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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 12:25 PM
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92. I got yelled at in the grocery store by an old lady.
She didn't like my BUSH LIED button. It is on my purse, BTW, and she looked over and saw it. We had a "nice chat" about the fact that this nation was founded by people who though political dissent is an essential right, and that it is true patriotism to stand up with an opinion.

I didn't swear at her, but it was touch and go there for a bit. I admit, I took umbrage at being told I needed to just leave this country if I hated it so much. However, I do think she was reassured by my statement that Rush Limbaugh and his "walking afterbirth listeners" were not representative of real Americans. :evilgrin:

Nah, as flip as I am about my run in with the old hag, I walked away from that exchange realizing that there is a HUGE split in this nation that is not gonna go away anytime soon.

I've fought the abortion wars, and the battles for health care access and the GLBT battles too long to not see that the conservative mindset is there--but I don't think I fully grasped how prevalent it really is... It is one thing to be on a picket line and get yelled at, but it is pretty alarming to get shrieked at in the canned fruits section.

Proud Patriot, you did just fine with her. Be proud that you honored all who came before us and bled and wept for our right to dissent.

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