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Sick Of Hearing About Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston sadly died an early death due to drug and alcohol abuse. A very gifted singer has died much too early due to her own behavior, but we can’t let it go at that. Now, all of a sudden we get a touching call from a multi-millionaire “Hollywood elite” for the government to take my tax money and stop drug addiction. One of the “rich and famous” abuses herself to death and I get to pay for the heartaches of her friends. I have two separate problems with this attitude.

The ran a story about the sorrow over the death of Whitney Houston and the touching item written by Jamie Lee Curtis in the Huffington Post. That is great that she says nice things about her friend, but stop there. Jamie Lee, express your condolences for yourself and let it go at that. After saying nice things she started in on Obama to “do something”. In “rich and famous” lingo that is take the money from the serfs to solve a problem.

How many millions of dollars does Jamie Lee Curtis have? How many millions of dollars does Michael Moore have? How any millions of dollars do Sean Penn and Danny Glover have? If Jamie Lee Curtis, or any of the rest of them want something done about drug addiction among their peers ,why don’t they give all of THEIR millions to solve this issue among the “rich and famous”? Why should Curtis live among the “Top 1%” and tell Obama to take my hard earned money and give it to the Whitney Houston’s of the country? I wonder why the OWS occutards are protesting in Oakland and burning their own city down when they could actually go burn the homes of the real 1%’ers in Hollywood.

Jamie Lee, it isn’t your money you are crusading with, it is mine. I am among the lower income range but still pay income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, along with every other tax to support a “War on Drugs” that has been going on for 50 years with nothing to show for it but billions of taxpayer dollars down the toilet of feel good projects like this one you demand. After all these years of taking my money for your touchy feely causes I am broke, our nation is broke; but your kind can still live life like it doesn’t cost anything. You can hide your money in various shelters, I can’t. It does cost for my family to live, and it costs a lot at our income range.
When are the bleeding hearts of this nation going to actually do something to help this great nation that has made them hundreds of millions of dollars and allowed them a lifestyle not even remotely possible for most of the citizens of America. Talk about out of touch with reality!!! The “rich and famous” always come out of the woodwork when an actor, singer, or whatever dies tragically and begin demanding the government do something about social issues among their peers. Do they actually NEED the welfare from me and my kind? When I believe in a cause, and can afford to, I donate to it. But it is my money I give, not someone else’s money.

I have also noticed many of the bleeding-heart 1%’ers showing up at various “Occupy” events stirring up hatred for the “rich”. It is sad that the occutards aren’t smart enough to realize that they are being egged on by some of the richest people in America. The occutards want my tax money to pay for everything they want and the uber-rich want my tax money to pay for all of their “heartfelt causes”. There isn’t any need to leave anything for my family to live on. We are expected to give everything we have and just go demand something from government like they do.

Now we have Jamie Lee Curtis putting on a sob story about a person who had everything, looks, voice, career, hundreds of millions of dollars, and mobs of adoring fans. And what did this super-star do with her life? Died in a bathtub in a drug and alcohol induced stupor. Why is it suddenly the responsibility of the government to “do something”? Why don’t all of these “caring” Hollywood types get out of their mansions, jet planes, and stretch limos at “gala” events; and pay for some of this themselves?

It is so easy for the ivory tower sitters in Washington D C and Hollywood to sit in their palaces and tell me where my meager income should be spent, but I notice they don’t do much more than tell me how they need to use my hard earned money. Personal responsibility has to come into the mix somewhere or it is a lost cause. The reason the “War on Drugs” and the “War on Poverty” don’t work is that there is no personal responsibility expected. Just call them diseased animals and require that I pay for their upkeep. If you want a memorial to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, or any other entertainer, provide it yourself because I don’t care about them, they had more than enough to live a grand life but they abused themselves into an early death. You want something done, do it with your money and leave mine alone.

As for me, I would rather spend my money to protect the borders of this nation; to help the families of soldiers lost in battle; to provide the medical needs of wounded warriors, and to help those truly in need and willing to help themselves. Use my tax money for these righteous purposes to help those who aren’t among the wealthiest. Don’t take my tax money and give it to an industry known for drug and alcohol abuse, physical abuse of spouses, adultery, and overall demonic behavior. Don’t make some grand speech about the “horror of drug addiction” and direct Obama to my wallet.

There is help out there for those who truly want to be delivered from their addictions. Personal responsibility is the key to cure, not money. For those who are willing to work and do what is necessary to recover, I am with them. For those who just want to throw money at a problem without the key ingredient, I am not with them. You can’t make sugar cookies without sugar and you can’t overcome any issue without the desire, the drive, and the willingness to do what is required to be successful.

So to Jamie Lee Curtis and all the other hoot owls out there who demand the government confiscate my money for their “cause”, Zip it and leave my money alone. Do whatever you wish with your money and let me spend what little I have as I wish.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
February 16, 2012

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Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. One of the biggest reasons I started listening to Rush Limbaugh years ago was because he would say out loud what I was thinking.

    Well said! I’m so sick of stupid in our society. Where was Jamie Lee Curtis and all these other “friends” of Whitney when she was swallowing the drugs faster than she could buy them? Since this is the first I’ve ever heard of them being friends, not sure I really would have cared anyway.

    Thank you so much for having your hand on the pulse of what real Americans think.


    Jinger Jarrett

  2. Let Hollywood and the billionaire sports people and Oprah give most of their money to help. Let them do it. They need to be given a certain amount of families to provide for – to buy the food stamps for – to clothe, shelter,etc. Get the money from Celine Dion – she could house a lot in her mansions. J-Lo – get her involved. LeBron James – help your bros man.

  3. Okay, I admit, there were a couple of her songs I liked, and would hum to occasionally. But one thing I notice is everytime a Black entertainer dies, regardless of whether it was by drug overdose or alcohol abuse, or both, and don’t get me wrong she was great, it’s a week before the church service is over.

    But I can remember several White entertainers who were much greater than Whitney and I don’t remember as much as a mention about their passing on TV or long winded funerals, and let’s mention most of these people never used drugs let alone die from overdose, or drown in their own vomit from drinking to much. Amy Winehouse anyone? Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson and on and on we were just so fed up with the acholades about how wonderful a person they were personnally but they had all these emotional problems that we just bleed from the heart about for days and days over their passing.

    Well, they wouldn’t have passed if they hadn’t been drug addicts with all the baggage that comes along with it. The missed recording sessions, the fights, arrests for driving like a maniac while under the influence, and on and on. Ohhh, but they were such a great person. Really?? I wouldn’t want my kid following in any of these people’s footsteps. And they’re all mostly Black and an occasional Hispanic or something, but mostly all Black. Like we’re supposed to just accept that since they were Black and were a dope head that’s supposed to something we just accept about those people? I don’t think so.

    I don’t recall any of the White actor’s and entertainers who got half the ceremonies on TV or any other place for that matter since none of them were drug addicts or alcoholics let’s not even mention them because they weren’t down with the struggle? Give me a break!!

    1. You are so RIGHT,”THE DUKE” John Wayne,wasn’t given hardly any mention ,just that he passed away,I THINK EVERY AMERICAN SOLDIER that has been killed,that their funeral should be televised,if they can do her’s a drug addict,and LORD HAVE MERCY on us,when Oprah Winfrey dies.Tireds of all the bull,WHAT ABOUT THE TRUE natives,the AMERICAN INDIANS,if anyone is owed anything it is them,Go to any daeptartment of social services for every one white person there are 20 blacks,(DOING NOTHING)same at most Veteran Hospitals,or anything ran by the goverment,now muslims,she was on drugs ,but yet we aren’t to say MERRY CHRISTMAS,GOD BLESS YOU,Christmas is the BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR,who dies for us ALL,what did Michael Jackson or ,Whitney Houston,Jesse Jackson,Al Sharpton,or Martin Luther King do for us NOTHING.THE WORLD is crazy,Gas prices going up,Iran making nuke weapons,they are wanting to attack Isreal,and they put her funeral on all news station for 4 hours,ARE THE RATINGS worth it,I think NOT,enough is enough,Thanks

      1. You said it! I lost ALL respect for her after hearing she did drugs in front of her daughter. How could anyone feel she deserves anymore attention. Let’s focus on more important things.

  4. She was NOT on the drugs at the time of her death and the very fact you felt the need to publish the article is DEGRADING to her memory. What?? Her mistakes can’t be wake up call for others?? Are you trying to say WHITNEY HOUSTON isn’t good enough?? Farrrrrrr from the truth. “sick of hearing”?? REALLY?? You’re no better than those disc jockeys who were rightfully suspended for making crude and utterly disparinging remarks about her passing.

  5. I am so sick of people glorifying celebrities like Whitney Houston just because she was a once popular singer. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone has a fortune to blow through to support their drug habits. The only difference between Houston and many other drug addicts is that she didn’t have to resort to living on the street, prostitution,or theft to buy her crack. However, despite her song about “teach the children well” she did manage to raise a daughter who has a history of drug problems. Why are Houston and celebrities like her given hero status when there are millions of others who have died from making bad choices? Because she sang songs and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and make a career out of singing? Why should we all act as though she made some huge contribution singing when we have soldiers who have fought for this country and actually done something of real value who are suffering and dying from drug problems and living on the street? Yes, we all make bad decisions sometimes, but then we have to deal with the consequences. Houston made horrible decisions over and over and in front of her children. When are we going to learn that we have to take responsibility for our choices in life instead of blaming everyone else. She had it good, and she blew it. Period.

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