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Thu Jun 5, 2014, 05:45 AM

My "Close Encounter Of The Turd Kind" With A teabagger Yesterday.

Hi. My job is working in Community Support with adults with mental illnesses. I take them out into the community so they can do the things they want to do, enjoy doing or need to do. It Does NOT pay much, but, at the same time, it's also not a very difficult job to do and I like it.

My car's back is loaded with bumper stickers touting my beliefs. I have Obama stickers from 2008 ND 2012, Ready for Hillary, ACLU, pro ACA, Michaud for Governor, Shenna Bellows for Senate ( ), and, last but not least, an old sticker that says "When Bush Took Office Gas was $1.46".

Yesterday, I was driving my client back to the office so he could fix his lunch and a van pulled next to me and the guy started shouting something to me that I couldn't hear. At the light I pulled next to him and asked what he said and he asked how I felt when gas was $3.75 under Obama. I told him that I felt a hell of a lot better then than when it was $4.29 under George W Shithead. He said that at least Shithead kept us safe and I said that about 3000 American families didn't feel safe while Bush read "My Pet Goat" as their loved ones burned to death. He said that Obama was a Kenyan socialist and I told him to take it back to his teabagger rally and that there should be one starting in about 14 seconds and put my window up. I can only deal with just so much idiocy in one dose. I'm surprised that I didn't hear that we had to "fight'em over there before we had to fight'em over here"!

I know that the teabaggers are still out there and, newsflash, they are NEVER going away! That doesn't mean that I have to let their drivel go unanswered OR that I have to respect them in the least. Our local Democratic Chairlady points out that the teabaggers' beliefs are sincere. I always counter that by saying that the beliefs of the Salem witch hunters were sincere also...and THEY were BS, too!

That's my 2 cents...and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Reply My "Close Encounter Of The Turd Kind" With A teabagger Yesterday. (Original post)
MarianJack Jun 2014 OP
madokie Jun 2014 #1
MarianJack Jun 2014 #2
brucefan Jun 2014 #4
madokie Jun 2014 #7
jwirr Jun 2014 #27
lastlib Jun 2014 #59
madokie Jun 2014 #62
elzenmahn Jun 2014 #52
CurtEastPoint Jun 2014 #3
doc03 Jun 2014 #20
MarianJack Jun 2014 #45
Scarsdale Jun 2014 #5
MarianJack Jun 2014 #46
Sancho Jun 2014 #6
MarianJack Jun 2014 #47
Cha Jun 2014 #8
MarianJack Jun 2014 #48
Vinca Jun 2014 #9
MarianJack Jun 2014 #49
Mira Jun 2014 #10
MarianJack Jun 2014 #50
raccoon Jun 2014 #11
MarianJack Jun 2014 #53
ctsnowman Jun 2014 #12
MarianJack Jun 2014 #54
DrDan Jun 2014 #13
MarianJack Jun 2014 #55
beerandjesus Jun 2014 #14
OLDMDDEM Jun 2014 #15
shenmue Jun 2014 #16
Mr Dixon Jun 2014 #17
lpbk2713 Jun 2014 #18
Frustratedlady Jun 2014 #19
rustbeltvoice Jun 2014 #23
rustbeltvoice Jun 2014 #21
mountain grammy Jun 2014 #22
47of74 Jun 2014 #24
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2014 #25
gordianot Jun 2014 #26
HooptieWagon Jun 2014 #28
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2014 #29
narnian60 Jun 2014 #30
Roland99 Jun 2014 #31
Springslips Jun 2014 #32
druidqueen Jun 2014 #33
toby jo Jun 2014 #34
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #35
dirtydickcheney Jun 2014 #36
lastlib Jun 2014 #60
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #37
Warpy Jun 2014 #38
Aristus Jun 2014 #39
KamaAina Jun 2014 #40
smallcat88 Jun 2014 #41
WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2014 #42
barbtries Jun 2014 #43
smirkymonkey Jun 2014 #44
nikto Jun 2014 #51
Alex P Notkeaton Jun 2014 #56
brewens Jun 2014 #57
niyad Jun 2014 #58
calimary Jun 2014 #61
treestar Jun 2014 #63

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 05:51 AM

1. You done good

I like reading your stories Marian

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 05:54 AM

2. Thanks, madokie!



PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:16 AM

4. Good on You

But,be careful out there.Some of these Teapeople can turn violent.Or at the very least you can get your car keyed,which happened to me once.Progressive bumper stickers can really piss them off.

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Response to brucefan (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:26 AM

7. I wrote a letter to the local paper a few years ago

at the start of the little boots and darths reign of terror and the next morning when I went out to put a letter in our mail box I seen where some idiot had smashed the box in. I was furious until I seen the blood on it. Not only was the person an idiot but also a stupid idiot for hitting it with his hand rather that an object of some kind. I quite writing letters to the editor after that though. I'm too old to be ambushed by some igiot with a problem with the truth. Not so worried with me if I know its coming as I feel I can handle myself, its the blind side that worries me plus I worry for my Wife and Kids

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 10:05 AM

27. Yes, for many years I wrote letters to the editor but now it is too dangerous. Now I write my

Congress persons.

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 09:53 PM

59. (It could also be referred to as Darth's 'reign of error'....FWIW

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Response to lastlib (Reply #59)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 12:31 AM

62. That it could

to many people it was Terror though

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Response to brucefan (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:44 PM

52. And as you know...

...many of those of the Teabagger persuasion pack heat.

Be careful.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:12 AM

3. Snark questions: Was the t-bagger older and was his van a POS?

That's usually what I've deduced about their demographics and economic backgrounds. Why they fight against their own self interests...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:21 AM

20. Every car with a Paul or Don't Tread on Me sticker on it is an old rust bucket

and the driver looks like Duck Dynasty material.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:05 PM

45. The guy's van WAS a POS, but...

...the dipshit was about 37- 40.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:21 AM

5. M.J.

Remember, "You Can's Fix Stupid" Some people are so set in their beliefs, supported by Faux Snooze, that is a waste of time trying to get through to them. Surprised the guy did not yell "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" at you. They are STILL flogging that dead horse, so I guess the money they are paid to do so must be good.The gop and tb'ers can not accept that we have a highly intelligent, thoughtful BLACK President. Apart from that, he won both times, without dirty tricks!!

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:07 PM

46. Wasn't trying to convince,...

...just parry.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:25 AM

6. You reminded me of a similar account...

In the late 90's I was at a stop light when a very young man in uniform saw my bumper stickers and rolled down his window. He said, "Everyone in my platoon voted for Bush. He'll protect the country." I said, "He'll probably start a war and you'll change your mind then! I'm old enough to remember Vietnam, and you really don't know what you're talking about...but tell me what you think 10 years from now."

I've always wondered what happened to that guy.

My father went to college on the GI Bill after WWII, was a Major in the army, and was as conservative as you could get, but after Korea and Vietnam...he changed. He hated it when I burned my draft card, etc. but towards the end of his life he really started questioning the fake wars and growing military. He was seriously worried about the growth of the CIA and FBI.

Most of these tea baggers are the product of years of propaganda, social conditioning, and misinformation.

Thanks for doing the job you do too!

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Response to Sancho (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:09 PM

47. The job is my pleasure, but...

...thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:41 AM

8. how funny MarianJack.. although it probably didn't feel like it at the time.. it makes

good copy! That teabagger picked the wrong Liberal to engage.. and as for them being "sincere".. yeah, if being the victim of years of brainwashing hate makes one sincere

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:10 PM

48. Sincere Morons!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:42 AM

9. I'm sure it felt good to vent, but . . .

most of the time the tea/nutbaggers are armed to the teeth. I'm glad you're safe.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:11 PM

49. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:50 AM

10. Nice Job - and you made me laugh, too n/t

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Response to Mira (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:12 PM

50. Glad I could help!



PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:57 AM

11. Also, the beliefs of the Nazis were sincere also and if there are a few centenarian Nazis left

in Argentina, I doubt their beliefs have changed.

You did good, and I too am glad you are safe. There are so many whackjobs out there....





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Response to raccoon (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:08 PM

53. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:05 AM

12. lol Love it.

Baggers are incapable of critical thinking that's why the sit around and listen to old drug addicts tell them their gut is right.

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Response to ctsnowman (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:10 PM

54. Very true!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:21 AM

13. this is a minor point, but one that bugs me

there were about 400 non-US deaths on 9/11 included in the nearly 3,000.

I hear all the time about the 3,000 Americans that died. And I try to correct that whenever possible.

Sorry for that, and the correction takes nothing away from your response as " . . . 3,000 familes didn't feel safe while Bush . . . " is just as significant as ". . . 3,000 American familes . . .".

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Response to DrDan (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:13 PM

55. Yes, the innocent non-American lives were great losses, too!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:45 AM

14. First, kudos to you for keeping your cool.

Second, in case you're interested, I just finished (and enjoyed) this book, which is a history/personal narrative about the John Birch Society. Among other things, it convinced me that we've always had teabaggers, the difference is "just" that now they're the mainstream of the Republican party.

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-Flag-Learned-Growing-Americas/dp/0807033316/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401972179&sr=8-2&keywords=john+birch+society

For what it's worth!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:55 AM

15. Teabaggers

It gets so tiring listening to the same drivel coming out of the mouths of the teabaggers. I saw a picture yesterday on DU that was of the rear end of a car with a bumper sticker that read "Democrats, we're not perfect, but they're crazy." Sorry to say that is so true. My son is a teabagger and works for the government. He doesn't appreciate what he is getting by working for them by going on and on about all the bad things Obama does. Then he says the science isn't there for global warming. Social Security is a pyramid scheme. I love my pyramid scheme, by the way. Medicare should be privatized. Dems are bad for the economy. It goes on and on. Yet, he does not offer any solution to make things better. Cut costs by cutting defense is my argument. Do it for ten years and our government would be running surpluses. Have the Pentagon find the Trillions that are missing and unaccounted for and not offer pay raises to the brass until the money is accounted for. Teabaggers are like a virus. Take two Tylenol and hopefully they will go away.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:03 AM

16. You did the right thing

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:03 AM

17. GREAT JOB

love it

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:14 AM

18. You probaly broke that off at a good time.




If you'd allowed his blood pressure to escalate any higher he would he
would have come after you with his 2nd Amnd Special Kalashnikov.


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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:20 AM

19. Be careful when confronting. They may be an open carry.

Bush kept us safe? Pardon me?

First, 911 ("You've covered your ass..." and the rest of his terms were filled with those damnable warning lights measuring the level of threats by the terrorists. Of course we must keep in mind that most of those happened when Cheney or Bush needed to divert attention from their shenanigans.

Every time I hear "Bush kept us safe" I want to scream!!!! It appears to me that Obama has also kept us safe and hasn't used one warning light...not even amber.

Sheesh!

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:31 AM

23. and you are right too

they revel in stupid lies

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:29 AM

21. Salute to you,

"sincere"

They are intense, yes. Sincere, no, not when they deny reality, and offer falsities in their stead. No, one cannot be sincere and dishonest at once. It is a form of madness. And, i may be an alarmist, but your physical safety may be at risk in such interactions.

I have removed bumper stickers from my car after instant, irrational, extreme verbal assaults. Also, the police on the streets near my residence are over-diligent in stopping vehicles, most of it for revenue, but they are hunting

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:30 AM

22. Thanks, MarianJack. You made my morning.

I now answer every whine with a question. "They're all the same" How are they the same?
"We're losing our freedoms" Which freedom have you lost? Just name one

Usually ends the conversation pretty quick.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:47 AM

24. I had to work with one.

 

That was a giant can of ugh.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:50 AM

25. Wrong venue I believe. While I too have engaged in bumper sticker repartee at stoplights, I try to

resist the urge to reply. Most often it's just attempts to educate a bad driving habit -which is usually just as fruitless...like talking to a crash test dummy.

But I definitely would not engage someone when I had a passenger with me, like a client, or family member. If things turned ugly, it's not fair to them to get dragged into it. (I speak from experiences, like when a girlfriend was driving me around and pissed off a policeman. I was the one forced to get out and up against the car to be searched)

Sadly, and ironically in the home of 'freedom of expression,' total strangers feel they have the right to attack verbally or actually based solely on the car you drive or the messages on your bumper. Was this way in the sixties as well as today...

So, stay safe out there.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 09:23 AM

26. I keep stickers off my truck but quietly carry a billy club and an iron pipe under my seat.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 10:44 AM

28. Be careful, I was run off the road by an irate republican.

 

I was driving the speed limit, in the far right lane, on an Interstate through an urban area. Light traffic. A PU came up behind me, tailgated for a mile, then pulled into the left lane and roared up beside me. He was screaming something out the passenger window at me, but I couldn't hear as my driver window was up and I was ignoring him anyway. After 10 or 15 seconds of screaming, he cut sharply to the right and ran me onto the shoulder. I was too busy keeping my car under control to get a license #. This happened during leadup to '08 GE, I had a small Obama sticker in my back window which I assume is what set him off. This was before the teabagging party started, but was an eye-opening incident that previewed the wingnuts becoming quite unhinged.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 12:30 PM

29. You are GOOD at intelligent comebacks!!!!!!! I'd like to memorize some of yours

so I've got something quick, but real to reply!!!!!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:07 PM

30. I see Romney/Ryan bumper stickers

here occasionally, and my reaction is, "Ewww, yuck." I certainly have no desire to harass the driver or even look at them because I don't want them to think I even care about their obvious support of the wrong party.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:11 PM

31. "When Bush Took Office Gas was $1.46"

Used to have that one, myself!

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:17 PM

32. What I want to do...

Is find a bumper sticker of that Joke meme "Don't Laugh At Me" of the don't tread flag and go around putting it over the "Don't Tread on Me" ones the baggers have. I know it would be sometime before they notice it. Meanwhile they'd be driving all over town with that! Lol!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:40 PM

33. Good for you!

I live in Maine (I gather you do too!) I have a 20 year old Honda del sol. The back bumper is covered with bumper stickers....Obama Biden, "I think therefore I am a democrat", several marriage equality stickers, "Jesus was a Jewish liberal", "Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist that wants to give everyone free healthcare. . . you're thinking of Jesus", and many others. (sometimes I wish my car was bigger - more room for bumper stickers!!).

I have been pleasantly surprised that the ONLY comments I have received have been very positive. I am now used to strangers coming up to me in parking lots telling me how much they love my bumper stickers.....one person even left a note under my windshield wiper that said "I just love your bumper stickers. They are great!" Of course, I do live in southern Maine which is quite liberal.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:45 PM

34. Go team !

 

… a Kenyan socialist… o geez.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 02:22 PM

35. What gets me is when they say, "We'll just have to agree to disagree."....

 

I say, "Fuck that! You're WRONG!!!"

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 03:29 PM

36. I love it when they call him a Socialist.........

 

because I so wish he actually were and they were right!

We can all dream, though.

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Response to dirtydickcheney (Reply #36)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 10:04 PM

60. My response to one calling Obama a socialist was "yeah? then....

... my grandmother was Vladimir Lenin. Sheeesh!"

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 03:33 PM

37. Way to go, MarianJack! And thank you for your service to the community.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 04:00 PM

38. I hope you didn't scare your client off.

I don't answer road raging toads around here, they're too likely to be both drunk and armed.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 04:06 PM

39. Well done...

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 04:28 PM

40. So that's how LePew got in.

 

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:29 PM

41. You can't argue with stupid

They may be indoctrinated with propaganda but we all hear it. You just have to be downright stupid to believe it; or in the case of Obama-bashing, more likely racist.

I passed some idiot last week with a bumper sticker that said 'Impeach Obama'. I really wanted to ask him 'For what?' He hasn't broken the law (more than you can say about Bush/Cheney). They just hate, pure and simple. So be careful. These are not rational people.

GOOD JOB!!!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:31 PM

42. We can't be silent anymore,

the word needs to be spread, checkout lines work well, you would be surprised at how many agree and others pick up on that.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:45 PM

43. good for you

i would have probably just gaped at him and thought of a million scathing things to say after he was long gone.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:55 PM

44. Nice job!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 07:32 PM

51. Thank you for your service to Truth

 

"Cause ya' know,
You just gotta' be sincere...

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:23 PM

56. LOL!

 

Great response on your part!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:44 PM

57. I drove around Idaho for about four years with "Somewhere in Texas, a Village Is Missing It's Idiot"

bumper sticker in the back window of my truck. Belive it or not, I only ever got thumbs ups and compliments over it. That just can't be right, you'd think. My theory is that, on one hand, I am a rather large mean looking dude. That would prevent some people from giving me crap no doubt. There may have been a little of that but what's to stop them when I'm driving around? I think it was just really over the heads of the people it should have pissed off! LOL

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 09:06 PM

58. good for you!! and far more polite than I have been on occasion in this oh-so-red county

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 10:33 PM

61. Your last paragraph is 1000 bars of gold-pressed latinum, MarianJack!

"I know that the teabaggers are still out there and, newsflash, they are NEVER going away! That doesn't mean that I have to let their drivel go unanswered OR that I have to respect them in the least. Our local Democratic Chairlady points out that the teabaggers' beliefs are sincere. I always counter that by saying that the beliefs of the Salem witch hunters were sincere also...and THEY were BS, too!"

Don't EVER let them get the last word!!! If I ran MSNBC, I'd cast that one in bronze, have it ground into the marble walls in the lobby of NBC News at 30 Rock, and mandate that ALL talent and other on-camera types agree to that contractually. Don't EVER let what they say stand unchallenged or unquestioned. Because if that's permitted, if THAT is what's allowed to stand when the segment ends, and if THAT is the last thing people remember hearing or seeing, THAT is what's going to stick. THAT is the message that will be the takeaway. Plus it'll trigger the unconscious reaction - "well, you didn't say anything. Guess it must be true, then."

NEVER let that shit stand.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 01:04 PM

63. Good one!

I like directing him to the tea bagger rally.

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