Monday, December 20, 2004

Life in Dubya's America

Elderly Woman Tries to Rob Pocatello Bank

She pulled up to the bank parking lot around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the front door, walker in hand.

Kristie Olsen, security officer, says, “It took her several minutes to get from the door to the desk.”

After walking through the doors, the elderly woman walked up to a bank employee.

Calynn Hanpsten, senior service representative, says, “She said, ‘I’m telling you I’m going to rob the bank. You have to call the police,’ and she turned around and sat on her little walker. She started crying. She just burst into tears after she said, ‘You have to call the police.’”

Tammie Barbre, customer service supervisor, says, “I was kind of dumbfounded. I wasn’t, ah…you could feel her desperation.”

The woman later told police she was poor because of several recent medical bills...

Healthcare crisis? We ain't got no stinkin' healthcare crisis.

But Social Security? Which we BushCo wants to turn over to investment bankers and Wall Street sharks? Yeah, now, there's an immediate, dire problem. [/snark]