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Mon Nov 26, 2018, 09:54 AM

My Rethug sister, her face in a newspaper, shrieked,

"Oh no! What are we going to to! They're storming the border! Climbing the walls! Coming in illegally by the thousands! Criminals all!"

I said, "Look at the picture of the woman running with two children. She's wearing a child's Disney nightgown as a shirt, cut to fit over her arms. We should take the 200 million dollars being spent on the troop presence, let people in, buy them clothes, give them food and shelter, and still have enough millions to figure it out from there.

Oh and by the way, what would your Jesus do?"

She couldn't think of an answer and just got up and walked away.

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Reply My Rethug sister, her face in a newspaper, shrieked, (Original post)
Croney Nov 2018 OP
liberalnarb Nov 2018 #1
Croney Nov 2018 #2
liberalnarb Nov 2018 #3
Croney Nov 2018 #9
liberalnarb Nov 2018 #29
groundloop Nov 2018 #4
Lars39 Nov 2018 #5
SweetieD Nov 2018 #24
Act_of_Reparation Nov 2018 #33
The Mouth Nov 2018 #36
TlalocW Nov 2018 #37
Augiedog Nov 2018 #6
Stonepounder Nov 2018 #11
True Blue American Nov 2018 #16
Sugarcoated Nov 2018 #18
wcmagumba Nov 2018 #26
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #30
Cousin Dupree Nov 2018 #14
C Moon Nov 2018 #7
dlk Nov 2018 #8
erronis Nov 2018 #10
lunatica Nov 2018 #20
dawg day Nov 2018 #12
aggiesal Nov 2018 #19
lunatica Nov 2018 #21
aggiesal Nov 2018 #23
lunatica Nov 2018 #25
uponit7771 Nov 2018 #13
aggiesal Nov 2018 #22
haele Nov 2018 #15
TwistOneUp Nov 2018 #17
Downtown Hound Nov 2018 #32
SWBTATTReg Nov 2018 #27
still_one Nov 2018 #28
elleng Nov 2018 #31
YOHABLO Nov 2018 #34
radical noodle Nov 2018 #35
VOX Nov 2018 #38
47of74 Nov 2018 #39

Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:23 AM

1. WTF? What was the context of that outburst?

 

Good job by the way.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. The context was Drumpf's war on refugees

in Mexico, through the filter of a conservative newspaper.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:29 AM

3. Right, I was just wondering what the setting was in which your sister decided

 

it was an appropriate moment to blurt out right wing bullshit at you.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:21 AM

9. To her, any time she's breathing is appropriate.

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Response to Croney (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:31 PM

29. I dont know how the hell you're still speaking.

 

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:40 AM

4. As mentioned in another thread - black people don't have right wing relatives

I wish I could remember who started the thread here on DU to give proper credit - they had pointed out that one of the few advantages to being black was that it was pretty much assured that they didn't have to put up with right wing relatives for the holidays.

In any case, you did a good job of explaining facts to your sister.... too bad she won't open her eyes and see.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:56 AM

5. EffieBlack

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:08 PM

24. Whoever said this was right. I'm always amazed by these du stories of white posters

Claiming they are sitting at a table with relatives and friends who are hardcore racists and Trump supporters. I can't even imagine it. We always talk politics a lot in my family gatherings and I have never encountered anything like that ever. But we are black.

I do have relatives who used to vote republican based on their abortion views but both of them ended up voting for Obama and Clinton. They are still staunchly anti abortion though. But neither were brainwashed right wing psychos. They had a mind of their own.

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Response to SweetieD (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 04:19 PM

33. Every white person I know, myself included, has a Crazy Uncle Liberty.

Or rather, at least one Crazy Uncle Liberty.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 08:56 PM

36. Sad, but true.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 04:32 AM

37. Here's the link

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

6. It's one of the reasons I won't set foot in a church

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:31 AM

11. True Christian churches preach WWJD

love thy neighbor, feed the hungry, heal the sick, welcome immigrants, and so on. Evangelical gatherings preach make the minister rich, an eye for an eye, whites only, and covet money.

Evangelicals are NOT Christians!

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:13 PM

16. Agree

My Pastor preaches inclusion.love of neighbor,taking care of one another.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:34 PM

18. Quakers are as well

It's where we go.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:25 PM

26. Yep, Quakers...

UUs (Unitarian Universalists), Unity Church (Christian but new age) and many other more mainstream liberal churches
do help the poor and are inclusive of all.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:51 PM

30. If any preacher or minister tried to tell me how I should vote

... I would get up and leave the church in the middle of the sermon.

Just sayin'

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:36 AM

14. I understand what you're saying. Used to feel the same way until I found this church that would be

right at home in the DU. They will be taking up a collection for the immigrants and figuring out a way to shelter them in the church basement. I still have the same bias you do toward most churches, but this one practices what they preach. Many of the older members were involved with Cesar Chavez and the lettuce boycott back in the day. We have quite a few LGBTQ members and we support their causes in word and deed. Itís a unique place. Iím not religious but I sure do enjoy this community.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:11 AM

7. They're getting heavy-handed with the border thing. I think they are going to try to

make it the big issue with the upcoming House, and the 2020 race.
We all know what the GOP is capable of, and add Putin to that mix.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:19 AM

8. The Actual Idea of What Jesus Would Do to Help the Refugees Doesn't Matter to these Monsters

They are too twisted and bitter inside to even think rationally.

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Response to dlk (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:31 AM

10. Don't forget, their Jesus is the same one that blessed the megacorporate churches and greedy pastors

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Response to erronis (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:52 PM

20. And ordered the poor to give 10% tithings to the rich

although the present 90% is due to inflation. One must adjust with the times. Without the rich where in the hell would we be?! Who would tell us what to think?!

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:33 AM

12. I don't think they care about what Jesus would do--

From what I can tell from their pronouncements, they follow the "Old Testament," with its capricious and angry father god. The New Testament, with the gentle loving Jesus, they must not even read. After all, Jesus welcomed refugees and specifically said children should be taken care of, and the poor and the sick should be helped by his followers. "Give up your worldly goods... love your neighbor as yourself."

They must have closed their eyes and ears with that part.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:43 PM

19. Jesus also said, that it would be easier ...

to thread the eye of an needle, then it is, for a rich man to enter heaven.

They can't wrap their minds around that, because they believe rich people
were blessed by God himself.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:54 PM

21. Hammer meet nail

Bingo!

You win the intertubes today!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:04 PM

23. Thank you, thank you ...



1st intertube win!!!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:10 PM

25. 👍

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:34 AM

13. Got a similar reaction from a lady the other day !! I said why isn't Trump making it easier

... for them to come over legally!?

Why make it hard, she knew why ... they're white supremacist

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:00 PM

22. I told a RW friend, that asking for asylum is legal ...

They are not trying to enter the country illegally, they are using a legal means.

It's IQ45 (his turdness), that made this a big deal to turn out his base for the election.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 11:38 AM

15. Spouse was getting into an argument with a reicht-winger on his gaming group...

Middle Aged Gamer-bro-
"We need to protect our borders. How would you like it if one of those Honduran Thugs moved in next to you and brought all their relatives over..."
Spouse -
"Dude, I'd rather have them and all their relatives move in all around me than deal with some paranoid middle-aged white woman-abuser afraid of losing some of his extra-special racial-based man privilege..."
Middle-Aged Gamer-bro -
"They'll be settling in the Black Neighborhoods first...all sorts of crime." (apparently Gamer Bro thought Spouse was black?)
Spouse -
"You seem to be either Fox-News gullible or paranoid. We are a minority White family living in a mixed Black and Hispanic neighborhood in a city on the Mexican border and have been for six years. The food around here is great, the neighbors are hard working and friendly, and we don't have to worry about the neighbor's slacker white teens robbing us for kicks like we did in the lily-white "better" christian neighborhood we used to live in."

....Crickets from Middle Aged Gamer-bro. Others chimed in about how in-American this border closing was and how the immigrants do good work and all...

All it really takes is one person to stand up to the fake news fears. And that's the issue with pretty much all Trump-supporters - they're afraid.

Conservatives are fearful people searching for a strong man to lead and protect them and take responsibility for their acts.
And when they're uncomfortable, they'll grab onto the nearest imposter and cling to him or her until they drown rather than face their fears.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 12:17 PM

17. Absolutely perfect and right on the money! nt

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Response to haele (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 04:05 PM

32. I lived in the Mexican part of town for four years

Quiet, respectful neighbors. Clean. Great food all around and very affordable. Sure. They want to move in next door? No problem. The only trouble I ever had was with the crazy WHITE girlfriend of my white neighbor across the street, who seemed to think the curb in front of his house was her own personal space and decided to take it out on any car that parked there, including those of my friends and family when they came over to visit. So there you have it. I would take my Mexican neighbors over that crazy bitch any day.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:25 PM

27. Good response on your part to these 'drama queens' on this issue. Scream and yell pretty much...

over nothing, and I bet a lot of these people have never met an immigrant, or did, and didn't realize it. These are decent human beings by far, and are fleeing horrible conditions in their home countries. I get sick and tired of these rump voters and the like being so hateful and truly un-American. All of us are from immigrants in this country at one point in time.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:28 PM

28. This whole problem was caused by Trump. We should be processing the migrants IN THE U.S.

Unfortunately, because of 2016 that is no longer an option, and the next best chance to change that is 2020


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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 03:00 PM

31. Glad she couldn't think of an answer.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 07:21 PM

34. The Yankees are comin ! The Yankees are comin ! different movie, same emotion.

 

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 08:52 PM

35. Just another day when

I can be totally happy to have no siblings.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:36 AM

38. "OMG! There's a black man on my porch!!!"

Conservatives are, in fact, the genuine ďsnowflakes.Ē Itís even a better, inasmuch as the want to have a lily-White world.

Fox Entertainment, Sinclair, and the usual RWNJ talking heads gins up their audience even more, filling them with addictive fear-and-anger bullshit about how POC want to rape/pillage/plunder like Vikings (heh, irony).



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Response to Croney (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:01 AM

39. I think we know what their Jesus would do.

 

And by their Jesus (aka Jeeeeeeeeezus) I mean the twisted Reich wing version and not the real Jesus of Nazareth.

Their Jeeeeeeeeezus would kill brown people by the millions and consume the people at the border with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his ass. And then cheerlead Orange Shitler and his GOP douche cannons.

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