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  •  i debated with myself whether to use (3+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman, glorificus, texasmom

    the N word and maybe you are right, maybe if more people heard it, they would know how uncomfortable for haters of hate, or how comfortable  racists get with it.

    You are also right about yankee being a whole other diary.  So right.  

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:28:42 PM PST

    •  I Can Only Talk About 91-93 (6+ / 0-)

      But I was often called a Yankee in the deep south. About the first 20 times I had nothing to say. Stunned. I have an accent that is different. Midwesterner.

      Then later I used to say so we kicked your asses, cause clearly this was a Civil War thing, how did that work out for you?

      That never went over well.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:37:04 PM PST

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      •  No..and still doesn't. Isn't that sad? (3+ / 0-)

        They can be kind people and yet rage of hate for anything that is not just their way.  Their talk, their culture, their color, their gender, their choice of love.  They are very intolerant of change or difference in mind thought.  I have a good friend from HS school or was a good friend and noticed she married a black man and has been married for years, has children and I am not sure how many of her old classmates really is her friend or just an old name from HS on a facebook page.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:41:37 PM PST

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      •  good way to have to do it all over again (1+ / 0-)
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        Vetwife

        on a separate basis; however, having to fight your way through a state, one racist at a time is no way to spend a vacation

        •  I am in calmer waters where I live in Florida (2+ / 0-)
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          but the water of hate still rages....thank God there are enough snowbirds to help educate the masses.   I love the snowbirds, they know the best places to eat.. LOL !

          We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

          by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:37:12 PM PST

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