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Sunday, May 23, 2010
WND Columnist: Stay Away From My Food Stockpile!
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Patrice Lewis -- who we last saw likening women who use birth control to rutting cattle -- begins her May 22 WorldNetDaily column by stating, "On Thursday I made a severe error in judgment. I logged onto the Drudge Report[.]"

If she had just stopped there, we would have totally agreed with her. Instead, Lewis spends the rest of her column complaining about the "grasshoppers" are aren't preparing themselves for the coming apocalypse -- "I expect the bleep to hit the fan within a year, possibly less" -- and she fears those people will try to mooch off her apparently substantial survival food supply:

After some discussion, my husband and I decided to dedicate 10 percent of our income to preparedness projects. That's 10 percent of an income that's already dropped 40 percent from a couple years ago. In other words, we're eeking out what preparations we can despite our lower-income status.

And yet we have thoughtless and unprepared friends, relatives and strangers – most of whom are better off financially than we are – who are doing nothing. But they will blithely come knocking at our door when times get tough and expect us to cheerfully and freely share everything. The reality is, we cannot feed them all. We simply cannot do it. It is impossible. And so … we'll have to choose whom to turn away.

Some people argue they don't have the money or room to stockpile things. In which case, I urge them to stockpile knowledge. Pick a specialty that is useful in a new economy and perfect it. Sewing, welding, mechanics, gardening, medicine, carpentry, animal husbandry … there is a whole world of knowledge and skills out there crying for people to learn them.

In other words, if you're going to mooch off someone, at least have the courtesy to offer something useful in exchange.

Please, folks, become Ants. If you insist on remaining a Grasshopper, don't come a-knocking at our door. We may not answer, because so many have already been let in ahead of you.

We realize Lewis probably hates Obama and all -- it is, for all intents and purposes, a condition for working at WND, unless you're one of the couple of liberal columnists Joseph Farah keeps around for window dressing -- but methinks she's been taking those survival-seed ads at WND a little too seriously.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:42 PM EDT

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