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Old 06-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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ungreatful americans

opps i forgot to say, THIS IS NOT MY WRITING. i found this on a differnt forums, just thought i would share.


"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 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
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 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 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 several
times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative." "With
hurricanes, tornadoes, 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 out of the Pledge of
Allegiance?"
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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We pay for all of those convieniences and infrastructure, bro. Comparing the USA to a third world country isn't going to make people 'greatful' for what they have. This country deserves the best leadership in the world and that's what we're unhappy about - the failure of our "leaders" to work in our best interest. We need to make the gov focus on 'We the people' rather than needlessly argue about the pledge.

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:39 AM   #4
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Leaning a bit towards the political forum here but.. I have been to some foriegn countries that are modern superpowers- France, England, to name a few and they dont in any way compare to the good ole USA. Sure they have the history behind them but as far as leadership the US is far ahead of them..Dont gripe at the president , I guess nobody here has ever done plumbing..
First thing you learn is that rolls downhill... Same with the guvment.
My nose tells me this guvment isnt in ....yet.....

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:43 AM   #5
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what is messed up is not even 2/3s of the american population voted so every one who is complaining really dont have a right to complain. not until every one votes is when every one can . and yes i voted so i have the right.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #6
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Good deal^^ I voted GW in to office too..
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so i can complain if i want to. hehehehehe
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If you support my Commander in Chief, they will pass the bill for funds for the war!! Then they won't have to shut some of our facilities down to save money for the war effort!! I dont have a chow hall anymore!! As for the rest of it, do as you wish and feel the way you feel!! Have a wonderful day :icon_bigg :icon_bigg
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Good deal^^ I voted GW in to office too..
i didnt say i voted for GW

and even if you dont like who you voted for you still have the right to complain. cuz you tried. but no effort to vote means i dont wanna hear it. but im glad you did
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i was thinking about that the other night as i laid in bed. All i'm really worried about is being able to buy nice jeans and pay for upgrades on my vehicles. I'm glad i don't have to worry about bullets flying through my walls and getting me. I mean, it could happen, but i'm pretty confident that it won't.

I'm glad that the war is over there, and not over here. There hasn't been any attacks since 9-11, so I'm okay with they way things are. I'll complain about gas prices, but hey, you gotta complain about something.
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Quote:
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i didnt say i voted for GW

and even if you dont like who you voted for you still have the right to complain. cuz you tried. but no effort to vote means i dont wanna hear it. but im glad you did
Never said YOU did
read it again..

Gunmetal, sorry you aint got the DFAC anymore..
I always made sure you guys got hot meals when I was there.
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