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Versailles Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:36 PM
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Overheard today at the library...
Edited on Thu May-05-11 08:41 PM by Versailles
I work in a library and while patrons are waiting in line many watch CNN that we have on. A patron was in line and I overheard her comment to no one in particular "I don't believe {OBL} is really dead and I won't until I see proof. I mean, Obama keeps lying about his birth certificate, this is just to distract us."

It took every single ounce of will power to keep my mouth tightly closed and not hand her a roll of tin foil for a new hat. And here I thought I was safe from the most insane of the Repugnants at a library...


*edit* Huh didn't realize using brackets would remove my text!
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:38 PM
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1. She is one of the 10%ers.
Even lower than the percent who believed Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11.
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SugarShack Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:32 PM
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23. Is that one of the corporate paid for polls?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:40 PM
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2. Sounds crazy enough to be something off of right wing radio
It makes no sense.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:40 PM
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3. Happen To Remember Which Book She Was Checking Out ???
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Versailles Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:55 PM
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12. I don't remember...
But only because I arranged it so that I wouldn't have to serve her (I just slowed down a fraction so that she would end up with my coworker). I didn't think I could keep my trap shut if I had to speak directly to her!
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:41 PM
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4. Why is there a TEEVEE in the library?
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Versailles Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:47 PM
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7. We are an "Information resource Center"
We have a news channel on all day, quietly so it can only be heard while at the circ desk or if you check out the wireless headphones (which nobody ever does....1000 bucks wasted). We also have 50+ computers, a teen room with a PS3, a Wii, and Super Nintendo.


Oh did I mention that this is a federal library? Your tax bucks at work! Give the military families all this stuff, but we MUST defund planned parenthood to fix our budget!!!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:42 PM
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5. We have an element of this country that is stupid, ignorant and delusional. It has
nothing to do with intelligence and/or being at the library, there is that percentage that is the above and they think with a primitive portion of their brain. And it's useless to talk to them, it's an incurable disease.
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:55 PM
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11. Stop taking about my mother in law
Edited on Thu May-05-11 08:58 PM by tinymontgomery
I don't even visit any more because she want's to talk politics but not listen to over views. She has gone total wacko. Even the wife agrees.

Fixed a word.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:02 PM
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14. OOOOhhhhhhhhh Nooooooooooooooo!!!
:cry: :cry: :cry: You have my condolences! We have a lady down the street I won't even venture near, my neighbor has warned me about her. She's a RW nut case. I think she takes a Glenn Beck IV + a RW religion IV each day.


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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:12 PM
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16. She's gone over to the dark side
and never coming back. Real shame she used to be a nice lady and reasonable.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:21 PM
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17. I had some friends in Denver, their next door neighbors that used to be quite
Edited on Thu May-05-11 09:21 PM by RKP5637
nice started going down to Colorado Springs to Focus on the Family and became real assholes and very very creepy. It's like an incurable disease. They do go to the dark side and never come back.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:32 PM
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20. +1
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:44 PM
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6. There still exists among us those who believe Hitler escaped to Argentina. . .
and that the Moon landing was filmed on the same sound stage in which the Watergate Conspiracy was fabricated.

There's nothing we can do about them. They seem to remain a consistently small number, rarely growing to a size that might challenge us, and even then quickly collapsing into well-deserved obscurity.

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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:48 PM
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8. You are the one providing them CNN and you wonder why they reply with its talking points?
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Versailles Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:52 PM
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9. Point taken...
Though when I put it on MSNBC, I got in trouble because the director got a couple complaints...so it is either FOX, CNN, or HLN. And I blocked FOX...I am NOT listening to that crap all day.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:54 PM
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10. She's probably very easily distracted. n/t
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:00 PM
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13. You have more self control than I. My response would have to have been...
Are you really that stupid?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:05 PM
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15. As I age and have seen/heard soooo much BS over the years I really have lost
patience with that type of individual anymore. They are country wreckers.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:23 PM
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18. When people are in my presence and say crap like that, I LOL.
And mean really LOUD.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:38 PM
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19. I had a neighbor who believed
Paul McCartney died in 1966

JFK was assasinated by George H.W. Bush

George HW hired Hinckley so he could be president

Elvis Presley faked his death

The British Royals were alien shape shifters

He would buy every Alex Jones film rip and burn and put them in mailboxes of everyone in our building

He was waaayyyy out there
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:20 PM
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21. No need to be silent. The crazies aren't and that's the problem.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:26 PM
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22. Wow, you must have the willpower of a saint.
I would have told her "fuck you!".
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