Yeah, I really wonder about people who seem to be looking for a fight or to create a wall of separation before even having a chance to interact with people with unknown political affiliations.
Most of my interactions with strangers are in the shared pool at my condo. We get a lot of visitors from all over, and most come with no shirt stating their beliefs like this, of course, so we have conversations on an even playing field, blank slate so to speak. If I mention that I have to work later, they often ask what I do for a living, and I tell them I perform weddings, so they reply, oh, so you're a clergy person! So I answer that yes, I'm humanistic minister, so I cater to couples wanting a non-religious wedding focusing on just their human values, not biblical references.
It often turns out to be an interesting conversation. Even for the super religious folks, I can generally present a more softened perspective of the non-religious than they would have expected. I've had people exclaim, "Oh! I've never met an atheist before!" and I reply that I'm sure they have, they just didn't know it.
If folks come down to the pool wearing a red hat, I don't even initiate a conversation anymore. They are just so full of anger at anyone who actually has thought about religion, questioned it and thinks about ways people can solve the problems of the world using human reason and compassion, rather than praying to a god to fix things for us.
This big ape and his stupid t-shirt embodies EVERYTHING that's wrong with Republican thinking. They think all that meaningless, useless shit is important while oblivious to the importance of universal healthcare, gun control, debt-free college and infrastructure. If ANY of those things were important they'd be featured on his t-shirt but these brain-dead conservatives have been convinced into thinking that saluting the flag is more important than SNAP for the poor, or renewable green energy. for everyone.
How the fuck does saying Merry Christmas or standing for the pledge of allegiance help in anyone's life? EVERYTHING that's important to these people are just meaningless gestures that they think are demonstrations of "patriotism" -- a word they don't understand at all.
They'd rather eat bacon than have affordable healthcare. They're morons.
This shirt tells me my personality would trigger this ass SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad! Funny you posted this at this moment. I was just thinking about when I worked in the printing industry.
I was a single woman, took no crap off my male co-workers and just by doing a very good job posed a real threat to some of them.