Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Ellie is...." (a rant)

Okay this post doesn't have anything to do with sheepdog stuff or even dog training, but I am freaking pissed off and need to vent for a little bit, so bear with me. Nothing like a little bit of modern day, slightly dorky drama to start the day, right?

Seriously, what kind of person stops being friends with someone based on political affiliation? I woke up this morning and checked my facebook, only to find a troubling message on my wall. One of my friends asked if I was "the Ellie that ____ unfriended??? LOL"

And I was like, um, what? So I checked to see if said person (who shall remain nameless) was still my friend, and sure enough, she was no longer on my friends list. Okay.... that would be all right, I guess, she has the right to choose who she wants to be affiliated with or whatever. But it gets better. Apparently, she had set her status on facebook to something like "______ is no longer friends with Ellie due to her extreme liberal views."

Um.... okay? I haven't talked to her in months, and never about politics to my knowledge. So it seems pretty random. So I start to think about what I could have done to piss her off if I hadn't talked to her in forever. Then I remembered joining a group about a certain politician last week because I thought it was funny. I like politics and satire, so what? One of her friends (who was my facebook friend also) had commented on my joining that group and seemed kind of pissed off but I didn't really think anything of it. Long story short, she's no longer my friend on facebook either, so I think I know where this whole thing started. Totally lame, right?

However, REGARDLESS of whether or not they were pissed at me, that's no frickin reason to not even talk to me about it, remove me from their friend list, and post a public, nasty message as their status about me, especially if it's not true. I am liberal, sure.... but I'd hardly call myself extreme. LOL. I try to keep politics and friends separate because it's not worth the drama. But apparently some people think that it is.

I am thoroughly disgusted. For now, my facebook status is set as "Ellie is friends with everyone regardless of whether they share all her opinions" ..... and I mean it. To all my friends, I love and appreciate you for who you are, not who you vote for.


Katy said...

Nicely put, Ellie. I share your disgust. This is America, right? Freedom of opinion?

Katy said...

PS: I am an extreme liberal, but I'll still be your friend, despite your soft middle of the road, less rage-filled stance.

Just don't tell me we can all get along.

EllieC said...

I officially am no longer friends with you because you are a liber... Ohhh wait so am I?!?!?! But even if you were a pigheaded conservative I would still love you. Somehow...

Joe said...

Yeah that was Joe above. haha