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Thu Aug 31, 2017, 04:58 PM

Chased a MAGAT from the dog park today

A former history prof I talk to and this older bearded white guy were talking history and she was making comparisons between drumpf and Harding when I chimed in that at least Harding wasn't crazy. Now if a MAGAT (MAGA Trumpist) is a red hat wearer so as to be obvious I stay away from them and talking politics generally but I assumed this guy wasn't one. Wrong. He became pissed and started talking about how drumpf had fixed the economy and the VA and I started hitting him - with the facts.

Usually I don't bother since they are like paranoid schizophrenics who think the CIA is after them so does no good to use facts. But I was already in it with him and kept at it. He got up, left in a huff mumbling words and left the park. Then I sat down with the professor and she filled me in on some relevant history (apparently Aristophanes' play The Knights is applicable to today) and we had a nice long talk while the dogs played. It was a good day at the dog park.

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Reply Chased a MAGAT from the dog park today (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 OP
mopinko Aug 2017 #1
trof Aug 2017 #2
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #3
trof Aug 2017 #4
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #21
GeorgeGist Aug 2017 #5
irisblue Aug 2017 #10
Lucky Luciano Aug 2017 #12
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #17
irisblue Aug 2017 #9
haveahart Aug 2017 #6
rock Aug 2017 #7
ProudLib72 Aug 2017 #8
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #20
ProudLib72 Aug 2017 #23
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #25
ProudLib72 Aug 2017 #26
smirkymonkey Aug 2017 #11
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #19
SalviaBlue Aug 2017 #13
Owens Aug 2017 #14
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #15
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #18
chwaliszewski Aug 2017 #16
Sedona Aug 2017 #27
Lucky Luciano Aug 2017 #28
GulfCoast66 Aug 2017 #29
NurseJackie Aug 2017 #22
Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #24
MLAA Aug 2017 #30

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 05:29 PM

1. here is an irrefutable fact for anyone who thinks he has accomplished anything-

he has yet to pass a budget. nothing that he wants to do happens w/o a budget.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 05:33 PM

2. K&R for MAGATS

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Response to trof (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 05:41 PM

3. Thanks.

Maybe I should patent it and sell hats.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 05:54 PM

4. DO IT!

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Response to trof (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:13 PM

21. On second thought it might get one of the good guys killed

So maybe Lucky or someone else can.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:13 PM

5. Yes ...

I'll buy one.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:56 PM

10. I look terrible in ball caps & I'd still buy a hat.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:06 PM

17. Sorry had not seen that!

And I know not to cross Lucky Luciano or I'll be swimming in concrete shoes.

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Response to trof (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:54 PM

9. +100000

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:32 PM

6. Almost like my FB confrontation with...wait for it.. a FB friend. Facts only enrage them and they

 

end the confrontation in a huff. BUT they cannot unheard the facts once it's put to them. They can deny the facts, ignore the facts, trash the facts but they cannot unheard them. And once heard the words enter into the inner man and haunts the hell out of them. Sometimes driving them to join hooded marches and don their AK-47 or spit fire. Most of the most vocal idiots have heard some of the facts and that is what enrages them. In their rage, they think they can change the facts and when they can't, they make up shit like, Bowling Green, and Obama being President during Katrina and out golfing instead of being in LA.

Face it, they are lost and unredeemable.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:36 PM

7. MAGAT - Great achronym

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:37 PM

8. I always think "When are they going to deploy the Lysistrata strategy?"

I'm really curious now. What kind of dog did the MAGAT own?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:10 PM

20. It was a mutt - think cattle dog, a lot of those where we are in AZ

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:40 PM

23. Oh well, I had imagined a rat terrier

or some other small and annoying dog. I guess my theory about judging who is a likely MAGAT by what dogs they own is blown.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:49 PM

25. You're not necessarily wrong

The cattle dog mixes tend to be the most aggressive and controlling, so a MAGAT would like that. They also seem to favor the pit bull mixes.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:54 PM

26. Maybe it would be better to judge by the individual dog's personality

Rather than single out breeds. I have a cattle dog mix, and he is high strung but nice. He would bite the hell out of tRump (or any one of his supporters).

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:10 PM

11. Well done!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:08 PM

19. Thanks!!

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:19 PM

13. K&R

Love MAGAT ... gonna steal it😀

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:24 PM

14. Cheat sheet

We need to hand out cheat sheets- with web links) to these MAGATs when they start spewing false facts.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:44 PM

15. The Knights

From CLASSICAL LITERATURE:
The Knights” (Gr: “Hippeis”) is a comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It won first prize at the Lenaia festival when it was produced in 424 BCE.

The play is a satire on political and social life in 5th Century BCE Athens, and in particular a diatribe against the pro-war populist politician, Cleon. In the play, a sausage-seller, Agoracritus, vies with Paphlagonian (representing Cleon) for the confidence and approval of Demos (an elderly man who symbolizes the Athenian citizenry) and Agoracritus emerges triumphant from a series of contests and miraculously restores Demos to his former youth and glory...

...After a shouting match between Cleon and the sausage-seller, in which each man strives to demonstrate that he is a more shameless and unscrupulous orator than the other, the Knights proclaim the sausage-seller the winner, and Cleon storms off to denounce them all ...

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:07 PM

18. Sure sounds applicable to today. Thanks n/t

Last edited Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:41 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:51 PM

16. I upset a coworker friend of many years a couple of months ago...

who just happens to be a Trump supporter. I sent him this link and it so upset him that we haven't spoken for months. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 09:26 PM

27. OMG! THAT'S AWESOME

Thanks for sharing

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 09:45 PM

28. Very good link. nt

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 10:03 PM

29. Wow, that upset him?

The article did not take on single political position. It did not criticize anyone or any side.

It simply talked about brain science.

Sound like he is a typical person. Deep down he knows he is wrong, but he weighs that fact vs the pain it will cause him to admit the errors of his ways and just double downs on the asshole.

Have a nice evening.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:36 PM

22. This is great. I love stories like this.

What kind of dog do you have?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:46 PM

24. Thanks. Normally I avoid the MAGATS there

There's one who always wears his hat and tries to talk to me but I just walk away. Fuck him for his vote and for continuing to wear that fucking hat.
My dog is a rescue who looks most like a Flatcoat retriever but is probably a mix of lab, retriever and border collie. Just a mutt but the best dog I've ever been around - loves people, dogs, ferrets, llamas, even cats. Just a 60-pound puppy. Thanks for asking.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 10:06 PM

30. Well done!!

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