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(The Raw Story)   If you're on welfare and have air conditioning, Elizabeth Hasselbeck thinks you don't really need to be on welfare   (rawstory.com) divider line 478
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2013-10-10 06:46:15 PM
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/oblig
 
2013-10-10 06:57:00 PM
"Did I have air conditioning when I was on that island competing for the million dollar prize? Hell no! Nobody helped me out!"
 
2013-10-10 06:58:13 PM
Can a wife get sympathy concussions?
 
2013-10-10 06:58:25 PM
Republicans want more people to die of heat stroke.  They don't think poor people deserve to live.
 
2013-10-10 06:58:26 PM
Eh, she wouldn't like me anyway because I don't have blond hair and blue eyes.
 
2013-10-10 06:59:12 PM
What's wrong with this biatch? I mean, seriously. ..
 
2013-10-10 06:59:41 PM
Welfair conditioning.
 
2013-10-10 07:00:57 PM

fusillade762: [cloudfront.mediamatters.org image 636x480]

/oblig


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2013-10-10 07:01:03 PM

""The motivation to go get a job is almost non-existent in 35 states," Hasselbeck opined."


Listen you entitled reality show hussy, unlike you and your easy road to a job, people send out resumes in this economy, and it seems like they land in a black hole. There's motivation to look for jobs, just that a lot of companies out there either don't want to hire the unemployed or want to lowball you on jobs because they know you're screwed. Don't farking go on about motivation to look for a job when companies are doing shiat to actually offer decent jobs to the people who need them the most.

 
2013-10-10 07:02:04 PM
Ah conservatism. Where your jealous of poor people instead of the very rich who are actually farking you.
 
2013-10-10 07:02:22 PM
Fox News. Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

/not sure if that's their motto about the poor, or my advice on what ought to be done to Fox staffers
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2013-10-10 07:02:32 PM
I miss John Stossel on 20/20.
 
2013-10-10 07:02:47 PM
Seriously, if I saw this biatch in the street I would punch her right in the neck. Right in her weird neck.
 
2013-10-10 07:02:57 PM
 
2013-10-10 07:03:00 PM
Apparently people on welfare should just farking die of heat stroke or something.


/Fox & Friends should be nuked from orbit
//it's the only way to be sure
///then to be safe, nuke it again
 
2013-10-10 07:03:46 PM

birdboy2000: Republicans want more people to die of heat stroke.  They don't think poor people deserve to live.



Sort of related, but here in TX the leg rejected the medicaid expansion on the grounds it would cost millions extra (the states chip in on the cost of medicaid).

Then they did an economics report and found that by expanding preventative care to millions of poor people, bottom line costs would actually go down as people no longer waited until serious illness to visit the emergency room, which is far more expensive to the public.

That report was ignored because something something mumble socialism.
 
2013-10-10 07:04:09 PM
Good think nobody's ever died from excessive heat, or else this would seem callous and moronic.
 
2013-10-10 07:04:15 PM
this woman is a c*nt, pure and simple.
 
2013-10-10 07:04:19 PM

lockers: Ah conservatism. Where your jealous of poor people instead of the very rich who are actually farking you.


They could just not care about other people. That seems more likely.
 
2013-10-10 07:04:29 PM
Spotted on Twitter: She's a blonde famous for wearing a bikini on an island. If anyone knows about being entitled...
 
2013-10-10 07:06:37 PM
I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket
 
2013-10-10 07:06:52 PM
Here's what the Fox says....derp.derp herp-a-derp derp derp
 
2013-10-10 07:06:55 PM

Capo Del Bandito: lockers: Ah conservatism. Where your jealous of poor people instead of the very rich who are actually farking you.

They could just not care about other people. That seems more likely.


That is provably not true. If you look at their policy and agenda they care a lot about people. Just not in a positive sense.
 
2013-10-10 07:07:21 PM
And this, fellow Farkers, is why some of us look under our beds for stray Teabaggers.

Because they really are out to get people who are Not Them.
 
2013-10-10 07:08:18 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


Many people die of heat every year, even here in the US. For those people, it would be a literal requirement for life.

Also cell phones are generally cheaper than land lines, and communication is essential for all people.

You're wrong about things.
 
2013-10-10 07:09:54 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


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2013-10-10 07:10:24 PM
republicans just absolutely cannot stand the idea of poor people NOT writhing in agony and NOT starving to death in the gutter. It's depriving the right wing of having the sadistic glee of watching helpless people suffer.
 
2013-10-10 07:10:26 PM
We need to find that sorority gal who wanted to coont punt her other sisters and have her deliver a nice, thorough coont punting to Mrs. Hasselbeck.  It would be a good use of her talents, I think.
 
2013-10-10 07:11:16 PM
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2013-10-10 07:12:06 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


There were days here in Vegas this summer where it was 118, and didn't even dip below 100 at night. AC is a valid need here. And having a phone is so important that Reagan made free phones for the poor a law back in the day, and W Bush upgraded it to cell phones. People need to be able to call 911 in emergencies, and you need a phone number to get a job.
 
2013-10-10 07:12:23 PM

Coco LaFemme: We need to find that sorority gal who wanted to coont punt her other sisters and have her deliver a nice, thorough coont punting to Mrs. Hasselbeck.  It would be a good use of her talents, I think.


Potential downside: Fox might give sorority gal her show. To appeal to younger viewers, of course.
 
2013-10-10 07:13:17 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


Go spend a summer in Tucson without AC.
 
2013-10-10 07:13:23 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


Cell phones are cheaper to provide than a land line. Communication is essential to get employment and emergency services. Are you seriously suggesting that we a) use a more costly method or b) not service the poor?
 
2013-10-10 07:13:30 PM

lockers: Capo Del Bandito: lockers: Ah conservatism. Where your jealous of poor people instead of the very rich who are actually farking you.

They could just not care about other people. That seems more likely.

That is provably not true. If you look at their policy and agenda they care a lot about people. Just not in a positive sense.


This could be the vodka talking but I don't follow you.
 
2013-10-10 07:13:43 PM

robohobo: I miss John Stossel on 20/20.


I think ABC was glad to finally get rid of the crazy little Randroid. One of his last reports for that network was a disgusting asskiss parade for the rich and how companies deserve to be worshipped just because they have lots of money (especially Disney, which just so happened to have bought up ABC earlier that year).
 
2013-10-10 07:14:04 PM
She shouldn't be on TV just because she was a white blonde reality show contestant.
 
2013-10-10 07:14:12 PM
Fact is, there's global-poor, and America-poor.  Global-poor drink the same water someone else pisses and live in a shack and eat what other people throw away and often die of parasites.  America-poor are overweight and have AC and refrigerators and cable TV and have to pay twice when they shop at Walmart because food stamps wont pay for cigarettes.

America-poor is pretty damned well-off most of the world over.  Don't ask me to shed any tears.
 
2013-10-10 07:14:39 PM

you are a puppet: "Did I have air conditioning when I was on that island competing for the million dollar prize? Hell no! Nobody helped me out!"


Channeling uberlib Madonna?
 
2013-10-10 07:15:32 PM
Good luck finding a job without having a phone number so potential employers can contact you. Anyone who thinks a cell phone is a luxury and not a necessity for finding work hasn't actually had to look for a job.
 
2013-10-10 07:15:36 PM
Rightwing Congress is on air-conditioned Welfare too.

/They go to this guy named Jim and get showered off after a long day of sitting and farting.
 
2013-10-10 07:16:03 PM

GORDON: America-poor is pretty damned well-off most of the world over. Don't ask me to shed any tears.


It's all relative.
 
2013-10-10 07:16:30 PM

gorgon38: I agree. It's not a requirement to life unlike heat in the winter. And cell phones? If they can afford these things on welfare than they are being paid too much no? Remember that money comes out of your pocket


Do you realize that most apartments these days come with AC? And how do you fell about them having home phones? Do you think that people on welfare should have no phone service at all? You do know that the cell phone has just about replaced the landline don't you, and there are many cell phone phone plans that cost less than a landline? I bet you fell that if you live indoors you shouldn't be on welfare either.
 
2013-10-10 07:16:32 PM
Just good olde-fashioned Republican Christian morals on display. Nothing to see here, more along.
 
2013-10-10 07:16:47 PM
Shouldn't this be on the Politics tab?  Or failing that, Entertainment?
 
2013-10-10 07:16:47 PM

GORDON: Fact is, there's global-poor, and America-poor.  Global-poor drink the same water someone else pisses and live in a shack and eat what other people throw away and often die of parasites.  America-poor are overweight and have AC and refrigerators and cable TV and have to pay twice when they shop at Walmart because food stamps wont pay for cigarettes.

America-poor is pretty damned well-off most of the world over.  Don't ask me to shed any tears.


We should be proud that most of our poor have a place to live, food to eat, clean water to drink, and are not freezing to death or dying of heat stroke. Those are accomplishments for our country.
 
2013-10-10 07:16:56 PM
It has to be said, there is a big difference between having and using air conditioning. You can hardly expect people to strip their air conditioning out because they lost their job. Doubly so if they are renting.

HOWEVER -- and I say this as somebody who thinks the Republican party are batshiat crazy, and the Democrats only slightly less so -- and as somebody who lives where it gets farking hot in summer...

If I and/or my wife lost a job, and we had less money coming in than going out, niceties like the air conditioner, dishwasher, dryer, TV, and computers would be the first things we'd stop using (apart from essential usage on the latter, obviously). Unless the temperature is in the high 90s or above, and unless you have a medical condition, you don't NEED your AC. Open the farking windows, and use a fan if you have to use something.

For the vast majority of us, AC is not a necessity. It's a luxury, and one we can easily do without. (And before anybody disputes that, let me just point out that I grew up in a place where temperatures were regularly in the 90s for much of the year, humidity was in the 90-95%+ region for the majority of the year, and I didn't have AC at all except in the car. Not at home, not at school. The only airconditioned room in my house was our parents' room, and even that was only airconditioned for eight hours or so at night. In the day (ie., when it was hot), my stay-at-home mom, my brother, and myself had no AC, and we did just fine.

Like it or not, it is not necessary except in the most extreme places, or if you have a medical condition / are extremely young / elderly.
 
2013-10-10 07:17:16 PM
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Let's remember the good times, shall we?
 
2013-10-10 07:17:23 PM

cookiefleck: What's wrong with this biatch? I mean, seriously. ..


She's stupid.
 
2013-10-10 07:17:25 PM
People on welfare should get free housing, free healthcare, free utilities, free phones, free food, ebt cards because food stamps belittle them, free transportation, etc. If you disagree than you obviously don't think these things grow on trees.
Being on welfare should make you ashamed and willing to do what it takes to stop suckling at the taxpayer teat.
 
2013-10-10 07:17:40 PM
Depends what state you're in.  If you're in TX or AZ, yeah, you probably need it.  Here in NJ, a window fan is just fine.

Keeping these things restrained is what enables us to even think about whether we can afford them.
 
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