Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Lincoln Journal Star, which describes itself as “the premier news and information source in Southeast Nebraska.” The title is Take me to your leader.
We’ve all heard that there’s a fine line between genius and madness, but we always thought we could figure out which is which. It now seems that we over-estimated our powers of discernment, because we don’t know how to classify this one. Or maybe too much exposure to this stuff has degraded our abilities.
Is today’s letter intended to be funny, or is the letter-writer afflicted with every conspiracy virus in existence? Either way it’s interesting, so we’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. As we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go:
People still question whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Don’t worry, we’re not going there. Things get better right away:
The real question is, was he born on this planet?
That’s good! But is the letter-writer serious? Let’s read on:
If the History Channel taught me anything, it’s that space aliens live among us. This is why every presidential candidate should have his/her DNA tested.
We’re starting to really like this one. Let’s continue:
Look at Obama’s ears. That’s alien design, not intelligent design.
See what we mean? The letter-writer is either being wickedly subtle, or he’s totally bonkers. Either way, we love this letter! Here’s more:
Obama is the most illegal alien. If he gets a second term, he will call in the mothership and all real Americans will be beamed up and sent to work in the salt mines of Alpha Centauri and will be forced to contribute to a single-payer health plan.
This guy is great! Here’s how it ends:
Or he’s from Kenya.
Aaaargh!! The letter finishes on a birther note, just as it began. Is the letter-writer serious, or is he seriously clever? You decide, dear reader.
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