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Facebook isn't the place for political debates

Chalupa.

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. …

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That's all I'm saying.

Facebook isn't the place for political debates 09/16/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:44pm]

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