On September 28, Overpasses to Get the Muslim Socialist Commie Atheist Kenyan Un-American Usurper Who Fails Our Racial Litmus Test Out of Ronald Reagan’s Chair (or whatever they’re called..) came out in force in Cambridge, Ohio! I’d like to say “tens” of people were there, but we discovered about as many protesters as Bruce Leshan found Truckers in a recent DC rally.
After AATTP interviewed some insane people from Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment, we ran into a homeless veteran named Frank, who was being studiously ignored by the idiots standing on the overpass holding signs, wailing protestations of the very programs that are designed to help a person like Frank…because those would be Socialism!
Frank was holding a sign that read, “No Job/No Food/No Home,” alongside the Cambridge exit, just a few hundred feet away from the overpass on which the miniscule mass of morose morons protesting that Kenyan who is trying so socialize abortions for gay married couples were loosely assembled.
We approached Frank and asked him how he came to be in his current situation:
“I got bit by a black widow spider back in June and have cellulitis in my right leg. A lot of companies won’t hire me for that reason.”
Frank does not have medical insurance, but thankfully is able to visit the V.A. hospital for his medical needs–he served in the U.S. Army 1976-1980. When he worked, he was a laborer–Frank says it was mostly factories and landscaping. Now he loads trucks at truck stops, hoping to scrape what money he can from the endeavor…and asks for the kindness of others to help him get by.
Sixty-two year old Frank does not have a home. He sleeps in truck stops, and sometimes–if he is lucky–in a hotel room, as he “moves a lot.” He says that people are helping him out some, and that he is attempting to pay for a bite to eat or a bus ticket to Indiana, where he can find more work.
Frank, pointing at the Overpasses protesters, asks what is going on:
FRANK: What is going on over there. It says “Impeach Obama over there. What is this?”
INTERVIEWER: Well, they are a group that is…they think that President Obama is guilty of treason and lots of other nasty things, and they are out here protesting his–they don’t think he’s a U.S. citizen; they don’t think he was legitimately elected. Of course they don’t have any evidence to back up any of that stuff, which is why we were just talking to them.”
FRANK: No, I don’t agree with that at all. He’s a citizen and he was elected. Because a lot of people didn’t vote–and they want to remain apathetic, Hey! They got no complaint as far as I am concerned If you don’t vote in the election what gives you the right to complain about the guy that’s been elected President?”
Frank’s story was very touching–so touching that we decided to help him out. Frank is a man who obviously wants to work. He has served our country–a country which has, for the most part, abandoned him. He labors hard for what is surely very little pay, just to get by. Frank deserves better than that.
While could not fix the world that day, We walked Frank down to a nearby gas station, bought him something to eat and drink, and purchased him a bus ticket to Indianapolis, IN. It is our hope that by getting him to where he wanted to go, we have somehow helped him find the place he needed to be.
It is terrifying that we live in a world in which homelessness is tolerated, that even one person must struggle for food. Unfortunately, this is an issue that will possibly never be fixed in Frank’s–or even our lifetimes. It is important each and every day to do what we can to make the world a better place, even if it is just for one person.