I have a rather large friends list as part of my LJ Experience™. The cool part is not the number of people, but the variety. So many different talents, abilities, viewpoint, and so many expressive people. While I might not comment everywhere, I do try my best to read every post in its entirety. This includes those entries I might not agree or align with. After all, I read folks' stuff as an entire body of work, as an insight into who they are, what they like/dislike, etc. I'm sure there's quite a large pile of those who subscribe to my scribes here who don't share all of my views, hobbies, pastimes, orientations and whatnot. I run down my f-list entries and occasionally find something that might rub me the wrong way, if it looks like there might be an opportunity for a healthy debate, I might post something to that effect. Quite often, I see something and just think, "that's nice" and skip to the next entry. But every now and then, I will read a post that should not go unanswered. In rare cases, this might be a friends-only locked post with comments disabled. When it's an entry that reeks so much of fail, and it lays there like a Malamute turd on a child's birthday cake, I feel the need to drag it out into the light before the mushrooms start sprouting. Like this bon mot:It's sad to think that as a Conservative I can only vote Once. ~Gosh~ if I was a Democrat I could vote multiple times whether I was alive/dead/registered or not!
~Beware of Voter FRAUD, People~
O rly, now? You actually believe this? You think this happens all over the place? And do you think it's only a problem with Democrats? Or are you making a joke or some sort of twisted commentary? I'm sure by the above statement you imply that Republicans are above board at all times, keepers of all that is moral, right and good.
So there you have it, folks. The political discourse of this once great nation has been reduced to noise like that up there in red text. Politicians, in their race to the bottom have reduced people to mindless thinking and parroting dimbulb personalities. I might not like the end results of some of the candidates I voted for, but I'm still willing to tough it out, fight the good fight, and hold all elected leaders' feet to the fire.
Sadly, I think after tomorrow's elections, the race to the bottom will pick up mach speed.
(Bonus points to those who know the above quoted poster's identity. I'm not revealing it, but you can. It's a free country, after all.)