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Trump Derangement Syndrome is a thing.....It makes the most tolerant among us intolerant.......

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1 minute ago, Muda69 said:

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^^^^^^^Straight from the Mudarator playbook^^^^^^

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Just now, gonzoron said:

^^^^^^^Straight from the Mudarator playbook^^^^^^

If so I learned it from the best.  You.

 

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2 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

If so I learned it from the best.  You.

 

Thank you for your support.

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On 4/9/2019 at 4:11 PM, swordfish said:

SF can admit there is a basic element of truth in a lot of what you are saying here W as much that I would characterize as your assumptions or opinions.  I may not agree with it, but I can empathize your belief system as genuine.  However, using that logic, for SF this becomes equivalent to the constant dropping of the N word in various rap artist's lyrics.

I get the comparison, and there are certainly many black Americans who agree with you regarding other black people using the n-word.  As we have discussed before, I think it would be great if nobody used the word. But the historical context makes the use of it by a white person much, much worse than the use of it by a black person, and it is simply not a justification for any white person to use it just because some black people do.  

And I feel the same is true with regard to wearing a MAGA hat: the fact that some people (like this elderly Jewish man in the news story) may not be aware or care that the hat has been adopted by white supremists as a symbol of their "cause" doesn't justify a person who does know and care about that fact continuing to wear one. It is like a rainbow flag: whether a person likes it or not, that flag has been adopted by a group of people as a symbol of their cause, and flying that flag makes a statement as a result, inadvertently or not.  

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12 minutes ago, Wabash82 said:

I get the comparison, and there are certainly many black Americans who agree with you regarding other black people using the n-word.  As we have discussed before, I think it would be great if nobody used the word. But the historical context makes the use of it by a white person much, much worse than the use of it by a black person, and it is simply not a justification for any white person to use it just because some black people do.  

And I feel the same is true with regard to wearing a MAGA hat: the fact that some people (like this elderly Jewish man in the news story) may not be aware or care that the hat has been adopted by white supremists as a symbol of their "cause" doesn't justify a person who does know and care about that fact continuing to wear one. It is like a rainbow flag: whether a person likes it or not, that flag has been adopted by a group of people as a symbol of their cause, and flying that flag makes a statement as a result, inadvertently or not.  

I would agree with you on the context part and would take it a step further.  As you mentioned, there are many Blacks that do not condone or use the n-word from any source.  There are others that don't care for it when used in one form, but as fine in another ... based on context.  Among friends, regardless of race, there are terms that are sometimes used jokingly in reference to each other like *ss, d*ck, SOB, etc.,, that in context, from a particular source, or with a particular tone in the voice pass without a blink of the eye as being non-threatening, non-demeaning, non-aggressive, etc.  Yet, when anyone else not part of that circle uses a similar word, even perhaps in jest, it draws major attention.  Similarly, actions.  There are plenty of actions that husbands do with their wives and wives do with their husbands, in public, that would never be acceptable by anyone else in public.  Even among family members, there are things that are done that are only allowed within the family and never by an outsider and we would all be fine with that.  Just like the brother and sister who fight like cats and dogs and insult each other, it is not an open season for that brother's best friend to insult his sister.  Matter of fact friends often find out really quickly the distinction between friends and family when that line is crossed.  Most of us would not dare to cross that line with a friend's family or even a stranger's family, yet often seem to have no issue crossing the line with other cultural groups.

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15 hours ago, Wabash82 said:

I get the comparison, and there are certainly many black Americans who agree with you regarding other black people using the n-word.  As we have discussed before, I think it would be great if nobody used the word. But the historical context makes the use of it by a white person much, much worse than the use of it by a black person, and it is simply not a justification for any white person to use it just because some black people do.  

And I feel the same is true with regard to wearing a MAGA hat: the fact that some people (like this elderly Jewish man in the news story) may not be aware or care that the hat has been adopted by white supremists as a symbol of their "cause" doesn't justify a person who does know and care about that fact continuing to wear one. It is like a rainbow flag: whether a person likes it or not, that flag has been adopted by a group of people as a symbol of their cause, and flying that flag makes a statement as a result, inadvertently or not.  

SF gets it, but I certainly wouldn't condemn anyone for flying a rainbow flag nor would I ever confront someone for that.  Also, SF doesn't wear his MAGA hat  as a symbol of racism, I wear it because I like our President, and I seriously want America to be Great.  If some snowflake is offended by it, that's his/her problem....... 

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26 minutes ago, swordfish said:

SF gets it, but I certainly wouldn't condemn anyone for flying a rainbow flag nor would I ever confront someone for that.  Also, SF doesn't wear his MAGA hat  as a symbol of racism, I wear it because I like our President, and I seriously want America to be Great.  If some snowflake is offended by it, that's his/her problem....... 

Have you been confronted while wearing it?

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No I haven't, and I certainly hope i won't be, I think I would be as passive as the Jewish guy, I hope.  The truth is, I really don't wear hats very often, and they are normally Notre Dame or the Colts or Nike Golf.  Maga usually sits in the car and has come out only in unplanned hat-wearing situations (like rain or too much sun) - that and SF isn't a fan of the hat style my kids got me (mesh back, foam front) but it was a gift.  As a guy I am sure you understand - hats need to be comfortable and look good, and I need all the help I can get for that!!  My ND hat, or my Nike Golf hats are my favs......And I am not a guy that would wear it like a chip on my shoulder.

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1 hour ago, swordfish said:

No I haven't, and I certainly hope i won't be, I think I would be as passive as the Jewish guy, I hope.  The truth is, I really don't wear hats very often, and they are normally Notre Dame or the Colts or Nike Golf.  Maga usually sits in the car and has come out only in unplanned hat-wearing situations (like rain or too much sun) - that and SF isn't a fan of the hat style my kids got me (mesh back, foam front) but it was a gift.  As a guy I am sure you understand - hats need to be comfortable and look good, and I need all the help I can get for that!!  My ND hat, or my Nike Golf hats are my favs......And I am not a guy that would wear it like a chip on my shoulder.

And to me, it is just like any other part of apparel.  If I feel like wearing it that day, I wear it.  If I do not, I do not.

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14 minutes ago, DannEllenwood said:

And to me, it is just like any other part of apparel.  If I feel like wearing it that day, I wear it.  If I do not, I do not.

I don’t wear hats often either. I have never been confronted for any article of clothing. Not even my yellow Come At Me Bro shirt. I have had snide behind the back comments many years ago about my hair.

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4 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

I don’t wear hats often either. I have never been confronted for any article of clothing. Not even my yellow Come At Me Bro shirt. I have had snide behind the back comments many years ago about my hair.

Wish I had that problem.  All I ever get is, do you buff or wax your head?  LOL  

#baldisbeautiful

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21 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

I don’t wear hats often either. I have never been confronted for any article of clothing. Not even my yellow Come At Me Bro shirt. I have had snide behind the back comments many years ago about my hair.

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Oh come on - I had to.....You floated that one across the middle of the plate.....

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4 minutes ago, swordfish said:

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Oh come on - I had to.....You floated that one across the middle of the plate.....

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5 minutes ago, swordfish said:

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Oh come on - I had to.....You floated that one across the middle of the plate.....

 

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Posted (edited)
21 hours ago, gonzoron said:

I'm not giving up that easy.

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I'm not sure what you talking about.  Blue is considered a soothing color.  I love blue!  I do get to an extent the coldness, aloofness and unfriendliness.......

http://www.colour-affects.co.uk/psychological-properties-of-colours

BLUE. Intellectual.
Positive: Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.
Negative: Coldness, aloofness, lack of emotion, unfriendliness.

Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming. It is the colour of clear communication. Blue objects do not appear to be as close to us as red ones. Time and again in research, blue is the world's favourite colour. However, it can be perceived as cold, unemotional and unfriendly.

 

I do have to ask....Did Comey give BO that hat??

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3 hours ago, swordfish said:

SF gets it, but I certainly wouldn't condemn anyone for flying a rainbow flag nor would I ever confront someone for that.  Also, SF doesn't wear his MAGA hat  as a symbol of racism, I wear it because I like our President, and I seriously want America to be Great.  If some snowflake is offended by it, that's his/her problem....... 

My nephew wore a MAGA hat to a college class the day after the election.....one of his male profs saw the hat, started openly weeping and ran out of the class.  At least his response wasn't violent.

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1 hour ago, DannEllenwood said:

That hair ROCKS brother!

This is me today:

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I’m a weekend hat wearer and have about 8 currently that I rotate thru. A  nicely broken in hat is like a well worn pair of jeans for me, part of the “uniform” on Saturdays. I don’t think I have ever bought a hat, though, which explains why my wife won’t be seen with me when I am wearing some of them. (The neon yellow “corn” cap I got as a giveaway at the State Fair a few years back was one of her least favorites; it mysteriously disappeared from my closet a few weeks later....)

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3 hours ago, Wabash82 said:

(The neon yellow “corn” cap I got as a giveaway at the State Fair a few years back was one of her least favorites; it mysteriously disappeared from my closet a few weeks later....)

Better not go to the Wisconsin State Fair then.

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Or even worse, Iowa:

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15 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

Better not go to the Wisconsin State Fair then.

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Count me in then....Mine is pretty old now and is crumbling 🤣 I got it back in 96 when they first came out; so I need a replacement.

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Another conservative speaker assaulted on a college campus, then smeared for being a bigot.  All for having a different view......

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conservative-speaker-who-was-assaulted-by-protester-this-was-a-warning-shot-to-conservatives

He wasn't wearing a red hat...........

Guess I should see the positive in this....at least "an institution of higher learning" allowed him to speak on campus....guess that's a win.

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On 4/10/2019 at 2:49 PM, gonzoron said:

I'm not giving up that easy.

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Wrong again Gonzo....blue is a soothing color.  But can be perceived as cold and unfriendly.......

BLUE. Intellectual.
Positive: Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.
Negative: Coldness, aloofness, lack of emotion, unfriendliness.

Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming. It is the colour of clear communication. Blue objects do not appear to be as close to us as red ones. Time and again in research, blue is the world's favourite colour. However, it can be perceived as cold, unemotional and unfriendly.

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Immigrant pummeled by 2 men for wearing 'MAGA' hat: Maryland police: https://www.foxnews.com/us/make-america-great-again-maga-hat-immigrant-maryland-police

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A pro-Trump immigrant from West Africa was pummeled and knocked to the ground over the weekend for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, Maryland police said.

Montgomery County police on Monday announced two arrests in connection with the alleged politically-motivated beat-down.

Atsu Nable told FOX5 DC that he was the one in the MAGA hat. He said the two men approached him Saturday in Germantown, outraged he was wearing it. He said one of the men struck him from behind, leaving him shocked.

“I was like, ‘Why are you doing this?’” Nable said. “They said, ‘No, the hat,’ and they started punching me on my head.”

Nable told the station he was proud to wear the hat as a long-time supporter of President Trump. He said he became a naturalized U.S. citizen after emigrating from Togo in West Africa in 2007, attended Trump campaign events and served as a volunteer at Trump's inauguration.

Cops charged Jovan Crawford, 27, of Germantown, and Scott Duncan Roberson, 25, of D.C., with assaulting Nable. They were also charged with robbery, attempted theft and conspiracy.

Police said in a news release Nable initially tried to walk away from the two men. When they approached him, he reportedly said he was wearing the MAGA hat because “he was entitled to his own views.”

The two men then began striking Nable and telling him to take the hat off, the news release says.

“The victim continued to be struck by the suspects until he fell to the ground,” cops said in the release. “The suspects then removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value.”

Nable told FOX5 his assailants also destroyed his headphones and tried to steal his cellphone.

After witnesses called 911, officers found Crawford and Roberson attempting to hide among a group of children playing basketball, police said.

 

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