Skip to comments.Good Riddance. (Vanity)
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz
About 17 years ago, in Rochester, NY, I befriended a small group of people. It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads. There was one couple in particular, the T's, I will call them.
I used to go to their frequent dinner parties, and all of us would have a grand old time. They loved inviting me, they called me the 'life of the party'.
Fast forward to now. I happen to look them up on FaceBook. We are all delighted to have reconnected. Things are cool. Over the course of time, the female starts bringing up politics, decrying those 'awful, racist TEABAGGERS'. I tell her my sympathies are with the Tea Party and all we want is a return to the Constitution. When she starts going on about how the Constitution was written by a bunch of racist, evil white men and that it needs to be completely rewritten, I advise her that we probably should avoid the politics discussions if we are going to remain friends.
She ends up being a founding member of Lincoln, Nebraska's Occupy Movement. She contacts me about it and wants me to celebrate it with her. I tell her that I am very happy she's found something that works in her life to avoid depression and her other issues, but I am opposed to the movement as a whole. Still, I stress, I'm happy that she's happy.
Over the course of time, I do my usual thing on facebook and post occasional taunts and jokes directed at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Then one day I notice that she's been missing in action. I go look her and her husband up.
They de-friended me.
Well, to that, I say, good freakin' riddence. I like to leave politics out of friendships, but you know what? OWS and the left are my ENEMIES. I cannot be friends with my absolute, mortal, hated enemy.
I take being “Un-friended” as a badge of honor. A notch on a holster. A feather in one’s cap. A gold star on my paper. Well, you can’t have that, but if you’re an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven—don’t watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym—I’ll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year’s supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan’s new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago—Hell, a herd of Winnebago’s we’re giving ‘em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby’s arm holding an apple?
Thanks for that info. I just put brats on my grocery list.
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It seems women weren't the only thing you were hitting on...
I tend to rise to those sort of threats. I tell 'em to bring a lot of ammo, body armor, and food and water sufficient for a few days.
Cuz it's on.
I know what you mean, but I try to keep my cool; I knew he was just mouthing off. I seriously doubt he is as armed as I am :-)
I want to shake a stick at, and run after, all my Free Republic friends.
"Tsk,tsk. Why I never thought I'd see the day (said in a Slim Whitman sheriff from Blazing Saddles kind of way).
Seriously, I know what you mean. My niece's have totally gone off the deep end and we don't see each other except on holidays and politics isn't discussed.
One niece actually posted that if Jesus came back he would vote Dem. I told my wife I had to keep from posting on the nieces facebook "Yeah, I thought it was pretty stupid you thinking that Jesus would vote dem. when he came back but then I realized you weren't talking about the biblical figure you were talking about "Heysuus" your illegal mexican handyman. Of course, he would vote dem when he gets back from being deported."
Yeah, I would've gotten seriously de-friended for that one.
If the JH is female and good looking, a prominently showing erection will drive them off....
If the JW is female and good looking, a prominently showing erection will drive them off....
I’m *still* in Rochester, and a lot of my friends up here who were into the hard-partying life back 20 years ago are morphing from Democrat to OWS. lol, Laz, is it possible we might have crossed paths so many years ago?
For me, Facebook is a great place to post pictures of the good food, or maybe the flowers and vegetables you grow in your backyard. Other than that, it’s more or less just the world trolling you for your own personal information. Why put bullets in the guns of your enemies?
My uncle used to tell me; if you are a conservative before you are 30, you have no heart; if you are a liberal after you are 30, you have no brain.
Laz, if you ever happen to get back into Rochester and have a bunch of us all get together to meet ya, just let us know. :)
I occasionally go back. If you want, I will post about it and we can all hang and get Country Sweet. :)
I go to Rochester from time to time. I’ll post under chat/vanity next time I go there. We can get all the Rochester Freepers together and eat LOTS OF COUNTRY SWEET!!!!
I do have one question: Now, I grant you I've opened a bunch of browsers, but it seems you have posted this question a lot of times!
I checked her out and she describes herself as a Liberal - favorite author Christopher Hitchens; favorite quote "God is NOT great".
No thanks, Hillary, we will not be "friends"
Incidentally I discovered that I had a listing - or whatever they call it - which gave my date of birth; marital status; religious persuasion and political affiliation. None of that information came from me.
I removed as much as I could and now see "'Churchillspirit' has changed her religious views."
Yes, I go back to Rochester. Do you like Country Sweet?
—I removed as much as I could and now see “’Churchillspirit’ has changed her religious views.”—
So, you’ve “seen the light.” ;-)
The guy that put me on ignore was a “friend” only in facebook terms. I have no clue who the guy actually is. When I lived in Seattle I was in a lot of bands (bass and vocals). I befriended a few and suddenly I was getting friend requests from all their friends, and then from their friends, etc. I have a TON of musician friends (some very famous people) that I don’t know from Adam.
I consider them harmless, really. But this guy was such an “in your face, conservatives are idiots” guy that I couldn’t resist using my weapon of choice: language, to lay him out. Smiling, always smiling.
He never came across anyone with such staying power before. He would laugh at conservatives that would unfriend him as losers and “run out of arguments”, etc. So it was clear that his MO was to shame people into unfriending him. Always being polite, yet firm and steadfast, I forced him to cut his losses. I suspect all the likes were getting to him.
As a fellow former Rochesterian relocated to Atlanta(ish), we’re both observing & living the oft-mentioned bit about the Civil War having pitted former friends against each other due to political geography.
Good for you....he obviously got the message.
Most of the people that stayed in New York, stayed because they like the liberal policies of that state. Me, I couldn’t stomach the place NO MO.
The one who went to Nam is interesting.
Oh, and his wife from one of Europe's smallest minority groups.
My Christmas card list includes an old friend who did 3 or 4 tours in the Nam, and ended up in prison for his art work. We've never missed cards even when he's in a different prison. Hard to keep up with his usernames.
You just have to keep in touch with these guys ~ when they're gone real history is gone ~ the warp and woof part that keeps the rest of it together.
Somebody here the other day was teasing me about trying to sound like a scholar ~ and maybe so ~ I think by now half the guys I went to grade school with are dead, or on life terms. That was Indiana's worst ZIP Code area then, and it is now. The other half are grandfathers living a long way away from that part of town. Every now and then though I call up the memories on the four guys who died in Nam. They're not around for the internet and probably wouldn't have had that much fun here, or Facebook, or whatever. I haven't forgotten them though.
Thanks for the title correction. This thread has been a real hit. Apparently this is something a lot of us are experiencing.
What meaning does friendship have if it is detached from the concept of values? If values of others are the opposite of yours, then they might be acquaintances, but true deep friendship is impossible with them.When one evaluates the moral character of others, one responds emotionally, feeling esteem and affection for those individuals whose values one shares. The result is the phenomena of affection, admiration, and friendship.
It wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Just for you, Laz...the best “see ya” song ever...
“You know, none of us is gonna cry,
It wasn’t even worth a try.
So long, baby, goodbye!”
Play it loud as you drive away and they get smaller and smaller in your rear-view mirror...
1. Political commentary for me is read and posted here.
2. Personal events are read and posted on Facebook.
I usually dont mix the two. My 60 or so FB friends usually dont either.
Now why didn’t I think of that———before I had to re-reload? . . . . . . . LOL
You choose who your friends are and what they post is what you see. I have 99% conservative friends on mine... The libs that are there, all 3 of them, are actually very well spoken and manageable if they engage in debates on my page. you can delete or add any info you want. I have some liberal stuff show up on my newsfeed there but that’s because I added them do I can go on their pages and stir the crap when they straight up lie. The conservative movement is a HUGE force on Facebook.
I too appreciate your posts, Laz... And this is a highly enlightening thread. It’s one in which Freepers talk about the price we’ve paid to defend liberty.
Sort of cool to remember that when our founding fathers pledged their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” their lives really were at stake, their fortunes vast...
And their honor like steel.
Not perfect men, nor are we, but I like to think we emulate them.
You got me there. It was too early in the morning. Oh well, I’m glad I didn’t have test coming up!
“Friends” are one thing. Family members are another, which I’m sure we’re all aware of.
Yes, why yes I do.
Right on, golux. I'm not worthy to carry my ancestors' powder horns, but I still want to walk in their steps, and do my part to defend liberty, the rule of law, and the moral civil society.
Hope you didn’t miss this one ... G.R.I.T.S ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDs__hXizvk&feature=related ... Enjoy Your G.R.I.T.S.!
liberalism is the loss of God from one’s life.
THank you : )
So let me guess, Laz WOULDN’T hit it....
Bet such a group would fill up in no time and be quite a bit of fun!
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