Internet ironies: Truth stranger than fiction |

Internet ironies: Truth stranger than fiction

William Hamilton / Central View
Grand County, CO Colorado

A lot of the stuff going around the Internet is rubbish; however, some information is very valuable and even funny. Here are a few amusing and factual items:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is opposing attempts by Texas, Florida, and 28 other States to clean up their voter registration rolls. Mr. Holder is especially opposed to the idea that voters be required to present a photo identification card prior to voting.

Last week, Mr. Holder spoke in Houston, Texas, at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). People who wanted to gain entrance to the hall where Mr. Holder was speaking were required to (drum roll) present a color, photo identification card.

Here’s another ironic Internet item: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Food Stamp Program, proudly publicizes (even in Spanish) that it is distributing the greatest number of free meals and food stamps in its history. Meanwhile, the U.S. National Park Service asks us to: “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” The stated reason for the policy is because animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

Because the 2012 U.S. Olympic team uniforms were “outsourced” to China, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants them burned. Ironically, the “outsourcer” was multi-billionaire designer, Ralph Lauren, who donated $7,300 to President Obama, $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee, and nothing to the GOP.

A 7-year-old boy can be thrown out of class for calling his teacher “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable. The Pentagon now celebrates Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Pride Week; however, the left-stream media never mentioned that the Army’s most famous gay soldier, Bradley Manning, is currently on trial for treason.

Children are forcibly removed from parents who try to discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are often left in squalor with their drug-addicted parents. Working Americans pay for or contribute to their own health care yet unmarried women can have child after child on government welfare and are never held responsible for their own choices; nor are the males who impregnate them.

The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks to not work. If you shop on-line for materials to pack an emergency survival kit, you may be monitored as a threat to the government. Your government can add anything it wants to your child’s water in the name of health; however, you may not give your child raw milk from your own cow which you have raised from birth. A child needs parental approval to go on a school field trip, but not to get an abortion.

An 80-year-old woman can be strip searched by the TSA at an airport; however, a Muslim woman wearing a burqa is only subject to having her neck and head searched. Yelling Allahu Akbar!, a Muslim physician kills 13 Americans and wounds 20 at Ft. Hood; however, your government says the attack was merely “work-place violence,” and Purple Hearts are not authorized.

Is something out of whack here or is it just this writer? But then, I’m one of those picky people who think that Buffalo Wings taste like chicken.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Grand County Trails: Hats off to HTA

Last Wednesday, our hiking-with-dogs group parked at the Phases Trailhead parking lot and headed up the Strawberry Road. Hiking with a group of dogs allows the dogs to get to know each other, socialize if…

See more