Conservatives that is, but not the Rich Bastards. Spent most of yesterday going back and forth with someone on FB who had put up a link declaring "Millions of Rebels Waiting to be Tapped". It was an article about the evils of Healthcare Reform. I made the mistake of commenting, asking if he was going to free himself and give up his "Socialist-Government medical care?? Of course NOT, he claims he earned all three of his medical plans. Then I asked him why he posted the link?? Then he comes back with he can post anything he wants long as it is legal and is only his and God's business. Why bring the mythical being somewhere in the sky into it, all I asked was "WHY??" In the course of the back and forth he threw this question from out in left field(or in his case, right field), "What does healthcare have to do with selling your house?" At this point I thought he had totally lost it, gone completely around the bend, Full Blown Bat-Shit Crazy. He kept telling me to read the whole bill( why should I waste my time reading something where almost all of it doesn't apply to me and even lawyers would have trouble understanding it)!! Turns out there is a provision in the bill for charging a 3.8% levy on capital gains above the threshold for individuals or couples($250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for couples, that's if they sell something for that much more than they paid for it). After looking around the Intratubes, I finally found what he was talking about and on Snopes.com found the true skinny on it. I sent him the link on it, said he didn't have to worry about it and asked him to read it. His reply was that he hadn't read my link, but he had read the whole bill and should he only care about things that affect him?? This is what I call being willfully Ignorant!!
Last year he was all pissed off about this plan to tax all financial transactions HR 4646. Said he didn't want to pay any taxes except sales tax(this from someone whose entire income is from the government)!! Turns out there is a bill to do a 1% tax on all financial transactions except buying and selling stocks. It was introduced by Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-PA. several times the last being in 2010. It had no, zero, nada, zilch co-sponsors and died in committee because of lack of support. Even tho I pointed this out to him last fall and sent him the link to it on Snopes.com, he still insisted that this would be passed by the Democrats after the election. We all know what happened in the Lame Duck Session and it never came up. My guess is he didn't read that one either, "Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up . There is not DOUBT in my military mind"
The thing that kills me is that even when confronted with the facts they refuse to accept them. The only information that counts is what they hear in their Government-Hating Circle-Jerk Echo Chamber. Those pesky facts, they seem to have a librul bias. Or is it that the Never-Right deals in innuendo, half-truths and outright lies???
My plan is to ignore him in the future. We Finns have this interesting quirk, when we figure out that arguing with someone is a waste of breath, we stop talking. That doesn't mean you won the argument, it means the person you were arguing with has decided you aren't worth talking to.