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Another chain letter response

February 19th, 2011 No comments

This chain letter was forwarded to me out of frustration at having received the letter rather than because the sender agreed with the contents. Nonetheless, it was in my inbox, and that meant a debunking was called for. It’s long, and I had time on my hands, so it’s a bit involved, but it’s a valuable exercise in the actual anatomy of a chain letter.

For the brave among you, read on!
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Islamophobia is the new Socialism

August 31st, 2010 1 comment

Well I’m happy to say America is progressing. I’m exceedingly sad to report that it is progressing from handwringing about socialism to handwringing about militant Islam spreading across the Western world and infecting the governments of the countries they inhabit like so many blankets spreading smallpox.

In keeping with this new tradition, a friend of mine recently sent me one of the first emails I’ve gotten from him that doesn’t mention the nascent socialist takeover of the United States at all. No, this one was all Islam, all the time. Actually it was just a link to a YouTube video. Have a watch, and then read my lengthy response below the jump.
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Stupid chain letters from 2004 are all the rage.

June 10th, 2010 No comments

Another variation on the “red states should secede” meme is making the rounds. I wrote about this phenomenon several months ago, linking to a craigslist post that used the meme. This “new” screed, however, may have been the original philippic that my smug classmate waved in my face back in 2004.

So now’s as good a time as to relink to that original post of mine and have you folks read it again. Because apparently you didn’t get it the first time.

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The red state/blue state post that won’t die

September 9th, 2009 No comments

This Craigslist post from 2005 is cropping up again. I could have sworn it actually originated months prior as a chain email before it was posted to Craigslist because I remember it (or something like it) being thrust at me soon after the 2004 election. It’s making the rounds as a chain email again, and wound up in my mailbox, sent to me by a loved one. My response after the jump. Read more…