My fun day with the kalifornia anti libs"
Libs were supposed to come by my house to pick me up to go to Savannah Wildlife Refuge to see gators. Got first call around 1030, they finally got here about 1400, no big deal, I did some chores on my day off work.
We start out on our journey but have to get some starbucks coffee first, and put some water on ice. I grabbed some bug spray as it's very hot and muggy this time of year with lots of insects. I also packed the water, and we headed out in rush hour traffic to get coffee. Some starbucks coffee customers had on anti-bush type t-shirts resulting in minor ranting and opinions. I keep my mouth shut.
Eventually get to the refuge which is a basically just a scenic drive with some causeways you can walk on between the canals and marshes, most of it is underwater and is in 2 states, GA and SC, so if you are hunting you need to be mindful of what state you are in if you do not have a licence in each state. My "friend" brought this up a few days ago and they were mindboggled that "hunting was allowed" in a wildlife management area. I won't get into details here.
There were storm warnings earlier in the day and very dark clouds with lighting in the distance, it made for a nice dramatic sky. We had to stop at the restroom first, then we had to go back to find lost cigarettes. Couldn't find them, (found them later in one of the libs bras, that's where she stashes them sometimes). One lib said to the other something about the storms but the other one did not understand why we thought it might rain. I mention this because I would think a self proclaimed genious might associate dark clouds, lightening and thunder with rain.
Off we go, stopping to read the signs about controlled burns and other managment techniques. Had to hear a diatribe about how wrong every sign was, one told the other she should work in a park instead of teach history. It is summer and the grass was very high but we did see 2 gators. It was pretty cool. Didn't see the usual birds but different species nest at differernt time of the year so that's to be expected. Someone was fishing from a bridge, there was a comment to the effect of "is that allowed?". At the beginning of the drive there was a sign posted with all the rules and yes, fishing is "allowed".
We are driving about 10 miles and hour down a one way road just wide enough for a vehicle to go around another vehicle. A truck drives up behind us but we (I wasn't driving) don't pull to the side to let them pass. There was some namecalling of the anonomous men in truck and finally the poor fellas manage to go around us. We come up on another truck, comments were projected on this poor fella implying he "wants to build a parking lot here"
We continue to drive and I mention some pigs we saw at one time but I didn't think there were any pigs anymore. The libs make more negative comments because they don't understand they aren't "wild pigs" but feral pigs that damage the natural environment and many things have been tried to eradicate them, including hunting and trapping.
We come up on another man putting a boat in the water. They comment on how boats aren't "allowed". I remind them that the sign does indeed state boats with electric motors are allowed. So far we have not left the car or drank any water. The "jerks" that want the parking lot built are looking through binoculars, pulled off to the side. We sit in the middle of the road and make derogotory comments about them while blocking the road from the folks behind us (opps, excuse me, the "jerks") so they could not get around (everybody in a pickup truck is a "jerk" especially old men). We are not getting out but sitting there in the middle of the road thus creating a lot of confusion. Somehow the poor folks behind us mange to get by. I get out of the car to see what the parking lot building jerks are looking at. They are bird watchers from Charleston SC looking at some anhingas. So much for all men in pick-up trucks being evil develpers. The nature experts still have not gotten out of the car.
Eventually we get to the end of the road and go to another historic site where I am tortured some more. I won't go into any more details but it's more of the same.
Later that night (a very long night) everybody goes to bed but me and one of the libs. Personally I like B sci fi movies but a guest can view anything they want. We are watching the comedy channel which is supposed to be funny but its the daily show and colin powell is the guest. I'm no colin powell fan myself but questions are being asked and he is answering them like you would expect a politcian to. The lib keeps yelling "oh, your a liar, that's not right, that didn't happen" ect ect and goes into the other room to discuss the matter with the other lib. I think she has gone to bed and try to change the channel but she keeps coming back so I change it back. More yelling and leaving to discuss whatever was last being said. I go to bed. Today I hid under the covers till they left to torture some other poor soul.
That's just a small recap. The reality was much worse. I think I'm pretty liberal in some ways but conservative in some ways, I don't blindly accept all dogma from either party as I can think for myself and pick and choose, a lot of people havn't figured out that it's permissable to disagree with some issues of the party you are affiliated with. I think I fit in to mainstream america pretty good and have friends with a lot of different views but I've never been subjected to idiocy like this before and it embarasses me.
Me and the one lib goes back a long way, over 20 years and they have never been this narrow minded and negative before although they have come pretty close. They had planned on visiting other mutual friends during their visit to the east coast but for some reason they all either have other plans or don't return calls. Now I know why.
It saddens me because we do go back a long time and I can no longer relate to them in even a small way. They are no fun to be around and I can't wait till they leave. There seems to be a lack of "diversity" in the liberal/gay community that I don't think was there years ago. I am more comfortable around my religious zealot friends than I am these people. For all their liberal ranting they don't have a single black friend and frequently imply how "right winged" I am in spite of having aqaintances and friends of all creeds and colors. I've even been told I "hate my own kind" whatever in the hell that means. Even in the most radical of gun sites there is room for disagreement. I like to go to ar15.com but at first it was kind of shocking. Then I realized for every dip**** making an idiotic post there was a few other people presenting a differant side of the issue and I found the lively debates there pretty entertaining. If I don't like something I simply quit reading it and go on to the next thread.
Sorry for the long rant but I'm kind of depressed right now. I can't related to my old pal any longer and I think she is representative of a lot of people in our country. They claim to be open minded and "diverse" but are anything but. They project negative qualities upon complete strangers and rant about it. They sterotype just about everyone and God help you if your opinion on something differs from thiers. They constantly espouse their opinion on everything but have no respect for anybody elses. They are also "experts" of nature and history even though they not only have no formal education in the matter but haven't so much as gone on a camping trip ever.
I think our country is in real trouble.