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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 07:54 PM

I lost my lunch today

I was having lunch in a restaurant today, minding my own business. There were four older folks in a booth behind me talking rather loudly.

The woman behind me was chattering on and on about how horrible undocumented people are and then one of the guys with her started yapping that he doesn't even think legal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the US. By that point (Being an immigrant myself) I had enough...just as I finished lunch one of the women started to go on and on about the protests and how horrible they are. Then the guy with her proclaimed that they (the protesters) are paid and making 50.00 an hour. Wow! I'm all for that, that's more than I make.

I asked them where I sign up to protest and how they know about this. Their response was that it was Fox News who told them. I asked where Fox had found that out. Their response was that it must be true if Fox told them. The implication was that Fox wouldn't lie.

By that point I had to get out of there. I swear to God I am leaning more and more for a civics test in order for people to vote. The stupid is so profound. I fear for the US.

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Reply I lost my lunch today (Original post)
gopiscrap Feb 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2017 #1
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #2
2naSalit Feb 2017 #18
montana_hazeleyes Feb 2017 #34
calimary Feb 2017 #37
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2017 #51
TrekLuver Feb 2017 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #4
raccoon Feb 2017 #11
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #14
keithbvadu2 Feb 2017 #20
CrispyQ Feb 2017 #45
47of74 Feb 2017 #19
hatrack Feb 2017 #38
Maynar Feb 2017 #49
bdamomma Feb 2017 #25
surrealAmerican Feb 2017 #5
dawg Feb 2017 #22
bdamomma Feb 2017 #26
montana_hazeleyes Feb 2017 #36
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #30
NBachers Feb 2017 #54
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #56
Stonepounder Feb 2017 #33
Butterflylady Feb 2017 #46
onethatcares Feb 2017 #6
notdarkyet Feb 2017 #28
raccoon Feb 2017 #41
The Wielding Truth Feb 2017 #7
saidsimplesimon Feb 2017 #8
tavernier Feb 2017 #9
saidsimplesimon Feb 2017 #15
Cha Feb 2017 #10
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #31
lpbk2713 Feb 2017 #12
irisblue Feb 2017 #13
CTyankee Feb 2017 #16
montana_hazeleyes Feb 2017 #40
CTyankee Feb 2017 #42
Initech Feb 2017 #17
47of74 Feb 2017 #21
bdamomma Feb 2017 #23
bluescribbler Feb 2017 #52
catbyte Feb 2017 #24
NBachers Feb 2017 #55
bdamomma Feb 2017 #27
PatrickforO Feb 2017 #29
pansypoo53219 Feb 2017 #32
Generic Other Feb 2017 #35
spooky3 Feb 2017 #39
calendargirl Feb 2017 #43
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #44
Grins Feb 2017 #47
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #48
Historic NY Feb 2017 #50
gfwzig Feb 2017 #53

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 07:55 PM

1. America has gone off the deep end, it happened when the black guy

beat the pants off the white guy, twice.

These people hate non white America and as we speak their hero is dishing out pain for brown people all over America, with raids.

The world is watching and is sickened by these horrible people.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 07:56 PM

2. I totally agree

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:33 PM

18. That's exactly it.

On steroids.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:46 PM

34. I totally agree.

trump knew what he was doing when he tapped into the racist garbage and other hate he spewed.

These Fox watchers aren't that stupid. They are already racist, hateful people who watch the shows that support them and what they think already.

These asses who hate immigrants, legal or not, are only thinking of non white immigrants. There are plenty of white immigrants in the U.S. but they don't feel that way about them!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:15 PM

37. Yes indeed.

I suspect the prevailing reaction was "there's a black guy in the Oval Office and he ISN'T the janitor!!!!?!?!?!?"

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 06:49 PM

51. I think it started when raygun killed the Fairness Doctrine and pukes saw their chance to buy media,

They know propaganda lies work.

As I remember it, fux really built up the stupid during bush the dumber's reign.

During President Obama's time, they greatly increased the hatred, setting the stage for a completely fact-free demographic, stupid, hate and religiosity on steroids for the fascists to exploit.

They should all be thrown off a cliff.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 07:58 PM

3. You are very nice. I know I would not have been.

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 07:58 PM

4. I have a better idea.

I say we start deporting all the STUPID people that get all their information from Fox News.

I think we would start to see a real improvement in this country.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:20 PM

11. Good idea, but where could we send them? Who would take them? nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:24 PM

14. I would say Antarctica, but I wouldn't want to inflict them on the

poor penguins. We'll have to find a few inhospitable, deserted islands somewhere and just dump them.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:14 PM

20. Would they build a wall before they build a town?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 04:13 PM

45. I LOL'd.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:13 PM

19. Salusa Secundus

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:17 PM

38. No, Arrakis - let the sandworms handle them

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Response to hatrack (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 06:16 PM

49. Sandworms

Ya hate 'em, right?

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Response to raccoon (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:24 PM

25. maybe that wall

should be erected in the "rust belt" or "bible belt".

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:01 PM

5. Maybe you don't know, but ...

... civics tests as a prerequisite for voting have a pretty ugly history in this country.

It's like my father always said, "be careful what you ask for - you may actually get it."

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:15 PM

22. That's right.

All the questions would be about NASCAR and modern country music.

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Response to dawg (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:25 PM

26. and football.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:03 PM

36. And

plumber buttcracks.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:39 PM

30. it was more tongue in cheek than actual wish of implementation

I have taken constitutional law at a law school and fully understand the implications

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 07:50 PM

54. The gopiscrap reply juxtaposed after the montana_hazeleyes comment is quite revealing.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #54)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:19 AM

56. what do you mean?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:46 PM

33. Much as I would love to see some sort of literacy requirement for voters

you are right about the ugly history of those sort of tests. We are already seeing the GOP doing its damnest to keep traditional Dem groups from voting. God help us if they bring back literacy tests.

Joke with a message:

Back in the bad old days - say the 1950's a black man goes in to register to vote. He is told he has to take a literacy test. First he is given a sheet of paper to read.
He reads it just fine.
Then he is asked to quote Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution. He rattles off the Constitutional requirements and penalties for Treason.
Then he is asked to recite the 6th paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.
He thinks for a second, and they quotes the appropriate paragraph.
Finally, in desperation, they had him a pamphlet written in Mandarin and ask him to read it.
He answers that he can read it just fine. In shock they ask him what it says.
He replies, "It says that this here is one poor old black man who isn't going to get to vote this election."

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 04:37 PM

46. Agree,

but how about teaching civics in high school again. That was my favorite class in school and also my best grade. Oops, I think I just gave away my age.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:01 PM

6. went to the eye doc today

sat down in the waiting room and said aloud to my wife, " I see congress is having a 2 for one sale. Buy one republican senator and get another one free. Do you want to put an bid in on Marco Rubio?".

She laughed, I laughed, everyone else looked at the floor and didn't respond at all.

I guess my new glasses allow me to see much better than most.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:35 PM

28. At Christmas I was at the hospital for physical therapy. A large man

Came in and said in a booming voice "Merry Christmas. We can say merry Christmas again." "Happy holidays" I boomed back. Everyone stared at me and moved a couple chairs away from me.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 07:20 AM

41. Good for you! nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:09 PM

7. FOX NEWS is a propaganda tool. Propaganda is illegal in the US so Murdoch should be sued.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:10 PM

8. Judge not least yea be judged

Edward Snowden made a tremendous sacrifice for his principles. Putin has put him on the most wanted list. Putin used him to stick a fork in the eye of our former President.

Yes, Snowden broke the rules. He spoke truth to power.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:15 PM

9. Psst, I think you meant to post on the Snowden thread.

It was one over on the menu so understandable mistake. I've done that once or twice.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:29 PM

15. Thank you

Some mistakes are intentional when retribution is possible.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:19 PM

10. They're called "fox truthers". you found out in a restaurant..

I heard that from my son whose dad told him "it's all true" when my son said he wouldn't do some carpentry work for him with fox on.

My son.. "no it's not". The tv got turned off.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:40 PM

31. Excellent

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:23 PM

12. Maybe you should have gone the other way.




You should have laughed in their faces.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:23 PM

13. I need a job that pays $50 an hour.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:30 PM

16. I literally lost my dinner the night he was elected...I saw the headline on the internet and ran int

the bathroom and threw up. And I've continued to do so irregularly after I finish my evening meal. My poor husband has to endure hearing me barfing up what I have just eaten. I am getting back but it still happens now and then and I'm embarrassed by it. But my doctor is kind and understanding. I also have a physical conditiion (low sodium in my systrm.) which I am working on (restriction of fluids).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:55 PM

40. I'm sorry CTyankee. That is awful.

I have heard of so much physical and emotional problems lots of people have been experiencing since this horror starting election night.

I went to my dr. the day before the inauguration because for about 10 days I could not eat and was losing weight rapidly. I couldn't even stand to chew food and I wasn't sick. My Dr. told me she's seen a lot of people psychologically affected by this.

I'm 68 and have never seen anything affecting us this badly and I've seen a lot.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #40)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 10:47 AM

42. I am still having occasional bouts of nausea/vomiting. I try not to watch too much TV, read the

news, etc. but it is hard to escape...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:32 PM

17. Fuck George Soros!

Seriously, I'm tired of this bullshit that we anti-Trump people are paid by George Soros. Fuck him, and fuck this meme. We need to put an end to this talking point. Where's my check?

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:15 PM

21. Where do I sign up?

 

Come in Faux blowholes. You know everything so tell me where to sign up.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:20 PM

23. Fox news should be held

accountable for giving out false information to its viewers, geez what am I saying these people have been gas lighted for so long even right wing radio. Again, it's not worth to even talk to these people.

They probably call us hippies again.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 07:14 PM

52. They've been calling me a hippie for the last 45 years.

I think it has something to do with the fact that I quit getting haircuts when I got out of the Navy.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:23 PM

24. I'm glad I wasn't there. I'm Ojibwe, and I probably would've told them all

to get the hell off of MY land, because I'm sure they were all white. These assholes forget that not so long ago their people were immigrants, and I'm sure that many of them were illegal.

But that's the Republican way--take advantage of and exploit everything you can then pull the ladder up after you. Despicable.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 08:00 PM

55. You're right about the "illegal-" My German ancestor mailed his passport back so his brother could

come over on the same passport. They were both not interested in fighting in whatever series of wars Europe was sporting at that time.

And the Irish side was Potato Famine Irish.

Lots of people like to imagine that they hearken back to some kind of titled nobility or high-born. How quickly they forget the true reasons why their ancestors left their homelands to come here.

And what they did to the native population when they arrived.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:33 PM

27. They just hate diversity

crap everyone is a immigrant. Why do they have such hate???? I wasn't brought up like that. My father was set in his ways, but my mother was open minded, and I loved her for that.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:36 PM

29. When Reagan allowed the Fairness Doctrine to be killed in 1984,

(notice the year's significant overtones), it brought all this about - Fox and hate-talk radio are nothing more than corporate propaganda organs.

See, it is big corporations that are the real enemy, and these freakish billionaires who are so insecure they will step over a mountain of people just to amass more money.

They have systematically brainwashed Americans. I mean, you'd never get those people to even listen to you.

It would be very good if we could have a corresponding left wing news station (MSNBC is no longer that since acquired by Comcast).

I don't know...maybe we as a people are too lazy and stupid to have any real democracy, or a government that actually acts in our behalf rather than just ripping us off. The people at that table, they now HAVE the government they deserve and they will suffer accordingly.

Unfortunately, you and I also have that government. And we do NOT deserve it.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:41 PM

32. we need to destroy fux gnewz. making amerika stupid. and UNAMERICAN. were these people native

amerikans? if not. THEY were all immigrants once.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:53 PM

35. I would like to say how glad I live in a blue state far from such people

Oh wait...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:42 PM

39. If the staff overheard this, perhaps an ingredient got added

to their orders.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 11:13 AM

43. I lost mine too

Then I was informed that the jackass from another department stole it from the break room, so I just ate the Stouffer's macaroni and cheese that has been in the freezer like forever.

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Response to calendargirl (Reply #43)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 02:30 PM

44. ha ha

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 05:22 PM

47. Where did this take place? (City, state.)

Where did this take place?

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Response to Grins (Reply #47)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 05:55 PM

48. San Mateo CA

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 06:24 PM

50. The legal immigrants....

part I would have said then you must self-deport, because the only non-immigrants are the Indians. Or better yet ask them what nationality they are.

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