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Baytown teacher stocks up on free MREs

07:42 PM CDT on Thursday, September 18, 2008

Michelle Homer / KHOU.com

Jacki Steinhauer is one of the lucky ones. She has no damage at her Deer Park home, she has power and she doesn't have to work since her school is closed.

"Life is great after a hurricane when nothing really happened to your house!" Steinhauer says in her blog, "The Secret Life of an Uninteresting Teacher."

The most recent entries brag about all of the free MREs she's been eating -- MREs that are meant for hurricane victims who have no food because they have no power. Some of those victims have no homes.

The teacher has it down to a science, according to her blog: "I got Schlotsky's today for lunch and went again to the courthouse in Baytown to get my water, ice, and food. This time, there were different meals, but hopefully as good as the others. Then, i came home, emptied my trunk and then headed off for the Deer Park POD (Point of Delivery)."

"I think that I am falling in love with MREs. They are pretty darn good. I went around 5:30 to go get more MREs and actually got another box of real MREs, water, and ice," Steinhauer wrote on Wednesday. "Right now, I have five cases of water, two 20 pound bags of ice, four 10 pound bags of ice, and four boxes of MREs."

While stocking her pantry and frig with taxpayer-funded freebies, Steinhauer has become quite the MRE connoisseur.

"Yesterday I ate meatballs with marinara sauce, almonds, wheat bread with cheese sauce, pretzels, and the orange punch. Today's meal was chili mac, applesauce, a pop-tart, wheat bread with cheese sauce, fruit punch, and apple cider," she wrote. "It is so cool that you put a little bit of water in the bag with the food and in about a minute, there is hot food. This is great. I don't have school and getting free food!"

What Steinhauer probably didn't bank on -- in between bites of meatballs in marinara and chili mac -- is that nothing is really secret in cyberspace.

Her blog began making the rounds Wednesday and commenters from all over the country are ripping Steinhauer to shreds.

Many of the comments contain language we can't quote. Here are some of the cleaner ones:

"You are a disgusting excuse for a human being. I can't believe you are taking advantage at a time like this."

"That is just disgusting what you are doing. How can you live with yourself?"

"You are taking away food and supplies that people who really need them should get. Talk about spoiled and greedy. Karma will come back and slap you upside your head for that."

"Hope you choke on those MRE's."

We spoke with Steinhauer by phone on Thursday. She said she took the free food, water and ice because she "has no money." She initially said she's out of work right now, but then admitted she's a teacher at Baytown's Lee High School and is still getting paid while the school is temporarily closed because of Ike.

"But I spent my last $20 yesterday," Steinhauer said.

She said she wasn't aware of the flood of nasty comments.

Some of the commenters have threatened to turn the "uninteresting teacher" in for fraud. It's not clear if she would face charges. We tried calling the FEMA fraud hotline to ask, but the line was busy.

The blog disappeared Thursday evening, shortly after we talked with Steinhauer.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/educa...377.html?ocp=2
 

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I guess she doesn't realize that MRE's are for busy folks like the military. Sitting around the house eating those super charged meals are going to add inches to her waist and cause her to plug up or if she passes gas she better hope its air only without the chaser. :wink:
 

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I hope everyone realizes that this is a lousy human being that just happens to be a (probably lousy) teacher. I wouldn't be surprised if she was the last one at school in the morning and the first one out in the afternoon (hell, if she has conference last period, she sounds like the kind that would sneak out early).


She is certainly not a colleague of mine.

Advice to all morons: if you are a crook, DON'T BRAG ABOUT IT IN YOUR BLOG!!!!

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Yes, it is wrong. But, we have many people in the nation doing the same thing. How many people do we see sitting on the street corner drinking everyday? People buying food with a Lone Star card that are eating better than you and I are? No job, but money for food, smokes, spitting out kid after kid, etc... It is the corrupt system. Yet, people are throwing the book at this lady? Is it because she made it public on her blog?

I bet most people do not go up to Bob sitting on the corner everyday, drinking a beer, and give him a piece of their mind. Reason being is that Bob might pop someone in the chops. Yet, people can fire away at this lady and not have to worry about consequences because it is cyberspace.
 

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txjoker said:
Yes, it is wrong. But, we have many people in the nation doing the same thing. How many people do we see sitting on the street corner drinking everyday? People buying food with a Lone Star card that are eating better than you and I are? No job, but money for food, smokes, spitting out kid after kid, etc... It is the corrupt system. Yet, people are throwing the book at this lady? Is it because she made it public on her blog?

I bet most people do not go up to Bob sitting on the corner everyday, drinking a beer, and give him a piece of their mind. Reason being is that Bob might pop someone in the chops. Yet, people can fire away at this lady and not have to worry about consequences because it is cyberspace.
She's getting baked because she was indiscreet. Yes, I've seen bums sitting around on curbs drinking out of a bottle in a bag, but they aren't going up to people and bragging about it. I've never stood behind a welfare queen who picked up a t-bone and waved it under my nose while saying, "Ha, ha! Your taxes are paying for this!"

There are a lot of crooks taking advantage of Ike's aftermath, but if someone is foolish enough to brag about it, she deserves everything she's getting.

And maybe a little more. I can't think of a person who more deserves a visit from Terry Tate, Office Linebacker.

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So, by what you say... it would be ok as long as it is discreet? Did I just read that correctly?

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She's getting baked because she was indiscreet. Yes, I've seen bums sitting around on curbs drinking out of a bottle in a bag, but they aren't going up to people and bragging about it. I've never stood behind a welfare queen who picked up a t-bone and waved it under my nose while saying, "Ha, ha! Your taxes are paying for this!"

There are a lot of crooks taking advantage of Ike's aftermath, but if someone is foolish enough to brag about it, she deserves everything she's getting.

And maybe a little more. I can't think of a person who more deserves a visit from Terry Tate, Office Linebacker.

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How about the guy who carries the sign that says will work for beer or please donate i ran out of beer money. :rotfl: :rotfl:
 

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Joker I can't believe you're even attempting to defend the thief that is mentioned here. What's up with that?

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If you go back and read my original post, my first sentence stated that it is wrong. And, I cannot see where I really defended anyone. I just offered another view.

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Joker I can't believe you're even attempting to defend the thief that is mentioned here. What's up with that?

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txjoker said:
If you go back and read my original post, my first sentence stated that it is wrong. And, I cannot see where I really defended anyone. I just offered another view.
Do you really think anyone sucking on a hind tit of the taxpayers needs another viewpoint?
I see your compassion but cum on she deserves a swift kick in the arse.
 

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txjoker said:
If you go back and read my original post, my first sentence stated that it is wrong. And, I cannot see where I really defended anyone. I just offered another view.
You said it was wrong but offered reasoning behind it. I think it is sick. This chic was eating better than my wife during her first tour in Iraq..It isn't you defended but offended.
 

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What a PIG!! Dosen't matter if this person is a teacher, welder, banker or whatever, she is a selfish pig.

There are about 12 meals in a case of MRE's, two bags of ice and a case of water should last several days. "Stocking up" is down right selfish. Having spent my last $20.00 is no excuse.
 

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So, by what you say... it would be ok as long as it is discreet? Did I just read that correctly?
Boy, you read the whole thing and that is what you battened on?

If you weren't paying attention: You are defending her because we aren't attacking other miscreants for similar behavior. I replied that she is getting flamed because she was stupid enough to do it and brag about it, which brought attention to it. Either way it is wrong, but celebrating it makes it WORSE.

I guess you didn't take the ethics class when you were at Tech, did you?

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There are people that wake up each day with the thoughts of "what's the least I can do ?"...and "what's the most I can get away with ?"

I work with one of these types of people, and I want to choke his sorry arse everytime I see him. He's constantly scamming, and scheming, and has no integrity, morals, or charachter.

This woman is the same type of person. I just hope these type of people get what they deserve someday.
 

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IT burns me up to hear about this and other gross mis-uses of tax money. guess it is like the weather, everyone can talk about it but nobody can do anything about it. She is supposed to be a professional educator setting a good example for the kids and teaching values to them...........Yea Right.
 

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I'm a teacher just like some of us on this post. Aside from my poor fishing camp, I came through this whole thing relatively unscathed. I live paycheck to paycheck just like this woman probably does. But I never even thought of going over to the local POD here in Angleton for MREs, ice, and water. I never thought of it because I don't NEED it like some people do. If I can get by without assistance from the govt. or anyone else, I will. The schools are still paying people, even though they are closed. (I'm assuming this, because that is the case with everyone I know. Perhaps Baytown is in a different situation.)

My first thought is to say like Calixto did. She's no colleague of mine.

There may be extenuating circumstances that would excuse her, but it doesn't sound like it.
 
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