Reason #2012 to Quit Facebook

3 Nov

It’s not even 2012 & I’m so tired of politics on facebook I’m tempted to close my account.

Today’s offender was the person who used a 2005 Ben Stein oped piece about how he isn’t offended if people wish him a Merry Christmas. Today it was posted with this introduction: “Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as “Holiday Trees” for the first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you. I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to America . . .

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.”

A quick Snopes.com search will show that the White House has never sent out a letter stating the trees are to be void of religious symbols & that their name has been changed to ‘Holiday Tree’. Not during the ‘über Christian’ Bush era & not during the ‘always-heathen’ Obama administration. Another search for the original Ben Stein piece will show that it has been drastically changed from this to this.

I wrote out a whole political rant that I’m not going to publish for fear of alienating the majority of my readers. Just know that it sickens me to hear presidential candidates blaming poor people for being poor. I’m tired of having elected officials act like entitled, spoiled brats. I’m saddened for thinking that our country’s best times are behind it. We have a whole host of real problems & a bunch of jokers trying to pass off their ideology as solutions.

But ideology isn’t a solution.

I really have to stop here or it could get ugly.

Ugly like facebook politics.

*sigh*

K~

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One Response to “Reason #2012 to Quit Facebook”

  1. Christine December 17, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Thank you for clarifying for everyone that going around this year is an inaccurate portrayal of Ben Stein’s original words. I think his original point is inspiring — we are built from the grounds of religious freedom, without persecution; and we should be able to celebrate a religious holiday as such. There is no need to take these words and turn it into an attack against the government that he clearly did not make.

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