Chuckie is only able to "stand up" in DC because his leash, held by the fascist hard right wing, is kept tight.
WOW!!! Don't hold anything back Librul. Tell us how you really feel.
Z, I disagree with you. I believe that simply being the POTUS does entitle him to be shown respect. Obviously you were never in the military. Respect there is shown simply by rank on an impersonal basis. You show respect to your superiors regardless of what you think of them which means you are at the very least cordial.
Regarding the cartoon, I am on Chuck's email list and receive emails from him at least quarterly. I have not had a problem with him as of yet. I know him personally and at first did not think he had what it takes to stand up for himself in D.C. However, I have been pleasantly surprised.
As Al said, your scenario is one of intentionality. The mom intentionally starved her 2 yr old by buying meth instead of putting food on the table. AND she used her welfare check to do it. =)
That was a very creative way to get a job. Hats off to ya.
I agree with you that people who want to work will do what it takes to get a job. When I moved here from Texas I had been laid off from my previous employer with a disabled child. So we moved back home to be with family to help us in any way possible with our child. I had no job and did not even consider getting unemployment cause I knew I could get a job paying more than that easily if I wanted to.
I was out of work 2 months before finally accepting a waiter job, very much underneath what I was used to. However, I used that job along with some assistance from the Government for my child to better myself and go to college to be a nurse while supporting a family of 5. I believe that is what the programs were meant to do. Just be a temporary assistance.
I have not spoken in generalities but have spoken from experience and what I have heard others actually say. I know there are folks just like Al and myself that do what it takes to take care of our family. But in my experience, they are the minority.
Gassy, your "suspicions" are not fact tho. You have not really lived it.
BTW, Thank you for serving our country. I am a fellow serviceman myself.
I will put it this way. Some folks work very hard and NOT working.
Well doesn't that make you look like a blooming idiot Gassy. When you live in the projects and draw a check for doing nothing, you can live on $13,000. You milk everyone around you and beg, borrow and STEAL your way.
It is not a great living but as I said, some are just content to survive or get by with the least effort possible.
You calling me a liar only makes you look stupid since I have lived it.
Libdemon.... typical jerky response.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say "I am going to ride my unemployment until that horse is dead", I could retire 10 years earlier. When I was poor and on government assistance, I knew several folks who were unemployed "on purpose" or just chose not to work so that they could get and stay on assistance.
You are crazy if you think that the majority of folks receiving assistance want to get out. Most of them are complacent and just wanting to survive.
I am living proof that assistance can be a means to better yourself but unfortunately it is NOT the norm.
What I find funny is that we have some fine Meteorologist right here in the Tn Valley that can't even get the weather for tomorrow correct. And it is their job all day to study the real time data in front of them to make a prediction for tomorrow. I will be the first to say that they are pretty good but they are wrong quite a bit. So how can we expect to be able to predict what is going to happen 5, 10, 15, 20 yrs from now.
I believe like Limric that our data is too shallow to be conclusive. (at least that is what i got out of his post).
Saying that, I do believe that we as humans, especially Americans, Europeans and such, do abuse this planet. I do believe we need to make changes and adjustments to the way that we live in order to prolong the demise of our resources.