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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:24 PM

Christmas shopping with Mrs. Atticus this afternoon and, of course, I wore my "Impeach Trump"

tee shirt. As I followed her into one store, a 50-something man was walking out and, just after he'd passed me---like, 6 inches past me--- he said "Fuck you!" Loud enough for me to hear. I stopped, turned and asked "Do you have something to say to me?"

Surprised, I guess that a "snowflake" was confronting him, be stammered "I didn't say anything."

Me: "I heard what you said---"

Him: (getting all pissy-faced) "You wanna say sumthin' to ME?"

Me: "Yeah---I'm amazed to meet a Trumper who can read."

He said something else, but it was over his shoulder as he briskly walked away into the parking lot.

Welcome to my world.

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Reply Christmas shopping with Mrs. Atticus this afternoon and, of course, I wore my "Impeach Trump" (Original post)
Atticus Monday OP
guillaumeb Monday #1
MontanaMama Monday #2
guillaumeb Monday #4
MontanaMama Monday #13
guillaumeb Monday #15
yellowdogintexas Tuesday #37
lagomorph777 Tuesday #38
badhair77 Monday #3
guillaumeb Monday #6
malaise Monday #5
guillaumeb Monday #8
malaise Monday #10
badhair77 Monday #7
SammyWinstonJack Monday #11
CaptYossarian Tuesday #35
guillaumeb Tuesday #41
CaptYossarian Tuesday #43
badhair77 Monday #9
nvme Monday #12
Hermit-The-Prog Monday #14
lpbk2713 Monday #16
Kaiserguy Monday #23
CaptYossarian Tuesday #36
oldsoftie Tuesday #45
Kitchari Monday #17
Pepsidog Monday #18
magicarpet Monday #29
MLAA Monday #19
Beartracks Monday #20
ffr Monday #21
Leith Monday #22
dhol82 Monday #24
SunSeeker Monday #25
Evolve Dammit Monday #26
Atticus Monday #28
Evolve Dammit Tuesday #40
Atticus Tuesday #47
soldierant Monday #31
napi21 Tuesday #34
Mr. Ected Monday #27
BigmanPigman Monday #30
lunatica Tuesday #32
Catherine Vincent Tuesday #33
NurseJackie Tuesday #39
Atticus Tuesday #46
NurseJackie Tuesday #48
Atticus Tuesday #50
NurseJackie Tuesday #53
WhiskeyGrinder Tuesday #42
USALiberal Tuesday #44
Initech Tuesday #49
Kurt V. Tuesday #52
SWBTATTReg Tuesday #51
Turbineguy Tuesday #54

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:25 PM

1. Most vital to this exchange of opinions is....

did you wish him a happy holiday?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:29 PM

2. Bwahhahaaa!

I see what you did there...

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:29 PM

4. It is the season...

to confront racists.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:07 PM

13. Indeed.

I avoid saying Merry Christmas anymore because I fear it is can be misconstrued as a dog whistle that I’m one of them. Sad.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:10 PM

15. I generally reply by repeating their greeting.

Or I say, and you also.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:04 AM

37. use this: Happy ChrismaHanaKwanzakah

that will flip them out so badly they may never recover !

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #37)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:32 AM

38. Happy ChrismaHanaKwanzakahFestivus

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Response to badhair77 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:30 PM

6. Verbal ju jitsu.

They are expecting aggression, so confuse them instead.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:30 PM

5. ROFL

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:34 PM

8. Have a great day m.

It is the season.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:36 PM

10. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. Lol. That may be my go-to retort.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:04 PM

11. Ha!

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:26 AM

35. Merry Kwanzaa!

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #35)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:22 PM

41. And to you as well. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #41)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:41 PM

43. That was my response to the person who proposed saying Happy Holidays

to the Trumpanzees out there. I figure that they're predominantly white supremacists and I'd like to raise their blood pressure a bit.

I would say Merry with a bit of a pause so they'd expect something else to follow. Then I'd watch their expression change with Kwanzaa.

Let them put that in their Tiki torch and smoke it.

And...Happy Holidays to DUers...ALL the holidays.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:35 PM

9. Good job, Atticus.

Love to see trumpers put on their pissy-faces.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:06 PM

12. Well Played!

Your Karate' was superior

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:08 PM

14. the answer to offensive speech is speech

You each expressed your opinions without vandalism or assault.

Well done.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:10 PM

16. After he got to his car and the windows were all closed ...




is when he started grumbling ... "Why I shoulda ... that guy doesn't know how lucky he is."


BWAHAHAHA

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:27 PM

23. When he got to his car

he was mad because he had left his manhood at home on the dresser. Luckily for all involved.

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Response to Kaiserguy (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:29 AM

36. How many bullets in the clip of his "manhood"?

Guns are for physically grown little boys who can't make a fist.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #36)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:26 PM

45. Probably been shooting blanks for years.......

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:11 PM

17. LOL n/t

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:22 PM

18. Cowards- the whole lot of them.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:26 PM

29. Here hold my pom poms and feather duster,... I have to teach this lib a lesson.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:23 PM

19. Well done, Atticus.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:24 PM

20. Trumpers launching war on Christmas spirit, I see. n/t

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:24 PM

21. I see you melted that snowflake.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:24 PM

22. I love your answer!

I'll have to remember that one.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:38 PM

24. Nice riposte!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:41 PM

25. LOL

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:53 PM

26. Nice job Atticus. I have a t-shirt with W (BartCop printing I think): "Worst President Ever."

I took masking tape and added; "Until Now." Never let 'em forget. Still recovering from the WMD, aluminum tubes, mushroom clouds total BS that caused a country that didn't attack us to be destroyed and a million or so "displaced." And we're watching with a sea of media capitulation and yellow ribbon magnets. Oh, and now we're out of Syria but protecting the Saudis Oil. Isn't that fucking precious?
Thanks for keeping it real!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:24 PM

28. My wife and I each have those "Worst President Ever" tees from Bartcop (R.I.P.) and wore them

several times in DC, in Selma, Madison, Indianapolis, St. Louis and outside the 2012 GOP Convention in Florida. They were great because they were true---as you say, "until now".

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Response to Atticus (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:16 PM

40. Glad to see they were well-traveled! I think we're about due for a half a million in DC.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #40)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:33 PM

47. Agree. We know the way. nt

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:38 PM

31. Fabric paint used to be available

in little bottles with a pointed top like glue or icing so you could write it on. I'ts easier if you pin it down to something firm so you can actually have a surface to write on, of course. I haven't used any in so long I don't know if they still make then.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:48 AM

34. YEP! It's stil available in craft stores like Michaels, Joanne's, and Hobby Lobby. n/t

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:09 PM

27. He would vote for legislation that forbade you from wearing that shirt

This was not an equal exchange. You represent the freedom of speech.

He would silence you if given the opportunity. His is the dangerous type.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:38 PM

30. I wore my home made Lock HIM Up earrings

as I have for 3 years (a fashion DON'T and I am sick of them but if it helps.....) and got 3 compliments withing the hour (I live in a blue area, thank Dog). This is normal too. If I lived in a red area I would have slit my throat years ago.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:01 AM

32. Of course you know his version of the same story

ends when he said “fuck you”, right?

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:28 AM

33. LOL

What a coward.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:16 PM

39. I prefer not to antagonize people who'd enjoy shooting me in the face.

What good purpose does it serve?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #39)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:27 PM

46. What you consider "antagonizing", some of us just consider not allowing a Trumper's

public vulgarity and verbal assault go unanswered. Others were present and these jerks already stereotype us as weaklings and cowards. They---and the ever-present onlookers--- need to be shown that we are not the pushovers they have been led to believe we are.

I do not expect you or anyone else who is not comfortable with it to respond as I did. Not everyone chooses to. Not everyone can.

I can and I do.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #46)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:27 PM

48. I'm glad to know you enjoyed yourself.

What you consider "antagonizing", some of us just consider not allowing a Trumper's public vulgarity and verbal assault go unanswered.
I'm glad to know you enjoyed yourself. Obviously that's something that suits you.

need to be shown that we are not the pushovers they have been led to believe we are.
Nothing like a good old fashioned bar fight to show everyone who's not a pushover, eh?

I do not expect you or anyone else who is not comfortable with it to respond as I did. Not everyone chooses to. Not everyone can.
I guess some folks enjoy the thrill of conflict more than I do. Some may find that to be a rewarding pastime or entertaining hobby.

I can and I do.
And it makes for a good online story to tell others with high-fives all around.

It's just that I don't see those types of pissing contests or bulge comparisons as serving any useful purpose. Nor do I need to do things to intentionally provoke or antagonize a negative or hostile reaction from strangers in order to reassure myself that I'm smarter than they are, or that I'm not a pushover.

There are other ways to do that that do not involved verbal or physical conflict.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #48)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:05 PM

50. Where to begin---? I do not see how a pure speech incident in which I remained calm, used no

profanity and actually smiled at the yahoo can be conflated with a "bar fight".

I do not "enjoy" these constant confrontations. Similar incidents---some worse---have occurred when I had grandchildren with me. If your solution is to hide my political views---no caps, tees, bumper stickers or LTE's---what country do we live in? Refusing to run away is not the same as looking for trouble and it is anything but a pastime or hobby.

If your use of the term "good story" is meant to imply that I made this up, all I can say is that you can choose what you believe, but I told it as it happened.

I have no need to "reassure" myself of anything and if my wearing a political tee shirt "provokes" someone to assault me with profanity, THEY have a problem, not me.

Finally, thank you for closing with the waving smiley face. But for that, believe it or not, I would have felt badly about apparently offending a DU regular whose opinions I respect.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #50)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:19 PM

53. I believe your energies (and frustrations) can be put to better use...

... that's all. Who cares what they think? They're wrong about everything anyway.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:25 PM

42. These stories are so weird.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:32 PM

44. I agree. Nt

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:21 PM

49. Almost kind of like I'm in some sort of fucked up support group.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:09 PM

52. +1

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:08 PM

51. Good for you! Cowards can't face anyone face-to-face either, when confronted. NT

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:17 PM

54. "Impeach Trump"

dem sum big words for readin'.

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