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On Monday, the top Democrat presidential contenders, to include Sanders, Warren, Bennett, Swalwell, Harris, Williamson and Yang....attended and spoke at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress in Washington DC. I listened to part of it until I felt the vomit begin to roil up and run the risk of turning into genuine puke. 100% pure unadulterated sickening pander.

This morning Real Clear Politics had a piece on it that described perfectly my feelings from even the short 15-20 minutes or so I spent listening to it. Here are a couple of snippets....

"It was an alarming spectacle for anyone who works for a living. These Democratic candidates don't believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, "work" is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers."

"The organizers demand that Uncle Sam guarantee everyone an annual income, free college, free health care for all...free childcare, student loan forgiveness, free pre-school and a "decent house to live in." They claim these are "rights." So does Sanders."

"When King declared, "free at last," that's not what he had in mind."


Read the entire article. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/06/19/dems_a...

This should make the average voter seriously contemplate what electing anyone on the new progressive left would really mean for this county.

BruceM
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<<"It was an alarming spectacle for anyone who works for a living. These Democratic candidates don't believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, "work" is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers.">>



The only people really in need of full time employment are those taking applications for various welfare programs. Hence the need for continuing floods of immigrants into the country.

And so MANY are no bringing the whole damn family these days! Imagine the number of new schools, hospitals, public transporatation and such that will need to be built to accommodate them!

The immigrants appear like MAGIC! Not, however, the infrastructure they want to start using as soon as they arrive.


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Most of these people were too primitive to succeed in their own backward countries; how in hell are they going to compete in ours? (Hint: they're not... they'll just be reliant on welfare.)

RayB
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How about the free pony? :)
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Most of these people were too primitive to succeed in their own backward countries; how in hell are they going to compete in ours? (Hint: they're not... they'll just be reliant on welfare.)

Start at the bottom and work their way up, the way immigrants have been doing since the continent was discovered?
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<<How about the free pony? :)>>


Does that come with a saddle and a lifetime of free hay to feed it?


Seattle Pioneer
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"<<How about the free pony? :)>>


Does that come with a saddle and a lifetime of free hay to feed it?


Seattle Pioneer"

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But just imagine the composting potential.
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Free healthcare for the pony too :)
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“Most of these people were too primitive to succeed in their own backward countries; how in hell are they going to compete in ours? (Hint: they're not... they'll just be reliant on welfare.)”

Start at the bottom and work their way up, the way immigrants have been doing since the continent was discovered?


In the past, (legal) immigrants had the skills needed to succeed and compete in our country. Most of the low-skill jobs have been eliminated in the U.S. over the last 50 or 40 years and we already have a large pool of unskilled people in our country. We don’t need any more janitors, burger flippers and other low skilled workers.
;-(

C.J.V. - needs scientists, enjineers and udder high skilled immigrants, yes
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Factory jobs have been eliminated for the most part at company’s such as the tobacco and chemical companies and metal companies...I’m speaking about local companies that closed down which were all union jobs, meaning good pay and benefits to those getting out of high school. Reynolds Metals, Philip-Morris, American Tobacco all closed down their factories.

There’s plenty of jobs available if people want to work....clerical, cleaning services, grocery stores, restaurants in various capacities, state jobs, Post office and product fulfillment center workers, mechanics, welders, plumbers, roofers, trade jobs, and lawn service workers. Since the recession(several), I’ve seen so many lawn service trucks and trailers with lawn equipment on them...it seems there are a lot of people too darn lazy or unwilling to cut their own grass. Pool service workers, there are plenty of jobs for people who are able to work with their minds and bodies, but they must be willing to work and that starts with showing up on time and being dependable.

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LD:" I’ve seen so many lawn service trucks and trailers with lawn equipment on them...it seems there are a lot of people too darn lazy or unwilling to cut their own grass. "

I cut my grass for years and years. And cut grass growing up in NJ..... when I lived in VA, I had no grass to cut......either on my hilltop in Lynchburg VA or at the townhouse in Arlington...... (townhouse corp cut what small areas of grass there was there).....

When I moved to TX, I cut my grass for a while, then was traveling a lot after I retired. Here you have to cut grass every week in summer. Hired someone to do the front/side and I would do the back inside the fence. Did that back grass for a long time, then it got to be a hassle as I traveled......

After 20 years of cutting the back grass, I paid the front mowers to come inside back fence. Wow - an extra $5 for that. Hmmmmm...... got rid of lawn mower...it was 25 years old....more hassle than it was worth. For $20/month savings......

Yeah, I pay $80-120 a month for folks to cut my grass. Can't take my money with me.

I also pay for someone to do the pool. Nice 'salt system' that keeps it clean, and if I go away for 3 weeks, I don't have to worry about coming home to a swampy pool. Another $100/month during the summer.

the roads are full of lawn service trucks around here.

My neighbors do their own. Well, think west neighbor now has lawn service. No fun cutting grass at 95F and intense sun in TX......and later near 100F.....

t
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Factory jobs have been eliminated for the most part at company’s such as the tobacco and chemical companies and metal companies...I’m speaking about local companies that closed down which were all union jobs, meaning good pay and benefits to those getting out of high school. Reynolds Metals, Philip-Morris, American Tobacco all closed down their factories.



So Trump is lying when he said those jobs came back?
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Tobacco is still frowned upon.
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A lot of the chemical companies have merged - and the focus has changed. The smaller
chemical firms are somewhat less robust. Cyclic businesses will rise and fall - and
change.
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<<In the past, (legal) immigrants had the skills needed to succeed and compete in our country. Most of the low-skill jobs have been eliminated in the U.S. over the last 50 or 40 years and we already have a large pool of unskilled people in our country. We don’t need any more janitors, burger flippers and other low skilled workers.
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That's true, but we need l;argen number of immigrants to keep those taking applications for welfare busy handing out benefits in ever larger number of programs.

Federal programs are being supplemented by state program available exclusively to illegal immigrants.


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Lucky Dog ~

Since the recession(several), I’ve seen so many lawn service trucks and trailers with lawn equipment on them...it seems there are a lot of people too darn lazy or unwilling to cut their own grass.

My husband always used to cut the grass but he died 8 years ago. I took care of my dad for 5 years, until he died at 91, and we had a lawn service for his yard. I returned to my current location and bought a downsized home but it still has a front and back yard. Unfortunately, I have some physical disabilities that make it necessary for me to have a guy come and mow my lawn. I do take care of the 30 foot planter area by pulling the weeds and pruning the flowers but that is the extent of my participation. Sometimes folks do need the services of yard care and not because we are lazy.

Robyn
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Of course jrdown, I know there are people with physical disabilities but I’m talking about the proliferation of these lawn service companies in several years.

Lucky Dog
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I believe LD is referring to the explosion of such businesses in the last 10-20 years.

Growing up, there were always some industrious kids who made a few bucks from mowing lawns or shoveling snow, etc. They were life skills that one learned that could help them throughout their lives. It didn't usually result in a formal business being created in adulthood.

Today, landscaping trucks are seen everywhere. There are people like Robyn who may need their services due to various physical limitations. There are many, many more people whose work lives leave little time for such activities. That is a shame as being outdoors doing physical tasks can be healthy for otherwise sedentary people. Far too many kids today hardly ever get outdoors to do anything that would raise a sweat. That is where a lot of laziness can be found.

Anyway, I see these vehicles every day. One of the more amusing ones I have seen has Costanza and Son printed on it's sides. I can't imagine that would be good for business.<g> For me, I still like getting outside and doing my own yard work.


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GB:"For me, I still like getting outside and doing my own yard work."

I'd come home from work.....when it's 100F outside.....and have to go behind the smelly gas lawn mower for 20-30 minutes, then 'edge' the lawn, and sweep grass clippings off the sidewalk......

no thanks


I went to the air conditioned gym at lunch hour at work. No gas fumes. No 100F heat. Wasn't fun cutting grass in TX and at times it can be 110F. Heat index 115.

Today was 98F. Heat index 105. Stayed inside today most of day. ran out for dinner.


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<<One of the more amusing ones I have seen has Costanza and Son printed on it's sides. I can't imagine that would be good for business.<g> >>




<<Frank Costanza & Son

Frank Costanza & Son is a privately held company in Wantagh, NY and is a Single Location business.

Categorized under Landscape Services. Our records show it was established in 1999 and incorporated in New York. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 70212 and employs a staff of approximately 2.>>
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"GB:"For me, I still like getting outside and doing my own yard work."

I'd come home from work.....when it's 100F outside.....and have to go behind the smelly gas lawn mower for 20-30 minutes, then 'edge' the lawn, and sweep grass clippings off the sidewalk......

no thanks


I went to the air conditioned gym at lunch hour at work. No gas fumes. No 100F heat. Wasn't fun cutting grass in TX and at times it can be 110F. Heat index 115.

Today was 98F. Heat index 105. Stayed inside today most of day. ran out for dinner.


t. "

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You have the option of picking the time when you cut grass. We had a beaut of a day
today - and I got the grass mowed between 9:30 and 10:30 AM - before the temps
got up above 85. I find out more about the yard and trees and such by mowing - and also
get to see bugs, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and such things in the yard.

Fun to do the stuff for the most part as I can do the work when I choose - stop and
talk to folks walking or riding by - talk to the neighbors - wave at folks driving by.
Get a chance to meet the dogs being walked through the neighborhood. Can watch the birds
- listen to the birds - annoy the squirrels by being in the yard and making it a little
more difficult for them to get to the bird feeders.

All great fun.
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I herniated 3 disks in my lower back some yrs. ago...forget the yr...2009? Shucks, the yrs. go by so fast, that’s why I write things down now, I can’t remember S.(CRSS). Anyway, it was pretty bad and I thought my life was over and so I got a lawn service for I think 2 or 3 yrs. They bent up my gutters, and they killed a lot of plants. The only thing good about them and it was a business, not a free-lancer....was it was cheap.....$45 a cut. 3 guys-2 on these large riding mowers, one in the front and one in the back, the other guy with trimmer and blower. They were out of here in less than 30 minutes.
I didn’t like the way the floating deck on their mower cut my grass and when I had them do seeding and other stuff, like fertilizing and weeding, the results weren’t good. It was a waste of money.

It takes me an hr.and a quarter with my self propelled walk behind mower. I don’t use a trimmer, I use Roundup and sometimes I use the blower. I like cutting the grass, it’s cardio since I walk at a fast clip and my yard is on a slope and I get air and much needed sunshine and I don’t mind the heat and I don’t mind sweating. As long as I can walk, I’ll keep doing it until I move to my “Happy Valley” nursing home or retirement community.

I do pay for heavy duty pruning since the majority of my trees, bushes and screens are way too tall for me to cut and I can’t hold a pole saw for that long because it hurts my back...and I pay for re-edging the beds and putting mulch in every few yrs or more. I’m not a perfectionist so as long as the grass is cut and the shrubs aren’t too scraggly looking, I’m fine with that. :)

Anywho.....it’s time for yard work today.

Lucky Dog
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<<I do pay for heavy duty pruning since the majority of my trees, bushes and screens are way too tall for me to cut and I can’t hold a pole saw for that long because it hurts my back...and I pay for re-edging the beds and putting mulch in every few yrs or more. I’m not a perfectionist so as long as the grass is cut and the shrubs aren’t too scraggly looking, I’m fine with that. :)

Anywho.....it’s time for yard work today.

Lucky Dog>>


My priority around my neighborhood is preventing vegetation from overgrowing the sidewalks.

The city has an ordinance requiring homeowners to keep the space above the sidewalk free of vegetation to a height of eight feet ----twelve feet above streets.

Unfortunately, quite a few people allow their trees, bushes and flowers to offend. From time to time I mow the sidewalks, or taking my loppers when I walking to cut offending branches.


But I would FAR prefer homeowners to obey the law and save me the hassle.


Seattle Pioneer
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" From time to time I mow the sidewalks"

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That is some mower.

Howie52
Course, those must be some sidewalks.
And lord knows how much rain you have to have to grow sidewalks.
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<<" From time to time I mow the sidewalks"

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That is some mower.

Howie52
Course, those must be some sidewalks.
And lord knows how much rain you have to have to grow sidewalks.>>



It's the grass, flowers, bushes and trees overgrowing the sidewalk that get mowed and clipped in order to keep the sidewalks available for pedestrians.

Unfortunately, it seems to be a liberal fashion to plant all manner of stuff which will overgrow the sidewalks --- always done without the required city permit, which would not be approved were it requested.


Seattle Pioneer



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Seattle, when you cut the various stuff growing on the sidewalk, do you pick it up or let it stay where it falls?

Fool on,

mazske
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" always done without the required city permit, which would not be approved were it requested."

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Enforcing permits needs one of either a large policing force, a sectional/regional home
owner's association or a traveling curmudgeon who routinely shouts "citizen's arrest"
through the streets of the neighborhood.
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<<" always done without the required city permit, which would not be approved were it requested."

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Enforcing permits needs one of either a large policing force, a sectional/regional home
owner's association or a traveling curmudgeon who routinely shouts "citizen's arrest"
through the streets of the neighborhood.>>



A few years ago I had a neighbor who wanted to add a second building as housing to his existing rental house. He wanted my permission to do so. I said "get a building permit and build anything you want."

He abandoned his plans to build on that lot.


On the lot where he lives, he began rebuilding a very old garage as a second housing unit. I wound up calling a city inspector who posted a stop work order.


I just noticed than in the past week or two that garage has been demolished altogether.

Seattle city government is in the process of eliminating ALL single family zoning and encouraging the construction of additional housing units on existing single family housing lots and additional "accessory dwelling unit" in existing single family homes.

I'm concerned that that will cause poorer neighborhood like my own to again start trending into slums. But perhaps city building standards will avoid that.

My general observation is that slums are not inherent in the housing ----they are inherent in the people occupying the housing.


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Seattle city government is in the process of eliminating ALL single family zoning and encouraging the construction of additional housing units on existing single family housing lots and additional "accessory dwelling unit" in existing single family homes.

Just wait a couple years and you will be required to house low-income/illegal aliens, too.

(i emigrated from washington state in '05, knew/saw it would become socialist way back in '01 - build a place till it is just right and along come the maggots and leeches)
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(i emigrated from washington state in '05, knew/saw it would become socialist way back in '01 - build a place till it is just right and along come the maggots and leeches)



You forgot "sub-humans".
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<<You forgot "sub-humans".>>


I suppose you mean the rats that multiply among the vagrants.

Maggots and rats are certainly very common among the vagrant class that has multiplied in Seattle, along with mounds of garbage and trash, which feed the rats,

I give credit to the Seattle Mayor elected a couple of years ago ----she has been moving to significantly reduced the vagrant population and the nuisances they create ----and she was a veteran of Obama's Department of Justice.


The improvement is very noticeable after being allowed to grow and fester under several previous liberal mayors. She will have my vote for reelection, although the last several mayors all failed re election.


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Anyway, I see these vehicles every day. One of the more amusing ones I have seen has Costanza and Son printed on it's sides. I can't imagine that would be good for business.<g>


Yeah, they didn't really do very well in the computer selling business, did they?
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>>Anyway, I see these vehicles every day. One of the more amusing ones I have seen has Costanza and Son printed on it's sides. I can't imagine that would be good for business.<g><<


Yeah, they didn't really do very well in the computer selling business, did they? - TheBaron<?I>

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They might have done better if they provided incentives to the sales team, some cool like a water pic.
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<<Anyway, I see these vehicles every day. One of the more amusing ones I have seen has Costanza and Son printed on it's sides. I can't imagine that would be good for business.<g>


Yeah, they didn't really do very well in the computer selling business, did they?>>



Raincoats, was it?


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Raincoats, was it?


That was a different episode. And that was Pa Seinfeld.
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