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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:47 PM

Have to find a new Barber

I've been going to the same barber for years and have never had a problem with his unabashed support for everyone with an R behind their name but today was too much. He was never enthusiastic about Trump at all (no Trump signs at all and he has the sign of every Republican to run for President since Reagan on his walls)

I was waiting while he finished up with another customer and their conversation turned to how Hillary and Bill are Satan Worshipers and that Trump has to win or God will punish America. I couldn't believe my ears, here is someone that I've known for years and has never bought into any campaign's BS blathering about Wikileaks and Satan Worship.

I got up and left, I'll gladly find another Barber before I give that loon anymore of my money.

Vote in the ballot and vote with your wallets; I'm going to make a conscious effort to only shop Blue from here on out.

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Reply Have to find a new Barber (Original post)
Jason1961 Nov 2016 OP
Lifelong Protester Nov 2016 #3
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #11
Lifelong Protester Nov 2016 #16
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #18
Wrz Nov 2016 #5
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #12
trof Nov 2016 #21
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #46
Loki Nov 2016 #6
TrekLuver Nov 2016 #10
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #14
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #13
Red State Prisoner Nov 2016 #9
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #17
Loki Nov 2016 #19
immoderate Nov 2016 #20
TimeToGo Nov 2016 #23
lillypaddle Nov 2016 #24
Ilsa Nov 2016 #26
dgibby Nov 2016 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2016 #30
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2016 #32
barbtries Nov 2016 #33
progressoid Nov 2016 #35
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2016 #36
TNNurse Nov 2016 #37
Marthe48 Nov 2016 #38
Maru Kitteh Nov 2016 #43
Marthe48 Nov 2016 #48
tiredtoo Nov 2016 #39
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2016 #41
bora13 Nov 2016 #40
southerncrone Nov 2016 #42
ffr Nov 2016 #44
Raine Nov 2016 #45
Jason1961 Nov 2016 #47
Motley13 Nov 2016 #49
Historic NY Nov 2016 #51
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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:58 PM

3. Get yourself a copy of The Blue Pages

They have a listing of all donations to Rs and Ds from major stores, and if I rememeber correctly, it is divided by product class.

Sorry about your having to find a new barber, I'd do the same.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:22 PM

11. I will certainly do that

No use giving money to people who want to support someone like Trump

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Response to Jason1961 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:25 PM

16. I vote with my wallet

which is why I have never purchsed anything at Walmart. They are the biggest "anti-public school" people on the planet. I will not put a penny in their pockets.

I told the spouse that it also included their new Art Museum.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:33 PM

18. I did not know that

I have never enjoyed shopping at Walmart and the nearest one is about 30 minutes away (more depending on traffic)

After seeing the way they treat their employees I refuse to step foot in one, easiest boycott of my life

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:01 PM

5. Best to shave it yourself if possible

I myself prefer quick buzzcuts because I like low maintenance hair so I just do it myself, but for more complex jobs if you have a significant other or anyone else you just need some scissors and one of those cheap Conair kits and it is much cheaper.

Around here barbers still allow smoking and it's smokier than a bar in there. Been over a decade since I went to one.

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Response to Wrz (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:22 PM

12. I've tried it before

My wife still makes jokes about it!

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Response to Jason1961 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:41 PM

21. I buzz cut my own hair.

I'm bald on top.
The clippers came with 4 different sized...combs(?)
You just snap one on the clippers and cut hair to that length.

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Response to trof (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 05:18 AM

46. Yeah, we can tell

That's what people told me when I said I cut my own hair.

I get a professional cut once in a while, and in between I do my own trimming--with scissors.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:02 PM

6. Does he know why you got up and left?

Leaving a note and letting him know that you will be encouraging others of like mind to do the same thing. #grabyourwallet is having an effect on businesses that are supporting Trump by selling products with that name on them. This is how women are fighting back.

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Response to Loki (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:17 PM

10. I would of let him know why I was leaving OR i would call after the fact and let him know

 

he lost a long time customer and that I will be encouraging others to no longer patronize the barber shop.

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Response to TrekLuver (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:24 PM

14. I'll definetly be calling him

I didn't say anything at the time, I was pretty angry so I think I'd have said something I'd regret later

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Response to Loki (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:23 PM

13. I will call him and tell him why

I should have said something then but I was pretty angry

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:08 PM

9. I feel your pain.

I disavowed a band I used to love as a kid when I saw their lead singer post "the best" Trump video ever. He and his minion of fans were stoically expressing how Trump's heart, though his words and actions were inappropriate and wrong, was really in the right place. My heart broke and I saw so many memories of my youth shattered in a single post. Suffice it to say that I un-followed his Facebook page, deleted his play lists, and loaded up some Nine Inch Nails to fill his place. I knew he was conservative, and like your barber, he had expressed reservations and even a little disdain regarding Trump. Unfortunately, there is obviously nothing so evil on this earth as a Democrat vying for the White House. Quite the deflating experience.

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Response to Red State Prisoner (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:27 PM

17. Unfortunately I think you're correct

there is obviously nothing so evil on this earth as a Democrat vying for the White House


To them you're 100% correct

Until today I would have considered him one of the "reasonable Republicans" especially considering his previous disdain for Trump but I guess I was wrong. If an email that was stolen by Russia, edited and released right before the election can convince someone that Hillary is a Satan Worshiper then I guess that someone isn't very bright and certainly not reasonable.

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Response to Jason1961 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:33 PM

19. The Republican Party gave the Russians and Putin quite a gift.

They showed them just how gullible and easily swayed their uninformed followers are.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:39 PM

20. Satan Worshipers Unite! I bought a hair clipper a few years ago, at Costco (blue)

 

and never looked back. My barber shop had closed and I tried a few different places, then saw this on sale. Every time I cut my hair, I save enough for a dinner out.

--imm

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:59 PM

23. Happened to me in 2009 -- never went back

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:07 PM

24. Thank you. nt

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:26 PM

26. I stopped taking my boys to a barber shop after two trips

Because they had the TV on FUX Spews all of the time. I'll give almost anyone a second chance, but they failed the second time.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:31 PM

28. I don't do business with anyone

that I know for a fact is a Trump supporter or even a Republican (for that matter) unless I have no choice. Unfortunately, I do have to shop at Walmart at times due to the fact that I'm in a small rural community and they're almost the only game in town.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:37 PM

30. I have a solution for you...

 

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:50 PM

32. A little over a month ago...

 

I found a new barber. He did a good job, and even used a straight razor on the neckline. This week when I went it, and he was wearing a short sleeve shirt. He has the Stars and Bars tattooed on his elbow. I guess I start going back to Super Cuts.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:51 PM

33. i have to find a new Avon Lady

since she showed up last week with a huge sticker on her jacket. I'm not the only customer she lost, either.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:08 PM

35. In 2000 I found a new Dentist when I heard him bragging about how great Bush was going to be.

Best thing I ever did. Turns out he was a shitty dentist anyway.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:15 PM

36. What's the deal with barbers?! They all seem to be Republican where I live!

I'm back to buzzing off most of my hair with clippers so I don't need to deal with them anymore.

I'm sure there's some Democratic ones around here somewhere, but I just never met one! My brothers never did either!

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:32 PM

37. My husband worries that soon I will not be able to shop anywhere.

I gave up Chik fil a. when the asshole son said what he did about gay people.
I gave up Hobby Lobby over birth control.
I avoid Hardee's because of those soft core porn commercials.
I quit Land's End over their caving to assholes about Gloria Steinem.
I avoid Koch company products....had to change paper towels and cleaning products.



Just reread this...I did use "asshole" more than once..sorry.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:37 PM

38. At the hospital one of the nurses

caring for my husband said voter fraud was a big concern. Because George Soros was manipulating the machines. We couldn't change floors

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:16 AM

43. You can still "fire" your nurse. Ask for that nurse not to be allowed back in your room

and explain why.

I'm a nurse.

Politics should NEVER be bandied about loosely on the floor. That's not the job.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #43)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 09:55 AM

48. My fault though

I mentioned that at least we had early voted, relieved because we probably wouldn't have been able to vote since Hubby's under the weather. But I wasn't being partisan.
I agree with you. We like to shop thrift and flea markets. If I hear the manager/owner talking about red politics, I leave. Keep your politics out of your business. If you do, maybe you'd have less financial headaches.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:44 PM

39. Had a similar experience with my barber about a month ago.

When i left he said he had some money to help pay to get my head examined. That was it. Haven't been back and will not return.

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Response to tiredtoo (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:48 PM

41. What a jerk!



Glad that you'll never give him business again!

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 11:43 PM

42. Voting w/our wallets is the most effective backlash we can send these haters. Most of them worship

$ above everything else. Take away their power. Time they learned actions & words have consequences.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:19 AM

44. That's about the only way R's vote with their money too.

Good show of character.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 05:08 AM

45. That crap about God & Satan, Trump & the Clintons is straight off the freeper site

your barber must be a regular reader of that garbage.

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Response to Raine (Reply #45)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 09:19 AM

47. Unfortunately

That crap about God & Satan, Trump & the Clintons is straight off the freeper site
your barber must be a regular reader of that garbage.


He heard it on Fox News who got it from none other than Wikileaks

I could see people buying a story about Hillary being Atheist but this is so far over the top I honestly expected it to get laughed out of the headlines. We all thought it would be the "Jump the Shark" moment for Wikileaks but I guess Republicans will believe anything negative about Hillary.

All these stories about Trump are greeted with skepticism from almost all the Democrats I know. They won't believe them until there is more proof.

I guess that shows the main difference between Republicans and Democrats; they'll believe anything as long as it helps their narrative but Democrats have stronger minds and must be convinced that a story is True (hence most Republicans putting Religion over Science and most Democrats putting Science over Religion).

I'm ready for this election to be over with

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 01:20 PM

49. the maggot will have to rely on the deplorables & the poorly educated to fill his hotels & buy his

products.


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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:00 PM

51. We have a tailor shop like that...

picture of his heros and judical watch shit.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:01 PM

52. Ditched my hairdresser for the same reason - selfish RW /Libertarian asshole.

 

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