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Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:10 PM

My husband was accosted and berated by a Trump supporter at a middle school football game.

"How can your wear that button with that shirt?"

My husband was wearing a Hillary button and an FDNY hoodie.

My husband explained to her that he is an FDNY World Trade Center survivor who Hillay worked hard to help. My husband has medical monitoring, low cost life-prolonging medication, and ongoing treatment at one of the best hospitals in NY due to Hillary's efforts to cover first responders who were not eligible for the programs already in place due to the unusual nature if their illnesses.

Her response? "You obviously did not see the Benghazi movie."

My husband laughed and said, "if you liked that movie, you really should watch 'Triumph of the Will'. It's right up your alley."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will

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Reply My husband was accosted and berated by a Trump supporter at a middle school football game. (Original post)
lapucelle Oct 2016 OP
nolabear Oct 2016 #1
shenmue Oct 2016 #6
Fast Walker 52 Oct 2016 #39
fleabiscuit Oct 2016 #21
SammyWinstonJack Oct 2016 #32
lastlib Oct 2016 #34
Motley13 Oct 2016 #53
Grins Oct 2016 #45
vlyons Oct 2016 #46
JDC Oct 2016 #58
oberliner Oct 2016 #2
lapucelle Oct 2016 #5
oberliner Oct 2016 #10
thucythucy Oct 2016 #3
Zorro Oct 2016 #31
Music Man Oct 2016 #4
lapucelle Oct 2016 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2016 #51
madaboutharry Oct 2016 #7
oberliner Oct 2016 #11
TexasTowelie Oct 2016 #14
oberliner Oct 2016 #15
TexasTowelie Oct 2016 #23
oberliner Oct 2016 #24
madaboutharry Oct 2016 #20
lapucelle Oct 2016 #12
ProudDMVer202301703 Oct 2016 #33
joshdawg Oct 2016 #42
lapucelle Oct 2016 #48
Zynx Oct 2016 #13
rusty quoin Oct 2016 #25
baldguy Oct 2016 #8
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #9
adigal Oct 2016 #17
lapucelle Oct 2016 #19
adigal Oct 2016 #22
lapucelle Oct 2016 #49
procon Oct 2016 #18
rusty quoin Oct 2016 #26
kairos12 Oct 2016 #41
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2016 #28
Ilsa Oct 2016 #30
volstork Oct 2016 #27
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2016 #29
DemonGoddess Oct 2016 #35
pansypoo53219 Oct 2016 #36
Ardoewaan Oct 2016 #37
MoonRiver Oct 2016 #38
vercetti2021 Oct 2016 #40
Danmel Oct 2016 #43
BSdetect Oct 2016 #44
ThoughtCriminal Oct 2016 #47
treestar Oct 2016 #50
smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #52
ladym55 Oct 2016 #54
gregcrawford Oct 2016 #55
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2016 #56
wysi Oct 2016 #57
W T F Oct 2016 #59
Cakes488 Oct 2016 #60

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:14 PM

1. Jesus. Is there a secret beam some people are receiving?

Are they hearing something the rest of us don't hear? Something that drowns out all logical thought?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:20 PM

6. Yes

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Response to shenmue (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:34 AM

39. Foxnews and Breitbart, etc

 

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:10 PM

21. It's easier to fill empty heads with crap rather than thought. eom

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:50 PM

32. Easily lead...easily fooled. They obviously like being lied to.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 11:24 PM

34. It's called "Rush Limbaugh".....

aka right-wing radio, aka hate radio. To intelligent people, it's white noise, background static. To the less-intelligent, the right wingers, it's gospel music, reinforcing what they already "know"........

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Response to lastlib (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:38 PM

53. Rush has been fired due to reluctance of sponsorship

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 08:36 AM

45. Uhhhh....yes.

I think I stole this from Charles Pierce:

"Republicans now have) a candidate whose entire appeal is assuring a substantial portion of the American electorate that the voices in their fillings are the smartest people in the room."

From birthers, to death panels, to Jade Helm, to Agenda 21, to Chem-trails, to sequestration, to dire prognostications of God's wrath for one damned thing or another, and to the always popular - BENGHAZI!!!! This is the Reich-wing's one true constant: an endless whiiiiiiiining indignation over imaginary slights. As someone else put it, "It is the Bitcoin of American Conservatism."

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 08:46 AM

46. Yes, the secret beam of hatred

They have chosen to nurture hatred in their minds. They don't know that hatred is a bad habit. They are not mindful that their thoughts and emotions have no independent, solid existence. Can't put thoughts and emotions on a scale and weigh them. They are unaware of how to control their minds. Unaware that they have the power and could think DIFFERENT thoughts. So they are stuck with being filled with negative emotions and blinded by hateful thoughts. They are not happy people. They cannot grasp reality.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:11 PM

58. What's the frequency Dan?

insane people out there living among us all.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:14 PM

2. What is the Benghazi movie?

 

Are they talking about the Michael Bay one or some documentary?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:25 PM

10. Do they know that movies are fictional?

 

Even if they are based on actual events?

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:17 PM

3. Let me guess:

she had no idea what "Triumph of the Will" was about.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:39 PM

31. She probably heard it as "Trump of the Will"

and wants to see it now.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:19 PM

4. I'm impressed at how quick your husband is.

Had his policy points down AND got in a sharp zinger.

I'm curious: Was the Trump supporter one of the middle schoolers?

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Response to Music Man (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:42 PM

16. My husband was also a union delegate

when Hillary was making her first senate run in 2000. The UFA (FDNY union) pretty much always endorsed the Democratic candidate. For some reason, they didn't like Hillary and decided not to endorse anyone.

My husband fought hard for a Hillary endorsement, and when it was clear that it wasn't forthcoming, he said, "You guys don't like her just because you know she's smarter than you." Not a single delegate refuted his claim.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:28 PM

51. I love your husband!

❤️

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:21 PM

7. I think many of these Trump supporters, if they were living in Germany

in the 1930's, would have been nazis. I really believe that

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:26 PM

11. There are nazis living in American in the 2010s

 

Twitter is teeming with them - who claim their nazism with pride.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:37 PM

14. I have two in my family.

I live with one (my brother) and one of my sisters is scared that the Muslims are going to take over America. I'm at the point that I don't want to talk with either of them until after the election.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:40 PM

15. Wow

 

That must be very upsetting for you.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:13 PM

23. More like depressing.

Unfortunately I'm dependent upon my brother so I have very little chance of getting away from him. He was stationed in West Germany in the Army when the Berlin Wall fell, then he was sent to fight in Iraq. He watches way too many shows about the Nazis and WWII and adds in InfoWars. Since I lived in Austin where Alex Jones tapes his InfoWars show I've known that Jones was a wacko nut job for years before he ever made it big on the national dialogue.

My sister is looking after my cat since my mental health issues manifested a couple years ago. Although I'm the one that certified with mental health problems it seems like I'm more balanced than those two siblings.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:24 PM

24. Infowars

 

I am happy to say I have never actually met in person anyone who listens to Alex Jones and Infowars.

Sorry you have to deal with all of that.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:00 PM

20. I know.

It is frightening.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:29 PM

12. I read a great book on the Weimar period this summer

and was dumbfounded at how the Nazis used its plurality and Goebbel's strategy to create legislative gridlock until Hitler was finally named chancellor.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 11:04 PM

33. What book?

Reading Richard Evans Third Reich Trilogy now. Most of the first book takes place during the Weimar era but I would definitely like to read some more about it.

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Response to ProudDMVer202301703 (Reply #33)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:48 AM

42. Read Evans' Trilogy last year. The Second volume is really worthwhile reading especially

nowadays here in the U.S. Lots of food for thought.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:30 PM

13. Well, they're basically Nazis right now. Not a big leap.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:25 PM

25. They would have been very happy then.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:22 PM

8. Another deplorable who crawled out of her basket.

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:23 PM

9. Oooh - Snap!

Well played sir, well played! It's a pity his wit was probably lost on that dozey so and so.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:45 PM

17. My husband was a firefighter for the FDNY on 9/11

 

He got disabled and has great care, too. What did your husband do?

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Response to adigal (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:55 PM

19. First responder (firefighter) at Ladder 8.

He also worked during the search and rescue, the search and recovery, and he voluntered for detail at the dump, sifting through debris looking for remains and mementos of those who died.

I hope your husband is OK.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:10 PM

22. He was working that day, also, up in Harlem.

 

And stood on that pile for a year.

He has some king issues but we moved way upstate ny and he's better up here.

Blessings.

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Response to adigal (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 02:54 PM

49. And blessings to you as well.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:46 PM

18. Lots of Republicans in my family can't tell the difference between facts, nonfiction or fiction.

Sure, they also believe that Benghazi movie is true because its a documentary based on actual events. Everyone knows they can't put that stuff on the TV if it wasn't real... there are laws or something. Opinions are also accepted as real news. Political commentators are trusted unbiased journalists, at least the ones they watch on Faux news. Blog posters and forum rants say it exactly they way they would... if they only knew the right words to express themselves.

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Response to procon (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:27 PM

26. I blame Rush for the brainwashing of America.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:41 AM

41. I've always called it Rushwashing.

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Response to procon (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:27 PM

28. Yes. You really nailed it.

I'm frequently amazed at people who cannot distinguish between fact and fiction. So many people think the book/movie The DaVinci Code was straight history. Nope. Not in the least. And that's only the most obvious example.

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Response to procon (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:34 PM

30. You nailed it. They don't

Believe in facts, just what they "feel" in spite of facts, without a clue as to the manipulation of information. And they are too lazy to do the work in figuring it out.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:27 PM

27. I'll bet she has NO idea

what "Triumph of the Will" is...

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2016, 10:30 PM

29. "You obviously did not see the Benghazi movie."

 

More people saw "Nailin' Palin".

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 04:09 AM

35. Good for him! n/t

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 05:09 AM

36. ask her how many people died at embassies during GEORGEE?

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 05:14 AM

37. Sign of desperation (nt)

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:31 AM

38. Clinton Derangement Syndrome is what every one of Rump's base suffers from.

I think a great business opportunity would be opening up rehab treatment centers for these poor fools.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:39 AM

40. The Benghazi card

They will pull it out of their asses whenever they have no argument.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 07:50 AM

43. Your husband is not only a hero, but a very sharp cookie

That is the perfect biting response that I always think of an hour later!!!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 08:34 AM

44. Its not easy to deprogram these types.

Facts are somehow repelled off their shield of hatred.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 02:03 PM

47. I used that line once

Back during the Bush years in response to a Iraq war supporter (remember those?) who said that to defeat terrorism we need "Unity and a will to win!"

I replied "Triumph or the Will" then, is there a book or movie? Went right over his head, but others got it.


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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:25 PM

50. On that movie

In Mein Kampf,[3] Hitler talks of the success of British propaganda in World War I, believing people's ignorance meant simple repetition and an appeal to feelings over reason would suffice.[4] Hitler chose Riefenstahl as he wanted the film as "artistically satisfying"[5] as possible to appeal to a non-political audience, but he also believed that propaganda must admit no element of doubt.[3] As such, Triumph of the Will may be seen as a continuation of the unambiguous World War I-style propaganda, though heightened by the film's artistic or poetic nature.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will

That first sentence sounds just like the Repuke Party.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:28 PM

52. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 05:03 PM

54. Excellent response!

I'm always amazed at the level of dumb out there.

With all good wishes to your husband and to you ... and to adigal and her husband.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 05:06 PM

55. People like that woman...

... are just too dirt stupid to realize that, by their words and actions, they defile every principle on which this country was founded.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 05:36 PM

56. Your husband is an excellent surrogate.

We need more people emulating him in order to de-brainwash our gullible deplorables.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 06:10 PM

57. Best response ever!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 09:14 PM

59. My reply to Trump supporters, when they say Hillary should be in jail.........

The reason she isn't in jail, is because after being investigated by a republican house and a republican headed FBI numerous times, They couldn't get any evidence to indict her. But if you want to put your political opponents in jail, go move to North Korea, because that's the kind of government you want for America, and I'll be more than happy to buy you your plane ticket there.

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Response to W T F (Reply #59)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 10:04 PM

60. I say that too and I add in how if the Republicans could of gotten anything on her they would of but

 

it was just as Colin Powell said a stupid witch hunt

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