Saturday, September 22, 2018

the last book I ever read (Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, excerpt twelve)

from Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein:

In Dave’s own family, his wife, Judy, has banned a nephew from her Facebook page. At sixty, Judy Vaughn is a retired schoolteacher and as ardent a Democrat as Dave. The Facebook trouble began when, to the surprise of no one who knows Judy, she began to post her views about Walker, which boil down to a belief, stronger than any she has ever felt about any other politician, that the governor is evil. A couple of relatives didn’t take that too well, including the nephew who eventually posted a reply, asking Judy to please do her politicking on a separate Facebook page because he was sick of her posts and, besides, she wasn’t going to change his mind. Judy posted that she would not create a separate page. Then the nephew had a birthday party and didn’t invite her and Dave. Still, she didn’t unfriend him from Facebook until the day that he posted, “I am sick of my retarded friends and relatives and my union whiners.” That did it.

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