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  •  Couldn't agree more (30+ / 0-)

    I think about the points you made in your diary all the time.  Poverty-its why I backed John Edwards so strongly when he ran. Because he was the ONLY candidate who spoke of poverty....why is that?? Why don't people address it more? It's such a demeaning and horrible way to live, and so many of our citizens live it. I will never forget reading about a single mother of 4 who worked two jobs and had to walk home (a distance of about 5 miles if I remember correctly) every night at midnight just to get home to her house where there were holes in the floors. Think about it-having to walk 5 miles at midnight after you have worked 2 jobs-EVERY night-no matter the weather, no matter how tired you are. It still haunts me years later.

    Fear/racism-I don't think I really realized how damaging Fox news/Rush L. is to our nation until this year when I heard a what I thought was a really nice, intelligent mom start spewing to me all this crazy talk about Obama. How he went to Europe just to have tea! How crazy is that? I don't even know what the hell she was talking about, except that maybe he was lazy? Didn't want to work??

    Or yesterday when I was talking about gun control with a guy who has been collecting unemployment for as  long as I have known him (at least 2.5 years ) and had just gotten up, it was about 2pm and he was sitting there playing a video game as we spoke. I know it was Sunday-but this was a normal day for him.  He told me that we need high capacity clips because "every male thinks that he will be attacked in the middle of the night by 20 guys....not just a guy breaking in to steal-but TWENTY guys!!  I looked at him and told him he was crazy. But the kicker was that he wanted high capacity mags because he wouldn't have to reload so much at the gun range.  So he's lazy and selfish as well as crazy. And yes, the irony that he is a Republican who lives off of welfare and refuses jobs offered to him because he wouldn't get as much as what he made has not escaped me. He is another who votes against his own interests. And it kills me that he is still collecting unemployment when he really needs a kick in the ass.

    And the saddest thing for me is that my middle son is turning into everything that Fox news could have hoped for. He wants the same Bushmaster that was used in Newtown, and it breaks my heart.

    •  Yeah. Those bums on welfare who just need (0+ / 0-)

      a kick in the ass.

      That's the problem.

      30 rec's for this toxic bullshit, and every name I see there is no surprise..

      "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

      by JesseCW on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 11:42:06 AM PST

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      •  Not sure if I should even ask (0+ / 0-)

        what you mean by "toxic bullshit", but I will. Giving you the benefit of the doubt here, that maybe I didn't explain something clearly enough?
        Whats toxic bullshit about being concerned with poverty and wishing it was addressed more by our politicians (or by anybody-for that matter)?
        Mentioning John Edwards name? At the time that I was strongly supporting him-he was talking about poverty, and was the only one. The fact that he had an affair etc was not known by me at the time.

        Saying that this able-bodied male in his 30's that is living off of unemployment and refusing job offers and using his girlfriend's money to support himself while she goes to school and works needs a kick in the ass? There are a lot of people who are hurting that need the unemployment a helluva lot more than he does. He sits around every fucking day and gets high and plays video games and doesn't give a shit about working -at my taxpayer (and yours) expense. I have no problem with anyone getting unemployment who needs it-I am really glad that it is there, and happy to pay for it. I just have a problem with someone taking advantage of it for as long as he does. Was it that I was pissed off that he thinks that high capacity mags should not be banned because it would be too much of an inconvenience for him to have to reload more times at the shooting range? That he would rather risk more peoples lives than have a toy taken away? If any of that is toxic bullshit to you, fuck it-I don't know what to say, except that maybe you are having a bad day-and if so, I sure hope it gets better for you.

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