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tommie gorman

Jay Leno 2007

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Can't say how many times I have posted those pretty much very same words about the media. I hate them and always will. They give more bad news than good. And yes it is 90% of the problems in the US. ( and this is when they are not stretching the truth by not giving us the whole facts)

Subj: Jay Leno 2007

> Subject: The plain truth about Americans

> 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 

> 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

> 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 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.                                 

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Well posted Tommie , I was about to pose the same question

"WHY " , been thinking about it for a day or two ,  but Jay Leno , has put it so much better than I could ,

I think some members may at times think I am anti-America , with my stance on war , guns and religion, also I have failed to fully understand the American patriotism , but that is just a cultural thing , 

The bad news media , to me seems just part of human nature , it's like a serious car accident on the freeway , everybody slows down to take a look, causing tailbacks for miles , but nobody slows down to take in the scenic view ,

The world is constantly changing , not just America , the UK is on the brink of a depression ,it will last about 2-4 years , these things come and go through history ,

As an individual all you can do is tighten the belt and keep a low profile ,

No point in wasting years feeling negative ,  as Jay Leno said, just appreciate the things you have , don't fret about the things you haven't

BTW many years back when I was a kid , and being picky about the food I ate ( I hated porridge for breakfast ), Mom said be grateful, there's many worse off than you ,

A few years back I was talking to a Scottish secretary,  and mentioned the porridge tale ,

She said I was lucky , some days as a kid  that was the only meal she had ,

Roco

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