It's A Restless Hungry
...11/19/2004 04:22:15 pm
The dreadful fallout from the
re-election of George W. Bush continues apace. We'll
be lucky if any of us are left alive at the end of
the next four years to vote for Hillary. (That must
be his plan!) The following article left me stunned
and all but in tears: More New Yorkers At
Risk For Hunger, Survey Finds.
More New Yorkers are having trouble
putting food on the table, according to a survey
by the Food Bank for New York City.
The study found 31 percent of city residents are
at risk for hunger, finding it
somewhat or very difficult to afford the food
they need for their families thats
up from 25 percent a year ago.
"Somewhat or very difficult to
afford" food. This when a 10 lb bag of rice
(enough food for about 6 months) costs $3.99 in the
New York area!! A pound of dried black beans is 89
cents! Clearly, 31% of New Yorkers are not just poor,
they are hopelessly desititute, prostrate, penniless
and possibly already dead.
The statistics from this inarguably
impartial organization's astounding poll march on, in
a pitiless indictment of the cruelty of our laughable
Breaking it down by borough, 32 percent of
Queens residents are at risk for hunger, up 8
percent from a year ago; in Brooklyn, 31 percent
are at risk (a 7 percent rise); 19 percent are at
risk in the Bronx (up 6 percent); 13 percent of
Staten Islanders are at risk (a jump from none a
year ago); and in Manhattan, the number held
steady at 21 percent.
21% of Manhattanites!! At least the figure is
holding steady, and not increasing. Thank God for
small mercies, as they say. But how is it that in the
Capital of the World, filled with tourists, media
people (at least dozens of whom must have cameras)
and every left wing activist group one could hope
for, that this tragedy can unfold virtually
unnoticed? The truth must be that the brave and stoic
Manhattanites are hiding their hunger. Not for them
the wages of pity from the burgeoning bellies of the
Red State folk. No, Manhattanites will not complain
of their terrible malnourishment, not one bit - not
if it kills them.
Therefore we must track down these one in five
Manhattanites who are finding it "somewhat or
very difficult" to afford food and reach out, if
necessary anonymously, to quench their appetites and
ease their horrid suffering.
To wit, here are five residents of Manhattan
island. One of them must be our first example of this
terrible, shameful thing hiding in our midst: the
hunger that dare not speak its name. Our job is to
find out which one that is.
It's well known that extreme cases of
starvation cause bloating, in the horrible end. And
just to think, people have been making fun of his
People have criticized her
post-election columns for being filled with a vile
hatred of Middle America. Her poor empty stomach is
just crying out for them to share their hamburgers,
Did he step down from National Review
for the reasons he stated, or was it because he could
no longer afford to expend the calories necessary to
continue in the job?
Did little Jazzy really die in that
upstate kennel (as if the gossip maven of Gotham
would send her pooch to the stix!), or was Cindy
forced to seek life-saving sustenance from the only
creature she loved?
Oh, sweet Jesus!
Forgive us ...
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