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a word to the wise
For all my LJ-loving friends, this is a word of warning, a word to the wise, and a word of utter exhaustion after the wringer I've been put through in the last twenty-four hours.
A couple of weeks ago, following the last presidential debate, I said some rather inflammatory things about George W. Bush in a public post in my LJ, done in a satirical style. We laughed, we ranted, we all said some things. I thought it was a fairly harmless (and rather obvious) attempt at humor in the face of annoyance, and while a couple of people were offended, as is typical behavior from me, I saw something shiny and forgot about it, thinking that the whole thing was over and done and nothing else would come of what I said.
I was wrong.
At 9:45 last night, the Secret Service showed up on my mother's front door to talk to me about what I said about the President, as what I said could apparently be misconstrued as a threat to his life.
I want people to be aware that what they say on their LJ can cause problems for them in RL, because I love all of you and I don't wish what happened to me on you. You are more than welcome to discuss this post in your journal, and you are more than welcome to link to it from your journal. If you want to post this in a community, go for it. Hell, if you want to put me on fandom_wank, it's probably not a bad idea. The wankers would have a FIELD DAY with this. I know I would. Please, feel free to make an example out of me. So share this with your friends. Tell them what can happen. It's beneficial to all of us to know that this can happen, and hopefully, it'll prevent something like this from happening again.
Originally posted by elevatedone
how do we know for a fact that this really happened to them ?
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
Hitler's SS now revived in Bush's SS. And they say history never repeats. :shk:
Guess I'll have to change my avatar.
Originally posted by Chuck Stevenson
How to get revenge on a Pro Bush person -
Record everything they say.
Edit the recordings to say bad things about Bush.
Mail the tape to the White House identifying the person that you recorded.
Later - just say that you were a "concerned" citizen.
The more Bush people that feel the true hand of Bush ... the less there will soon be.