We seem to have a problem with various groups pushing every argument to the lunatic extreme lately. This has got to stop and people have got to call politicians and each other on it.
Example: When Governor Rick Perry was toying with the idea of running for President someone sent me an e-mail with the subject line: “ILLEGAL HIGHWY TO KANSAS!” The allegation was that the Trans-Texas Corridor, which Governor Perry supported, was going to main-line illegal aliens right into the American Heartland. The assertion was absurd, had nothing to do with the actual facts about the project, and was the product of some hysterical nut-job.
A friend called me recently to say that the problem with the Trans-Texas Corridor project had more to do with the nature of public-private partnerships – and I can buy that. However the Governor of Texas isn’t now nor has he ever been engaged in a plan to increase, facilitate, or smooth the flow of illegal aliens into
(or anyplace else). Kansas
I often think that you should delete any e-mail with an exclamation point in the subject line. "Cialis for FREE!" or "Snooki's stock picks beat the pros by 500%!" or "Free IPAD2!" or "Rick Perry's Dog has three heads!"
Next example: This appeared in the blogosphere (again note the exclamation point) “Oh-No! Will Governor Perry be the Pro-Sharia Candidate?” Are you freaking kidding me? That doesn’t even pass the giggle test.
Next Example: A normally responsible and well visited blog posted “Rick Perry’s NAFTA Super Highway Problem.” No matter how hard you try, you can’t hang NAFTA on the Governor of Texas. The article was about everything except Governor Perry.
I think that before we forward or post anything – we should all agree to a “Two-Click Rule.” If you can prove to yourself that something is BS in two Google searches or less – you should not give that e-mail, blog post, or article legs by pushing it around.
Governor Perry might not be the real deal (I'm pretty sure he is) – but a guy who has been in the public eye for this long probably doesn’t have an alien spaceship landing pad in his backyard or a love child with the Queen of