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But the last line still cracks me up. I definitely would have handed him at least a dollar.090303-sorry-foreclosed

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  1. Paul

    February 4th, 2010

    Hell, I’d give him a tenspot just for knowing!

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  2. ScratchNSniff

    February 4th, 2010

    Yeah, and we gnew he wasn’t!

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  3. MoeTom

    February 4th, 2010

    Yes I’d give him a buck or two. But he will never vote again anyway. First time was a big disappointment for him. What a shame!

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  4. Matt

    February 4th, 2010

    I would have to say that if this guy actually ever owned a house that I would be amazed.
    He is doing a common scam..Appealing to people who give money (Republicans)
    Wearing an “Obama/Biden” t shirt and pan-handling would not work so well.

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  5. ScratchNSniff

    February 4th, 2010

    Maybe he can put in a resume with Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.

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  6. Grayscape

    February 4th, 2010

    I’d give the man what he really wants – a 40oz Colt 45.

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  7. Paul

    February 4th, 2010

    @ ScratchNSniff

    He doesn’t claim to be hungry….

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  8. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    HA! HA! you voted for Obama and got what you deserved! Then I’d give him a dollar cause I’m a nice guy.

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  9. Grayscape

    February 4th, 2010

    It’s possible he’s one of hineys mentors. Taught him all he knows.

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  10. My2Cents

    February 4th, 2010

    That’s awesome. Give the guy an IOTW mug, or maybe some IOTW bucks next time you see him.

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  11. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    looks like the streets haven’t be kind to Fat Albert.

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  12. Comrade Whoopie

    February 4th, 2010

    Thank god he can still afford cigarettes.

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  13. ed

    February 4th, 2010

    Thats almost as lame as one of my posts

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  14. Althing

    February 4th, 2010

    Matt’s completely right. This reminds me of a panhandler in California that I saw once with the most honest sign ever- “Screw food, I need drugs”. I gave him $5 for his honesty.

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  15. My2Cents

    February 4th, 2010

    ***Thank god he can still afford cigarettes.***

    He probably got those for voting Democrat in the last election.

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  16. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    Fat Albert says HEY! HEY! HEY! Obama took all my SH!T away!

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  17. had enuf mike

    February 4th, 2010

    I’m with Matt and Althing…

    this guy is a professional bum..

    see how the sign he’s holding is “folded” and creased….many years of folding up the sign when the cops drive by….

    sorry, I’m not buying the foreclosure BS either.

    I’m always amazed how “homeless” have money for cigs and beer…but never any for food…!

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  18. Wyatt AARP

    February 4th, 2010

    Sorry, fellah, but I think it’s worse than being lied to. I think Obama and the leading Democrats are doing this on purpose. Forget theoretical discussions of Keynesian vs. Monetarist economic theory, etc. – common sense should tell people that the goverment cannot run a trillion dollar deficit each year for the foreseeable future,and that things will turn out o.k. And, on top of the current deficit, the Dems still want national healthcare, cap and trade, and all sorts of other goodies.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that I read that social security, which used to finance other government functions, is now running in the red.

    Perhaps the Dems realize that they have at most 4, and probably 2 years in power, and the agenda is to do as much damage as is humanly possible in a short amount of time.

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  19. Alpha Maser

    February 4th, 2010

    He must NOT know about:
    http://maser-media.org/WordPress/?p=1787

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  20. cakes

    February 4th, 2010

    I agree with Wyatt- definitely on purpose. The weird thing is that he really didn’t hide it all that much. He is perceived to have run as a semi moderate, but I never ever saw it. The media was more than complicit. From the radicals around him to the ‘off the cuff’ remarks such as the one he made to Joe the plumber, and the phrases such as ‘fundamentally change America’ in between- this guy has a plan to f*ck things up.

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  21. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Thanks for admitting you voted for the historic one. Now, kindly remove your cigarette so that I can b!tch slap your ass!

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  22. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Ok….so fricken leave it in. It will be cooler to see it fly out of your mouth.

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  23. Irony Curtain

    February 4th, 2010

    I’ve always objected to the term “homeless” for drug addled drunken bums. It’s absurd to define a person or group for what they DON’T have!

    If that were the case then I’m “Yachtless”

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  24. cakes

    February 4th, 2010

    Irony, can I join you in the “Yachtless shelter?”

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  25. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Right Irony….I’m super bowl ticketless and I really feel bad for those who are super bowl teamless!

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  26. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Oops, I meant “the big gameless”

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  27. Chris

    February 4th, 2010

    Fervently looking forward to seeing obowma holding a sign like that…

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  28. Punxsy Phil

    February 4th, 2010

    He’s so fat, even his shadow has stretch marks. :-)

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  29. Wyatt AARP

    February 4th, 2010

    I’m both yachtless and Ferrariless. Do I qualify for TARP?

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  30. Doc

    February 4th, 2010

    The most successful panhandler in California was a Mexican guy who’s sign said “$10 more and me and my family can make it back to Mexico” Everybody gave him a Ten Dollar bill.

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  31. Doc

    February 4th, 2010

    By the way, did I mention that I have a yacht for sale? I’m downsizing.

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  32. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    What gets me is no one ever bailed me out if I was having money problems. Hey Gubment give me a handout!!!

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  33. Diann

    February 4th, 2010

    Of course he has cash for cigs. Hell. They even get cell phones w/cameras. Remember the photo-op last year with Michelle Obama serving bums at a soup kitchen? Posing there with her ladle while some homeless guy snapped a picture of her with his phone. Heh. Funny.

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  34. MoeTom

    February 4th, 2010

    Wyatt: Scary but true. We are in deep doodo. Trouble is most people don’t seem to give a s*it.

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  35. Jayne

    February 4th, 2010

    Reminds me of one of the best signs ever was at a “Tea Party” which I prefer to call a “Protest” – on a piece of card board it read “Will Work for Freedom”

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  36. Tim

    February 4th, 2010

    Have home.
    Have car.
    Have retirement.

    Need Cessna 172!

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  37. Wyatt AARP

    February 4th, 2010

    @Doc: I am interested in your yacht, but I too am in a downsizing mode. I would propose to pay you with a minimum number of small denomination bills to assist your particular downsizing needs.

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  38. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    Will work for 1969 Plymouth Road Runner does ont have to be Hemi Powered

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  39. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    Dear,Guberment since your printing so mach money could you give me a suitcase full of unmarked bills???

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  40. Diann

    February 4th, 2010

    I’m still waiting for my share of Obama’s stash. Oh, wait. That’s right. I’m not GETTING any of the stash. I’m in part responsible for supplying it. Silly me.

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  41. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    This administration makes you not want to pay your taxes.

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  42. Diann

    February 4th, 2010

    Join the withholding underground and keep back your Federal Income Taxes until they come due: April 15, 2011. Let’s see how well they do when they can’t soak us all year long.

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  43. cg6380

    February 4th, 2010

    Homeless my ass, that tent he’s wearing could house a division.

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  44. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    @Diann
    Bidens? I get serious credit if I am right!

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  45. Diann

    February 4th, 2010

    Rightwing,
    Huh? Sorry. It’s getting late and I don’t get it…

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  46. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Your flower, it is from Bidens genus no?

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  47. Diann

    February 4th, 2010

    Okay, like that. I thought you said something about Biden being a genius. Upon closer review I realize I was wrong.

    No, actually this is Echinacea purpurea ‘Merlot’ or the Merlot Purple Coneflower. My favorite perennial, though it is hard for me to choose.

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  48. Rightwingfeather

    February 4th, 2010

    Wait diann, I am seeing a yellow cone-like flower. Perhaps I need to refresh!

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  49. ScratchNSniff

    February 4th, 2010

    I proud to say I’m working on my second million dollars. I gave up on the first.

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  50. shootersgrandma

    February 4th, 2010

    Sometimes, when my National Pride and self-vanity escapes me, I want to join the ranks of this poor deprivate so I can become rich from all the ‘obama money.’

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  51. IH8Socialist

    February 4th, 2010

    I gotta get me some of that Obama money.

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  52. Stymie

    February 4th, 2010

    * sniff * That guy reminds me how much I miss Barry White. :-(

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  53. Ralph

    February 4th, 2010

    Me too, Disco Diaper. Me too. * sigh *

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  54. Snowball the Sour Puss

    February 4th, 2010

    In Barry White bass – “Thank you for the dollar. I must retire now to my couch of perpetual indulgence. Ladies, please avert your eyes, ’cause I been known to hypnotize. Oh, hey, got a light?”

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  55. Persecutor

    February 5th, 2010

    He got the street corner when he bought the panhandler franchise package from ACORN: sign, corner, and smokes, all for a 50-50 split!

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  56. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 5th, 2010

    @ MoeTom- I dunno. First time out I voted for Nixon. Though it was his second term that was disappointing, I never lost my interest in voting.

    Of course I’m not an overweight, homeless black man who regards politicians as messianic on account of their “mantan.”

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  57. Matt

    February 5th, 2010

    I am not homeless but every month I have to send money to the people who bought me my house. They gave me 30 years to pay them back aned were nice about it so I am hoping to have them paid off in 20.
    Why does this man not just go get a job and put away some money and buy a house? He would then just be yachtless.
    I could give him the number of the people who were nice enough to lend me the balance between what I saved and the cost of the home. They did the same thing when I wanted that shiney new black 4 door pick up truck.

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  58. TED

    February 5th, 2010

    I’d give him credit, credit for waking up!

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  59. had enuf mike

    February 5th, 2010

    Matt,
    ” They did the same thing when I wanted that shiney new black 4 door pick up truck.”

    I think your being a little “insensitive” to the minorities… ;) ;)

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  60. Rightwingfeather

    February 5th, 2010

    Don’t do it. Just don’t do it.

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