Telly, I do think you've got the hang of this forum quite nicely ...
Charles, I hope you've lived a few days in a wheelchair or with a blindfold before making statements like this.
You'd be surprised, my friend.
I do, buddy.
But, of course you're right ... there is no limit to the amount we should spend on the underprivileged. After all, that's the politically correct thing to say, the charitable thing to say, and it's the easy
thing to say since you intend to drain from the coffers of others to pay for your charities. Anyone not accepting more money spent on the underprivileged is just plain mean ... :
I always get a kick out of the assumptions made here about those who don't support big government, and the backgrounds of people like myself ... I can always depend on a few posters here to react with real intellectual depth.
Americans should quit listening to the idiots who constantly encourage us to adopt the policies of other countries because we are so "backward" ... if you really disdain America so much, and you live here, then perhaps you'd be happier in another country, and making room for the millions who do want to live here.
If you're in another country, you can dislike America all you wish ... but frankly, we're probably way out ahead of your country on many measures. We have plenty of challenges, but the U.S. remains a great country, with work to do.
But John Paré, director of public relations for the National Federation of the Blind, the nation's largest organization representing blind people, said identifying the money is hardly the most difficult obstacle for the blind to overcome.
"The focus for improving the lives of blind Americans needs to be put on earning money not figuring out how to identify money," he said. "Over 70 percent of blind Americans are under-employed or unemployed and this is what needs to be addressed.
"It really is distracting to have this lawsuit," he said, since assistance should concentrate on people "who don't have the money in the first place."
Aagh, what does John know? He isn't in the swing. Let's just give the blind easier money to count, when they come across some. Besides, it's cruel to even consider actually helping them lead happier lives through productive jobs.
If we decide to change the currency, we should do so for logical reasons, far beyond the nutcase logic of Judge Robertson. If those changes also make it easier for the blind and other handicapped, that's great.
I need to leave now, so I can go trip a blind person, or perhaps I can hang out under the bridge and throw stones at the homeless ... or I can count my ill-gotten gains, and scheme about how to get other folks to pay for my health care. Yeah, that's the ticket. :