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Name: Roberto
Gender: Male
Hometown: Alabama
Home country: USA
Current location: USA
Member since: Sun Sep 10, 2017, 07:35 AM
Number of posts: 30

About Me

A liberal living in the middle of a conservative county..... The majority of my friends are conservative but we live in glorious harmony as we do redneck stuff!!!! I LOVE ALABAMA!!!!!

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WTF is wrong with .......

Well,
I work in a small clinic in Georgia that doesn't offer any benefits but pays well for the area. I work as a part timer and have my military retirement and other investments that are my major source of income.
One of my co-workers has a disabled husband (400lbs+) and adult sons that don't work. No health insurance. She is a hard right conservative.
She believes Trump is the savor (one step below her beloved American Jesus) and keeps telling me that Democrats are just a bunch of leaches that milk the government from her hard earned money via the taxes she pays.

I asked her if her economic status/ standing had changed while Trump was in office.
Her response: because of all the problems the Democrats gave him while in office there was no time to fix the broken system that is our government. I guess there was no change to her finances in the last 4 years.

She complains that illegal immigrants get about $100K when they cross the border to start a new life and food stamps, free health care (something she refuses at all cost because the government would in charge of her health), transportation anywhere they want to live, free housing and utilities, everything is free for them.

I don't argue, I just listen and when she is done, I leave the area and go back to my desk to work.

Just venting on this Monday morning.





My best friend is a Republican

Yes, my best friend and his wife (John and Christy) are Republicans...... She was the first person to get the vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine). My wife and I got them a few weeks after. John got them soon after us. Now we are all fully vaccinated.
We live in a politically conservative area in Alabama. 90% of our conservative neighbors are vaccinated already. My wife is medically trained, Christy is a manager at a Clinic, John woks for Walmart and I am retired.
I believe and trust in the science behind the research, development, production, and deployment of the vaccine. All of us had our unique doubts about the final produce. Of all my friends vaccinated only one had noticeable effects apart from the sore spot where it was injected; a little fever, chills, feeling like crap, all lasted about a day and then it went away.
I also heard a conversation between Christy and her son about the vaccine. She told him: "As soon as the vaccines are available for you, get it. I don't want you getting people sick because you were too lazy."

Just felt like sharing this little bit of news from the Great State of Alabama.

R.


Children understand about special needs.

My daughter (KK) and her friend (Austin) were about 7 years old and living the summer of 2006 playing all over the house and the neighborhood.
We were living on Ft. Benning, GA and most of my neighbors were with me in Iraq and had just returned from deployment. My daughter KK and Austin were the best of friends, another couple had a Down Syndrome teenager, named Sami, that was able to communicated with some ASL, no vocal abilities to express herself but never the less she would play with all the kids. She had an open invitation to all the houses in the neighborhood as she didn't understand they belonged to different families.
One summer afternoon, KK and Austin were in the Livingroom wanting to watch either Sponge Bob or Barnie The Purple Dinosaur. I was just watching the interaction between these two children as it was entertaining. The argument about what to watch escalated to pushing and then to blows, I was about to stop them from beating each other up when the door open and Sami walked in and sat in front of the TV.
Both children, KK and Austin, looked at each other and picked up the Scooby Doo VHS tape (Sami's favorite cartoon), without a word, Austin put the VHS tape in the VCR, both went to the kitchen, made snacks for all three of them, juice and chips with PB&J sandwiches, went back to the Livingroom and sat down to watch Scooby Doo. Sami finished her juice and with her hands indicated to KK that she wanted another one. KK went to the kitchen and got another juice and brought it to Sami.
Both seven year old kids knew that Sami had some limitations and needed special care. I went to the living room to join them and got a snack from the tray the kids have brought for Sami and I was reminded that those snacks were for Sami and if I wanted some I should get my own.

I just wanted to share this short story with you.

Thank you.

I CAN SLEEP

After coming back from Iraq, way back in 2006, my sleeping habits were of about 3 hours every night. It sucked. 2 months ago I ate a special brownie for the first time EVER, that night I was able to sleep for 6 hours straight. Now I eat one small brownie at night allowing me sleep through the night. When I get the munchies I don't eat, because I am in control and not the THC entering my body. Sometimes I fail and the munchies win and I end up eating a pizza. A medium Pizza, not a large one.

Just wanted to share my experience with the Tetrahydrocannabinol effect.

Georgia/ Alabama....... is it going Blue?

At the post office in east southern Alabama I overheard two older gentlemen talking about the impeachment of the President.
One said that he couldn't believe he was seeing a second removal of a president in his life time. The other one made an observation about either E. Warren or N. Pelosi. He said, "I hope she can bring some order to the government."
Two southern and older white men at the post office talking about the future of the Republic.


Stolen Valor

On Saturday, at a gas station somewhere north Georgia, I saw a man with a biker vest covered with US Marine patches standing next to the cashier box. He was there visiting, as by the conversation he also worked there but was off that day.
One of his tattoos was of a Devil Dog, but there was something odd about it. I don't remember what was odd about it but it trigger an alert. I am retired Army that had the privilege to serve along side all other military services during my career. I started the conversation by asking "how are you doing, Devil Dog?" and followed the question with "Where were you stationed?" He responded with "I've been all over the place, Okinawa, Korea." Those were the only two places he mentioned.
I just got back from Iraq a few months ago and I served with a few US Marine units, none of the Marines ever mentioned serving in Korea. There is a small US Marine garrison in South Korea and when I served there a few years ago, we had visiting US Marine units that came for training and other missions, some support and other operational but South Korea is mainly a US Army post (ground troops).
So interested when this young man said that he had served in Korea I asked him; "Where in Korea?"
His response was "I want to stay alive so I cannot tell you." My immediate response was 'OK, thanks, have a nice day." I then walked away and told my wife so the gentleman could hear me: "That is bullshit, this fucker is lying." and my wife responded "I knew you were going to say that." He stood there in silence, looked down to the ground and walked away from us.

It bothered me.

Thank you for listening.

Amazing

I was at the military hospital yesterday (retired Army) and was waiting for my medication to be ready and decided to get some coffee. While waiting on line I overheard a military officer and a senior NCO talking about the president's actions at the G7 conference while watching the news on the big TV inside the coffee shop.
Military Officer: "What the hell is he doing?"
Senior NCO: "Sir, I gave up watching the news long time ago."
Military Officer: "WTF?"
Senior NCO: "The country will survive, it always has."

Have a great day, everybody.



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