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2012-11-13 02:23:57 PM  
"It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group. "I kept thinking I was surrounded by people who are destroying freedom,"says Carender. "It's starting to make me angry, not wanting to be around these people."

Hope she doesn't have a concealed-carry permit.
 
2012-11-13 02:26:23 PM  
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2012-11-13 02:26:27 PM  
You know, life is awfully wet here under the sea. I'm really getting tired of everything around me destroying dryness.
 
2012-11-13 02:27:05 PM  
And he wants to run away to San Antonio ... a fairly liberal part of Texas
 
2012-11-13 02:29:21 PM  
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2012-11-13 02:41:19 PM  
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2012-11-13 02:44:53 PM  
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2012-11-13 02:57:20 PM  
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2012-11-13 02:58:51 PM  
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2012-11-13 03:54:43 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group. "I kept thinking I was surrounded by people who are destroying freedom,"says Carender. "It's starting to make me angry, not wanting to be around these people."

Hope she doesn't have a concealed-carry permit.


Then you get gems like this.

"Moon is on an Internet discussion thread of about 10 people. An "acquaintance," he says, "started calling me a loser. I told him, 'I don't know where your anger is coming from. I pray for you.' "

"Carender says, "Californians. They moved up here after things got crappy in California. It's like a virus."

These freaks really just do not understand the world around them.
 
2012-11-13 04:17:16 PM  
It's dark and smells funny

/and the echo is terrible
//terrible
///terrible
 
2012-11-13 04:32:32 PM  
As a freedom-destroying Seattlite, I say to the whiny biatch who goes to Trader Joes right next to UW and complains about all the libs...

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Texas is that way =>
 
2012-11-13 04:39:07 PM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: And he wants to run away to San Antonio ... a fairly liberal part of Texas


They would probably do what a lot of West coast blue state right-wingers do and move to one of the adjacent counties like Comal or Guadalupe.
 
2012-11-13 04:58:40 PM  
I am the supposed "angry" person from the article that supposedly called Greg Moon a "loser".

No kidding.

Except I feel sorry for him, not angry at him, and I called him a liar (repeatedly, and I was not shy about it), not a loser.

Here's a fun example about how Greg operates. He tells our debate club that he is going door to door (up to 300 doors a day) for a non-partisan group to educate people about voting. So I start asking questions. What I come to find out is that the organization is exclusive to property tax payers and business owners. OK, so economically segregated. Pointing this out doesn't faze him. So I google the organization. Turns out they have a history of passing out flyers where the democrat's positions are misstated. How convenient and how easy to avoid if you are trying at all. Greg is unfazed by this as well. I ask him if he has fact checked the pamphlet is passing out. He says he hasn't but he trusts the people they get their info from. I ask who that is. It turns out all the information comes from a conservative think tank. I ask to fact check the pamphlet. He is unable to produce it because it isn't available digitally and he doesn't have time to scan it.

Me: "So, Greg, you're telling me you've passed out thousands of flyers that you haven't fact checked, did so under the guise of being with a non-partisan group even though the information in the flyers comes from a conservative think tank, and the group you're with has a history of misstating the positions of democrats in convenient ways, and you can't produce this pamphlet so the group can look at it? Seriously? Don't you find that to be incredibly careless and perhaps even flat out dishonest?"

Greg: *poof* he vanishes from the thread. And stays vanished (except to post about new topics). Like he and the other tea partiers we debate with always do when you pin them down on the facts. Apparently pointing out someone is lying (I acknowledged that I don't think the poor guy does it on purpose) is a mean and angry thing to do.

All told however, Greg Moon is a really nice guy. That's what's so tragic. I don't think he lies on purpose. Seriously, the guy tries to be a good person he's just bad at digesting political information. And/or he suffers from this. I think it's obvious the woman in the article does.
 
2012-11-13 05:06:04 PM  
If there are such creatures in Seattle, leave it to the Times - one of Michele Malkin's former employers - to find them.
 
2012-11-13 05:06:37 PM  
She says she's seriously thinking about moving after her husband, Conor McNassar, a University of Washington math and physics major, is done with school.

PUBLIC SCHOOL, FAFSA, and TRADER FARKING JOES.........Tea Bag Hipocricy
 
2012-11-13 05:08:09 PM  

GleeUnit: Texas is that way =>


Don't make me punch you in the face.
 
2012-11-13 05:09:28 PM  
"It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group.

Pro-tip for you..... you shouldn't walk into a Trader Joe's and be "shocked" that it seems like 90% of the people there "seem like liberals".
 
2012-11-13 05:09:30 PM  

Dr. Picklebacon: Seriously, the guy tries to be a good person he's just bad at digesting political information..


I think the: "He says that over the years, his politics evolved from apolitical, to liberal, to the Tea Party Patriots." was a big neon sign pointing that out.
 
2012-11-13 05:10:09 PM  
"In the old days, anybody could fly an American flag. Now it's associated with conservatives," says Moon.

No it isn't you farking tard. You just think substituting patriotic-ness for intelligence means that your opinion should be considered of equal value. The thing is we each get one vote, but that doesn't mean your dumb ass thoughts are equal to everyone else. That isn't how logic works.
 
2012-11-13 05:10:19 PM  
But sometimes he can't help say something, such as with a former co-worker who, says Young, "was talking about rich people getting away with not paying taxes and taxing the rich."

Young says he told that person: "You just bought a $700 bike. You're paying for doggie day care in downtown Seattle. Really, you're rich."

But, he decided, it was best not to go on with that discussion, lest he end up being called in by human resources.


More likely that the person said "OK, I don't mind paying more in taxes as long as it goes to people who need it. Besides, people on government assistance stimulate the economy since they have to spend every dollar to get by," and he didn't have a comeback.
 
2012-11-13 05:10:38 PM  
Jesus woman, just head over and get a few cases of 2 buck chucks. Taste the freedom that is Trader Joe's.
 
2012-11-13 05:10:58 PM  
FTA Oh, the loneliness of being a Seattle Tea Party Patriot, especially after this last election.... 

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2012-11-13 05:11:46 PM  
"In the old days, anybody could fly an American flag. Now it's associated with conservatives," says Moon.

You're thinking of the Confederate flag.
 
2012-11-13 05:12:14 PM  
Fuk you Blethen
 
2012-11-13 05:12:57 PM  

Dr. Picklebacon: I am the supposed "angry" person from the article that supposedly called Greg Moon a "loser".


Excellent CSB. That's why I love Fark.
 
2012-11-13 05:13:02 PM  
"It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group. Carender's glaring took place at the Trader Joe's in the University District, a neighborhood that, for sure, is a bastion of libs. "I kept thinking I was surrounded by people who are destroying freedom,"says Carender. "It's starting to make me angry, not wanting to be around these people."

In other news, there was a shootout between SWAT team members and an unknown assailant at Trader Joe's. The assailant has not been named, but it is reported that people heard the person screaming "LIBS LIBS LIBS LIBS" until she was silenced by police gunfire. Thankfully, there were no other casualties aside from several organic chickens and packages of asparagus that fell victim to stray bullets.
 
2012-11-13 05:13:26 PM  

Citrate1007: "In the old days, anybody could fly an American flag. Now it's associated with conservatives," says Moon.

No it isn't you farking tard. You just think substituting patriotic-ness for intelligence means that your opinion should be considered of equal value. The thing is we each get one vote, but that doesn't mean your dumb ass thoughts are equal to everyone else. That isn't how logic works.


Hell, I'm pretty liberal, and I have an american flag. I also have a "support our troops" yellow ribbon car magnet on my car. These aren't things reserved for conservatives only.
 
2012-11-13 05:14:37 PM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: And he wants to run away to San Antonio ... a fairly liberal part of Texas


63.2% Hispanic...and we are being told by the Reich-Wing media that Hispanics are terrible for America, what with their voting Dem and all.
 
2012-11-13 05:15:04 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group.


I think I've identified the source of the problem.
 
2012-11-13 05:16:59 PM  
Moon is on an Internet discussion thread of about 10 people. An "acquaintance," he says, "started calling me a loser. I told him, 'I don't know where your anger is coming from. I pray for you.' "

Maybe it's because you're a condescending douchebag.
 
2012-11-13 05:17:30 PM  

Dr. Picklebacon: I am the supposed "angry" person from the article that supposedly called Greg Moon a "loser".

No kidding.

Except I feel sorry for him, not angry at him, and I called him a liar (repeatedly, and I was not shy about it), not a loser.

Here's a fun example about how Greg operates. He tells our debate club that he is going door to door (up to 300 doors a day) for a non-partisan group to educate people about voting. So I start asking questions. What I come to find out is that the organization is exclusive to property tax payers and business owners. OK, so economically segregated. Pointing this out doesn't faze him. So I google the organization. Turns out they have a history of passing out flyers where the democrat's positions are misstated. How convenient and how easy to avoid if you are trying at all. Greg is unfazed by this as well. I ask him if he has fact checked the pamphlet is passing out. He says he hasn't but he trusts the people they get their info from. I ask who that is. It turns out all the information comes from a conservative think tank. I ask to fact check the pamphlet. He is unable to produce it because it isn't available digitally and he doesn't have time to scan it.

Me: "So, Greg, you're telling me you've passed out thousands of flyers that you haven't fact checked, did so under the guise of being with a non-partisan group even though the information in the flyers comes from a conservative think tank, and the group you're with has a history of misstating the positions of democrats in convenient ways, and you can't produce this pamphlet so the group can look at it? Seriously? Don't you find that to be incredibly careless and perhaps even flat out dishonest?"

Greg: *poof* he vanishes from the thread. And stays vanished (except to post about new topics). Like he and the other tea partiers we debate with always do when you pin them down on the facts. Apparently pointing out someone is lying (I acknowledged that I don't think the poor guy does it on purpose) is a mean and angry thing to do.

All told however, Greg Moon is a really nice guy. That's what's so tragic. I don't think he lies on purpose. Seriously, the guy tries to be a good person he's just bad at digesting political information. And/or he suffers from this. I think it's obvious the woman in the article does.


Did he really say he's going to pray for you?
 
2012-11-13 05:17:50 PM  
"I love the beach, and the mountains. It's a great place to live," says Moon.

You're getting free enjoyment from those mountains without paying for it? I hope you know that you're a stupid welfare cheat moocher.
 
2012-11-13 05:18:51 PM  

zerkalo: Fuk you Blethen


QFT.
 
2012-11-13 05:19:25 PM  
He says conservatives in Seattle have to be a little stealthy. He believes he has "a secret conservative neighbor" because the man has a U.S. flag on his porch.

"In the old days, anybody could fly an American flag. Now it's associated with conservatives," says Moon.


Jok'es on him. It's probably my flag.
 
2012-11-13 05:19:32 PM  

theorellior: BarkingUnicorn: "It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group.

I think I've identified the source of the problem.


I totally want to see this woman rage quit the grocery store.
 
2012-11-13 05:19:44 PM  
More teabaggers that have bought so hard into the propaganda that they are making themselves miserable. All these teabaggers should get together and do a class action lawsuit against the fox news and all the right wing blogs for constantly lying to them and making them believe things that lower their quality of life.
 
2012-11-13 05:19:46 PM  

theorellior: BarkingUnicorn: "It's getting harder and harder for me. I was at Trader Joe's, and I was glaring at everyone around me," says Keli Carender, 33, co-organizer of the local group.

I think I've identified the source of the problem.


You mean acting like a douchebag gets you treated like one? Imagine.
 
2012-11-13 05:20:03 PM  
er. Joke's
 
2012-11-13 05:20:38 PM  
These days, the group has about 925 on its email list, and maybe 18 people show up at monthly meet-ups.

Sounds about as much fun as a Cameron Birthday Party.
 
2012-11-13 05:21:39 PM  
The best part of the UW Trader's Joes? Being there when the hot yoga studio next door lets out
 
2012-11-13 05:22:19 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:23:52 PM  
Fortunately, the Seattle Tea Partiers are working hard to improve their image. Their outreach program includes yelling, threatening glances, thousand-yard stares, and muttering under their breath about liberals destroying America.
 
2012-11-13 05:23:57 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:24:23 PM  

sammyk: These freaks really just do not understand the world around them themselves.


More frightening is how effectively they're being manipulated.
 
2012-11-13 05:24:40 PM  
Moon says he voted for Democrats Michael Dukakis in 1988, Bill Clinton in 1992.

By 1996 he was voting for independent Ross Perot, and on Feb. 16, 2009, he attended that seminal tea-party protest at Westlake Park organized by Carender.


Narrowing down the exact moment he lost his farking mind.
 
2012-11-13 05:26:14 PM  

GleeUnit: As a freedom-destroying Seattlite, I say to the whiny biatch who goes to Trader Joes right next to UW and complains about all the libs...

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Texas is that way =>


We're finally getting Trader Joe's in Texas....w00t!!!!!!


FTA...Young says he told that person: "You just bought a $700 bike. You're paying for doggie day care in downtown Seattle. Really, you're rich."

700 bucks for a bike ain't nuthin'.
 
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