can't see a qualitive gradiations in the staccato movement towards the center.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:26 PM
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20. the depression-era babies
I'll bet her mother and father took advantage of every liberal social program that came down the pik back in the 1930's.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:37 PM
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22. Oh really?
My 78-year-old mother WAS a Communist! So was my dad, who was born in 1917 and would be having a cow if he knew what was going on today. In the 50s-- McCarthy era-- they and their friends were persecuted by the government for their left-wing views.And I know a helluva lot of people over 70 who are very progressive-- in fact, they've given their whole lives to social justice!
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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:25 PM
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23. Well
I didn't mean that everyone was caught up in it. I mean those now who speak out tend to have a distorted view of liberalism. Just like certain older people that lived through the depression, tend to be more frugal.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:39 PM
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29. Not only that, but the over 60
crowd are the highest group of Democratic voters.
I hope I get old!!

Oh, my mom and dad got in trouble too. They wanted to start a co-op grocery store for university students back in the early 50's. They were labeled Communists.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:32 PM
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26. I just love generlizations_NOT. I know plenty of 60 and 70 year old and
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 05:33 PM by efhmc
I have NEVER heard a single person say this and I talk about the condition of the country and politics all the TIME.
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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:39 PM
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28. I've heard a lot of people say it
It applies to almost every aspect. Have you never heard anyone say "things were different when i was growing up"? "We left our doors unlocked" "Things were better then" A lot of ww2 veterans still have issues with Japan, not all but some. Remember cointelpro and all the anti-liberalism had an effect. Why do you think LIberal is a bad word now? since the 60's. Of course not all elderly people think like that but some. I listen to washington journal every morning and at least 3 times a week, an elderly person calls in, saying islam is a problem, but what are we going to do about communism, because it isn't dead. How many old rascists from the jim crow south, could really change? Of course some did, in fact a few did, but a lot were so caught up in the zeitgeist, that they became set in there ways. So those who opposed the left then tend to have that same view now, at least I can say so from my experiance, if that helps.
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 02:01 PM
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31. They hate us for our freedom
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