Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

when white people steal

It's an addiction

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1190720&page=1

LOL.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 10:57pm
Well, yeah. When stuck up rich white girls steal that is generally why.

Black people steal because they tend to be poor, and therefore tend to be more criminally minded.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:12pm
So motivation when stealing is an issue?

So if I tell the judge I stole, but I don't need the shit I stole, he should let me off?

Bollocks.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:13pm
I find your predilection for putting words in my mouth (as well as other people's) amusing.

Actually, I think it is an issue, yes. But the reverse - if you did need whatever it was you were stealing then the punishment should be less severe, if indeed there should be punishment at all.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:17pm
I don't know whether to hug you for your naivete or beat you with a switch.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:18pm
"Paula Paine had a golden resume: high school track star, modeling through college, even three years working at the White House. She was also addicted to shoplifting.  "

She must have done hand modeling.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 11:19pm
>I don't know whether to hug you for your naivete or beat
>you with a switch.

How am I being naive?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:22pm
Define "need", Colm.  If you do this adequately, then you are not naive.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:23pm
"Need" would be if you are stealing in order to support yourself or a family.

It's a sliding scale though. You might not need to steal in order to physically stop your family from starving, but I'd be very much more sympathetic in levying punishment to any shoplifting done by somebody who lived hand to mouth.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:29pm
I stole $20K from a bank to send my kid to private school because he needed to go.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:31pm
Really? Why were state schools not good enough?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:39pm
> She was beautiful and brilliant -- a former model who had worked three years at the White House.

Is it shallow to say I hate her already and I take glee in her misfortune, in the German sense?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:26am
Not necessarily shallow, but certainly bitter.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 11th, 2007 12:27am
> bitter.

Bitter like the melon, lime, cold, or using a coupon one day too late?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:32am
"a former model who had worked three years at the White House."

Well there you go - she learned criminal behavior and rationalization from top experts in the field.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 12:58am
That's hilarious what she tried to get away with - see pg.2
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 11th, 2007 2:19am
"a former model who had worked three years at the White House."

Let me guess. In the Clinton years?
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 11th, 2007 2:24am
Beauty & position in society & criminal behavior are orthogonal to each other.

"Beauty queen steals" just makes her an attractive thief.
Permalink xampl 
July 11th, 2007 8:02am
Re: the OP -

As long as you're throwing on qualifiers, don't selectively leave them out:

when rich, upper class, white people steal...
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 11th, 2007 8:21am
What some people need to do to feel alive.
Permalink LeftWingPharisee 
July 11th, 2007 8:26am
Yeah, she's addicted to shoplifting.  Kind of like I'm addicted to cheeseburgers.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 11th, 2007 11:57am
Yeah, cheeseburgers are tough to give up.
Permalink Full name 
July 11th, 2007 1:16pm

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