Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I... don't think this article is satire

The other day, NPR (yes, your taxes pay for crap like the following) actually had the stones to run this truly amazing article on their website.

In the article, NPR regaled us with the trials and tribulations of this mother/daughter team of poor, underfed welfare cases who - give me a sec'... I'm choking up a little bit - must cut back on the amount of groceries they buy due to higher food prices; food purchased with taxpayer-funded food stamps mind you. But wait, it gets worse. If you read further into the article, you will find that these two pitiful ladies have had to cut back on "extras" such as... wait for it... ICE CREAM! OH! THE HUMANITY!

AAAARGH! Is NPR serious? Are the loony lefty fuzzy-headed reporters at that (taxpayer-funded) organization so afraid to make a value judgement that they cannot find it within themselves to point out the absurdity of this situation: a couple of grossly and morbidly obese women complaining about the price of food that they buy on the taxpayers' dime? Oh, and they also live in government-subsidized housing. Instead, the tone of the article makes it perfectly clear that NPR is actually and honestly trying to make the reader feel sorry for these two ladies.

When exactly did this country lose its frickin' mind?

But, hey, let's show some compassion for a second and see if we can ascertain the reason for these two being down on their luck. Could the relative poverty of the Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Nunez possibly have anything to do with choices they have made in their life? Once again, in a predictably non-judgmental fashion, NPR gives us a couple of clues:

"Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree."

"Hernandez received her high school diploma and has had several jobs in recent years." (It's going to take more than a high school diploma to make more than the minimum wage sweetie)

Don't forget to throw in the fact that mother and daughter have different last names, which would indicate that Ms. Nunez was most likely a single mother, which is another common tick mark on the poverty indicator list. How is it that succeeding in life is such a relatively simple, if arduous, task, yet these people seem incapable of grasping the concept of what it takes to make success a reality?

Perhaps the draw of government assistance, food stamps, social security checks, and subsidized housing is too much for some people to resist.

Good Day to You, Sir


Texas Truth said...

Yes..I agree. Lay of the fast food and the money they save could be to used by trying to get ahead. A typical liberal slanted piece from NPR.

Both of these women and NPR are Mooks!

PS: Check out the sunglasses on the one on the right. Is she trying to be Ms. Hollywood?

Don, American said...

Fat is fat, and working the system is an abomination. Complaining is disgusting, so let's raise taxes so they can have ice cream. . . Ben and Jerry, the expensive kind, of course. Excuse me, I have to hurl.

Law and Order Teacher said...

As an Ohioan I am hanging my head in shame. How could my state be so heartless as to allow these two fine specimens be on the verge of starvation while I go merrily off to my job everyday. I will have a tremendously difficult time spending my paycheck on things I want without thinking of the abject misery of these two. On the lighter side, the daughter couldn't get a job in fast food because she would certainly eat her bodyweight in food, and that's a lot.

Don, American said...

L & O: I'm jealous; your comment was cleverer than mine, and right on.

Anonymous said...

Morbidly obese? Oh Chanman, clearly they are big boned. Probably hereditary by the looks of it.

And how can you say they haven't reached success?? They have a house, money in their pocket and food (a lot) on their table. Isn't that the definition of success? Seems like they are pretty smart. I will bet that the mother of these two-ton beauties has a permanent "disability" and can't possibly work. That way she can be on assistance FOR-EV-ER, or until her ticker gives out. And I'm sure that the little 'un has a few mouths of her own to feed at home, just like Mom did when she was younger. I'm betting as soon as one hits kindergarten she pops out another.

That's why I love paying taxes. Screw the potholes on the highways and the children sharing textbooks in school, let's make sure the needy have all they desire.


Anonymous said...

HA! I was right......(copied from the article) "Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job."

Depressed and disabled. What the f**k ever. Get off your fat, jelly rolled ass and get a job.


The Vegas Art Guy said...

Um, yea. That's why welfare reform is such a good idea.

Anonymous said...

And what does the future hold for these Reubenesque beauties?

Gastic bypass surgery paid for by guess who? That's right, the hardworking taxpayers who supported this dynamic duo's food addiction thus causing their inability to reach their FULL (FIGURED) potential. So now we can look forward to picking up the tab for their lapband surgery at the tune of $15,000-$25,000. And the next entitlement de jour will be the plastic surgery to remove all the skin that has stretched to cover all their huddled masses.

Such a grand country:)

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