Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Are You Ready For This?

Betty Cracker regales us with yet another one of those forwarded e-mails from a very reliable source from 2008 about “Senator” Obama’s plans once he became president:

If you go to Snopes.com (which I always advise the forwarders and everyone cc’d to do prior to hitting “send”—to no avail), you’ll find that the absurd dialogue attributed to President Obama was from a satirical piece, a thing that should be immediately obvious to any sentient creature. But the people who forward emails like this to their entire contact list apparently believe it is plausible that then-candidate Obama went on Meet the Press and:

1) Proposed changing the national anthem to “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”
2) Advocated disarming the US to please “our Middle Eastern Brethren”
3) Admitted attending flag-burning ceremonies with the future First Lady
4) Threatened to overwhelm America with blackity-black-black-oogity-boogity prior to the 2008 election.

These people would so totally fall for “pull my finger.”

Forward this to everyone on your contact list.