Saturday, November 22, 2008


So it was pointed out to me (thank you Joel :) ) that this did not come from David Letterman, which is cool and all, but I keep it because the message is the same no matter the originator.

'As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan, nor have I ever been, but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it seems to hit the mark.'
'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 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?'

A. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

B. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?

C. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?

D. 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?

E. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state.

F. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

G. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.

H. 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.

I. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.

J. 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.

K. 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.

L. 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.

M. 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 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!

Turn 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?'


So apparently I've been "tagged" and so I kind of feel guilty not doing it so here we go:

Rules: Answer the questions with one word and one word only

Where is your cell phone? desk
Where is your significant other? :(
Your Hair color? brownishred
Your favorite thing? sleep
Your Dream last night? Dunno
Your dream/goal? Happiness
The room you are in? bedroom
Your Hobby? learning
Your Fear? sadness
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Family
Where were you last night? Twilight
What you're not? feeling
One of you wish list Items? debt-free
Where you grew up? Spokane
Last thing you did? babysat
What are you wearing? PJs
Your TV? Gailyn's
Your pet? missed
Your Computer? Lappy <3
Your mood? somatoformish
Missing someone? Yes:(
Your car? Pedro
Something you are not wearing? jewlery
Favorite store? Food
Your summer? happy
Love someone? forever
Your favorite color? neon-green
When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
When is the last time you cried? November

So I cheated on the color one... but I stand by my results.
And I suppose if I have to "tag" someone, I'd say Lee, Eleasha and Gailyn...if you want and um...don't have a life for a few minutes and feel a strange urge that is...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Still so busy!

So I just gotta get through this week and I have somewhat of a break. I'm so happy!!!! I should be studying for my Abnormal Psych test right now but I figured I'll just leave a couple things I found (one someone else found but the other I got off of the first) that are really cool. Hopefully sometimes soon I can really put something interesting about me in here but for now I'll just share these.

The first ones a more uplifting and the other is more of a "get your act together" type of thing, haha, but I figured they both serve their great purposes to lift and inspire and urge us to be ever working and not becoming complacent. Anywho, ta da!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sad sad day

I think I shall cry for the fate of this country. It not only makes me sad that Obama is president because of who is he and what he stands for... but it also makes me terribly sad that the people of this country VOTED for a guy like this... its really something that makes me sick to my stomach and makes me want to cry. Prepare for the last days guys because it sure ain't headed uphill, that's for sure. What a sad sad day. Is it a sin if me and my roommates hope he dies before his inauguration? My roommate is praying for that... I dunno if thats bad or not. What do you think? haha.