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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:12 AM

Dont these people have kids and grandkids that love them?

i just dont get it. this is a fucking retirement community!! why in gods name would you even go to a rally like this at this time? is it 'fuck it im old anyway i dont have long left, sure ill go'?

mostly, dont these people have ANYONE in their lives begging them please gramma dont go to this rally, we want you to see billy graduate next year!!!??!!?




seeing this all i can think of is bitter old tired ready to die no family who gives a crap people.


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Reply Dont these people have kids and grandkids that love them? (Original post)
Garion_55 Oct 24 OP
NanceGreggs Oct 24 #1
SheltieLover Oct 24 #2
Kablooie Oct 24 #3
SheltieLover Oct 24 #4
ananda Oct 24 #19
Cicada Oct 24 #5
Arkansas Granny Oct 24 #8
SheltieLover Oct 24 #6
canetoad Oct 24 #7
KPN Oct 24 #11
ancianita Oct 24 #9
Earthshine2 Oct 24 #12
Garion_55 Oct 24 #13
Earthshine2 Oct 24 #16
ancianita Oct 24 #15
Earthshine2 Oct 24 #29
ancianita Oct 24 #33
Mariana Oct 24 #30
ancianita Oct 24 #31
Mariana Oct 24 #32
ancianita Oct 24 #35
ancianita Oct 24 #39
judesedit Oct 24 #10
Earthshine2 Oct 24 #14
judesedit Oct 24 #17
Mariana Oct 24 #27
Garion_55 Oct 24 #18
Earthshine2 Oct 24 #28
Garion_55 Oct 24 #38
Mariana Oct 24 #24
snowybirdie Oct 24 #20
ancianita Oct 24 #36
McKim Oct 24 #21
dawg day Oct 24 #22
ancianita Oct 24 #37
Sherman A1 Oct 24 #23
Mariana Oct 24 #25
Klaralven Oct 24 #26
GoCubsGo Oct 24 #34
tanyev Oct 24 #40
Southern lefty Oct 24 #41

Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:17 AM

1. Those people ...

... don't believe they're in any danger.

Their "pResident" told them it's a hoax, it will go away by itself, there will be a cure available in a few weeks - and Jesus will protect them in the meantime.



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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:26 AM

2. Yup!



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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:31 AM

3. One old guy said it would be worth dying to see Trump in person.

They are truly brainwashed like a faded torn pair of jeans.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:33 AM

4. I hope karma accommodates him!

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:57 AM

19. Good one!

!!!

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:39 AM

5. About one percent at Trump's Duluth rally tested positive afterwards

But they carried it home where family, neighbors, friends and others got it. And then they carried it to their family, friends, neighbors etc. On and on.

This is a death cult mass insanity event. Lock them up!

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Response to Cicada (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 04:29 AM

8. Trump's kind of people. Don't care about anyone besides themselves.

If they don't care about living any longer, that's one thing, but their willingness to make others sick is incomprehensible.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:40 AM

6. Probably not

Tbh, if their kids & grands didn't fall far from the tree, they are probably hoping for death so they can cash out grandma & grandpa.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:40 AM

7. We're at the stage in this pandemic

Where much of the responsibility for keeping ourselves safe is in our own hands.

We know the science; masks work, distancing works.

If by now these folk chose to discard this scientific knowledge, I find it difficult to have sympathy for any consequences they may suffer. The same sentiment goes for their friends and family.

The knowledge is out there. Only the willfully ignorant decide not to follow advice.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:38 AM

11. The problem is the willfully ignorant are putting you, I, our loved ones, friends, neighbors

and everyone else at risk. We need to keep this in mind and take extra precautions individually from here out. ...

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:31 AM

9. They all looked pretty young from all the photos I've seen. Not like retirees at all.

My theory is that actual retirees knew to stay home.

Did that crowd have people who look like this? Didn't look like it to me.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:42 AM

12. I'm 56 and live in a FL retirement community. Do you consider me to be young?

Please say, "Yes!"

Actually, a lot of younger-than-55 live here, even thought it's supposed to be 55+.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:44 AM

13. im not far behind you!!! and hell yeah i do!

young is a state of mind. not a physical age based on how many times the flat earth went around the sun lol

i can still breakdance. ride a skateboard. do yoga. be active.

i think im still young. maybe im delusional lol

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:47 AM

16. As you say, you are delusional.

In the flat Earth paradigm, the Sun goes around the Earth!

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:47 AM

15. Yes! But don't you see photos of that crowd and think they're younger than you? I do,

and granted, I've no idea what you look like, but if The Villages takes people younger than age 55, I guess I could see them in that crowd.

So age 55 is just a Villages guideline, I guess. The one I live in won't even let inheritors of their parents' homes live in them until they're 55, just visit (or rent them out).

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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:02 AM

29. In my 55+ community, one has to be of age to *own* property.

But, younger family members can live here. We have many. Otherwise, this place would just be "God's waiting room."

Also, I'm sure some of the younger ones are not actually from The Villages, but live nearby. They come for the show.

>> I've no idea what you look like,

Obviously, you think my avatar is some handsome and famous person. (It's me.)

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:07 AM

33. Yeah...

I'm sure some of the younger ones are not actually from The Villages, but live nearby. They come for the show.


that's my guess about who's at Trump's rally.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:03 AM

30. Can you link to some photos that show young looking people there?

Can't really tell anything from the pic in the OP.

Here's a link to a thread about the Pence rally there on Oct. 10th. Plenty of old people there, so devoted that they were out in the sun in the heat of the day, in 90 degree temps and high humidity, in a parking lot. Some got overheated or dehydrated and needed medical attention.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214264359

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Response to Mariana (Reply #30)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:05 AM

31. I've seen photos with kids in them, but those aren't comparable to the ones taken at the rally.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:07 AM

32. "They all looked pretty young from all the photos I've seen."

Which photos did you see? Will you link to one or more of them, please?

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Response to Mariana (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:13 AM

35. Sure. But didn't the OP supply photos?

From the rally. These just don't look like retirees to me.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #35)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:24 AM

39. here's another, closer up

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:38 AM

10. I see old rednecks bussed in and paid lol

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Response to judesedit (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:45 AM

14. I don't think so. The Villages is the largest retirement community in Florida.

It's a very conservative place. I've heard it referred to by a resident as the Viagra capital of the world.

Think of these people as being the Village Idiots.

They WILL spread the virus to each other.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:56 AM

17. Just like they spread vd. I still say there are some plants. Always are apparently.

There are a lot of Biden voters living there now, too, making their presence known.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:52 AM

27. There are a lot of Biden voters living there

but they are still very much in the minority. About 70% of the residents voted for Trump in 2016. He may have lost some support there, but I doubt he'll get less than 65% of their votes this year.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:57 AM

18. i agree with you.

theres been an ongoing battle between trumpers and bideners in that community for the last few months. things have gotten heated.

im 100% sure they did bus those people in but they did it from 5 blocks away! LOL!!!!!!

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:56 AM

28. Once again flat earther, I must disagree with you.

They love to ride their golf carts. It's a big thing at the communities where people can afford the nice ones.

They compete for who has the fanciest cart.

There are special lanes for the carts in the streets.

I'm sure they had some super-spreader buses too -- for the five blocks.



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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:23 AM

38. ok compromise?

they drove their carts into one of those car mover trucks and got driven and unloaded lol

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Response to judesedit (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:44 AM

24. About 70% of the voters in The Villages cast ballots for Trump in 2016.

Why do you think anyone had to be brought in and paid, when there are tens of thousands of Trump cultists already there?

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:02 AM

20. Several years ago

We moved to The Villages. Hubby 56 me 54. Lasted six months before leaving. So many old farts that we felt intimidated. But they do encourage lots of physical activities, so the demographic may have changed. Still soooo glad we left! There's an almost manic effort to deny aging. Just a weird place.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:16 AM

36. ...

Sounds like it. I've learned that most oldsters ( 65+ ) just don't let go of younger activities, and so the denial, past time that one could recognize one's limitations. It's one thing to 'act' old, and another to actually be more fragile than one is willing to admit.

We'll find out in two weeks, I guess.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:16 AM

21. It gives their lives meaning!

The Cult of Trump gives their lives meaning. This gives them the illusion that they are part of something greater than themselves. It is a wonderful big show and community for them.
They have already uprooted themselves from where they lived in a more active phase of life.
Trump's tweets to them gives them a feeling of belonging.......an unfulfilled need for too many Americans who are rootless. It fits with the angry, selfish and entitled feelings they hold dear.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:33 AM

22. I have been shocked by old relatives shrugging

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and saying Things like, what does it matter, I won't be alive then, and my grand kids can fend for themselves. It's really inhuman, the way they love trump, but don't care for young people even the ones in their own family.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:19 AM

37. totally

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:41 AM

23. May Karma arrive

In less than two weeks.


Dumbasses.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:46 AM

25. If they gave a fuck about their children and grandchildren

they wouldn't have voted for Trump in the first place.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:47 AM

26. Odds are that their kids and grandkids are a long ways away - see them only occasionally

It's the American ethos of the nuclear family, with close blood ties only between parents and their young children.

Often the kids go off to another state for college and never return, in which case the parents can relocate without that consideration.

Sometimes the parents just decide to move to another state. There is a whole industry built up around relocating in retirement.

Note that economists think the nuclear family is a good idea, since people can more easily move to where there are jobs, rather than sticking around in places where they have extended families.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:08 AM

34. When you are that far gone, you have probably alienated most of your family.

I'm guessing a bunch of them have families who don't speak to them any longer, because they don't want Grandma or Grandpa poisoning their children's minds with their Trumpism.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:27 AM

40. Probably a lot of kids and grandkids came to visit grandma so they could see Trump, too.

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Response to Garion_55 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:02 AM

41. Hopefully,

 

The kids and grandkids are far more progressive and educated. Hopefully they end up disowning these old fools. My parents and grandparents here in Georgia are hardcore right wing trumpers, if Georgia doesn't turn blue I am moving before the year is over!!! My anxiety is absolutely through the roof 😣

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