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Good Riddance. (Vanity)
May 2, 2012 | By Lazamataz

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.


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To: Lazamataz
Just for you Laz ... G.R.I.T.S. .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbNlf9CIuWU&feature=related .... May You Enjoy the Southern Experience.
101 posted on 05/03/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz

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,
Rosemary’s baby,
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?


102 posted on 05/03/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Thanks for that info. I just put brats on my grocery list.


103 posted on 05/03/2012 10:36:59 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: no-to-illegals

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104 posted on 05/03/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads

It seems women weren't the only thing you were hitting on...


105 posted on 05/03/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
I finally asked him to unfriend me after he threatened to cross four states to come to my house and "kick my ass".

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.

106 posted on 05/03/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
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 :-)

107 posted on 05/03/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: momtothree

I want to shake a stick at, and run after, all my Free Republic friends.


108 posted on 05/03/2012 10:47:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
She was a touch porky for my tastes. She didn’t appeal to me.

"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.

109 posted on 05/03/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yep


110 posted on 05/03/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: muawiyah

If the JH is female and good looking, a prominently showing erection will drive them off....


111 posted on 05/03/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: muawiyah

If the JW is female and good looking, a prominently showing erection will drive them off....


112 posted on 05/03/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Lazamataz

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. :)


113 posted on 05/03/2012 12:22:03 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: Ueriah

I occasionally go back. If you want, I will post about it and we can all hang and get Country Sweet. :)


114 posted on 05/03/2012 12:35:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Ueriah

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!!!!


115 posted on 05/03/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Ueriah
Once in a while I go back to Rochester. I'll post about it and we can get a bunch of Freepers together for 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!

116 posted on 05/03/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: cuban leaf
I am very wary of Facebook. Never joined, but have had folks I know send me e-mails wanting to be "friends", including one girl who worked for me 20 years ago.

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."

117 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Ueriah

Yes, I go back to Rochester. Do you like Country Sweet?


118 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Churchillspirit

—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.


119 posted on 05/03/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


120 posted on 05/03/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: cuban leaf

Good for you....he obviously got the message.


121 posted on 05/03/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: ctdonath2

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.


122 posted on 05/03/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: catnipman
My best internet buddies from former lives are a cousin who dropped out of the Marine Corps after about 10 tours in the Nam and a couple more decades wandering about from camp to camp to embassy to whatever. There are a couple of other cousins ~ out of 35 cousins ~ we keep in touch.

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.

123 posted on 05/03/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for the title correction. This thread has been a real hit. Apparently this is something a lot of us are experiencing.


124 posted on 05/03/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
I cannot be friends with my absolute, mortal, hated enemy.

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.

125 posted on 05/03/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Lazamataz

WOOOHOOO Laz!


126 posted on 05/03/2012 2:09:06 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: NEMDF

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit.


127 posted on 05/03/2012 3:54:57 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Lazamataz

Just for you, Laz...the best “see ya” song ever...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUHPFgwn9d0&feature=related

“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...


128 posted on 05/03/2012 4:04:14 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: cicero2k

It’s simple:

1. Political commentary for me is read and posted here.

2. Personal events are read and posted on Facebook.

I usually don’t mix the two. My 60 or so FB friends usually don’t either.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now why didn’t I think of that———before I had to re-reload? . . . . . . . LOL


129 posted on 05/03/2012 10:21:34 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: no-to-illegals

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.


130 posted on 05/03/2012 10:33:34 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: backwoods-engineer; laz

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.


131 posted on 05/04/2012 4:04:46 AM PDT by golux
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To: Osage Orange

You got me there. It was too early in the morning. Oh well, I’m glad I didn’t have test coming up!


132 posted on 05/04/2012 4:13:36 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: DrewsMum
Thank You for the info, and answer. Was praying your answer was the case. Good to know things about a media outlet and source. Powerful sources and opinions do sometimes make powerful enemies, yet by our enemies one is known as either a straddler, and/or left or right when viewed at the fence or on the fence.
133 posted on 05/04/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz
Most happy you enjoyed that one Laz. Welcome to the South (seven years late). Despite the humidity in the summertime, the South has much to offer. It will remain such, as long as the transplants continue to be of your caliber.
134 posted on 05/04/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Friends” are one thing. Family members are another, which I’m sure we’re all aware of.


135 posted on 05/04/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, why yes I do.


136 posted on 05/04/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: golux
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.

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.

137 posted on 05/04/2012 7:15:49 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Lazamataz

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.!


138 posted on 05/04/2012 9:01:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: rightly_dividing

liberalism is the loss of God from one’s life.
-Great Definition

THank you : )


139 posted on 05/04/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: Lazamataz

So let me guess, Laz WOULDN’T hit it....


140 posted on 05/04/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Finatic; Lazamataz
Heard Laz is out working ... Review credits at end of video ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBp78YX0A_M&feature=related
141 posted on 05/04/2012 11:22:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TADSLOS; Lazamataz
Sounds like you two came up with a new facebook group ‘ De-friended by a Liberal ‘.

Bet such a group would fill up in no time and be quite a bit of fun!

142 posted on 05/06/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by warsaw44
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