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Facebook isn't the place for political debates


A friend of mine used to get in protracted arguments on Facebook about who should be the next president — before he came to realize the discussions are folly. Now, it's his safe word for dodging an argument: chalupa.

It's short and rather pointless — like debates on Facebook.

It's simply the wrong medium for discussions with people on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Political discourse is best one-on-one, especially in this charged environment.

I've yet to see a Facebook post sway someone, and in only a few seconds, a third party will chime in on a two-way chat to say conservatives hate Obama more than they love America or liberals are Obama zombies.

Somebody just sent an email that says, "What's wrong with calling them zombies?" And, "but they really do hate Obama."

Chalupa. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Sometimes I Wrestle With My Demons, And Sometimes We Just Snuggle. …

Nearly 20 restaurants are pitching in for the Taste Of Nativity from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon. Raffles, food and fun always work, and it benefits the Nativity Food Bank. …

Kudos to GrillSmith, which is donating a portion of sales from all locations today through Friday to the Schenecker Memorial Scholarship Fund. Last year, the chain raised $10,000 to honor Calyx and Beau Schenecker, who died in January 2011. …

Although other parks such as Busch Gardens do it, if Disney's decision to sell alcohol in Fantasyland results in idiots clashing on It's A Small World, everybody's going to be, well, pretty grumpy. …

That's all I'm saying.

Facebook isn't the place for political debates 09/16/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:44pm]
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