There are some good things and bad things about it... It's a blast catching up with people I haven't seen in 15-20. At the same time, I could go without all the insipid games and invites to said games. I'm not a games person, unless it's basketball, football, or any other sport I can announce in the radio!
And there are the pages... some are good, like the ones that remember "Captain 11". Others not so good, like the page "F#ck the Troops". Quite a few of my friends are part of a petition to get this particular page removed from Facebook.
Here's my response to one of them...
I won't join this group and here's why...
First of all, I am in complete and unabashed support of the troops. When the 211th left Madison for Afghanistan, I was out there among the crowd, and I even found myself tearing up. I've been embedded with the 153rd when they were training for their deployment to Iraq back in 2004. I have friends who have been stationed overseas and who still currently are. I am in awe of these men and women every single day.
People like the ones who put up pages like "Fuck the Troops" are retards. They are selfish, immature little brats who have never had to work for anything, much less know what it's like to be a part of something greater than themselves and to stand up for for that something. Instead of being involved in honest, frank debate, they decide it's cooler to bash the troops. For this, they are retards.
Despite their despicability, the still have the right to spew their poison. Free speech means even the idiots get a voice... and that's what our troops have been fighting for for over 230 years.
Frankly, I'll use the approach that many did with Air America... ignore them and they'll go away. Don't give the creeps anymore recognition than they already have!
So in other words... keep pages like "F#ck the Troops" up. It just makes the people running them look foolish and like morons.