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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:09 PM

So I am at the craft fair selling my jewelry I made today..............

And lucky me I find out I am two spots away from the crazy coin selling teabagger guy who is yelling about the end of the world that is coming when the President is re-elected and just insane amounts of anti-government don't tread on me bullshit.

But next to me seemed ot be some perfectly nice ladies one of whom I know casually from town so we were chatting on and off a bit. I don't talk politics at all in town because its a very red town and-why bother.

So, all is going well until this very nice man who is running for State Rep comes around shaking hands and when he gets to these ladies they turn in to screaming maniacs before my eyes. This is honestly what they are saying

Obama is appointing the Taliban to positions within the government
Obamacare has 21 new taxes on people and there were other equally crazy things
but the real issue was their manor was absolutely vicious and they were screaming at this perfectly lovely gentleman who was very patiently trying to explain things to them JUST LOOK IT UP ON LINE- ITS ALL THERE ON LINE DONT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, ITS ALL ON LINE.

I had the worst urge to say "I know its true I read it on the internet" OMG!

So after he said finally he certainly WOULD look it up he came to me and i just shook my head and said "I have no words for that" And he just smiled at me and we talked for a moment about how these teabaggers are.

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Reply So I am at the craft fair selling my jewelry I made today.............. (Original post)
Robyn66 Oct 2012 OP
former-republican Oct 2012 #1
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #2
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #3
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #7
Lars39 Oct 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #10
Lars39 Oct 2012 #12
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #14
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #11
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #13
Cha Oct 2012 #16
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #21
ejpoeta Oct 2012 #26
Tindalos Oct 2012 #27
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #39
tblue37 Oct 2012 #33
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #38
tblue37 Oct 2012 #40
BellaKos Oct 2012 #4
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #5
tblue37 Oct 2012 #34
Johonny Oct 2012 #41
Cha Oct 2012 #18
Patiod Oct 2012 #20
ejpoeta Oct 2012 #30
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #31
xfundy Oct 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #8
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #15
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #17
msongs Oct 2012 #19
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #22
tblue37 Oct 2012 #36
treestar Oct 2012 #23
PowerToThePeople Oct 2012 #24
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #25
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #28
Lebam in LA Oct 2012 #29
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #37
Lebam in LA Oct 2012 #42
Grammy23 Oct 2012 #32
Cleita Oct 2012 #35
deaniac21 Oct 2012 #43

Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:17 PM

1. stay away from crazies

 

they are everywhere.

Hope you did well at the craft fair.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. I'm with former-republican: Stay away from crazies.

There's no fixing stupid. And teabaggers can never be put back together as that wall they fell off was sky-high.

Hope you did well with your jewelry sales.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. It sucked because the crazies set up around me!!!!

Jewelry sales were ok. It was extremely windy so I was having to practically lay on the table to keep things from flying off the table. It was so incredibly bad that I left two hours early completely demoralized. I make my jewelry out of glass beads and it was getting thrown off the table and around so much I was afraid it was going to break. And the earrings I made were flying off the table and I had to rush and keep picking them up before people stepped on them. It was very frustrating so I am going to try and find more craft fairs to go to. I put an incredible amount of work in to the jewelry and in preparation for this fair. And having crazies next to me didn't add to my enjoyment of the day.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:52 PM

7. Ouch! Yeah, you sure did have a rough day.

Sorry to hear that.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:58 PM

9. Would magnets help?

With the wind, not the windbags.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:02 AM

10. Magnets?




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:05 AM

12. Well, that'll feed those nightmares tonight!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:08 AM

14. AAHHH!! Clowns frighten me!!!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:04 AM

11. Lol!



Love your sig line, btw!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:06 AM

13. I don't think in wind like today but

I do think some heavy duty magnets would be a good idea to have to just hold things down in general. These were gale force winds I swear so I doubt anything would have saved the day, but in normal circumstances since I have a metal table it would be good to hold my table cloth in place and price list down.

Hopefully the windbags will go away in a month!

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:16 AM

16. You poor thing.. I would be depleted..

I am too old to put up with that shite..not how I want to spend any of my time left on this Planet. Fortunately I don't have to.

Good luck with selling your Jewelry, Robyn

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:23 AM

21. Thank you!

I had my good cry, now I have to figure out where to go next to sell things

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:10 PM

26. are you on etsy? my cousin sells her jewelry on there.

IT is all very beautiful. Wish I could afford some of it.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:28 PM

27. Craft sales can be very disheartening.

We used to make and sell jewellery at craft sales, before I went back to school. It was fun, but exhausting and sometimes there are aggravating people, so I sympathize. I hope the next craft sale goes better.

Not sure what you're using for displays. We made display pads, covered in fabric, and pinned the smaller stuff to it with jewellery pins (like these http://www.gessweincanada.com/product-p/807-1180m.htm). It stops things "walking off" and would probably stop the wind blowing them away.

Don't let the crazies get you down.

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Response to Tindalos (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:38 PM

39. Thank you!!!!!

I will take a look! I am definately trying to figure out the best way to display things!

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:43 PM

33. Do you have a website with pictures--or even just pictures?

A lot of people are always looking for gift ideas. For example, I have a lovely 33-year-old daughter, and sometimes I am at a loss for a new gift idea.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #33)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:37 PM

38. Thanks! I will post pictures

I think someone said there is a place on DU I could sell things from too. The name of my business is Delighfully Different hand Made Jewelry. just so you know it when you see it.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #38)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:22 PM

40. Let me know when you get the pics up--and where to go to see them. nt

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:37 PM

4. Screaming maniacs.

I find this amazing. And it is disturbing to know that this is not uncommon. My sister-in-law, for instance, a petite, retired teacher, could have been among those "nice ladies" who suddenly turned vicious. At the slightest provocation, she adamantly "vomits" all over the conversation with delusional screeds that she parrots.
For a long time, I've wondered what on earth has turned my sister-in-law, my friend, from a soft-spoken, well-educated, and kind person into some sort of screaming wretch when it comes to her version of political reality. Finally, I came to the conclusion she is brainwashed and suffering from a delusion after years of "drinking the Kool-aid" of Faux Noise and right-wing radio. While she thinks that's she's well-informed, the truth is that her perspective is so distorted now that she's not even in touch with reality anymore.

This disturbs me. I am alarmed because I know that she's just one among thousands -- perhaps millions. This is dangerous. Our form of government cannot exist, much less function, without an informed electorate operating within a common frame of reference. And already, we can see what happens when a large segment of the population are ill-informed, brainwashed, and suffering from delusions.

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Response to BellaKos (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:44 PM

5. I cant beleive they really even hear what they are saying

The TALIBAN??? REALLY???

These accusations are insane. My idiot father said to me that the garden at the White House costs the taxpayers a million dollars a day because there is a special crew with trucks that comes in every night to take out any plants that are dying and they replace them and do other things to the garden. I mean my father IS an NRA loving racist alcoholic abusive retired cop so its not like its a stretch for him. But when this really crazy stuff comes out of peoples mouths I really wonder.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

34. The freakiest part of their rant is that the closest thing we have to the Taliban in the US

would be the Right Wing fundies like Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, and the other Republican theocrats.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:57 PM

41. Are they any different than any other cult memeber you talked to

it is complete gibberish to you, to them it is the absolute truth that no amount of casual discussion will persuade. Apart from deprogramming or self awakening there is little you can do to convince these people.

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Response to BellaKos (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:22 AM

18. I hear tell my former husband is the same way..

smart in other areas but thinks fox noise tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

My son went to California to do some work on his dad's house and told him he would charge extra if he had on fox. His father said.."it's all true" and my son said, "no it isn't, dad"..anyway, he changed the channel whenever our son came into the room. Ha!

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Response to BellaKos (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:58 AM

20. Was out kayaking with a friend from high school Friday

beautiful day, peaceful creek, perfect...until our other friend asks her if she's re-financed her mortgage yet, and she starts carrying on about Fanny and Freddy, and how they (and they alone) ruined our economic system and our economy, and they should all be in jail, how her bank wants to photograph every room in her house before they re-fi, and how it's Fanny and Freddy's fault, and those pictures will end up on the internet....she was yelling and screaming and carrying on.

She scared off all the wildlife.

She used to forward me crazy emails that her idiot teabagger brothers sent her, and I would painstakingly refute them and return them until finally she stopped sending me stuff. This is someone who didn't have EZPass because her brothers told her that the government would use it to track her (because the government is wildly interested in the lives of middle class houswives)

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Response to Patiod (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:35 PM

30. they might if she committed a murder or something. other than that, no...

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Response to BellaKos (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:41 PM

31. Some of these ranters I fully expect to start shrieking,

"He's a WITCH!!!!! He's a WIIIIIIIIIIITCH!!!!!!!!" any minute. They are that unhinged.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QebWR8vIjlk/TMnANM8hJCI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/dN6n5-umrLU/s1600/burn+her.jpg

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:49 PM

6. Let them keep slobbering out their invective.

I (have to) believe there are enough reasonably sensible people left who will see this BS for what it isó an episode of any rightwing preacher asking for money.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:54 PM

8. Well today is the first aniversary of Occupy San Diego

Guess who I struck a conversation with first? Yup, the NDAA is crazy (Ok I will give him that)... but then he went into Agenda 21, FEMA Camps and UN will take over the US if Obama wins...

It is not just in RW land.

Oh they tolerate him... before you ask.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:15 AM

15. Agenda 21

That has to be one of my favorite lumps of insanity! I got in to it with the head of the John Birch society from Boston who is working on getting a foot hold in my town. I am afraid this town is ripe for it! THis guy went on a TEAR about AGENDA 21 and said that Sustainability was a communist plot. And of course the FEMA camps are coming.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:20 AM

17. Ixnay on the EMAFay ampcay talk!

It's a surprise. An October surprise. Shhhh!

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:42 AM

19. hope u did well sales wise. I do shows and I know your situation lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:26 AM

22. Well I sold some

before the gale force winds made it imposible to stay for the whole fair. So some is better than nothing.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:48 PM

36. There is no wind on the inetrnet! I'd love to see some pics of your jewelry. nt

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:28 AM

23. That sounds awful

Wind for real and windbags

Is there some sort of closed display case you can get for windy days?

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:29 AM

24. I hope you don't use any purchased parts

If the supreme court goes wrong on this case, you will be out of business.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-right-to-resell-your-own-stuff-is-in-peril-2012-10-04?pagenumber=1

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:59 AM

25. Oh No!

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:35 PM

28. Wow. That could certainly changes things on eBay

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:39 PM

29. Those people really are bat&^$* crazy

My sister posted on her FB page the evening of the debate. We had out of state relatives (mostly republicans) calling and asking if she was drinking heavily. The crap she posted was so over the top, that even those that basically agree politically, could not tolerate the over the top crazy. Her FB account has been deleted. There seems to be calls for an intervention

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Response to Lebam in LA (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:49 PM

37. That's sad.

Yet still funny. At least somebody convinced her to back off of FB. Maybe reality will begin to seep into her head one of these days since even repub relatives are looking at her like .

Hang in there!

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #37)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

42. Thanks, I'll try

I am thinking that I will be out of town for Thanksgiving this year. When President Obama wins re-election she is going to go completely nutz. She really is worrying people.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:16 PM

32. I get emails from friends and acquaintances that are clearly Fox News inspired and


also the kind that have been forwarded about a 100 times. What kills me about all of these so-called "dire warnings" is that if you don't reject it outright as preposterous, then the availability of places to find out the truth are easily accessible. I used to reply to some of the ones I got from people I knew and would gently suggest that not everything they read on the internet can be taken for gospel. That a little fact checking is a GOOD THING. But in a few days I would get more emails from that same person indicating to me that they had not availed themselves of Snopes or any other tool that would shed some light for them. So I have given up trying to suggest to them that they investigate before they automatically forward an email. They clearly take whatever they get at face value, no matter how preposterous or outrageous the claim.

One thing that is truly puzzling to me and makes sad is that many of these people are "nice" folks....otherwise. They would give you the shirt off their backs. They are decent, hard working people who have been seriously misled and they just do not seem to have the ability to understand that they have been led down a very narrow and ugly path. I wonder how they rationalize the reality with the dire predictions?? If Obama was hell bent to destroy this country, why are we still functioning pretty much as we always have? I guess the answer they would give is....he is not really going to implement his draconian measures until he is re-elected. He is waiting to do the real bad stuff after he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. They know this because someone sent them an email that said so........

Heavy sigh..........

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

35. I guess it's time for you to talk politics. Don't worry. The conversation

will be short because when you present facts to them, they just shut up. I know. I do it all the time. I'm very polite but very stern in telling them that they are listening to lies and these are the facts.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:00 AM

43. New taxes...NO WAY!

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