Monday, April 25, 2011
The rumor heard round the internet
I don't care who you vote for, but at least try to find the truth. I get a minimum of five emails a week about President Obama, all of them easily verified as untruths, but no one takes the time to look. When I look at the email trail it came from, there are dozens of people, now passing the same thing around.
I'm almost tempted to start a separate blog with posts that consist of the rumor and the links to the truth. Most of the emails are just childish, someone in the school yard pointing and trying to start trouble, but some of them are mean spirited.
"You voted for Obama to prove you weren't a racist, now vote against him to prove you're not an idiot."
Why? Give me reasons, and another option. If there is someone who is a better candidate, I will vote for him or her, but until then, I feel confident in my president's ability to lead this county.
The people who pass these emails on are not stupid people, just ill informed. The reality of it is, we can find anything we are looking for to support our point of view, regardless of what it is, online. The Internet contains a wealth of information, and just like this blog, anyone can write it.
Ok, now I'm really on my soap box, I'm afraid I'm going to have to take on these rumors. I won't do it hear, hopefully I'll still have something funny to say here, but on my other blog, Offending the Masses, I will.
Now, I'm off to search for something funny to write here.