PUC set to OK free phones for homeless. Is the the California fast payoff for those homeless Democrat voters? More free phones? While we don’t begrudge someone who legitimately needs one, look at the photo below. Evidently at least one person cited in the article can afford to buy Red Stripe beer but can’t afford a cell phone to get phone calls from places she’s applied for work. What’s wrong with that picture?

Brittney Ames says having a cell phone would help her respond to calls back from restaurants she's applied to. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle / SF

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poppajoe49 December 10, 2012 at 7:29 am

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Hey, when making a chioce, it’s always best to buy beer and ask the government for a phone.
It’s a win-win situation!

Karmaa December 10, 2012 at 7:34 am

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What? You wanna deny that poor girl’s baby-daddy his breakfast? You hater!

drb December 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

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yeah, that’s what I’m sayin’

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

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um, maybe i’m missing something, but it looks like the beer carrier is not homeless. I don’t see the homeless lookin lady squattin beside alcohol.
She’s keeping clean and trying to be as presentable as possible.
I didn’t read the whole story bcuz i couldn’t get over these comments, which to me seemed rather harsh. but maybe i’m missing something.

sa_rose December 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

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You are correct. The girl squatting on the ground is the homeless person referred to in the article. It was a poorly done photograph.

flashingscotsman December 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

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If you’ve done well in Fleecing the System 101, you can get the government to buy both beer AND phone.

CO2Insanity December 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

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Want to bet that beer was bought with an EBT card?

PsychoDad December 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

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What’s wrong with that picture? For starters, Red Stripe is CRAP!

CO2Insanity December 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

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I suppose in the hood King Cobra Malt Liquor is the gourmet beer to buy?

poppajoe49 December 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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Budweiser, king of crap.

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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where’s peta’s outrage at the enslavement of the clydesdales???

sa_rose December 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

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Enslavement? Hell if I could get the care and attention those horses get I’D pull the wagon! I promise you they areVERY well cared for! Now the dog. .. . LOL

RobertW December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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cats own humans, humans own dogs, dogs own rats, it’s a vicious oval.

RobertW December 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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oh, query rose
what would you do for an apple?

sa_rose December 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

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(>]<)

RobertW December 13, 2012 at 10:45 am
Fenster314 December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

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Ah, now I know what those guys begging on the California freeway off ramps are using their money to buy. Based on observation, I’d put their proceeds at about $100/hr. I don’t call them bums. They’re savy street entrepreneurs selling moral self esteem to people who can’t be bothered to find and contribute to a real charity like the Marine’s “Toys for Tots” program.

ooddballz December 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

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I have known guys to offer them 100 cash for a hard 10 hours work, and get laughed at. He was told they make that before noon.
I have given food and NON ALCOHOLIC beverage to them, but never cash.

sa_rose December 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

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I haveoffered food and normal beverages,especially in the Texas heat. Its always refused. They get picked up here with several hundred dollars in their pockets after a very short stint on the side of the road. I personally refuse to even slow down for the ones wearing brand new Cowboys or Spurs jerseys, jackets, hats, or anything else that is too expensive for me to buy!

RobertW December 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

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normal beverages,especially in the Texas heat

translation: peppered buttermilk

(shudder)

drb December 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

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but if they are taking that much in before noon, they don’t need your food or non alcoholic beverage either!

sifi December 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

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PsychoDad December 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

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*sigh* Too true to be very funny right now.

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
forrest623 December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

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Maybe I’m missing something, but where are the homless going to charge these free phones? The welfare and subsidy bunch probaly have a HUD house with discounted electricity, but the last time I checked, those living in camps and alleys were hard pressed for wired outlets…

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

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public libraries. post offices maybe? airports/bus stations, welfare offices??
i worked with UW* once upon a time, matter of fact, i collected for unicef.

*edit. United Way. I spoke from a sermon/pulpit, i used the pulpit of Jesus to promote the United way.
I was confronted at that time, by a sister who contradicted me, in front of the small Church. I was thrown into disarray. This was many years ago, but it could be yesterday. We gotta stand for what is right, noble and just, seeking out these things. looking for the best.
I’m grateful. just sayin’
I took a real long look, at what i’d said, what i accepted without thoroughly investigating, but then I also sold kirbies. I quit both, because I can’t sell, based on deception.
.02

CO2Insanity December 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

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Knowing San Francisco they’ll soon start a new Agency of Cell Phone Chargers for Freeloaders, hire 500 employees and spend $50 million installing plugs on fire hydrants.

flashingscotsman December 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Don’t cellphone owners have a RIGHT to free charging stations?

CO2Insanity December 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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Yes it’s in the hermaphrodite constitution the progressives always cite. Right below Unicorn Farts.

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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sawdust?

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

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Yes, unicorns fart sawdust. I know it for a fact.

RobertW December 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

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idea, graft coffee tree onto plywood tree.
choco-cornicrappacino?

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Hmmmmm. Now the gears are turning.

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 6:24 am

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;) it’d be an awesome concession next to Vlad’s stable now wouldn’t it?

flashingscotsman December 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

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Yeah, like I need MORE work to do!

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

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ghost lookin for a company to invest in i think. maybe you two partner, he can man the coffee booth, ad campaign. this could work..
design a beverage stand, next to/nearby vlad’s “stall”, could sell vlad coffee and dragonade.
:D
the coffee machine could be wrapped w/salamanders, red ones. the ice machine… hmmmm

flashingscotsman December 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

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Salamanders?

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

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fire lizards.

kinda like fish that kill with lightning.

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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That will be the next victimless crime, illegal use of city outlets to charge their free phones.

RobertW December 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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personal solar-panels. large enough to recharge a cell? thinkin radio shack has something on the market like that. not real sure of price…

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

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The price doesn’t matter. The government will pay double, or more, and give them out to the homeless.

jcrowley1985 December 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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RobertW December 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Not so silent December 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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Opinions expressed by Creepy Crowley are NOt the opinions of any animal, mineral, or vegetable, living or dead. His opinions are also those of an unemployed welfare moocher and should be disregarded as the statement was coming from of a large pile of poo.

ooddballz December 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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I dunno Not so, I would equate him with a brain dead vegetable.
The first one who makes a Karen Ann Quinley joke gets shot.

poppajoe49 December 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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Quinlan.

poppajoe49 December 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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SERIOUSLY? The only person here with a free phone can’t tell us where the homeless charge them?
Oh, wait. He freeloads off mommy and daddy too!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

jcrowley1985 December 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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RobertW December 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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so go buy a personal solar charger, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

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You kinda guessed he had the answer, didn’t you?

RobertW December 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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actually i based my comment on numerous …
yeah, i did.

xgman December 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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RobertW December 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

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of course you do sweetie.

Sidekick December 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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LOL

poppajoe49 December 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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Hey, the war is over, you can get new parts for your head.