Hi, good people! Ms. A has given me permission to take a mental health day (week). Here’s what prompted it:
In the middle of a “Kill all the ragheads” thread (which is about all there is on Free Republic lately):
You can kill them, you can bomb them, you can even nuke them, but until the magic space rock in Mecca is turned into a sizzling pile of oozing glass, there will always be more of them.
13 posted on 11/18/2015, 11:43:24 PM by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did….)
Another Freeper tried to point out that this is making common cause with daesh, but nobody noticed or responded to him :
“but until the magic space rock in Mecca is turned into a sizzling pile of oozing glass, there will always be more of them.”
Actually that’s what ISIS wants, they think it represents Idolatry, instead of “true” Islam.
14 posted on 11/18/2015, 11:44:40 PM by dfwgator
That’s when I realized that I just couldn’t do it this week.
The posts you see every Monday morning take from 1.5 to 3 hours to compose (and debug/edit spacing and fonts), but that’s not the hard part.
The hard part is wading through the muck in the first place.
I browse Freeperville every other day or so. It’s a target-rich environment, and my trouble is not finding stupidity, but having to read so much of it to select the little nuggets you see here on First Draft. Selecting the threads is only the first step. Now I have to read up to 1,000 comments on each one. All of them. Then I select the comments I’m going to use, and in which order. This means reading them again. Then, and only then, I can start assembling the post.
Some days I do it with a smile on my face, some days I just sit here, jaw agape like a Tex Avery Bulldog, trying to fathom how these people can even exist. Last week I had one of the Bulldog days.
I’ll be back next Monday, even if it means mining some old threads for fool fodder. Perhaps in the intervening week, the Freepers will have moved on from wanting to nuke Mecca to wanting to nuke Belgium.