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Engaged with a FB troll last night. Not really sure why. I guess just to see where the dude's head was at. He commented on a video I posted about a little girl who's Dad was carted off by ICE right in front of her.

We went back and forth for about 30 entries. He started to get a bit rigid and insulting. I finally wished him to have a good life. He came back with, "I have a great life."
"Good. Go live it somewhere else."
"Somewhere else?"
"Yeah, off my page."
"Nah. You made a public post, I'm gonna make you famous, I'm going to share this with every one."

Okay, so at that point I locked the post to friends only and blocked his dumbass. It was about 2 in the morning.

He talked about turning illegals in because American taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for them. I cannot fathom. The conversation was almost surreal.

Cannot really say I "won" in the exchange, but maybe I gave him something to think about. Or maybe whichever one of my conservative friends put my post into his radar as I suspect it was one of those guys. (always guys it seems) HAH! Nahhhhhhh. Likely didn't give it a second thought.

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davesmusictank
Apr. 1st, 2017 07:56 pm (UTC)
This is why i rarely use FB.
texasts
Apr. 2nd, 2017 04:53 am (UTC)
I unbderstand
tx_cronopio
Apr. 1st, 2017 08:19 pm (UTC)
I couldn't even engage with that guy. And you know, today we see the arrests of people actually going to get their green cards -- you know, the people who are actually following the rules and doing it right. And they're still getting hauled off in Trump's America.

So you know people like that guy don't actually give a damn about people "cutting in line" or whatever the latest buzz word from the right is, they just don't want any more brown people here.

Grrr. You were much more patient than I would have been, which is why I stayed quiet.
texasts
Apr. 2nd, 2017 04:51 am (UTC)
Well it wasn't easy. And I cut him off before it got really ugly.

Figured out where he came from too. I think. Doesn't matter really...

I was a bit astounded actually.
kabuldur
Apr. 2nd, 2017 08:34 am (UTC)
What have alleged illegals got to do with a dad getting addicted to ice?
eats_veggies
Apr. 2nd, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement :-)
kabuldur
Apr. 3rd, 2017 10:10 am (UTC)
Oh! Thanks for explaining that. Ice has a totally different meaning in my country!
texasts
Apr. 3rd, 2017 05:37 pm (UTC)
I believe there is the same definition here too, but in this case it was for the Immigration police.
kabuldur
Apr. 4th, 2017 11:29 am (UTC)
Ah, confusing much!
ellierachael
Apr. 2nd, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
People like that clearly have no life! His keenness to state what a wonderful life he has just confirms that
texasts
Apr. 2nd, 2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
I agree. Generally the way it is. Methinks thou dost protest too much! Or something like that. * Laughs*
eats_veggies
Apr. 2nd, 2017 02:19 pm (UTC)
If engaging makes you feel good, do it. If it doesn't, don't. Facebook and Twitter word fights don't have a benefit imo except to give us a chance to release pent-up emotion. I sometimes will engage on Facebook, but I rarely do so on Twitter (in fact, I rarely even glance at the comments in Twitter. I use Twitter as an excellent source of cutting edge news (and to write comments on #45's dumb ass Tweets).
texasts
Apr. 2nd, 2017 04:13 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I rarely do engage these loons. No point. Not even sure why I did this time. Doesn't matter.

And Twitter? I rarely even log in these days.
mistersmearcase
Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
It's gotten harder to know whether feeding the trolls is worth the effort. Generally no. It feels different now that they're in charge, though. Ugh.
texasts
Apr. 3rd, 2017 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah it really sucks.
indighost
Apr. 3rd, 2017 08:28 pm (UTC)
Have people become much more asshole-ish and argumentative in the past few years? Or is the anonymity and greater public reach of the internet emboldening people and making them feel their true calling is to argue with every single person they come across? How exhausting it must be, to be them...
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