Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emails For Dumb Asses

I live in a retirement city in Florida.  As you can imagine, health care is big concern.  It is also a hot bet for conservatives.  Put the two together and you have a fertile field for bashing Obama Care.

While playing golf yesterday, one of my playing partners started to read an email from his I-Phone about the future of Medicare when Obama Care starts in 2014.  Tell old people their payments are going double of triple and you,ve got some wound up old fucks.

I told my friend that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.  He replied that the email had been verified by  I told him to click on the link and he was surprised to see the word FALSE pop up on his screen.

This is a great trick.  The haters who write the emails know the average person is too lazy or dumb to check out the source or truth of the information.  So, the writer says it has already been verified and the dumb asses just believe it.

My golf partner said that thing is just a bunch of bull shit and he’s heard similar information elsewhere --- can you say Fox News.  Oh well, there’s none so blind as those who won’t see.

When I am King I have no intention of censuring the Internet.  But, I certainly want schools to spend more time teaching kids how to fact check.  Maybe we won’t end up with so many dumb people later on.

1 comment:

  1. Please, take every opportunity to censure the internet. It often needs all the criticism it can get. Just don't censor it, please.