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Spoiled Brats

Spoiled Brats - This is worth the read no matter what your political affiliation might be in your heart...

 

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% of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69% 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?''

 

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? C ould i t be that 95.4% 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% 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 f lames 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, you can shoot him with your own gun, or if there's time 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% 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% 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 hat e 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 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 wa s 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 w hy the y 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 THE MOST BLESSED PEOPLE ON EARTH,

WE SHOULD THANK GOD SEVERAL TIMES PER DAY.....

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blah - you can be thankfull AND unhappy about the direction that things are going - these are not mutually exclusive

 

in fact, this is often a driving force of progress - people who have resources, are thankful they have these resources and then use these resources to make things even better

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What a simplistic piece of crap this article is. Yes it's absolutely true that I'm blessed and so are most Americans, but what does this have to do with politics? I could say the same thing to a Republican when a Democrat they hated was in office. Let me get this straight, George Dubya Bush is responsible for me being able to go to a Super 8 Motel and eat at Applebee's when I take a road trip? Is GWB to thank for the fact that I can go to the grocery store and buy what I want? Wow, I got a job - I'm going to go write a letter to the President, I couldn't have done it without him.

 

Give me a break!

 

And for the record, I can't stand it when I hear someone say "the soldiers dying in Iraq are dying for my freedom." That's a load of crap and people that say that should be ashamed. Our soldiers, and God bless them, are dying for the freedom of Iraq and its people, not America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm moving this to the Bull Pen because that's where it belongs, and also, please provide a link.

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We're the most philanthropic country on Earth statistically, but everyone still thinks we're greedy people who care about nothing but themselves. Same goes for this garbage.

 

Opinions are like a**holes.....

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While one person calls them "complaints" another person claims them to be opinions we're entitled too, this one, like alot of other arguments has the capability to span generations. So in that case ill defer to someone who can argue it better than me :D

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let's see....

because you don't support the current administration, you are ungrateful for your liberties (in which the current administration has had nothing to do with, and would try to find a way to take them away from you if it supported)?

And all these people, I bet they bashed Clinton the entire time he was in office...does that make them ungrateful, or is there a double standard?

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I quote the song "Resisting Tyrannical Government" by the band Propagandhi in my rebuttal of this article

 

And yes, I recognize the irony

The system I oppose affords me the luxury

Of biting the hand that feeds.

 

And that's exactly why priviledged f***s like me

Should feel obliged to whine and kick and scream

Until everyone has everything they need.

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the political connection may be crap but it doesn't take away from the fact that we take lots of sh*t for granted. all 'westerners' do, myself included.

 

I guess the article is suggesting that we ignore anything the government does b/c we should be grateful for what we have, which is pretty dumb.

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In the future, please don't post absurd articles like this. I understand the underlying message here and see some validity in it but the article as a whole is just rubbish.

 

 

Please....that article was great and thanks for posting it. With the opening of the borders and all the Hispanic communities moving in, it wouldn't surprise me to see this country headed toward a civil war by 2020. Shutting the borders needs to be done now and it's probably too late as terrorist cells are all over the US and the border patrol doesn't even get to use force to stop them.

 

Great article.....the media and stupid hollywood really is messing up this country. Everytime we hear those stupid hollywood actors open up their mouths, it really hurts the Democratic Party.

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What a simplistic piece of crap this article is. Yes it's absolutely true that I'm blessed and so are most Americans, but what does this have to do with politics? I could say the same thing to a Republican when a Democrat they hated was in office. Let me get this straight, George Dubya Bush is responsible for me being able to go to a Super 8 Motel and eat at Applebee's when I take a road trip? Is GWB to thank for the fact that I can go to the grocery store and buy what I want? Wow, I got a job - I'm going to go write a letter to the President, I couldn't have done it without him.

 

Give me a break!

 

And for the record, I can't stand it when I hear someone say "the soldiers dying in Iraq are dying for my freedom." That's a load of crap and people that say that should be ashamed. Our soldiers, and God bless them, are dying for the freedom of Iraq and its people, not America.

 

:thumbup Agreed

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In the future, please don't post absurd articles like this. I understand the underlying message here and see some validity in it but the article as a whole is just rubbish.

 

 

Please....that article was great and thanks for posting it. With the opening of the borders and all the Hispanic communities moving in, it wouldn't surprise me to see this country headed toward a civil war by 2020. Shutting the borders needs to be done now and it's probably too late as terrorist cells are all over the US and the border patrol doesn't even get to use force to stop them.

 

Great article.....the media and stupid hollywood really is messing up this country. Everytime we hear those stupid hollywood actors open up their mouths, it really hurts the Democratic Party.

actually continued diversity is what makes this country great...and you know what would stop all the terrorist cells from existing in this country...NOT GIVING THEM A REASON TO EXIST and lets get the f*** out of the middle east before we stir up the hornests nest any worse...

 

and anyone who doesnt know to take what an actor says with a grain of salt, that you take an actor or actress as seriously in real life as you on tv needs a serious re-education irregardless of what they have to say...and as opposed to the lies and stupidity from our presidency makin the republican party look good?

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In the future, please don't post absurd articles like this. I understand the underlying message here and see some validity in it but the article as a whole is just rubbish.

 

 

Please....that article was great and thanks for posting it. With the opening of the borders and all the Hispanic communities moving in, it wouldn't surprise me to see this country headed toward a civil war by 2020. Shutting the borders needs to be done now and it's probably too late as terrorist cells are all over the US and the border patrol doesn't even get to use force to stop them.

 

Great article.....the media and stupid hollywood really is messing up this country. Everytime we hear those stupid hollywood actors open up their mouths, it really hurts the Democratic Party.

 

You're smart.

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