erik lundegaard

How to Win Political Arguments in Your Sleep

Stupid political arguments have invaded my unconscious.

Last night I dreamed I was at work, but not my work, where me and a colleague were schmoozing a couple of loudmouths from the South. They were big, brash types who acted as if they knew it all; as if they had secret information we weren’t privy to. At one point I asked them where they were from. “Texas,” said the more heavyset man. Where in Texas? I asked. “You know Texas?” he asked. “Florida, Texas. Near Dallas.”

My dream self thought the place sounded familiar but I couldn’t quite place it.

“Did they make a movie set there or something?” I asked.

The heavyset man cocked his head knowingly. “Movie? No, not a movie. History. You watch the news? You pay attention to what’s going on in the world?”

“A bit.”

He began to go on about in Texas this and in Texas that, and I was nodding politely; then he launched into an anti-Obama argument. He claimed Obama was an illegitimate leader, a usurper, etc. etc., and my colleague was stunned but silent, so I looked over at the man and laid my cards on the table.

“Yeah, I know about Obama. I volunteered for his campaign in 2012. I donated $3,000 to his campaign.”

The dude came back with in Texas this and in Texas that, and the conversation quickly devolved, and the main thing I remember was being on top of the dude, my finger in his face, and saying the following:

“You may be from Texas, and they may do things a certain way there, but now you’re in Seattle. And in Seattle? I’m the conservative.”

When I woke up I thought it wasn’t a bad line for a dream, if a bit cheesey. I’m sure I’ve heard it in a similar context before.

Interpretations welcome. Particularly “Florida, Texas.”


Posted at 06:51 AM on Mon. Nov 04, 2013 in category Politics  
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COMMENTS

Doodah wrote:

Oscillating between “ROFL” and “creeped out” on this one.

Comment posted on Fri. Nov 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM

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