Pointing out hysterical rhetoric from PUMAdon has always been a target rich exercise, but I usually get through a couple cups of coffee before I start spitting them out. In today’s morning roundup murphy links to a great deal of stupid PUMA sites, including one by “Insight Analytical” (What, were the names”CutCom,” “EdgeCo,” and “InterSlice” already taken?). InsightAnalytical opens with a paragraph that is ubiquitous in PUMA blogging; “I’ve never been a fan of X, but…”
I was driving home last night and happened to hear the opening salvo from Michael Savage. Now, I’ve never been a fan of Savage, but he seems to have caught on to what’s really going on with the Obama Administration. So, I don’t gag when I hear him as much as I have in the past.
She then goes to to document why Obama is Hitler and Michael Savage is warning us. I didn’t actually read the whole thing, because my time is more valuable than that.
I was curious about InsightAnalytical, however. What kind of person blogs under a name like that, especially as a PUMA? From her About page:
My Background: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science; 5+ years in the field of market research, including stints at Exhibit Surveys, R.H. Bruskin Associates, The Gallup Organization and United States Testing Company (including many consumer products and consumer product safety testing; 2 years with The Hartford; 8 years as a public librarian and school media specialist in all grades, from pre-school to Grade 12. (Assorted extras: Associates Degree in Automotive Technology/Chrysler Program (only woman in class, graduated #1); cosmetology license and advanced training in London at Vidal Sassoon; Trained and certified in hypnotherapy by the American Board of Hypnotherapy.)
What an eccentric background! I must confess my bias for rationality inclines me to dismiss anybody claiming certification in hypnotherapy as not terribly rationale.
With expertise and certification like this, I can see why we should value her opinion that Obama is Hitler.
Serious people, these PUMAs.