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Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:27 AM

Wow! I Just Made A Breakthrough On FB!

One of my old friends (a girl I've known since high school) posted the "Police Lives Matter. Who's not afraid to share this?" meme this morning.

I replied, "I hate it when rw bullshit shows up on my FB feed."

She responded, "I just thought we should support police."

I said, ""Police Lives Matter" is just a racist response to "Black Lives Matter". It has nothing to do with supporting police."

She said, "Oh, I see." And then she deleted her original post, deleting the thread.





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Reply Wow! I Just Made A Breakthrough On FB! (Original post)
JimGinPA Jan 24 OP
dawg day Jan 24 #1
bullwinkle428 Jan 24 #4
AZ8theist Jan 24 #16
magicarpet Jan 24 #2
CurtEastPoint Jan 24 #3
JimGinPA Jan 24 #5
CurtEastPoint Jan 24 #6
alphafemale Jan 24 #7
WyLoochka Jan 24 #8
yonder Jan 24 #10
aggiesal Jan 24 #11
lunatica Jan 25 #24
marble falls Jan 24 #9
flying_wahini Jan 24 #12
JimGinPA Jan 24 #14
marble falls Jan 24 #15
aggiesal Jan 24 #18
JohnnyRingo Jan 24 #13
marble falls Jan 24 #17
aggiesal Jan 24 #19
marble falls Jan 24 #22
CBHagman Jan 24 #20
progressoid Jan 25 #23
barbtries Jan 24 #21
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 25 #25

Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:35 AM

1. And there's also the reminder that Trump's mob killed one cop

and injured many others-- and that the mob was specifically TRYING to kill cops (along with congresspeople and senators).

If anything shows that "blue lives matter" was just a nasty slogan, it's that.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:38 AM

4. My immediate reaction was the same as yours - pointing out the angry mob that

murdered a Capitol police officer, and then asking everyone on FB if they believe that particular officer's life matters.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:30 PM

16. Plus the flag...

You know, the black and white American flag with one blue stripe on it. The calling card of racist assholes here in AZ.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:35 AM

2. She should surrender her right to vote.

Let my talking parrot vote in her place.

My bird repeats everything he is told to say,... without ever thinking too.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:37 AM

3. ...and then probably deleted you.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:40 AM

5. No...

She's not a winger, just uninformed I think.


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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:41 AM

6. I had one like that. She thought the Gadsden flag thing was 'cool' until I explained it to her.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:42 AM

7. It sounnds like she may have just hidden it from you

"Oh, I see."

Is not an admission of error.

It's nearly as passive aggressive as

"Bless your heart"

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 12:53 PM

8. Being a cop is a choice / Being black is not

"Blue Lives" don't exist. Being a cop is a job, not a race.







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Response to WyLoochka (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:18 PM

10. + effin 1.

Those are the simplest and best responses for a BlueLM assertion I've heard.

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Response to WyLoochka (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:20 PM

11. Great explanation. I've never considered this direction, for my response. ...

I use the response that the original post used.

So next time someone tells me "Blue Lives Matter", my response will be:
"Blue lives don't exist, because there are no humans born with BLUE skin.
That's a job. Black Lives Matter, because it dealing with people born with black skin.
Your statement is a racist response to Black Lives Matter."

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 01:24 AM

24. I dunno

Too many words and actual thought behind them.

Now if you can boil that down to 3 words max and make it sound like a slogan you have something they’ll understand.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:16 PM

9. One at a time is how its going to get done. But its getting done ...

My Trumpist MiL thinks the death figure for covid are manipulated.

She's says a lot of the deaths are mislabeled, that cancer etc is what did it.

I asked her if I'm going to die of cancer next week and I get covid first and die, what did I die of?
She said, "Cancer", a because that would have gotten me and I would have survived covid if I hadn't been weakened by the cancer.

I asked her what if I was at the hospital, got covid and knowing I was dying of cancer walked out the door and was run over by an ambulance - what killed me, cancer, covid or the ambulance.

The light came on.

She asked if cancer death rates came down as covid death rates jumped. And I told her specifically with cancer possibly a percentage point or so. That the death rate showed about 300,000 unexpected deaths last year.

Another light came on.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:21 PM

12. Good answer. I usually don't even go there because they don't want to hear reasonable answers.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:24 PM

14. One Of My "Missouri" Cousins Posted The Same Meme...

Right above some long diatribe she had reposted supporting the rioters.

This was my reply;

"Did the policeman's live who was killed during the Capitol riot matter? It's hard to tell since you posted support for the killers right below this. You can't have it both ways."

I doubt I'll hear anything from her though.


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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:27 PM

15. They all kinda blow right over the two cop's deaths.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:32 PM

18. I agree, not all COVID deaths are people with cancer ...

so it might not even be a percentage point.

Also, not all COVID deaths had conditions that would probably kill them. Alway a possibility, but most, probably not.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:23 PM

13. What!!?

Someone on FaceBook changed their opinion after a brief argument?
Today is January 24th 2021 for the sake of historians who may look back on this day.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:31 PM

17. ...

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Response to marble falls (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:33 PM

19. Where's the accordion? n/t

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 02:56 PM

22. Next to the banjo. I think she is wearing it.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:53 PM

20. The Washington Post has a (non-paywall) video with a timeline of the insurrection.

This is should bring home what happened, including the attacks on the police.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 12:22 AM

23. Still pissed off that many of those criminals aren't sitting in jail.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 02:10 PM

21. Wow

a long-time close friend, back in 2014, responded to my posting "Black Lives Matter" with "all lives matter." at the time I did not hit her up about it, but in 2020, SHE posted a long meme about BLM, including why "all lives matter" is a racist response to it. so, with or without my help, she's grown. I feel good about that even if i only played a small part.

That's exactly why when people ask me not to post political stuff, my stock answer is I'm not stopping. I'm raising consciousness.

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Response to JimGinPA (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 02:14 AM

25. Consider telling her we all support the police because we pay our taxes....

which pays for their training, facilities and salary.

That does not mean we have to agree with everything they do but they still are our community's employees and they are public servants. It's also un-American to turn a blind eye to bad police behavior and blindly "support" them.

If the normal channels for objecting to police behavior do not work, then we have duty to peacefully protest.

Sometimes, simple logical perspective stops a lot of bullshit.

KY......

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