Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Big Mouth, Small Brain

Once every week or two, I get some ridiculous forwarded email from my parents. This week it was some chucklehead's diatribe about new dollar coin being issued this year. The email, complete with misspellings and unresearched "information" screams bloody murder because, allegedly, the phrase "In God We Trust" is missing. GASP! Now personally, I don't really need four words on a coin to affirm my belief system. Hell, I can barely read those tiny letters anyway. But maybe Mister Screaming Looney should have actually done some research, like oh say at this page which clearly shows that not only is the sacred phrase not missing, but is included in a new and interesting way, creating a new style of US coin.

Part of the email screed stated "I don't know who first came up with the idea of putting 'In God We Trust' on coins . . . " Hmmm, a little less time writing unfounded calls for boycotts in multicolor 24 point fonts and a simple lookup on Wikipedia would have let him know that it was Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, in response to a letter from a concerned citizen. Ah, but never let the facts get in the way. (More details here).

In the meantime, do you think Mr. Looney who originated the email might be taking the time to communicate with his congressional representatives about the dishonorable way the wounded troops have been treated at places like Walter Reed? No, I guess that's left to liberal pinko homos like me.


At 10/3/07 17:04, Blogger Mike said...

The more trivial the issue the more voluminous the outrage.


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