Homesteader

There are 61 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Oct 31, 2009, titled Homesteader. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Lady Bug Sam sits on the wall of the pavilion at Martin Luther King Park. She came to Carlsbad two and a half years ago after living on the streets in El Paso, Texas, for 10 years.

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Erm

Tucumcari, NM

#1 Nov 1, 2009
This is the most entertaining story to ever appear in the Current-Argus. It's too bad the Web page is set up where this doesn't appear for some reason.

My favorite parts are where she yells at all of the people who try to help her and says she just wants money, not food or clothes. Classy!

I would seriously pay for a copy of the 'Looking for the Light Truth Rally'
Nacho

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Nov 1, 2009
I think it is a shame that the CA would so blatantly exploit someone who is obviously mentally ill.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#3 Nov 1, 2009
Ok, what was the purpose of this article for? I see NOTHING interesting. She is a moocher, lives off of others, and has not dignity, self respect, and wants to live homeless. Thank God they took her kids away. She claims people mentally abuse her and for sexual favors..let's see, she mentally abuses herself and uses others, and for sexual favors, there are many people who want sex who aren't or are homeless. I have no respect for her and since she wants to live like this, my money that I could give to her to help her out would with no use for she chooses to live like this. She owns land in Dell City yet doesnt have a job that is true to do something to go over there. What in the hell did her man do with being in a wheelchair to be put in jail...drink and drive? Yes, I am serious. Either she has a drug problem and or drinking or she just is a sorry excuse for a human being. My cousin who was in the Air Force said most people who are homeless and this was years ago before the economy went to hell, chose to be homeless and I do believe it. I started to see it right after.

Instead of doing an article on her, they should have done it on someone who deserved it!
Erm

Tucumcari, NM

#4 Nov 1, 2009
Forget "deserves it"-

Brad Day may "deserve" an article, but that would be a boring story about a boring engineer. I'd much rather read about some crazy crackhead telling her kooky stories about her TV show and the government trying to bring her down.

Kudos to the Current-Argus for telling an unusual story.
Old Balls

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Nov 1, 2009
Nacho wrote:
I think it is a shame that the CA would so blatantly exploit someone who is obviously mentally ill.
yeah that was a pretty ballzy move by C.A. even though she wrote in the story "not meant to exploit or make fun of".****?! that's exactly what she did.
Old Balls

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Nov 1, 2009
Erm wrote:
Forget "deserves it"-
Brad Day may "deserve" an article, but that would be a boring story about a boring engineer. I'd much rather read about some crazy crackhead telling her kooky stories about her TV show and the government trying to bring her down.
Kudos to the Current-Argus for telling an unusual story.
yeah maybe the Current-Argus is on to something!! just have the weirdest B.S. stories about stuff.

But that lady isn't even that crazy! she's a pretty tamed "homesteader", i've seen 'em in San Fransico acting way crazier, talking about weirder stuff.
honestly i'm not very impressed by this "homesteader". Carlsbad "homesteaders" are lame and boring.
Nacho

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Nov 1, 2009
Old Balls wrote:
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yeah that was a pretty ballzy move by C.A. even though she wrote in the story "not meant to exploit or make fun of".****?! that's exactly what she did.
That is exactly what she did. I think it is disgusting. Millions of mentally ill people in the US are uninsured, without family or support systems, and are incapable of maintaining "normal" lifestyles. Though many of them do suffer from substance abuse issues, they are not all crackheads or alcoholics. Mental illness is chronic and debilitating. The debilitating effects of mentall illness greatly limits the ability to seek and maintain treatment without a great deal of assistance and monitoring. Unfortunately our country does not have adequate resources to provide the assistance and/or treatment that these folks need, thus they often wind up on the streets, living in their own fantasy worlds. Mentally ill and homeless people are at greater risk of being victims of exploitation and violent crimes. Not only did the CA exploit this woman by reporting personal information (most of it likely being delusions), they also increased the likelihood that she will be victimized by others.
Dream On

Hobbs, NM

#8 Nov 1, 2009
So, if our homeless (under the bridge) aren't making the big bucks here in Carlsbad, then encourage them to relocate in El Paso for that $80 - $150 bucks a day. Sorry, they'll not get $$ from me.
Carlsbad Resident

Levelland, TX

#9 Nov 1, 2009
This woman says she 'wants to be left alone', but has come up to us in the La Tienda parking lot to ask me for money. If she approaches my family or me again, I will remind her of wanting to be left alone and tell her that I feel the same. She contradicted herself in the article several times. Unbelievable! I can only think of mental illness as the reason she acts this way.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#10 Nov 1, 2009
I am telling you that MOST people want to be homeless. This one man made more panhandling in ALB than with a real job because he tugged at people's heart strings. I wont give in and give them money. There are places to go to get help and even if they are mentally ill, they KNOW it and just refuse to get help and let it be a crutch for them to live off of others. There are many people who have top paying jobs and low paying jobs, but STILL know they have a mental illness. We ALL have a mental problem it is just different levels and it is up to us of how we can deal with it or not and when we have a hard time we pay someone to help us figure it out and meds if needed. EVERY family is dysfunctional and cannot blame the parents totally in every situation and use that as a crutch to not get anywhere in life. If I see this lady I will tell her that her home is on her land in Dell City! I have worked with mentally ill people and enough is enough already with their lame and damn excuses to NOT do better with their own life!
thought

United States

#11 Nov 1, 2009
i thought panhandling was against the law. i remember several years ago of so a woman who had a very dark complexion who wandered the streets, then she is no where around. when i last saw her she was well dressed and groomed, still walking around, but i heard she had been put back on her medication. does anybody remember this. as far as the article of the above person, well maybe somebody with ties to an investigator can do some snooping around any maybe find out the real truth. how do we know if she is not a missing person whom her family thinks is deceased. or maybe a wanted criminal for murder or something. maybe that is why the newspaer did this story. does anybody know any of the gentlemen she mentioned? if so who are they and what are their backgrounds. as far as wanting just money, well with all the info she gave she may just be a con artist with a hidden past, who knows, but i would think most homeless people would take anything given to them and be appreciative. in some instances i have known some to use the money for alcohol. about this weight loss contest does any one know about that, i never heard of anything like that. who is her fiancee, does she visit him?
Homesteader

Tucumcari, NM

#12 Nov 2, 2009
"I'm not homeless - I'm a homesteader,"

"All homeless feel like WE'RE conquering something in people - like pulling on their heart strings,"

Haha. Are they really wanting us to take her seriously? This woman is seriously crazy. She wants people to leave her alone, yet she comes up to people asking for money. I'm sorry but I'm not spending my tax money on this fruitcake.
Diamond Dave

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Nov 2, 2009
This **** should be run out of town now! She is one crazy lady and should not be allowed to roam the streets. Get rid of her! You **** people who give her money are all retards!
Sally Ann

Hobbs, NM

#14 Nov 2, 2009
Is there some sort of bank account set up so we can contribute to help her? We can all afford at least five or ten dollars, some of us even more. Do we just put the donated items by the Foster Metal building?
Dream On

Hobbs, NM

#15 Nov 2, 2009
Well, she's sitting right out front in her little office chair, waiting for your $$ donation. (as of 30 min ago)
Interesting

Mesa, AZ

#16 Nov 2, 2009
Sally Ann wrote:
Is there some sort of bank account set up so we can contribute to help her? We can all afford at least five or ten dollars, some of us even more. Do we just put the donated items by the Foster Metal building?
She has a bank account that she regularly deposits money into... Don't believe me go to the bank and watch her. She walks up lays out the money and puts the teller reciept in her purse. Help her out.,... go ahead i have better things to do with my money then throw it away on her. She is not intrested in food or clothes just give me money....she won't get any from me.
no job

United States

#17 Nov 2, 2009
hell why don't we all quit our jobs and become homesteaders. for the people helping her, well they must be naie've and are being taken advantage of. to the relatives of the men helping her put a stop to it, please, your family helping her have probably worked too hard for their money, and guess what will happen when her fianc'ee gets out it will be homesteader times two which means the money amount will be much more. people like this who are con artist may even be able to retire by this act of homesteading. please the city of carlsbad do not let this woman do this to our town of carlsbad, let's all find a way to get her moving on before the year 2013
filthy sanchez

United States

#19 Nov 2, 2009
we should run this nut and any idiot who gives her money right outa town
Damn

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Nov 2, 2009
Interesting wrote:
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She has a bank account that she regularly deposits money into... Don't believe me go to the bank and watch her. She walks up lays out the money and puts the teller reciept in her purse. Help her out.,... go ahead i have better things to do with my money then throw it away on her. She is not intrested in food or clothes just give me money....she won't get any from me.
Damn I don't even have a savings account and I live in 3 income home household!!!

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#21 Nov 2, 2009
Michelewith1l wrote:
I am telling you that MOST people want to be homeless. This one man made more panhandling in ALB than with a real job because he tugged at people's heart strings. I wont give in and give them money. There are places to go to get help and even if they are mentally ill, they KNOW it and just refuse to get help and let it be a crutch for them to live off of others. There are many people who have top paying jobs and low paying jobs, but STILL know they have a mental illness. We ALL have a mental problem it is just different levels and it is up to us of how we can deal with it or not and when we have a hard time we pay someone to help us figure it out and meds if needed. EVERY family is dysfunctional and cannot blame the parents totally in every situation and use that as a crutch to not get anywhere in life. If I see this lady I will tell her that her home is on her land in Dell City! I have worked with mentally ill people and enough is enough already with their lame and damn excuses to NOT do better with their own life!
I AGREE they are to dam lazy to work. i doun;t belive in halping some one that wont even help them selfs. the reason she is like that. is cuz thats what she wants. i myself have given her money and so have my kids. but she dident tell me she had land in dell city.

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