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"I'm
63 and I'm 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 Mc Mansions 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 (I'm gettin mines) 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 (global warming is NOT
real). 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
think gay people choose to be gay, and I #@*# 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 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.
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  • kevin 2011/07/29 01:25:49
    Care to comment?
    kevin
    +9
    I just want to thank Robert for his service & i totally agree w/ him!

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  • 3dge Desire 2012/02/19 22:39:32
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    3dge Desire
    +1
    im tired of our government screwing us over there curupt now politics is now just "whos the better lier." and america plays tag on who to insault together somebodys always it. and guess what obama YOUR IT!
  • Erok 2011/08/17 06:30:51
    Care to comment?
    Erok
    +1
    HELL YEA!!!! Could not have said it better.....BRAVO! I'm not quite that age but I'm getting there and I will probably die on the job the way things are headed......
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2011/08/16 04:59:01
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +1
    Excellent!! I'm 64 and I'm tired!
  • Loverofcountry 2011/08/15 21:32:54
    Care to comment?
    Loverofcountry
    +1
    I passed it on.
  • Intelic KA 2011/08/15 19:18:25
  • bronx 2011/08/15 14:26:46
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    bronx
    +1
    Thank you Robert for your service, wisedom and love of America. robert service wisedom love america marines
  • DFA 2011/08/15 06:44:25
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    DFA
    So I will take a nap.
  • Usti Waya BN-0 2011/08/15 05:38:05
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    Usti Waya BN-0
    Yes, I am tired too. tired of you jerks telling lies and blaming all the problems created by the repubs on the Democrats. The Bush administration got us in the mess we are in and Obama has fought tooth and nail trying to do something only to be shot down by the greedy Republicans who will not tax the wealthiest. You say because they create the jobs, but where are the fu&*ing jobs? The wealthy just pocket the money and laugh at the middle class that keep this country going. I am tired of the right and their scare tactics . You keep saying the same scary lies all the time but it still doesn't make it so. You are fools and idiots and saints preserve us if a bible thumper gets into the white house. We will all be doomed.
  • LadyBGood Usti Wa... 2011/08/15 15:07:09
    LadyBGood
    +2
    You jerks? LOL A typical LWNJ at her not-so-finest! Unless you can post without swearing...go to a Prohibited-Thinking thread and knock yourself out there!
  • Usti Wa... LadyBGood 2011/08/15 20:01:37
    Usti Waya BN-0
    Since when is saying "YOU JERKS", swearing. LOL. You have really lost it. These lies and scare tactics are getting ridiculous!
  • Joe The... Usti Wa... 2012/04/13 14:48:41
    Joe The Economist
    Usti, Let me get this straight : "I am tired of the right and their scare tactics " and "We will all be doomed". Comically enough the closest thing we have had to a Bible thumper was Jimmy Carter.

    You are part of the problem. You are a one-beat drum that the Democrats can count upon to vote without thinking. You complain about tax-cuts that are now Obama's tax cuts. In fact, he increased them. Neither the Republicans or the Democrats have a solution. There is very little difference between either, only the names on the checks.

    Actually it was the Clintons who started the mess. Apparently you have forgotten the internet bubble. My guess is that you have forgotten the job losses in 2000 and 2001. The internet bust is what most of the Bush policies you criticize came from. Obama is no different from Bush. It is just spend, spend, spend.

    What all of these politicians count upon is people like you who overlook the failings of their own party and point a completely uninformed finger at the other. You are the problem.
  • LadyBGood Joe The... 2012/04/13 23:11:53
    LadyBGood
    +1
    Good point.... thank you for posting
  • Timmy 2011/08/15 04:28:12
    Undecided
    Timmy
    +1
    When will they wake up.
  • LadyBGood Timmy 2011/08/15 15:08:37
    LadyBGood
    +2
    As long as they are paid to keep their heads in the sand...nothing will wake them up..short of nuclear war! And then they will blame Bush!
  • Timmy LadyBGood 2011/08/17 04:49:47
    Timmy
    +1
    You got that right or the working American.
  • Hopscotch 2011/08/15 01:20:34 (edited)
    Care to comment?
    Hopscotch
    +2
    "I'M TIRED".



    I'm tired of all the professional written BS propaganda that is being circulated around the internet.

    Robert A Hall is a tried Republican senator...says: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    He retired thirty years ago with pay and healthcare 'til death.

    It's an insult to the average American intelligence. How stupid and gullible do the think we are to believe that BS. I was writing a response for this BS point by point BS when I decided it is a waste time. If some one is stupid and gullible to believe it. I's too late, their gone. The walking dead.

    They worse case scenario, They play on all your fears,

    I wonder why they always have to do lie?

    And always signed by a US Marine.....


    http://youtu.be/acLW1vFO-2Q

    and this......

    A DEMOCRAT RESPONDS TO ROBERT A. HALL'S "63 and Tired"

    by Tom W. Dorr

    [Hall’s original text is in standard type. My responses are in italics.]

    "I'm 63 and I’m 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...

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    I'm tired of all the professional written BS propaganda that is being circulated around the internet.

    Robert A Hall is a tried Republican senator...says: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    He retired thirty years ago with pay and healthcare 'til death.

    It's an insult to the average American intelligence. How stupid and gullible do the think we are to believe that BS. I was writing a response for this BS point by point BS when I decided it is a waste time. If some one is stupid and gullible to believe it. I's too late, their gone. The walking dead.

    They worse case scenario, They play on all your fears,

    I wonder why they always have to do lie?

    And always signed by a US Marine.....


    http://youtu.be/acLW1vFO-2Q

    and this......

    A DEMOCRAT RESPONDS TO ROBERT A. HALL'S "63 and Tired"

    by Tom W. Dorr

    [Hall’s original text is in standard type. My responses are in italics.]

    "I'm 63 and I’m 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.

    >>You’re not alone, Bob. Those of us in our 50s are worried about the same thing, no matter what our political viewpoint may be.

    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.

    >>Do you know where all the money goes today, Bob? If not, I’ll tell you. Almost 85% goes directly to pay for national defense, homeland security, the war on terror, Social Security, Medicare, unemployment benefits, food and children’s health care.

    Here’s the official table for the 2008-2010 federal budget: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    I don’t have to tell you that this budget was submitted by none other than George W. Bush during his last two years in office.

    If you don’t want to “spread the wealth” on this stuff, what would you cut? Are you willing to give up your Social Security and Medicare benefits? It’s easy to be against something, but much harder to come up with solutions.

    “But I paid for my Social Security benefits!,” you might say. Turns out that poor people pay a higher percentage of their income for Social Security and Medicare than middle-class and wealthy people, according to the Cato Institute, a conservative foundation in Washington. Also, wealthier individuals generally have higher life expectancies and thus may expect to receive larger benefits for a longer period than poorer taxpayers.

    Here’s the link to the Cato Institute report:

    http://www.cato.org/testimony...

    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 don’t like real estate speculators and McMansion types either, Bob. But let’s get real. According to the Mortgage Industry Association and HUD, the most common causes of foreclosure are job loss, health crisis, and divorce.

    According to a study by the University of Michigan, loans approved by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) actually had a LOWER rate of default than private industry loans to the same population. Yep, that’s right – LOWER. Here’s the link if you want to read more:

    http://assets.wnec.edu/164/7_...

    They’re not alone. The same conclusion was also supported by research conducted by the following private industry analysts: Traiger & Hinckley LLP, Geosegment Systems Corporation, and The Schoenkin Group, Inc. Here’s that link if you want to read more:

    http://www.traigerlaw.com/pub...

    One other thing, Bob. Guess who voted for the original Community Reinvestment Act in 1977? More than 155 Republican members of Congress. Guess who submitted the update to the CRA in 1989? George H.W. Bush. Go figure!

    Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    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 don’t like Hollywood celebrities either, Bob. But let’s remember that some big stars, such as Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, give us very patriotic movie fare. Recent examples: “Saving Private Ryan,” “Band of Brothers,” “The War in the Pacific,” “World Trade Center,” and “Flight 93” about the passengers who fought back on 9/11. You might want to watch some of those films. You’d be pleasantly surprised! (And, oh, by the way -- both Tom Hanks and Spielberg are registered Democrats.)

    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.

    >>Bob, did you know that one in four people in the world today are Muslim – about 1.57 billion in all, according to the CIA World Fact Book (2009). Do you really think all of those people are rioting rapists who want to kill us all?

    Did you know, Bob, that the biggest Muslim populations aren’t even Arabs? Indonesia and India have the biggest Muslim populations in the world – and they aren’t even in the Middle East.

    Come to think of it, Bob, did you know that the Bible (cf., Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Numbers) also calls on people to kill their family members, stone people to death and wipe out entire ethnic groups? Did you know the Bible also condones slavery, genocide, killing infants and other gruesome activities?

    I’m Christian myself and I know that most of us don’t believe in those things anymore. Do you? Could it be that most Muslims are not murdering wild-eyed terrorists?

    What about the actual terrorists? The CIA estimates there are about 5,000 Al Qaeda members in the entire world right now, spread out across 40 different countries. The number of Taliban fighters today is estimated at 25,000 – mostly in western Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Even if you double these numbers, you end up with 60,000 people out of 1.57 billion worldwide. That means there is one terrorist, on average, for every 26,000 Muslims. Should we condemn the other 25,999 because of one nut job?

    In comparison, one of out every 21,000 Americans committed murder in 2008, according to the FBI. Does that make us worse than Muslims, Bob? Here’s the link:

    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius20...

    The point is that can’t judge 1.5 billion people based on the actions of a few – if you want to be taken seriously. (Certainly you wouldn't judge all Marines by the actions of those who few who committed murder, rape or treason.)

    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.

    >>Of course race matters, Bob. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool. The fact is that African-Americans are way more likely than white Americans to be unemployed, murdered, imprisoned, uneducated, poor, sick and without health care insurance. Here are the stats:

    http://www.radford.edu/~junne...

    If you think it’s all their fault, maybe you’d like to show these folks a better way. Or is it easier just to condemn an entire race of Americans based on your “feelings”?

    By the way, Bob, racial quotas were outlawed by the Supreme Court in 1977. Most state, including mine, have laws against racial quotas – especially in the work place.

    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.

    >>Gee, Bob, you don’t have to vote for Obama or anyone else, for that matter. Isn’t democracy great! It just so happens that Barak Obama won the 2008 Presidential election by a margin of 8.5 million votes – including traditionally Republican states like Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina.

    Freedom loving, Bob? Did you support the warrant-less wiretaps and searches conducted by the Bush Administration? Do you support the NSA’s recording of every phone call made in the U.S. today, started under the Regan administration? Talk about “all-knowing government.” Oh, boy!

    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.

    >>Bob, isn’t Fox News part of the “news media”? Or did I miss something?

    As for Sen. Kerry, three entire books were written about his military record both before and after the 2004 election. If you want to read them, start with the link below:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tour-Du...

    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 don’t like that either, Bob. So what do you propose?

    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.

    >>Agreed. Thanks for that, Bob! If everyone else followed your example here, we’d be better off.

    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.

    >>So what do we do about it, Bob? For my two cents, I’d rather see a drug addict or alcoholic enter AA than roaming the streets at night. You don’t have to buy someone’s “excuse” in order to care about recovery.

    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.

    >>Sounds pretty good to me, Bob. Except for the part about Catholics. You might want to read up on the 30 Years’ War before claiming innocence for the Protestant wing of Christianity. Here’s a link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    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.

    >>Jeepers, Bob! Did you know that Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by terrorists, was a “liberal journalist”? (You could look it up, after all.) Did you know that 139 journalists died in combat situations since 2003? Here’s the link:

    http://www.cpj.org/reports/20...

    One other thing, Bob. Al Qaeda didn’t run torture rooms in Iraq. That was Saddam Hussein. Even George W. Bush finally admitted that Al Qaeda wasn't active in Iraq before the 2002 invasion.

    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.

    >>Plenty of room for criticism on both sides of the fence, wouldn’t you say?

    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.

    >>Agreed. No argument there.

    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.

    >>Hey, Bob. The official poverty level for a family of two people today is $14,570 per year. That’s the upper limit. Would you and your wife like to spend the rest of your lives on that amount, including all sources of income? Would you want your kids to?

    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.

    >>Yeah, Bob, so am I. But I’m also tired of old farts like you who do nothing but complain and spew lies under the guise of “patriotism” and “personal responsibility.” Why not show some real personal responsibility and check your facts next time? It’s easy to do! You can even get help for free at your local library.

    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.

    >>Bob, you'd leave a better world for your granddaughter if you'd start checking your facts first: "Then you shall know the truth and the shall set you free." John 8:32
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  • Usti Wa... Hopscotch 2011/08/15 05:27:26
  • sam123 2011/08/15 00:28:35
    Undecided
    sam123
    +1
    I do not care about all his ' I am tired of ' blablabla, and what you write nearly 19 of I am tired of . that's fine Mr Robert, say your opinion
    but one I am tired of I am against and it is absolute lie and disgrace from your part? and i do not know whether you have any knowledge or you just tired and you start imagining and writing !

    this is the one i care about' and against and I quote :
    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.

    first: where do you get your information from that islam is not religion of peace? did any muslim harm you? or steal your land? or occupy your country? or killed your kids?
    second: you only read dozen of stories ? well this shows that you are far from reality and detached from real source of information and what you lear from islam is only from...














    I do not care about all his ' I am tired of ' blablabla, and what you write nearly 19 of I am tired of . that's fine Mr Robert, say your opinion
    but one I am tired of I am against and it is absolute lie and disgrace from your part? and i do not know whether you have any knowledge or you just tired and you start imagining and writing !

    this is the one i care about' and against and I quote :
    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.

    first: where do you get your information from that islam is not religion of peace? did any muslim harm you? or steal your land? or occupy your country? or killed your kids?
    second: you only read dozen of stories ? well this shows that you are far from reality and detached from real source of information and what you lear from islam is only from fox news and those hawish neo conservative media bible temper!!! and only stories ? before you believe in these stories ? have you asked who wrote them in the first place?
    third: killing sisters and daughters? how many? and where ? any statistic? it looks to me like you have been isolated form this world and do not know what's going on?
    fouth; Muslim rioting over slight offenses?AHHHH you mean Gddafi who is killing his people and ruled over 42 years with iron fist is slight offense? you mean the president who run away from his country ben ali, (ousted president ) the biggest thief in tunisian history who starve his people and collaborate with outsiders is small offense? you must be joking - sorry you are ignorant Mr robert about the revolution and tis root causes!!!! can someone please tell him to read more and stop copycat anyone who say something like that? as I wrote Bashar alassad the tyrant baathist syrian who now is using gunship and snipers to kill is own people is a small offense? I wish if you are there ? please revise your way of thinking once more and make some effort to read and follow a descent indepedent news channel
    fifth: killing chritians and jews because they are not believers? why are you alife up to now? and your ancestors too? you should have been dead along time !!!!did any muslim try to kill you?
    I really do not know where did you get your information from? do you know how many chritians live in muslim land? do you know how many business people from all over the world dealing with muslim countries? did anyone being killed? do you know how many USA citizen live in muslim country? and jews too how many in syrian ? in tunissia? in Morrocco? in egypt? in lebanon? have they been killed?
    sixth: because the qur'an and shari'a law tell muslim stonning teenagers of rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah . Based on your ignorance , i do not think you know much about qur'an or shari'a either ? because if you know just 1% of it , you will at least criticise with some knowledge and fact from the ground and evidence? I think you have just heard ? till you are sure then be tired then??

    REALLY:

    I am tired of people fabricating lie to undermind other people' religion
    I am tired of people lie like MR Robert who decide to just write without kwoledge and spread lie and deviate people perception about Islam
    I am tired of people who use media and keyboard to just poison the mind and stir hatered for no reason, but just because he does not like islam or does not agree with its principlas .
    I am tired of people who could not be botherd to educate themselves and take time to read before they write so when they write they now what they say and not letting other people laught at them.
    I am tired of backward people who have already pre-concieved idea and programmed , brainwashed brain by media and they could not make effort to travel to the muslim country and see , ask the people who leave there and take pen and paper with you.

    If i were you My robert I will ommit this chapter concerning islam and muslim and be in peace and harmopny with them and move on and say whatever you like . at least in this way i am not lying or saying something false because there are million muslim reading this and others who can differenciate between the truth and falshood.
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  • Sandy 2011/08/14 23:12:01
    Care to comment?
    Sandy
    +1
    I knew years ago this was where we would be... an occupied country that is anything but free america... we are slaves, and it will only get worse...
  • Timmy Sandy 2011/08/15 04:27:09
    Timmy
    We are slaves to an entitlement mentality society.
  • Sandy Timmy 2011/08/15 08:12:45
    Sandy
    Obama is the worst of the entitlement mentality... and it will only get worse... I predict that within the next two years there will be whole cities left empty due to civil wars, riots, poverty... and there will be no law...
  • James Rowntree 2011/08/14 22:50:15
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    James Rowntree
    +1
    America needs someone like this as President.
    A real person who has lived and worked in the real world.
    Not a Community Organiser or professional politician.
    But it will never happen. Not this side of a Revolution, anyway.
  • LadyBGood James R... 2011/08/15 01:00:07
    LadyBGood
    +1
    You are so right
  • James R... LadyBGood 2011/08/15 14:36:22
    James Rowntree
    Thanks. I wish I was wrong in this case...
  • SharonJohnson 2011/08/14 22:22:09
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    SharonJohnson
    +1
    of politicans who think they know better than the American people and do not have a clue what they are doing.
  • LadyBGood SharonJ... 2011/08/15 01:00:43
    LadyBGood
    You are 100% right
  • clasact 2011/08/14 21:17:43
    Care to comment?
    clasact
    +3
    ya know im a nam vet myself with two purple hearts and for the most part I agree with this guy but im also tired of everyone blameing one person in Washington when its the whole damm groupe of them that needs to go and the other thing is im tired to all the way to the bone but we as Americans are notknown for just complaining so stop the whineing and do something about all of what you se wrong
  • LadyBGood clasact 2011/08/15 01:01:18
    LadyBGood
    +1
    thank you for your service, clasact
  • clasact LadyBGood 2011/08/15 08:10:52
    clasact
    +1
    your welcome
  • firelooker 2011/08/14 20:52:55
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    firelooker
    +2
    Tired of all these feel good libs destroying our country trying to make illegals legal so they can vote for more liberals to destroy this great nation.
  • LadyBGood firelooker 2011/08/15 01:02:39
    LadyBGood
    +1
    that's all they are...votes. Otherwise, these do-gooder libs could care less about those people!
  • Claybern 2011/08/14 20:44:11
    If you have an opinion, share it.
    Claybern
    +2
    Next years election in November can't get here soon enough.
  • LadyBGood Claybern 2011/08/15 01:03:07
    LadyBGood
    +1
    You can say that again
  • Tamara McMillan 2011/08/14 20:17:22
    Care to comment?
    Tamara McMillan
    +3
    I understand his frustration. I think the economy and just trying to live with the bare basics are more difficult than they have ever been. That makes me tired too. It is difficult to make ends meet when the only thing not raising is my pay.
  • Lady Wh... Tamara ... 2011/08/14 20:19:33
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    hear ya
  • LadyBGood Tamara ... 2011/08/15 01:03:56
    LadyBGood
    +2
    good post!
  • Tamara ... LadyBGood 2011/08/16 07:23:19
    Tamara McMillan
    +1
    Thank-you!
  • Robbb 2011/08/14 20:03:15
    Care to comment?
    Robbb
    +2
    I am also 63, but from my point of view.this sounds like the ranting of a person that while he worked hard all his life never had time to read and find out what really happens in the world. His the car he shares with his wife has a drive time radio station permanently tuned into he local shock jock. "There are a lot of things going on in the world and what the reality behind them is can be made to order". He is also wrong about this nor becoming widely publicized. This attitude is as wide spread as it can get inaccuracy laced with reality drives all of the politics in the world and always has. as for having been involved in the Vietnam war ask the Vietnamese for their opinion on his effort, it has nothing to do with the worth of his opinion.
  • Vinny 2011/08/14 19:43:16
    Undecided
    Vinny
    To long to read LOL I don't have time to.
  • Doug 2011/08/14 19:37:01
    Care to comment?
    Doug
    +1
    Hey everyone, want to make a REAL difference? Educate yourself. Americans are illiterate about written law and the incompetent government employees that are causing all the grief. I am exposing the truth to these self serving government and they ignore me hoping that I eventually go away. Well I am not going away and furthermore, I am not paying in to this corrupt system and neither do you if you learn how to separate yourself from these fools of government. Its all about the Organic Laws of the United States of America and the territorial limitations of all written law in the "United States". The territorial jurisdiction of the United States is limited to the "land" that is owned by and subject to the exclusive legislative authority/jurisdiction of the United States of America. Google it. then go to: www.edrivera.com

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