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Sun Sep 29, 2013, 02:56 PM

Next time you bitch about the guy buying a Snickers with food stamps...



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Reply Next time you bitch about the guy buying a Snickers with food stamps... (Original post)
liberal N proud Sep 2013 OP
NuclearDem Sep 2013 #1
tularetom Sep 2013 #2
AllyCat Sep 2013 #45
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #4
Goalie49009 Sep 2013 #12
classof56 Sep 2013 #46
NYC_SKP Sep 2013 #19
4_TN_TITANS Sep 2013 #27
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #39
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #49
robbob Sep 2013 #54
kairos12 Sep 2013 #15
NuclearDem Sep 2013 #17
ljm2002 Sep 2013 #29
SammyWinstonJack Sep 2013 #18
left on green only Sep 2013 #30
ReRe Sep 2013 #44
Arkansas Granny Sep 2013 #3
winter is coming Sep 2013 #5
SummerSnow Sep 2013 #20
tosh Sep 2013 #24
xchrom Sep 2013 #6
calimary Sep 2013 #7
bread_and_roses Sep 2013 #8
lpbk2713 Sep 2013 #9
A HERETIC I AM Sep 2013 #14
AAO Sep 2013 #35
jtuck004 Sep 2013 #10
jtuck004 Sep 2013 #11
me b zola Sep 2013 #13
Rex Sep 2013 #16
tblue Sep 2013 #21
Dragonfli Sep 2013 #36
Peacetrain Sep 2013 #22
BillyRibs Sep 2013 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #25
zeemike Sep 2013 #26
azurnoir Sep 2013 #28
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2013 #31
Snake Plissken Sep 2013 #32
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #40
Whisp Sep 2013 #33
TheKentuckian Sep 2013 #37
AAO Sep 2013 #34
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #38
stonecutter357 Sep 2013 #41
HappyMe Sep 2013 #42
toby jo Sep 2013 #43
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2013 #47
Celebration Sep 2013 #48
ck4829 Sep 2013 #50
Butterbean Sep 2013 #51
JayhawkSD Sep 2013 #52
JayhawkSD Sep 2013 #53

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 02:58 PM

1. Punching up is so much harder than punching down.

So much more cathartic apparently to beat up on some poor people on food stamps than to go after the assholes making them poor.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:07 PM

2. Until the punchers finally realize that the assholes are making THEM poor too

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:38 AM

45. I got into a huge row with a co-worker about this.

She says she is a "bleeding heart liberal" but was going on and on about people mooching the system and all the other stuff about buying lobster with food stamps. I finally couldn't take it any more and started talking about corporate welfare was costing us WAY MORE than a few system jugglers ever will. She of course, feels that we need change everywhere. "Then why are we talking about poor people eating and not corporations robbing us blind?" I said. No answer.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. story about my cat when he was a kitten -

I nursed a litter of kittens for an animal rescuer. Part of it was playing with them for socialization.

I'd take a stick and trace it around the ground. Five of the six kittens would follow the stick around as I traced figures on the floor.

Then there was Felix. He was different. He'd sit and watch and watch and watch. Finally he'd get up and go after my HAND.

It's not always easy to step back and see the hand controlling the stick. It's even harder to see the PERSON who is using their hand to control a stick.



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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:56 PM

12. That is so cute

 

A stray that adopted me loved the red dot.....funny thing was when I had it on a color or item where he couldn't see it he would walk up to my hand sniff the pointer and look at the direction it was and YUP he found it again. It got to the point at times he would bring the pointer to me for playtime.

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Response to Goalie49009 (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

46. Thanks for the smile!

What a lucky stray to have found you. Oh, and a belated welcome to DU!

Class

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:32 PM

19. Smart cat, just like my first dog, Bridgette, a black lab.

I picker her out of the litter when they were about 8 weeks.

When I came into the basement with the owner, all of the pups were either sleeping or playing with one another, oblivious to us.

Except for on female, the runt, who just sat there taking it all in.

I grabbed her, smartest dog in town. Learned to climb a chain link fence and extension ladder, never ceased to amaze me.

RIP Bridge!

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:40 PM

27. Nice story...

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 05:19 AM

39. Brilliant. +1

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:23 AM

49. sharp kitty!

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 04:29 PM

54. Knew a guy with a pet alligator.

In a city apartment in Montreal! He set up a wading pool for it in it's own bedroom when it was quite small and made a "ladder" to get in and out which was just a towel it could climb up. He said the critter sat and stared at the towel for hours, then, when he finally had it figured out he ran over, climbed in the pool and never had a problem getting in and out after that!

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:24 PM

15. Unfortunately most Americans think they

will run Exxon before they will need SNAP.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:30 PM

17. Fry, you're not rich.

No, but someday I might be, then people like me better watch their step.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 06:41 PM

29. Okay this is a bit off-topic...

...but a family member and I just watched that episode of Futurama less than an hour ago.

Cue the Twilight Zone music...

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:30 PM

18. So true!




Which makes their attitude toward those less fortunate even more despicable.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 06:53 PM

30. That Is The Rule, Rather Then The Exception, Around Here

This place is full of dumber than s--t red necks who all say, "This is 'merika, and my chance is acomin next". Which is a large part of the reason why they will all continually vote against their own self interests, while they fly 'merikan flags from the beds of their pick-up trucks (I kid you not).

Of course, the extent of their IQ's is another big reason for that 'tude. And the repuke party is depending on their IQ's for the party's continued existence.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:36 AM

44. Of all the gazillion problems this country has...

... at the top of the list is the lack of EDUCATION for that 47% that voted for Romney. Ignorance is literally killing this country. 2nd on the list would be Mental Health. If we could just put a dent in those two problems, we'd be able to tackle all the rest of the problems on the list.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:12 PM

3. Is it just me, or does that guy look like Boehner?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:16 PM

5. Not orange enough.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:38 PM

20. He isn't crying , lol

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:24 PM

24. Too sober.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:40 PM

6. Du rec. Nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:41 PM

7. Stealing this!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:49 PM

8. Perfect! (n/t)

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:50 PM

9. And be sure to drop the name Lee Raymond into the conversation.




He's the former Exxon CEO who retired with a $400 Million retirement package.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:21 PM

14. Or Jay L. Johnson

Former Navy Admiral and former CEO of General Dynamics.

Because of his time at GD, his net worth exceeds $100 million (based on his shares of GD owned as well as other holdings), The vast majority of it because of the largesse of the American taxpayer.

Edited because my initial figure was high.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 11:08 PM

35. But at least he has to live forever with jabba the hut.

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:51 PM

10. K&R n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:52 PM

11. Oh, and K&R again, because it bears repeating. n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:14 PM

13. Further more...

When I was homeless I attempted to buy protein bars because you had to carry all the food you bought. I was not allowed to because protein bars were considered health aids or some other nonsense.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 04:28 PM

16. I never bitch about the small things in life.

From being a very poor person in my early adult years, I know through experience that that candy bar is very important to that individual. Unlike those 7 rolls Royce's collecting dust in storage or that 3rd yacht that never gets used...it is worth more than all those, because the poor have to live in the present whereas the super rich live whenever and wherever the fuck they please at any given time.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:04 PM

21. They're buying booze over at the Capitol.

On our dime more or less.

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Response to tblue (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 11:58 PM

36. I would think "more" rather than less, I have no doubt the liquor store bill goes on a generous

expense account paid for completely by taxpayers, I doubt any of them have to pay a time for their booze addictions.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:07 PM

22. Moon Pies . the lunch of the coal miners

A moon pie was a nickle.. and that was all they could afford to buy to eat.. sometimes there are deeper meanings than what the surface has to say.. maybe people are saving their food stamps to buy their kids decent food, and getting something to keep them going.. good op brought back the stories my Grandma told

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:15 PM

23. Do these people ever think about why the candy bar was bought!?

 

My mother always kept one in her purse, She was diabetic.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:28 PM

25. Come on folks. We all KNOW a Snickers is a luxury item on par with a yacht.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:29 PM

26. Those people who complain probably have never been hungry

But those that have been know that if you have only a little money, the best thing you can do to relieve it is eat a candy bar...or as someone said up thread a Moon Pie.
Perhaps some day they will find out how it feels to be hungry.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 05:46 PM

28. +1000 and this situation in no small part because

people have been carefully taught to consider each and every penny that a SNAP recipient gets as coming directly out of their pocket or it's really their money that guy or woman is buying that snickers with and seeing as how tit's really their money they should be able to at the very least tell him or her just how and what they can spend it on

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 07:18 PM

31. kick

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 10:53 PM

32. If I see someone buying a Snickers Bar with food stamps

I remind myself how fortunate I am that I do not need to rely on food stamps.

Being envious of someone who relies on food stamps is the last thing on my mind

... but that's probably because I haven't been taught the virtues of compassionate conservatism.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #32)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 05:23 AM

40. You are a decent person.

Unfortunately, many are just the opposite.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 10:54 PM

33. K&R!!!

I am so fucking sick of hearing people tell poor people what they can buy or not.

makes me hot head raging angry.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #33)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:05 AM

37. Glad to have a moment of strong agreement.

Nasty assholes make me boil over.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 11:05 PM

34. And when your life is nothing but daily pain how can you begrudge a man a snickers!??

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 05:17 AM

38. K&R. That little "toon" says a lot.

It says something critical.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:37 AM

42. Nobody has any damn business

telling poor people what they can and cannot buy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:48 AM

43. Like to see this one up on a billboard

out here in hicksville.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

47. A craving for sugar can be an indication of a protein deficiency. A craving for billions of dollars

 

can be an indication of a moral deficiency.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:47 AM

48. I think I need a poster saying

Anyone who buys Snickers, rich or poor, is not doing himself any favors.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:06 PM

50. K&R

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:52 PM

51. What amazes me is that people even pay attention to what

the people ahead of them in line are paying with. The only time I ever notice how someone is paying is when:

A) it's someone writing a check who decides to wait until the entire order is rung up (and they haven't had anything else to do but stand there) to begin hunting through their purse for the check book. Then they s l o w l y write the check, then of course they have to produce ID, which takes another 100 years, then of course the register runs out of paper (because Murphy is a bitch who hates us all), so the cashier has to turn on his/her flashing light thingy....

B) it's someone paying with exact change, and again, they've had nothing to do but stand there the entire time the order is rung up but waited until the last second to start hunting and pecking for pennies in their coin purse, and then they argue with the cashier about the cost of some item and have to have the entire order voided and start all over again, or worse, do a price check...both of which require the cashier to turn on his/her flashing light thingy...



Paying with food stamps? Huh? I never even notice.

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #51)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:05 PM

52. Good point.

I don't really make it a point to watch what another person in the grocery store is buying or how they are paying for it. It's not my business. The same person who complains about someone buying a Snickers bar with food stamps is also probably complaining about NSA spying.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:07 PM

53. Actually, that would be better phrased as...

While you were busy bitching about the guy who bought a Snickers bar with his food stamps, your elected officials handed Exxon $9000 of your tax dollars.

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