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The Fourth Grade Teacher "Letter to Obama" HOAX

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The teacher letter isn't the teacher's letter.

      Nice sentiment. Some good points. Well thought out and written.

      You almost wish it was real.


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      This is yet another case of False Attribution.

      By picking on a school teacher, who really does exist, but did not write this letter, they give it added weight and credibility. For another example of a falsely attributed email spam that claimed to be written by somebody better known than a fourth grade teacher see this one.

      As to the content of the letter. Some of the points are correct, others are subjective at best and wrong at worst. We're not going to go into all the particulars here, so let's just wrap this one up by saying that there is a lot wrong with Every administration. No matter who the President is or which party they come from, somebody in the public is going to be unhappy about something and sooner or later, stuff like is mentioned in the letter will come up and somebody will write a spam email about it and pass it around. It happened to Clinton, it happened a lot to Bush, and now it is Mr. Obama's turn. (remember, there was no Internet as we know it much before Clinton took office, although email has been around since the 60s.)
      Unfortunately with the Internet as it is, and True Believers from both sides who pass things on without checking them out, once it is out there, it will never die. In spite of the Desk and others best efforts to kill it.

      If you get it, do us all a favor, write back to whoever sent it to you and tell them that if they are so upset to Do their Own research and Write their own Letter!
      Then delete it.

Email hoax printed with minimal editing and format changes. Names of private citizens removed.

From: Ralph and Judy with a Frontier address
To: "damned near everybody in the world"
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 12:12:31 AM

April 17, 2009
To: President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:
I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the people of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about, if not the consideration of the people of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics, at least until you came along, and the principles governing this country come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia . You didn't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve, yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans, but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you gave the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you?
I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers, yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million - not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members - on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.
Ms. Kathleen L(name edited)
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
(further contact information removed)

To every real American:
I rarely ask that e-mails be 'passed around' but PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR E-MAIL LIST It's past time for all Americans to wake up!

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