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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    I wonder if it will make any difference to these people when 2016 comes and we are not Muslim (unless we want to be), they still have their guns, no one has forced anyone to have an abortion, no one has sentenced anyone to death simply for being sick, and we are all still alive and kicking?

    Probably not.

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    Even in the brief time I've spent in AZ so far, I can see it's going to be a subject I won't be able to discuss once I'm doing my snow bird thing there. Had a brief taste of that the last time I was there when a shopkeeper was saying she'd moved from CA to AZ because CA was being taken over by "those" people (yes, that's the term she used referring to Hispanics--all of whom were deemed to be illegal immigrants by this person). Tried not to but was kind of hard to keep my eyebrows from heading toward my hair line as she was talking and put my diplomacy skills to test.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Todash View Post
    I wonder if it will make any difference to these people when 2016 comes and we are not Muslim (unless we want to be), they still have their guns, no one has forced anyone to have an abortion, no one has sentenced anyone to death simply for being sick, and we are all still alive and kicking?

    Probably not.
    Depends, what new fun fun fun fear for the whole family is in the works in R&D down at fear factory central, or what new scary thang will the fearmongers just find layin' around to overly exploit and sell like ice cream on a hot day...maybe it's like that nature abhors a vacuum thing, or ya know, perhaps it's just our nature.
    Hmm, how about we give them Godless commies a walk around the park again, I mean even ol' Romney Noodles thinks the cold war's still revvin', they're always good for a, 'God Bless America', or two, and surely we still have an inventory of Snitch Out Your Neighborhood's Commie Hoards propaganda layin' about.

    Butt I'm goin' with, fear a world government, maybe some o' that Agenda 21 jack booted boogermen flyin' around in U.N. black helicopters roundin' up weapons & dissidents, you know, more old timey end of our sovereignty type stuff, nothin' too original
    Oh, and speakin' of nothin' original, definitely more socialism socialism socialism, it rots your teeth and stinkys up your breath..well, maybe it does, and just mayyybe it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Even in the brief time I've spent in AZ so far, I can see it's going to be a subject I won't be able to discuss once I'm doing my snow bird thing there. Had a brief taste of that the last time I was there when a shopkeeper was saying she'd moved from CA to AZ because CA was being taken over by "those" people (yes, that's the term she used referring to Hispanics--all of whom were deemed to be illegal immigrants by this person). Tried not to but was kind of hard to keep my eyebrows from heading toward my hair line as she was talking and put my diplomacy skills to test.
    EW, BROWN PEOPLE!!!

    Okay, funny story (at least I think it's funny). My niece Corah is 18 and has been raised in a small, white, white town about a half hour north of me. Her dad is the kind of guy who doesn't have any issues working or casually socializing with black people but probably would not be cool with his daughter dating one. I don't know ... would you call that middling-racist? And then she has told me there is a lot of racism at her school. Not overt because, well, it's mostly white people, but her friends will talk about how they wouldn't date a black guy or whatever. Anyway, she realizes that is all messed up but of course has become used to being surrounded by WASPs. The thing is, her dad is not her biological father. She is a product of a one-night stand my husband's sister had with a Mexican coworker who unfortunately never showed any interest in her and signed away his parental rights some time ago. SO. Most people don't know this, but she is biologically half-Mexican.

    Anyway, that's all for background. She was here a few weeks ago, and we went to that great equalizer, Walmart. I never notice because this is my environment, but yes, typically there's a mix of races shopping there. (Everybody has to go to Walmart. It's like death and taxes.) So all of a sudden, she looked at me and whispered, "I'm not used to this. There are a lot of ethnic people here." I whispered back, "YOU are ethnic people." It took her a second, but then she burst out laughing. "I am!! I forget that!"

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    And whether we believe in the religious or purely scientific evolutionary process, we all came from the same source if we follow things back to the beginning. Of course, that does require recognizing that all races are part of humanity.


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    George Thorogood:

    Who Do you Love

    Who do you love?
    Who do you love?

    I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire
    I got a cobra snake for a necktie
    A brand new house along the roadside
    And it's a made out of rattlesnake hide

    It's got a band new chimney put on top
    And it's a made out of human skull
    Come on take a little walk with me baby
    And tell me who do you love?

    Who do you love?

    Now around the town I use a rattlesnake whip
    Take it easy baby don't you give me no lip

    Who do you love?
    Who do you love?

    I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind
    I'm just twenty-two and I don't mind dying

    Who do you love?
    Yeah, who do you love?
    Ah, who do you love?

    Now Arlene took a me by my hand
    She said, "Lonesome George you don't understand"

    Who do you love?

    So the night were dark and the sky were blue
    Down the alleyway a house wagon flew
    Hit a bump and somebody screamed
    You should've heard what I'd seen

    Who do you love?
    Who do you love?
    Yeah, who do you love?
    Ah, who do you love?

    Yeah, I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine
    Just twenty-two baby, I don't mind dying
    Snakeskin shoes baby put them on your feet
    Got the good time music and the Bo Diddley beat

    Who do you love?
    Who do you love?

    Who do you love?
    Who do you love?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bury your hatchets the instant you know you are bearing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Even in the brief time I've spent in AZ so far, I can see it's going to be a subject I won't be able to discuss once I'm doing my snow bird thing there. Had a brief taste of that the last time I was there when a shopkeeper was saying she'd moved from CA to AZ because CA was being taken over by "those" people (yes, that's the term she used referring to Hispanics--all of whom were deemed to be illegal immigrants by this person). Tried not to but was kind of hard to keep my eyebrows from heading toward my hair line as she was talking and put my diplomacy skills to test.
    And I'll give you one chance to guess where my father retired to.......

    Yep, that's right. Arizona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    And I'll give you one chance to guess where my father retired to.......

    Yep, that's right. Arizona.
    That explains a lot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Todash View Post
    (Everybody has to go to Walmart. It's like death and taxes.)
    Not true! I've been successfully boycotting it for years.

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    That explains a lot!
    Yep. He's offered to buy me a house if I move there. I refuse. I want a house more than anything but a baby and I just can't do it. I'd like to keep my soul, thanks!

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