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That Escalated Quickly

I think some angry, self proclaimed deplorable woman called me out as a "stupid fucktard" at some point last night on a friend's page. Made me laugh.

He's ex military, and conservative. I'm about done with the guy any way as the rhetoric on his page is getting to be a bit much even by my tolerance standards. It will be a relatively easy transition for me.

At one point the guy was trying to offer me an admin job at his start-up company, but I don't think it's gonna happen at this point. Not to mention, I myself am not sure I could work with our for such a bunch of ignorant fuck tards. Some of the shit they espouse is just beyond the pale for some.

Their primary clients are law enforcement types, and we all know how well I get along with those people. Which is to say. I don't. I'd likely never call a cop.

A shame really, I genuinely like the guy. But you can be judged by the company you keep. Much as I respect most military folks (I am a navy brat after all) when they take the ‘far right’ to ‘alt right’ attitude (and not all do) I find it damn near intolerable to watch, speak to, listen to, etc. It’s not rhetoric I respond to in a favorable way, not in their eyes and certainly not in mine. I won’t convince them to change, nor will they I. Sooooo.

Pick your battles or some such.

I've already decided not to respond to the silly comment that was left. Sometimes it's just best to let sleeping deplorables lie.

Besides, I’m not even sure the woman was yelling at me.

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tx_cronopio
Jan. 18th, 2017 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yep, I"m getting better at ignoring people. You don't need to waste your energy.

And I was wondering how long you were gonna put up with that guy :).

Are you flooded? Photos look bad!
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
Nope. I have a limited supply of energy right now.

Shame. Personable guy when in person. His friends tho...

Where I live now? Not so bad. Where I used to live in Meyerland (N. Braeswood at I610)? Under water of course. And Braes Bayou isn't even over the banks. Too much concrete and people and not enough turf.
babeofbryan
Jan. 18th, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
i have friends on fb like that and it is hard to watch. I cant wait to see them when Trump implodes upon himself. Hes already taking off this weekend. Guess he didnt know its a full time job!

Edited at 2017-01-18 05:59 pm (UTC)
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh I can wait. Could be interesting.

What part of the job description doesn't he get... Even when on vacation, you're still on the job!.
tx_cronopio
Jan. 18th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
This is why I think (hope) he'll resign within six months. Being president is hard, and it's mostly boring -- briefings, reading reports, more briefings...
indighost
Jan. 18th, 2017 09:56 pm (UTC)
I wish.
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC)
Me too, but I don't think it will be quite that easy.
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC)
Somehow I don't think it will be that easy. Will definitely be the hardest job THAT fucktard has ever done! LOL!
daily_rant
Jan. 19th, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
Probably leaving town to avoid the Women's March.
texasts
Jan. 19th, 2017 04:58 am (UTC)
*laughs* Not touching that!
sinsterminister
Jan. 18th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
I've never quite seen a group of politically-charged people (not 'conservatives' or 'Republicans', just simply Trump supporters) whose main rebuttal is to call you a 'faggot' or a 'retard' if you disagree with anything.

Sadly, their behavior just gets reinforced more and more. I'm not openly rooting for it, but I won't have much sympathy when the wealthy people that actually voted for Trump because he was in their best interests totally pick the pockets of the lower classes and leave them high and dry because there's no one left to check it.
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC)
They seem to think that "Political Correctness" has been stripped away, so they have a free hand (or mouth) to say just whatever the hell they want.

Already seen one guy (almost always some stupid dude) get his ass beat behind just "speaking his mind" (there was also an inappropriate touch or two) because Trump... Picked on the wrong girl in a bar. One HA! It was actually a group of three, (Two of which had been for a pit stop) and they tore him a new asshole before they were pulled off the guy. He was summarily kicked out of the bar and Banned as well. He didn't have to be carried out, but he was rather strongly supported beneath each arm.

Never underestimate the power of stupid.
indighost
Jan. 18th, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm also amazed at all the people who think that they don't have to be civil or polite any more because "Trump". WTF?
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Civility seems to have flown the coop. For some anyway.
indighost
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:49 pm (UTC)
I hate to quote this guy but SAD!
texasts
Jan. 19th, 2017 12:05 am (UTC)
Fair enough *grins*

SAD, but true.
indighost
Jan. 19th, 2017 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh that's a better quote! Metallica FTW
anita_margarita
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:10 pm (UTC)
And this is why I choose to live online in what is called derisively an "echo chamber" rather than have a lot of .... people I disagree strenuously with... on my friends list. Social media ought to be fun, or at least I think it should. Why put up with that nonsense?
texasts
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:30 pm (UTC)
There aren't a lot on my flist over there any more. They've slowly whittled themselves out or I booted them when they got too fugly with me or my friends. Of course there's an exception or two on either side of the fence, but diversity.
daily_rant
Jan. 19th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
My more conservative friends are smart enough to leave me out of that type of conversation. I really don't have many. I just had to boot someone that kept bashing the ACA and she keeps posting garbage about hoe vaccines cause autism and SIDs.
texasts
Jan. 19th, 2017 04:59 am (UTC)
This was on a friend's page. Not mine.
indighost
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yep, I do the same!
daily_rant
Jan. 19th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
Name calling gets you the axe on my page.
texasts
Jan. 19th, 2017 05:00 am (UTC)
Was on a friend's page, and on mine they'd be gone for it as well!
kabuldur
Jan. 19th, 2017 11:29 am (UTC)
I don't see you working for that guy with your political differences.
texasts
Jan. 19th, 2017 04:29 pm (UTC)
If the company was larger, it probably wouldn't be a big deal. But with 3 - 4 employees, could get ugly real fast.

They are doing good things to be sure, but I don'
t think it is the ideal environment forme.
ellierachael
Jan. 22nd, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
Best not to engage with those kinda people generally. Arguing with them is about as constructive as arguing with a chicken. No matter what you say, they're not going to listen and their opinions are not going to change
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