Monday, October 03, 2005

Proud, Noble Would-Be Worker Uses Humor to Look for Job


This proud resourceful man is showing the range of his creativity by employing humor to get the message across that he wants to work and wants to be a productive citizen.

Unfortunately, our society doesn't give people of color much of a chance so they have to employ such tactics to find work. David Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Flip Wilson are just some of the persons of color who had to resort to humor to get jobs. This is something that white euro-centric males do not have to do. How funny are Bill Gates, Ed Asner, or even Lance Armstrong? They're not but unlike black men, their lack of mirth did not hold them back.

I dream of a day that our society is on a level playing field and people like the man in the photo get their due.

15 Comments:

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Brad said...

I don't see the picture; I get the picture but I don't see one.

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Murqtaad said...

Yes, free stuff for everyone! Lets make this world fair for all. Everyone should get 71K a year, regardless of employment or lack there of. Life just isn't fair, isn't it time our gov't stepped in and made it fair?

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Blogger is once again having photo problems. Now that these guys have joined the filthy rich, it'd be nice if they at least made their software more reliable.

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of homeless people in the United States are minorities, and the reason these victimized minorities are homeless is because we live in a racist society where the majority of jobs go to white males.

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The evil BushCo made that poor man homeless by siccing Katrina on him! The least we can do to ease is pain is to give him the beer and whores he wants! The white man took his job so the white man will have three jobs and work hard, thereby making this poor soul look lazy in comparison. He really wants to work, which is why this picture was in front of a Home Depot but you can't tell because "they" photoshopped it to discredit the working class!

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

The majority of homeless people in the United States are minorities, and the reason these victimized minorities are homeless is because we live in a racist society where the majority of jobs go to white males.

Truth be written. Thank you for your on-the-money comment.

 
At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is parody, but a lot of nasty stuff does get said about white men, so I would like to mention my white father, who spent several years under fire in Korea, then another 30 in warehouses. Hard physical work.

--Next to Last (White) Samurai

P.S. Hey, can I get on the blacklist for being white? :D

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I've seen people with signs like that in Palo Alto. Honesty is the best policy.

At the war protests in DC a few weeks ago, Etan Thomas, an NBA player of all things, had some choice words on giving the Bush administration a first-hand look at the issues of poverty and race. Check out what he had to say here.

Also, this might interest you too...President Bush Directly Involved In Leak Scandal

Peace,
Chris

"I wish the world was run by love, and absolutely nothing more."

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murqtaad you must be smoking the same thing she is.

The only thing that's "due" that man is a good laugh for the joke.

If that sign is for real, then he's due nothing. Lazy, good for nothing, layabouts should get NOTHING.

I say, "GET A JOB!" McDonalds is always hiring.

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous steve skubinna said...

I dunno, Blue. While you may salute the man for using humor to improve his lot, it isn't really fair to the thousands of humor impaired across the US who lack this avenue.

We will only have a truly fair and just society when everyone is as humorless as, say, murqtaad is.

And only government has the reach, resources, and ability to enforce humorlessness on the nation. When that happy days does come, at long last will there be nobody left who doesn't "get the joke."

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

You cannot call a homeless person or in fact any person in poverty "lazy." In fact it is impossible for them to be lazy.

This is because without money they have to fight so hard for the basic things we take for granted. They work 7/24. They are the opposite of lazy. In fact, if you look at those supposedly hard working guys like eningeers at Microsoft or the guys who founded Google, they are the ones that are lazy. Sure they work 12-14 hours a day but then they use their money to buy stuff on the other 12 hours and sleep in a nice bed. Meanwhile homeless people like this noble man have to keep working and working and working.

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pile of bullshit. You bleeding heart liberals have no clue. The govt is not the answer to these problems.

The answer is to get the govt out of our lives and let people take care of themselves. Shoving more money into it will not cure it. It will simply make more crutches than it helps.

Get a freaking clue.

You barking moonbat.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

I understand that government is not the answer to all problems. Money is the answer to problems and it is government's job to give people money if in fact society has robbed them of the chance to earn it. Unfortunately because of racism, sexism, ageism, regionalism, nationalism, etc., a very large portion of our populace simply does not have the opportunity to make it on their own without governmental assistance. If you conservatives can figure out a way to get rid of racism, sexism, ageism, regionalism, and nationalism then you are well on the way to having that smaller government that you so desire.

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Well I just put up a post that I hope is common ground for all of us and results in less inequality (something that makes me happy) and smaller government (something that should make conservatives happy). Go to the main page and let's see if we can't end this bickering and solve some problems.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger fatman said...

I used to have a tee-shirt that said, "Have Food--Will Work For Sex." You'd be amazed at how often I got laid, thanks to that shirt.

 

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