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Wow, everyone on FB seems intent on raising my blood pressure tonight. Someone posted that 2007 photo of President Obama where he doesn't have his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and a person I have known previously as gentle and kind called him a pig. Someone else called Spike Lee a terrorist for tweeting the (incorrect) George Zimmerman address and insinuated that the President speaking out about Trevon Martin is "supporting terrorism." Someone else posted a picture of President Obama with...I don't even remember except there was a tall stack of Legos involved and he was supposed to be saying that he was going to take half of them and give them to kids who had been napping all afternoon.

I just closed that tab and have intentions of staying away until I can bear it again.

Date: 2012-03-29 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think your icon is cute!

Date: 2012-03-30 12:52 am (UTC)
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Date: 2012-03-28 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As a Canadian who has been keeping up with American politics lately. I *headdesk* with you. No offense but all the hoohoo going on with your upcoming election makes me goggle sometimes.

Date: 2012-03-30 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're not the only one goggling! And we haven't even gotten past the primaries yet. :(

Date: 2012-03-30 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. *headesk*

Date: 2012-03-29 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think if someone did that on my FB newsfeed, I'd de-friend them, since apparently, they have latent racist tendencies...

Date: 2012-03-30 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I actually unfollowed several people. I'm trying hard for peaceful coexistence, because some of these people have been significant to me at various points in my life, but...yeah.

Date: 2012-03-29 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd say you need new friends on Facebook. I belong to "the Christian Left" on FB.

Date: 2012-03-29 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Me, too - they're great. :)

Date: 2012-03-30 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks; I'll check it out! :)

Date: 2012-03-29 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You need a G+ account. From what I've seen over there, at least the people are reasonable in their discussions. There's a level of maturity you don't seem to find anymore anywhere on FB. Now you can still find some real winners, don't get me wrong - they're everywhere - but for the most part people seem to think before they post.
Edited Date: 2012-03-29 08:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-30 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll have to check that out! Oofah, so much social media, so little time for...other media. ;)

Date: 2012-03-29 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I feel your pain. I seriously question whether I will survive this year politically. When I'm PMSing I go after people who post things like that on FB because I just can't stand it. My current favorite is the meme about how some black kids killed a white boy and his girlfriend and where is the outrage? It states 'black on white crime is politically incorrect to report'. Really? Where is this??? Sometimes I get the feeling people are all living in their own realities and it's a fight to see who can impose theirs on the rest of us. Have you seen the bumper sticker with a line through the Obama logo and stating 'don't renig'?

*send stronger antidepressants*

Date: 2012-03-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*clings* We haven't even gotten past the primaries yet; that's what is freaking me out. Ugh, I haven't seen that bumper sticker and I hope I never do! D:

Date: 2012-03-29 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is why I stay far far away from politics *nods* Gives me the mother of all migraines! O_O

Date: 2012-03-30 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I try to stay out of things as much as possible; I've learned the hard way that people (including myself, I'm sure!) don't want to discuss politics; they just want to argue. I hate arguing!

Date: 2012-03-30 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is so it! No one wants to discuss - they just want to argue! I don't mind arguing when it's important but as far as politics, it doesn't matter what I think or want anyway so why bother to talk about it? O_o

Date: 2012-03-29 10:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pie_andcoffee
Good Lord, I'm glad I missed all that.

*clings back*

Date: 2012-03-30 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I always knew that many of the people I grew up with and went to school with were ultra-ultra politically...OUT THERE, but wow. Sometimes it's just overwhelming. I need to somehow learn to be like my sister; she never discusses politics even though I know she has strong political opinions. Maybe she can advise me on that.

Date: 2012-03-30 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Facebook is annoying me lately too. I want to filter out ALL political stuff. Even the "good" stuff that is "on my side" is effing annoying.


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