Why I Had to PERMANENTLY Block a “Friend”

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I am posting this to both of my blogs as I feel it is important enough to be said in both of them.

When I joined Facebook back in April 2009, I was reluctant. My reluctance was based upon my wonder of who wanted to ever friend me. I felt a need/want to join after I lost my job at Staples in order to feel some existence. I had friended a few former Staples employees (1 of which I lost – details in a future posting) and a few people I went to high school with.

However, one of those schoolmates seemed to have changed even more so after how I knew them in their post-high school existence. This person turned into someone who was non-acceptable to society. My parents even warned me not to have any contact with this person under any circumstances. This person was not even allowed to come over to my house. If I wanted to meet them, I had to meet them somewhere far enough away so nobody knew I was doing it.

Eventually, this person, who I had known since junior high, disappeared from life. I thought that getting this person back after years would make this person a changed person. Was I ever WRONG!

Since friending them on Facebook, as well as MySpace as well, I have been nothing but constantly harassed by this person. Anything I would write would be criticized to the point of being bullying. I know enough about bullying to avoid it at all costs, but this person didn’t.

I had changed my Facebook settings back in November of last year to have them not see anything I posted, then lifted it in January after a probationary period. This was a huge mistake as the unapologetic hatred continued. Now I have had no choice, but to finally block them completely. I have NO plans on releasing this block ever because the stress and constant harassment became way too much to handle. Their Romney-esque approach to society issues made me too angry to allow them to continue being a friend of mine. There is a point in everybody’s life when one says enough is enough. Real friends don’t kick friends further down, only bullies do and sadly this “friend” is nothing but a bully. Sad to lose a friend this way, but until this person straightens themselves out, which I don’t ever expect, I see no change in their blocked status.

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Review: Figure It Out

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Network: Nickelodeon (HD preferred)

Time:  Weekdays at 7pm ET, other times on weekends

History of show: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_It_Out

The slime is back with this new version of the 1990’s Nick show.  I don’t remember the original, but this one is actually pretty good.  The host, Jeff Sutphen, formerly of “BrainSurge” and “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show“, is at his entertaining best as always in this mess-fest.

While the current crop of celebrities are Nick stars, it possibly may have other celebrities on future episodes.  Granted this show has only aired a single week so it is way too early to judge who will be future guests.

However, this show is all about the talented kids whose talents that the celebrities must try to figure out.  If they fail, they get slimed or worse get splattered with some other disgusting stuff.  Yes, it is fun to watch them get splattered and sometimes they enjoy it and sometimes not so much.  It is the spontaneity that makes this show so enjoyable.  Yes, it is part of my must-watch list now for summer fun.

Warning:  It is best to watch this show on the NICK HD channel instead of the standard definition channel.  This show, unlike many of Nick shows, is filmed in wide format, but airs in reformatted full-frame on the standard channel.  Shame on Nick for doing this.  Why do they put shows like Victorious in wide format and put shows like this in standard format?  Yes, you do miss some of the picture in the non-wide format.

Final Grade: out of 10

Aren’t We All Racists?

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Recently, I saw in my Facebook news feed, a posting from a friend who said “Bless You” to a Muslim woman after she had sneezed and she gave him a dirty look.  I made the comment that “I would not have said anything”.  Others who posted were not so kind, even going to the point of being downright offensive.  What if this woman actually read all the nasty comments being written about her?  She may have gotten quite offended over it and done something very bad if she ever found this original person.

Sadly, we live in a society where nobody can say or do anything without offending someone else.  I say “tough shit, get over yourself”.  With so many foreigners in this country, both legal and illegal, being nice is not politically correct, but unfortunately is a way of life.

Ever since 9/11, we have been a nation of paranoia and showing anger toward anyone who is of foreign descent, whether born here or not.  Is this justified?  I believe it is because NOBODY can be trusted anymore.

Take for example my neighborhood, the house next door to me is owned by foreigners.  They speak no English, drive around in fancy cars, and live in a fairly expensive house.  All together between cars and house, I would say they have over 1/2 million dollars worth of property.  What’s so bad about all this is that nobody ever seems to leave the house long enough to be employed.  Makes you wonder if they are living off the state just like so many other people are.

Another example is the TSA, what is more racist than being profiled by the government just because your name matches one on a list that somebody somewhere created.  Maybe the government is full of racist people as well, but you would never no it if you ever call one of their services and somebody with a foreign accent answers the phone.   Sounds like a double-edged sword of hating and embracing at the same time.

When I went to DHHS, a couple of years ago to get signed up for insurance, the waiting room was about 3/4 foreigners and most of them didn’t speak English.  Is this what our government is doing – giving away money to those who get off the boat while denying those who have worked hard all their life and get nothing when they need it most?

Why should these people be privileged?  As one person wrote in a Facebook message to me stating that I write “racist blogs”, well here is another one for your enjoyment.

This is why so many people seem to be racist. I don’t think there is anybody who is not a racist at some point.   If you aren’t, then you are not normal.   Oops, normal is another racist remark.  As if I was REALLY sorry about that, which I don’t believe anybody would ever be.

As to the Muslim woman and my “racist-hating” friend, I say “Screw You and welcome to the REAL world and have a nice day, loser!”

Why I WON’T Be Voting In Tomorrow’s Maine Primary

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I usually give the advice of “vote early and vote often”.  Tomorrow, however I will be staying away from the polls for a number of reasons and why you should too:

  • Nobody supports Obamacare and is against same-sex marriage.  I can’t have my cake and eat it too.  Sadly, at least one should share both the views.
  • Too much fighting between the candidates.  What did we learn from them saying the same things over and over with just finger-pointing at each other.
  • Bruce Poliquin wants to ride the coattails of Governor Paul LePage despite not supporting any candidate.  Smart move for the dumbass governor to ignore all these so-called candidates.
  • None of the candidates said what they would do “to help the citizens of Maine“.  Do we not exist anymore?  Is it all about Washington politics and Wall Street?  Apparently!
  • Most want to lower the upper tax rate and reduce the corporate tax level.  Sure give the richest even more money so that they won’t hire anyone even more so!
  • Most are backed by out-of-state PAC groups. This screams “Stay AWAY!”.
  • Nobody gave any insight into what they would do to change Washington instead of just being another politician.

Sadly, the replacement of Senator Snowe is not an easy task, but replacing her with any of these losers will be just politics as usual.  I do plan on voting in November to keep Mitt Romney out of the White House, but for now I will not exercise my voting right.