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Dam someone in the state of Massachusetts with common sense
I'm 63 and I'm Tired" (by Robert A. Hall)

I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were
scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs (but job-hunting
every day), I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health
challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in
seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or
my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no
retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth"
to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the
government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it
to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to
"keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick,
I'm willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at three times the
price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let
the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the
Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble, help them with their own
money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing
millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who
live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty
years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of
Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press ofChina , the crime and violence of
Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of
speech of Venezuela .

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace,"
when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their
sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor;" of Muslims rioting
over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because
they aren't "believers;" of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims
stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery;" of Muslims mutilating
the genitals of little girls, all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an
and Shari'a law tells them to.


I think it's very cool that we have a black president, and
that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the
Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice,
or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual, and less
arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and
inaugural expenses were obscene, but that thinks Obama's, at triple the
cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of
presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to
control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military
records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with
two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama,
with three years as senator, as potentially the best president ever. Wonder
why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a
clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to
his camp in 2004.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other
cultures," we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and
madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group
is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia
to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to
fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live
in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We
also own a three-bedroom condo, where our daughter and granddaughter live.
Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than
Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease,
and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did
a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up
their noses while they tried to fight it off? I damn sure think druggies
chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating
me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented
workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare
or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers "Undocumented Pharmacists?"
And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's
been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion.
I'm willing to fast-track for citizenship any Hispanic person who can speak
English, doesn't have a criminal record, and who is self-supporting without
family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.
Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never
wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their
entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our
military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make
split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad-mouth
better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our
troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities
that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?
Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all
the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or
Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the
Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims
who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the
Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found
in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia,
because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and
American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for
help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner
on virtue, and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers;
bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need
bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of
Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax
cheats in Obama's Cabinet.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and
politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes
or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was
getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or
poor.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with
air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of
Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The
poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the
dollars flowing.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for
their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or
discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because,
mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm
just sorry for my granddaughter.

(Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five
terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.)

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amen, im on 23, and im tired, tired of hearing the bullsh*t and lies, thats the only thing sold or told here is bullsh*t and lies anymore, what happened to what our founding fathers brought forth to us and gave us to live a better life, LEGALLY, if we would stop giving free stuff to every illegal fuk that came here we wouldn't have quite as many of them

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Boy, you still don't get it.

I actually agree with a lot of his points.

But then again, all too many people seem to apply the old '1 drop rule' when it comes to politics.

Never have so many politicians, screwed so many Americans...just to make one black person lose his job.
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Boy, you still don't get it.

I actually agree with a lot of his points.

But then again, all too many people seem to apply the old '1 drop rule' when it comes to politics.

Just for fun...

Which ones do you NOT agree with?

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I want to shake that mans hand....

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Just for fun...

Which ones do you NOT agree with?
Okidokie.

Here are my comments on the items that I may not agree with 100%.

The rest of his comments I pretty much agree with.


- I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it. That’s called taxes. It happens to all of us and no, I don’t like giving it to people who can otherwise provide for themselves either.

- I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press ofChina , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Hyperbole. While this is, without a doubt, the best and most powerful country the planet has ever seen……….it doesn’t mean we’re perfect and can’t get better.

- I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor;" of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers;" of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery;" of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls, all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to. Sure, there are radical Muslims clerics who call for very barbaric acts but, there are many who interpret the Quran a lot differently. There are many peace seeking Muslims. To judge them all by the wacko’s, is as unfair as judging all Christians by the ones who kill doctors. There are about 1.5 Billion Muslims on this planet and the vast majority don’t wage Jihads. I do wish the peaceful ones would quit being afraid of the radical's and speak up though.

- I think it's very cool that we have a black president, and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual, and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government. I think it’s cool that we have a black POTUS also but, I’m glad it’s not Rice.

- I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, First I’ve heard of this one.

......but that thinks Obama's, at triple cost, were wonderful. First I’ve heard this one too.

.....that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; Once again hyperbole. Who said Bush exercising was a waste of time? And if they did, they’re stupid.

......that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP. That is far from the only reason she was slammed. .

.....but touted Obama, with three years as senator, as potentially the best president ever. Every new president has the chance to be the “best ever.” Even Bush had that chance.

……why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Maybe because those on the right have more anger, hatred and vitriol and Faux News feeds this? Ya think?

- Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me tohis camp in 2004. I, personally, am batting .1000 for the last three elections.

- I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures," we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America. First I’ve heard of that too. And besides, it’s not “our oil money” if we bought it from Saudia Arabia.


- I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. More hyperbole. I don’t know where he’s been but, I sure hear a lot of debate on it. This is interesting because at the bottom he's concerned about his granddaughter but, here he apparently isn't.

- I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. I personally think both drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases. Funny he doesn’t mention alcohol. I wonder why?

- Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? And that’s what gives us the moral upper hand. When we make excuses for torture, we become the same as them.

- I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems. Unfortunately, discrimination still occurs and to deny it it is being either naive or ignorant.

Never have so many politicians, screwed so many Americans...just to make one black person lose his job.
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As in anything anyone says his points can be argued and i garuntee you that man will have a strong arguement for each of his points, I agree with the point he is trying to get across and im glad to see that someone has finally made that point. Im 23 and ive been working construction since 15, obviosly i work with hispanics every day and they are some of the best people i know, they moved here learned english and started at a ####ty job moved their way up and now made enough money to support themselves and their children, one of whom is interested in joining the marines, that is the American dream
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ya they may be hard working but i think its bs that the govt lets them send money back home to support their relatives down there and then when it comes time to file their taxes they get to claim all them as a dependant. if their gonna send their money out of the u.s.a then they need to be taxed on the money they send out that would fix their ass real quick and keep that money in the us.


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