So, years ago, the AFA did some sort of online poll on gay marriage or something. This was long ago enough that there were still people and entire organizations that clearly didn't really "get" the Internet. They obviously intended for the poll to be filled out by their constituency and serve as evidence for the nation's deep-seated resentment and opposition to The Gays. Unfortunately, though, since anyone could vote, it didn't go their way. They wound up with poll results overwhelmingly supporting gay marriage. I think they eventually just took down the poll. AFA, meet the Internet. Funny stuff.
Anyways, because I signed up for their site to vote in the poll, I wound up on the AFA's mailing list. The AFA, if you don't know, stands for the American Family Association, which is a fairly nutso right-wing Christian group. It probably sounds annoying to be on their mailing list, but I've remained on it because of the sheer hilarity. The entertainment value I've derived is worth it alone.
Since the election of Obama, however — who is a radical left-wing socialist Muslim extremist, don't you know — the tone of these email messages has really amped up a notch. What's amusing is that the panicked alerts, combined with the fact that they hold views opposite to mine on a very fundamental level, have resulted in the convenient fact that I periodically get email from them with what boils down to daily good news. Examples:
The list goes on. Pretty funny. You know you're diametrically opposed to an organization's agenda when their hyperventilating email alerts all sound like pretty good news. I think I'll stay on the list. They'll keep me abreast of everything this country is doing right.