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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:43 PM
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181. Of course. But, you aren't understanding the point.. it IS about criminalizing homelessness.
Unless you understand what is happening in this country regarding that, you won't see that.

Your perspective is schools. Mine is homelessness. I understand yours, but you may not understand mine.
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  -Homeless Woman, Arrested For Sending Son To School Using Babysitter's Address Liberal_in_LA  Apr-18-11 08:24 PM   #0 
  - One set of laws for the rich, another set for the poor  CanonRay   Apr-18-11 08:25 PM   #1 
  - You know what is bizarre beyond this?  eilen   Apr-19-11 06:34 AM   #30 
  - have you met #23?  lunasun   Apr-19-11 02:50 PM   #93 
     - I don't understand your inference.  eilen   Apr-20-11 08:27 PM   #180 
  - Arrested for "stealing" something that is by definition free.  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:18 AM   #42 
  - Exactly, it's fucking discrimination at its finest.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:20 AM   #44 
  - not free  trud   Apr-19-11 03:34 PM   #104 
     - Well duh.  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:34 PM   #133 
  - Exactly. Who went to prison for BP's disaster in the Gulf? who went to prison for  Lorien   Apr-19-11 08:55 AM   #56 
  - Who went to prison for Katrina? Who went to prison for mine collapses,  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:19 PM   #115 
  - That's the gospel truth right there!  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:50 PM   #134 
  - Let the useless poor die is the RW way.  hobbit709   Apr-18-11 08:25 PM   #2 
  - STOP blaming the RW! This blame has gone on long enough. "PROGRESSIVES"  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:01 PM   #144 
  - So one person is being made homeless for helping  undeterred   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #3 
  - good summary of the situation  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-18-11 08:32 PM   #11 
  - Don't forget all the money the Courts, Social Services, etc... will make though.  glinda   Apr-19-11 10:25 AM   #61 
  - A very sad +1. -nt  CrispyQ   Apr-19-11 10:41 AM   #64 
  - This is absolutely ridiculous, disgusting and utterly unfair. Jesus Christ.  vaberella   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #4 
  - the poor must be shown thier place. nt  Confusious   Apr-18-11 08:39 PM   #18 
  - school budgets may be tight but this is ridiculous.  uppityperson   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #5 
  - Can this be sent to Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz. Maybe they can get some justice here. n/t  vaberella   Apr-18-11 08:28 PM   #6 
  - damn #@!!*&?@!!  handmade34   Apr-18-11 08:30 PM   #7 
  - We've had parents and teachers form carpools  LWolf   Apr-18-11 08:30 PM   #8 
  - Federal law - says they can stay in their home school and the district must transport  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 08:50 AM   #55 
  - In this case, maybe the babysitter's local school wasn't the home school?  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:08 AM   #163 
  - and what address was she supposed to supply?  catrose   Apr-19-11 10:49 AM   #66 
  - When my daughter hit high school....  AnneD   Apr-19-11 02:40 PM   #87 
  - The choices our nation is making at this point  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:09 AM   #164 
     - Exactly....  AnneD   Apr-20-11 07:44 AM   #165 
        - No need to apologize.  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:57 AM   #166 
        - "God Forgive America". You said it exactly. Thank you.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 05:47 PM   #178 
  - Back when I was a teacher we bent backwards to help  MedicalAdmin   Apr-19-11 04:21 PM   #116 
  - when I hear stories like this  Terra Alta   Apr-18-11 08:31 PM   #9 
  - This is a discussion we need to have on a national level.  CrispyQ   Apr-19-11 10:44 AM   #65 
  - Honestly, a lot of them don't make it. :^( And you are right, the poor are  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:54 PM   #136 
  - There are different rules for poor people and middleclass people.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:23 PM   #152 
  - We are becoming a nation of evil people, utterly without empathy.  sudopod   Apr-18-11 08:32 PM   #10 
  - Tonya McDowell was HOMELESS and had no permanent ADDRESS.  no_hypocrisy   Apr-18-11 08:34 PM   #12 
  - Out of curiosity...  Cid_B   Apr-18-11 10:09 PM   #23 
  - You make a lot of assumptions in your analysis friend.  bluesbassman   Apr-18-11 10:25 PM   #25 
  - Yeah I'm almost out of asswipe, too.  Scruffy1   Apr-19-11 08:04 AM   #50 
  - LOL!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:01 PM   #82 
  - poster must be all hyped up (and rabid) from the new movie version of AtlasShrugged!!!!!!  lunasun   Apr-19-11 02:41 PM   #88 
  - Must be a damn short leg.  EstimatedProphet   Apr-20-11 06:18 AM   #161 
  - Understand the system well enough to committ fraud?  ThomCat   Apr-19-11 01:10 AM   #28 
  - +1, your sig really underscores your post. Nicely done.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:13 AM   #40 
  - Very well said!  smokey nj   Apr-19-11 07:58 AM   #49 
  - Thank you. nt  woo me with science   Apr-19-11 08:58 AM   #58 
  - There is no Gov help out there for these people  lilbethm   Apr-19-11 11:13 AM   #68 
  - my mom volunteers with the legal system and has had to refer many women there  renate   Apr-19-11 11:23 AM   #71 
     - I want to start an Organization  lilbethm   Apr-19-11 12:00 PM   #72 
     - Then that is very unusual. If you look at Southern Poverty Law Center, you will find that  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:07 PM   #145 
  - Wish we could rec individual posts.  Forkboy   Apr-19-11 12:19 PM   #73 
  - Exactly  Athena66   Apr-19-11 06:46 PM   #130 
  - +1,000,000!  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:55 PM   #137 
  - I am appalled beyond words that you should have to spell this out on a "PROGRESSIVE" forum!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 09:48 PM   #142 
  - Out of curiosity, what country do you live in?  JTFrog   Apr-19-11 06:49 AM   #33 
  - Really? There are lot of people out of jobs now...  octothorpe   Apr-19-11 07:53 AM   #48 
  - since when is capacity linked to finding work?  reggie the dog   Apr-19-11 10:36 AM   #63 
  - why is she "still" homeless?  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:58 PM   #79 
  - Right-wingers don't have compassion. But you knew that already. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:00 PM   #81 
     - they don't.  barbtries   Apr-19-11 02:08 PM   #85 
  - No one else will do it so I will  walldude   Apr-19-11 02:45 PM   #90 
  - what walldude said.  barbtries   Apr-19-11 02:49 PM   #92 
  - + a gazillion  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:07 PM   #111 
  - +1000  Shining Jack   Apr-19-11 06:09 PM   #126 
  - Glad to see your last resort...  Cid_B   Apr-19-11 08:37 PM   #138 
  - The point is you're a RWer, with a consistently RW worldview about each and every subject.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 10:50 PM   #159 
     - Feel better?  Cid_B   Apr-20-11 04:25 AM   #160 
  - This needs to be enshrined, not deleted.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:09 PM   #146 
  - It's pretty clear that she wasn't savvy enough to commit fraud successfully.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-19-11 03:00 PM   #97 
  - Yes homelessness is a choice, and victims are always to blame...  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:10 PM   #99 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-19-11 03:17 PM   #102 
  - the "capacity" to become employed  Celebration   Apr-19-11 03:29 PM   #103 
  - Yep, living in public housing, I'm sure ...  aggiesal   Apr-19-11 03:47 PM   #106 
  - In this economy? You're asking why  abelenkpe   Apr-19-11 04:06 PM   #109 
  - Oh, yeah, jobs with pay you can afford to live off are pouring out of fountains in the U.S. now.  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:06 PM   #110 
  - Good Grief  proud patriot   Apr-19-11 04:46 PM   #120 
  - "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"  Ignis   Apr-19-11 05:19 PM   #122 
  - I'm far from poor and still can't find a job...so wow  alp227   Apr-19-11 09:59 PM   #143 
  - I absolutely agree  EstimatedProphet   Apr-20-11 06:25 AM   #162 
  - Yes, a legal catch-22 based on poverty.  ThomCat   Apr-19-11 01:01 AM   #27 
  - Let's be clear, it doesn't save them money.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:16 AM   #41 
     - And since public schools get additional state and/or federal funding based on headcount...  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:39 AM   #45 
  - and  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:59 PM   #80 
  - She tries to send her son son to school and gets punished  Angry Dragon   Apr-18-11 08:34 PM   #13 
  - Damn.  madamesilverspurs   Apr-18-11 08:35 PM   #14 
  - we will become a third world nation before long if this keeps up.  Terra Alta   Apr-18-11 08:37 PM   #17 
     - Thank you! Now, use that anger to start some action!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:13 PM   #147 
  - When we moved to a neighoring HS district my son's senior year. Everyone knew but looked the other  alphafemale   Apr-18-11 08:35 PM   #15 
  - "you would think they could get similar evidence on someone with more ability to pay restitution"  Cerridwen   Apr-18-11 08:36 PM   #16 
  - As if they're going to go after the soccer moms who keep their kids...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:19 AM   #43 
  - That and this woman is less likely to fight back.  Cerridwen   Apr-19-11 10:52 AM   #67 
  - they should just transfer the "restitutuion" from whatever school district  rivercat   Apr-19-11 12:54 PM   #76 
  - Ct Post site with some more details  happyslug   Apr-18-11 08:45 PM   #19 
  - What the ??  progressoid   Apr-18-11 09:20 PM   #20 
  - This is fucking INSANE!!!  Odin2005   Apr-18-11 10:03 PM   #21 
  - K&R for more visibility. n/t  Mnemosyne   Apr-18-11 10:09 PM   #22 
  - Have any teachers stepped forward to defend this woman  apples and oranges   Apr-18-11 10:10 PM   #24 
  - Nice broad brush  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 12:33 PM   #74 
  - I'd like to know that, also.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:14 PM   #148 
  - Just go find the thread about the grandfather who let the daughter drop her kids off at his house...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:27 PM   #153 
  - So she was more severely punished because she was homeless  Rex   Apr-18-11 10:34 PM   #26 
  - It's likely no one reported her  oldlady   Apr-19-11 01:14 AM   #29 
  - You may be right.  surrealAmerican   Apr-19-11 07:06 AM   #37 
  - Wow, that's a fantastic angle and I bet that's what happened.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:11 AM   #39 
  - Meanwhile, back on Wall Street . . .  Vinca   Apr-19-11 06:36 AM   #31 
  - denying that child an education is the crime.....em  BIGFOOTSDADDY333   Apr-19-11 06:40 AM   #32 
  - Wow. That is fucked up. Nt  xchrom   Apr-19-11 06:51 AM   #34 
  - To be honest, I'd rather live in the hills than in a "society" like this.  TheKentuckian   Apr-19-11 06:53 AM   #35 
  - I really hate people.  coyote   Apr-19-11 06:59 AM   #36 
  - Too many sociopathic Ayn Randians entrusted with too much power over others? (nt)  w4rma   Apr-19-11 08:34 AM   #53 
  - Most positions of power tend to be occupied by functional sociopaths  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:12 PM   #101 
  - This thread is a far cry from the mother who used her fathers address to send her kid to a better...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:10 AM   #38 
  - huh? the posts in this thread are supportive of the mother.  cali   Apr-19-11 07:41 AM   #46 
     - Yes, they are.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 08:07 AM   #51 
        - Yeah, DUers tend to be more sympathetic to the poor. Ain't that evil? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:05 PM   #84 
           - Clear miscommunication.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:37 PM   #154 
  - Damned if she did, damed if she didn't  octothorpe   Apr-19-11 07:48 AM   #47 
  - The War on the Poor is escalating.  Scruffy1   Apr-19-11 08:32 AM   #52 
  - Well, beyond the Randian  Le Taz Hot   Apr-19-11 08:41 AM   #54 
  - Either we fix this country or leave it.  ej510   Apr-19-11 09:02 AM   #59 
  - anyone here know how to start a petition at change.org?  mimitabby   Apr-19-11 08:57 AM   #57 
  - Not one Wall Street banker has been jailed  _ed_   Apr-19-11 09:13 AM   #60 
  - +1, these types of stories are distraction from real issue  alp227   Apr-19-11 07:13 PM   #132 
  - This is just beyond sickening. So she's a criminal  Raksha   Apr-19-11 10:28 AM   #62 
  - This country is sick.  marmar   Apr-19-11 11:15 AM   #69 
  - unbelievable. just unbelievable.  robinlynne   Apr-19-11 11:22 AM   #70 
  - If only the kid had been a fetus.  Orsino   Apr-19-11 12:41 PM   #75 
  - this is so mean!  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:40 PM   #77 
  - I remember a time, not long ago, when parents were allowed to use a babysitter's address  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 01:46 PM   #78 
  - I don't think it is just about the $$$$.... it is costing WAAAy more to prosecute her!  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 05:11 PM   #177 
     - Everything is about money  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-20-11 08:12 PM   #179 
        - Of course. But, you aren't understanding the point.. it IS about criminalizing homelessness.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 08:43 PM   #181 
  - I just threw up a bit in my mouth. Un-fucking-believable. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Apr-19-11 02:04 PM   #83 
  - Take a look at #23 so you can thoroughly clean your stomach.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:43 PM   #89 
     - Hey now, they're just being "curious".  Guy Whitey Corngood   Apr-19-11 02:59 PM   #96 
  - How many people live in that district  shawn703   Apr-19-11 02:33 PM   #86 
  - Mr. Woody D always brings that up  WoodyD   Apr-19-11 03:53 PM   #107 
  - Oh, all you bleeding heart DUers  WoodyD   Apr-19-11 02:48 PM   #91 
  - Good God! When did Norwalk become teabagger Nazi land?!  KamaAina   Apr-19-11 02:51 PM   #94 
  - Electronic voting and Citizens United has brought this country down to beyond repair. nt  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:09 PM   #113 
  - sounds like a police state to me... n/t!  indimuse   Apr-19-11 02:57 PM   #95 
  - The secret in this country is to screw up things at such monumental scale  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:07 PM   #98 
  - "The law, in its majestic equality,  elleng   Apr-19-11 03:11 PM   #100 
  - What?  Turbineguy   Apr-19-11 03:40 PM   #105 
  - Wait a second.  d_r   Apr-19-11 04:03 PM   #108 
  - You should send that info to the mother involved if possible. nt  abelenkpe   Apr-19-11 04:13 PM   #114 
  - Goddam fucking homeless!  Iggo   Apr-19-11 04:07 PM   #112 
  - Homeless children are allowed to go to school according to McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act  peoli   Apr-19-11 04:33 PM   #117 
  - Yup. The former school has to offer assistance unless it is too far away--as in the student moved  MichiganVote   Apr-19-11 05:06 PM   #121 
  - googled that, it took effect in 1987, signed by which president?  alp227   Apr-19-11 09:42 PM   #141 
  - Let's all have a rousing chorus of "I'm Proud to Be an American"!  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-19-11 04:42 PM   #118 
  - That is another example of.......  bobburgster   Apr-19-11 04:44 PM   #119 
  - So, lemme get this right..  Corruption Winz   Apr-19-11 05:29 PM   #123 
  - This is very sad  AsahinaKimi   Apr-19-11 05:53 PM   #124 
  - There is a bill before state legislation that is sure to go viral in red states, to just  ooglymoogly   Apr-19-11 05:58 PM   #125 
  - another reason to federalize school system  ctchrisf   Apr-19-11 06:28 PM   #129 
  - Tonya McDowell can't not escape the horror of mean spirited people...  midnight   Apr-19-11 06:18 PM   #127 
  - My home town  ctchrisf   Apr-19-11 06:22 PM   #128 
  - Welcome to DU!  ncrainbowgrrl   Apr-19-11 09:05 PM   #140 
  - Thank you, and welcome to DU!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:16 PM   #149 
  - The US is depraved. nt  ZombieHorde   Apr-19-11 06:50 PM   #131 
  - What the hell is wrong with this country?  JTG of the PRB   Apr-19-11 07:53 PM   #135 
  - What is wrong? People don't give a shit.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:17 PM   #150 
  - Seriously? A homeless women can't want a better life for her son? What is wrong with this country??  jillan   Apr-19-11 08:41 PM   #139 
  - There are ONE POINT SIX-FIVE MILLION HOMELESS SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE U.S.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:21 PM   #151 
     - We need single payer education.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:41 PM   #155 
     - Education is going to solve homelessness.... HOW? Or are you saying its OK for kids to be homeless,  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:43 PM   #156 
     - We need lifetime public education too. It's such a shame when kids want to  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 10:44 PM   #157 
     - People have no idea that the number is so high. It bears repeating:  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 10:48 PM   #158 
     - Or my favorite: "They're homeless by choice!"  trotsky   Apr-20-11 08:21 AM   #167 
     - Yeah, that's a real gem right there.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 11:28 AM   #168 
     - "Believing that people are homeless because they want to be may help you to sleep better at night,  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 01:02 PM   #172 
     - Nope,because the middleclass is safe and warm.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 12:15 PM   #169 
        - Yup. I think that's an awful lot of it right there.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:22 PM   #173 
     - There are 1,650,000+ homeless children in this country!  ThomCat   Apr-20-11 12:56 PM   #170 
        - Thanks for being a megaphone, GreenPartyVoter and ThomCat!  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 01:00 PM   #171 
           - I haven't seen Rachel lately. I wonder if she's following this story about this one child? If she is  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:23 PM   #174 
              - Sadly, I sincerely doubt it. It doesn't have the term "middleclass" attached to it.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 04:40 PM   #175 
                 - Well, we wrote her before. We could do it again and see if it hits home. Personally, I would  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:45 PM   #176 
 

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