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Again today, I received one of the de-bunked e-mails from an older friend who has nothing better to do than spread this crap.  I am tired of this, I am so tired.  But I just wanted to pass along my response again today.  I have many loved ones who worship at the altar of Rush and Fox.  I've finally given up trying to have an intelligent conversation with them.  You just can't.

So below the fold is my piddling attempt to set this man whom I love straight and tell him to stop, stop sending me this crapola.

Dear Friend:

I am happy to receive e-mails from you but not of this ilk.  I am a big supporter of our President and much of the stuff which you repeat below has been de-bunked many, many times.  This type of crap is exactly why I left the Republican Party.  It doesn’t believe in the truth anymore.  It believes that whatever it says is the truth.  Kind of like "1984."  So, please don’t send me this stuff anymore.  My blood pressure is already high enough and I simply don’t have time to debunk all of these lies every time I get them.  Besides, I’ve found that many, including both of my brothers, who bow at the altar of Rush Limbaugh just simply can’t be talked to about these issues, even when faced with the God’s honest truth, they just deny it or move the finish line.  Remember how the stock market hated Barack and that it’s fall since election day (as if he could do anything about anything until January 20?) proved that Obama was bad for America?  Shall I show you the clips of the Fox News guys slobbering how the stock market crash was all Barak’s fault?  Where are they now that the stock market has risen, even if you use the nonsense starting line of the day he was elected?  They simply deny they ever said it.  Do you want me to start e-mailing you the debunking of all this stuff, by using the own recorded or printed words?

Look at this one for example.

The fact is that people like Limbaugh don’t just lie, the try to change or ignore the past.  Now, mind you on the stock market barometer, I told my brother at the time he raised it to me that he would be sorry and that it wasn’t a good barometer of economic growth.  But he ignored me anyway.  And now that I try to hang him and all the other Fox News (I call it Faux News because it really isn’t news but propaganda) they wants to change the bar.  Well Rush Limbaugh Fox News can’t have it both ways.  Having declared long and loud until March of this year that the stock market losses were all Obama’s fault, they now can’t go back on the measure they themselves set, just because of an inconvenience like the truth that the stock market is above the day when Obama was elected and yet still lost more than 5,000 points under Bush.  The economy is doing great and it’s all Obama’s doing.  Not even I believe either of those last two points.  But of course, not that an independent indicator suggests that Obama has improved over Bush, it doesn’t matter anymore.

So, Lem, kindly quit sending me this untrue junk.  I don’t appreciate it.  Let’s talk about the good stuff that really matters any way.

How’s __ doing.  Hope she’s feeling better.  You looked great when we saw you at __________________'s.  We are very excited about __’s news of his marriage plans and are hoping that we will somehow be able to make it back to the east coast for the ceremony next summer.  Please know that you, _________ and all of your family are always held in our loving embrace and prayers.  We consider you part of our family, and always will.



Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 3:56 PM
To: Subject: Fw: (no subject)
This  was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy  Hackett's widow........
President Obama:
Today I read of your administrations' plan to  re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk.........
During your campaign, Americans watched as you  made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your  heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one  not honoring our tradition.
YES, "We noticed."
During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that  you intended to visit all 57 states.
We all know that Islam, not America has 57  states.
YES, "We noticed."
When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently  placed a flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly  tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning  over.
YES, "We noticed."

Every time you apologized to other countries for America 's position on an issue we have wondered why you don't share our  pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign leaders  berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In  fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.

YES, "We noticed.."

When your pastor of 20 years, "God-damned America " and said  that 9/11 was "America's chickens coming home to roost"  and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we  wondered how that could be. You later disassociated yourself  from that church and Pastor Wright because it was politically  expedient to do so.

YES, "We noticed."

When you announced that you would transform America ,  we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the  greatest country on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, "if not for  America and the people who built her, you wouldn't be sitting in  the White House now." Prior to your election to the highest  office in this Country, you were a senator from Illinois and  from what we can glean from the records available, not a very  remarkable one.

YES, "We noticed."

All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded  yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for  the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the  majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection for this country and her  traditions.

YES, "We noticed."

You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions  of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek  to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance  reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt  this nation.

YES, "We noticed."

We seek, by protesting,  to let our representatives know that we are not in favor of  these crippling expenditures and we are  labeled "un-American","racist", "mob". We wonder how we are supposed  to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to  make our protests seem isolated and insignificant. Until  your appointment, Americans had the right to speak  out.

YES, "We noticed."

On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans  or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and  helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11  was carried out because we are Americans.

And YES, "We noticed."

There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could help unite this nation. In six months you have done  more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have  failed us.

YES, "We noticed."

September 11 is a day of remembrance for all  Americans.. You propose to make 9/11 a "National Service Day".  While we know that you don't share our reverence for 9/11, we  pray that history will report your proposal as what it is...a  disgrace.

YES, "We noticed."

You have made a mockery of  our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have  embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits  and policy.

YES, "We noticed.."

We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When Americans come together again, it will be to remove  you from office.

Take notice


UGH!  ARRRRRRRRRRRRG!  Well, at least we didn't get the you're not a citizen BS.  Does anybody really know if Sheila Hackett wrote this diatribe?  Does anyone know if she is even Buddy Hackett's wife?

Originally posted to MMColo on Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 03:50 PM PST.

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