Bathia_Mapes: I wasn't at all surprised that they suspect Munchausen by proxy.That being said, I hope this doesn't deter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from helping truly deserving families.
StopLurkListen: That show is creepy and seems like the least efficient, and maximally cynical way to help people. "I just love being able to GIVE BACK with Tyvek(tm) sheetrock and Behr Home Paints."
Bathia_Mapes: That being said, I hope this doesn't deter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from helping truly deserving families.
Zoomaster: More and more are turning out to be frauds. Just like the family that kicked out all the foster kids as soon as they got the new house.
joe not appearing in this picture: If you had problems with breathing would you move from Las Vegas to Oregon?Humid spore filled damp air?
Dr. Nick Riviera: During my pediatrics rotation I had to deal with a mother who was obsessed with the idea that her daughter had neurocysticercosis. The kid was 100% fine. I wanted to smack the mom.
fanbladesaresharp: FTA it says their old Vegas home was filled with mold...mold is a problem in Vegas? Is anything there even old enough in 4% humidity to grow mold?
Longtime Lurker: but the show makes middle American republicans FEEL better! They don't need the government to help poor people, corporations can do that!
gadian: So, I actually went and read the article. Its disheartening to see that mom is legally allowed to pick up and run with the kids and subject them to court and medically determined unnecessary procedures. I hope it doesn't kill the girls and I hope, at some point, they are able to escape and see their mom for who she is.
gadian: Yeah, take struggling, dysfunctional families and just give them a huge house with huge property taxes because that'll solve all their problems.
JerkStore: Are there ever any follow-up shows showing how the family in need paid the taxes on the new house
ZeroCorpse: What about us apartment dwellers that can't even get a house these days?
32oz High Life: ZeroCorpse: What about us apartment dwellers that can't even get a house these days?Have you tried getting a job?:P/Love IHC BTW.
mephisto6: ZeroCorpseYou know what sucks about that show? They only help people who ALREADY OWN A HOUSE by GIVING THEM A BETTER F♥CKING HOUSE!What about us apartment dwellers that can't even get a house these days?...You know what, I sold my house in CA to move here for a job deal. Sold that house a year later to move closer to the office and now I'm in a 3-bedroom apt. It's a little over-sized, but I like having one for sleeping, one for guests, and an office. Fraction of the cost of a house in Scottsdale too, and I get an overlook of the pool with room on the balcony to grow some herbs, billiards room, indoor basketball, weight room, media center...Where was I going... oh yeah - apartments aren't all that bad! Especially when you can text the office to change a flippin' light-bulb ;)/doughnuts and juice at the gates on Fridays!
joe not appearing in this picture: I liked the episode where they blew up the old house with 300 sticks of tnt.A little, OK a LOT of showboating. I think they overdo the size of the house most of the time.
darkscout: Zoomaster: More and more are turning out to be frauds. Just like the family that kicked out all the foster kids as soon as they got the new house.And more and more are being put into this situation:They said they couldn't afford the increased cost of operating the larger home. By fall 2009, the house was for sale and the family moved to Oregon, where the parents that television producers found so compelling came under scrutiny.How about building them something reasonable.
Turfshoe: I really want to see a "where are they now?" episode revisiting the families a year later.How many of the houses have been sold or repossessed?
joe not appearing in this picture: We need the good old days where we could work at a fast food joint flipping burgers and the bank would give you a huge loan to buy a big house. Oh wait that didn't work did it?
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