No matter what your political convictions are this is > an eye opener....What a thankless people we are!!! > David Letterman, on President Bush. (Surprising) > > 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 w ith 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 identifi cation 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&nbs p; > 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 t he 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 > h onorable'' 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! >&nb sp; > 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 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?' > > > -David Letterman > > Please keep this in circulation.