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|10-09-2009, 09:05 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Ann Coulter was right.....
don't talk to a liberal unless you have to. Below is a copy of a letter I sent to a friend of mine, below that is the response from his left wing nut job brother.
These words by Lee Iacocca are excerpts from his new book and have been circulating the net lately. I couldn’t help but spread the word as his opinions are my feelings as well.
I am not taking any responsibility for their accuracy, I’m just passing on the information received.
Lee Iacocca Says:
‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage?
We should be screaming bloody murder. We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car.
But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘Stay the course’. Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the bums out!’
You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we’re fiddling in Iraq , the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘America’ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?
I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have.
The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis ! ( see the ten C’s in his book )
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a attlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A Hell of a Mess, so here’s where we stand. We’re immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We’re losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way. These are times that cry out for leadership.
But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence and common sense?
I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm.
Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn’t happen again. Now, that’s just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you’re going to do the next time.
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn’t elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?
Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope. I believe in America. In my lifetime I’ve had the privilege of living through some of America’s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: the ‘Great Depression’, ‘World War II’, the ‘Korean War’, the ‘Kennedy Assassination’, the ‘Vietnam War’, the 1970s oil crisis and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11. If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this:
‘You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it’s building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That’s the challenge I’m raising in this book. It’s a call to ‘Action’ for people who, like me, believe in America. It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty close. So let’s shake off the crap and go to work. Let’s tell ‘em all we’ve had ‘enough.’
For your, Mr. Iaccoca's and your ****ing friends information, Barack Obama is NOT an illegal alien nor is he a f***ing Muslim! I wish all of you motherf***ing right wingers would just get over yourselves! As for the deficit, the reason it's so high is because Obama is factoring in the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars into the budget, unlike Bush 43 who did not do so. All of the war funding was done as "supplemental spending", meaning it was not officially part of the budget.
Obama is simply trying to fix all the s*** that Bush created and left behind! I'm sick of this s***! If Iaccoca thinks he can do a better job, then why doesn't he run for president?!? I dare you to fwd this email to all of your right wing, religious nut job friends and I dare them to tell me that I'm wrong!
I'M F***ING OVER IT!
|10-09-2009, 09:29 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Re: Ann Coulter was right.....
What's the name of that book. I always like Lee and he apparently gets it.
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. Shane
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We recall the case of the Shoshone war band which showed up complete with one 30-30 rifle per man the week after Pearl Harbor, and simply wanted to have the enemy pointed out to them. "We hear there's a war going on and we want to go fight it." Jeff Cooper
|10-09-2009, 12:48 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: A wretched hive of scum and villiany
Re: Ann Coulter was right.....
I guess I'm not the only one that's noticed that all liberals sound alike, all the time. They all spew the same swill and act the same way when presented with a differing point of view. Liberals remind me of the Borg. All part of one collective mind who's purpose is to asslimilate or destroy all those who are not part of their collective. I'm still trying to figure out who the Borg Queen of this collective is...Obama or Pelosi
History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges - Cicero
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams
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|10-09-2009, 07:53 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, Az
Re: Ann Coulter was right.....
One must first remember there at least 50% of the American people foolish enough to vote for a kid who has never held a job nor had a single responsibility in his life beyond making his grades in school and doing exactly what his taskmasters have set out for him to do in order for them to make him the president of the once most powerful and successful nation on earth.
But for this fellow we should feel sorry if it were not that Mr Iacocca was not right on the money. The sad part of that is that he did not really help us to understand just how dangerous our current situation at the hands of this kid really are.
We are worrying about him cramming a health care system that has failed in every country who ever tried it and at the same time we are about to see the dollar replaced as the international currency.
Have he or his friends even begun to think of what this means.
I think not and actually I am sure they are incapable of such far thinking or reason.
I doubt this guy ever spent a day in the military or peace corp or anything else that would qualify as "giving or serving" his country or state or city or anything or anyone else other than himself.
It is easy to spot a true, mindless liberal for as soon as they realize a mistake on their part, they immediately jump back, begin to point fingers and call names and in his case remind us of his limited vocabulary. (which is due in part to the dumbing down of our school system at the hands of the libs)
I sincerely doubt this man has ever lived outside the boundaries of the United States or probably outside of the particular state in which he now resides beyond a vacation drive to Yellowstone. He is probably still employed in the job assumed out of high school or college and has not had to face the unemployment line, (yet) and holds a position that has never required him to make vital or important decision in his entire life.
But he and his friends as well as all of us had better heed the words of Mr Iacocca and soon or we will not be able to turn this ship around and that is the scariest part of all.
We are at the moment as pointed out, a ship without a rudder and there are no leaders, true leaders in sight to begin to turn this around.
He is wrong, just flat wrong about who is responsible for our current financial crisis. But worse is that this kid has no idea of how to go about getting us out of the mess and he has no one in his cabinet that can help him.
The leaders of his party are raping the vaults at will with no checks and balances and the president is placing czars to do his bidding over and above the senators and congressmen and flying he and his moll to far away places to seek the Olympics while another 1/2 million men and women of this nation hit the unemployment rolls.
Perhaps someone should sit down with this gentleman (using the term loosely) and explain "priority" while they are at it they could also explain that constructive discussion can take place without expletives or name calling. Please point out some other adjectives for his future use as his are not really conducive to good or ongoing harmony in a worthwhile conversation.
Well actually now that I think about it, sometimes it is just useless to try as there will be no substance for conversation with factual input from people like this which is exactly why we are in the trouble we are facing.
Good luck, I am sorry for you and I sincerely hope you do not have to spend much time in his presence as any time spent with him would most certainly be counterproductive.
|10-10-2009, 12:19 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2009
Re: Ann Coulter was right.....
He does have a point about how the war funding is included in the budget. Obama did also walk into the biggest recession since the great depression. I don't think you can say that Bush didn't have a hand in that. Also, you don't hear the Republican party saying that Obama wasn't a valid candidate for election.
Lee Iacocca? The guy made such great cars as the leader of Chrysler that we should listen to his political advice now? Had the guy made anything decent during his reign of any car company then I might listen to him, but it was people like him who planted the seeds of the collapse of the American auto industry.