Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jay Leno for President!

Okay now I was kidding about that title of course please don't go hound Jay for his nomination but sheesh. Could we please at least try to have more people like him speak up??? This is what he said:
"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, 2/3's of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What are we 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 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 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. 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 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. 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 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 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?"

Jay Leno
2007

Could we please try and be a little less spoiled and alot more appreciative of what we do have? Turn off network news and turn on Joel Osteen perhaps if you just have to stare at the TV to believe in something...just last night Joel said "study the people that were put in your life...give them what they need not what you need" Our president needs his country to support the difficult and mostly unappreciated job he does. He needs us to have faith in him so that he can do the very best for the country. This country reminds me alot of my teenager...so incredibly frustrating at times. She fails to see the big picture, the forest through the trees, however you wanna phrase it. It's not all about you I tell her. Brad Paisley said in a song recently (letter to me I think it's called) "At 17 it's hard to see past Friday night..." So true. So my point is...ha you thought I didn't have one huh? The point is...grow up America! Look in the mirror and see just how good you've got it. You're 321 years old for God's sake...act like it!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Solo said...

That's good stuff. We all have our little gripes in life, but if we'd stop once in awhile and take a good look at the big picture, we'd realize how great a life we have, and we'd take a moment evey single day to thank those that sacrifice(d) so much to give us that life.

1:54 AM, September 21, 2007  
Anonymous lela said...

AMEN!

2:26 AM, September 21, 2007  
Anonymous Brian said...

I hate to burst your bubble but someone sent this to me via email a while ago. Leno wasn't the author.

Check Snopes.com

2:35 AM, September 21, 2007  
Anonymous maxx said...

Whoever wrote it got it right!

4:13 PM, September 21, 2007  
Blogger Barb said...

It's a great rant, whoever wrote it. It needs to become a habit to think about the things we have or enjoy - but that is a key to being happy - not to mention productive ;-)

2:16 PM, September 24, 2007  
Blogger BrianFH said...

Typo alert! That would be 231, not 321.

The spoiled brat thing, btw, is the fault of us Boomers. We tried so hard to make things nice for the next lot of you. So you all became selfish little weasels. (Except for the ones who enlist, of course.) Or was it the Greatest Generation that did the spoiling of the Boomers? It's all reached a horrible crescendo in Hillary and Obama, in any case.

11:26 AM, October 03, 2007  

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