Stupidity – the chain letter/ email/ myspace bulletin/ word of mouth that’s been going around saying he’s not fit to be president because of false data on him being Muslim etc.
Obama – a presidential candidate that has a strong backing and could possibly win the election.
Now that we’ve cleared this up, someone the other day, was so gracious to post this stupidity on DS and then, got MAD because it was false and people called her out on it.
ProudHooahWife 02-08-2008 10:18 PM
Please deleate this thread because APPARENTLY the ONLY a FEW can post about elections etc, I KNOW this is a HEATED area but NOT everyone has the same opinion and regardless his Dad was MUSLIM and to ME that matters. NONE has to SHARE my opinion or VOTE the way I do but to post that people shouldn’t sell to me on here because of THIS is not only rude but childish and VERY UNCALLED for. There are MANY times threads get deleated for someone having an opinion or for instance posting about a WAHM on the diaper thread. I posted on there a few weeks ago and it got deleated with a PM saying we had to deleate because it goes against policy to say anything about a WAHM even if it is someone who has meesed over MANY. Then just about a week or 2 later a thread was started saying basically the SAME thing I did and it ended up being PAGES long and didn’t get deleated. The last I checked it was still not deleated but that is cool. I am at a place where I honestly don’t NEED a diaper support forum and I can see why MANY end up leaving and how someone new can totally be turned off from this sort of thing. I LOVE DS and have loved being here but this is so uncalled for. For the Mommas that responded and were polite even if you DIDN’t AGREE THANK YOU.
MODS please deleate this thread.
ProudHooahWife 02-09-2008 07:54 AM
Re: Obama Info
I have read the SAME thing in many other sources. I have also heard it on the news. I would dig for links but apparently there is no point defending myself here, nor should I have to when I have read many threads that ARE false posted here and they haven’t gotten told noone should sell to them and then I am told to get real? YOu have got to be kidding me. Don’t worry because I won’t be buying!!!
ProudHooahWife 02-09-2008 08:11 AM
Re: Obama Info
Originally Posted by Kathryn (Post 2734976)
Even if he WAS Muslim, wtf does it matter? Are you actually so racist that you can’t see the difference between Muslims and the horrible people that hijacked those planes? I seriously hope that all the Mulsim mama’s on here have crossed you off their ‘sell to’ list. Just ridiculous.
I also hope that they cross YOU off since I did NOT say anything rude to YOU I would hope you would show me the same respect. Maybe him being Muslim wouldn’t matter to you and that is GREAT but it does to me and I am sure it does to others. AND NO I am not against Muslims as a whole. Who I vote for and why is my right. Just the same as Muslims might vote against everyone else and vote for Obama because of this, however that is THEIR right!!!
ProudHooahWife 02-09-2008 08:47 AM
Re: Obama Info
Originally Posted by lilypop’smom (Post 2736245)
Thank you for that. I have been so disappointed with the American mentality lately. I know it’s not everyone, but it seems to be a surprisingly large part of the population. A friend’s dh was talking to a co-worker that he considered a friend about voting on Tuesday. The “friend’s” comment was, “Are you kidding? I’m not voting for that n-word!” 😥 So around here (AR), religious prejudice (even if it’s based on falsehoods) isn’t the only thing coming Obama’s way. There’s plenty of good old fashioned racism too.
His race has NOTHING to do with it.
I also want to add that I am not getting defensive about being told the email was false. If it is then it is and that is cool BUT I do have a right to why I feel the way I do and why I would not vote for a Muslim. It offends me the people who are for abortion, but I haven’t told people they shouldn’t buy from them. That is just a thought. If people wanted to post links and say hey That email is false so be it, thank you!!! IF it really truely is false, which I think there is at least some truth to it. It is the ATTITUDE that offends me and the one momma that says people should cross me off their sell to list. I mean SERIOUSLY. So I shouldn’t sell to Muslims because I don’t believe the way they do, nor shouldn’t I sell to people who are for abortion, or ….the list could go on and on. THAT is what offended me. That to me is VERY one sided. Most liberals say that we conservatives should be more open minded but honestly how open minded lately have the liberals been about these posts? That is just another though. Everyone can believe, think, vote and worship how they chose here in America. I might not personally agree with it or think it is right but that is their right. However on this board the attitude on this board is terrible. I have seen MANY posts lately where others have pointed out how bad peoples attitudes to posters are. I am not going to continue a back and forth about this on here. I asked the MODS if they ever appear to deleate this thread so that I am not contributing to any drama. With that said, I am done. You all can post away and say what you want about me, I really don’t care.
ProudHooahWife 02-09-2008 10:27 AM
Re: Obama Info
Originally Posted by Proverbs169 (Post 2736578)
First, we don’t delete threads just because someone asks us to. We would hope that when someone posts something, they will take responsibility for their words. Which means, think twice before posting something that might not be correct. :thumbsup:
Also, we aren’t on 24 hours a day. I am following this thread, and there is always the chance that it will be locked or deleted if it gets any nastier. Personally right now I won’t be doing either.
You said before you were done with the thread. Perhaps you should be. Or, at least, apologize for posting misinformation and move on. :2cents:
I will not aplogize for what I posted because I do believe there is some truth to it as I have saw this very thing on the news etc and NOT JUST ON FOX. I do take responsibility for what I posted, however the attitude of other posters IMO is very uncalled for. If they want to say they find it wrong so be it, if they want to post their opinion so be it, that is FINE. However, there are some responses that are totally uncalled for. Your right I did say before I was done with this. I should let it go and move on.
As for being busted makes people defensive, I am not defensive about ANYTHING other then peopls poor attitudes. whatever…to each his own.
So, posting something this ridiculous can actually be defended? As just another opinion and reason that someone shouldn’t vote for Obama? Bigotry has never been flattering on anyone. And, as a mod already said, this isn’t just going to go bye bye because you realize no one is with you on this one. Sorry, but no one is being mean or nasty, it is our right to not buy or sell to you because you have shown a side of you that is unbecoming to a Christian and DS Mama. And, nice siggy, BTW! “God is Love”
For people that can’t figure out how to do their own research, just click on ravenonyx’s link:
ravenonyx 02-09-2008 10:38 AM
Re: Obama Info
Proud – I think you could do with a little less pride and a lot more humility, frankly.
This information IS wrong. If your basis in continuing to believe it is “I saw it on TV”, well, I hope you’re aware that not everything on TV is real.
Here are 753,000 (yes, SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THREE THOUSAND) matches regarding this email and the vast majority of those are debunking it: http://www.google.com/search?sourcei…q=obama+muslim
In other words, it’s wrong, and you look awfully asinine continuing to believe it.
In conclusion, don’t be stupid and pass on something that has been so clearly refuted, without doing a little research. 😉 It’s obvious that this has started because he has such a strong chance of becoming President. And, if people don’t want him there, they have to find a way to make people fear him and dislike him. THIS was their method. And, if you fall for it without doing any research, you are doing a great disservice to yourself by choosing to remain uninformed.