Today’s “poor” are the rich Jesus warned you about: fat, slovenly, wasteful of their money and other people’s.
I prefer to call them “the broke.”
A lot of (really naive) people are wondering (or pretending to wonder, when they’re in public) how this “homeless” guy could “afford” a cellphone:
It would be better phrased: why is a guy with a cellphone homeless? Because then the question answers itself.
He spends all his (our) money on cellphones and, most likely, tattoos and drugs and booze and other crap, and has no money left for a home and food. And why should he bother? We pay for his shelter and food anyhow.
And so far there’s no government “free cellphone for poor people” program.
What’s really funny in that news story by the way is what they’re serving at the soup kitchen: risotto with brocolli. Obviously some rich white liberal did the cooking that day, feeling all proud of herself, and what thanks did she get? Some lowclass loser going, “You expect me to eat this weird crap?!”
UPDATE: the intrepid Robert Stacy McCain reported on “government cell phones for the ‘poor'” back in October 2008.
And Salon‘s Alex Koppelman is obviously a delusional liberal pantywaist who can’t stand to have his romantic notions about “poverty” challenged (by someone who knows what they’re talking about firsthand, and is also a better writer than he is.)
I’d rather be right than “nice” and “polite” — and so would any intelligent adult who values the truth.
I’m betting Alex Koppelman is a grown man who still rides a bicycle. By choice. On the sidewalk.
I’m thrilled. That line is going to look SO great on my next book jacket.
Between that and my handgun license coming in the mail this aft, this is turning into my favorite day in a long time!
UPDATE: what’s even funnier? Only a handful of emails have come in so far, and they are running in support of me 9:1 even though I’m getting hundreds of hits from Wonkette, Salon and other lefty hangouts big and small.
And the hate mails are all the same:
“I hate you, you hateful hating hater!
You should be more loving, tolerant and compassionate, just like ME! Bitch!!”
Liberals suffer from irony deficiency.
I’ve written a new post summarizing the emails, which say a lot more about their smug liberal senders than they do about either the “homeless” or me.