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(4,854 posts)
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:52 AM Apr 2012

Just stop already.

My uncle will likely never speak to me again after I hit "reply all" to one of the fwd fwd fwd emails with the following....


I am sick up to my eye balls of "Obama class warfare" " grab yur bootstraps" "poor people are really rich".

You know it's bull when you spew it. We could go through the whole wasted exercise of how the little bit of "free" food "wasted" in the belly of a "welfare queen" sure as hell isn't costing you your job or your house or your retirement. We could go through the whole routine of pointing out the vast majority of dole dollars go toward making upper class whites richer. We could go through the litany of all the ways the 1%ers suck at the government teet more than the rest of us put together.

You know damn well black people didn't take your little shitty ass jobs away because of "Affirmative action" and I don't for one minute believe you really think "anchor babies" are why you can't afford both gas for the F150 and a lush retirement.

No you don't. You know who did this. You know damn well.

Just stop already.

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Just stop already. (Original Post) SmileyRose Apr 2012 OP
awesome -- that'll set some hair on fire! xchrom Apr 2012 #1
Had to be said. Good job. mmonk Apr 2012 #2
wow. wow wow. i am a gutsy woman and still..... seabeyond Apr 2012 #3
'Tis a thing of beauty! frogmarch Apr 2012 #4
I used to occasionally get some right wing crap HappyMe Apr 2012 #5
And you fuckers also know that women do not make as much as men you slobs! lonestarnot Apr 2012 #6
Great response! CrispyQ Apr 2012 #7
It beats the hell out of my approach Warpy Apr 2012 #8
That's what I usually do too. SmileyRose Apr 2012 #19
'Reply All' is one of my favorite SheilaT Apr 2012 #9
Right you all. REPLY ALL is your friend in cases like this. n/t eridani Apr 2012 #32
Just finished crying over something I read, and then . . . madashelltoo Apr 2012 #10
Well done! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #11
I had to do something akin to this to my mom SemperEadem Apr 2012 #12
I've been blessed with friends and relatives who don't send shit to everyone they know. JVS Apr 2012 #13
I did that a couple of times regarding racist emails lunatica Apr 2012 #14
yes; ALWAYS say something Skittles Apr 2012 #34
Everyone in my family are right-wingers..... Uben Apr 2012 #15
Fucking A! That's going to leave a mark. 11 Bravo Apr 2012 #16
I should probably bookmark this for future reference varelse Apr 2012 #17
It will take a lot of emails like this one before we can make inroads. Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 #18
courage and truth marshall gaines Apr 2012 #20
A thing of beauty libodem Apr 2012 #21
I'll save this in my "Great Replies to Emails" file. Thank you. n/t jtuck004 Apr 2012 #22
Great response eyewall Apr 2012 #23
What will Socipaths/Psychopaths do when we call them on their BS? fascisthunter Apr 2012 #24
re: Just stop already. allan01 Apr 2012 #25
Wow! I love that! KT2000 Apr 2012 #26
I love it. I may steal it for when the time comes... CTyankee Apr 2012 #27
this would mean a whole lot more if you posted their replies, positive or negative. pepperbear Apr 2012 #28
Good message. Kalidurga Apr 2012 #29
KA-BLANG!!! Plucketeer Apr 2012 #30
Already rec'd, came back to kick. freshwest Apr 2012 #31
hey I hear you; I have done it Skittles Apr 2012 #33
I. once, ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2012 #36
OOOOH Skittles Apr 2012 #37
It's ALWAYS worked for me. You lie - you don't get to play with adults. saras Apr 2012 #35


(110,159 posts)
3. wow. wow wow. i am a gutsy woman and still.....
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:57 AM
Apr 2012

i couldnt do that. but, i am damn impressed. do let us know what happens. pretty please.


(20,277 posts)
5. I used to occasionally get some right wing crap
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:59 AM
Apr 2012

from my ex-fil. I deleted without reading.
When speaking with him face to face, I was able to change his mind about a few things.


(112,174 posts)
8. It beats the hell out of my approach
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:05 PM
Apr 2012

which was dedicated more to clearing out my inbox than clearing the propaganda out of their pointed little heads.

Anybody ever sends me right wing boilerplate again, I'm stealing this.



(23,156 posts)
9. 'Reply All' is one of my favorite
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:18 PM
Apr 2012

actions when I get some kind of crap. It usually does cause the original poster to take my name off their list, because I sincerely doubt any of them stop sending out mass emailings.

Here's the real problem. No matter what, sending something to everyone in your address book is a totally dumb idea in the first place. No matter what the message. Even the adorable kittens and puppies photos. I may own a cat myself, but the adorable kittens and puppies photos? No thank you. So if sending off something that most people would consider relatively innocuous isn't always appreciated, everyone should think carefully about more pointed messages of any kind.

Oh, and forwarding something, anything at all, to everyone in your own address book is just a very good way to get viruses spread around. It's the electronic version of unprotected sex with lots and lots or people.


(1,751 posts)
10. Just finished crying over something I read, and then . . .
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:15 PM
Apr 2012

I read this and knew there really was hope for this world. There really is truth to be told and those who are willing to tell it.


(150,672 posts)
11. Well done!
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:20 PM
Apr 2012

And if he never speaks to you again, it will most definitely be HIS loss!

You rock, seriously!


(8,053 posts)
12. I had to do something akin to this to my mom
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
Apr 2012

for forwarding me some tripe forwarded by one of her church friends about denying illegal immigrants something... I shot back at them "oh, ok.. so now it's the xtian thing to do to go against what Jesus commanded (not asked kindly, but commanded) you do, and that was to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, house the homeless, visit the imprisoned. So they come after the illegal immigrants... who's next? Oh, by the way, did you know that there is a movement underway now to strip older black Americans of their right to vote? So Madear ambles her way down to the voting booth and because she was born at home 80 years ago and not in a hospital, she has not birth certificate and she can't vote. Victory!!!!! Should I jump up and down over that and let out a big "hallelu--serves them right. They don't deserve the right to vote. That's what they get!"?

Let's see you all get all exercised over that piece of news. Oh, and use your time online to do a google search on that little thing and on an outfit called ALEC, because they're writing the legistlation to do exactly that across the country instead of forwarding this devil-worshipping bs." (that was added for effect)

My mom has taken me off her forwarding list. And she apologized to me.


(61,935 posts)
13. I've been blessed with friends and relatives who don't send shit to everyone they know.
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
Apr 2012

I love never getting this kind of crap.


(53,410 posts)
14. I did that a couple of times regarding racist emails
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:26 PM
Apr 2012

only I was much more succinct. I said something like "Take me off your email list. I want nothing to do with racists."

In each case I received a few 'reply all' that said the same thing also because I said it. If nothing else it makes some racists go back in the closet where they belong.

Reply all can be a very good thing.


(7,719 posts)
15. Everyone in my family are right-wingers.....
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:29 PM
Apr 2012

.....and my inlaws are too. I am the only democrat, but that doesn't stop me from wading into any political conversation. I am 100 times more savvy than they are when it comes to politics, so they usually change the subject quickly.

I also happen to be the richest member of the family, and I guess that probably pisses em off, as well. They quit sending the right-wing forwards years ago. I always just attached a link to Snopes showing what they were saying was a lie, and sent it back to em.
I told them if I wanted to believe lies like this I would become a republican, and that they should actually read something occasionally to verify.....of course they didn't.


(674 posts)
23. Great response
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:13 PM
Apr 2012

but I hope you formatted it in at least 30pt Arial in bright blue or green with pictures of the American flag and some hands posed like they're praying or else your readers won't be able to comprehend it's a message to them.



(29,381 posts)
24. What will Socipaths/Psychopaths do when we call them on their BS?
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:23 PM
Apr 2012

Oh noooo... oh my. Trust me, they shit themselves thinking about that very possibility... ever play chess?


(1,950 posts)
25. re: Just stop already.
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:26 PM
Apr 2012

many republicans will go one with their lives as the world revolves around them wihout even really understanding a single issue. most of the time they will just ignore facts (ignorace is bliss)(case in point , i wont discuss high speed rail with a few friends )repbulican and or democrat).many times these ppl get worked up is when it is election time and never really really study the issues.they will just go with the party line . many are on ssi , social security , etc. and say they(they meaning a person or a unknown entity) want cuts . there is a story on here,(du) that says that goverment cuts in certain sectors will delay recovery.and i have never heard a single plan on how to restart the nation. i also asked someone to please stop sending me this unsubstantiated stuff( note an explive deleted was used) ( meaning obama and others) and said it in a nice way.(that gets more things done!!)


(64,168 posts)
27. I love it. I may steal it for when the time comes...
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:22 PM
Apr 2012

These people need to know that we are aware that their lives are being made more miserable by the !%, even if they won't admit it. If they refuse to face up to the fact that they are voting against their own interest, then it is up to us to point that out to them IN THEIR FACES.

Just stop already is right!


(14,177 posts)
29. Good message.
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
Apr 2012

Perhaps there is a chance at least one moderate will see this and understand what voting for conservatives really means and jump off that wagon. I dunno if they will jump off in this direction. But, getting off the crazy train is at least a move in the right direction.


(154,708 posts)
33. hey I hear you; I have done it
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:02 AM
Apr 2012

for example, after my rightwing asshole cousin sent me derogatory email regarding Katrina victims - it was vile and I let him know no true Christian (which he purports to be) would EVER email such racist, lying TRASH - he hasn't sent me anything else like that



(31,849 posts)
36. I. once, ...
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:53 AM
Apr 2012

took the time to find out what church the "christian" that sent out the stuff attends, and add that church to the e-mail chain with the message:

"Dear Pastor,

I just thought you might want to know what message is getting through to members of your congregation with respect to "Christian Love." If the following is NOT your intended message, might I suggest that it inform your next few sermons. If, however, the message is consistent with your interpretation of the "Grand Commission" might I suggest that you re-visit the Book of Matthew."

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