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So, How Would You Deal With a Smirking Biden, or Someone Like Biden at Work or Say at Church?
self | october 12, 2012 | beebuster2000

Posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:32 AM PDT by beebuster2000

So, you are at a meeting at work, or say at a Church meeting. You are talking, and some guy is constantly mugging, laughing smirking. You are distracted by it, as is everyone else. But if you stop and call him on it, engage, he just turns up the juice, becomes totally disruptive, and wins. so what do you do?

Ignore it and hope everyone else sees him for the fool he is? Or come out with some clever one liner, if you can think of one: "didnt your parents teach you any manners?" Or reach over and slap the guy as you really want to?

What would you do?


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KEYWORDS: biden; certifiable; fool; joker
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1 posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:39 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Leave. Turn my back on them in midsentence and just leave.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: beebuster2000

Since I am a Senior Officer in the military, and more than likely othrank most folks, I don’t see that happening.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 5:29:07 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: beebuster2000

“You are distracted by it, as is everyone else. But if you stop and call him on it, engage, he just turns up the juice, becomes totally disruptive, and wins.”

He doesn’t win with anyone worth caring about. Never argue with idiots, you always get pulled down to their level.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 5:29:40 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: beebuster2000
...down here where we're from...

...it's easy...

...just look them square in the eyes and say...

..."bless your heart"...

...game over...

5 posted on 10/12/2012 5:30:21 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: beebuster2000

“Bless your heart” works for me.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 5:30:43 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: beebuster2000

I would of said something like...

I know you think it’s funny, but the middle class that has been buried by your policies these last 4 years isn’t laughing Jo!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 5:30:43 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: bert

He was acting like a smart alec child smirking at his Mom.
Ryan should have treated him like a child and told him to “wipe that smirk off his face, America is going bankrupt under your policies”


8 posted on 10/12/2012 5:31:02 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: cyberaxe

You beat me by 22 seconds!


9 posted on 10/12/2012 5:31:35 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: cyberaxe
..."bless your heart"...

We have a winner

10 posted on 10/12/2012 5:31:55 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
Chris Christie's technique for this in town hall meetings is: "Look I'm discussing this because I think it's serious and I take it seriously. If you're going smirk and laugh and ignore everyone else but yourself, then I'm happy to pass right over you and talk to the next person who is a grown up with manners."

Doesn't work so well in a one-on-one debate, but in a group it seems effective.

11 posted on 10/12/2012 5:32:33 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: beebuster2000

I think there are still some old fashioned Democrats who are increasingly appalled by the current status of the party. The behavior of the current VP last night must have appalled them. This is the kind of thing that causes people to quietly tiptoe over to the other party. For me, it happened in 1992 when the DNC trotted out Bill Clinton.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: poobear
...great minds and all that!...

... ;) ...

13 posted on 10/12/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: beebuster2000

14 posted on 10/12/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: beebuster2000

the more you ignore, the faster they run to the edge


15 posted on 10/12/2012 5:36:02 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cyberaxe

That’s right ;D!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: beebuster2000

Biden is a sociopath. I would give him a lot of rope to hang himself with, then jerk him up short, and arrange to have hinm kicked out, and if he got physical, I would kick his ass out myself like a bouncer would.

The world is full of Biden bullys, and the best thing is to give them a dose of their own medicine.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 5:40:36 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: beebuster2000

My daughter laughed and smirked when I was being serious...once.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 5:42:15 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: beebuster2000

When “Man Bear Pig” shows up (SEE: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s10e06-manbearpig ) don’t listen to the Algore, and stay out of the Treasure Cave ~ it’s all fake stuff.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 5:42:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: beebuster2000

Believe it or not this clearly anti-democrat storyline is preceeded by an Obama advertisement. Seems to me the Democrats don’t understand humor!


20 posted on 10/12/2012 5:43:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cyberaxe; poobear
...down here where we're from...

...it's easy...

...just look them square in the eyes and say...

..."bless your heart"...

...game over...

That is wonderful! Indeed, game over.

21 posted on 10/12/2012 5:44:57 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: beebuster2000

I’ve seen this behavior at committee meetings and the like, never in one on one meetings because the jerk wants to play to an audience. Belittling someone with sarcasm in a debate more than once results is exactly what happened with Biden, he came off looking like someone’s wacky uncle.

Biden did promote one piece of info to the Romney team, they are not going to go quietly. Look for more pomp and bluster by the organizer in the next match up. He will go to the Colonel Mustard routine of shouting the lead pipe in the ballroom by Romney to kill medicare, raise taxes on the middle class and push the disabled in front of the bus. There will be no truth, just expect a bunch of lies repeated early and often, no matter what the question from the townspeople.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 5:44:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: beebuster2000

Considering my final position before retirement was in mental health, I would call for help and tranquilize the joker.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: beebuster2000

Mama Said Knock You Out


24 posted on 10/12/2012 5:50:00 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Democrats - The Treasonous Pervert Party)
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To: beebuster2000

Biden last night was basically a heckler, and comedians know that you can’t ignore a heckler, you have to turn the tables on them. You want to go with the one liner, but it has to be a really good one, or the audience may end up sympathizing with the heckler and turning on you. So, you may need to engage the heckler for a little bit, until he gives you the ammunition that you need to cut him down to size. I think Ryan did that pretty well last night, and got several good jabs in at Biden that made him look like the fool he is.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: beebuster2000

It’s like how a good defender responds to play-action in football...Ryan had to read the situation and adapt on the fly, and he did so with class and maturity. I envy him that, cuz I’d have slapped that dopey grin off Biden’s mug in the first 10 minutes.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 5:54:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Boogieman

All I know is I would not have had the patience, civility and calmness that Ryan did. He was a class act and made Joe look like even more of a classless, disrespectful buffoon.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 5:55:52 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: beebuster2000

In a calm cool voice say.. WOW, what’s it like to be so wonderful?


28 posted on 10/12/2012 5:57:31 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: beebuster2000

Quite a few options. None involving conversation.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 6:02:06 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: joe fonebone

Or,Wow,your Doctor should consider adjusting your meds.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 6:04:15 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: beebuster2000

Proverbs 29:8-10

King James Version (KJV)

8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: beebuster2000

Lithium...


32 posted on 10/12/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gamecock
Since I am a Senior Officer in the military, and more than likely othrank most folks, I don’t see that happening.

What if the jerk is a civilian, thus outranking you?

Although the "bless you" comment is the winner in my book, I always enjoy dusting off "that's the best example of intellectual laziness I've heard in a loooonnnggg time."

33 posted on 10/12/2012 6:07:37 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Michigander222

I’m not the most patient of men, and at one time had a pretty good reputation as something of a bar fighter. I would introduce his smirk to my left hand. Seriously, I couldn’t put up with someone laughing while having a serious discussion.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 6:07:50 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: beebuster2000

I’d throw him out of the bar.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:28 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: cyberaxe
...down here where we're from...

...it's easy...

...just look them square in the eyes and say...

..."bless your heart"...

...game over...

That is the perfect response; the bonus is that you can say and sincerely mean it.

36 posted on 10/12/2012 6:14:04 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: beebuster2000

Turn to Biden when he interrupts and say, “I’m sorry, did it sound to you like I was finished talking?”. Then, turn to the lib moderator, and repeat the question.

Or, “oh, did the middle of my sentence interfere with the beginning of yours?”.

When biden laughed about the Libya situation, I would ask him what was so funny about five people dying due to your administrations failure to lead.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: beebuster2000

Me, personally (being the straighforward, give a s@#t guy I am), I would have turned to him at some point and said, “Mr. Vice President, what do you find funny about the death of four Americans on your watch? Is that amusing?”


38 posted on 10/12/2012 6:18:45 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: beebuster2000
So, How Would You Deal With a Smirking Biden, or Someone Like Biden at Work or Say at Church?

Your question was what I was asking myself during the debate. Biden showed pure arrogance.

39 posted on 10/12/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: beebuster2000
Sometimes it is better to sit there and let people think you are a buffoon, then to interrupt, laugh, smile, grin, smurk, and gaffoo removing all doubt!
40 posted on 10/12/2012 6:28:33 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (You defeat a larger and better equipped military with smaller killer teams and hit and run tactics!)
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To: Michigander222

Someone laughed and smirked at ME, once, at a board meeting. I stopped the meeting, confronted him directly but calmly, and asked him to apologize, which he did - in a squirmy, worm-ish sort of way. He resigned several months later. People are thrilled, and I am still Prez. (He was lucky I did not push his teeth down his throat.)


41 posted on 10/12/2012 6:36:07 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: beebuster2000

Biden is a bully.You have to stand up to a bully.Raise your voice level a little above theirs,tell them they are insulting and keep repeating it until they stop.Most bullies back away.


42 posted on 10/12/2012 6:37:48 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: beebuster2000

SOmetimes you just need to wait for the perfect moment in their routine and say “Yeah, I remember my first beer too Joe.”


44 posted on 10/12/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: beebuster2000

That was the most frustrating debate evah. I got up halfway and went for a run. My blood pressure was sky high. Biden/Raddatz are obviously both idiots and I wish Ryan would have punched back harder but he was more of a gentleman than I would have been.

I think early on during the debate, I would have turned to Joe after the early interruptions and said look Joe, if you want to turn this into a WWE cage match, I’d be happy to oblige you but it would be a disservice to the american people out there who are deciding who to vote for. This is not an msnbc cable show - this is a serious debate and we need to have a serious discussion with the american people, comprende?

Anyway I think that’s what I would have done.


45 posted on 10/12/2012 6:57:37 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: beebuster2000
Facts are stubborn things.
46 posted on 10/12/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: beebuster2000

Tell them that I’ve decided to buy a used car elsewhere.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: beebuster2000

You ask “how long have you had Tourette’s syndrome? Is there medication for that?”


48 posted on 10/12/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Night Hides Not
What if the jerk is a civilian, thus outranking you?

I outrank every civilian in my organization.

If I held a position that had civilians that outrank me, I would pull a Ryan. Mantain control and stay on message.

49 posted on 10/12/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: TexasFreeper2009

ding we have a winner! what is so funny Biden with millions of Americans not working and on food stamps?


50 posted on 10/12/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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