Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chalk It Up To Poor Judgment

Forwarding an offensive email from your work address is bad enough, but to explain your actions by saying you did it because the email is anti-Obama is beyond pale. Here's the "joke".

A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?

His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'

A better criticism of President Obama's presidency has never been penned. It condemns the use of unmanned aircraft to kill people at will, including Americans. It hammers the administration's relentless pursuit of whistle blowers in order to keep them quiet. Or maybe it rails against government takeover of health care and shakes a fist at socialist policies.

But it wasn't intended to be racist even though the federal judge who forwarded it later admitted that it is. When he forwarded it, he added this note.

Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.

Even by his standards it touched his heart. Unbelievable. You'd think a learned person would know and act better.

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