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Originally posted to Comics on Tue May 27, 2014 at 02:50 PM PDT.

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  •  I've run into a few people who verbalize their (1+ / 0-)
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    internal conversations without realizing they're speaking aloud.

    If you responding to the verbalizing of one guy I knew he'd act like YOU were crazy.

  •  Next (3+ / 0-)
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    Kevskos, mrsgoo, TerryDarc

    Keith is scribbling away and the open carry lunatics walk in. What does Keith do?

    I ♥ rock crushers.

    by fly on Tue May 27, 2014 at 03:23:40 PM PDT

    •  We have excellent instances now (0+ / 0-)

      including examples of people walking up to the Open Carriers brandishing their semi-autos and calling them dumbasses to their faces. Hunter posted Open Carry Texas parades into more restaurants with guns, but restaurants won't serve them

      When a young woman approaches the group in Chili's and expresses her dismay, a guy with an assault rifle strapped across his back offers her a flier. "Um actually, there's children here," she replies, "and you're a dumbass." As she walks away one member of the group comments mockingly, "Yes, I'm a dumbass," and then says of her, "must be Moms Demand Action," referring to the national gun-reform group.
      Even some heavy-duty RKBAers want the Open Carriers to knock it off, particularly the brandishing, which is still officially illegal in many places where open carry is totally A-OK. Brandishing means things like having the guns out in your hands and waving them around, possibly pointing them in the direction of other people, or putting them down on the table. Having a bullet in the chamber when there is no threat also qualifies. See all of the "accidents" in the Gun Fail Diaries where somebody drops a weapon with a chambered round and kills or maims somebody, often themselves.

      Brandishing is not closely defined in law, but commonly includes the element of making others afraid. It is a vexed and confusing doctrine.

      Legal uncertainties about openly carrying guns in Michigan present challenges for law enforcement

      RKBAers complain that that means that anybody who sees their safely holstered handgun can complain to law enforcement that it makes them afraid. That would work for me, but unfortunately it's just another fevered conspiracy theory. In real life you can parade around in many states with a long gun on your shoulder or in your hands with no legal consequences.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed May 28, 2014 at 10:54:21 AM PDT

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  •  YES! (7+ / 0-)

    What is it with people?

    That was fucking great!

    (sorry - couldn't resist...)

  •  I had a similar experience (6+ / 0-)

    today, in the waiting room of our local blood donation center, and went waay outside of my comfort zone to tell the three people participating in a very loud, profane discussion about some kind of neighborhood soap opera that they were being really inappropriate. The hardest part about it was that they were the volunteers manning the check-in desk. I was upset enough to make a formal complaint, and was able to speak with the volunteer supervisor who took it very seriously. The weird thing was that I couldn't stop apologizing for taking such an action.

    It helped so much finding this in the immediate aftermath. Thank you.


    "Sometimes when things are beautiful, I just want to fall down." - begone's 4-year old grandson

    by bwren on Tue May 27, 2014 at 07:46:51 PM PDT

    •  Good lick! (1+ / 0-)
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      I appreciate your service. ;-)

      I notice it 100x as much on the streets. Kids, loud mouthing profanity. Not needed IMO.

      Seriously, like Keef, most of us are not prudes but it's not comfortable to be around that kind of obnoxiousness. Keef, too. Thanks.

      What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

      by TerryDarc on Tue May 27, 2014 at 08:51:28 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not a prude, either. (1+ / 0-)
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        In fact, I really don't care about the words - unlike some folks (e.g. the ridiculously delicate Campus Crusade folk I was involved with for a while back in my college days, who would go into insane panic attacks if even a stray S-bomb should emerge from their throats), they don't bother me at all.  I do, however, feel that excessive use of F-bombs and so forth suggests a limited vocabulary; the guys I work with, several of whom were high school dropouts, are an example.  They drop F-bombs as if "fuck" were the key to a language all its own (Fuckian?  Fuckinese?).  And it's never quiet or subtle (indeed, "subtle" is not a word that looms large in their vocabularies - probably edged out by "fuck," if I had to guess).

        But since I'm in the minority in so many ways other than racial (our crew is almost entirely white), I find myself having to pretty much keep it to myself.  Easier sometimes to just scrape along.

        •  Yeah, and as my teachers and parents would have (0+ / 0-)

          said, there are so many more effective ways of expression than simple profanity. Check this where Cyrano could have said, "Well, fuck you too!"

          But he said...

          “My nose is Gargantuan! You little Pig-snout, you tiny Monkey-Nostrils, you virtually invisible Pekinese-Puss, don't you realize that a nose like mine is both scepter and orb, a monument to me superiority? A great nose is the banner of a great man, a generous heart, a towering spirit, an expansive soul--such as I unmistakably am, and such as you dare not to dream of being, with your bilious weasel's eyes and no nose to keep them apart! With your face as lacking in all distinction--as lacking, I say, in interest, as lacking in pride, in imagination, in honesty, in lyricism--in a word, as lacking in nose as that other offensively bland expanse at the opposite end of your cringing spine--which I now remove from my sight by stringent application of my boot!”
          ― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

          What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

          by TerryDarc on Thu May 29, 2014 at 08:55:08 AM PDT

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  •  Thank you (3+ / 0-)

    As a woman, I am very disinclined to confront such behavior because in the past, it turned out very badly. Aggressive men sometimes need to hear from another man that their behavior is out of control.

    You did it because it was the right thing to do. I get that but thank you any way.

  •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

    The fuck for? Hilarious!

    One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain -Bob Marley

    by Darwinian Detritus on Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:32:04 AM PDT

  •  It's a REAL good thing I work in the backroom... (0+ / 0-)

    away from the public, because I get frustrated pretty easily anymore, and the profanities fly.  Fortunately, it's rare that anyone's within fifty feet of me....

  •  What the fuck does WTF mean? (0+ / 0-)

    “[Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] created Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - which proves he was way ahead of his time on gay marriage.” - Bill Maher

    by gardnerhill on Wed May 28, 2014 at 06:52:34 PM PDT

  •  You're lucky... (0+ / 0-)

    you weren't shot.

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