Of course, I have liked my favorite talk radio station on Facebook. It's a way to keep track of local news stories and a steady feed of things to mock, 'cause these folks frankly aren't too good at things like basic spelling and grammar.
Yesterday brought a link about an apparent effort by gay adoptive parents in Texas to have the terms Parent A and Parent B used instead of mother and father on paperwork for new birth certificates. Makes perfect sense to me, as when you have parents who are either both men or both women, one of the gender-specific parent names is going to be in error.
Well, I should have learned to stay out of the comments even on Facebook. But no, brilliant me clicks on them and sees some stupid chick has jumped past the issue of gay adoptive parents right on to gay marriage, and pulled the classic idiot trick of whipping out the slippery slope fallacy. I took a few minutes to make sure I wouldn't outright call her a fucking idiot and decided to respond thusly:
And it's a good thing I did. Seems the fine folks at WOAI don't cotton to having idiots called idiots. As Erik told me last night right before bed, they chose to delete my comment, something I verified this morning:
Now, of course they get to do this. Their Facebook page, their editorial control. Still, I find their decision a questionable one, given that WOAI's entire business model hinges upon the sharing of opinions, including oft-controversial ones. And I've listened to Joe Pags often enough to know that he insults people on a regular basis. And, well, they left the comment I responded to that equated a whole class of people with dog-fuckers.
So I thought about it a little bit last night and again this morning, but I've had stuff to do all day today and only got around to saying anything a few minutes ago. Of course, I screen capped it to share here, and because I'm fairly certain it's going to be deleted as soon as someone from the station sees it, 'cause they're just high class that way.
Me? I never claimed to be classy.