The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Anatomy of an e-mail forward

There was a time when flag-wavin' yahoos and Biblical literalists weren't really a part of political discourse. They were just an embarrassing joke. This administration has changed all of that-- those folks now see themselves as running the country. And it hasn't made them a bit less kooky. Recommended reading from Flak Magazine-- I'm a long-time student of e-mail forwards, hoaxes and scams. And I can say with some confidence that when it comes to political e-mail, right-wing screeds dominate the arena.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell-holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.

On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Unless you're connected to Al Qaeda, I guess. Then you can have a four-year head start after killing thousands of innocents. And if-- in spite famine or disease-- you didn't send soldiers to Iraq, well, we're going to spit in your face as innocents die. Brilliant foreign policy, that. Besides, I just looked in my local phone book, and there isn't any listing for France. Sheesh.