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4 years 43 weeks ago, 10:30 AM

DollPartzz

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> This is something I wish that I had written. Pass it
> on if you believe in it. Anyone in their 60's or older
>
> will have to love the last paragraph. This is what we
>
> are leaving our off-spring's off-spring. And after last
>
> night vote it even worst
>
> Jay
>
>
>
> "I'm 63 and Im Tired"
> by Robert A. Hall
>
>
>
>
>
>
> I'm 63. 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's no
> retirement
> in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.
>
>
>
> I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" 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 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 economy of
> Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence
> of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the
> freedom of speech of Venezuela .
>
>
>
>
> 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 Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.
>
>
>
> I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial
> world of 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 U.S. 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 wasCondi
> Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and
> less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.
>
>
>
> I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising 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 carpool 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 than
> 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 bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need
> bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of
> Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the
> tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.
>
>
>
> 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 have 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.
>
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>
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> There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless
> each
> of us sends it on!
>
> This is your chance to make a
> difference.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”-Albert Einstein
4 years 43 weeks ago, 11:10 AM

samD

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Hey Doll

How you be? Hope all is well. I have already posted this. But it is good to send around again...

4 years 43 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

OozeRat

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Why cant we put people like this guy in charge of our country?

Nothing is as risky as certain failure.
4 years 43 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

samD

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DNC & RNC before we can get these bastards gone!

4 years 43 weeks ago, 1:15 PM

OozeRat

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Yeah I know sam. That was one of those rhetorical qwestions.

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