feel free to use the ignore button, as will I
I will be utterly heartbroken if put on your ignore list...
As for me, I have been on this board almost 14 years and have put 0 people on ignore. I prefer to not live in a bubble and hide from interactions with those I might not agree with. Funny thing is; I imagine you and I would agree on many things. In this case, you just happened to make an ignorant statement and got called out for it.
As far as the original topic of this thread; sorry you have to deal with this @SpudFly. Unfortunately, the mask is a perceived political statement at this point and living where you live, you’ll have a lot of folks disagreeing with that statement.
I lived in Montana while in school and drove around most those years in my girlfriends (now wife’s) car that had Connecticut plates and a Meat is Murder sticker . That spawned a lot of interesting interactions similar to what your dealing with now. You have to expect that in cattle country. We knew what we were getting into. You should not have to deal with that for wearing a piece of protective clothing. Some things should just not be politicized.