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2020-10-18 10:55:59 AM  
Truly the work of a higher-order primate.
 
2020-10-18 10:59:09 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: [Almost Cut My Hair]


Amen brother. Listening to that made my Sunday righteous
/I keep my freak flag in a lead lined safe guarded by vampire otters
 
2020-10-18 10:59:54 AM  

phalamir: Snatch Bandergrip: Your neighbors would put you on trains to concentration camps and they wouldn't hesitate.

The words you are looking for are "cotton fields", and these are people who are quite explicit that said acts are the sum total of their culture and heritage.  This woman is either a lying Klannie or so farkwit dumb she has to have "Breathe In, Breathe Out" tattooed on the inside of her eyelids not to asphyxiate while sleeping.


If you're in a band, in a college bar, anywhere in the SEC, and you think you're losing the crowd, play this. Trust me. G-C-D
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cotton Fields
Youtube C4zPEmRufMU
 
2020-10-18 11:02:46 AM  
There's a neighbor in my neighborhood who is so upset by my Biden/Harris and Intersectional Gay Pride flag that they've made two fraudulent claims to different government agencies about me in the past month. First was a call to CYS claiming I was letting my six year old son run around naked outside 🙄 and that I was endangering him by smoking my MEDICAL marijuana OUTSIDE; I guess they'd have preferred I clam baked him INSIDE the house.

Second was a BS claim that my chicken coop, which is at least 10-15' from the borders of anyone else's property and most certainly does NOT smell bad because I clean it regularly and care for my animals, and got us a visit from code enforcement. I have to let them back next week to inspect my shed.

My mom told me to take the signs down, because "no one has ever started riots over a Trump sign but the same can't be said of your Black Lives Matter sign." (*que disgusted face on her)

I'm at the point where I'm scared because some creep asshole in obviously just watching what we do but I'll be damned if I'm taking down my signs. I have to drive by every farking house with a Trump banner across their porch; they're not robbing me of MY right to free speech and I'll stand tall against these pathetic assaults on my freedom.

It will all be worth it if we vote this motherfarker out on November 3rd.
 
2020-10-18 11:04:26 AM  

berylman: Exile On Beale Street: [Almost Cut My Hair]

Amen brother. Listening to that made my Sunday righteous
/I keep my freak flag in a lead lined safe guarded by vampire otters


https://youtu.be/mDKGgkajDqg
Here ya go. Let your freak flag fly.
 
2020-10-18 11:08:31 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Tor_Eckman: I smile when I see a Biden sign here in my sleepy little town in Florida. It's either courage or, well, you know.  Either way, I don't know what the point is. What does putting a sign on your lawn accomplish?  Seems to just be asking for trouble.

We all know that a yard sign will flip the undecided voters.


... and it might flip out some of the decided ones ...
 
2020-10-18 11:10:44 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

I'm not scared, son. I'm old and wise and well armed. It's a survival technique for me & mine. We're on the same side. Painting a crosshair on yourself isn't brave. It's dumb. I'm more of an undercover saboteur type guy that can blend in. A spy, if you will. Are spies cool this week?

I have a visceral reaction to someone that claims cutting their hair was somehow an act of bravery, and that being able to pass for a deplorable is somehow a admirable trait.

/longhair
//doesn't play well in corporate settings
///three

I think we're more alike than you think. I grew my hair out and played in rock & roll bands and all the debauchery that ensued, but then I had to face reality and grow up, get a real job, get married, face reality. I think a lot of grown ass responsible Farkers will agree with me.
[YouTube video: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Almost Cut My Hair Live 1974]


Up to a point, we certainly are. I even cut my hair at one point at the urging of a fiancée that didn't want my long hair in the pictures. One ex-wife and a lot of experience later, my locks are back and fabulous, and I make a good living playing music (barring this pandemic). I remember how trapped I felt, and I know how much happier my life is now. I feel bad that I bought into the "face the reality and grow up" mentality for as long as I did, seeing as I'm infinitely happier and making more money working fewer hours.

It would be a soulless existence for me to go back to that clean-cut fake af world again.
 
2020-10-18 11:35:22 AM  

IlGreven: Tomorrow's headline:  Neighbor charged in political defacing.


Or neighbors ring door bell shows she did it herself, seems to be how a lot of these things have gone
 
2020-10-18 11:54:50 AM  
They even used orange paint. I can't wait wait until election night when they will be drinking salty tears.
 
2020-10-18 12:14:13 PM  

KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.


Depending on your job, expressing your opinions in public can get you fired. Welcome to America 2020.
 
2020-10-18 12:19:19 PM  

Ishkur: feckingmorons: I didn't know you could remove it once it had been painted on. I guess that is why he owns a body shop and I don't.

I'm guessing some turpentine solvent that is safe for cars. Whatever that is.


Probably hair spray. No, seriously, the propellant in that takes off even sharpie. The trick only works on smooth finished surfaces, though. Thus why it does NOT work on concrete or natural wood.
 
2020-10-18 12:59:19 PM  

feckingmorons: It was very kind of the body shop owner to fix her car for free.

I didn't know you could remove it once it had been painted on. I guess that is why he owns a body shop and I don't.

Oh, the people who did it are scumbags.


Acetone will take off spray paint without damaging most modern clear coats. Use sparingly. Test a patch first.
 
2020-10-18 1:01:49 PM  
Yeah. I lived in Morgan County Alabama.

Those people are farking evil. Super-racist, super-conservative. But they hide it until they know you. Then...BAM. True colors come out.

Evil freaking place.
 
2020-10-18 1:07:29 PM  

FarkQued: Fringe rednecker here... Its really bad when people destroy or deface other people's property due to political differences...

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property damage from riots against extrajudicial murders of black people  property damage from being angry at a neighbour for not being as racist as you
 
2020-10-18 1:39:06 PM  
"I didn't ask and he didn't say," she said, "but I have a feeling he may be a Republican and is ashamed of what somebody did."

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2020-10-18 1:45:45 PM  

Jaws_Victim: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

Depending on your job, expressing your opinions in public can get you fired. Welcome to America 2020.


Keeping your opinions close to your vest != changing your appearance to fit some perceived norm.
 
2020-10-18 1:55:33 PM  

KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

I'm not scared, son. I'm old and wise and well armed. It's a survival technique for me & mine. We're on the same side. Painting a crosshair on yourself isn't brave. It's dumb. I'm more of an undercover saboteur type guy that can blend in. A spy, if you will. Are spies cool this week?

I have a visceral reaction to someone that claims cutting their hair was somehow an act of bravery, and that being able to pass for a deplorable is somehow a admirable trait.

/longhair
//doesn't play well in corporate settings
///three


your longhair corporate, clearly still employed, "bravery" shines like a lighthouse to every single gay or trans person who dared not ever have the hair, or clothes, or mannerisms, or jewelry, or tattoos, or makeup their heart desired, or pictures of their partner on their desk, or talk about their worldview at work for fear of being fired (or worse) in earlier times.

way, WAY back in the long-long-ago of earlier this year.

that's right, america hadn't officially decided that being gay, trans, or gender-nonconforming was a federally protected employment class until june of 2020

and "heaven" forbid you'd been been born with a skin tone or gender you couldn't choose to "pass" with and got fired, raped, murdered, or driven out of town.

or what if you had to hide the fact that you weren't "church goin' folk" -at the right church, of course- to prevent harassment and a "hostile" workplace -or neighborhood- protected class or no? and you couldn't "quit and just move away" because of economic, family, or health reasons?

yes, your corporate longhair is surely a mark that you are the bravest mofo who ever dared hold a job!

or, you know, massively ignorant of your privilege. and all about big, bold, bragging of this on the anonymous internet.....
 
2020-10-18 2:01:06 PM  

TheGreenMonkey: Zombies ate my neighbors: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

This - This right here is a life I lived for 30+ years. I worked at a coal company and in big oil. It is literally a requirement to get ahead. I've spent my entire life blending in, an extremely liberal atheist putting up with evangelical republicans all around me before I finally, FINALLY moved. I have no explanation for why i didn't move when I turned 18 other than comfort and familiarity. I think you would find that many, many people hate their lives and play this blend-in game and never become their true selves. And this is just religion and politics - I cannot imagine what someone Gay or Trans feels which, to be blunt, is a feeling of empathy that most republican evangelicals I've met are absolutely unable to grasp.

When I was in my pre-teen's... 4th/5th grade in the early 90's, I discovered a punk section at a local owned music shop and I saw this album and it's the first one I ever remember buying with my own money. I remember because I rode my bike back to the store to get it because I didn't want my mom to see it. At that age I had experienced some pretty horrific treatment in southern baptist ...


They played a bunch off of it @ the punk rock nationals in 2014 - Offspring played the entire Smash album since it was the 20 year anniversary. GREAT show. I had tickets to see them this year, which sadly means it didn't happen.
 
2020-10-18 2:29:17 PM  

luna1580: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

I'm not scared, son. I'm old and wise and well armed. It's a survival technique for me & mine. We're on the same side. Painting a crosshair on yourself isn't brave. It's dumb. I'm more of an undercover saboteur type guy that can blend in. A spy, if you will. Are spies cool this week?

I have a visceral reaction to someone that claims cutting their hair was somehow an act of bravery, and that being able to pass for a deplorable is somehow a admirable trait.

/longhair
//doesn't play well in corporate settings
///three

your longhair corporate, clearly still employed, "bravery" shines like a lighthouse to every single gay or trans person who dared not ever have the hair, or clothes, or mannerisms, or jewelry, or tattoos, or makeup their heart desired, or pictures of their partner on their desk, or talk about their worldview at work for fear of being fired (or worse) in earlier times.

way, WAY back in the long-long-ago of earlier this year.

that's right, america hadn't officially decided that being gay, trans, or gender-nonconforming was a federally protected employment class until june of 2020

and "heaven" forbid you'd been been born with a skin tone or gender you couldn't choose to "pass" with and got fired, raped, murdered, or driven out of town.

or what if you had to hide the fact that you weren't "church goin' folk" -at the right church, of course- to prevent harassment and a "hostile" workplace -or neighborhood- protected class or no? and you couldn't "quit and just move away" because of economic, family, or health reasons?

yes, your corporate longhair is surely a mark that you are the bravest mofo who ever dared hold a job!

or, you know, massively ignorant of your privilege. and all about big, bold, bragging of this on the anonymous internet.....


I appreciate your passion, and I'm quite aware of my privilege as a generic, middle-aged white guy. I watch other people of my demographic conform to to the norm for the exact reasons given by Exile, and it saddens me. The norm we are expected to fit is a part of the overall problem of a system that puts white/Christian/male/heterosexual/cisg​endered people at the top, with everyone else being a deviation.

/self-employed
//privileged to be part of a household that doesn't require my live-performance income during the pandemic
///three to get ready
 
2020-10-18 2:37:13 PM  
Someone stole our Biden/Harris lawn sign last night. And apparently all the other ones on our block.

The house down the street with the "Veterans for Trump" and "Blue Lives Matter" signs were completely untouched.

Farking Trumpers. They're all farking criminals, just like their leader.  Fark them. Just going to buy another sign and donate more to the Biden campaign.  These fascists aren't going to silence us.
 
2020-10-18 3:04:26 PM  

Mad Scientist: I don't think it's fringe rednecks- 'Trump' is spelled correctly.


to be fair, it is a little easier than drawing a swastika.
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2020-10-18 3:15:21 PM  

seapig: There's a neighbor in my neighborhood who is so upset by my Biden/Harris and Intersectional Gay Pride flag that they've made two fraudulent claims to different government agencies about me in the past month. First was a call to CYS claiming I was letting my six year old son run around naked outside 🙄 and that I was endangering him by smoking my MEDICAL marijuana OUTSIDE; I guess they'd have preferred I clam baked him INSIDE the house.

Second was a BS claim that my chicken coop, which is at least 10-15' from the borders of anyone else's property and most certainly does NOT smell bad because I clean it regularly and care for my animals, and got us a visit from code enforcement. I have to let them back next week to inspect my shed.

My mom told me to take the signs down, because "no one has ever started riots over a Trump sign but the same can't be said of your Black Lives Matter sign." (*que disgusted face on her)

I'm at the point where I'm scared because some creep asshole in obviously just watching what we do but I'll be damned if I'm taking down my signs. I have to drive by every farking house with a Trump banner across their porch; they're not robbing me of MY right to free speech and I'll stand tall against these pathetic assaults on my freedom.

It will all be worth it if we vote this motherfarker out on November 3rd.


you dont need to take the sign down.
you need to familiarize yourself with property defense laws in your state then buy a gun. possibly several.

/is he joking?
//maybe
///maybe not
 
2020-10-18 5:09:18 PM  

KingOfTown: luna1580: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: KingOfTown: Exile On Beale Street: I had a guy knock on my door for Biden. Asked if he could put a sign in my yard. I assured him that my wife and I were voting straight blue, but I didn't want to invite vandalism. My wife said "That was smart. I wouldn't have thought of that."  I prefer to fly under the radar. It's why I cut my hair short now, have no visible tattoos, (Brian Setzer Rule: No neck, no hands. Nothing a judge in court can see with long sleeves.) and don't put 420, WP, Deadhead etc...stickers on my car. When you blend in at work, they let their guard down and assume you're deplorable as well. I just smile and nod while biting my tongue in half. Someone needs to do a spoof of Undercover Boss but call it Deplorable Employees.

Imagine living your life so scared of being yourself that you pretend to be a drone to fit in. 'Murica.

I'm not scared, son. I'm old and wise and well armed. It's a survival technique for me & mine. We're on the same side. Painting a crosshair on yourself isn't brave. It's dumb. I'm more of an undercover saboteur type guy that can blend in. A spy, if you will. Are spies cool this week?

I have a visceral reaction to someone that claims cutting their hair was somehow an act of bravery, and that being able to pass for a deplorable is somehow a admirable trait.

/longhair
//doesn't play well in corporate settings
///three

your longhair corporate, clearly still employed, "bravery" shines like a lighthouse to every single gay or trans person who dared not ever have the hair, or clothes, or mannerisms, or jewelry, or tattoos, or makeup their heart desired, or pictures of their partner on their desk, or talk about their worldview at work for fear of being fired (or worse) in earlier times.

way, WAY back in the long-long-ago of earlier this year.

that's right, america hadn't officially decided that being gay, trans, or gender-nonconforming was a federally protected employment class until june ...


OK, let's not fight. thank you for not telling me to shut up and stop being a "SJW". i did not think you were that kind of person anyway.

it just really struck something with me that sometimes "blending in" is not a mark of cowardice, it's simply a matter of financial or even physical survival.

and i agree with you that those who CAN break norms SHOULD break norms -assuming that non-conforming presentation is true to their own natural state- that's how we all get them to stop being "norms" in the first place.

but none of us really have the freedom to break all socially unjust norms, unless we're truly ready to risk our lives and those of any family we support, until we get into about the middle tier of good ol' maslow's chart:

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2020-10-18 7:35:31 PM  

luna1580: OK, let's not fight.


No! This are the intarwebs! Must fight! 🤬🤬🤬

I agree with every single thing you said, and my comments were directed at exactly the people who have the privilege and desire to challenge those norms, being one of those people myself. I forced myself into that norm for about 14 years too long, and I did it because I was worried about the respect of people that didn't deserve mine in the first place - the kind that would judge you based on your hair length, for example.

As far as the comment that got me going on this rant, to hear what amounts to "conforming to peer pressure" being referred to as "being grown-up" is sickening to me. If you're doing that, you're no spy - you're a good German.
 
2020-10-18 10:39:43 PM  

KingOfTown: FarkQued: Fringe rednecker here... Its really bad when people destroy or deface other people's property due to political differences...

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The payload of WHATABOUT in that post has to be on par with a nuclear blast.


I'm not so sure it is.  Running about and smashing shait because you're mad about policy seems not entirely unlike painting someones car.  Both are destroying stuff that isn't yours.
 
2020-10-18 11:37:50 PM  

fireclown: KingOfTown: FarkQued: Fringe rednecker here... Its really bad when people destroy or deface other people's property due to political differences...

[Fark user image image 425x425]

The payload of WHATABOUT in that post has to be on par with a nuclear blast.

I'm not so sure it is.  Running about and smashing shait because you're mad about policy seems not entirely unlike painting someones car.  Both are destroying stuff that isn't yours.


Let's explore the reasons behind these two examples.

1)  A person steals and vandalizes property because they disagree with who their victim supports for president.
2)  Someone vandalizes property because of frustration over law enforcement killing unarmed black people (mainly simply for being black) with impunity.

If you can't see the difference between the two, it's because you're allowing your bias to prevent you from doing so.
 
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