This was sent me via email, and of course I didn't run it past that great lefty fact finder...Snopes. I leave that to you lefties that find that fulfilling.
The fact of the matter is, if I was as good a wordsmith as the incomperable Bill Cosby, I would have written these exact words, except he's a couple of years older than me. So, to make myself clear, if these words aren't attributable to Bill Cosby, I'd be very happy to claim them, and the beliefs they hold.
"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
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 Sharia 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
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
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 them selves in tattoos and face studs,
thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the
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.