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  •  And commonsensically would rather punish (4+ / 0-)
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    all the hungry than give one single mouthful to someone with a cellphone or internet access (never minding that both are sometimes necessary to getting and keeping a job). How dare a hungry person have adequate technology to participate in a technology rich society like ours. In addition, they should be filthy and dress in rags indicating the depth of their hunger and poverty.  

    Should America be a country that makes sure that each and every citizen has three squares every day?
    Yes, it goddamned well should!! There's more than enough to go around if some didn't think they were more equal than others. Food is NOT an entitlement! It's a human right!!
    •  Ah..."social justice" (0+ / 1-)
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      How did our folks and hour grandparents EVER make it without this kind of government help?  Hmmm...kinda makes ya wonder, doesn't it?

      The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

      by commonsensically on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 06:27:24 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe they starved to death. (4+ / 0-)
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        Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

        by HappyinNM on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 06:53:50 PM PDT

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      •  They grew up malnourished. (3+ / 0-)
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        My grandmother and her siblings lived in near-perpetual hunger, literally licking the plates clean of sauerkraut and sausage without the sausage.  She never, ever threw away food, not even ten-year-old pigs' feet in borscht.

        My father ate Miracle Whip sandwiches since the slice of bologna was reserved for the man of the house who drove a truck in the days before power steering.

        The graveyards are full of people dead of overwork, exhaustion and malnutrition by the age of 50.  Or they had as many children as possible so that two of them would survive long enough that grandma could live in her own house rather than the county poor farm.  

        Hydrated.  

        "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

        by Yamaneko2 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:01:25 PM PDT

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