Skip to comments.Caption Obama's Altgeld Gardens
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
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
There is so much said in that picture. Obama is going to have a tough row to hoe, methinks.
This guy didn’t get the memo. He’s hauling absentee ballots for Hillary.
A good photoshop would be to switch the couch with a dead body.
Midnight in the Altgeld Garden of Obama's Good and Evil
Same dish on another day.
There’s probably some change in the sofa.
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
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
It’s pitiful what people give you??!! Is she whining that she’s not getting enough welfare, the dirty crack ho!?
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.
I think you are still seeing black and white.. you must be a racist.
This community does not look all that organized.
I didn’t make the “tough row to hoe” post. I made the crack ho post.
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.
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!)
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
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!
I’m confused. Are you saying I’m a racist for calling the crack ho with the giant tv a crack ho?
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.
The taxpayers have covered her expenses for 57 of her 58 years. Sharon Jasper admits to 57 years on the dole. (Shes 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 dont appreciate what you havent earned.
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.
Actually, it would be more fun to speculate on the etymology of the word, “altgeld.” Old Gold? or Old Eunuch?
Wouldn’t altgeld be “Old Money”?
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.”
Wait, is geld = to money, or is gelt = to money?
And yet, Obama takes too much credit for the good that happened in Altgeld Gardens....weird..
It looks exactly like Columbia Center in Hammond. My old stompin grounds. Fortunately, I didn’t live there.
You’re the one with, “professor” in your screen name...
Absolute squalor but then thats what happens to everything liberalism touches.
“...you dont appreciate what you havent earned.”
There it is. Everyone knows it. Everyone who has both been given some things and had to earn others.
Rule #1 in Life: Never, ever, under any circumstances trust a women with a hyphenated name (or 3 names).
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.
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”.
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.
It’s all about long term phonix.
Thanks. But what fun is that?!
“Dude, where’s my couch?”
I know. I’m just the rain on everyone’s parade!
Is that Hammond, Indiana? I was born and raised there many moons ago.
Yes, Me too. Woodmar area.
In other words, a whole lot of nothing. Well, he certainly hasn’t changed.
Those dishes aren't even HD!