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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 03:15 PM
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55. You weren't fooled, and she probably hasn't changed a lot..
Perhaps "work friends" is not on par with other relationships, which, IMO, is different than someone you might be friends with outside of work.

Other than going through changes in this work environment that might have been familiar, you really did have another kind of relationship, which revealed itself on fb.

C'est la vie, say the old folks. :hi:
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  -How many DU'ers have long time friends/family who are RW'ers? mnhtnbb  Aug-20-11 12:14 PM   #0 
  - Keep talking and making rational arguments. So not expect all  OHdem10   Aug-20-11 12:25 PM   #1 
  - In this case, the friend's post was directly aimed at me. I was told  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:30 PM   #3 
     - I would have cut them off a long time ago. Ungrateful shits.  demosincebirth   Aug-20-11 12:51 PM   #16 
     - Seems very ungrateful and patronizing.  Darth_Kitten   Aug-20-11 07:18 PM   #70 
     - Respond in kind....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-20-11 07:16 PM   #69 
     - That's grounds for ending a relationship in my book.  GoCubsGo   Aug-21-11 08:53 AM   #101 
  - I do  Populist_Prole   Aug-20-11 12:30 PM   #2 
  - It is sad.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:33 PM   #5 
  - I gave up, bud. Over 6 years ago, after they trashed John Kerry over his medals.  Major Hogwash   Aug-20-11 12:33 PM   #4 
  - There was a picture of a woman--holding a book critical of Kerry at the Repub  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:39 PM   #9 
  - It is sad. I'm not very close to my sister because her  Lint Head   Aug-20-11 12:35 PM   #6 
  - I have a sister married to a Rushbot and my brother  Mojorabbit   Aug-20-11 02:24 PM   #52 
     - So sorry, Mojorabbit.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:15 PM   #65 
  - Yes, many  treestar   Aug-20-11 12:35 PM   #7 
  - I do - several of them and it's been ALL of our lives together.  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:37 PM   #8 
  - this is really good advice  dana_b   Aug-20-11 12:43 PM   #10 
  - I try to tell them that my challenge is my invitation to strength & I accept the same from them ...  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:53 PM   #18 
     - I hear what you are saying  dana_b   Aug-20-11 01:07 PM   #22 
        - That's probably the best thing to do for the friendship, 'cause, at least where I come from, friends  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:10 PM   #24 
        - See, that's the thing. What is it with insults?  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:29 PM   #30 
           - to make them feel better about themselves?  dana_b   Aug-20-11 02:10 PM   #48 
              - I think you're right. It's a game to see who can out insult whom. That's why she liked  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:14 PM   #64 
  - For the time being  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:43 PM   #11 
     - That's a hard thing to experience - a valuable emotional relationship either changes or isn't what  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:49 PM   #14 
        - I think that she is no longer the person I thought she was.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:52 PM   #17 
  - My best friend who is 73 & like a father to me bleeds Republican.  elocs   Aug-20-11 12:45 PM   #12 
  - This wasn't even politics this time. It was about healthy diet. I suspect  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:49 PM   #15 
  - My father, in fact.  Lizzie Poppet   Aug-20-11 12:48 PM   #13 
  - I was blessed with a Labor-visionary father. He always expressed admiration for people who could  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:04 PM   #21 
  - I think you and your dad's idea of balance between socialism and capitalism is the best solution. nt  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:08 PM   #23 
  - My entire social circle consists of lifelong friends. Most I met in elementary school.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-20-11 12:56 PM   #19 
  - I exum them.  DocMac   Aug-20-11 01:01 PM   #20 
  - A couple  Mz Pip   Aug-20-11 01:17 PM   #25 
  - My sisters and their husbands are RW.  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:18 PM   #26 
  - You can hide things she posts on FB so that only direct writes on your wall show up.  Pholus   Aug-20-11 01:21 PM   #27 
     - I have eliminated her posts from showing up on my feed and  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:27 PM   #29 
     - OK, it is time for you to have a time out.  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:37 PM   #35 
        - LOL, curmudgeoness. It's true. I'll bet she spent time during her  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:55 PM   #42 
     - I did hide all her game bullshit, but if I did the hiding all of it,  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:43 PM   #37 
  - Don't we all?  rustydog   Aug-20-11 01:24 PM   #28 
  - My BIL's mom is sort of a church lady and somewhat conservative  kestrel91316   Aug-20-11 01:30 PM   #31 
  - I have both family and friends  Tallulah   Aug-20-11 01:34 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-20-11 01:34 PM   #33 
  - Don't ask  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-20-11 01:36 PM   #34 
  - Sorry, Cows, it must be bad!  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:57 PM   #43 
     - Thanks. It's a bummer.  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-20-11 06:17 PM   #66 
  - This is the reason I hardly ever do anything on fb... similar reasons  MrMickeysMom   Aug-20-11 01:42 PM   #36 
  - But see, that's the thing. At one time I thought we were quite  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:00 PM   #46 
     - You weren't fooled, and she probably hasn't changed a lot..  MrMickeysMom   Aug-20-11 03:15 PM   #55 
        - You're right. She has changed a lot. Hubby and I were just  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:56 PM   #60 
  - oh boy...  handmade34   Aug-20-11 01:48 PM   #38 
  - I think you're right about the human element--the face to face discussion--  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:02 PM   #47 
  - I have a few...  derby378   Aug-20-11 01:49 PM   #39 
  - I'd start with this approach:  Lorien   Aug-20-11 01:52 PM   #40 
  - Excellent, EXCELLENT advice. Talk issues. AVOID catch-phrases & cliches of any kind.  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:58 PM   #44 
  - That's really interesting clip. The discussion started  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:14 PM   #49 
     - From what I've heard Paula Deen is a liberal ... I wonder if your friend  Raine   Aug-20-11 09:09 PM   #73 
        - I don't think she's a liberal. She was being interviewed on Fox  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 11:12 PM   #77 
           - DARN, I thought I someone on DU said she was a liberal  Raine   Aug-21-11 02:26 AM   #84 
  - Have you found an opportunity to offer authentic positive comments about anything you can?  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:54 PM   #41 
  - 100%of my posts on this friends wall are upbeat, positive, reinforcing  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:18 PM   #50 
  - One of my best friends is a Bachmann-loving teabagger.  Xithras   Aug-20-11 01:59 PM   #45 
  - See, I know about her politics. The thing with the Bourdain/Paula Deen  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:21 PM   #51 
  - Some slack-jawed cousins.  Jakes Progress   Aug-20-11 02:31 PM   #53 
  - I do!  a la izquierda   Aug-20-11 02:38 PM   #54 
  - Condolences on the family. I was the black sheep, but my  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:50 PM   #58 
     - Ick!  a la izquierda   Aug-20-11 08:53 PM   #72 
  - Just had a discussion about all this with hubby who thinks  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:44 PM   #56 
  - my sister and her family are all RW  trueblue2007   Aug-20-11 04:49 PM   #57 
  - My husband's family are all RW.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:53 PM   #59 
  - I'm going to give you 2 perspectives  Hydra   Aug-20-11 05:02 PM   #61 
  - Thanks for your comments. I like the last sentence: The truth needs no advocate. It simply is.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:13 PM   #63 
  - I live in the suburbs of Houston and work in the oil industry  FreeJoe   Aug-20-11 05:17 PM   #62 
  - I don't have time to waste on Fascists.  ShockediSay   Aug-20-11 06:33 PM   #67 
  - All my relatives are repugs but we get along fine  Raine   Aug-20-11 06:56 PM   #68 
  - My best friend is a conservative.  white_wolf   Aug-20-11 07:18 PM   #71 
  - Sure do.  H2O Man   Aug-20-11 09:12 PM   #74 
  - Never..  AsahinaKimi   Aug-20-11 09:19 PM   #75 
  - Thanks for everyone's comments  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 10:46 PM   #76 
     - Good for you. Like ripping off a bandage. No need to prolong anxiety  Populist_Prole   Aug-21-11 12:07 AM   #81 
     - I don't understand your statement.. was this directed at me?  AsahinaKimi   Aug-21-11 12:20 AM   #83 
        - Sorry, it was late, meant to make it the last post not in response to you.  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:43 AM   #89 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-20-11 11:13 PM   #78 
  - Spot me, because I'm one of them  Populist_Prole   Aug-21-11 12:16 AM   #82 
  - oh my  bonecrusher3k   Aug-20-11 11:24 PM   #79 
  - My Family(Mother, Brother, Niece are very right wing  donheld   Aug-21-11 12:01 AM   #80 
  - So sorry. I'm so glad I no longer have to worry about walking on  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:48 AM   #90 
  - i used to work with a guy who is probably a foaming-at-the-mouth teabagger now  noiretextatique   Aug-21-11 02:33 AM   #85 
  - It really is a waste of breath, isn't it?  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:50 AM   #91 
     - yes...this a quote from a tea party supporter who was interviewed by a NYT reporter  noiretextatique   Aug-21-11 08:42 PM   #104 
  - Grandparents on my dad's side.  Bladian   Aug-21-11 02:33 AM   #86 
  - Ignorant and proud of it. It's just amazing, isn't it?  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:51 AM   #92 
  - When dealing with the anti-intellectual "I have to feel it" types, you have got to make them feel it  McCamy Taylor   Aug-21-11 02:34 AM   #87 
  - Lives far, far, FAR away.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-21-11 02:38 AM   #88 
  - Tell them that they're acting like the very "elitist Manhattanites" they claim to hate...  JHB   Aug-21-11 06:56 AM   #93 
  - my dear 89-year-old Aunt Betty is an absolutely CRAZY right-wing fundamentalist  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-21-11 07:07 AM   #94 
  - Besides no amount of information, logic or empirical data will ever influence her thinking one  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 08:26 AM   #97 
     - Here's an article about the study I mentioned  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 08:34 AM   #98 
  - My MIL and her husband  eilen   Aug-21-11 08:20 AM   #95 
  - I just want to say one thing on behalf of Paula Deen...  XanaDUer   Aug-21-11 08:24 AM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-11 08:42 AM   #99 
  - My idiot brother  GoCubsGo   Aug-21-11 08:43 AM   #100 
  - I have this problem with so many people in my life I don't know where to begin.  TNLib   Aug-21-11 09:02 AM   #102 
  - Because of a comment on another thread I looked up when Fox News started: 1996  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 09:47 AM   #103 
  - My wife calls herself a conservative Republican.  Aristus   Aug-21-11 08:50 PM   #105 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-11 09:32 PM   #106 
  - Several cousins are pretty strong RW.  GreenStormCloud   Aug-22-11 07:58 PM   #107 
 

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