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[Commenting on her own blog post in which she characterized poor people as gluttonous, slothful, irresponsible and entitled.]

Ah yes, those millions of imaginary “homeless vets” of song and story:


If people are “living paycheck to paycheck” it is because they are in debt, usually carrying heavy consumer debt loads. Those people aren’t necessarily poor either.

I’m not convinced by the way that anyone really “cares about the poor” so much as they care about their own self image as “compassionate” people.

I actually DON’T care about “the Poor” – like all sane, normal people, I can about my friends and family first. Real people, not an abstraction based mostly on mythology and ideology.

It’s too bad so many liberals are embittered losers who resent those of us who’ve made something of ourselves. And who aren’t ashamed of writing stuff under our own names rather than hiding behind cowardly pseudonyms.

Kathy Shaidle, Pajamas Media 50 Comments [10/21/2012 7:49:29 AM]
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Doubting Thomas

This is your typical Republican Romney supporter. At least this one isn't saying we should execute poor people and adopt their kids out.

10/21/2012 8:02:17 AM


The only thing you've made of yourself is an ass.

10/21/2012 8:03:21 AM

Leighton Buzzard

I think she's a Harperite rather than a Romneyite (not much difference bar change of venue, granted). She claims to be a Catholic. How she squares not caring for the poor with Jesus' words on the topic, I'm not sure.

10/21/2012 8:11:12 AM

Filin De Blanc

"I’m not convinced by the way that anyone really “cares about the poor” so much as they care about their own self image as “compassionate” people."

Ah yes, the old "I'm a prick, so everyone else must be too" theory.

10/21/2012 8:14:36 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

Poor people aren't real?

10/21/2012 8:25:30 AM


Entirely normal for a modern conservative, outright contempt for the unfortunate.

10/21/2012 8:32:18 AM


Somebody needs to read/see "An Inspector Calls".

10/21/2012 8:34:58 AM


"I’m not convinced by the way that anyone really 'cares about the poor'..."

- You might care if you got to know some of them as human beings.

And if you possessed a trace of empathy.

10/21/2012 8:37:47 AM

The Crimson Ghost

Speak for yourself, you horrid little twat.

10/21/2012 8:53:55 AM


my husband and I live check-to-check, our consumer debt consists of less than $600 (not a typo), and our homeowners' mortgage. I am disabled, I receive less than $700 for my disability each month. a large chunk of that goes to pay my medicare premiums and my supplemental insurance. I am at home right now because of a medical problem that I hope to resolve by the first of the year, but I still work (when I am able) just to make ends meet. I am on dialysis three days a week, which means I can only work four days a week, so I have something going on every damned day, I do not get weekends off. but _I_ am one of the 47% slackers/moochers that need to be left to starve in the street, huh?

well FUCK YOU, lady, and the horse you rode in on. if anyone is a leech on society, it's you and your ilk. it's you greedy bastards who have ruined it for everyone else.

10/21/2012 8:59:20 AM


My pseudonym is to protect my privacy... mostly from your more primitive and violent comrades. I have enough HIPAA notices to wallpaper a small room, and they say privacy is my right, you un-American pig!

Obviously, the banking industry never suckered you into a mortgage that went upside-down, or student loans for yourself or your kids that you later couldn't afford. Your lack of compassion would earn you a penniless old age if there were such a thing as divine justice or karma. May you be sued for all you're worth.

10/21/2012 9:03:02 AM


I'm sure that this is all against catholic ideals.

No matter, you are a selfish cunt.

10/21/2012 9:11:00 AM


Congrats, you just admitted publicly that you are a sociopath.

10/21/2012 10:02:48 AM

D Laurier

Hi Kathy.
My name realy is Dan Laurier Beaulieu, and I am one of the working poor who struggle daily to hold a crappy job.
I have exactly zero consumer debt load. I dont buy a new TV every year... indeed I refuse to have a TV at all.
I grow some of my own food in my appartment, but grocery prices are still climbing to obscene heights.
My rent goes up every year, and the Harperites are now talking about total deregulation of rents.
I work hard for what I have, but I live with the full understanding that all it takes is one pig deciding he wants to fuck my girlfreind... and everything I have will be taken from me.

the biggest difference between you and me is not that you are rich and I am poor... it is that you are evil and I am decent.

10/21/2012 10:06:16 AM


And what happens when your friend/family member becomes poor? They get sick and are hit with so big medical bill they lose everything while trying to pay it. What happens then? Do they stop being your friends?

10/21/2012 10:17:13 AM

Mr. Bigglesworth

I actually DON’T care about “the Poor”

At least you're honest.

liberals are embittered

Because we constantly have to put up with the likes of you.

Who would Jesus call lazy?

10/21/2012 10:41:01 AM


Did you just say the poor aren't real people? I call poe on that line. If not poe, then failed at empathy, Christianity, and humanity

10/21/2012 10:45:23 AM


There's an interesting article in today's UK 'Independent on Sunday' about how the 'p' word (poverty) hasn't been mentioned by either party in the US election campaigns.


Politicians still worship at the altar of the American Dream, the notion that anyone can make it big in the US, no matter how poor their origins. The fact is that social mobility, as measured by academic studies, is less here than in coddled, sclerotic Europe.

Read it and weep.

10/21/2012 11:00:33 AM

"I’m not convinced by the way that anyone really “cares about the poor” so much as they care about their own self image as “compassionate” people."

Even if that little turd of an idea were true, at least those people would be caring about their "self-image" appearing compassionate. You seem content to be known as the a&&hole you are.

10/21/2012 11:16:57 AM


And who encouraged them to be in debt? Who encouraged that reckless consumer spending?
Before 2008, I was constantly being offered credit cards by banks, despite being a poor student. That's because the banks could make short-term profit off it, and in our society, whatever is short-term profitable is deemed to be good. Never mind that they were building a flimsy house of cards on bad debt, they went right ahead with it, fully encouraged by all major European and American governments.

10/21/2012 11:34:10 AM


"Not convinced by the way people "care about the poor"". I wonder if this woman has ever been poor herself. I wonder if she's ever had to struggle on a minimum wage, and had to choose between food and electricity. If she's ever seen a homeless person on the street and thought "There but for the grace of God". That's where empathy might come from, from knowing that it could just as easily be you in that place.
Here's some places that you might want to go if you think poor people are "abstractions" and "mythology". Homeless shelters, job centres, and anywhere where people are employed on a minimum wage. The insufferable arrogance of this idiot with her head in the clouds, being actually kept alive by people's work, people who actually grow and transport and sell the food she eats, who make the clothes she wears, while she pontificates on her despicable blog about how worthless they all are, makes me ill.

10/21/2012 11:42:45 AM


Pajamas Media, huh? Is that how *she* makes *her* living? Tell you what, Miss Kathy, when the body is shapeless and the crotch is sprung, you'll be worse off than the people you despise.

10/21/2012 12:37:38 PM


Boss, coworkers, and neighbors read her comments; hilarity ensues.

10/21/2012 12:56:24 PM


Many people in debt in the US have three or four jobs, but still don't make a living wage, strangely enough.

I don't "care about the poor" as much as I care about my fellow human beings, regardless of social status. I consider myself as a sane, normal person, and I want everyone to have a decent life, to be able to earn their own living. Most of my family and friends do this already, and I don't have to worry about them.

"those of us who've made something of ourselves"? Like Dubya Bush who made sure he was born of very wealthy parents, so that he didn't have to do an honest day's work his whole life, to date.

As I'm just one of only nine million Swedes, who almost all have a fairly good life, my name means very little. No-one in Sweden has to die due to lack of clean water. Very, very few suffer from malnutrition, and almost all have some kind of roof over their head. There IS poverty here now, thanks to our right-wing government (which would be seen as left-wing Communists by some Americans), who is lusting for an elitist me-me-me way of governing things, and who does its best to implement everything that is bad in the American society, into what was a truly empathic, "together we are strong" society, just a few years ago.

10/21/2012 1:15:37 PM


@ freako104

I dunno, this seems to be standard teabagger thinking. it is remarkable only for its bluntness.

Without a plethora of smilees, I'm not ready to call this a poe.

10/21/2012 1:27:32 PM

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