Your favorite cop is on Facebook

At the prodding of some of my officers, I went to Facebook and made a profile and now I’m in the world of friend and people who want to be my friend and other people who may be my friend and walls and things that I don’t get at all.

I’m told that this is good and better than MySpace because you can approve who becomes your friend. I wouldn’t know because I thought the age cutoff for MySpace was 12 and the rest were pedophiles. Of course this was my personal opinion and no way reflects the opinion of my employer, their employer, friends and my dog Rotweiller Roxy, born of Satan and who lives to search out my next victim for our weekly “Satanic Saturday” at my house, according to some.

They are idiots and need to be reminded consistently. So there! I laugh at your yuppie scum attitude and I wish you many years of gastric unpleasantness!
Anyway, I think it’s kind of nice but I don’t know all the rules. I’m afraid I’ll add a new friend that I don’t want.
If you have a friend, their friend can be your friend and then ask you to let them in the door to your Facebook world. It’s like the six degrees of Keith Richards. It could be anyone. Are they friends? I don’t know. It’s too early. You can come on and say you’re my friend but (scoffing sound) how do I know?
They come “a-knockin” because they have something or someone in common with you. I got several requests for people to be my friend. I saw the photos. I have no clue who these people are but they should try cleaning up before we move forward in this relationship.

Some people have a couple of hundred friends listed on their page. What’s that about? They don’t know all those people so it’s definitely the six degrees of Kevin Spacey thing. I am bothered by the low numbers on the “My Friends” section so I may open it up to include more friends. At least they could design a section called “Whoever.” How about “People Who I Really Don’t Care For So That When I Talk To I Have That Phony Smile On My Face” section?

Ah, why take all this so seriously—Face out folks.

18 comments Add your comment

Amy

April 7th, 2009
9:40 am

You’ll be surprised at who’s on facebook now. It’s not just for tweens and teenagers anymore. My in-laws are on it, as well as my dad. They have found old high school and college classmates. You should do searches for your high school, etc. Most have group pages now that you can join. Its a lot of fun!

Linda

April 7th, 2009
9:57 am

You can always Un-friend people if you wish, you are not stuck with anyone. It is a pain though because you get to see what all of your friends are doing, do I care if Michelle took her dog for a walk, NO, do I care if Lisa’s kids are sick. As long as they don’t throw up on me I am good. It does have it’s good points though so enjoy.

smiley

April 7th, 2009
10:39 am

Believe it or not, I do know all of the people on my friends list. They are my family, classmates and church friends. I am enjoying keeping in touch with folks I no longer get to see very often. I have actually found some of my neighbors that moved away from the neighborhood when we were kids. I have found classmates that for whatever reason did not make class reunions. It has been a lot of fun. And Yes, these people are not 12 years old and are intellegent acting.

kia

April 7th, 2009
11:59 am

Can’t find you on Facebook, Lt. Steve.

Mr. Happy

April 7th, 2009
12:11 pm

I refuse to be on any social networking sites. The friends that I’ve had over the years are still people that I communicate with.

Sorry, but I don’t want people I went to high school with or previous neighbors, co-workers, etc. contacting me. If they were friends before, they are still friends today.

I see these sites as a waste of time. Sitting in front of a computer chatting and “tweeting” is something that I’m not interested in, but to each his/her own.

Mr. Genuinely Happy

April 7th, 2009
12:57 pm

Mr. Happy doesn’t sound very happy at all. In fact, he sounds more like Mr. Grumpy. I joined Facebook a little less than two weeks ago and I’ve found it to be quite enjoyable. I’ve reconnected with people I knew in high school and college, and best of all, I’ve been able to see current pictures of them and their family. It’s been great fun. And, incidentally, I’m 47.

reader

April 7th, 2009
6:06 pm

I have been on FB for about 3 months, much to the horror of my teenager, at first. I have had a lot of fun catching up and reacquainting myself with former classmates…all the way back to elementary school. Unfortunately, some people think it’s fun to post class photos from during the “awkward stages.” It’s not. Many of us did not save those pictures for a reason. It’s interesting, however, to see how people are doing and where they are in life, and to see the metamorphisis that at least one person went through. Looking forward to the next high school reunion.

Sunshine

April 7th, 2009
10:22 pm

I found you on facebook and dropped you a note. I used my real name there but didn’t here.. please add me :-)

Chris Broe

April 8th, 2009
8:45 am

Mr. Genuine: Do you have an older sister for me on Facebook? My profile: I like to tweet, blog, and surf the information superhighway, yeah, that’s right, I’m hi-tech.

The truth about cops

April 8th, 2009
3:09 pm

Facebook? Just another way to kill time once the piggies have filled their monthly quotas. Maybe I should set up a facebook for people that have been ripped off (multiple times) by cops.

Any thoughts on actually enforcing the immigration laws, as opposed to hiding out and entrapping people on the side of the road?

Naw, let’s start a facebook and write a half-azz article about it. Cops aren’t heroes anymore, they only exist to generate (dirty) revenue.

That’s why it’s so funny to hear the morons that call Hannity talk about the constitution- we haven’t observed the constitution in this country for a hundred years!

Do you think the “founding fathers” envisioned this kind of Communist police state? You idiots just pacify yourselfs, keep watching American Idol- because it’s too late now. You think it’s funny until one of these portly “officers” decides to ruin your life and create hardship for you in the interest of generating government revenue.

Forget “protect and serve”. Cops now follow the slogan “find and solicit”.

Call it what it is.

Carla

April 9th, 2009
6:14 am

The truth about cops,

“Call it what it is.” – Well OK – This crybaby stuff is SO OLD. Relax dude. Check out the Rants section of craig’s list, get it off your chest, and come back when you have a nicer attitude.

What a person does on thier private time is thier own business. I’m sure LT Rose (like most people)knows that if his posts show up while he’s on the clock it can easily be proven.

The truth about cops

April 9th, 2009
1:52 pm

You’re a sheep, Carla.

But your right. We should all just cower to these uneducated pudgy shmucks. Next time the piggie hotline calls your house, you send them a big check.

Or you could just wait until one of them entraps you, then forces you to pay a fine for a crime you didn’t commit.

Find and solicit. What heroes.

Cubby

April 9th, 2009
2:36 pm

I’m on Facebook due to the prodding of my current graduate school classmates. I’ve had ex-girlfriends find me. Good thing they still look good! I don’t just accept anyone so you can definitely ignore the people you do not want to be friends with. Kind of like “The truth about cops.” I hope he never needs a cops assistance because they might find out who he is and take their time getting there to help (of course I kid, maybe).

Gern

April 9th, 2009
2:40 pm

Truth About Cops lost another barback job and wants everyone to know how bitter he is about getting a ticket. One-percenter he is. Train’s a-leaving loser.

Lt. Steve

April 9th, 2009
2:56 pm

Truth: That’s harsh. “Any thoughts on actually enforcing the immigration laws, as opposed to hiding out and entrapping people on the side of the road?”
Try floating that line to the families of those officers killed in Pittsburgh and Oakland.

KennesawDave

April 11th, 2009
5:25 pm

Steve,
I’ve gotta say I’m impressed. From what I’ve read of your work on here, I didn’t peg you for the Facebook or social networking type. Try and look at it though as what you do in here when you talk to us and post your stories. Except on illegal substances. As far as the part about getting friend requests from people you don’t know or seing pages that have 100+ friends. I can tell you from having my own page, the 100+ crowd are people that kill time by playing cheesy little game aps on there. I have I think 30+ so-called friends but most are from the games that I kill time with on there. Not to mention most are over in Europe so I really don’t want to get too close to them anyway. Except the hot Italian girl. Wouldn’t mind meeting her when I go to Italy in May for my sister’s wedding. Out of all the so-called friends I have on my Facebook page probably 10 are people I talk to each week. and maybe 1/2 of them I see every once in a while. So basically to make youre earlier point in a much longer wordy way, They should probably put a section together for People I Don’t Care About, But Use For My Game or Other Pointless Purposes.

Truth: While I support your 1st amendment right to express yourself, I have 4 words for you and please take them to heart and as personally as you’d like. Ready?
… SHUT THE HELL UP!
Man I feel better now.

Sorry about the H E double hockey sticks Steve. Won’t happen again.

KennesawDave

April 11th, 2009
5:35 pm

Hey Steve,

I just thought of something. You of course know that you can be arrested for doing some really stupid things on the Internet that really don’t need to be mentioned because they’re so grotesque. But I was just thinking after I read Truth’s post more thuroughly. Could we maybe charge him with cyber disorderly conduct? Just a thought. Probably unconstitutional or something. But hey it made me smile at least. :)

Tom T

April 13th, 2009
6:39 pm

Give Truth a break. He’s simply suffering from a terminal case of cranial-rectal insertion.