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  •  It's not the 'talk' that has me scared; it's the (0+ / 0-)

    high percentage of one party's voters that has me worried.

    During one of our weekly anti-war vigils in Mar VistaPalms back in 2006, we had a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag and full of white teen-age lumpenproletariat deliberately take a corner to fast going up onto the curb and nearly hitting one of our 'old' vigilers (a lady well into her 80s) before barelling away in a cloud of smoke and loud screech of tires. The LAPD were called and said they could do nothing, other than send a patrol car by every so often, since we didn't ge the license plate.

    So I'm not going to dismiss it as mere 'talk'. There is a sub-secction of this population who now appear prepared to use violence to advance their political aims. And these poll results confirm my own experiences.

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