Monday, March 17, 2008

1021- ONE YEAR OF GLEND558

TODAY WE HAVE POSTED FOR 366 DAYS, ONE LEAP YEAR
It's been a fun ride, lots of subjects came and went, lots of comments and pictures shared and many ideas argued and discussed. I hope you all have had as much fun as I did. Thank you all for sharing and contributing to this blog. No, this is not the end but the beginning of another year, so keep on reading, commenting and for sure, grinning..
My thoughts for today:
AM I A GOOD AMERICAN OR A BAD ONE?
MAYBE I'M A BAD AMERICAN
I Am
the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare. I am an American. I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way! I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, John McCain, John Force, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running from them.. I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good.....
And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I am a BAD American.
.....GED.....

5 comments:

Jeff said...

"If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you."

What is "it", exactly? I don't like George W. Bush, that's for God damn sure. I'm a big fan of the American ideals the founders drew up 200 plus years ago. I'm not so big on the debt ridden, fear pumping, fast food eating, anti-intellectual monstrosity this country has become.

I'm a fan of traditional American culture like blues and jazz, nfl and mlb, as well as standup comedy, but not such a fan of reality tv, Britney Spears and people who think the jury is out on evolution and busybodies who spend their time worrying about what people do in the privacy of their own home sexually.

We have a socialist government, but instead of providing socialist services to the people, we pump the money to friendly corporations and put it all on the credit card. How gutless. It's a good scam if you can pull it off.

To be critical of these things is hardly anti-American. America is big and powerful enough to handle criticism.

jonas said...

Well said Jeff.

Glen... you got some good points ... although it does have a hint of 'wild west' to it. If you don't think that american gun laws for example has created huge problems / costs, then think again.

As you know, I am from one of those 'socialist countries' you mention... and have to say, it's not half bad... people live a pretty damn good life - to a very large extent without many of the issues America has. And people there don't feel any less 'free'.

In the same vein as Jeff's comment, I don't think its about being socialist or capitalist or something else... it's about how good the government is at dealing with the issues at hand and where their priorites are.

Good example... I live in Singapore - a place many will call a dictatorship without any of the 'freedoms' the US claims to stand for. Although techncally it is not quite true, it is practically a dictatorship, not a democracy anyway, and yes, there are many 'restrictions'. Having said that, it is also one of the most prosperous, dynamic, well functioning countries in Asia where people enjoy standard of living, education, and healthcare higher than many 'western countries' - at an average 9% tax rate! It works because to a very large extent, the government is very good at what it does and is always driven by what is best for the country and its people.

And yes, considering how much the US has to say about how other countries run their affairs, it definitely should be able to handle some criticism about it's own issues - certainly when it comes from people who live with and deal with them on a daily basis.

cactus said...

If you like America so much, what are you doing here?

bigsoxfan said...

Well, geez. What am I to think, as I'm living in former communist republic, which just received a tongue lashing from an american libertarian/conservative think tank for it's nationalistic confiscatory policies. I still love America, despite it's faults. I just choose to live here, while the dust settles back home. God bless America, warts and all.

Jeff said...

"I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you."

Doesn't that give fodder to the people who would tell you to leave the CNMI?

If you're telling people they should change their own country, and America is their country, shouldn't they take your advice and try to change it and not just leave?