February 26, 2008

How Stupid Do You Think I Am?

Or, more importantly, how effing stupid are people who actually buy into this bullshit?

An email I've received* recently, which you may have too, in some form or another.

Regarding Barack Hussein Obama (I've inserted numbers where I will be making remarks at the end of the email)

"Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice.

If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts...this is very scary to think of what lies ahead of us here in our own United States...better heed this and pray about it and share it.

We checked this out on " snopes.com". It is factual. Check for yourself. (1)

Who is Barack Obama?

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii , to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from Nyangoma-Kogel , Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita, Kansas . Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii. (2)When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. (3) His father returned to Kenya . His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia . When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia . Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta . He also spent two years in a Catholic school. (4) Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, "He was once a Muslim, but that he also attended Catholic school." Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that that he is not a radical. Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son's education. Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta . Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United States , Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt! to downplay his Muslim background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran. (5) Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegience nor will he show any reverence for our flag. (6) While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches. (7) Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential candidacy. The Muslims (8) have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through thePresident of the United States , one of their own!!!! Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading our country?...... NOT ME!!!"

Holy Shit, people. I don't even know where to start. Oh, yes I do because I've conveniently numbered it for my reading pleasure.

1) Snopes.com (is AWESOME if you don't know that already) refutes this entire email. See for yourself. Really, they do. But whoever masterminded this email banked on the fact that you'd be too stupid to check for yourself.
2) Oh crap, his parents were college educated. This CAN NOT be good.
3) Divorced parents? Where is this world headed?
4) No shit, he's Catholic? I really MAY have to re-think my voting choice now.
5) That was another black Senator. But that's an easy mistake because I know it's hard to tell the difference when all African American men look alike. Right?

Oh yeah, and this too

7) Maybe he just needs a good Chiropractor? (That's just too ridiculous to even comment on)
8) "The Muslims". Really, ALL of them? Wow.

*It was sent to me by someone who was like "What the F*CK? This is ridiculous!" That someone will remained nameless, unless they'd like to claim their identity.

Also, this:

The audacity of the radical Muslim/Islamic Militant Presidential hopeful to be respectful of the culture of the country in which he is a visitor. Mind you, this is most likely being circulated (because I don't buy into the whole Hilary Clinton "anonymous" staffer thing), as a BAD thing, by the very same people who strongly believe that if you come to America you should speak English. Period. Hypocritical much?

And let's end with this.


Anonymous said...

You know, how many people voted for the Current Occupant because they liked his father...see how well that worked? Sigh...I hate this stupid email.

heidikins said...

I absolutely hate and detest people making deragatory comments about someone's religion... regardless of what that religion is. Ugh, people. Bleck. (Sticking out tongue emphatically) Great post.


Angie said...

Oh my gosh. I didn't know all this about Obama. I am not surprised. I thought he was just a bleeding heart liberal who wants to magically change healthcare into a mandated socialized system, tax/fine the crap out of corporate American with respect to trade/environment (hello higher prices and inflation if that happens), open our borders for those who have not followed the country's (in which they want to live) rules, laws and regulations ALL without raising taxes or incresing government spending. I knew he was also a man who claims to be a Christian, yet his convenient/popular political views are pro-choice and pro-same-sex marriage (He does not read my Christian Bible). Now that I know all this, too, I can add it to my fire.

Just kidding. (except my already developed opinion of him which is no surpise to you). The only people stupid enough to read this are the ones that are also stupid enough to believe there is someone putting AIDS infested needles in payphones. Or the ones that think their kidneys will get harvested on their next business trip. Or the ones that think there is rat poop on the top of every canned good. Because that was written down, too, it must be true, right? Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that WOULD believe this. Sad enough. Maybe you should start one of these about McCain soon:)

Quart said...

My favorite part was "Obama turns his back and slouches" during the pledge of allegiance. Sadly I received this email from people who were completely convinced it was all true and who wholeheartedly wanted me to pray that we keep a Muslim son of divorced parents out of office. These are otherwise bright people who completely bought into this crap. It terrifies me (and makes my blood pressure soar which is not good for my unborn child!)!!

HRH said...

Ignorance is overwhelmingly annoying.

Quart said...

I neglected to mention: I made myself feel better about the idiots who believe this stuff by donating $25 to the Obama campaign and becoming one of 990,000 people who have donated so far. He's trying to reach a cool mil by Tuesday. If you go to https://donate.barackobama.com/match someone will match you donation, so it's like donating twice as much!

Sorry, Angie!

papa-oomau-al said...

You ain't seen nothin' yet. Better brace yourselves for post-convention fireworks. Remember what Karl Rove and the Bush team did to McCain before the South Carolina primary in 2000? You don't? This essay from The Nation should refresh your memory:

"Eight years ago this month, John McCain took the New Hampshire primary and was favored to win in South Carolina. Had he succeeded, he would likely have thwarted the presidential aspirations of George W. Bush and become the Republican nominee. But Bush strategist Karl Rove came to the rescue with a vicious smear tactic.

Rove invented a uniquely injurious fiction for his operatives to circulate via a phony poll. Voters were asked, "Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain...if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?" This was no random slur. McCain was at the time campaigning with his dark-skinned daughter, Bridget, adopted from Bangladesh.

It worked. Owing largely to the Rove-orchestrated whispering campaign, Bush prevailed in South Carolina and secured the Republican nomination. The rest is history--specifically the tragic and blighted history of our young century. It worked in another way as well. Too shaken to defend himself, McCain emerged from the bruising episode less maverick reformer and more Manchurian candidate."

And now I hear (whisper, whisper) that Barack Obama has fathered TWO black children --- what will we do???

Fasten your seat belts, folks. The GOP doesn't like to lose, especially to black candidates. This is going to get really ugly.

Z said...

Ugh. I've seen it before and all I can say is UGH. Why, people, why?!?!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Oh my God, I love you. I was reading this first part and my stomach was just huring like mad because I was all "Oh God, she doesn't really believe this crap, does she? She isn't really this close-minded, right?!" And it turns out that no, you aren't.

Thank. God.

Or Allah. Or whoever.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh good grief. That is ridiculous.

And that pledge of allegiance pic of GWB? He has no heart, so really, I mean, where's he gonna put his hand.

jennifer h said...

Where do I begin? My god.

The idea that people believe the mud-slinging from any direction, without giving it a serious, well-reasoned, examination?...they scare me. They have a vote, and it's unsettling. Oh yeah, they used their votes 8 years ago.

And Tootsie Farklepants? You nailed that one, baby.

JCK said...

You GO girl. Insane email. So glad I didn't receive it. And the Bush picture is hilarious.

Pink Lemonade said...

I got that stupid email too... how ridiculous... I guess who ever originated it thought Americans were too stupid or too lazy to actually look up the facts and see that it is total bullshit...

And the saddest part is that the lady that forwarded it to me actually believes it and she really thinks ALL Muslims are out to get her... lol... yeah, she needs to get out more... although, I did freak her out a bit when I responded back to an email she sent me about being wary of Muslims... I told her that my boyfriend was Muslim (he really is) and that her emails were offensive and maybe she should know her facts before sending out bullshit...lol.. I haven't gotten anything from her in quite a while.

Jeez... this comment got long!!!

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