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2013-09-27 09:05:10 AM
They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.
 
2013-09-27 09:11:26 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.


I'll take "Words that can't be said with a straight face" for $200, Alex.
 
2013-09-27 09:16:32 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.


You are truly brilliant, good sir.
 
2013-09-27 09:22:17 AM
The wealthy prefer tax cuts and cashier's checks to trees.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:25 AM
"It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.
 
2013-09-27 10:04:11 AM
I'm sure some of those more expensive homes are bigger energy consumers.  That particular aspect seems like a win-win-win to me.
 
2013-09-27 10:17:44 AM
City forester Rob Davis said the now-defunct program was developed to help boost the economy by creating tree-planting jobs and to provide homeowners with long-term savings in energy costs.

Am I supposed to be mad about creating jobs and reducing energy use?  Isn't that exactly what the funds are for?

I guess FOX would have preferred just giving it directly to the wealthy folks in cash.
 
2013-09-27 10:20:54 AM

Lionel Mandrake: City forester Rob Davis said the now-defunct program was developed to help boost the economy by creating tree-planting jobs and to provide homeowners with long-term savings in energy costs.

Am I supposed to be mad about creating jobs and reducing energy use?  Isn't that exactly what the funds are for?

I guess FOX would have preferred just giving it directly to the wealthy folks in cash.


That's crazy.  They wanted to bring back indentured servitude.  You know, trickle-down.
 
2013-09-27 10:23:14 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.


They show their love for the poor in a similar fashion to many creepy drunk uncles.
 
2013-09-27 10:30:52 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.


Sorry PN, but you've missed it just a bit.

Fox News is upset that the money was put into trees. It would've better been spent as cash payments to the wealthy, that way the money could trickle down to the poors.
 
2013-09-27 10:32:09 AM
Just think how many cell phones, refrigerators and Cadillacs they could have bought for the poor with that money.
 
2013-09-27 10:33:17 AM
Next week's story:  Trees that were planted in the poor part of town and died from neglect.

This outrage thing is too easy.
 
2013-09-27 10:35:34 AM

kidgenius: Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.

Sorry PN, but you've missed it just a bit.

Fox News is upset that the money was put into trees. It would've better been spent as cash payments to the wealthy, that way the money could trickle down to the poors.


They are pissed that the rich benefited greatly from government in plain sight and not behind the scenes as they prefer.
 
2013-09-27 10:36:04 AM
11. 11 words too long.
 
2013-09-27 10:37:19 AM
99.6% own a refrigerator.  Which keeps things too cold to be stimulated.
 
2013-09-27 10:37:50 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.


Any thread starting with a Pocket Ninja post is bound to be a good one.
 
2013-09-27 10:39:55 AM
Becaue they tend to live in urban environments, 57 percent of poors have never seen an actual tree and wouldn't know how to care for one.
 
2013-09-27 10:40:31 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.


You know who else liked trees?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-27 10:43:57 AM

Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Try to understand.


Let them eat refrigerators.
 
2013-09-27 10:44:26 AM

surewewang: They are pissed that the rich benefited greatly from government in plain sight and not behind the scenes as they prefer.


So much WIN.
 
MFK
2013-09-27 10:45:20 AM
Who actually "Planted" the trees? Was it the hedge fund manager at #22 or the megachurch pastor at #17?

or maybe it was a small landscaping business?
 
2013-09-27 10:49:38 AM
fta "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

SOCIALISM!
 
2013-09-27 10:49:38 AM

kidgenius: Pocket Ninja: They're just concerned, subby, because this represents money that did not make it directly into the hands of the poor. Fox News stays up late, every night, pondering over the plight of the poor. It fills their every waking moment with what can only be described as feverish dread. See, the people in this Denver neighborhood, they look out the window and see "a tree." Fox News sees "meals for hungry children," "a roof over a homeless family's head," "medical care for an indigent person." It can be hard, living life when you feel such sensitivity toward the plight of others. Try to understand.

Sorry PN, but you've missed it just a bit.

Fox News is upset that the money was put into trees. It would've better been spent as cash payments to the wealthy, that way the money could trickle down to the poors.


Jesus, kid, what's wrong with oxygen?  Isn't a life-sustaining compound good enough?  The rich can't do everything, you know...
 
2013-09-27 10:49:42 AM
This is what happens with Obama at the elm.
 
2013-09-27 10:52:06 AM

Jackpot777: Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.

You know who else liked trees?

[i.imgur.com image 461x350]


Hindus?
 
2013-09-27 10:52:39 AM

Aristocles: Why not be upset? BOB's failed stimulus cost the U.S. it's economy and contributed to this Great Obama Depression. The U.S. will have a lost generation of citizens who can't find work and are forced into poverty by this admin economic brain trust and their trial and error policies.

Thanks BOB!


That terrible BOB always lobbing his law bombs. Damn him to heck!
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-27 10:53:10 AM

neversubmit: Jackpot777: Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.

You know who else liked trees?

[i.imgur.com image 461x350]

Hindus?


Krull?
 
2013-09-27 10:53:27 AM

Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.


Not bad, could be spruced up a bit though.
 
2013-09-27 10:54:05 AM

gnosis301: neversubmit: Jackpot777: Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.

You know who else liked trees?

[i.imgur.com image 461x350]

Hindus?

Krull?


Joyce Kilmer (or, your average cocker spaniel)?
 
2013-09-27 10:54:40 AM

Abner Doon: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Not bad, could be spruced up a bit though.


I am really pining for more, guys.
 
2013-09-27 10:58:01 AM
Federal tax monies went to the wealthy undeserving? WASTE AND ABUSE!
Federal tax monies went to the poor undeserving? WASTE AND ABUSE!  
Federal tax monies went to the undeserving? WASTE AND ABUSE!  
Federal tax monies? WASTE AND ABUSE!
 
2013-09-27 10:59:45 AM

coeyagi: Abner Doon: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Not bad, could be spruced up a bit though.

I am really pining for more, guys.


Yew and me both.
 
2013-09-27 11:02:41 AM

Aristocles: Why not be upset? BOB's failed stimulus cost the U.S. it's economy and contributed to this Great Obama De BOBpression.


FTFY
 
2013-09-27 11:04:37 AM
So, the city tried to limit the tree-planting to lower and middle income neighborhoods and the feds said no. So, the city goes door to door in rich neighborhoods asking the wealthy if they'd like some free trees.
Seems at least sort of tarded.
 
2013-09-27 11:08:49 AM
Add me to the people wondering why fox would have  a problem with rich people getting benefits others might not.
 
2013-09-27 11:09:32 AM

Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.


Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...
 
2013-09-27 11:11:29 AM

kidgenius: Fox News is upset that the money was put into trees. It would've better been spent as cash payments to the wealthy, that way the money could trickle down to the poors.


I just assumed that the source of their angst was that these might be liberal trees. Obama took Denver and Arapahoe County by a wide margin, and did the same in Clark County, NV, which was also mentioned in the article.
 
2013-09-27 11:11:55 AM

Jackpot777: Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.

You know who else liked trees?


Rush?
 
2013-09-27 11:16:42 AM

Jackpot777: Dusk-You-n-Me: "It's open to anybody," Davis told the station. "It's basically if you live in Denver, you want to reduce your energy costs, you want to have a tree that can raise your property value, go to the web page to sign up."

Tyranny, tyranny.

You know who else liked trees?

[i.imgur.com image 461x350]



My MOM!


i1168.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-27 11:16:57 AM

TabASlotB: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...


Yew are barking up the wrong tree.
 
2013-09-27 11:19:31 AM

spickus: TabASlotB: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...

Yew are barking up the wrong tree.


He's still quite poplar with most Democrats, even if the Tea Party hates him.
 
2013-09-27 11:20:14 AM

spickus: TabASlotB: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...

Yew are barking up the wrong tree.


Y'all should just Fir-get about trying to make tree related puns.
 
2013-09-27 11:23:55 AM
I blame ACORN.

(really guys - it took 45 comments for that?)
 
2013-09-27 11:25:49 AM

UrukHaiGuyz: spickus: TabASlotB: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...

Yew are barking up the wrong tree.

He's still quite poplar with most Democrats, even if the Tea Party hates him.


Yeah, they're pining for the old days...
 
2013-09-27 11:26:48 AM

coeyagi: Abner Doon: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Not bad, could be spruced up a bit though.

I am really pining for more, guys.


I'm kicking myself in the Aspen for failing to come up with a better headline.
/subby
 
2013-09-27 11:28:07 AM

Cletus C.: So, the city tried to limit the tree-planting to lower and middle income neighborhoods and the feds said no. So, the city goes door to door in rich neighborhoods asking the wealthy if they'd like some free trees.
Seems at least sort of tarded.


As for the "wealthy neighborhoods," Fox doesn't mention where they are, Denver has a lot of neighborhoods that are gentrifying right now. It's very likely that the guy in the story is one of the newer wealthy neighbors in a mixed-income area.

As for why the richer homes took the trees vs the poorer ones, I some experience here. I was actually one of these volunteers, though the neighborhood I was in was decidedly working-class.

We went door-to-door and told people about the tree program, and also changed their porch light bulbs with CFLs on the spot if they were interested.

It comes down to this: Working folk on limited incomes are suspicious of people showing up at their house to give them something free. They can't afford getting screwed by "the catch" that they've come to expect from anyone bearing "free" offers, and they're not interested in taking the chance.
 
2013-09-27 11:28:38 AM

kidgenius: spickus: TabASlotB: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Just remember that his re-election was the willow the people...

Yew are barking up the wrong tree.

Y'all should just Fir-get about trying to make tree related puns.


Birch please
 
2013-09-27 11:33:03 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: coeyagi: Abner Doon: Cyrus the Mediocre: This is what happens with Obama at the elm.

Not bad, could be spruced up a bit though.

I am really pining for more, guys.

I'm kicking myself in the Aspen for failing to come up with a better headline.
/subby


When this thread is Ash-es, you have my permission to cry.
 
2013-09-27 11:33:57 AM
I ceder upset about something.
 
2013-09-27 11:40:21 AM
a57.foxnews.com

I don't get it. I see two trees in this picture. Are those some of the trees that were bought?
 
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