My Daddy ONCE AGAIN
sends an email to his list o' LIBRUL HATIN
' bretheren, and of course adds me to said list. This one is that widely circulated tale of how Barack Obama is a RADICAL MUSLIM, BLAH BLAH BLAH RARR!! *FROTH*FROTH*FROTH*
There's a part of me that has to wonder if he's not deliberately trying to get me to kick him in the ass for sending me this tripe, because all I need to do is click twice, maybe
, and blow his shit out of the water with these nifty things I picked up somewhere called COMMON SENSE, LOGIC, REASON, AND TRUTH, otherwise known as conservative kryptonite.
When will he ever learn? Probably never - yeah, that would be the right answer. But I'm the only person in my entire family that will go toe to toe with him on an issue and never back down, no matter what it might cost me. It's called a standard for a reason, people - you're the same with everyone in your life, or you're a fucking pussy and you're not to be trusted with anything sacred or serious.
I never ask him to stop sending me emails - even if he knows I'm not interested in the subject and he knows that - I take responsibility for myself and read or not and reply or not should I choose to. This was me thinking that the subject of "Interesting Information" wouldn't be loaded with this kind of bullshit. W-R-O-N-G!
So here's what he sent and here are my responses to it.[EDIT 12:40AM]
He's responded, and so have I. It's starting to get good again.
Subject: Interesting information
From: Daddy <daddy@iamjesus_h_biscuit'sfather.com>
To: EVERYONE I KNOW WHO AGREES WITH ME... oh, and my godless, queer, liberal son (PSSSST! - don't tell anyone...)
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 ATHEIST from
Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii . When Obama was two
years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya . His
mother then married Lolo Soetoro , a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.?
When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia . Obama
attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta . He also spent two years in a
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 ap pear 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 Soeto ro, 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.
Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of A llegiance nor
will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands
over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.
Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential
The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside
out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through the
President of the United States , one of their own!!!!
Please forward to everyone you know. Would y ou want this man leading
our country?...... NOT ME!!!
This is scary to think someone like this could possibly lead our country. But, lead the country to who knows where?
This is FRIGHTENINGLY ignorant and baseless propaganda, and is in fact a bunch of blatant lies. I'm not implying that you wrote this (I've seen it before), but you might want to consider the link below as a reply to everyone you sent this to. If you dislike Obama or cannot find anything redeeming in him or any other Democrat/Liberal, fine - but do so in fairness and on merit, not a pack of lies spun out by a bunch of chickenshit Republican cowards who cannot find dirt on the man and therefore choose to invent some to further their racist bullshit agenda, which is just one of the problems I have with this. Yes, RACIST. So what if his mother is white and his father was black, what does that possibly have to do with anything? If it doesn't matter, if it's inconsequential, why even bring it up as a talking point and make an issue of it? I call bullshit. It's dangerous at worst and pathetic at best buying in to lies - be better than that.
Read this: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp
His 1st response:
I did check it out and some of it is false but a lot of it is true. While you're looking at Snopes you might want to check out http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/anthem.asp At the same time he quit saluting the national anthem he also stopped wearing an American flag lapel pin as a protest against the Iraq war. Makes no difference what his color, background or political affiliation ....he is not presidential material in my book!
My 2nd response:
If you base him not being presidential material on the fact that he doesn't wear a pin or put his hand at a certain station, that's really sad. Neither of those things are even remotely important in contrast to the bigger picture of what it takes to run the country effectively. It's his right as an American citizen to protest the war, and it's not like his choice of protest is harming anyone. IT'S JUST A PIN. That pin isn't going to protect anything more than the .5" of material it covers on the man's suit for crying out loud, certainly not the American people or the soldiers fighting this stupid war.
Is that really your barometer for what constitutes a qualified candidate? Seriously?