Interesting e-mail

’ 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

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

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

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

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
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
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?’

Check you resources Rand. Youv’e been had.

Snopes entry with various attributions

Original content in part in HERE

Its not the fact as for whom it came or how its written, as to the fact it makes sense!:slight_smile: Took out letterman!

I don’t disagree but then don’t attribute it to anyone in particular.

Four more yeears = Four more wars.

Michael, what made you feel like what Randy posted needed to be verified by Snopes? It does not matter who said it or wrote it, the point is what it says, not the author. You have a tendency to question everything and everyone who post something, if you are not the original source. You need to get over yourself.

I have a tendency to point out erroneous information even when my friends post it.

I would hope others would do the same for me.

Sorry if you find that objectionable.

You will note that I was not in disagreement with what the post said but only the incorrect reference as to who authored it.

Does this mean that we should credit Bush for accomplishing A-M?

[FONT=Verdana]Another e-mail, interesting. Did not check the math but the point is clear:shock:

How** many zeros in a billion?** [FONT=Times New Roman] [/FONT]

This is too true to be funny.

The next time you hear a politician use the**
word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about**
whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of**
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it’s releases.**

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.**

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.**

A billion hours ago our ancestors were**
living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.**

A billion dollars ago was only
8 hours and** **20 minutes,
at the rate our government

is spending it.**

While this thought is still fresh in our brain…

let’s take a look at New Orleans …
It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.


Louisiana Senator,
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently askingCongress**** ****for


to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number…
what does it mean?**

Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
you** each get$516,528.

Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets$1,329,787.**

Or… if you are a family of four…
your familygets$2,066,012.**

Washington , D.C

< HELLO!**** ****>

Are all your calculators broken??

Building Permit Tax**
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax**
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)** **Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax

Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax

School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage ChargeTax

Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago…
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt…

We had the largest middle class in the world…
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened?
Can you spell ‘politicians!’

And I still have to
press ‘1’

for English.****

I hope this goes around the****

U**** S ****A

at least 100 times**** **
What the heck happened??? [/FONT]

One more, I did no fact checking but thought it made sense.

[FONT=Times New Roman]To All My Friends, [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]This election has me very worried. So many things to consider. About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I have changed my mind since then. I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another. But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]About six months ago, I started thinking ‘where is all the money coming from for Obama’. I have four daughters who went to college, and we were middle class, and money was tight. We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]I started looking into Obama’s life. Where has the money come from? [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California . He is very open about his two years at Occidental. He even admits that he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time. Even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. ‘Barry’ (that was the name he used during his early years) had two roommates during this time, Muhammad Hassan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both Muslims from Pakistan [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a ‘round the world’ trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia ; next to Hyderabad in India ; three weeks in Karachi , Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s family; then off to Africa to visit his father’s family. Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they were in college. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York . It is at this time he asks everyone to call him Barrack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia ? It’s not cheap, to say the least. Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]After Columbia , he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago ? Why not New York ? He was already living in New York [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]By ‘chance’(?) he met Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko, born in Aleppo , Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago . Rezko was convicted of fraud and bribery this year, (nice guy?). Rezko, was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association’ . [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School . Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School ? Where did he get the money for Law School ? More student loans? [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]After Law school he went back to Chicago Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with the law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? That’s the firm that represented ‘Rezar’, which is Rezko’s firm. Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago . In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with ‘seed money’ for his U.S. Senate race. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwood District of Chicago. He paid $1.65 million for the place. While paying off all those previous student loans (?) - Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama purchased this new home. Obama has met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama’s boss. She is now Obama’s chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without consulting with her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz , Iran ! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I just stupid? [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]On May 10, 2008 The Times reported that Robert Malley, an advisor to Obama, was ‘sacked’ after the press found out he was having regular contacts with ‘Hamas’. The same Hamas that controls Gaza and is connected with Iran and terrorism. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Oh, and by the way, remember Obama’s college roommates, the Muslims who where from Pakistan ? They are now in charge of all those ‘small’ Internet campaign contributions coming in for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East ? [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]And a final tidbit. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that Obama made on the ‘This Week’ TV show with George Stephanapoulos. Obama, when talking about his religion said, ‘My Muslim faith’. When questioned about this, it was stated, ‘he made a mistake’. Some mistake! [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]I got all of the above information on-line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]2008; The Times May 10, 2008. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven’t all of our ‘intelligent’ members of the media been reporting this? [/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]A phrase keeps running through my mind - ‘Beware of the enemy from within’ [/FONT]

Good info Randy, I can only hope the nation wakes up to the predicament being postured by the leftists trying to get their golden boy elected.

It makes me sick to know that the Democrats will sell out America just to get into power! Did anyone notice all of the muslim names in that article? 7 years after 911 and we hand the keys to a Muslim, I hate to be one, but we deserve to go down, if we are that stupid!