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In nation at war with itself, one U.S. town tries cup of civility

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By CALVIN WOODWARD

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When it comes to defending the integrity of elections and guarding against more insurrections, he said, “I don’t think you can pussyfoot around right now and certainly not for as long as Trump is on the scene.”

Reads like leftist propaganda to me. And here I thank ugh to maybe it would be a nice piece on a small business success. Nope More anti trump BS.

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Quaint, but I’m sure there will be repercussions. Outside rabble rousers will head there to set these people straight and social media will crucify them.

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I hope they reap what they sowed in 2022,it mostly White people at each others throats, some in their own family, who follow crazies, that are not telling the truth ,putting them before their families ,they wonder why family members do not want them in their life

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The divide in America is beyond conservative and liberal values.

The crowd which backs trump are emboldened by the racism and predatory behavior of his backers and are seeking to normalize these disgusting qualities.

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Remember Jan 6,as a day of treason

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Outside of people helping to set up a bar I don’t see any civility.

everyone still has the same Trump hate inside they just haven’t said it out loud in this one bar.

yet.

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The crowd which backs trump are emboldened by the racism and predatory behavior of his backers and are seeking to normalize these disgusting qualities.

If you make that statement then you can likewise make the counter argument that Democrat policies are racist because they’ve done nothing to help blacks or minorities. Minority votes are vital to Democrats stay in power. They promise and promise and change never comes.

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From the other side, vile insults have been flung at gay people and anyone on the left.

Disparaging minorities, promoting predatory behavior and a disregard for law is what binds the trump crowd.

The majority of Americans are decent and tolerant, however the small but rabidly loud group that backs trump are trying overthrow the majority.

Jan 6th and the countless election fraud lawsuits showed that this group cannot win, the danger is when they get even more desperate!!!

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Bass4funk,what have Republican done to help White people, their are more poor White, than the some total of all black people,

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If you make that statement then you can likewise make the counter argument that Democrat policies are racist 

It takes a racist mindset to see policies benefiting minorities as racist.

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Kind of depressing to read the comments and see everyone ignoring the whole “let’s put our differences aside” thing the article is about and instead just using it as yet another excuse to take potshots at the other side, like usual.

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bass4funkToday  09:53 am JST

If you make that statement then you can likewise make the counter argument that Democrat policies are racist because they’ve done nothing to help blacks or minorities. Minority votes are vital to Democrats stay in power. They promise and promise and change never comes.

The bigger problem is the normalization of deviant behavior. This poster tried to justify incest and pedophilia the other day.

That’s how far down the hole trump’s supporters have gone.

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what have Republican done to help White people,

A lot, not all of it perfect, but you will have poor people always, but it’s in the black and Latino community that is often run by a minority or someone that’s white and that’s where you see the discrepancies.

their are more poor White, than the some total of all black people,

This is to an extent true if you go by the population size, but disproportionately blacks make up 13% of the population in the US and a big portion of that population lives in lower income communities and most are in blue States and the concern here is for over 60 years blacks overwhelmingly have been the Democrats largest supporting base and yet, after all these years of voting for them at the local, State and Presidential level, not a lot of changes have occurred and left never want to talk about this or even how to change course on this. The majority of these neighborhoods have the worst schools, highest dropout rates. Many can’t read below the 8th grade level and the left either want to deflect, not hold leaders or teachers accountable, but try to pin the blame on the people they never even voted for. I find that very deeply disturbing.

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The ‘greatest country on earth’. Haha.

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Leftists can’t come to the middle of where their own party is much less to the middle of where the American people are.

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Minority votes are vital to Democrats stay in power. They promise and promise and change never comes.

Sounds familiar. Are the Trump supporters still waiting for that wall, all that "winning" we would get tired of , the biggest and best health care plan you had ever seen and the tax returns?

Left and right, the grifters will take advantage of the gullibility of the marks.

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Bass4funk ,Some White people are catching more hell in America, and lots of it there own fault, knowing the legal and social consequences of being a racist, but some are not deterred

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God bless the people of this town. They're showing us that it's more important to be civil and gracious than right. Well done.

Nice article JT. More like this please.

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Sounds familiar. Are the Trump supporters

I’m not even going to address the Trump issue because the Democrats and particularly, Pelosi, Waters, the Black Caucus have been in power for decades and they have done anything to uplift or change the lives of their voting constituents, and yet, these people predominantly live in the cleanest upscale white neighborhoods.

Left and right, the grifters will take advantage of the gullibility of the marks.

True, but but when you have a community that is disproportionately living in a violent and impoverished state and people ignoring it doesn’t help the society as a whole.

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Yep they got that correct- USA is on the brink of another Civil war.

How classic capitalism of her to smile and take your money only to scorn you after you leave via news article.

She's not wearing a mask and bubbles are not very durable incase you didn't know.

Super dumb blonde.

USA has so many problems

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Outside of people helping to set up a bar I don’t see any civility.

everyone still has the same Trump hate inside they just haven’t said it out loud in this one bar.

yet.

Disappointing to see you’re starting the new year with the same brand of pessimistic imagination.

Complain about negative media and anti-45 then when a positive story comes along just stir it all up again. Disappointing.

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Congratulations!” to this AP writer who only had 631 Twitter followers before this piece. According to Muck Rack, now published in over 72,000 newspapers worldwide.

Doubtful that without the editorial lead in: “In a nation at war with itself…” this ‘exposing old wounds’ piece would have been picked up by newspapers abroad. More than likely, would have just been ‘a nice local coffee business’ story in the latter “Lifestyle” pages of any U.S. hometown newspaper: - “One town tries cup of civility” -

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Going into a new year, wish the writer had taken his own advice:

*- “Forget, at least for one split second, red, blue, left, right, … No one asked: Which side are you on?”*

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Makes me think of the oracle in Matrix and Morpheus with its red (reality) and blue (keep going) pills.

Nothing is black and white. Helping each other has always been the best personal development possible. It doesn't mean you have to agree with your enemy in thoughts.

That is the beauty and horror of modern mankind, depending how you see life at a single moment.

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