Neil Hester

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Anonymity- The Enabler of Stupidity

Or, perhaps, merely the exposure of it.

It's a tough call.

Anyhow, I recently read an article on Obama's purchase of air time: 30 minute on both NBC and CBS. I normally don't scroll down and read the comments, but I decided to give the thread below a quick look, and some of the stuff I read was both amusing and somewhat alarming. Hold your cookies:

Notice: None of the below comments are mine. Yes, that should be obvious, but the following comments deserve to be handled carefully.

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BARF! OBAMA NEEDS TO GET OVER HIMSELF! A 30 MINUTE SPOT??? DOES HE THINK HE CAN CONTINUE TO PULL THE WOOL OVER OUR EYES? OBAMA IS AN ARROGANT, CORRUPT, LYING HOMOSEXUAL. HE CAN KEEP HIS SOCIALIST PLAN FOR HIS PRESIDENCY OF ACORN WHEN THEY ARE ALL IN PRISON!

Obama - radical leftist socialist.
McCain - proven leader, war hero.
Does class rank really matter??

It sounds like Obama is worried about the way he's coming across in the debates and wants some unchallenged air time where his inexperience will not be highlighted.

OBAMA: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
30 MIN. OF LIES FROM MR. EMPTY AND HIS PRESS HOGS

NOBAMA 08
WHY DOES obama HATE WHITE PEOPLE SO MUCH? 20 YEARS IN A WHITE HATING USA HATING CHURCH, HAVING CROOKS AS FRIENDS, CAUSING STOCK MARKETS TO FALL BECAUSE HE LEADS IN POLLS, BEING A MUSLIM AND BEING BLACK AND THINKING WHITE PEOPLE OWE HIM...I VOTED FOR JIMMY CARTER IN 76 AND TWICE FOR BILL CLINTON IN THE 90'S AND CLINTON IN 08 PRIMARIES.....NO HOW NO WAY NOBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!DON'T VOTE PARTY IN 08...VOTE WHATS RIGHT FOR YOUR GOD, YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR FAMILY, YOURSELF.......WE MUST VOTE FOR JOHN MCAIN AND A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SARAH PALIN!!!!!!!!!!OHIO OHIO OHIO

I truly believe that Obama is the Anti-Christ and if he gets elected we all better start making peace with our Maker!

Obama supported infanticide, typical arab american terrorist parading as an african american because hes a fraud in every aspect of his life..

Since we are not a communist state, yet, I can refuse to watch Comrad Obama.

Obama is as false as the styrofoam columns in Denver
stadium. Only mentally blind people could follow such
a looser.

You can put it on every television show on the planet for 24/7 until Nov. 4 and hold a loaded gun to my head.... I STILL wouldn't watch this lying SOB. I just wish he would go back to his mosque in Kenya and leave us alone.

What do Obama and Osama have in common?
They both have friends that bombed the the Pentigon!

Well, I'm going to bed... I am a republican and I actually have a job to go to in the morning.. I'm not a left-wing nut that lives off welfare and government checks!!

THE REAL REASON THE STOCK MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD ARE TANKING IS BECAUSE EVERYONE IS SCARRED OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE WORLD ECONOMY IF OBAMA IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Obama=Ayers=Stalin=Hitler...they are all the same.

I'll be honest. I am not voting for Obama for one reason. It's because he's black. I don't like blacks and I don't trust them. They are dangerous and stupid. They have poor morals. I am a proud Republican, a proud Conservative and a proud American. It is wonderful to know that so many other true Americans agree with me. We must stop the blacks and mongrel races from stealing our country. Think of the founding fathers. Were any blacks there when the Constitution was written? Let us return to the traditions that made America great. Join me and other true Americans in drawing a line in the sand and keeping this mongrel and his Muslim brethren from invading our White House. VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN ON NOVEMBER 4TH.

The end of democracy is when you have 51% parasite voters (dems) and only 49% host voters (repubs)

Obama supporters are homosexuals and losers. Get a job and a life.

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The stupidity above is both awesome and scary. Sure, I can always use a laugh, but these people will all be voting. It shouldn't affect the actual outcome, but the idea of people whose ideas are so warped voting at all is sad. Anyhow, here are a few random, non-anti-Obama comments from the same thread:

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You all are friggin idiots...cept me.
and except the Palin fans......you da best.
Go Sarah !

I'm a staunch McCain supporter, but even I have to admit it's over.
Hopefully Obama will surprise me.

Every one of these anti Obama comments has underlying racism. I fear for his life.

Sigh... I'm in love with Barack Obama. He's Super Intelligent, he's Suave & Debonaire, he's Truthful & Thoughtful, he's just a Beautiful & Fabulous person. If I could vote for him 100 times I would. I love you Barack Obama!!!

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And, finally, one apt comment that I will use to sum this entry up:

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The lack of civility in these replies is absolutely astounding.
Thank God for the anonymity of the internet.

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Take Care,
~Neil

7 Comments:

Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

I don't know anything about that site, but there seems to be an outpouring of Right Wingers/racist losers over there. If you read the comments on CNN, they are all pretty much 90% pro Obama.

These comments are being made by the same folks going to McCain's rallies and shouting "terrorist" and "kill him."

When I read some of the comments regarding the 3rd debate, they were many pro-McCain, saying Obama looked "arrogant" yet on CNN readers graded Obama an overall score of B and McCain a D.

Since that's more a Hollywood-type LCD site, it attracts more uneducated people (Right Wing)than an impartial news site like CNN.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Neil said...

Not surprised about the CNN comments. Part of the reason I chose to feature these comments is because I'm pro-Obama, but more than anything else, the ignorance evident in anti-Obama comments is generally greater than the ignorance evident in anti-McCain comments, because of racism and the fear of anyone with a terror-suggestive name.

Oh, and there was this ridiculous quote in my school paper that reads about like this: "I think that if Obama gets elected, he'll get assassinated. I hope he wins." I wonder about our newspaper staff at times.

So, how about Joe the Plumber?

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

They actually allowed a quote like that to appear? That never would have flown in my high school. Maybe things have changed, but that's not a very nice thing to say. People forget that it is a real human they're speaking about.

Obama is the only President I'd actually like to meet someday. W? Forget it.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Wow.

That is utterly unbelievable. The white supremacist really took the cake, I think.

It's astounding that these are some of the people who will actually go vote; and if this is a sampling of the people who support McCain, then I am all the more in favor of Obama being our next leader.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

4:40 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

Jess: Our newspaper staff isn't very closely regular, and they're not too sharp. Sometimes I bring the paper home to my mom so she can circle all the typos just for kicks (there are some fairly funny ones at times). And you're right- you have to keep in mind that these are people; I may not be that fond of Bush or McCain, but I'd never wish death upon them.

You and Dan should get to read a poem at some sort of presidential event (no more Angelou, please...).

Scarlett: Yeah, it's crummy that most of the people making those comments will be able to vote, especially since I have lots of perfectly reasonable friends (which doesn't mean pro-Obama necessarily- just level-headed) who are just shy of the voting age.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

Have you voted yet?

8:43 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I know some people under 18 that would vote, if they could.

There's a pretty good laugh over at my place today. Just a hunch, but I think you'll get a kick out of it!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

1:21 PM  

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