Fascinating. Even on Facebook!

A few days ago, I joined a Facebook group about an interest of mine called "Living History of Illinois and Chicago." It published a saccharine post about a monument in Hyde Park to Michele and Barack Obama's first date. I responded with two words: "Gag me."

This got me removed from the group.


Intolerance of dissent, it seems, is alive and well even in groups about Chicago's history. Emanuelism seems to reach that far.

My poor, poor hometown.

My poor, poor country.

ADDENDUM: In fairness, the group moderator explained that I was excluded because my response was not "on topic."

Funny. I thought it was. And I still think that was his real problem.