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Monday, November 22, 2004

Fat, Lazy and Stupid.. A Thanksgiving Rant

It's a Monday morning to top all Monday mornings. Let's just say that I enter this new week with a new found respect for roofers.

Time for a rant.

Why does it seem that the root of alot of the problems in America today is the new trend to be Fat, Lazy and Stupid? When did we stop being a country of leaders, innovaters and explorers and become a country of idiots who sit around eating too much while watching reality TV and complaning that we're not being given enough? All a person has to do is take a look at the number of friviolus lawsuits filed in a year to know what I'm talking about.

Prime example, a lawsuit filed in nearby Greensburg. It was filed agains the Norflok Virginia Train Co. by a woman who was "injured" by one of the trains. What was she doing and why is she filing the suit? Well apparently this woman didn't know that if you walk on or near a train track, YOU MIGHT GET HIT BY A TRAIN!!! Her and her leeches.. er.. lawyers are maintaning that it should be posted that walking on or near railroad track is potentially dangerous!

This is the kind of crap I'm talking about. Lazy, no talent people who feel the need to make money off their own stupidity by suing those who bother to get up every Monday, drag themselves into their job, put in their eight, nine, ten, twelve hours, and then wake up the next morning to do it all over again! Doesn't anyone realize that you can only eat yourself for so long before you end up having nothing left?

This brings to mind the old compairson to a pie and everyone wanting a slice. The problem is, the pie needs to keep getting bigger, which means that in order to get your slice of pie, you need to do your part to add ingrediants to it. Otherwise, it's just a matter of shuffling around pieces of the same pie from one person to another until there is no pie left.

What the judge should do is tell this woman to go buy a clue, get out of his court house, and slap a contempt of court charge on her for wasting all of our time and money with so stupid a law suit. TRAINS TRAVEL ON RAILROAD TRACKS. If you don't want to get hit, STAY AWAY FROM THEM!

This type of lawsuit, coupled with the other crap that flows through the courts is but one example of how we're losing our edge in the game. People would rather make a quick buck so they could sit around instead of work for what they get. We breed this mentatlity.

Everyone should be able to do everything. If they can't do it, then obviously it's not fair. Well kids, I'm here to tell you that is DEAD wrong. I majored in Physics, and let me tell you Physics isn't for everyone. On the flip side of that, I can't draw a thing to save my life, yet I have several friends who are awesome artists. People are good at different things. There is NOTHING wrong with that. Still we breed this culture of "it's not your fault you coudln't do it, obviously it wasn't fair" starting with our kids in school and moving all the way up the ladder to adulthood. Little Johnny didn't fail History because he didn't read the assignments, he failed because the teacher wasn't fair. Jane didn't get the job, not because she wasn't qualified, but because she's a woman. Larry is stuck in the ghetto, not because he's a lazy shit who doesn't want to get a job, but becuase he's being held down by someone else. This goes ON and ON and ON.

Bottom line is, life is what you make of it. If you get your ass out there, work hard, put in the time, good things come of it. There are several living examples of this. This culture of "we deserve" and "give me" are just going to end up sinking us all in the end, because those of us who are doing the supporting are only going to be able to support so much before the whole damn thing colapses.

The things that drove Amerian in the past were the drive to do better, go further, take that one extra step that others didn't or couldn't. When did we lose this drive? Is it because we're on top now and there's nobody to compete against? With the loss of Russia as our "big bad" are we now complacent, happy to just ride along on what we have instead of staying at the head of the game? It sure seems that way. Most people are more concerned with getting their kids to soccer than they are with elections. More concerned with making their 8pm date with Survior than making sure that their kids aren't out doing crack on the corner. It's a sad state of affairs people, and it's only getting worse. I personally don't see how we're going to pull out of this death spiral, but I would sure be curious to take a look at the socio-political sitiuation in Rome around 800 to see if there were any similarites.

Be careful you don't get trampled in the mad stampeed to the $20 DVD players.
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