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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:59 PM

'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — There has always been a low-boil tension in The Villages retirement community between the Republican majority and the much smaller cohort of Democrats, but a veneer of good manners in “Florida's Friendliest Hometown" mostly prevailed on golf courses and at bridge tables.

Those tensions, though, flared two weeks ago during a golf-cart parade for President Donald Trump's birthday in which a man shouted, “White Power,” when confronted by anti-Trump protesters. A video clip of that confrontation in America’s largest retirement community was tweeted approvingly by Trump last weekend and then taken down.

Some residents say they've never seen anything like the politically inspired hostilities that have surfaced over the past several months.

“It's like a powder keg here," said resident Alan Stone. “And Trump is just stirring the pot."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-power-flare-up-in-retirement-haven-reveals-tensions/ar-BB167jbM?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply 'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 29 OP
Merlot Jun 29 #1
Stallion Jun 29 #2
pnwest Jun 29 #3
Stallion Jun 29 #4
BannonsLiver Jun 29 #5
customerserviceguy Jun 29 #6
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 30 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:02 PM

1. Never seen it, or politely looked the other way?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:04 PM

2. Golf Cart Parade-Too Late for Seinfeld?

Constanza's moving to Del Boca Vista to spite the Seinfeld's

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:32 PM

3. The whole country is a powder keg. Look at

that lawyer couple pointing weapons at protesters just walking past their home - and all the “Karen” incidents. Everyone is stressed to the limit, scared for many different reasons, emotions are raw, and bubbling right under the surface. Both sides feel their values and way of life are in danger of disappearing. It would not surprise me if a mass shooting occurred this summer, by some crazed, gun-humping rightie targeting some leftie-type group.

ETA: and trump is indeed stirring the pot, with language like “Biden is shot”. There might even be an attempt on Biden, by some rwnj psychopath who thinks trump is talking to him thru the microwave....

ETA again: Or some scared cop will open fire on a crowd and all the others will start shooting cause “fog of war”, nobody can see who’s shooting so ALL the cops start shooting.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:47 PM

4. When Your Party Has Won the Popular Vote 1 Time in 7 Elections...

…. and you are losing and/or tied in Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia and Florida then you might be right your way of life is changing-forever. Now all we got to do is vote to push the Republicans over the ledge

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:02 PM

5. Just had this image of hordes of seniors battling each other in the street.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:27 PM

6. Smashing walkers into each other

And the tennis balls are off!

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:16 AM

7. Hehe good one

All we need is a herd of dogs to invade the great senior battle and get those flying tennis balls.

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