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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:39 PM

In SW Florida this week, I saw many, many boats go by proudly flying Trump flags.

Yes, The Repug Party IS a CULT--a dangerous cult!





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In SW Florida this week, I saw many, many boats go by proudly flying Trump flags. However you feel about the guy in the White House, have we ever had a time in history where private citizens displayed FLAGS of our elected leader? This seems seriously weird.


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Reply In SW Florida this week, I saw many, many boats go by proudly flying Trump flags. (Original post)
riversedge Dec 2019 OP
Aristus Dec 2019 #1
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2019 #20
obamanut2012 Dec 2019 #43
DonCoquixote Dec 2019 #21
snowybirdie Dec 2019 #27
doc03 Dec 2019 #34
dustyscamp Dec 2019 #49
babylonsister Dec 2019 #33
A HERETIC I AM Dec 2019 #35
obamanut2012 Dec 2019 #42
Volaris Dec 2019 #50
Cartoonist Dec 2019 #2
guillaumeb Dec 2019 #3
JHB Dec 2019 #47
guillaumeb Dec 2019 #48
tavernier Dec 2019 #4
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2019 #5
Mc Mike Dec 2019 #6
TeamPooka Dec 2019 #7
packman Dec 2019 #8
customerserviceguy Dec 2019 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #16
treestar Dec 2019 #15
3Hotdogs Dec 2019 #10
Cha Dec 2019 #24
3Hotdogs Dec 2019 #25
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #11
Demovictory9 Dec 2019 #12
Demovictory9 Dec 2019 #13
Dirty Socialist Dec 2019 #14
keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #17
smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #18
rusty fender Dec 2019 #19
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2019 #22
FloridaBlues Dec 2019 #23
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #26
riversedge Dec 2019 #41
Azathoth Dec 2019 #28
LaurenOlimina Dec 2019 #38
coti Dec 2019 #52
EveHammond13 Dec 2019 #29
madamesilverspurs Dec 2019 #30
Eyeball_Kid Dec 2019 #31
lunasun Dec 2019 #32
doc03 Dec 2019 #36
Vogon_Glory Dec 2019 #37
Volaris Dec 2019 #51
Vogon_Glory Dec 2019 #53
empedocles Dec 2019 #39
hauweg Dec 2019 #40
appalachiablue Dec 2019 #54
DFW Dec 2019 #44
Rrj45 Dec 2019 #45
gopiscrap Dec 2019 #55
Greybnk48 Dec 2019 #46

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:41 PM

1. Doesn't surprise me.

For me, 'Florida' is a metonym for everything sleazy, squalid, low-rent, and unsavory. I'm glad there's a continent between me and that state...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:02 PM

20. Well then we don't really want you, either.

:/

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:15 PM

43. yup

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:02 PM

21. some of us are here fighting the good fight

dont toss all of us in a bin

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:44 PM

27. Thank you

Why do supposedly good Democrats generalize and hate everything attached to it? Florida is beautiful and a place where many want to be when the winds of winter blow. I thought only Republicans were that way.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:27 PM

34. California is also a beautiful state and

the Republicons hate everything California because it's a blue state.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:43 PM

49. I wish you guys living in Red States all the best of luck in 2020

The Magats and Conjobs there probably make your lives hard and miserable 24/7. Hopefully a blue wave there will wash them away and force them to be more humble

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:23 PM

33. Well that was certainly

lousy of you. Lots of good people live there, including me. Don't generalize; it's not healthy or accurate.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:28 PM

35. Except for me.

I'm a horrible person with no redeeming qualities, just holding down the fort here on the West side of Jax

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:14 PM

42. You have no idea what you are talking about

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:58 PM

50. What's the quote; 'florida is a sunny place for shady people.'?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:43 PM

2. I can't afford a yacht.

And I vote!

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:45 PM

3. A rising tide lifts all boats.

And that rising tide is a catastrophe for those who have no boat.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:04 AM

47. That's because that metaphore is ass-backwards

Tides don't rise from the top down.

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Response to JHB (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:21 PM

48. Very true.

I never considered that part.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:47 PM

4. I live on the water in the Keys

and Iíve never seen any.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:53 PM

5. You must live in a classier area.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:58 PM

6. Armada meets Storm:

"...
The intention would have been to keep to the west of the coast of Scotland and Ireland in the relative safety of the open sea. There being no way of accurately measuring longitude, the Spanish were not aware that the Gulf Stream was carrying them north and east as they tried to move west and they eventually turned south much closer to the coast than they thought. Off Scotland and Ireland, the fleet ran into a series of powerful westerly winds which drove many of the damaged ships further toward the lee shore. Because so many anchors had been abandoned during the escape from the English fire-ships off Calais, many of the ships were incapable of securing shelter as the fleet reached the coast of Ireland and were driven onto the rocks and local inhabitants looted the ships. The late 16th century and especially 1588 was marked by unusually strong North Atlantic storms, perhaps associated with a high accumulation of polar ice off the coast of Greenland, a characteristic phenomenon of the "Little Ice Age".[52] More ships and sailors were lost to cold and stormy weather than in direct combat.

...

In England, a medal was struck with the inscription "Flavit Jehovah et Dissipati Sunt", which translates as "Jehovah blew with His winds, and they were scattered".


Armada Medal, bearing the inscription Flavit Jehovah et Dissipati SuntThe wind that scattered the Armada has been called the Protestant Wind,[57] a phrase also used for later navy attacks favorable to the Protestant cause that were helped by the wind. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Armada

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:09 PM

7. We have a few boats in the Ventura Harbor marina that fly that flag too.

Everyone thinks they are idiots.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:10 PM

8. SW Florida IS Trump cultland

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, nice semi-tropical climate, and the reddest, redneck idiots (Matt Gaetz district) in the U.S. Many Democrats don't even bother to vote because they are so outnumbered they feel it's fruitless.

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Response to packman (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:36 PM

9. Perhaps when it comes to their Congressional District

they have a point, but as everybody should know, Florida is a swing state, so Presidential votes count big time there. Our job is to get that message out to progressive voters in that part of Florida.

I'm sure there were a lot of GOP voters in 2016 in blue states who said, "Why bother voting for Trump, Hillary Clinton is going to win my state's electoral votes, anyway?" Trump will be only too happy to remind them that he needs their votes, too, because this time he wants a popular vote victory as well as an EC triumph.

Fox News will do everything it can to rally Trump humpers in CA, NY, etc.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:00 PM

16. good message! GOTV ...

Nearly 8 of 10 people in my area vote Red. I still vote. There will come a day when they fail to turn up, or more than 2 in 10 will awaken and vote blue. I want to be in on it.

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Response to packman (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:57 PM

15. I just can't imagine it

I vote in every statehouse election though the district is dark red (middle class, so incomprehensible, they are temporarily embarrassed millionaires, I suppose). It lets them know what percentage don't agree. In 2018 they ran a Democrat, for once, and she got 47% of the vote, so that showed them it may be getting competitive. They won't know that if they win by a landslide when no one votes.

When they had not run a Dem, 17% at least voted for a Green candidate who ventured in.

When there was only the Republican on the ballot, I did a write-in.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:40 PM

10. The message is simple: "I got mine, so fuck you."

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:19 PM

24. ".. fuck the whole Planet.."

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:27 PM

25. Yeah, Republicans are ok with that, too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:45 PM

11. Caused by swimming in red tide water, I've heard.

Results in slow loss of mental function, talking gibberish and displaying odd associations.....

Cured by drinking lots of blue Kool-Aid.......

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:50 PM

12. saw a guy in dark Blue Southern California with a brand new car - license plate referred to trump

can't remember it exactly.. something with "45" in it. This was only about a month ago

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:52 PM

13. Never saw an Obama Flag or Obama shirt.. at most people had those pins

during the election period. no one covered themselves from head to toe in Obama and waved Obama flags

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:54 PM

14. Of course they do

They can write off their boat purchases on their taxes. We pay for them. Sounds Socialist to me.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:02 PM

17. Trump has a special flag

Loyal Trumpster proudly holding Trump Russian flag


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:12 PM

18. It's a sickness.

What is wrong with these people that they need to worship such a failure of a human being like Trump?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:20 PM

19. Isn't a Trumpass flag

the equivalent of a yard sign

Trumpism is definitely a cult, but the display of a candidateís campaign paraphernalia is not unusual or new.

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:04 PM

22. Flags are different though.

Typically theyíre a symbol of a entire group, not of a single person.

Even medieval coats of arms were symbolic of an entire lineage or family.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:07 PM

23. SW Florida land of the red hats. No denying.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:35 PM

26. Russian Nationals. 🇷🇺

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:48 PM

41. oink

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:52 PM

28. Can confirm. LOTS of boat-owners are flying Trump flags

Including in states where Trump isn't popular.

Not sure how owning a boat = being as asshole Trumper, but there is definitely a correlation.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:16 PM

38. Poor people don't own many boats...

 

...at least not the kind that go flying flags.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:41 PM

52. It's what poor decision-makers do. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:55 PM

29. this is meant to intimidate and terrorize

 

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 04:56 PM

30. Trump flags made in China, no doubt.

And the money goes into his pocket.

Not to suggest that he's profiting off the presidency . . .


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:06 PM

31. Unrestrained capitalism is always a stone's throw away from fascism.

It's logical and inevitable. That yacht owners parade Trumpy flags is no surprise. They're cocksure that Trumpy butters their bread. But that's no guarantee that he's not lying to them.

Come to think of it, Trumpy is DEFINITELY lying to them because lying is Trumpy's bread and butter. Lying is the only tool in his toolbox.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:11 PM

32. They are just displaying their economic anxiety . Have some sympathy and try to understand where

they are coming from even if you canít relate to their 2020 choice

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:29 PM

36. I saw a river barge on the Ohio flying

a huuuge Trump 2020 flag last week. Was at the mall today I saw at least 20 MAGA hats. The t shirt shop has about 10 different Trump shirts on display.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:34 PM

37. A rising tide lifts all yachts

Bass-boaters, canoeists, and inner-tubers are left in shoal water.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:02 PM

51. That's because they cant afford deckhands to pull up either anchors OR bootstraps.

We need to start soaking our rich, as an example to the rest of the world.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:43 PM

53. BRAVO! You caught the metaphor and understood the point I was making

I was worried that too many readers missed it.

Good for you!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:21 PM

39. Tribal thing also

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:45 PM

40. Ocean City is a hotspot

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Response to hauweg (Reply #40)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:33 AM

54. Ocean City, Maryland- that's too bad. Great place and area.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:22 PM

44. Maybe by boat owners who think they can only afford their boats due to Trump?

If so, I hope they all hit a reef.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:37 AM

45. College student

It always trips me out when I walk around campus and see people proudly repping trump... yikes. Thatís a red flag for me haha

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Response to Rrj45 (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 02:35 PM

55. welcome to DU

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:00 AM

46. I played the video and saw exactly ONE Trump flag.

Nothing there to make me think there were "many, many."

But I agree it's a cult. The racists, bigots, homophobes, pedophiles, and misogynists have found their champion at last!

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