Monday, October 24, 2005


Ok, daytime TV watching, peeping Oprah and I’m watching a segment on this crazy bitch Kathy Trant who apparently blew through $5 MILLION OF OUR FUCKEN TAX DOLLARS!
Now some of you are not going to like what I’m abut to say but, screw you, it my blog!
But I never fucken understood why the people in the Trade Center received any compensation from the Federal Government. Yes it was a tragic event, families suffered and so on but it was not like the people in the Trade Centers were a bunch of people on Welfare and were broke. Many worked for fortune 500 companies and were brokers on the Exchange.
When this story came out:

Late surge puts most families in 9/11 compensation fund
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Hundreds of families came forward in the final days before the deadline to register for the unprecedented government compensation offered as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
As of the midnight Monday deadline, a total of 2,823 death claims, representing 95 percent of the eligible families, were filed with the Victims Compensation Fund, said Camille Biros, a fund spokeswoman.
In the past week alone, more than 550 families applied for the tax-free, lump sum awards, which have averaged $1.8 million per death claim.

$1.8 Million dollars for what! The damm Gubment shells out hundreds of millions of dollars to Hurricane victims that received little or no damage to their homes, flood victims for crazy ass people building homes in flood zones, mudslide victims of crazy ass people building houses on sticks only to have them slide down hills. This is bullshit.
You talk about looting this is white people’s version of looting.
After a natural disaster, you mean to tell me its the Gubments role to completely put you fucken life back in order!?
How much you wanna bet those Negros in NOLA won’t be going on $5 million dollar shopping sprees!
Was there Negros fucking up in NOLA, yup! But look at the condemning articles about black people after NOLA. I have no problem putting the blame where it needs to be regarding those poor Negros putting themselves in a bad situation. Yes, Snoop has said it before, get a damm education, then get a fucken job, and don’t have babies before marriage and don’t have them after marriage until you can afford them. Sane advice for clueless jackass. But damm stories like this moron Trent is more common than it should be. I am also reading countless stories about white folks applying for federal aid for home repairs just because their house was “within” a certain amount of miles from a hurricane area. Yes, I said white people because the value of these homes were in the high six figures. Ain’t no Negros trolling in these homes.
One story I read where the government is about to pay for the second time, compensation to a homeowner in the Florida Keys who built his damm home basically on a sandbar.
$1.2 million dollar home! A bastard who has a Hummer and a couple of boats. My broke ass tax dollars going to subsidize this greedy fuck?

Grieving 9/11 Widow Spends Almost $5 Million
Spent $500,000 of U.S. Taxpayer money on shoes
How much of my tax money did she spend?
Kathy Trant hopes that by coming out publicly with her problem, she can help other chronic shoppers. (ABC News)
When her husband died in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, relatives, friends and strangers opened their hearts and their wallets to Kathy Trant, donating millions of dollars to Trant and her three children.
The money was meant to compensate for the income Dan Trant would have used to support his family for years to come. But to Trant it represented blood money, money that couldn't make up for what she had lost.
Fewer than four years after the attacks, she has blown through most of the money, and is coming out with her story now to warn others against the trappings of chronic spending, a major problem among Americans.
"It's blood money that I don't want," Trant said. "I want my husband back."
After her husband's funeral, Kathy Trant spiraled into deeper and deeper circles of depression. She turned to alcohol and antidepressants to numb the pain, and her weight fluctuated between 90 and 170 pounds.
But as she managed to get one set of problems under control, another problem emerged. Trant started spending out of control.
At the time of his death, Dan Trant, 40, was quickly moving up the ladder as a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, making $130,000 in addition to tens of thousands in bonuses in his final year. Based on his estimated future earnings, the Federal Victim Compensation Fund awarded Kathy Trant $4.2 million, of which she received half. She got another $3 million from friends and family.
"I didn't know how to give back because so many people gave to me when I lost my husband," Trant said.
Trant began lavishing gifts on friends and family. She gave her former housekeeper $15,000 to buy a home in El Salvador, she spent $70,000 to take six friends to the Super Bowl and another $30,000 for a trip for 20 to the Bahamas.
She said Dan would have wanted to help others, and he would have liked to improve their home as well. So Trant spent $1.5 million to nearly triple the size of her suburban New York home. She spent $350,000 on the back yard, installing a full basketball court also equipped for volleyball, tennis and Rollerblading, a heated pool and a hot tub.
Trant designed a shrine of her husband's mementos, and put it on display in her new red-white-and-blue den. She added sports memorabilia to her walls, including a Boston Celtics ball autographed by players. Dan was drafted last by the Celtics in 1984, and though he never played for them, he played professionally in Ireland.
Trant also blew millions on frivolous items for herself. Her walk-in closet houses a $500,000 shoe collection, gowns by Versace and Capelli that go for $5,000 each and Fendi and Judith Leiber handbags, also $5,000 per bag.

Experts says overspending is not uncommon among the families of 9/11 victims, nor is it limited to one group of people. A Stanford University study estimates that 8 percent of Americans, or 23.6 million people, suffer from compulsive shopping disorder.
"The issue of survival guilt is a big one," said April Lane Benson, psychologist and author of the book "I Shop Therefore I Am." "People who lost someone on 9/11 feel a total lack of control for a long period of time. That's why they say, 'I might as well blow everything I have. I could be the next one to go.'"
Benson said it is important for shopaholics to recognize the triggers that start the spending sprees, such as certain moods or specific times of the year.
"For [Trant] it might be, 'If I keep shopping, I won't have to feel deeply the loss of my husband,'" Benson said.
Trant is down to her last $500,000. A stay-at-home mom for the last 20 years, she and a friend are opening a hair-removal and cosmetic tattoo shop in East Norwich, Conn.
While Trant worries about her future, she insists it's not about the money. She is concerned now with helping other chronic shoppers, and hopes her children will learn from her mistakes when they receive $800,000 earmarked for them when they turn 18.


Blogger Hdtex said...

And yet, she's a far better person than YOU will EVER be!


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