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    Default Jay Leno's Letter to the Peeps Of The United States!!

    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 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
    2008

    Please keep this in circulation. There are so many people that need to read this and grasp the truth of it all.
    FULL TIME LURKER

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    This is over a year old, and completely false. From our friends at Snopes...

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but that isn't Jay Leno's work. He's attributed with the quote at the end, however the rest is the work of

    Craig R Smith

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53028
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    This is over a year old, and completely false. From our friends at Snopes...

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp
    Damn Craig, ya beat me to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickett View Post
    Damn Craig, ya beat me to it
    Nah, I read that thing around a year ago, about the time of a similar one attributed to George Carlin. I simply remembered the Snopes explanation from then and punched in a link.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Who gives a shit who wrote it?!?!?!?


    It's true.

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    Obviously it's a fake letter. You think for one second that Leno would be saying any of that if his multi million dollar salary were at stake? If he was suddenly stripped of fame and fortune?


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    I do not care who wrote it, I agree with every single word.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
    And thats about what its worth.

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    The US is overrated. I know. I lived there for 40 years.
    Take this guy's (whoever it is) car wreck scenario. Sure,
    maybe a helicopter will show up, but you're going to pay
    for it all the rest of it through the nose. If I get sick or hurt
    here, I go to the hospital, they take care of me, I pay and go
    on my way. Try that in the states these days. Oh, and news
    flash, we have air con and running water here, too, And better
    (and cheaper) food than I've had anywhere.

    Point taken that Americans are spoiled, but to say that Americans
    are wrong for feeling their country is headed in the wrong direction
    is a bit myopic or naive. And happiness is relative, and people will always
    be unsatisfied with what they have when they operate under conventional
    materialistic paradigms.
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    False premise for a thread... can it be closed, please?

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    You'd think that with how mainstream the Internet is, people would be less gullible by now.

    PT Barnum would love this.

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    Jay Leno is a Democrat and doesn't support GWB. We would've never written this.

    And troops in Iraq are not defending our freedom - that's just a piece of propaganda, I feel sorry for you if you believe it. Saddam never threatened American freedoms. Nor the 1st, the 2nd or the 3rd amendment. It doesn't mean he was a nice fellow, but he had other fishes to fry. His suppression of freedom was on a local level.

    And don't even start saying "but oil...". The right to have cheap gas is NOT part of the US Constitution and doesn't constitute something with any link to the concept of freedom.
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    If things are worse than they used to be, I'm not supposed to complain because they could be worser? Fuck that noise.







    Don't read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    And don't even start saying "but oil...". The right to have cheap gas is NOT part of the US Constitution and doesn't constitute something with any link to the concept of freedom.
    Where are you getting cheap gas?

 

 

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