Friday, August 6, 2010

More Wingnut E-Mails

I've begun ignoring these things for a while, but every once in a blue moon, I get all riled up when I receive a bullshit e-mail like the one that just popped up in my box from a friend (he likes to poke the bear sometimes), knowing I'd respond to it... and reply to everyone else on the list.

To: Broadway Carl
Subject: Obituary-Very Interesting!
Born 1776, Died 2008

It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning last November's Presidential election: 
Number of States won by:
Obama: 19
McCain: 29 
Square miles of land won by:
Obama: 580,000
McCain: 2,427,000 
Population of counties won by:
Obama: 127 million
McCain: 143 million 
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Obama: 13.2
McCain: 2.1 
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. 
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..." 
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase. 
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. 
If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message. 
If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
Well... you know me. I couldn't just let it sit:
To: [Wingnuts]
Subject: Re: Obituary-Very Intersting! REAL NUMBERS AND REAL FACTS 
Here are some real numbers and some real facts in response to this email: 
Number of votes received:
OBAMA: 66,882,230
McCAIN: 58,343,671 
Number of States won:
McCAIN: 22 
Population of States won:
OBAMA: 210,846,555
McCAIN: 95,538,235

I won't go on, but you get the point. This email is obviously false. Oh, and by the way, this email has been going around since the 2000 election. Whoever decided to resend it just substituted Obama's name for Gore and McCain's name for Bush. 
So by all means, "pass this along to help everyone realize how much is at stake," knowing that fear mongering, political smear jobs and bald-faced lies are the greatest dangers to our freedom. 
Is that all you got?


dontpanic23 said...

I love it when you hit that perfect snapping point. I can hear it off in the distance, the sound of a wingnut having its nuts clipped.

jhw22 said...

Way to go!!! I haven't received one of these types of emails in a long time, but I do hear the talking points and eventually find out it's from one of these.

We must always set the record straight for the other people on the email lists who care about facts.