Monday, June 23, 2008

You Go, Leno!

Well, I'm going to break my personal rule of refraining
on blogging about politics.
This is just too good not to post!
~~~~Quote from Jay Leno ~~~~
"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.
The 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 %
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 a 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 % 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' themselves 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 in this 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


  1. This is really great, Betsy! Where did you hear this?

  2. Excellent. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. AMEN!!!! Thanks for this post!

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. You will see by visiting the following website that this was not written by Jay Leno:


  6. Jill~That's interesting. I couldn't find anything on it when I went to wsnopes. Someone emailed it to my husband at work. If you want to give me more into, maybe you could email it to me. I actually saw snipets of this on tv a while back. hmmmmm

  7. Reaaly good thoughts. It doesn't matter who wrote it in my opinion.


  8. Betsy, its the same scenario up here in Canada. We have it so easy, we have so much to be grateful for, our health care is by and large free, our supermarkets are bursting with food, even a call to the police about a noise complaint is answered within minutes...

    Yet we complain, complain, complain.

    We even take for granted our right to complain! I'd like to see someone try that in Saudi Arabia, China, or Ethiopia, and see what happens....

  9. hurray for you for posting this! to me it doesn't matter who wrote it, i'm just glad they did. very well said!!

  10. Julie ~ thank you! Yes, I agree, the words are really great, no matter who wrote it.


I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!