An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 26 December 2010
It’s nearly 20 miles from the porch on St. Paul Avenue where John Wilson looks out on a row of abandoned homes to the 18-room, 12,000-square-foot mansion that crowns an exclusive development off Houston Levee.
But in economic terms, the distance is growing steadily wider.
The home of Wilson, a 59-year-old retired carpenter, is in Census Tract 40, the poorest in all of metropolitan Memphis. It’s a place where the median household income is less than $8,000, where only one child in 10 lives with married parents, and where nearly half the residents receive Supplemental Security Income or some form of public assistance.
The expansive homes in The Legends development on Collierville’s western edge lie in Census Tract 213.53, by far the metro area’s richest. The median household income of this tract is nearly $173,000, more than 91 percent of the homes have at least four bedrooms and nearly three-fourths of all adults have a four-year or greater college degree.
Read the rest here.
As you read the column, you’ll notice some obvious differences between the haves and have nots, color being the least of the problem.
First off, I will lay blame on the Democrats. The have succeeded in turning a once family oriented, self reliant, group of people into a generation of dependent voters. The ‘you owe me’ entitlement mentality has destroyed families, and condemned the youth to a cycle of poverty, that seems never ending. Education is not a priority. Why should it be? You don’t have to grow up to be a productive member of society. Society “owes” you, just for being born.
I think it’s safe to say some blame lays with the N.A.G.s. When they decided that boinking anything that moves was ok for young girls (can’t call them ladies), with no consequences, they aided in the destruction of the sense of shame, that kept said young girls from behaving like cats in heat! Our young males (can’t call them men) have no respect for these girls. They are there to be used, then thrown away, the hell with any resulting life that is created. You hear on the news about these guys bragging about how many children they have fathered by a number of different females. A pathetic commentary on our societal ‘norms’.
We should also look to the churches. Many are no longer teaching the doctrines of God. They no longer look to the Bible for rules to live by, which would go a LONG way to solve a great many of societies ills. Those weren’t the Ten Suggestions, y’know. And, NO, Jesus was NOT a liberal>socialist. Just because you say it, does not make it so.
Let’s face it, not every one succeeds, but if you don’t try, you definitely won’t. You get out of life what you put into it, and if you contribute nothing, you should expect to get nothing. If you are one of the haves, consider sharing, through the desire to give back. If you are one of the have nots, then don’t expect anyone to make you a have. Get up off your ass, and DO something!
We already have the option. It’s called a ‘Living Will’. The government, on the other hand, has decided that we aren’t smart enough to make such decisions for ourselves, and will actually PAY doctors to push for death. Do I hear an apology to Sarah Palin? Nope….didn’t think so!
Obviously, Muslim women are just as murderously insane as the males.
What is so difficult? We don’t want mosques built all over the country. We don’t want the spread of Islam. Isn’t it bad enough that we already have a murderous cult established in our streets? Do we really need to encourage it too?
I guess in the loony tune Iranian world, fighting against the tyrannical regime is considered ‘fighting God’. But I’d like to know who decided that crazy thugs are ‘gods’?
Why the hell would U.S. companies sell ‘yellow cake’ to communist countries? Who could quite easily turn around and sell it to terrorist organizations? Where is the logic? And why aren’t we building nuclear reactors in this country to generate electricity? Federal government regulations, that’s why! Those dipwads would rather see us living in caves, freezing and starving to death than to allow us to move forward! Want to get away from dependency on terrorist supporting oil? Get the hell out of the way! Drill, explore, build!
More of the same old ridiculous BS. “We can kill you, but you aren’t allowed to retaliate.” Maybe if you jackwipes quit trying to murder innocent people…….
There is absolutely nothing I need, or want, so bad I would brave a slew of crazy people in stores. What is our obsession with stuff, anyway?
The number of violent incidents says a lot about the maturity of the residents. Isn’t this a predominantly Democrat city?
I’d call it the ‘union effect’, not Canada! The more powerful the teacher’s unions, the worse the schools seem to get.
Gee, whatever could have happened to all those supplies in a country full of corruption? I wonder! Pfft!