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Yet one more straw on a very painful back

It's gotten so big that it has hit Huffington Post: Facebook Group 'Praying' For President Obama's Death Passes 1 Million Members. The name of the group, and the caps are intentional, is "DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN." You, too, may have "friends" who are fans of this group, or members, or whatever Facebook is calling it. Yeah, the name of the group looks like a joke. I guess that's enough plausible deniability for Facebook to let it continue to live.

I'm considering creating a Facebook group with this admittedly unwieldy name:

"DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE WEBSITE IS FACEBOOK. AMEN."

Wonder how long it would take for Facebook to take THAT group down.

Oh, I'd spell "Swayze" and "Farrah" correctly. And that was LAST year, as in 2009. Dumbfucks.

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animist
Apr. 30th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
I think it's partially stupidity, to be sure, but also partially shock value. Some people think it's somehow edgy and cool to be shocking, even in the least clever ways. Just more debasement of the culture. I've heard even conservative commentators like Michael Medved bash on this kind of "prayer". (I flip back and forth between NPR and Town Hall Radio while driving, for variety sake.)
ferndalealex
Apr. 30th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Once in the last couple of weeks heard the fox talking head Juan Williams actually point out that while the Amer. Left does get mad, they don't venture into the violent rhetoric and threatening behavior that is typical of the Amer. Right. I guess we can look forward to three years more of this...at a minimum.
b_vainamoinen
May. 1st, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly. Haters gotta hate.
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