AngryPoet: SmackLT: Oh, that story is still making the rounds on Facebook. I just did a search of public posts for the word "unionized" and found several people still posting it for the first time this morning. None of them on the timeline of any of my friends, thankfully.I have seen some crazy stuff posted on some of my friends timelines....some I have posted and reasoned with.....others seem to far gone...
Bendal: My co-worker the Staunch Conservative met me at break with this news, on how non union workers were turned away from NJ. I just smiled and said "I'd like to rebut that when you're done", then told him what I'd heard. He just smirked and said "what liberal source did you get that from?". Just sent him the Snopes link on it; I expect to hear "derp derp derp" any minute now.
make me some tea: My mom was harping on this a couple of days ago. This claim didn't make sense to me, so I googled it, and found a bunch of "articles" claiming it to be true, but I did find one actual journalistic article quoting Chris Christie saying that it wasn't true, and that if anything the workers had been reassigned and it was a miscommunication. I sent her the article.Later she was still saying that it was true that they were turning nonunion workers away. I didn't argue with her, because what's the point?So yesterday I saw this Snopes article, and sent it to her. No reply, although I've talked to her since about other things, but I doubt she even looked at it. She would rather believe the lies she hears on talk radio than the reality I'm trying to bring her back into. It makes me really sad.
aselene: stoli n coke: aselene: Subby and the posters here have obviously missed the point: this story tells a higher truth. It is illustrative of a larger point, and whether or not it is strictly factual is irrelevant.Welcome to post-Beckerhead America. People used to be entitled to their own opinions. Now, they're entitled to their own facts.I refuse to let my opinions be dictated by facts checkers, when almost all of them exhibit strong liberal bias.
thurstonxhowell: If you took the original story at face value, you're not smart a republican.
ghare: stoli n coke: ghare: stoli n coke: aselene: Subby and the posters here have obviously missed the point: this story tells a higher truth. It is illustrative of a larger point, and whether or not it is strictly factual is irrelevant.Welcome to post-Beckerhead America. People used to be entitled to their own opinions. Now, they're entitled to their own facts.Saturday night I was told that Obama threw away $2 trillion out of a $762 billion dollar stimulus on failed green energy projects.I'm guessing the person that said that wasn't the class valedictorian.No he wasn't but, he IS a successful businessman (got that way by cheating on his wife and marrying an heiress who gave him $250k to start his business) who went out and bought a $90,000 Porsche Saturday morning and then explained to me how high taxes were preventing him from giving his workers a $5 a week raise. Very concerned about Shaniqua and her welfare, but I'll give him this: when I said the white bankers took this country for more than every single welfare mom put together ever, he paused.
hinten: So, what do you say to a FB friend that 'Likes' Paul Ryan?
AngryPoet: I have already seen a metric asston of BS posted this election cycle on FB...makes me just want to create crazy stupid stuff and see if I can get people to spread it like a social disease too....
Cinaed: I think the 'papers' that crew thought were union papers were, far more likely of the licensing, certification, and insurance variety.Simple misunderstanding thanks to a few simple people.
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