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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:06 AM

To Muslim shop-keepers: I'm glad you are in my neighborhood

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One of my face-book friends wrote this recently. Too good not to share:

To Muslim Shop-Keepers: I'm glad you are in my neighborhood.

That's what I told them. I walked to nearby shops and eateries and said:
I wish you peace, health, and prosperity. I wish an end to this hate. Welcome.
I'm glad you're in the neighborood.

I could do this: It was personal and direct. It depended on me alone, not a vote in Congress.
I could do it, and so I did.

A middle-aged woman in a head-scarf came from behind the counter and hugged me.

An old man smiled, his hands never stopping the work of making sandwiches.

A man peered from behind a display of dried fruit, listening.

Young men, dark-haired heads bent over lunch plates at four tiny tables, looked up.

The waitress, her long dark hair in a ponytail, began to cry. She reached out and squeezed my hand.

A man, one hand on the door-knob, the other holding a heavy grocery bag, turned to me," You give us hope."

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No Vested Interest Feb 2017 OP
NBachers Feb 2017 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2017 #2
dae Feb 2017 #3
Tragl1 Feb 2017 #4

Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:17 AM

1. And a valentine heart for your big heart.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:52 AM

2. Nice. I've been spending some time on Twitter lately,

And it is so disturbing to see the vitriol the RW minions are spewing about Muslims and immigrants. Many seem to have fallen for the "Be afraid, be very afraid. They're all out to kill you! Anything and everything is justified to stop them!!!!" line. They do seem genuinely afraid, however baseless or exaggerated their fears. It's frustrating to witness their simplistuc approach and cowardice and gullibility.

Even worse though are the ones who just seem to get off on the hate. They just want someone they can tell themselves they're superior to. It's, frankly, horrific to behold their gleeful taunts and their bellows for vengeance of a litany of imagined crimes.

Meanwhile, they practically worship the Constitution-defiling, treasonous Criminal-in-Cheif. It boggles the mind. And, of course, these are the same pawns who were convinced President Obama was a Constitution-shredding TYRANT.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 06:39 AM

3. You are a jewel.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 06:42 AM

4. Thank you.

 

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