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I'm Tired

"I'm 76 and I'm Tired"  

I'm 76. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, 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 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 "honour"; 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 out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.. 
 
I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?
 
I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor. 
 
I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's bedeck themselves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.
 
Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 76.. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and her children.   Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in.
 

" I'm 76 and I'm tired.

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Location: NE NV
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I Hear You, M.Bird

The type of things you brought up and the stress created trying to get by provided me with the opportunity to become very well aquainted with my new cardiologist fairly recently - what an adventure that has been!

Best thing I did was using the Sirius radio the kids got me a couple of years ago.  I was kinda addicted to the Fox news channel which does great things for the blood pressure.  Now when I cruising to the next hill looking for some critter to reduce to possession, I've got the radio set on the Blue Collar Comedy channel.

OK, looks like I've just enough time to go look for a duck or chuckar or cottontail or whatever so I'm outta here.  Hope I hear Ron White's story on how he got the nick name Tater Salad again.

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  I hear you M.Bird.  If your

 

I hear you M.Bird.  If your granddaughter has your work ethic she and her childred will do just fine - even in a country that is struggling right now.  God Bless You!  And get out and do some hunting!

 

 

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AMEN!!

AMEN!!

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Don't hold back

I wish you would just tell is how you feel and are tired of and quit holding back !!   LOL

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