s skippy the bush kangaroo: awol thinks the economy is booming

skippy the bush kangaroo



Saturday, December 22, 2007

awol thinks the economy is booming

but ask those in his home state (yeah, he's not really from texas) how the "booming" economy is working for them.

amid this holiday season, food pantries in lower connecticut are reporting a surge in the number of residents seeking a decent meal.

..."i have had to turn people away," said joyce gumbus, who oversees the 164 wilson memorial food pantry in stamford. the pantry is providing groceries for up to 400 people a week, compared with 200 a week last year, ms. gumbus said.

...for the food bank, the clearinghouse for some of the pantries’ food, that translates into some difficult challenges, like providing thanksgiving turkeys for 6,000 families this year, versus 3,000 in 2006. it means handling about 500 tons of food annually, 161,000 pounds of which were distributed in november alone, ms. lombardo said. "the need has doubled in the last year," she said. "and we don’t expect it to get better anytime soon." - nytimes

Labels: , ,

posted by SantaBarbarian at 7:52 AM |

4 Comments:

A "boom": the sound you hear just before the house falls down.

See also: bomb, explosion, detonation.
commented by Blogger Carl, 8:49 AM PST  
Or booming as in emissions?

You know how he loves fart jokes....
commented by Blogger ellroon, 10:43 AM PST  
Come now, you know that AWOL doesn't think.
commented by Anonymous tsisawho, 6:55 PM PST  
Must all be Wal-Mart employees...
commented by Anonymous sean on li, 10:22 PM PST  

Add a comment