Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hold My Tongue

I learned how to be sarcastic from my father. He was a master of the art form of disguising an insult as a complement.  My mother was not as good at restraining her thoughts, if she thought it, you might just have heard it.  My sensible grandmother, who was also a master of sarcasm, tried to teach me to hold my tongue.  It isn't easy some days.  

There are a couple of high school classmates that I have connected with on Facebook, guys I haven't seen or talked to in over 40 years, that test my restraint.  

One of them is an anti-vaxer, who just this morning posted this bit of nonsense as news:

CDC admits measles outbreak is caused by people from other countries who enter the United States and spread the disease

It is all I can do to keep from saying, "Are you really that STUPID, measles is spread to people who are not vaccinated." The fact that diseases have not been eradicated from the face of the earth, is the reason we need so vaccinate so people don't die. 

Another one, is a huge Trump fan, and goes on benders of posting conspiracy theories about the overthrow. This morning it was:
They said the Deep State would take down President Trump. Remember the serial Government check casher Chuckie Schumer when he said that it’s not too smart to mess with the Deep State? That giant sucking sound you hear is President Trump is draining the swamp.

It was all I could do to keep posting, "ARE YOU THAT DRUNK?"  I know he is smarter than that, but his only news source is Fox, and he believes all of the shit they say.  As someone who lives on a hill overlooking the swamp, let me assure you, the slimy creatures that slid into town with this administration have deepened the swamp, and sent most of the committed public servants into bunker mode, keeping their heads down and hoping to ride this one out.  Only those who "drank the cool aid" want to be associated with this administration, there are some stinks that never wash off. 

Should I say what I think?  


  1. Yes! I personally find sarcastic or snarky comments funny. Say it gurl!

    I also may add if people dont have anything nice to say, come sit by me.

  2. those people DO NOT belong in your life. unfriend them, block them, remove them. you would waste your breath trying to refute their ignorance.

  3. It’s kind of difficult to argue with a table. If it makes you feel better, go for it. But you won’t convert anyone and you’ll probably then have to read more idiocy (I went there once in Facebook). My more recent solution is to “unfriend” people like that. Sometimes I’ve even blocked them. I don’t know if it’s the best solution but it works for me.

  4. Yes, I think you should say what you think but in a cool, dispassionate way. Lose the sarcasm and ad hominem commentary. That only inflames the situation and makes it worse.

  5. I , personally, don't see any point whatsoever in arguing with a cultist. Talk to the penguin, it makes more sense. Then again, I don't do facebook, or twit or instawhatever. I also don't read comments on online news stories. The stupid almost literally burns!