HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » I was in a casino in Iowa...

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:15 AM

I was in a casino in Iowa last night.

I was at a Blackjack table with 5 other players. The talk was about the servicemen and women. The dealer said that her son was a Marine and he has been in since Obama was President. Some guy at the other end of the table said that Obama was terrible man and that he never served his country in the military. She said that her son thought that Obama was a great man was an honorable president. The guy said that it wasn't right for Obama be president without being in the military anyway. Than dealer asked the guy if he was a Trumper? He said yes he was. She said to him "you know that both Trump or VP Pence never served in the military"? The guy said that he did not care, Trump knew what he was doing? At that point, another man setting at the table said that he was republican, served in the Iraq War and under Obama's command. He said Obama was a good man and a good president. He went on to say, Trump was selling out the country and told the guy, "if you can't see that, you are a fool"! The guy got mad, cashed out and left the table. We all laughed and keep playing.

64 replies, 10764 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 64 replies Author Time Post
Reply I was in a casino in Iowa last night. (Original post)
imanamerican63 May 2019 OP
Iliyah May 2019 #1
Wounded Bear May 2019 #9
JI7 May 2019 #62
bitterross May 2019 #10
ooky May 2019 #11
CaptainTruth May 2019 #13
LisaM May 2019 #25
paulkienitz May 2019 #15
itcfish May 2019 #17
raccoon May 2019 #36
study war no more May 2019 #41
lunatica May 2019 #53
genxlib May 2019 #2
study war no more May 2019 #42
dubyadiprecession May 2019 #3
BSdetect May 2019 #4
Cosmocat May 2019 #5
unblock May 2019 #7
HelenWheels May 2019 #38
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #6
ET Awful May 2019 #18
tazkcmo May 2019 #24
lunatica May 2019 #54
47of74 May 2019 #60
lpbk2713 May 2019 #8
patphil May 2019 #12
Blue Owl May 2019 #14
muntrv May 2019 #16
brush May 2019 #19
CaptYossarian May 2019 #20
LittleGirl May 2019 #21
SayItLoud May 2019 #22
yortsed snacilbuper May 2019 #23
FailureToCommunicate May 2019 #26
SoCalDem May 2019 #46
Farmer-Rick May 2019 #50
lunatica May 2019 #55
friend of m and j May 2019 #59
Ferrets are Cool May 2019 #27
volstork May 2019 #28
dchill May 2019 #29
redstateblues May 2019 #30
imanamerican63 May 2019 #31
Gothmog May 2019 #32
Shana May 2019 #33
imanamerican63 May 2019 #39
jayschool2013 May 2019 #51
EndGOPPropaganda May 2019 #58
raccoon May 2019 #34
pandr32 May 2019 #35
Catherine Vincent May 2019 #37
dalton99a May 2019 #40
ProudLib72 May 2019 #43
jmowreader May 2019 #44
progressoid May 2019 #45
imanamerican63 May 2019 #48
former9thward May 2019 #56
oasis May 2019 #47
Alwaysna May 2019 #49
madaboutharry May 2019 #52
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #57
lastlib May 2019 #61
Cha May 2019 #63
BlueJac May 2019 #64

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. WOW, the double standard . .

Pres O never served and that horrible, BUT neither t-rump and VP never served and he doesn't care?

sad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:14 AM

9. It's the religious influence, Repubs thrive on paradox...

they are perfectly capable of holding both sides of a hypocrisy as truth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Wed May 29, 2019, 12:12 AM

62. it's not religion, it's racism

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:18 AM

10. They're white, men. They DESERVE to be in power.

 

Obama was, to him, a mistake, a usurper.

To people like that idiot, the white guy is always right.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:21 AM

11. Magat logic.

This is the DU member formerly known as ooky.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:36 AM

13. It's almost like there was some other difference between Obama & Trump.


What could it be?

Color me perplexed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #13)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:25 AM

25. It's more than that. Look at Gore and Kerry vs. Bush.

You could make a lame argument that Bush was sort of IN the military, but Gore and Kerry both WENT to Vietnam, and got nothing but scorn for their service. Remember the Purple Heart bandaids at the 2004 RNC?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:45 AM

15. Doublethink and selective awareness are essential to authoritarian followerhood.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:50 AM

17. That's Code

for any black president is terrible.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itcfish (Reply #17)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:23 PM

36. Da winnah! Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:30 PM

41. people forget Obama's age

The draft ended in 1973, so Obama didn't HAVE to serve. And I'll give Pence the pass on that too. But the cheeto has NO excuse except he probably wouldn't have been mentally fit to serve.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:58 PM

53. Obama didn't have to serve because it's a volunteer army

Whereas Trump was supposed to serve but because he’s a coddled coward he lied to not serve.

MAGATs skipped the day they handed out brains.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:32 AM

2. It should be noted

The age difference makes the comparison even worse. Trump came up at a time where he should have been required to serve and he took active measures to avoid it. Obama came up at a time that made no such demands on young men.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to genxlib (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:32 PM

42. exactly!

why is this so hard for people to figure out?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:40 AM

3. There is a positive to this story for trump.

Trump is winning the adult children’s vote.
This is the DU member formerly known as dubyadiprecession.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:45 AM

4. This is a clear case of demented cognitive dissonance with the cognitive aspect totally missing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:50 AM

5. Casino's tend to be conservative oriented

LOTS of flag wearing, Merica types.

I play a good bit of poker, and whenever table talk to turns to politics, it is railing on the evil liberal/puffing up republican fuck wittery 9 out of 10 times.

My poker club I am in, me and my buddy who got me into it, are probably the only non-cons.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cosmocat (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:58 AM

7. most casino games everyone roots for everyone because everyone is playing against the house

even the dealers root for the players because they get bigger tips when players win.

poker is the one game where you're really playing against other players, so there's some incentive to needle other players and "put them on tilt" so they play poorly. wearing a maga hat and talking politics is one way to do that. i've seen it work, too.

mrs. unblock gets into it with them, but i just ignore them and focus on my game. we both do enjoy it when they bust out, though

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cosmocat (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:52 PM

38. Indian casinos not so conservative

Native Americans have been subjected to discrimination for years and now tend to be more liberal. The casino staff tends to be very discrete regarding politics. When they get to know and trust you they will tell you the President disgusts them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:51 AM

6. Wow.

Now that's got to be one of the weakest arguments I have ever heard a low info say. Sounds like the guy would be much too stupid to play blackjack.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:55 AM

18. Seriously.

He'd have to take off his shoes AND his pants to count to 21.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ET Awful (Reply #18)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:19 AM

24. Maybe get him to

20 1/2.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tazkcmo (Reply #24)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:03 PM

54. 20.01 max.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lunatica (Reply #54)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:41 PM

60. You'd need an electron microscope

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:59 AM

8. I love it when they get their ass handed to them.




They mouth off all the Faux and Limbaugh TPs and take off with
their tail between their legs when they are called on it. It does the
heart good.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:30 AM

12. That guy was using Trumpian logic

Everyone knows the rules are what Trump says they are, and that the rules only apply to people Trump doesn't like.
All hail our grate and gloryus rooler Lord Trump!



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:41 AM

14. Gotta know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:45 AM

16. I am surprised the Trumpanzee didn't bring up NY Military

Academy.
This is the DU member formerly known as muntrv.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:00 AM

19. Woohoo! Love that story. Thanks for sharing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:02 AM

20. I thought he'd say it only took Trump 50 years to get to Viet Nam.

His heel spurs are gone by now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:09 AM

21. Trump avoided the draft and Obama was too young to get drafted

Suck it trumpers. You follow a draft dodger.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:14 AM

22. C U L T simple as that. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:16 AM

23. Who took trump's place?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #23)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:28 AM

26. Wow.

Just wow.

Had not seen that before.

Two of my close friends from high school are on The Wall.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #26)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:12 PM

46. One of my classmates is on that wall (there are probably more that I did not know)

He was 18 and turned down a scholarship to enlist.. He died a few days after his first month there..

He was a quiet , smart young man with loads of potential.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #23)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:58 PM

50. I was thinking just that

Who died because Trump refused to go to Vietnam. Who died in his place? Who lost limbs because Trump faked bone spurs? Who had to leave their familes and home to stand where Trump was too cowardly to stand?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #23)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:05 PM

55. Good question!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #23)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:34 PM

59. Could a good investigative reporter go through the records of Trump's draft board..

and see who was the next person in line after it accepted or granted his deferment. Then track down that person and get a life history. In fact they should probably try to follow up on the next 10 people or so because all of them would have been bumped up and their life changed because of Trump's deferments. It would be a hell of a lot of work for a reporter, but those guys can do amazing things. And it would be one hell of a story if one of those draftees name is on the Memorial Wall in Washington.

I have a son in law that worked for an affiliate of NPR in Ok. until his outstanding work was noticed by The Center for Public Integrity which recruited him and offered him a job which he accepted and is now living and working in DC. He certainly has a fertile field to investigate lack of Public Integrity. I expect great things from him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:33 AM

27. The stupidity is strong in this one

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:39 AM

28. It has nothing to do with military service.

It has everything to do with race.
This is the DU member formerly known as volstork.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:40 AM

29. Racist ex machina.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:57 AM

30. But more importantly, how did you fare at

Blackjack?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to redstateblues (Reply #30)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:20 AM

31. Broke even, had a entertaining time!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:25 AM

32. trumpsters are all racist idiots who do not care about being consistent

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:19 PM

33. Where in Iowa?

I'm assuming you were in the Quad Cities. Is that right? It's a pretty Democratic area as a whole, long history of manufacturing and union membership. Went to my 40th HS reunion a couple of years ago and was pleased to find so many of my classmates were still Dems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shana (Reply #33)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:22 PM

39. Council Bluffs

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #39)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:46 PM

51. So it was the Omaha metro

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #39)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:27 PM

58. :) Next time drop the "Fox lies to you- Rupert Murdoch thinks you're a sucker"


"You know this whole Trump thing is a scam - Trump's just lying to you so you'll vote for tax cuts for the people that REALLY run the Republican party - the billionaires. And only fools believe them."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:22 PM

34. Good riddance to bad rubbish. What a dipshit. Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:22 PM

35. That's encouraging!

When I occasionally come across a Trumper (here in Hawaii) I find that no-one besides those from my house seem willing to confront their bs. Fortunately, most people here support Democrats as it is a blue state. However, many people are moving here from all over the country--red states included.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:28 PM

37. So it wasn't right for Obama to be POTUS but okay for Crooked Trump

What a hypocrite. Glad his hypocrisy was pointed out to him. Idiot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:24 PM

40. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:36 PM

43. Ever think of bringing cotton and a gag?

Tell him, "Here is cotton for your ears for when the truth offends your delicate snowflake mind. Here is a gag because no one else wants to hear your utter bullshit."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:53 PM

44. I've thought about this military thing

Let’s say Obama, Romney, Hillary and Trump all went to join the military.

The recruiter would have looked at Obama. “Very intelligent, athletic...Special Forces is the Job for you.”

Next is Romney. He’s got a good head for numbers. Let’s make him a logistician.

Hillary is a no-brainer; staff judge advocate.

Then comes Trump...”laundry and bath specialist. The bus to Fort Lee is right over there.”

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:07 PM

45. The dealer was talking politics?

Kind of risky thing to do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to progressoid (Reply #45)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:33 PM

48. Is was about the military and really wasn't about politics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #48)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:11 PM

56. No it was politics.

Dumb to do by any employee.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:20 PM

47. Great going gang! Hope his exit brought you luck.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:46 PM

49. I try not to argue/discuss things with idiots.

Therefore, if I argue with you consider it a compliment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:52 PM

52. Well, that is promising.

Maybe Trump has lost more voters than it seems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:13 PM

57. A good reason not to hate all Republicans.

I hate their viewpoint on money and business, and hate their policies. But some of them are not hateworthy...they believe in science and don't automatically hate "them libruls."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 12:10 AM

61. If you could reason with tRumpers, they wouldn't be tRumpers.

They are impervious to logic, they only have their hate, and their reptilian cranial processes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:31 AM

63. I loved hearing your

account at the blackjack table, iamanamerican!

Thank You!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:16 AM

64. I liked your story...

racism is a huge part of the Trump thing

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread