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$104,655.60 Ad in the Washington Post!!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ShotgunTraveler, May 30, 2008.

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  1. ShotgunTraveler

    ShotgunTraveler TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Here's a guy who put his money where his mouth is!
    A Real American telling it like it is !

    Not too many folks have this kind of money or would consider spend-
    ing it to speak their mind. Thank God there is at least one! Following
    is an ad placed by a man with the money needed to fund a rebuttal to
    what Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman, said
    recently, that many Republicans have never done an honest day's work
    in their life.. The following full page ad was placed in the Washington
    Post by a businessman named George J. Esseff, Sr. He paid $104,655.60
    to run the ad and only did it because he is sick and tired of the way that
    "the rich" are portrayed by liberals these days. It is a great read.

    $104,655.60 Ad in the Washington Post!!
    Maybe you too are a Republican?

    In today's America ask a growing number of high school and college
    students, their teachers and professors, the self-anointed media elite
    and/or hard working men and women of all ethnicities the question,
    "What is a Republican?" and you'll be told ".. a rich, greedy, egotis-
    tical individual, motivated only by money and the desire to accumu-
    late more and more of it, at the expense of the environment, the work-
    ing poor... and all whom they exploit..."

    I am a Republican ... and I am none of those things ...
    and I don't know any Republicans who are!

    WHAT I AM, first and foremost, is a loving husband of some 72
    plus years, the father of four and an American who's proud of his
    country... and his country's heritage.

    WHAT I AM is the grandson of immigrants who risked everything,
    including their lives and those of their children, to escape tyranny
    in search of freedom.

    WHAT I AM is a man who grew up during the Depression and
    witnessed first hand the effects of the Stock Market crash and
    the soup lines that followed. I watched as both my parents and
    grandparents, who had very little themselves, share what food
    they had with a half dozen other families, who had even less.

    WHAT I AM is someone who worked his way through college by
    holding down three and four jobs at a time and then used that
    education to build a better life.

    WHAT I AM is a husband who at age 24 started is own business
    for the "privilege" of working 60, 70 and 80 hours a week, risk-
    ing everything I had ... including my health ... in search of a bet-
    ter life for myself and my loved ones.

    WHAT I AM is a businessman whose blood, sweat and tears ...and
    plenty of them ... made it possible for me to provide a secure living
    not only for my family and myself, but also for literally hundreds of
    my employees throughout the years. Employees who in turn were
    able to buy their own homes, raise their own families and give back
    to their communities and their country.

    WHAT I AM is a man who believes in God; a God who
    has blessed this country... and all for which it stands.

    WHAT I AM is someone who knows, if you doubt miracles exist in
    today's world, you need only to look into the face of those who re-
    ceived them ... and the eyes of those who give them.

    WHAT I AM is an American who's proud that his President em-
    braces a belief in God; proud of a President who understands, as
    "politically incorrect" as it may be, there is evil in this world and
    for the security and safety of all freedom loving people every-
    where, it must be confronted ... and it must be defeated.

    WHAT I AM is an American who takes comfort in the knowledge
    that our President refuses to allow decisions concerning the very
    safety and security of this nation, to be governed by the political
    whims of foreign governments..

    WHAT I AM is tired of hearing from leading Democrats who see
    only negativity in America, racism in her people, class warfare in
    her society and "political incorrectness" in her character.

    WHAT I AM is a former Democrat who now understands that
    it is the soldier and not the reporter that guarantees us our free-
    doms of press, speech and dissent.

    WHAT I AM is a man who believes in the sanctity of life. A man
    who is repulsed by the pandering of the political left for votes
    at the expense of the unborn..

    WHAT I AM is a husband and father who believes in the sanctity
    of marriage and the preservation of the family unit.

    WHAT I AM is an ex-movie goer who is repulsed by those insecure,
    socially inept, elementary thinking, ego-inflated "entertainers" who
    have appointed themselves "experts" in the fields of national secur-
    ity and geo-politics and then use their forum to attack this nation,
    its leaders and its actions .... much to the delight and encouragement
    of our enemies.

    WHAT I AM is an American who understands the difference be-
    tween "censorship" and "choice." Evidently, these individuals
    do not, because when these same "celebrities" receive public ri-
    dicule for their offensive actions, the first thing they yell is "cen-
    sorship." What they seem incapable of understanding is... the right
    of free speech and dissent is shared equally by those offended... as
    well as those who offend. I support and will continue to support
    those films and performers whom I choose to and refuse to sup-
    port those I don't. It is my right as an American ... a right I will
    continue to enthusiastically exercise.

    WHAT I AM is a voter, tired of politicians, who every time their
    voting records are subjected to public scrutiny, try to divert at-
    tention from their political and legislative failures by accusing
    their opponents of "attack ads" and "negative campaigning"
    .... and the news media who allow them to get away with it.

    WHAT I AM is a Catholic who loves his God and his Faith and
    who's been taught to respect all religions whose teachings are
    based in love, peace and charity. As such, I am embarrassed and
    ashamed of those individuals in both private and public life whose
    decisions and actions are devoid of any sense of character or mo-
    rals; individuals who are only driven by what's best for them.... ra-
    ther than what's right... often times at the expense of many.... in-
    cluding our national security.

    WHAT I AM is a realist who understands that the terrorist attack
    that murdered hundreds of innocent Russian children could have
    occurred here in our heartland. That's why I sincerely believe
    America needs now, more than ever, a President who sees with
    a clear and focused vision and who speaks with a voice, when
    heard by both friend and foe alike, is understood, respected and

    WHAT I AM is eternally grateful to Ronald Reagan for having
    the bravery to speak out against Communism and the courage
    of his convictions in leading the fight to defeat it; and George
    W. Bush for the vision, courage, conviction and leadership he
    has shown in America's war on terrorism amidst both the con-
    stant and vicious, personal and political attacks both he and
    his family are made to endure.

    WHAT I AM is a human being, full of numerous faults and fail-
    ures, but a man nonetheless who, though not always successful,
    has continually strived to do "what's right" instead of "what's
    easy." A man who is challenging the religious leaders of all
    faiths, to not only preach to their congregations the fundamen-
    tals of "what's right" and "what's wrong," but to also then hold
    them accountable for their actions in both the public and private

    WHAT I AM is disgusted with the Courts who on one hand call the
    murder of a pregnant woman a "double homicide," but then refer
    to the abortion of her baby as "pro-choice".

    WHAT I AM is someone deeply troubled by a political party which
    embraced a candidate whose primary "leadership" qualities center
    around his protesting of the Vietnam war and his labeling the hon-
    orable men and women who fought in it, (50,000 of whom gave their
    lives in that action), as rapists, and war criminals (John Kerry). That
    same political party then stepped forward this year to block the appear-
    ance of a true Vietnam war hero, retired Admiral and former United
    States Senator, Jeremiah Denton, (a man who spent seven years and
    seven torturous months in a North Vietnam prison), from speaking be-
    fore an open session of the California legislature as part of that state's
    4th of July celebration. The reason Democrats gave for refusing to al-
    low this American hero to speak before their state legislature was be-
    cause of the "conservative" nature of his views. As an American, that
    troubles me deeply....as well it should you.
    (Are you listening Mr. D?)

    WHAT I AM is a man who feels the need to spend, ONE HUNDRED
    LARS ($104, 655.60, tax paid) of his own money, to purchase this ad-
    vertisement, in order to set the story straight. Some may say this mon-
    ey would have been better spent feeding the world's poor. At the risk
    of sounding self-serving, as an American and as a Republican, for the
    last six decades of my life, I have done exactly that... and more. Fol-
    lowing the examples of my parents and grandparents, I have used my
    earnings to feed the poor, shelter the homeless, provide housing for the
    elderly and medical care for the sick ... and continue to do so... and I'm
    not alone in that work.

    WHAT I AM is someone who is paying for this announcement at my
    sole expense in hopes of opening the eyes of those led blindly by ill-in-
    formed elements of our great nation, who, through either ignorance,
    or malicious intent, repeatedly attack and belittle those of us who be-
    long to a political party that holds true to the belief, "The rights of the
    governed, exceed the power of the government." For those interested, I
    am speaking only as a tax-paying individual who is in no way associat-
    ed with the Republican National Committee, nor with any of its direc-
    tors, or delegates.

    WHAT I AM is a man who understands, "the American way of life"
    is a message of self-empowerment for all.

    WHAT I AM is an American who is grateful that our nation gives each
    of us the opportunity of self-determination and the right to benefit
    from the fruits of self-achievement.

    WHAT I AM is an American who wants to preserve
    that way of life for all who seek it.

    WHAT I AM is blessed to be an American ....
    and proud to be a Republican.
  2. ShotgunTraveler

    ShotgunTraveler TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Sorry, it got all jumbled up when I tried to copy and paste it. It is easier to read if you just click on the Snopes link.

    Joe Pascoe
  3. dsid01

    dsid01 TS Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    We need more people like this, this guy knows what hes talking about


    Jan 29, 1998
    In our efforts to give our children a better life, we have GIVEN them most every thing that they have wanted. As a result, they have grown up to be receivers, and do not want to work for the things that they get, and get out of school expecting to have the things they had as they grew up without having to earn them. this is the younger generation that is now getting control of our nation, our school systems, and the new MORAL MAJORITY that is changing our country. Not all but many of todays youth are of the "gimme" mindset that we have created. Its time for us as adults and parents to teach our children that what you get is a result of what you give (WORK) and that there is no free lunch. This gentleman is of the old school, and it's great to know that the old school thinking is not dead

    that was a great read as it shows what responsibility is really about.



    Jan 29, 1998
    Russ, I am in agreement with you, maybe I didn't make myself clear. I have been guilty of too much giving to my kids, as were my parents to me. They went thru the post depression era and wanted us to not go thru what they did. Its just carried over generation to generation, and you are right we are to blame, we created this situation, and now we are the ones that need to realize what we've done and help out kids see what has happened, thats all


  6. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    No Pat, it is relevant now and will continue to become even more relevant now that the people who hate America have even more firmly taken control of the Democrat Party.
  7. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Some more of what is wrong with America,,,,

    From the St. Louis Yellow pages,,,

    Page 66 "Attorneys" The first listing "A DIVORCE FAST" one day service $199.00,,,
    all the way to page 146 "Wrongful Death",,

    80 freakin pages of Lawyers,, about 1/2 of which are ambulance chasers looking for a fast buck,,,

    Can you tell I hate Lawyers??????????
  8. Golfbcc

    Golfbcc TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    The best thing that ever happened to us in Vermont was Howard Dean leaving the state and I hope he never comes back. He is the same type as our senator leahy who was grilling oil execs. on TV last week. How come Mr. leahy and the rest of the congress would not let us drill in Alaska or any where else in this county. How come congress won't let us build refineries. I'm all for a clean environment and do my part. Why cain't we build Nuclear power plants they are cleaner than the coal plants now. I lived on a nuclear submarine for 3.5 years and got less radiation than sitting in front of a color TV. The Dems took control of congress last term saying they will end the war and do all sorts of everything else and as soon as they got in all they could say is we cain't fix that. Nancy Peloisi is a moron. They all should get a horse or maybe an ass for their transportation and a candle for their lighting and see how they like it. They all lived their plush life style at the expense of the rest of the working county. It is important to vote and get all the jerks out of office that are dragging our country into the dump. Now you know why Howard Dean doesn't practice being a doctor there is more money in screwing the american people.

    Steve Bigras
  9. John Thompson

    John Thompson TS Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    oicu812 The lawyers that are not good enough at their chosen trade to appear in the phone book between p.66 & 146 could be found under "politcians"
  10. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Crooks just the same,,,,,,,,
  11. claybustin hoosier 52

    claybustin hoosier 52 Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Steve Bigras I couldn't agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Dahaub

    Dahaub Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    He actually paid that much to vent on the Liberal Media????? He must have felt guilty for being rich. You guys might think he's a smart man but I believe him to be lacking good sense. He must have lost a bet. Dan
  13. tomk2

    tomk2 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Hope the ad was tax deductible.
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