Thursday, November 15, 2012

SO, I'M TRYING NOT TO THINK ABOUT OBAMA AND. . . there's something I just don't understand

Seriously folks, I'm working my ass off here!

red = Romney
blue = Obadma
(a lot of fish must have voted).

There's been some serious statistics on the news and in the paper.  One, in particular, caught my ire.  It seems that there's something like 95% of the black vote, and 87% of the hispanic votes that were for Obama. 

Only fifty-six percent of the white folks voted Romney.

Now, I don't know HOW they know if a vote is made by a black, a hispanic, or a white.  I didn't have to write down that I'm a caucasian when I voted.

But IF these statistics are correct, that means that 46% of caucasians either stayed home, voted for Rosanne Barr, or helped  put Obama back in office.

Given the statistics  (I hate statistics.  I don't trust them 78% of the time.) MOST of those votes were by non-working, able-bodied, welfare recipients.

Welfare was created for the disabled, the truly needy, those who would rather NOT be in the situation they find themselves in.  God help 'em and I hope the country can continue helping them.  

But there's something wrong in the welfare system.  It is being given to those who feel it is their right to be taken care of BECAUSE of their race.

I have a sister who is 76, disabled, and is on welfare and food stamps.    SOME people NEED it.  

It's the able-bodied adults, who don't WANT to work:  never have,  ain't gonna start now - who are going to drain the money necessary for true assistance.

My sister's food stamps amount to $66 a month.  When she told me that, I nearly lost it.  Her housing isn't paid for, nor subsidized.  Her check is paltry.  Her medical bills are adding up.  Yet there are healthy, never-worked-a-day-in-their-lives, people on welfare who have subsidized housing, more money than they deserve and free medical care.

I don't understand the discrepancy.

If anyone does, would you please give me a clue?  This is bugging me.

Therefore, I cleaned the house, made stew, baked a pecan pie, started another quilt, and made a card.

 




34 comments:

  1. oh lotta - you set off a nerve in yourself AND in me. crap - i believe so much in supporting veterans. the disabled. widowed wives of soldiers with 4 children to feed. i believe in taking care of everyone who needs our help. i would take such good care of your sister! i am a freakin Canadian for the love of all that is holy. that should explain everything! we love to take care of those that need it...and we Canadians are very generous and willing to pay our taxes to help those who are truly in need!

    and believing in all of these things...and being Canadian...although never a snowbird...those are rich Canadians...anyway, i digress. i volunteered at a local high school to provide tutoring. i was assigned a 16 yr old pregnant girl. she had a difficult life in that her mother left her abusive, alcoholic father when she was 12. to move in with another woman. in a subsidized apartment. my open-minded heart was broken and i wanted to help this girl.

    i eventually helped her decide what her goal in life was. which was to get a subsidized apartment in her mother's building all of her own. she succeeded. but this girl had bigger dreams. she managed to have a "special needs" child...and if you have one of those up here in Canada then you are smooth sailing for the next 14-18 years. she smooth sailed until her child was in special tax-payed care at the age of 12. that's when the welfare office asked why my friend couldn't get a job. i am happy to say that with my extensive tutoring she was able to get a part time job at Pier 1 Imports. she works 3 days a week, no more than 5 hours a day....and everything else is subsidized.

    she has since been broadcasting to the world that she would love nothing more than to have another child. she's not going to be able to ride the welfare benefits on the first one for much longer.

    didn't you recently put up a little symbol guy banging his head off the wall? i often reflect back on my volunteering and charity and wish to bang my head on the wall.

    hey did i go off on a tangent? wasn't your post about puppies and the good people at church?

    ugh. somebody get me some of the alcohol that you mentioned in a previous post. i don't even like alcohol. but starting to think i might.

    sorry if this was long winded and not even on topic.

    your friend,
    kymber
    (oh i forgot to mention that i believe i am white. at least 50% of my parents is certain that i was born to them.)

    (oh and most Canadians, like myself, would have no trouble taking care of anyone who truly needed it)

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    1. Have you been inhaling fumes from burning weeds???

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    2. at first, i didn't get this at all. then i read the comment about the munchies - bahahahahahahahah! but no, no inhaling of any weeds here. you just set me right off with this post!

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    3. Aha. So you split my reply and couldn't figure out my first one. It happens.

      My sister used to say "If I could have a house full of kids, and be able to work, but wouldn't, I'd be rich by now."

      yep

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  2. oh and heck - where's a pic of the stew?

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  3. The welfare system was a clusterfuck from the beginning when that dipshit Johnson brought it in. The unemployment stats went up and single women started have kids like a Pez dispenser for the added income. Nothing the government comes up with for social value works.

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  4. That card is so very cool. Can't wait till you feel an overwhelming desire to make one for me.

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    1. I'm not turning them out like I used to. The leftover mess for just ONE card makes me weep.

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  5. I was trying to remember if our race was asked when we registered to vote? I do not recall. I have no idea how they come up with those statistics.

    I agree. Some people do need help. A hundred years ago the churches and communities helped those in need and were all the better for it.

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    1. PS....Forgot to say I love the card...My birthday is in June.....

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    2. June has already passed. Remind me of when your birthday is NEXT year.

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  6. I have decided I don't understand any of it and never will. However, someone in our state is onto something that I'd like to see happen. I don't think it will, but I do think it would be more fair than it is now.

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    1. Play fair and say what it is. This is one of the reasons I JUST * DON"T * TRUST * HIM.

      He BOUGHT those votes with MY money!

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  7. I think that the British system is even more open to violation - immigrants arrive and are instantly entitled to housing, money, a car, money to support their children who are still on Poland, etc. The current government is trying to fix it by shafting everyone who needs any form of help :-(

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    1. I had no idea about Britain helping people. And when they start shafting EVERYONE. . . . there SHOULD be some requirements met prior to receiving help. Just like here.

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  8. The people of this country that truly need assistance, don't get it or they get very little, and those who don't need assistance milk the system and believe it's owed to them.

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    1. Let's put it this way: When an innocent person is suddenly in need of help, they have no idea how to get the most they can.

      Those who milk the system have mamas, baby daddys, aunts and grandparents to teach them how. And THEIR kids will be of voting age in four years.

      If I'm still alive, I'm staying away from the polls.

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  9. In the U.S., a felon can get a college degree while in prison. Maybe I should have my kids go knock off the 7-11?

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    1. I have said it before: If I'm ever homeless, I'm going to threaten a judge. That's enough to get time in the pen, with no death penalty. Three hot meals, a place to sleep. Cable television. Lots of time to read. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY TAXES.

      When I get out, I'll just threaten another judge...or the parole board.

      And YOU have to pay to keep me healthy!

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  10. I read your post and had a strange urge for a Hostess Twinkie.

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    1. Better go stock up...Just heard on the news today that Hostess the maker of Twinkies are closing their doors.

      http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gILEG17Ce1TAeCRcBrxMS9jLFe0A?docId=5cda1f3c7f444cf79c480f38faf7ee7a

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  11. I received a letter from my mother-in-law yesterday. She is white; she is a Republican; she has worked hard all her life. She voted for President Obama because she was afraid Romney would say something different to every country he visited. She views him as the flip-flopper he is. She is not on welfare or food stamps and she certainly didn't vote for Roseanne Barr.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. After four years, we've certainly seen that Obama is NOT a flip-flopper. He has an agenda and is sticking to it.

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  12. We truly have undergone a "fundamental transformation", and the sooner those of us from our generation realize it, the better.
    We will NEVER again be the U.S. of Beaver Cleaver... a family of four around the dinner table with a WWII Vet sitting at the head, reminding us that freedom isn't free. Now... everything IS free.
    Until it ain't.

    Those of us with brains know this is unsustainable. I know you've already taken the first step, D, but wonder if you've taken the second, third, and so on...
    You now need a 12 ga. pump shotgun,
    A short range rifle like an AR-15,
    and then MAYBE a longer range rifle with scope. Of course, you'll need ammo for all the above, because ammo will be more valuable than Gold.
    Access to water, food, and shelter...
    With your weapons you can protect yourself against skirmishers trying to steal all the above. It's almost GOTTA happen. Why not be as prepared as possible?
    (I'm sure Stud is already working in this direction.)
    "I like IKE"...
    Gone forever.
    Choom is now our hero. (He can sing like Al Green, ya know?)

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    1. THANK YOU!! Stud asked who you are and I told him you're a man I have respected for years.

      I AM the one who has been preaching and organizing and talking, talking, talking to Stud about preparedness. I can't get him to understand that just because there's a PUBLIX up the block, doesn't mean we will have access to grocerys.

      Imagine this: YOUR comment finally made him think I might be on to 'something' and he said "Let's go buy ammo tomorrow."

      THANK YOU!!!!

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  13. Tell him this, D...
    I bought a bag of pre-1964 dimes two years ago. They are 90% silver and have NO numismatic value. That bag of dimes now, after 24 months, is worth 250% of what I paid.
    Why?
    Because the value of our dollar has been depreciated that much. For the uninformed who have heard about "a wheelbarrow full of money for a loaf of bread", research "Weimar Germany" to see what we are in for.
    It's not a matter of whether... just WHEN, 'cause we're doing EXACTLY what they did.

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  14. A history lesson, for those with eyes that see and ears that hear, here.

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  15. I don't understand any of it. I just hope no one messes with my social security check, or I am screwed.

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    1. The last election indicates most voters are in accordance with your "I don't understand any of it" comment, Ginger. Sad.
      You Do understand that SocSec is a Ponzi scheme, don't you? I too am hoping to at least get back part of what I have contributed to that fiasco over the last 54 years, BUT the $$ we get now will be severely devalued by what is called "quantitative easing" by folks trying to make us believe they are smarter than you and me.
      There's a way you CAN understand what's going on, Ginger.
      And you need to start now, 'cause you're already behind the power curve.

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  16. "MOST of those votes were by non-working, able-bodied, welfare recipients." Oh, dear, Dana — you've been listening to Romney too much. He's messed with your mind. Sorry to hear it.

    Anyhow, he'll soon be gone. Replaced by . . . whom? No matter. Whoever it is will be just as mean-spirited and hate-filled, I expect.

    On the nicer side, the Occupy people have occupied what's left over from Sandy, the Storm. They are busy giving out food, blankets, and other things they have collected. Imagine that! Face to face help for poor people — some of whom have lost everything they have. But, then, Occupy has always been about helping poor people. Or, at least, "not-rich" peoople.

    And, wow, you have been busy: cleaned the house, made stew, baked a pie, started another quilt, and made a card." Now that is awesome. Especially the card. It is beautiful.

    And your question, "Why?" Answer: half the country's politicians are millionaires — unlike you and me. They have no clue about living on a shoestring smaller than $100,000. That's why they abuse the needy so badly.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks.

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    1. No. I wasn't listening to Romney hon. I was SURROUNDED by the facts. Literally. This is FLORIDA. Now that we're in this 'situation' the only man who will be able to replace Bama will be one just like him, only offering free tennis shoes as well as a phone. Seriously Rob, I'm HERE. IN IT. In the wrong town after dark? You'd better get the hell out, and fast.

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    2. Weren't the "occupiers" the ones I saw shitting on police cars?
      I don't think I'd be interested in one of their blankets.

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