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(CBS News)   Alabama nightclub hosts "Food Stamps Friday" event, with special entrance fee for those with a valid food stamp card. Bonus: free shots at the door   ( cbsnews.com) divider line
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2012-03-30 08:31:39 PM  
This sounds like a great place for low expectation hookups.
I do hope they are dispensing condoms as well.
 
2012-03-30 08:56:57 PM  
See libs, this is how the local community and small businesses handle charity (Notice how there is not an evil church in sight? Yes, it's possible). No need for overreaching government programs.
 
2012-03-30 09:20:00 PM  
Wait. Are you saying poor people get drunk? Why would poor people want to get drunk?
 
2012-03-30 09:27:20 PM  
How about social security Sunday. Don't laugh, it could be a real riot.
 
2012-03-30 09:45:33 PM  

Revek: How about social security Sunday. Don't laugh, it could be a real riot.


This. It takes a really talented stripper to work a walker into a lapdance.
 
2012-03-30 10:09:40 PM  

PainInTheASP: Revek: How about social security Sunday. Don't laugh, it could be a real riot.

This. It takes a really talented stripper to work a walker into a lapdance.


The customer's or hers?
 
2012-03-30 10:21:17 PM  
Man, the waitstaff is gonna make bank that night!
 
2012-03-30 10:59:27 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: PainInTheASP: Revek: How about social security Sunday. Don't laugh, it could be a real riot.

This. It takes a really talented stripper to work a walker into a lapdance.

The customer's or hers?


Yes.
 
2012-03-30 11:55:55 PM  
Well, why the hell not?
 
2012-03-31 02:07:07 AM  
It's not as fancy as 1% Wednesday, or Subsidy Saturday, but it'll have to do until Too Big to Fail Tuesday.
 
2012-03-31 03:32:41 AM  
So, if you have a valid food stamp card, you get a discounted entrance fee to the club? That's ok, what would be better is discounted drinks.

\Though the idea of encouraging those who don't have enough money to buy food regularly to spend that money on partying is not a wonderful thing
\\Yes, they can have a good time, but not at the exorbitant rates clubs charge
\\\The people would be better off buying the alcohol themselves and getting drunk at home - more bang for your buck
 
2012-03-31 05:09:54 AM  

AbbeySomeone: This sounds like a great place for low expectation hookups.
I do hope they are dispensing condoms as well.


Condoms will be placed as garnish on the free drinks.
 
2012-03-31 06:25:19 AM  
djkutch,
See libs, this is how the local community and small businesses handle charity (Notice how there is not an evil church in sight? Yes, it's possible). No need for overreaching government programs.

Hell, I like you djkuch. You can come over to my house and fark my sister.
 
2012-03-31 06:26:36 AM  
What? Alabama has people who would take advantage of a welfare program so they could afford to go clubbing? I suppose a simpler question would be "What? Alabama has black people?"
 
2012-03-31 06:27:51 AM  
So it's a Country-Western bar?
 
2012-03-31 06:29:15 AM  

SpaceyCat:
\\\The people would be better off buying the alcohol themselves and getting drunk at home - more bang for your buck


It's not (always/just) about getting drunk. Many people who drink alcohol enjoy going out for the social aspect. Ya rly. In an even more intriguing twist, this group of sociable people overlaps with another set of people who don't even drink alcohol.
 
2012-03-31 06:34:10 AM  
static2.beanscdn.co.uk
Stop by my trailer park for Superman Sundays. I've got Zima and Kool-Aid. I just washed the sheets on my bunk bed or we can pull out the sofa-sleeper in front of the TV.
 
2012-03-31 06:35:34 AM  

MadAzza: SpaceyCat:
\\\The people would be better off buying the alcohol themselves and getting drunk at home - more bang for your buck

It's not (always/just) about getting drunk. Many people who drink alcohol enjoy going out for the social aspect. Ya rly. In an even more intriguing twist, this group of sociable people overlaps with another set of people who don't even drink alcohol.


I was going to disagree with you but I realized that no matter how long I shout that I have never seen anyone NOT drinking in a club, at the same time I cannot tell a mixed drink from a straight up cola. They could have been all around me and I wouldn't have known...these weird people...with cola.....and food stamps...because the only thing worse than being on food stamps and drinking a $8 mixed drink is being on food stamps and drinking a $5 cola.
 
2012-03-31 06:35:48 AM  
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2012-03-31 06:37:45 AM  
Why is this stupid?

Don't people on food stamps deserve a night out?
 
2012-03-31 06:42:22 AM  

heinrich66: Don't people on food stamps deserve a night out?


To quote the great Samuel Johnson

What signifies, says some one, giving halfpence to beggars? they only lay it out in gin or tobacco. "And why should they be denied such sweeteners of their existence (says Johnson)? it is surely very savage to refuse them every possible avenue to pleasure, reckoned too coarse for our own acceptance. Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding; yet for the poor we delight in stripping it still barer, and are not ashamed to shew even visible displeasure, if ever the bitter taste is taken from their mouths."
 
2012-03-31 06:47:05 AM  

heinrich66: Why is this stupid?

Don't people on food stamps deserve a night out?


To put it bluntly, no, they don't. They're working at below sustenance level, which is like an order of magnitude or two below the average. They need to find a better job and/or work harder at the one they've got before it's beneficial for society to subsidize their entertainment.

//though I guess the club's not doing anything illegal, technically it's their money. Slightly unethical to target people with little disposable income, though.
 
2012-03-31 06:49:48 AM  
"Young Black and Getting Money Promotions"
www.btfh.net
 
2012-03-31 06:53:48 AM  

WhyteRaven74: heinrich66: Don't people on food stamps deserve a night out?

To quote the great Samuel Johnson

What signifies, says some one, giving halfpence to beggars? they only lay it out in gin or tobacco. "And why should they be denied such sweeteners of their existence (says Johnson)? it is surely very savage to refuse them every possible avenue to pleasure, reckoned too coarse for our own acceptance. Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding; yet for the poor we delight in stripping it still barer, and are not ashamed to shew even visible displeasure, if ever the bitter taste is taken from their mouths."


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-03-31 06:58:35 AM  

MadAzza: SpaceyCat:
\\\The people would be better off buying the alcohol themselves and getting drunk at home - more bang for your buck

It's not (always/just) about getting drunk. Many people who drink alcohol enjoy going out for the social aspect. Ya rly. In an even more intriguing twist, this group of sociable people overlaps with another set of people who don't even drink alcohol.


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You take your teetotaler talk somewhere else, Carrie Nation!
 
2012-03-31 07:08:15 AM  
WhyteRaven74:
heinrich66: Don't people on food stamps deserve a night out?

To quote the great Samuel Johnson

What signifies, says some one, giving halfpence to beggars? they only lay it out in gin or tobacco. "And why should they be denied such sweeteners of their existence (says Johnson)? it is surely very savage to refuse them every possible avenue to pleasure, reckoned too coarse for our own acceptance. Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding; yet for the poor we delight in stripping it still barer, and are not ashamed to shew even visible displeasure, if ever the bitter taste is taken from their mouths."


You truly are one of my favorite Farkers.
 
2012-03-31 07:10:28 AM  
Link (new window)
 
2012-03-31 07:13:04 AM  
I know this place well. It is just up the street from my office.

The shots at the door will be of the 9mm or .40 caliber variety. If you manage to survive those and make it inside and get back out alive, shots of penicillin will most likely be required.
 
2012-03-31 07:34:37 AM  
Why do I get the feeling this is a set up to try to hurt food stamp programs on purpose?
 
2012-03-31 07:48:56 AM  
We reap what we have sown.
 
2012-03-31 08:23:32 AM  
Once inside...

i860.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-31 08:29:08 AM  
www.focazio.com

One of the locals getting jiggy with it at Food Stamps Friday.
 
2012-03-31 08:33:11 AM  

Terrydatroll: What? Alabama has people who would take advantage of a welfare program so they could afford to go clubbing? I suppose a simpler question would be "What? Alabama has black blah people?"


/ftffrothy
 
2012-03-31 08:56:58 AM  
Surprisingly, there is genre of music for celebrating food stamp cards.

/Or is it that surprising?
 
2012-03-31 09:10:54 AM  
What, no medicaid mondays! Party till you need a doctor!
 
2012-03-31 09:30:43 AM  
Since the event is run by "Young, Black, and Get Un Money Promotions" I don't feel so bad.

What's the difference between a pizza and a black male?
A pizza can feed a family of four.

/Ghetto Fabulous is not fabulous. It is sad.
 
2012-03-31 09:38:42 AM  

soy_bomb: Surprisingly, there is genre of music for celebrating food stamp cards.

/Or is it that surprising?


I remember this one from 1995. (new window)
 
2012-03-31 09:39:36 AM  
I stock up on the luxury items first...lobster,the occasional filet mignon, and imported belgian chocolates. The 200.00 dollars a month comes in handy for that. Havn't touched my 401K or my savings account yet. Nice!
 
2012-03-31 10:13:34 AM  

LUCKY DUCKYYYYYYYYY!



/who gives a shiat
 
2012-03-31 10:26:14 AM  
Mostly single mother are on food stamps, so you know they put out.
 
2012-03-31 10:28:01 AM  
This "proves" that everybody on welfare is a cheat and all that money should be spent on the military. Were gonna find those WMDs any minute now.
 
2012-03-31 10:31:55 AM  
The parking lot was filled with Cadillacs. Zombie Raygun told me and Drugs Limbaugh told me too.
 
2012-03-31 10:45:58 AM  
Clearly these ppl on the govt dole should not be allowed to have any entertainment whatsoever. They obviously should instead be shot by racists cop wannabes.

So vote Republican.
 
2012-03-31 10:52:17 AM  

SpaceyCat: So, if you have a valid food stamp card, you get a discounted entrance fee to the club? That's ok, what would be better is discounted drinks.

\Though the idea of encouraging those who don't have enough money to buy food regularly to spend that money on partying is not a wonderful thing
\\Yes, they can have a good time, but not at the exorbitant rates clubs charge
\\\The people would be better off buying the alcohol themselves and getting drunk at home - more bang for your buck


This.

Maybe it's a clever ploy to remind everyone that buying alcohol at the store with food stamps is actually the financially conservative thing to do.

/only buy margaritas out
//on the rocks with salt, please
 
2012-03-31 10:54:50 AM  
How is that different from Ladies Nite? Broke ass alcoholic women either way.
 
2012-03-31 10:56:02 AM  

bronyaur1: Clearly these ppl on the govt dole should not be allowed to have any entertainment whatsoever. They obviously should instead be shot by racists cop wannabes.

So vote Republican.


The problem is they are poor and on the dole. If they were getting TARP money or corporate welare then they would be gods to be worshiped at the alter of holy entrepenuers. The highest form of life known and from which all blessings flow.
 
2012-03-31 11:33:33 AM  

Revek: How about social security Sunday. Don't laugh, it could be a real riot.


Maybe they could have an Early Bird Special? You know...for the seniors.
 
2012-03-31 11:47:30 AM  
Right 'cause offering a discount for food stamp card holders is a lot different than offering "seniors" 55+ a cheaper movie ticket, cheaper breakfast, etc. ad infinitum. Racist headline is racist.
 
2012-03-31 12:03:43 PM  
Any article that mentions food stamps always brings out the rants of welfare haters. They are just smart enough to comprehend that food stamps are a form of welfare, but not smart enough to perceive who they are actually welfare FOR.
Hint: They aren't administered by Social Services. What govt. agency are they administered by? Free block of cheese-product-substance to the first kid to figure it out!
 
2012-03-31 12:06:48 PM  
What caliber are those "free shots"? Are they 9mm? .380?

Somehow I think those who would be attracted to a "food stamp night" at a club all have great tans and carry cheap, illegal guns in their saggy pants.
 
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