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Saw the following on my facebook page today from a "friend".
Dear Friends:

There are less than 7 Months until election day when the people will decide who will be the next President of the United States . The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Liberals or the Conservatives. Yet, there is sadly often a spirit of contention and stress during this political season.

In the spirit of joining together as Americans, may I suggest the following bi-partisan method for peaceably showing our support for the candidate of our choice:

Between now and election day :

• If you will support Mitt Romney, please drive with your headlights ON during the day.
• If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night.

Together, we can make it happen.

Thank you

My response:

Romans 13: 1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Texas state law reads:

(a) A vehicle shall display each lighted lamp and illuminating device required by this chapter to be on the vehicle:
(1) at nighttime; and
(2) when light is insufficient or atmospheric conditions are unfavorable so that a person or vehicle on the highway is not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead.
(b) A signaling device, including a stoplamp or a turn signal lamp, shall be lighted as prescribed by this chapter.
(c) At least one lighted lamp shall be displayed on each side of the front of a motor vehicle.
(d) Not more than four of the following may be lighted at one time on the front of a motor vehicle:
(1) a headlamp required by this chapter; or
(2) a lamp, including an auxiliary lamp or spotlamp, that projects a beam with an intensity brighter than 300 candlepower.

And here is how "nighttime" is defined:
In this subtitle:
(5) "Nighttime" means the period beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.

Encouraging people to break the laws of the land and disrespect your God? Tsk tsk.

In response, I was told that this was "all in fun" and I should get off my "high horse". Hee. Playing troll is so much fun, and the only thing this person ever posts is stupid right-wing political "jokes", I'm just about ready to drop her from my list of "friends".

Date: 2012-05-23 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess I'm lucky, I don't see many political comments. Now if I could just get people who's only kind of comment is some kind of negative comment off the feed and I'd be doing great.

Date: 2012-05-23 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I try to keep politics out of my own facebook. Too many of my friends are Republicans for me to feel comfortable expressing my opinions on politics or religion.

I don't mind political posts really, but when the only thing a person ever posts is about politics, doesn't matter if I agree with them or not, then it gets old.

Cat pictures and puns are much more fun anyway. :)

Date: 2012-05-23 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One of my family members only ever posts political things, and we don't precisely agree. I have a feeling I'll be hiding their posts in the fall.

Date: 2012-05-23 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I also veer away from politics, mostly because people like this hurt the logic center of my brain so damn much. I wouldn't have even gone that deep with them: So... wishing harm on another human being [as driving without headlights at night would undoubtedly cause a crash of one form or another], simply because they don't agree with your own personal OPINION, is "all in fun"? That's a sick person, and just one more symptom of a very ill nation.

Date: 2012-05-29 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with you. After that I defriended this person. I don't need that kind of negativity.

Date: 2012-05-23 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HUURRR DUUURRRR. I saw this as a chain email from one of my retard co-workers. I rolled my eyes then just as I'm doing now. Good on you for trolling. :)

Date: 2012-05-29 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Trolling is fun. :)

Date: 2012-05-25 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hehe lovely reply.

Horses are good! Have you SEEN the new LOTRO Spring Festival horse?

Date: 2012-05-29 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG YES! I love the new Spring Festival stuff. I've been so busy the last few days I haven't been near my computer to play LOTRO. :(

I'll play this evening, do the Inn League quests to get lots of tokens quickly. :)

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