Friday, December 19, 2008

If You Have to Explain to Somone Why They Have Made a Dumbass Move, It Probably Won't Prompt Them to Say "Gee, sorry." (OT)

I recently was forwarded the following e-mail, which can only be very charitably called spam.

Keep in mind that Snopes, unsurprisingly, nails it as utter bullshit:


Welfare Poem - oh boy you will love this
I cross ocean,
Poor and broke,
Take bus,
See employment folk.

Nice man treat me
Good in there,
Say I need to
See welfare.

Welfare say,
'You come no more,
We send cash
Right to your door.'

Welfare checks,
They make you wealthy,
Medicaid it keep
You healthy!

By and by,
I get plenty money,
Thanks to you,
American dummy.

Write to friends
In motherland,
Tell them 'come
Fast as you can.'

They come in turbans
And Ford trucks,
I buy big house
With welfare bucks

They come here,
We live together,
More welfare checks,
It gets better!

Fourteen families,
They moving in,
But neighbor's patience
Wearing thin.

Finally, white guy
Moves away,
Now I buy his house,
And then I say,
'Find more aliens
For house to rent.'
And in the yard
I put a tent.

Send for family
They just trash,
But they, too,
Draw the welfare cash!
Everything is
Very good,
And soon we
Own the neighborhood.

We have hobby
it's called breeding,
Welfare pay
For baby feeding.

Kid's need dentist?
Wife's need pills?
We get free!
We got no bills!

American's crazy!
He pay all year,
To keep welfare
Running here.

We think America
Darn good place!
Too darn good for
The white man race.
If they no like us,

They can scram,
Got lots of room in Pakistan .

It is interesting that the federal government provides a
Single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00
And each can also get an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of$2,470.00 .

This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

Lets send this to all Americans, so we can all be ticked off
And maybe we can get the refugees cut back to
$1,012.00 and the pensioners up to $2,470 00 and enjoy some of the money we were forced to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 years.

Please forward to every American to expose what our elected politicians have been doing over the past 11 years - to the over-taxed American.



Remarkably, it apparently was mailed out to an entire building full of co-workers. Knowing the original sender, I was prompted to hit Reply to All, and include a link to the Snopes piece and the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty. (Maybe I still will.) But, again, would doing so be worthwhile? Would it even get through to someone who sent such an e-mail in the first place?

So, is this kind of act an individual aberration? (Did they even realize it might be a bad business move?) Or is it indicative of a broader racist, whiny, selfish, xenophobic, small-minded, America-is-a-zero-sum-proposition mindset that is, essentially, un-American?

As Alexis de Tocqueville may have said, "America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."

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