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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:35 PM
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Red state hell, this restaurant sign is in my county..
You really want to know what it's like to be a liberal and live in a very red area of a red state?

Probably not, but I'm going to show you anyway. I drove past this same sign worded differently but with the same offensive term on it a few months back, it is kind of off the beaten path in my county so I hadn't seen it before.



http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21245741/detail.html#

Restaurant Sign Attacking Obama Sparks Race Debate
Restaurant Owner Opposes Obama Healthcare Plan

Written By: Michelle Marsh - CBS Atlanta Reporter

TEMPLE, Ga. -- When you walk into the Georgia Peach Oyster Bar in Paulding County, you feel like you've walked into a different era.

Behind the pool tables stands a mannequin in a Klu Klux Klan costume, but it's what's outside of the Patrick Lanzo's restaurant that has some people angry.

Lanzo put up a sign that reads "Obama's plan for health-care: N*&%*r rig it."

CBS Atlanta's Michelle Marsh asked Lanzo why he put up the sign.


<snip>

More at the link.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:37 PM
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1. And I though living in Arizona was political hell. You got me beat.
That sign is vile.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:40 PM
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5. Now, come on, let's be fair. Arizona IS hell.
At least Maricopa County.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:42 PM
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6. Hey there...
Well, kinda. :rofl:
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:07 PM
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12. This cartoon sums up my feelings about the area:
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:22 PM
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20. We should do an AZ DU meetup so we can have a nice. long, healthy bitch. eom
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:28 PM
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21. We should do it quickly, because I'm moving out of here soon
And I'm not coming back, except for occasional visits.

PM me if you want.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 06:27 PM
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42. I use to live in
Tempe and Phoenix for 5 years.. back in the '60's when all that was quite a bit smaller..it was very nice and so much fun. B-)
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 06:32 PM
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44. I heard Phoenix had a small-town charm to it back in the day.
When I went up to Cave Creek and Carefree, I still saw something like that.

My, how times change.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 07:31 PM
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45. Take it from a living breathing cyber-
bud..that is a fact. Cruising Central Ave on Saturday night, stopping at Bob's Big Boy for a strawberry silver goblet shake at 90 degrees at night. :9 :P

No freeways..just roads to hop around all over the place and zip zip.. back and forth to Tucson.

Times they do change..went back through during the '80's and it was incredible and then in the late '90's.. fuggedaboudit.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 07:41 PM
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46. I must admit, I've only been living here since 2002.
I do remember visiting briefly around 1990 when my parents took me to the Grand Canyon, and it seemed a lot nicer then.

Now it's real-estate developer/police state hell.

But so many people I meet here don't see what's wrong with it and get really defensive if you dare say anything criticizing what Phoenix has become. I think it's more of a coping mechanism than anything else.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 07:45 PM
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47. You musta moved there about
the time you started DU? :)
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 01:20 AM
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48. A few months afterwards.
I'm from Connecticut originally.

And I am overjoyed that I get to go back soon, even if it is in the dead of winter.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 05:26 AM
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51. No kidding
I can't imagine WHO would eat at that restaurant, but you'd never find anybody I know or would want to associate with in there.

Gross.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:38 PM
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2. Since you live in the area and have a good idea about the residents,
do you think this sign will affect his business? If so, do you think it will draw more customers or make people go elsewhere?
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:42 PM
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7. He's had the same word up for months, since before the health care thing.
One side of my county is mixed race and relatively suburban, the other side is mostly white and rural to semi rural, this is in the latter part of the county.

So no, it won't hurt his business any more than it already has been.

It might even bring in more. :wow:

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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:38 PM
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3. I hear that word a lot here in Arizona.
Back home I practically never heard it. I'm glad to be getting out of here.

Of course, one of my cousins in Georgia drapes a Confederate flag in his room, wears a Faux News baseball cap and blathers on about preserving his "heritage". :eyes:

Disgusting, but not surprising.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:39 PM
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4. I don't support vandalism
But I think I could make an exception in that case :grr:
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:43 PM
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8. A Klansman with an oyster house
I hope he gets hepatitis.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:51 PM
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9. Patrick Lanzo, part of glen beck's base
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 01:57 PM
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10. Are these folks really so stupid that they don't understand that
the word not does not mean the same thing as definitely.

Despite the sign, Lanzo said he's not a racist.
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Vexatious Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:00 PM
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11. More red state hell
I live in Georgia as well. Did ya know that both of our distinguished Senators voted pro-rape a few days ago?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:09 PM
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13. Wow and I thought Orange County was freeperville central.
:yoiks:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:09 PM
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14. The NAACP is spot on.
The West Metro NAACP issued this statement: This latest ploy for attention by Mr. Lanzo is not surprising. What is of concern however, is the total lack of leadership and action from the elected officials of Paulding County, who repeatedly have allowed this type of toxic public display."
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:14 PM
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16. I'm not sure I know what the county could do..
It's not *illegal* to use that word or phrase and if they try to use code enforcement or health department it could get ugly real fast.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:20 PM
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19. Politicians are always grandstanding.
Talking about morals this and values that. Nothing to do with what's illegal or not.

Their silence says volumes.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 04:04 PM
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35. I suspect they would lose more votes than they would gain by doing that..
And the great majority of politicians are craven at their core really.

Very few want to rock the boat and making a public issue of this would be definite boat rocking.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:12 PM
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15. Does he realize it could hurt his chances to buy the Falcons?
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:14 PM
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17. *snort* n/t
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:15 PM
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18. Neanderthals....
...wonder what their nicks are on Free Republic...

Absolutely disgusting.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:31 PM
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23. Neanderthals had a larger brain than modern humans..
And there are a great many people around here who never even _heard_ of Neanderthals.

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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:36 PM
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26. Good points....
...I feel for you having to deal with bigots like that.

The worse sign I have seen here in SoCal is: OBAMA 100% CRAP. Kinda pales a whole bunch compared to that restaurant sign.

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kitkat65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:30 PM
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22. There's got to be an appropriate anagram with those letters somewhere
Help me out, folks.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:35 PM
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24. Or those types of letters can easily be found at any local hardware store,
I'm just sayin'...

Perhaps its time that some enterprising youth have a little fun with Mr. I'm Not A Racist (wink wink nudge nudge, let me just readjust my klan hat).
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 03:07 PM
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34. Change to BIG RACIST PIG MAGGOT HERE Then throw the rest away.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:36 PM
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25. I have nothing to add about the extreme shame these idiots bring to us,
other than to say that its time for the GA DUers to get together again.

I miss my peeps! I'm heading to the GA forum to take suggestions for dates. Meet me there.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:39 PM
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27. That's awful.
I don't think anything like that would be tolerated even here in red Oklahoma, but I could be wrong. :eyes:
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:40 PM
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28. One positive thing about these displays:
They help me identify which businesses I will never, ever patronize.
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:49 PM
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29. They also show the right wing for what it is...
... and further alienate freepers and teabaggers from the mainstream of this country.
This picture should go viral, and be held up as a shining example of modern "conservative" values.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:54 PM
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32. That's basically why I posted it..
To let others see what it's like out here.

In many ways my county really is a pretty nice place to live but we have a substantial minority who are getting pretty far around the bend.

I'm just showing you how far around the bend some of these people are.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 06:29 PM
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43. Thanks, fume..the article
was on DU last week but now we got more backstory and the pic.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:51 PM
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30. I feel your pain.
Texas is a real special piece of hell.

"If I owned Hell and Texas, I'd rent out hell and live in Texas" (although that person may have been speaking of the real climate, not the political climate but I think it fits).
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:52 PM
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31. I'd get on my high horse about living in Iowa, but then I'd have to admit
that a portion of my state is actually represented by that cretinous yahoo, Steve King!

He's probably sorry that he didn't think of it first! :banghead:
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Oldtimeralso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 01:38 AM
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49. I heard one better in Iowa
I was having lunch in a central Iowa town yesterday and the cafe owner asked a table of elderly people how they were doing and one answered "How can anyone be doing any good with a f----- ni--er as President."
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kitkat65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 03:03 PM
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33. Here we go
A GREAT FOOL ENABLING HIS GRIM HATE CRAP

I have an R and A leftover - oh, well!
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 04:10 PM
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36. So before this godawful sign went up,
the patrons of this establishment were OK with the "mannequin in a Klu Klux Klan costume"? Nice.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 05:02 PM
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37. I peeped your profile...
...and saw you live in Atlanta.

I also live in a very RED, very RURAL part of Arkansas.
I saw a large, hand lettered sign hanging on the only thoroughfare in our county, a two lane highway.

The sign said:

Fox News
LIES !
Republican Health Care:
Die Quickly!

.
.
.
.

Hope Lives!
Photos to be posted tomorrow.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 05:16 PM
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38. Paulding - is that where that man who beat the black lady at Cracker Barrel is from?
nt.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 06:08 PM
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40. I'm not sure, the incident took place about forty miles ESE of here..
I don't think he was from here but I don't know for sure.

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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 05:30 PM
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39. What part of Ohio is this in? n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 06:23 PM
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41. Please tell me it says "jury-rig"...
:scared:
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Unrepentant Fenian Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 04:13 AM
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50. Conservatives are bitter pieces of shit !
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