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Posted by aalkon at March 19, 2007 11:04 AM


Um. . . ow.

Posted by: Deirdre B. at March 19, 2007 3:36 AM

I wonder how many people that fits.

Posted by: doombuggy at March 19, 2007 3:44 AM


Posted by: Stu "El Inglés" Harris at March 19, 2007 6:20 AM

Thanks for locating my long lost relatives.

Posted by: Roger at March 19, 2007 11:51 AM


Posted by: beansworth at March 19, 2007 12:03 PM

The trailer is just for empties.

Posted by: Deirdre B. at March 19, 2007 12:36 PM

Didn't they make a movie about that called "Trailer Park Boys"?

Posted by: Chris at March 19, 2007 1:25 PM

If you like that, Amy, maybe you'll like this story about a (failed) writer and her (failed)roofer husband and their SIX kids who live in a small trailer in Vermont.

Posted by: Pat at March 19, 2007 2:35 PM

Silly me for thinking when you can't support the kids you have, maybe you shouldn't be pumping more out? Dickens is great -- if you're just reading it, not living it.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at March 19, 2007 2:52 PM

Why is birth control such a foreign concept to so many people? Do they not know that it exists? Do they live in the Middle Ages? Do they still think the earth is flat? This is unbelievable!

Posted by: Chris at March 20, 2007 11:01 AM

1 - Does Pat know that they are (failed) at their professions?

2 - What's with the cynicism? They sold their small house to buy land and build much bigger, FOR THE FAMILY. The only reason why birth control should come into the conversation is if WE were supporting them. Nowhere in the article does it state that they are on the "public assistance". Last line of the article - "when we have space" - tells me that the new house is still in the works, just on hold for financial reasons.

Not my personal choice, but if living in that run down trailer is suitable for them then so be it. That's the great thing about living where we can pack up and move wherever you damn well please, and if it pleases you to live in a 29 year old trailer with 6 kids, then so be it. I'm sure they could give a shit less that Pat, Amy, or Chris are looking down their noses at them while contemplating the burden they place on society.

Posted by: mikey at March 20, 2007 8:05 PM

From reading the article, it would appear that they aren't happy living in a very small trailer which is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. If this was truly their choice, they would be revelling in their lifestyle, trying to convice everyone how happy they were. As it is, they seem miserable, and don't see the connection between their lack of money and all those mouths to feed.

Give them time, they will be a burden on society soon...

Posted by: Chris at March 21, 2007 7:08 AM

The "failed" comment was my attempt to comment that if either one of them was even halfway making a living at their professions, presumably they could live somewhere else. And I don't really care how many kids they have, but I don't think they're really providing proper shelter for them, which is pretty much the basic duty of a parent. I do think they have a cool chore chart though.

Posted by: Pat at March 21, 2007 9:52 AM

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