“Poverty Is A State Of Mind!” Said Housing And Urban Development Chief, Ben Carson

Poverty is a state of mind
because what does it really matter
to Trump’s new housing chief
who is really the Mad Hatter?

You can’t fool yourself into believing
that your hunger pangs aren’t real.
You just keep telling yourself over and over
that on your empty plate is a meal.

The thing about mind over matter
is that it really doesn’t work.
When you lose your job and home,
Ben Carson is gonna smirk.

You see, it’s really funny to him,
he who has no brains at all
that your mind can’t make you rich
like that brain dead Neanderthal.

But what really takes the cake
is that this fool is the head of HUD.
He’s responsible for housing the poor,
I guess in houses made of mud.

This supposedly brilliant brain surgeon
says that “poverty is a state of mind.”
How in the hell did he operate on brains
when he is so obviously blind?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

For the love of !!!!! Let me get this straight. If I lose my ‘good’ paying $7.25 an hour minimum wage job at Micky Ds because of automation and I told my landlord that I’m really not of a mind to be poverty stricken and homeless and so could he please accept my ‘great state of mind’ as payment for rent due, who in unholy hell thinks that my ass would not be sitting out on the streets in no time flat??!!!

If I lost my ‘great’ paying job at GM due to robotics taking the job and I could no longer afford the mortgage on my house, how about I go to the bank and tell them that I’m not of a mind to be poor and homeless and so could I just ‘bank’ on that mindset to get me to be able to stay in my home? What the hell is the banker going to say to that? “Get the hell out of my office with that bullshit and start packing!” That’s what the banker is going to say.

What the hell is wrong with us when we can hear this type of tripe and there not be an uproar? It is already bad enough that I’ve had to hear of Donald Trump’s budget proposal that guts food stamps, Medicaid and he’s even going after the disabled which should surprise no one seeing as how he made fun of the disabled on the campaign trail. But as usual, the apathetic and complacent Americans just sit back and wait until the shit hits the fan for their ass in particular in order to get to wailing and moaning. And we had the nerve just a few months ago to post some shit about, “When first they came for the Muslims, but I wasn’t a Muslim and blah, blah, blah…” And now, they’ve come for the food insecure, the sick and disabled and what are we doing about it? The usual. Not a goddamn thing, the apathetic and complacent shits we are! GEEZUS Goddamn Christ, I fucking give!!!

Oh and before I forget, Ben Carson also stated that people who have to make use of HUD public housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers should “not live comfortably!” Believe me, they are doing anything but. And I have the pictures to prove it!

This was the result of a serious roof leak. I toured this apartment complex and 6 roofs caved in and management did not evacuate the people in the affected apartments because who the fuck cares about those people? These people did not have a ceiling left. But I suppose in the eyes of Ben Carson, this HUD Section 8 apartment was still too comfortable.
The leak in this apartment was so bad, the carpets had to be removed and the tenants had placed buckets down to capture the water. But of course, this is ‘comfortable living’, according to HUD Secretary Ben Carson

 

This is what was left of the sink and the kitchen. The pipe. Real ‘comfortable’ isn’t it? I’d want to live here! I’m sure Ben Carson would.
Great ceiling lighting. Not much ‘mood’ lighting. But who needs to be ‘comfortable’?
Here, we have ants coming from a panel in the hallway. ‘Comfortable’ living for ants anyway.
This ceiling leak is in a bathroom. You can ‘comfortably’ take your shower or bath knowing that the upstairs tenant’s filthy bath water could cascade down on you at any time. This feature will never appear in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’. For sure!

 

Does your bathtub come with a ladder? This one does. Will this bathroom get featured in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’? Never fucking mind. We ALL know the answer to that one! Fuck Ben Carson!

So, there you have it folks, ‘comfortable living’ as established by HUD Secretary, Ben Carson. He’s ALL heart, don’t cha know! Each picture here was taken in a HUD approved housing complex of some sort. Each had passed inspection and was deemed safe, sanitary and decent. This is what is considered living extremely well to the point of being ‘too goddamn comfortable’ by Ben ‘asshole’ Carson’ Fuck that house negro!

“You Guilty Bastard, Stop Watching Porn!!”

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, one of the first U.S. defendants to face trial for supporting ISIS, is shown in this government exhibit image provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.     REUTERS/U.S. Attorney's Office/Handout via Reuters
Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, one of the first U.S. defendants to face trial for supporting ISIS, is shown in this government exhibit image provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. REUTERS/U.S. Attorney’s Office/Handout via Reuters

 

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. Air Force veteran was found guilty on Wednesday of attempting to join Islamic State, according to Newsday and other local media.

Tairod Pugh, 48, was convicted after a week-long trial in Brooklyn federal court. The case is the first in more than 75 Islamic State-related prosecutions brought since 2014 by the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a jury verdict.

Mr. Pugh watched dozens of the group’s slickly produced recruitment videos. He apparently screamed “Jihad!” and then rushed right out, purchased a one-way plane ticket to take him from his home in Egypt destined for Turkey, whereupon Turkish officials, on a direct line with Obama, said, “We’ve got a live one! Do you want him or not?” Obama then said, “Of course, we want him. Fly him right on over, he’ll stand trial and then we shall have the CIA re-train him to fight alongside the Islamic State terrorists that WE ‘vetted’ and let loose in Syria and other countries in the Middle East. Do not believe his explanation of flying to Turkey for work. After all, he did scream, ‘Jihad!’ and that could only mean one thing, he’s fed the fuck up with our shit stirring and wants in on it. We’ll take it from here, Obama, over and out!”

Damn! My bad! Mr. Pugh, please accept my sincere apologies. I thought that you were convicted and found guilty of downloading and watching child porn online and here, you were just watching some homemade videos by those “OTHER” terrorists that have yet to be vetted by the likes of John ‘Mad Dog’ McCain, Lindsey ‘sucks McCain’s ass’ Graham, John ‘jaw breaker’ Kerry, Barack ‘I never saw a drone, I didn’t like’ Obama and the other slimy war hawks and warmongers.

Now, let me get this straight, I cannot watch some online videos purportedly posted by Islamic Extremists because the government decided that what I am watching is just not kosher and therefore, if I buy a plane ticket to a certain destination, it is assumed that I am going to sew an ISIS flag, wave it back and forth which means that I am contacting ISIS to let them know that I would love to climb onboard and kick some ‘other’ terrorist ass? I am not simply tired of viewing commercials that tell me which soap to buy, what toothpaste to purchase and what store to shop at in order to purchase them.

Not only am I not ‘free’ in this country, America, but if I go to another country, exhibit behavior that is on some checklist, then I am liable to be picked up and escorted to a holding cell where I shall await extradition to the states to stand trial for merely watching videos and purchasing a plane ticket. Seriously?

AmeriKKKans, how free do you think you are? If you think that this is just some random incident, think again. This happens too many times to count. Do you realize that this is exactly why innocent people are being held in Guantanamo? The majority of those cooling their heels in that prison are innocent and yet some are still there. And yet, government officials are afraid to release them for fear of what they may do upon release. Yeah! Fear that shit! Because when you torture innocent people, that just fills them with a desire to love you, respect you and hold you in high regard. I just cannot make this shit up! Are the three stooges plus their offspring running this goddamn dumbass show? That would seem to be the case!

Meanwhile, AmeriKKKans are still happily fussing on Facebook, tweeting about a Hollywood whore on Twitter and posting cookie recipes on Instagram. How much more fucking clueless, stupid, hypnotized and brain dead can you get? So, when you board a goddamn plane, after having been x-rayed and/or felt up, heading for who the fuck knows where, don’t act all surprised when you’re pulled to the side and told to “Come with me, you’re being detained.” Only when the shit hits the fan for you on a personal basis, will you then realize that you’ve got no fucking rights left. The only ‘rights’ you’ve got is the right to work until you drop dead, stay in debt and then drop dead! Take no vacations. Forget about sick time and what’s a personal day? You’re not a person. You’re just another mindless drone that is used to keep this economy afloat by buying, buying and buying and then if you get sick, lose your job, well then, it’s the streets and/or jail for you!

When will you realize that we’re all terrorists? They can pick us up from our chairs and haul our ass away at any given moment on some trumped up bullshit and there ain’t a goddamn thing you can do or say about it. By the time they finish with the character assassination of your ass, you won’t even recognize that they’re talking about you! The lies just never stop coming and the shit just keeps hitting the fan and flying back in your face. Continue happily playing with your smartphones for now because where you’re headed, they won’t do you any good. Just you ask Mr. Pugh, a former AIR FORCE VETERAN! And Mr. Pugh, this is how we ‘thank you for your service’! Now, escort this man back to his cell! Make sure he stands at attention while he says, “Gawd bless AmeriKKKa!”

You Can’t Reason With The Stupid!

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If their smartphones should go dead,
there’ll be many filled with dread.

If the lights go out and stay,
then there’ll be no games to play.

When there are no more distractions, will they open their eyes and see,
that the world is filled with people beyond just you and me.

But will the selfish become caring or simply wail for their toys,
and of those who’ve known the truth, will they be heard above the noise?

If you’re ever in any doubt as to how Americans will act,
just look at all the times their credit card’s been hacked.

These are people who never learn, they will never rally around.
Their heads are in the clouds, their feet don’t touch the ground.

You can’t reason with the stupid and believe me, I did try!
I finally gave it up, do I need to tell you why?

These are the very people who when polled are quite unsure,
if the economy is improving or if they’re sinking in manure.

When a world is in crisis with people fleeing left and right,
Americans’ only concern is what will fill them with delight.

Give them their distractions so that they don’t have to see
a child stumbling across the desert because she is a refugee.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

It’s All Done By Design!

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When white men get beheaded,
it’s off to war we go.
They won’t ever behead Black men.
‘Cause even ISIS ain’t that slow.

Would ISIS behead a Black man?
If so, they’d need a new plan.
They know America wouldn’t go to war.
Are you kidding? What the hell for?

So even ISIS knows the deal,
that’s why no Black man did they kill.
Didn’t a white man’s chopped-off head,
cause hate for Muslims to spread?

To all Black men in the U. S.A.
don’t look at ISIS with dismay.
There’d be no ransom paid for you,
but you know that’s nothing new!

These are made-up enemies,
and for this year’s nominees,
ISIS went to the head of the line,
and it’s all done by design.

The media played its part,
’cause Americans ain’t real smart.
They sent a white man to sell this war,
and it worked just like before.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Black men in America, this is one thing that you don’t have to worry about, getting beheaded by a made-up enemy by your so-called ‘government.’ They know how to get the American sheeple stirred up and there would have been no support for this war on Iraq and Syria if some Black journalists had gone and got themselves beheaded. This shit in America know just how to get people in line and as I’ve said, it works every time ’cause Americans are stupid and that ain’t about to change!

A Government Of War And Terror!

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The next time you find yourself on a goddamn airplane and you’re looking askance at someone who appears to look like he or she is from the Middle East, you best look askance at that American soldier who is sitting in the seat right next to you. He or she is the one most likely to get themselves in the news for going the fuck off on some post traumatic stress shit from endless deployments and for killing people who’ve done not a goddamn thing wrong to them.

We are busy being pointed towards a made-up enemy by the worthless warmongering shits that’s got three-fourths of the United Snakes of America hating all up and down on the people of the Middle East that we’ve been fucking over for decades past and present. And then you wonder why somebody from the Middle East should EVER want to fuck us up? You can thank your goddamn terrorist organization called the United States government for that shit since they are hell bent on terrorizing the whole goddamn world, especially the Middle East.

The CIA is as I type this, fostering hate all over the world and CIA operatives are training rebels to shit stir and are making moves to topple democratically elected leaders of other nations while we are being made to look elsewhere with finger pointing government officials telling us who our enemy is when if indeed they are our enemy, they were made so by the useless fucks we elect and those they represent, the rich warmongers who get their fucking jollies off on destruction, chaos, calamity and death and who are laughing all the way to the goddamn bank.

It is no accident that the shit that’s going down in Iraq is all over the news all of a sudden. We had heard nothing out of Iraq for quite some time even though things were not exactly kosher there. There were suicide bombings almost daily and a shitload of other hellish nightmare acts that has riddled that country since America’s filthy paws swiped the hell out of Iraq, time and time again.

Don’t you sit your fat American ass down on a goddamn plush ass couch and point at an Iraqi citizen and declare them to be our mortal enemy. Remind your stupid ass that since 1991, America has aided and abetted in the killing of over a million innocent people in Iraq. Remember the lies that were told to get American troops sent into Iraq. Remember the reasoning behind American troops remaining in Iraq long after the lies had come to light. Remember all the billions that American contractors made in Iraq. Think of the wasted trillion of our tax dollars all over a lie that Bush thought was fucking funny. Yeah, our elected officials have always been all heart, honest and full of integrity and if you believe that load of horseshit, then believe this, we ain’t got a goddamn thing to do with the chaos that is now loaded down in Iraq. We fucking start shit because of our fucked up agenda and dependence on foreign oil and because we can’t fucking stop coveting what some other country has because this one has gone to shit and ain’t no goddamn body trying to fix the issues in America. Bridges falling into rivers, drinking water tainted with every toxin you could name. Trains are steadily derailing with crude oil spilling into lakes and streams and drinking water. Electric grids are antiquated and failing. Droughts are causing entire towns to turn into ghost towns and yet, we need the military to go back into Iraq(like we fucking ever really left)because we need to help stabilize a country that WE fucking destabilized. We make so much goddamn sense and if you can’t sense the sarcasm, then hit yourself upside the fucking head to get the brain cells moving.

You want to feel safe, do you? And you think that the reason you don’t feel safe is because of some Mid East threat coming here? Feel threatened motherfuckers because it’s YOUR fucking American government that would cause a goddamn calamity to come to America. Your filthy ass government is hell bent on trying to cause some hellacious shit to be unleashed in America because then they can again point the finger at some innocent people and unleash hell on them. We are already of no account because we don’t whimper at all when getting radiated to board an airplane. We don’t whimper at all at the fact that every keystroke we type is headed straight to spy central. We don’t whimper at all that we can be taken out of our homes on some bullshit and be indefinitely detained without counsel and without being charged with a crime. We simply believe in the goodness of our government. Are you fucking kidding me? Your government is your mortal enemy! Get a goddamn clue, clueless motherfuckers and stop with the lame brain nonsense that your government would do you no harm and start thinking for yourselves. You’re busy looking around for the enemy and the enemy is every single goddamn lying, corporate-owned whored out politician. Not a one of those evil useless motherfuckers has your interest at heart. It’s all about money and power. You ain’t got it peons and so therefore, you are useless and insignificant. They’ve bigger fish to fry because your ass is already toast and don’t they know it.

America ain’t got long before it will be replaced as the world’s top dog. The shits that run this stinking, sinking shithole barge know this and they are in a last desperate ditch struggle before they go down for good and guess what! They’re taking you down with them. But remember, you were warned but you just couldn’t be bothered because you didn’t want to know. Just wait, you ain’t seen nothing yet. When the shit hits the fan, you’ll turn on your own mother and that’s a fact!

Those people in the Middle East were never your enemy. You were told that by your government and because you didn’t want to believe the obvious, you chose to take the easy way out. Well, it ain’t gonna be easy much longer. The people of Iraq ain’t gonna be the only ones suffering, tremendously! A hard row to hoe is coming to America. “So look lively there and all! Think not of what you had, into that gutter, won’t you crawl?” And crawl, you will; useless ass, clueless, hypnotized, brain dead Americanos…and remember to ‘look lively’ when you’re crawling!

Where Is The Outrage?

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What will it take to wake America’s dead?
Should I prepare a most lavish spread?

On our menu we always serve, “Ignorance Is Bliss!”
Americans are clueless and think nothing’s amiss.

As propaganda revs up, the truth gets distorted.
Another drone strike is authorized; no mission aborted.

The menu keeps growing as the body count rises.
And another day dawns, with no new surprises.

I wait for the awakening and the questioning tongues.
Where is the outrage from air-filled lungs?

Lies and distractions fill every bowl.
They go down with ease as you swallow them whole.

Are the dead really dead or are they all just asleep?
From the people of America, I don’t hear a peep.

The world is on fire and the rivers run red.
Is this a bad dream or are you really dead?

Keep eating from the plate of selfish delight.
No one can ever satisfy that beast’s appetite.

Once you’re on the menu, your ass is toast.
You’re no longer alive, you’ve the substance of a ghost.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland