Disclaimer: to those who are going to send me all kinds of nasty emails about the following post, save your time and your fingers. I don't care. I've had enough. To those who wish for honest and constructive debate, feel free to contact.
I have had enough.
First: I am sick to death of actors and musicians who think its fun and hip and cool to pop off every time a reporter and a camera is in front of them. Case in point, Sean Penn. I have yet to hear ANYTHING constructive come out of his mouth. All he can seem to offer is MEAN-SPIRITED rancor about President Bush. His newest tidbit of wisdom is that the President is a dumb Satan. (He was being his usual charming self at a press junket for his new movie, All The Kings Men) Enough, already! We know that you don't like Republicans, Sean. We get the point. Move on and try to make better movies!
Natalie Maines.... this gal is so completely full of herself. Actually, I think the whole trio is. I have been, time and again, offended by these three. They seem to think that they can say anything they want and not have to face any kind of repercussions. And that's insane. I heard Ms. Maines say in an interview that she didn't get why people made such a big deal about where she made her pre-war comments. And you know, I believe her. I don't think she does get it. I don't think she understands how dangerous her words were. I really don't think she gets the point that it's backstabbing to go out of this country and talk dirty about the President on the eve of war. (And it was a cheap pop in a country where she knew she could get one.) Those girls have refused to take responsibilty for their words and I have about had enough of them opening their mouths and just demanding that I deal with whatever comes out. Sorry girls, but I'm with President Bush on this one. Freedom of speech is a two-way street. Suck it up. (And watch your language! Be a lady!)
The idea of tolerance at all costs. You know what? Bite me. I am a pretty tolerant person. I will put up with a lot. But when you start plotting my death and destruction.... you know, my tolerance pretty much dries up at this point. Yes, folks, you heard it here first. I am EXTREMLY intolerant of people who wish to see me dead.
To those who put political correctness and the feelings of those who are OUTSIDE of this country before the safety and well-being of the citizens of America.... there is no insult that I could ever come up with that would truly convey the disgust you fill me with. I am sick to death of watching you jockey for positions of power while you try and build your own twisted legacy. You are on notice, ladies and gentlemen.
(For the record, I am NOT speaking of President Bush. While I have not always agreed with everything that he has said and done, I think he is a good man who cares about this country. He is busting his ass to keep us safe. And there are people who are willfully trying to block his every move every chance they get. They knowingly put us in danger just to line their own pockets and stroke their own egos.)
I have had enough of those people who cater and pander to the worst that humanity has to offer.... just to get their names in lights. I have had enough of those scumbags who push down good people and put the USA in danger.... while they offer aid and comfort to our enemies.
I love this country. I am so proud to say that I am an American. I feel that I was blessed by God (and when I say God, I mean the God of the Bible) to have been born here. And I am ready to do what I can to protect and defend my country. America (with all her warts and all her issues) is still the greatest country on earth.
Look, we have got to get our heads in the game here people. It's time to hold those in power responsible and accountable. It's time to make the hard choices. It's time to fix that which is broken and throw away that which cannot be fixed. It's time to get real.
I have had enough.
How about you?