10.08.2008

Stirring the Pot...WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER!!!

I received the following e-mail earlier today from a girl I used to be on a tennis team with. We are not close friends, so I was very surprised by the content. She sent this e-mail to about 100 other people. I only recognized fellow team members.

I was pretty amazed that this woman would send such a controversial e-mail to so many people that she has casual friendships with...

I just cut and paste, so excuse any formatting or grammatical errors....Oh and let me warn you...this is a LONG post. Here goes:


This is a matter of opinion and opinions are like (well you know) everybody has one.

My personal opinion? I agree.

If after reading this email you disagree,

Please, no need to reply back to me.

Your opinion is yours and that's fine, just delete it.

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A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer
defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.
Pause a moment, reflect back.


These events are actual events from history..

They really happened!!!

Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed
by a Muslim male extremist.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim male extremists .

3. In 1979, the US Embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male extremists.

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim male extremists.

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists.
5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists.

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was Hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim male extremists.

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim male extremists. ( remember the pilot of this flight was from Richmond , MO )

8. In 1988 , Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim male extremists.

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim male extremists.

10. In 1998, the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim male extremists.

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed
by Muslim male extremists.

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim male extremists.

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was
kidnapped and murdered by-- you guessed it-- Muslim male extremists.

No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people... Absolutely No Profiling!

They mus t conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former
Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

According to The Book of Revelations:

The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, he will destroy everything.

And Now:
For the award winning Act of Stupidity Of all times the People of America want to elect, to the most Powerful position on the face of
the Planet -- The Presidency of the United states of America .. A Male of Muslim descent who is the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress (in other words an extremist) and in his 40's.

Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason ???
I'm sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the 'unknown' candidate Obama...

Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves -- if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story 'Forest Gump' so aptly put it,

'Stupid Is As Stupid Does'


Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet...do it!

Or again. Just delete if you disagree.

The following is the first reply sent to the entire list:

I just have to say that I think it nearly impossible for 1 man to take down America on his own, without everyone in the armed forces, alone, behind him. I find that an unfounded fear and prefer the devil I don't know to the devil we already know. As is said here: 'stupid is as stupid does' can be aptly applied to the past 8 years - the proof is in the pudding. The results have been to enrich the corporations and wealthy with deregulation - it's been a field day for those in the financial industry...
Don't get me wrong - the pendulum always has to swing too far back before it rests - I think it is pure idiocy when it comes to "racial profiling" - of course we need to protect ourselves - but that's part of America, too, protecting our rights.
As is so aptly put by a PHD:
when did america become so selfish? i better stop before i go into to
much of a rant, but i know a few things:
1) many republican ads are lies...we have one here about
anti-stem cell research that they have admitted is a lie, but have not
pulled the ads
2) the republicans are so vacant of ideas, all they can do is
attack...unfortunately it works...
3) palin is not ready to be president, and only she thinks she
is...she needs a brush up on 5th grade u.s. history and the
constitution,,,god help us...everyone says she did fine b/c she didn't
screw up...oh yea, that's great now all it takes to be pres, material
is to not screw up...
4) have you read mccain's economic plan which gives the grasshoppers
more b/c they'll spend it on the ants...the trickle down theory has
long been debunked.
5) the word maverick comes from a progressive texas family who
partiarch refused to brand his cattle...and who living members today
are members of the san antonio aclu...neither mccain nor palin are
mavericks, and if you don't believe me, read the article in the times hat quotes one of the family members (now in her 80's) about how
appalled she is that mccain brands himself that...and as history
shows, mavericks don't brand.

i'll take my chances with tanks in the streets b/c i don't believe the
right wing kooks who have hyjacked the america i grew up in that gave
us those liberal ideas like: social security, medicare, unemployment
insurance, clean water and air, tva, real emergency assistance, public
education, child labor laws, no smoking restaurants, consumer
protection, and the list goes on...oh by the way, someone should tell
the kooks that democracy is actually a liberal form of gov't, but
maybe they know that b/c they're the ones trying to take it away: voter
fraud excuses to deny voting rights to people, eaves dropping in
america,

get gov't off our backs, let's start with the bailout of wall street,
aig and us car companies...totaling about 1 trillion dollars, but
heavens if we spend half that to make sure everyone can see a doctor
like every other civilized nation...get gov't off out backs, unless it's to tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies...get
gov't off our backs, but don't take away our police, our fire
protection, our roads, our judicial system, our sewage and water
systems, our interstate commerce, and the list goes on.

Here is a reply to the rebuttal:

Obama is the next Hilter


Her reply: DO YOU MEAN ADOLPH HITLER!!!!? I DOUBT THAT


What the hell??? Even my e-mail isn't safe from all the mudslinging!! It's craziness I tell you...absolute madness!!!


24 comments:

jenn said...

OMFG!

The wife said...

I'm so ready for it to be over!

Stella said...

Good lord.

Could we please just vote and be done with this already?!?! It just gets dirtier as the days go by.

Mrs.D said...

I've read the book of Revelation and I am pretty sure it does Not give that "description" of the Anit-Christ. Geez. People can be so dumb and naive.

And why would someone email that?? What an idiot. I am sure she changed your vote with that bit o'info, huh? Pointless and annoying.

Just Ask Beth said...

clik on the button copy and save and there you have it VOILA!

Mrs.D said...

And WHY do some people insist on believing that Obama is a Muslim? He isn't.

Sass said...

When I read emails like that...wait, never mind. I don't usually bother reading them.

I hate, hate, hate election years. They're depressing, negative, and no one knows the truth anymore.

Thanks for making me think so early in the morning! ;)

Mrs. K said...

ok I stopped reading the email your friend sent because well, I just cant stand ignorant a-holes. Listen, I'm voting Rep (or not at all) in this election but it doesn't make it right for all these people to be flicking the mud as they have bee....annoying.

I'm just so sick of these elections

KHE said...

In my opinion, it's best to just DELETE crazy and unsolicited junk emails. And then email her and ask to be removed from her group list. Don't entertain her by even acknowledging her racist email.

Linda S said...

It's so easy...vote for your candidate. Speak facts about your candidate. Don't try to persuade die-hard supporters of the other side, they are hooked. The light bulb isn't going on at this point. Simmer down people...

jsprik said...

i think everyone is entitled to their opinion, but i don't think we should cram it down each others throats. if people want to put their blinders on and not accept the hard truth, then so be it. we need to look at these people's records and find out who is going to do the best job for us and our country!! God Help Us!!

Far From Perfect said...

Is this woman smart enough to really understand this all?? I doudt it. I have had enough.

M.A. said...

That is INSANE...and the disclaimer at the top "No need to email me back"...this first email was not solicited so I sure don't think she has the right to demand that no one reply back...wow!

shawnysmoonbeam said...

I agree with the writer of that e-mail!! Obama is one scary dude with no experience.He will not recieve my vote from me ,my family or friends.
If he is elected we are in some serious trouble and for all the obama loving people ,you will see and then we will say told you so.
He does have muslim ties and has acted in unamerican ways.Do not be fooled by him people!!!!!

scargosun said...

Yeah, my family/friends know better than to send anything that remotely might tick me off. I go at them with my fact guns blazing and chew them out big time.

sltbee69 said...

i'm with ms.k.

Jaina said...

Wow. I get the part about profiling, I mean, there are certain precedents that really can't be ignored. But there are lots of bad people in the world, and I hate that so many seem so hostile towards Muslims because of a small group of extremists.
However that email? I'm not a fan of Obama, but even for me that was a little over the top. I'm just looking forward to everything settling back down and for the third and fourth heads that so many people have sprouted to disappear. Elections like this really bring out the worst in people.

Petunia said...

Scary times we live in!

JILL said...

I'm so over all of the political stuff too. And why can't people realize it's Congress who really makes all the steals and deals anyway?

Kate said...

Holy Crap! I have gotten a few whacko unexpected emails lately but that takes the cake. It would be funny except for the fast that there are some that believe this bullshit!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

That e-mail kinda reminds me of the opposite side of the political spectrum and reminds me of how I felt watching Rosie O'Donnell on The View. I remember the three comments by Rosie that really made me look at her like she was a dang moron. First she insists the government (and we know she means Bush & Cheney) were behind 9/11, then she said radical Christians were just as dangerous as radical Islamists, and then said that we shouldn't judge terrorists so much because they were mothers and fathers too!

OMG! And she wasn't just giving this in an e-mail, she was saying this on a mainstream respected network show!! NUTS!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

On the other hand, this kind of thing doesn't help change the minds of those who label Obama the anti-christ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVHBLeqYo60

In the short clip above, Louis Farrakhan calls Obama the Messiah and says he will lead the youth to change the world, or something like that. This is the not the kind of ringing endorsement I'd want for someone I was voting for for president!

*cue Twilight Zone theme here*

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ignorance, pure ignorance.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ignorance, pure ignorance.

 
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