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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scrolling through Facebook

So I was looking down my Facebook news feed for something, and I got thinking about what I found.  I have a lot of pages and friends that involve themselves in current events.  One of the hot topics today was the amazing revelation that Joe Biden likes to hug/touch/fondle people... a good deal of them women.  Suddenly he's a pervert on the level of Bill Clinton or Bill Cosby.  Well, guess what?  If you followed me around the last 30 years or so, you'd have been able to take pictures of me doing those very things... most of them with women.  At this point, I'd say the one thing I have in common with Joe is, neither one of us have got slapped for it yet.



Next up is this CNN chick (?) who came up with the idea that ISIS are terrorists because they are poor and have no jobs.  Never mind that they might have jobs if they hadn't spent most of the last 36 years destroying the infrastructure needed to HAVE jobs... much of which the US of A built FOR them because 50-100 years of British rule never helped them to learn how to build anything in the first place.    In all fairness, let's see what she actually said...


 "We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…. "She went on to suggest that the United States government should work with governments in the Middle East to help boost their economies.


What she didn't tell you- but I can with just a little research and not the Poly-Sci degree she got from IU- is that of the five countries that have contributed the most per capita fighters to IS, three of them are considered "high income" by Gross National Income per capita (#8 Sweden, #9 Denmark, and #20 Belgium), and the other two are in the "Upper-Middle group" (#103 Jordan and #111 Tunisia).  All that time studying the Middle East and like so many others, just can't grasp the concept of simple hate.

Marie Harf:  Proud product of an IU education, just like me
I am proud to say I have blocked out all but the most recent game requests, so there is that.  And food porn I can live with (though unless you caught me hungry, I'm not reading it muchacho).  But you know what?  A lot of posts keep me in touch with family and friends who might otherwise escape my smartass comments.  A lot of posts are from friends sharing their triumphs, their sorrows, and unfortunately their "post this in ten minutes or you'll have bad luck" garbage.  One friend got a post from her husband about what a beautiful woman she is.  I have had the privilege of watching three little girls grow up between FB and blogs.  And faithful Christian friends posting words of encouragement and hope. And of course, those of the other persuasion who feel the need to comment their particular brand of stupidity- one of which ALMOST became the star of this post, because of a comment made on another friend's Bible verse post.

But, God taught me another valuable lesson tonight.  I never found it in Proverbs, but it sure belongs:


"It's no use talking to a horse's rear.  It has no ears- it won't listen."

17 comments:

  1. I think we speak the same language; reality snark. Love your post.

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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  2. Facebook scanning does have its ups and downs in politics and daily lives. I keep on it because of the family and friends, and the encouragement posts. The political posts are tempting but I try to stay clear of them for the same reason you posted here. :)

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  3. Chris:
    Sorry, I don't do Facebook...saves me a world of hassle.

    But I also fall into the "touchy" category when it comes to women, and not in a sexual harassment manner, mind you.

    (If I'm your friend ladies, I'm a GOOD friend, because I don't fly-by-night).

    Also, glad to see you had to take little Ms Asst-Head-if-State to task for her "comments".
    BTW, you CAN kill your way out of war...it's called "breaking the enemy's will to fight"...and it's worked pretty well through TWO World Wars (and also got Hanoi to the peace talks).
    I will grant you that POLITICS creates a much denser "fog-of-war" these days.
    --Makes me wonder if Manpower agencies will hold JOB FAIRS for these Islamic Terrorists...
    --Or maybe FWPD chief Garry Hamilton can hold a "AKs FOR JOBS" seminar in Ft. Wayne...
    --King Henry could tap the Legacy Funds for Habitats for Habib.
    --How about a JOBS FOR JIHADISTS summit at the Grand Wayne Center?

    Where will the lunacy end?
    Love the horse's rear "proverb"...
    Reminds me of that quote I had yesterday:
    "You cannot reason with unreasonable people"
    (who are probably horse's asses to begin with...lol)

    Good post.

    Stay safe & stay WARM up there, brother.

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    1. Yep, reminded me of Rush's rule on the purpose of war- "Kill people and break things." I'm not sure why these people have such a hard time getting the transmission to hit the right gear...

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  4. I thought Biden looked creepy in those recent photos.

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    1. He always looks creepy, though- no more than usual IMHO.

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  5. I'm glad you haven't unfriended me on FB. I post a lot!
    I love it so I can stay connected to my friends and family when I travel.

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    1. I only unfriend irresponsible atheists and whack jobs who think it's socially acceptable to call me a member of the Flat Earth Society because I don't buy into Global Warming.

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  6. Yeah... FB and I have a love hate thing. I do like that I can get snips of things I may not otherwise get, like friends that live across the country or IN another country, but really hate the fake posts and propaganda posts. I have come to blocking the "friends" that post such things so I can just check on them here and there.

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    1. I try to just use the drop down and block posts from whatever stupid thing they feel it's important to share. That way when their intelligence surfaces, I'll still be there.

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  7. This is true, Chris. We can't make sense of the nonsensical, can't talk to a horse's rear unless we like being crapped on, and can't turn a stupid blonde with brown roots from IU into a smart blonde with brown roots from IU.

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    1. Leave it to the outspoken ladies who bop by to notice roots. I noted the "never grew out of being a nerd" face, however.

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  8. I check out Facebook daily it keeps me up to date with the going ons in the world and my family but I am not addicted I don't have to be one Facebook all the time like when I am out I don't use my phone for Facebook got better things to do

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    1. My phone ain't smart enough to do facebook.

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  9. Love the post! I have days that I swear I'm deleting my Facebook and then it never happens. I did deactivate it for a few months, but then had friends calling asking why I deleted them. : /

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