I burned a bridge at about the only place I ever hung out at regularly, about 10-12 years ago. I had been online with these people since 1999. They were there when my husband died. When President Obama was elected, things started to change there. A very few flipped from their previous stance, and seemed to be glad that he was President. Some were more vociferous in their scree against him. I just tried to lay low on the politics, there. I know who my people are. I tried to stick to regular topics like what’s for dinner, pics of pets and kids. There was one woman though, who was loudly anti-Obama, but in so many other ways a nasty person. She was a middle aged woman returning to nursing school. Daily she shit-posted about her classmates. “X is a lousy mother, so she’s sure to be a lousy nurse!”. “Y was late to class AGAIN! I told the instructor she was late and the instructor said she’d handle it. But I guess she didn’t, because Y was in class again today!”. And I pretty much told that bitch off. I was permanently banned. So, that was sad for awhile. But I was right to tell her off, and I’ll never regret it. I post at Crooks and Liars sometimes, and always love the animals at Bored Panda, but I don’t speak up much. I am not entirely comfortable just yet, but I am trying. Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.