Link Me Up, Scotty - Less Social Media, More Civility Edition

Monday, November 21, 2016

This article was brought to my attention by Kathy, and it addresses how I'm not the only one who gave Facebook and other social media the straight-arm after the election. People are either quitting altogether or have significantly cut back on the time they spend on social media. I myself am back on social media, but I'm limiting my time and emotional investment, and am seriously considering removing "friends" who post only political content. I can only consider this to be a net good in the world.
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A testimonial to "what kind of people" fall victim to suicide. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. 
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From the there's hope for America yet files, high school girls in Duluth choose to stand with their Muslim classmates in an effort to make them feel safe and welcome. THERE'S SOMETHING IN MY EYE, because this is totally something my Moe-Moe would have done.
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My favorite Christian pastor addresses those who voted for Trump and how he's completely willing to give them the benefit of the doubt - unless they stand in silence when the new administration makes good on their bigoted promises.

Silence is acceptance, and Pastor Pavlovitz points this out with compassion, grace, and forgiveness. I'm working to let go of politics in my personal relationships, and this is a good place to start. I want to give Trump supporters the benefit of the doubt. But their behavior moving forward will determine how I judge them.
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New York Magazine has decided to publish a weekly inventory of all of Trump's most jaw-dropping, stomach-churning, spine-tingling affronts to liberal democracy. Forewarned is forearmed, y'all.
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Vice-President Elect Pence proves he's not a complete douchecanoe after being booed as a member of the audience during a performance of Hamilton. His response was to compliment the show, and then comment that the boos were "what freedom sounds like." I agree with VP-Elect Pence on basically nothing, but I can appreciate this response...

...unlike his whiny-ass boss, who is apparently as thin-skinned and touchy as ever. Because he "heard" it was "overrated." Probably by other white nationalists, I suspect. ::snort::

Whatevs, Cheeto.
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Getting your news from Facebook instead of a reputable news source? You might want to reconsider that strategy, especially if you consider yourself a conservative. The truth matters. It really, really matters.
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Still think the hateful rhetoric women endure on-line when they attempt to work in a public space isn't a big deal? Check this out and imagine you saying some of this shit to your mother. 
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The FADA (First Amendment Defense Act) is the most heinous piece of legislative fuckery I've seen in quite some time.  Serious fuckery, y'all. I shall contact my Senators and Representative forthwith.
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Video of the Week: My platonic celebrity boyfriend Leslie Odom, Jr. sings Winter Song from his new Christmas album, Simply Christmas. 


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