Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Common Sense + Facebook =

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. As in, there is a serious lack of common sense when it comes to Facebook.

Lately, I keep seeing this story being shared on Facebook:

You will love this one, I haven't stop laughing yet.

For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest,
cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings,
in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails. 

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado . The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the "cattle" guards immediately!
Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten President Obama out on the matter, Vice-President Joe Biden, intervened with a request that...before any "cattle" guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.

'Times are hard,' said Joe Biden, 'it's only fair to the cattle guards and their families be given six months of retraining! '

And these two guys are running our country,

Passed on to you without further comment...



I can honestly say that I remember reading this about Clinton. It has been the same story about multiple presidents of both parties. Know what that means?


Seriously, people, if something like this were to actually happen, you think they would let it leak out on Facebook? No! If it ever did get out it would be through the media. FACEBOOK IS NOT THE MEDIA. (Yes, is it social media, but not "the media.")

There's another one about spiders that hide under toilet seats and bite your ass. Really? And supposedly a guy got bit by one of these spiders on an airplane. AN AIRPLANE. I'm guessing that the only people who believe that have never used the toilet on an airplane. The seats are tiny and the flush has so much suction it almost drags you in. You think a spider could live in that?

Look, I know snopes.com may not always be the most accurate, but to date, it's never let me down. So do me a favor and check things out before sharing them on Facebook. Or at the very least, think twice about it. Does it have a source? Does it sound too good/absurd to be true? Better to keep quiet than open your mouth and prove you're a fool.

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