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Friday, February 22, 2008

Just something I wanted to post!!

This is an email I received and I just really felt like posting it on my blog. And I have gotten all of this courage from Rony and PugMama!!! At least one of them at a time or two have posted things on their blog and simply said that it is "MY" blog and I am gona post it. I don't expect all of you to agree with me , nor am I asking for debate, this is just something that I happen to agree with so here goes:

Subj: Spoiled American by Jay Leno: Even if perhaps Jay Leno did not say this , I still agree with it!!!


I hope you will all read to the end. Jay Leno puts it into perspective and makes us think about the pathetic negativity. That's right, Jay Leno!!
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, 2/3's 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?''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 provides 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 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 ass 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 2007 Please keep this in circulation. There are so many people that need to read this and grasp the truth of it all.


If this has offended anybody, I do apologize, but it is my blog and this is something I wholeheartedly believe. This is not a Republican or Democratic debate in the making, this is just an eye opening email , so maybe some of us can just sit up straight and be thankful for the many many blessings that are bestowed upon us each day.

10 comments:

our adventure said...

Very true, we are a bunch of spoiled brats. I truely believe that. Look around at the school system like I do almost everyday, people just don't care anymore. And why?? Because everything is given to them on a platter. Generally speaking, kids don't have to work anymore or do chores; they are given everything they want and more. No wonder the schools are having an uphill battle with these students. Makes me sad to know I live in one of the greatest countries in the world and I can see that just like all great empires in the past, we will fall at some point too. Just when?

OH MY #6 said...

great post my friend.

Have a great day.

Lea

Amy Gray said...

You Go Girl!!! Well put, my friend. We take so much for granted and whine about the smallest matter. I'm glad you put this reminder back out there...Love you!

Misty said...

Hi there Kristy, well I am attempting to leave a comment, Lord knows I am not good with these things..HA HA I just hope it works!! And this post is so true, We should all just sit back and examine our lives and see that we are blessed by so many things.
love ya

Kathryn said...

Amen to that!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are an ungrateful nation, we need to appreciate this great country we live in!!!!! Great post Kristy I could not agree more!!!!

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

ungrateful and spoiled who me? ;)

I posted a pic of the paint job for you.

Margaret Miracle said...

Great post Kristy! Well expressed and thought provoking.
Margaret

Nancy said...

Amen, Sister!!!!

By the way, the site for the bow you liked with the Ladybugs:

www.DiTsYBiTsY.etsy.com

LINDA said...

I watch Leno regularly. He does make fun of the Pres. and alot of superficial situations(ie: Brittany, Kirstie Alley, eyc.) but he does it as a job. I'm sure if more people knew his true outlook, the Tonight Show would have a much leaner audience---because so many are spoiled, ungrateful brats. And we keep creating more spoiled generations as we grow. More people need to act instead of speak. You know Leno has no children? There's a reason for that. I am as guilty as anyone of overdoing but I do believe that I am truely grateful for what I have and I know what the most important things are. I am always preaching to my children to define and refine their priorities......
Also, I am bipartisan. I don't believe in the party system. I think it only serves to divide the country. I also belive the country should be run by a panel of elected officials that have sub-committees working on ideas all the time. I also believe that what they pay themselves is ridiculous---and the benefits?! OMG!!! The school system is a joke and not a funny one.
I could go on forever. Need to say I applaud you for posting this wake-up call.
Too bad that the 'right' people will never see it.

Rony said...

First I want to thank you for the unexpected sweet card. It blew me away. I'm glad we are friends and I'm glad you find some of what I say "inspiring". lol. Here I thought it was a lot of jibberish.

Secondly, I so agree with you about being a spoiled nation. One of the reasons we are trying to get out of northern Virginia is the sense of entiltement that the kids around us have. WE do not want to raise our children in this type of environment. We worked too damn hard to hand our kids coach bags and BMW's on a silver platter. I didn't have it at that age and I'm certainly not giving it to mine. What the heck do they have to look forward to if we give in to what the "other's" are doing at age five! Yes, we spoil our girls. With. Love. Not things. It's time parent's started parenting too.

Great post!!