|07-30-2007, 12:42 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Note: My Wife sent my this (via e-mail) and I thought I'd let you guys pick it apart-
> >> "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 ain't happy and want a change.
> >> So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What we are
> >> so unhappy 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 Darfurhas seen in the last year?
> >> Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the
> >> Atlantic Oceanwithout 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 freedoms 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. Wh at 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 Iraqand Afghanistanhave
> >> 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 either 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. Ev erybody 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 bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a
> >> country. There is exponentially more good than bad.
> >> We are among the most blessed peoples 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?"
> >> Jay Leno
|07-30-2007, 12:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Elway was just an arm =MacGruder
pretty funny for a load of crap ........
|07-30-2007, 01:16 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mile High
You live in your perfect world. I wont look at it through rose colored glasses.
|07-30-2007, 01:30 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
I call BS
when would Jay Leno have time to do this on his show? Is this from his website or standup routine?
|07-30-2007, 01:37 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Topeka, KS
It makes no difference who lives in the White House. This is still the greatest country in the world for many of the same reasons enumerated in that e-mail. Relax, guys. Bush will be out of office January 2009 and democracy will continue as it has for the last 200+ years.
|07-30-2007, 01:53 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Because the GOP and W have made a total mess out of things, one of the last means of silencing the critics and "advancing the agenda" comes from bogus reactionary rants like the above...usually falsely credited to the names of social commentators like Andy Rooney, Jim Hightower, etc. etc. when in fact, they're penned by guys like Craig Smith and featured in the ultra right wing World Net Daily...a kind of Moveon.org for righties.
You've sat thru this act before.....no need to do it again.
|07-30-2007, 01:54 PM||#7|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Elway was just an arm =MacGruder
tip off is they tied Bush approval ratings in with everything that all the other presidents have done ........ then tried to tie Iraq as Protecting you and me from terrorism ....... Leno isnt that ****ing stupid
|08-01-2007, 01:35 AM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Hogan's right ... it's not Leno.
And thumbing your nose with a "Count your blessings, suckers!" is no way to defend this horrible president anyway.