Last night, at 12:40am, my son and I went outside to see the moon, which, unfortunately, was behind the trees. Our house is way up on a hill, with a valley below that has cow pasture in front of us, and a good many apartments on each side of that. Things that happen down in the valley echo up here pretty well.
So we suddenly hear a woman screech "Obama Obama Obama that's all you ever talk about, Obama. I don't wanna hear about Obama!" We heard some poor guy say "shit, woman."
Then about 5 minutes later, there was suddenly several folks down in the valley arguing politics. It went on for about an hour - maybe more - in the middle of the night, on a school night, until someone called the police. (Not me.)
It was so heated, that my son said, let's go in before we have to hear them shoot each other.
I'm not a nosy neighbor - this was so far away I don't even know where it was, but it was so loud that anyone outside could hear it. It seemed to start as a lover's spat, involving a woman feeling perhaps jilted by her man's interest in politics, that spread as some neighbors came out to argue politics.
My thought was, we are more polarized that ever? Is this sort of thing, more of what is to come? Neighbors hating each other over red/blue positions?