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qwlauren35

(6,155 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:11 PM Feb 2024

Sitting in the airport in Tennessee...

The woman next to me just said that if DC got statehood, all of the foreigners would become citizens...

The temptation to correct her is high. It's very true that DC is DEEP BLUE...

Oh goodness. Now she has said that if we keep funding Ukraine, Putin will drop a nuke on DC...

And then she said that might not be a bad thing...

I can't wait to get out of here.

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Sitting in the airport in Tennessee... (Original Post) qwlauren35 Feb 2024 OP
OH GOODNESS!!! elleng Feb 2024 #1
Or.... ya know.... Happy Hoosier Feb 2024 #2
Like that better Rebl2 Feb 2024 #13
If I do, qwlauren35 Feb 2024 #6
You're right, of course. elleng Feb 2024 #8
I'd have to call or pretend call someone and tell them about the idiots ms liberty Feb 2024 #16
Ugh 😑 sorry you had to endure that. Thank you for your service. live love laugh Feb 2024 #3
With all the negative publicity Tennessee has gotten lately as to it's blatant racism... brush Feb 2024 #4
She thinks I'm safe. qwlauren35 Feb 2024 #5
Blending in is smart, underneath maga radar. brush Feb 2024 #7
Isn't that an airport security no-no, having someone you don't know watch your stuff? CrispyQ Feb 2024 #23
The time i was in Tennessee was in the early 2000's before this country became more ignorant and insane in politics! kimbutgar Feb 2024 #9
You need to be one toke over the line. leftyladyfrommo Feb 2024 #10
Interesting idea. qwlauren35 Feb 2024 #12
.. BlueWaveNeverEnd Feb 2024 #11
I live. in Tennessee. lynintenn Feb 2024 #14
I expect to see those gold shoes any day. lynintenn Feb 2024 #15
Last night, Joy Reid tosh Feb 2024 #32
Condolences. I'm from there. paleotn Feb 2024 #18
Tennessee went for Clinton/Gore and Phil Bredeson. John Tanner lynintenn Feb 2024 #28
We have to find an effective counter to the propaganda. Reality needs a come-back. Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2024 #17
Did you ask if she pre ordered gold shoes cate94 Feb 2024 #19
I'd probably would have stated KS Toronado Feb 2024 #20
Ignorant people think all A/H/N bombs are like Hiroshima Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2024 #21
You can not fix stupid, and I would look right at her, then smile and bat your eyes. Bluethroughu Feb 2024 #22
If people are rude enough to start ranting RW bullshit at me in a random situation Warpy Feb 2024 #24
I just get up and move. Loud mouth ppl like that like an unwilling audience. PortTack Feb 2024 #25
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. madamesilverspurs Feb 2024 #26
Was this at the Nashville airport? videohead5 Feb 2024 #27
Blue cities are not 100% blue. July Feb 2024 #29
Nope. qwlauren35 Feb 2024 #31
Chattanooga is MAGA videohead5 Feb 2024 #33
I lived in Northwest Georgia for many years and I know what its like BootinUp Feb 2024 #36
Tennessee is my home state. I left in 1980.. Laffy Kat Feb 2024 #30
Nashville videohead5 Feb 2024 #34
No kidding? I didn't know about never having a Repub. mayor. Laffy Kat Feb 2024 #37
We have to cream them at the polls and they will slither back BootinUp Feb 2024 #35

qwlauren35

(6,155 posts)
6. If I do,
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:42 PM
Feb 2024

Then I'm admitting that I listened to hér conversation.

Ellen, you have more guts than I do.

elleng

(131,812 posts)
8. You're right, of course.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:46 PM
Feb 2024

Didn't realize you were 'overhearing,' not part of discussion which included you.

Come HOME, please!

ms liberty

(8,665 posts)
16. I'd have to call or pretend call someone and tell them about the idiots
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:39 PM
Feb 2024

I've run into today. Start my convo with their comments, maybe attribute them to some other person I encountered today.

qwlauren35

(6,155 posts)
5. She thinks I'm safe.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:40 PM
Feb 2024

She asked me to watch her stuff.

I used to wear my pro abortion shirt in airports.

These days I just try to blend in.

CrispyQ

(36,676 posts)
23. Isn't that an airport security no-no, having someone you don't know watch your stuff?
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:00 PM
Feb 2024

Safe travels!

kimbutgar

(21,364 posts)
9. The time i was in Tennessee was in the early 2000's before this country became more ignorant and insane in politics!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:52 PM
Feb 2024

It would have been hard for me to not correct her! You’re stronger than me!

lynintenn

(660 posts)
14. I live. in Tennessee.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:05 PM
Feb 2024

I am not surprised by those ignorant statements. I had to stop hanging out with some of my Republican friends due to their stupidity. I know they are not uneducated people but they watch right wing news shows. They are all against giving aide to Ukraine . One thinks the democrats are gong to ban the Bible being read. A lot think Biden is taking orders from Obama and Michelle will be the dem presidential nominee .

tosh

(4,426 posts)
32. Last night, Joy Reid
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:58 PM
Feb 2024

reported that the FINE PRINT on the sale of the gold shoes states that it is not guaranteed WHEN or even IF the shoes would EVER BE SHIPPED - !

I almost posted about it last night - I should have - because none of us would EVER feel a need to read that fine print.

🎶The grift goes on! 🎶

paleotn

(18,065 posts)
18. Condolences. I'm from there.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:44 PM
Feb 2024

Last edited Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:55 PM - Edit history (1)

Spent most of my early adulthood there. It didn't use to be this way. Though never a bastion of liberalism, the TN of Ned McWherter and Howard Baker was known for middle of the road, good sense. Not any more.

lynintenn

(660 posts)
28. Tennessee went for Clinton/Gore and Phil Bredeson. John Tanner
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:24 PM
Feb 2024

Bush was the beginning and Trump sealed the deal for democrats in Tennessee. Guns are a big issue here. Everybody has one or 3 and are proud to wear them in public.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,185 posts)
21. Ignorant people think all A/H/N bombs are like Hiroshima
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:51 PM
Feb 2024

They are also ignorant of the total effects of the bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Beyond those 2 bombs, modern bombs are ten to 1,000 times more powerful.

But they are really anti-American. I started to write more, but it would be an hour outpouring emotions and editing it to get it just right. Sigh.

Warpy

(111,606 posts)
24. If people are rude enough to start ranting RW bullshit at me in a random situation
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:06 PM
Feb 2024

I ask them to stop. If they don't stop, I ask them who told them stupid things like that.

It wrong foots them, puts the blame on someone else (which is where it belongs, after all). They often have to reboot, during wich time I can change my seat in the hope of finding someone sane or at least silent.

Condolences, BTW. Tennessee has even more crazy fundagelical preachers than Texas does.

madamesilverspurs

(15,825 posts)
26. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:14 PM
Feb 2024

This is where sweet little old lady (like me, f'rinstance) would sidle the walker right up next to her in order to whisper, "Did it hurt?" And when she asked, "Did what hurt?" the answer would be, "The lobotomy, of course!"


.

July

(4,752 posts)
29. Blue cities are not 100% blue.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:27 PM
Feb 2024

It would not be even a little surprising to find Magats and “don’t knows” in any city in the U.S.

qwlauren35

(6,155 posts)
31. Nope.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:41 PM
Feb 2024

Chattanooga.


We talked. I tried to fit in a dose of liberalism but couldn't find a polite entry point.

BootinUp

(47,287 posts)
36. I lived in Northwest Georgia for many years and I know what its like
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:54 PM
Feb 2024

(not far from Chattanooga) people kept their politics to themselves mostly until the last 10-15 years. At least that is how I saw things.

videohead5

(2,211 posts)
34. Nashville
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:39 PM
Feb 2024

Is very progressive. Trump lost Dividson County in 2016 and 2020. Nashville has never had a Republican major.

Laffy Kat

(16,406 posts)
37. No kidding? I didn't know about never having a Repub. mayor.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:14 AM
Feb 2024

I guess it makes sense, as it's a music city with many artists and creative people.

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