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Thu Nov 3, 2022, 09:28 AM

Another positive sign in Maine

I have a friend, a retired guy, a diehard Republican, who was a sensible conservative until he lost his mind to Fox and the cult of the orange goon; he fell for the really crazy conspiracy stuff, hated Fauci, became an anti-masking antivaxxer even after nearly dying of covid. It was difficult and dispiriting sometimes, but I kept the lines of communication open, cause heís been such a decent man for so long. We donít talk politics much anymore, though I have called out the BS as I can, so I have no explanation for this.

In this very red corner of this western Maine county, he has a lawn sign for Jared Golden, the Democratic congressperson.

I nearly went off the road when I saw it, and had to take a picture to share with incredulous friends.

If he has turned back to the light, thereís hope for us all.

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Reply Another positive sign in Maine (Original post)
Easterncedar Nov 3 OP
RKP5637 Nov 3 #1
Indykatie Nov 3 #3
RKP5637 Nov 3 #7
intheflow Nov 3 #27
FakeNoose Nov 3 #29
intheflow Nov 3 #30
Martin68 Nov 3 #33
SouthernDem4ever Nov 4 #34
Zambero Nov 3 #2
Easterncedar Nov 3 #4
Indykatie Nov 3 #5
Zambero Nov 3 #10
lindysalsagal Nov 3 #8
RKP5637 Nov 3 #9
Zambero Nov 3 #11
RKP5637 Nov 3 #20
RockCreek Nov 4 #35
mountain grammy Nov 3 #26
salin Nov 3 #31
Botany Nov 3 #6
Traildogbob Nov 3 #14
Easterncedar Nov 3 #18
Botany Nov 3 #21
Easterncedar Nov 3 #23
Botany Nov 3 #24
roamer65 Nov 3 #32
Traildogbob Nov 3 #12
Easterncedar Nov 3 #16
Samrob Nov 3 #13
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 3 #15
Easterncedar Nov 3 #17
Wednesdays Nov 3 #19
OMGWTF Nov 3 #22
Joinfortmill Nov 3 #25
twodogsbarking Nov 3 #28

Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 09:38 AM

1. Fox News is everywhere, hard to not see it. It's a damn shame when

under the guise of free speech Rupert Murdoch can try to take America down while lining his pockets with gold.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:00 AM

3. IMO Fox "News" is Responsible for Much of the Radicalization Among the Military

It should be banned from all American military facilities. I have walked out of 2 companies, one where I was prepared to spend big bucks for car repairs because they had Fox blaring in their office waiting area.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:12 AM

7. It's incredible, it blares all over the place spewing lies and distortions, and it is taking America

down. It's truly a sinister outfit with only profits in mind. They could care less about the people, the country or its future. Fox News is really the equivalent of Hitler's Joseph Goebbels, chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, and then Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler 's closest and most devoted acolytes, known for his skills in public speaking and his deeply virulent antisemitism, which was evident in his publicly voiced views. He advocated progressively harsher discrimination, including the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:43 AM

27. I've started to leave negative Yelp reviews when I find a company playing FOX.

I don't want to support MAGA-lovers, and if that means I have to find another mechanic/pizza shop/eye doctor, so be it. And I'll make sure everyone else knows what they're in for if they go there.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:51 AM

29. That might actually make a difference because they hate getting downvoted on Yelp

You'd need to post the reason why you're downvoting - because of Faux Noise and not for anything else. I'll bet the owners will get that message too.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:52 AM

30. Oh yeah, I spell it out.

If for no other reason than the owners should know how badly they suck at being human.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 09:48 PM

33. Absolutely. And Fox knows how to accuse Democrats of being anti-military, anti-family,

anti-American, etc, which hits deep with military folk. Rush Limbaugh had a very high profile on Armed forces Radio, and that made deep inroads with the military overseas. The news they receive about "back home" is heavily filtered through right wing propaganda sources. Fox preys on their anxiety about support of the military, and their anxiety about the erosion of American values. They don't suspect that Fox is the primary source of attacks on American morality and values. I think Trump turned that around somewhat with his direct attacks on the military and intelligence services.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:59 AM

34. Military radio blasted mush limbutt for decades

and soaked all the shit into the heads of the soldiers. It's hard to undo brainwashing from a guy who hated women because most of them rejected his pimply butt and spent his life on a revenge grudge lying for the repuke party to feed his own ego. Thanks military for exposing everyone to that.

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 09:48 AM

2. The Boise ID school board election recently rejected every RWNJ on the ballot

to the point of having an 18-year old high school senior handily defeat the one incumbent who refused to disavow extremist group support. All other incumbents easily won re-election over far-right candidates. Voter turnout was nearly triple over the previous school board election.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:01 AM

4. Oh, I love that!

What great news! Congrats to the young man who took on the job.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:01 AM

5. Wow - This is Certainly Impressive Coming Out of Idaho n/t

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:15 AM

10. Boise is not hard right as is most of Idaho

However, Ada County where Boise is located went 50-46 for Trump in the 2020 election. Whenever a purple-red electorate rejects extremism these days, it's a very good sign. And the people who realized what was at stake were the ones who were the most motivated to vote and did so.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:12 AM

8. Wish I could say that about my school board. Majority wingers.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:13 AM

9. This is wonderful to hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:19 AM

11. A bit more info on this election, and the student who knocked off the whack job

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:48 AM

20. Thanks! n/t

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 07:34 AM

35. Excellent article

Thank you for the link

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:09 AM

26. Thank you for sharing this good news.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:41 PM

31. My youngest nephew went to college in Wyoming

His traditional repub parents laughed that he was the most conservative of their kids. (All millenials, the others vary from moderate left to further left.)

He went to med school in Boise (entering class of the new DO med school).

At Christmas I asked him how he was doing (in his last year of rotations in Idaho during an extended period of medical emergency where no hospitals could take patients from other facilities due to over full ERs). In the discussion, he referred to Boise as a blue bubble - in a tone of appreciation for being buffered from the worst of the aggressive covid denying protesters (dec 2021).

He has gotten more moderate as he went through med school during covid - even in a red state. Your description of the school board results matches what he described a year ago. That leaves me (in another red state) with at least a little bit of hopefulness for the future.

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:08 AM

6. And don't forget 3 Congressional races went blue after the SCOTUS struck down Roe.

Kansas, Alaska, and NY.

Election Day '22 Falls on a Red Beaver Moon Day

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:23 AM

14. They will

Believe God is sending Red as a message. The Red Mirage. They will see the craters align as spelling out MAGA, centered in the red background. Just wait and see how Q spins this phenom.
The Sunday Sermons will be all over this.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:36 AM

18. Love that

The Kansas referendum was such a boost. And Lulaís victory such a relief.

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Response to Easterncedar (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:50 AM

21. thanx for the correction it was referndum not a congression election; it all runs together sometimes

botany =

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Response to Botany (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:58 AM

23. All three votes were heartening

I know how the news runs together, I wasnít thinking I was correcting anything. But that Kansas, especially, held the line on abortion rights was fantastic, wasnít it?

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Response to Easterncedar (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:02 AM

24. What is good is that it was a state wide vote in a very red state and it shows the Roevember is real

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 09:29 PM

32. Nice beaver!

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:19 AM

12. Thanks for this

I have seen and read way too much republicans are gonna slaughter us today.
My Republican brother, not a loony just a good church respecting Christian, texted me last night, ďhelp me make a choice. I Do not support abortion, but I believe itís the womens choice not government.Ē (He doesnít know he is Dem) he gave me a list of candidates in his district in NC. One candidate he said he could vote for, She is a strong democrat, with faith, and stands for everything we care for. All the ones he was looking towards were the same.
He voted for trump in 2016, now hates him. Got sold on all the Hillary trashing. He is a Navy Vet like me, on SS and Medicare.
SOME republicans are not hate filled gun humping cultist.
I said look, (like Joe does) you do not have to go full Dem forever, but you guys need to clean out the trash, make a statement that you are done with hate, lies and corruption. Push for sensible humane candidates in the future. Do what the Jesus YOU follow would do, not the the Jesus that hates and kills and lies and worships the cash.
I hope there are millions of repubs like him, but a know way too many that are just like what they look to be right now.
I am very worried whatís coming.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:26 AM

16. This amplifies the hope

Sometimes it helps strengthen the cause to hear good news. Thanks!

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:21 AM

13. I live by hope. And i remember the "audacity of hope." nt

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:23 AM

15. I've noticed a lot less signs for Paul LePage here in Central Maine, this election cycle.

It's pretty much a given that this area is Republican country...but maybe there are fewer Republicans that really want this crank back as Governor.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:34 AM

17. Please o please

I worked in the State House through that trollís tenure. So much ugly, uncivil behavior.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:40 AM

19. I noticed that in the red areas around me

Repug enthusiasm is way down, as is the number of signs supporting Repugs.

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:51 AM

22. My former BFF of 36 years dumped me two years ago because I'm not a MAGAt.

She knows I'm a progressive Democrat and it's never been a problem until Traitor Tot. She unfriended me from Facebook, so my husband goes to her page occasionally. He said she's worse than ever. It's okay, I prefer my friends who aren't in a fascist cult.

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:08 AM

25. Amen

Maybe it was the brutal hammer attack on Mr. Pelosi.

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Response to Easterncedar (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 11:47 AM

28. Even The Villages have some Dems.

Some even in centra pennsavaynia.

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