And, since Freepers are asshole bullies (especially these days), their invocations of Jesus can make for an interesting picture of a loving god who seems always filled with righteous rage and petty resentment.
But can even Freepers spin their way out of this: A pro-Donald Trump tow truck driver saw a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker on a disabled customer broken down on the interstate in South Carolina. "Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said, 'Get in the truck and leave.' And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed."
Well, the Freeper community does their usual split when horrid crap like this happens - 20% say this was a bad move, 70% say this is exactly the dickery that will win us elections, and 10% say false flag.
usconservative advises you modulate your dickery to make it financial - then you can strawman the hell out of them!
But don't refuse him service just because he's Got The Bern.Blue Jays comes up with an excuse no one would bother to believe:
Right, you charge him TRIPLE. That's called WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION, something the Sanders supporters should be cheering!
He likely feared for his safety knowing the leftist propensity for unpredictable violence.dp0622 doesn't even bother with excuses - being mean to liberals is awesome!
she’s voting to make the country communist. I thought we were going to start hitting hard back at that. I don’t care at all about what he did. and if it was a family member or a friend and I would die laughing.dp0622 laments how many Freepers seem to think being nice to strangers is a virtue:
I see from the thread we still have too many “proper” people who will go home election night and watch us lose but be comforted singing their hit song “alone in my principles” and by knowing they “didn’t sink to the other side’s level”.Mollypitcher1 uses the same rationalization that allows us to torture terrorists:
Gimme a break.
She wants a communist, which means she wants camps and slaughter and the abolition of religion and even more abortion, and many more horrible things.
What he did was too kind. Would have been more funny if he towed her out to nowhere.
We are better than they are.A Freeper hearkens back to the Freeper fantasy land of the 1950s. Mollypitcher1 has this cryptic response:
Yeah, i’ve heard that before. that is why waterboarding is “torture” but our own special forces submit to it in training. That is why the RoE Rules of Engagement are so ridiculous and are getting our troops killed.
Fifty or seventy-five years ago, if your job was towing motorists, how likely were you to leave somebody by the side of the road because he or she voted for Roosevelt or Stevenson or Kennedy, rather than Dewey, Eisenhower or Nixon (or vice versa)? Wouldn't behavior that partisan have raised eyebrows and provoked disapproval back then?Mollypitcher1 elaborates, I think? But seems to have forgotten the whole tow-truck guy situation that got us here...
As I remember there was even worse going on.
Roosevelt was elected because he promised to keep us out of the war. When reelected, he barred any information on the planned entry of America into the European Theater of Operations being passed to the State Department. In November of ‘42, Operation Torch, we landed in North Africa to the complete surprise of the State Department. Roosevelt claimed “The place was like a sieve.” (speaking of the state Dept.)ichabod1 fears hypothetical liberals screwing with his car, so he takes it out on random real liberals:
Another time, he went on a fishing trip on his yacht. A double for Roosevelt had a nice fishing trip while Roosevelt was in Nova Scotia talking to Churchill on the Augusta. The Augusta was Patton’s lead ship of Task Force 34 which landed at Casablanca.
Washington was as full of in fighting then as it is now.
Well, I’ve stopped putting political messages on my vehicle for fear of backlash, so I can’t say it bothers me THAT much to hear about a wretched communist getting what they deserve. Hope to hear about a lot more of it, as far as that goes. You got to get in their faces and punch back hard.fr_freak is sure liberals do this all the time, but alas is light on specifics:
If somebody needs help, you help them. Regardless of whom they support politically.
Great. Unfortunately, those people on the other side will not do the same, so we will have more of the same situation where regular Americans are nice to leftwing nutbags while leftwing nutbags routinely kick regular Americans in the huevos.
I refuse to condemn this guy for doing what he did while the Left continues their regular nastiness. In a sane,decent country I would condemn this, but that is not where we live now.fr_freak learned one lesson from World War II - revenge is awesome:
I am becoming more and more confused about what it means to be a conservative. But am learning fast that it has become all about getting even.PJBankard draws a line in the sand that makes it clear he didn't read the article, since the driver was in fact disabled:
Yup, just like it was all about "getting even" when we attacked Japan in WWII. Or maybe we should have just tried harder to understand what we did to make them hate us. Hmmm.
We don’t have to BAN something for it not be right.rockvillem has him covered, though - all new details that make this look bad are media bias!
Sorry, unless she herself was physically disabled or in need of medical attention, the Tow Truck driver did nothing wrong.
So this story has now morphed into a “pro Trump” tow truck driver and a “disabled” motorist. Gives an idea of just how hardcore the media is working to attempt to control the narrative. Previous article I’d seen about this situation simply said the small-business tow truck driver declined to tow a car with a Sanders sticker. Now the driver has become “disabled” and the tow truck driver has become “pro Trump”.Brookhaven hauls out the false flag:
Then he drew a poop swastika on the car.Gay State Conservative preemptively makes the driver a liar about other stuff too:
Smells like a hoax.
My guess is there is more to the story.
I hope he’s ready for a lawsuit because you can be *damn* sure that this pig will claim to be “gay”...or black (no proof required,of course)...”transgendered”...or whatever.The uncomplicated ridesthemiles doesn't bother with logic - he loves him some petty payback:
Reminds me of the MANY stories here about business owners who had to severely downsize in the 2008 recession.Noted religious subforum pedant Elsie appears to have never read the Bible:
They walked their parking lots & laid off the people with Obama bumper stickers!!!
Payback is a bitch——and I like that kind of payback.
Good grief. Even Jesus reached out to help sinners.
Or did they reach out to Him first?
Resettozero is a bit unclear on what the Golden Rule is:
The Golden Rule is apparently not a New York value.
Resettozero takes the good Samaritan story and, as expected, misses the entire point:Yep. As you judged the tow-truck driver, you are hereby judged.
33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’Resettozero adds this short post, for good measure:
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
You feel that this Scripture vindicates this “Samaritan’s” publicly and loudly causing damage to the tow-truck driver while he did her no harm?
You know if the tow-truck driver was Jewish or a Christian?
...abortionists.Resettozero further explains that everything in the Bible is open to interpretation:
Jesus speaks for himself pretty clearly and his words cut B.S. like a knife.Elsie again, complaining that liberals seem never to have to worry about acting like crazy assholes for some reason!
Andy, His Word is a two-edged Sword. TWO-edged.
But if the desire is to win election, then, no, you do actually need to convince the general public you are not whackos.
It's like one of my favorite Simpsons lines "Why do things that happen to stupid people keep happening to me?!"The Dem's never seem to have this 'need'!