Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
You could have thought of that.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                   

Save the white trash

Hey, I'm less fortunate....where's my money?
  (+3, -6)
(+3, -6)
  [vote for,
against]

Ever notice how celebs seem to go on and on about how they want to help the "less fortunate" and then give you a tour of their multi-million dollar mansion? How about spreading a little of that money around? My proposal is that the really rich can "adopt" middle and lower class families in the midwest. The celeb will send monthly payments of oh say 200 bucks a month and in return the trailer park pack will send letters back to their foster mom or dad (Bobby-Jo just had twins! We bought a big screen tv and can now watch NASCAR like we're really there! We're working towards buying Billy-Bob the other shoe). Everbody wins.
Graciem, Apr 08 2002

[link]






       Is this an attempt to directly aid the audience of the Jerry Springer Show?
Aristotle, Apr 08 2002
  

       I'm tempted to call this a WIBNI. Even if these people did 'adopt families', they still couldn't adopt more than one or two percent of total people living in trailer parks. May as well leave them to their traditional adoptions of tiny little African kids; if Big Harry down in the trailer park wants to get a better house, he can just as well find his own ride on the gravy train.
Pseudonym #3, Apr 08 2002
  

       I'm tempted to call this a rant.
waugsqueke, Apr 08 2002
  

       While it might be nice to see a *new* washer and dryer on the porch, you've just removed all incentive for these people to become upwardly mobile. No pun intended.
phoenix, Apr 08 2002
  

       I don't see how this is any more of a wibni than adopting Nigerian children/families/grandmothers. Although in civilised countries there is a taxation and benefits system to take care of things like this (oops, off to Trolls Anonymous for me).
pottedstu, Apr 09 2002
  

       As a wealthy person, I must vote against this. Complain as much as you like that I used to be poor. Rich white trash like me don't wanna give nothing back.
woodee, Apr 25 2002
  

       Don’t like to “dis”- the trash, but middle class trash would spend just as much of that extra $200 on crack and dope as would the lower class trash. Poor people are good when they are not trash, or don’t spend the days sitting on a couch on the front porch with the pregnant 14 year old wife in Salt Lake City. The money should be spent on white trash birth control instead.
emtae, May 02 2002
  

       We checked out a couple of "White Trash" sites with cool pictures of trailer camps and cars on blocks. It's wild that people really do fit their social designation.   

       Here in Indiana we've got trailer parks here and there and you can't go through them without seeing the obligatory pregnant 12 year olds and the couches thrown in the middle of the street.   

       White Trash isn't a lifestyle to be distained, just avoided. It would totally suck to live in a trailer court, or around 15 perpetually barking dogs, but without those people our prison system would collapse.   

       Some years ago I worked at the Municipal Court in Indianapolis, and most or our "clients" were from the aformentioned trailer courts. And at least once a week someone would show up for their court date dressed as Elvis. (No lie!)
brockbridges2, Feb 14 2003
  

       I'm not sure that a collapse of the prison system would be a bad thing...   

       Apparently there are "adopt a vagina" charities, so I don't see why you couldn't just start a charity to adopt...   

       Well, perhaps a somewhat more racially inclusive term would help out...
ye_river_xiv, Feb 26 2010
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle