INTOLERATION NATION  5:23 pm March 13, 2012

Study: Liberals All So Intolerant, Want Everyone to Die, on Facebook

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

This cancels out everything Rush Limbaugh has ever said, is the point.

Conservatives may be the club of the gay-haters, the uterus police, and the militant Islamophobes, but you liberals, you are the club of intolerance. New study proves it! Former press secretary to Laura Bush and Investors’ Business Daily blowhard Andrew Malcolm has the proof: “Not exactly shocking news for those exposed to them for years, but the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.” And if you are not a regular American, you are not American at all. So how did Pew Research come to this all-too-predictable conclusion?

According to the survey, all of 16 percent of liberals have blocked, unfriended or hid someone who posts something they disagree with on a social networking service, while only eight percent of conservatives have. Malcolm calculates that this means liberals statistically suck 100% more of the time:

In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed. That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics.

The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of conservatives and more than twice the percentage of political moderates who behaved like that.

Yes, why do liberals hate the sort of thoughtful, reasoned debate that is always happening on Facebook? (We’re going to go with, liberals are probably more intolerant of their conservative counterparts’ frequent crimes against spelling.)

Well, certainly Pew Research came to the same conclusion as Malcolm, in their survey conclusion, right?

We asked those whose friends post political material what they do when they disagree. Some 66% of these SNS users said they usually ignore the material they objected to and 28% said they usually respond with a comment or post of their own. And 5% said it depends on the circumstances.

Interestingly enough, there were no differences in these responses among party partisans or different ideological groups. All were equally likely to say they usually ignore the posts or respond to them.

Right, so: no. [IBD]

 

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{ 270 comments }

nounverb911 March 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I don't wish everyone dead, my list was fulfilled two weeks ago. (Not really).

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Fuck you. I am very tolerant of views with which I disagree.

Asshole.

Maman March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

If you were smarter you would appreciate their point. That's what family members tell me.

Designer_Rants March 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

As smart as Rush Limbaugh? NOBODY is that smart. Or tolerant.

CommieLibunatic March 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

When some in-law or relative posts a Rush Limbaugh link titled "WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE SMELL FUNNY?", I'd say there isn't much to understand or appreciate.

Omophagist March 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Fuck you. I completely disagree with your subjective view of your own reaction to stimulus of which I have absolutely no knowledge.

DerrickWildcat March 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Blacks and Mexicans are also the real racists.

Jukesgrrl March 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

They hate birds, too.

DerrickWildcat March 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

You shut it!

DerrickWildcat March 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Oddly enough, I taked this on my bird safari this morning.
Who could hate this crazy bird? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/6980463
Better not be you!

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

What a handsome fellow!

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

What an incredible shot. Not many people can get photos of Occupier scum without their masks on.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

He has sort of a science fiction-y look, doesn't he?

DerrickWildcat March 14, 2012 at 1:58 am

He is from the future! The way I try to describe Wood Ducks to people is to imagine giving a bunch of 5 year olds a box of crayons and tell to design and color a Duck. Or Imagine how Hollywood would make-up a Mallard for a movie. These guys are incredibly skittish. Extremely difficult to get a good shot at. They have great ears or something because they bolt if they even hear a blade of grass bending.

Dashboard Buddha March 14, 2012 at 7:21 am

Holy shit…the eyes! What the hell is up with his eyes?

LagunaB March 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

And women, but we are just stupid and need a white Christian male to tell us what to think. Never mind that there is an 1000% increase of women owning businesses that stay in business longer than men. Yeah, forget those facts.

snoopyfan2010 March 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

As shown in the way they actually get along with one another. And the rhythm, also, a sign.

MOG2410 March 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I plan to block this survey on Fb, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest immediately! Need to keep my librul street cred.

mavenmaven March 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

In other words, if I am against hate speech, I'm intolerant.

OneDollarJuana March 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Just as you are intolerant if you are against bullying. Or forcing one's religious views on others.

sarah_connor March 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm
emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Nice!

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

In other words, if I am against hate speech, I'm intolerant.

Or blatant lies.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Typical libtard.

finallyhappy March 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

This is exactly what homophobic groups inMD have said. If we were tolerant, we would accept their views. So we are equally bigots according to them

smokefilledroommate March 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

'regular' meaning high-fiber diet Americans?

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

sfr:

You beat me to it! I was going to suggest, in a helpful and respectful manner, that those other citizens need to get off the fastfood crackpipe and then start to explore the world of veggies and other roughage.

If they would just listen to our beautiful First Lady, soon they, too, could become regular Americans!

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

"…Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans…"

I completely disagree. This s**t just pisses me off. I won't stand for it.

Bless their heart.

Nothingisamiss March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

From the south!

smokefilledroommate March 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

It's kinda tough to be BFFs with a racist or homophobe.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

libtards – always calling people names. I guess if you don't have an argument …

Biel_ze_Bubba March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

That's probably the actual message in this poll: it's mostly conservative fucktards who need to be blocked.

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Wait'll they add a "Meh" button on Facebook. Then things should get disinteresting!

OneDollarJuana March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

If you recall, there was a "thumbs down" button on the Wonkette, but I guess some liberals couldn't stand it, and had it removed.

Generation[redacted] March 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

We didn't like the fact that conservatard warbloggers were using it to constantly engage us in civil debate.

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

57 states!

Loaded_Pants March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

"…to constantly engage us in civil debate."
Hehehe.

Not_So_Much March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Oh, I would punch the shit out of a 'Meh' button! Or not, whatever.

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.

And I don't care.

smokefilledroommate March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Difference between ignorance and apathy?

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Eh, whichever.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I don't know, and I don't care.

smokefilledroommate March 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Isn't Facebook itself a big 'Meh' button?

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Facebook is just like teh womens. If you press the right button in just the right place at just the right time with the right amount of tenderness, it will follow you anywhere. Except that the preceding doesn't apply to Facebook.

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Hmmm – assuming the Facebookers have the same aversion to logic, facts, and coherence as our trolls here do, I guess there's really no other conclusion to be reached. I guess we liberals should all just go to our rooms and die alone.

UW8316154 March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I just figured that liberals are more likely to have a wide-ranging, diverse set of FB friends that represent a continuum of political philosophies (thus making it more likely to run into the occasional offensive posts that merit blocking) than conservatives, who aren't likely to friend a liberal in the first place.

If your friend universe is an echo-chamber, no chance to run across views you disagree with.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

WARBLOG!!

veritass March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Pew also found that 99.99% of libruls break FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:… email chains and therefore have bad luck for a random amount of years, never find money the day after receiving the email, and don't love jesus enough to tell everyone they know with sparkling blingees and dancing emoticon signatures.

AnAmericanInTO March 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

You've been talking to my mother in law again, haven't you?

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Can you please get your mother in law to stop sending that shit to my mom?!?

Designer_Rants March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

And it's just awful what they've done to the Maxine industry. Oh, Maxine.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

"don't love jesus enough to tell everyone they know with sparkling blingees and dancing emoticon signatures"

Send me one with a dancing Jesus sig, and I'll forward the shit out of it.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

"Ending discrimination discriminates against discriminators, and anyone who discriminates against discriminators should be treated differently for their views!!!!1!"

Blocked.

Beetagger March 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Is this the best they could come up with to counter the "Liberals are Smarter" news from a few weeks ago? I guess it proves the point.

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

something something suffering fools something.

MaxNeanderthal March 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Ah, so that'll be rule one from the J Goebbels propaganda playbook- accuse the enemy of that which you yourself are guilty of. Same shit, different century, nothing to see here folks, move alomg….

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Or old-fashioned projection, where they actually believe the other side is doing what they do, facts be damned.

RadioStalingrad March 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Goebbels is so 1930's. Alinsky is where it's at, two turntables and a microphone.

Veritas78 March 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Karl Rove's only rule, and he's the only guy left running that nightmare of a party. I knew failing to indict him was a big mistake. That Fitz-something guy was a phony.

edgydrifter March 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Conservative civil discourse: They yell "LOUSY WHORE TRAITOR!!" in your face; you apologize for being a lousy whore traitor.

Generation[redacted] March 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

If you walk away from that, you're just proving your intolerance.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

It's also bipartisanship.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Yeah, we get angry because someone has a political opinion we disagree with, not because that opinion is something like, oh, that us liberals are somehow not normal Americans. Fuck you shitbreath.

Deportably_Jose March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I mean, my standard is that I only unfriend or block people if they suggest that a particular racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender, sexuality, or ability group is subhuman or implicitly or explicitly call for acts of violence against people on account of their beliefs or identity.

In order for that to translate into those guys' conclusions, that would require that right-wingers are much more likely to call groups they dislike subhuman or call for acts of violence against… oh.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

You intolerant bastard, you.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Normal Americans is the new Real Americans. What's next? Brown corduroy?

RalphCrown March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Sorry, I have very little tolerance for people who don't understand basic science, basic economics, or basic civility.

jjdaddyo March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

On a serious note, could this be because conservatives never friend or follow anyone who is not pre-approved by Fox News? Therefore, they never have to block any damn libruls?

Callyson March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

So, if I oppose a viewpoint that says women and gays should not have equal rights, *I'm* the intolerant one? And presumably, ditto for my fellow liberals?
Well then, I welcome the hatred of each and every one of my liberal friends, including my buddies here on Wonkette–carry on!

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Also, if you think a theory that says a magic wizard did everything shouldn't be given the same scientific validity as, you know, ACTUAL SCIENCE, you're closed-minded, just like those people who persecuted Galileo.*

*actual argument a religious nut said to me. You just can't make this stuff up!

elviouslyqueer March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Consider yourself unfriended, Andrew Malcolm.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

or you know, you could just never go on fucking facebook.

Not_So_Much March 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

That doesn't sound like a 'real thing'?

Dudleydidwrong March 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

What's the link for "fucking facebook"? I want to unfriend it.

bureaucrap March 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The Pew Charitable Trust also said that I am King of the World. Of course, their survey was about Americans' attitude toward root vegetables; I'm just summarizing their findings.

Barrelhse March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Call any vegetable. Call it by name.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

*yodeling*
Rut-a-ba-ga!

Guppy March 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

That reminds me, I gotta move someone over to my "restricted" list…

imissopus March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hmmm, I wonder if this study accounted for the possibility that liberals, who tend to cluster in large cities, have social circles with wider and more diverse political viewpoints? Nah, I'm sure that's not it.

ph7 March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Logging onto their AOL account is one thing; mastering the "unfriend" procedure on Facebook is entirely another.

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

"Hot diggity – this month I get a hundred free minutes!"

deanbooth March 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Last month I hired a lawyer to go over a contract for me and noticed afterward that his email was @aol.com. Uh-oh, red flag! Not only did it turn out to be a good indicator of his general incompetence, but a few days later I started getting Viagra spam from his account.

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Speaking of adversarial opinion bloviating — KBJ & RS when will we see the return of "Dear Shit Fer Brains"? Unless our trolls and mincebrained stalkers are so overcome with this latest trend of conservamiability that they no longer send hate mail to the wonkette 'headquarters'?

elviouslyqueer March 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Not only am I thumbing you up for this, but I am madly fapping at the thought of "Dear Shit Fer Brains" returning. MADLY. FAPPING.

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Just the cartoon alone always cracked me up.

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Spanky and friends are probably too busy threatening the coroner for Bad Andy Breitbart and that toxicology screen.

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Spanky has friends?

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Yes. Of course, they are all sockpuppet accounts that tell him how adequate he is.

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Goddamn I loved "Dear Shit Fer Brains".

No one has lost any!

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Ooh! And can we get Bob Boudelang to do a guest article?

Callyson March 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Other things liberals don't want to tolerate:
Income inequality
The death of the middle class
Environmental destruction in the same of short term profits and short lived jobs
Religious policing of Americans' private lives
Further declines in the quality of American life
Yeah, we're a bunch of intolerant assholes…and thank God for that…

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

You forgot "race war".

Callyson March 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

True–the wingnuts keep making our list longer and longer, don't they?
Yeah, I'll tolerate those morans when they are…oh, can't say dead, so let's just say I'll tolerate them when they are catatonic…more so…

redarmyzombie March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

When life processes have independently ceased to exist from old age and loneliness.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

In the words of Beldar Conehead:
'I would collapse, I would draw the shades and I would live in the dark. I would never get out of my slar pad or clean myself. My fluids would coagulate, my cone would shrivel, and I would die, miserable and lonely. The stench would be great."

sewollef March 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

Yeah, I'll tolerate those morans when they are…oh, can't say dead, so let's just say I'll tolerate them when they are catatonic…more so…

perhaps you could've said: 'when they stop breathing, permanently'.

Just a suggestion.

iburl March 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

"The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with."

So, how are you supposed to engage in civil discourse or debate with somebody believes Obama is a Kenyan muslim bent on destroying America from within through socialized medicine? I don't have the money to electro-shock them or put them into a socialist re-education camp (i.e. college).

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Don't ask me; I'm still puzzling over "overtly hiding someone".
Besides the fact that "overtly hiding" strikes me as a contradiction in terms, I don't know of a way to "hide" someone on fb. You could hide *from* them, but that's the same as blocking them.

KotBR March 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Pew also found out that the children of liberals are more likely to check 'no' when presented with 'Do you like me?' notes from conservative children, proving that liberals teach intolerance, or, you know, common sense.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I call investigator bias. They were more likely to check No when *Pew* asked them, (especially that snotty Madysyn who thinks she's so big!), but if someone asked them who wasn't, like, a total lamewad, they'd check Yes. Then they'd say "Pew" while holding their noses and laughing like crazy.

Beowoof March 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Gee the last conservative I spoke with on facebook called me a fucking socialist douchebag asshole. With reasoned debate such as that I must be a real asshole for blocking him and changing my privacy settings.

bflrtsplk March 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Conservatives call that sweet talk.

AutomaticPilot March 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It counts as foreplay.

commiegirl March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

At least Andrew Malcolm is no longer sullying my LA Times every morning with his disingenuous meanspirited tripe. IBD, I can hide, block or ignore.

AlterNewt March 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Unlike the way the Times hid, blocked, and ignored Robert Sheer.

randcoolcatdaddy March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This obviously prooves that all liburls on the Facedbooks has the gayz – they just cruise it for hot men, then have to defriend them when they find out they're straight priests looking to minister to twelve year olds. And etc!

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Also too.

Not_So_Much March 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Weird, because it seems like Malcolm is super tolerant himself and not trying to gin up fake controversy for controversy's sake…

FraAnima March 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

The Pew study also found that liberals just cold make shit up and misinterpret data to support their asshole views.

Unlike the geniuses at Investors Business Douchebag,

Chillatte March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

This study is right: I fucking hate Facebook! And The Eagles, also.

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

You forgot Poland.

stncmchnc March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Branded! My apologies to the Duderino.

C_R_Eature March 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I have no interest in getting next to near Facebook, because people tend to
piss me off and Don Henley Must Die!

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

But you must like the rug, since it ties the room together.

Negropolis March 14, 2012 at 2:06 am

Philly or the band?

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

This cretin is correct. I have indeed "unfriended" people for merely being conservative and going on and on about how I should be placed in a death camp. I am so intolerant of people that publicly advocate murdering me and this clearly makes me the terrible person here.

FakaktaSouth March 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I was told by one of the dumbest fox-loving mo'rons that I know the other night that I was the FUNNIEST person on facebook. He said I was a liberal dingbat, but hilarious.These folks do not understand HALF of what I am talking about on there, ever. Policy discussions I get in to are WAY more inside-baseball stuff than they are interested in and they do not know who Eric Cantor or many of his ilk are, therefore they are not terribly offended by what I say about him. It's really like this across the board. That's how come they're republicanites. They are ignorant. You've got to be.

eta – this is in no way intended to sound like I am proud to be the queen of my fb. I do still have the sense God gave a goat to know that this is a thing to be embarrassed about. I am just saying that, yeah, this study sounds right to me.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

the only things i ever put on fb are links to wonkette, show reviews (if they're good) and pictures of my cats.

as i have no idea who i'm really fb friends with, i save my true self for wonkette.

FakaktaSouth March 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I never post anything on my own timeline about politics, fb is a way for my Mom's sisters to see pics of my kids, and to let some dudes (and girls) I went to HS with know that I'm still doable (we're almost 40, so everything is relative, I know) – but I have a smart funny friend who throws things out there all the time – he's like the Linda Richman on coffee talk of FB- and it's very freeing for me because I say what I think — and with the way things work on fb all the people I know can see it – without me having to say anything directly to them. I can also say that my commenting practices on wonkette have helped me look WAY quick on fb – but some of those folks on fb who know me as a nice housewife WOULD DIE if they saw what I say here. I MEAN DIE. Bible verses abound with a lot of the moms I know, ya dig? Wonkette is all me, all real, all catharsis, fo' sho'.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

that's right. just let em see the wit without the baggage.

as i use fb for primarily for promotion i generally post very little. and it's very innocuous. don't want to offend my agents. or a director. or THAT actor.

gawd i sound like a total whore.

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Probably a slut too.

MosesInvests March 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm

BTW, almost 40 is *eminently* doable. Just thought you might like to know.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

fb is for sharing recipes and funny cat pictures. I did post the picture of Romney from last night because it made me pee myself.

UW8316154 March 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed: Facebook is a waste of time.

bflrtsplk March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

bflrtsplk "likes" that comment.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

So is Wonkette; the difference being that Wonkette is usually fun and/or intelligent.

hagajim March 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My guess is that 16% (a huge number I know)…was likely liberals who even bothered to try and have a conversation with some of the idiotic ideologues out there. Once they realized the cretins were cretins they just disconnected. Also, conservatives only talk to conservatives so they have no reason to block the noise from the echo chamber.

Steverino247 March 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Somebody got paid to do a study this faulty? Somebody needs to have his Ph.D. taken away. What bullshit! Facebook restricts your ability to communicate while selling your personal information to advertisers. The day Wonkette goes to "log in to Facebook to post" is the day I'm done here.

Loaded_Pants March 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I had to stop commenting on another site because of that stupid fb log-in. I still visit the site but not as much as I used to. The comments have went all to hell so I no longer read them. I'll read the articles but that's it.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

What good is the internet if you can't be anonymous. You smell bad, also.

CommieLibunatic March 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

So… I guess I should get confrontational when my father-in-law posts some idiotic love letter to Allen West? Would that please Andy Malcolm?

Also, according to a recent study, ANDREW "SHAME GLOBE" MALCOLM IS A GODDAMNED IDIOT.

Generation[redacted] March 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

when I open my facebook I'd like to see updates from family and friends, pictures of their kids and vacations, and not the latest angry loner political rant. Clearly, my intolerance knows no bounds.

Your right to repost racist pictures ends where my "unfriend" button begins.

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Yeah – seeing how idiotic people you are related to or went to high school with is very draining, not to mention dis-spiriting.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Unless of course the people I went to high school with now look like shit and have way worse lives than I do. Then it's kinda funny.

Lucidamente1 March 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Time to test this hypothesis. Wonketteers, assemble!

http://www.facebook.com/amalcolm

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I'm friending him just so I can engage in "civil discourse" on every item he ever posts.

UW8316154 March 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I call bullshit. "The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate…." Have these researchers ever BEEN on Facebook? There is no civil discourse or debate about anything, ever. Only pictures of food, weather updates and late-night, drunken proclamations of love and loneliness.

vodkamuppet March 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

"late-night, drunken proclamations of love and loneliness"

Are we friends on Facebook?

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

De[redacted]na, is that you?

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Try 'liking' LOLcats. That cracks me up!

donner_froh March 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Dear Andrew Malcolm:

I apologize for blocking the sexist, homophobic and essentially crazy rants that show up in social media. If I knew you thought so highly of them I would have just forwarded them all to you.

Sincerely,

Your biggest fan

vodkamuppet March 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I've deleted a few people I disagree with but it's not because I disagree with them, it's because they won't shut the fuck about it for days on end. How many articles can I link to that explicitly prove theyre dead wrong before I decide it's no longer worth the headache? And the few people I've deleted were always posting endlessly on my links, not the other way around.

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

You sound pretty intolerant to me.

vodkamuppet March 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Well to be fair, I barely ever read my news feed because I only care about myself. I don't think intolerant is the right word for that though.

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

You're right – I must be a real asshole for unfriending that bitch wonderful Sister of Christ who sent me wave after wave of invitations to openly gay-bashing preachers and links to ex-gay concentration camps therapy camps in an effort to help me "see the error of [my] ways." The same bitch who once called me a murderer because I volunteered for a charity drive at Planned Parenthood.

Fuck you.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Progressives are sooo angry all the time. It must be genetic.

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Sorta like that cartoon about why a lot of women are so goddamn angry alla time

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Oh, very well done.

HobbesEvilTwin March 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I'm going to post this on my fb wall now, and then unfriend all of the assholes who "like" it..

barto March 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I'm so intolerant I wanted Facebook to die.

Local_Mojo March 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Off-Track, but Ha! Ha! Ha!

Since Alabama Dems can go over to the side of darkness in primaries, I "Voted for the Bloated." And the icing was that I picked Dale "Brokeback" Peterson as a Gingrinch delegate.

Pennywhistler March 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

To be serious for a moment, liberals will have friends of all kinds, but get tired of certain fact-free ranters.*

Whereas conservatives tend to only have other conservative friends, so less reason to block their messages.

* For example, I am a card-carrying Zionist, but I have blocked a certain friend's constant pro-Israel rants, because I just don't like rants and ranters.

Now, back to the show!

CountryClubJihadi March 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I hide the feeds of the constant Quran quoters and my Tibet activist friends because they just don't shit the fuck up and sometimes I just want to see cat videos when I log in. And if one more person posts the Kony video as the most important thing I will ever see, they are all going down.

Pennywhistler March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

You have friends who send you cat videos?

WhatTheHeck March 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Who knew the Tea Party was made up of liberals?

SayItWithWookies March 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Interestingly enough, if you scroll down on the Pew site a bit, the survey shows how many people opted not to post something for fear that it might offend. The results, by political demographic are:

Very liberal: 29%
Liberal: 30%
Moderate: 18%
Conservative: 24%
Very conservative: 27%

As it turns out, of the two groups on the liberal end of the spectrum, the total is 59% who chose not to post something that might be offensive; on the conservative end of the spectrum, only 51% opted do refrain for the same reason.

By the sheerest coincidence, the difference is 8%. That missing conservative 8% are the same assholes who pass the same offensive crap around and get irate when they're unfriended. Just a theory, I know, but the numbers sure fit.

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Math is for snobs.

Also, those data make moderates look like fucking assholes.

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

So defriending an argumentative person or hiding inflammatory content is somehow less tolerant than arguing with that person? Henh?

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

What does a "regular American" mean? (no pun intended)

Fare la Volpe March 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

If you've wrapped your dick in tinfoil and stuck it in a socket, you might be a Regular American.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Howsabout if I want to do that to someone else? Maybe a few someone elses if I'm being really honest and intolerant.

Dashboard Buddha March 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Eats lots of fruits and veggies, bran, etc. Has one or two really good dumps per day.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

That'd be me. I guess I'm a just a regular slut, prostitute, dirty immigrant, communist, socialist. LOL

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

White, Christian, straight (or claim to be), male or submissive female, uneducated, and living outside of any major city.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Ugh. Most of my inlaws and neighbors then. No wonder I miss Canada.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Has never read any book that isn't the Bible.

BarackMyWorld March 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

An American who gets enough fiber and has consistent bowel movements.

Gleem McShineys March 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Yes, by all means when someone ignites a bag of dog poop on your doorstep, you should try to start a constructive argument with them as to why you do not enjoy this burning poop at this time, although you do think poop sometimes serves good purposes, as fertilizer, perhaps they should rethink their position on ignited poop, perhaps in the future, for it is disagreeable, yes?

Or, how about this. Fuck you, I've got no time for tards. BALEETED

Antispandex March 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

OK, I'm guilty. But in my defense, I only do it if they "accidently" post something about the President being a En, Eye, Double Guh, Er, or that some left wing lady is a See, You, En, Tee. I have my limits. Besides, that half of our family doesn't miss me.

dadanarchist March 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Now, now, in the Investors' Business Daily's defense, it's basically what Donald Trump uses to wipe his ass when he runs out of poor children's hair.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

He should wipe his ass with the Daily and make a wig out of poor children's hair.

Dashboard Buddha March 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I call bullshit. I've turned off several people on facebook, not because they disagreed with me, but because these particular folks were so stunningly willfully ignorant, so logically bizarre, so slyly hateful that it wasn't worth my mental health, or the chance they would find where I lived, if I stayed in contact.

Also, when I look at my liberal vs conservative contacts in FB it breaks out like this (ymmv). The liberals are doing stuff. Organizing, informing, setting things up.

The conservative just want to win an argument on the Internet.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I think they are just peeved by that recent study that showed that Conservatives are a tad dim. I figured a whiny study would be flung back at some point.

BlueStateLibel March 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Well said as usual, wise Buddha.

a_pink_poodle March 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *continue for 15 more minutes*

Okay wait maybe I'm jumping the gun here. Is the author saying that uniting diverse Americans acts against liberals or uniting diverse Americans is a false orthodoxy of liberals?

anniegetyerfun March 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Of course, this is also partly due to the fact that 90% of conservatives still use MySpace.

NellCote71 March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

And A OH ELL.

PuckStopsHere March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I am defriending the Pew Research Center just as soon as I can figure how to do so on the new FB.

Cannolele March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I don't know who "regular Americans" are, but check out the liberals at DU sometime. They are as intolerant as the conservatives at Free Republic. Try making a radical left-wing criticism of their liberal dogmas and see how fast you get kick-banned. You can't even say "Bammz." One "Obamar" and you're gone!

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Get out of here, you goddamn hippie.

Makinglifehell March 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

If I want to listen to RW talking points, I'll (gag) watch Fox. When the conservatards start spouting "Obummer is a socialist/Kenyan/the antichrist" on my FB, goddamn straight I'm blocking their silly, misinformed asses. (Same with any religious crap, If I want to consult fucking Ephesians, I'll damn well look it up on my own!) There is no sensible debate coming from them, just poor logic and rhetoric. If they had nothing to contribute, why shouldn't they be shut out of the conversation?

vodkamuppet March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I blocked an aunt once for the religious crap. She got all offended bcause I had no idea what catholics eat on Good Friday. I was trying to plan a menu for the restaurant I was cooking at. I assumed fish but I was trying to crowd source a menu. This was enough to provoke a 2 day lecture about my lack of respect. For trying to plan a menu. For Catholics. Out of respect. Even though I'm an atheist.

Makinglifehell March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

You patience is greater than mine, friend. How are we (the godless, in this case) supposed to know the ritual diets of these people? And why are they the ones who get offended when we don't know?

vodkamuppet March 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

What pissed me off the most was that she was basically telling me what was appropriate to post on my own fucking web page even though the whole point of the post was aimed at pleasing her demographic. And then wouldn't shut the fuck up about it for 2 days.

My original post went like this, "Crowd sourcing the menu for Good Friday, what do you people eat on Good Friday again? Cuz I have no idea." I don't think that counts as snarky, let alone disrespectful.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hm, constructive criticism here. "you people" might have been where you steered things into the mud. Unless you are paraphrasing now.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Loaves and fishes?

Steverino247 March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Fucking Ephesians, indeed. All those letters and did it do any good? No.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Ha ha ha ha.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

That's annoying enough when they just sort of post it at random. But what *really* burns my gorgeous ass is when they post, for example, "OMAMA SOSHULIST" in a pro-Obama thread, or "YOU ALL GOIN TO BRUN IN HAIL!!!" in the atheist thread. Who is surprised/dismayed/whatever that an atheist thread includes atheist sentiments?
It's like my mother used to say, "Don't give then any attention; it just encourages them".

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Alright alright. I admit it. It was me. I put up with my dead friends ex-fiancé's racist, misogenystic, homophobic rantings for as long as I could. But after a couple if years I realized that my friend was still dead and I really, really hated that asshole.

There is one other guy that I am itching to defriend. Unfortunately he never posts and I have to hear his racism and misogeny in person. Lucky for him he's not a homophobe or I would have gone ahead and punched him in the sac a long time ago.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

agyf:

And many of those "conservatives" have been paying to lease their telephones since 1956. Who wouldn't want to pay $9,000 for a phone you won't ever own?

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

A hoy hoy!

mrblifil March 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Because of Facebook I unwittingly was shown evidence that a close friend had attended a memorial service for Andrew Breitbart. I have been weighing whether or not to cut off this particular friend. THE SURVEY SAYS!!…

C_R_Eature March 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I don't do Facebook and I don't know who this Andrew Malcolm is but if he's responsible for putting this sentence in print :"…the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.” then he deserves everything the Wonkeratti will be sending his way.

Really. Separating "Political Liberals" from "Real Americans"? What is this, the 90's? Is he angling for Hannity's job?

redarmyzombie March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I'm thinking of maybe sending boxfuls of spiders to the man. Spiders, anyone? Yea? Nay? All in favor, please upfist.

C_R_Eature March 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Spiders would be cool. You'd have to send a next day FedEx "Live" shipment, because I think US Mail still gets irradiated ever since that Anthrax thing we're not supposed to remember.

You could go more Disgusting, though, with a delivery of Live Hagfish

So, so disgusting.

HelmutNewton March 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

On a semi-serious note, I am one of those libruls who has "hidden" several FB friends and relatives. And it's not really because I disagree with their views (although that doesn't help).

It's because they unthinkingly re-post whatever the right-wing talking points of the day are and then yell at anyone who dares to question them! Although I get along well with them on a personal level, it's become next to impossible to have a sane conversation with them about politics.

NellCote71 March 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

("We’re going to go with, liberals are probably more intolerant of their conservative counterparts’ frequent crimes against spelling.")

Works for me.

owhatever March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I stand guilty as charged. An old friend in Idaho refused, after many requests, to cease sending racially insulting photographs, jokes, lies and curses concerning President Obama and his family. I finally chalked him up as a redneck fool, then unfriended, banned and otherwise told him to go to hell and haven't spoken to him since then. I am indeed intolerant of ignorant racists.

Toomush_Infer March 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Bring the fucking Banhammer!….

Toomush_Infer March 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Also, I heard on MPR today that 60% of Repulisivican Mississippians do not believe in evolution – who's tuning who out? And over 50% of them believe Obama is a Muslin….

chascates March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

How many believe the South won the 'War of Northern Aggression' I wonder?

redarmyzombie March 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

All of them, Katie.

C_R_Eature March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Death to All Fanatics!

-Sincerely, A Fan, Atic.

johnnyzhivago March 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

No snark here – I did this once. I used to work for a guy who I liked a lot and who was also a US Army Reserve Colonel. I worked for him 10 years ago – in the interim he spent several years in Iraq and Afghanistan and frankly, I think it turned his brain to mush. We reconnected last year and I start getting a torrent of birther, Mooslim, etc. crap on FB. I just could not stand to see my friend spewing this crap and I was surely not up to the task of turning his mind around. So goood—bye!

The joke is that he must have noticed and pulled his recommendation of me on Linked-In. Because it's gone.

Fuck him!

DonnyKerabotsos March 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I can't wait to bring this study up at Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Blueb4sunrise March 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Been gone all afternoon, how many abortions did I miss?

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

How many did you have while you were gone?

Blueb4sunrise March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Had one at the DMV/ADEQ while waitng for emissions tests/registration. Stopped to browse a music store , decided to get another. Then went to see a friend and their new dog. We all had one there. It's sorta like a pub crawl.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

If you go to the Starbuck's on Hawthorne Ave., they give you a free abortion if you buy the biggest size of latte. But that's only on Thursdays; the rest of the week you just get a free muffin.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

All of them, Blue.

smitallica March 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Conservatives don't block or unfriend people who post different political views than theirs because, by definition, they try to avoid even meeting anyone who has different views than theirs.

Lucidamente1 March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm
Blueb4sunrise March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGOD.
That is great. Wishing many upfists for all those people.

BarackMyWorld March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

A want to see a facebook survey of which group is more likely to post something racist.

glamourdammerung March 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Depends on if conservatives' "you are the real racist for noticing my blatant racism" standard is applied or not.

LagunaB March 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I guess the pew center forgot about the 49% increase in gun purchases after Obama was elected and the 8000% increase in hate groups. Those people were repubs. Who also think we are planning checkers instead of the whole world playing chess.

DaRooster March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Are we still allowed to want everyone to die here at the Wonkettes?

chascates March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Yes, just not one person specifically.

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I think that a deep and abiding loathing of humanity in general is pretty much a prerequisite for posting here.

C_R_Eature March 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I love Humanity, it's people I can't stand.

BlueStateLibel March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Guilty as charged! I didn't defriend him, just hid his posts. How many lame "salute the flag" and "i'm gonna hunt squirrels" posts can one person take though?

flamingpdog March 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

DUDE, I come back in out of the field this afternoon and found fourteen freakin' blob posts on teh Wonkette today. Now maybe I'm just one of those lazy, shiftless, no-account libruls that can't face a challenge of, like, where to freakin' start, but FOURTEEN?!?!?. Sorry, Kirsten et al., but I think I'm just going to go home, down a lot of beers, and check out the Princess and teh porn on the internetz tonight.

Oh, and the ONLY conservatard friend/"friend" that I've ever blocked on Facebook was the one who, in a moment of reasoned discussion, wished that I and all my libtard friends would be blown to kingdom come in a fucking nuclear explosion, with the reasoned suggestion both preceded and followed up by a hearty "FUCK YOU!".

Negropolis March 14, 2012 at 2:46 am

Glad I wasn't the only one who was feeling this.

BarackMyWorld March 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Just to show I can be fair…I'm watching Hardball…as much as I dislike Trent Lott, Tweety's just being a dick to him. Jeez.

BarackMyWorld March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Things just brightened up…Alex Wagner's on with Tweety, Todd Chuck and Howard Fineman.

She should be on every show. Not just the ones on MSNBC, either, I literally mean every TV show on every channel.

emmelemm March 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I'm not on Facebook, so I've essentially blocked ALL OF 'EM, KATIE!

So there! My intolerance knows no fucking bounds!

Makinglifehell March 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Have you ever argued with a parrot? It will just keep squawkin' whatever it is that it has heard, over and over. The difference between parrots and idiot right wingers: parrots realize that fat cats only want to kill and devour them.

Generation[redacted] March 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I'd like to point out that I did NOT defriend the guy who asked everyone on facebook to pray for his truck, because as much as I disagree with his redneck religious politics, that was just fuckin hilarious.

chascates March 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I confess my only Facebook account is a fictional name, meant to mislead those hordes of people I've known since kindergarten.

GregComlish March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I am "friends" with a libertarian guy who is known to advance anti-Muslim bigotry. I tolerate him, but If that fucker posts any of that bigotry to my wall I will permanently ban him and public disavow his actions.

ifthethunderdontgetya March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm
Deportably_Jose March 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Why can't liberals deal with diversity of opinions the way that conservatives do, and call people who disagree with them sluts and whores?

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

LIEberals claim to be tolerant, but when you politely point out to them that they hate America, voted for a socialist who is ineligible to be president (and hates America), that they advocate baby murder because they hate America, and are going straight to hell for hating America, they prove surprisingly intolerant. They don't even like it when Good Christian Americans say that they pray for the President (to die).

moar_plz March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

So does one of my former professors posting William F. Buckley essays count the same as my eighth grade lab partner posting short fiction about the rape/murder of Nancy Pelosi?

Exhausted66 March 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Andrew is neither conservative or liberal.
Wait for it…
He's Malcolm in the middle.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

this is OT, but do we think david cameron really wants to see a basketball game in ohio?

also, OT, i hope michelle wears something awesome for the state dinner.

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Wait, 84% of libtards just ignore the reich wing stylings of their second cousins twice removed on Facebook? What the hell is the matter with them?

_qb_ March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

It's 8:10 on Tuesday night, March 2012. My mom is still cussing George Herbert Walker Bush's inauguration. I couldn't bring my friends over for years. My poor dad dares not speak his politics.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I'm reconciled to George Herbert Walker Bush's inauguration.
His production of offspring, however, will be awhile yet.

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Um.

This line from the Pew report really needed to be emphasized a Metric Fuckton more:

"The cohort is so small that it is not possible to do a statistically reliable analysis of trends. But as a rule, there were no ideological differences among those who had dropped someone from their SNS world because of politics."

Also kind of important: Even among the minority of people who DO drop or block someone over politics, the vast majority of people getting blocked were "distant" friends or acquaintances or people who the blocker had never met in person.

Hell, I don't even see a category for "idiots who were only on my Facebook list because I was adding people to my mafia that one month when I was into that stupid waste of time"

Gleem McShineys March 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Man, when will somebody do a study on the nature and toxicity of Butthurt, and its debilitating effects on Andrew Malcoms.

Aw, diddums poor conservatoon get family-banhammered because you misunderstood the social purpose of Facebook?

If people wanted ShrillTrollbook, where people share nothing but copy-pasted rightwing parrot posts, it would already exist. Which it does.

Basically, stick to posting your screedarrhea to Free Republic, where it belongs, poor butthurtarian.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I've only ever blocked one person from my feed and that was because they were thanking jesus and blaming satan every single post. It is certainly a bias that none of my liberal friends foist similar psychological delusions off onto other people's walls.

comrad_darkness March 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Did anyone else make the mistake of clicking on the IBD link? What a loaded, mongering, biased piece of crap. Seriously. "Normal people"? Major dehumanizing of a group going on. If it's not performance art, the author should be monitored for signs of workplace violence.

WiscDad March 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

It's soooo much easier to baffle them with bullshit than to dazzle them with brilliance…and it really really works

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

"16 percent of liberals have blocked, unfriended or hid someone who posts something they disagree with on a social networking service, while only eight percent of conservatives have."

The obvious conclusion is that conservatives are too stupid to work the buttons on Facebook.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

It's true. We should all be like our liberal overlords in the ACLU:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/aclu-defends-naz

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Shorter: "Goddamned liberals are so fucking intolerant! I'd like to string them up by their hateful necks and scratch their angry eyes out!!! RAAAAAAAH!!!"

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Considering how they treat pro-choice folks, it's obvious that conservatives can't even tolerate the tolerant.

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Is there some way I can block the ad that keeps asking me whether I "like" Wamart?
Sheesh, talk about needy!

pinkocommi March 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I once unfriended a high school friend on FB after she posted a FB comment that she is "not the 99%" and I said, like it or not, she is. And then she said she was for a free market, and I said I favored more socialism in the US and she said, "you mean like the socialism they have in North Korea?" And that's when I called it quits. Because if you can't figure out that North Korea is not a socialist state by the time you are 40 years of age, you are not even aspiring to mediocrity as an informed person.

LadyWisdom March 14, 2012 at 12:13 am

Personally, I see no reason to entertain troglodytes who oppose the progress of the human race. Yes, there is a difference. There's no point in pretending that predatory corporatism and government by theocracy are valid viewpoints.

lulzmonger March 14, 2012 at 1:22 am

BUSTED!
I am Facebook-intolerant, as well as Twitter-intolerant.

If you're going to knowingly tolerate shit, you'd better bring your appetite – last time I checked there was no threat of a shortage.

Negropolis March 14, 2012 at 1:59 am

So, blocking racists/xenophobic/sexist, etc…comments from your facebook feed and refusing to entertain rank, ridiculous bigotry is intolerant, right? If only everyone was so intolerant of intolerance as liberals.

James Michael Curley March 14, 2012 at 6:08 am

Take your freakin' Face outa my freakin' Book!

BaldarTFlagass March 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

"fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of conservatives…"

This phenomenon is no doubt related directly to reading comprehension skills.

BaldarTFlagass March 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

No doubt it's been said here already, but as a liberal, the one thing I can't tolerate is intolerance.

gurukalehuru March 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

Aaaaawwwww/ Sounds to me like somebody at the old Pew Research Center got defriended.

Nesnora March 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

Yeah, what about the poor racists/misogynists/bigots/religious radicals that are blocked so much, just for hatin'? Will someone please think of THEIR feelings? Fucking intolerant liberals…

DahBoner March 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

Whenever a Conservative accuses me of intolerance, I whip out my Glock and kill a few Liberals.

//Jared, Liberal

ttommyunger March 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm

OK, I admit it, I have no life, so I'm on Facebook. Since I live in the heart of Conservative Darkness (Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia) most of my "Friends" are far Right. We get along pretty well. I tolerate most of their posts without comment and they do the same to me. If we have some give and take it us usually pretty civil. I've had some abusive folk and cut them off after the third or fourth offense (my grandkids, etc. are also on there). I feel I can do more for my Country by welcoming and being tolerant of others when possible. It helps that I hold our Democratic Officeholders in almost the same disdain as the Republicans.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

now see, 'whore' is just tawdry.

'slut' i proudly embrace.

FakaktaSouth March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

high five!

tessiee March 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

What about "whore" with modifiers?
I'm a lipstick whore, perfume whore, pocketbook whore, and book whore.
I'm probably a whore for a bunch of other things that just don't come to mind right this minute, too.
Are we OK with that, or what?

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I, for one, am happy to embrace sluts

Doktor Zoom March 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Anything but a blogwhore. That's a slappin' offense.

user-of-owls March 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

No kidding. I talk all about it at DirtyStrigiformChat.blogwhorespot.com!

ThundercatHo March 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Yet another reason to love Wonkette. Where else can you go for Beldar Conehead quotes?

smokefilledroommate March 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

There you go!

vodkamuppet March 14, 2012 at 1:21 am

"you people" in reference to Catholics isnt Like calling homosexuals fags or Black people N**gers. I asked what they wanted to eat, according to their religion, for the purpose of providing them with a meal that fits their religious protocol.

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