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I am happily retired after 35 years of Labor and Delivery nursing. My passions now are two wonderful grandchildren, quilting on my HQ 16, sewing, and going where life takes me with my husband of 28 years. I am primarily conservative with moderate views on a couple social issues.

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    Quote from herring_RN
    Let's discuss the topic and not each other.

    I agree and I am headed back to "read-only" mode.

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    Quote from StNeotser
    See my other post. Do oyou ever think that someone that was nasty to you when you came to a new country would be remembered. You've been remembered. Not for the right reasons. In the old country such an attitude could have had your head cut off. Or you wouldn't be invited to tea parties. Either or would have probably been the same result.
    You are free to interpret any way you want. Maybe you were sounding as if you were constantly complaining about this country and whenever anybody does that, it is easy to wonder why are you still here. Sounds like you wanted to not be here but had to.

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    Quote from StNeotser
    I distinctly remember you asking why I was British and why I was still in your country. I told you that it was because I had married an American Armed Forces person. That person on my divorce demanded I stay in this country because his children were American citizens. I was legally obligated to stay in the USA at that time and you were dismissing me as if I came from a mud hut and wanted to stay in your glorious country when all I wanted to was get out of it.

    As a result of that legal confrontation between my ex husband and I, I got American citizenship. I now get to vote.

    I have always found your lines of questioning unpleasant.

    I am not sure why you dislike your fellow Americans. I am your fellow American now.
    I went through a test and everything. It's not like I came shooting out of a random American womb happenstance.
    Ah, I vaguely remember bit of that. I am not one who goes back months or even years, like others here do, to check my own posts or those of others. If you find my line of questioning unpleasant, that is your right.

    I find some of yours distasteful, most of the time, but certainly not ALWAYS. So be it.

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    Quote from StNeotser
    Non answer. You actually don't get to say "what you endured and endured we did" if you odn't back it up. Actually you do. But nobody is lstening to you. By the by, I do remember you asking two times as an immigrant why I was here. I gave you an answer. Remember that? The next time you asked my why I voted for Obama. I told you I didn't and that I had voted for Jill Stein. I do at least have an answer for what I believe in.

    I don't remember asking and I no longer care....why you are here or who you voted for.

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    AndyB likes this.

    One of those people who "shut up" has felt for some time that it's just not worth trying to chew through the restraints.

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    Quote from macawake
    I wouldn't have thought that it was even possible to be this out of touch with reality. I read your post before it registered who had authored it and my brain immediately read the post as 100% sarcasm, because that's the only possible interpretation. Then 0.5 seconds later it dawned on me.. Nope, not sarcasm. Unbelievable.

    It really doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to understand that Muslim Americans likely feel quite anxious about the future and why they feel that way. How can you not see this? Where have you been for the past fifteen years?

    The minority of Muslims who are also extremist violence-loving Jihadists are likely celebrating the increased polarized us-vs-them atmosphere that Islamophobic rhetoric fosters because it facilitates the making and recruitment of a fresh crop of fanatics.

    The majority of Muslims who just like you or I simply want to live their lives in peace, be healthy and happy, love their families and have a good job to go to are probably terrified that they will be targeted, subjected to new Draconian laws, discrimination, acts of violence or loss of liberty courtesy of people who now feel that Islamophobia has been legitimized, thus feeling emboldened and empowered to act on their own fear and ignorance or hatred and xenophopia (whichever applies).

    This is a largely insulting post from you...and no surprise there.

    Were you one of those who tried to calm those of us concerned or fearful of Obama's laws and EO's after he was elected twice? Many of those fears and concerns didn't happen, in part because he couldn't rally his own party members to support them. Some of them did......

    I imagine fears and concerns this time are similar......doesn't mean they are any more concerning to those now just because it is Trump who will be in the WH.

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    Quote from StNeotser
    No need. I knew there were no riots where Tea Party members broke windows and started fires.l

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    Totally agree. It's important to stand up and up and say that we're not going to accept unacceptable things from this man. As you know, I don't condone the actions of a few ugly protestors that unfortunately are allowing the right to make a mockery of the entire protests.

    We pretty much saw this with the immediate rise of the Tea Party as soon as Obama was elected, so conservatives on their high horse making mockery of the liberal protests should remember this.

    Were there riots by Tea Party members?

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    conservativeprof and AndyB like this.

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    MassED, SC_RNDude, and AndyB like this.

    I don't believe the O'Keefe videos were debunked at all....some were found, on nebulous grounds (my opinion) to have been gotten without permission....but then that is what underground means.

    Similar to the wikileaks emails.....gotten by leaks, but no one on the D side of the aisle has denied anything that is in any of them.

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    Quote from tntrn
    You are not understanding. Right now, deportation of legal immigrants is generally used for people who've committed serious crimes. Right now there is not a huge problem.

    I do not trust your president-elect, the person you voted for, to keep it that way. He has gone on record saying only 'some' Mexicans are good people. He has gone on record saying he's fine with jailing dissidents. You cannot promise me that one day the definition of a serious crime will not be anyone who does not agree with the Dear Leader. It's fine while the criminals are 'other people' who do 'bad things' but when the definition of 'criminal' stretches to include you, it won't be so fun. And you can't promise that it won't.

    It must be thrilling to be in a little bubble where you can't fathom how the world can be unfair to others or how the government and/or justice system might not actually do right by you and yours.
    Well, human nature tells us that not all of any one group of people ARE good people...I think that would apply to Mexicans too.

    And you cannot promise that Trump will actually be able to pull off the round 'em up and ship 'em off thing......I guess he could use his pen though, because it's been warmed up and used a lot in the past four years to get around Congress.