David Letterman - You bunch of ingrats.....

#1
food for thought???????

David Letterman wrote this; it's the David we don't often see...

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 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?'
David Letterman
 
#2
No actual link, I see, but you're point is?

MsG
 
#6
Plastic Yank said:
I need a point...!
Not only do you need a point, numbnuts, you also need to qualify this!

"Gordon Brown said that all Englishmen are total berks!"

"Tony Blair declares that every Septic president before Bush the Bewildered was guilty of treason!"

"George Bush maintains that that the Israelis have the right to kill every Palestinian they meet!"


Get what I mean?

MsG
 
#7
I agree with Fritzy. I think the only bigger spoilt brats than the yanks are the brits.

'complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?'

I disagree with the above quote however. I am in no way envious of the massive zealous christian fanbase that is enjoyed in the USA. I am also not envious of their 2 party political system. Most of all I am certainly not in any way envious of their 'social freedom' of not being able to drink till you are 21 and plethora of other social activities less restricted within the UK.
 
#8
'the world loves the U.S.'

Yeah don't get ahead of yourself David.
 
#10
Think the point is that we and i include the majority of the western world in this, should be grateful for what we have and bitch a little less about what we haven't and if your not prepared to make your lot and the world a better place you should put up or shut up.
 
#11
Bugsy said:
Plastic Yank said:
I need a point...!
Not only do you need a point, numbnuts, you also need to qualify this!

"Gordon Brown said that all Englishmen are total berks!"

"Tony Blair declares that every Septic president before Bush the Bewildered was guilty of treason!"

"George Bush maintains that that the Israelis have the right to kill every Palestinian they meet!"


Get what I mean?

MsG
You sir, are a cnut! get a life and go outside!
 
#12
I think 69% of Americans view Bush unfavorably is cause he fcuked up so many times. & he doesn't show one bit of remorse for everytime he fcuked up.

New Orleans is still a city of rubble, & it's been more than 3 years later. If Southhampton was completely destroyed by a hurricane or some disasterous event I bet it wouldn't take us 3 years to rebuild the city.
 
#13
Plastic Yank said:
Bugsy said:
Plastic Yank said:
I need a point...!
Not only do you need a point, numbnuts, you also need to qualify this!

"Gordon Brown said that all Englishmen are total berks!"

"Tony Blair declares that every Septic president before Bush the Bewildered was guilty of treason!"

"George Bush maintains that that the Israelis have the right to kill every Palestinian they meet!"


Get what I mean?

MsG
You sir, are a cnut! get a life and go outside!
]
So instead of providing any sort of link to back up your original post, you decided to resort to childish, ad hominem insults.

Well done, Plastic Yank! You exactly reflect all that's wrong in the US at the moment!

MsG
 
#14
Bugsy!

Actually I use childish comments cause I'm bored.

I haven't posted a link, cause I don't have one. it was sent by an email. and to be honest, I'm interested or after comments. just thought it was interesting! do feel free to continue making hysterical ones, though!

p.s. Not an American - the hint is in the nickname (commonly referred to as irony!)
 

Biped

LE
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#15
Well, I like my er, freedom.

I LIKE paying 60-70% of my income in various taxes (from PAYE to VAT, Death Duty, Road Duty, Petrol Duty etc) throughout my life and after I die to secure the freedoms I have:

Like walking down the road with cameras watching my every move;

Having my phone calls logged, so some local or national beaurocrat can look it up, without a warrant or court order;

Having my internet usage accessible by some unelected official in my local council offices;

I WANT to be followed around covertly by some local civil servant just in case my dog drops a sh!t and I don't pick it up, or to check that I actually live in the catchment area of a particularly appalling state school.

I want to know that when my house is burgled, some rozzer will turn up (or not) and give me a crime number, before wandering off and filing in the 'K' pile;

or that in the unlikely event that someone who robs from me, or assaults me gets arrested for it and taken to court, that he'll be given a unbelievably lenient sentence as it is I was is actually the transgressor because I restrained him/her during the act;

I DON'T want my elected representatives being 'burdened' by having to keep receipts for money they claim of the state - I want them to spend what they like and not have to account for it.

I DON'T want to know what my elected representatives are doing on behalf of me the country - they're in power, so it's obviously none of my business.

I'm happy that my elected representatives are not wasting valuable tax income on the defense of the country.

I'm please that our volunteer army is being sent hither and thither on ill-considered and very expensive (in terms of manpower, funds and equipment) foreign and illegal jaunts to smash tribal people left, right and centre.

I'm deliriously happy that the banks can be bailed out with OUR tax money when they behave in a reckless and short-sighted manner.

I'm delighted that our elected representatives are squandering the tax income of this country in ridiculous projects and social groups.

I'm not concerned that our elected representatives feel the need to allow postal voting, despite the fact it is so openly abused, and they knew it would happen, but in their favour.

If I had the money, I'd also buy a peerage, but sadly, I don't.

I don't mind in the least bit mind the fact that my money is worth, on average 20% less abroad than it was a year ago because of shocking incompetence by our elected representatives in not stopping our banks behaving recklessly.

Whoever said that I wanted billions of pounds of our tax revenue to pay for French farmers was absolutely right.

Sovereignty? Pah, who needs it.

. . . . and last but not least, although I'm a little confused as to why my elected representatives are giving all their powers away to some entity in another country, which is issuing thousands of diktats that we must enact into laws, I'm happy that this is the case.

Me? !00% chuffed - I'm a happy elector, YESSAH AH AM!
 
#16
Also worth noting that David Letterman, Jay Leno nor any other American beloved talk-show host penned it.

I know you'll be shocked to read that it was Craig Smith on WorldNetDaily (albeit heavily edited from its original).

Snopes Urban Legends link...
 
#20
Biped said:
Well, I like my er, freedom.

I LIKE paying 60-70% of my income in various taxes (from PAYE to VAT, Death Duty, Road Duty, Petrol Duty etc) throughout my life and after I die to secure the freedoms I have:

Like walking down the road with cameras watching my every move;

Having my phone calls logged, so some local or national beaurocrat can look it up, without a warrant or court order;

Having my internet usage accessible by some unelected official in my local council offices;

I WANT to be followed around covertly by some local civil servant just in case my dog drops a sh!t and I don't pick it up, or to check that I actually live in the catchment area of a particularly appalling state school.

I want to know that when my house is burgled, some rozzer will turn up (or not) and give me a crime number, before wandering off and filing in the 'K' pile;

or that in the unlikely event that someone who robs from me, or assaults me gets arrested for it and taken to court, that he'll be given a unbelievably lenient sentence as it is I was is actually the transgressor because I restrained him/her during the act;

I DON'T want my elected representatives being 'burdened' by having to keep receipts for money they claim of the state - I want them to spend what they like and not have to account for it.

I DON'T want to know what my elected representatives are doing on behalf of me the country - they're in power, so it's obviously none of my business.

I'm happy that my elected representatives are not wasting valuable tax income on the defense of the country.

I'm please that our volunteer army is being sent hither and thither on ill-considered and very expensive (in terms of manpower, funds and equipment) foreign and illegal jaunts to smash tribal people left, right and centre.

I'm deliriously happy that the banks can be bailed out with OUR tax money when they behave in a reckless and short-sighted manner.

I'm delighted that our elected representatives are squandering the tax income of this country in ridiculous projects and social groups.

I'm not concerned that our elected representatives feel the need to allow postal voting, despite the fact it is so openly abused, and they knew it would happen, but in their favour.

If I had the money, I'd also buy a peerage, but sadly, I don't.

I don't mind in the least bit mind the fact that my money is worth, on average 20% less abroad than it was a year ago because of shocking incompetence by our elected representatives in not stopping our banks behaving recklessly.

Whoever said that I wanted billions of pounds of our tax revenue to pay for French farmers was absolutely right.

Sovereignty? Pah, who needs it.

. . . . and last but not least, although I'm a little confused as to why my elected representatives are giving all their powers away to some entity in another country, which is issuing thousands of diktats that we must enact into laws, I'm happy that this is the case.

Me? !00% chuffed - I'm a happy elector, YESSAH AH AM!
Never let it be said that you've forgotten what REAL lack of freedom means...

 

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