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A Marine Speaks Out

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tacmotusn, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; BACKGROUND: white; PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" vAlign=top>"I'm 63 and Im 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 McMansions 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 of China, 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'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.

    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 being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa 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.


    There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
    This is your chance to make a difference.

  2. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Yep-exactly. Signing up for my retirement this week--please keep working so I and the rest of the loafers can have some "jingle" in our pockets.
  3. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I agree.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I'm tired of seeing special rights granted to gays and lesbians. If they stop pressuring government to grant them privileges, perhaps they could see that ALL men (and women) are created equal and liberty is not bestowed upon people by their government just because they choose to have sex with an exit hole.

    I'm tired of anti-gun lobbyists in Massachusetts and liberals getting their way. The people in that state are routinely subjugated to gestapo tactics of the police and have no means to defend themselves against tyranny.

    I'm tired of excessive taxation in Massachusetts, especially the "excise tax" on automobiles, where a person must pay to the state a rate set by the corrupt government on their own property.

    (just razzing)

    Yes, the old man makes a few good points. And all change must occur at the bottom first --a strong work ethic and commitment to each and every town and state is essential to promoting liberty. Tackling the out of control secret "federal" government is another matter, and this will take a well orchestrated concerted effort to alter the course which has been set.
  5. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    What does this mean "spread the wealth"? And he is told by who? I don't quite get this...
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Do you remember the protest email about Shaneakwa? Make believe that is Obamie's Main squeeze. The controller of his little sphere of happiness. You know, like in the song, "when a man loves a woman".....lol
  7. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Who the heck is Shanekwa???...Never mind...lol
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    "Spread the wealth" roughly translates to take from the rich and give to the poor. This is NOT a Robin Hood operation, but a raid on the people who produce and a gift to the non-producers.
  9. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Now I understand...that's how our communism started after WW2...well, looks like you're taking the first step to socialism ...
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Democracy is a form of socialism -and we have had this in place since the 30's-40's.
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    "From each according to his abilities, and to each according to his needs." Yeah, we get it. There's a parable about those who work, produce and thrive until their work is diluted to "assist" the less able (or willing) to work. Seeing this, the workers slowed down and things finally got to the point where there wasn't enough to go around. (And then, Macedonia became a capitalist society, tho' not in name ---.)
  12. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Actually the Rich have Lawyers & Tax Accountants to find the loopholes for them. So its more like tax to death the hard working & give to the poor, so they can keep blowing the money they earn on blingbling & other ways of keeping in style!
  13. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Not really...The cause was breaking of Yugoslavia because of ethnic and religious reasons, not economic...And when the break up happened, those on power saw that turning to capitalism is better for their own needs, because they could stole what all citizens worked for and the values that they created could be easily "privatized"...another term for "steal"
    And so they did...they knew that in socialist system we had, there was no chance in hell for that happening and them becoming filthy rich and "capitalist and pro-west oriented"...
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