Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reality Check!

I got this in an email from a friend, it likely did not occur, although after reading it you may decide to use it the next time some tattooed, multiple pierced, uninformed, low information voter pisses you off in a store or at a restaurant.  Keep in mind these are now the wards of the state that we pay for every day with our tax dollars, the save the world from the humans, occupy wall street socialists,  who can't make change without the cash register doing the math and who are the grown sons or daughters of the Woodstock era drug induced,  no morals, anything goes intellectual nincompoops who now run the country.  Like our current president and most of the House and Senate members and their staffs who they have elected to office in the last 20 years. 

The story goes . . . 

An senior citizen, the daughter of a WWII era vet, was checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

The older lady pointed out the stupidity of tattooed & pierced persons statement,  --  "you are right, our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. No, back then:

"We returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. We recycled.  

"Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) were not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.  We recycled.

"We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. We saved energy!

"Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning thousands of watts of power. We used wind and solar power to dry our clothes.  We saved energy and used natural resources wisely.  

"Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. 

"Back then, in our kitchens we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. 

"Back then, when we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. 

"Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn  gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. 

"Back then, we exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

"Back then, we drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. 

"Back then, we refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

"Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $85,000 SUV or van. 

"Back then,  we had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

"And BTW Miss "intellectual nincompoop" our generation is the one that enabled the technological revolution, through innovation, hard work and risk taking that allowed you to survive today.  We did that by electing responsible individuals to congress, kept taxes low, enabled capitalism to proposer, lived our lives generally by the Bible, believed in God, the Greatness of US, the genius of the US Constitution and worked for a living rather than becoming a wards of the state."

I am just sayin, whether this happened or not, our generation needs to take these intellectual nincompoops to task each time they start their environmental and socialist psychobabble.  

Willie P


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