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In Central Park, an unstoppable
Karen meets the immovable Karen

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Posted By: MissMolly, 5/27/2020 5:04:09 AM

If you’ve ever smugly pulled out your cellphone to record a confrontation with a stranger, hoping to publicly humiliate that person and even destroy their life, you’re probably a Karen of the worst ilk. Likewise, if approached by an insufferable busybody who lives to scold people minding their own business, and your first reaction is to call the police, you’re also a Karen. Manhattan is filled with Karens, the meme that once referred to the ‘can I speak to the manager’ lady with stacked hair and chunky highlights that evolved into a way to call out any very annoying person who loves rules and tattling.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 5/27/2020 5:52:40 AM (No. 423122)
What I took away from this “comedy” is the fact that instant social media news is a curse. Stupid people who have this peculiar need to let the whole world know their inane thoughts are immediately burned at the stake if they do or say just one wrong thing! I’m not on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Snapchat, or any other such garbage out there not worth knowing about, for that reason.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read 5/27/2020 6:18:13 AM (No. 423136)
I've never been on Facebook and I quit looking at Twitter when the corona virus hit. It got so filled with stupidity I had to check out. I don't even bother with Snapchat or Tik-Tok. I use Instagram to post pictures of flowers and pets. Social media begins with a decent idea and then the worst take it over.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: worried 5/27/2020 6:58:44 AM (No. 423155)
What bothers me is so many people pull out their phones to record an incident rather than go to the aid of someone in trouble. 8 or 10 people recording a fight between two girls, but no one to help break it up? Too often that or something similar happens. What has become of this country?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 5/27/2020 7:04:32 AM (No. 423158)
Looking at this again, my first reaction is that this squabble is ridiculously parochial and petty. The racial comment is the only "spice" in the mix. It also seems absurd in the extreme ... almost like ... no it couldn't be ... the Jessie Smollett "attack"? Is there any chance this is a setup? Or are these people really this stupid and annoying?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lazyman 5/27/2020 7:25:17 AM (No. 423166)
The girl is a total wreak. However, we need to understand that in her mind she felt threatened by the encounter and if she were assaulted and the suspect fled she didn't want the cops wasting time checking white suspects in the area as they responded. She may not be racist, rather she may have been trying to give the cops all the information she could.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 5/27/2020 8:41:17 AM (No. 423246)
Nah, poster 5, that was some real racist stuff; she's a liberal. Most "racist woke" people see the video, see racism, and automatically assume she's a Republican. My daughter just adopted a dog from a shelter, so I called her to inform her of the video and how social media actions can cause the loss of politically correct actions (such as adoption). The agency she adopted from actually requested that she set up a social media account to document her care of the dog. My leftist daughter refused. The capitalist side of her (she's well paid and very miserly with her money) said, "He's mine; I paid for him; not gonna happen." I talked to her about how the poor dog was being strangled by this loony female while she was accusing a black man of attacking her, because he asked her to put her dog on a leash (according to the law in Central Park). My daughter was shocked that I called something or someone racist. I said, "Yes, she's a liberal; they ARE the real racists you know."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: felixcat 5/27/2020 9:24:20 AM (No. 423305)
Of everyone involved in this mess, I only feel sorry for the dog.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/27/2020 9:27:34 AM (No. 423312)
No one in this encounter comes out looking good. A pox on both of them. She needs chill drugs and he needs to quit provoking crazy people.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lucky5 5/27/2020 9:37:06 AM (No. 423323)
I won't watch the video. This kind of stuff is creepy to me. The man did say , "you are not going to like it" when he pulled out the dog treats, that is a threat if you ask me. I think he should be slammed by people for that move. Why did he say that if not to scare a person. Also he said he does this all the time. He gets a kick out of it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/27/2020 9:52:23 AM (No. 423348)
We still have some maskers in my little South Louisiana town, but more and more people are eschewing the masks. I have not seen any mask 'shaming', and anyone that absolutely won't wear a mask, won't patronize any place that requires a mask, if there's an alternative. You will see a mixture of the masked and unmasked mingling in store, with mostly the employees wearing masks because the employer requires them.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 5/27/2020 9:58:41 AM (No. 423362)
She was supposed to have her dog on a leash. Period. But she wanted her dog to run off-leash. So he told her: "All you have to do is take him to the other side of the drive, outside the Ramble, and you can let him run off leash all you want." The video shows that he did not make any moves towards her. The dog treats are used to entice the dog thereby forcing the dog owner to leash the dog. Telling the police that he was threatening her life was just wrong. I don't think she should have been fired for that incident.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rabblerouser 5/27/2020 10:32:19 AM (No. 423399)
If you can't keep your thoughts to yourself and say nothing for the time it takes to get out of the range of the guy filming, you deserve it. Because you are an idiot. This guy is obviously deliberately looking for situations like these because he knows because of his color, he holds all the cards. I had a similar stunt tried on me recently after a traffic incident. I said nothing and played dumb. Myself, I don't participate on any social media platforms and I don't write even 1/4 of what I think on forums like this one. Because big brother is always watching.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 5/27/2020 10:47:59 AM (No. 423420)
WHAT BOTHERED ME WAS HOW THAT WOMAN WAS CHOCKING HER POOR DOG WITH THAT LEASH!!! POOR THING WAS CLINGING TO LIFE AT ONE POINT!!!! THAT'S ANIMAL ABUSE.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/27/2020 11:01:31 AM (No. 423432)
Good article. I say the "bird watcher" was there because that's an area where homosexuals cruise for anonymous sex partners. Nothing ruins the romantic mood more than kneeling in dog poop, or having a meddlesome woman loiter around while her dog frolics off-leash. So encouraged her to leave and never return by threatening to feed an unknown item to her dog, adding that she's not going to like it. What would be the reaction if a stranger carried candy around and offered it to the children of someone he was arguing with?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Right Time 5/27/2020 11:09:42 AM (No. 423440)
I'm with #14. What birdwatcher carries around dog treats in case he should encounter an unleashed dog? He is Harvard educated and editor of a comic book with a gay superhero? The lady made the mistake of taking her dog off leash and disrupting a gay hook-up
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Skeptical1 5/27/2020 11:24:19 AM (No. 423455)
This is the first I've heard of the context for all this. So the guy is on the board of the local Audubon. That explains why he feels he has standing to tell other people what to do in this little bird preserve area of the park, and enforce his scolding with the dog treat routine. But he does need to be careful. People are very protective of their dogs (you learn this at the dog park), and the next person he runs up against might deck him. Vigilantism is a dangerous business.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: binar 5/27/2020 11:32:08 AM (No. 423462)
I Think having dog treats with you in the event of a stray or off leash animal comes up to you is GENIUS. You are not allowed to protect yourself there, so dog treat works!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 5/27/2020 12:43:25 PM (No. 423531)
NYC is full of these people. One of the 300+ reasons I don't like to go there, probably won't ever again.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ozwestie 5/27/2020 6:27:32 PM (No. 423749)
Just try and give my dogs a treat #17 if I don’t know you. Who on earth would be happy with strangers in the park giving anything to their dog?
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