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(which reminds me to call the clerks office again and make them send me a voter registration card with my correct address)

Since I've plopped myself back down in the conservative county of my youth I've worked on keeping my political views to myself, something my conservative neighbors and folks in general can't seem to do.

I allow my Dad to bluster until I hear him rant about something he's read or heard that is just simply runny cow dung and then attempt to convince him it's runny cow dung.

When he was very ill I found myself keeping his closest friends updated on how he was doing. Unfortunately I'm in their email contacts. What this means is that I too am being covered in runny cow dung. Here's the latest:

SAVE THE DATE!
Democrat Convention Schedule
Monday, July 25, 2016
11:15 AM Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention
1:30 PM Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

3:15 PM Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.

4:30 PM Address on "Being the Real You" - Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and Caitlyn Jenner

4:45 PM "How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke", Hillary Clinton

5:00 PM How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes! A Seminar moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

5:30 PM Medal of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Bergdahl for serving with Honor and Distinction, National Security Advisor Susan Rice

6:30 PM Invitation-only Autograph Session Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

7:30 PM General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of Looters"

8:30 PM Breakout session with Bill Clinton for women on avoiding the upcoming draft

9:00 PM The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

9:15 PM "Liberal Bias in Media How we can make it work for you! Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, The Washington Post and the New York Times
With Guest Speaker, Brian Williams

9:45 PM Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters Still incarcerated at GITMO, Michael Moore

11:00 PM Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs", Special guest Pocahontas aka Elizabeth Warren

11:30 PM Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in a Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal", Hosted by Hillary Clinton

Official Nomination of Hillary, Bill Maher and Chris Matthews


~~sigh I wish conservatives would make it easier to respect, or even like them. I see it's mostly about narrowing the typical conservative's world (9:15), and spewing a constant barrage of lies over and over.

Date: 2016-07-25 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opakele.livejournal.com
This weekend I read about the 'filter bubble'. I don't see any RNC stuff on FB, LJ or well, anywhere on-line. I am caught in an algorithm blind spot because I prefer liberal leaning stories.

I switched to Duck Duck Go, but need to figure out how to broaden my on-line exposure.

Make informed decisions based on the data...

Right? Right.

Date: 2016-07-25 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-issicran.livejournal.com
I'd love to do that, I'll go explore what you've mentioned, but those emails...gahhhh

Date: 2016-07-25 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saminz.livejournal.com
Careful what you wish for ;-)!

But indeed. It's rather scary, especially when you remind yourself that this happens to *them*, as well ;-p.

Apart from the early UF days, I still haven't yet met any republicans either online or IRL, during my travels in the US. Knowing that they're out there, in mind-boggling numbers, is quite good enough for me, though. Reading them is no fun. Not anywhere in the world, I'm sure.

Date: 2016-07-27 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opakele.livejournal.com
But indeed. It's rather scary, especially when you remind yourself that this happens to *them*, as well ;-p.

Precisely.

I haven't seen any of the Hillary propaganda. I've turned off TV and I don't FB.

A while back, I had dinner with Kimora who is very left leaning. Somehow we have managed to keep our friendship away from politics, but that night we both sat and stared at each other across the table.

She went on and on about how corrupt Hillary is and how she would run this country into the ground. I couldn't stop myself, I whispered, 'you aren't voting for Trump, are you?'

Hence the across the table stare.

We are hearing what we prefer to hear. That is a dangerous place for people to be voting from.


Date: 2016-07-27 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saminz.livejournal.com
The lady K. needs her arse kicked. I mean, I'm about as "left-leaning" as they come, but I get really angry at those who sacrifice rational decision in favour of nihilist attitudes.

(So Hillary is running the country into the ground? Which is why we need it to crash good and proper, just to spite her?! And half the world with it?
Childish. STUPID. Dangerous.)

I don't do FB either. Thankfully, there are still several rational, international papers around for those who even give a hoot....

Date: 2016-07-27 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-issicran.livejournal.com
Sometimes I reply with the following: You know, I've never received a single email that bashes conservatives. Not one. I have to wonder why it is that I consistently receive emails bashing liberals. If you receive an email bashing conservatives please forward it to me.

And that's the truth of it. So if it's happening to them, I'm not aware of it. And I'm speaking of email only. I'm not seeing it happen to them too.

Date: 2016-07-27 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saminz.livejournal.com
I must say, I get heaps, and I'd gladly forward some - only, they're in German :-).

Where I notice the effect most in on my twitter feed, by the way. Of course, I'd never go so far as to deliberately follow any "conservatives". That UF disaster back then was quite enough for me...

Date: 2016-07-25 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saminz.livejournal.com
It's quite amazing how this sounds exactly like something the German AfD or even our very own SVP would publish...

The internationale of hatred, stupidity and white male frustration....

Date: 2016-07-27 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-issicran.livejournal.com
You said it sister!

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