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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Disgusted

Sam and I went out for lunch today.

There was a TV on in the restaurant, some talk show or other, and they had a musical guest. A rapper.

I made the comment to Sam that rap is hardly music, in my opinion.

At which point the guy sitting at the table beside us pipes up and says:

"That's what Obama's victory speech will sound like."

No, I didn't hit him. I just turned away. I should have said something. I'm a coward.

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Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry at myself
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rap can be done well, it just is VERY popular which means it is inflated with talentless idiots.
Also, that fails an an insult because it at the same time implies he will win the presidential race.

I just hated being that close to somebody THAT racist.

I'm sure they will have some nice karma payback eventually.

What would your objective be in responding to this complete and infurating stranger? Just to identify yourself as not-a-fellow-traveller?

Pretty much. But I think the body language of the turned head and steadfast ignoring of the rest of his vile spew told him that.

I hate racism. It makes me want to cry.

Well, yeah, it's disgusting and it's sad. But why expend your spirit in a waste of shame, when you know your views and your being, and are so unlikely to speak so as to shake whatever certainties he speaks from?

You did the absolutely purest of patriotic things: you let someone speak their mind, even if you didn't agree with it. And then you exhibited the purest of Christian ethics: you turned the other cheek.

Don't fight these people. It will only end in misery. Plus, you're outnumbered in Texas!

I think you did the right thing. Anything you would've said most likely woudld've just fueled his hatred more.


Don't be so hard on yourself, okay? *HUG*

As a Texan living elsewhere, all I can say id to consider the source and ignore it. Sometimes some people forget to clean the mess out from between their ears.

His ears were spotless.

I looked in one and saw light shining from the other side. ;)

That I can easily believe. Knew several like that in school.

"No, it's called a victory *lap*, not a victory *rap*."

I probably would have gotten all sarcastic with him, pissed him off, and scared my husband (the hater of conflict). So I'm rather impressed you didn't say anything.

While I'm no Obama supporter, that was uncalled for.

This wasn't even about politics.. just pure racism in action. If he had said something intelligent, even if it was against my chosen candidate, I wouldn't have been upset.. but when the best somebody can come up with is a slur on race.. egads, ya know?

And either way, no matter who were to win, the poor bastard is going to NEED all the support from the American people he can get, because things are a MESS, you know?

While this individual didn't deserve being dignified with a response, I must wonder...

How cool wouldn't it be with with a Presidential Inauguration Speech with rhyme and rhythm? Without the usual beatbox or any allegedly musical backing, rap *can* be rather difficult to identify...

(Whether or not Obama would actually do that, I have no idea... He strikes me as the type to have the chutzpah to pull it off on a challenge, while at the same time likely to consider it *very* thoroughly before deciding to do it...)

I empathize with you feeling bad for not saying anything, and would have felt the same. Silence is approval, and is why people continue to act the assmunch, no one ever tells them to knock off the crap.
While an out and out scrap wouldn't be appropriate or right either, a well aimed remark is what I would have opted for.

After a short giggle that would have looked to be in agreement with the jack ass, would have said: "You've nailed it, he got to be number one in Harvard's legal review because he aced Gangsta Crap 101, and 201."