Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dead Beats

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CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Deborah Coleman lost her unemployment benefits in April, and now fears for millions of others if the Senate does not extend aid for the jobless.

"It's too late for me now," she said, fighting back tears at the Freestore Foodbank in the low-income Over-the-Rhine district near downtown Cincinnati. "But it will be terrible for the people who'll lose their benefits if Congress does nothing."

For nearly two years, Coleman says she has filed an average of 30 job applications a day, but remains jobless.

"People keep telling me there are jobs out there, but I haven't been able to find them."

Coleman, 58, a former manager at a telecommunications firm, said the only jobs she found were over the Ohio state line in Kentucky, but she cannot reach them because her car has been repossessed and there is no bus service to those areas.

After her $300 a week benefits ran out, Freestore Foodbank brokered emergency 90-day support in June for rent. Once that runs out, her future is uncertain.

"I've lost everything and I don't know what will happen to me," she said.

These are the people that the Loon Brigade, and specifically Doug Gibbs, think are lazy and avoiding work because the government is giving them free money.

In reality, they just flog themselves with their Ayn Rand books in glee over the social Darwinism they envision will cleanse the nation.

What "will happen to [her]?" She'll die like other people deemed insufficiently capable of surviving. No income.. no food.. no shelter.. no medical care.. and in exact accord with the desires of the christian right wing.


The video is pretty remarkable.


Kris said...

she's 58 years old and in this climate, nobody's going to be touching her with a barge pole. Too young to retire, too old to compete with the whipper snappers just out of school.

It is deeply unattractive to relegate people like Deborah to the slag-heap. (particularly when one has been the beneficiary of family generosity).

While the fake constitutionalists bang on about FDR, the point they miss is the not everyone has a deep pocketed daddy inheritance to set them up while they fuck about from "career" to fake radio host career.

Some of us had had to work for every GD thing we've got - and if the rug got pulled from under my feet (through forces totally out of my control) I am grateful I live in a nation where there is hope and a bit of dignity - rather than the likes of DG putting the boot in.

morons. these idiots wouldn't recognise Christ if He bit them in the ass.

Tom said...


I remember back when there was some ego primping going on between me and Doug.. and he pulled out the "I've got a Montana ranch!!!" bit.. without it even occurring to him that it's not really his ranch. Somebody just gave it to him... whereas my partner and I never got a god damn nickle from anybody. We built our mini-empire on our own.

It's really a matter of empathy and a positive view of human nature. Doug assumes the worst of people, that any assistance is merely a tool to avoid actually working. That's his "christian" nature. It's his "winners and losers" world view.

Then these fuckers think it's a great idea to raise the retirement age, so that if somebody like a 58 year old unemployed no-prospect woman can scrape by to 65, they pull the rug out as some kind of cruel joke.

It's just drives me insane the way the DG's of the world insist that evolution is a hoax, but just love social Darwanism, to the point of culling the human herd of the weak... not realizing that it'll be their own stupid asses that might be 58, alone, and out of work with no money to get by on.

Stupid fuckers.