'Tis The Season - Salvation Army Toy Giveaway Turns Violent

From CBS:

Organizers of a Salvation Army holiday toy distribution on Pittsburgh’s North Side planned to bring in more staff today after a crowd turned unruly Friday. [...]

When the doors opened, officials say things turned chaotic.

People were pushing, shoving and cutting in front of others.

Such a misguided sense of entitlement.

You would think parents who couldn't afford toys for their children would be more grateful. You would think they would be willing to wait patiently for donated items. But no. They expect to receive the items as though they earned them.

I would be willing to bet most were Obama voters.

(Un)Related: Santa Fight!

Posted by: DMartyr at 05:45 PM


1 Greetings:

A while back, I was reading a bit of Niall Ferguson in which he posited a relationship between increased "entitlements" and social parasitism.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 22, 2013 06:10 PM

2 And that's another reason we're so boned.

There are literally tens of millions of people who believe they deserve free stuff.

That they've earned it somehow or, at least, that others owe them stuff.

When we run out of other people's money, they're not going to be happy.

Posted by: Veeshir at December 22, 2013 06:44 PM

3 Need less Santa and more Krampus.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at December 22, 2013 09:48 PM

4 "But no. They expect to receive the items as though they earned them."

As far as they're concerned - they *did* earn it, simply by being born.

Posted by: YALAAAAAAAAAAAA! at December 23, 2013 09:31 AM

5 This is why these people are a bunch of poor moochers in the first place.

Posted by: Tyler at December 23, 2013 11:59 AM

6 Darvarious: Right on! But, you didn't list the rest of the shiite holes.

Posted by: Kafiroon at December 23, 2013 12:10 PM

7 I didn't yet read the referenced article, because my evil racist biased hater mind pre-assumes far too many characteristics of those involved, and of course I'll be SO ashamed when I click on the article and find out how wrong I was...


Posted by: unPC at December 23, 2013 01:49 PM

8 " You would think....." Why ? Why would anyone think that ? These folks and their ilk have shown themselves, repeatedly, to be grifters and leeches of the worst kind. These are people who do not, have not, and will never do anything to help themselves.

Posted by: Edward Lunny at December 23, 2013 02:04 PM

9 I think Darvarious Ali Washington is a grey male rooster farmer.
There is an old black saying, "strike while the iron be hot" it covers this.
And the sad part is, we know the ethnic background of every person who showed up to fight, and take.

Posted by: obsidian at December 23, 2013 03:39 PM

10 Racist.

Posted by: Darvarious Ali Washington at December 23, 2013 08:09 PM

11 If I could find where the fo mothers of my 9 childrens be stayin I'd take em to this place where they give shit away.

Posted by: Taquayvious Lincoln at December 23, 2013 08:29 PM

12 Someone needs to remake the santa video with a lot of ho ho ho's dubbed in.

Posted by: Barry at December 24, 2013 02:50 AM

13 A Racist is one NASCAR driver the plural is Racer.

Posted by: obsidian at December 24, 2013 09:18 AM

14 These people are chronically poor because this is how they act - like savages.

Posted by: Tyler at December 24, 2013 03:41 PM

15 I disagree. Some are culturally challenged. Crap. I just invented another excuse for not being able to support yourself.

I wish to say here that Yes we have a problem and it's growing. But I for one don't wish to see any hungry, homeless or feeling worthless and unable to make their children happy. Regardless of who made it happen.
What is needed is a solution. I admit. I don't have one. If I had the power I could do something to reverse this horrible trenc. I don't.

Posted by: Greyrooster at December 24, 2013 04:00 PM

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