Monday, June 18, 2007

Howard Beale Lives Again

For those not familiar with who Howard Beale might be, he is the character in the 1976 movie "Network" who delivers a rant that has become one of the great moments in movie history.

"You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, [shouting] 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'"

Well folks, it is high time we bring back the spirit of the Howard Beale character. It is time that we all get off of our overly large rearends and tell the media, the politicians and the rest of the world that we are "MAD AS HELL" and that we are "not going to take this anymore".

Senators Reid and Kennedy and President Bush, your constant attempts to force amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens is despicable. You have lied to us. You try to twist arms and make under the table deals. You hammer out the details in secret meetings and then demand a vote before anyone else has a chance to even read your damned bill.

"We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!"

Congress - your constant investigations and blue ribbon panels are enough to make a person gag and puke. How much of our money are you wasting on grinding your political axes. This is not what you were elected (aka hired by the people) to do.

"We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!"

Big Media - just how stupid do you think we are? Judging from the bias and lies in your so-called news stories, you must think we are real dumber than a sack of hammers. Well Big Media,

"We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!"

Celebrities such as Bono, Baldwin, Crow, Madonna and all the rest of you - the fact that you are an entertainment figure does not confer upon you any special knowledge or insight. Truth is that most of you would probably have a hard time balancing your own check book and yet you presume to preach to us lowly peons.

"We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!"

See folks, it's easy to do. First find something that gets your riled up and then stand up and shout "We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!" And then do something - write an email to your congressional representative. Attend a school board meeting and let your opinion be heard instead of just the voice of the local union and special interests. Turn off the network news. Cancel your newspaper subscription. Talk to your friends and neighbors - you might find that many of them are also mad and willing to do something.

We do not have to take the lies, the deceptions, the self serving investigations, the scandals, the flaunting of the rule of law. We do not have to stand by while overpaid actors, actresses and singers tell us how we should live our lives. We do not have to tolerate those that refuse to be assimilated into our culture and demand that we honor theirs. And we certainly do not have to stomach rewarding 12 million illegal aliens with the precious gift of citizenship.

Join one more time folks : "We are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore!"

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