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Ughhhh: I have a co-worker who is a 'Birther' and who is now a 'Deather'

By robo_dev ·
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Yup, he believes the Bin Laden raid was all a stunt to boost approval ratings.

Seriously.

(Palm slap to forehead)

I try not to talk politics at the office, just smile and change the subject...."say, I heard there's a new iPad on the way" :)

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One of my friends is a deather too.

by jfuller05 In reply to Ughhhh: I have a co-work ...

Of course, I shouldn't be surprised. On his faebook profile he has "their all crooks" under his political views section. I didn't misspell 'their,' by the way, he did. :)

I wasn't a birther or deather, but I am a conservative. When folks at work boot their political soapboxes I

a) Smile and walk to my office (if I notice I'm not being directly talked to).

b) change the subject like you do.

or

c) Smile, nod, and try to leave conversation (if I am directly talked to).

The reason I don't engage in the conversations is because I work for local government and my employer does not agree with my political views. :) I kind of like my job so I don't want my termination to be over something stupid like political differences.

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Politics at work

by CharlieSpencer In reply to One of my friends is a de ...

I got an e-mail today from one of our managers. He's never sent content like this to me before, and I've never talked politics with him, so I wonder if he mis-addressed it. It was one of those repeatedly-forwarded one-sided diatribes. It featured a link to a USA Today poll on the Supreme Court's 'upcoming' decision on WashDC gun laws and the 2nd Amend. I replied noting he apparently wasn't interested enough in 2nd Amend. issues to keep up with a case that had already been decided (in favor of the position he / the e-mail supported, no less), and that the poll was from Nov. 2007.

It doesn't help one's case when one doesn't know / care to get the facts right, just to parrot back the pablum one is being served.

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Those emails are funny

by jfuller05 In reply to Politics at work

not funny 'ha-ha,' but funny 'geez I can't believe the lack of critical thinking you have.' I get emails like that in my personal inbox, but never in my work inbox.

<i>It doesn't help one's case when one doesn't know / care to get the facts right, just to parrot back the pablum one is being served.</i>

I agree.

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Thank you both.

by seanferd In reply to Those emails are funny

That was like a breath of fresh rational thinking.

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Completely off topic

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Thank you both.

Glances to the right... "You're it!" *runs*

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Well

by AV . In reply to Ughhhh: I have a co-work ...

Even Al-Qaida and the Taliban acknowledges it without a picture. Some people just don't like Obama and won't give him credit for anything. Its a slippery slope to get involved in politics in the office. I'm like you at work, change the subject.

AV

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I seriously think...

by jck In reply to Well

a lot of the birthers need some mental evaluation.

Just like the makers of the movie 2012. lol

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No way

by JamesRL In reply to I seriously think...

The makers of 2012 were just laughing all the way to the bank.

They didn't believe it for a minute, just wrote something wacky on the back of a napkin and ran with it.

And when they realized their plot had a lot of holes, they decided to just throw more CGI at it, and hope we were distracted.

I laughed at many scenes that were supposed to scare me. The plane flying sequence was so laughable.

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What made me laugh...

by jck In reply to No way

Ever notice how un-sandy Las Vegas was? It looked more like Red Rock rather than Las Vegas.

Not to mention how the asphalt cracked like cracking glass.

Even the special effects were not thought out or researched.

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Maybe the birther belief would make a better movie than 2012

by AV . In reply to I seriously think...

Just think about this storyline: In August 1961, baby Barack Obama was born in Kenya, at the end of the Mau Mau revolution. His mother knew when he was born he was destined to be the President of the US one day, so she hopped a plane to Hawaii. There, she paid the local officials under the table to put Obama's birth record on file saying that the Honolulu Hospital forgot to report the birth. She put the newspapers on notice too and insisted that they alter the archived records to show he was born in Hawaii on that day and that his birth was announced at the proper time. . .

Here's the Deather plot: Barack Obama sat alone in the Oval Office one day and said "My poll ratings are now under 50 percent, I've got to do something to get a boost". Thats when he decided to launch his "Osama Bin Laden is Dead" campaign. The American people would love him for sure if he did that. He sat in the Situation Room with his trusted advisors shortly thereafter and they devised the greatest deception ever. Lets raid this compound in a military area of Pakistan and make it look like there was an assault and we killed someone, yada yada yada, and then we dump the "body" in the sea. Just like that episode of the Sopranos . . .

I don't know, I think one of these movies might be Oscar worthy.

AV :^0

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