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  •  My last hair cutter dude (6+ / 0-)

    who I went to for years made a very bad mistake a few months back.

    He equated Portland Occupy with Neo Nazis.

    I got up, paid - even tipped and walked out.  

    From previous visits he knows damn well I'm a liberal and I had just mentioned that I had come back from taking food to PDX Occupy.

    But... I must admit!!!!!!!!

    I am that other lady in the salon who is slipping major political innuendo into the chat.  Progressive, liberal chit chat of course.  

    I'm a cashier and I have to be careful of what I say to customers.  When I have a nasty one that is going off about "that Barack Bin Laden" I can only say, "that's not appropriate.   You won't believe what will tip these tea baggers off.  Even saying, "strange weather we're having" will set them off about the rapture or how their invisible friend once made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights....  how science is for sissy book readers.  

    So I like to get a few liberal jabs in where I can and when I can.  Like to let them know that we liberals aren't extremists, we're that other lady getting her hair cut by, too.  

    Every now and then you see a light go on in someone's head.  

    Fantastic diary!

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

    by Damnit Janet on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 08:58:18 AM PST

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      I am going to have to assemble a list of pithy one-liners to use on these people... Like the tiny crowd of "impeach Obama" mouth-breathers that show up at my local post office looking to engage passerby in anti-government hate speech... On Federal property.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 09:05:32 AM PST

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      •  One liners (2+ / 0-)
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        and sound bytes is how so many of their lies have been spread.  

        Facts and Wisdom take more time and usually are more wordy than a "you betcha".   :)

        So it's hard to comabt some of th "teh stupid".  

        Right now I'm trying to convince my husband that my idea for a bumpersticker isn't too long.  I can't make it any more succint.  He says it's too long. He doesn't drive, he's a hardcore cyclist and he's kinda worried about my idea to begin with:

        Fuck Cancer
        Fuck War
        Fuck Religion
        (in other words)
        Fuck Republicans

        The first idea was  much longer  and more wordy :)

        "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

        by Damnit Janet on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 09:15:44 AM PST

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