One of the last vestiges of doing talk radio is that I was afforded the luxury of getting widely circulated crap emails, usually talking points with little or no facts to back them up. The object of these emails is to persuade you along the lines of thinking of one party or another. The sad part is that because the internet is so unfiltered, many people read this stuff and imagine that it has to be true, after all, they read it someplace, didn't they. I remember last year I was caught up in a blog thread of a friend of this page and when I asked for facts regarding some points that a commenter had made, their argument was I could use Google and look it up, as if Google had now become the arbiter of all that was holy or true. it is the stuff of stupidity to be sure, but it is now cover for some poeple looking to score political points.
So today I open my email and what do I see. Apparently all of that coverage of Barack and Michelle Obama attending Inaugural Balls wasn't enough for some people, as he apparently skipped the Medals of Honor Ball, sponsored by the American legion to honor former Medal of Honor winners. This being spam mail, you had to know what was next, the whole see, this is what the President thinks of our military blah blah freaking blah bullshit. It didn't matter that he had attended ten different balls that evening, or that the Vice President did appear at that particular function, or that the American Legion came out and said they weren't offended because the President didn't get to attend, to the requisite email writer and subsequent forwarders this was just Barack showing how much he hates the military. Of course had the emailer done even the remotest amount of research they would have learned of VP Joe Biden's attendance as they would have learned that Barack did attend the Commander in Chief Ball, which is also a military function, where, among many other military personnel, 200 injured veterans, currently stationed in beds at Walter Reed Army Hospital, and their families were in attendance, as was the opportunity, via satellite link up, for the President to address men and women currently serving overseas. None of this would matter to the emailer I am sure, because it would be counter to the crap from which they wanted to spew.
I have no idea how the next four years will turn out, and don't worry, the lunatic fringe has no idea either. The only thing that we can be certain about is for some people it is just business as usual.