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  • [BitPig] The Trouble With Old Folks

    04/20/2005 10:12:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 303+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.04.21 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    The Trouble With Old FolksThe BitPig Rant 2005.04.21 I have an honest question: What's with the whole "old-timers stealing sugar/sweetener packets" and "retirees bringing Baggies full of food home from the buffet" thing? I mean, most of the old folks I see swiping sugar, etc. from restaurants drive away in brand-new Caddies that cost more than my yearly income, so it can't be poverty. Some say it's a holdover from the Depression years, when scarcity forced people to do whatever they had to, but my late grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, and many of my other folks all survived the...
  • CA: New storm buffets secretary of state

    08/13/2004 7:35:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 443+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/13/04 | Gary Delsohn
    Kevin Shelley, the embattled California secretary of state facing multiple investigations for allegedly accepting illegal campaign contributions, abruptly canceled a mass mailing of absentee ballot applications after county voting officials complained it was heavy-handed and wasteful. The registrars, some of whom question whether Shelley is more interested in promoting himself than in helping them register and motivate voters, were furious after learning last week that he planned to send nearly 4 million permanent absentee ballot applications. "It's mind-boggling," Conny McCormack, the registrar in Los Angeles County, said this week. "It's duplicative and it's got his name all over it. We...