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    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

  • #2
    Yeah, that really describes the people I saw standing in line at Dollar Tree when the announcement was made. Oops, no. They looked more like old folks in old clothes buying big boxes of cereal past the use-by date. But don't let me rain on your holier-than-thou party.
    "Think as I think," said a man,
    "Or you are abominably wicked;
    You are a toad."
    And after I had thought of it,
    I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
      Yeah, that really describes the people I saw standing in line at Dollar Tree when the announcement was made. Oops, no. They looked more like old folks in old clothes buying big boxes of cereal past the use-by date. But don't let me rain on your holier-than-thou party.
      And I'm having a hard time believing your observation.
      Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
      and lost …
      But the Republicans are racist.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gramps View Post
        And I'm having a hard time believing your observation.
        I'm sure it's more comfortable that way.
        "Think as I think," said a man,
        "Or you are abominably wicked;
        You are a toad."
        And after I had thought of it,
        I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
          I'm sure it's more comfortable that way.
          Well, since only 10% of people that receive food stamps are elderly, it's odd that the store you were in seemed to favor elderly people that were affected. Maybe it's simply that elderly frequent dollar tree in numbers far exceeding the younger members of the population.
          Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
          Robert Southwell, S.J.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
            Well, since only 10% of people that receive food stamps are elderly, it's odd that the store you were in seemed to favor elderly people that were affected. Maybe it's simply that elderly frequent dollar tree in numbers far exceeding the younger members of the population.
            Older people are probably at the Dollar Tree to stretch their budget.
            Younger members are probably at Whole Foods buying free range grown arugula.
            We are so fucked.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
              Well, since only 10% of people that receive food stamps are elderly, it's odd that the store you were in seemed to favor elderly people that were affected. Maybe it's simply that elderly frequent dollar tree in numbers far exceeding the younger members of the population.
              I didn't say there were mobs of them. That's who was ahead of me in line.

              But based on my past experiences, both as a welfare administrator and in stores, I'd estimate that well fewer than 10% of food stamp recipients have iPhones.
              "Think as I think," said a man,
              "Or you are abominably wicked;
              You are a toad."
              And after I had thought of it,
              I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gary m View Post
                Older people are probably at the Dollar Tree to stretch their budget.
                Younger members are probably at Whole Foods buying free range grown arugula.
                Do you use index cards to keep your stereotypes straight, or are you just good at it?
                "Think as I think," said a man,
                "Or you are abominably wicked;
                You are a toad."
                And after I had thought of it,
                I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                  Do you use index cards to keep your stereotypes straight, or are you just good at it?
                  What can I say, it's a gift.
                  You're not blonde by any chance are you?
                  We are so fucked.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                    I didn't say there were mobs of them. That's who was ahead of me in line.

                    But based on my past experiences, both as a welfare administrator and in stores, I'd estimate that well fewer than 10% of food stamp recipients have iPhones.
                    Well, sure. Some have Androids.


                    Look, I have said more times than I can count that there are people out there who are genuinely in need, either temporarily or permanently. I have absolutely no problem with helping those people out, and I never have had a problem with that. As a compassionate society, we need to do that. But the simple fact is that there are a shit ton of people who are milking the system, and there are plenty of people out there who are poor because their priorities are out of whack. That is how people wind up with iPhones while they are on food stamps. And I'm sorry, but if you're on food stamps, the folks administering that program need to be forcing people off of their iPhones and Androids and expensive unlimited data plans and instead force these people to get their shit straight. If you can't afford to feed, clothe, and house yourself and your family, then you sure as shit can't afford an iPhone or spinner rims or a damned plasma-screen. The rest of us, when we get into a financial bind, start selling shit and cutting back on luxuries. There's no valid reason in the world that people on government assistance should not be forced to do the same thing: no cable, no expensive phone plan, no high-speed internet, no fancy rims on your car, and for God's sake, no booze, drugs, or smokes. And enforce the hell out of it. Those who are genuinely needy will readily comply because they're already living as frugally as possible. Those who are just sponging off the system will flee it in no time at all, or else get kicked off if that's what it comes down to.
                    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                    No one will be denied:
                    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                    Are rollin' in their graves
                    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                    • #11
                      Spinning rims?

                      Are you serious or is it just a cultural reference that appeals to stereotypes and modern American racist imagery?
                      "There are four lights!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                        Spinning rims?

                        Are you serious or is it just a cultural reference that appeals to stereotypes and modern American racist imagery?


                        Get your race card laminated. It'll last longer.



                        You can try to pretend that there aren't plenty of people out there buying shit that they don't need while they're sucking up food stamps, and other government assistance, but no one is going to believe you.
                        Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                        No one will be denied:
                        Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                        We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                        But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                        Are rollin' in their graves
                        While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                        • #13
                          Never let a crisis go to waste
                          meanwhile in Louisiana...

                          Walmart and local police in Springhill and Mansfield confirmed to CBS affiliate KSLA that officers were called into the stores to help maintain order Saturday as shoppers swept through the aisles at two stores and bought as much as they could carry.
                          ...
                          Amateur video taken on shoppers' cell phones shows dozens of shopping carts, piled high with merchandise, abandoned in the aisles of one Walmart after the announcement was made that EBT cards were once again showing accurate spending limits.
                          No stereotypes, just good old American ingenuity at work.
                          We are so fucked.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Adam View Post


                            Get your race card laminated. It'll last longer.
                            I am sure you were talking about rural Arkansas EBT users that take their spinning rims out to the deer woods.

                            You can try to pretend that there aren't plenty of people out there buying shit that they don't need while they're sucking up food stamps, and other government assistance, but no one is going to believe you.
                            And you can pretend you don't deal in modern racist imagery.
                            "There are four lights!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                              I am sure you were talking about rural Arkansas EBT users that take their spinning rims out to the deer woods.
                              If that's what hunters in rural Arkansas do. If they're taking their XLT Lariat Eddie Bauer edition Explorer out to go hunt, that's just as bad.


                              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                              And you can pretend you don't deal in modern racist imagery.
                              I don't need to pretend. Just because you have decided to get yourself twisted up into a pretzel declaring something "RACIST!!!1111!!1" does not mean that it actually is. Sorry about your meme.
                              Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                              No one will be denied:
                              Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                              We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                              But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                              Are rollin' in their graves
                              While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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