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  •  Sometimes that's what you've gotta do (11+ / 0-)

    It's unfortunate that some of them consider themselves to be my friends.

    Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

    by Chrislove on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 07:07:10 PM PDT

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    •  I hear that also. (11+ / 0-)

      I was in a very civil debate on facebook with a friend (he's a true winger nut job) over the "acts of terror" statement in debate II when a friend of his jumped in spewing nothing but personal attacks against me.  Not once did my supposed friend ever jump in to denounce his friend's behavior.  When I asked him why he didn't he said he was too busy doing poll working for early voting and missed the posts.  Keep in mind he kept updating his facebook page for the two days this went on.

      Some friend, huh?

      I must end each and every day with a dose of a regularly scheduled Top Comments. A regularly scheduled Top Comments diary is a must for developing the calmness I need to get the required eight hours of sleep. - cohenzee

      by cohenzee on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 07:11:43 PM PDT

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    •  I have had to let some friends go because our (9+ / 0-)

      views of the world are so very different that we have almost nothing in common any more. We don't enjoy the same music or people or movies and talk is always surficial.  

      Some have gotten more conservative (GAH!) as they've aged, yet I seem to get more liberal. They aren't into politics (which shows!) and I am.

      We just don't connect anymore.

      Sadly, most of these folks are approaching or on SS/Medicare now and boy would they be surprised if he won and they saw the train coming at them. But, like your friend, they just don't believe anyone would really do them harm and they will not stick up for themselves.

      Makes me crazy.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 07:28:18 PM PDT

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      •  rAmen (8+ / 0-)

        I had to let go of a friend of over 20yrs because she had gone completely over the edge anti-immigrant and frankly racist. What killed me was she would send me all these RW emails full of BS about them dirty Mexicans knowing full well that a big part of my family is Mexican.

        I had always known she had some issues but they were minor and she was working on them and all of a sudden she went full bloom ugly. Another part of my family is African American and when I told her I was done with her crap she then really started spewing bile talking the N word and other awful stuff.

        It was sad.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 07:43:36 PM PDT

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      •  Interesting: (0+ / 0-)

        there seems to be a group of people out there who are immune to the possablilty that their self interests are at issue.  I think this is an inabilty to see oneself as vulnerable to others injuring them.  If awareness comes it then requires action that is also tough for them.  Look it is hard to think your government will ruin your SS, Medicare for you.  Also, some older people see themselves as very old and therefore unable to act in any concerted fashion.  I hope those of us who are tuned in and ready to fight realize we are in it for these people too and not just ourselves.  the wider good of society is at issue after all so hang in there and I am like you the older I get the more Liberal I am, another study, but not now, my friend.  Eternal vigilence is the price of freedom.  

        •  I call it OP syndrome: Bad things only happen (0+ / 0-)

          to "other people".

          It seems to be massively infecting the population these days.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 01:42:16 PM PDT

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