Monosyllabic Pedantry

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Why I don't give to bums


An Oregon paper
has a story about a family of beggars. Mother, father and three children. These losers have been bums for the past 6 years or so. They make a pretty good living at it, $300 to $800 a day. They send their kids to school and live in a local extended stay motel.

When people found out they were, in their words, Affluent Beggars, child services were called in. When the government investigated, they found that the kids were healthy:

"They came out and interviewed her, and said those babies are just fine," DeSilva says. "They’re well-cared for, they’re well-dressed, there are no signs of abuse. If you look at those children they are plump and happy."

My feeling is generally, if you're stupid enough to give to bums, you deserve more bums; however, in this case, these losers bring the kids along in a little stroller, then ask people for money to find shelter for the kid. That's coercive, since you are essentially saying you have to give money, or these kids will suffer.

"I always felt bad for her because she had a baby in the hot summer sun," says Debbie, an Ashland resident.

The other problem I have with them is that they are also on the government teat, getting $500 a month in food stamps.

My only hope is that the article will out these deadbeats and they will have to get actual jobs.

You've got to link to the article. The quotes are priceless.

5 Comments:

  • You get what you pay for.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 4:55 PM  

  • If you in general realized that we
    are being systematically defamated
    by an inordinate number of "little
    Eichmann's" you would probably be remetaprogrammed by our rhetoric about our experience quickly.We are more than willing to field
    questions via my E-mail at
    sublimatti@yahoo.com

    SAY RA SAY RA SAY RA
    Jason

    By Anonymous jason pancoast, at 2:43 PM  

  • Jason,

    You're a bum. You're teaching your kids to be bums. You and Elizabeth are using peoples' good nature about children to extort money from them. You are using other peoples' decency as a lever to support your sloth.
    Not only are you a leech off your community, who at least have a choice to give to you, you're a leech off me by being on food stamps.

    I'm not sure if you meant defamed or decimated, but either way, quoting plagiarizing, idiot "professors" only solidifies my assessment of you.

    remetaprogrammed?

    By Blogger Exador, at 6:52 AM  

  • Exador you are a little Eichmann
    aren't you. You seem to believe that because you read it in print means it is a matter of facts.
    Quintessential example of metaprogramming my fellow leech.
    To depreciate my family's diaspora
    is not only disturbing it is dispicable. As if you are in a position to dispute my own direct experience. We are waiting for your
    20 questions, hear us out, maybe
    we can convince you to donate to.

    Preparing proof of
    our ethnicity.

    Jason Elizabeth
    Sethinus Adrianne
    Synclair

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:54 PM  

  • Great. Another letter from the bum family.

    I did base my criticism on the article. If there are facts that are incorrect, then state them.
    Specifically,

    1. Is it untrue that neither of you work, despite being healthy, but instead beg for money as your source of income?

    2. Is it untrue that you are on government assistance, specifically food stamps?

    3. Is it untrue that you bring your kids along while begging, and that people probably give you money out of pity or concern for those children?

    If these facts are untrue, then I apologize, otherwise, your ramblings are unconvincing.

    I tell you what, post your 20 questions here, and I'll see if I can make sense of them.

    By Blogger Exador, at 5:14 AM  

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