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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:37 AM

One less Facebook friend this morning. [View all]

I knew this guy in the late 80's. I had a lot of respect for him back then, so a year and a half back or so, when I found him on Facebook, I was happy about it. But, in the intervening time, he's moved to Texas and something has gone wrong with his brain. Does anyone/everyone else know someone from 20 years ago who used to be normal, friendly, apparently happy, but now they've gone completely off the deep end? It's a strange thing, superimposing the crazy teabagger this guy is with the friendly, soft-spoken guy I used to know. Here's the exchange:

Him:
Here are some quotes that seem particularly relevant today.

Ben Franklin quotes:
• Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
• When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
• They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.
• The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Margaret Thatcher quotes:
• Socialists cry “Power to the people”, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State.
• If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.
• There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
• The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money .

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it, and hell where they already have it.”
President Ronald Reagan
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Me:
Sorry, Gary, but are you able to demonstrate that you understand what socialism actually is? Because if you think Obama is a socialist, you need to get a refund from your high school government class. Aside from politics, how's life?
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Him:
your post demonstrates your ignorance, not mine. It seems you are the one due a refund. What I posted isn’t up for discussion. Do not post comments on anything I write if you are uninformed, ignorant about the subject, or just ignoring the facts. Plus, I didn't call Obama a socialist in my post. If you took it that way, then apparently YOU think Obama is a socialist. Please do not post on my FB page again.
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Me:
We're done here, Gary. I got what I wanted--Obama kicked racist, ignorant ass all over the country. And yes, you were clearly inferring that Obama is a socialist. I won't play the idiot, even if you choose to. And yes, it's very crystal clear that you have no idea what a socialist is. It's ok, right wing media has hoodwinked the less capable of our society into believing all sorts of things that are demonstrably not true. I'm sorry to hear that you turned out to be one of these gullible people, trained to hate without any rationality. I thought you were more intelligent than all of that. It's a real shame to find out just how wrong I was about you. Good luck.

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