11 April 2008

Jay Leno and Ungratefulness

Not sure how accurate this is, but I got it in a forward and thought it was worth sharing. I'm all about the perspective...

Subject:
Jay Leno on President Bush (Surprising)

Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno 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 Newsweek magazine and came across som
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 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 that 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?'
> Jay Leno

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