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Posted on 09/24/2007 6:35:27 AM PDT by codercpc

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 2007


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chatroom; gulliblefreeper; pull; urbanlegend
I received this via email today, so take it with a grain of salt. But if it is true, it is a WOW!!!!!
1 posted on 09/24/2007 6:35:28 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: codercpc

Not by Jay Leno.


2 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:04 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not mutually exclusive.)
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To: codercpc

Urban myth - already denied by Leno, a couple of months ago.


3 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:45 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: codercpc

Snopes is your friend.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp


4 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:49 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: codercpc

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp


5 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:50 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not mutually exclusive.)
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To: codercpc

Snopes is yer friend.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp


6 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:58 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (i'm so adjective i verb nouns...)
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To: codercpc

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp


7 posted on 09/24/2007 6:36:59 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The Flyin' Imams Since 11/20/06)
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To: codercpc

No. Learn about www.snopes.com, even if they have a liberal bias.


8 posted on 09/24/2007 6:37:04 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: codercpc

I believe only the last line is by Leno.


9 posted on 09/24/2007 6:37:16 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: codercpc
Dunno what Snopes says about this, but I can't imagine Jay Leno telling people to turn off their TVs.

Good article, though, regardless of who wrote it.

10 posted on 09/24/2007 6:37:27 AM PDT by wbill
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To: codercpc

Jay Leno did not write this.

George Carlin did.

Look it up. It’s a fact.

(Now where did I put my sarcasm tag????)


11 posted on 09/24/2007 6:38:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: codercpc
Jay Leno again? This guy starts a new Email Hoax every week.
12 posted on 09/24/2007 6:38:42 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: codercpc

Did you know that the word “gullible” is not in the dictionary - ANY dictionary?


13 posted on 09/24/2007 6:39:59 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: All

I have asked for this to be deleted, thanks for the research


14 posted on 09/24/2007 6:40:09 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: codercpc

Maybe THAT’S why Fred Thompson announced on his show.


15 posted on 09/24/2007 6:40:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MarkT

“Urban myth - already denied by Leno, a couple of months ago.”

Gee, I’ll take credit for it if Leno won’t............


16 posted on 09/24/2007 6:41:12 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: MarkT
Urban myth - already denied by Leno, a couple of months ago.

What?!?!

Is that why no cute little animal came out and danced on my screen and Bill Gates/Microsoft/AOL didn't send me my Million dollar check when I forwarded this email?

Next you'll tell me that Madam Ubungu's letter from Nigerian isn't legit.

17 posted on 09/24/2007 6:43:10 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: codercpc

Quit spreading this crap. This has to be like the 10th thread or so since I’ve been FR when somebody has posted some obviously fake chain mail thingy.


18 posted on 09/24/2007 6:49:01 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: codercpc
A grain of salt? You need to invest in a salt mine.
19 posted on 09/24/2007 6:49:28 AM PDT by elizabetty (Don't Taze Me Bro')
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To: codercpc

What’s really funny is the list of disasters at the end! Maybe THOSE are why folks are unhappy.

And BTW: The way to resolve the Pledge of Allegiance issue: Get rid of schools.


20 posted on 09/24/2007 6:51:02 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Corin Stormhands

snopes isn’t my friend. I asked snopes if I could borrow five bucks and he said no.


21 posted on 09/24/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT by RolandBurnam (foxnews: what's so conservative about car chases and missing white women?)
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To: RolandBurnam

but he won’t lie to you


22 posted on 09/24/2007 6:55:56 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (i'm so adjective i verb nouns...)
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To: codercpc
I don’t care who wrote it, it’s great. How true. Isn’t it interesting that once we humans have solved the problems of providing the most basic needs of life on Earth we immediately move to be unhappy with out existence?
23 posted on 09/24/2007 6:57:02 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: codercpc
Nice piece, but I'll bet it'll turn out to be by someone else, kind of like the "Kurt Vonnegut"(sp?) commencement address about sunscreen a few years back.

Attaching a celebrity's name to it makes it more likely to be read.
Actually, I could see Leno making some of these comments, so I guess he was a good choice.

24 posted on 09/24/2007 6:57:39 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I realize that you're being sarcastic, but it's definitely not ironic enough or filthy enough to be Carlin.

TS
And with carlin, sometimes "ironic" is spelled with a capital "M-O-R-..."

25 posted on 09/24/2007 7:00:35 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: MarkT

The tipoff may be the part where the piece says “turn off the TV.”


26 posted on 09/24/2007 7:04:47 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: codercpc
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 should of been yer first clue this was a myth........:o)

27 posted on 09/24/2007 7:08:54 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: N. Theknow

“Next you’ll tell me that Madam Ubungu’s letter from Nigerian isn’t legit”

No, Madam Ubungu’s letter was legit. I have already received the $20 million she promised. Sorry.

.....Bob


28 posted on 09/24/2007 7:13:00 AM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: codercpc

This comes out occasionally each year and it is professed to be by Leno or Dave Letterman and others. As far as I know this in not authentic...


29 posted on 09/24/2007 7:16:53 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter.)
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To: codercpc

Just be reading the first paragraph I knew it was not Leno.


30 posted on 09/24/2007 7:17:29 AM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: codercpc

Debunked long ago.


31 posted on 09/24/2007 7:18:12 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: codercpc

recycled urban legend.

use snopes on all such emails or spam.com


32 posted on 09/24/2007 7:20:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hoodlum91
"Back at ya Hoodlum! "


33 posted on 09/24/2007 7:28:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: codercpc

IBTZ

jezzzz FReepers,it’s time to get in shape!!


34 posted on 09/24/2007 7:33:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: codercpc

IBTZ

jezzzz FReepers,it’s time to get in shape!!


35 posted on 09/24/2007 7:33:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: codercpc

“The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine...”

Jay admits he doesn’t read anything, so that alone was the first clue.


36 posted on 09/24/2007 8:22:03 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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OK.’.You got me....It is by that great American..
one we all admire and support..your friend and mine,
everyday good guy...JOE SIX PACK. JK


37 posted on 09/24/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: codercpc

Snopes says FALSE

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp


38 posted on 09/24/2007 8:30:55 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: codercpc

“Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?”

Since welfare recipients are included as employed that statistic is garbage.


39 posted on 09/24/2007 8:34:29 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: codercpc
emails
40 posted on 09/24/2007 1:22:51 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Hoodlum91

I don’t necessarily believe Leno wrote this but there’s no way I would take Snopes.com’s word for it. They have lost all credibility expecially with regard to political issues.


41 posted on 09/24/2007 1:26:52 PM PDT by joebuck
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