Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jedi Mind Trick

From time to time, I receive forwarded email from a right leaning friend who finds Glen Beck amusing (gag, sputter) and thinks that liberal bashing is a fun afternoon activity. Mostly, I recognize those mail and simply hit delete without opening it up. However, from time to time, I open the email to see what kind of shit is being floated around in the webosphere to poison weak minded fools and induce them to spread the joy by forwarding the swill around.

Case in point. I got an email today that read, paraphrased, in part:

Here is something everyone will be able to say thank you to Obama and his greedy Cronies for. So think about this on Nov. 2, 2010 when you go to vote.

Under the new health care bill - did you know that all real estate transactions are now subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax? The bulk of these new taxes don't kick in until 2013 (presumably after Obamas re-election). You can thank Nancy, Harry and Barack and your local Democrat Congressman for this one. If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes.

Is this Hope & Change great or what?

Here's more good news.

2011 W-2 Tax Forms and Obamacare

If this doesn't get to you, then check your pulse. You may be a
flatline...

Starting in 2011-next year-the W-2 tax form sent by your employer will be
increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are provided. and on and on ad nauseam.

Folks, these email are made up by people who have nothing substantive to say, so they make stuff up that appeals to emotional triggers already set to fire over the election of a black man as President. They are not truthful and are circulated like a Jedi mind trick to appeal to the non-thinkers out there (the weak minded fools) to influence how they think and vote. So, before you hit forward, check the email out. http://www.scopes.com/ It doesn't take long and will keep you from looking like a weak minded fool.

1 comment:

  1. I get those every now and then. Mostly from my sister's preachers, forwarded by her. I just reply and tell her the truth, reminding her that I voted for Obama, and "Yes we can."

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