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Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:51 PM

My response to the idiot insisting that I remove my mask, because the mandate

Last edited Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:19 PM - Edit history (1)

has been overturned: "I choose not to listen to the opinion of a partisan, medically ignorant, judicially unqualified, hand-picked, federalist society saboteur." I know, too many syllables, but my claws needed sharpening.

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Rebl2 Apr 2022 #31
Ohio Joe Apr 2022 #3
AZSkiffyGeek Apr 2022 #6
panader0 Apr 2022 #24
niyad Apr 2022 #36
malaise Apr 2022 #119
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calimary Apr 2022 #169
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2022 #78
niyad Apr 2022 #123
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usonian Apr 2022 #4
niyad Apr 2022 #12
wendyb-NC Apr 2022 #5
niyad Apr 2022 #18
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MissMillie Apr 2022 #96
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canetoad Apr 2022 #8
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SunSeeker Apr 2022 #89
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Patterson Apr 2022 #9
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llmart Apr 2022 #26
niyad Apr 2022 #37
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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:53 PM

1. 💯

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:55 PM

82. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:54 PM

2. Do they not believe in freedom?  ( n/t )

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Response to Make7 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:08 PM

15. Only theirs.

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Response to niyad (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:30 PM

31. Oh so true

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:54 PM

3. I'm so glad I live in a very blue area...

I was at the supermarket today and while many (I would estimate a good 70%) did not have a mask on, nobody said anything or even gave me a funny look over my mask.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:57 PM

6. I live in a red area

And no one has ever said a word to me about wearing a mask. My response would likely be, ĒWhy do you care?Ē

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:17 PM

24. "Why am I wearing a mask? So nobody thinks I'm a Republican."

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:35 PM

36. you nearly owed me a keyboard.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:21 AM

119. Love it

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:43 AM

128. Absolutely..right on!

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:23 PM

141. That has been a motivator for me, too.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:00 PM

169. I am SO stealing this, panader0!!!

WELL DONE!!!!!

Thanks for this! It will be carried forth from here!

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:49 PM

78. The response I've been waiting to use, but haven't had the opportunity;


Why are you wearing that mask?"

Because I don't take my public health guidance from medically and scientifically illiterate people.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #78)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:51 AM

123. Exactly.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:11 PM

17. I live in a bluer area of fundieville, but we do get the rwnj's (lamborn the useless

is the rep). So I do encounter them on occasion. I regard them as human scratching posts.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:56 PM

4. Simpler. Tell them the government is using nerve gas.

You're covered (literally) and
IDIOTS WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT'S


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Response to usonian (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:07 PM

12. I will keep that for next time.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:56 PM

5. That's right

You nailed it. She's unqualified as a medical expert and unqualified to give a legal opinion.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:12 PM

18. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:58 PM

7. I stil wear one

Someone asked me why I was wearing a mask since the mandates were gone. I told them I wear a mask because I want to,not because someone told me I had to..

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Response to Timewas (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:11 PM

16. A reasoned response.

That's a good thing.

I've only heard people ask why--in the last 10 months, I haven't heard a single person complain that somebody else was wearing a mask. I also haven't heard anybody seriously object when asked to mask up when somebody asked nicely. (The only real objection was, "Sorry, don't have a mask on me." And when offered one, put it on. 10 months.)

Let's not center outliers. The periphery is, well, on the periphery.

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Response to Timewas (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:13 PM

19. I will continue to wear one.

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Response to Timewas (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:30 AM

96. "I caught the flu last month...

...knocked me on my ass for over a week. People are depending on me and I can't get sick."

That would be my response. It has the unfortunate benefit of being true.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #96)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:52 AM

124. How are you doing now?

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 08:58 PM

8. I'm still masking

Outside the house. Every day I memorise three approximate numbers for my state, all available on the state Gov. website.

1. New cases overnight (9,000)
2. Current active cases (54,000)
3. Overnight deaths (7)

Armed with these figures I can deal with any cretin who wants to know why I'm masking.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:17 PM

25. Have not tried that one yet.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:46 PM

89. Yup. And that case number is only about 7% of all cases.

People are taking home tests now, and those results are not reported to the state.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that only 7% of positive Covid-19 cases in the US are being detected, meaning case rates are actually 14.5 times higher than officially reported. The last time the infection detection rate was this low was at the outset of the pandemic, in March 2020.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/18/health/covid-at-home-testing-data/index.html

So, the new cases overnight for your state are more like 130,500.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #89)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:25 AM

93. Yikes. That is disturbing.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 02:29 PM

138. Mask it or casket

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Response to Seinan Sensei (Reply #138)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:54 PM

145. Exactly.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:02 PM

9. Here's my planned responses:

I have tuberculosis but Iíll take it off.

Or I just want to be sure to live long enough to vote against that MF POS Donald Trump.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:14 PM

20. Those work.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:20 PM

26. Here's mine...

"I wear it to own the MAGAts."

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Response to llmart (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:35 PM

37. I like that!

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Response to Patterson (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:33 PM

33. I was gonna say that you beat me to it. I think they understand that TB is contagious

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:02 PM

10. She is either a complete moron or she wants to kill Americans to make trump happy

There are NO OTHER options.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:14 PM

21. Both can be true at the same time.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:03 PM

11. I like the classic New York response


AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON!

Accompanied by the proper finger gesture.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:08 PM

14. That's pretty much my response, as well.

It's either "Fuck off" or "Mind your own goddamn business," depending on how I'm feeling at the moment.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:17 PM

23. That works, but I enjoy confusing them.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 01:20 PM

136. a visual representation

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:08 PM

13. FUCK YOU is what I would say

yes indeed

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:16 PM

22. I know that you would.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:42 PM

161. This is the right answer.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:33 PM

172. This is the right answer. Edit: And I just now see that someone posted the

exact same thing.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:21 PM

27. Wow..

 

Already hassled you?
What an assbag they must've been.

Give us more. Where did this exchange occur (plane, bus, etc)

What made them think they had the right to just insist you take your mask off? How did even come up?

Again, what an asshat.

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Response to NotTodayPutin (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:33 PM

34. Welcome to our DU family.

On a bus. This particular idiot has been a rwnj and trumpian for years. She tries to provoke confrontations about abortion and other issues wherever she is, and mostly I ignore her, but occasionally smack her down.

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Response to niyad (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:37 PM

42. Good for you!

 

I'm in California, in the IE...
Some wear masks... most don't.

But no one has bothered me, and I've not seen anyone else (here) be bothered yet.

I guess Cali is more of live and let live environment.. Of course, it's a blue state. Soooo... yeah.

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Response to NotTodayPutin (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:11 PM

69. I am in a bluer area of fundieville (fungus on the family, new life, AFA, to name

but a few).

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Response to niyad (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:03 PM

60. Oh and thank you for the welcome.

 

A lot of great posts here.

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Response to NotTodayPutin (Reply #60)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:09 PM

68. You have found one of the best places on the web.

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Response to NotTodayPutin (Reply #60)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:49 AM

122. Welcome. Love your name.

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Response to NotTodayPutin (Reply #60)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 06:34 PM

166. DU is a rare unique community

As diverse and blue as the ocean and sky.

No place on the web is like it.

Its my go to home on the web.

Do check out the forums and groups. There are political ones of course but there is a range from pets group to computer group and disability support groups.
You can find people that have the same interests .

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #166)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:46 PM

170. Thank you, so much!

 

I will poke around and see what there is to see!
Glad to be here!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:23 PM

28. I predicted they'll get very aggressive & attack masked people, plus accuse parents of child abuse

for masking them.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:26 PM

29. Of course, they have been doing that all along.

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Response to niyad (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:37 PM

41. I should have added that I fear it will exponentially increase



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Response to Celerity (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:44 PM

47. Sadly true.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:26 PM

30. My response has been: "A million people have died of covid in America,

including my family members, how many more do you want to die?"

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Response to Doodley (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:36 PM

38. Excellent response. I am so very sorry for your losses.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:33 PM

32. +1000

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:36 PM

39. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:34 PM

35. My response would have been "what business is it of yours?"

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #35)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:38 PM

43. I know this particular idiot, and every once in a while smack her down. She

can be very annoying.

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Response to niyad (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:45 PM

48. In that case, I would have used something graceful and tactful to end the conversation

Blow it out your ass comes to mind.

Shut your f-ing pie hole would be up there too.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:58 PM

55. You are correct, I should have been as graceful and tactful as you indicated.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:37 PM

40. Big words. We are naught but ignorant MAGAs...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:40 PM

45. True. It amuses me to watch them scratch their. . ..heads.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:39 PM

44. my response is ready,

though it's not happened yet.

"My body my choice."

i mentioned at a picnic with colleagues the other day (first time meeting them in person) that I'll be wearing a mask for the rest of my life and one woman burst out laughing. I said, "I'm not kidding." Then we discussed it further. No bad feelings around it. I will be. It's such a small price to pay for an added level of safety from any number of bugs, not just COVID.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #44)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:41 PM

46. I will keep that for next time, as I plan on wearing mine for quite some time.

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Response to niyad (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:05 PM

64. I noticed when I flew through Narita a few years ago

that most Japanese wear masks in the airport. I thought back then that it might not be such a bad idea. Iíll be masking in planes for a while to come, and in airports probably forever.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #44)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 12:41 PM

132. Most likely me, too

Given my age (late 60s) and my health (not so good), I'll do better if I wear a mask for now until whenever I shuffle off this mortal coil. I don't socialize much, I don't go out much, so masking up when I do is a trifling inconvenience. I'd love to avoid all colds, flu, or -- god forbid -- covid.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #132)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:00 PM

149. All excellent points. Plus they cannot see when I smirk at them.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:47 PM

49. Short and Simple Response

Just say "Because I am not a selfish, ignorant ass." Then walk away. No point in engaging in a discussion.

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Response to djtexas (Reply #49)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:02 PM

59. As I have indicated, she is a regular annoyance, and periodically gets

slapped down.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:52 PM

50. They can say anything, but I hope no one ever tries to TAKE my mask.

Cause they'll get my cane, too.

On their head - or up their ass.

Makes no difference to me.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #50)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:05 PM

63. Right there with you on the stick. I have considered using my oak staff,

but will stay with my birch stick for now.

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Response to niyad (Reply #63)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:40 AM

127. Hickory is good too....



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Response to magicarpet (Reply #127)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:58 PM

147. I have been looking for a rosewood or ironwood one. On the other hand, my

purse weighs more.

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Response to niyad (Reply #147)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:03 PM

151. A brick in a ladies purse can be a fashion statement.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #151)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:28 PM

157. This is true.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #50)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 02:37 PM

139. I carry an extra one with me

just in case some idiot MAGAt crusader takes mine. Hasn't happened yet, but you never know.

So far, I have not been directly challenged on it, but I do get a lot of glares, smirks, and rolled eyes.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:52 PM

51. From DU around March 2020: "It's not a mask. It's an I.Q. test."

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:57 PM

53. Even more so now.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:00 PM

56. Exactly.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:53 PM

52. 👍

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #52)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:29 AM

94. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 09:58 PM

54. I wore my mask tonight when I went to the post office and to pick up dog food

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:30 AM

97. Glad to hear that. Stay safe.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:01 PM

57. Simply Cough, And Say...

"I have COVID, would you like me to cough on you?", as you reach up to pull down your mask.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #57)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:08 PM

67. That works, too.

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Response to niyad (Reply #67)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 12:42 PM

133. It didn't for me. The response I got was

"I don't care." I was in line at the grocery store. So, I just pushed my grocery cart at him, he was the next person in line. While I firmly said "You're going to have to back up." Otherwise he was going to get hit by my cart. That I made quite clear, nonverbally and I didn't look back.

What the issue of masking has revealed to me is that most people are stupid and the rest evil. It's been a huge disappointment. But not that surprising. Let's just say I'm glad to be a loner.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:01 PM

58. I was heartened to read today

that many passengers at SFO were continuing to mask.

Keeping my monthly KF94 mix and match order going for the foreseeable future.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #58)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:23 AM

92. That is encouuraging.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:03 PM

61. "Who the fuck asked you for your lame opinion?" nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #61)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:07 PM

65. That works, too.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:04 PM

62. Surgeons have been wearing masks for over a century

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Response to progree (Reply #62)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:21 PM

71. Shhhhh. We are not supposed to notice.

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Response to niyad (Reply #71)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:36 PM

76. Right, that's why they anesthetize us, so we won't notice and won't remember 😊

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:08 PM

66. I may start wearing two of them.

One for me and one to compensate for idiots not wearing any.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #66)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:22 PM

72. That may be quite necessary.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:12 PM

70. Sorry for your awful experience. I have been really fortunate,

I've still masking, and still have folks smile and open doors for me. I'm often the only person with a a mask, including staff. I live in bright red Trump southern Oregon. It may be because I frequent the same establishments days after day, for years. I am pretty sure at my local quick market, if some jerk tried to give me a tough time, the folks there would be on him instantly, and it would be his last day walking through their door. Those people are like family to me.

I have had nothing but the usual friendly interactions. Although, I thought I was going to get my ass beat down yesterday. I had backed out of my parking spot, the guy 2 spaces over in a huge truck and dark windows, starts backing out. He just kept coming, I put my car in reverse and started honking, so he knew I was there. His tires were as tall as my front end. He just kept coming, got about a foot from me, before he pulled forward. Then, he stopped and jumped out of his truck very angry, until he saw an old lady in a little red car. He gestured, "I saw you.", I waived and said okay, sorry. I really don't think he saw me, and had I been a male, he probably would have started punching my window. He was really angry when he came towards me. I was scared.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #70)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:32 PM

73. Thank you for your caring, but it was a typical interaction with this

particular twit. Annoying, but not a threat so far. Like you, I tend to go to the same shops and stores, so people tend to know me.

But your experience yesterday sounds so scary. I am glad that you are okay.

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Response to niyad (Reply #73)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 06:31 PM

165. My heart raced when he jumped out of his truck and

Came towards me. I deal with folks daily, who do crazy or aggressive driving during my commute, I never honk or make gestures, out of fear. I only honked at this guy because had he kept coming, and would have backed over my front end, I'm sure. I was thinking this morning, had my windows been darkly tinted like his, he would have probably been pounding on my window, or maybe worse.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #165)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:36 PM

173. Do you carry something like pepper spray in your car? Or even hair spray?

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Response to niyad (Reply #173)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:35 PM

205. No, but I would have never rolled down my window.

I am thinking about carrying something. Two young men in a new Camero, pulled up to me and asked if they could take the small dent out of my rear passenger side. I was at the south medford Walmart, parked in a handicap spot. I asked for ID or a business card, they said they were from Dallas Texas, and all that 'stuff' was in Dallas. There were plenty of people around, so I wasn't worried. I asked how much, he said $200 and to follow him. I said I didn't have that kinda cash. They said, okay, momma, have a good day. Seriously, they thought I would follow them somewhere? I watched them, and they exited the parking lot, didnít approach anyone else. I had just gotten off work, finished my bit of shopping, so was a little after 5pm. I texted my sister to let her know of the encounter, in case they followed me, or anything weird happened.

The guys may have been totally legit, and probably were, but it gave me the creeps, you know what Imean? It was just odd. Never had anything like that before, other than a guy at the pharmacy wanted to polish my headlights. He was older and on foot, also liked I still drove a stick shift. Harmless, didn't get a negative vibe.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #205)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:47 PM

206. I think it a wise idea to carry something. People are getting nuts out there.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:33 PM

74. I applaud your restraint, where I would have told him to go fuck himself

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Of course I wouldn't have. Voluntary mask-wearers are, by and large, more courteous and considerate of others, so we tend to scowl behind our masks at the asshole who's working so hard to help spread the pandemic.

My job brings me into dozens of homes and businesses each week, and nearly every customer tells me that I don't need to wear my mask. I have multiple replies, tailored to my audience:

1. Thanks, but then you'll see that I didn't shave this morning.
2. Thanks, but I'm just a bare skull under this cloth.
3. Thanks, but then you'd turn to stone like all the others.
4. Thanks, but then you'd be able to spot me in a line-up.
5. Thanks, but then there'll be two ugly faces in this conversation.
6. Thanks, but I have to wear it for all of pledge week
7. Thanks, but then you'll probably tell me to take my pants off.
8. Thanks, but I'm not wearing a mask.
9. Thanks, but I can't take it off until I've fulfilled my destiny.
10. Thanks, but can't remove my mask in the presence of others. This is the Way.

Or, to keep it simple, I say "Thanks, but I prefer to keep it on, all things considered."

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Response to Orrex (Reply #74)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:55 PM

81. I lke all of your responses. But, I have been dealing with this twit for years,

and some days just call for claws.

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Response to niyad (Reply #81)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:21 PM

85. Then you definitely shouldn't restrain yourself. It's not healthy.

If the situation calls for claws, then claws it shall be!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #85)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:33 AM

98. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:36 PM

75. Elderly friend in MD just died of brain cancer. In her last lucid conversation

With me she said, well I am going to my grave remaining an atheist cuz god is not letting me live to vote for Dem for md gov 22, and against t*, 24. She had a wicked potty mouth, and used it freq to describe rethugs, anti maskers, and was gravely concerned about t* judges

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Response to childfreebychoice (Reply #75)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:53 PM

80. I would have liked your friend very much.

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Response to childfreebychoice (Reply #75)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:23 PM

86. sorry about your friend--

sounds like she would've been right at home around here.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:43 PM

77. Someone gave niece and I some fuss at Target last week.

The niece I was shopping with has a somewhat intimidating looking and quite large husband. I think 6'6 probably over 250 and lifts kitchen cabinets all day. Big muscle type (and normally sweet as the dickens) He was not far away when it happened. He heard, walked up behind us and looked at the man giving us a hard time and said just barely loud enough for that man to hear ...

Buddy, why don't you just piss the fuck off and go bother someone in your own iQ.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #77)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:59 PM

83. you nearly owed me a keyboard. Love it.

I was watching clips from "Sherlock" the othet night, and at one point he tells one of the officers, "you are lowering the IQ of the whole block."

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:51 PM

79. Just tell them you're waiting for your labs to come back.

I did that recently and no one said a damn thing afterwards.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #79)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:00 PM

84. I like that one.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:36 PM

87. It's never happened, but my reply would be "Get over yourself."

Depending on their IQ, they may - or may not - understand.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #87)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:34 AM

99. I like that one.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:37 PM

88. RIGHT???

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Response to YoshidaYui (Reply #88)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:37 AM

102. Makes one wonder about their intelligence.

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Response to niyad (Reply #102)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 01:51 PM

137. What intelligence?

Most of them probably never graduated high school or even made it past high school.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Reply #137)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:08 PM

153. Pretty sure that you are correct.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 11:53 PM

90. My friend told me he just says, "Live and let live."

That's his go to line for whenever someone gives him shit about him wearing a mask.

It's a lot nicer than the asswipes deserve, but it kinda says it all.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #90)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:21 AM

91. "ive and let die" from a James Bond filmis now playing in my head.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:30 AM

95. I tell them I wear one to make a political statement.

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Response to Emile (Reply #95)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:36 AM

100. Do they scratch their . . .heads. .in confusion?

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Response to niyad (Reply #100)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:37 AM

101. No, they look pissed!

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Response to Emile (Reply #101)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 07:38 AM

103. That makes my day.

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Response to Emile (Reply #101)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:40 AM

111. lol +1

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:06 AM

104. I would say, "Because I'm not a Floridiot!" But no one's asked me yet.

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Reply #104)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:28 AM

106. I am sooooo stealing this!

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Response to niyad (Reply #106)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:32 AM

108. Feel free. I'm here every night.

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Reply #108)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:42 AM

112. And happy we are that you are here.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:11 AM

105. I would only need 4 syllables.

"Fuck off, asshole!"

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #105)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:29 AM

107. That works, too. But sometimes I like to play with my prey.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:34 AM

109. Great response.

I expect we will come across people like this more often, unfortunately.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #109)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:40 AM

110. Thank you. Sadly, I think that you are correct.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 08:59 AM

113. I've been thinking about it and next time I'm going to say...

ÖĒSo you were only wearing a mask because they told you to?Ē and then walk away muttering ďfucking sheep, I swearÖĒ

That might be fun.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #113)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:12 AM

115. Snicker. I like it!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:00 AM

114. I would just tell them to fuck off

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Response to themaguffin (Reply #114)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:14 AM

116. That works, too. But sometimes I like to play with my prey. And this twit

annoys me regularly.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:16 AM

117. "Oh OK, I have TB though, but OK"... faces immediately go dark

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #117)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:58 AM

120. I like that!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:20 AM

118. Perfect

and 100% correct
Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #118)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:59 AM

121. Thank you.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:15 AM

125. I live in a community that is highly vaxxed, boosted and has no problem

wearing masks when required. And since BA2 and rising cases more people are wearing masks again. I have never been asked why Iím wearing a mask after mandate lifted.

If someone ever asks me why/insisted I take off my mask, I would have a coughing fit while choking out the words I have Covid.

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Response to Raftergirl (Reply #125)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:10 PM

154. Just do not take the horse paste if offered.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:39 AM

126. I had to go shopping yesterday and received some pretty weird stares

The only other people wearing masks were some of the workers at checkout lines. I was prepared to say "Yes, I just got a positive on my COVID test and have to get food in for my quarantine." No one commented. They just stared as if I had two heads or something.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #126)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:48 AM

129. I haven't been approached for wearing a mask.

While I am not a violent person I wouldn't hesitate to unleash a verbal sling
that will make whomever came after me run for cover. Go Stillers.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #126)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:06 PM

152. Pretty scary. But glad they left you alone.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:58 AM

130. Tell them: "I'm wearing it so that you don't catch Ebola from me". . . .nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #130)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:11 PM

155. or the bubonic plague.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 12:01 PM

131. Best response: "Why don't you go bother someone else?"

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Response to FSogol (Reply #131)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:24 PM

143. "Hey! Don't talk to strangers."

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 12:49 PM

134. I think I'm just going to reply with a...

"Do I know you?" Then going on my merry way. ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #134)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:38 PM

174. Gracious. .And to the point.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 01:04 PM

135. and........-i'm exercising my freedom to wear a mask you nazi.

- you were all mad about having tto wear a mask and now you want me to take mine off, you fascist putin lover?

- the guys who told you mask mandates were undemocratic and fascist dem bulllshit in response to a hoax also told you for 30 years that smoking doesn't cause cancer

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Response to certainot (Reply #135)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:39 PM

175. You were expecting consistency from this bunch?

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 02:50 PM

140. "To protect me from you"

would be one of mine.

"Did I ask you why you're not? No? Then buzz off, sonny." (or sis)

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #140)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:31 PM

171. I like that.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:24 PM

142. "My body, my choice, moron."

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Response to Hassler (Reply #142)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:40 PM

176. Exactly.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:58 PM

146. If anyone ever came up to me and told me to remove my mask,

I would point to my USMC veteran hat and tell them I earned the right to wear my mask so fuck off.

I don't anticipate anyone doing that due to my size and demeanor.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #146)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:43 PM

179. That sort of intimidating factor comes in handy.

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Response to niyad (Reply #179)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:47 PM

184. 35 years in the Enlisted ranks of the Marines will do that to ya.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #184)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:06 PM

196. That it certainly will!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 03:59 PM

148. Mine

"I dunno what disease you got that made you stupid, but I sure don' want to catch it".

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Response to azureblue (Reply #148)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:42 PM

177. you nearly owed me a keyboard. I love it!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:02 PM

150. Last time someone made a snarky comment about my mask, I just replied....

"My body, my choice" and walked away.

I used to say something longer about choosing to wear my mask because I am an intelligent compassionate human being or something, but I don't bother with more than five syllables now. I'd reduce it to two, but all I can come up with that makes the same point is "F*** off."

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #150)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:45 PM

180. "drop dead" also works.

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Response to niyad (Reply #180)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:04 AM

211. Ooo, good point!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:17 PM

156. Florida Womam for short

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Response to lame54 (Reply #156)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:46 PM

181. She is worse than Florida woman.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:30 PM

158. Good one, niyad! I have my

response ready too.. if anyone tells me anything about me wearing a mask.

"My business".

I got on the bus yesterday and some were wearing masks and some weren't. I sure as hell am going to continue to wear a mask on the petri dish of a bus.

💙💛

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Response to Cha (Reply #158)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:51 PM

187. Thank you. You are correct about public transit being petri dishes. I prefer

not to risk going maskless.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:30 PM

159. I would say: Because freedom......

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #159)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:53 PM

188. But freedom is only for them!

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Response to niyad (Reply #188)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:52 PM

207. Correction. They have FREEDUMB....

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #207)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:57 PM

208. You are quite correct.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 04:34 PM

160. Did someone say that to you?

No one has said anything to me throughout but when I wore goggles as well, some stares and laughs. Including a handyman making fun of me, it was the last time they were hired for anything. Great response !

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #160)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:55 PM

189. This particular person has been a pain for years.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 05:20 PM

162. "Go fuck yourself" is my go to. Followed by "Do we need law enforcement now?" (with phone out)

Tired of these assholes. No fucks left to give,

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #162)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:56 PM

190. I will remember about the cell phone.

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Response to niyad (Reply #190)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 02:51 PM

212. Recording either voice or visual is always a good idea. I don't do it but I should.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 05:37 PM

163. I think you need to really disinfect those claws, niyad. Great response,

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Response to TexLaProgressive (Reply #163)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:58 PM

191. Thank you. I did, in fact, disinfect them. One must be careful!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 05:52 PM

164. You are kinder and more adult than I...

My retort would have been far more monosyllabic..."F_ _ _ YOU! FREEDOM!"

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Response to Moostache (Reply #164)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:00 PM

192. She happened to catch me on a good day.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 06:49 PM

167. mandates

My ideal line to them:

"If a Democrat federal judge ends the mandate on 'wearing pants', does that mean that strangers should come up to you the next day insisting that you have to remove your pants because wearing them is no longer mandated?"

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Response to Slammer (Reply #167)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:03 PM

194. I like that.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 06:59 PM

168. i had a quiet discussion on this with one of our more smart neighbors .

he wasnt being mean or any thing like that and out of my mouth came " my body " my choice ." he said you are being careful arnt u and i said yes .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #168)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:04 PM

195. good one!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #178)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:46 PM

182. Are you OK?

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #182)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:02 PM

193. aw geez, what did I miss?

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Response to niyad (Reply #193)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:06 PM

197. 1st post of a troll...

Anti-masker.

They hit the rolling on floor laughing smilie several billion times.

Called DUers "constipated".

Followed by lots of words that I didn't read.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #197)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:14 PM

198. ah, thank you. shame I missed it, could have used the laugh.

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Response to niyad (Reply #198)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:17 PM

201. Also, several hundred million group hug smilies.

Looked like their finger went into a spasm while hitting the smilie buttons.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #197)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:33 PM

204. like blah blah blah bla? what a yutuz love your screen nick

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Response to Post removed (Reply #178)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:46 PM

183. Lotsa work ya did there.

Especially considering you wonít even be here next time I log on!






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Response to Post removed (Reply #178)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:48 PM

185. Waiting for the pizza to arrive?

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #185)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:15 PM

199. I hate missing pizza delivery.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #178)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 09:50 PM

186. Tip: Never blow your wad on your first post.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #186)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:16 PM

200. True. Should at least wait til the second one.

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Response to niyad (Reply #200)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:18 PM

202. Premature trollaculation.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #202)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 10:26 PM

203. Snicker.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2022, 11:20 PM

209. If someone asks a dumb question - pretend you didn't hear and make them repeat it

Often they will be embarrassed to have to repeat it. Also, you donít have to take the bait and react to them at all. Being ignored can confuse them. Often itís people with personality disorders and anger issues who want to start something. Luckily, I live near a very small town where most people know each other. Itís kind of live and let live. You can also throw their questions back at them. A very critical of everyone neighbor confronted me - she told me she thought I didnít like her. I say back - I think itís you who donít like me. Then she looked blank and changed the subject.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #209)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:57 AM

210. As I have indicated, she is a regular annoyance, and periodically gets

slapped down by me, not just over this.

But I do like your suggestions.

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