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  •  ...I've always thought it's offensive... (10+ / 0-) name sports teams after any people.  Something that is generic, like the Warriors is OK since it doesn't specifically mean people = the US Army can be called warriors.

    On another note, I had to get some blood drawn today...fasting of course. The place opens at 6:30AM.  I got there at 6:37AM.  

    I was 6th and yet it I waited over an hour to get my blood drawn.  The local Quest Labs in Paradise isn't really keen on doing anything fast.  The three women that run the place stood around and talked among themselves while drinking coffee and eating donuts for a good 15 minutes while the place filled to capacity...oh well.

    BUT, that allowed me to get an earful of my fellow Paradisians talking (all old white people).  The local Chico morning news show was on TV.  The subject of Obama's SOTU was talked about.  

    Guess what?  The local news showed: 1) An interview with Ted Nugent, 2) Our local congresscritter Doug LaMalfa and 3) Marco Rubio.

    The people in the waiting room were vocally angry.  They HATE Obama it turns out.  Saying racial things was part of what I one a matter of fact, others were perked up by that type of talk and joined in.

    One women was going on about how Obama was going to kill medicare to take that money from white people and give to the Mexicans if he gets his immigration plan passed (wtf?)  Others nodded their heads in agreement.

    Doug LaMalfa said that all Obama's spoke about a massive increase in the size government by raising taxes on the middle class (total liar, but that's Doug).  

    Ted Nugent was going on about guns and more guns and Obama's a fascist yada, yada and that the GOP are pussies because they won't stand up to Obama and stop all his agenda.  He said all criminals should be locked up and so should mentally unstable people (hey Ted...have you looked in the mirror lately?)

    Rubio talked about why he is against gun control legislation because "only criminals will have guns because criminals don't follow the law and so laws are useless in controlling guns."

    Well, it is always interesting to live in a red place where no one is really talking about reality, whether on the TV or in the waiting room.

    It was interesting that they didn't show one clip of Obama speaking or put out any of the actual points he made...just the commentary of the three men I mentioned above.

    Did I mention these people really HATE Obama?  

    I sat there in silence (I was clearly the youngest by far at age 55 and there is no way these people would listen to sense!)  But I did an internal smile because in California white people make up 39% of the population...Hispanics make up 39% of the population.  Then there are the other races who make up the rest.  So these white crackers don't even seem to understand that by next year, they won't even be the majority race in California.

    Did I mention these people really hate Obama?

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 09:07:35 AM PST

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