14 thoughts on “The “Meals On Wheels” PR Fiasco”

  1. The source was surprising but the comments were as expected.

    Who knew NPR catered to poor single mothers who deserve “commercial free” radio paid for by Uncle Sam?

    Anyone watching Homeland this season? They have a deep state attacking the President elect, internet trickery through sockpuppet armies, and a dishonest activist media peddling conspiracy theories and deliberately dishonest construction of the information presented to the public. Take a guess what side gets the villain treatment.

  2. I wonder how much cheaper than Meals on Wheels it would be to have FedEx deliver monthly boxes of shelf-stable food. But of course the waste is the purpose.

    1. That would be cheaper than delivering meals ready to eat. However, there are a lot of seniors whose health is so bad that cooking is difficult or dangerous (e.g. dementia suffers who could burn the house down). Keeping them at home for as long as possible instead of placing them in assisted living or a nursing home is still a better deal for taxpayers. Those poor enough to qualify for Meals on Wheels would have to depend on Medicaid for assisted living support or a nursing home. My handicapped older brother’s only income is from Social Security. He makes too much money to qualify for Meals on Wheels. His monthly check is about $1600.

      1. Meals on Wheels is means tested?

        I thought it was open to anybody who was determined to be homebound by health?

        1. It is here in Huntsville. As handicapped as he is, my brother still manages to drive and gets too much money, so just about every type of assistance is blocked for him.

    2. Besides a hot meal, the main purpose of Meals on Wheels is for the volunteer delivering the meal to make a face to face, human connection with the shut-in person and make sure they are ok. This is tremendously important to an isolated elderly person. How sad it would be if someone only came by to check on them when the Fed Ex boxes started piling up on the front porch.

  3. I hate being fooled and the media does it to me all the time. No matter how bad something seems to be, always check behind the curtain.

  4. I remember Drum declaring his clear conviction that the Rathergate documents were forged. He can be pretty straight sometimes.

    1. What was “Jim’s” take on those documents?

      What made Jim so vexing was that he was well prepped, frequently right, and gloated about it all of the time.

      A lot of us were hopping up and down that there was a C-130 full of Marines commanded by Chuck Norris ready to swoop down and rescue our people in Benghazi, but so far no one admitted to such a thing. It may have been a rumor started by military people with a grudge against their then Commander-in-Chief, and there were many points on which have such grudges, but if the Obama people covered this up, they did a mighty fine job of it. Jim did such a masterful job of squelching that rumor and rubbing it in too.

      The Rathergate story, on the other hand, was spun with tales of a National Guard unit in the 1970s having a Selectric with a superscript and font kerning capability? And even that wishful explanation didn’t come close to the letter that was seen.

      Was Jim spinning that one? He liked to snark us when he believed he had the facts on his side, but otherwise he just drew back into the jungle to disappear in order to fight another day?

    2. What was “Jim’s” take on those documents?

      What made him so vexing was that he was well prepped, frequently right, especially in the narrow sense in which he insisted on framing the discussion, and gloated about it all of the time.

      A lot of us were hopping up and down that there was a C-130 full of Marines commanded by Chuck Norris ready to swoop down and rescue our people in Benghazi, but so far no one admitted to such a thing. It may have been a rumor started by military people with a grudge against their then Commander-in-Chief, and there were many points on which have such grudges, but if the Obama people covered this up, they did a mighty fine job of it. Jim did such a masterful job of squelching that rumor and rubbing it in too.

      The Rathergate story, on the other hand, was spun with tales of a National Guard unit in the 1970s having a Selectric with a superscripting type ball and font kerning capability? And even that wishful explanation didn’t come close to the letter that was seen.

      Was Jim spinning that one? He liked to snark us when he believed he had the facts on his side, but otherwise he just drew back into the jungle to disappear in order to fight another day?

  5. What made him [Baghdad Jim] so vexing was that he was well prepped, frequently right. . . ” That’s not the Jim I remember–unless “well-prepped” means “checked in with all the statist blogs and gotten the current party-line talking points down to a tee.” If he were ever right on anything, I must have been in the bathroom at the time..

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