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Our government is crying about money as they throw it out the window....
By Jack Ryan
On a daily basis, we read in the news how our government is pissing away money. We see spending bills being passed chock
full of pork. But, one thing that really burns my ass is this give away, happening right now, to welfare recipients and others
receiving public assistance....FREE CELL PHONES WITH 250 MINUTES AND 250 FREE TEXTS. Let me first say they are
not FREE. Sure, they are being handed our to those on the Dole, but they are being paid for by the hard working tax payers.
Every time I open my cell phone bill, it pisses me off to think that I have to pay it while my tax dollars are being used to pay for
someone else's phone and text service.
Yes, I've heard all of the bleeding heart reasons why people on welfare need a phone and you know what, I agree with one or
two of them. Yes, I think a phone is a necessity in this day and age. It provides access to emergency service, it helps parents
keep in contact with their children's school and can aid in finding a job. Those are all good reasons for having a phone. Now,
please, somebody....anybody....tell me why a person receiving public assistance, living public housing, needs a FREE CELL
PHONE? Even better, why do these people need FREE TEXT MESSAGING ON THEIR FREE CELL PHONE? I think one of the
best excuses I've heard for this, from a bleeding heart liberal, is that the cell phone and ability to send and receive texts
boosts their self esteem. You have got to be out of your ever loving mind! If these people want to boost their self esteem, a
sure fire way to do this would be for them to get off their asses and get a job to pay for their cell phone.
I would gladly support a program that would supply a home phone, at tax payer expense, with local service, but that's it! If
they are not working and have a need to collect public assistance, then where are they going that they need a cell phone? I
am all for helping somebody when they need it. We all need help at one time or another but I have no tolerance for those who
make a career out of living off the tax payers and constantly demanding more. Here's a little secret for those who want what
others have; WORK FOR IT! There is no such thing as a FREE LUNCH, much less than a FREE CELL PHONE. Somebody
else has to pay for it.
Gary "In The Morning" Smith is at it again! This time he insults Catholics...
By Jack Ryan
This is nothing new to the people of the beautiful Pocono Mountain Community in North East Pennsylvania. Gary Smith, aka
Gary In The Morning, was fired, unceremoniously, from another local radio station, WSBG, a number of years ago for making
racist statements. If you remember back to that Imus debacle when he called a woman's basketball team, comprised of
African American women, a bunch of "Nappy Headed Ho's". Imus apologized until the cows came home but that wasn't
enough. People, like Al Sharpton, were not satisfied with apologies; they wanted him off the air, management caved and
Imus was fired. The Pocono Schlock Jock, Gary, thought he was untouchable and thought that this might be a way to boost
his rating so he used the term "Nappy Headed Ho's" as his "Phrase That Pays" for his sophomoric call in game. The
immediate outrage from the community grabbed management's attention at the station. Smith "used the phrase with full
knowledge of the reaction to Don Imus' use of the exact same phrase just a day earlier, which is the reason he was
terminated and not suspended," said a press release from the radio station.
Unable to immediately secure another spot in broadcasting, in the local area, Smith, his engineer, as well as his former
sidekick, thought that they could hold on to their listening audience by doing their own broadcast over the Internet. This was
a laughable attempt by Smith to continue to broadcast. I checked in on his Internet broadcasts through his website. If the
interaction part of his website, where listeners were able to send messages to Smith and his crew during the broadcast are
any indication of the size of his audience I'd think he was able to attract 10 or so people on a regular basis. His "show"
sounded like 3 High School students who were hanging out in their parent's basement playing with a CB radio.
Somehow, Smith was able to secure another position, eventually, as a "broadcaster" at radio station 96.7. Now you would
think that Smith, getting a second chance after getting the boot for a stupid stunt that ended his 17 year career, would have
learned his lesson, but evidently that was too much to expect. Last year, at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, in Stroudburg, PA,
Smith decorated a pickup truck to resemble what he called a "Pope Mobile". To further mock the Catholic Faith, he donned
an outfit to resemble the Pope. When a woman, angry at his reprehensible assault on the Catholic Religious Icon, stepped
up to Smith's pickup truck, he further attempted to mock her Catholic Beliefs by trying to bless her. That woman just
happened to be Pocono Irish American Club President Pat Murray.
The club organizes the annual event.
"It's a St. Patrick's Day parade. It's not about people making fools of themselves," Murray said according to The Pocono
Record news paper.
As a result of his disgusting behavior Gary Smith, aka "Gary In The Morning", has been banned forever from the
Stroudsburg Saint Patrick"s parade, by the annual event organizer, The Pocono Irish American Club.
For more on this story, you can click here to read more in the Pocono Record.