To me this rings so true....
Jay Leno wrote this. I find it to be accurate...
I hope you will all read to the end. Jay Leno puts it into perspective and makes us think about the pathetic negativity.
Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno we don't often see....
"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
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
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?"
Please keep this in circulation. There are so many
people that need to read this and grasp the truth of it all.
good post sam
... unfortunately, Jay Leno said/wrote none of the above (the last paragrpah was a joke he used in his show, but who actually wrote it, who knows) , and there's some misleading data and opinions made into facts.
I don't care if Jay wrote it or repeated it.
America needs to read this. 98% of Americans have no clue as to how good, scratch that, how truly blessed they are to have been born and given the right to live in America. Go to a thrid world country like Iraq and see how those people live. Here is a small pleasure we all have that they don't, garbage pick up. Theirs is just thrown outside to blow around in the wind. Toilets, and toilet paper; they crap in a hole outside and wash their butt with their hand. The ability to go to the doctor when you want to. There it depends on how much money you have or if an American Soldier takes you to see an American Military doctor.
So what if gas prices are out of control. It sucks, I agree; but trust me we could be alot worst off.
Great post Sam.
One of the volunteers!
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