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A former co-worker of mine is a “friend” on Facebook. I quote the word friend because I don’t really spend any time with the fellow, so I can’t really call him an actual friend. But he is generally a smart and friendly guy whom I respect professionally, at least.

That said, his elitist attitude towards you and I is a bit grating. See his recent post below:

Sitting in a cafe in Dublin drinking coffee from Seattle, logged onto Wifi with “seattle1” password, overhearing the locals talk about our pathetic excuse for a president and the crazy AF American obsession with guns. If [my wife] was here I’d be “home”!!!

What he doesn’t seem to understand is that this sort of high-minded attitude toward us deplorables is exactly why Trump is appealing.

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There are 24 comments.

  1. Member

    Not knowing anything else about the guy it sounds like he is making fun of Seattle attitudes. But if he is an elitist lib then he is indeed in a bubble.

    • #1
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:24 am
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  2. Thatcher

    He probably also doesn’t realize that he is sitting in a city and country whose astounding economic, political and educational achievements have been fueled by uber Trumpian corporate tax policy.

    • #2
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:28 am
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  3. Coolidge

    Spin, exactly so. Conservatives may be occasionally smug. For liberals, smugness is their default position. They think of themselves as intelllectually and morally superior to conservatives. When Hillary talked about the deplorables, by which she seemed to mean the ordinary working stiff in middle America, I knew that here was a person I would never vote for even if she ran against my idiot brother-in-law.

    We at least like America.

    Kent

    • #3
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:31 am
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  4. Coolidge
    Spin Post author

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    my idiot brother-in-law. 

    All of you should know that Kent is married to my sister.

    (no he isn’t, that was an attempt at humor)

    • #4
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:34 am
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  5. Coolidge

    Spin, that was a pity Like I just gave you.

    Kent

    • #5
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:36 am
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  6. Member

    Whenever I am in a restaurant and someone in my company starts to talk politics, I try to steer the conversation elsewhere because a diner is a captive audience and many dine out to enjoy themselves. There are times to confront people and times to set arguments aside. 

    Is every café a hippie hangout? Does a menu item signal that conservative conversation is welcome? 

    A burger joint could go either way, but barbecue is as good as a welcome mat.

    • #6
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:38 am
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  7. Member

    Well, its kind of bipartisan. After all, it’s the left that’s “obsessed” with guns. Right?

    • #7
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:41 am
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  8. Member

    Spin:

    Sitting in a cafe in Dublin drinking coffee from Seattle, logged onto Wifi with “seattle1” password, overhearing the locals talk about our pathetic excuse for a president and the crazy AF American obsession with guns. If [my wife] was here I’d be “home”!!!

    As an Air Force vet, it takes me a while to see the new slang use of AF as something other than Air Force.

    • #8
    • April 16, 2018 at 10:02 am
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  9. Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Spin:

    Sitting in a cafe in Dublin drinking coffee from Seattle, logged onto Wifi with “seattle1” password, overhearing the locals talk about our pathetic excuse for a president and the crazy AF American obsession with guns. If [my wife] was here I’d be “home”!!!

    As an Air Force vet, it takes me a while to see the new slang use of AF as something other than Air Force.

    The AF is so obsessed with guns, they put them on planes.

    • #9
    • April 16, 2018 at 11:58 am
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  10. Member

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Spin:

    Sitting in a cafe in Dublin drinking coffee from Seattle, logged onto Wifi with “seattle1” password, overhearing the locals talk about our pathetic excuse for a president and the crazy AF American obsession with guns. If [my wife] was here I’d be “home”!!!

    As an Air Force vet, it takes me a while to see the new slang use of AF as something other than Air Force.

    The AF is so obsessed with guns, they put them on planes.

    Heck, they took a gun and built a plane around it!

    • #10
    • April 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm
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  11. Coolidge

    I travel a lot and interact with people from other countries and I really don’t care what they think about our president, or about our gun culture. They don’t live here or pay our taxes or even know our history, so I don’t care.

    I remember talking to a guy in our Newcastle office, on election day during the 2004 election. He asked me if I voted that morning, I said I did and that I voted for Bush. He told me that he would have voted for Kerry and he didn’t like Bush (he used more colorful words). I said, well it doesn’t matter who you would vote for since you can’t vote here and I can.

    • #11
    • April 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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  12. Member

    The whole thing gets old after a while. I remember a pretentious, liberal twit saying he would never vote for an elitist like Bush. I just said that I could see why he wouldn’t support a rich, white, Yalie who was member of Skull & Bones. The sarcasm went right over his head. He was supporting J. Kerry. 

    • #12
    • April 16, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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  13. Member

    Spin: That said, his elitist attitude towards you and I is a bit grating.

    Consider me grammatically grated.

    • #13
    • April 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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  14. Coolidge

    What is AF American?

    • #14
    • April 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm
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  15. Coolidge
    Spin Post author

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    Spin: That said, his elitist attitude towards you and I is a bit grating.

    Consider me grammatically grated.

    Consider yourself yourself!

    • #15
    • April 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm
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  16. Coolidge

    Mate De (View Comment):
    I travel a lot and interact with people from other countries…

    …also and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve almost gotten into a fight when cornered and ‘forced’ to talk politics (in a bar or restaurant usually – go figure?) with some smartacre Euro-punk and whatnot. When they’ve got the numbers (me – an Army of one) and they start to realize that there perception of America might be 100% bassackwards, that’s when they sometimes just want to get violent. Got to love those open minded and peace loving lefties.

    • #16
    • April 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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  17. Coolidge

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    • #17
    • April 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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  18. Coolidge

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    Oh my goshness!

    • #18
    • April 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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  19. Member

    We have guns so an oppressive government doesn’t take away our rights and starve us for a long 800 years. The history of Ireland is a fantastic argument for the second amendment.

    • #19
    • April 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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  20. Coolidge
    TBA

    [Redundant] 

    • #20
    • April 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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  21. Coolidge

    ST (View Comment):

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    Oh my goshness!

    In the expression (I am just hearing this. How old is it?), is there normally a second s in as?

    • #21
    • April 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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  22. Member

    ST (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    Oh my goshness!

    In the expression (I am just hearing this. How old is it?), is there normally a second s in as?

    I think it’s a year or two old, at least when I noticed it. No second ‘s’, e.g., he’s crazy AF. 

    • #22
    • April 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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  23. Thatcher

    ST (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    Oh my goshness!

    In the expression (I am just hearing this. How old is it?), is there normally a second s in as?

    ST, when the Jarine first saw Terminal Lance posts elsewhere (about 2 years ago) this was a descriptive adverb: Oh. My.Very. Goshness. Imagine my consternation! :-)

    • #23
    • April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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  24. Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    What is AF American?

    AF = as f**k

    Oh my goshness!

    In the expression (I am just hearing this. How old is it?), is there normally a second s in as?

    I think it’s a year or two old, at least when I noticed it. No second ‘s’, e.g., he’s crazy AF.

    got it. thanks. because I spend a lot of time overseas, I have big gaps in my pop culture knowledge. e.g., remember the Wendy’s “where’s the beef” adds (early 1980s?) and then that the expression was used by all sorts of cats & dogs in every day conversations?

    I had no idea what anyone was talking about until someone explained it to me. There are many of those ‘blackout’ periods in my life.

    • #24
    • April 17, 2018 at 4:29 am
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