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  •  Wasn't that awful? (7+ / 0-)

    They had to cook their own food, and the stock was worth "only" about $60,000 (about $300,000 in today's dollars, by the way), so they were REALLY poor.
    She would have been a charming first lady, no?

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:43:55 PM PST

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    •  Jeez, I often didn't have $60 dollars and (5+ / 0-)

      frequently was down to scrounging up 60 cents when I was first out of college, hunting for a job without a rich dad's friends to clear the way for me.

      Yeah, their story was absurd.  It just proved they were both severely disconnected from real people in every way.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:49:31 PM PST

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      •  I remember renting an apartment (8+ / 0-)

        one summer with two other girls, so we could spend the summer at the beach. We all had waitressing jobs that didn't pay very well, and most of our money went to pay the rent. We would reuse the coffee grinds two or three times to make the coffee last. We all ate at work so we wouldn't have to buy groceries, which meant we ate once a day. None of us had a car yet, so we walked to work (admittedly not a long walk or an unpleasant one).
        So when Ann was telling that "poor us" story, I wanted to throw something at the TV.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:59:14 PM PST

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      •  I was so poor in college (6+ / 0-)

        that I took a work-study job watching chickens f*ck because I got free eggs as well as minimum wage.  

        (True story - research assistant job on a sexual selection experiment involving jungle fowl.)

        I never had any stock to sell. Had no investments, no fallback.

        “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

        by ivorybill on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:54:35 PM PST

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    •  She would've made Nancy look (3+ / 0-)
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      tikkun, ER Doc, skohayes

      like Margot Trudeau.

      "Let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation....It's how we are as Americans...It's how this country was built"- Michelle Obama

      by blueoregon on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:22:44 PM PST

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    •  charming (1+ / 0-)
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      like Marie Antionette

      We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

      by ScrewySquirrel on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:23:56 PM PST

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