Taking a vacation from DC...

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-01-26 06:31:52 -0600
Started 2015-01-24 13:51:02 -0600

Seems as though I have discovered a member that is a political hack and needs to be a cheerleader for the obama administration…I did not come here to read multiple articles on how wonderful obama is..that man has screwed over every member of my family..Although some of it has been hysterical..like my SON having to have pregnancy coverage in his policy and having to pay for it…not married..no kids…sorry it is just funny…but NO I don't like crap like that…never have never will…

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21 replies

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-01-26 06:31:52 -0600 Report

When I saw the length of his post, my eyes just glazed over and my mind just refused to process what I was seeing. Built in defenses. LOL

rock47
rock47 2015-01-25 17:55:27 -0600 Report

I agree with y'all…and yes, Jibber, ignore this guy/gal and anybody who posts political stuff on here. They probably don't really know what they are talking about anyway. Tabby, I love your Panther.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-01-25 16:38:27 -0600 Report

Jibber just ignore him. He gave me along list scriptures of ways I am judgmental. A person who can't make judgments about things can't think either. He just parrots the party line. People who don't think for themselves but need a line to repeat drive me nuts.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2015-01-25 13:20:53 -0600 Report

I don't blame you. I have read a bit of it, and I hate political talk when it does not respect the beliefs of others. don't let anyone upset you that much. I try not to get into any of those discussions on here. there is just too many people that have a chip on their shoulder or whatever.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-25 08:28:49 -0600 Report

My husband my son and my daughter…all made me realize I over-reacted and worse than that they got angry at me for letting someone upset me so much…I didn't start the conversation that upset me and the person that started it didn't mean for this to happen…I commented on Obama care because it has personally hurt me and personally hurt many people that I care about. I have acknowledged that some people have been helped by it, but believe that helping some by hurting others is not something our government should be engaged in..AND forcing the American people to purchase something, then punishing them if they do not, for whatever reason is UnAmerican..I should of let it go..I should of not let a person that I have never met get under my skin…That being said, I have always felt the need to speak…Mostly because I have no problem expressing myself and speaking my mind..In my minds eye this gives me a special responsibility in this world…The responsibility to speak for people that can not speak for themselves, or chose not to speak out of fear or embarrassment. The problem with the conversation that upset me was not that we had a difference of opinion…it was that the person was rude…basically calling me a liar when I pointed out that I had a friend with Both American and German (EU) citizenship who always chose to get her medical care here in the states…and that I had family in several European countries that did not like the medical services provided to them in Europe…he dismissed these statement as "myth"…Personnel experiences as myth…people that refuse to acknowledge the validity of other people's arguments and opinions, for lack of a better phrase, piss me off… I would rather communicate with my dinning room wall than with them…anyway it is over…still think I need a time out for a while…but I will be back..

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-01-25 11:40:06 -0600 Report

Hey JibJab…I got really upset by a "troll" who made a brief appearance not long ago here on DC. After getting more aggravated with each of her reponses, even though it was difficult to NOT respond to her, I found that ignoring her/not engaging her was the best route for me. (But it wasn't easy to refrain from responding to the lowlife) Why waste my time and energy and only get aggravated…I have more important things to do. We can't control what other people do but we can control how we react to them.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-24 23:49:11 -0600 Report

Jibber Jabber and anyone else, I totally stay away from any political conversations, I do it in facebook and i do it here, it is too chancey for backfire. Jibber jabber, i have enjoyed all of your chats, your discussions and your comments, i wish you would reconsider, if someones comments are bothersome to you, you can block them, you don't have to pay attention to them. Put them on ignore or however it is done here. You are too valuable a part of this community to leave. Please reconsider. Heidi

BreC
BreC 2015-01-24 17:58:58 -0600 Report

I would be very sorry to see you go. You have brought some very good discussions and comments to the table.
My initial discussion was about insurance and the penalties taken out of taxes. Sorry that it went off track. I do not discuss politics with anyone except my husband.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-01-24 17:56:33 -0600 Report

We come here from all kinds of places, personal, political, religious and so on. Diabetes is what we have in common and sometimes there is nothing else. But that should not lessen the experience here.

Our health care, or lack of it, is a huge part of what makes us tick here and the difference in opinion should not make us run from each other. I am personally not a fan of this administration, but I try not to bash one direction or the other. Lively discussion makes us all grow if we understand that we will not agree with everyone and we don't have to. Nor do we have to "be right" and we can just walk away when we need to.

We are not here to convert people to any particular way of thinking. We are here to help support each other in our efforts to manage this stupid disease that binds us all.

Now if someone is harassing you, that is different and you can report that kind of activity by flagging the member or the comments.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-01-24 17:23:51 -0600 Report

Don't go, please. I enjoy yourfriend ship and input here at dc. Will really miss you if you go. everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so just ignore the iritant. And just for the record, penalizing people for not being able to afford to buy ins is insane and as for O'Bama…well, just not going there.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-01-24 17:21:05 -0600 Report

I generally refrain from making comments about politics or religion…the inflammatory potential is just too high. I'll be sorry if this has driven you away. Wishing you the best!

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-24 16:56:00 -0600 Report

Don't go!!!!!
Just ignore the political and other posts that you don't like. That's what I do.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-24 14:29:25 -0600 Report

well it was nice while it lasted…this will be a permanent vacation…sorry but I have never attacked the president I have attacked the afforbale care act thatwas shoved down our throats…sorry to disconnect but..the affordabke care act directly relates to our diabetes care..and many people have been hurt by it…I unlike many others have acknowledged that some have been helped..but when I post the affects that it has had on many people in my life all I get is crap back about how wonderful it is…yeah wonderful for some..a hardship for others..

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-01-24 14:39:37 -0600 Report

the sitting on a pineapple remark was not directed at the President?
hmm, my bad … grins

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-24 15:01:21 -0600 Report

In relation to him forcing me to buy insurance yes…it was..but notice the context…and yes he can still sit on a pineapple..

rock47
rock47 2015-01-24 14:20:09 -0600 Report

Politics, totally, and personal squabbles, need to stay OFF this site, before, now, and forever. This is about diabetes and lifestyle. Now, Facebook, that's another story. I've lost a lot of "friends" there!!! ha ha

tabby9146
tabby9146 2015-01-25 13:24:05 -0600 Report

if anyone gets mad at you and starts crap for your opinion, they are not really our friend, I mean, they were not your friend to begin with. I do not bother with such people. I have made a few mad myself, but not on here.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-01-24 14:13:49 -0600 Report

nor did I come for your political views and your attacks on the President … yet here we are … smile

mzladi
mzladi 2015-01-25 06:01:27 -0600 Report

I wasn't going to post anything but some comments need to be ignore , that your choice if you leave or stay ,personally I pray that you stay , on the other hand this I totally agree / the president ,millions of people has been blessed to have coverage. ..

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