Stupid Email Hall of Fame

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We all get them: stupid email forwards. Misguided (or just plain idiotic) friends, relatives and coworkers forward us stuff that promises to be “hilarious” or “amazing,” when it’s actually so damn stupid, you want to reach through the computer and strangle them for sending it to you. These emails belong in the Stupid Email Hall of Fame. This one came from a reader, who received it from a conservative Canadian friend:

Subject: Who’s the stupid president? (Man, I’m really missing “Dubya” with his Texas drawl ‘plain-speak’ and his devotion to America as a special place, ignoring those pukes that think otherwise, E.G; Islamist enemy, Old Europe & Democrats! BL)

When going through these, don’t forget Obama’s sickening and so Democrat ‘Apology Tour’ through Europe this past Spring! NO way in hell would Pres. Bush nor any Republican for that matter, run-down and literally ‘apologize’ for America’s greatness, leadership and generosity in blood and money toward strangers in peril, acts of kindness unparalleled in human history for a ‘super-power’, and that far outweigh any/all of our ‘mistakes’.

Now -8/15/09- we are seeing the latest Obama outrage that will eventually be brushed aside by his media elite: The White House e-mails to private citizens pushing ObamaCare is ILLEGAL! It’s against Federal law for White House to solicit legislative support direct from Oval Office to the general public using THEIR, the Taxpayers, money but again, The One will be ‘forgiven’ by his media elite. BL
Tell me again why we thought GWB was so stupid:

> If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of
> inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon
> Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically
> significant gift, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod
> containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought
> this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
>
> If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,
> would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to
> the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you
> have brushed it off as a minor slip?
>
> If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of
> advisors with people who cannot seem to keep current on
> their income taxes, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to
> refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican
> ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo),
> and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have
> winced in embarrassment?
>
> If George W. Bush had misspelled the word advice would you
> have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and
> potatoe as “proof” of what a dunce he is?
>
> If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to
> go plant a single tree on “Earth Day,” would you
> have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
>
> If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force
> One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet
> fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic,
> would you have wondered whether they actually
> “get” what happened on 9-11?
>
> If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a
> teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press
> conference, would you have laughed and said this is more
> proof of how he inept he is on his own and is really
> controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
>
> If George W. Bush had failed to send aid to flood victims
> throughout the Midwest with more people made
> homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a
> major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and
> incompetence?
>
> If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a
> major corporation, even though he had no constitutional
> authority to do so, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt
> –which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate —
> in one year, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt
> again within 10 years, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s
> holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority
> stake in GM, would you have approved?
>
> If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of
> dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have
> approved?
>
> So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so
> brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything?
> Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 6 months — so
> you’ll have three years and six months to come up with
> an answer.



“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is FORCE; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
(George Washington,1732-1799, Continental Army Commander and America’s first President.)
This is funny, because I’ve actually gotten into fights with people over this very topic.
First of all, I love the beginning, with all its posturing and praising”Dubya” for being so “plain-speaking” (a nice way of saying dumb).
Then to the list. I gotta say, if we made a list of all of Dubya’s flubs, we’d have to send a 500 page email. Or, we could just focus on some of the biggies, like THE IRAQ WAR and the epic financial crisis caused by his administration’s deregulation of the markets.
Now, let’s look at a few of these points:
  • If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of
    > advisors with people who cannot seem to keep current on
    > their income taxes, would you have approved?
Probably. It would’ve been better than having convicted felons, crooks and liars such Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby and Roberto Gonzalez in positions of authority.
  • If George W. Bush had failed to send aid to flood victims
    > throughout the Midwest with more people made
    > homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a
    > major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and
    > incompetence?

See, here’s the thing. The Midwest floods were terrible. No one disputes that. But people in the Midwest, who had no means of leaving the area that was about to flood, weren’t left to die in a stadium and on the streets. I mean, the Super Dome was full of people without food, water, necessary medicine or even clean toilets. People were literally dying in the fucking streets of New Orleans. And Bush and FEMA fucked up. Period.

  • > If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt
    > –which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate —
    > in one year, would you have approved?
    >
    > If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt
    > again within 10 years, would you have approved?

Bush never gave us the chance to approve. He came into office with a surplus, and ran this country’s economy in the ground. The financial crisis was already in full swing before Obama ever stepped foot in office. Guess who’s to blame?

I could go on all day with this (and feel free to pick up where I left off in the comments). It’s yet another poorly-written, largely inaccurate piece of bullshit propaganda from a bunch of ignorant, whiners who can’t stand it that the other side’s getting a turn. Give it a rest already!
Have you received something like this? Or does this email pale in comparison to some of the stupid crap you’ve received? If so, forward those dumb emails to bubblegumculture@gmail.com. We’ll mock and debunk (if necessary) these stupid emails every Wednesday.

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