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Old 05-01-2019, 10:34 PM
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On Sunday, Thompson announced on Instagram that she would be taking a break from social media because of “hurtful things being said to me” and that any subsequent posts would be from her management team.
why do some people have to be such jerks? i would have no problem hitting golf balls with trump; shooting baskets with obama; throwing a baseball with bush; or smoking a cigar with clinton. the notion that others would say anything hateful to me because of it is just stupid. i may disagree with your choice in politicians but that doesn’t mean i can’t be nice and decent to you.
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Lexi's management team is putting out a different story...True or not?...Who knows...

Lexi Thompson's social media break is 'culmination' of 'harsh, hurtful' commentary

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Lexi Thompson’s management team, Blue Giraffe Sports, issued a statement before the start of the LPGA Mediheal Championship regarding her recent break from social media.

“It has come to our attention that the reason for Lexi Thompson’s decision to take a break from Social Media has been taken out of context by various media outlets,” the statement began. “Lexi’s decision was not based on a recent event or post, but rather from a culmination of harsh, hurtful, and unwarranted commentary from social media abusers over time.”

Several outlets in recent days have linked Thompson’s social media break to backlash received from a recent round of golf with President Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh.

Thompson’s agent Bobby Kreusler said that simply wasn’t the case. Frustrated by a rare missed cut in Los Angeles, Thompson logged onto social media, read some negative comments and hit a breaking point.


It’s not an avalanche of hurtful tweets, but rather a small number of cruel fans who have pricked away at the American star over time.
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Lexi's management team is putting out a different story...True or not?...Who knows...

Lexi Thompson's social media break is 'culmination' of 'harsh, hurtful' commentary
it doesn’t seem so much a different story or a dispute but rather that there’s more to it than a single incident.
even still i wonder why people have to be such jerks?

interestingly on my own social media when posting this one of my very liberal friends asked:

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why do you think public people should not be treated like public people?
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why do you think public people should not be treated with decency and civility?
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it doesn’t seem so much a different story or a dispute but rather that there’s more to it than a single incident.
even still i wonder why people have to be such jerks?

interestingly on my own social media when posting this one of my very liberal friends asked:



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To the radical Leftists in charge of the Resistance everything is political and nothing is out of bounds. Stalking and harassing a member of the Trump administration in their home or in public is encouraged by a member of Congress, a committee chair no less. Left wing pundits describe in detail how they want to do violence to a Catholic schoolboy for the "crime" of standing passively wearing a MAGA hat before a Left wing activist harassing him. A network reporter assaults a WH aide at a press conference so he can keep haranguing the President then takes the administration to court when his permanent press pass is revoked.

Of course President Trump is not always polite to put it mildly but that's a far cry from exhorting followers to form a mob and let them know they are not welcome.
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Threats of violence are not acceptable, but anyone who associates with Trump deserves anything else they get. He’s a monster and no decent person should have anything to do with him.
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Threats of violence are not acceptable, but anyone who associates with Trump deserves anything else they get. He’s a monster and no decent person should have anything to do with him.
Is is merely threats of violence that you find offensive? What about actual violence? Are you OK with that?
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Threats of violence are not acceptable, but anyone who associates with Trump deserves anything else they get. He’s a monster and no decent person should have anything to do with him.
I'm sure you react similarly when you need to interact with someone that you don't particularly like, but means $$ to you.

Or do you react like the rest of us adults, suck it up and be civil?

I'm sure if we ever met face to face, not only would you not have a clue about my political position, you would probably be pleasant. And wouldn't that be a burr under your saddle....
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Is is merely threats of violence that you find offensive? What about actual violence? Are you OK with that?
That depends. Are we talking flesh wounds or serious injuries? Permanent scarring?
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That depends. Are we talking flesh wounds or serious injuries? Permanent scarring?
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Is is merely threats of violence that you find offensive? What about actual violence? Are you OK with that?
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