Continuing to impersonate a complete horse's ass, Blogging Tory Adrian "Raphael Alexander" MacNair wrings a little entertainment value out of poking fun at the less fortunate, leading things off with this pic:
That would be the photo that drove the Rightard Douchebag-o-sphere crazy with rage, "Oh, man, people who use soup kitchens have cell phones, how poor can they be, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!," apparently unaware that numerous people who live in homeless shelters might have a very cheap or subsidized cell phone plan to keep in touch with the shelter to learn of short-term day labour work at which they can make a few dollars, but let's not let reality intrude in such an ugly way since it would take some of the fun out of mocking the less well-heeled. I'd go on but Salon's Alex Koppelman has already kicked the crap out of Adrian and similarly-minded ignorant, pompous cretins.
Besides, I'm sure some of those poor people have funny names and darker skin, and we already know what Adrian thinks of those parasites.
OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Commenter "dymphna" is totally down with Adrian's slapping around the poor. Oh, wait ... what's this?
Since the economy tanked and my husband became unemployed, we’re learning to make do on savings (I’m disabled). We have regular fund drives — blegs — to pay for connectivity and the costs of keeping up the blog. So far so good.
I stumbled into your discussion by accident but since it speaks so well to what we think about and discuss in our new “old times” living, I want to put a post up with a link to your story. If my energy holds up, anyway.
BTW, I’m pleased to say that our Canadian readers have been generous.
Huh. How about that? Apparently, all those self-sufficient, personally responsible whingers are all about sucking it up and looking after yourself, until things go south for them. Then they can't start begging for help fast enough.
How ... curious.