Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Slyde’s Pet Peeve # 11 – Facebook And Politics

It’s been a few months since I’ve vented to you all about one of my pet peeves. 

This one has been really bothering me for a while, but with the presidential election looming, the number of times per day that this wrong is being perpetrated upon me is really going into hyperdrive……

Why, for the love of all things Holy, do people feel the need to continually post political rants on their Facebook statuses?

I mean, C’mon guys….. The only reasons I log on to Facebook are to read about how proud you are that your son just won the Junior-Lumberjack competition, or to catch up with the latest 200 photos of your new fern.  I also enjoy checking up on what level you have achieved growing turnips in Farmville. 

Also, it’s nice to occasionally check out all the girls that turned me down in high school so I can see how fat and ugly they’ve become…..

You know….. FUN stuff.

But when I log in to Facebook lately, I am fucking ASSAULTED with post after post of Democrat or Republican bashing.  Enough is enough, people!  I understand that your every waking moment is either consumed by the fact that Obama is a Muslim terrorist who wants to institute public Death Panels, or that Romney is nothing more than Boss Hogg without the cool white suit, but I really don’t give a shit what you think.

I have my OWN political views, thank you very much.  And you all know what they are.  Wait, you DON’T know what my views on politics are?  Oh, that’s right… of COURSE you don’t know what they are.  Wanna know why?  It’s because I KEEP MY FUCKING OPINIONS TO MYSELF unless someone asks me for them.  And even then, I’m not a complete asshat about it. 

I have my thoughts on the state of our country…. You probably do, too.  And hey…. Our opinions might be different.  But to constantly spew all this divisive horseshit all over the interwebs at every opportunity is really fucking tiring.

And what really irritates me is the knowledge that, for the next 2 months, it’s just gonna get worse.

C’mon, people… don’t you all have virtual radishes that need fertilizing, or something?  Isn’t there a Bejeweled board that needs your attention?

My Goodness, no one has POKED me in months now……………….

Also, no one has brought up my profile on Facebook and clicked the “Poke” button for me, either….


Dr Zibbs said...

I recently found pictures of the first girl that I hooked up with in college. (Met her on the first day - that's how I roll). and she had the body of a playmate! Hot blond. Do you know how big she is now? At least 250. WTF???!!!

Choleesa said...


Verdant Earl said...

I don't have a problem with all the politics on Facebook at all. Because I'm one of the .05% in the world who refuses to join Facebook. See how easy that is?

Mrs. Hall said...

whetever earl, you suck with your no facebook love.

i poked ya!

now, comment on my blog posts more.

and keep posting non political stuff on facebook because we can win this war, one happy post at a time!!!

Yvonne said...

I've hidden all of my political wanna be analysts friends from my timeline. I.DON'T.CARE about your pissing matches with others. Bleh!

Boss Hogg never changed his suit. EVER. Cochino! (dirty - for you non-spanish speaking folk) hahaha!

2abes said...

Way to go Earl!....i'm part of the .05%! Besides who the hell wants to be poked all day and get updates on when some ones taking a shit....

Anonymous said...

Are the democraps really running on a platform that everybody has the right to suck dick and we need a LAW passed to make them happy?

Heff said...

Bravo, Slyde. BRAVO.

Everyone knows Heff's opinion of AssBook, anyway.

Hey people - If I didn't like your ass in high school or vice-versa, probably NOT a good idea to send me a fucking "friend request" now, Mmmmkay ?

SK Waller said...

I'm with you, Slyde. Anyone who posts anything remotely political--even if I agree with them--gets hidden. I HATE politics and everything they bring out in people!


Chris H said...

Because politics don't interest me in the slightest, and USA ain't me home... I just ignore the political rants. YOU CAN TOO.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Bruce Johnson said...

You hit the nail on the head with this one. I have friends on Facebook that hace come close to being unfriended based on the nature of their postings.

My disgust with politics in general, is that it is now almost all negative (more so by the whining Republicans) from folks that have no concrete plans or goals for the future, instead only pointing out how 'bad' the other people are (Obama is a Muslim!!!). These are all negative people. I don't associate, nor pay attention to negative people.