Saturday, December 31, 2016

An observation and relevant questions.

My new neighborhood here is what you would describe as "mixed". It's gentrifying but there's still a lot of Section 8 rentals left in between the renovated and new-built homes.

I can't help but notice that even though most don't work, the Section 8 house dwellers always seem to have money for illegal fireworks, illegal dirt bikes for their kids to ride on our streets, and huge bass-thumping stereos that boom out of their POS hooptis.

And not only do they have the money for all this stuff, they seem to be the only ones with sufficient lack or respect for everyone else to openly engage in these illegal/noisy activities at any hour of the day or night just because they feel like it. Normal people usually worry about bothering their neighbors, but this bunch? Not so much, it seems. In fact, just the other day, one teen hood-rat ran into a neighbor's parked car with a dirt bike. His momma tromped down to the crash scene about the same time that the ambulance got there. She not only admitted buying her boy the machine which cannot be legally operated on the streets, but then began demanding the insurance information of the woman whose car her son hit so SHE could file a claim!

What kind of warped sense of entitlement do you have to have to feel justified in constantly annoying and offending the very people around you who are being taxed extra to pay for your food, your clothes, your utilities and the roof over your head while you refuse to work for your own sustenance despite being able-bodied and of prime working age? (Oh--and the Obamaphones.) And why do we still have a system that perpetuates this sort of abuse? What's wrong with requiring these people to work part-time as a condition of getting the free stuff or showing up and putting in 40 hours of community service? Maybe if some of my neighbors had to be somewhere every morning, they wouldn't be waking me up every night. And who knows, but some of them might actually decide that work can bring a better life than EBT and a HANO voucher every month.

Are you listening, President Trump?


  1. "It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: --
    "Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we've proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane."

    Or "reparations," as the American version might be called.

  2. Hear hear!! Kinda makes you wonder why you work as hard as you do somedays...

  3. Exactly why my kid didn't want to work in Bawlmer anymore. And didn't like some of her neighbors.

    And why, from a civil government point of view, my attitude is "I don't owe you JACK!"

  4. I heartily agree! Many days as I work with my patients, I hear all sorts of scheming on how to squeeze more out of the system. I think to myself,
    if they worked this hard at getting and keeping a job, there would be no stopping them!"

    I wish 2 things for 2017 and from Mr. Trump:
    1. that all the obamaphones get pitched into the sea, (you want a cell phone, pay for it yourself!!!)
    2. That everyone under the age of 65 who is on welfare better either work a few hours a day or is so severely disabled that 2 physicians and the man on the street would agree that they couldn't work. There are all sorts of computer jobs out there that folks with bad backs could do...cause they sit home and play on the puter all day long as it is, trust me! I don't mind paying taxes for folks I see who are really, truly, disabled. The rest of the moochers just plan frost me!


  5. my mom is now in the nursing home.
    we looked into home help and we were told that there were aides available for the time between when mom was delivered home by the daycare bus and our arrival later.
    however, we were also told that this 'help', welfare recipients who were required to do some work as being 'able-bodied', were not reliable.
    great to have your 90 year old mom delivered in a snow storm but no one to meet her.
    our bus driver would never have abandoned her but we chose not to take advantage of this 'service'.
    that is why no one will hire them even though they are required to work.
    because work is anathema to them.
    i have also known them to pilfer in homes where they were sent as aides.
    that is in more than just our state.
    they are worse than useless because they are often criminal.
    don't have them in your house or business.

  6. Murphy,
    You're going to get kicked out of Orleans Parish asking questions like that. That's their culture, where do you get off questioning the 6 generation long run of living off the dole and making weekend money on the gray / black market?

  7. I wish I could squeeze more out of the system. I barely make it, and with my roommate working less do to health issues, I've had to stand up.
    But, I don't know how to play or game the system. Nor do I care to.
    I don't think I annoy my neighbors, either.
    Hopefully, Mr. Trump and the new congress can address such rampant abuse.

    Happy New Year, Murphy!


  8. No. Nobody is going to address this abuse because it has gone way too far and there are too many political careers depending upon it. The very first time a politician like Mr. Trump tries to address it, there will be cry's from usual suspects of "He wants to throw grandma over the cliff!" or "Racist!"

    Nope. This is only going to be addressed when the general economy collapses to the point of pain for everyone. Then it will be addressed with violence.

    I hope I'm wrong.

  9. I'd be letting Murphy and Belle 'patrol' the neighborhood, bet THAT would quiet things down quite a bit! And agreed, hope Trump changes things!

  10. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Happy New Year.
    Here's hoping President Trump changes things

  11. Roy:

    the important point to recognize is that Trump is NOT a politician. He doesn't think like they do, and doesn't work like them.