Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tired Of Obama

[One of those rants rolling around the internet attributed to some celebrity who most likely never said any such thing. I had to remove a LOT of neocon drivel from this one. - HAC]

Robert A. Hall is the actor who plays the coroner on CSI. He is much more than an actor. Read to the end.

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 "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'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 Sarah 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 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? 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?


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.

I'm tired of people telling me that the Democrats have a corner on virtue and the Republicans have 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 Democratic machine 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.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't the actor, it is a former state senator from Mass.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp

9:24 AM  
Blogger TartanMarine said...

Thank you for posting my piece, "I'm Tired." I am not, however, the actor Robert D. Hall, on CSI. Someone assumed there could only be one Robert Hall in the world and added his photo and bio information as this went around the net.

People who wish to comment on it can find it on my blog: www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com under February of 09. If you liked it, you may also like the posts below, or my almost daily political digest. ~Bob

I’m Tired
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/02/robert.html

The Choice
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/09/essay-choice.html

Why the Rich Should be Taxed More
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/09/taxing-rich.html

This I believe
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-i-believe.html

The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/03/essay-coming-collapse-of-american.html

Seven Rules for Progressives
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/10/seven-rules-for-progressives.html

My books
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html

Economic Facts of Life
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/08/economic-facts-of-life.html

Why I’m a Republican
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-im-republican.html

Change that would fix America
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/03/change-that-would-fix-america.html

I’m dying
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/05/im-dying.html

Who’s eating your lunch?
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/08/essay-whos-eating-your-lunch.html

Global Warming Articles
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/03/global-warming-articles.html

Historical figures look at the stimulus bill
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/02/historical-figures-look-at-stimulus.html

Agent Orange Fact Sheet
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/12/agent-orange.html

E-mail courtesy and techniques
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/06/e-mail-courtesy-and-techniques.html

A Religion of Peace?
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/04/religion-of-peace.html

Angry Liberals
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2008/11/angry-liberals.html

When the guardians fail
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2008/11/when-guardians-fail.html

Reading list for the war on Terror
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2008/11/reading-list-for-war-on-terror.html

The Next Terrorist attack on America
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/09/essay-next-terrorist-attack-on-america.html
Includes my 1998 column predicting 9/11

Why the Future Looks Bleak
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-future-looks-bleak.html

Helping Obama
http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2009/10/helping-obama.html

7:53 AM  

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