Sunday, September 26, 2010

What about ... the truth, the facts, moderation

This editorial piece,"What about the rest of us? by syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Editorials is really worth reading. I really like to keep my politics to myself, but I am just getting so disgusted with misrepresentation that I see everyday, all around me.

With elections around the corner, I am all ready sick of the campaign attack ads. I think this animated political cartoon, says it all for me.

I received one of those forwarded ... forwarded ... emails are forwarded and it seems no one stops to ever investigate if there is a shred of truth in them. It becomes a smear campaign of fear with no foundation and they make it into many peoples email box! I makes my head explode in anger! It addresses every Muslin as a terrorist, which just is not true. It ignores this country's constitutional right of Freedom of Religion. 

Below, in red is the original email:

"Apparently they think that putting hearts and butterflies on the new stamp will
make most people not realize that the rest is Arabic and probably not something we want to support.

New Stamp - the second one!!!
This image is a larger version of the Eid Custom Postage product.
USPS New 44-Cent Stamp Celebrates a Muslim holiday.
If there is only ONE thing you forward today... let it be this!

President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service to REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a new commemorative 44-Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly & vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, when you are purchasing your stamps at the post office.

All you have to say is "No thank you, I do not want that Muslim Stamp on my letters!"

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Pan Am Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Military Barracks in Saudi Arabia !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001 !

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Pass this along to every Patriotic American that you know and get the word out!
Honor the United States of America !"

No one can adamantly or vocally boycott this stamp when purchasing stamps at the post office. It's not for sale at the post office. The U.S. Postal service never issued this stamp and has nothing to do with it.
Zazzle, the website that is selling this stamp, is a privately held company where ANYONE can design and make their own postage stamps. You can put your child's photo on a stamp and sell it!

And btw --- Obama is not a Muslim.  Can you please correct whomever sent you this mail.

The US postal service sells their stamps online and you all can see for yourselves that this one is not included. My mom bought this stamp many years ago because she was proud we were acknowledging many religions. The stamp recognizing EID, a three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. This stamp was issued in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, -- ALL FOUR TIME THIS STAMP WAS ISSUED UNDER GEORGE BUSH, another obvious Muslim.


Maxinetoo said...

Amen sista!!!

Balwearie said...

Bless you! I always correct those e-mails when I receive them (unless they're from a client...grrrrr). It irritates me to no end when I get one from someone who ought to know better.

Scott W said...

I reply with the correction, too. Such a blatant display of sensationalism this country seems to thrive on--the media being the worst culprit.

It's scary the direction the average American mind is headed.