>pick your battles

>Today I got an email petition from a relative. Sign this if you want to save our Social Security system from illegal aliens. I try to stay away from these things. I don’t want to argue over whether it should be called a Christmas tree or a holiday tree (my cousin from Texas) or whether Hugo Chavez is a totalitarian dictator (a friend of my Uncle Joe’s) or whether Saddam Hussein is al-Qaeda (my hairdresser in Philomath.) But today I couldn’t hold myself back. I replied-all to point out that the petition was
1. inaccurate (they do pay taxes)
2. meanspirited
3. whoever wrote the petition didn’t even use correct punctuation. You do not use an apostrophe to make a plural, for crying out loud


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