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  •  Honey - I am old and I have heard this talk (0+ / 0-)

    my whole entire life.  From all kinds of the north, the south, the west, and even in good ol' California.  it's nothing new.  And 1/4 of our population is just plain stupid.  It has always been thus.

    So, I don't put a whole lotta stock in this "poll", or any of the fear-mongering diaries here and stories elsewhere pointing out how "scary" it all is.  

    Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

    by PsychoSavannah on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:09:15 AM PDT

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    •  It's not the 'talk' that has me scared; it's the (0+ / 0-)

      high percentage of one party's voters that has me worried.

      During one of our weekly anti-war vigils in Mar VistaPalms back in 2006, we had a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag and full of white teen-age lumpenproletariat deliberately take a corner to fast going up onto the curb and nearly hitting one of our 'old' vigilers (a lady well into her 80s) before barelling away in a cloud of smoke and loud screech of tires. The LAPD were called and said they could do nothing, other than send a patrol car by every so often, since we didn't ge the license plate.

      So I'm not going to dismiss it as mere 'talk'. There is a sub-secction of this population who now appear prepared to use violence to advance their political aims. And these poll results confirm my own experiences.

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