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JAY LENO..." HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD"


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 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 w atching 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 th! ere 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
 
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WOW Great read, thanks for posting. Never expected that from Leno but glad to hear it!
 
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BB thanks for posting this. make me appreciate the fact that was able to open a small business in country where people can walk through my doors and ask questions about a hobby that will bring them closer to the outdoors and in safety that we take for granted everyday. I for one will no longer look at my worries and fears about the oppertunity givin me in the same light.
They seem very small when put in perspective.
Thanks again. S
 

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Jay truly hit the nail (many nails) squarely on the head. May GOD BLESS AMERICA and all those that find fault with this GREAT NATION!
 

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are you sure that was from LENO?? i quit watching the tonight show because i got sick of him always bashing bush and the war effort. must be a misprint on the author.. whoever wrote it is exactly right, except for one thing.. if somebody is burgularizing/robbing you ... it's going to fall into YOUR hands to protect yourself. the guys in the bulletproof vest can come pick up the robbers body:p
 

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Leno hasn't changed:D
 

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are you sure that was from LENO?? i quit watching the tonight show because i got sick of him always bashing bush and the war effort.
Late night talk show host have one thing in common, they all think bashing the President and the war is what we want to hear. Were these people in a cave during the last two elections? Either way, for or against our President and the war, I'm sure most of us are tired of hearing the same old crap day-after-day.

ezbite, I hope you didn't switch from Leno to Jon Stewart:D
 

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If Leno left a nail to be hit on the head....Rooney covered them in the other thread...check it out. If you liked what Leno had to say you'll love good ole' Andy....
 

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I'm just wondering if anybody else on here has lost employment due to Chinese imports? My pipe mill had to lay off 275 employees in the last 2 years because someone wouldn't regulate the imports. Also wondering if this country could produce enough to protect ourselves in case a real big war were to happen. We dont produce enough steel anymore. Hope we dont have to find out the wrong way. God bless us all.:(
 

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