Tired post

Almost a year ago Robert A. Hall did a blog post entitled
“I’m tired.” Mr. Hall is a former state senator from
Massachusetts, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and an author.
It was not written by Robert David Hall, the actor who plays
the coroner on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The entire post is too long to post here,but we give a link
a link at the end to read the entire post, including updates.

Here is a portion of his post-

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 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.

To read his post go here, to verify its authenticity go to Snopes.
Comments are always welcome.

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11 Responses to Tired post

  1. Thank you for posting my piece, “I’m Tired.” People who wish to comment on it can find it on my blog: http://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

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

    This I believe
    http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/11/this-i-believe-updated.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

  2. anonymous says:

    One has to wonder when the Tory Times is going to cover Murphy’s lawsuit against the Davenport Police Department for its attempt to discipline him.

  3. anonymous says:

    Gaines, SOL, is quickly becomming the pothole capital of the world.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    anonymous,
    The paper probably thinks it wouldn’t be politically correct.

    anonymous,
    East 15th has to be a close second.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Robert A. Hall,
    It was our pleasure doing the post on your work and we will check out the links you supplied.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m tired of the same old neo-con, stereotypical, cliche, not-backed-by-facts, xenophobic, paranoid, negative bullcr*p. I am progressive, liberal or whatever derogatory term you wish to use. I know many very peaceful Muslims and I see the horrific crimes ‘Christians’ have done to the women in their families and I refuse to use such a broad brush to paint any race, religion or ethnicity. Please remember Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichol rained Hell down upon their fellow Americans before 9-11. I go to church every Sunday and I pray for my friends and my enemies alike as I was instructed to by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I work 50 hours per week, tithe at my church, give generously to United Way, willingly pay over $50,000 in state, federal and local taxes and I am grateful there are safety nets for the less fortunate, the Army, Navy, and Air Force, PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts, Davenport cops, libraries, schools, the Figge Art Center. I am tired of Glen Beck, O’Reilly, Hannity and the other crazy right-wing claiming for their own the term ‘patriot’ and the blessings of capitalism. These people produce NOTHING of value, but walk away with obscene salaries. I include Jim Fisher in the group, sans the obscene salary. Their lack of journalistic integrity is frightening and the idea that so many people blindly follow them is truly more scary to me than all the al Quaida on earth. I will include Mr. Hall’s bitter, tired spirit in my prayers this Sunday.

  7. cruisin2 says:

    Anonymous,
    We sense some anger in your comment. You are as welcome to your opinion as any of those mentioned.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Not angry. Tired. I am mostly tired that conservatives and Republicans try to claim to be the only ones who care about freedom and patriotism and the rest of the list. These are not things that are granted or bestowed by any one person or group. These are things we already have, all of us. Where we differ is how we each think is the best way to secure these inalienable rights for us all. Do you really believe that Obama wants to take away freedom from people? How would that get anybody re-elected? Do you really think he doesn’t want to be considered patriotic? People may disagree with his legislative agenda and philosophic ideas for how to secure freedom and liberty, but don’t believe for a minute he doesn’t care about those things.

  9. cruisin2 says:

    Anonymous,
    We are past tired and have entered the amused phase. What I believe is that Obama is the most inept, corrupt President in my memory. Time will tell us who’s right, but I’ve seen nothing so far to change my mind.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You are certainly welcomed to your opinion on his abilities but please explain corrupt. Is there some evidence that would lead to impeachment? Is this a complaint about some dirty politics? You may not like health care reform, but given that it is law I don’t see that as being inept, but exactly the opposite. He got something passed in spite of obstacles. Do you disagree with the execution of the war in Afgahnistan? You may disagree with the stimulus, but we will never know what the outcome would have been if he and the Dems had done nothing. Would we be in a world-wide depression right now with 15% unemployment? We will never know. But I see nothing to indicate he has been inept. I have heard nor seen of anything that would indicate that he is corrupt. He probably does play hardball politics. To be fair, I would give the same evaluation of Bush. Let’s face it, being president is hard. Was he trying to do the best he could? I think so. Did he play political hardball? Oh yes. I’m going to give Obama the same benfit of the doubt.

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