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A friend had sent this to me, and I thought I would share it. I do not know how accurate it is, but there are statements in it that I found interesting, and I has me thinking as well




Subject: David Letterman: The RIGHT perspective


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 with 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



E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive our

cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the

Atlantic Ocean without having to present

identification papers as we move through each



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 flames,

thus saving you, your family, and your



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



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!


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

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

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