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November 18, 2009

Why the poor will always be poor…

  1. Albert47 permalink
    November 18, 2009 9:00 pm

    It’s so true!!! And this is the same for any ethnic group. When I taught high school years ago, i remember seeing folks who lived poorly and a huge dish antennae in their backyard. Another case was a recent immigrant living in a small rental with his wife and child and a huge truck. And then a death occurs or someone has to be hospitalized for long and there’s no money saved for that occasion. You see them later on a street corner doing car washes to pay for a funeral.

  2. November 19, 2009 4:39 am

    Perhaps the “his” is only as a result of “borrowing”? So that would destroy the implicative argument that he has wasted his welfare checks of a toy!

  3. Tom March permalink
    November 19, 2009 9:19 am

    And how many times have you had to wait at a convience store to pay for your soft drink while some poor person goes through all of their lottery tickets they are cashing in, and then purchase $50 more. They have to give their special number picks for the power ball and then so many of this ticket, so many of another.

    Once, when I worked in a high rise building, there was a snack shop down in the lobby and they sold lottery tickets. The woman who worked there was very poor and had several kids. She told of how her mother, sisters and aunts were pooling their money every week to buy her lottery tickets to help her out. It was heartbreaking.

  4. peachey permalink
    November 19, 2009 12:22 pm

    The wasted lives following the Progressive sermon’s of entitlements and “we owe you”. Spend the money that you don’t have,don’t finish school, force the taxpayer to pay for your children and your foolishness. America’s recipe for disaster. Michelle and Barack Obama’s recipe for the destruction of American independence. Michelle, please put a hair net on, this is disgusting. Mikidiki, he obviously knows how to use the phone, as you can see no one is instructing him.

  5. November 19, 2009 2:22 pm

    peachey: Sorry, I was trying to be subtle. The word ‘borrowed’ means ‘stolen’ and I was trying [and failing] to be smart-ass, though the same implication arises if he had simply purloined the phone and not purchased it. Hopefully I will write with more clarity next time! As the old song goes .. “From the bottom of my heart, I apologize!”

    • peachey permalink
      November 19, 2009 5:03 pm

      Thank you for the reply. I had not yet had my 2nd cup of coffee and totally missed it. Sorry. My daughter also commented on exactly the same thing but used less polite terms than “borrowed”. When I worked the ER, we would all comment on these guys that come in with 5 and 6 phones in their pants. One of the docs once commented that we had a high-rolling future business executive gracing our ER as he stitched up the knife wounds that the guy “did not know” how he got. Trust me the ER is a slice of life and most people would never believe what we saw and heard.

      • November 20, 2009 2:37 pm

        Some years ago, a friend of mine, an English Roman Catholic priest took up a short-term position as a hospital chaplain in Des Moines. On one occasion he had to inform a black family that the patient, a relative, had passed away. The family attacked him and tried to beat him up for no apparent reason, other than the fact that he was the carrier of sad news. During the remainder of his contract he was always guarded by an armed police officer when he informed relatives of the death of one of their own. As an episode in a drama production no-one would believe it!

  6. Leftist Revolutionary permalink
    November 19, 2009 6:37 pm

    Blackberry Pearls, which is what that phone closely resembles, are free with a contractual agreement, you rightist luddites.

    And naturally, you all must have a shred of evidence showing the man’s prodigal $100 monthly service.


    • ric permalink
      November 20, 2009 6:27 pm

      “Leftist Revolutionary”

      hahahha righhhht… so his income qualifies him for a contract AND free govt food? Shut the f*ck up idiot.

  7. November 21, 2009 4:15 am

    ric: please refrain from obscenities .. we are not a leftist collection of cr*p. We are literate enough to make our points with resorting to unacceptable language. Thank you in advance.

  8. Stunaraid permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:20 am

    interestinggggg :)))……..

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