President Obama is a socialist Nigerian who wants to give you M&Ms for life if you fill out this survey about the girl who needs a kidney that was stolen from a dude left on ice in a bathtub. Its true. And watch for spiders on the toilet seat, while you’re at it.
And if you think these emails are going away any time soon, guess again. Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life project reports that for the first time, a majority of seniors over the age of 65 – 53% – now regularly use the Internet. Or email, which by leaps and bounds continues to be the aged set’s weapon of choice in the information wars.
While about a third of seniors use social networks, a whopping 86% use email.
Meanwhile, the growth trend for seniors continues with gadgets, as well. 69% of seniors report having a mobile phone, up from 57% two years ago.
Elsewhere in the land of magical thinking known as Opinion Poll Land, a sizable majority of Americans polled by Pew think the government has a role to play in curbing childhood obesity. But on the same day and without an apparent trace of irony, Zogby releases a poll saying three-quarters of Americans oppose the Bloomberg plan to limit the size of sodas sold in public spaces.
Its worth noting that “bans” never sell well with Americans. And what Bloomberg proposes is not so much a “ban on large drinks” as it is a “limit to the size of drinks,” which might have polled better. But it begs the question: if this plan is so unpalatable (pardon the pun) to Americans, what exactly does the “role of government” in curbing obesity look like, exactly?
1 reply on “Your crazy aunt with the chain emails now joins 50% of seniors online”
Your blog truly sucks. Honestly, comparing the opposition of food-cop agendas to spreading stupid chain letters is stupid. Opposing food-cop activism is not the same as spreading that anti-Obama rumor, nor is it "magical thinking" as you love to call it. It's simply telling food-cops to stay the heck out of our plates and mind your damn mouth only. I'm not an Obama supporter, as you apparently are. But I smash chain letters, not merely break them. Yes, this means I don't spread anti-Obama chain letters and I wish everybody on the non-left would stop as well. Both chain letters and your beloved food-cop agenda are manipulative and wrong.