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  •  I won't engage anymore. Facts (5+ / 0-)
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    Crabby Abbey, Therapy, Chi, ssgbryan, Lujane

    do not matter to them.  If they start talking crazy, I just tell them that they sound insane and I refuse to listen to crazy talk. Then I leave, or I hang up the phone.
    If it's an email I simply ignore it.

    •  Am ignoring it thus far (1+ / 0-)
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      Am still debating a snarky response though

      Prevent back pain standing at the polls:

      by Therapy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:21:41 AM PST

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    •  I should add that I decided (4+ / 0-)
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      Chi, Its a New Day, Naniboujou, Lujane

      on this tactic when it became clear to me that most wingnut talk is just a version of a tantrum.  My kids did not have tantrums- they all tried it once or twice and the only response they got from me was a quiet "honestly, you're making a fool of yourself"- then I ignored it, completely.  Even a two year old can pick up on that and figure out that there's no payoff for acting out.

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