So, I'm standing outside Friday's Catholic Church Fish Fry today collecting signatures...
... for a candidate I want on the ballot for the US Congressional primary. I did this tonight again after Ash Wednesday in 35 degree weather, cause I don't want to freeze my ass off Sunday when it's gonna be so much colder....
When, some old fella who didn't want to be asked by me, "Would you happen to be a Registered Democratic voter?", says in the most snotty manner he can-
"NNeeehhooooOOO! I'm NOT!!! I told you the other day I'm REPUBLICAN!"
This isn't a typical response to people I gather signatures from. Since the fish dinners smelled so good tonight, I quickly said, "I'm sorry", then thought to clarify, "no, not because you're republican, but because I missed remembering you."...
Then, after another 10 minutes, he exits with his take out meal (obviously not giving up nastiness for lent), and says.... """"HUH Whaaat... You think I'm gonna vote for HILLAREEEEE??" Yeaaaahhh, that's WRONG!" I swear to God, this guy could have done the Dana Carvy skit on Saturday Night Live.
So, I guess my observation is now, when I got back, ate dinner, spent time with my better half, and then get on DU (I've been campaigning others and myself after working this week and I'm tired as hell)... I see a BUNCH OF PEOPLE fouling up the threads and slinging shit at each other like they should have stepped outside of this old fart's car with him.
Will this quit soon? Holy cow, I'm glad I'm actually not on here nearly as much anymore!
5. The point is, alas, the old guy has swalled the republicon propaganda. How pitiful...
at this point only the feeble-minded, hate-filled, or kool-aid sedated support the corrupt cabal of republicon homelander chickenhawks who have trashed America's economy, environment, Constitution, and honor.
I have amazing luck in front of supermarkets I always check with the manager first, promise not to cause any trouble and only talk with them on the way out. Haven't had any trouble Nice thing about a supermarket is that the customers are usually local. A supermarket is not a regional draw so you do not have as much problems with making sure they are within the district.
You do run into charactors I generally do not have any really bad experinces. Perhaps because i am a rather large male. I do remember one occasion where a rather nasty republican was starting up and the the lady behind him started in about her nephew was in Iraq and how much she really hated bush. Basically riped the bozo as new asshole.
Thank you for going out there. Without signitures there are no dems on the ballot and that is truly awful.
7. It is tough at times, and there should be an end to this shortly...
Remember..."hide thread" can be your best friend...
Thanks for being out there collecting signatures. I have no candidate at this point, but I believe that all the hard work pays off for the nation, as well as locally. being out there shows that you care, and gets others motivated.
Keep up the good work, it is the Ground Soldiers that will win this battle...
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