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Civility Doesn't Exist In A Vacuum
grasstopsusa ^ | 03/01/2011 | Don Feder

Posted on 03/01/2011 8:24:24 PM PST by massmike

About a week ago, I had another lesson in liberal civility.

I was pulling into the parking lot of a burger-joint when an agitated young man drove up next to me. He rolled down his window, as I did. I thought I might have cut him off in traffic and prepared to apologize.

The first words out of his mouth were: “Are you a retard?” This is known as a rhetorical question. I was tempted to answer, “No, but I am still beating my wife.”

The graduate of The Charlie Sheen School of Refinement was incensed by one of my bumper stickers, “Global Warming: a dangerous man-made phenomenon caused by the mixture of recycled Marxist ideas and junk science.”

I told him I wasn’t going to have a conversation with someone who begins by asking if I’m “special.” We went into the restaurant. He was calm for a while, but as soon as he finished eating, he began loudly berating me again.

I was a “cretin.” I was too stupid to live in a superior state like Massachusetts and should move to Tennessee, where people are such mental defectives that they question the revealed truth of global warming. “Like Al Gore,” I innocently asked? That enraged him further. Finally, he delivered what he considered the coup de grace, telling other diners that I was a product of FOX News. Then he stormed out.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civility; discipline; liberal; man; manners; massachusetts; restraint; tennessee; young

1 posted on 03/01/2011 8:24:27 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

One of the little pleasures in life is irritating Libtards into exposing their true colors in public.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 8:27:58 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: massmike

You’re lucky he didn’t pull out a gun and shoot you to death...

Lots of angry people out there nowadays. Trust me.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 8:28:23 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

You got that right.

Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder. I will not slap a right wing conservative message on my car. It won’t change anyone’s mind. And it might provoke an idiot liberal into an ugly confrontation.

Who needs that?


4 posted on 03/01/2011 8:33:35 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: massmike

They want civility?
“An armed society is a polite society”


5 posted on 03/01/2011 8:34:35 PM PST by Old Forester
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To: massmike

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If you miss that, all kinds of stupidity starts coming out.


6 posted on 03/01/2011 8:38:50 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: massmike

A nice blast of “Pepper Spray” would have been a better response. Claim as you thought: “Road Rage” and “I was in fear for my life and my safety. I had nowhere to go in this crowded parking and had to protect myself.”


7 posted on 03/01/2011 8:38:57 PM PST by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: massmike

It’s much more fun to put those kind of bumper stickers on top of the Obama/Biden stickers on deserving cars.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 8:39:40 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: dragnet2

I’d get one of those bumper stickers. Around here everyone would agree. That’s no fun! I’d like to see one with a figure of a man with his head stuck up his butt. The text would say. Gee, it’s hot in here. It must be global warming.

I stll remember when a slighly uptight computer guy came to Mississippi to help us with a VAX computer. We happily took him out to eat to the local burger joint. Best burgers around. For some reason he was put off by the fact the place had a dirt floor.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 8:39:55 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: dragnet2

Seen it.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 8:44:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don’t take life so seriously... You’ll never live through it.)
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To: massmike

Would have paid money to see this idiot venting like Old Faithful. LOL.


11 posted on 03/01/2011 8:45:02 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't know about liberalism, as the author of this implied he cut this guy off...

I know you understand, there has be lots of people killed, run over, beat down and shot to death over minor traffic feuds...That craps happens all the time..

My point is one never knows who is in the other vehicle or where their head is...They could have just robbed a greedy mart and killed the clerk, killed their wife, shot up some party, 3 times loser being hunted down, etc.

Always best not to get into it on the road....best advise, is to blow it off.

12 posted on 03/01/2011 8:47:35 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TaMoDee
"I was in fear for my life and my safety"

Stop there and ask for a lawyer. Say nothing else, not one word.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 8:53:13 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: TaMoDee
Pepper Spray is illegal in MA, iirc.

I suppose you could buy Eau de Cannibas spray, and confuse the heck out of him.

14 posted on 03/01/2011 8:53:41 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: massmike
“Like Al Gore,” I innocently asked?...good comeback - wish I could think that well on my feet.....
15 posted on 03/01/2011 8:58:10 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: massmike

>> The first words out [of the young man’s] mouth [to Feder] were: “Are you a retard?” This is known as a rhetorical question. I was tempted to answer, “No, but I am still beating my wife.”

So then, the answer is a resounding “yes”.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 9:01:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: massmike
It's time to bring the "fightin' words" defense back to our legal system. As in, "Judge, he called me a retard, a cretin, and insulted my honor. Them's fightin' words, so I kicked his narrow, twig-boy ass all the way back to the Hah-vahd campus."

We wouldn't have nearly the amount of dumbasses in this nation if, after they said something blatantly intended to enrage or insult you, you were allowed to knock their teeth down their throats.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 03/01/2011 9:06:45 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: massmike

The biggest anti-civility perpetrators in the US are UNION GOONS!!!!

That “civility” institute does NOT belong in the great State of Arizona. Put it in someplace like Michigan, with a high concentration of union goons. They need to learn how to be civil more than anyone else.

Don Feder, the author of the article, is a great guy. I’ve heard him speak. He’s even pro-Serbian!!!!


18 posted on 03/01/2011 9:08:49 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"And it might provoke an idiot liberal into an ugly confrontation.

Who needs that?"

I welcome an ugly confrontation. I'll even take the first punch in order to have a legal excuse to kick the smarmy little Leftist faggot's ass. Problem is, at 6-3, 275 pounds, they usually don't mouth off to me.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 03/01/2011 9:10:42 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: massmike

I would have been strongly inclined to give better than I got wrt deriding GoreBull Warming with somebody who approached me like that.


20 posted on 03/01/2011 9:24:57 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Calvin Locke

LOL! Is “Bear Spray” legal? That works at 35’.


21 posted on 03/01/2011 9:25:43 PM PST by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: massmike

This story is a good example of why concealed carry should be legalized.


22 posted on 03/01/2011 9:43:16 PM PST by pankot
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To: wku man

***** “”Judge, he called me a retard, a cretin, and insulted my honor. Them’s fightin’ words, so I kicked his narrow, twig-boy ass all the way back to the Hah-vahd campus.”” *****

Only in America!

I think I woke the neighbors Cat... that is laugh out loud, bug the felines across the street Funny.

TT


23 posted on 03/01/2011 9:51:42 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I got your Alla Akbar and your 72 Virgins... when ya wanna meet up?)
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To: wku man

You are correct. People like that will not lip off to someone who could kick their butts.

A young woman with multiple piercings made a snide remark to our son (also a big guy) while he was putting gas in his SUV.

She said, “Don’t you feel stupid driving one of those things?”

He replied, “Don’t you feel stupid having a bone in your nose?”

She shut up after that.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:00 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: meatloaf
"help us with a VAX computer"

Now I am getting misty!

25 posted on 03/02/2011 12:28:25 AM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: massmike

The Left is really radicalizing the youth through the internet. Since Leftists have had such a negative effect on families, the normal insecurity felt by liberals has been greatly magnified.


26 posted on 03/02/2011 12:28:54 AM PST by Crucial
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To: Post Toasties

Me to hipster doofus:
“You might be able to kick my ass, but you’re gonna have to prove it”.

Me to my wife: “Act like you’re not with me”.

Wife: “No problem”.


27 posted on 03/02/2011 1:55:23 AM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: massmike

MM, thanks for posting Don Feder....he is a breath of fresh air with his snapshot of living amongst the loony Mass lefty’s!


28 posted on 03/02/2011 2:02:17 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Pining_4_TX
We need more people like your son. Granted, it's easier to stand up to Leftist bullies when they know you could flatten them without breaking a sweat, but all conservatives, regardless of age, size or ability, need to stand up and start fighting back however they can.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

29 posted on 03/02/2011 9:40:50 AM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: wku man

Well, he was a police officer for 5 years and is now in federal law enforcement, so he will pretty much say whatever is on his mind. He isn’t exactly a shrinking violet.


30 posted on 03/02/2011 2:00:22 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: SERE_DOC

I forgot to mention the best part. He was from Massachusetts.


31 posted on 03/02/2011 3:05:48 PM PST by meatloaf
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