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(Huffington Post)   "What is riskier than being poor in America?" How about sitting next to this talk show host as she loses her farking mind on the air?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 111
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2012-09-02 09:25:53 PM  
She did lose it, but, she did have a point. A damn good point.
 
2012-09-02 09:39:07 PM  
Being poor on Somalia is probably worse.
 
2012-09-02 09:42:12 PM  
I can think of a lot of things worse than being poor in America. I agree with her point. We are America and we are supposed to be the best in the world and yet we have the worst safety net of any industrialized nation on the planet.
 
2012-09-02 09:43:19 PM  
Who?
 
NFA
2012-09-02 10:01:41 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I can think of a lot of things worse than being poor in America. I agree with her point. We are America and we are supposed to be the best in the world and yet we have the worst safety net of any industrialized nation on the planet.


Yet we're getting ready to elect a president and vice president who think that being poor essentially makes a person subhuman. Ryan subscribes to a philosophy that literally believes that the American people shouldn't have representatives in government but instead the representatives should be appointed by the wealthy ruling class. Ryan believes that if you don't have wealth, you shouldn't have the same rights as those who do.

Ryans Beliefs
 
2012-09-02 10:04:04 PM  
I tried to bring this point up a few months ago with a conservative friend who was talking about all the "risks" rich people take. It's farking ridiculous. The worst, absolute worst, thing a rich* business owner has to worry about is that he will lose all his money and wind up in the same position as the people he employs. In my mind, that's hardly a risk at all when compared to the risk your average wage slave takes every farking day, knowing he could lose his job at any time or he could get sick and be unable to work for a few days or get into an accident and have no transportation to work.

/*Note, I am talking about the rich, here... the almighty "job creators"... not someone who owns a small business and can only afford to pay himself a middle to upper middle class salary
 
2012-09-02 10:07:49 PM  
juggling live grenades? That's probably riskier.
 
2012-09-02 10:08:57 PM  
Sitting between Rush Limbaugh and his pills/cabana boys. Can't think of anything riskier.
 
2012-09-02 10:14:48 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Sitting between Rush Limbaugh and his pills/cabana boys. Can't think of anything riskier.


Playing Russian Roulette with a semi-auto pistol.
 
2012-09-02 10:20:47 PM  

Ambivalence: The My Little Pony Killer: Sitting between Rush Limbaugh and his pills/cabana boys. Can't think of anything riskier.

Playing Russian Roulette with a semi-auto pistol.


Eh, I dunno, Rush is still scarier.
 
2012-09-02 10:23:22 PM  
Remember: Right wingers only care about the BIRTH, not the actual child.

fark the poor. It's all their fault.
 
2012-09-02 10:35:33 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Rush is still scarier


IDK, I think they can still rock
 
2012-09-02 10:37:32 PM  

alienated: God Is My Co-Pirate: Rush is still scarier

IDK, I think they can still rock


I tired of the new one fairly quickly as a whole, but the title track is one of my favorite songs ever.
 
2012-09-02 10:48:02 PM  
"Dumbass"? She deserves the farking hero tag.
 
2012-09-02 10:50:00 PM  
Stating a truth with passion is now "losing your farking mind"?

Good on her for not letting the bullshiat pass unchallenged.
 
2012-09-02 10:52:45 PM  
Oh dear, an angry black woman, whatever shall we do?! *eye roll* She's right and maybe we should be getting a bit angrier and less complacent.
 
2012-09-02 10:53:42 PM  
Harris-Perry's frustration with Mehta rose perceptibly when Mehta said that welfare payments should not be "limitless."

"Should welfare payments be limitless?"
"Are you 'Pro-Life'?"
"Yes"
"Then you have your answer"
 
2012-09-02 10:54:25 PM  

GAT_00: alienated: God Is My Co-Pirate: Rush is still scarier

IDK, I think they can still rock

I tired of the new one fairly quickly as a whole, but the title track is one of my favorite songs ever.


I love the album as a whole, makes for a great story. Gotta say I prefer The Anarchist to the title track, personally.
 
2012-09-02 11:06:24 PM  
Women with those hyphenated last names are almost always nuts. Add in the speech impediment and the slap-your-hand-with-every-syllable thing, and yeah, you've got yourself a wacky broad.
 
2012-09-02 11:12:27 PM  
All Americans should have the right to food, shelter, medical care, speech, religion, and education. We are promised the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and food, shelter, medical care, speech, religion, and education are prerequisites for that.

We can argue about other things, but those six rights should be guaranteed. We, as a nation, should make sure that our own "inalienable rights" are provided for before we start invading other countries.

Anyone want to argue against that?
 
2012-09-02 11:14:19 PM  

FloydA: Anyone want to argue against that?


Oh, I am sure many will, sadly.
 
2012-09-02 11:16:35 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Women with those hyphenated last names are almost always nuts. Add in the speech impediment and the slap-your-hand-with-every-syllable thing, and yeah, you've got yourself a wacky broad.


Also they are likely to be in their 40's and moderately to well-off, since that was a big thing for marriages in the 80's among the well to do and has now fallen into disuse. Makes things fun for their kids, since so many of them travel in the same circles as their parents and wonder how many hyphens to keep.
 
2012-09-02 11:19:07 PM  
A couple of problems: they need to better define what is understood to be "poor" and what is meant by "safety net". Being poor in America is not that bad. I've been poor, and I know it could be much, much worst. If you think you have it bad, try being poor in a Mexican boarder town anywhere else in Central America. But the politicans need a crisis du jour to detract from the real issues. Like the fact that we have less freedom than we did when Clinton left office, or that spending hundreds of billions to support a couple of unnessary wars or that we keep people confinded without a trial, or waste billions on a fruitless war on drugs.
 
2012-09-02 11:38:43 PM  
I don't think that counts as "losing it" on a politics talk show. Have you seen Glen Beck or Bill O'Reilly lately? Angrily repeating your bad argument in ever-increasing volume is par for the course.
 
2012-09-02 11:39:03 PM  

mediablitz: Stating a truth with passion is now "losing your farking mind"?

Good on her for not letting the bullshiat pass unchallenged.


This. Thanks for saying it for me.
 
2012-09-02 11:43:00 PM  
She needs a good cuffing.
 
2012-09-02 11:43:52 PM  

minoridiot: A couple of problems: they need to better define what is understood to be "poor" and what is meant by "safety net". Being poor in America is not that bad. I've been poor, and I know it could be much, much worst. If you think you have it bad, try being poor in a Mexican boarder town anywhere else in Central America. But the politicans need a crisis du jour to detract from the real issues. Like the fact that we have less freedom than we did when Clinton left office, or that spending hundreds of billions to support a couple of unnessary wars or that we keep people confinded without a trial, or waste billions on a fruitless war on drugs.


I think what we're experiencing is a visceral reaction to the paradigm shift that occurred in the 1980's when the rates of CEO compensation began increasing exponentially compared to the stagnant wages of production workers. We're starting to realize that even with a college education and a full-time professional job, it's still difficult to make ends meet.
 
2012-09-02 11:46:32 PM  
Fark those poor people, I've got mine.
 
2012-09-02 11:47:02 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I can think of a lot of things worse than being poor in America. I agree with her point. We are America and we are supposed to be the best in the world and yet we have the worst safety net of any industrialized nation on the planet.


but we do have golden parachutes for some.
 
2012-09-02 11:54:05 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: She needs a good cuffing.


bullshiat. she's passionate about it. plus she just lost her home in New Orleans to the flood.
 
2012-09-02 11:57:17 PM  
What is riskier than being poor in America?

From wiki:

Two days after the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Harris-Perry tweeted that the abandoned house in the 7th ward that she and her husband had bought and were restoring was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac.

everyonematters2012.com
 
2012-09-03 12:17:05 AM  

FloydA: All Americans should have the right to food, shelter, medical care, speech, religion, and education. We are promised the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and food, shelter, medical care, speech, religion, and education are prerequisites for that.

We can argue about other things, but those six rights should be guaranteed. We, as a nation, should make sure that our own "inalienable rights" are provided for before we start invading other countries.

Anyone want to argue against that?


I'll just summarize the arguments against, so perhaps we can skip them and move on to something more constructive:

Bootstraps, communism, black person in the white house.
 
2012-09-03 12:20:28 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: What is riskier than being poor in America?

From wiki:

Two days after the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Harris-Perry tweeted that the abandoned house in the 7th ward that she and her husband had bought and were restoring was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac.

[everyonematters2012.com image 320x298]


you're a bad person and you should feel bad for posting that.
 
2012-09-03 12:24:28 AM  
There are worse ways and worse things to go off on someone over.
 
2012-09-03 12:25:17 AM  

MacEnvy: "Dumbass"? She deserves the farking hero tag.


Amen. Fark the apology. The right doesn't get a monopoly on anger.
 
2012-09-03 12:37:59 AM  
She may be feeling a bit too strong about it, but she's not wrong. Being poor is a risky and tiring business.
 
2012-09-03 12:41:19 AM  

coco ebert: Oh dear, an angry black woman, whatever shall we do?! *eye roll* She's right and maybe we should be getting a bit angrier and less complacent.


yep
 
2012-09-03 12:43:52 AM  
I think it's more important to shift the conversation toward her emotions and away from her valid and important point
 
2012-09-03 12:47:34 AM  

pup.socket: She may be feeling a bit too strong about it, but she's not wrong. Being poor is a risky and tiring business.


If she's asking, "What's riskier than being poor, in America?" she has a point. If she's asking "What's risker than being poor in America?" she's a farking moron.

/Actually, based on the video, she seems like a farking moron either way.
 
2012-09-03 12:48:09 AM  

NFA: Ryans Beliefs


My mother keeps trying to convince me that Ayn Rand is right; I keep trying to claw my eyes out every time she brings up the topic.

Her thought process appears to be something like, ``Well, Andrew got upset the last 200 times I tried to convince him to read 1800 pages of a pair of political screeds he told me he already knows he disagrees with, so surely he'll be overjoyed if I bring the subject up now!'' And then she seems to be truly confused when I'm not.
 
2012-09-03 01:00:29 AM  
How about having just enough income that you can't qualify for public aid when you suddenly need it?

Screw poor, I make 25k a year but can't afford to pay for lost-wages insurance.
If I was on the dole I wouldn't have to worry about it.
 
2012-09-03 01:16:35 AM  

Notabunny: I think it's more important to shift the conversation toward her emotions and away from her valid and important point

 
2012-09-03 01:20:24 AM  

prjindigo: How about having just enough income that you can't qualify for public aid when you suddenly need it?

Screw poor, I make 25k a year but can't afford to pay for lost-wages insurance.
If I was on the dole I wouldn't have to worry about it.


by "on the dole" you mean paid into the unemployment insurance long enough to qualify for a check?
 
2012-09-03 01:21:21 AM  

alienated: She did lose it, but, she did have a point. A damn good point.


i.i.com.com
THIS!

If I were a news host and I had to spend day after day having to listen the UNBELIEVABLY HUGE STEAMING MOUNTAINS OF ABSOLUTE HORSESH*T that comes dribbling out of the typical rightwinger's mouth, knowing full well of the inhuman toll that these gop policies inflict upon helpless people, losing my cool would be the most sedate thing I would do.
 
2012-09-03 01:32:26 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Women with those hyphenated last names are almost always nuts.



i47.tinypic.com

Would like a word.
 
2012-09-03 01:52:19 AM  
Didn't get to see the video (yet) but I guarantee you that there will be a backlash against her "anger." So she got worked up in a political debate; join the club, we got hats.

However, it's always, ALWAYS amusing to watch the upper class or ruling class panic whenever someone they thought was tucked tidily in a pocket expresses "anger." Black anger, poor anger, working-class anger, whenever someone who works for them indicates that he or she isn't a happy little drone just thrilled to be in the employ of the magnanimous, all the paymasters huddle in a corner and scream as if the zombie apocalypse is at hand.

The Republicans keep winding up the "class warfare" meme in an attempt to defuse growing dissatisfaction with the way the captains of industry have been running things. It really doesn't take much to scare the living hell out of these guys. A lot of them seemed pretty shocked when it became clear a few years ago that the one percent weren't the most popular kids on the playground.
 
2012-09-03 01:55:58 AM  
I had a class with this lady.

She's very passionate and level-headed in real life. And very smart.

I think she does, however, tend to not have the social filtering mechanism that most people possess. It's not that what she's saying is wrong, she just doesn't always know how to say it in a way for audiences that aren't her students. (Because you CAN get emotional, etc, with yours kids.)

/end
 
2012-09-03 02:24:25 AM  
She has an adorable lisp.
 
2012-09-03 02:25:37 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Sitting between Rush Limbaugh and his pills/cabana boys. Can't think of anything riskier.


Sitting between Chris Christie and a cake.
 
2012-09-03 02:29:12 AM  
The heroic entrepreneurs on Wall St take risks. With other people's money.
 
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