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Posted on 07/18/2008 11:44:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach
by Yuki Noguchi
All Things Considered, July 17, 2008 · A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez's family was built on cars.
Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver's education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class.
Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family.
Nunez's van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job.
Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
Your post reminded me of Dorothea Lange's famous image of a migrant woman. Here's actual American poverty:
I do agree, but most people don't know how to shop anymore. They buy the things that fill them up and skip fresh ingredients.
I'm canning and freezing my world now days and I *love* the farmer's market! I'm offering my FRG ladies in canning and freezing and so far, nobody's taken me up on that yet. People just plain don't know how to shop and cook anymore and they go for the easy meal.
I'm not saying that these folks have an excuse, I'm just saying that it's not as cheap as the grains.
But I'm sure these two aren't eating cornmeal with butter. (That would cost next to nothing.) They're probably hitting the Hostess harder than anyone should.
The kids and I are butchering our first steer this fall. I can't wait! :-)
Now THAT’S funny!
Please share! (I'm always looking for tips!)
The kids and I are canning and putting up our own meat. I'm making a shopping list for Sam's Club in September and I'd appreciate any tips you have.
Thanks for the post. With video, the photojournalism of still photography has become a lost art. Color can be so distracting. That picture gets to the heart of the matter and tells us so much. But the genius of that picture is that it expresses the misery of their circumstance, yet it captures both the dignity and humanity of the subjects, and in no way is it demeaning or degrading to the subjects.
Its called soup and bread
>But the genius of that picture is that it expresses the misery of their circumstance, yet it captures both the dignity and humanity of the subjects, and in no way is it demeaning or degrading to the subjects.<
Well said. And, looking at that mother, old beyond her years, you can see what the years of hard work had done to her. That photo is one of the most powerful taken during the Dust Bowl era.
It’s hard to have much sympathy for an obese person who could not even take advantage of a free high school education, much less hold down a paying job.
That's my point. If you restricted food stamps to staples only they would complain regardless of the fact that it would be better for them and taste good too.
No, working is more dificult when you are a pile of lard that cannot reliably lift even 25 pounds for 8 hours.
These parasites could use some starvation.
See my post #152. I’m offering classes in food preparation and I’ve got no takers. Heck, I’m offering to carpool with them to the farmer’s market and they won’t come.
Right now I’ve got $100 in groceries sitting here from a local church for two wives who “couldn’t afford food”. It’s been a week and they haven’t showed up to pick it up. They were supposed to come to pick it up today. (It was their third appointment to do so.) What was their excuse this time?
Because they had to go *shopping*!!!
When you slaughter that cow save them bones and roast them then use em for soup stock.
We eat every part of the buffalo in *our* house! lol!
There ya go. :)
Boo freaking who.
They already live on food stamps, subsidized housing and who knows how much else government handouts. I think I'll save my sympathy for people who actually deserve it.
Wow, they already have enough meat in their combined panniculi to feed a family of six for several months.
you know the saying- “cameras add 10 lbs.”....
So just how many cameras were pointed at these two???
Oh my God!
I honestly thought this was a joke.
Meeting your your 200 hour-pound work requirement would only take the pair of them them 20 minutes.
The junior whale is 19, born when the mother was roughly 21.
The senior whale was 23 when she was supposedly traumatized and left unable to work - and had never worked prior to the accident either.
The face of the modern Democratic Party.
Can I have the hangers?
Starving in Ohio ping.
Hanger steaks. Just joking as there is only one per cow. Make sure you get it and cook it bistro style with frites. MMMMMMM.
NPR....it’s all about the irony.
>I know I’ll be called a hater for this... but from your “blowup” of the photo, it looks to me like daughter has a tattoo on her right forearm/wrist area.<
Amazing you were able to look at the picture long enough to notice a tattoo.
If I had done so, this reply would have been written on a Braille writer.
I’ve read that ‘Female’(and Lemonjello) newborn baby name in more urban legend debunking than I can shake a stick at!
I don’t think the supermarkets can or should, but I think that taking food budgeting, healthy lowcost cooking, and meal planning and preparation should be a requirement before getting foodstamps. You shouldn’t be eligible until you have a better idea of how to use them.
His ministry is a true blessing and I am very glad that God brought him into my life. I will be calling him on a Friday next July for the big scream! It will be one of the happiest days of my life.
Same here. I double checked the URL to make sure it wasn’t scrappleface.
Your tax dollars at work!
And a tattoo is not exactly cheap. Check out the mother's nice earrings and sunglasses also.
You can contact Yuki Noguchi (person who wrote this crap) at NPR here:
Noguchi covers technology and has been with The Washington Post since 1999
Well, Paved Paradise, since your friend seems to have a problem with eating, let’s enact a law making it illegal for restuarants to serve obese people. Hey, it worked in our state for smoking, and we have to be consistent.
Rush’s take on it:
RUSH: I didn’t mention this when this happened, folks, and many of you are going to think that this is harsh and callous. There was an NPR story out of Ohio about a poor family that because of the status of the U.S. economy, could no longer afford to eat meat. Did you see that story? They could not. It was a mother and daughter. You couldn’t tell which was which in the picture. Honest to God, folks, you could not tell which was which. This tag team had 800 pounds. That was not mentioned anywhere in the story, but the picture, you couldn’t miss this. So we have NPR dutifully reporting the squalid conditions, the poverty-level conditions. These poor Ohioans have to work in the only place that they can possibly get a job is within walking distance. I forget what the company is, but the company’s getting ready to move. And it was just one of the biggest sob stories I have ever read and it was all great detail here. I read this, and my mouth is hanging open. I’m looking at the accompanying pictures, my mouth is hanging open. I cannot believe I’m reading this. I’m just going, “Damn, how does this story even get written?” At least if somebody at NPR was thinking, “Don’t publish these pictures...” My friends, I kid you not. You are looking at combined tonnage here of 800 pounds, this mother and daughter in the story about how they couldn’t afford meat. They can afford something. I think, folks, a lot of it is probably delivered.
RUSH: It was NPR that did the story on the mother and daughter in Ohio who can’t afford meat. It was on All Things Considered. The headline here is, “For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach — A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez’s family was built on cars. Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years ... Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class. Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family. Nunez’s van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo... “
Now, that’s all you need to know. Now, for those of you watching on the Dittocam, I’m going to attempt to zoom in so that you can see the picture of the subjects of this sob story. Keep in mind now: “For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach.” This is a terribly sad story. Let’s see. I’m trying to do this at the same time. All right, there we go. Do you see that? Let me straighten it out here. I’m giving the people watching on the Dittocam a chance to see this. That’s the lovely mother and daughter family no longer able to afford meat. Well, you can’t tell which one’s the mother and which one’s the daughter.
That’s what I was saying. You just can’t. Now, I don’t know. When I saw this, I said, “How in the world do you take this seriously?” Now, I realize this is a tease for those of you that aren’t able to see the program on the Dittocam, but that means you should sign up. You should become a subscriber. You can watch the program here every day at www.RushLimbaugh.com. Yeah. Here, okay. People want to see it one more time. I’m going to throw it up there one more time. Here we go. Is that focused? Is it focused? Okay, good. That’s the Nunez family after the van broke down. You see what I mean about this? They’re getting something to eat, and somebody has to be delivering it to them.
My opinion, but it looks like much hasn't changed all too much for this family. I've never spent much on "muchies" at the grocery store. I think times aren't as difficult for most people as most people think. We may be in a slowdown, but we're not in a recession.
Thank you for your great service to us and our country. :-)
I will be watching the television and listening for your scream. Great job! Congratulations to you and yours. :-)
Huh? What did I so?
"My military service, 35 years ago..."
Again, thank you for your service.
Oh, no big deal, just doing my part.
What a shock; you’re a gambler too. How vulgar.
Well, eat your little heart out, PP, because my rooms, meals and champagne with strawberries were FREE. I won $700 and played on the casino’s money. I also received a lot of hugs from some of the slot attendants, their manager, and a few cocktail waitresses. I have a part-time job that I use to play slots (I’m sure you don’t have a problem with that).
Some of the nicest people that I’ve met were in casinos. And that’s because they’re happy because they’re not being told what they can and cannot do. I met this very nice couple from Cincinnati on this trip. The lady actually gave me a couple of band-aids to place in my shoes. I let her use my cell phone to locate her adult son. May I suggest that you go to a casino and see for yourself before you judge people and start dictating to people what they can and cannot do.
Oh, by the way, when I go to Pennsylvania to play slots, hubby and I make sure to gas up in Pennsylvania and buy anything else we need in Pennsylvania. We make sure that the nanny state of Ohio receives no tax dollars from us on that trip. Again, think about it.
I cannot believe the Pork Patrol is still around this week. I thought they had already starved to death.