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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby salukifudd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:35 am

So, this is a Facebook post from the friend i was with tonight on the northside, it's 100% true.....

Witnessed two Trump voters bash a guys head in at a Jefferson Park bar for the simple offense of him objecting to their bigoted ranting. "This is Trumps America" they said as they bashed his head into a wall.

It was surreal to witness.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:18 pm

Seems odd that something like that would not be reported anywhere besides a story about a secondhand FB post on a Cubs message board.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:04 pm

Hey man, Tami Lahren saw people doing cocaine off the streets in San Francisco. She reported it on the Facebook. That happened!
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby salukifudd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:19 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Seems odd that something like that would not be reported anywhere besides a story about a secondhand FB post on a Cubs message board.


Ha, my bad Sofa, I worded it very badly. I was there and witnessed it myself. It hasn't been reported anywhere because the victim decided not to press charges.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:31 pm

That seems odd. I mean, if someone's head has been "bashed in" and "bashed against a wall" while what is arguably hate crime rhetoric is being used, is it even a matter of, "well, we can only act if someone presses charges," especially if the attackers (I'm assuming) ran off before the cops/medical help arrived?

And if this happened in or outside a bar, you'd think there's be other people there posting stuff about this. Basically the news of someone getting severely beaten up by a couple of dudes yelling pro-Trump stuff in Chicago doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would escape notice simply because charges weren't pressed.

I'm just saying, as it stands, there are a bunch of holes in this story.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:36 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:That seems odd. I mean, if someone's head has been "bashed in" and "bashed against a wall" while what is arguably hate crime rhetoric is being used, is it even a matter of, "well, we can only act if someone presses charges," especially if the attackers (I'm assuming) ran off before the cops/medical help arrived?

And if this happened in or outside a bar, you'd think there's be other people there posting stuff about this. Basically the news of someone getting severely beaten up by a couple of dudes yelling pro-Trump stuff in Chicago doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would escape notice simply because charges weren't pressed.

I'm just saying, as it stands, there are a bunch of holes in this story.

most incidents of trumpsters being horsefeathers and bar fights go unreported.

so trumpsters being horsefeathers during a bar fight wouldn't necessarily be all over the internet.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:That seems odd. I mean, if someone's head has been "bashed in" and "bashed against a wall" while what is arguably hate crime rhetoric is being used, is it even a matter of, "well, we can only act if someone presses charges," especially if the attackers (I'm assuming) ran off before the cops/medical help arrived?

And if this happened in or outside a bar, you'd think there's be other people there posting stuff about this. Basically the news of someone getting severely beaten up by a couple of dudes yelling pro-Trump stuff in Chicago doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would escape notice simply because charges weren't pressed.

I'm just saying, as it stands, there are a bunch of holes in this story.

most incidents of trumpsters being horsefeathers and bar fights go unreported.

so trumpsters being horsefeathers during a bar fight wouldn't necessarily be all over the internet.


Nah, someone would have posted at least one badly shot portrait mode video clip that news sites would have flocked to if, again, someone got their head bashed in outside of a Chicago bar by two guys essentially saying they're doing it for Trump.

I mean, yeah, if it was basically a sucker punch and some horsefeathers talk from a couple of cheap shot bros who took off, that makes sense, but dude is making it sound like this guy got brutalized by a couple of brownshirts.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:02 pm



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Postby salukifudd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Ok, I'll just tell the whole story then. There were 2 younger women bartending, one Latin and one White. The victim was a mix-raced 25ish small dude, obviously drunk who the bartenders were trying to sober up a bit before he went home (giving him water and sharing a pizza with him). 2 big White dudes walk in (one in a Schwarber jersey, one with a "God Bless the USA" shirt on). I could tell they were looking for a fight and told my buddy not to make eye contact or acknowledge them.

The first thing out of the Schwarber Jersey Guy's mouth is "Did you just close the register with your [expletive]" to the Latin bartender. She rolled her eyes and just kept working. So over the next 30 minutes both guys are being loud, as I try to just ignore them and have conversation with my buddy who I haven't seen in over a year.

Then everything happened super quick, SJG stands up and says, "I can say whatever I want, f'in n*****, spi*, you f'in c***". Latin bartender says that's it at the same time the victim says, "shut the f up". SJG moves towards the victim and says, "F you, I can say what I want, this is Trump's America", as he pushes the victim and then smashes his head against the door frame. The 2 White dudes flee, but are caught almost immediately because there were cops about a half block away.

We tended to the victim, no blood, but had a big bump on the back of his head. He said he didn't press charges because he knows where the SJG works and was going to take care of his own business. This happened at Rex Tavern in Jeff Park around 11pm last night.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:24 pm

Gotcha; that makes more sense.

He said he didn't press charges because he knows where the SJG works and was going to take care of his own business.


Holy horsefeathers.

Also just reaffirms the idea that anyone wearing a sports jersey and not actually attending or playing in a game is likely the worst.
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Postby javy knows my name » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:42 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Gotcha; that makes more sense.

He said he didn't press charges because he knows where the SJG works and was going to take care of his own business.


Holy horsefeathers.

Also just reaffirms the idea that anyone wearing a sports jersey and not actually attending or playing in a game is likely the worst.


I had assumed this happened in a cop bar and nobody gave a flying horsefeathers.

This is awful, though
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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javy knows my name wrote:cop bar


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Sammy Sofa wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:cop bar


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Lotsa those in Jeff Park/Edison Park
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javy knows my name wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:cop bar


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Lotsa those in Jeff Park/Edison Park


Yup, I live in Edison Park. It has to be one of the whitest parts of Chicago and I see tons of blue lives matter flags daily.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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How long before Trump realizes that this graph gives some credit to Obama and gets it taken down?
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Postby The Logan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:44 pm

Derwood wrote:

How long before Trump realizes that this graph gives some credit to Obama and gets it taken down?


I had this arguement with family this past weekend. They call [expletive] and still give Trump all the credit. My cousin was one of those "If Hillary won I was going to sell the business" horsefeathers. He credits Trump with job stability and a low unemployment rate. I explained every president has statistics that ebb and flow because of the policies put in place by the preceding president, and they said that's [expletive]. They don't want to hear it.

They said he stopped war with North Korea. I argued there wouldn't be a threat of war if he hadnt insulted him publicly. They said that was [expletive]. They said he got them to denuclearize. I showed them a bbc article of the UN report from a day earlier than said they didn't denuclearize. They deflected and said some nonsense about China.

It was a harrowing political discovery for me. I knew my family were Republicans and they disliked Obama because of Obama Care more or less. I didn't realize that my dad, my two uncle's, my mom, my three aunt's, and my two cousins were all MAGA nutjobs. My dad kept antagonizing me about Trump aprospos of nothing. It got heated, I tossed something across the room in anger because of their refusal to listen to facts and constant defelecting around the issues. I stormed off and my Dad yelled "you gonna pick that up?". I said "horsefeathers off and read a newspaper"

It was a great little family reunion.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:39 pm

#itgetsworse
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