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An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 5:43 PM on j-body.org
I got this Email, though I would post it here just so it gets read by more people,

It would seem to me, the number of people Fed up with government\Society is growing...

Quote:



I'm Tired...by Robert A. Hall



I'll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce,

and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day,

I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still

put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years.

I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I

worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there is no retirement in

sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.



I'm tired of being told that I have to spread the wealth around to people

who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will

take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too

lazy or stupid to earn it.



I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to keep people in

their homes. Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to

help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our

paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the

left-wing Congress critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the

Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their

own money.



I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like

Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury

because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get

their way, the United States will have the religious freedom and women's

rights of Saudi Arabia , the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press

of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Gay people

of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela . Won't multiculturalism be

beautiful?



I'm tired of being told that Islam is a Religion of Peace, when every day

I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives

and daughters for their family honor; of Muslims rioting over some slight

offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't

believers; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning

teenage rape victims to death for adultery; of Muslims mutilating the

genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Quran and

Sharia law tells them to.



I believe a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by

the color of his skin. I'm tired of being told that race doesn't matter

in the post-racial world of President Obama, when it's all that matters in

affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards

for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides,

tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that

hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators

from Illinois . I think it's very cool that we have a black president and

that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote

the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi

Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less

in an all-knowing government.



I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fund-raising and inaugural

expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were

wonderful. That thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential

time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control

weight and stress, that picked over every line of Bush's military records,

but never demanded that Kerry release his, that slammed Palin with two

years as governor for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama

with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.



Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry

drove me to his camp in 2004.



I'm tired of being told that out of tolerance for other cultures we must

let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic

schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to

fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love

and tolerance.



I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global

warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a

two-bedroom apartment and car pool together five miles to our jobs. We

also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live.

Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than

Gore, you're green enough.



I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help

support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ

rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses

while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be

Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of

harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I

never tried marijuana.



I'm tired of illegal aliens being called undocumented workers, especially

the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's

next? Calling drug dealers, Undocumented Pharmacists? And, no, I'm not

against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic and it's been a few hundred

years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to

fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person who can speak English,

doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family

on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military. Those

are the citizens we need.



I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the

uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped

kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids

can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life

and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people then themselves. Do

bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?

Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our

enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's

the deal.. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse

that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can

let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and

beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan , or the Muslims who tortured and

murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon , or the Muslims who

ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq ,

or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia , because

the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American

soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help

and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.



I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and

the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers bums are

bi-partisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bi-partisanship. I

live in Illinois , where the Illinois Combine of Democrats and Republicans

has worked together harmoniously to loot the public for years. And I

notice that the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet are bi-partisan as well.



I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of

both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful

mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting

caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.



Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes,

color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have

that in 1970, but we didn't know we were poor. The poverty pimps have to

keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.



I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and

actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or

discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.



Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not

going to get to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for

my granddaughter.



Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the

Massachusetts state senate



Chris




"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry



Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:34 PM on j-body.org
That says it all, and yes, the number of people fed up is growing, and growing quickly.






Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:52 PM on j-body.org







“Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. Nobody gets in life exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” Conan O'Brien

Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:27 PM on j-body.org
Everything was a good point except for this

Quote:

But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our

paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the


People didn't go out and buy Mcmansion. I am more convinced it was inflated housing prices where a 2 or 3 bedroom house was 3 times the price of a normal home.

And last time i checked a $250,000 condo is far more then most of the homes that middle/lower class people bought. Hell I live in Pittsburgh
$250,000 would buy a mcmansion!
This has been discussed at length in other posts
/rant

I did a little more research..........

http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/02/robert.html

Original post - not from email

http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/

Full blog

You can consider the source and make your judgment based on what he has written
Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:35 PM on j-body.org
Well written and not politically correct... Perfect!



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Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:45 PM on j-body.org
I do agree with the point about racial "equality" but were still pushing affirmative action etc. People want to be equal until their differences are of a benefit to them. We want the best person to be hired for a job not the person who is less qualified but of a minority. Im less concerned with that my surgeon is black than with if he is competent enough to keep me alive. All the power to them if its a black doctor who is just as qualified but it just seems counterintuative. It was a good idea back in the day but its getting tired.





Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 8:31 PM on j-body.org
I dont have any complaints.



Re: An Email I got...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:36 PM on j-body.org
pretty good strong points, my opinion in general is not to believe everything people say.

in other words, I do not allow people tell me what I can say, can't say, what I can think or what I can't think about whatever the issue is. I try to stick to my guns, if I'm wrong I would like to know why I'm wrong,
it usually depends on the POV from where person stands and Bingo!


Example,
I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay

we argue about this topic at work. They say, why would God want a person to be Gay? I tell them "I don't know?"
Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 4:37 AM on j-body.org
That would be like me saying that I did not choose to drive a GTO, its in my DNA.

Chris




"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry


Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 5:43 AM on j-body.org







Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 7:15 AM on j-body.org
Taetsch Z-24 wrote:

Quote:



I'm Tired...by Robert A. Hall

I don't think Gay people choose to be

Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.

Chris


Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 7:20 AM on j-body.org
spoiler wrote:

I don't think Gay people choose to beGay,
but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.



dude, seriously......what is your fixation with the gay debate?

get over it.






Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 7:58 AM on j-body.org




FORGET GIRLS GONE WILD WE HAVE GOVERNMENT SPENDING GONE WILD!

Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 8:16 AM on j-body.org
J03Y wrote:

spoiler wrote:

I don't think Gay people choose to beGay,
but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.



dude, seriously......what is your fixation with the gay debate?

get over it.



I'm not debating about gay, that was a quote from the e-mail Taetsch Z-24 posted, so you get over it sir.
Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 8:37 AM on j-body.org
spoiler wrote:

J03Y wrote:

spoiler wrote:

I don't think Gay people choose to beGay,
but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.



dude, seriously......what is your fixation with the gay debate?

get over it.



I'm not debating about gay, that was a quote from the e-mail Taetsch Z-24 posted, so you get over it sir.



thanks, I read the email and saw it in there. The fact that the quote about gay people was the only thing you cared to quote is the point. Really, that was the one thing in the email that you want to make sure people re-read?





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Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 9:30 AM on j-body.org
So Spolier when you coming out of the closet? I kid I kid Sorry I could not help but take that cheap shot.



FORGET GIRLS GONE WILD WE HAVE GOVERNMENT SPENDING GONE WILD!

Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 10:00 AM on j-body.org
gee...all that from a Marine...surprise surprise.




Brian


Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 10:10 AM on j-body.org
can we vote this guy to be president or something.



and

"People didn't go out and buy Mcmansion. I am more convinced it was inflated housing prices where a 2 or 3 bedroom house was 3 times the price of a normal home.

And last time i checked a $250,000 condo is far more then most of the homes that middle/lower class people bought. Hell I live in Pittsburgh
$250,000 would buy a mcmansion!
This has been discussed at length in other posts
/rant

I did a little more research.........."




either way wether the price was inflated, or the bought mc mansions, they bought way more house then they could afford. if you can't afford a house dont buy it, simple as that.


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Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 10:42 AM on j-body.org
Entertaining.
But lost points with this.
Quote:

Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry

drove me to his camp in 2004.

Couldn't he have picked a better bandwagon?


THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT ONE.

Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 11:00 AM on j-body.org
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Entertaining.
But lost points with this.
Quote:

Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry

drove me to his camp in 2004.

Couldn't he have picked a better bandwagon?


I'm sure he would be very upset to learn he lost points with you.






Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 11:12 AM on j-body.org
J03Y wrote:

Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Entertaining.
But lost points with this.
Quote:

Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry

drove me to his camp in 2004.

Couldn't he have picked a better bandwagon?


I'm sure he would be very upset to learn he lost points with you.

Feel better that got that out of your vagina?



THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT ONE.


Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 11:14 AM on j-body.org
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

J03Y wrote:

Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

Entertaining.
But lost points with this.
Quote:

Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox

News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry

drove me to his camp in 2004.

Couldn't he have picked a better bandwagon?


I'm sure he would be very upset to learn he lost points with you.

Feel better that got that out of your vagina?


Much better.





Re: An Email I got...
Friday, March 20, 2009 7:23 PM on j-body.org
FrostySunfire wrote:

gee...all that from a Marine...surprise surprise.



Yes, Most Leather Necks think like me..

OHH NOSESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs


scary thought right?


Chris




"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry


Re: An Email I got...
Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:01 PM on j-body.org
BigBob wrote:


x1,000,000



Re: An Email I got...
Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:24 PM on j-body.org
I like who ever wrote that...

And houses are just priced to high... people believed the banks when they told them they could afford it...... If you don't know what you can and cant afford.... your an idiot..... you should know better.


Case in point... a friend of mine just took out a 30 year loan for $182,000 for this.... and its in an average sized town in middle america (Minnesota)



WTF..... That house is going to cost her about $1,500 dollors a month, and it's nothing special.... I still say thats way to much money for a house like that and she cant afford it.

Besides.... it's ugly as hell..... but it;s nice inside.









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