Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I wasn't going to take time to post today
Today on Twitter Brent Spiner (yes, that one) let loose this piece of mild snark:
RT @renee29404 @Anopsis I believe in taking care of our own before taking care of another country--Then here you go. FeedingAmerica.org
It's something I've always wondered about. How many people who spout on about taking care of our own first actually make an effort to help our own themselves? And I have to say, most of the people I've met who say such things are averse to "Big Government" of any sort anyway. They seem to say, as a unit, that churches and charities should be the ones to take care of those who are wanting. Well, you know, the churches and charities simply don't have enough money. Because not many put their money where their mouths are. And I would put $1000 down that none of these people were forced to live on assistance like I was as a child. Food stamps. Government cheese. My mother bringing leftover school lunches home at the end of the day because they would be thrown out, and we could eat on them for a week.
So you know what? Put up or shut up. It costs $5 at the grocery store to buy a box of food for those in need. And it's good karma.
And to those of you who take issue with it all I want to extend my gratitude for your tax dollars that fed me as a child. Thank you.
Have a good Thanksgiving.