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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Comments From 'Free Republic'

Some of my favorite comments:

  • They'e obviously not scraping by *that* much, as their individual weights look to be around 300 lbs. Where is their sense of shame? A generation ago, men like this would have been scorned by their communities
  • Good liberal voters!!!! A good sterotype.
  • A Day in the Life at 1300 Loser Ave.
  • Cut off the damn welfare! When he gets down to a svelt 250 he'll go back to work!
  • He can thank his (former?) union for artificially elevating his sense of self worth to the point of being unemployable. Simply put, he can't find a job because he thinks he's worth more than the market does.
  • For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10
  • They are also white, a statistical aberration, and the New York Times has once again shown us their visceral hatred for the average Joe.
  • I'm not sure this is the best example of what the Times story wants to illustrate. He isn't spending his entire day watching Oprah. Reading, learning, and writing aren't the worst things a man could be doing on what used to be called a sabbatical. Who knows ? Those unpublished novels might reach a publisher yet. A new Louis L’Amour wouldn't be a bad thing.
  • Do you think the dog knows he's a future meal?
  • He and his wife look like wildly successful chin farmers
  • Mrs. Beggerow seems to be a total moronic dupe dishrag. A usefull floormat to a lazy loser.
  • Of course not, but I know plenty of 9-5ers who haven't read a book in 20 years. At least this guy is doing that
  • Well, this story when you read the whole thing definitely has sympathetic bent to it. However, in just punching fun at it, we are missing a factor here that is quite real. There are a lot of people that just give up after they try to reenter the workforce. We have in this country glorified retirement, the general idea that we MUST work to live. That we should live to WORK. The concept of doing what you WANT to do rather than what you SHOULD do (according to the judgments and opinions of others) is an aberration.This story wasn't about people who simply CHOSE not to work, they chose not to work under the conditions that were offered to them. They may have been able to work, but under conditions that they did not see as being worth it.
  • 2 more proud NYTimes readers.
  • I think if you are too heavy and get resulting health problems you can claim disability. Maybe that is the the plan..How did he teach math at a community college with no more than a high school education?
  • Somethings stinks about this article.
  • He was teaching a class directly relevent to his experience. A sheepskin doesn't provide that.
  • And this would be Bush's fault that he lost his job and just can't bring himself to actually look for something he doesn't deem 'demeaning'. Which by the looks is something like getting paid to do absolutely nothing. And the reason they are 300 lbs is food stamps. Garonteed.
  • As long as they are not living off of the people, I don't think that it is anyone's business what people look like or if they have a job or not!

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