How terribly sad, I can see the desperation in the man's face, for not being able to provide for his family as he wish he could....
The most powerful ad that I've ever seen. Please, by the grace of God, may we be rid of 0bama and his hateful attitude to thee American worker. Pres 0bama, if you hurt our employers, you idiot, you hurt us, the proud American worker.
Holy crap. I have been in that exact situation. Out of work. bills to pay. No idea how I was going to do it. Wife and two kids about that age. I almost cried watching that thing.
seen somewhere else:
You know you live in Country run by idiots if....
Working class Americans pay for their own health care
(and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried
women are free to have child after child on the "State's" (taxpayers)
dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes
and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior
is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and
subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
Very good. All those people out there "doing just fine" will hear this like a fog horn blast. And there are so many more of them...us...out there than the Obama cooked books choose to ignore. I hope and pray those cooked books cause some of them on the fence to wake up and smell the bs...his idea of doing fine is being on the dole...OBAMA PHONE and all.
I find this ad very poignant. My wife works with a lady whose husband has been unemployed more than two years. He finally found a job last week...the man literally cried when the company offered him the job.
Thank god I am working, but this ad is my brother he got laid off about 2 years ago, and he still has not been able to find work, thank god we are a big family so everybody has been able to pitch in and keep him above water for now. He is a very proud man he has not ran to the welfare line to get help instead he wakes up everyday to try to find work for that I am very proud. This ad I expect to see it all the way to the elections.
Good ad. I would prefer they use the word "do" as in "Time to DO something different." "Try is too speculative.
This ad is the antithesis to Norman Rockwell's painting "Freedom from Want", and it is very powerful and sad. I just received my absentee ballot and will mail it tomorrow from Israel (although my last address was in New York so I don't know how much good it will do. I still am proud to vote though). I sincerely hope Romney wins.
Good ad. I get RS in the morning because I get up at 3 AM so I get here late for the conversation. But if anyone reads this that is looking for a job, the trucking industry is begging for people. After getting laid off twice from local jobs in the Rockford and Chicago area I had to take an OTR job, but it pays the bills.
Outstanding Ad!! Silence is Deafening and sometime NO WORDS speak 10 times the volume of words. The scary and sad feeling of "WHAT WILL HAPPEN"..."THE FUTURE".."HOW WILL WE MAKE IT"...the family sitting there with even the Children aware something is drastically wrong!! GREAT AD!! The worry of no job!!
Ya know, our economy is in the tank, and continues to tank. It doesn't discriminate based on the color of one's skin, sex, gay or straight. Everyone pays the same price for a loaf of bread, meat or a gallon of gas. I certainly hope with prices sky rocketing even the "dummies" (I'm being nice) wake up before the election for a better path forward for our country.
For those of you that don't live in CA - thank your lucky stars! Today there are places that gas reached over $5 a gallon. Most other areas it's at least $4.50+ a gal. Bill Whittle and the rest of us will battle on......uphill as we go.
Wow! Where I live, gas price is at least $2.31 which, if you convert to the US Dollar, is $1.90. I hope you're all doing ok.
I wonder how bicycle sales are doing?
Those who have jobs in California (high unemployment there) often have to commute for too long a distance for bicycles to be practical. Though I imagine there may be more car-pooling going on there and less leisure travel. Also, though there are high emission standards, there are plenty of smoggy days in many places in Southern California, which would make bicycle riding unhealthful for the lungs.
Maxine, Your gas prices are crazy! How painful. What is the milk price?
Both milk and gas are about the same price here at my town in Arizona.
Gas is 3.96 a gallon and milk is 3.87 . Filling my husbands car was close to 100.00.
I can't give you an exact price on milk, but just like AZ, it pretty much mirrors the price of gas per gal. Obviously, the price of gas impacts EVER step in the supply chain from the source of products to the store. Prices go up to recoup those costs, that's how business works.
The higher prices smacks us all. Hopefully it will smack the dummies that think O is their answer. He has only made things worse for EVERYONE, rich, moderate, poor. We all have to buy commodities needed to sustain ourselves.
As a side note: I grew up in AZ which is where my entire family resides. I'd give anything to be able to move back! I love, love, love AZ!!!!!! (but I hate the heat, after living in CA.)
Isnt that funny? I grew up in California, and you in Arizona. I grew up and lived in San Fran until I moved to Arizona when I was in my 30's. I love it here. We love it, but you are right, the heat can be oppressive. We've lived here quite awhile now...our son was just a little boy when we first moved, and now he has graduated college and is working!!! :-)
Ad braught me to tears. My Best friend had many dinners just like that after her Husband lost his job, less than a month later hung himself.
Powerful ad, a brilliant example of the "less is more" school. Body language is louder than the spoken word sometimes. Replace the captions and this same ad could be used by the socialists in the White House as an ad to get more families on food stamps.
I haven't seen a silent add like that since the NIXON NOW ads that he ran during his reelection campaign which I thought was powerful This one is all the more powerful as it depicts what is happening in way too many dining rooms across our country. And needlessly at that.
I've learned more recipes for pasta, rice and potatoes in the last 3 years pol. I'll share if you need 'em.
Not health food, but it's cheap and fills ya up. Unfortunately, it also makes you gain weight >:-(
You might try sweet potatoes if you can get them- very nutritious:
I make a lot of soup in the winter, such as what we get down here, so I think I may try some in my chicken soup. Thank you so much Galatians!!
Doesn't sound too weird to me. Medical issues has caused my diet to change drastically, but we used to eat zucchini with spaghetti sauce and cheese (and I don't like zucchini, but could eat this). Also, a zucchini souffle with crackers and cheese. And you don't really taste the zucchini in home made zucchini bread or muffins with buttery spread.
The souffle I mention is quite sweet- more like a dessert, but the sweet potatoes are pureed in a blender, so you don't have exactly the same texture. But you could even puree (or mash if you don't have a blender or food processor) the sweet potatoes for your soup if you decide you don't like the cubes.
Yeah, I recently had read that sweet potatoes are really high in potassium- more so than bananas, etc.! They also have quite a bit of fiber in them.
I like butternut squash soup (first liked it w/Trader Joe's creamy variety) and butternut squash pie, which tastes almost identical to pumpkin pie.
I looked at the link article. I had NO idea sweet potatoes were so nutritious. I really can't do them sweet either, but I am going to look for recipes for them.
Was looking through one of the recipe books my mother in law gave me a while back for simple dinners. Came across one, which my son made for his home ec class (I am teaching that to him this year because he loves to cook lol, hates doing the rest- but I am determined to make him be self sufficiant and he can do shop next year with dad)
Anyway, it has tomato, onion and zuchinni in speghetti which is cooked in onion soup and baked all together. Sounds wierd, but it is YUMMY. I might throw some sweet potato (small pieces) in the next batch.
Thanks Sister! :-D
I have a problem with regular potatoes with the gag effect, but putting a piece of American cheese food on top seems to help.
We split two large sweet potatoes to for four people, with sugar and marshmellows on top. There is also a recipe for sweet potato souffle with pureed sweet potatoes, if you are interested.
I've tried them Galatians, but they are not easy for me to eat. Squash and sweet potato have a gag effect on me for some reason, and I never could eat them. But I might try in small cube portions mixed with something. I've been adding a lot of cheap in season (Florida) veggies when we have them. Thank you for the link though!! God Bless my friend.
I am a pro at gaining weight!!!
I cant believe the prices of food. AND everything else- our electric- bill we pay on the equalizier plan, and it jumped so much I am going to call them to see if it was a mistake. Our overhead for utlilties, and insurance is so outrageous now I just cant get over it. I sure pray our taxes dont go up next year.
Here's one I dedicate to you and me, and all of us who are sick and tired of being sick and tired..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnnBAlhsdjY
God Bless you girlie. I'll keep you in my prayers!
Normally I am practical like you. I save save save. But the year was such a drag, and we were spent. I had to get away or I was going to go insane. But I hope we dont regret it.
We've been married 28 years and its funny how we always figure it out.
You know. I am always too practical. Sometimes when my husband says, let's go to the keys for a day or stay somewhere for a night, I always have that feeling that if we spend even a cheap trip, we will need that money later. It's always the case with us, and my honey says, "you were right, glad we didn't go" because something always comes up. But sometimes I wish I could just say, to heck with it, let's get outta here!
I've given up many times which I regret- so DO NOT feel guilty about you guys going. I'm envious, but I say, "You go girl!" I'm glad you did. The money will come somehow. It always does.
I'm proud of you too. I know you work hard at it. Its so hard to juggle everything. We come across some money and they we get a bill- property taxes ( due in Nov/Dec). Looking back for us, maybe we shouldnt have gone away earlier this year. But - you know, we paid out of savings- so at least we didnt run up any debt. But we could use that money now.
As I said tho' everything seems to be getting more expensive. Its crazy.
Well get by, we always do.
"I sure pray our taxes dont go up next year." OY. Don't even remind me. I know your pain somewhat girlfriend. I hope my husband starts his seasonal job that he worked at last winter soon. The bit he earned last winter has almost gone. We're running on fumes, but we're used to it. I never knew how good I could be at stretching, wringing and yanking every last penny out of a dollar. I'm kind'a proud of myself.