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dustbunnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 03:38 PM
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118. Yes, I lost my job almost a year ago.

I cut down on expenses immediately. Haven't eaten out since I can remember, cut down on pretty much everything else as well. This woman doesn't seem like a meth mom, or an immigrant who didn't understand the forms, or couldn't make a phone call the moment she realized her financial situation was precarious. Since you know nothing about her either, you can't sit there and "know" that she didn't just try to scam some free meals, can you? Especially since that's never happened before, right?
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  -Website of woman who claims she can't afford to feed her kids - complete with vacation photos Nine  Mar-03-09 02:01 PM   #0 
  - Are the vacation pics the ones titled "the lake" from 2006?  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:03 PM   #1 
  - The website home page says 2009 right there at the top  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:06 PM   #6 
  - yes i see that but if you click on  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:08 PM   #10 
     - Check the upcoming trips under "fun"  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:14 PM   #25 
        - Wow. A trip to El Paso. From Albuquerque.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:17 PM   #28 
        - I know right? Nothing more glam then a weekend in El Paso.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:19 PM   #33 
        - oh for fuck's sake. you have enough money to go on vacation  cali   Mar-03-09 03:30 PM   #108 
        - the pictures from the lake are from 2006 and i could care less what you're sick of.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 03:32 PM   #111 
           - how DARE she not plan ahead like that! She SHOULD have known enough to  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:36 PM   #115 
           - And OMG they went to the lake! The lake!!!!!!!!  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 05:20 PM   #164 
           - Can you tell when the Vegas and Reno photos were taken?  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:22 PM   #166 
        - Nothing more glam than Vegas too????  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:24 PM   #169 
        - DO you think she'll be able to afford a sandwich for the kids ?  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:29 PM   #48 
           - Do you really think she's going to go through all that effort and humiliation...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:30 PM   #51 
              - If you want a clue, look at her web site vacation photos n/t  barb162   Mar-03-09 04:48 PM   #154 
                 - I've seen it. You've got nothing.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 05:05 PM   #160 
                    - If you say so, chief.  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:53 PM   #178 
        - You're right. Poor people should never take trips or do anything fun.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 02:23 PM   #40 
           - People should budget and pay for their kids' food first and then take trips  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:31 PM   #52 
              - People should mind their own frigin business.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 02:37 PM   #62 
                 - if she wants to spend her money and THEN asks me to pay for her kids' lunch  Lance_Boyle   Mar-03-09 03:02 PM   #85 
                 - maybe something changed in the last 2 yrs for her. Has it for you?  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:20 PM   #100 
                 - Then explain her upcoming vacations.  barb162   Mar-03-09 04:54 PM   #156 
                    - You can pay for them with the millions you're going to make with that time machine of yours.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 05:13 PM   #161 
                 - Nope. None of your business.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:56 PM   #157 
                 - How did it get in the news?  Critters2   Mar-03-09 04:07 PM   #143 
                 - So why did she talk to reporters about her lack of money for school lunches?  barb162   Mar-03-09 04:50 PM   #155 
                    - Not trying to stifle discussion. Just calling a spade a spade.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:58 PM   #159 
  - Don't Forget To Check Out the Vegas Pics, Too  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 02:48 PM   #72 
     - from like what 2 or3 years ago, yes they're so relevant to right now.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:50 PM   #74 
  - ...  leftstreet   Mar-03-09 02:03 PM   #2 
  - Is this seat taken?  SacredCow   Mar-03-09 02:05 PM   #3 
  - oh yes, me too...  Mari333   Mar-03-09 02:05 PM   #4 
  - ....  YDogg   Mar-03-09 02:40 PM   #66 
  - As sick of this issue as I am, I keep pointing out  Warpy   Mar-03-09 02:05 PM   #5 
  - We had an issue at my kids' elementary school with parents refusing  Midlodemocrat   Mar-03-09 02:09 PM   #13 
  - You're right. This mother seems more concerned about trips than school lunches.  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:16 PM   #26 
  - Are you kidding me?  blogslut   Mar-03-09 02:06 PM   #7 
  - Proof that she's not as miserable as the OP. n/t  Zywiec   Mar-03-09 02:07 PM   #9 
  - yeah, its ridiculous  provis99   Mar-03-09 02:09 PM   #12 
  - This is an excellent point, esp. because despite the threadstarter saying, 'not trying to pick on he  closeupready   Mar-03-09 02:28 PM   #47 
     - Middle Class Manners  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 02:51 PM   #75 
        - tripped up by homonyms, I see n/t  Bill McBlueState   Mar-03-09 03:01 PM   #84 
        - Hahahahaha  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 03:04 PM   #87 
        - 'Fashion', then.  closeupready   Mar-03-09 03:10 PM   #90 
           - Yes, Well  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 03:21 PM   #101 
  - and The lake pics are from 2006, it's not like she was jetting off to France for  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:10 PM   #14 
  - Check her statement on her upcoming trips, check the Vegas photos  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:10 PM   #15 
  - No. I'm not going to do that  blogslut   Mar-03-09 02:11 PM   #19 
  - Maybe her mother paid for it  sandnsea   Mar-03-09 02:13 PM   #22 
  - I think the upcoming trips constitute important info/ facts  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:17 PM   #162 
  - The Vegas trip was from 2007.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:13 PM   #23 
  - I haven't clicked the link. Dare we hope that she's obese and also smokes?  leftstreet   Mar-03-09 02:13 PM   #24 
  - Are we really sure that those are truly "upcoming trips" even?  SacredCow   Mar-03-09 02:16 PM   #27 
     - i think the el paso and the lake pics were posted already and she didn't update  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:18 PM   #30 
     - Yeah.....  SacredCow   Mar-03-09 02:20 PM   #34 
        - i agree, i don't what happened with her, those pics are 3 years old.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:22 PM   #36 
           - What I want to know is...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:23 PM   #39 
              - Sad would be my guess.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:25 PM   #42 
     - The web site is clearly updated to this year.  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:26 PM   #44 
        - Based on appearance, I wouldn't think the website was updated since 1997.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:29 PM   #49 
        - Even if it was updated yesterday....  SacredCow   Mar-03-09 02:47 PM   #70 
  - I know -- wtf?  LostinVA   Mar-03-09 02:34 PM   #56 
  - My god. A trip to the lake three years ago.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:07 PM   #8 
  - Hahaha  prolesunited   Mar-03-09 02:11 PM   #17 
  - I find Vegas Weekend to be more enlightning...  Lost in CT   Mar-03-09 02:08 PM   #11 
  - V.E.R.Y. That stretch limo....  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:11 PM   #18 
  - EXIF data from those photos indicates they were taken in 2007.  JeffR   Mar-03-09 02:12 PM   #21 
  - It's ridiculous  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 02:28 PM   #45 
  - What Would Be Ridiculous  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 02:58 PM   #79 
     - No. I'm not the one getting the cheese sandwich.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:09 PM   #89 
     - Once Again, It's Not About Their *Circumstances*  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 03:41 PM   # 
        - I'm more outraged at the attitude by some on DU about her vacation pics.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:20 PM   #150 
     - So you agree the policy of giving kids a cheese sandwich vs hot lunch if ok.  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:22 PM   #103 
        - Yes  NashVegas   Mar-03-09 03:31 PM   #109 
  - What do you make of the upcoming trips? No money for lunch?  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:28 PM   #46 
  - Who knows? For anyone who's business it happens to be  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 02:34 PM   #57 
  - LOL. I'm planning a trip to Tibet.  JeffR   Mar-03-09 02:54 PM   #77 
  - Hee. I've been planning my dream trip around the world since I was 12.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:14 PM   #93 
     - Hang in there!  JeffR   Mar-03-09 03:19 PM   #99 
  - Sheesh. I have an upcoming trip to Wales.  LanternWaste   Mar-03-09 03:55 PM   #134 
  - All of them?  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:26 PM   #170 
  - It looks like a family "thing" and perhaps her family paid for her going out there.That does happen.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-03-09 02:33 PM   #55 
     - Yes it does  Politicalboi   Mar-03-09 03:55 PM   #133 
  - Now this is the meaning of denigrating the poor  sandnsea   Mar-03-09 02:10 PM   #16 
  - No one would have denigrated her for participating in the free lunch program...  Nine   Mar-03-09 02:22 PM   #37 
     - Neither you nor I have any idea what this woman's current financial situation is. None.  Gormy Cuss   Mar-03-09 02:46 PM   #68 
  - K&R  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:12 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, this is what I was hoping for when I joined DU  Bill McBlueState   Mar-03-09 02:17 PM   #29 
  - Not when there's a week old flame war to revisit!  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-03-09 02:19 PM   #31 
  - The difference between Democrats and Republicans  trotsky   Mar-03-09 02:19 PM   #32 
  - Uh, the kids weren't starved. They were fed  WolverineDG   Mar-03-09 02:32 PM   #53 
  - Duh.  trotsky   Mar-03-09 02:35 PM   #59 
  - Unless of course  Politicalboi   Mar-03-09 03:58 PM   #139 
  - Reagan warned us!  H2O Man   Mar-03-09 02:21 PM   #35 
  - The pictures of the children are adorable...  LanternWaste   Mar-03-09 02:22 PM   #38 
  - Who knows what may have happened since those  sufrommich   Mar-03-09 02:25 PM   #41 
  - Exactly.  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 02:26 PM   #43 
  - I agree with you.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-03-09 02:34 PM   #58 
  - "I'm not trying to pick on this woman" yet, sadly, it appears you are. eom  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 02:30 PM   #50 
  - Maybe this mother could be more responsible about parenting  barb162   Mar-03-09 02:33 PM   #54 
     - Drawing conclusions without complete information is picking on her.  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 02:38 PM   #64 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-03-09 02:54 PM   #76 
        - Yeah. Damn those pesky little facts, like the pics are from 2006  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 02:59 PM   #81 
        - Have your finances changed in the last 3 yrs? Shame on you  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:24 PM   #104 
        - That's a very harsh attitude.  closeupready   Mar-03-09 03:25 PM   #105 
  - I can't believe we are looking at somebody's website and drawing conclusions without knowing all the  WI_DEM   Mar-03-09 02:35 PM   #60 
  - It's part of the effort  H2O Man   Mar-03-09 02:40 PM   #65 
     - Exactly!  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 02:43 PM   #67 
        - We need laws  H2O Man   Mar-03-09 02:46 PM   #69 
           - True, if they were "really" poor...  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 02:47 PM   #71 
           - Poor people have no business smiling in public. They scare the Dickens out of me when they do. n/t  Gormy Cuss   Mar-03-09 02:49 PM   #73 
  - oh shit..... forgot to give sons a check for lunch. will be the second cheese sandwich  seabeyond   Mar-03-09 02:36 PM   #61 
  - MY God...do you know how the truly wealthy vacation?  YOY   Mar-03-09 02:37 PM   #63 
  - No, Wait you have it all Wrong!!  wackywaggin   Mar-03-09 02:55 PM   #78 
  - Some of those gobble-pumpkins could stand to  EnviroBat   Mar-03-09 02:59 PM   #80 
  - I don't care if she is a millionaire  2BNMDLTR   Mar-03-09 03:01 PM   #82 
  - There's a difference between deliberately humiliating a child...  Nine   Mar-03-09 03:36 PM   #116 
     - *  2BNMDLTR   Mar-03-09 03:55 PM   #135 
        - ooops  2BNMDLTR   Mar-03-09 03:56 PM   #136 
           - Welcome to DU!  Quantess   Mar-03-09 04:12 PM   #146 
  - A trip to the lake is what broke people do on their days off, because it costs very little.  Quantess   Mar-03-09 03:01 PM   #83 
  - All the trips to the lake my parents took me as a child have me feeling suddenly spoiled  TK421   Mar-03-09 03:32 PM   #113 
     - I bet you sometimes went to the park, too, you little goldbrick!  Quantess   Mar-03-09 03:44 PM   #126 
        - Shhhh....word of that gets out and I'm toast!  TK421   Mar-03-09 03:48 PM   #128 
  - Reminds me of an old joke...  Nine   Mar-03-09 03:04 PM   #86 
  - Nice knitting, Madame Defarge  blogslut   Mar-03-09 03:09 PM   #88 
  - You started the thread, waving the woman's website around like  JeffR   Mar-03-09 03:13 PM   #92 
  - You post this garbage and then complain when you get the flame fest you were hoping for? Really?  AlCzervik   Mar-03-09 03:16 PM   #94 
  - If things are bad, she should probably let the website go and save some bucks.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:13 PM   #91 
  - You know what? Since the economy is in the tank  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:16 PM   #95 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-03-09 03:18 PM   #96 
     - maybe she isn't paying for hosting  noiretextatique   Mar-03-09 03:37 PM   #117 
     - If my kid didn't have milk to drink, I'd cut whatever I could.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:22 PM   #102 
        - When did she last pay for that website?  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:27 PM   #106 
        - I'm not complaining. I care not at all for this woman.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:31 PM   #110 
        - here's the WHOIS data:  Lance_Boyle   Mar-03-09 03:32 PM   #112 
           - Thank you. I wonder who paid for it. How much was it?  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:33 PM   #114 
           - Yes, I lost my job almost a year ago.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:38 PM   #118 
           - I'm just not willing to cast judgment based on minimal info.  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:39 PM   #122 
           - Yeah - I gave up my vanity website domain registration. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Mar-03-09 03:39 PM   #120 
           - It's just your bleeding heart talking. Really. A website. The horrorsl  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:41 PM   #123 
           - Those were my thoughts.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:39 PM   #121 
           - I edited my first reply to include these questions...(didn't know if you noticed)  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:41 PM   #124 
        - And, like I said upthread to someone else, you don't know this woman  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:28 PM   #107 
           - You don't know this woman either, so maybe your back story inventions -  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:42 PM   #125 
           - How do you know she is maintaining a website?  uppityperson   Mar-03-09 03:46 PM   #127 
           - Lol, well if so, too bad that family member or friend didn't contribute -  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:49 PM   #130 
              - So, poor kids shouldn't have toys then?  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:14 PM   #147 
           - Yeah, but see, *I'm* not the one making a judgment.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:48 PM   #129 
              - Of course you're making a judgment. You responded with your opinion didn't you?  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 03:52 PM   #132 
              - No. It doesn't work that way. Sorry.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 03:57 PM   #137 
                 - When did I make any claim about her financial situation?  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 04:03 PM   #142 
                    - You said if things were that bad she should quit her website. Sounds like a claim to me,.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:08 PM   #144 
                       - Here is my post.  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 04:17 PM   #148 
                          - Posted in a thread that questions whether or not she's poor.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 04:23 PM   #151 
                             - I'm in the perfect position to know -  dustbunnie   Mar-03-09 04:33 PM   #152 
              - You don't know her. Fine. Do you know Bush? Obama?  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:33 PM   #173 
                 - Hmmmm. Bush. Obama. Lady in the cheese sandwich story..  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 05:42 PM   #175 
           - Which articles around here contain perfect and complete information  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:31 PM   #171 
              - The iraq war. Story about the cheese sandwich lady.  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 05:46 PM   #176 
  - I see I found today's class war thread.  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Mar-03-09 03:18 PM   #97 
  - She is just awful! She should take a trip to this lake  TK421   Mar-03-09 03:18 PM   #98 
  - Shhh! Shhh! Shhh!  Politicalboi   Mar-03-09 04:11 PM   #145 
     - che,che,che....hah,hah,hah  TK421   Mar-03-09 04:17 PM   #149 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-03-09 03:39 PM   #119 
  - Ok I've had enough  Politicalboi   Mar-03-09 03:51 PM   #131 
  - She probably has pitbulls too.  flvegan   Mar-03-09 03:58 PM   #138 
  - Hey now...  WorseBeforeBetter   Mar-03-09 04:00 PM   #141 
  - I'm not following the cheese sandwich story...  WorseBeforeBetter   Mar-03-09 03:59 PM   #140 
  - I like cheese sandwiches.  Reader Rabbit   Mar-03-09 04:39 PM   #153 
  - I like them too. If you like okra you a bad person.  barb162   Mar-03-09 05:19 PM   #163 
  - Thanks, Rush.  EFerrari   Mar-03-09 04:57 PM   #158 
  - IMO- mom dropped the ball and the kids had to pay for her actions  Gin   Mar-03-09 05:22 PM   #165 
     - The OP is a Republican fairy tale.  EFerrari   Mar-03-09 05:24 PM   #168 
  - While I see your point, let's get real for just one moment...  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-03-09 05:23 PM   #167 
  - Okay. Maybe a lot of people just grew up in nicer areas, and just don't realize  Pithlet   Mar-03-09 05:33 PM   #172 
  - We can be soft-hearted without being soft-headed.  hunter   Mar-03-09 05:38 PM   #174 
  - Uhhh, the vacation pictures are from 2006... seriously...  RollWithIt   Mar-03-09 05:53 PM   #177 
  - Locking...  TygrBright   Mar-03-09 05:54 PM   #179 
 

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