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How George Bush Is Losing Two Wars [troll zotted]
ny observer ^

Posted on 07/17/2003 12:20:03 PM PDT by nygop2

The plain facts are shocking. Nine thousand families are currently homeless in New York City, the highest number on record. Indeed, homelessness is rising across the country as jobs vanish, incomes shrink and families are forced onto the streets. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is spending the astounding sum of $4 billion a month in taxpayers’ money to keep 146,000 U.S. troops in Iraq—troops who are being murdered on a daily basis, with over 70 dead American soldiers since the war ended on May 1 and no foreseeable improvement. This confusion of priorities is an embarrassment to this country and Mr. Bush’s Presidency. If Mr. Bush had true courage instead of bravado, he would direct the $4 billion a month to poverty programs throughout America. And he would be looking at a very different legacy. As it is, he’s losing the battle both overseas and here at home.

Many New Yorkers may be stunned to learn that homelessness has again edged its way into crisis mode. As The New York Times recently reported, there are nearly twice as many homeless families and children in the city as there were just five years ago. Altogether, more than 38,000 New Yorkers—including over 16,500 children—are spending this summer sleeping in shelters. On the bright side, the city has taken legal steps to move homeless families into permanent housing more quickly. The Times reports that in the first three weeks of June, 435 families were placed in housing, a 61 percent increase from last year. But bolder steps—and bigger dollars—are urgently needed. More and more, New Yorkers who are actively employed are nevertheless tumbling into homelessness: 20 percent of homeless families currently have a working head of the household, compared with 10 percent in the 1980’s.

In addition to the suffering endured by single adults and families who find themselves without a home, an epidemic of homelessness can have a profound impact on the city’s public image and hence its economic base. Tourists are less likely to visit, and residents more likely to move to the suburbs, when confronted by the sight of people sleeping in the streets and subways. Some of the homeless may resort to criminal activity in an attempt to better their plight. It’s not just a New York problem—cities across the country are becoming collection points for the homeless, yet there is no federal effort to ameliorate this problem.

The Bush administration is clearly failing in its effort to stabilize Iraq, while succeeding in destabilizing the condition of the poor in the United States. How about this: Just the interest on the moneys spent in Iraq over the next four years would provide housing for a million homeless people.


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1 posted on 07/17/2003 12:20:03 PM PDT by nygop2
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To: nygop2
The homeless, rediscovered, per Rush.
2 posted on 07/17/2003 12:21:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Racism is the codified policy of the USA .... - The Supremes)
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3 posted on 07/17/2003 12:21:41 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: nygop2
Troll?
4 posted on 07/17/2003 12:21:45 PM PDT by Pest
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To: nygop2
Ooh my goodness! Here come the homeless advocates again. They stay hidden when there's a dim in the White House. It's absolutely amazing!
5 posted on 07/17/2003 12:21:48 PM PDT by basil
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To: nygop2
Many New Yorkers may be stunned to learn that homelessness has again edged its way into crisis mode.

No, after the inauguration we pretty much figured at an opportune moment the media would dust off the old Reagan-era stories to beguile a new generation. Where's Mitch Snyder when ya need him?

6 posted on 07/17/2003 12:23:53 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Flaming Rat?
7 posted on 07/17/2003 12:24:30 PM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: nygop2
Homelessness is a problem again? Must be close to an election.
8 posted on 07/17/2003 12:25:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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9 posted on 07/17/2003 12:25:19 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
That is too funny. A new standard for Zotting!
10 posted on 07/17/2003 12:25:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nygop2
I recently saw the results of a homeless study in Fort Wayne, Indiana where there were far more people involved in finding the homeless than there were actual homeless.
11 posted on 07/17/2003 12:26:57 PM PDT by Indianer (Where is John Galt?)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
What is that? An anti-'RAT missle?
12 posted on 07/17/2003 12:27:14 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: nygop2
I have the answer for the Observer and all the liberals who once again want to hang the old chestnut "homelessness" around the Republicans' necks (funny how it just seems to disappear the day Democrats are elected, and return whenever the liberals need an issue against Republicans):

Send the homeless and the liberals who bring them up only during Republican administrations to Iraq! They can get good jobs helping with the peacekeeping, and solve two problems at one stroke.

Just be sure to include Helen Thomas in there.

13 posted on 07/17/2003 12:27:22 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: nygop2
Rhetorial question: Why is homelessness in NYC Bush's problem?
14 posted on 07/17/2003 12:27:56 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: x1stcav
well, the way admin mods have been pulling threads, I had to get to one quick :) How about this


15 posted on 07/17/2003 12:28:38 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: My2Cents
Launching the Rat back to the DU
16 posted on 07/17/2003 12:29:11 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Not bad, but I kinda like the flaming rat.
17 posted on 07/17/2003 12:30:32 PM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
What's the point of Zotting the troll but not the troll bait? Even when the post is as flaccid as this one?

I WANNA SEE VIKING KITTIES!


18 posted on 07/17/2003 12:30:41 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Zavien Doombringer; dighton

His frequency is now raised up!


19 posted on 07/17/2003 12:31:07 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: nygop2
AMAZING how all these people went homeless AFTER Clinton left office!

Must be so, right? After all, never heard any stories about the hapless homeless when HE was in office!
20 posted on 07/17/2003 12:31:14 PM PDT by FourtySeven
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Do you have anything with electrodes attached to rat tender parts?
21 posted on 07/17/2003 12:31:46 PM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; hellinahandcart; writmeister

"nygop2" -- a fiendishly clever disguise, just like that other jerk's.

22 posted on 07/17/2003 12:32:10 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Timesink

23 posted on 07/17/2003 12:32:14 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: dighton
Isn't this the fellow from the Advocate?
24 posted on 07/17/2003 12:32:47 PM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Where's Mitch Snyder when ya need him?

I think he went diving in the Great Dumpster in the Sky quite a few years ago.

25 posted on 07/17/2003 12:33:15 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (Hippies. They want to save the earth, but all they do is smoke dope and smell bad.)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; msdrby
Cool Rat!
26 posted on 07/17/2003 12:35:07 PM PDT by Prof Engineer (I'm a man, But I can change, If I have to, I guess)
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To: nygop2

27 posted on 07/17/2003 12:36:54 PM PDT by E Rocc (Reality is to liberals what garlic is to vampires.)
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To: nygop2

 

Buh-bye!  See ya back at DU, Clymer!

Owl_Eagle
" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

28 posted on 07/17/2003 12:38:04 PM PDT by South Hawthorne ("Europeans lost the will to live the moral life long ago." - Ben Shapiro)
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To: Timesink; Zavien Doombringer


Pssst! Zav! Kitten Attak!!!

29 posted on 07/17/2003 12:39:29 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: 4mycountry
White House photo?!
30 posted on 07/17/2003 12:40:48 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: 4mycountry
I beat ya to it...My 2nd Troll head for the day!
31 posted on 07/17/2003 12:41:05 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Yeeeeahh, tacos will do that to ya.

Howdy, Zavien! Long time no ping!

32 posted on 07/17/2003 12:41:07 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: nygop2
Wow, I haven't caught a troll thread in the longest time...

(BTW - is this a troll, or a gnome?)
33 posted on 07/17/2003 12:41:53 PM PDT by MWS (Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.)
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To: x1stcav
Not bad, but I kinda like the flaming rat.

The Flaming Rat would be a great name for a bar in Washington.

34 posted on 07/17/2003 12:41:53 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Photoshopped. The helmet was added on. Cool, no?
35 posted on 07/17/2003 12:42:27 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: Timesink
White House photo?!

The Viking Kitties are everywhere. Make your time!


36 posted on 07/17/2003 12:42:38 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: nygop2
If every liberal volunteered to keep a homeless person in their home, just one day per week, it would solve the problem completely. Call it...

"Your Home for the Homeless"

Since every liberal would want to serve, there will be a shortage of Homeless...they won't go around.

Liberals could volunteer for other activities, like...

"Bathe the Homeless"

"Detox the Homeless"

"Sing With the Homeless"

"Dress the Homeless"
37 posted on 07/17/2003 12:43:06 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: 4mycountry
Been a while, glad you could make it :)
38 posted on 07/17/2003 12:44:21 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; 4mycountry
Nice to see both of you again! :)

(I've been away from the troll threads for a while)
39 posted on 07/17/2003 12:45:00 PM PDT by MWS (Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.)
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To: x1stcav
Isn't this the fellow from the Advocate?

Beats me.

Margulies calls himself, not convincingly, a Republican activist for Wesley Clark.

40 posted on 07/17/2003 12:45:08 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: MWS
I didn't see a pointy red hat on this thread, just a nasty smell that mingled of ozone....
41 posted on 07/17/2003 12:45:25 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Oh, hush up, Zav! Don't rub it in! I can hurt you, you know! You may get more troll threads, but I was a VK before you ever came along, so I may be only 13, and you may be 38 *snicker*, but I have authority over you!!

Sorry, I've been feeling down-in-the-weather lately :-( .
But don't worry, I'm just joshin' ya. : )

42 posted on 07/17/2003 12:46:11 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
LOL! That picture will be hard to forget.
43 posted on 07/17/2003 12:46:32 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: 4mycountry
Yeah? Well, I'm a member of the VK Thoughtpolice, and you're both in trouble if you decide to cross me! ;)

Will someone pay attention to me? Anyone? :(

44 posted on 07/17/2003 12:48:15 PM PDT by MWS (Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.)
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To: 4mycountry; meowmeow; Constitution Day; Poohbah; Grampa Dave; an amused spectator; dighton; ...
I say we have a Mandatory VK muster! All Units must check in. I feel that there will be a rise in DU interceptors on our threads. Heads up Kitties!
45 posted on 07/17/2003 12:48:19 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: 4mycountry
RRRRRawr...Fiesty aren't we :)
46 posted on 07/17/2003 12:49:01 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; MWS
It's been a LONG while! Glad we're all here!
VIKING KITTIES, UNITE!!


47 posted on 07/17/2003 12:49:13 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: nygop2

ZOT!
48 posted on 07/17/2003 12:49:24 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost)
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49 posted on 07/17/2003 12:49:28 PM PDT by Richard Kimball
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To: nygop2
Does the constitution say that we should provide housing for those who will not support themselves? If it does, please tell me where.
50 posted on 07/17/2003 12:49:31 PM PDT by Sangria
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