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Caption Obama's Altgeld Gardens
Yahoo News ^ | Feb 14,2008

Posted on 02/21/2008 6:32:05 AM PST by AmericanMade1776

A man moves furniture at the Altgeld Gardens housing project Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, on Chicago's South Side. where Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., used to work as a community organizer. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)


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What an "ObamaNation" looks like


1 posted on 02/21/2008 6:32:05 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Lyndon Johnson's legacy.
2 posted on 02/21/2008 6:34:06 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Where is the Change Obama????

"The problems of Altgeld Gardens are as bad today as when the youthful Mr Obama was here trying to get rival church and community groups to co-operate. Many of the houses are boarded up and gangs of unemployed youngsters roam the streets. " Linda Randle


3 posted on 02/21/2008 6:35:57 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

There is so much said in that picture. Obama is going to have a tough row to hoe, methinks.


4 posted on 02/21/2008 6:36:39 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

This guy didn’t get the memo. He’s hauling absentee ballots for Hillary.


5 posted on 02/21/2008 6:36:42 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: AmericanMade1776

A good photoshop would be to switch the couch with a dead body.


6 posted on 02/21/2008 6:37:06 AM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Notice the Satellite TV Dish in the background. Obama will win this if he modifies the "chicken in every pot" platform to digital TV.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 6:39:22 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Midnight in the Altgeld Garden of Obama's Good and Evil


8 posted on 02/21/2008 6:41:11 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Same dish on another day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroblossom/270893918/


9 posted on 02/21/2008 6:44:02 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

There’s probably some change in the sofa.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 6:47:31 AM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you freep.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Nope. Now THIS is what an "ObamaNation" looks like.

Sharon Jasper sits in the living room of her voucher-backed private residence. "I might be poor but I don't like to live poor. I thank God for a place to live but it's pitiful what people give you." http://blog.nola.com/updates/2007/12/housing_officials_claim_surplu.html

11 posted on 02/21/2008 6:47:39 AM PST by anglian
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To: Frank_Discussion

That statement offends me. How raciest of you to use it. Are you referring to Obama’s slave heritage with “row to hoe”? Or are you pulling a Don Imus with the “hoe” comment? SARC


12 posted on 02/21/2008 6:51:10 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: anglian

It’s pitiful what people give you??!! Is she whining that she’s not getting enough welfare, the dirty crack ho!?


13 posted on 02/21/2008 6:52:05 AM PST by ProfessorGage
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To: anglian
"...it's pitiful what people give you."

It's what ObamaNation sounds like, too.
14 posted on 02/21/2008 6:52:19 AM PST by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: ProfessorGage

Since when did the statement “tough row to hoe” become racist? I have had lots of “tough rows to hoe” and so did my ancestors.


15 posted on 02/21/2008 6:55:10 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: ProfessorGage

I think you are still seeing black and white.. you must be a racist.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 6:56:20 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

This community does not look all that organized.


17 posted on 02/21/2008 7:00:58 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I didn’t make the “tough row to hoe” post. I made the crack ho post.


18 posted on 02/21/2008 7:01:13 AM PST by ProfessorGage
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To: AmericanMade1776
No Real Change in over 20 years..Obama was a dismal failure then

Obama's job was to explain to local residents how to research their problems, contact political officials and answer reporters' questions. He figured out who the community leaders were and tried to get them to join forces.

"He had to train residents to stand up for their own rights," said Loretta Augustine-Herron, who was part of the Developing Communities Project.


19 posted on 02/21/2008 7:04:33 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: ProfessorGage
You were addressing Frank Discussion who made this post to me.

To: AmericanMade1776 There is so much said in that picture. Obama is going to have a tough row to hoe, methinks.

4 posted on 02/21/2008 9:36:39 AM EST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)

20 posted on 02/21/2008 7:06:18 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776


21 posted on 02/21/2008 7:07:58 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

That’s the point of American Socialism.

Get the taxpayer to fund your every need so that any of your own money can go to buying luxury items.

Also, the big point that should be made here is

“giving poor people money doesn’t make them not poor”

The biblical proscriptions on socialism are manifold.
*give a man a fish and he’ll be hungry the next day
*thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s [possessions]
*if a man will not work, neither let him eat
*all men are sinners, to give them more power is to temp them to more sin


22 posted on 02/21/2008 7:12:09 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: anglian

She is joking right?

Her huge widescreen tv sure beats the 32” analog that I “splurged” on for my living room!!

Did somebody giver her that??...if so, where is the line...I want in!


23 posted on 02/21/2008 7:13:00 AM PST by freedombird
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’m confused. Are you saying I’m a racist for calling the crack ho with the giant tv a crack ho?


24 posted on 02/21/2008 7:17:17 AM PST by ProfessorGage
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To: AmericanMade1776

Hazel Johnson says she worked with Sen. Obama in Altgeld Gardens in the 1980s and that in his first book and in speeches, he has exaggerated his role there. CBS Close Hazel Johnson says she worked with Sen. Obama in Altgeld Gardens in the 1980s and that in his first book and in speeches, he has exaggerated his role there.

25 posted on 02/21/2008 7:17:23 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: ProfessorGage

The taxpayer’s have covered her expenses for 57 of her 58 years. Sharon Jasper admits to 57 years on the dole. (She’s 58.) The fact that she can live in the subsidized apartment pictured at left and call it “pitiful” - is indicative of a serious problem. And the problem is that you don’t appreciate what you haven’t earned.


26 posted on 02/21/2008 7:18:57 AM PST by anglian
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To: AmericanMade1776

This is just down the road from me. It is one creepy-looking place, day or night. A lot of it was closed and vacated recently for renovation. It still looks creepy. It is regularly the site of violent crime, and it isn’t unusual to see a half-dozen Chicago Police cars parked across from it on 130th Street, doing traffic stops, I assume, for who know what reason. Altgeld Gardens’ already-serious social pathologies have been kicked up a few notches by an influx of residents from the notorious Robert Taylor Homes, which were recently demolished.

It’s one helluva place to have to live.


27 posted on 02/21/2008 7:20:17 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (McCain '08)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Actually, it would be more fun to speculate on the etymology of the word, “altgeld.” Old Gold? or Old Eunuch?


28 posted on 02/21/2008 7:21:31 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: JoanVarga

Wouldn’t altgeld be “Old Money”?


29 posted on 02/21/2008 7:23:56 AM PST by ProfessorGage
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To: anglian

Perfect example of the “bought” liberal.

“I may have made decisions that led to condition X, but I DEMAND that other people alleviate the consequences, and furthermore, I demand to live the same way that people live who made better decisions, and you damn well better not expect any gratitude, because you OWE this to me.”


30 posted on 02/21/2008 7:24:19 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: JoanVarga

Wait, is geld = to money, or is gelt = to money?


31 posted on 02/21/2008 7:24:47 AM PST by ProfessorGage
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

And yet, Obama takes too much credit for the good that happened in Altgeld Gardens....weird..


32 posted on 02/21/2008 7:27:23 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

It looks exactly like Columbia Center in Hammond. My old stompin grounds. Fortunately, I didn’t live there.


33 posted on 02/21/2008 7:27:38 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: ProfessorGage

You’re the one with, “professor” in your screen name...


34 posted on 02/21/2008 7:27:52 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: AmericanMade1776
HOPE for CHANGE

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

35 posted on 02/21/2008 7:30:09 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Absolute squalor but then thats what happens to everything liberalism touches.


36 posted on 02/21/2008 7:31:14 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: anglian

“...you don’t appreciate what you haven’t earned.”

There it is. Everyone knows it. Everyone who has both been given some things and had to earn others.


37 posted on 02/21/2008 7:35:08 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
said Loretta Augustine-Herron

Rule #1 in Life: Never, ever, under any circumstances trust a women with a hyphenated name (or 3 names).

38 posted on 02/21/2008 7:36:11 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: JoanVarga
Assuming it was named for a former Governor:

John Peter Altgeld (December 30, 1847 - March 12, 1902) was the governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1893 until 1897. He was the first Democratic governor of that state since the 1850s. A leading figure of the Progressive Era movement, Altgeld improved workplace safety and child labor laws, pardoned three of the men convicted of the Haymarket Riot, and, for a time, resisted calls to break up the Pullman strike with force.

Altgeld Gardens is close to the Pullman neighborhood.

39 posted on 02/21/2008 7:37:14 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (McCain '08)
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To: Phantom Lord

Here’s a real winner,

whenever you encounter a woman with a hyphenated name, say, “oh, you’re one of those”.

I got that from Archie Bunker. He said this when introduced to someone who insisted on being called “miZZZ”.


40 posted on 02/21/2008 7:38:48 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: anglian

The Dhimmicrats have imposed this dependency and entitlement mentality on people.

It’s pathetic, sinful, EVIL.

On the part of the “victim”, as well - the greed for the unearned is the bread and butter of the left.


41 posted on 02/21/2008 7:40:16 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: ProfessorGage

It’s all about long term phonix.


42 posted on 02/21/2008 7:40:46 AM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Thanks. But what fun is that?!

:o)


43 posted on 02/21/2008 7:45:38 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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“Dude, where’s my couch?”


44 posted on 02/21/2008 7:45:55 AM PST by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: If you're reading this, I'm influencing your mind.)
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To: JoanVarga

I know. I’m just the rain on everyone’s parade!


45 posted on 02/21/2008 7:47:50 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (McCain '08)
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To: jaydubya2

Is that Hammond, Indiana? I was born and raised there many moons ago.


46 posted on 02/21/2008 7:51:32 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: IM2MAD

Yes, Me too. Woodmar area.


47 posted on 02/21/2008 7:54:32 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: AmericanMade1776
"Give your poor, tired, and huddled masses... and I'll keep them that way with freebies and narcotic welfare... and with just enough hope to keep hanging on and voting Democrat."


48 posted on 02/21/2008 7:58:45 AM PST by avacado
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To: AmericanMade1776

In other words, a whole lot of nothing. Well, he certainly hasn’t changed.


49 posted on 02/21/2008 8:39:29 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0; AmericanMade1776
My God!

How awful!

How depressing!

Those dishes aren't even HD!

50 posted on 02/21/2008 8:43:45 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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