"I gotta ask..."

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The other day, after getting gas, I walked into the store to find the clerk listening intently to something about Trump's visit to Britain. He was laughing, but his expression was a mix of comedy and horror, which I cracked up at. I asked him what was so fuckin' funny, and he replied, "I gotta ask; are you a Trump supporter?" I replied that the question was completely irrelevant. Being a total advocate and defender of free speech, I challenged him to do his worst, which he immediately proceeded to do.


Anyway, is that what the fuck we've become? I remember being in school reading about the various "Red Scares" that we've had in the 20's and the 50's. I found it very disturbing that a clerk at a gas station (who obviously comes into contact with many different people) felt the need to ask such a ridiculous question. I decided to add a little levity to the situation by commenting that if Queen Elizabeth II was a little younger, Trump would have grabbed her by the pussy!






EXPAT Added Jul 20, 2018 - 3:01am
Yes Michael B. Identity Politics determines your status as a human being nowadays. There is no such thing as open communication anymore. It is all about perceived motivation.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 20, 2018 - 4:55am
Have you learned nothing from our benign tutelage, young grasshopper?
Eric Reports Added Jul 20, 2018 - 5:13am
Leftists immediately identify anyone who doesn't think like them as "the enemy".  On the other hand, do not be ashamed to be for Trump, if you are.
Mustafa Kemal Added Jul 20, 2018 - 7:55am
re:"Leftists immediately identify anyone who doesn't think like them as "the enemy""
There be alot of that going around on all sides. Just check WB for anti Libtard rants
Mustafa Kemal Added Jul 20, 2018 - 8:01am
Michael B. 
Yes, you could have asked
"Do you know what neomarxism is?"
and maybe
"Do you know how well marxism worked out in Russia?"
I had a different experience yesterday. I was at Home Depot and there was only one human cashier in that whole huge place.
I always go the human and as I was standing in line  I pointed this out. 
So, only one cashier. The guy behind me said
"People are lazy"
I sad what?
he then changed to 
"They are greedy"
the the cashier said
"self service is more convienient"
These people havent a clue.
Doug Plumb Added Jul 20, 2018 - 8:36am
I have noticed the same thing Mustafa. One older lady thought electronic money would keep her safe from purse thieves. They don't want to know. I don't think anyone has ever stolen a purse in this small place, Belleville Ontario, where I live.
Doug Plumb Added Jul 20, 2018 - 8:38am
re "Just check WB for anti Libtard rants "
This new age Utilitarianism is really stupid, and the stupidity of utilitarianism has been well known and has been since the days of Plato.
Dino Manalis Added Jul 20, 2018 - 9:42am
 People get emotional over nothing, but you should respect the Queen and Britons who love her!
Bill H. Added Jul 20, 2018 - 11:06am
Eric - I actually find your statement "Leftists immediately identify anyone who doesn't think like them as "the enemy" to actually be the opposite of what I constantly observe. What I see in public is that most people who you would label "leftists" tend to ignore the ranting of those who you would consider Trump-supporting "rightists", while on the other hand, the "rightists" Trump supporters constantly seem to prefer arguing with and demeaning those who they suspect are anti-Trumpers. I have also recently observed more "baiting" by Trump supporters in efforts to start arguments. This has become very obvious to me on several recent party boat fishing trips I have been on. After the beer flows for a while, it seems that it lately brings out the worst in people.
A neighbor who is a Police officer has mentioned exactly this on several occasions, stating that the large majority of escalated political arguments that turn physical are started by Trump supporters.
Even here on WB, you will find that the vast majority of defaming articles are against the "left". A large majority of these were and are from "Hit and Run" writers who leave their message of hate up for a few days to stir the pot, and then delete it and disappear forever.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Jul 20, 2018 - 11:14am
Its so pervasive that even here 12 timezones from the DUHmerican shit hole they hail from Yanks pull that shit. 
Leroy Added Jul 20, 2018 - 11:38am
You should have responded, "Liberals get gas too."
Doug Plumb Added Jul 21, 2018 - 4:47am
Liberals seem to not know how to reason, they throw around their doctrines as if they are self evident, when in reality they are self evidently nonsense. We wonder how minds got destroyed like this. Its frustrating. Its like watching a someone eat their own excrement.
Adolf Dick McMenace Added Jul 21, 2018 - 1:20pm
Thank you all for your valuable comments. It's at the point to where the right and the left are becoming indistinguishable from one another with regard to situations like I described in the post. One of my lefty buddies got refused service by a plumber because of his bumper stickers.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 21, 2018 - 2:23pm
Democrat dollar? Republican dollar? Meh! its all the same devalued currency either way
James Travil Added Jul 23, 2018 - 7:07pm
Way too much tribalism on both sides. And here I'm stuck in the middle equally with and against the extremes. 
Stephen Hunter Added Jul 23, 2018 - 8:12pm
Great line you came up with Michael! That is funny regardless of what side of the fence one sits on. :)
if Queen Elizabeth II was a little younger, Trump would have grabbed her by the pussy!
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 23, 2018 - 9:19pm
We wonder how minds got destroyed like this. Its frustrating. Its like watching a someone eat their own excrement.
Doug - An illustration,if I may?
In a classroom, maybe somewhere near you, a smart assed student is asked to provide an example of the word horticulture in a sentence. You feel for the little shaver, don't you? Being on the spot like that. Here's a good response:
You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think.
Adolf Dick McMenace Added Jul 24, 2018 - 8:05pm
I see TBH is also a Dorothy Parker fan, lol. My favorite of hers is "I'm too fucking busy, and vice-versa."