The problem is that the shit is going down so fast that your old Uncle PC just can't keep up.
- Riots and murder in Egypt and Libya and the dickless film "director" whose odious movie sparked the violence.
"Yes, it's true... This man has no dick."
- Willard "Mittens" Romney politicizes the above events, while lying (surprise!) about who said what and when.
- "Legitimate rape" and women "lying" about being raped.
- Republican wives and their laundry.
And, holy shit! The list goes on and on.
The Curmudgeon isn't one of the many bloggers who fill their days with blogging after they have lost their jobs. Nor is he one of the many super-humans who blog daily, about the latest events, while they hold down full time careers.
The Blog is dancing as fast as he can and is wondering what the fuck he got himself into with this whole blogging thing.
So, for tonight, there is this...
If you have been a loyal reader of this blog (thank you for that!) you know that The Blog has often commented on the rash of Ultra-Right-Wing propaganda that infects his email inbox.
If you are new to this blog, (welcome!) go ahead and catch up. I'll still be here when you get back!
Tonight, a long time FotB (Friend of the Blog) posted a status on Facebook that gets right to the heart of what The Blog has been saying about "low information voters" and the propaganda machine. The Blog's friend is brilliant, and based on the comments that ensued, so are her friends.
(Pay close attention to commenter Mark B. who fucking nails it!)
*Click on this image to enlarge it, so you can read it. Really? Do I have to do everything for you?*
A few years ago, Right-wing extremists figured out how to use their newfangled computing machines and the emails and the internets to spread their interesting brand of paranoia and hate.
Holy fuck, they were so proud of themselves for mastering a medium that the average American sixth-grader had gotten a handle on back in the mid-1990s.
And since then, there has been no stopping them!
Mark B. mentions that he had been hearing the stories this summer.
Not to one up Mark, but The Blog has been hearing the same stories for nearly four years.
"Pres. Hussein Obama and Sec. of State Hillary R. Clinton are days away from taking away our freedoms!!!!!! The sky is falling!!!!
They are taking away our guns... pretty soon.
They are attacking our Christianity and banning Christmas... any minute now!!!!
They are signing away our sovereignty to the God Damned, Commie, Marxist, Fascist, Atheist, Muslim United Nations... in the next 24 hours!!!!
And, did we mention guns?
Oh, the humanity!!!!!!"
The Blog has heard it, over and over again.
In cut and paste, verbatim emails.
FOR FOUR FUCKING YEARS, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
The Blog has no idea whether the assholes propagating this sewage are really this paranoid or ignorant. Or, if they just believe that their prime demographic are just that stupid.
Based on The Blog's observations, sadly, a small but scary number of the people that this swill is reaching really are stupid enough to buy into this shit.
The Blog just hopes that those people are also too stupid to get themselves to a polling place.