Thursday, September 10, 2015
For relationship's sake, I bite my lip more often than any of you would ever believe, let alone give me credit for.
As Facebook goes, I use it, mainly, to post silly pictures, or ones of Petey or of David and I at yoga. I've made a conscious decision to not (or rarely) post political things. Nothing good can come of that - at least if you have a cross-section of the public in your feed.
Unfortunately, I have friends and family who don't feel this way - and post the most right and left leaning things possible. All with little to no corroboration of fact, let alone balance. Because sure, you can post facts, but they only post certain ones, to get their 'point' across.
This infuriates me. But it is horribly common.
A friend was going on about Hillary Clinton and those g-ddamned State Dept emails. And yes, I get that she has fucked the 4-1-1 on this. She could and should have come out stronger on this subject - and really keep hammering about there was no policy against this, Colin Powell did the same thing....etc. But she didn't and the GOP are making hay of it.
This friend was trying to compare Gen. Petraeus' firing over misuse of email and classified material with Clinton. It's apples and oranges, really. But I kind of snapped and dashed off a semi-nasty response saying something similar - along with adding that GWB's RNC (no White House) server "lost" tens of thousands of emails and yet there was almost no press and certainly no investigation.
But then, the wasn't a woman. And mind you, my friend is. So, it's nice to have see misogyny amongst their own gender.
I pointed out that Petraeus was emailing info to his mistress who was also writing a book about him. And that the DOD wasn't the State Dept - different venues, different policies. And that Clinton dealt more with diplomacy and Petraeus with MILITARY SECRETS!
Their response: have you seen his emails, his mistress or her book?
So, the other infuriating thing: you can't reason with them. If I didn't see his emails, they don't exist. Yeah - well, I never saw subatomic particle, but they exist. ......or do they??????
One of my cousins is the same way. I'm "this close" to blocking both of these people.
And this whole Kim Davis thing. I'm done. I can't read or watch anymore. I just cannot.
This self-anointed prophet is too much for me. The followers, the press - mostly in gay blogs - just makes me feel self-loathing even reading it anymore.
While I applauded her being jailed, it's become some sort of martyrdom for her, and the voice grows louder. Though I did love how after her release, she stood between two men who spoke FOR her. But it's the GOP and a Hate Group. Women are 2nd or 3rd class citizens with them - and they are using her to a T. But she's letting them, so they're all at fault.
I get that Huckabee needs a boost with his low low low poll ratings, so sure, he's making his move there.
What Huckabee does not get - nor any of them, nor are they asking - blah blah blah blah, religious persecution. She's being forced to do x, y and z.
No one - and I do mean NO ONE - has said, that Davis told her employees SHE would fire THEM, if they didn't do what she said because of her religious beliefs. Where is their religious freedom? No one is making the argument that they are being persecuted by Davis herself. Huckabee certainly isn't.
So I've said it before and again - "mainstream media"? "Liberal Media"?
Where? Where are they?
Palin defending Trump on the "gotcha" questions.
One might argue that asking Trump his favourite bible verse was a gotcha question, except for the fact that he brought up religion and the bible. To quote any number of judges on Law & Order "you opened the door, counselor...."
But the questions on ISIS and Kurd leaders and foreign policy are NOT gotcha questions. Trump is the fucking leader in any poll for the GOP - for the highest office in the fucking country. He had better have answers. But he didn't, so he turned it around and his little butt-girl getting her nose all brown for him.
And people are buying this shit hook, line and sinker.
So while I'm not done with social media, I'm having a harder time engaging. I feel a little sad for some of these people (my "friends"), and while blocking / unfriending them is the easy way out, I'd like to think I am bigger than that. And that I can take in multiple sides of a story / argument before making up my mind............unlike them.
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