Come on, $80?? Dont pay the cable for a month or two. Sell some bling. Get a job.
If the mother was that concerned, im sure she could have put her hands on $80.00, or she could have gone to 1 of many dental schools, they would hav ebeen glad to pull the boys tooth, or teeth, just a lack of education,parenting,and really caring is the reason here. i see she got him into a hospital for over $250,000.00 dollars in medical bills, and she couldnt get him to a dentist for a toot extraction??? come on, i do blame the mother here. If she would have taken him to PG hospital with the tooth ache they would have done something for the boy, so i still have to blame the mother, and father if he could be found, hes probably in pg county jail, or jessup, or maybe even in dc jail, but one of them, im sure.
There’s a whole lot of stuff Tbogg quotes at which it’s possible to take enormous amounts of offense, but for some reason, “sell some bling” is the part that’s getting to me.
Because it’s all tied up in racist assumptions (Sell some bling. Because of course she has bling. She’s a black woman. She must have a big ass, designer jeans and a coke habit. Of course her baby daddy is in prison. Jesus H. Unicycling Christ.) and while that’s par for the course, it’s the need to make judgments about what certain kinds of people deserve to own that’s driving me fucking nuts here.
You heard this after Hurricane Katrina, that people in the Ninth Ward were too poor to afford decent housing but they all had big TVs, or that they’d just take any assistance they got and spend it on booze and drugs. You hear this after every story that’s ever published about anybody’s who’s poor (and a minority, and female, usually, but not always). This kind of stupid nitpicking about how they didn’t shop at the right places. “If you’d just clip coupons.” Sell some bling.
And you know, okay, maybe, but who the fuck are you to judge, is my point. And why do you care so goddamn much? If you spent half as much time working to end poverty as you do bitching about the clothing and jewelry of the people who are poor, you’d end not only poverty but war, famine, pestilence and death. Talk about a waste of energy, sitting around imagining all the “bling” somebody has, and getting pissed about it. It’s nothing more than a way of avoiding responsibility, shoving it away, making all this somebody else’s problem because then the gnawing in your gut just means you need more Cheetos.
Turn it around on them, ask them if they’d have handed the boy’s mother $80 if she asked for it on the street (hell no! she’s just gonna buy drugs! move along!) because after all, they’re just gonna spend it on Starbucks, and they’d be horrified. How dare you want to tell them what to do with their cash!
People are only entitled to some things, and you’re the right person to figure out their spending for them. From a distance, of course. If you were asked to support free financial counseling services for the poor, or God forbid volunteer for such a thing, you’d oppose it, as a government handout to people just too weak to hire their own Ameriprise counselor.
The reddest communo-socialist-hippie in all the land doesn’t want to tell people how to spend their money as much as these stuck-up Republican assholes seem to want to.