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Old 05-16-2007, 03:19 PM
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> The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data
> I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?
> The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the
> direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy
> with the performance of the president. In essence 2/3s of the citizenry
> just aren't happy and want a change.
> So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What are we so
> unh appy about?''
> Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a
> week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the
> summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these
> unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery
> store at any time and see more food in moments than
Darfur has seen in the
> last year?
> Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic
> Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through
> each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would
> find along the way that can provide temporary shelter? I guess having
> thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is
> just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency
> workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter
> to take you to the hospital.
> Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may
> be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of
> trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to
> extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings. Or
> if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen
> TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a
> bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or
> loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias
> raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of
> teenagers own cell phones and computers.
> How about the complete religious, social and political freedom s we enjoy
> that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67
> percent of you folks unhappy.
> Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has
> ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S., yet has a great disdain for
> its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the
> world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate
> about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.
> I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no
> plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval
> rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days
> after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of
> recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the
> book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from
> terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is
> out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the
> news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy
> you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and
> be glad?
> Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually
> caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was
> failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.
> Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have
> volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom.
> There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They
> are able to refuse to go and end up with eit her a ''general'' discharge, an
> ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a
> ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.
> So why then, the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of
> Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it
> leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash
> with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the
> corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit
> corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend
> their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they
> tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he
> didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this
> way......Insane!
> Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the
> TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your
> birdcage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is
> exponentially more good than bad.
> We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several
> times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.
> "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding,
> severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and
> with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a
> good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:25 PM
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We are truly blessed.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:56 PM
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This thing is getting plenty of play.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:36 AM
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:39 PM
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Did Jay Leno actually write that originally? If so, how do I find it , I'd like to email it to about a dozen people.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:07 PM
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Its true no matter who said it. Its the way Ive felt for a long time.

People used to have pride in America. My mom told me things they did as kids during the war. The kids would go around and collect rags, tin foil, and any other ting that would help the war effort. People would only go on public assistance as a last resort. Families took care of their elderly. People didn't have near the things we do now and they appreciated it more.

Now everyone thinks they are owed a living by the government if they don't want to earn one themselves. We have it so good and cant even see it.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:39 PM
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The words are nice, BUT!
J.L. is an anti war,
anti Bush liberal.
I doubt they are his words.
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