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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:38 PM

My raging conservative father does not know my new email address yet: Should I tell him?

I'm going to hook up my old computer to transfer some more files/folders/links. It's been 2 weeks, I wonder how many right wing anti-Obama email forwards will be waiting for me in my inbox there: It's been 2 weeks and not a one on my new PC. Wonderful.

I'll report back on the number

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Reply My raging conservative father does not know my new email address yet: Should I tell him? (Original post)
Populist_Prole Sep 2012 OP
panzerfaust Sep 2012 #1
jody Sep 2012 #2
Jackpine Radical Sep 2012 #3
SDjack Sep 2012 #8
avebury Sep 2012 #11
Jackpine Radical Sep 2012 #12
pnwmom Sep 2012 #4
RagAss Sep 2012 #5
cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #6
Cha Sep 2012 #14
Indpndnt Sep 2012 #7
Populist_Prole Sep 2012 #9
lunatica Sep 2012 #10
Skip Intro Sep 2012 #13
BOG PERSON Sep 2012 #15
yawnmaster Sep 2012 #16
Populist_Prole Sep 2012 #17
yawnmaster Sep 2012 #18

Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. No

 

Enjoy the peace

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:40 PM

2. Only if he has a sizable estate which you may or may not inherit. nt

 

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:41 PM

3. Set up a second email addy to give him.

Then just trash everything that shows up with BCC or group lists.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. Agree. Next, send him an email asking that he not send/forward

political stuff to you, as you have a sensitive job and suspect that for security reasons your email is monitored. If your clients think you have a political agenda, you will loose your job/business. That could cause you to have come home live with him until you can find a good job.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. Oh that is good! nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:53 PM

12. How 'bout this one…

You can't be sure, but you think you're on some kind of Homeland Security surveillance list because of some demonstrations you attended, and HSA might want to talk to any list operator who sends you voluminous hate mail.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:48 PM

4. Nope. Set up an email address dedicated to him and check it once a day. n/t

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:06 PM

5. No

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:09 PM

6. That's what I did with an ex ... that way I could have a glass of wine

before being forced to read the subject lines. Also, with a sister, I just politely began replying to her FWd with one of my own Fwd.. Mo fuss, no muss. And they quickly ceased.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:27 PM

14. Fire with Fire!

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:09 PM

7. Set up another account just for him.

Seriously.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:24 PM

9. Well the grand total over 14 days was 42 forwards

Of those, all but 2 were conservative/religious anti-Obama emails. Lots of "You MUST see this video....." Or "this guy tells it like it is" or "Unbelievable!!!". Man, there is some crazy shit out there. The 2 exceptions were the usual "Awww, look at the beautiful pictures of....." Basically slideshows of nature scenes or modern US military air or sea power set to schmaltzy music.

I have asked him to cool it with the email forwards before but his attitude is basically, "yeah yeah yeah, Kiss my ass. If you don't like them, just delete them"

I've been thinking of the advice given. The one about the inheritance is pretty funny because while myself and my siblings both think, much less care a whit about any inheritance of any sort ( a house maybe? ) he must have a major projection or paranoia issue because he seems think we are itching to pillage whatever estate when he's gone. Crazy.

I believe I'm going to get an email addy just for him. I thought of giving him my main one but with message screening "rules"...that is mails containing certain words of my choosing get auto-deleted but I don't want to throw out the baby with the bath water, and I'll still be subject to any and all attempts to disguise emails titled "no subject" ( which he does a lot )

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. There are things one should keep private from their parents

Really.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:07 PM

13. Yes! Tell your father your new email address.

You're thinking of cutting a line of communication with your father over politics?

Over politics?

Your father?

really, come on...

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

15. he's your dad

if he was a good dad to you then you must look past your disagreements and tell him your email address.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:36 PM

16. Politics is only one of the many facets of life. If it the ruling facet of your life, you may...

want to keep it hidden from your father.
If there is anything else between the two of you, you may want to keep the communications open.

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Response to yawnmaster (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:51 AM

17. Things are fine between us: If he'd just STFU about politics

He's absolutely obsessed with them and it's like I have to walk on eggshells and carefully word everything to avoid the ability for him to politicize things. I try my damndest but it's very draining.

I'm just trying to basically buy time and avoid him till the elections are over and he calms down ( I hope )

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:31 PM

18. biding the time until after election cool off sounds very reasonable. eom

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