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[OP] Apparently, you have to take your political identity to the beach now. Politics

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u/D-Trick Aug 24 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval Take My Power

Pictured: a person who doesn't "care if you're gay or whatever, but doesn't like how they have to shove it in your face all the time"

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u/maybe_little_pinch Aug 24 '22

These are the same people who are mad that some beach in SoCal had a pride flag up.

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u/override367 Aug 24 '22

"How dare you expose my children to your degenerate political beliefs in public" - angry Karen wearing a cross necklace with a confederate flag bikini

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u/HeyZuesHChrist Aug 24 '22

My dad wears his Trump shirt to my house all the time and I’ve never said a word. If I ever wore a Hillary or Biden shirt to his house he’d fucking lose it.

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u/Luckboy28 Aug 24 '22 Rocket Like

Sounds like you know what you need to do =P

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u/BearWrangler Aug 24 '22

Bernie 2 piece bikini time

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u/Fuduzan Aug 24 '22

Bernie Burkini for that double plus good rage

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u/Just_a_guy81 Aug 24 '22

Rainbow Bernie Burkini for the triple blow

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u/DungeonGushers Aug 24 '22

“I am once again asking to cup your balls.”

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u/TripleB33_v2 Aug 24 '22

A better statement could probably be made just throwing on a normal burka w/ the republican elephant on the front.

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u/hell2bhbtoo Aug 24 '22

I am old, so my one piece just says The Senator From Vermont.

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u/jimx117 Aug 24 '22

I call it the "Bernie and Bust"!

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u/H3rum0r Aug 24 '22

Better yet an AOC or Bernie shirt, you should do that...

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u/HeyZuesHChrist Aug 24 '22

I don’t think he knows who AOC is.

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u/keysandtreesforme Aug 24 '22

Are you kidding? She’s fox’s Hillary replacement for ‘devil woman who is destroying society’.

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u/HeyZuesHChrist Aug 24 '22

He doesn’t watch Fox News. He watches the local news. He is 70 years old and before Trump he never mentioned any political candidate. Now he has Trump signs for the yard, loves Trump and hates Biden despite not even watching any cable news shows.

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u/keysandtreesforme Aug 24 '22

Interesting. Where does his trump devotion come from? Pretty much any outlet that is pro-trump is using AOC as a boogeyman of the ‘radical left’.

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u/f0rf0r Aug 24 '22

most local news channels are owned by sinclair which is a rabid right wing propaganda factory and pushes a lot of fucked up segments on their local affiliates.

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u/HeyZuesHChrist Aug 24 '22

I have no idea where it came from. I guess he has always hated Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman so I guess that’s where this came from.

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u/BlueRabbitx Aug 24 '22

Where does anyones trump devotion really come from ? Have met totally sane normal people that went off the deep end into trump-love. It’s a weird thing to watch.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Help_69 Aug 24 '22

Looking up how many local new stations are fox stations is fun

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u/Quetzythejedi Aug 24 '22

Good old Sinclair.

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u/forter4 Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

Most local news stations are owned by the Sinclair Group, which is definitely conservative

edit: looked deeper into it, and I guess Sinclair is tied for first in terms of market coverage of their local news stations, and 2nd in terms of total number of stations.

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u/SecurelyBound Aug 24 '22

Try wearing a Michelle Obama t-shirt.

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u/FrillySteel Aug 24 '22

Quick, if you haven't seen The Brainwashing of My Dad documentary, absolutely seek it out and give it a watch. It's fascinating, and might hit close to home, literally.

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u/djseifer Aug 24 '22

Flag nothing. They burned down a lifeguard tower that was painted in pride colors in Long Beach. It was rebuilt "brighter, gayer and bigger than it was before."

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u/SaGlamBear Aug 24 '22 Silver Helpful Bravo!

Lol posted elsewhere but:

I’m From texas and You always see this on north padre. We are a group of gay guys and we love parking next to them in speedos and twerking to their twangy country music at ear piercing volumes.

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u/DragonLadyArt Aug 24 '22

Not all heros wear capes. But many wear speedos! 💜

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u/VonRansak Aug 24 '22

Way to go, now I bet they are shopping for capes.

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u/sharktank Aug 24 '22

oh my god i love the visual of a gang of speedoed cakes twerking to the twang

nuisance twerking is the activism we need...i sure hope it looks like a Big Freedia music video

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u/biotinylated Aug 24 '22

Fast forward to Fox News doing a piece on “Nuisance twerking: the latest liberal trend threatening family values in public spaces”

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u/[deleted] Aug 25 '22

i need to not come to Reddit when i have coffee in my mouth, well-done. “nuisance twerking” :))

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22 Silver

Dude... thanks!

I am not gay but I go to the beach sometimes and I would absolutely hate this flag nonsense. I was just wondering what I could do in this situation, thought that walking to a different beach was no solution, so I am happy to find yours.

Next time you see these jerks, please be extra gay for me (said as a straight guy living in a little cabin in rural Washington).

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u/Nice-Fish-50 Aug 24 '22

Twerk at 'em anyway. If they get turned on, that's on them.

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u/Durty_Durty_Durty Aug 24 '22

I was going to say, go to any Texas beach and these people are everywhere. They all park their cars next to each other and circle jerk each other like a collective of dumb fucks lol

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u/lowbwon Aug 24 '22

Can confirm. Used to live in Texas and they do this now all the time. Trump flags all over the place. “Fuck Biden and fuck you for voting for him” flags on trucks driving along the beach. (You can drive your car in some beaches in Texas because they apparently don’t care how shitty they make things). Y’all Queda all up in a lather. I hope Speedo guy and his friends stay safe out there!

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u/DVariant Aug 24 '22

“Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Trump” is someone who didn’t even realize they trolled themselves with a Simpsons meme

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u/_themaninacan_ Aug 24 '22

Lol while I get the Simpsons reference, that isn't the origin.

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u/cannonfunk Aug 24 '22

McGovern, who served in the Senate for South Dakota from 1963 to 1981, challenged Nixon in 1972 on a platform opposing the war in Vietnam. He suffered one of the most lopsided defeats in U.S. history, taking only 37.5 percent of the vote and carrying only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Later as Nixon’s presidency unraveled in the Watergate scandal, bumper stickers saying “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts” and buttons saying “Don’t blame me, I voted for McGovern” began to appear.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mcgovern/ex-presidential-nominee-george-mcgovern-no-longer-responsive-family-idUSBRE89G1K520121017

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Aug 25 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

For many years, Republicans laughed at George McGovern for being the best example of a loser Democrat. I had no response because I didn't know anything about him.

Then I read "Into The Wild Blue," by Stephen Ambrose, the author of "Band of Brothers." It tells the story of the B-24 bomber crews that flew regular 12 hour round trips from England to Germany to bomb industrial and military targets behind German lines, through the most vicious anti-aircraft artillery the world has ever known. The missions were so dangerous, that if you survived 30 of them, they'd send you home.

McGovern was a pilot for one of those planes, and Ambrose chose to tell his story to illustrate the life of a B-24 pilot. He lost crewmen on nearly every flight, often limping planes home full of rough, ragged holes from AAA. On one flight his co-pilot was grotesquely killed, and he had to fly the 6 hour trip home with his dead, mutilated friend in the seat only inches away. Despite the odds, he made his 30th mission in the last days of the war, one of the very last missions to be flown.

George McGovern is an American Hero. Ever since I read that book, I have never allowed anyone to disparage his name in my presence. He may have lost the presidential race to a scum like Nixon, but he is no loser. His incredible valor, courage, and leadership in WWII earned him his nation's respect and the right to never be called a loser again, by anyone.

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u/Flying_Along Aug 25 '22

Thanks for sharing that story.

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u/Thurwell Aug 24 '22

Also, I totally blame him. This mess we're is a lot worse than it had to be because of Trumps bumbling idiocy.

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u/Major_Employ_8795 Aug 24 '22

Stopped going to one of our local beaches here because of all the Fuck Biden flags. Always fun explaining those to an 8 yr old

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u/orbit03 Aug 24 '22

Party of family values. Lol

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u/pcnetworx1 Aug 25 '22

Never specified if they were positive or negative values.

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u/capital_bj Aug 24 '22

Several around me largest FUCK letters on flags and plenty of the fJb and spray painted on at least one trailer, I was moving fast by then and didn't get a good look.

Seriously get a grip thank god my kid is nearly 18 because it should not be necessary to explain that to little kids. it may be free speech but you don't have to be an asshole to get your ego stroked and your stupid message broadcast.

Cherry on top is that your guy is a criminal who's going to get cooked eventually.

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u/Bimlouhay83 Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

Had a conversation in the bar a couple weeks ago. One of the patrons was really pissed at the gay bartender for smiling at him "like that"

"Like what?"

"You know. Like that"

"You are twice his age. You really think he's trying to fuck you? I'm telling you, right now, he 100% knows how you feel and is not trying to fuck you. That's just how he smiles. He a great guy!"

"Oh I don't doubt he's a great guy. I just don't like him shoving it in my face like that."

"Shoving what in your face. He's just a guy being himself. Are you really going to try to tell him that being himself is somehow infringing on your rights?"

"Well, he is though. I don't like having to see that."

"See what? He literally just over there being himself no different than what you or I are doing right now. You trying to tell him to NOT be himself is literally you taking his rights. How is that right? Just let the guy be. He isn't causing you any harm. Plus, even if he's showing the world he's gay, it's no different than you showing the world you are straight. It has no effect on you unless you let it have an effect on you."

The conversation went on like this for another 5 minutes or so. The guy started getting a little belligerent with me, accusing me of trying to force my liberal beliefs on him. I explained I'm not trying to make him liberal or anything like that and it had nothing to do with politics, but if you're going to tell me you believe in rights, then you HAVE to stand up for the bartender and his rights, even if you don't personally agree. Eventually, the guy finally admitted he was wrong. I've seen him at the bar since and he's been really nice to that bartender. I think I might have actually helped. Lol

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u/greaterwhiterwookiee Aug 25 '22

I was at a bar Monday night (not my normal night out I swear) and a beautiful person dressed in a black leather skirt and green blouse walked in. The bartender was actually in the process of closing because there was a fight and cops showed up so she had to tell this person the bar was closing. But not before I hollered out how beautiful they looked.

Similarly, an older guy next to me grabbed my shoulder, half spun me around and said “that’s a man.”

I looked him dead in the eye and said “that person is beautiful.”

He just wiped his Yosemite Sam mustache and walked away.

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u/weefa Aug 25 '22

and that's the same mfer that calls people snowflakes at least 10x a day and will laugh at the idea of a safe space

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u/sean_but_not_seen Aug 25 '22

It really is an argument they can’t win. So the ones who will let you get that far will eventually come around. Most will shut it down early because they know it makes no sense and don’t want to admit that they may have * gulp * been wrong.

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u/skweetis__ Aug 24 '22

Also very mad about virtue signalling.

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u/banjosuicide Aug 24 '22

Trump people have made it their entire identity. They have nothing left to offer the world and nothing left in their minds.

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u/BenderB-Rodriguez Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

Yup. Had a coworker this morning complaining about politics being brought into the work environment by our companies leadership. And by politics he meant anything "liberal" like supporting LGBTQ+, minorities, vaccinations, etc. Publicly. But if it's someone he agrees with like known pants shitter Ted nuggent telling "liberals to take his guns from his cold dead hands, he thinks its funny. Fucking boomers man.

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Aug 25 '22

Don't assume all Boomers are Trumpers. I'm a Boomer, and I know plenty more, and all of us despise Trump, and Republicans in general. I wont allow a Trumper into my life, count on it. There are lots and lots of Trump-hating, gun-toting Boomers out there, trust me. Never assume.

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u/DarrenEdwards Aug 24 '22

I went camping last summer. Camper next to me unpacked enough weapons in a big show first thing, next he put up his flags. Followed by getting his generator going so he could watch his tv inside his camper and keep up with Fox news and make sure nobody else could their weekend away from it all.

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u/CuileannDhu Aug 25 '22

Why would they even go camping if they just wanted to watch TV? People are so weird.

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u/coviddick Aug 25 '22

That’s what I was thinking, the flag thing is weird af but going camping and watching tv the whole time is another level.

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u/surly_early Aug 24 '22

Ugh I would hate that. Those people are such arseholes

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u/BankshotMcG Aug 24 '22

My earliest memory of Fox is only a few years after it started I was working on boats ferrying old fools to be parted from their money at the casino. The one engineer nobody liked worked on Wednesdays and he'd come in, before anything else, switch all the boat's TVs over to Fox. He'd make a big show as well, trying to sound out which of us mostly college kids were true believers. I swear I never saw a legitimately oily smile until this guy demonstrably letting us know which news channel he was picking and then searching our reactions for either kin or triggering the libs.

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u/allthecats Aug 25 '22

Wow this almost exactly describes my first interaction with FOX “news” too…I was working the security desk in my college dorm. There was also a small cafe near my post that had a TV in it. Since it was the dorm for art students, usually the TV was on silent or off so people could work. But this slimy older guy who worked in the kitchen for the cafe would saunter into the lobby, make snide remarks at me, and then turn on FOX blaringly loud while looking around for the same exact reaction you described. He really thought he was doing something. Literally every time he went back to work I turned it off. He also used to brag about how he convinced other art students to paint his handmade Planet of the Apes action figures for barely any pay...

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u/StatusSea5409 Aug 24 '22

My earliest memory of Fox is the Simpsons. Last memory was early Bob's burgers.

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u/a1mostbutnotquite Aug 25 '22

I see Trump flags at the campground we frequent, too. I feel like setting up camp is enough work on its own. No desire to bring or set up flags.

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u/Ted_Dance_Son Aug 24 '22

Are there not campground personnel to tell them to cut the shit?

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u/Guy_Perish Aug 25 '22

Depends on the rules of the camp. Often campers like that aren’t actually breaking camp rules but rather abusing a generous policy.

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u/mtron32 Aug 25 '22

The sound pollution alone is a violation, people come to nature to escape that shit

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u/ohno Aug 24 '22

They think they are being defiant and pissing off the left, but as a life-long lefty I can say this doesn't anger me at all. It elicits pity. I feel sorry for them. It's sad that adults can be so childish.

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u/alaninsitges Aug 24 '22

This is all that person has. It's their entire identity.

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u/Graphics_Nerd Aug 24 '22

I always assume they can't talk about anything else:

"Morning, neighbor! How are ya today?"

"Be a lot better if the damn liburls would stop trying to raise my taxes"

"...well, you have a good day then."

Edit: to be fair though, it's a pretty genius way to have a good 10ft radius of the beach all to yourself.

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u/CredibilityProblem Aug 24 '22

This is my entire family on social media. You post a picture of Sunday brunch and someone will invariably comment something like, "Until libturds manage to ban bacon!".

Funny typo on a sign? "Must of been a liberal!"

A video of your baby whining? "Looks like Hillary!"

Update on grandpa's status in the hospital? "Hope he doesn't have Obummercare!"

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u/sbspexpert Aug 24 '22

That must be exhausting. I'd rather have no comments than ones like that.

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u/Man_with_the_Fedora Aug 24 '22

That's why I traded my family for gay communists.

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u/Eva-Unit-001 Aug 25 '22

Is there some kind of open air market where you make these trades? Kinda like a farmers market that sells gay communists?

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u/JustStudyItOut Aug 25 '22

Can I trade in my used family to lower the lease?

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u/throwawayforyouzzz Aug 25 '22

There are strangely but fortunately plenty of gay communists on twitter, and they’re all huge buff dudes with names like swolecialism and proteintariat.

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u/kent_eh Aug 25 '22

"Until libturds manage to ban bacon!".

I suppose one could point out that the bible forbids eating bacon .

Deuteronomy 14:8

Leviticus 11:7-8

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u/pm_me_your_taintt Aug 24 '22

"Be a lot better if the damn liburls would stop trying to raise my taxes"

"You're not in a high enough tax bracket to be affected by a liberal tax bill"

"Huh?"

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u/Protuhj Aug 24 '22

"But what if I was!? hah! Gotcha libr'l!"

Also: how do progressive taxes work? Is that some sort of libr'ul tax scheme to give money to Bill Gates to track my bowel movements?

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u/MrAlbs Aug 24 '22

to paraphrase always sunny;

I dont know how taxes work, let alone progressive taxes

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u/histprofdave Aug 25 '22

If I had a dollar for every time I had to explain why "I didn't take the promotion because I'd be in a higher tax bracket and might lose money" is a complete nonsense statement... I might end up in a higher tax bracket.

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u/StoicVoyager Aug 24 '22

genius way to have a good 10ft radius of the beach all to yourself

Haha you might just be on to something here, and maybe more than 10.

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u/YourFixJustRuinsIt Aug 24 '22

Larry David did this in Curb Your Enthusiasm lol

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u/ds_Gardening Aug 24 '22

This is not far off at all. A lot of the committed right-wingers i know are boiling just under the surface, ready to talk about ID politics bullshit.

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u/defaultusername-17 Aug 24 '22

1-2 beers and you're usually hearing eugenicist or ethno-supremacist bullshit.

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u/Atheren Aug 25 '22

Mentioned the student loan forgiveness at work today and my boss said Biden and everyone involved "should be shot in the head".

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u/Tindermesoftly Aug 25 '22

Do we work at the same place?

"Everyone who paid off a loan should be pissed"

Like, why would I be mad that someone younger and worse off than me gets a break? Like, what a shitty view to have on life?

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

To be fair, I'm a lefty and always boiling under the surface to yell at the dumb shit conservatives say and do.

It doesn't help that most of my family lean that way, so I hear thwir bullshit a lot.

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u/CharlySB Aug 24 '22

This was a curb your enthusiasm episode basically. Where Larry started wearing a maga hat so people would avoid him and not talk to him. 🤣🤣

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u/PC509 Aug 24 '22

It is. They have no personality outside of it. Try talking about anything, ANYTHING, and they'll somehow get their politics into it. Every single time. Come on, do you have anything else to your personality other than some political stance?

People can't have fun because they have their politics to advertise.

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I just feel like if you’re toting your trump flag around with you and taking the time to set it up before enjoying a day at the beach, then your mind is in a state of constant agitation. Just whipped up and addled, constantly connecting to media that is designed to make you enraged and afraid and separate you from your money. It sounds like an exhausting way to live.

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u/Thurwell Aug 24 '22

They've done studies on this, and you're right. These people are constantly agitated, less happy, and more angry than liberals.

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u/ZooZooChaCha Aug 25 '22

And that is why the best thing you can do is ignore them. They're going through all of that, just hoping, wishing someone will say something - so they can feel like they "triggered the libs".

Imagine the disappointment carrying your sad little flagpole back to your lifted F150 and no one even shook their head or shot you a dirty look. They don't even care anymore. Nothing scares them more than irrelevance.

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u/freerangetacos Aug 24 '22

As a lefty, I can say that it also has an element of relief to it: you know PRECISELY who to avoid at that beach. Their Fourth Retch freak flag is flying so high that it is unmistakable what to do next, which is get as far away as possible from them. In the past, you kind of had to guess based on their redneck appearances, but now they are just hanging it out there plain as day and so our jobs are easier.

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u/HutSutRawlson Aug 24 '22

This is intentional too though. It’s self-victimization; they know this behavior is off putting, so when people avoid them they can go “everyone hates me for my political beliefs.”

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u/ThisIsWaterSpeaking Aug 24 '22

Why does everybody hate me just because I'm a bad person??

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u/RedDragons8 Aug 24 '22

I live in a fairly conservative pocket of a highly liberal state, our 9yr old is on the area select soccer team. Last month I went to his first tournament and we sat next a teammates family, they warned me that they almost got kicked out at a previous game, and that I should move if I have a problem with it. It was kinda tongue in cheek though, so I stayed. Jfc they spent the WHOLE time yelling at the ref and opposing players, talking about how the ref must be a f'n democrat because of how stupid she was etc. The ref is a HS age girl mind you, and the players are 9-10 yrs old. It was absolutely appalling, but at least I know to stay on the opposite side of the bench for future events.

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u/MyCollector Aug 24 '22

Fail on the teams for not removing them again.

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u/Flimsy-Attention-722 Aug 24 '22

Whenever I see stuff like this all I can think is "Here's your sign" by Bill Engvall

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u/rossta410r Aug 24 '22

I just feel bad that they are voting against their own interests

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u/ohno Aug 24 '22

Yes. Almost 100% of the time, they are hurt by MAGA policies, but have you ever tried explaining that to them?

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u/PlantHospice Aug 24 '22

I think this applies here.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

-Eric Hoffer

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u/Primo131313 Aug 24 '22

Totally not a cult.

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u/good_from_afar Aug 24 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Cult or not, how do you go about investing in the American flag industry

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u/Ratchet_72 Aug 24 '22

A) Be in China. B) Own a Chinese company that makes flags. C) Make money.

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u/neuroticandobscene Aug 24 '22

Cheat-code: Make "Proudly Made in America Tags" and sew them onto flags from China, sell for 5x more.

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u/tidbitsz Aug 24 '22

Cheat-cheat-code: have the "Proudly Made in America Tags" manufactured in china in bulk and have them sewn onto the flags too! so you save more money while making more money!

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u/orrocos Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

Here you go. Alibaba can hook you up with "Made in USA" stickers, proudly made in Zhejiang, China.

And the flags from Fujian, China.

Let the profits roll in!

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u/seeker135 Aug 24 '22

By traveling to China, I'm pretty sure.

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u/GlengoolieBluely Aug 24 '22

I'm actually relieved when I see these guys fly a plain old American flag these days.

The defaced ones in black and white with or without the stripes, and the confederate flags (I live in OH btw, why tf are there so many here?) all give me the creeps. But at least this guy wants to live in the same country as me. Small victories, right?

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u/mzchen Aug 24 '22

Personally I'm on the side that the black and white/etc. versions fall under the flag being "cheapened or tarnished by improper use" and are therefore unamerican... but I'd be speaking to a crowd that also prints the flag on pillows, clothes, trucks, napkins, wear is as a cape etc. which is explicitly against the U.S. flag code, so I'm pretty sure they don't give a shit about what's American and what's not.

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u/TheEffinChamps Aug 24 '22

"A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object."

If they arent a cult, I don't know what is.

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u/skeetsauce Aug 24 '22

Never found a war they didn’t want. Demand the spread of covid to own the libs. Environmental regulations that keep people healthy are actually somehow bad. Affordable healthcare is actually entitlement. I doubt they stand around in robes and sing Gregorian chants, but seems like a death cult to me.

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u/TheEffinChamps Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

Part of the problem is how much knowledge has specialized and will further specialize as time goes on.

For example, people who work in the field of environmental science and related fields know just how incredibly stupid claims of a global warming hoax is. I'm talking about denying gravity exists levels of stupid.

But it takes a long time to learn this kind of information and how to even read a peer reviewed journal in the field.

The problem isn't even that they are wrong. . . It is that they wouldn't even know how to be right or wrong in that specific field.

It's why "that's a liberal conspiracy" is popping up everywhere to refute the sciences and economic data.

Just like"God works in mysterious ways," people are voting based on their fear of not knowing.

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u/GuyRandolf Aug 24 '22

Early in Spanky Bonespurs presidency I got banned from r/politics for suggesting what was happening was the beginning of a cult.

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u/Dragonfly452 Aug 24 '22

Imagine being this insecure

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u/Hedge_Sparrow Aug 24 '22

Or, that uneducated.

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u/ADhomin_em Aug 24 '22

This is more of an "and" scenario we have on our hands. Insecure about their lack of education, so the get pissed at people who are more educated. Which causes them to renounce education outright. Which makes them more uneducated as the resist it. Which brings on more insecurity.

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u/Comrade132 Aug 24 '22

Knowing many of these people, I can tell you that they aren't insecure about their education or anything else. To the contrary they have an inordinate amount of confidence in the bullshit that they believe. They are terrified though and wildly fucking stupid. This is a dangerous combination.

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u/Odlemart Aug 25 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

Imagine this being your identity. A simp for some queenie reality show host.

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u/megamanxoxo Aug 24 '22

Or out on the lake on a boat. I can't tell you how many boats had like 50 flags attached this summer.

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u/A_Drusas Aug 24 '22

As someone who is into fishing and boating, the percentage of fishers and boaters who are MAGA types is really frustrating.

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u/Christhephotographer Aug 24 '22

I just don’t get it. They’re the new political prisoner.

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u/party_benson Aug 24 '22

It's a cult

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u/loptopandbingo Aug 24 '22

Gotta find the hike-in-only campgrounds. Cuts way back on the chuds because they can't drive their UltraMegaCamper to them and bring their entire living room into a campsite, and most of em are too out of shape to hike 3 miles up a hill or through a marsh with camping gear on anyway.

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

Is this New Jersey?

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u/xrscx Aug 25 '22

No one realizes this but parts of NJ are crazy red. Compensate for being in a blue state. Ocean county voted like 70% Trump.

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u/Upvoter_NeverDie Aug 24 '22

I believe in and support the separation of the beach and politics.

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u/FuturamaReference- Aug 24 '22

They have to be loud because their strength came from their numbers, but their numbers were always a lie. So now they have to literally peacock to "silently nod at like minded people" who are probably just as confused as everyone else

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u/Tenderhombre Aug 24 '22

Surely the same people who don't mind the lgbtq but just "don't want them Shoving their ideology in our faces"

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u/ruiner8850 Aug 24 '22

With these kinds of people it's not their "political identity," it's their identity. Being a Trump supporter is a fundamental part of how they view themselves as a person. If you asked these people to tell you 5 things to describe who they are Trump supporter would definitely make the cut. They literally worship the guy.

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u/Calkky Aug 24 '22

I'll take a stab at it:

  1. I'm an American
  2. I'm a Christian
  3. I support Trump
  4. I don't believe in the nanny state telling me what to do!
  5. [Insert football team of choice here]

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u/good_from_afar Aug 24 '22

I would swap 2 and 3. Also add "guns" to all 5

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u/mzchen Aug 24 '22
  1. I'm an guns American
  2. I guns support Trump
  3. I'm a Christian guns
  4. I don't begunslieve in the nanny state telling me what to do!
  5. [Insert football team of choice guns here]

Like this?

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u/good_from_afar Aug 24 '22

I begunslieve you nailed it!

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u/BankshotMcG Aug 24 '22

"Freedom means doing whatever you want! Wake up, sheeple!"

[proceeds to go all-in on a half-dozen organizations full of rules and litigation while also trying to make America moreso.]

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u/Christhephotographer Aug 24 '22

It’s very sad.

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u/ruiner8850 Aug 24 '22

Yeah, for many of these people it's a literal cult. They've been brainwashed by the hatred and lies spread by Trump and the Right-wing media. The only reason I don't feel too bad for them is that they were the kinds of people who were drawn to those lies in the first place. They say what those people already wanted to believe. They don't love Trump in spite of the anti-intellectual nonsense, bigotry, and lies, the love him specifically because of those things. He was finally a President who said those things that they were already thinking.

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u/hotpod6754 Aug 24 '22

I want to know how much time and energy it takes to set up a flag pole capable of holding 4 flags on a Texas beach. Did he take an auger out there to dig a 5 foot hole

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u/porkchop_express___ Aug 24 '22

Probably mounted on something he brought. He spent time shopping hardware amd materials, at home building this talking to himself, "hur hur this is gonna make dem liburuls cry"

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u/senorvato Aug 24 '22

It's those moron"s entertainment to think they'll trigger a response or think they're "owning the libs"

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u/Christhephotographer Aug 24 '22

Oh, they definitely got a response. Me laughing at them as I took a picture of their fragile flagpole.

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u/lisaferthefirst Aug 24 '22

Flaccid flagpole.

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u/lepposplitthejooves Aug 24 '22

I'm going to round up my geezer buddies and start a Black Flag cover band called "Flaccid Flagpole"

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u/Cafen8ed Aug 24 '22

This is the same guy that says: “I don’t know why you have to make “gay” your whole identity and always shove it in my face”

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u/TeaKingMac Aug 24 '22

For those in the "both sides" crowd, you'll notice that no one ever brings a Biden/Harris flag to the beach.

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u/zuma15 Aug 24 '22

Because Biden supporters don't treat it as a cult. It's not the entirety of their identity.

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u/signspam Aug 25 '22

And that just proves those democrats stole the elections. No Biden flags?! Well who voted for him then? /s

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u/TheEffinChamps Aug 24 '22

Don't you hate it when those damn liberals are always virtue signaling and in your face about . . .

Oh wait a second . . .

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u/jerichomega Aug 24 '22

Never mind the political bullshit. What kind of asshole is carting all that nonsense to the beach? Why the fuck do you need a giant flagpole and multiple flags at the goddamn beach?!??!? Chair, towel, cooler, booze. DONE. Ya fuckin’ weirdo.

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u/PigArmy Aug 24 '22

I was in Fort Lauderdale for a vacation last year and there was a parade of (I'm assuming) just normal citizens who came at the same time every afternoon in their trucks with Trump flags to go down the boardwalk and honk their horns. So fucking weird. If you think about it, the only reasonable explanation is actual mental illness.

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u/Nipsmagee Aug 24 '22

One man's parade is another man's march.

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u/evilJaze Aug 24 '22

They'd probably be goose stepping if it wasn't so physically demanding to them.

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u/Christhephotographer Aug 24 '22

Yeah, this is a new mental health issue.

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u/Mr_Six6Six Aug 24 '22

It's not a new issue, it's just a symptom of a long ignored issue showing itself in a very new way.

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u/PigArmy Aug 24 '22

It’s certainly rampant in a way I couldn’t have imagined 6 years ago. And I’m not sure I know one person who hasn’t had their family affected. In my case it’s my Mom. She’s come back a little bit, but around the time of the election she was calling my sisters and I once a week telling us to stay indoors for the evening because the revolution was going to happen that night and she didn’t want us to be shot. She also called the people who may shoot me “the good guys”. This is an otherwise reasonable kind woman.

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u/Mr_Six6Six Aug 24 '22

I think you completely got it in that little summary and I'm sorry you had to go through it. Thankfully there's really no immediate family here who bought into that cult, not even the hyper religious ones amazingly.

Still though, I lost friends over it and shit. Didn't fight anyone or anything but I just stopped talking to people who won't let go of dumb shit. Kinda sucks but it's way better than pretending that shit is okay.

I agree that I couldn't imagine this 6 years ago either. I remember thinking the teaparty was weird AF but whatever, it's just a dumb fringe group. Now you can't take a 10 minute run to the store (I live in a red state) without someone reminding you that they'd have you killed if it were up to them.

So much for life, liberty and happiness I suppose.

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u/PigArmy Aug 24 '22

Well I thank you my friend. I’m glad you haven’t had it hit close to home. We’ll all get through it. It’s just goddamn fucking weird in the meantime.

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u/MyCollector Aug 24 '22

My mom too. She really pissed off when Roe fell because she almost died from an ectopic pregnancy and abortion saved her life — and it’s why my brother and I are here.

It’s as if she never assumed republicans would strip away her rights. Fucked around and found out 🤦‍♂️

Needless to say, she’s proudly voting for Crist this time. It’s a start, I guess.

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u/whitemanwhocantjump Aug 24 '22

My wife and I went to St Augustine for our anniversary back in the spring and there was a woman, who looked like she was maybe in her late 50's or early 60's who spent the whole time we were there parading around the main tourist area by the fort and along the water with a Trump flag. She just did laps every day.

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u/jdsizzle1 Aug 24 '22

Texas. September 2020. People spent their entire days driving up and down and up and down the beaches in ther trucks and buggys with trump flags flying. It's all they did.

Same month. Constantly people driving down the Interstate in "trump trains" intentionally driving slow and blocking the traffic from passing with 20+ flag rearing vehicles.

Same month, every Texas lake boats had trump flags everywhere you could view. 3-5 flags minimum up to 10+.

Same month, #dumbkirk or the battle of Lake Travis in which trump supporting boaters with flags waiving converged in a safety hazard of a trump train involving boats causing at least 5 boats sinking. Thankfully nobody died.

A month later, trump trains ran a Biden campaign bus off the road in an act of road rage.

All of these I witnessed personally (except the Biden bus) in different places in Texas. 2020 was wild af and a great time to be a flag manufacturer from Chyna.

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u/Irrelaphant Aug 24 '22

I live in Fort Lauderdale, and yes this is the norm. Every saturday a bunch of them gather at a certain intersection and they picket for a few hours then go home (If you are a local, they gather at US1 and Oakland Park. Though I think they alternate weeks they do this)

You go to the beach and along A1A (the road right next to the beach) you'll have people in caravans rollin' coal and blasting music and train horns while flying 12 flags from their lifted trucks.

Its more than a mental illness

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u/thatoneguy512 Aug 24 '22

These are the same people that lose their fucking minds if someone flies a pride or trans flag by screaming some shit about how they don't want to see it. The irony.

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u/DEEEPFREEZE Aug 24 '22

It's never been about the freedom to do these things it's just plain bigotry.

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u/Zirenth Aug 24 '22

So I’m a trans woman and open about it. I work in a male dominated, very right wing leaning industry. There are Let’s Go Brandon stickers on pretty much every toolbox.

I put a trans pride magnet on my toolbox. Next time I saw my toolbox it was gone (3 days later, funky shift scheduling).

Thankfully, management wasn’t happy about that because it’s both theft and a lost object problem. They did buy me replacements and so far those haven’t been stolen, but I did tape them to my box this time.

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u/thatoneguy512 Aug 24 '22

I'm sorry people suck. Good on management for doing the right thing and replacing everything though!

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

A friend of mine is a lesbian and she had a tiny little pride flag sticker on her car bumper and some trumper fucks at her school would keep scraping them off her car. She’d tell the school but since they didn’t scratch the paint or any other damage and she was parked in a parking lot across from the school not technically on the grounds they wouldn’t do anything. She went through like 3 of them before i finally just bought one with the sticky part on the front so it could go in her back windshield inside the car so they couldn’t fuck with it. So sad people have to deal with this shit.

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u/Zirenth Aug 24 '22

I wish I could go that route, but I just did the best with what I had

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u/mamamalliou Aug 24 '22

Saw this a lot in FL. Like fuck off man, we came to swim and chill. Get out of here with that shit.

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u/Jeramus Aug 24 '22

I have only seen Trump supporters do this crap. It seems common in Texas.

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u/ImagineFreedom Aug 24 '22

Last time I went to Port Aransas there were literally hundreds. Miles of beach I knew to avoid.

Reminded me of this

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u/Jeramus Aug 24 '22

I voted for Biden in 2020. I put up a sign in the yard for about a month before the election. I took it down a day or so after the election. That's the level of political display I think is appropriate. Political signs have no place at the beach especially for an old candidate.

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u/JesseTheGiant100 Aug 24 '22

Damn... I've been bringing my "Al Gore 2000" flag to the beach and you're telling me that I've been looking dumb as fuck!?

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u/KombattWombatt Aug 24 '22

You should see how badly they want to show how Trumpy they are out at an Arizona lake. Flags for days.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Time719 Aug 24 '22

There's a Let's go Brandon hot sauce store in Jerome. Rural AZ is a fucking trip.

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u/azakd Aug 24 '22

I swear 90% of the Lets Go Brandon stickers on trucks are crooked.

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u/seeker135 Aug 24 '22

Hey, there's a shocker, huh?

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u/Efficient-Lab1062 Aug 24 '22

Went to Port Aransas with my girlfriends family a month ago. All I could see was trump flags, let’s go Brandon, fuck joe Biden, and upside pineapples. Even without all that I think it’s really weird. I love the outdoors but taking your lifted truck to the beach and parking it is just odd to me.

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u/BankshotMcG Aug 24 '22

...pineapples?

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u/Efficient-Lab1062 Aug 24 '22

Means they swing. You ever go to a party with an upside down pineapple anywhere you better get ready.

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u/StoicVoyager Aug 24 '22

I wonder how many trump flags will still be around 20 or 30 years from now. History books ain't going to be kind to these people.

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u/NewMomWithQuestions Aug 24 '22

I once read a Twitter comment a while back that said something to the effect of: People who support Trump like this don't actually love the United States (like the USA flag would suggest). They love an IMAGINED version of the United States. They hate what the United States ACTUALLY is: a majority Democratic-identifying, increasingly urban, multiethnic democracy.

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u/Xeludon Aug 24 '22

I'm confused by this.

Libertarian flag - libertarians think there should be no government right? Everything should be companies and privately owned?

Trump flag and American flag - supporting the government, a direct contradiction of the libertarian flag.

I don't know what the last flag is.

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u/AangAndTheFireLord Aug 24 '22

The Libertarian flag is often just used for its motto and core statement of “Don’t tread on me”, which in the case of most Trump supporters means “don’t take away my gun rights”.

Most people that fly the flag don’t know anything about Libertarianism.

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u/mzchen Aug 24 '22

I always chuckle when I see a "come and take them" sticker right next to a "thin blue line" flag. Like, who do they think is going to "come and take them" if their guns become illegal? Antifa?

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u/justakidfromflint Aug 24 '22

Oh we saw how much the "back the blue" if the blue is trying to stop THEM from doing something illegal on Jan 6th and the fact that they wouldn't even vote to honor said police.

They like the police when they are putting PoC and white liberals who are "traitors" in their place but if they are trying to stop them then suddenly they're the "gazpacho"

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u/Xeludon Aug 24 '22

I guess I just expected too much from them, I expected someone flying a flag to atleast understand what they mean...

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u/Mr_Six6Six Aug 24 '22

I mean these are the same people who will fly the Confederate flag insisting that it isn't racist so context isn't exactly one of their strengths.

They'll also fly it while not understanding that it's a battle flag of the confederacy and not their main one but that's so far beside the point either way. Still fucking racist. 🤷

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u/Calkky Aug 24 '22

I believe it's a military flag.

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u/Xeludon Aug 24 '22

That also doesn't make sense...

All if those flags greatly contradict eachother.

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u/THofTheShire Aug 24 '22

You're assuming someone who believes Trump should continue to receive undying support is also a logical thinker.

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u/Cutegun Aug 24 '22

Well when that's your entire personality how else do you leave the house?

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u/oatmeal_dude Aug 24 '22

I like the beach, but I can’t let Trump know that I’m not thinking about him every waking moment of the day.

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u/Salt_Restaurant_7820 Aug 24 '22

I mean what else do they have in their pathetic life?

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