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  • embra
    Participant

    I am struck by how different comments here are from comments on the Yahoo pages. You seem like a warm and lovely group of people who have good heads on your shoulders and are respectful of others. I am almost certain from various comments though that many of us have very different political and religious beliefs. We look different from one another and dress differently. I am so tired and angry that the media as a whole keep trying to break our country apart and make us all enemies, when really, for all our differences, we probably have more in common than not. The next time the TV or radio or a facebook page or whatever tells me that conservatives are all dimwitted violent bigots who hate liberals or that liberals are all lazy godless heathens who hate conservatives and want to wreck your marriage and take away your freedom and your money, I want to send them here. I think there is a big difference between what is the truth and what gets ratings. I also think that most people aren’t so black and white with their beliefs as the media would have them believe. I know this is not the forum for it, and I’d be sad if we all started talking politics here anyway, but I wish that there were a place where people of all political and religious beliefs could get together and work on the things we all more or less agree we want for our country instead of letting our TVs and radios work us into a hateful frenzy about how awful the other guys are. Rant over.

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  • Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    That’s why for the most part, I stick around here, or only read things on facebook that friends post! And I try hard not to talk politics with anybody, not even my husband! (We don’t always see eye to eye on it!) And on facebook, I take those who post so much political crap on their wall out from showing on my newsfeed! Although, I may need to block more from my newsfeed soon!

    I really get annoyed when I read a story that is no where even touching political and people have to make political comments in the comments section!


    embra
    Participant

    I actually like talking about politics and religion with friends and family, and have people with a wide range of views in my life (my parents and husband are about as far away on the spectrum as you can get). We manage to talk to one another respectfully, and many times, I learn a point of view that I wouldn’t not have thought of on my own, which I love. I just really really dislike how polarized and hateful things have become generally in our country. And I totally agree that it is annoying when completely innocuous stories become about what is wrong with the “other” party in the comments section.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Wow, I so agree with you! Well said.

    lilybell
    lilybell
    Participant

    I totally agree with you on that. I love that on here we can all say respectively when we don’t agree with someone else’s opinion. I hate talking politics with anyone. It’s one thing when people are having an open discussion but the people that get all preachy and try to turn you bug me.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    Great post – I love talking politics and religion but I have found that so many people can not handle it. I love to hear other people’s point of view but I hate it when people try to cram it down your throat.
    I agree I think the extreme cases is what the media goes for – which is unfortunate


    babymama69
    Participant

    please shut your mouth…

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    babymama69, that was rude!


    embra
    Participant

    No worries, Momkey. Maybe it was a joke. Maybe she is super partisan and doesn’t like calls for unity. Either way, it doesn’t bother me. And she DID say please ;-)

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    ;) You are right Embra! ;)

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