Let 'em eat bugs.
I will run out of bird seed tomorrow and I can't get to the store until mid week . Let 'em eat bugs. But the woman on the first floor is complaining about seeing seeds in the alley so I had to move the feeder. It means I can't see them any more, but at least I can hear them.
I saw a man standing on a levee with a fishing pole trying to catch any kind of fish out of the New York harbor to feed his family. What if he had no luck that day? Does any Congressman care? Let 'em eat bugs.
The landlord invoked a little known law allowing him to claim the apartment building for himself, so he sent around the Marshall to evict the tenants. They were all rent controlled apartments, the tenants had no place to go. Let 'em eat bugs.
In a New York City family court one day a woman went into the court room. a moment later the clerk came out and called for the Spanish translator. When none appeared the clerk went back inside. After a while they came out and when the Spanish translator finally showed up he had to explain to the woman that the court granted her the $80 in child support from her ex husband she had requested but as a result she had to give up the $110 she had been receiving from Welfare. There was no one in the court room to explain that to her. Let 'em eat bugs.
I know of a man who works as an Assistant Supervisor for a building he can't afford to live in. He holds on to the job hoping that when the Super retires he will get the job and then have an apartment for his family. Meanwhile they are living under a cardboard roof on the metal stairs that lead to the basement of a warehouse. He brings home food for them. His kids go to school. Some of the neighbors look after them but no one has an apartment large enough to take them in. They are a homeless family. Let 'em eat bugs.
In Africa, malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths. 1 child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger - 700 every hour - 16 000 each day - 6 million each year. Let 'em eat bugs.
DB ' The Vagabond
Never give up.
It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you. Don't let the recent New York State decision rob you of your thunder.
Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
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You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.