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We're grateful there are still so many World War II veterans alive today. We're sure sorry if any of them saw this particular story, though, which is sadly telling of today's America:

A Jacksonville, Fla., man called 9-1-1 recently to report that a Subway restaurant had left sauce off his sandwich.

Inconsolable, the man ultimately had to be arrested.

Now, this gentleman may suffer from a mental illness. We don't know. But the story is nonetheless indicative of today's entitlement mentality. For years, Americans have been asked to make precious few sacrifices for their country. Instead, they've been told the customer is always right, you can have it your way, no rules, blah blah blah. And so, when we don't get our order right or can find some other excuse to complain, we ask to see the manager and expect the meal to be free or the bill to be reduced. Or we call 9-1-1.

Is this the same country that freed Europe and defeated Japan?

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patriciathomas 08/10/08 - 08:35 am
Yes whining is bad and our

Yes whining is bad and our country has become the land of the whine. Our government programs that support the whine have been a success. What do you want to bet the man in the article is a Democrat voter.

christian134 08/10/08 - 10:00 am
Could be patricia could

Could be patricia could be...:-)

Carleton Duvall
Carleton Duvall 08/10/08 - 11:08 am
VA projects about 414,000

VA projects about 414,000 deaths among our World War II veterans this year, for a daily rate of about 1,135. At the start of the year, VA estimated the number of World War II veterans at 5,032,591. The number of deaths per year among World War II veterans is projected to decline slightly for at least the next five years, although it will stay above the 1,000-per-day mark.
BTW, I am a WWII veteran. The story doesn't bother me. There have been nuts around all of my life.

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