Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble – the tip that you’re about to read a hit piece is in the title. Sounds like something you’d read in a tabloid,
RESIDENTS of a model housing estate bankrolled by Hollywood celebrities and hand-built by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, are complaining that it is falling apart.
Fairway Oaks was built on northern Florida wasteland by 10,000 volunteers, including Carter, in a record 17-day “blitz” organised by the charity Habitat for Humanity.
Eight years later it is better known for cockroaches, mildew and mysterious skin rashes.
In this one project of 100 homes there have been 30 complaints. That is 100 homes out of the 300,000 homes HFH has built. The complaints might well be legitimate. Last I heard low income Americans are entitled to complain and even have their day in court. The houses are not free, the residents pay a mortgage and invest ‘sweat equity’. Bush appointee former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Mel Martinez visited Fairway Oaks and proclaimed,
“Fairway Oaks is an excellent example of the public sector and private sectors working together to develop decent and affordable housing. Sweat equity’ programs, like Habitat for Humanity, help more and more low-income families open the door to homeownership.”
The road to hell is paved with good intentions — and, apparently, the homes in the neighborhoods along that hellish path are built by Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity.
Malkin has thouroughly studied the issue – OK, she found something that some moderate Christians were doing wasn’t perfect and pounced. Over the next few days we can expect Malkin to thoroughly study the number of complaints about the 102 million houses in America and give a statistical analysis of how HFH’s homes stack up against the national average for home quality – on the other hand probably not.
The Maryland State Police surveillance of advocacy groups was far more extensive than previously acknowledged, with records showing that troopers monitored — and labeled as terrorists — activists devoted to such wide-ranging causes as promoting human rights and establishing bike lanes.
Intelligence officers created a voluminous file on Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, calling the group a “security threat” because of concerns that members would disrupt the circus. Angry consumers fighting a 72 percent electricity rate increase in 2006 were targeted. The DC Anti-War Network, which opposes the Iraq war, was designated a white supremacist group, without explanation.
One of the possible “crimes” in the file police opened on Amnesty International, a world-renowned human rights group: “civil rights.”
Its the Keystone Cops meets Terry Gilliam’s dystopian Brazil. Let’s call this group this to get them on list 2 slash B and for fun we’ll list a group dedicated to protecting human rights as agitators.
Is NBC going to help Coulter sell this book? Media Matters generally does an excellent job, but I don’t think they understand how the Coulter Culture works. Her bank account starts to run low and rather then get a job she writes a book which consists of some slightly rewritten stuff she wrote previously mixed in with some news she got off Lexus-Nexus. She does not sell books, nor does NBC help sell them for her. The conservative welfare machine lines up in dutiful fashion to donate to Coulter’s bank account so she can go back to hanging out in swank clubs drinking French campaign having a laugh on the yokels that chipped in to make her decadent lifestyle possible. Its a slight variation on the life cycle of a leach.