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Conservative Patriot Gives In: “As half the nation is in sheer awe of this American Idol “rockstar” presidency.”

I’ve followed this Facebook page for several months. Its one of the best in it’s genre; an excellent reference for study of the authoritarian mind and an excellent resource for tracking the Tea Party memes since 2010.

Its run, and run well, by a single person. Id love to speak with him and find out how I’ve been “dumbed-down.”

He posted the following today:

Conservative Patriots of America: Folks, I cannot do this any longer, it is of NO use. As half the nation is in sheer awe of this American Idol “rockstar” presidency, and the mainstream media is further enabling the STUPIDITY & NONSENSE with the dumbing-down of the citizens, Obama has just played his 115th round of golf — lucky he, huh? Well, how about that UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, or the fact that he met with his now defunct “Jobs Council” only FOUR TIMES before dissolving it — or that National Debt, or that China owns us — I mean, REALLY, WHERE do I begin??

I have sat at my computer for nearly THREE YEARS wasting my time & energy on a matter that cannot be resolved. We are less than one month into the second term, and if any of you have any “foresight,” methinks you will agree with me that NOTHING is going to get done, NOTHING is going to get better, and NOTHING can be done about it. I’ve done what I can & that’s about it, there is nothing more I can do or say. I’ll be hanging Old Glory upside-down for the next four years.

Oh, and to the Trolls, P.S. Do NOT talk about Bush’s vacations, the world was a MUCH different place during Bush’s 2 terms — find something else to bring to the table on this presidency.  Join us at: Conservative Patriots of America — on facebook.

Here’s a picture from his page that almost made me want to join up with them “patriots.”

teabagger idiots

Isn’t being anti-choice messing with family?

I sent him a Tweet asking him to contact me through Facebook. I hope he’ll give me an interview.

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“My Conundrum:” A Crack of Light In The Collision of a Conservative Mind and Life: Could TeaPartyCommunity.com Be a Good Thing?

Cade Robinson TeaPartCommunity.com/user

Update 2.6.2012:  It appears teapartycommunity.com blocked my IP, which is exposed by design in our comments. This is remarkable given the amount of effort that must have been invested to not only find this post, but to inspect the comments in order to discover my IP address.  My next post on the subject will be about the astounding hypocrisy of the underlying justification for starting TeaPartyCommunity.com

Perusing the new TeaPartyCommunity.com Facebook-like platform, I was riveted by “Cade’s comment” as an excellent illustration of the tension between high self-conviction and low emotional intelligence in the conservative religious mind.

…which compelled me to read the top post “My Conundrum” which struck me as so perfectly juxtaposed to Cade’s comment as an example of the opposite tension, lower self-conviction, higher emotional intelligence. “My Conundrum” is posted also in its entirety below Cade’s comment immediately below.

Christopher Noyes – Well Cade, you are what we call around here, complicated. Truth is we all are complicated, how we resolve inner conflict plays a big part in determining our character.

Jesus Saves Teapartycommunity.comFirst, you did not abuse the safety net, and I do not believe the safety net ought to be removed. The problem with the safety net is the abuse of it that is cultivated and facilitated for either criminal or political reasons. It is there for people who, like you, had an untimely life threatening event, an emergency of life or death. Reforms may not be able to correct the safety net, and I would rather see it in the hands of the church like it was at one time, but the truth is the only way the government got a foot hold into social welfare is the church abdicated its responsibility a long time ago.

Second, God has never left you, he does not despise you, he has brought all of these things in your life for your edification because you are his adopted son and he loves you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook’s Abuse Reporting Moderation System IS Broken ( SUCKS! )

 

November 3th, Facebook blocked me for “7 days,” for a comment I made on Utah Clean Politics post.  I wrote about it here.

Blocked for this???

Are Facebook censors as illiterate as whiny Republicans?
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Can someone find a violation of Facebook’s ‘Community Standards in the above comment?

I think Facebook’s moderation algorithm might have a limited vocabulary or just a really serious problem.

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20 days later, I am still blocked.

 

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Facebook Groups Now Forces People To Join Without Their Consent.

Facebook recently changed its group settings and added a very troubling and questionable feature. Before the changes groups were opt-in where a group administrator could invite friends into a group giving them a choice whether they wanted to join or not. Now, however, Facebook has changed it to opt-out. When new groups are created the administrator of the group can join any of their friends and they become members without their consent.

What is Facebook thinking? This has the potential to become the new way of spamming and mischief making. Infact one Facebook user who was in Mark Zuckerberg’s friends list was so outraged by this new feature he created a fake NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association) page and force joined Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook people into the group. The group was shut down but the forced join feature remains so apparantly the message was not recieved by Facebook.

Facebook groups are now going to be very difficult to promote without the invite feature because I for one do not want to force anyone into a group and I do not want to be forced to join a group even if I can opt-out. Doing so is a good way to lose friends fast.

Facebook needs to change this quickly. It has lawsuit written all over it.

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/10/08/mark-zuckerberg-quits-nambla-and-facebook-downplays-privacy-criticisms-over-groups/?boxes=Homepagechannels

I have created a Facebook group “Facebook, I Do Not Want To Be Forced Joined into a Group

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GOP: Racism = Patriotism?

There was a time not so long ago when racism in America was institutionalized. It was a winning political platform especially among Southern Democrats. The 1964 Civil Rights Act caused the party to split and the racist became Republicans (as Pres. Lyndon Johnson predicted).

The 1965 Voters Rights Act made it much easier for Blacks to register to vote, so the adopted new tactics to prevent Blacks to actually vote. The Republicans continue to employ such tactics today.

The only thing that has changed is that more moderate (educated) Republicans don’t pronounce their racism publicly but rarely take a stand against it.

From New GOP “Racist” Headache – The Daily Beast

Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic]  is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.

Eight minutes after that, at 2:02, Shay weighed in on Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.”

Piker (Eric S.) is just an ignorant racist, but Audra Sigler Shaw is an ignorant racist endorsed by Bobby Jindal for President of the Young Republicans.

This pattern of racial remarks from grassroots Republican politicos highlights a real problem: As the party tacks right, it seems increasingly reluctant to challenge folks on its fringe for fear of offending the base—even, in this case, by failing to immediately rebuke racist supporters on a [Young Republicans] Facebook page. Let’s say that Shay’s “LOL” response was the online equivalent of nervous laughter, the kind of passive response to racist jokes that may have once been considered acceptable in pool halls and country clubs of the past. In the Internet era, it offers indelible evidence of acquiescing to something evil in our politics. There is a fear-based paralysis, a lack of moral clarity, which is in direct contradiction to their historic role as the Party of Lincoln.

It is the obligation of all Republicans to stand up against the racism so deeply rooted in their party, starting with Bobby Jindal.

But don’t hold your breath.  Spineless people prefer to run and hide.  Case in point: Both Audra Sigler Shay and Eric S Piker have disappeared from Facebook…just more racism shoved back into the shadows.

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Twenty five random things (for those facebookers out there)

1 In the last year, I’ve read at least 40 books but only two of them were novels

2 I’m creeped out by insects, snakes and rodents

3 Dealing with money makes me crazy.

4 I’m a bad sports fan – I think someone should cheer for the away team at every game

5 I prefer red to white wine

6 I’m an INFP

7 I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon twice, Bald Mountain in the Uintahs multiple times, and kayaked the Gulfe Dulce in Costa Rica but I don’t really like the outdoors

8 I’m sometimes more comfortable talking to strangers than friends and family

9 My favorite uncle was a homeless junkie – and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met

10 I think I’m not very smart because I’ve always surrounded myself with brilliant people

11 My favorite poet is Walt Whitman

12 I love US history and I can’t understand people who don’t

13 Left to my own devices, I’d sleep till noon every day and go to be at 4 or 5 a.m.

14 I once worked graveyard shifts at a hotel

15 My favorite place in Colonial Williamsburg is the DeWitt-Wallace decorative arts museum

16 My favorite drink is hot tea, my second favorite iced tea.

17 I starred as a rock star in a one act play in college

18 No matter how late it is, I can’t go to bed without having a last cup of tea

19 I don’t think good and evil exist outside of the human heart and I don’t think there are many absolutes in the world.

20 I think most people’s lives are harder than they feel free to ever admit to anyone else.

21 My favorite foods are spicy, interesting and can’t have shellfish since it makes me sick

22 I’m so honored by the friendship of the amazing people I know and love – people who are smart, passionate, committed, multi-faceted, witty, funny and interested in the world around them.

23 My friends inspire every single day

24 I loved being a student at Judge Memorial but I would never try to recreate that time

25 I think I lead a very boring life.

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