The Secret I Can Finally Tell You

November 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM 6 comments

Me (whispering):

Pssst! Hey you! Come here . . . . closer . . . . closer

I don’t know about you, but I for one am glad that November 6, 2012 is finally here.

Thankfully, Election Day voting will be in full swing by the time you receive notification of this post. Because the election is now underway and whatever will be, will be, I can finally tell you my secret.

My typing fingers – the fingers that have been itching to reach out and respond to all the hateful, bigoted, inane, stupid, inflammatory, and idiotic Facebook posts and Tweets I’ve had the unfortunate experience of seeing in my feeds – the fingers that want to come back with retorts and matching jabs – those fingers have been tied for about the past two months.

Oh, I admit that every once in a while, I slipped up and wasn’t able to resist responding to something here and there. (A Huffington Post thread exchange comes to mind . . . .as well as a Facebook discussion with an old friend regarding “legitimate rape” . . . . ~Le sigh).

Yet, for the most part, I have forced my fingers to back away from engaging in politically themed arguments with people and used all the self-control I could muster to make ASwirlGirl just. shut. up.  

Whew.

Now come closer, so I can go ahead and tell you my secret:

The reason why I had to tie my fingers is because reading those comments pretty much led me to the same level of intensity – and results – shown in this video (thanks for the link, Toni_M!).

Watch and learn, people; watch and learn. 

Join in the Fray: What topics push your buttons enough to make you go from David Banner – to The Incredible Hulk?

Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, All rights reserved.

I’m participating in NaBloPoMo, which means I’ll be blogging every day during the month of November. Feel free to read and make comments! 

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cdqueenphd  |  November 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Meee Too!:-)

    Reply
    • 2. A Swirl Girl  |  November 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

      LOL!!! Glad to know I’m not alone!

      Reply
  • 3. ladylittlefoot  |  November 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    You are not alone. I feel your pain on this one.

    BTW your link for NaBloPoMo is misspelled. Just thought you’d want to know.

    Reply
    • 4. A Swirl Girl  |  November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

      Ooohh, thanks for telling me! (that’s what happens when you do posts at 3:00 AM! 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. revmatthews  |  November 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Articles like this one burns my toast: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/11/which-billionaires-got-their-moneys-worth-election/58786/

    Rich people get mad when po’ folks tell them “Hell, no!”

    Reply
    • 6. A Swirl Girl  |  November 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      I’ve been seeing the articles about how much money was spent on the election, and it hurts my heart. Just think of how much good could have been done on the behalf of society’s most vulnerable citizens: children, the disabled, and the elderly! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

      Reply

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