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I stopped paying attention to politics

Posted By: BillyOcean

I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:07 PM

Hereís a highly annoying ďI got soberĒ speech and you should too

Not sure what it was. I think the Kavanaugh thing

I was kind of like, WTF is the point of all of this?

Itís like people have gone collectively nuts

I found it entertaining for a while- way too long really

Then all of a sudden, it wasnít

I liked how ridiculous trump was and how much he pissed people off

Then I was like, why does it matter that heís pissing people off? Shouldnít people ideally be not pissed off?

So I stopped reading about it. Stopped listening to NPR. I already didnít watch TV

I also already didnít talk to anyone about it outside of here

But oddly, when I started to stop caring, people started to want to have conversations with me about it

Like maybe I was putting out this aura of nonchalance

And I would just truthfully say, I have no idea

And everyone who Iíd say this too would smile as if Iíd said the exact right thing

But theyíd still give me their opinion and Iíd just say, thatís cool

And it is

Itís all fine

Itís sort of amazing how much people perceive this stuff to matter

Itís 99% noise

If youíre into it, thatís fine

But why are you into it?

Is it serving a purpose for you?

If itís just entertainment, is the amount of energy you spend being entertained worth the payoff?

Do you find yourself preemptively categorizing people into people who would agree with you vs those who would not?

Is that a fair exchange for some entertainment?

Now I just stare out of windows

Iím thinking about acquiring a few turtleneck sweaters

I may take a mixed race mistress

I already have a twin fin, so I think this all fits
Posted By: GromsDad

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:11 PM

This is pretty much the only place I delve into politics. Its pure entertainment when I'm bored. Tweaking tweakers.
Posted By: GWS

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:11 PM

A twin fin?

You people disgust me.
Posted By: casa_mugrienta

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:12 PM

For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:19 PM

I also donít care about sports

One drawback of not paying attention to sports and politics is that relating to people on a superficial level can be challenging
Posted By: casa_mugrienta

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?


Right

But when youíre interacting with people you donít really know and you donít have the ability to talk about whatever game was on tv the night before, you have to be prepared to be perceived as a little weird

Luckily being gay is totally normal now, so I assume people just think Iím a closet homo
Posted By: ElOgro

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy


Homo.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy
cheers
Posted By: casa_mugrienta

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I also donít care about sports


Why watch when you can play?


Right

But when youíre interacting with people you donít really know and you donít have the ability to talk about whatever game was on tv the night before, you have to be prepared to be perceived as a little weird

Luckily being gay is totally normal now, so I assume people just think Iím a closet homo


I just tell them I like sports but I don't have the attention span to watch.
Posted By: FecalFace

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 04:26 PM

Like I said, nobody ever really leaves this place.

Oh hai Billy. wave2

Welcome back to the cessmoshpit. toilet
Posted By: heelnipstr

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 04:36 PM

Have you tried the Foil page?
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 04:54 PM

Afoaf was worried about you

I wasn't
Posted By: 1whoknows

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:05 PM

It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: heelnipstr
Have you tried the Foil page?


Thatís next level

Let me get my Prada turtleneck thing going first
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: FecalFace
Like I said, nobody ever really leaves this place.

Oh hai Billy. wave2

Welcome back to the cessmoshpit. toilet


I have to be careful

I realize Iím relapsing right now

Iím going to go have a sauna sesh

Last week I was in the sauna and this Japanese dude was in there with me

He was groaning and slapping himself all over

Is this some next level Japanese sauna method?

Does slapping increase blood flow?
Posted By: hal9000

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:19 PM


Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.
Posted By: manbearpig

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:19 PM

Posted By: Autoprax

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:28 PM

how long before you are back in the fight, baiting with mischaracterization?

It's funny when people want to talk sports and you say you don't follow sports.

They look so disappointed.

Then you tell them you don't like dogs and they want to kill you.

Get one of these and you won't have to fag off the in the gym sauna

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTYJ6P/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1
Posted By: mundus

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: hal9000

Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.
And some never give up, no matter how many times they are proven wrong.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Autoprax
how long before you are back in the fight, baiting with mischaracterization?

It's funny when people want to talk sports and you say you don't follow sports.

They look so disappointed.

Then you tell them you don't like dogs and they want to kill you.

Get one of these and you won't have to fag off the in the gym sauna

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTYJ6P/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1


I have gotten to be at best lukewarm on dogs too

Too much to deal with

I wouldnít say I dislike them

But I donít really like them either

That home sauna thing looks sketch

Plus it only goes up to 140

I think you need 175 degrees really
Posted By: sirfun

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
For me it's entertainment.

All time spent here is wasted time and it's pathetic.

I wish I could block this part of the site.

I've been weaning myself off

But its fun tweaking the tweakers

I missed you Billy
cheers


say my name !! ) roflmao











Originally Posted By: Autoprax
how long before you are back in the fight, baiting with mischaracterization?

It's funny when people want to talk sports and you say you don't follow sports.

They look so disappointed.

Then you tell them you don't like dogs and they want to kill you.

Get one of these and you won't have to fag off the in the gym sauna

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTYJ6P/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1



quantity 2 !! ) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2N3XU8/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

enthusiasm is EVERYTHING !! )
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: Autoprax
how long before you are back in the fight, baiting with mischaracterization?

It's funny when people want to talk sports and you say you don't follow sports.

They look so disappointed.

Then you tell them you don't like dogs and they want to kill you.

Get one of these and you won't have to fag off the in the gym sauna

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTYJ6P/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1


I have gotten to be at best lukewarm on dogs too

Too much to deal with

I wouldnít say I dislike them

But I donít really like them either

That home sauna thing looks sketch

Plus it only goes up to 140

I think you need 175 degrees really


Yeah, hotter is better but you can do every day and you sweat like mad.

But I don't like sitting in there with a bunch of creeps at the gym

I think it looks rinky dink too.

But I bought because I didn't want to buy and expensive one.

I'm happy with it.

Want a real good one though but trying not to spend money.

I just into 55 degree pool when I am done so that is a good contrast.

I don't hate dogs.

Just keep them away from me.

Live and let live
Posted By: patrolman

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 06:49 PM

I call it "The Trump Show." Partly, it's entertaining, in the "you can't make this shite up" kind of way. But there are also real policy shifts taking place that can have huge practical consequences. Also the de-evolution towards autocracy is nothing to be complacent about. It may not really happen, but maybe it can.

I come here to hear divergent opinions. I have to admit that most of the people I frequent are like minded, left leaning. I have a sister and brother in law that are very right, a brother in law's mom who is far, far right, and in those social situations I tread very lightly around political topics.

Posted By: drunjk

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 07:04 PM

Posted By: test_article

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 08:13 PM

Originally Posted By: hal9000

Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.


Disillusionment dies hard, but is probably part of a process, like finding center. I remember when Stevie became disillusioned. So many hopes dashed, and for what?

Posted By: hal9000

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: mundus
Originally Posted By: hal9000

Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.
And some never give up, no matter how many times they are proven wrong.



Some people on the erBB might say that about me.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/16/18 11:37 PM

bro, you can't just vanish like that!

you don't call. you don't write...
Posted By: Phi1

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/17/18 04:37 PM

I get what you're saying, Mr. Ocean. I think that if one's level of participation is limited to arguing politics on message boards, Twitter and Facebook the only thing they'll accomplish is higher blood pressure and more people avoiding them.

This is entertainment for me, honestly I'm mostly here for the humor. I don't expect to change anyone's mind but I do appreciate others' perspectives.

But I also think this time in history is very important and will be studied for years to come. Its complexity makes it difficult to see the forest through the trees.

So far my biggest takeaway from all this is; America got trolled. Hard. Across the entire political spectrum. And we can't seem to stop feeding the troll.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/17/18 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Autoprax
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: Autoprax
how long before you are back in the fight, baiting with mischaracterization?

It's funny when people want to talk sports and you say you don't follow sports.

They look so disappointed.

Then you tell them you don't like dogs and they want to kill you.

Get one of these and you won't have to fag off the in the gym sauna

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTYJ6P/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1


I have gotten to be at best lukewarm on dogs too

Too much to deal with

I wouldnít say I dislike them

But I donít really like them either

That home sauna thing looks sketch

Plus it only goes up to 140

I think you need 175 degrees really


Yeah, hotter is better but you can do every day and you sweat like mad.

But I don't like sitting in there with a bunch of creeps at the gym

I think it looks rinky dink too.

But I bought because I didn't want to buy and expensive one.

I'm happy with it.

Want a real good one though but trying not to spend money.

I just into 55 degree pool when I am done so that is a good contrast.

I don't hate dogs.

Just keep them away from me.

Live and let live


Do you ever think the creeps donít like sitting with other creeps too and are just trying to out creep everyone else to get the sauna to themselves?
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/17/18 07:53 PM

Let them have it.

This creep's going solo.
Posted By: the janitor

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/17/18 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Phi1


So far my biggest takeaway from all this is; America got trolled. Hard. Across the entire political spectrum. And we can't seem to stop feeding the troll.


agreed

also, "we" are the troll

Posted By: Uberkuque

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/18/18 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: hal9000

Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.


This. Direct correlation between Trump's lies exposed and BO's slinking away. To be expected, though -- any of us in his position would quite naturally feel the fool.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/18/18 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Uberkuque
Originally Posted By: hal9000

Originally Posted By: 1whoknows
It makes sense that you would avoid the news. You were sensible to stop posting in the Politics forum.



It's amazing how people "stop caring" once all the facts have thoroughly disproven their false narratives.


This. Direct correlation between Trump's lies exposed and BO's slinking away. To be expected, though -- any of us in his position would quite naturally feel the fool.

Actually it's pragmatic. You fools can continue to spit and sputter about everything little thing that happens to Trump but nothing's going to happen in the end. Trump will still be President until 2021 or maybe 2025 and your life is going to be the same as well
Posted By: afoaf

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/18/18 04:01 PM

and yet here you are, down in the mud with all the pigs.
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/19/18 09:51 PM

How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?
Posted By: Al Soldano

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/19/18 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


I'm glad the Gay and Lesbian Center found your application fabulous.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/19/18 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


depends on the company and the role.

for the majority of cases I would say kill on sight.
Posted By: jkb

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/19/18 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Al Soldano
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


I'm glad the Gay and Lesbian Center found your application fabulous.


roflmao
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/20/18 01:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Al Soldano
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


I'm glad the Gay and Lesbian Center found your application fabulous.


applause2
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/20/18 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By: afoaf
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


depends on the company and the role.

for the majority of cases I would say kill on sight.


What if he also had a soul patch?

Theoretically
Posted By: test_article

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/20/18 03:44 PM

Bait and switch--start with patent leather. When you get the job switch to suede.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 12/21/18 12:02 AM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
Originally Posted By: afoaf
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How does erbb feel about suede?

Like would you hire a guy who wore suede shoes to an interview, or would you think, who is this f-ckwit?


depends on the company and the role.

for the majority of cases I would say kill on sight.


Houston, we have a problem...

What if he also had a soul patch?

Theoretically
Posted By: sirfun

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 01/11/19 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I stopped paying attention to politics


roflmao

ME TOO !! )
Posted By: sirfun

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 01/11/19 12:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Autoprax
Afoaf was worried about you

I wasn't


mee too !! )
Posted By: BillyOcean

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 01/11/19 12:29 AM

My back is feeling better

Iím gonna stop soon

Yes, Iím an idiot
Posted By: sirfun

Re: I stopped paying attention to politics - 01/11/19 12:53 AM

Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
My back is feeling better



travel safely my friend !! ) cheers
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