AH, EMAIL FROM THE 1930s...
11/13/2004 11:49:16 PM Eastern Standard Time
[names withheld because I don't know these folks]; my cousin Ken (who had his own opposing comments that I'm not repeating)
Subject: Robin Williams' [sic] Plan
You gotta [sic] love Robin Williams... Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan . what [sic] we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.
Robin William's plan. (Hard to argue with this logic!)
I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan.
1.) The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & [sic] present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic and the rest of those 'good ole boys,' [sic] We will never "interfere" again.
2.) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.
3.) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.
4.) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more
cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
5.) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home[,] baby.
6.) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy[-]wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.
7.) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil[-]producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some[-]place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up [at] the storage sites would be enough.)
8.) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army [sic]. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.
9.) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
10.) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE...Now, isn't that a winner of a plan. [sic]
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying[,] 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
~~~If you agree with the above forward it to friend...
If not, and I would be amazed, DELETE it !!!!!
Okay, whoever you are who is putting Robin Williams' name on this piece of isolationist, racist, ignorant trash, you're a dipwad. First off, if you're familiar with Robin Williams, you know this isn't his thinking, and there's proof at Snopes.com. Snopes does attribute the Statue of Liberty quote to Williams, but I'm betting even that's taken out of context, and he was making fun of the very kind of people who are forwarding this email like it's the word of their deity.
On the other hand, maybe it's a good idea if we all went to charm school. We could start with the current administration.