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  •  My Mom was getting (19+ / 0-)

    robo calls which she was getting vaguely upset about since she wasn't sure if she should answer that 'unknown' number.  When she did she would give me the blow by blow and kind of laugh it off but I could tell it upset her a little.  Fortunately, she is mostly immune to their crap since she doesn't have Fox, doesn't have the internet and only listens to NPR.  However, they found her and figured she was a good target as a registered independent in a red area and a senior to boot.  I found that republican talking points were seeping into her vocabulary which I believe she picks up from reading the paper, watching the local news and listening to NPR.  I can usually set her straight.  

    Recently, we both got rid of our landline phones and she is happy that she won't be getting all of the election phone calls.  She is too cheap to donate to any charities so I hope we are safe on the mail front.  I will keep knocking down the republican talking points.  Since she is exceptionally reasonable and likes Obama, (she writes him letters every few months) so that shouldn't be too hard.

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

    by whoknu on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 03:25:40 PM PDT

    •  You're lucky that your mom likes Obama (3+ / 0-)
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      I know what you mean about the talking points seeping through. At our house my mom has her own room when she stays with us and is only allowed to watch Fox there. But she listens to local radio and it comes through there as well.

      "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matthew 5:11

      by parsonsbeach on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 04:40:00 PM PDT

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    •  i NEVER answer "unknown" phone calls (2+ / 0-)
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      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Real journalists know that lies do not bring "balance" to truth! (h/t elwior)

      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:29:08 AM PDT

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      •  Me, either. (2+ / 0-)
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        If whoever it is thinks it's important, whoever it is can leave a voicemail.  If I think it's important, I'll return the call.

        The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth. - William O. Douglas

        by PSzymeczek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:21:58 PM PDT

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