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Old 05-23-07, 06:47 AM
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Jay Leno's Apologetics?

Does Jay Leno really write this right wing apologetic stuff? Must be the third time my step mom has sent stuff like this to me by him. It's so bloody annoying. I wish I could comeback with smart remark but I respect my dad too much and she goes ape too easy. It amazing how much she whined during Clinton era, yet makes such excuses now.



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 2/3s of the citizenry
just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking,''What we are 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 t he 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. < BR>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

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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Old 05-23-07, 06:54 AM
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Snopes says he only wrote the last part.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp
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Old 05-23-07, 07:17 AM
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Well that makes alot more sense now, edited right winged chain letters and all.
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Well that makes alot more sense now, edited right winged chain letters and all.
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You have to admit that, aside from the part off his show, that really didn't sound like Leno at all. His writers are much better than that.
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What I find unbelievable is that anyone would want to cite Jay Leno in order to lend credence to their views.
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Old 05-24-07, 05:50 PM
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What's funny is that last paragraph (the actual Leno joke) says just the opposite of everything before it.
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I can't believe were disputing whether he wrote it or not instead of all agreeing that it's 100% correct.
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He needs to get together with Ted Nugent.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:03 PM
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Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen.
Whoever wrote it I think they make a good point here...
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Originally Posted by MANBREASTS
I can't believe were disputing whether he wrote it or not instead of all agreeing that it's 100% correct.
But it's not. It's just another whiny "agree with me or STFU!" diatribe.
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See what leaving out one hyphen can do? That "Jay Leno" should have been "- Jay Leno" and immediately followed the last paragraph. Better yet, it should have read, "As Jay Leno once said..."

But it never fails to amaze me how quickly people spread things like this without a second thought as to verifying its veracity.

As to its content, I agree that most Americans are spoiled brats (I'm willing to bet the real author wasn't raised as a poor minority in a crime-ridden ghetto), but as far as not being able to criticize the President or his policies because we have an otherwise easy life, well that's just asinine.
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Old 05-29-07, 12:37 AM
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George Carlin wrote that screed, not Jay Leno.

(Though why George Carlin would steal jokes from Leno, I have no idea.)
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
(Though why George Carlin would steal jokes from Leno, I have no idea.)
Because whats good enough for Mike Barnicle...
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
George Carlin wrote that screed, not Jay Leno.

(Though why George Carlin would steal jokes from Leno, I have no idea.)
What? No he didn't.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53028

How could anyone possibly think that was written by George Carlin?
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What? No he didn't.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53028

How could anyone possibly think that was written by George Carlin?
Craig R. Smith is a moron. To start with he doesn't even understand what was being polled. The poll doesn't say that 2/3 of the country is unhappy. It says that 2/3 of the country is unhappy with the direction we are taking. BIG difference.

Second of all, 2/3 of this country does not own a big screen TV. Owning a home is great unless you can't actually afford it, or it's a piece of shit. But no, Mr. Smith apparently assumes that 70% of Americans own the stereotypical American dream home. It's clear from his article that Craig thinks that material wealth and creature comforts = happiness. That pretty much tells you Mr. Smith's cerebral capacity.
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