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  •  I had to check out of Facebook (12+ / 0-)

    because my blood pressure was so high after the Sandy shooting.

    Like, before the shooting, I was stressed a bit about the Clackamas shooting because that's where I live. And work has been extremely stressful, and I may have to leave my job in January because of fucking idiots.

    And then the Connecticut shooting happened.

    Queue the fucking morons screaming about their guns being taken away. All over the Internet, all over Facebook. I couldn't check into Facebook without being slammed by massive arguments from anti-gun and pro-gun folks.

    And it's not the kind of issue I can stay silent about. I am passionate about my political issues, and gun violence is one of them. I couldn't let these chickenshits post NRA crap like this without saying something.

    But man, by Sunday I couldn't take it anymore. I had massive headaches from blood pressure highs, and my soul was just exhausted. I am on a Facebook vacation, because I literally cannot handle this debate anymore, I cannot handle seeing crap like this posted by "friends," and all I want to do is scream.

    •  I Hear You (6+ / 0-)

      I, too, decided I just can't bear to hear the stupidity without telling the posters just how stupid and dangerous I think they are... Bad enough seeing the random thoughts of my born-again relatives every day, but reacting to the deaths of children with calls for more guns... I cannot read these and turn the other cheek. I mean, even the friggin' NRA had the sense to shut the fuck up for a few days.

      "Listen... do you smell something? " Dan Aykroyd

      by rkex on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:18:44 PM PST

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    •  Prolly be a good idea (3+ / 0-)
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      to hide these "friends" from your news feed if you don't want to "unfriend" them. I've had to do that on several occasions when hiding certain comments just wasn't enough.

      I'm pretty lucky when it comes to FB, though. Almost all my friends are very liberal and my wing-nut relatives hardly ever comment. I've already cowed them into submission..... yeah, that's it.

      Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

      by figbash on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:40:13 PM PST

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    •  Just unfriend the shitheads. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      ladelfina, FutureNow, DruidQueen

      See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare, See the gentry in the country riding out to take the air. ~~Gordon Lightfoot, "Don Quixote"

      by Panama Pete on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:01:22 PM PST

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      •  Man, sometimes the shitheads (1+ / 0-)
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        are your family members, or people who used to be sane, or people who are perfectly normal individuals on a regular basis but when that ONE issue comes up, they become mutant fuckwit versions of themselves.

        I have unfriended some people I don't give a damn about. But not everyone who is talking about teachers packing heat are people I don't care about.

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