Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sigh

Here is comes again...the forwarded email that says "Andy Rooney said" followed by the standard bigoted pseudo quotes that have all the closet racists and homophobes nodding their heads, rubbing their guns and waving their American flags.

A quick check at Snopes.com easily proves that Andy Rooney didn't say any of that...It's fake. But time and time again, people buy into it without checking and hit the forward button. People who are, for the most part, good and kind folks, who get sucked into the not so subtle hatred mongering engendered by fear.

Here is my response to Friend who sent it to me:


Sigh...Friend, Friend, Friend....

Why do you let yourself be used? This stuff is below you. The folks who put this garbage out are trying to justify their own mean spirited bigotries against blacks, gays, liberals, whatever, and by forwarding it to me, you are putting your good name on it.

I don't think that's what you want. I know you and you aren't that kind of person.

Isn't it time you quit letting these pitiful people use you?

Neither Andy Rooney, George Carlin, nor even the low life Ted Nugent said this stuff.

Peace,

Steve

More often than not, I get a response that goes something like, "I am not...You just don't have a sense of humor."

Sigh...

1 comment:

  1. subeal9:05 AM

    My misguided conservative friends keep sending me this same rant over and over. It's usually attributed to George Carlin or Andy Rooney, both who have denied writing any such thing. I guess the person(s) who really wrote this rant don't want to put their name to it. And who could blame them? It's hatemongering, pure and simple.

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