Warning: this post is not running related
I try not to get too worked up about too many things because it just steals my energy. But, I read something today that got my heart racing. Since I have some readers here whose opinion I really value, I wanted to get your thoughts.
I’m not sure if this is just a Facebook thing, but today one of my supposed “friends” on FB posted the following:
“Dear Lord, This year you took my favorite actor, Patrick Swayzie. You took my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett. You took my favorite singer, Michael Jackson. I just wanted to let you know, my favorite president is Barack Obama. Amen.”
Apparently this is some sort of movement going on on FB and maybe elsewhere. I guess these folks think they are clever and funny. Is there no line anymore? Shame on you.
In my humble opinion, even if you are not a fan of President Obama, have some respect and tact. To wish the death of anyone, especially a noble man, father and husband who just happens to be the leader of our nation is outrageous and down right ignorant. Beyond that, have these people thought one step beyond what happens if Obama dies? One word for you: Biden.
I think this bothers me so much because there is a movement behind it. I guess I wished that people were more rational than that.
However, I have to remember that whoever wrote this already has two strikes against them:
- They can’t spell “Swayzie” (should be Swayze)
- Their favorite actress was Farrah (really? I mean she was beautiful and all that, but favorite actress? What about Tooty from the Facts of Life?)
Thoughts? I’m thinking it’s time to “unfriend” some people.
Did you hear that noise? That was me getting off of my soapbox and back in the bathroom where I belong.