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petesh  Nov 10, 2017 • 4:04:18pm

Good for you!

On a much smaller stage, I faced down an asshole at a neighborhood meeting a couple of months ago. He ranted about the homeless and closed by saying, “I’m better than those people.” I couldn’t let that go, and let loose. No swearing but very strongly. When I left I was shaking because I do not like confrontations with my neighbors, but actually several people thanked me and once I calmed down I felt really good about it.

I certainly hope you feel good about the good thing you did too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 10, 2017 • 4:32:36pm

re: #1 petesh

Good for you!

On a much smaller stage, I faced down an asshole at a neighborhood meeting a couple of months ago. He ranted about the homeless and closed by saying, “I’m better than those people.” I couldn’t let that go, and let loose. No swearing but very strongly. When I left I was shaking because I do not like confrontations with my neighbors, but actually several people thanked me and once I calmed down I felt really good about it.

I certainly hope you feel good about the good thing you did too.

I don’t care for confrontation with my neighbours either, but I am not going to sit still for an authoritarianism speech declaring that protest is sedition.

On the person you faced down, I was a homeless veteran for eleven years. I assume he included me in that category.

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Bubblehead II  Nov 10, 2017 • 4:36:29pm

Well done Sir, well done.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 10, 2017 • 4:42:01pm

re: #3 Bubblehead II

I was infuriated. How dare that man call constitutionally-protected speech “sedition?”

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 10, 2017 • 5:25:04pm

You’re far more controlled than I would be in that situation.

I would have announced, loudly, “I’m not listening to this bullshit artist piss on Americans who gave up their lives and minds for our freedom.”

Well done, sir, well done.

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The Major  Nov 10, 2017 • 6:06:46pm

I pinned this to my Twitter feed. Hope it generates some traffic.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 10, 2017 • 7:20:17pm

re: #6 The Major

I pinned this to my Twitter feed. Hope it generates some traffic.

Thanks. My wife had a slightly different take at Daily Kos, but her post there already reached their recommended list.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 10, 2017 • 7:51:12pm

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2017 • 4:59:59am

Thank you sir. This old Army NCO is proud to of your support of our constitution today.

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ipsos  Nov 11, 2017 • 6:15:39am

Good on you, ‘Mouse. You’re more a patriot than anyone who’d sit there and applaud that Fascist rot.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 12, 2017 • 6:11:02pm

re: #10 ipsos

Well, if getting up and walking out is all that it takes to be a patriot, that seems a pretty low bar to me… .

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 16, 2017 • 5:31:31am

Anymouse,
You and your wife deserve nothing but kudos for your protest of that fascist speech. Good on both of you for getting up and walking out and talking about it afterwards.

Keep up the fight!


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