(Closed) Intolerant Politics on Facebook (mini-rant)

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@iRun2004:  That’s completely insane. I lean conservative on fiscal issues, but I’m really liberal in terms of civil rights. We have an amendment on our ballot this year to change the MN constitution to define marriage as one man and one woman so that’s been a really hot-button issue. I’m so sick of seeing people spew bible verses all over FB in support of this stupid amendment and pretending that’s a valid reason to deny rights to others. I will be SO GLAD when today is over.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance’s father once called Obama a half-breed in front of me.  I usually don’t engage in political discussions with him because he is so forceful, arrogant, and WRONG…and he plays the whole, “You’re being emotional so your points are invalid” card.  But it’s like…really??  You are a racist asshole.  I think I very calmly said, “It is okay to not like someone’s policies, but insulting someone because of their birth is wrong.  It’s racist.”  And then he made some idiotic comment about how he hates having to be PC.  

 

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Post # 5
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2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I will be very very glad when this election is over. Why don’t you just block the updates? Easy 

Post # 6
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@peachacid:  Sounds exactly like my Father-In-Law, and he is blocked from my facebook feed for this exact reason!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yikes.  I full-on unfriend anyone who posts blatantly racist or homophobic crap on facebook.  The idiots that post right-wing conspiracies just get blocked.  Luckily, even though I do have a lot of conservative facebook friends, only my liberal friends seem to post much about politics  🙂

Post # 8
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9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wonderstruck:  He “pretends” he can’t remember Obama’s name…EVERY TIME HE MENTIONS HIS NAME.  It’s “Hussein Hussein Barama” or something stupid.  

 

I don’t understand how my fiance became the wonderful person he is!

Post # 11
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694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My Mother-In-Law unfriended me a few months ago because of this- I don’t post political things, mainly because I have under 100 friends, and they’re all the same politically as me. Anyway, it was when Facebook was going through a phase where they were showing what pages your friends like and the Obama page must have popped up in her feed a few times; and I may have liked a few articles (never commented on) on Thinkprogress or Factcheck. She couldn’t deal with it, I was rather hurt and I’m not re-friending her on there after the election.

She’s the one who goes off on the rants (in person and online), not me, so I am still really bothered that I politely sit back and let them spew garbage in person but she couldn’t put up with me liking a page, quietly, online.

Post # 12
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@peachacid:  This is not okay.   I have relatives that are the same way, and I decided that I’m calling them out on it. If it’s okay for you to say disgusting things about the President, then it’s okay for me to call you a racist ahole. Why do I have to see that horrible crap, yet they’re the ones that get upset if you call them out?

 

I recently told a certain uncle of mine that I made a donation to the Obama campaign and to a LGBT charity in *his* name, and I was going to keep giving money to both groups in his name for every horrific FB post he made.

 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I unfriended someone who tried to start a debate with me when I was not having it during the 2nd debate. I do not do politics on Facebook. I think people like this are just best ignored. Block their feeds and if they post things about the people who blocked them, therefore inciting those people, then ignore it too. If this was a good friend of mine I would just block them from my news feed and stay friends with them. I only unfriended this guy because I barely know him anymore. I actually blocked my dad from my news feed because I don’t like seeing all his political AND religious posts. I don’t like getting passionate about either of those topics on facebook, though I know some people use facebook as an outlet for that.

Post # 14
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BagsnBooks:  You. Are. AWESOME! hahahahaha! Great idea!

 

@iRun2004:  I would love to hear how she responds!

I am personally fiscally conservative/socially liberal (Libertarians, holla!!) but I grew up in a hugely Democratic household (mom is a politician) so I tend to feel kind of personally offended when people make remarks about liberals/Dems… But I confess that I kind of giggle when its the other way around 🙂 However, my limit is homophobia/bigotry/racism. That shit will NOT fly on my newsfeed or in person and I will straight up call somebody out.

Post # 15
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1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You should read the thread I just posted. My own aunt called me a muslim loving socialist because I refuse tosay who Im voting for.

Post # 16
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@BagsnBooks:  BEST. I would love to do this to a few folks…

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