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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:44 AM

Just went OFF on a niece (Facebook) - GRRRR!!! [View all]

So, I have some wingnut family members. This particular woman is married to a member of our military who is suffering from severe PTSD. She also just had a baby. While waiting to get discharged from the hospital, she posts a picture of President Obama exiting from what looks like a military helicopter being saluted by two full-dress marines. President Obama is talking on a cell phone, in mid-step, and the photo catches him in "mid" salute with his right hand (the left is holding the cell phone to his ear).

The photo is from "patriotunderground" and has the heading, "These men will put themselves between you and a bullet. Put down your damn cell phone and give them a proper salute, Asshole."

My niece does the Facebook "share" thing, and titles *her* comment, "How disrespectful!"

Okay, we went round about the "Benghazi" crap a few weeks ago, but this one just torqued me off. At first I tried to play dumb. It did not work.

(Me) Completely! What kind of a moron would insult the President of the United States while this country is at war???

(Her) I would without those men we would lose this war that he is continuing to send them over. He could have put the phone down for a moment

(Me) Good Lord, (Niece) - the man is the President of the United States, and he is their Commander in Chief. They know what is going on - he is doing HIS job, and they are doing THEIRS. Get a grip, and start acting like YOU have respect for him, instead of posting this crap. He is your President. Your husband took an oath. The whining is getting old.

(Her) Well sorry u do not like my opinions but I feel very strong over these things and I will not stop putting my own opinions out there.

(Me) Here is MY opinion: With a husband in the service, calling his Commander in Chief an "Asshole" on Facebook is disgusting. Those lies you posted about Benghazi - implying he would let people die for no good reason - were despicable. I don't know where you are getting the information you are using to form your opinion, but I suggest you change the channel. And in the meantime, although you might not like him for reasons known only to you, he *IS* the President, elected by a LANDSLIDE of electoral votes, and a majority of the popular vote not seen in decades. You don't like his policies? Fine! But HOW DARE YOU imply he doesn't value the troops? You. Should. Be. ASHAMED.


I am still convinced Bush was a psychopath who didn't care about the troops who died under his watch, let alone the Americans on September 11, 2001 or the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Yet implying that Obama doesn't care - well, I just went *off* on the woman Who Just Had A Baby.

I have been being *very nice* to the disappointed Republicans. I have had civil discussions about the debt, the morals of abortion, and even the upcoming apocalypse foretold by the Virgin Mary if we sinners allow the devil to stay in the White House (seriously - it has been A Long Week), but for some reason, I have hit my limit.

I just don't want to hear the lies anymore. Cute baby pictures on Facebook aren't worth it.

It is obviously time to walk away from Facebook for a bit.

They aren't going to make it easy, are they? They lost the election, so now it is time to double down on the Crazy.

ARGH!

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