Thursday, November 4, 2010


Boatloads and boatloads of frustration.

But I'm only going to share one of them here.


Some days I love it. Some days I want to bang my head against the wall.

The things I hate the most??? Politics and religion. There is this one person that 95% of the time all he posts are scriptures from the Book of Mormon. I, being LDS, have no problem with the Book of Mormon. But today, he quoted something about when the voice of the people choose iniquity then they will be destroyed.....oh my freaking gosh. Really? So, just because the Democrats won in your state they are choosing iniquity? I love it. I wonder how Harry Reid feels about that. (To be clear, I fall to the conservative side of things, but I don't believe that either side has it right. If I spent the time to really get into it, I'm sure I'd fall somewhere in the middle. Anyway, back to what I was saying......) I get that we get to choose how we use things like blogs and Facebook. I guess I just don't understand why they think that sharing those sorts of things on Facebook is appropriate. Needless to say, I will be deleting this person shortly. I can't handle it anymore.

Last week, there was even someone that told people WHO to vote for, and which prop or whatever it is they call them around here to vote yes or no or approve. Again, why is Facebook an appropriate place for this?

Last year, someone was very upset about our President talking to the school children and wanted everyone to pull their kids out of school and how she wasn't going to let that man indoctrinate her children. She linked to an article some crazy lady wrote likening him to Hitler and some other crazy fear mongering type of stuff. Really? Seriously.

After reading this sort of stuff, I have made myself my own personal Facebook rules. Here they are in no particular order.
1. Do not comment or post on religious themed articles or status updates
2. Do not comment or post on political themed articles or status updates.
3. Keep everything light, and use Facebook as a way to keep in contact with people.

I think that is pretty basic. I'm working on sticking to it. Sometimes I can't help myself, but I usually am able to hold off.

If there is anyone still reading this, what do you think? Do you have the same frustrations with Facebook? Do you feel like some use it as their own personal soapbox? I think I need to do some deleting of friends before I start to lose my mind.


  1. I have one friend on there who proclaims to be such a Christian, but she is so close minded and I can't believe some of the things she posts. I deleted someone because she insisted on using that "Internet-ese" that kids use and I felt like I needed a translator to read what she wrote. It seriously made her sound illiterate and I couldn't take it anymore. And I am seriously considering deleting someone who is going through a divorce and is posting all the nasty details for her 300 closest friends to see. Really? Is that a good idea

    I like Facebook most of the time, but sometimes it seems like people forget to use common sense.

  2. I don't mind people posting religious and political stuff on facebook. I guess I do both, but hopefully in a calm, non offensive manner. Who knows, maybe it's ME you are bugged with. I delete people sometimes because they are totally obnoxious! My cousin hated her to-be-step mom. She would openly bash her and say nasty things about her on FB. "evil step mother" etc. It was so ugly. But in it's own way it was entertaining to watch my cousin be a total idiot to everyone she knows. Turns out that once they met she really liked her.

    Anyway, I still read your blog and enjoy your rantings. :)

  3. amanda, i am NOT bugged with you. but when mark starts posting spurs stuff.....then, no i'm kidding. but i do agree with kayris that people seem to forget to use common sense. and like i said, i don't really have a problem with the non offensive stuff. but when it's pretty much in your face, you're going to hell or your stupid i you don't agree type of stuff.......