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im not a fan of any kind of politics but i read this in a email, an thought it was interesting

> Subject: We are so spoiled by David Letterman
> David Letterman wrote this; it's the David we
> don't often see...
> ' As most of you know I am not a President
> Bush fan, nor have I ever been, but this is not
> about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it
> seems to hit the mark
> 'The other day I was reading News week
> magazine and came across some Poll data I found
> rather hard to believe.=2 0It must be true given
> the source, right?
> The News week 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 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?''
> A.. Is it the at we have electricity and
> running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?
> B.. Is our unhappiness the result of
> having air conditioning in the summer and heating
> in the winter?
> C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of
> these unhappy folks have a job?
> D.. 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?
> E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive our
> cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the
> Atlantic Ocean without having to present
> identification papers as we move through each
> state?
> F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean
> and safe motels we would find along the way that
> can provide temporary shelter?
> G.. I guess having thousands of
> restaurants with varying cuisine from around the
> world is just not good enough either.
> H. 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.
> I.. Perhaps you are one of the 70
> percent of Americans who own a home.
> J.. 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.
> K.. 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 .
> L.. This all in the backdrop of a
> neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and
> pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where
> 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.
> M.. 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% 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!
> Turn 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
> 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?'
> David Letterman
> Please keep this in circulation. There
> are so many people who need to read this.

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I like that a lot.

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I agree with all that was said But David Letterman, nor Jay Leno said this. It was penned by Craig R. Smith.

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Well, who ever wrote it, it's pretty awesome

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remind me again how lucky I am to have air conditioning and running watter when I cant afford to pay for my utilitie bills.

remind me again how lucky I am to work 50 hours a week and still have to walk to work because I cant aford the gas to get me there.

remind me again how lucky I am that I can own a house? yeah right I cant even aford to eat and drive to work.

remind me again how great it is that i can go freely from state to state and not show identification... oh wait I cant aford to leave my state.

remind me again how many great resturaunts with fine quizine that I can choose to eat my dinner at? hahaha who can aford to eat out!

remind me again how lucky we are to have organized police forces who keep our streets safe by sitting out side of bars and making sure no one drives home drunk but when some one breaks into my house it takes 2 hours for one of them to respond to the call and then treat me like I am the one who has broken a law.

remind me again how great of a job George W has done to protect us from terrorist attacks... oh wait before he was in office we didnt have to worry about terrorist threats

well its prety easy for some one with a 250k a year income to call some one with a 30k a year income that isnt happy a spoiled bratt.

please remind me again how spoiled I am.

dont get me wrong I love this country and the freedoms that come from living here but when some over paid pompus prick tells me that because of those freedoms I have no right to ***** about being broke and living in a time when inflation has exceded the wage of most middle and lower class Americans I get a little pist. sorry bout the rant.

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