I work with a bunch of redneck ignorant republicans

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  1. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i'm about to go crazy. every day at least 3 or 4 times a day i hear about how obama is going to destroy the world. they believe every obama bashing e-mail that gets sent out and then pass it around the office like a tabloid about lindsey lohan sleeping with half the guys in the country while snorting cocaine off of AL Pachinoes (sp) ass. finally today i got sick off it when they sent out an e-mail about Michelle Obama and how she spent $400 on room service. first of all who the fvck cares. she's not running for president or vice president, and even if she did, she's smart enough to not use campaign money to pay for it. so anyways all i did was go out to snopes and look it up, and what do you know it's FALSE. so all i did was sent a reply saying to check your facts and almost immediately an e-mail was sent out to about half the office from a guy freaking out saying that I support obama. i sent one simply reply just saying to make sure your rumors are legit. then he replied once again to everyone in the office, pretty much calling me a pvssy and telling me to take a stand. i tend to loose respect for people when they bring religion or politics into the work place, but this really sent it over the edge for me. i know they guy is somewhat joking but it's still disrespectful to me and anyone else that may not see eye to eye with him.
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  2. Squeak

    Squeak Get your pork here.

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    Politics and Religion in the office BAD.

    Ignoring people and going home good.
     
  3. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    That was rant worthy?
     
  4. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    We have some heated discussions about politics (we have a good political mix). I think it makes our work enviroment interesting :) We are all friends at the end of the day
     
  5. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    when one of my bosses pretty much calls me out like that, it tends to aggravate me
     
  6. Cable43

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    rant acknowledged / justified

    it will all be over in a few months, just calmly hit him with the facts. being calm and knowledgeable will really take it to people.
    never let em see you sweat
    also never let them see you cry

    no sex in the office either... it's never your best performance
     
  7. stosh

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    ROFL Company e-mail use policy is pretty lax at your company. I say don't get involved especially in writing! Some girl at our office tried to pull that crap on me so I made fun of her to her face for being dumb. She doesn't bring up politics anymore.
     
  8. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    she is dumb! you should give us her email address so we can all call her a dummy to her eyes!
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I think she has eyes.
    She has really big boobs so I usually just talk to them.

     
  11. pain

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    there definitively right. If nobama gets elected the blacks are going to have a parade in all the major cites in the US. then those parades are going to turn into riots incited by the "gangstas" all major city traffic will come to a stop and there will be wide spread looting.
     
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    I never miss a chanse to discuss politics out of several reasons. One of them is that politics permeates every thing in our societies and therefore lives. Another reason is because I want to learn more about it, to stay à jour with everything, and to pass on the knowledge I've gained in sertain political interests I have. Leaving politics alone, or to a voting boot every 4 years is doing the powers that be a favour. THAT, I can't alow.

    But I feel for you and your working situation, must take quite some energy out of you.
     
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    Maybe they're just to busy eating bananas they don't want to climb down from their trees to do that?
     
  14. pain

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    would you be saying there monkies?:clapping::biggrin:
     
  15. Cable43

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    next time she say something dumb you should start jumping up and down in one spot until someone calls the paramedics or the cops
     
  16. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    tell your HR rep that you find those emails insulting and feel that they are against corporate policies.

    people will shut up when faced with losing their jobs/all their money to a lawsuit.

    I know it doesn't affect you that much...but HR people are useless outside of killing peoples' buzz...es.
     
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    I may be a jonny foreigner who doesn't know sh!t, but would I be right in thinking there would be a certain irony in shooting the guy over it?

    Just a thought?!


    You lot need to mix things up and get another party or two in there too. For example, we used to have the Sod The Election Lets Have a Party Party and we still have the Monster Munch Raving Looney Party!
     
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    I have a simple policy: I don't discuss anything of value to my life at work.
     
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    Hey - My Mother Works In Hr!!!!!!!!
     
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    same here, i guess i just made the mistake of slightly stepping out side of that policy to prove someone wrong. i guess i'll just keep my mouth shut and go back to work
     
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    wow that must be a fun environment, come work with me we talk about everything
     
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    :clapping:
    yes we are in the planning stages right now...

    do you know where I can by large quantities of ticker tape?
     
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    The McCain election night party should have a ton of unused ticker tape for cheap.
     
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    oh don't say that about her, I'm sure she's a very nice person.:monkey:
     
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    George Galloway for POTUS!
     
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    I've worked for several Fortune 500 companies. I think that is why I like working in bike shops.

    There I can say anything.
     
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    YOU SAID IT ! Nothin beats working is a shop. (Except making money)
    oh the humanity!
     
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    lol when i worked at a bike shop, i never got a pay check. i just always bought stuff, and when i quit it turned out i actually owed the owner $0.75
     
  30. DirtMcGirk

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    Just give him a kick in the cunt.
     
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    a kick in the cunt

    A KICK IN THE CUNT!
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Because its one of the greatest underrated movies of all time.

    Y'all be brutalizing me...
     
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    HOLD THE F UP!!!!!!


    define rape
     
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    By scientific test I fall right in the middle. I work with some radical socialists. I make fun of everyone. Obama scares the hell out of me but then again so does McCain and Palin, and every other lying politician out there. Right now it's easiest to make fun of Palin so whatever. I usually start the day with the palinaspresident website turn the speakers way up and click on something to here her say "maverick."
     
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    dude....
     
  39. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    This is like the best advice ever given on RM. Heed it!!!

    Yo, Zark! How's it going man?!

    And I rarely if ever discuss anything not work related with my co-workers. My attitude: I am not here to make friends. I am here to make money.
     
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