Wednesday, January 14, 2009

GOP Mike & Panhandlers - Like Oil & Water!!!

To my Conservative Friends:

My friends and co-workers kid me all the time because every time we go out on the streets of the big city, it seems I am always the target of the Panhandlers, Beggars, Do-Nothings, Homeless or whatever you want to call the people with the cups in their hands asking for money, food or whatever... If only they read this blog, they would avoid me like the plague!!!!

I do love the creativity and ingenious signs they come up with to increase donations to their cause... We have some doozies in NYC, but other cities have some creative vagabonds as well... If these people utilized 50% of their smarts getting their lives in order as they did creating witty panhandling signs, they would be well on the road back to being useful members of society....

Anyway, Here are some of my favorite panhandle monikers of 2008:








And my absolute favorite for the election year of 2008:


If you are a regular reader, you can probably guess what I say to these people. I actually try engaging them in a conversation and ask them "When was the last time you tried to get a job?" and "C'mon, I'm going to Wendy's and they are hiring help... C'mon, let's go...."

Their response is usually to walk away and try for an easier mark. But occasionally I get some long story of how the "Man" screwed them and this one ripped them off, etc... etc.... etc.... Never that they failed or they are too lazy to fix their miserable lives.... No.. Blame the other guy. Blame the Government. Anybody but themselves...

I tell my son the age-old story all the time about the difference between a Republican and a Democrat is when they are both walking down the street and they see a panhandler begging for food, the democrat feels bad and wants to buy the beggar some fish to eat, while the Republican wants to teach the guy to fish so he can feed himself....

Additionally, I just read a great analogy from our friend Daniel Kurtzman in his great book, How to win a Fight with a Liberal, which I highly recommend. However, Daniel tells us that People always say Republicans want the homeless and the beggars to rise up and pull themselves up by their bootstraps. While Democrats, on the other hand, believe that everyone should be given free boots, be scolded for putting them on wrong and then charged a boot tax!!!!

Great stuff Daniel, very witty.....

I don't have all the solutions to the panhandling problem in this country and don't know if we can ever eliminate it 100%.. But I do know the worst thing we can do is keep these people on the vicious, liberal cycle of dependency... That will just not work... Ever...

Just my thoughts....

GOP Mike

12 comments:

  1. Great pictures. There are not homeless; they are urban outdoorsman - attribution Neal Boortz

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  2. Austin:

    As always, you add to to the dialogue Fitness Trainer....

    If I use that, I'll be sure to plug ya Austin.....

    Thx for the comment...

    GOP Mike

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  3. Of cource in the real world, republicans never really teach anyone to fish, and it is the "liberal" UN that has the biggest infrastructure development programs around.

    And even those that aren't so and are straight up food delivery (Eg, WFP) still save 80 million people yearly. (thats almost 2.6 Iraqs yearly for a budget of about 3 billion)

    Thanks for playing.

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