In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Haven't had time to click, but base on the headline I venture to ask...then can it please go get me a bowl of pasta and sausage from the kitchen? I'm tired and I just sat down. A.McSp
pssignedOwenPatrice I doubt I need to elaborate on that one. lolI was impressed with the replies to him, and love me some Ishmael. I never tire of your use of this theme. It's always good reading. The timeliness of the message and the way you deliver it make it very effective. A.McSp
What percentage of the say under 20 year olds have read or even less likely pondered the fable? Extend that by 10 year increments until you can reach 75% who can say yes. This is why I quote: Hope you got your things together Hope you are quite prepared to die Looks like we’re in for nasty weather One eye is taken for an eye -Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clear Water RevivalJW M
My church group had a talk by a social worker who is a very loving Christian woman. She was talking about how her charity had to carefully screen applicants for any help because there were what she called "professional poor" --those who went from group to group getting everything they could from each. Now they connect by computer to check how much a family has received and when in order to keep them from getting enough to sell to others to buy beer and cigarettes. Their group and most of the others in our city teach budgeting and money management, but they come up against the impulse buying that puts the people behind when they almost catch up. Also many of them lose jobs when they don't bother to show up to work because they aren't in the mood to work that day. I wish I could have only worked when I was in the mood!!
I had a family member who knew which church had their soup kitchen open every day of the week. Odds are those people who get help from the food bank or whatever are also getting government help. Any attempt to cut off some of their government benefits will result in a political firestorm. And to echo JWM above who posted Creedence lyrics, I don't know what we can do except keep on doing what we are doing until the whole house of cards comes crashing down.