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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:19 AM
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Just noticed a teabag 'friend' defriended me.
He would post teabaggy stuff on facebook and I would respond showing how it was crap. He would then say I don't want to argue about it.

Well, I guess he didn't like it anymore and dropped me, not only him but his wife as well. She doesn't have a political bone in her body.

Wuss.
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:24 AM
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1. Some family members are all pissed off at me because
i refute the fox bullshit...
They also ostracized me for being gay. I managed to survive with out there attentions for almost 30 yrs...whats 30 more. Why the hell should I put myself out for their comfort. They don't care about me only themselves..
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:45 AM
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7. Stay strong and be true to your principles.
Don't be too stubborn to forgive, if people who have wronged you seek forgiveness.
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WiffenPoof Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:38 AM
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30. Yeah...Good Advice...
I wish someone would tell that to the President.

-PLA
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:25 AM
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2. I had a lifetime friend do that, as well as several others.
Their loss. I've always felt if you're sure you're correct, stay and fight. Then again, defending the indefensible is a GOP trait.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:34 AM
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3. Oh well.
Edited on Sun Apr-17-11 09:34 AM by bullimiami
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Avant Guardian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:35 AM
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4. They cannot handle being wrong
Ideologies do that. They are not swayed by facts. They are kooks.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:36 AM
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29. Yep...I run into people like that from time to time. You show them absolute proof..
...of what you're talking about, (Ex: Debt has risen under Republican Presidents) ...and many other
irrefutable facts...and the STILL say something like "Aw..I don't know, I feel that...".

I say: "Well, there isn't any FEELING about it...it's the way it is"
...and they still just don't Get it. Total-Complete-Denial. (AAAGGHHH) :) :)
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:40 AM
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5. Hatred runs hard in their souls.
The US is in an unstable situation because of the billionaires and their propaganda.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:45 AM
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6. I hate Facebag...
I turned off my acct during the Ground Zero/Muslim community center debate and haven't been back.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:37 AM
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16. i would have nothing to do with it
but my entire extended family is on there. we're spread all over the US and i love being able to keep in touch.

however just the other day my son berated me for putting too much political shit up there. oh well. i told him i can't unring that bell.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:03 AM
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19. I don't put political stuff up there, I only respond when others do. For some reason
the right wingers think they should be able to post whatever they want, no matter how insulting it is to me and others, without a disagreeable comment.

Strange.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:35 PM
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39. Don't know how old your son is...
but my son... 37... gave me shit about being too political and too gloom-and-doom.

I lit him up!

Said things like "You had best get your ass political... they are coming after you..... I got mine, so all I have to do is shut up and go along, but I actually give a shit about my grandchildren....Your grandfather went to strikes with chain tongs hidden in his coat so you could play video games instead of getting politically active to save your own ass."

Stuff like that.

He didn't change his behaviors, beyond reading a bit more about what's going on, but he doesn't bring up my shitty attitude anymore.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:45 PM
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40. pretty close
this was my 35-year-old
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:00 AM
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8. I play Mafia Wars on Facebook
and normally try to leave politics out of it, for the sake of the game.

I got into a HUGE fight with one of my MW Family who was a teabagger. He would make these idiotic comments and I would challenge him, trying to debate the issues civilly. My first mistake.


It got to the point where he would respond to anything and everything on my wall with insults.

I couldn't defriend and block that ignorant asshole fast enough.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:15 AM
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:18 AM
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21. You do know they named themselves that first, before they knew
the meaning, right?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:21 AM
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24. They sure did!!!!
Never mind that the Boston Tea Party was over a tax CUT and not what they're making it.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:47 AM
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:48 PM
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41. Global warming/Climate Change doesn't matter - it's fubar.
Teabaggers/Tea Party, doesn't matter - it's fubar.

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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:19 AM
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22. I'll stop calling them TEABAGGERS when they stop calling it OBAMACARE
:popcorn:

You're concern has been noted.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:20 AM
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23. we?
Edited on Sun Apr-17-11 11:24 AM by Gabi Hayes
they're the ones who wore the teabags on their heads, remember?

who forced that on 'em?

remember?






enjoy your brief stay
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:23 AM
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:43 AM
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32. I also call teabaggers the tea klux klan.
enjoy your stay.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:54 AM
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34. You're cute.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:29 PM
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44. why don't you go gargle with broken glass, ok?
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:33 PM
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45. Care To Say Something Positive About Progressives?

Or is that beyond your capabilities?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:34 PM
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46. Unenlightened, violent, racist Teabaggers
eom
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:04 AM
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9. I hardly ever get political chain emails anymore.
I used to get them all the time. Debunking them turned into a hobby. Wingnut knuckleheads got tired of being smacked down, I guess.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:08 AM
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10. I don't argue with anyone over politics on facebook.
Some of my 'friends' post some ridiculous right wing shit, I ignore them. Just like they ignore me when I post something political, which is rare in any case. Why bother fighting with someone about politics on facebook, of all places. What's the point? :shrug:
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:06 PM
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35. I always wonder the same thing...
What's the point...

I use FB the same way you do. For fun, mostly. I have friends and family who have different religious attitudes and different politics from mine.

If I don't agree with what they post, I just ignore them and move on. The status updates disappear off my home page within a few hours anyway.

Why do people argue? To be "right"?

I always thought being "progressive" meant being able to tolerate and get along with all sorts of people. Not "regressive"...i.e. only being able to tolerate people just like us. In other words, if you don't agree with me, then I don't wanna know you...

:eyes:

Anyway, life is so full of angst that it's nice to have a place to have fun. That's what I love about FB. :)


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Zax2me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:26 AM
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11. I have friends that post right wing stuff
would drop them too but don't want to use my Facebook as a political tool like they do.
Keep it mostly to keep up with hometown friends.
Good and bad.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:27 AM
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12. I'm getting ready to unfriend a bunch of folks on FB
It's a cleansing experience. I recommend it.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:34 AM
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13. Big loss
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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:36 AM
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14. Not worth it to fight on FB, I just never post anything political and I block political comments...
... as in if someone has a habit of posting political comments, I will click the x and turn off their wall posts so I never see them anymore.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:10 PM
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37. I've done that too...
clicked on the little "X", I mean, to hide someone's posts, but not for the same reason...

It just gets real aggravating to have my home page full of requests for things in games I don't even play, and some I haven't played in over a year.

I don't give two shits that someone has found a green cow on their farm and now the poor thing needs a home.

I keep blocking the games/apps and they keep showing up.

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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:28 PM
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38. Oh god yes, blocking the game requests! I just feel bad about deleting some people so I block
Some of my friends are addicted to those games so they are always posting those kind of requests like the poor green cow needs a home or they need a single brick to finish their mcmansion or whatever.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:37 AM
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15. Your assessment is correct
Nitwit posts something "clever" on Facebook. You come along and expose it for the dopiness it is. "I don't want to argue about it." Which basically means, "I may be totally wrong, but it comforts me to think this way. Don't harsh my mellow, dude. I'm a rugged individualist free-thinker! Gotta go listen to Rush and Glenn for today's marching orders."
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:41 AM
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17. I just defriended a teabag friend
I can't stand the rants any longer. They are poisonous.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:43 AM
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18. I've found my tea baggin relatives and friends don't like debate
they like putting their fingers in their ears singing lalalalalalalalalala
and then call me a closed minded brick wall to talk to.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:27 AM
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26. Facebook "Friends"
Half the time, these are people you've never even met, so don't sweat it.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:35 AM
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27. So true. I post a lot of political, animal rights, environmental articles.
If they don't like it - go! My real "friends" are fine with them.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:43 AM
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31. This is someone I went to HS with.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:35 AM
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28. Never could understand why someone would opt in to a database and share their personal details to
the world and a list of all their likes and acquaintances.

Maybe someone can explain it to me.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 12:08 PM
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36. welcome to the club!
the good thing is youw on't have to read his crap anymore!
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:13 PM
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42. I'm actually on Face Book, but I find it totally
annoying that some comment some friend of a friend of mine posts on her wall shows up on mine. I have posted maybe three comments ever. The only reason I stay on is that it's somewhat easy to locate others, and I can kind of keep up with what's happening in my sons' lives.

I think the wall thing makes a whole lot of sense for young people in college, but is totally lame for older adults.

I've not noticed teabaggy stuff showing up on my wall, but when I get a mass email that's right wing crap I invariably Reply All. No one ever sends me more than two or three of those, fortunately.
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:24 PM
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43. My Best Friend From High School Did The Same Thing
To be honest, once we went away to college, I pretty much never spoke to him again. We reconnected recently on Facebook, and I found out he was one of these right-wing, nobody-ever-gave-me-nothin', "rugged individualists." But here's the beauty of it all: I knew him way back when. I know that he grew up in a rich family, lived in a frickin' MANSION, was handed everything he ever wanted as a kid, and when he got through school and decided to start up his own business, he got all the money and equipment he needed to get started from.........say it with me, now.............a loan from his parents. Then he goes on Facebook and starts yammering on about how people need to be self-sufficient. The one that tore it for me, though, was when he started railing on personal debt, and about how people should never take out car loans. His actual quote was, "My dad told me when I was young that except for getting an education and buying a house, you should never borrow money." You know, typical "rich guy who has no idea what it's like to be poor" kind of stuff. Well, I really laid into him for that. Shortly thereafter, I started noticing that he wasn't posting as much. Then I saw that his name had dropped off my friends list (it's happened before, but because the person left Facebook altogether). Then I saw that he had posted on another friend's thread, and that's when I realized that the f'er had defriended me.

This was the guy who was my best friend in high school. He's now the only person who's ever defriended me on Facebook too. I'm telling you, buying into that right-wing bullshit just turns you into an asshole. I've never met a right-winger who wasn't one.
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KelleyKramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:59 PM
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47. facts have well known liberal bias..

I used to get get rightwing chain emails from friends and would always reply all to show the lie.

One of my favorite things now is on facebook to tell them that George Bush bailed out the banks... for some reason that really drives them nuts. Ha ha!
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Magron Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:00 PM
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48. neonazis have no real answers to arguments they traditionally shut up opposition
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 12:17 AM
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49. And how did you choose to celebrate?
:thumbsup:
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