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I don’t think anyone could have said this better! (An E-Mail forwarded to me.) 12/1/09 December 1, 2009



I don’t think anyone could have said

this better!

Robert A. Hall

“I’m  Tired”  by Robert A. Hall


I’ll be 63 soon
. 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 around” 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 or stupid 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. Won’t multiculturalism be beautiful?


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  believe
” a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of  his skin.” 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 US 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 a news media that thinks Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think 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  don’t think Gay people choose to be Gay, but 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 as  well.


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.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Hall for contacting me and making corrections so his statement is accurate.  It was a pleasure to chat with him.
Robert A. Hall’s Blog can be found here:

http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/

St. Marie

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