Stupid manufactured outrages

We have Obama’s Infamous Halloween Party, which the dextrosphere is so outraged about that they’ve suddenly discovered class warfare. And when called on that, they backtrack and say, “It’s not the party, it’s the cover-up”, even though their previous statements made the cover-up perfectly understandable. Look, the White House throws parties; always has, always will, and they are always lavish by 99%-er standards. We don’t know how much or if Johnny Depp et al charged to be there, but most of the rest is penny-ante stuff. (Punch in blood vials…what a cool idea, and not that spendy.) When they start throwing parties that involve showering in the blood of virgins, I’ll get excited. (Not that that would ever happen; if a Democrat ever actually found a virgin, she’d be deflowered before she got to the White House.) Yes, the cover-up was a bad idea, but this is the President that considers his school records to be a state secret; it’s not exactly new behavior. The only people to really look bad in all this are the White House press corps, who are revealed to be total lapdogs and should resign en masse.

In the sinistrosphere, we have Pat Cunningham of the Rockford Register Star claiming that Kansas House speaker Mike O’Neal “prays for Obama’s death”. Well, not that, exactly. There’s this email that’s been going around for awhile, I received it several months ago. Here’s the text as I received it:

—– Psalm 109:8
My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and
we were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama bumper sticker on it.
It read: “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8″.

When we got home my wife got out the Bible and opened it up to the scripture.
She started laughing & laughing. Then she read it to me.
I couldn’t believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.
Psalm 109:8 ~ “Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward
to replace him.”
At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president!
Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray.
Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN?

Here’s the version which was passed on by Speaker O’Neal, per Cunningham:

In another of O’Neal’s emails, he referenced Psalm 109 from the Old Testament, which reads in part:

May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

O’Neal wrote: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!”

Now, I suspect “referenced” mean about what my version says. And you’ll notice that “O’Neal wrote”, miraculously, exactly the text which I received…which he probably received too. Now, “O’Neal wrote” this in the sense that he forwarded it to others, which DOES make him responsible for the content. But his crime here is stupidly and thoughtlessly forwarding emails…a crime that I suspect Pat Cunningham is not immune from. And if forwarding an email is “praying” for anything, well, I’m going to start saying the e-rosary: email the Hail Mary to 10 of my friends, the Our Father to another, and the Fatima tag to another. Of course, soon I’ll be blacklisted by all my friends, but that doesn’t matter; I can still “pray” electronically, even if it bounced back.

Now, why are we worried about trivia like parties and an itchy trigger finger on the “send” button when the nation is collapsing?

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2 Responses to Stupid manufactured outrages

  1. kishnevi says:

    If they didn’t have these outrages, they’d have to admit that they have no real answers.

    Speaking of manufactured outrages, I see Romney had the good sense to quote one William Beck.

    BTW, you are quite welcome to send your e-rosaries to me. But I make no promises to actually read them “)

  2. John Venlet says:

    And if forwarding an email is “praying” for anything,…

    The electronic age’s prayer wheel. Saves wear and tear on the knees, I guess.

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