April 21, 2006
quote of the day
"You know why I have more money, more stuff? I gave up my life for it. I work 60-70 and sometimes 80 hours a week for it. I have no wife, no girlfriend, no dog. I have a few friends whom I rarely get to see because I'm at work. I missed the opening game Red Sox vs Rangers (free ticket) because I was at work. I visit my family, my 81 year old mother less than once a year because I'm at work. I do this blog from work. My house got robbed last Tuesday while I was at work. I suppose the robber doesn't have a job because he robbed me during business hours. (robbing you IS his "job"--ed)He doesn't need a job, I gave him a guitar, three bottles of whiskey and a jar full of change, because I wasn't at home. I gave him a CD player and some tools because I have a Jeep with no top. He was coming back to make another withdrawal from the bank of Knine... Maybe a DVD player or a TV.
The most abused word in the English language today is "rights." Listen to the idiots among us. You have a "right" to a living wage, which means somebody is obligated to hand you CEO wages for mucking toilets. You have a "right" to breathe clean air and drink clean water. WTF?? You have a "right" to a job, and you have a "right" to get paid for NOT doing it.
Bullshit. You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We may be shitting all over "liberty" today, but you still can pursue happiness. That doesn't mean that you're gonna FIND IT, because you have NO RIGHT to be happy. You have to get off your dead ass and GRAB happiness.
Never confuse "rights" with "I want that!!!" They ain't the same things.
I've noticed in MY life that the only things I ever got were things I worked for. When I was a kid, my father often pissed me off when I drooled over a new toy or a new bike. "Buy it for me!" I wheedled. "Earn the money and buy it yourself," he replied. "You'll appreciate it more that way."
I didn't understand at the time, but my father was correct. Most people today obviously didn't have the kind of father I did. They want something for nothing and they expect to get it. It's their "right."
There is nothing I despise more in this world than a vandal or a thief. That's tough luck for me, because we've institutionalized both practices now, thanks to craven politicians and their demanding minions.
So, a LOT of people sit on their asses and whine a LOT. They're too got-dam sorry and cowardly to go out and steal for themselves. They demand that the government do the stealing for them. And it does.
That just ain't "right."
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