please to be removed from your list?

11 Nov

i received an email today. my blood is boiling from the content. this is from a high school friend’s mother, who is a staunch republican. i’ve been dealing with these since she got an email address a few short years ago. this one has put me over the edge.

Listen to this video of the President asking
us to respect Muslims. Wasn’t it a Muslim
who shot 43 soldiers on American soil
last week ? An American born
Muslim with ties to the 9/ 11 hijackers….

WACO, TEXAS

13 dead – 2 women and 11 men
leaving 19 children without a Mom or Dad.

29 additional were shot, some very serious

—–Original Message—–
Click on the link. Watch the whole video if you want, but it doesn’t take much of it to draw a contrast with the chief executive who treated National Day of Prayer with only an offhand mention and no attendance at the traditional service at the National Cathedral. Don’t it make ya wanna (fill in the blank)?

The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Shortcut to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Ramadan-Kareem/

here’s my response:

was timothy mcveigh a muslim?
was ted kaczynski a muslim?
john wilkes booth?
james earl ray?
lee harvey oswald?
adolf hitler?
were muslims slave holders in our country’s infancy?
how many muslims are in the kkk?
did the pilgrims flee muslims?
how about those crusades? were they muslim driven?
is jim crow a muslim?
were muslims in charge of the japanese interment camps in ww2?
was jesus killed by a muslim?

this story isn’t about him being a muslim. it’s about him being a zealot, not a muslim.

please don’t send me anymore of these type of emails.

what gets me is that it’s attack on the president who is simply trying to restore diplomacy to much of the world that we so desperately need to understand better. wasn’t it 8 years that i heard about how we shouldn’t attack the president NO MATTER WHAT!? he’s the president, you respect him and do what he says. remember that? i guess it only applies when it’s your guy.

do i think all muslims are nice? no. do i think all jews are nice? no. do i think all christians are nice? no. i could go on and on about every religion. there are zealots in every religion & those are the people miss thang should be worried about.

and whether you are a republican, independent, or democrat, etc., etc. i think you can agree that jumping to conclusions about people and not hearing them out can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. president obama seems to want to create ties to parts of the world that we have not been friends with. do i think this means he is a muslim? no, of course not. do i think he likes these world leaders? not necessarily, but i do think this means he wants our future to be prosperous with these countries. he’s paving the road for us to forge ahead of the animosity that much of the world feels toward us and i think that’s a good thing. those leaders won’t be leaders forever. much the same way that we only have 8 years with our leaders, at the most.whether they have term limits, someone dies, or there’s a coup, the tides always change.

disagree if you will, but i hope i got my point across to my friend’s mom. i don’t want to hear about how the president is having secret basketball games with bin laden and the black panthers. in the white house! right under our noses!! (and yes, i get crap like this from her.)

i really hope i don’t get any more of her emails.

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5 Responses to “please to be removed from your list?”

  1. Mommy Melee December 4, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    My brother sends me shit like that. UGH.

  2. tara November 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow, creepy email you recieved. I am so glad you responded to it and you did such a great job.

  3. Irish Gumbo November 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    That is indeed representative of a viewpoint that is breathtaking in its fascistic ignorance.

    I hope you don’t get anymore of those e-mails, either!

  4. Cheryl Glenn November 12, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Wow. Dying to know who this woman is! Of course in MtV…. Could be just about anyone. I happened to live back there on 9/11/2001. Sheesh.

  5. cIII November 12, 2009 at 8:17 am #

    You should send her one of those “Mean People Suck” bumper stickers. Labels-Shmables……People suck, mostly. And their sucking knows no race, religion, affiliation, etc. They mostly just suck in general.

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