Do you have a good friend or close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue (political, personal, cultural)? What’s the issue, and how do you make the relationship work?

Actually, when I look over the Facebook page, it appears that I have several of those, both political and religious.

I’ve got a buddy from the college days who has turned into a political tub-thumper. Everything, and I mean everything, is all about a) his chosen party or b) the other one. His heroes and his villains.

He drips with re-blogs and mail-forwards and cartoon-spam. Plus other annoying habits.

Ok, fine, we all get that you are {insert party here} and everyone from {other party} is a knuckle-dragging drooling criminal. We get it. You’ve told us twenty thousand times. Oop, new day, twenty thousand and fifty. This is how you spend your online hours, thumping the same tub repeatedly.

All politics and no play makes Jack a dull (and annoying) boy, indeed.

People who explain how and why ‘unfriend’ became a thing.


I’ve a much more empathy for the religious variety. After all, they’re supposed to be doing it, spreading the word and all.

But remember that scene from Airplane where the airport preachers where handing out the free gifts to Robert Stack?

Brilliant scene. Some days, Facebook is just like that.


At the same time, I suppose that I’ll display my individual brand of hypocrisy today by forwarding along another blog post or two.

My own personal brand of tub-thumping, I suppose.

Apologies to all I may have annoyed. Try not to flip me on my head, okay?

I bruise easily.

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5 thoughts on “Tub-thumper”

  1. Wonderful talent for not saying anything offensive … love it. I think I agree with you; I’m not stub-thumper for anything anymore, except keeping an optimistic attitude.

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