Bus out at Albertson's
Posted by Leanne Stewart (+205) 11 years ago
Did anyone see the bus of young adults tonight at Albertson's? Quite a site to see. Just wondering what people thought.
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Posted by TH (+159) 11 years ago
I think a guy named Glen was their ringleader.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
I saw it. Anyone know what it's about?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 11 years ago
Wendy, are you in town?
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Posted by Tim Miles (+464) 11 years ago
They are a kitchen bus for the Rainbow Family get together out on the Olympic Peninsula.
Or so said the young man with the guitar.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
Amorette, I'm like the wind. You need to talk to your little brother more.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 11 years ago
Amorette, I'm like the wind.


never mind
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 11 years ago
Yes, Wendy and I have had coffee at Utza already.
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Posted by Leanne Stewart (+205) 11 years ago
We were talking to this one girl from Florida. Very nice girl, telling us how they could teach us how to live for "free". We asked her how they get their fuel. "Its all free"!! They were cooking deep fat fried hamburgers and feeding anyone who wanted to eat. My mom asked her where they got the burger. She said they got it from Albertson's. My mom said so did they donate it? She said no they bought it with their food stamps. Needless to say, my mom came unglued!! The girl walked off and proceeded to "moon" my parents as they drove away. LOL!! I wish I could have seen that!! Can you imagine getting mooned by someone that has not showered in over a month!! LOL!! I guess what I really would like to know is how they get food stamps?
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+281) 11 years ago
My single encounter with the Rainbow People was at the King Ave. Holiday in Billings where one of them distracted a clerk while the other shoplifted - guess that's one way to live for "free."
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Posted by dudemeister (+85) 11 years ago
not sure if these will show up very well. my cousin took these & posted them on her facebook. they found these uniforms in a dumpster. the cops were called because of a "green plant" report but found nothing. toooooo funny.



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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 11 years ago
I'm having Oregon flashbacks.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 11 years ago
Oh, I bet they're having fun with you yokels fine citizens of Miles City.

No offense.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 11 years ago
So saying something derogatory then saying no offense is supposed to negate the nastiness of your comment?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 11 years ago
Yup!

It's kind of like saying, "With all due respect," then following with an insult.

You should try it, it's fun.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 11 years ago
I'm not sure if I can bring myself to believe that these fine folks were welfare cheats - they look pretty white to me...
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Posted by Johna (+16) 11 years ago
I've never heard of Rainbow People. Can someone elucidate?
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Posted by LisaC (+26) 11 years ago
While we were leaving Albertson's we saw one of them walk over to the trees at Frank's body shop and urinate! Obviously they are free spirits and don't care about what and where they do their things.

[This message has been edited by LisaC (8/10/2010)]
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Posted by Tammy (+69) 11 years ago
Looks like they are on the way to "Burning Man" to me!
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Posted by Kroberts (+35) 11 years ago
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Posted by Johna (+16) 11 years ago
Thanks, Kroberts. Helpful.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 11 years ago
Bridgier is correct.

The basic definition of eugenics does not allow a significant group of white people to be thieves and cheaters.

One or two....maybe a gang of 3-5.....but not that many.

I would like to think that those kids are heading to SLC for a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. They look like such friendly, nice all-American kids.

Kacey, perhaps you would like to contradict our assessment of wholesomeness? I do look to you as the ultimate arbiter of WWJCD?*

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*WWJCD? - What would June Cleaver do?
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+281) 11 years ago
June Cleaver would offer home-baked lemon squares and coffee.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 11 years ago
Mmmmmm.

Lemon squares.
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Posted by ABE (+421) 11 years ago
Look like a nice bunch of republicans to me.
Wish they would have stuck around for a while......could a hung out down at the Bison.
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Posted by SS66 (+446) 11 years ago
I was unfortunate enough to run into 4 of them at walmart. The smell was almost unbearable from 10 feet away.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+271) 11 years ago
i've gotta say, i really hate, truly hate the smell of unwashed people. eew. perhaps some kind soul could offer them some soap and use of a car wash for a few minutes? since they will potty outside, what is a shower in public?! also, no one wants the smell of unwashed person mixed with steam in a small room...
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Posted by Diane Emeney (+492) 11 years ago
Rainbow movement?? Didn't they used to be called...hippies? Except in the original, they did odd jobs to earn money, not sure they could have gotten food stamps back then.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 11 years ago
They think they are hippies but hippies weren't thieves, not the real ones.
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Posted by ABE (+421) 11 years ago
Real hippies, actually work pretty damn hard for what they have. kind of Amish commune style. These guys are just dumbasses.
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Posted by trey (+45) 11 years ago
Leanne- maybe you and your mother should mind your own biz. What right does your mother have to dictate how people spend their food stamps. I think a mooning was in order to an opinionated wretch.
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Posted by M T Zook (+515) 11 years ago
I imagine Leanne's mother felt they were defrauding the government. See, the food really isn't "free." SOMEBODY has to pay for it, and a lot of people are getting fed up with the taxpayers footing the bill. I am all for social support programs, but don't abuse the system. For some that is simply too much to ask.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 11 years ago
Nothing like the memory of a good old-fashioned cook-out and mooning. Ahh to bring back the days where no middle fingers were extended on the roadways, but instead a simple drop trou window squat would suffice.



Darn seatbelt laws.



You want it washed? Donate a coupon to the carwash and open the bus windows first!
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Posted by Leanne Stewart (+205) 11 years ago
Trey-it is my biz and every other tax payer!! Like MT Zook said, somebody has to pay for the food stamps and that means you and I, unless of course you are one of the many food stamp receivers that are very capable of working but choose not to!! I am sure the "25" year female that we talked to was very capable of working (which she said that she had worked since she was 15, wow, a whole 10 years) but she chooses to ride around the country having a "good ol time" (if that is what you want to call it)on a bus with 12 other people and 4 dogs letting cooties grow on them and letting people like yourself foot the bill!! As for calling my mom a name she does not deserve, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 11 years ago
unless of course you are one of the many food stamp receivers that are very capable of working but choose not to!!


I'm surprised we had to wait this long for generic welfare demonization once "food stamps" was included into the thread.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 11 years ago
Maybe they bartered for the food stamps. I know that's not technically legal, but people barter goods and services all the time without reporting it to the IRS. Why assume the worst?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
I don't think you can barter any more. Aren't most food stamps now on a debit card of some sort?
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 11 years ago
They are, but that's not to say they didn't give something of value or do some work for someone who had a card who went in and bought the hamburger for them.
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Posted by luvlife (+285) 11 years ago
I totally agree with Leann Stewart....who is this "trey" person???? Please people, do not associate him with Trey Neumann of MC...altogether a different person!!!! A much more intelligent young man then the one who SHOT off his words to Ms. Stewart!!!! Your mother had every right to express her opinion to this young Rainbow Princess. She was certainly expressing herself...along w/ the rest of the Rainbow free spirits. If they don't want attention, why the heck park your bus outside the parking lot...cook some burgers...urinate by the trees and go up to people and tell them all about how we can all live "FREE" when they are living off the hard working individuals!!! Good job Leann's mom for speaking your mind. (after all it is a FREE world!)
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 11 years ago
"Good job Leann's mom for speaking your mind. (after all it is a FREE world!)"


This is also why trey has the right to speak his mind as well.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 11 years ago
I accept WIC, $.50 on the dollar.
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Posted by luvlife (+285) 11 years ago
Yes Mary B...we all can speak our mind...i just feel there was no need to call Leann Stewart's mother a nasty name.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 11 years ago
I agree, but you can't judge someone for using the same right you expect for others. Besides that your statements were about a whole lot more than trey's name-calling. This whole thread is about judgment unfortunately. It's all about speculation without any facts. For cripes sakes they are willing to wear singlets thrown in the trash and the top of their bus looks like a garbage dump. It's not like these people are out living high on the hog at taxpayer's expense. You don't know if they gave goods or services in exchange for someone using their SNAP card and even if they didn't there are plenty of Miles Citians abusing SNAP cards as well. I'm willing to bet these people are a lot less of a drain on taxpayers than a whole lot of other citizens around here who pay people under the table to avoid taxes, don't report tips or gambling winnings or other income, hire builders who don't have insurance because they're cheaper and on and on.
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Posted by tax payer (+344) 11 years ago
Mary B..there are plenty of Miles Citians abusing SNAP cards as well. I'm willing to bet these people are a lot less of a drain on taxpayers than a whole lot of other citizens around here who pay people under the table to avoid taxes, don't report tips or gambling winnings or other income, hire builders who don't have insurance because they're cheaper and on and on.

Well at least the above are working and the others are not. If they can afford a bus and gas, I feel they can work too. Welfare is for people that are down on their luck and are at least trying to make things work and it comes up short. Or people that are sick and cannot hold a job down in my opinion. Not for people that are lazy and take the easy road of getting a welfare check.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 11 years ago
You are assuming they are getting a "welfare check". Like I have said more than once they could have given something of value for that benefit. You don't know so don't judge.

If they are happy wearing wrestling singlets from the trash, going without in the way of cleaning supplies and living communally, who are you to say they have to have a job. Some people are just fine with living off the grid and without personal possessions.
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Posted by tax payer (+344) 11 years ago
Some people are just fine with living off the grid and without personal possessions.

So how do they pay for all the living expense they have?
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Posted by luvlife (+285) 11 years ago
mary b....you said these people could have given up something of value...just hoping it wasn't a stolen valuable. you need to get "real"!
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Posted by Smiley (+847) 11 years ago
. Do you realize that to get cash money from the government you have to work for them, sign up for job service, or show why you can't work. Its not easy. Lay off these bus people. Who the procreate cares? They were here now they are gone?? Did you want to procreate one so bad that you have to be as horrible of a human being as possible so they might be lured back?? I don't get it. If you don't want to pay taxes, stop being rich, and donate more to charity.
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Posted by tax payer (+344) 11 years ago
If you don't want to pay taxes, stop being rich, and donate more to charity.

Maybe some are tired of bustin their butts so others can live off the welfare system. Like I said some people really need it, and some people grew up on it and don't want change.
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