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  •  Like I said, on all other grounds, I'm proud (3+ / 0-)
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    mint julep, boofdah, cadejo4

    and grateful he's my neighbor. Even after these discussions, we know each other will be there for the other when we need it. It's a unique relationship for sure.

    I hope you can appreciate that. The issues that one needs a neighbor to count on are much different than the ones to choose a president.

    George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

    by snafubar on Mon Aug 04, 2008 at 07:12:24 AM PDT

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    •  Frankly, it wouldn't matter to me in the least. (1+ / 0-)
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      I couldn't be friendly with a neighbor, ostensibly "helpful" or "neighborly" as s/he might be, who advocated electing someone so harmful to our country and the world because of some snake-oil superstition that the candidate is the "anti-Christ." Sorry, I just can't. That sounds harsh, but oh well.

      In my neighborhood, the feeling is mutual, anyway. I found out who my "good neighbors" really were when they started acting cool toward my family and me and/or ignored me altogether the minute I put up my yard signs for our Democratic gubernatorial nominee as well as other Democrats in the '06 election. I don't give a shit. I will not be intimidated into feeling like a pariah for whom I support in an election year. If they feel they have the right to sport Bush/Cheney '04 bumperstickers (oh yes, I still see those in my town) and McCain '08 yard signs, then up go my yard signs as well. Fair is fair, natch.

      •  That's the distinction I'm trying to make; this (1+ / 0-)
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        guy has his head so compartmentalized that he can still regard me as a man he likes even when I snap and start frothing at the mouth and tell him that his ideas are more fucked up than I can fathom.

        He's so comfortable in his faith and his mindset that I don't bother him even when I'm apoplectic and walking away.

        Silly little me, with all my powers of logic and reason is the one who's brain is on fire because I can't simply close my eyes and think this is just what God wants.

        Now, if  you read my comments about how small this neighborhood is - we're five houses cloistered on the other side of the rairoad tracks and surrounded by trees for a quarter mile in all directions - we can't afford to hate each other for any reason.

        So politics aside, I think he and I appreciate the larger (smaller) value in being amiable despite being ideologically opposed.

        No yard signs here - who the hell would ever see them but each other? it would be like putting up a burning cross, ya know?

        George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

        by snafubar on Mon Aug 04, 2008 at 08:20:29 AM PDT

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