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Mon May 29, 2017, 10:03 PM

Today, in the Safeway parking lot --

A rather burly fellow, forty-something, approached as I was putting my groceries in the car. He stopped, pointed at my prominent Hillary sticker and said, “I still can’t believe what happened.”

I answered with “And we thought W was awful.” He shook his head and said “Yeah, W was stupid but he wasn’t evil.”

“With him, he’d say or do something once a week; now it’s every day, sometimes every hour,” I said. “But we sure can’t stop now.”

He tried to smile as he almost whispered, “It’s hard. Most days I just feel like crying.”

“I know the feeling. But we have every reason to hang in there,” I said.

He gave a small thumbs-up as he walked away shaking his head.


And once more I’m glad that I chose to keep all those stickers.



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Reply Today, in the Safeway parking lot -- (Original post)
madamesilverspurs May 2017 OP
WinkyDink May 2017 #1
malaise May 2017 #2
JudyM May 2017 #3
Maraya1969 May 2017 #4
madamesilverspurs May 2017 #6
mucifer May 2017 #7
world wide wally May 2017 #11
american_ideals May 2017 #15
hamsterjill May 2017 #21
yuiyoshida May 2017 #30
Codeine May 2017 #22
tomp May 2017 #27
WinkyDink May 2017 #31
Botany May 2017 #23
VOX May 2017 #29
Cha May 2017 #5
furtheradu May 2017 #8
Plucketeer May 2017 #9
Hulk May 2017 #18
Skittles May 2017 #10
rufus dog May 2017 #12
roamer65 May 2017 #13
proud patriot May 2017 #14
BigmanPigman May 2017 #16
samnsara May 2017 #17
zentrum May 2017 #19
Jimbo S May 2017 #24
zentrum May 2017 #25
Turbineguy May 2017 #20
Liberal Jesus Freak May 2017 #26
ailsagirl May 2017 #28

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:08 PM

1. W was evil. Have people forgotten his treasonous lies that led to multitudinous

 

deaths in an illegal invasion, a war crime?

Have people forgotten he let New Orleans drown, while siccing Blackwater (ironic name) on fleeing citizens?

Don't get me started.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:11 PM

2. True n/t

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:12 PM

3. He was far more evil than dumb, IMO too.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:14 PM

4. Many different estimations of Iraqi and Afghani civilian casualties

And some go almost to 1 million people. Others are at 2-4 hundred thousand.

One president. How dare they say he was "OK"

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:17 PM

6. In truth, I disagree with his assertion,

and would have said so had it not been for the increasing drizzle.


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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:18 PM

7. I totally agree. Just because he wasn't a big bully in public doesn't mean he didn't start a

war for no reason other than greed. All those deaths and soldiers who will never be the same.

Still I'm glad the OP felt support from a stranger.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:01 PM

11. It just goes to prove everything is relative

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:49 PM

15. Bush consented to torturing people

n/m

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:28 PM

21. No, W was stupid.

Cheney was evil.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #21)

Tue May 30, 2017, 08:42 PM

30. This!

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:30 PM

22. Isn't it bizarre that Trump's complete bugfuckery

is so egregious that he's managing to rehabilitate W's legacy?! What a world in which we find ourselves.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #22)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:15 PM

27. the obamas cozying up to the bush family doesn't help. nt

 

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Response to Codeine (Reply #22)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:35 PM

31. Indeed. I wish I knew that it will all end well, so I could enjoy the frisson of the moment.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Tue May 30, 2017, 02:33 PM

23. +1

he lied to start a war that made ISIS

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Tue May 30, 2017, 07:56 PM

29. * was the puppet's puppet. We learned that on 9/11 as he sat there.

Shrub's presidency was a Cheney presidency, one hundred percent.

But yes, * stood there for 8 years, posing, so it's on him, too.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:17 PM

5. Your poignant story made me

tear up while I was reading it to my sister right now, madam.

But carry on we will.. Mahalo for sharing!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:32 PM

8. Thank You.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:46 PM

9. I still get honks and waves for my Bernie stickers on my rear window

 

Came out of Lowes the other day to find a note under one WS wiper that said: "Your stickers made me smile - Thank You!"

Of course, at this point, Reagan's rotting cadaver in the oval office would be preferable to what we've got!

My stickers and those on my wife's car are a glimmer of hope in an otherwise stagnant sea.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #9)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:05 AM

18. Still wear my Bernie t-shirt in public....

....and never get any slack. It's really a shame that Hillary was cheated out of it. I believe if Bernie had gotten the nod instead, we would be in the White House today....with a repuKKKe Congress trying to pull their shit with a stop valve at the top.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:47 PM

10. W went to war BASED ON LIES

HE IS AS EVIL AS THEY COME

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:21 PM

12. I have made a couple of comments at my gym in South OC

First time purely out of anger. Two rows of tvs by the cardio equipment. One TV in each row is always of Fox News A couple of weeks ago I stop to check out the end of a NBA playoff game, tv next to the game was on Fox. Kid behind the desk is watching and about three other guys are stopped. At a break I loudly state, get the propaganda bullshit and tRump off! One guys states, are you claiming Donald lies? Turn right to him and say, no, I am making a factual statement that he is a liar and a fucking piece of shit.

Fox hasn't been on at night since, so I must not be the only one going off.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:30 PM

13. People are flipping.

One of my co-workers was a Dump voter. He has flipped. Collusion with the Russians is a "bridge too far" for him.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:31 PM

14. Us Sticker people give hope to others

I've found this to be true for 17 years now.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:55 PM

16. I've been making my own bumper stickers, pins and earrings since Oct.

I was an illustrator and the fake prez provides me with a lot of inspiration (too much actually). He keeps doing and saying so much BS I need a bigger car to hold all the different stickers and themes...crazy, Russia, alternative facts, impeachment, prison, the wall, patriotism, etc. He's almost a gift of inspiration to artists and comedians. I'd like to return this gift however.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:23 AM

17. what a great story

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 11:33 AM

19. Bush was very evil.

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When Bannon talks about "the dark side" that he admires, he uses Cheney as an example.

Could always know when Bush was lying and whipping up a lie by the gleam in his eye and his smirk.

Have we not noticed how all the red and yellow "turrer" alerts disappeared the minute Obama came into office? They were fake as hell and Bush knew it.

He wanted and needed to be a "war President" and went for one, for oil.

Not to mention how he brought us the Bush Recession.

Evil under a fake Cowboy persona.

Responsible for the death and sufferings of millions.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #19)

Tue May 30, 2017, 03:40 PM

24. Incorrect

Two recessions

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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #24)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:58 PM

25. Was the

...first bad economy considered a recession? Not too sure what you mean. Of course there's always his father's horrible economy.

I never understand why Dems don't make a HUGE, non-stop, issue over how much more badly the economy does every damn time there's a Republican in office. There's a dozen brightly colored graphs that are so easy to understand---they could use one at least once in a while.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:22 PM

20. Nice!

Those are the kind of conversations that keep you going.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:08 PM

26. Thanks for sharing!

We recently moved and we were out yesterday morning for a walk with our baby granddaughter. We passed a yard where a "Clinton/Kaine" yard sign was still on proud display. Definitely neighbors I want to meet

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:21 PM

28. Moving story that really says it all

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