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Robert A. Hall is the actor who plays the coroner on CSI if you watch that show. He is much more than an actor. Read to the end.


This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America.



"I'm 63 and Im Tired"

by Robert A. Hall



I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, 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 I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But ifthey bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.


I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela.


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 "honor"; 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 "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.


I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.


I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia 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. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.


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 while they tried to fight it off? I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.


I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we need.


I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.


I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.


I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both 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.


Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.


I'm real 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.


Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.


Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.




There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!


This is your chance to make a difference.

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And even Snopes says it is so: http://www.snopes.co...box/imtired.asp although the source is incorrectly attributed.


"The above-referenced opinion piece was written by Robert A. Hall, a former Massachusetts state senator and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who is also the author of the 2005 book
The Good Bits (The Marines, the Massachusetts Senate and Managing Associations
. Robert Hall blogs as The Old Jarhead at
, and the piece quoted here, titled "I'm Tired," was his entry for 19 February2009.


Some have confused the item's actual author (Robert A. Hall, former Massachusetts state senator) with Robert David Hall (actor who plays coroner Dr. Al Robbins on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.) Though the names are similar, they're different people. Compounding the problem, one version of the e-mail displays within it a photograph of the actor, thereby erroneously leading recipients to believe the man pictured is the piece's author.

In form, this item echoes another "I'm Tired" written in 2005 by Lt. Col. Joe Repya, (
who like Robert Hall is also a political candidate and veteran. "

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Heard on Larry King the other night in a interview with dr Laura S that she is getting out of radio to give her the opportunity to exercise her fist amendment rights. She used the word "nigger" during her radio show. She said something interesting...... it is ok if niggers cal each other niggers but if a white person calls a nigger a nigger he/she becomes a racist. Weird how the racists of the world are manipulating the word.


I now see that Sarah Palin has told her ...." do not retreat ..... reload" ..... wise words

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Yeah, of course its about which side of the fence you sit, but I can understand the points, even if I dont necessarily agree with all of them.


.....and Yeah Big H, I also saw that interview by Larry King - its what I actually enjoy about mature American politics, people stand up, say what they think and no-one faints from indignation, our politics is still so immature everyone has to "tippy toe" around makeing sure you dont stand on toes.

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I now see that Sarah Palin has told her ...." do not retreat ..... reload" ..... wise words

Very wise words.



And then this one with COVIE in the background.




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Sarah Palin has a rather controversial history, but I like that she has bounced back after her "DRILL BABY DRILL" message to the oil industry.


Naturally, she took a huge amount of flack for that, especially in the light of the BP Gulf oil spill, but again, its mature politics, people are allowed to have a differant view and be open and public about it.


Imagine how this country would go into an apoplectic fit were someone to parade around with a semi automatic with that kind of message "reload".

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Seems we are already heading up the creek, Toyota just dismissed 8 of its employees for distributing e-mail of pretty much the same nature as the one above - only it was related to our local politics.

My link


So if you did send the above out via your company mail maybe just maybe you should be a little worried.

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I am tired of negativity and people who constantly and consistently moan about things.

But now you are moaning about the negative okes.

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Good point. I make myself sick!

Just yanking your chain.

I heard a saying once which stuck with me.

"You have to get rid of that stinking thinking, because if you keep on thinking what you always thought, you will keep on getting what you always got"

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I'm tired of being the cleverest and best looking person in the room :P


I know, it is a terrible burden to carry around. Oh well, chins up.

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