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Quitting Time: It's Time to Start Destroying Our Rotten Progressive-Dominated Institutions By General Strikes and Ruthless Abandonment

FaceBook characterizes Patricia Heaton's endorsement of an organization that does nothing but care for unwanted children as "anti-abortion."

Blow Up Your FaceBook Account. Quit With Extreme Prejudice.

It's time to rattle ten million sabers and begin destroying rotten institutions one by one. Make them fear us.

Brave men and women do not continue along in their passive acceptance of a meritless enterprise. Brave men and women resign.

They don't just stay on board merely because a bad habit has become a habit.

Take control of your lives by ending your dependency on progressive institutions and time-wasting media indulgences.

I'm a proud Twitter Quitter and my life has improved since I cut the progressive IV drip.

What do I always hear about why people stay on FaceBook? "Oh, it's a way to keep in touch with my friends."

Hey, remember the old days when keeping in touch with your friends meant actually keeping in touch with your friends -- getting together, having a phone chat, even going old school and dropping a letter?

In what sense is it "keeping in touch" with people when your "keeping in touch" is automated and consists of looking at someone's wall for two seconds?

And hey -- if there are people in your life so ancillary to your existence that "keeping in touch" consists of publishing "news items" about yourself every few days, maybe they're not really you "friends" at all, but very shallow zombie relationships you're maintaining the fiction of in order to feel a social connectedness, the real version of which you're denying yourselves by pretending at it on FaceBook.

Destroy FaceBook. Destroy Twitter. Destroy ABC/Disney/Marvel/ESPN. Destroy NBC.

You can't do a damn thing about the progressives in government who have the legal authority to fuck with your lives.

And yet, so many of us are voluntarily remaining cogs in institutions designed to harm us.

Give up your Dual Citizenship in nasty, alien countries like FaceBook run by progressive c*nts.

Rejoin actual life. Give up your progressive-made media chains. You have nothing to fear from your own freedom.

Posted by: Ace at 12:57 PM




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1

/nod

ditch facebook

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:03 PM (qCMvj)

2

sadly, I heard Tucker Carlson say today that people like him (his business) depend on FB

as they were discussing his latest visit to their hellhole office

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:05 PM (qCMvj)

3
It's not enough to quit Facebook.

We must create our own social media..

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:06 PM (7gCCJ)

4 Never been on Facebook. There are some former Yahoo! Groups that have moved there, and I miss talking with their members, but I have a feeling Facebook is going to have to limp along without me.

Twister, too, or whatever the 140-character feed is called.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2016 01:07 PM (IuHtL)

5 >>>3
It's not enough to quit Facebook.

We must create our own social media..

...

oh fuck social media. This is like saying "I can't not see Star Wars without creating my own star wars."

Who gives a fuck about Star Wars?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:07 PM (dciA+)

6 even going old school and dropping a letter?

Have you SEEN the price of stamps???!!!???

Posted by: Facey McTwitface at May 19, 2016 01:07 PM (zoehZ)

7 I'm in.
What mouse clicks do I need t o execute to kill my FB account? Anyone know?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 19, 2016 01:09 PM (r65B3)

8
Exemption solves nothing. Competition, on the other hand, hurts them.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:09 PM (7gCCJ)

9 Go Techno-Galt?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2016 01:11 PM (8CZHh)

10 Had been considering rejoining FB to post a few of my layman's sermons. o.o Ace is right, though. Just gonna skip that nonsense and starve the beast in every walk of life.


I need to find an ISP that isn't hardcore Lefty...

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at May 19, 2016 01:11 PM (6JL3d)

11 Never been on Facebook. Don't watch TV unless traveling. I think I've seen 2-3 movies so far this year. Might be why I don't give a shit about most of the "outrages" - one way or the other - because most really have little to no impact.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2016 01:12 PM (DbyYo)

12 Been saying for some time...get in their faces...make them uncomfortable...pull your phones out and take a vid of them.
Start with the media. Today's example...Andrea Mitchell...what a pimp for the Clintons. She could qualify for a job with the Arkansas State Police.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 19, 2016 01:12 PM (r65B3)

13 >>>Exemption solves nothing. Competition, on the other hand, hurts them.


dude, you're not their client, you're their PRODUCT. You provide them with content.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:12 PM (dciA+)

14
That's the problem, tho. Lots of people give a fuck about Star Wars.

Not going to see Star Wars makes little difference. Creating an alternative to Star Wars, thus diverting $$ from Star Wars, will make an impact.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:12 PM (7gCCJ)

15 Never had a Facebook account, now get off my lawn.

Posted by: mugiwara at May 19, 2016 01:12 PM (zgUdj)

16 none of us were on "connected social media" ten years ago and now we cannot live without it?!?!

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (dciA+)

17 Yep. It's time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (wOKJp)

18 What do I always hear about why people stay on FaceBook? "Oh, it's a way to keep in touch with my friends."
========
Well, I guess that's better than saying, "Stalk that hot chick and see if she posts any pic of her boobs."

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (77emZ)

19

I have never been an active Facebook person. I quit twitter.

be mindful of what you feed your head

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (zOTsN)

20 >>>Not going to see Star Wars makes little difference. Creating an alternative to Star Wars, thus diverting $$ from Star Wars, will make an impact.


got a lot of addicts with a lot of excuses why they can't give up their fix

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (dciA+)

21 Ok. Get off facebook. I can do that.

I can't watch any movies by Disney, so I guess I guess I'm not going to the movies any more. That's alright, since I'm tired of Marvel anyway

I guess I need to stop using my iPhone too, since Tim Cook is a tool. Can I get a Samsung phone or are they not allowed too?

I need to stop using google, since they're leftists too. So there goes my email address, and internet browser. Can't switch to Firefox or Safari because Mozilla and Apple. Not sure what I replace them with.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (KUaJL)

22 But, Ace...what about those of us who never opened Twitter or FB accounts? Oh, wait! I know. I'll open an account and then close it. That'll serve 'em right.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 01:14 PM (5RW7F)

23 Social media is horseshit and I'm sick of hearing about it. It's morphed people into fetid voyeurs and shallow thinkers.

Fuck Facebook
Fuck Instagram
Fuck Twitter
Fuck Zuck


OK, fresh outta fucks, for now....

Posted by: Dirty Randy at May 19, 2016 01:14 PM (jjaLl)

24 Ace,

You forgot also....give up the NFL. Give up college football. Give up college basketball.

Every time you spend 10 hours on a Sunday watching grown men in tight pants hit each other, progressives get a little bit richer.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:14 PM (0LHZx)

25 I'm torn between this and the school of thought that you have to fight the crazy where they reside. Although swearing off social media would probably be a huge overall boon for your mental health.

Posted by: Elegy at May 19, 2016 01:14 PM (sTJdt)

26 I'm a proud never-Facebooker. I've never been on Twitter.

If it weren't for the HQ I'd have lost my mind (what's left of it) a long time ago.

Interesting times indeed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 19, 2016 01:15 PM (1ZOkK)

27 I was on Facebook for two weeks until I deactivated my account. There's a whole lot of childish stuff that goes on with that stupid Facebook.

Posted by: Barry Sullivan at May 19, 2016 01:15 PM (bA1k8)

28 Its actually helpful for your productivity.

In china, they ban facebook. suddenly you're opening that excel file to do actual work.

That reminds me...

Posted by: Harun at May 19, 2016 01:15 PM (UBBWX)

29 You can't totally separate yourself from the Left and all it's endeavors without becoming a luddite and a hermit. Witness the PayPal logo in the upper left hand corner of this screen, total SJW stormtroopers, but there they are.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 19, 2016 01:15 PM (2cS/G)

30 I did a blog post on this the other day - imo it's not enough to quit FB.
FB is a threat to our freedom. We must either destroy it or conquer it.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 01:15 PM (7lVbc)

31 So I was just wondering, looking at that sidebar about Bob Bennet and the Muslim thing.

Who, actually, treats women better? The left or the Muslims? And the answer, I think, is that while some Muslims are worse than the left (See ISIS, et. al) it nevertheless remains true that a Muslim can be very moral and upstanding and a good person. In fact, probably the majority of Muslims worldwide are decent folks. Just cowards who don't do anything about the non-decent Muslims.

Can a modern day leftist be that way? I don't know. Facebook, Twitter, et. al seem to demonstrate that no, today's left is evil to the core. All the old "decent" Democrats are finding out there is no room left for them in a Bernie Sanders world.

Posted by: Vanceone at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (IQzhs)

32 >>>You forgot also....give up the NFL. Give up college football. Give up college basketball.


i mentioned ESPN. But yeah, get over the homoerotic indulgence of being a *spectator* of men doing manly things.

Spectating is not manly.

buy a bike and go for a ride. more manly than watching someone else do something.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (dciA+)

33 Never had fakebook and don't ever plan to. Haven't been back to twitter since I learned about shadow banning.

Posted by: willy at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (Ffw22)

34 I have some army buddies, the only contact information for them is facebook. Are we chatting daily? No. Do I hang on their every news feed item? Hell no, I don't even check my news feed except once in a blue moon.

Are they then, really my friends?

You damned right they are, and if they needed something from me I would be there in a heartbeat.

So yeah, destroy the institutions. But let's not pretend there isn't a legitimate use for them. There is.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (TOk1P)

35 Spot on, Ace.

Folded up effbook last week, never had any of the others.

Starve the beast.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (gUoN4)

36 Totally right Ace.

Do not buy the New York Times. Do not.

Posted by: MTF at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (/m8T6)

37 >>>Its actually helpful for your productivity.

yup.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (dciA+)

38 Great post, Ace.
Keep it coming.

Posted by: Orange Mule at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (uXcD2)

39 Just shut down my FB. Did I retire too early or too late? Now here with Andy Rooney & Mike Wallace. Time with them always seemed like an eternity.

Posted by: Morley Safer at May 19, 2016 01:17 PM (nckx1)

40 rediscover the charm of letters and notes

rediscover the delights of a private conversation, a thought just for one person

letters and polaroids are almost subversive in their lack of public dissemination

you hate the over weening state? dont feed it your data

personal meetings, gatherings, letters, notes, emails

privacy is the most subversive thing ever

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:17 PM (zOTsN)

41 O.K. I technically have a FB account. How do I end it. There's nothing on the site about that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 01:17 PM (w4NZ8)

42 I wonder how much ass-kissing Beck gave Zuckerberg yesterday to try and wheedle some cash out of him.
There probably hasn't been that level of begging and pleading since Geoffrey Arend's first date with Christina Hendricks.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 19, 2016 01:17 PM (J4nVH)

43 Does this mean I have to open an account, just to shut it down?

Posted by: Paladin at May 19, 2016 01:17 PM (WujO7)

44 I'm pleased to hear about Patricia Heaton's courage to stand up for what she believes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (IuHtL)

45 Got rid of FB months ago.

Oldest daughter asked me why I no longer FB.

I told her that if family/friends/whoever want to contact me, they have my email and phone #.

*shrugs*

I've cut off many folks since the new year.

Got to say, it's been quite pleasant.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (rlfds)

46 I quit FB two months ago, haven't looked back but once to post a gofundme...I know, but it was a great cause, about the dog who took 3 rattle snake bites to save a child, then I quickly disengaged again.
I can use them too lol to my advantage!

Posted by: gonzotx at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (JqTdI)

47 Destroy FaceBook. Destroy Twitter. Destroy ABC/Disney/Marvel/ESPN. Destroy NBC.



THIS.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (oKE6c)

48 Btw ace, look into mewe as an alternative to group media platform

Posted by: @votermom's phone at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (7lVbc)

49
Destroy FaceBook. Destroy Twitter. Destroy ABC/Disney/Marvel/ESPN. Destroy NBC.

Boycotts won't accomplish destruction. All these entities are intertwined with a common agenda: to shape people's thinking.

The only way to destroy them is to offer viable competition. You cannot expect the Conservative agenda to advance or even survive if it is not actively pushed. Conversely, you cannot expect the Left's agenda to fail if there exists no pushback, (passive pushback is not enough, i.e., boycotts, embargoes).

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:18 PM (7gCCJ)

50 Gee, Ace...

Tell us how you really feel!

God bless Patricia Heaton and fuck Facebook with the barbed flash drive of Satan.

Posted by: turfmann at May 19, 2016 01:19 PM (zTikR)

51 Why not just cut to the chase, and make it "Parents Need To Stop Worrying About Sexual Assault Of Their Young Children"

Go to Facebook help
Search for 'delete account'





way down at the bottom in teeny tiny font
if you ever click on a facebook account you will be asked to log in again, and it all comes back

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 19, 2016 01:19 PM (N6/yV)

52 "You can't totally separate yourself from the Left and all it's endeavors without becoming a luddite and a hermit. "


That's what some people, including some here, have done. Go native. Off the grid. Away from the insanity.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:19 PM (LA7Cm)

53 Fenelon, go to settings, then security, then go to deactivate.

They'll ask why you want to, check whatever box, then deactivate.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:19 PM (rlfds)

54 Morley Safer is in heaven asking forgiveness from all the people whose lives were cut short by the people he protected from the US military.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 01:19 PM (j2xmV)

55 Man I feel so conflicted on this because we're going to Disney World next week and my kids love the magic but...fuuuuck

We already withdraw so much from society because we homeschool and I want to keep them somewhat tethered to the world. But the world sucks.

Anyway all this to say it will probably be out only trip.

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (pn+Vg)

56 [expletive deleted]

Imma gonna go see if the law mower will start. I have weed to cut.

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (N6/yV)

57 I've never had a Facebook or Twitter account. I gradually lost interest in most TV, music, and movie entertainment over a period of years, especially as I learned about the political beliefs of the "creative" types.

After the 2008 election I quit watching TV news, including Fox, and I cut the cable in 2012 and replaced it with nothing.

Literally the only thing I miss is baseball, and even that not all that much.

Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (zoehZ)

58 I disagree. If we leave things like Facebook, they win. If we create our own spaces, they'll just follow us there and crowd us out again. Stay and fight.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (27Ws9)

59 I was thinking of going on Facebook to trumpet that big National Academy of Sciences study that finds no harmful effects from genetically modified organisms and leading pesticides. Throw it in the faces of all the I F^&*ing Love Science like/share crowd in my acquaintances.

I was going to enjoy it when all these self-appointed defenders of science tell me (a scientist) that the study is wrong; I was going to play Joe Welch and ask if they have, at long last, no decency left when they suggest these august scientists' findings are being tweaked for the benefit of corporate interests.

But I have work to do, and when I'm goofing off I prefer to spend the time at my favorite blogs. So I will let my Facebook membership limp along, dormant enough to get auto-generated guilt trips about how I haven't been on in awhile.

Posted by: JPS at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (mH5lL)

60 >>>The only way to destroy them is to offer viable competition. You cannot expect the Conservative agenda to advance or even survive if it is not actively pushed. Conversely, you cannot expect the Left's agenda to fail if there exists no pushback, (passive pushback is not enough, i.e., boycotts, embargoes).


buh buh muh beloved social media!

social media is gayballz. so is the media generally.

I don't want to be a spectator or a consumer.

How the hell we all got tricked into this gay shit is beyond me.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (dciA+)

61 Posting to FB as my FINAL post.

Been thinking about ditching already, thanks for the push.

In regards to the 'cost of stamps' statement above - everyone who you use FB to contact, also has email

Posted by: PMRich at May 19, 2016 01:21 PM (w5Qj0)

62 great point Ace.

I am thinking of it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:21 PM (V/InG)

63 "You can't totally separate yourself from the Left and all it's endeavors without becoming a luddite and a hermit. "

Pray that (you know who) get out of your life and that you never think of them again. Also pray that you retain all your faculties.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 01:21 PM (j2xmV)

64 write, email, phone, text, meet in person

there are other ways to stay in touch that do not put your information on blast

go underground


Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:21 PM (zOTsN)

65 Although, some of the whole "boycott companies whose politics I dislike" is bullshit and part of the problem with the politicization of everything. If I am a free market capitalist I buy your shit because I like your product, not you. I set food made by assholes, I drive cars made by assholes, I drink coffee picked by motherfuckers, and listen to music made by retards. So what? This insistence on ideological purity through the supply chain is,well, FAGGY and TOTES RETARDED.

TRA LA LA

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2016 01:22 PM (DbyYo)

66 Bad breakup got me to quit FB. FB free for 4 years now. The people I care about know how to contact me.

Posted by: brak at May 19, 2016 01:22 PM (MJuTN)

67 buy a bike and go for a ride. more manly than watching someone else do something.





Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (dciA+)


Also more manly: Killing a bull, swordfishing, putting a shotgun to one's head and pulling the trigger.

Still, it doesn't hurt to watch a sporting event or read a book now and then.

Posted by: Zombie E. Hemingway at May 19, 2016 01:22 PM (TOk1P)

68
Isn't Twitchy Michelle Malkin's main source of income?

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (RcpcZ)

69 i think disney world is a necessary exception. they're providing a unique service, and they're selling you good memories and familial bonding.

But the general shit we do? Just putting on the idiot box for hours at a time? Fucking checking in with gayballz social media to pretend we're more than ghosts?

It's horrible. It's a perversion of life.

I don't just reject it politically; I reject it metaphysically.

As Gibbons says in Office Space: "Human beings were not meant to live this way."

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (dciA+)

70 OT? WTF Google? Honoring another commie moonbat in your cutsie-pie widdle cartoon header?
"Yuri Kochiyama was a Japanese American human rights activist. She is notable as one of the few prominent non-black Black separatists. Influenced by Marxism, Maoism, and the thoughts of Malcolm X, she was an advocate for many revolutionary movements."
WELL FUCK ME! AIN'T SHE SPESHUL?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (ucB75)

71 64 write, email, phone, text, meet in person

there are other ways to stay in touch that do not put your information on blast

go underground


Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:21 PM (zOTsN)

---

This^

Now, if y'all excuse me, will commence with permanently deleting my account, instead of merely deactivating it.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (rlfds)

72 If I post enough conservative stuff on FB will they ban me?

I have an acct I don't use that's the way I want to go out.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (wrS2o)

73
Let's go hiking and horseback riding, too!

You know, like they do in those tampon commercials.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (7gCCJ)

74 "The only way to destroy them is to offer viable competition. "

Cut off the sweet federal money. SJW, FSA, ... enabled by federal funds.

That is why they are so afraid of what's about to happen.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (j2xmV)

75 Killed off my FB account before they went public. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (ucB75)

76 I'm sorry; I'm a dope with these things. I don't see anything that says 'settings" and security.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (w4NZ8)

77 " Influenced by Marxism, Maoism, and the thoughts of Malcolm X, she was an advocate for many revolutionary movements."


That sounds like someone Google would honor on their main page.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (LA7Cm)

78 f I post enough conservative stuff on FB will they ban me?

I have an acct I don't use that's the way I want to go out.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (wrS2o)


Yeah I have been thinking of doing that also. Going out with a bang

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (V/InG)

79 Used to have a FB acct. at first it was fun to see people I had lost touch with. Then I realized why I had lost touch with them. I accidentally deleted my account and never bothered to creat a new one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (kTF2Z)

80 Looong-time lurker de-lurking just to say: well put Ace. While I don't personally get the hatred for Disney (the Left seems to hate them for being to conservative, I don't understand that either), no Twitter, no Facebook, no CNN/MSNBC, no broadcast networks, no ESPN. Every step along that path has made my life better.

Didn't PayPal recently join the culture war on the wrong side? Have to find a way around them too.

Posted by: Lurker at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (AXiRO)

81 >>>Let's go hiking and horseback riding, too!

yeah, what horrible ideas, huh? Actually being active in the living world and filling your lungs with air?

How silly! Let's just tweet at each other all fucking day like fucking hamsters in cyber cages.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (dciA+)

82

You can't leave it, you should stay and fight. Curt Schilling is fucking with them nicely.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz The Main Dude My Man Esq at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (sItQg)

83 I posted that YouTube video, about Hillary lying for 13 minutes, on my FB feed. Wondering if anything will come of it.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (FQKBL)

84

A great piece for Ace that I was reading this morning...

HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS

Preserving Hybrid Objects


http://bit.ly/1XCvhri

this will blow your mind

If you're not a member, you get only a portion of the piece.

But, inside, the author rips her up:

I do not find McPherson's 'post hoc
ergo propter hoc' position persuasive.
Her essay is underdeveloped, and fails
to consider many other explanations
for the single technical feature of UNIX
onto which she latches. As it stands, she
offers no more reason to believe UNIX
is racist, than it is sexist, and while either
or both of these claims may have
merit,
she does nowhere near enough
to convince, but more than enough to
provoke. She seems content to note
'parallels,' some of which appear contrived,
without demonstrating linkage
or causal connection. One of the issues
is certainly that different disciplines
see the world in different ways, and
this extends to include notions of what
counts as an argument, or a 'proof'.

and it goes on and on as he transitions into another sub topic.

UNIX coders and code = racist, sexist code

totally bonkers, Tara McPherson is

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (qCMvj)

85 You know, like they do in those tampon commercials.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:23 PM (7gCCJ)

Hey, that's not entirely fair.


They also do that in commercials for Cialis/Viagra as well.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (KUaJL)

86 I forgot to add - a lot of gun groups that got banned on FB moved to mewe

Also has some politically incorrect groups that have all the memes that are banned on fb/twitter

Posted by: @votermom's phone at May 19, 2016 01:26 PM (7lVbc)

87 Absolutely agree! I was never on Fakebook or Twitter so I have no idea what I'm missing. Can't be much.

Cut the cable cord last September and never looked back.

Much much happier.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 19, 2016 01:26 PM (/pOl7)

88

from the first note that he ever called me to ever one of his letters when we were courting, I kept all my future husbands letters and notes in special carved box, for me

my teenaged daughter sneak in my closet and read them, and cried

social media will never give you that

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:27 PM (zOTsN)

89 Boy, am I ever tired of people stopping me in the street and asking, "Hey! Aren't you Juan Luna y Novicio--Filipino artist?"

Posted by: zombie Juan Luna y Novicio at May 19, 2016 01:27 PM (PLnZs)

90 Aaaand .... my new job is social media marketing at my software company. Mainly blogging, but I actually am supposed to maintain our twitter and FB accounts. :-/

But I don't do anything there personally. Maybe that counts?

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 19, 2016 01:27 PM (QAOZh)

91
Hear, hear, Ace.

I am only on Facebook for one thing - to follow a fellow who's trying to recreate the silent film Cleopatra by using all available stills from the picture.

I'll cut that account when I get home.

Now, **crosses fingers** if this will only work as you wish it to, Ace.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 19, 2016 01:27 PM (X6fMO)

92 The Revolution WILL be televised!

The Revolution WILL be televised!

The Revolution WILL be televised!

The Revolution WILL be televised!

Posted by: gastorgrab at May 19, 2016 01:28 PM (u6OFe)

93 Farmer Joe's got a point. Half the time I comment in FB it's to blow up some lefty meme and call an old classmate an idiot for believing it in the first place.

This has been very emotionally rewarding, as many of these people were not very nice to me in HS. On the other hand, it seems I'm unwelcome in my hometown at pain of great bodily harm.

Go figure.

Posted by: spongeworthy at May 19, 2016 01:28 PM (mrfTe)

94 I had never heard of mewe before this thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:28 PM (LA7Cm)

95 They also do that in commercials for Cialis/Viagra as well.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 01:25 PM (KUaJL)


What I've learned from "male enhancement" commercials is that women don't wear shoes, and they have funny foreign accents.

Who needs that? I sure don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 01:28 PM (TOk1P)

96 Oh yeah cutting cable is another one. You really won't miss it. And it's so overpriced anyway.

Got a live sports game you want to see that you can't stream? Go to a sports bar. Other than that, I miss nothing.

Posted by: brak at May 19, 2016 01:28 PM (MJuTN)

97 The Revolution WILL be televised!>>>

The Revolution WILL be YouTubed!

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (wrS2o)

98 Its not enough to be neutral in a tyranny. You must endorse and heartily agree. Harrumph along with the rest of the table. Keep clapping.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (39g3+)

99 rickl, 57 -"Literally the only thing I miss is baseball, and even that not all that much." MLB.com.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (/WPPJ)

100 Nature abhors a vacuum. If after evacuating FB there is a need for that type of association it will be created.

One action must precede the other.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (MVpMt)

101 Literally the only thing I miss is baseball, and even that not all that much.

Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2016 01:20 PM (zoehZ)


MLB.TV, my brother.

My family and I often go for months without turning on the TV, and then only to watch a movie (Netflix), or baseball (MLB.TV on the Roku).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (oKE6c)

102 Ace,
totally with you, but I am choosing to take a different approach. I wanna destroy it from the inside.

Posted by: SGT York at May 19, 2016 01:29 PM (ITvKk)

103 a hand written love letter is greater than a status change on facebook

not even close

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (zOTsN)

104 to further your Process of Manliness / Womanliness, come to Transylvania County, NC --- the "Land of Waterfalls"


tell them Ho Lee sent you...... the waterfalls are real, and they're Spectacular


any place named "Pisgah" gotta be good

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (/542q)

105 I dumped FB a year and a half ago and have never regretted it. Not even for a second. All those people I didn't want to lose touch with? I still keep in touch via email or on the phone. I wanted nothing to do with Mark Zuckerberg's empire of leftist/progressive bilge. I keep in touch with those I want to keep in touch with, kinda like I always used to...

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (+FSld)

106 I stopped participating (meaning I don't post anything, comment on anything or actively engage with anyone) in Facebook last year, but I still have this morbid fascination with looking at the vile, stupid things my "friends" post.

I just can't seem to resist seeing what moronic anti-conservative meme they're going to post next or what bit of odious virtue-signalling they're going to do today.

I'm sure this is neither good for me nor reflects well on me, but that's where I'm at so far in terms of abandoning Facebook.

Posted by: Kensington at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (7Kbxu)

107
Didn't PayPal recently join the culture war on the wrong side? Have to find a way around them too.

--

Yes they did.
What do you use paypal for - buying or receiving money?
People who use paypal for overseas stuff like Payoneer, but it's expensive imo.
If it's just for shopping online, getting non refillable visa pr mastercards are an option.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (7lVbc)

108 I already ditched Facebook (and Amazon) and other creatures of the liberal left... welcome to the dark side, Ace

Posted by: redbanzai at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (3JA/M)

109 How the hell do you just shut down / eliminate your Facebook account? I've occasionally thought about doing that for last 3 months but since I didn't see a button that said ' close account' I didn't bother to put in any time to figure it out. I just ignore it all together.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (V8uX9)

110 We have to use incredulity and scorn to change the FB tide. Any time you hear someone talking about what they saw on FB, you must look at them like they are standing at the bar with toilet paper stuck to their foot, or as though they are a sad drug addict. Ridicule their foolishness, publicly. Gonna have to be prepared to make some enemies, break some eggs, out shout, and never compromise or soften your position.

Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (WCaSy)

111 MLB Gameday Audio. Less than 20 bucks a year for every single game. Home or Away (or Spanish) radio feeds. I listen to the Red Sox in NC all summer long. A rare bargain in sports entertainment.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 19, 2016 01:31 PM (2cS/G)

112 Heh, Chalres Barkley last night doing the Warriors-Thunder game said he doesn't use social media, never will, and doesn't think anyone should.

He's on TNT, not ESPN.

Posted by: stace at May 19, 2016 01:31 PM (ozZau)

113 No twitter.
No Facebook.
No Disquss.

I went "dark" after Hot Air caved and destroyed itself.

Posted by: aquaviva at May 19, 2016 01:31 PM (jgtjR)

114 @Fenelon, go here:
https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 19, 2016 01:31 PM (QAOZh)

115 I'm a proud Twitter Quitter

*************

That's got a certain ring to it.

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:31 PM (mcm0N)

116 I'm off twitter now(deactivated account), although I do sometimes check the tweets in the sidebar at Instapundit.

Think I'll be ditching FB next.

Posted by: BuckIV at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (CLfqv)

117 I'm already boycotting Disney, Apple, and pretty much every other leftist company. FB is my one exemption. Even then, I have maybe 30 people I've friended, and they're people that I know and keep up regular if infrequent contact.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (kqkvv)

118 and remember that NBC is Comcast is Universal Studios / Pictures is ESPN


a hydra, the Enemy is

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (/542q)

119 "Blow Up Your FaceBook Account. Quit With Extreme Prejudice. Withdraw to a Benedictine Monastery. Raise grapes and illuminate manuscripts. Interact with the Lemon-suckers on Red State"

There, fixed it for you.

And..Bullsh*t! That's abandoning the field to the Enemy. Silence is Consent, etc., etc. Every time I post or re-tweet on Twitter, I add @jack, just for the f*ck of it.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (8lw4l)

120 I just can't seem to resist seeing what moronic anti-conservative meme they're going to post next or what bit of odious virtue-signalling they're going to do today.

I'm sure this is neither good for me nor reflects well on me, but that's where I'm at so far in terms of abandoning Facebook.

Posted by: Kensington at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (7Kbxu)




they have done studies that this actually leads to depression

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (zOTsN)

121 I think I'll stay behind enemy lines awhile and lob a few grenades from time to time.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (VFhMt)

122 69 i think disney world is a necessary exception. they're providing a unique service, and they're selling you good memories and familial bonding.

____

While they sell you $28 t-shirts and $18 hot dogs at the theme parks. Oh and this is also while they fire 300 American IT workers and replace them with H1Bs.

Fuck Disney.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:32 PM (0LHZx)

123 Fenelon, maybe this will help:

http://tinyurl.com/hgu4psb

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (rlfds)

124 I never joined FB. I only actually signed up to Twitter because of something work related, used it for a couple of weeks or so, and never went back.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (4ErVI)

125 They're not really "pro-choice", as I noted when they went crazy because Tim Tebow's commercial thanking his mom for NOT aborting him.

Posted by: moviegique at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (7zeA4)

126 Skookumchuk, do you use MLB.com? I get it for free from my cell phone provider, but can't watch my local team, even when they're playing an away game. The only value is listening to games through the service, since we get bad radio reception of the team flagship station in the area where I live.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (FQKBL)

127 @94 Ricardo it's still small
They claim to value privacy and don't have ads and don't track
You get a basic account free and they hope you buy more space
You don't need to use your real name
In practice it seems like a good alternative to yahoo groups since thats another lefty company

Posted by: @votermom's phone at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (7lVbc)

128

How does anyone have time for Facebook or Twitter when they're here all day long?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (qCMvj)

129 I have had a FB account for years and haven't been on it. I don't remember the password. A neighborhood mom stopped to talk to me today and asked me if I was going to post along with the other sad parents about their kids going off to college. Had to tell her... I don't post or go on there so no. Thinking, if that's what's on there then I'm glad I don't go on.

Posted by: gapoz at May 19, 2016 01:33 PM (thyJJ)

130 76 I'm sorry; I'm a dope with these things. I don't see anything that says 'settings" and security.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 01:24 PM (w4NZ

Top right of the page next to the globe there should be a padlock or some such icon.

Click that.

Bottom of the pop up list - 'see more settings'

Security

Deactivate

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (mEZce)

131 Second look at D-lamp?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (zKSco)

132 Amen.

ESPN needs made an example of.

HARD.

Wife is about to nuke Facebook, I never joined....my twatter TL is as sparsely populated as Garrison Montana.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (g8Hfr)

133 Baseball might be all that's keeping me going right now. Sane, at least. Just watching the guys out there playing and having fun and showing off and being athletic. Playing the great American game. So much talent and delight. Say what you want about the guy, but George Will is right about baseball.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (39g3+)

134 No one NEEDS Facebook.

It's not hard to reach me. Email, text, phone, stop by. Don't bother sending a letter as ace suggested though, I rarely yo never check my mail.

If someone's friendship with me is dependent on me posting generic, copy and pasted crap and pictures on a platform intended for skimming and group audiences, then they're really not interested in me at all. If my friendship with them is contingent on me "liking" or commenting on whatever generic crap they copy and paste so that all their other "friends" can see how popular they are as quantified by mindless clicking, then they're really not interested in my opinion anyhow.

Someone once told me that if you have one true friend in your entire life, you're one of the luckiest people on earth. Truer words were never spoken.

Go ahead, keep up with your click drone popularity contests and believing that it has true, deep meaning and is the foundation of a lifelong relationship. When you're dead, how many of those people will show up to bury you and help care for whomever you leave behind and how many will simply "like" the canned sentiment that someone else posts, announcing your demise?

Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (71OEY)

135 131 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (zKSco)

Heh

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (g8Hfr)

136 How to deactivate YOUR Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/help/214376678584711

Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (WCaSy)

137 I'm on FB, because I know everyone wants to know how often I go to the gym, what I'm having for breakfast/lunch/dinner and where; and, they love seeing my daily selfie updates. My hair is so awesome, and my side boob shots are very tasteful, artfully so. And, EVERYONE shares my tearful concern for the 3 dogs schedule to be euthanized today, unless some hater decides to stop hating.

Posted by: FB Princess at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (9eYoy)

138 113 No twitter.
No Facebook.
No Disquss.

I went "dark" after Hot Air caved and destroyed itself.
--------

Don't go to HA much anymore, Redstate, either.

Also a proud refugee from LGF after Chuky went all moonbat.

What is it with some sites turning to the darkside?

Posted by: willy at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (Ffw22)

139 One might also think about avoiding companies that steal your music collection ( https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04/apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ), read your emails (ever notice how many ads you're served about a vacation destination after you email someone about it? Thank Google.), or monitor your computer usage ( https://bgr.com/2016/01/05/microsoft-windows-10-spying-2015-user-data/ ).

Posted by: cthulhu at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (EzgxV)

140 I agree...HOWEVER, isn't facebook one of those areas where we as a movement would want to fight back? It's certainly an area that could be used to connect with the LIV's. Why cede it all to the left without a fight?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (WuRdh)

141 At 34 years old, not having a Facebook account really helps to sift out actual friends from mere aquantances.

Posted by: mugiwara at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (zgUdj)

142 ESPN needs made an example of.

Oh I agree. I don't watch baseball on ESPN. I don't watch anything on there. Even if they weren't political jackwagons, they have that obnoxious woman in the booth doing color commentary TO A GAME SHE NEVER PLAYED ONCE IN HER LIFE

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (39g3+)

143
For the record, I never had Faceshit or Twitter. But I do see the political value in these vehicles for influence.

Anyway, I just started a new hobby. Film making. Videos, really. Aerial videos, actually.

I bought a drone! With a camera!

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (7gCCJ)

144 I had never heard of 'mewe' before this thread.
Weewee?

Posted by: baba wawa at May 19, 2016 01:36 PM (PLnZs)

145 134 Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (71OEY)

I am blessed enough I have a small group of friends I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit for and who'd do the same for me.

If I wanted to be in a clickbait popularity contest I'd have gone into politics.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:36 PM (g8Hfr)

146 I never used any social media because I've learned to understand the history of the owners first, and thus project the future. So this was headed to a place that was very predictable.

When liberals are in charge of something, they sell it as a contemporary sine qua non and the avant-garde thing to have. The create a buzz, and ultimately falsely sell as a necessity.

It then, predictably, is corrupted by the lack of moral values, sense of self-importance, dismissive attitude, thirst for autocracy, desire for propaganda value and disdain for democratic processes or intellectual conclusions that are the hallmark of liberals.

I, nor my family ever be a cog in that despicable wheel.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:36 PM (O0lVq)

147 Just deleted my FB account, which I haven't used in forever. I allowed myself to be cowed into it because that is how my more gregarious friends prefer to communicate. Omnidirectionally blasted photos and one-line updates. So personal!

Myself, I miss the more substantial e-mails and dead trees letters of a bygone era.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Hermetically Sealed Hordeling at May 19, 2016 01:36 PM (IhrFA)

148 I'm on Twitter just to advertise and push my work. I use facebook to connect to family and friends; its a part of modern business. You cannot ignore social media and have a business. I can directly trace sales of my books to social media. And I've been able to connect to family in a way I never could before, even meeting people I never knew and getting to know them.

Facebook is a tool. Use the tool against them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (39g3+)

149 My old school headmaster recently passed away and his daughter is posting his old pictures and letters on FB. I've downloaded some priceless pics of both me and my sister from there--unfortunately the one of me was before I got contacts, lol.

It's hard to give that kind of thing up, but I like the idea of using my other fake account to post conservative stuff to get banned.

Posted by: stace at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (ozZau)

150 Damn I only came here to see iffin' you guys were doing the Hillary email thing.

Instead it's kind of meta, or Derrida with a dash of Foccault all up in here.

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (mcm0N)

151 "yeah, what horrible ideas, huh? Actually being active in the living world and filling your lungs with air?
"

Im telling y'all. Camping. More camping.

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (pn+Vg)

152 Quit Facebook, cuz it's stupid? South Park already did it.

Posted by: Bart Simpson at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (9eYoy)

153 but FB is where I troll normies into death spirals

Posted by: maloderous at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (zq4Wd)

154 138 Posted by: willy at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (Ffw22)

In Tepid's case Salem wanted sweet sweet Zuckerf*c*er cash...

in LGF's case....

Irish Rose is used to remove barnacles I guess.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (g8Hfr)

155 "addicted to distraction" on the internetz --- best essay in a long time


addictedtodistraction.blogspot.com ----- we're fish, they manage the ocean


I think of the media whore-whole as a wave pool rather than an ocean, but whatever...

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (/542q)

156 My former employer had this big push for everyone in the company to engage on social media and tout the awesomeness of the company. I was asked several times how come I never do tweets? I said well because I don't do twitter and never will. And each time I said that it was as if I told the person I don't breathe in oxygen.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (0LHZx)

157 Returning to the rant: I am so pissed at having a woman in the broadcast booth doing analysis to baseball, major league baseball, a game she's never played in her entire life. Shut your idiot hole and go home, leave this to the men. As annoying as Tim McCarver was, he at least played baseball and played it really well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (39g3+)

158 the left was very good at using their 'voice activism' to sway business's into doing things their way.
by banning their goods and so on. etc..
this is how we should hold business to acct. those not already on the left brain drain. Might be swayed to fight back.

or not. but doing little to stop it isn't helping either

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (+wjl1)

159 Barb, 126 - radio feed via MLB.com Gameday Audio. All games, home and away. Both my wife and I have become baseball radio people - just like the old days. :-)

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (/WPPJ)

160 I endorse this strategy. I never joined Facebook and never will. I did join Twitter, but I have followed Ace's lead and not only stopped tweeting but I don't even open it up anymore. It isn't easy but it can be done, and I don't feel like I am missing anything. There is still Ace of Spades and Hot Air and Twitchy.

I really appreciate the work that Ace does here, providing a voice for many of us who feel voiceless. And I am putting my money where my mouth is, by giving him a donation.

Thank you Ace and all the Cobs at the HQ

Posted by: azkaged at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (j5BNa)

161 My twitter account was created and used solely to follow ace and other Morons. Haven't looked at it since ace quit.

Posted by: mugiwara at May 19, 2016 01:38 PM (zgUdj)

162 @137

That's perfect.

Why invite the world to know everything you do and everywhere you are?

Nobody cares unless they're casing your house.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (LA7Cm)

163 The steps outlined are for Deactivating an Account, not for Deleting an Account. Facebook will make you jump through additional hoops in order to Delete an Account. This link starts the Deletion process ...
https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account

Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (WCaSy)

164 I've also told my company that simply having a presence on these platforms now taints their image and brand in a particular way. With today's internet and media there is much more you can do on your own without being tarred with this type of negativity.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (O0lVq)

165 I bought a drone! With a camera!

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (7gCCJ)


*as the 'ettes cover up and close their blinds



But congrats Should be fun.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (mEZce)

166 I use Facebook to annoy lefty acquaintances which is misguided since I'm sure they've blocked me long ago.

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (pn+Vg)

167 unfortunately the one of me was before I got contacts, lol

Girls with glasses are cute. Girls with glasses cannot seem to understand that, though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (39g3+)

168 148 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (39g3+)

Facebook is ran by tools who won't let you use it against them.

The current moonbat steeplechase couldn't be happening without F*c*book.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (g8Hfr)

169 It's fascinating to watch the Twidiots screech at this post, as if, by suggesting that wasting time on Twitter was in fact wasting time, I had cut deep into the core of their self-worth.

Sad!

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (dciA+)

170 I can't quit the Almighty Koobecaf. The females in my family DO NOT APPROVE. AT ALL. I don't know why they pitched a fit the first time I quit 5 years ago. Seriously, they cornered me, I was still sober, at a family reunion and gave me the Treatment until I reactivated my account. Dorks.

I was never on Twits.

However, the only Disney and NBC products I use, I relish in stealing them. Free for me, they get no money in any form from me. Even on my ROKU, I consciously avoid them.

Posted by: CozMark@sbcglobal.net at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (CbGSW)

171 i think it's possible the Target overreach into the average joe's security and lower profits Might be something?

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (+wjl1)

172 Remember Mel Gibson in "Braveheart", pacing his horse and muttering to himself while the other Scots Lairds were dickering with the English before the Battle of Stirling?

"Whuht air ye gwin ta dooo?"
"Aim gwin tehr pick a faight!"

Something like that.

So go over to that FB post's comments and blow the f*cker up! Stand up for a lady. And the next one, and the next one after that. And so on and so forth.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (8lw4l)

173 I gave up facebook years ago, and I haven't missed it at all.

The people who are actually important to me, I stay in touch with, the rest, well I don't need to see what their status is because I never really cared to begin with.

Posted by: taylork at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (UCLTe)

174 Now if we could get about 100 million more people fired up like Ace, we could get somewhere.

It's also time to destroy businesses that prop up the progressive scum. Disney has been at the top of my list for a long time.

Unfortunately it requires a lifestyle change. Even Christians, say to them they should never go to Disney World again, and watch their head spin. It's an uphill battle for sure.

Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (lbcdD)

175 >>>addictedtodistraction.blogspot.com

thanks I'll read this later.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:40 PM (dciA+)

176 Baseball might be all that's keeping me going right
now. Sane, at least. Just watching the guys out there playing and
having fun and showing off and being athletic. Playing the great
American game. So much talent and delight. Say what you want about the
guy, but George Will is right about baseball.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:34 PM (39g3+)


Watched a few innings of the Cardinals/Rockies game yesterday, and they were talking about defense for some reason. I think it had to do with a baseball that almost landed in the booth, and they said Ozzie Smith, after he retired and did games briefly said he wasn't going to try to catch anything anymore, because he retired. All joking of course, but it led to further discussion.

Rick Ankiel, the former pitcher, who turned into an outfielder because he lost his ability, mentally, to throw from the mound. They discussed two plays he made from center field, throwing guys out at third, and then seconds later, they showed the video of both throws. Breathtaking.

A moment or two later, Nolan Arenado, flashy third baseman for Colorado made a diving stop on a hard hit ball, threw from his knees, double-play! As a Cardinals fan, you have to appreciate excellence on the other side.

Still moments later, a Cardinal hit a ball to center field, Matt Holliday, of all people, is standing on second, and goes gallumping into third on a tag-up. The Rockies outfielder didn't even come close to throwing him out.

I appreciate the game, and especially that stuff, much more so than mashing, roided up home run hitters. I wish I had more time to watch it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (TOk1P)

177 169 It's fascinating to watch the Twidiots screech at this post, as if, by suggesting that wasting time on Twitter was in fact wasting time, I had cut deep into the core of their self-worth.

Sad!
Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (dciA+)

____

Telling someone that the 12 hours a day they spend doing X is stupid, will annoy them. Be it Twitter, watching TV, staring at the sky.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (0LHZx)

178 142 ESPN needs made an example of.
Oh I agree. I don't watch baseball on ESPN. I don't watch anything on there. Even if they weren't political jackwagons, they have that obnoxious woman in the booth doing color commentary TO A GAME SHE NEVER PLAYED ONCE IN HER LIFE
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM (39g3+)




THIS.


I understand she played softball. BFD. She's the color commentator (Shouldn't that be the "commentator of color?") on baseball. Would it be that hard to find someone who actually played MLB?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (oKE6c)

179 That's a nice Electronic News Gathering satellite truck ya got parked there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (ucB75)

180 I would add 'Drop all Google services'.

They are an addictive poison.

Just. Stop. Using. It.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (9mTYi)

181 169 Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (dciA+)

In fairness until 2012 I held out hope Twatter was a "business" and not an enemy agency who places cause over profits....

The right should do a mass walkout to hammer home the point.

You have a rolodex that could try to levy that blow.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (g8Hfr)

182 169 It's fascinating to watch the Twidiots screech at this post, as if, by suggesting that wasting time on Twitter was in fact wasting time, I had cut deep into the core of their self-worth.

Sad!
Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (dciA+)

***********

Dude, don't even.

I told you a long time ago not to go to that stupid meet up for bloggers in Denver.

Why?

Because--they would just be sitting there on their IPhones checking Twitter.

Boom!

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (mcm0N)

183 Prolly already mentioned but the link is to Hot Air, right?

Didn't they just make all their readers switch to using FB to comment?

Or am I hallucinating again?

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (X+nFp)

184 Yeah, I do listen to the radio feed, Skookumchuk. I miss being able to watch the games, though. But definitely not enough to get cable.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (FQKBL)

185 Somehow, I don't see the "progressive" institutions panicking all that much. "Oh, sure; now that you've been utterly and completely defeated, NOW, you're going to try to do something?" No offense, but there have been people calling for this for years, and - to put it mildly - ain't nobody done nothin'.

It might not be at the killing people/breaking stuff phase, but it's well past the phase of puffing out chests and saying "No more!"

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (rznWS)

186 Girls with glasses are cute. Girls with glasses cannot seem to understand that, though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (39g3+)

Amen

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (mEZce)

187 "Im telling y'all. Camping. More camping."


It's great. Go somewhere where the phone doesn't work. Get away with people you enjoy being around. Fish, hunt, cookout, trail exploring.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (LA7Cm)

188 178 Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 01:41 PM (oKE6c)

Yes!

/C. Schilling Unemployed for WrongThought

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (g8Hfr)

189 Fuck Disney.
That's a change!

Posted by: Goofy at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (PLnZs)

190 Im telling y'all. Camping. More camping.
Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:37 PM (pn+Vg)

Damn right. Even the worst camping trips make some of the best memories and decades of "no shit, there we were..." stories.

One single camping trip with my buddy and his family saved their marriage, formed unbelievable new bonds between all the kids and adults, and made for decades of stories and memories and started a whole new trend of more camping trips, family time, and memories.

That trip was probably 10 years ago. I moved and was out of touch for some time but stopped by the house years later. It took about 2 minutes for the raccoon stories and jokes to start up again.

Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (71OEY)

191 i have tried to delete facebook from mine and spouses phones.
it seems to be impossible.
and google? i delete them off my computer prgrams and they sneak back in. How is this?

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (+wjl1)

192 110 We have to use incredulity and scorn to change the FB tide. Any time you hear someone talking about what they saw on FB, you must look at them like they are standing at the bar with toilet paper stuck to their foot, or as though they are a sad drug addict. Ridicule their foolishness, publicly. Gonna have to be prepared to make some enemies, break some eggs, out shout, and never compromise or soften your position.
Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (WCaSy)




Yep, but it can be done without making enemies (most of the time), and in a more effective way. Rather than explicitly expressing scorn, just smile and nod indulgently, as though humoring a dull-witted child, and then change the subject.


It's devastating, and get some people thinking. Presupposing, of course, they have anything to think with.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (oKE6c)

193 16 none of us were on "connected social media" ten years ago and now we cannot live without it?!?!

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (dciA+)




I was on a version of connected social media twenty years ago. It was a fishing bulletin board. There were maybe 150 guys in New England who fly fished in salt water and knew what the interent was and we all met each other.

This is a righteous tirade, ace, but Facebook has in fact kept me in touch with far flung friends whom I wouldn't e-mail every day, it's helped me catch fish, and it's gotten me laid.

So I don't buy into the evil politics mantra. Catching fish and getting laid are the best things in life.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (1xUj/)

194 Plus all you would get out of going to Denver--is a nose bleed.


Quite frankly, Denver sucks, believe me!

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (mcm0N)

195 Baseball radio is great. It helps that the Rangers have a fantastic radio announcer. I don't know what I'll do if something happens to Eric Nadel.

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (pn+Vg)

196 184, Barb, I think baseball is made for radio. Football is made for TV.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 19, 2016 01:44 PM (/WPPJ)

197 185 Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 01:42 PM (rznWS)

It's a lot like the Glee Gang Antics...

I knew for years this was needed.

I am never so sad to be right, as when I am right.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:44 PM (g8Hfr)

198
Saw a 100 year old woman on a track doing a sprint. She fell flat on her face. Did that stop her? No! She got up and completed the race and broke the record for 100 y/o lady sprints. God bless her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 01:44 PM (iQIUe)

199
So no more I Love Science Sexually tweets?

Admit it, Ace. You had fun with those tweets. And you felt a bit of self satisfaction too because you knew your acerbic tweets were getting through to those idiots.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:44 PM (7gCCJ)

200 Far more useful, IMHO, to provide a counterbalance of posts and comments on FB.

BTW, Facebook posts are for the braindead; they are what I would consider propaganda for kindergarten level intelligence.

So, don't post with logic and thought. Post with emotion and kittehs.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (OZmbA)

201 *F5*
Sad how so many sit on the computer all day
*F5*
Just wasting time that could be productive
*F5*
Got to get a life.
*F5*

Posted by: Roy at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (VndSC)

202 The downside to leaving Facebook is one of customer support and update information being more difficult to acquire. Many software companies, and I suppose other products also, announce patches and updates on their Facebook pages. Some smaller companies don't even have their own forums, but use FB in that capacity. Becoming drug-free, so to speak, ALWAYS involves more than just busting the pipe, lots of things change, lots of habits must change. Leaving your FB dope will feel very much the same.

Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (WCaSy)

203 193 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (1xUj/)

If you can't get fish or get laid without making Zuckerf*c*er a rich man one of us is doing it wrong.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (g8Hfr)

204 "Disney has been at the top of my list for a long time."

The heart of Disney is a bunch of homosexuals. They are very good at lying and deceit. They especially deceive themselves. Really good (sarcasm) people who hide penis pictures in drawings for little kids. Perverts. Disney is full of them. They make Mickey Mouse money.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (j2xmV)

205 I'm roided up too.

Oh. Steroids.

Never mind.

Posted by: al bundy at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (PLnZs)

206 187 "Im telling y'all. Camping. More camping."


It's great. Go somewhere where the phone doesn't work. Get away with people you enjoy being around. Fish, hunt, cookout, trail exploring.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (LA7Cm)

_____

More and more campgrounds are offering WiFi. It's the saddest thing watching kids "camping" with thier ipads.

Then again, I see people in monster RVs "camping" as well, and by that I mean sitting in their house on wheels all day watching TV.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (0LHZx)

207 I'd kill my Farcebook account if I ever had one. Same goes for Twatter.

Posted by: RickZ at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (mFm0E)

208 I got off Facebook five years ago. Best decision I ever made. Now - no social media, no smart phone.

I exercise more, spend more time with my family and friends. It's great.

Anyone or any organization that tells you that you need anything more than an email address and a flip phone is lying to you.

Posted by: MacGruber at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (FEAjO)

209 Speaking of baseball in all it's glory, I will be attending the Tournament of Stars in Cary, NC next month. The T.O.S. is the Under-18 top players from the top level of USABaseball. Harper and Trout both played in it, as did a ton of other All-Stars and even a HoF'er or two. (John Smoltz comes to mind). I will be working at the same baseball complex, calling the U-12 games. 10 games in all over 4 days, should be fun. That's a lot of national anthems.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 19, 2016 01:45 PM (2cS/G)

210
"Im telling y'all. Camping. More camping."
>>>

That's where there sending us so we may as well get good at it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (wrS2o)

211 Because you want to be there, whispering in your Prog friends' ears, louder as the summer progresses, harshing their bliss over the Hildabeast's clayfooted, hamfisted, tin-eared campaign fails and The Donald's smirking inevitability.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (8lw4l)

212 ESPN needs made an example of.

ESPN is owned by Disney. Disney is the one that should be made an example of. Go directly to the source of the scum.

Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (lbcdD)

213 So what is an option if you were using FB for business?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (w4NZ8)

214 There are far better places to "advertise" or direct people to your business, especially if you are a large corporation. Each day, there are more places on the internet which are specific to your particular industry that will provide more direct leads which result in business.

I'm very familiar with some of the VC business cases that went into some of the social media properties. I always though a lot of it was a house of cards and I never bought into the financial models and sustainability.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (O0lVq)

215 I finally canceled my ESPN Insider subscription after the Curt Schilling thing. Haven't even been to the site since. Don't think I've missed a thing.

Posted by: Cantankerous at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (326rv)

216 Amazon is a big problem for me. I don't know what to do about it bc I hate pysical shopping and I hate Jeff Bezos. Using Amazon Prime saves me so much time and money. I really don't want to quit using them.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (ep1HV)

217

why share your data, your dets

lousy OPSEC

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (zOTsN)

218 But that Texas Chili commercial makes me want to punch someone. Nothing worse than a fake accent proclaiming "it's basebaaall season".

No.

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (pn+Vg)

219 Bander, many social interests are fun, yet some can give us the flu.

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (+wjl1)

220 "Damn right. Even the worst camping trips make some of the best memories and decades of "no shit, there we were..." stories. "



Damn. Straight.

I've started to go every year. Spend a week completely out of touch with the outside world. Can't get a signal of any kind short of satellite. It's glorious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (LA7Cm)

221
I like twitter. I find a lot of subjects that interest me. If you are interested in history and archaeology, you will find photos of all sorts of interesting things posted by enthusiast or grad students.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (iQIUe)

222 On the good side of FB, I've lost not a few "friends" because they found out I was a right wing SOB. So there is that! LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (V/InG)

223 199 Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:44 PM (7gCCJ)

Twitter done well *is* art...that said the impact of said art is akin to a fly trying to topple the Statue of Liberty.

All major social media is actively working to suppress conservative thought and nationalism.

That is the fact.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (g8Hfr)

224

Starve the beast.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (MVpMt)

225 I have never understood the idea of Facebook, never set up an account, and have never replied to requests from acquaintances on Facebook.

They are vampires, pure & simple, and why would anyone want to put one red cent in that panty sniffing scrunt Zuckerberg's pocket?

Posted by: El Polacko at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (+ZKc9)

226 Second look at AceBook?

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (OxUnq)

227 I've also told my company that simply having a presence on these platforms now taints their image and brand in a particular way.

Its not quite that way yet but the way things are going, perhaps soon.

The thing is, if you're a business and you don't have a social media presence? Someone who doesn't like you will make one for you...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (39g3+)

228 Ricardo, i do remember going camping dirtbiking with the children when Everyone not with us knew i wasn't available for any damned thing

those were actually very nice times.

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (+wjl1)

229 buy a bike and go for a ride. more manly than watching someone else do something.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:16 PM (dciA+)


some of us do both tbh
(and read!)

I work out almost every day, but still watch my sports for entertainment.

Just like watching a movie or a tv show.

Although we pay for a non-ESPN channel to watch.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (qCMvj)

230 Plus---we told you Twitter would be bad for your business model.

Did you listen?

El no.

It cannibalized your audience, and blogging.

Is "cannibalized" a word?

I do not care.

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (mcm0N)

231 I suggest picking a single target and focusing on it to the exclusion, and for the encouragement, of all others. Don't water it down by having half of us quit FB while the other half bails on NBC. Let the message be unmistakeable: if you fuck with us we will tank your market value and you will have to toil in some grey linoleum cubicle hellhole in whatever rust-belt burbclave you thought you escaped after college and nobody will invite you to give some crappy talk at TEDx.

FB is a good and deserving choice for a boycott on the merits. Into the bargain, as someone pointed out earlier (forget who or I'd cite it) the exponential nature of the value of social networks tends to amplify the effects of user exit.

Every center-right presence on the web should be sporting a Delete-My-Facebook banner on their home page along with screen caps of the page-not-found the results from it.

Posted by: The Emperor Cletus Augustus at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (3c8yt)

232 All the people I've been avoiding for years are on Fakebook. Why the heck would I ever open that door?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (O0lVq)

233 Someone once told me that if you have one true friend in your entire life, you're one of the luckiest people on earth. Truer words were never spoken.
-------------------
I've known & repeated a version of this for years, if not decades.
"If when you die, you can fill one hand by counting the number of true friends you have, you are a very luck man."

I've had the kind of friends that would show up (one from well over 100 miles away) with a shovel, a bag of lime and zero questions. They knew this was reciprocal.
Sadly, Bruce offed himself a couple years ago. And Dan, just last year - today, he would've been 50.

I can think of one person I know, admire and love this much now. But 3000 miles is a long way to drive...

Posted by: Chi at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (1f2pQ)

234 I'm going to take a cue from the leftist handbook and say this:

People who use facebook are lesser people than those who don't and should be treated as such.

Posted by: taylork at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (UCLTe)

235 Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.



Posted by: crankytrex at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (jRjev)

236 Second look at AceBook?
Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 01:47 PM (OxUnq)


heh.
nice

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (qCMvj)

237 212 Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 01:46 PM (lbcdD)

Trust me I know....

I am the one who was telling Bebe and Rum back in 04 or so that Maus Haus was the devil.

ESPN can be made to hurt the quickest....

if Right wing sport fans quit en masse it would be flt in hours.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:48 PM (g8Hfr)

238 Been checking my facebook and twitter feeds, what's been going on around here today?

Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (396pH)

239 I also found out on FB which of my "friends" I would not piss on if they were on fire. There is that also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (V/InG)

240 110 We have to use incredulity and scorn to change the FB tide. Any time you hear someone talking about what they saw on FB, you must look at them like they are standing at the bar with toilet paper stuck to their foot, or as though they are a sad drug addict. Ridicule their foolishness, publicly. Gonna have to be prepared to make some enemies, break some eggs, out shout, and never compromise or soften your position.
Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (WCaSy)


____

Don't be mean about it. It should be something like this

Friend: Wow you'll never believe what I just saw on facebook

You: Oh, FB? Yeah that was fun in my 20s (or whatever age you are less 12 years) but I've moved on.

Don't call the person an idiot for using FB, just make him question why he is still using it. That's how you get through to people, the subtle way, not the hammer in the head way.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (0LHZx)

241 >>Girls with glasses are cute.


+10 Cuteness points for glasses.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (OxUnq)

242 there could be a great opportunity for someone to build a site similar to facebook and twiiter that espouses Freedom and Equality of speech welcome from all.

Posted by: willow at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (+wjl1)

243 Long overdue. "They" continually belittle and insult our institutions, beliefs, and values because WE allow it.

Posted by: Alamo at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (2XJxO)

244 How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account: http://tinyurl.com/2pkf9u

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at May 19, 2016 01:49 PM (3hIZX)

245 It ain't enough. There'll have to be more.

But I will say that I'm blessed by having good old-fashioned American friends on my FB. When I see someone going batshit leftist, I unfriend them. Simple.

As I stated though in my first sentence that the FB bell can't be unrung. It'll be used to coordinate the coming attacks on all of us. I'm keeping my account because I want to know what they're doing. I hate being uninformed about what's coming my way. It's a way of listening in on the enemy in times of war. And this is war.

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (Fmupd)

246 Until the right protests and boycotts and embraces activism at, or at a greater level than the Left, we'll continue to lose.


Being the contributing and productive citizen that I am, this sort of thing is beyond my level of expertise, but I'm already trying to figure out how to structure my life to accommodate it.


We're losing badly. It's time to make a serious and severe change.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (Wckf4)

247 Yes, I've never joined social media and still read real books.

But, you know, I'm a "dinosaur" or something.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (O0lVq)

248 Amazon is a different case, for me. They are a store. They are not organizing my incoming information. I find it to be a necessary evil, one that I shall live with, and besides, the guy builds rockets with some of the profits. What a thing.

Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:51 PM (WCaSy)

249

People are addicted to their cellphones too. Even that I stay away from. I get yelled at by my family because it's always off, not set up for international, no data downloading (I only pay for the basic local service w/limited text ability). It's ONLY for emergencies, like if my car breaks down one day. That's it. It sits in my purse, powered off 24/7.

I'm watching the world watching their phones.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:51 PM (qCMvj)

250 I should find my password to the Facebook account I created eight years ago so I can delete it.

Posted by: Gem at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (ZXJxj)

251 Damn, you asked me to quit Twitter. But I couldn't, as I never joined.

Now you want me to quit Facebook? Again, I can't, as I've never joined.

Stop asking me to quit things I'm not part of! ;-)

Posted by: Eric at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (C29yI)

252 247, Marcus T, "Yes, I've never joined social media and still read real books."

Yes - THIS.

OK, time for a walk.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (/WPPJ)

253 >>>I told you a long time ago not to go to that stupid meet up for bloggers in Denver.

Why?

Because--they would just be sitting there on their IPhones checking Twitter.


...

they did do that. then there was no service and people kept talking about how they couldn't get on twitter.

I said something like, "Hey, funny thing -- half the people you check on on twitter are right here in this room. Let's try something called 'mouth-tweeting.'"

I said that to Ben Howe.

He's a big "muh social media" guy.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (dciA+)

254
Right now Hillary Clinton is on CNN with that idiot Chris Cuomo saying Trump's words are being used to recruit terrorists.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (7gCCJ)

255 Amazon is a different case, for me. They are a store. They are not organizing my incoming information. I find it to be a necessary evil, one that I shall live with, and besides, the guy builds rockets with some of the profits. What a thing.
Posted by: goon at May 19, 2016 01:51 PM (WCaSy)


never going to give them up
book heaven

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (qCMvj)

256 I've also ripped a new asshole out of some people on FB for posting some incredibly ignorant things and that was statisfying.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (V/InG)

257 L Elle captures my POV. I don't want to use these services and enrich asshole libs, *but* truth be told Amazon and FB do make certain tasks much easier and faster.

What I personally would choose to do is stick with FB and keep supporting other conservative friends there. Then when we get our own network, leave it in the dust and tell 'em exactly why you're abandoning them.

I admit I feel differently about Twitter, which because of its text space limitations is IMHO far less useful for just keeping in touch with people.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (ntObR)

258 Barb, I think baseball is made for radio. Football is made for TV

Or the inverse: TV was made for football? But yeah. Baseball with a good announcer is beautiful thing on radio. And I usually am not actually watching the screen when baseball is on, just listening to the announcer. Some of them are golden. Vin Scully is a national treasure. They should bronze him or something. Dave Niehaus in Seattle was the same. There are a few great ones out there still.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (39g3+)

259 250 I should find my password to the Facebook account I created eight years ago so I can delete it.

Posted by: Gem at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (ZXJxj)

Try 12345

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (0LHZx)

260 I have to admit that my Facebook feed is about as conservative as the John Bircher Society. Only one lefty and and it's my niece. I want to unfriend her but it would hurt my brother.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (V8uX9)

261 "and values because WE allow it. "


Yes, yes, we don't want to be "extremists" or "cretins" or appear confrontational. Our betters have told us for 30 years that that just makes the matter worse.

So we became pushovers in general to prevent rocking the boat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (LA7Cm)

262 Wait, football is homoerotic?

We're still going to do the cheerleaders thing, right?

I mean as long as they're not sporting bulges it's cool, right?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (4ErVI)

263 BINGO. I and others have said this - the solutions to the nation's ills are not to be found in voting booths. The right's utter abandonment of the culture war is why we are where we are at, grasping at any straw that we even think may fight for us. I'm not even a Bible-banger and I think it's obvious.

YOU must work to make that change occur in your own life, and sometimes that means saying "fuck you".

If you are fat and happy looking at cat pictures on Facebook all day, then you may have an issue with cutting the cord. You haven't quit smoking until the pack is in the trash and out on the curb, not just because you keep it in the drawer. Don't just not use it, get rid of it.

If you won't, then you better devote 24/7 to turning it to your advantage, but keep in mind, one day Faecbook may "disappear" you and your efforts digitally like the regimes of old do in real life.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (i6shs)

264 "215 I finally canceled my ESPN Insider subscription after the Curt Schilling thing. Haven't even been to the site since. Don't think I've missed a thing.
Posted by: Cantankerous"


You won't miss it. I used to listened to Mike and Mike every morning, but stopped about a year ago since I got sick of the constant SJW lectures. Have not missed it. I go back and forth between WMAL and the Sports Junkies (idiots, but harmless).

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (OD2ni)

265 should find my password to the Facebook account I created eight years ago so I can delete it.

Posted by: Gem at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (ZXJxj)

Well you could call them, or try the word "Swordfish"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (V/InG)

266 Been a proud member of the #NeverFacebook crowd since it's inception.

I always saw it as a haven for endless narcissism where unwarranted self-promotion was celebrated.

They can kindly eat a donut.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (ew7rf)

267 Posted by: Gem at May 19, 2016 01:52 PM (ZXJxj)

I couldn't remember my password. I just created a new one and then deleted the account. It takes 14 days though.


And thanks for the help, SMFH.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (w4NZ8)

268 260 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (V8uX9)

Post the reality of what Fa*e*ook does and nuke the account the next day.

Then you have not "isolated" the niece.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (g8Hfr)

269 Yes, I've never joined social media and still read real books.

But, you know, I'm a "dinosaur" or something.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (O0lVq)


I've evolved somewhat. I use a Kindle.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (qCMvj)

270 I already deleted my Facebook about 2 months ago. But I must say what originally drew me out was the pointless postings I would see from an acquaintances aunt on the other side of the country about video recipes. However, Ace, Disney I can just not kick. I'm much too fanatical. It's in my blood.

Posted by: GrüvisMalt43 at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (qwztQ)

271 "Many software companies, and I suppose other products also, announce patches and updates on their Facebook pages."

You are being screwed Royally if you have to have a lot of patches and updates. Microsoft can get by with it with big IT departments because it is Federally mandated. That is why Microsoft is so cooperative with the Feds. The Feds have granted Microsoft a nominally secret monopoly. People are renting from Microsoft and paying them to spy for the Government. The hole in this is that economic activity is dropping like a stone.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (HSAmh)

272 You know what scares me about facebook. When I first started on there I had a Comcast.net email address. I got pissed off at Comcast when it took them 2 weeks to restore my service after a hurricane and switched to Verizon. I never updated my email address on facebook but they eventually found it somehow. No idea how and it is not really like the old one. How the fuck did they find me? Don't like that at all.

Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (396pH)

273 So while we're ditching things. Who has a good alternative to gmail?

Posted by: lauren at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (pn+Vg)

274 >>>235 Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.



Posted by: crankytrex

...

people who say this seem to conflate being a mere end-of-chain CONSUMER of culture -- which only adds to liberal media power -- with being a CREATOR of culture.

Obviously, few can be the latter.

But being the former is not "sort of like" being the latter.

The latter is important. The former is trivial.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (dciA+)

275 Watching baseball on television is tedious in the extreme.

Watching it in the stadium is a bit better if you're there with friends or family.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (4ErVI)

276 >>Wait, football is homoerotic?


The group showers were my first hint.

Posted by: Michael Sam at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (OxUnq)

277 I can only masturbate so many times a day. What am I supposed to do in between? The sun burns my flesh!

Posted by: 42 y/o basement dweller at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (9eYoy)

278 NP Fenelon : )

And thank you for the daily inspiration.

You have no idea how much you help.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (rlfds)

279 Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.

This is my concern. I backed away from Twitter because it was just too blatantly outrageous in its bias and was literally silencing people on there based on ideology. Plus, it was wasting my time.

But Christians recoiled from culture in the early 20th century, began having Christian schools and Christian yellow pages and Christian this and Christian that, bookstores, restaurants, etc.

And as a result, Christians stopped being salt and light in culture. And well... look around you.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (39g3+)

280 When it comes to Disney, I would guess that they would be damaged if a lot of people were to download their movies with BitTorrent and burn them to DVDs and give them as presents to parents of young children.


That's not illegal, is it?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (QHgTq)

281 Resistance. Futile. Is. Brrr.

Posted by: Walt's Frozen Head at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (nckx1)

282 >>>I need to stop using google, since they're leftists too. So there goes my email address, and internet browser. Can't switch to Firefox or Safari because Mozilla and Apple. Not sure what I replace them with.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (KUaJL)

I recommend the browser "Brave". It's Brandon Eich's new browser. It's not fully-featured yet, but it's lightning fast and has a built in adblocker that is easy to adjust for whitelisting purposes.

Posted by: SoberPundit at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (K42zF)

283 Yes, I've never joined social media and still read real books.

But, you know, I'm a "dinosaur" or something.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (O0lVq)


I'm a true techno-Luddite: I've never owned a cell phone.

Posted by: RickZ at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (mFm0E)

284 >>Wait, football is homoerotic?


Like a scoliosis test.

Posted by: Jerry Sandusky at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (OxUnq)

285 goon and artisanal and others re Amazon:

Amazon is definitely a hugely mixed bag. I don't trust Jeff Bezos either... OTOH, the store itself seems to do a good job giving ALL authors, conservative, liberal and otherwise, a fair shake.

Example: Check out the reviews for Larry Correia's new novel. You'd think the SJWs would be torpedoing it; but apparently Amazon's keeping an eye on that, as it has a 4.5 star rating.

And, I love that Amazon has blown up book publishing as well. In the past conservatives had to deal with a ridonkulously incestuous nest of liberal self-strokers to get published, or start up their own houses (Regnery); Amazon removes a LOT of that BS and allows new conservative voices to publish their books *and* take them directly to the marketplace. At least, that's what I've seen so far; I don't know of a single conservative book that Amazon has rejected for being "too hateful" or whatever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (ntObR)

286 266 Posted by: Defenestratus at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (ew7rf)

F*c*book...because mapping out your political party's network is hard investigatory work so we let YOU do it and get paid!

// M Zuckerf*c*er

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (g8Hfr)

287 Someone once told me that if you have one true friend in your entire
life, you're one of the luckiest people on earth. Truer words were
never spoken.


_______________________________

"You should never be in the company of anyone with whom you would not want to die."

-- Frank Herbert

Unfortunately, at some point it becomes virtually impossible to divest yourself entirely from leftist-dominated companies. Google is liberal too. As is Microsoft, and Apple.

I've never joined Twitter and quit Facebook years ago.

Posted by: Revenant at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (3uwkv)

288 273 So while we're ditching things. Who has a good alternative to gmail?
....

I do!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (71OEY)

289 *holds up giant mirror at the Horde*


How manly is it to sit around all day in a blog comments section dick-punching each other about the other's wrong opinions?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (1xUj/)

290 I can't quit Fakebook, I'd miss the Morons in the Moron Lifestyle Group ;(

I'm such a loser.

Posted by: SiliconeSister at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (oy/Yd)

291 Also I just found this...

Facebook tells conservatives it may revamp its approach to Trending Topics

http://www.recode.net/2016/5/19/11713588/
facebook-mark-zuckerberg-conservatives-trending-topics

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (ntObR)

292 Bruce Charlton is the author of "Addicted to Distraction". Free on the internetz on his website and on sale at Amazon. English-man


fee fie fo fum...






Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (/542q)

293 >>I've evolved somewhat. I use a Kindle.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (qCMvj)
<<

There is nothing like the feel and smell of a new book. I just can't get myself to use the new technology. Mind you, I'm not a "techno-phob". I just can't bring myself to let that part go. I find it too enjoyable and a great release.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (O0lVq)

294 I'm keeping my account because I want to know what they're doing. I hate being uninformed about what's coming my way. It's a way of listening in on the enemy in times of war. And this is war.

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 01:50 PM (Fmupd)

I hear ya, and I get it, but I already know what's coming. That's why I'm buying another 500 rounds of ammo tomorrow, and maybe an AR-15 to boot.

Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (lbcdD)

295 279 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:55 PM (39g3+)

In engaging the culture we have allowed the faith to be polluted by clergy more interested in the secular than the holy.

Xianity lost the culture war in the 90s.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (g8Hfr)

296
The lefties attacked a police car in Paris with iron bars and threw a molotov inside. Two cops inside, one a female. I remember when they firebombed a cop car in the banlieu and burned a female cop alive.

French cops need to beat the shit out of these assholes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (iQIUe)

297 258, Christopher Taylor. I grew up hearing Scully on the radio. Somewhere on YouTube is a recording of him reading a grocery list. And My Oh My was great too. I began listening to Scully, then moved north and listened to Dave.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (/WPPJ)

298 272 You know what scares me about facebook. When I first started on there I had a Comcast.net email address. I got pissed off at Comcast when it took them 2 weeks to restore my service after a hurricane and switched to Verizon. I never updated my email address on facebook but they eventually found it somehow. No idea how and it is not really like the old one. How the fuck did they find me? Don't like that at all.
Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (396pH)

___

LinkedIn does this as well. They have suggestions on potential connections based on email addresses. So if you have 2 email address, joeblow@comcast.net and joeblow@verizon.net it's pretty easy to do a comparison of you you email from both and know it's the same person using both email accounts.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (0LHZx)

299 "Vin Scully is a national treasure. They should bronze him or something. Dave Niehaus in Seattle was the same. There are a few great ones out there still."


We got some Dodger's games during DirectV's free MLB Package preview a few weeks ago. I made my son sit and listen to Vin Scully with me. Unfortunately, younger announcers seem to emulate John Sterling (awful Yankees radio) instead of Vin Scully.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (OD2ni)

300 I hear ya, and I get it, but I already know what's coming. That's why I'm buying another 500 rounds of ammo tomorrow, and maybe an AR-15 to boot.
Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (lbcdD)

---

This^

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (rlfds)

301 If you want to stick it to Zuckerf*ck*r then update your profile with bogus information that will be worthless to marketers.

Your name with a variation
123 Lois Lane,
Trembling Hills, NJ.

Working "Hardly"
at "Nothing Much"

Used to do variations on my name to see which mags and newspapers were selling my name to lists (like, for real, fundraisers for Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer). Then I'd contact the publisher's customer service line, ask for a manager, and politely pummel them until they'd remove my name from their "rental" lists.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (8lw4l)

302 291 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (ntObR)

That means he is *worried* about getting twattered...

his pose about not leaving an inheritance for his spawn notwithstanding Zuckerf*c*er sure likes cash for a SJW.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (g8Hfr)

303 So to all the people saying to stay on Facebook and fight back against the progressive propaganda, the problem is that Facebook actively suppresses conservative ideas so your brilliant witty destruction of today's progressive meme was seen by you, a Facebook moderater, and that's is.

Posted by: mugiwara at May 19, 2016 01:59 PM (zgUdj)

304 Who knew Ace would become a lifestyle blogger?

(Insert fake Bronx accent here)

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 01:59 PM (mcm0N)

305 Christopher....


Nothing can be as bad as Tim McCarver.

This is an unpossibility.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 01:59 PM (qUNWi)

306 NBC is now broadcast on little built-in TV screens of Sunoco gas pumps in my area. Now I'm subject to all the "important" Hollywood gossip and vital MSNBC news stories while pumping gas at the station conveniently located near my house.

Posted by: Pyrocles at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (fVOPU)

307
Chris Cuomo won't even mention Trump called Bill Clinton a rapist. Cuomo will only say to Hillary that "Trump got personal with you and your husband."

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (7gCCJ)

308 sven, he's worried today.

So next, we learn to scare the shit out of him tomorrow.

Our side needs to learn to ramp up its tactics just like the Alinskyite left has.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (ntObR)

309 the other day i was running (well, walk-running) and I stuck my phone into the flip belt i had bought just to carry my phone and I wondered:

How the hell did I come to the point where I felt that I wasn't properly equipped if I didn't have my phone with me on a half-hour excursion outside the house?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (dciA+)

310 I predict the next Superbowl thread here will be over 1000 comments.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (4ErVI)

311 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (ntObR)

_____

Amazon is pure raw capitalism. Remember that article in the NY Times about the "awful" working conditions? That article made me like and respect Amazon and Bezos a lot.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (0LHZx)

312 I cannot kill a facebook page. I don't have one - never have. I have never had any social media connections. Sorry, but i have better things to do with my life.

Posted by: JeffreyL at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (mXv3y)

313 Or the inverse: TV was made for football? But yeah.
Baseball with a good announcer is beautiful thing on radio. And I
usually am not actually watching the screen when baseball is on, just
listening to the announcer. Some of them are golden. Vin Scully is a
national treasure. They should bronze him or something. Dave Niehaus
in Seattle was the same. There are a few great ones out there still.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:53 PM (39g3+)


Cardinals broadcasts used to have Jack Buck. Then Joe Buck. Now they have a guy who is a former White Sox play by play guy.

As a Cardinals play by play guy, he makes a good White Sox play by play guy.


I hate everything about him. Not quite Eli Manning level hate, but close to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (TOk1P)

314 When it comes to Disney, I would guess that they would be damaged if a lot of people were to download their movies with BitTorrent and burn them to DVDs and give them as presents to parents of young children.

Boycott their movies and get their theme park visits down by 5-10% and that might get their attention.

If they don't care, screw 'em. Still stay away.

Posted by: Blano at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (lbcdD)

315 LinkedIn does this as well. They have suggestions on potential connections based on email addresses. So if you have 2 email address, joeblow@comcast.net and joeblow@verizon.net it's pretty easy to do a comparison of you you email from both and know it's the same person using both email accounts.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (0LHZx)


I'd understand it if this was the case but the first part prior to the Comcast.net was nowhere near the same. Fuck those fuckers. I only stay on social media do keep tabs on my 2 teenagers.

Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (396pH)

316 310 I predict the next Superbowl thread here will be over 1000 comments.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (4ErVI)

____

Superbowl? The first exhibition game will draw 1000.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (0LHZx)

317
Damn right. Even the worst camping trips make some of the best memories and decades of "no shit, there we were..." stories.
- Damiano
-----------------------
Ha!
40 years later, we still tell the story of the night Mom put me to bed in the pop-up camper, then I went missing for hours.
(She forgot to zip up the side, I rolled out of bed & under the camper)

Posted by: Chi at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (1f2pQ)

318 >>303 So to all the people saying to stay on Facebook and fight back against the progressive propaganda, the problem is that Facebook actively suppresses conservative ideas so your brilliant witty destruction of today's progressive meme was seen by you, a Facebook moderater, and that's is.
Posted by: mugiwara a


That hasn't been my experience. But who knows? My FB 'friends' are mostly traditionalist/conservatives. We're in Texas. I have the occasional moonbat friend and they tend to make me chuckle with their thoughtless embrace of all the Lib conventional 'wisdom'

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (OZmbA)

319 308 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (ntObR)

Quite...that he is trying to placate the right means he is vulnerable.

It'd be a great pleasure to knock that hoodie wearing asshole back to Earth.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (g8Hfr)

320 235 Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.

Posted by: crankytrex
----

Facebook isn't a culture, it's a product that so desperately wants to manipulate culture. "YOU" turn it into a culture, and can easily rid yourself of it. I advise my police officers clients to get rid of it, because anything they say can and will be used against them, and not just in court. It's more of a burden than a benefit - it;s a liability.

Like I said, you can try to turn that platform to your advantage, but if the Facebook Gods don't like your line of thought, they "disappear you". Unlike real life, it's not a level playing field. So how can you fight a "culture" that's "owners" can delete you from it? They can't do that in real life (yet) unless they grab you off the street with masked crew and a van.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (i6shs)

321 When I started getting friend suggestions based off of what could only be my microsoft hotmail account, I knew they were ALL worthless shitheels.


Already given notice to my rather large Facebook friends cohort and gotten the contact info of people that actually want to stay in touch. The rest of them can go back to distant memories. I'm shutting the account down in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (Wckf4)

322 I'm not sure Zuckerberg himself is an SJW. I think he's a tool for them however.

Sheryl Sandberg IMHO *is* an SJW idiot feminazi. It wouldn't surprise me if she personally approved this hit job on Patricia Heaton.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (ntObR)

323 I deactivated my Facebook account years ago and sold my Target stock on Monday.

Posted by: MoKim at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (yEe2x)

324 In the end it is all about economic activity. Hard to say what is really going on because of all the lies Obama and company are peddling. Massive layoffs if truck and rail traffic is dropping as much as they say. The Baltic Dry index (shipping) is at historic lows also. Teamsters and longshoremen going to get the boot soon if this keeps on. One wag thinks the Fed is going to raise interest rates to tank the economy because Trump is going to be elected. The Fed was afraid of Hilary and Obama but not Trump.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (j2xmV)

325 140 I agree...HOWEVER, isn't facebook one of those areas where we as a movement would want to fight back? It's certainly an area that could be used to connect with the LIV's. Why cede it all to the left without a fight?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 19, 2016 01:35 PM
-------------------------
I don't do Facebook or Twitter and never have, but I am inclined to your side here. I think conservatives should use any and every medium of communication to fight back.

Boycotting makes sense only if you are mindlessly using the medium for mindless things and becoming dependent on it for your personal life.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (T/5A0)

326 In the minority for sure, but I'll keep FB. I don't let it run my life, but it is a tool if used that way.
Oh, and I actually shut my phone OFF when I'm busy doing life worthy things too.
Twitter went away some time ago. I don't miss it one bit.

Posted by: IP at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (aQQbl)

327 I'd understand it if this was the case but the first part prior to the Comcast.net was nowhere near the same. Fuck those fuckers. I only stay on social media do keep tabs on my 2 teenagers.
Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (396pH)

____

No, it doesn't matter what the email addresses are. What matters is the common activity between then. You can have fuckoff@gmail.com and biteme@yahoo.com and as long as you use both of them to communicate with the same people, FB and LinkedIn (and every other social media app) will know it's the same user.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (0LHZx)

328 "Destroy ABC/Disney/Marvel/ESPN."

My goodness.

The last time I said anything along those lines, I was then earnestly scolded over my purported "cultural rejectionism".

To which I said, what the actual fuck? When did denunciations within the ranks, employing vaguely Maoist-sounding phraseology, and allegations of doctrinal impurity, become a thing on the right? Was there a memo I missed?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (noWW6)

329 And Twitter? If you *ever* have trouble with anyone's customer service 1-800 or email contact methods, you find their @Support or @PR handles on Twitter and send them 140 character complaints.

EVERYbody sees this. And the target of your ire will respond like THAT to avoid being punked in front of their Twitter following. You'd be surprised at how helpful and friendly these people can be when you call them out. Try it some time.

Used this approach to get a full refund from Symantec after Norton Anti-virus disabled my network adapter.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (8lw4l)

330 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 01:57 PM (1x

It's a human necessity to socialize and seek affirmation of your opinions. It's also cathartic to vent. It is what it is.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (V8uX9)

331 I posted a link to the "PPRuNe Forum" earlier on the Egyptair crash.

Never mind. Censorship runs rampant there.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (5RW7F)

332 Yeah Joe Buck is no Jack, sadly.

I don't trust Jeff Bezos either... OTOH, the store itself seems to do a good job giving ALL authors, conservative, liberal and otherwise, a fair shake.

Jeff Bezos is a big lefty but... he's more interested in money than politics and he'll do anything it takes. If a massively conservative book makes money? He loves it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (39g3+)

333
Was there a memo I missed?

Ace evolved.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (7gCCJ)

334 My advice on deleting your facebook account is to close all nearby, un-screened windows prior to your first attempt.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (OxUnq)

335 Monsieur Moo Moo, yup.

Say what you will about Bezos, at least he appears to be smart enough not to try and play games with viewpoint preferences and sales at Amazon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:04 PM (ntObR)

336 328 Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:02 PM (noWW6)

Heh...."embrace the ghetto"

It elected Ogabe

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (g8Hfr)

337
289 *holds up giant mirror at the Horde*

How manly is it to sit around all day in a blog comments section dick-punching each other about the other's wrong opinions?
....

Manly? No. But someone has to keep ace in Val-U-Rite and pancakes.

I consider it a service to humanity. Can you imagine if ace's livelyhood depended on getting up before noon, showering daily and putting on pants of some sort? Not a pretty picture for anyone.

Manliness maintained by the longbow/ crossbow arguments and gun threads.

Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (71OEY)

338 How the hell did I come to the point where I felt that I wasn't properly equipped if I didn't have my phone with me on a half-hour excursion outside the house?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (dciA+)


I only take it if I go into the woods alone for a walk.

If it's my normal route (alone), nope. Nothing. Not even music. Never when I'm with someone else.

It's good you're recognizing it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (qCMvj)

339 Was there a memo I missed?

We need to talk about your TPS reports...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (0mRoj)

340 Amazon actually provides a service.

FB, not so much.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (rlfds)

341 Recently, our church began a fundraising campaign for a local, Christian-based crisis pregnancy care center. They provide free basic medical care, goods (clothes, etc.), referrals to services, and counseling. Oh, and they counsel and minister to women and men who have chosen abortion in the past. I posted a statement about the organization as well as a video on our church's Facebook page. So far, that post has only "reached" 5 people. Our average post reaches closer to 100, with poorly-performing posts reaching about 45.

Not long after I posted it, I wondered why the number was so low. This was a couple of weeks ago, just before stories like these began showing up in the media. Guess I don't have to wonder anymore. Jerks.

Posted by: shinypie at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (Kz85k)

342 NBC is now broadcast on little built-in TV screens of Sunoco gas pumps in my area. Now I'm subject to all the "important" Hollywood gossip and vital MSNBC news stories while pumping gas at the station conveniently located near my house.

Posted by: Pyrocles at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (fVOPU)


What a wonderful place to find a "Vote Trump" sticker!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (zKSco)

343 goon and artisanal and others re Amazon:



Amazon is definitely a hugely mixed bag. I don't trust Jeff Bezos
either... OTOH, the store itself seems to do a good job giving ALL
authors, conservative, liberal and otherwise, a fair shake.



Example: Check out the reviews for Larry Correia's new novel. You'd
think the SJWs would be torpedoing it; but apparently Amazon's keeping
an eye on that, as it has a 4.5 star rating.



And, I love that Amazon has blown up book publishing as well. In the
past conservatives had to deal with a ridonkulously incestuous nest of
liberal self-strokers to get published, or start up their own houses
(Regnery); Amazon removes a LOT of that BS and allows new conservative
voices to publish their books *and* take them directly to the
marketplace. At least, that's what I've seen so far; I don't know of a
single conservative book that Amazon has rejected for being "too
hateful" or whatever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (ntObR)


I get a ton of music off of Amazon. Stuff I never would have heard of otherwise. I never listen to the radio, and couldn't pick more than a half dozen pop stars out of a police lineup.


But I buy, usually half a dozen or so cd's per month... yes, cd's.


Using whatever algorithm they do to match my buying habits with new stuff, Amazon keeps them coming.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (TOk1P)

344 Doesnt Bezos own WaPo? Cant get anymore lefty game playing than that rag.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (iQIUe)

345 235
Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.


Oh yes, we conservatives will be losing out on #saveourgirls and "look at this fabulous side dish I made."

Posted by: Wendy at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (bpemY)

346 I think a lot of you don't understand how facebook deletes or hides posts. There isn't some guy sitting in a cube searching for conservative posts to ban. It's your "friends" who are banning you. It's your "friends" who flag posts as inappropriate and that flag then gets some 23 year SJW FB employee to investigate.

I've posted all sorts of anti-Obama stuff on FB and have never had anything deleted or hidden or had any warnings from FB. But that's because my freinds on FB are actual friends/family members. And even the more liberal ones are batshit crazy.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (0LHZx)

347 I have a cell phone. It's somewhere. Probably not charged. I should go find it and do that.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (5RW7F)

348 And even the more liberal ones are batshit crazy.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (0LHZx)

Meant to say are NOT batshit crazy.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (0LHZx)

349 Add Google to your list - You seen their doodle today?

Posted by: PJ Nagrom at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (opvRK)

350 I don't own a cell phone, largely because I can't afford one and have never felt the need. I am happier when I'm somewhere the phone can't bother me. I do stay connected online, though. I can't really socialize much in person, so this is where I stay in contact with others. Plus, business. Can't sell books without reaching customers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (39g3+)

351 >>How the hell did I come to the point where I felt that I wasn't properly equipped if I didn't have my phone with me on a half-hour excursion outside the house?


Every day I work I have to try and talk people out of bringing their phones on the boat.
Somehow, "There's no service.", has become a panic inducing statement.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (OxUnq)

352 I prefer Historic Football. Calcio Storico. Only a month til the 3 day season starts. Go Whites!

Posted by: x at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (nFwvY)

353

It's probably giving more kids ADD or ADHD, whatever.

Sad.

No FB, TW, cellphone = more power naps.

/wave naptime

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (qCMvj)

354 341 Posted by: shinypie at May 19, 2016 02:05 PM (Kz85k)

Here's how it works...

the leftbots report you en masse and then "moderators" ghettoize your posts....

I suspect but can't "prove" that at that point you become a "cause" to some moderator who then shadowbans you.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (g8Hfr)

355 FB is where the LIVs live. Opportunity to shape mushy minds of mush. Or at least stir the mush.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (OZmbA)

356 282 >>>I need to stop using google, since they're leftists too. So there goes my email address, and internet browser. Can't switch to Firefox or Safari because Mozilla and Apple. Not sure what I replace them with.

--

Umm, when I had to set up a new email to go with my blog, I finally picked gmx because they don't ask for your phone number.
They are ad supported though, and lack functionality compared to Gmail etc. But it's good enough, I guess.
Also they keep trying to sell me subscriptions to Esquire magazine because I dudn

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (7lVbc)

357 It's a human necessity to socialize and seek affirmation of your opinions. It's also cathartic to vent. It is what it is.


Oh, I don't disagree. I am in fact a Moron and I've squandered countless hours over mumble mumble years yelling at ascii people in these little boxes.

Of course I love it and crave it.

I just find it a tad hypocritical that so many here are saying stay out of the web tubes and go have real lives and camp and fish and ride bikes and such. Somehow doing that on Facebook is wrong and doing it here is right.

And I do love camping and fishing and sundry and I do them quite often.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (1xUj/)

358 Working "Hardly"
at "Nothing Much"

Used to do variations on my name to see which mags and newspapers were selling my name to lists (like, for real, fundraisers for Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer). Then I'd contact the publisher's customer service line, ask for a manager, and politely pummel them until they'd remove my name from their "rental" lists.
Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (8lw4l)


If you did this, I'm sure you'll get an email from your boss inquiring about your enthusiasm with your job.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (KUaJL)

359 The wife and I gave up Facebook a few months ago and I haven't looked back. I thought it was stupid when it was new (my college was one of the first ones in the rollout), I barely used it for a solid 4 or so years, and I only started using it again when my then-girlfriend (whose roommate eventually became my wife, thanks to Facebook) insisted that I do so because she wanted her friends to see that she was "in a relationship."

My parting post was that if you wanted to be part of my life, be a part of it for real. People who you only ever see on social media aren't "friends." They're pen pals.

Plus, most of my "friends" spew progressive bile 24/7 or are still plugged into the ****servative matrix, so it's not like I'm missing much.

Posted by: Mr_UNIVAC at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (r6SJw)

360 BurtTC, no worries, I'm trying to rebuild my own CD collection as well and have been purchasing them by the dozen lately at Amazon. I just can't quit 'em.

Prices on CDs are much better these days, given they're considered obsolete now. Fine, but I still prefer to have something physical in my collection. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (ntObR)

361 " NBC is now broadcast on little built-in TV screens of Sunoco gas pumps in my area. "


I've seen this. It's everywhere. Hard to get away from.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (LA7Cm)

362 because I didn't tell them I wasn't a dude.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (7lVbc)

363
CNN-Clinton informercial just ended.

brb, checkin Trump's twitter...

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (7gCCJ)

364 >>Prices on CDs are much better these days, given they're considered obsolete now. Fine, but I still prefer to have something physical in my collection.


Wax. That's where the fun is.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (OxUnq)

365 >>none of us were on "connected social media" ten years ago and now we cannot live without it?!?!

Yes. This isn't outrageous. Your position is actually the one that takes ideology to the level of the High Sparrow in Game Of Thrones and just seems benighted. NEWSFLASH: we didn't have the internet at all twenty years ago and now we can't live without it. We didn't have easy deregulated air-travel 40 years ago. Cars 90 years ago. Electricity, running water, etc. Can't live without them, won't live without them. A slide downwards for human civilization? Maybe so! But it's the slide we''re on.

Social media is merely another major-stage technological advance--every bit as important and seismic as the internet, or the steam engine, etc.--and while it's brought innumerable ills and may actually be the downfall of civilization, your call for rejectionism of it is folly and destined to fail. You will never become closer to people by doing it. All that will happen is that *those people will move away from you*...because you're not on social media.

Is that a travesty? A shame? I think so. But I also know that ice ages are a travesty. The fall of the Roman Empire was a travesty. You can no more affect this than you could those. You are a leaf on the wind. You are not the wind itself.

Not unless you participate it and try to alter the course of the wind.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (ewYO6)

366 Yeah Joe Buck is no Jack, sadly.



Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:03 PM (39g3+)


In fairness to Joe, and also McCarver, who was mentioned above, blame Fox Sports for their awfulness.


Both of them are infinitely better on local broadcasts, and whatever Fox does to force feed the announcers to say whatever they have to say, it is terrible for the viewer, terrible for the game.


McCarver does some Cardinal tv games, and he's very enjoyable. I hated his Fox broadcast work, I hate Joe Buck's baseball and football work for Fox, but when he did Cardinal games on the radio years ago, well, he wasn't his dad, but he also wasn't bad.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (TOk1P)

367 Using whatever algorithm they do to match my buying habits with new stuff, Amazon keeps them coming.

Amazon is the first and best at this because that's Amazon's entire purpose. They aren't a store, they are an information gathering service to target products at users. The entire website is designed to gather info on you and suggest things for you to buy. And they're really good at it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (39g3+)

368 346 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:06 PM (0LHZx)

"no"

Yes you are correct but you omit the happily organized little bands of grievance mongering SOBs like the Big Red Baseball Jazz Flautist has created.

They go after people TL's and FB Walls and mass report them.

I used to have sympathy for Twatter and FB until the former essentially tacitly reveled in their bias with putting Sarkeesian in charge of "morals."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (g8Hfr)

369 So while we're ditching things. Who has a good alternative to gmail?

Posted by: lauren


Find a webhosting service, buy a domain name, and you have your own email that you run.

You could set up a + hundred accounts for disposable email addresses if you want.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (p2X2f)

370 Participating with FB:

***
F*c*book...because mapping out your political party's network is hard investigatory work so we let YOU do it and get paid!

// M Zuckerf*c*er
.Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (g8Hfr)
***

I never updated my email address on facebook but they eventually found it somehow. No idea how and it is not really like the old one. How the fuck did they find me? Don't like that at all.
.Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 01:54 PM (396pH)
***

LinkedIn does this as well.
.Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 01:58 PM (0LHZx)


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (MVpMt)

371 my then-girlfriend (whose roommate eventually became my wife, thanks to Facebook)
Posted by: Mr_UNIVAC at May 19, 2016 02:07 PM (r6SJw)

____

Do go on.....this is a story worth sharing (and pics if they exist)

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (0LHZx)

372 The thing I think some folks are missing about this idea is that it isn't about erecting a parallel culture for conservatives. That's stupid. This is about enforcing neutrality in the culture war by making an example of one company.

If FB lost, say 250,000, users in a single day that's probably something like $1 million loss on the day because the value of their social network is exponential to the number of its users. Companies like FB choose sides in the culture war because it has been cost-free to side with the left. Right now right-leaning FB users are just cheap dates who can be mollified so long as they can get their fix of cat GIFs. But if we bail en masse the message is clear: pissing us off is costly. And the message is received by more than just FB.

I don't want an explicitly rightwing social media platform. I just want one that doesn't go about mashing its Orwellian thumb on the scale of public debate. The way to make that point is exercise the right-of-exit.


Posted by: The Emperor Cletus Augustus at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (3c8yt)

373 You know what? We conservatives like to bitch, but we don't do anything about it.

When GoFundMe was canceling conservative fundraisers, I started a conservative alternative site.

It kills me to see a GoFundMe for conservatives such as (SuperAndrea or Mary Katharine Ham).

The path of least resistance is to stick with Facebook, continue shopping at Target, etc. etc.

Progressives know they can continue sticking us in the eye because they know this.

Posted by: Gordon at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (2sT0g)

374 Here's an experiment:

1. Go on Facebook and write a post about your favorite "No shit, there we were..." camping story... and I mean tell the WHOLE story.

2. Go out with some friends in person and tell the same story

Which one is more fun and which one results in "TLDR" comments?

Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 02:11 PM (71OEY)

375 I do use Google via blogger since I can't afford to self-host yet.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:11 PM (7lVbc)

376 365 Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (ewYO6)

I've been online since 1991....

I have somehow made it into my midish 40s without needing to advertise my existence pictorally on Zuckerf*c*ers little virtual wailing wall.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:12 PM (g8Hfr)

377 Even though I liked Hannibal, I thought we (on this blog) were all quitting watching NBC, so I quit watching Hannibal. Then I saw that "we" were still watching NBC. This keeps happening.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at May 19, 2016 02:12 PM (IN4IS)

378 In fairness to Joe, and also McCarver, who was mentioned above, blame Fox Sports for their awfulness.

I dunno, McCarver was awful in the 80s before Fox even had a channel or did any sports. He just has bad judgment and no shame about sharing it. "That defense is all wrong, what is the manger thinking?"

*hitter immediately lines into a double play because of the defense*

Over and over it happened. I will admit, though, that McCarver is a lot better lately doing Cards games.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:12 PM (39g3+)

379 303 So to all the people saying to stay on Facebook and fight back against the progressive propaganda, the problem is that Facebook actively suppresses conservative ideas so your brilliant witty destruction of today's progressive meme was seen by you, a Facebook moderater, and that's is.
Posted by: mugiwara at May 19, 2016 01:59 PM (zgUdj)


------------

I said nothing about fighting back on FB. I just want to use it for the information it renders. I'll fight back using other methods when the time comes.

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (Fmupd)

380 "I think a lot of you don't understand how facebook deletes or hides
posts. There isn't some guy sitting in a cube searching for conservative
posts to ban."

Zuckerberg, after his infamous conversation with Merkel in which he promised he would "help" her enable the rapefugee invasion of Germany, contracted with an outside keyword screening firm for that purpose.

All posts on German Facebook are now run through an automated filter which looks for particular words and phrases relating to the rapefugee situation, and algorithmically deletes anything deemed likely to be "inflammatory".

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (noWW6)

381 NEWSFLASH: we didn't have the internet at all twenty
years ago and now we can't live without it.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (ewYO6)


We didn't?


I don't know, maybe you were living in a cave or something, but I sure did.

Posted by: 1996 at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (TOk1P)

382 How the hell did I come to the point where I felt that I wasn't properly equipped if I didn't have my phone with me on a half-hour excursion outside the house?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (dciA+)

It's like carrying a gun. Better to have one and not need it than need it and not have it. My husband has health issues so we always carry phones on our walks, plus we use them to take pictures of landscaper and other contractors' logos doing work around the neighborhood. There so much work around here it's hard to find someone good who isn't busy.

Posted by: stace at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (ozZau)

383
CNN is completely ignoring the fact Trump called Bill Clinton a rapist. Like it never happened. It did happen, right?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (7gCCJ)

384 I actually met a girl on one of those late 90's mass emailing hoaxes sent out by a friend we had in common.

I replied back to all that it was a complete hoax (I think it was the one about KFC having to change its name because it didn't use actual chicken)...and she replied back to me...and we started corresponding and actually talking on the telephone! Didn't get any sex out of it as she was a uber-lib, but had some fun with it.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 19, 2016 02:14 PM (hqZPQ)

385 362 because I didn't tell them I wasn't a dude.
Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (7lVbc)

I'm guessing you didn't use your nic from here to set up the account. 'Cause if you did, then they are taking the gender neutral thing waaayyy too far.

Posted by: Moki at May 19, 2016 02:14 PM (ezHMO)

386 So long as Marvel keeps making the movies they have, I'm still wedded to them.

I really wish I could find a google alternative, frelling America-hating bastards. But changing my email address really is more trouble than the symbol is worth.

Avoiding Facebook works for me and I don't spend time on it but I haven't, yet, deleted my profile. I have a big extended family and it does work to keep me superficially aware of what they're doing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 19, 2016 02:14 PM (enzn6)

387 When GoFundMe was canceling conservative fundraisers, I started a conservative alternative site.

and

This keeps happening.

Exactly. The roar of complaints here gets all outragey, but little to nothing gets done. How many people who were totally backstabbed on Twitter are still on there posting away merrily? How many people who 'pulled the plug' are still watching TV? How many people who hate Disney still took their kids to Frozen?

I'll say it again: conservatives are better using the economy positively than negatively. Buycotts, not boycotts. Go patronize their competitors, don't just vow to never watch ESPN again.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:15 PM (39g3+)

388 I have been paring the full range of social shit since I retired four years ago. I don't carry a cell phone. I don't watch or listen to news (I get it from assimilation here and on homepages) I'm still on twitter, but limited to stock trading, not on Facebook (or any other social site for that matter).

I decided to try and use my time more positively and better. Since Jan. 1st, I've lost 38 pounds and I now do crossfit. I've found that actually trying to live instead of just reading about it, is kinda cool.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (4ng05)

389 381 NEWSFLASH: we didn't have the internet at all twenty
years ago and now we can't live without it.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (ewYO6)


We didn't?


I don't know, maybe you were living in a cave or something, but I sure did.
Posted by: 1996 at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (TOk1P)

_____

It was around 20 years ago, but aside from downloading veeeeery slow porn and AOL chat rooms....there wasn't much else going on.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (0LHZx)

390 Wax. That's where the fun is.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 02:09 PM (OxUnq)


What? Speak up!

Posted by: My ears at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (TOk1P)

391 @ Monsieur Moo Moo: Hehe, sure thing. The short version is this:

-(Ted Kennedy croaks)
-Mr_UNIVAC posts on Facebook that he's a murderer and he's probably screaming up at us from Hell.
-Future Mrs_UNIVAC (who I was FB friends with thanks to my ex) messages me to say she totally agrees.
-Mr_UNIVAC says she's cool and asks if she'd like to hang out sometime.
-Two years later, Mr_UNIVAC proposes and the two of them live happily ever after (hopefully!)

The ex had broken up with me, so I couldn't have dreamed of a better revenge.

Posted by: Mr_UNIVAC at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (r6SJw)

392 When I was in corporate, I had a LinkedIn account... closed that and have never had an FB, Twit, Pin, Mosaic, G+, etc. They are all far too invasive and are device hogs to boot.

Posted by: billygoat at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (s1IGC)

393 CNN is completely ignoring the fact Trump called Bill Clinton a rapist. Like it never happened. It did happen, right?


Yes...

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (O2RFr)

394 The irony is of course that I, personally, am a Rejectionist on almost all of these things. I don't use Facebook. I tweet, but I use it as a means to an end personally and professionally. I spend most of my time working, reading, and hanging out with my wife and my friends, or working out. I watch baseball on the internet and teach myself dead languages. I SHOULD be Ace's target audience.

But I'm also not an intellectual feeb. I understand mass movements, technological change, the course of history, and long-range alterations in the human condition. This post would be more suitable as a Rod Dreher like cri-de-coeur of PRIVATE rejectionism ("the Benedict option") and less futile as some sort of exhortation to create a mass movement. You cannot move the masses. That's why they're called MASSES. They are inert. No private minority of 2,000 holdouts will alter anything in the grand scale of things -- and for the majority of those holdouts, who lack the peculiarly solitary mindset necessary to survive such a neo-monastic lifestyle, will actively worsen their quality of modern life.

Me, I'll go take a walk and enjoy some nice music, or teach myself a musical instrument. But I'm an outlier of humanity now. Humanity is changing. It won't be changing back anytime soon.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (ewYO6)

395 This is how we ended up on FB - kid went to college. Without a FB account she was missing on group / club announcements & updates.
As a parent I joined to be in the parent's group.
Sigh.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (7lVbc)

396 First comment on that Hotair article is

"Hang on, let me sign in to Facebook so I can comment on this Hotair article."

Posted by: Free Associated Press at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (ZKlDy)

397 >>I don't know, maybe you were living in a cave or something, but I sure did.
Posted by: 1996


I think it was in 1994 that Al Gore invented the InterWebz

I started web hosting in 1996, so it was there then, and the WWW too

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (OZmbA)

398 All posts on German Facebook are now run through an automated filter which looks for particular words and phrases relating to the rapefugee situation, and algorithmically deletes anything deemed likely to be "inflammatory".


Um...no.

I have German friends on Facebook.

Most are liberal and immigrant-friendly, but one is staunchly AfD and posts lots of links about asylum-seeker atrocities.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (1xUj/)

399 "Amazon is pure raw capitalism."

They have started cozing-up to state governments. They don't want no stinking competition. They haven't ever made a profit worth talking about.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (j2xmV)

400 389 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (0LHZx)

I had cable internet by 1997.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (g8Hfr)

401 Greatest British Invasion of Heavy Metal Song Ever?

***********

Gawd damn it I fell for that click in the sidebar.

Posted by: Danube River Guide at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (mcm0N)

402 Those konservatives invited to meet Zucky couldn't beat their feet fast enough to get there, could they?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (4ErVI)

403 I'm guessing you didn't use your nic from here to set up the account. 'Cause if you did, then they are taking the gender neutral thing waaayyy too far.
Posted by: Moki at May 19, 2016 02:14 PM (ezHMO)

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (7lVbc)

404 "We didn't have easy deregulated air-travel 40 years ago."

There's nothing "easy" about today's air travel compared to what it was back in the day. It's cheaper in constant dollars. That's about it.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (noWW6)

405 I don't even own a smartphone -- I am literally the only person I know who doesn't, certainly the only gainfully employed attorney who doesn't -- precisely because I loathe the idea of having a permanent umbilical cord tethering me to the internet at all times. I want to escape that.

I am in a permanent minority, and that minority will be getting smaller, until one day it will vanish into a rounding error.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (ewYO6)

406 402 Those konservatives invited to meet Zucky couldn't beat their feet fast enough to get there, could they?

Let me guess... Mark Levin wasn't one of them....

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (O2RFr)

407 Also, schools will send out messages, closings, etc by twitter and F*&ckbook so I have to stick it out.

Posted by: Timon at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (396pH)

408 402 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:17 PM (4ErVI)

By their works you shall know them...

Bet you not one of them said "Fuck you Zuck take your fingers off the scales or we are destroying your palace."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:19 PM (g8Hfr)

409 Exactly. The roar of complaints here gets all outragey, but little to nothing gets done. How many people who were totally backstabbed on Twitter are still on there posting away merrily? How many people who 'pulled the plug' are still watching TV? How many people who hate Disney still took their kids to Frozen?

I'll say it again: conservatives are better using the economy positively than negatively. Buycotts, not boycotts. Go patronize their competitors, don't just vow to never watch ESPN again.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:15 PM (39g3+)


______

It doesn't have to be an all or nothing choice though. I still took my kids to Frozen, but I refuse to take them to DinseyWorld.

I still have DirecTV, but I purposely refuse to watch anything on NBC. Fuck Law & Order!!

And so forth....

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:19 PM (0LHZx)

410 The way to defeat FB is to infiltrate (as in go work there) or set up competition.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:19 PM (7lVbc)

411 and teach myself dead languages.

*********

If you dId this in a forest, would the trees know your name?

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:19 PM (mcm0N)

412 I really wish I could find a google alternative, frelling America-hating bastards.

Christians have had to deal with this all our existence. Do you go to the market and buy that meat that someone first offered to Jupiter? Is that a sin? How can I justify spending money at a shop that enriches someone who hates me and all I believe in?

In the end, you have to make your own choices, but there's no way to avoid sin in the world. Even if everyone else was perfect, you bring your sin into the room and ruin it all. You'll never find the ideologically pure business you wish for. Even if they're conservative, they'll disagree with you on something and then all bets are off, HERETIC!!1!!!1!

You use what tools you have at hand, and live in the world we have, and do your best to be salt and light and bring truth around you, despite their best efforts.

Sometimes you have to make a choice: I did with Twitter. Most of the time, though, you sigh, say a little prayer, and then move ahead.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (39g3+)

413 A smart phone does not compel you to look at it, just as a 9mm does not compel you to shoot the guy walking toward you on the sidewalk.

I don't get all this BS. Yes, kids and 20-somethings love to stare at their phones. Their choice.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (OZmbA)

414 I agree with you Jeff B, about the mass movement thing.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (7lVbc)

415 I went online in 1996, using a 486 on dialup. That's where my nick comes from.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (5RW7F)

416 I am in a permanent minority, and that minority will be getting smaller, until one day it will vanish into a rounding error.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (ewYO6)


No, you'll just get lost, and no one will know how to find you... even if they wanted to... which they probably don't.

Posted by: Google Maps at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (TOk1P)

417 389
It was around 20 years ago, but aside from downloading veeeeery slow porn and AOL chat rooms....there wasn't much else going on.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:16 PM (0LHZx)
Since we had porn, what else was needed?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2016 02:21 PM (jxbfJ)

418 410 Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:19 PM (7lVbc)

They are pretty zealous in their hiring and probationary period...

AND

you have to go live in the San Fran sewer...

those two in combination lead to a natural selection moonbattery.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:21 PM (g8Hfr)

419 383
CNN is completely ignoring the fact Trump called Bill Clinton a rapist. Like it never happened. It did happen, right?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:13 PM (7gCCJ)


Roger Stone is starting a pac called RAPE PAC (I shit you not) and they're going to run ads starring Billy's bevy of gals from back in the day.

I fully expect Juanita to be given the mic at a Trump rally at some point. Count on it.

RE: Zuck's meeting no Levin it was people like Glenn Beck, Dana Perino, and S.E. Cupp.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:21 PM (4ErVI)

420 The only thing is use my phone for is to call and to text. I;d have to pay extra to e-mail or use the internet. Not worth it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2016 02:21 PM (w4NZ8)

421 Isn't a "general strike" one of those things they do in third world countries?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (k4M/B)

422 Glenn Beck,?

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (O2RFr)

423 I went online in 1996, using a 486 on dialup. That's where my nick comes from.


Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:20 PM (5RW7F)


Bought my first Windoze 3.1 based device in '93. Paid about 10 times what I did for the most recent machine I purchased.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (TOk1P)

424 I appreciate Patricia Heaton, and her willingness to stand by her beliefs in an environment that is almost violently hostile to them. She's not preachy, she's apparently really kind, and is enjoys her work.

As for FB, I ditched them quite a few years ago, so I can't ditch them now. They held the security of my account very incompetently, and I got tired of people I had never met asking to friend me because they needed more friends for playing Farmville. And, I could give a rip about your "status" of eating a banana, or chilling, or happy or sad, or whatever. I do not need to know your business every minute of the day, and I'm not going to bore you with mine.

That said, an alternative to Zuckermao would be nice. Just to take away some of his insufferable smugness.

Posted by: Moki at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (ezHMO)

425 405 Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (ewYO6)

You are also a lot harder for us to track consequently.

//Bob from the NSA

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (g8Hfr)

426 I'm boycotting CNN by myself.

It's weird the plane crash thing can't even get me to look.

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (mcm0N)

427 >>> NEWSFLASH: we didn't have the internet at all twenty years ago and now we can't live without it. We didn't have easy deregulated air-travel 40 years ago. Cars 90 years ago. Electricity, running water, etc. Can't live without them, won't live without them. A slide downwards for human civilization? Maybe so! But it's the slide we''re on.

Social media is merely another major-stage technological advance--every bit as important and seismic as the internet, or the steam engine, etc...
****

Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media.

As you say, there are lots of things that happen in history and change the course of history. Some of them are constructive (Declaration of Indepenence, the Constitution, industrial revolution, finding a use for oil, invention of the automobile, powered flight...) Some are destructive (ascent of Communism, advance of socialism...) Some are both (invention of the atomic bomb).

Just because something happens or comes into being that is society altering does not make it a good thing. There are countless examples of civilization being set back for years or generations by the advent or invention of something. Social media in once of these things. I agree, it has turned into a seismic change point... but none of it is for the better.

Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (71OEY)

428 Yeah, still using the same phone for 8 years now, on its third replacement battery.

Once in a while I wish I had the Internet on a smartphone, but it passes.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 19, 2016 02:23 PM (gUoN4)

429 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 01:56 PM (ntObR)

It has really helped my sanity, as wife of a small publisher. We used to have to keep all the books at our house, and there were always unsold extras, but with Amazon they just publish each book sold as needed.

Posted by: stace at May 19, 2016 02:23 PM (ozZau)

430 SE "DD" Cupp cashes her checks on Time-Warner's dime...

and she is not nor has she ever been a "thinker."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:23 PM (g8Hfr)

431 Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (TOk1P)

That 486 was cutting edge. It had double floppy drives.

How far we have come.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:23 PM (5RW7F)

432 415 I went online in 1996, using a 486 on dialup. That's where my nick comes from.

Posted by: creeper



Yeah, right. Not so much.

Posted by: The Neighborhood Watch Association and the Father of that Fifteen Year Old at May 19, 2016 02:24 PM (1xUj/)

433
Well if the lefties get their way, there will be total govt control of the internet and you will see mostly only what they want you to see like China does.

Some people think that can't happen, I give you the current govt policy that grown men should be allowed to go into public restrooms and spy on little girls.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2016 02:24 PM (ODxAs)

434 Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM (ewYO6)
_____________________________________________


I wish there was a like button somewhere.....



bwhaaaaaaa!
yep, and I'll show myself out....

Posted by: IP at May 19, 2016 02:24 PM (aQQbl)

435
I'm boycotting CNN by myself.
It's weird the plane crash thing can't even get me to look.
Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents


They switched back over to talkin' 'bout Trump.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 19, 2016 02:24 PM (k4M/B)

436 Ace links to The Twilight of the Neocons in the sidebar. It is a
piece over at PJMedia discussing the "Renegade Jew" article by David
Horowitz writing at Breitbart a few days ago. Although Horowitz didn't
use the word "renegade" in his article, he did discuss both his and
Kristol's Jewishness, as well as issues revolving around Israel. The
piece largely takes Horowitz's side, but describes the use of "Renegade
Jew" in the headline as churlish.

Anyway, Breitbart did use the
phrase "Renegade Jew" in its headline, referring to Kristol. And much
hand-wringing has occurred regarding antisemitism. What most of the
commentary has neglected to mention is that there is another reason to
refer to Kristol as a "renegade". He is a #neverTrump leader and he has
been searching for someone to be his candidate in a third party to take
on Trump in the presidential election. The name of this third party? The
Renegade Party.

So, Breitbart put together Horowitz's discussion of the implications for Israel with the presidential election, and added in the Kristol's 3rd party Renegade name as a descriptor.

Maybe it's what is sometimes referred to as "too clever by half" but it certainly isn't antisemitic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 19, 2016 02:25 PM (R+30W)

437 "Most are liberal and immigrant-friendly, but one is staunchly AfD and posts lots of links about asylum-seeker atrocities."

You have a Facebook account linked to a Stateside presence, yes?

If you had a German Facebook account, your friend's postings from another German Facebook account, containing materials which Zuck and Merkel consider verboten, would magically be failing to show up for you to see. Dynamic shadowbanning.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:25 PM (noWW6)

438 Funny thing is , Facebook is an ' old people's ' social app. Kids roll their eyes at you if you ask them if they are on Facebook.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 02:25 PM (V8uX9)

439 Everyone is being targeted by a group of intelligent determined humans. FB, Google and the rest are their instruments. My opinion is to do what ever is convenient for me but to scoff and laugh at them otherwise. Ireland won its independence. Iceland stayed independent. At some point you have to ignore them and/or say hell no. The agenda is to convince you that you don't have free will and that God is not on your side. Lies. God said he would help and protect you if you asked. Ask.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 02:25 PM (HSAmh)

440 Posted by: The Neighborhood Watch Association and the Father of that Fifteen Year Old at May 19, 2016 02:24 PM (1xUj/)

???

What? You think I'm creepy?

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:25 PM (5RW7F)

441 People are addicted to their cellphones too. Even
that I stay away from. I get yelled at by my family because it's always
off, not set up for international, no data downloading (I only pay for
the basic local service w/limited text ability). It's ONLY for
emergencies, like if my car breaks down one day. That's it. It sits in
my purse, powered off 24/7.



I'm watching the world watching their phones.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 01:51 PM (qCMvj)


Same here. I still have a flip phone, because I hate texting, don't like the bulkiness of smart phones, and don't need/want net access on my phone. I just want it to make and receive phone calls. That's it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 02:26 PM (oKE6c)

442 I'm past the point where anyone claiming to be conservative who appears on television is more interested in being on television than conservative or anything else.

These aren't the leaders you're looking for...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:26 PM (4ErVI)

443 Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media.


Why are you here?

This Place is social media.

We get to know each other by our handles, we meet in real life, sometimes at MoMes, rumours hold that sex has happened.

This comments section is a social media site.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 02:26 PM (1xUj/)

444 >>>This is how we ended up on FB - kid went to college. Without a FB
account she was missing on group / club announcements updates.

As a parent I joined to be in the parent's group.

Sigh.<<<


There ought to be a law.

He makes something that is beneficial to society then greedily corrupts it.
Something very totalitarian about the way he does business.



Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (MVpMt)

445 Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (TOk1P)

That 486 was cutting edge. It had double floppy drives.

How far we have come.


Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:23 PM (5RW7F)


Heh... I think the second machine I bought had a zip drive. Which had the advantage of the discs being easily re-writable. And the disadvantage of... not being usable on 99% of the machines that did NOT have zip drives.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (TOk1P)

446 Joe, yup. FB isn't new to people like my 14-yard old nephew Chase and 10-year-old niece Skylar. It's always been there for them, like the telephone company was for us, so there's no 'cutting-edge' tech appeal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (ntObR)

447 442 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:26 PM (4ErVI)

Colonel John Boyd has a sermon he gave his acolytes called "be or do"....

a *lot* of Center-right pundits choose the "be" door not the "do."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (g8Hfr)

448 Officials are saying that the EgyptAir crash was most likely terror related, which only means one thing:

Obama, Cameron and a raft of other western leaders are preparing statements apologizing for Islam as a religion of peace with only a relative few (100 - 200 million) radicals.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (4ng05)

449 They need you to go along. They are expending tremendous amounts of energy to convince you that you have no other choice. Lies!

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (HSAmh)

450 This Place is social media.

yeah but we're exclusive.... Aren't We?

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (O2RFr)

451 "Kids roll their eyes at you if you ask them if they are on Facebook."


Have they gone SnapChat? Are they 'Gramming now instead?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (LA7Cm)

452 Bandersnatch, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (ntObR)

453 a few years ago a good friend kept encouraging me to get on facebook...so one day he calls me on my cell and goes into what I'm missing so I sez "Hey man, what's the big draw?"

"we can stay in touch, know what each other is doing all the time"

"Hey Art, want to know what I'm doing right now?"

"Sure Dan, what are you doing?"

"I'm sitting on the commode talking to my friend about it"

Every now and then I'll type something on my wife's page. She's a total lurker. Her friends must think she has a dark side because it's usually after a toddy or two.

Posted by: DanMan at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (RusNE)

454 >>We get to know each other by our handles, we meet in real life, sometimes at MoMes, rumours hold that sex has happened.



Wait, SEX has happened? Do tell.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (OZmbA)

455 "Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media. "

Without social media how I know what my "friend"'s margarita looked like?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (0LHZx)

456 Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for President, has always been OK with many parts of lib-tyranny but now he's gone full Democrat, and chosen William Weld as his running mate. Weld is the former liberal sometime Republican, sometime quasi-Democrat governor of Massachusetts. He loves the "borderless world" concept most of all, so that tells you where the so-called Libertarian Party is headed.

Posted by: MTF at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (/m8T6)

457 >>>http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=363570#c25270193

jeff b.,

addicts are good at making up reasons they must continue in their addiction.

yes jeff, social media is "important."

This is what every idiot wasting hours of their lives they'll NEVER GET BACK tells themselves when they hear that little voice within saying, "aren't there better uses of my time than THIS?"

They tell them they're "engaging the culture" and "shaping politics" and "building their brand" and just keeping tweet-tweet-tweeting all night long.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (dciA+)

458 Amen!
*fistbump*

It will be hard to quit Target, and even harder to quit Amazon.....

*sigh*

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (NOIQH)

459 I'm proud to say that I never joined Facebook nor Twitter (nor any other social media platform) in the first place, for exactly the reasons Ace cited. But I had these realizations back around 2008!

Fun Fact: I've met Biz Stone personally, several times. In fact, I first met him before he founded Twitter! But the entire time, I never knew of his business life. I had heard of Twitter, and I knew this guy, but never knew they were connected! Crazy.

Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (jBuUi)

460 Facebook is an ' old people's ' social app. Kids roll their eyes at you if you ask them if they are on Facebook.

Yeah they're on Whattsapp and kik and stuff like that. Its all phone-based stuff, Twitter and Facebook is ollllddd.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (39g3+)

461 There ought to be a way to sue FB as being discriminatory in its shadow banning practices.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (7lVbc)

462 Someone once posted at FB, a graphic of what it would have looked like in 1976.

Lots of ads for CB radios, and all the text was monospaced. Funny graphic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (ntObR)

463 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (LA7Cm)

SnapChat is the what I hear most.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (V8uX9)

464 "Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media."

Targeted advertising.

Whether or not this is any sort of boon is left as an exercise for the reader.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (noWW6)

465 456 Posted by: MTF at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (/m8T6)

Quite...but hey ChemJeff is a huge fan.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (g8Hfr)

466
Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media.

Does YouTube count as social media?, because if it does, lots of people have improved many things that way.

but your point is taken, when people kill facebook they should tell their "friends" why.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2016 02:29 PM (ODxAs)

467 405 I don't even own a smartphone -- I am literally the only person I know who doesn't, certainly the only gainfully employed attorney who doesn't -- precisely because I loathe the idea of having a permanent umbilical cord tethering me to the internet at all times. I want to escape that.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:18 PM (ewYO6)
-----------------------------
Ditto.
Ditto Mr. DeVille.

More surprisingly, ditto all four of my millenial children.
How long will they be able to hold out? I dunno.

My graduate-student son has run into occasional difficulties with having a stupid-phone --- other than the mockery, that is --- but wants to hold off until it's absolutely necessary.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 19, 2016 02:30 PM (T/5A0)

468 Ace, Bandersnatch raises a valid point. This, too, is social media. What say you?

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:30 PM (5RW7F)

469 "pro-abortion rights" and "anti-abortion rights" seem like accurate descriptions of the two positions

Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2016 02:30 PM (mVR0X)

470 Ya's are all Luddites! Puritans!

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at May 19, 2016 02:30 PM (RYQSV)

471 21 Ok. Get off facebook. I can do that.

I can't watch any movies by Disney, so I guess I guess I'm not going to the movies any more. That's alright, since I'm tired of Marvel anyway

I guess I need to stop using my iPhone too, since Tim Cook is a tool. Can I get a Samsung phone or are they not allowed too?

I need to stop using google, since they're leftists too. So there goes my email address, and internet browser. Can't switch to Firefox or Safari because Mozilla and Apple. Not sure what I replace them with.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 19, 2016 01:13 PM (KUaJL)


Replace your browser with Brave at Brave.com. Its made by Brendan Eich, the guy the SJWs drummed out of Firefox.

Posted by: Iblis at May 19, 2016 02:30 PM (9221z)

472 Oh, in case it wasn't clear: I only learned that Biz Stone was the Twitter guy AFTER that last time I ever met him.

If I could explain the setting in which we met, it would make more sense, but I can't explain, for privacy reasons. It wasn't a setting where people announced their professions.

Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (jBuUi)

473 Won't be any room at the AoS barricade if there are rifle toting gals with boobs hanging out.

Think art.










Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (FtrY1)

474 We get to know each other by our handles, we meet in real life, sometimes at MoMes, rumours hold that sex has happened.

I always have envisioned them as a Roman-style festival of debauchery and cheap vokda.

CNN I gave up on back when Headline News was just short news bits and a crawler at the bottom. They just had lousy news. But I gave up on Fox for the same reason; crappy coverage.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (39g3+)

475 This Place is social media.



yeah but we're exclusive.... Aren't We?

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (O2RFr)


Yes. No one here but us stalwart conservatives. Who love Jesus. And guns.

Posted by: NSA at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (TOk1P)

476 457 Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:28 PM (dciA+)

Richard Grennell, and I mapped out what went down in Benghazi about 95% accurately in real time....Jake Tapper was involved and interested and you know what it changed?

Not a damn thing.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (g8Hfr)

477 Targeted advertising, including political microtargeting and narrowcasting, which OfA wet their toes with in the 2008 election and then went all in with for the 2012 election. It was a central part of their Obama re-election strategy.

With Google and Facebook
engineers sent out by their respective firms to work directly with their
counterparts on the Democratic big-data teams. And Eric Schmidt of Google personally on hand in OfA campaign headquarters on Election Day to iron out any last minute problems.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (noWW6)

478 Welcome aboard the freedom train!

Now to expand my circle of influence and convince others, including a few FB drones.

Stout Hearts!

Posted by: Fewenuff at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (T/sbU)

479 >>>468 Ace, Bandersnatch raises a valid point. This, too, is social media. What say you?

at the cost of my own livelihood i still say time spent on the computer should be reduced in favor of time spent in actual life.


not eliminated, I hope. But yes, reduced.

Jeff B. makes the error of claiming that because the internet is "here to stay" that justifies his own endless time-wasting on Twitter.

It doesn't. The fact that video is here to stay doesn't justify jerking off to internet porn seven hours a day (though I did try that when I was younger and healed more quickly from abrasions).

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (dciA+)

480 Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 02:31 PM (jBuUi)

An Amway meeting?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (V8uX9)

481 Here it is. "Face-book" in 1976.

"Chess, now on CB. 10-4 checkmate!!"
:-)

http://www.ufunk.net/wp
content/uploads/2011/02/Facebook-1976.jpg

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (ntObR)

482 #280

Downloading is definitely illegal, but it's a great way to get movies/tv/music. If you use a free program like like peer guardian, or a VPN, you can avoid a strongly worded letter from your ISP.

I know I've posted this before, but all of my TVs have a cheap Android TV box ($25-$50 on eGhey). Using a program (already installed) like TVMC or KODI, will let you stream just about every movie and tv show in existence. There are even live TV and free PPV channels ( I watched Canello/Kahn fight for free).
From my research, this streaming is legal, because the illegality is on the party that posts the stream, not the person who clicks on it.
All you need is an Internet connection, and you can watch whatever you want, without paying money to 'The Man'. Sometimes it's a pain to find the right 'channel' for what you want, but it's free. Check videos online to see what I mean. Best invention ever. Eff the cable companies.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (ef0s9)

483

#BREAKING Trump delegate from Charles County indicted on federal gun and child porn charges. ABC 7 News

********

Well there goes one delegate.

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (mcm0N)

484 448 Officials are saying that the EgyptAir crash was most likely terror related, which only means one thing:

Obama, Cameron and a raft of other western leaders are preparing statements apologizing for Islam as a religion of peace with only a relative few (100 - 200 million) radicals.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at May 19, 2016 02:27 PM (4ng05)


Even scarier is they got the bomb on board in Paris.

I assumed the plane was leaving Egypt. It wasn't.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (4ErVI)

485 "Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media. "

We couldn't have Trump as President. He would have been marginalized.

Posted by: huh? at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (HSAmh)

486 There are parents of children with very rare and terminal illnesses. There aren't very many venues where they reach the most people, and get the most support. Sadly Facebook is one of the few exceptions. It's internatinal reach means that you can get in contact with the most people and share knowledge and support.

Posted by: Sockpuppet for obvious reasons at May 19, 2016 02:33 PM (q177U)

487 oh fuck social media. This is like saying "I can't not see Star Wars without creating my own star wars."

Who gives a fuck about Star Wars?

-------------------------------------------

How is the AoS comments section different from other social media?

Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2016 02:33 PM (mVR0X)

488 Almsot exactly four years ago I wrote this now-classic post, which applies perfectly to Ace's essay:

Economic Civil War: Declaration of Mutual Total Boycott of Conservative and Liberal Businesses

https://pjmedia.com/blog/ economic-civil-war-declaration-of-mutual-total-boycott-of-conservative-and-liberal-businesses/

"I hereby declare permanent mutual Economic Civil War between the left and the right. You don't want your money going to fund ideologies you hate, do you? Of course not!"

Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 02:33 PM (jBuUi)

489
I don't think blogs count as social media. None of your comments just auto show up on my computer or phone.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2016 02:33 PM (ODxAs)

490 Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media.

I have met and gotten to know family around the globe through Facebook, and never would have even knew they existed otherwise.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (39g3+)

491 Your CPU was designed by an SJW. Shut off the machine!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (k4M/B)

492 At a conservative lunch today. TWO members had their Facebook accounts suspended for posting videos of men getting caught in women's bathroom as peeking toms.



Doesn't fit the Trans agenda.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (jJRIy)

493 I opened a Faceplant account so I could vote for a friend's kid in a cutest kid Halloween picture contest. The winner got 100 bucks my friend would put in his kid's college fund. He won.
I used a fake name and anything else fake I could get away with.
Have you ever tried to cancel a Faceplant account? It's tougher than a $2 whore. If anybody knows how to do it without an act of God, let me know how.

Posted by: Hank at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (VZUT/)

494 >>> Facebook is an ' old people's ' social app. Kids roll their eyes at you if you ask them if they are on Facebook.



"Yeah they're on Whattsapp and kik and stuff like that."

Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook. And has been being slowly integrated into the rest of FB's systems behind the scenes.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (noWW6)

495 #BREAKING Trump delegate from Charles County indicted on federal gun and child porn charges. ABC 7 News

Well that will give the media something really important to talk about instead of that nothing Egypt plane crash thing...

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (O2RFr)

496 Yep.

I think Twitter did not help Andrew's health issues.

And now most Twitter streams look like alleys. People rarely exchange ideas, instead the lanes just get more narrow.

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (mcm0N)

497 320 235 Yeah, because abandoning the culture for the last 40 years has worked out so well for conservatives thus far.

Posted by: crankytrex
----

Facebook isn't a culture, it's a product that so desperately wants to manipulate culture. "YOU" turn it into a culture, and can easily rid yourself of it. I advise my police officers clients to get rid of it, because anything they say can and will be used against them, and not just in court. It's more of a burden than a benefit - it;s a liability.

Like I said, you can try to turn that platform to your advantage, but if the Facebook Gods don't like your line of thought, they "disappear you". Unlike real life, it's not a level playing field. So how can you fight a "culture" that's "owners" can delete you from it? They can't do that in real life (yet) unless they grab you off the street with masked crew and a van.
Posted by: SaltyDonnie at May 19, 2016 02:01 PM (i6shs)

I could easily rid myself of it. I don't use FB that much now as it is, but the fact is the genie is out of the bottle on social media.

It's not a mere product anymore. It's a self-sustaining organism fueled people's desire to make a connection with other people, even if that connection is as shallow and tenuous as a Like on a post about nothing. That in turn created a culture, a worldwide conversation that conservatives are simply not going to be a part of if they take their ball and go home.

Posted by: crankytrex at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (jRjev)

498 >>I don't even own a smartphone -- I am literally the only person I know who doesn't,


I finally gave in the summer of 2014 when my hubby got cancer. I pretty much only use it for quick texts to my son (it's a more hands-off way to check in; touchy teen), for quick email updates to family (i.e. latest medical status), or on the road stuff like looking up the closest Rite Aid. I do not walk and text/email/surf.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (NOIQH)

499 So ace quit twitter? I was wondering why he's been around his own blog so often lately.


Glad he gave it up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (jJRIy)

500 Oops, link didn't work.

Face-book 1976:

http://tinyurl.com/z87fmvu

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (ntObR)

501 They tell them they're "engaging the culture" and "shaping politics" and "building their brand" and just keeping tweet-tweet-tweeting all night long.

Yeah if you do it for hours a day, you're not building your brand or using a tool, you're the tool. Its one thing to use social media to promote yourself and connect. Its another to make it your life.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)

502 Ace is turning Crunchy Con

Next is buying a little farm somewhere

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at May 19, 2016 02:36 PM (RYQSV)

503 at the cost of my own livelihood i still say time spent on the computer should be reduced in favor of time spent in actual life.


not eliminated, I hope. But yes, reduced.



Indeed.

And with that I am off to deliver an actual beard trimmer to my actual No. 1 Son so that he doesn't look too much like a hipster doofus at his college graduation this weekend.

And then I'm going to pester actual fish with artificial flies.

But I will come right back to the HQ when I'm done with the real world because this stuff is also important to me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2016 02:36 PM (1xUj/)

504 The Little Sisters of the Poor only care for dying, old, poor people to further their anti-mercy killing agenda.

Posted by: Spellcheck at May 19, 2016 02:36 PM (HKBpI)

505 "How is the AoS comments section different from other social media?"

The mammoth profits which ace is trousering (cough) aren't being redirected to fund a galaxy of "progressive" causes, for one thing.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 02:37 PM (noWW6)

506 502 Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at May 19, 2016 02:36 PM (RYQSV)

Ms 10077 and I plan on having a nice little 5 acre spread somehwere by the end of the decade...maybe as many as 20...

A lot of folks here are welcome to visit when we lay down our burden.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:37 PM (g8Hfr)

507 >>addicts are good at making up reasons they must continue in their addiction.

yes jeff, social media is "important."


Addict? I tweet less these days than you post on this blog, and that's saying something.

Also, this blog is the living definition of "'social media."

I think social media is a pox. I have said so, at loud volume, with consistent frequency. I think it represents the demoticizing of western civilization, as well a Neil Postmanesque dystopia. So you don't have to argue with me about that. What I argue with you about is:

1) The confused nature of your argument -- is social media something that should be dropped because it's prejudiced against the Right, or because it's just bad in and of itself? You conflate the two arguments when you call for dropping out, particularly with the posting of that Godfather clip.

2) Your idea that this is anything more than a personal choice that will isolate you ever more and more from all human contact in the future of mankind, rather than "reconnecting" you to your humanity.

Unless you define your humanity on a quasi-solitaristic level (and I think you DO, and I KNOW that I do as well), this is all going the wrong way. The future of human interaction is going the wrong way. Any "drop-out" either now or in the future is going to be a private choice made as an opt-out from society. Which is fine, because I dont much give a rip about society. But acknowledge it for what it is, with clear eyes. None of this "let's get back to the utopia of our youths!" folderol. There is no going back. Ever.

I recognize the emotional place where this post comes from, particularly because it's one that I agree with. I just don't think it's a very intellectually coherent argument.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:37 PM (ewYO6)

508 An Amway meeting?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck


No.

At the risk of revealing too much, it was at those "National Night Out"/"Earthquake Preparedness"/"community safety barbeque"-type situations.

Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 02:38 PM (jBuUi)

509 495 #BREAKING Trump delegate from Charles County indicted on federal gun and child porn charges. ABC 7 News

Well that will give the media something really important to talk about instead of that nothing Egypt plane crash thing...
Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:34 PM (O2RFr)

***********

I don't think the airplane crash thing is nothing. I just know the American public will stop giving a shit in about two days.

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:38 PM (mcm0N)

510 Name one way anything has been improved or made possible by social media.


Posted by: Damiano at May 19, 2016 02:22 PM (71OEY)


I learned of a "friend" whose husband died, on facebook. No, we weren't really friends, and if I had not been on facebook, it might have been weeks before I found out.


Instead, I was at the funeral. And it mattered. To her.


As I said way above, I have army buddies I thought I would never hear from again. Some of them, I wasn't sure if they were alive or dead. I used to scan the casualty lists for their names.


Facebook put me back in contact with them. No, we're not regularly communicating. We don't need to. We had a bond, and it was made so strongly, it still exists years after we had any real need to speak with each other.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:38 PM (TOk1P)

511 I tried to use Brave.

It was twitchy. Has it gotten better lately?

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 02:39 PM (qUNWi)

512 507 Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 02:37 PM (ewYO6)

I think we can be agreed that Election 2016 is pretty telling evidence that America and likely the globe has "evolved" past intellectual coherence God help us all.

Tranny Bathroom Joy has just about gotten me to the point I am giving up on the human race.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:39 PM (g8Hfr)

513
Surely someone has created a conservative facebook haven't they? Seems to me there would be a market there and they could edit the news stream to the right.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (ODxAs)

514 " i still say time spent on the computer should be reduced in favor of time spent in actual life. "


I've mentioned before but as late as 20 years ago on Friday and Saturday nights in small town American teens were making the drag. Hanging out on the square, sneaking some beer.

Today, same little town I did that in........nothing. Streets are dead. Teens don't go out and associate face to face like we used to. Sitting at home with a tablet in their hand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (LA7Cm)

515 I'm keeping Facebook because I can see what My Family members are up to and old Friends who are not near also... I don't go to Target, and I don't watch "regular" TV.....Never did twitter...

Posted by: donna at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (O2RFr)

516 Hey, remember the old days when keeping in touch with your friends meant actually keeping in touch with your friends -- getting together, having a phone chat, even going old school and dropping a letter?

In what sense is it "keeping in touch" with people when your "keeping in touch" is automated and consists of looking at someone's wall for two seconds?

****

Because I actually do converse with my friends regularly on Facebook. We've created our own special groups, and post articles in them, to discuss amongst ourselves, or talk about our lives on there, and / or use the messenger app to talk to one another directly. It's an easy and convenient way to keep in touch with them on a DAILY basis.

Or, I guess I could go your way, Ace, and dial them up each individually on a fucking rotary phone.

Posted by: Vyce at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (ggX8y)

517 Listen--at least a guy on Twitter isn't addicted to porn, so....

Posted by: Mixed Up Meta U2 for 2 cents at May 19, 2016 02:42 PM (mcm0N)

518 516 Posted by: Vyce at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (ggX8y)

If you can't organize a family outing using a telephone, e-mail, and doorbells I guess we should cut Mark Zucker*u*ker a check.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 02:43 PM (g8Hfr)

519 Look, I appreciate the sentiment. I've said for a long time that the bigger threat to this country comes from the media since people often consume their products without knowing it, without questioning their bias, or even realizing their bias. Facebook is basically saying, "I'll see your media bias, and I'll raise you active supression of conservative viewpoints and re-packaging of conservative views with a liberal spin"

But even IF you assume that 40% of Americans are still "conservative", that every single one of them was already on Facebook, and every single one dumps them, we're talking about 80 million people at most out of a user base of 1.65 BILLION. They literally would not even notice.

Beyond which, other people have already made the argument that ceding this ground to liberals is surrender. Think about the media. I don't watch any mainstream news. The only thing I get dragged into once in a while is CBS Sunday Morning, and it's all I can do to not shriek in rage at the pervasiveness of their liberal bias, not to mention their utter incompetence at basic journalism.

The media is at an all time low in viewership and trustworthiness. And what has that accomplished ? People generally don't trust them and have some sense that they lean left. All that's done is give them the go ahead to just be more blatant about it.

The same applies to Facebook. If nobody is challenging them on their BS, they'll just take that as tacit agreement that we all like it that way. I don't get my news from Facebook anyhow.

Besides, I don't give a hoot what you or anyone else thinks is "gay ballz". I seriously could not give a shit. I'm sure there is plenty of stuff every single "OMG I've never been ON Facebook" person in these comments does that I think gay ballz. Whatever.

I mean, where does it stop, exactly ? Google is about as pervasive as it gets. The extent to which their tentacles are intertwined with every aspect of the online world is probably only surpassed by their liberal douchebaggery. Am I supposed to stop using Chrome and searching with Google ? You can make that argument if you want but your argument will be unpersuasive in the extreme.

The media must be stopped, and douchebag liberal organizations like Google and Facebook along with them, but feckless, surrendering boycotts are not going to achieve shit. All but the most hardcore among us need to be INFLUENCED. That doesn't happen by shutting out the rest of the world.

Possibly the only thing worse than inaction is action taken that satisfies a need to "do something" but actually accomplishes nothing. Boycotts fully qualify.

Posted by: deadrody at May 19, 2016 02:44 PM (kj7T1)

520 Teens don't go out and associate face to face like we used to. Sitting at home with a tablet in their hand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 02:41 PM (LA7Cm)


Probably fewer of them getting knifed in bars, or dying in mangled car wrecks. So they have that going for them. Which is nice.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 19, 2016 02:44 PM (TOk1P)

521 To be fair I connected with my now wife on Facebook. Our families new each other but the two of us were never in the same social circles and never met in all the years we were both in Milwaukee.

When she saw that we had all the same friends (they were hers from grade school...mine from high school) she messaged me and as they say the rest is history.

Of course its been over three years since I ditched my account there because Facebook fucking sucks and I was sick of shit of it.

So call it more of a what have you done for me ately fuck off to Facebook.

Posted by: H Badger at May 19, 2016 02:44 PM (n/0Nw)

522 I've been using reagan dot com for email for six years rather than a "free" service. Michael Reagan swears they will never sell my info, allow adware to target my preferences or willingly allow the government to read my emails. It seems to work.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 19, 2016 02:45 PM (Eyx+b)

523 If a person wants to fritter his life away on social media it's OK.

The bad thing is mining the information for nefarious or subversive purposes.



Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 02:46 PM (MVpMt)

524
I don't know how you would influence a mass of people on facebook if facebook disallows it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2016 02:47 PM (ODxAs)

525 Well, I must be the only person in America not on Facebook. I hate that shit. Therefore, I have nothing I need to ditch. I am unsure why anyone needs to keep up with anyone else on a daily basis. I honestly don't understand why people don't prefer a bit of privacy.

Posted by: TX ette, resigned to accept the fresh hell at May 19, 2016 02:47 PM (A22Ea)

526 511 I tried to use Brave.

It was twitchy. Has it gotten better lately?
Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 02:39 PM (qUNWi)


Yes. They've had a number of revisions since it first came out.
At home Chrome crashes on Brietbart and Ace (might not be a Chrome issue), but Brave works fine.

Posted by: Iblis at May 19, 2016 02:49 PM (9221z)

527 I finally gave in the summer of 2014 when my hubby got cancer. I pretty much only use it for quick texts to my son (it's a more hands-off way to check in; touchy teen), for quick email updates to family (i.e. latest medical status), or on the road stuff like looking up the closest Rite Aid. I do not walk and text/email/surf.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 02:35 PM (NOIQH)


-----------------

Come on in, little girl. I've got candy and ice-cream in here for you. Just come in for a little bit. You don't have to stay long. You can leave anytime you wish.

Posted by: Lizzy's smart phone at May 19, 2016 02:49 PM (Fmupd)

528 " I disagree. If we leave things like Facebook, they win. If we create our own spaces, they'll just follow us there and crowd us out again. Stay and fight."

This and others, BurtTC, etc. said. This quitter attitude is the problem. The "let it burn" the #NEVERTRUMP, etc. etc. etc. Quit being quitters and engage society. Not a fan of the holy man on the mountain top. Better Teddy Roosevelt and fight in the arena.

Posted by: WTP at May 19, 2016 02:49 PM (q/kmn)

529
None of the 66 passengers were on any terror watch list. Two possible conclusions:

The so-called terror watch lists are grossly incomplete. (Perhaps all Muslims should be on the terror watch lists?).

Or the bomb was planted by at the airport by a Muslim airport employee.

In either case: MUSLIM.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:49 PM (7gCCJ)

530 I've been doing no booze, no.... (ahem) electronic excitement, and staying away from the internet when I'm not at work. It is mind boggling how much time it frees up. I'm getting my place super organized, I'm riding my bike a lot (lost ten pounds), and feel a lot better about myself.

Granted, this has only been two weeks, but I see how different my life can be as Ace describes (in part) above, and it really is a change for the better.

I'm going to do this for three months and then reassess. Talk to me again then to see if I survived. I can now see how people have time to volunteer and be good to other people.

Posted by: Lurker Primus at May 19, 2016 02:50 PM (tHP3B)

531 >>Come on in, little girl. I've got candy and ice-cream in here for you.
Just come in for a little bit. You don't have to stay long. You can
leave anytime you wish.





Oh no you don't! I will not become addicted!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 02:51 PM (NOIQH)

532 nood

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 19, 2016 02:51 PM (gUoN4)

533 Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 02:32 PM (dciA+)

Thank you. Clearly you have given this some thought.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 02:52 PM (5RW7F)

534 I watch Dr.s House call, they always say -more about this subject at our facebook page-. Why can't they simply have a web site? Oh, that's right they want more than to provide more information or to sell some product.

More, more, more

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 02:52 PM (MVpMt)

535 i mentioned ESPN. But yeah, get over the homoerotic indulgence of being a *spectator* of men doing manly things.

---

so we can still watch baseball

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 19, 2016 02:55 PM (PNcou)

536 I'll give FB shit within their Nazi Empire. What are they gonna do? shoot me?

Posted by: torabora at May 19, 2016 02:57 PM (RT3HT)

537 Righteous post.

I quit. My wife did too.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at May 19, 2016 02:58 PM (mwctc)

538 Or the bomb was planted by at the airport by a Muslim airport employee.



In either case: MUSLIM.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 02:49 PM (7gCCJ

PLEASE call them Mohammedans. They are a cult that follows Mohammad.



NOT a religion.



Also, it REALLY pisses them off.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2016 03:00 PM (jJRIy)

539 Girls with glasses are cute. Girls with glasses cannot seem to understand that, though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 01:39 PM (39g3+)

Amen
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2016 01:43 PM (mEZce)
--------------------------

Where were you boys when I was in high school?

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2016 03:02 PM (2WwbN)

540 Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr: Where IQs Go To Die.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 19, 2016 03:09 PM (GvSpB)

541 I quit both FB and Twitter and feel so much better all the way round: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4764/farewell_social_media.aspx

Posted by: Dr Leroy at May 19, 2016 03:15 PM (6pcyB)

542 The one thing is this is the future aware a of politics.

Republican kids will be left alone out there. They fought for certain ideas in the face of a very popular president, and they fought being labeled as racists and sexists.

How did we reward them?

We sacked those kids with Trump. So I guess we abandoned them already--coming and going.

Posted by: FDR's Ghost of Huge New Deals! at May 19, 2016 03:15 PM (mcm0N)

543 Edit: The one thing is this is the future *arena* of politics.

Posted by: FDR's Ghost of Huge New Deals! at May 19, 2016 03:16 PM (mcm0N)

544 Sorry bro but I'm not joining the Target boycott I've cornered seven teenage girls in their bathrooms this month alone and I'm not allowed on school property no more so stop violating my civil rights OMG it's JUST LIKE the civil rights movement and I am JUST LIKE a black person in the '50s when will the hate end when will I finally be able to enjoy hot tight 15-year-old asses in peace???!!!???

Posted by: Fight for 15 (Age of Consent)! at May 19, 2016 03:22 PM (Jh20h)

545 Steal all you media.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 03:22 PM (evdj2)

546 I don't want to quit Facebook. I want to get banned from it. Anyone know how to pull that off?

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at May 19, 2016 03:23 PM (+Hgm/)

547 I saw Tranny Bathroom Joy open for Guadalcanal Diary in 1988.

Their sound had no balls at all.

Posted by: Jaws at May 19, 2016 03:27 PM (oOw3I)

548 On the Target thing...I stopped shopping there. Not an organized boycott; I just don't give them my cash. But the people at the Federalist are airing a story from TN about a man who saved the life of a girl who had been stabbed, by chasing her attacker out of the Target store with a baseball bat. Now Target is suing...the good Samaritan. I'm playing that up in my FB, asking why isn't Target looking out for people who can't defend themselves?

Twitter is a weakness for me. I get bored and check it instead of doing something else more useful.

Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag at May 19, 2016 03:36 PM (kZVsz)

549 Hear, hear Mr. Ace.

Posted by: Gene Kelly at May 19, 2016 04:04 PM (xZc4z)

550 @528

The point is not to withdraw or quit. It is to demonstrate in a memorable way that it is in their corporate interest to remain neutral in the culture war. And the point is to let other corporations that provide news or entertainment see it happen. The idea is to impose a cost for choosing sides.

It is about denying the other side the space to maneuver unchallenged. Right now, corporations like FB do their bidding either from ideological agreement or because, more commonly, the left demands public fealty or exacts a price for dissent. Ace's suggestion is to improve the overall environment by the simple and direct expedient of inflicting a cost on FB for their violation of neutrality.

It's not about enforcing some kind of doctrinal purity. I don't care what FB thinks (in truth, I don't even have an account). It's their thing and they can do whatever they want with it. But I do think it is worthwhile, for conservatives to stop being such cheap dates. If FB wants our eyeballs and clicks make them act like it (and others will notice).

Because the "value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system" the loss of users amplifies the effect of a mass cancellation.

See Metcalf's Law:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law

This makes it a bit different from a boycott of physical products and more likely to succeed. Keep in mind, corporations are very skittish about this stuff which is one reason they jump into line everytime some SJW crusader looks at them askance.

The key difference is that SJW-types use their control of sympathetic media and corporations to amplify their small voice. In this case, Ace is proposing the use of network effects to amplify the voice of a much larger group: us.





Posted by: The Emperor Cletus Augustus at May 19, 2016 04:05 PM (3c8yt)

551 D-Lamp

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 19, 2016 04:05 PM (kKHcp)

552 It would be helpful of certain Right leaning websites would do away with the use of Facebook comments.

Posted by: William Teach at May 19, 2016 04:05 PM (Nyq7O)

553 Create yourself a simple wordpress site or blog or similar first then let your friends on facebook know where and why it is, enable the comments system on it, talk your friends on facebook into doing the same, THEN ditch facebook, facebook could lose half its users and half its stock value tomorrow and zuckerberg would still be an SJW billionaire and libs would still have one of the largest mass communications tools ever invented at their disposal.

Posted by: Bob in Houston. at May 19, 2016 04:10 PM (XRxxn)

554 BTW, if you truly need a FB-like thing in your life @533 is a good alternative. If that's too hands-on switch to Google+ or Ello (https://ello.co/).

Yes, yes, the Goog is every bit as annoying a FB and Ello probably would be too if it were bigger. We are not trying to create a doctrinally pure, truecon social network. The point is to exact a penalty for violations of neutrality in the culture wars.


Posted by: The Emperor Cletus Augustus at May 19, 2016 04:19 PM (3c8yt)

555 Meant @553

Posted by: The Emperor Cletus Augustus at May 19, 2016 04:20 PM (3c8yt)

556 Long, long time camper her at the HQ. I Jump into the comments to have a listen about 20% of the time. Never felt as compelled to post as this time.

Ace, you are as brilliant as you think you are and much more under appreciated than you believe.

By my foggy memory and lack of recall and general disdain for the present, I still estimate this to be the most significant and weighty post I have been blessed to read on this site.

Posted by: NevaB4 at May 19, 2016 04:28 PM (02giL)

557 550 Because the "value of a telecommunications network is proportional to
the square of the number of connected users of the system" the loss of
users amplifies the effect of a mass cancellation.

Case in point: does anyone use MySpace anymore? They didn't do anything offensive other than become obsolete. Facebook is basically a big cloud of user provided data. If we stop feeding them data, they will go the way of MySpace.

Posted by: Wendy at May 19, 2016 04:38 PM (bpemY)

558 Today at 3:42 PM Hi Ron,
We
have received a request to permanently delete your account. Your
account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently
deleted within 14 days.
If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request:
Regards,
Your Facebook Team

Posted by: centralscrutinizer at May 19, 2016 04:43 PM (vI+F1)

559 Don't do Fakebook, Twitter, or any other social medium. AOS is my worst on-line indulgence, with Schlok Mercenary as #2.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 19, 2016 04:44 PM (00PUT)

560 ADD PRO SPORTS AND FOX NEWS TO THE LIST.

Posted by: MUMR at May 19, 2016 04:46 PM (XzRw1)

561 Castigated on another blog for finding something newsworthy that had already been posted I stated, "Oh I didn't see it was posted, I was outside in the sun, riding my horse and enjoying reality instead of sitting glued to a keyboard and monitor."
SORRY!

I wouldn't join facebook or twitter if they paid me union wages.

Posted by: obsidian at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (ARK2U)

562 That the man who wrote this is still someone with #NeverTrump sympathies confuses me. Either we're burning it down, or we're not.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (S2VsH)

563 ROFL. Shake your tiny fist, ace. You freaking loser.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at May 19, 2016 11:50 PM (OvUux)

564 Don't use facebook or twitter. But today after google featured a commie, terrorist sympathizer on their search page I switched my default search engine from google to duckduckgo which supposedly doesn't track you, though, that's not why I switched (see above).

Hopefully, they are apolitical as well.

Posted by: Sam at May 20, 2016 12:48 AM (sO6CM)

565 Always remember.

If you are not stealing Hollywood, you're paying Hollywood.

Posted by: McThag at May 21, 2016 12:24 AM (FPHwc)

566 I have no problems using Amazon, thanks to Smile. Now, every time I spend money on Amazon, they give a pittance to FIRE.

It's not much, but it's still a donation to a worthy cause.

Posted by: Nobody at May 21, 2016 09:12 PM (FR6sF)

567 I killed my facebook page last week.
I have to say, they make it almost impossible to delete your page.
There are a lot of sneaky ways that they pull you back in.
You have to make sure that you do not inadvertantly sign in to facebook.
They try to lure you bak when you comment on any other page, and once you are logged back in, you have to start the deletion all over again.
Also, I must say that I actually feel better without an fb page.
I have a ton of time on my hands to do other things.
Facebook is designed to help you become a massive time waster.
I am so glad it is finally gone.
I urge all of you to dump facebook.
There are tons of other sites for just staying in touch with friends, as well as telephones.
We need to get back to face to face relationships, and step away from this keyboard friendships.

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