67 % Americans unhappy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by nutmeg, May 23, 2008.

  1. 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 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 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 corporat ions. 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 t hankful 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
     
  2. The author may not be Jay Leno, but the words ring true.
    :)
     
  3. piezoe

    piezoe

    Apparently Leno is so insulated from reality he hasn't a clue what Americans are unhappy about.

    I don't know about you, but gloating about our hot and cold running water seems rather shallow when we are engaged in burning the skin off of children and calling it "collateral damage"; while we are in the midst of an unjustified war of aggression on a sovereign nation; when many thousands of young men and women are lying in hospital beds or caskets because of the illegal acts of our President and Vice President; when our President and Vice president have usurped all manor of powers not vested in them by the Constitution and have set themselves above the laws of our land and the laws of the international community while undermining our fundamental rights.

    These are the things that make me very, very unhappy, and they have nothing whatsoever to do with the number of teenagers with cell phones!
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    I suspected even before I finished reading it that it might not be Leno's words.

    But I agree with the author whoever that happens to be.
     
  5. Bullshit!

    You are all pussies!

    America is about the idea that present generations will leave a better country to future generations of Americans, and sacrifice whatever to do so!

    This idea has been abandoned by anyone here who thinks Americans should be content with the state of America, and you are an inherent traitor to the idea that is America.
     
  6. LT701

    LT701

    was this the same author who did the Andy Rooney hoax a few years ago?

    has the same ring to it
     
  7. Mccain should run on those points
     
  8. hughb

    hughb

    Yep, sounds like the same guy. (Some attributed it to Ted Nugent too).

    Why does the author of these writings attribute them to a celebrity? They must think it helps the words carry greater weight? I dunno, if I had the creative writing ability that these guys have I would gladly sign my own name to it.
     
  9. Why a very WEALTHY celebrity?
    Simple, because some idiot who couldnt see through it, would say

    "But he's uber rich, has his own mechanics for his fleet of rare and expensive cars, this is like telling us to eat cake!! Vive la revolucion etcetcetc."

    Just a theory, of course....possibly drumming up socialist nationalism, possibly drumming up standard nationalism/patriotism, (right wing style) or just a hoax.

    Surprisingly, it actually works both ways, so i lean toward right wing propaganda as being the source.
     
    #10     May 24, 2008