They won't leave: Act of kindness bec...

They won't leave: Act of kindness becomes 8-month battle

There are 91 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 22, 2009, titled They won't leave: Act of kindness becomes 8-month battle. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Last summer, Judson Randall was introduced to two down-on-their-luck women who needed a place to stay.

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jimb

Midlothian, IL

#91 Jan 22, 2009
This is the true democratic way of life.A few years of Obama and we all will be assigned our own squatters.
hedgehog

Raleigh, NC

#92 Jan 22, 2009
My husband and I were unlucky enough to do something similar once. A woman moved into our house "just until I find a job," brought oceans of cr-p with her and filled our garage and extra closets with it, ate our food, never looked for a job, kept telling us how much she "loved' us to manipulate us into continuing to be nice to her. We finally kicked her out seven months later, thank God, but not until she had sucked us for a car, a computer, and a lot of cash. It was worth it to see the back of her, let me tell ya...
Barbara

Woodridge, IL

#93 Jan 23, 2009
What kind of a simple imbecile is this guy ?? Call a frkn sheriff & get them out of his house!!! I wonder if this woman and her offspring feel any sense of shame whatsoever that this story went across the country and the absolute disgust they are.
Border Boy

United States

#94 Jan 23, 2009
Chelle7822 wrote:
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Where do illegals live free?
In fact, the U.S. government (IRS) gives them taxpayer identification numbers, which are used in place of social security numbers and they pay taxes just like you and me.
They also pay into social security which they will never be able to collect.
Yeah right, just like Obamas aunt. Wake up and stop slandering the truth just because it suits your liberal agenda.
Orly

Kewanee, IL

#95 Jan 23, 2009
Full disclosure wrote:
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Contrary to your uninformed lefty blogs the middle is not gone and the poor are in fact a smaller portion of the pie than they have been for almost forever. Back to your red shirt for you.....
Right. And there's no global warming and God created the earth in six days.

From Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_middle_... ):

"Income data indicate that the middle class, including the upper middle class, have seen far slower income growth than the top 1% since 1980.[38][39]

While its income increased as fast as that of the rich in the years following the second World War, it has since experience far slower income gains that the top. According to economist Janet Yellen "the growth [in real income] was heavily concentrated at the very tip of the top, that is, the top 1 percent."[39]

Between 1979 and 2005, the mean after-tax income of the top 1% increased by an inflation adjusted 176% versus 69% for the top 20% overall.

The fourth quintile saw its mean net income increase by 29%, the middle income quintile by 21%, the second quintile by 17% and the bottom quintile by 6%, respectively.[37]

The share of gross annual household income of the top 1% has increased to 19.4%, the largest share since the late 1920s.[40][41][42] As the U.S. is home to a progressive tax structure the share of net-income received by the top 1% is smaller, and the share of the middle class consequently larger, than their shares of gross pre-tax income. In 2004, the top percentile’s share of net income was 14%, 27.8% less than its share of gross income, but nonetheless nearly twice as large as in 1979, when it was clocked at 7.5%.[37]

The reduced size of the share of aggregate share of income, both pre and after tax, of the middle class has been attributed to the reduced bargaining power of wage earning employees, caused by the decline of unions; a lessening of government redistribution;[43] and technological changes which have created opportunities for certain people to accumulate far greater relative wealth very quickly (including larger markets due to globalization and Information Age technologies allowing faster and wider distribution of work product)."

(FYI, those numbers in brackets are called "footnotes" and in the Wiki article they lead to cites)(as opposed to just talking out of one's ass)
kae

Bethpage, NY

#96 Jan 23, 2009
I believe in random acts of kindness and helping people out, but you have to use some common sense when doing so, these women were complete strangers he let into his home.
Orly

Kewanee, IL

#97 Jan 23, 2009
Back to the topic - yeah, freeloaders are a PITA. I threw my mother-in-law out of our house after she'd mooched off us for 8 months.

She had, and has, no gratitude.

Some people are just that way.
ra44mr2

Springfield, IL

#98 Jan 26, 2009
Orly wrote:
Back to the topic - yeah, freeloaders are a PITA. I threw my mother-in-law out of our house after she'd mooched off us for 8 months.
She had, and has, no gratitude.
Some people are just that way.
Dude, you threw out your MIL?? Thats some cold 5h1t.I hope she at least had a home to go to or something. PITA or not its still family even if by marriage. I cant stand my MIL but i wouldnt throw her out of the house if she had nowhere to go.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#99 Jan 26, 2009
ra44mr2 wrote:
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Dude, you threw out your MIL?? Thats some cold 5h1t.I hope she at least had a home to go to or something. PITA or not its still family even if by marriage. I cant stand my MIL but i wouldnt throw her out of the house if she had nowhere to go.
I want more details. If the MIL is engaging in some majorly irritating heinous behavior, like playing Bee Gees records at 1AM, she deserves it..
WendyTestaburger

North Chicago, IL

#100 Mar 12, 2009
Full disclosure wrote:
<quoted text> BTW, wretched grammar? I think not, maybe to a kindergarten teacher.....
It is funny (I actually mean ironic, just in case you didn't get it) that your spelling, grammar and overall use of the English language improved after I called you on it. Did you find a copy of Strunk and White at Walmart? Or maybe you figured out how to use the Google machine. Adult learner indeed...more like adult diaper user.

“Merry Holidays!”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#101 Mar 12, 2009
WendyTestaburger wrote:
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It is funny (I actually mean ironic, just in case you didn't get it) that your spelling, grammar and overall use of the English language improved after I called you on it. Did you find a copy of Strunk and White at Walmart? Or maybe you figured out how to use the Google machine. Adult learner indeed...more like adult diaper user.
His spelling and grammer improved after you said something? Hmmmm.

Help me out, will ya? If you have some kind of mystical powers, that would be great.

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