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Troll
04-25-2009, 06:44 PM
I ran across this on the internets and thought I'd share. It's about the lady who asked Obama for a house back in February.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/23/obama.homeless/index.html?eref=rss_topstories


After her plea, Hughes was given a free home to live in temporarily

Now there's some great slant for you scarcely a paragraph into the article. The way this is worded makes it sound like Obama 'gave her the free home', right? No.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/11/henrietta-hughes-given-ho_n_166028.html


Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson...She told Hughes, "Just give me the opportunity to help you."

Hmm...'State Representative Nick Thompson'...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Thompson_(politician)


Nick Thompson is a Fort Myers, Florida Republican politician who serves as the Representative for District 73 in the House of Representatives of the U.S. state of Florida.

Odd, I didn't read that bit of information in either the CNN or the HuffPo article. Anyway, back to Henrietta. Here are some more interesting snippets from the CNN article:


Hughes, who is in her 60s, faithfully goes to an employment center in Fort Myers in hopes of finding a job.


"Her concern is that she doesn't want to be a freeloader,"


Chene Thompson...has been trying to sell the vacant home in the Fort Myers suburb of Lavelle since 2006. Once the house sells, Hughes will have to leave.

So, in other words, faced with eventual eviction, this lady "faithfully" waits for the government to find her a job.

This story is interesting for a number of reasons, but it was nice to see CNN admit (in a roundabout way) that private charity got this woman a house, but the government can't even land her a job.

Rockntractor
04-25-2009, 09:32 PM
This story is interesting for a number of reasons, but it was nice to see CNN admit (in a roundabout way) that private charity got this woman a house, but the government can't even land her a job.
Good point I hadn't thought about that when I read the article.

SarasotaRepub
04-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Hmmmm...sounds like a lotta Hope but not much Change. :rolleyes::D

FlaGator
04-25-2009, 10:35 PM
Hmmmm...sounds like a lotta Hope but not much Change. :rolleyes::D

I kind of hope there won't be much change...