Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Well, lookee here, folks: another anti-government, wacko far-right viral email I just got from one of my out-of-state cousins who will apparently believe anything and then immediately pass it on without even giving it a thought. This one is so full of inaccuracies and utter crap I don't even know where to begin. Our government saying no to healthcare for seniors? WHAT? The last time I checked, it was greedy insurance companies, NOT the government, who were denying people health care! Giving seniors a gun and six bullets to go out and SHOOT 2 SENATORS and 4 REPRESENTATIVES? WHAT??? A bit seditious, to say the least! Unpatriotic, too! And it's even attributed to the syndicated "Maxine" comic character, as if a nationally-syndicated cartoonist would publish anything as insanely controversial as this!

I really wonder about the mentality and sanity of the kind of person who dreams up and then peddles this type of patent nonsense. I also wonder what the people who forward this kind of crud are thinking. This is not humor. This is dishonest, irresponsible, and inflammatory. Just thought you'd like a glimpse below at some of the absurd far-right poppycock that's circulating in cyberspace these days. What purpose does junk like this serve, I ask? What does it accomplish? Anyway, here it is:

So you're a senior citizen and the government
says no healthcare for you, what do you do?
My plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 6 bullets.
You're allowed to shoot 2 senators and 4 representatives.
Of course, this means you will be sent to prison, where you
will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head, and all the
health care you need!
New teeth, no problem. Need glasses, great. New hip, knees,
kidney, lungs, heart? All covered. And who will be paying for
all of this? The same government that just told you that you
are too old for health care.
Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any
income taxes.



Vigilante said...

I'm not about to say anything about my plan for your relative!

Jack Jodell said...

Good to hear from you again, and yes, some things are best left unsaid. :-)

amadmike1 said...

I get this kind of nonsense on a regular basis, despite my many warnings to my friends. Now I glance, click spam, and go about my day with a smile :-)

Max's Dad said...

Jack, only nuts who send that kind of gibberish would find being in prison better than not being in prison. Crazy and stupid is not a good combination. We all have cousin Eddies we must deal with.

Jack Jodell said...

O, for an "insane far-right nonsense" filter! I just tonight got one that was putting racist words in Andy Rooney's mouth. After checking with snopes.com, I found that not only was it a lie, but it had originated way back in 2003! Where do these vicous, insane, lying racists ome from, anyway? Don't they have anything better to do than make up and circulate outright bullshit?
Max's Dad,
Cousins like that are, unfortunately, in their own kind of prison, aren't they? Good Lord!

TomCat said...

I have a nasty habit of hitting 'Reply all' and debunking it. That is embarassing enough for the sender that they usually stop sending me such items.