Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's Unbelievable

I just encountered this little tidbit informing me that (presumably) supporters of Michelle Bachman, the bubble-brained bimbo from Minnesota who thinks she has what it takes to be president, have gone to changing the entries on Wikipedia for John Wayne and John Quincy Adams to fit the botched rendition of facts she's rendered in speeches. She claimed that John Quincy Adams is one of the Founding Fathers. Yeah, right. He was John Adams's kid and was a young teenager when the American Revolution ended. And to make it even more amazing, she refuses to back off this position . . . She continues to claim that JQA is a "Founding Father." The other issue involves the birthplace of John Wayne. She got this wrong in a speech, confusing Waterloo, Iowa, with Waterloo, Indiana.

This is trivial stuff, right? But when you have got people willing to go and change information on an online encyclopedia to fit a twisted untrue version of events because a political candidate they support doesn't know what he/she is talking about, you have to shake your head in complete wonderment. What is wrong with these people? Have they gone completely nuts? It has to be some explanation like this. No one in possession of their faculties does such a thing. But we live now in an Orwellian universe. This kind of thing is normative. Me, I still find it unbelievable.
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