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(The Daily Dolt)   Corey Booker to go on food stamp challenge for one week while simultaneously saving innocent people from house fires, rescuing cats from trees, and curing cancer. Chuck Norris just looks on in awe   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 59
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2012-11-20 10:26:12 AM  
This guy should maybe work on his time management skills.

/Kidding. Love him. But seriously, how does he have time for all of this?
 
2012-11-20 11:33:15 AM  
"Corey" seems so informal. Shouldn't we just go with Governor-to-Be Booker?
 
2012-11-20 11:34:13 AM  

EyeballKid: "Corey" seems so informal. Shouldn't we just go with Governor-to-Be Booker?


he'll take it in a heartbeat.
 
2012-11-20 11:34:26 AM  
Is it just me or is a week on food stamps pretty weak?
 
2012-11-20 11:35:46 AM  
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


This food stamp challenge is so misleading. It was never meant to be a means of paying for all of a person's food.
 
2012-11-20 11:35:46 AM  
I wish he was my mayor. :(
 
2012-11-20 11:37:09 AM  
a week? for one person? that's easy. try doing it for a month. or 2. add a kid.

I could survive a week being slightly hungry every day that week if I had too. hell, I could do it not eating anything if I had too. a month or longer is a whole different beast.
 
2012-11-20 11:37:26 AM  

Politicandy: This guy should maybe work on his time management skills.

/Kidding. Love him. But seriously, how does he have time for all of this?


Mayoring while black? /s

The house fire he saved someone from happened (IIRC) near his own house. He also had probably the best rhetorical beat-down of religious people while at the same time honoring their faith of all time.

www.windersite.com

// well, in modern America, anyway
 
2012-11-20 11:37:36 AM  
If you haven't already, see Street Fight. It documents his first mayoral run in Newark. He's a pretty impressive guy.
 
2012-11-20 11:38:20 AM  
Chuck Norris can't even carry Corey's jockstrap.
 
2012-11-20 11:38:45 AM  

Summoner101: Is it just me or is a week on food stamps pretty weak?


Also, what do you bet that he won't factor in the costs of things that he paid for before the week. Phone, internet, electricity, water, gas, rent, TV, just having a bank account, just having a credit card, just having already purchased clothes, a house, a car, car insurance, health insurance, home insurance etc blah blah. He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".
 
2012-11-20 11:40:16 AM  

EyeballKid: "Corey" seems so informal. Shouldn't we just go with Governor-to-Be Booker?


You misspelled "President Booker"
 
2012-11-20 11:41:30 AM  

KarmicDisaster: blah blah


We get it he's blah.
 
2012-11-20 11:49:49 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Summoner101: Is it just me or is a week on food stamps pretty weak?

Also, what do you bet that he won't factor in the costs of things that he paid for before the week. Phone, internet, electricity, water, gas, rent, TV, just having a bank account, just having a credit card, just having already purchased clothes, a house, a car, car insurance, health insurance, home insurance etc blah blah. He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".


Why would he do that when it's obviously the opposite of the point he's trying to prove?
 
2012-11-20 11:51:39 AM  
I seriously doubt Booker will short sell the challenge and yes that is President Booker...
 
2012-11-20 11:52:23 AM  
what "challenge?"

As I understand it you automatically get a brand new Cadillac and refrigerator (although it comes at the expense of 13 kids out of wedlock).

...or so I'm told.
 
2012-11-20 12:00:58 PM  
Yeah, I don't think he's presidential material yet, but he is one helluva statesman.
 
2012-11-20 12:09:20 PM  
You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this:" Never make a bet with someone who goes by TwitWit"
 
2012-11-20 12:11:49 PM  

Politicandy: But seriously, how does he have time for all of this?


I have a sister who is like this. I am constantly amazed by all that she does. I'm not lazy by any means, but she makes me feel lazy just by sheer quantity alone.
 
2012-11-20 12:13:07 PM  

KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".


Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week
 
2012-11-20 12:14:04 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Summoner101: Is it just me or is a week on food stamps pretty weak?

Also, what do you bet that he won't factor in the costs of things that he paid for before the week. Phone, internet, electricity, water, gas, rent, TV, just having a bank account, just having a credit card, just having already purchased clothes, a house, a car, car insurance, health insurance, home insurance etc blah blah. He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".


...you can buy car insurance with food stamps?
 
2012-11-20 12:15:49 PM  
I liked how he was letting people just hang out at his house after Sandy...letting them use the power to charge cellphones and whatnot.

There was something about that....well beyond just your typical "I'm doing this for the PR/Political impact."
 
2012-11-20 12:15:51 PM  
he's the only person I know of that deserves a cape with his initials on it.
 
2012-11-20 12:33:53 PM  
It's not necessary to hop back and forth between Twitter accounts in order to get screengrabs of the conversation. You can get it just as easily, and with none of the duplicates, by opening the conversation from the most recent tweet in it.
 
2012-11-20 12:34:34 PM  

moops: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This food stamp challenge is so misleading. It was never meant to be a means of paying for all of a person's food.


And yet, for a lot of people, that's what it ends up being, thus the challenge.
 
2012-11-20 12:35:43 PM  

KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".


Really? You think that people on the SNAP program get $200 a WEEK to spend on food?
 
2012-11-20 12:40:01 PM  
I wonder how many people on food stamps qualify as morbidly obese.
 
2012-11-20 12:40:43 PM  

moops: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This food stamp challenge is so misleading. It was never meant to be a means of paying for all of a person's food.


This.
 
2012-11-20 12:44:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: moops: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This food stamp challenge is so misleading. It was never meant to be a means of paying for all of a person's food.

And yet, for a lot of people, that's what it ends up being, thus the challenge.


That's why there are charity foodbanks.
 
2012-11-20 12:49:12 PM  
Next article: Mayor Booker and TwitWit brought up on charges of welfare fraud
 
2012-11-20 12:49:53 PM  

Tax Boy: EyeballKid: "Corey" seems so informal. Shouldn't we just go with Governor-to-Be Booker?

You misspelled "President Booker"


2024 baby
 
2012-11-20 12:52:20 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week


There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.
 
2012-11-20 12:53:11 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week.


eat the baby
 
2012-11-20 12:54:24 PM  

moops: The My Little Pony Killer: moops: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This food stamp challenge is so misleading. It was never meant to be a means of paying for all of a person's food.

And yet, for a lot of people, that's what it ends up being, thus the challenge.

That's why there are charity foodbanks.


Good job. Now looks up your local food banks, and look up their rules for clients. Better yet, look at what actually gets donated and given out.
 
2012-11-20 12:56:32 PM  

Politicandy: This guy should maybe work on his time management skills.

/Kidding. Love him. But seriously, how does he have time for all of this?


No shiat. Letting a twitter troll bait get to you like this. I don't know much about the guy so I can't knock him but seriously?

Also:We pay 4 HUGE back end govt programs: prisons, police, etc. If we invested in Schools, nutrition, etc we'd save $ & create wealth

Yeah, whatever Cory. What's your farklib tag?
 
2012-11-20 12:58:09 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.


What? That is absurd.
 
2012-11-20 01:00:22 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.


There's a way, apparently
 
2012-11-20 01:03:08 PM  
The guy tweets Plutarch. I'm a fan.
 
2012-11-20 01:11:11 PM  

skullkrusher: HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.

There's a way, apparently


So I saw Orowheat listed there, and I thought it said drowheat And I thought, "Eeeewwwwwwww!"
 
2012-11-20 01:17:58 PM  

DeaH: The guy tweets Plutarch. I'm a fan.


He's one of the ones that has The Bible (Old and New), Koran, Bhagavad Gita, and other holy texts on his bookshelf. One of the few who actually knows what's in them, too.

// wonder if he's got Lovecraft, Dawkins and the FSM guy's sketch as well
 
2012-11-20 01:19:19 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: skullkrusher: HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.

There's a way, apparently

So I saw Orowheat listed there, and I thought it said drowheat And I thought, "Eeeewwwwwwww!"


dunno what it is but it sounds nerdy so I give you +1 anyway
 
2012-11-20 01:20:29 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.


Do you live in Manhattan? *clicks profile* What? I live in Chicago and spend about that much. It's not hard at all if you cook for yourself.
 
2012-11-20 01:26:51 PM  

rtaylor92: what "challenge?"

As I understand it you automatically get a brand new Cadillac and refrigerator (although it comes at the expense of 13 kids out of wedlock).

...or so I'm told.


Don't forget the free Obamaphone.
 
2012-11-20 01:29:20 PM  

odinsposse: HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.

Do you live in Manhattan? *clicks profile* What? I live in Chicago and spend about that much. It's not hard at all if you cook for yourself.


I tend to agree. I spend about $70 a week, and want for nothing. And a good $10-$15 of that is cat food, depending on if they need both canned and dry, or just canned that week. Last night was pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy and salad. Grocery bill from this past saturday was $91, but that includes household staples of TP, paper towels, beer, a couple bottles of wine and some extra prep ingredients for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast, and a $5 donation to the "Stuff the Bus" food drive. There was a thread a few months ago that made me actually sit down and divide out my grocery receipt for a few trips to see what I was spending, and not all the extra stuff. Food came out to about $45 a week. With all the other normal household stuff, about $60-$70 a week, depending on what was needed.
 
2012-11-20 01:30:00 PM  

Dr Dreidel: DeaH: The guy tweets Plutarch. I'm a fan.

He's one of the ones that has The Bible (Old and New), Koran, Bhagavad Gita, and other holy texts on his bookshelf. One of the few who actually knows what's in them, too.

// wonder if he's got Lovecraft, Dawkins and the FSM guy's sketch as well


And he's friends with and can work with Republicans. I wonder if Christie would consider him as a running mate?
 
2012-11-20 01:48:01 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: I liked how he was letting people just hang out at his house after Sandy...letting them use the power to charge cellphones and whatnot.

There was something about that....well beyond just your typical "I'm doing this for the PR/Political impact."


He helped a young family fix up his garage and is letting them stay there until they get back on their feet. There youngest boy Theo (4 years old) had a speech impediment. Booker diagnosed him as having a hearing impairment and taught him basic sign language; spent a whole night talking with the father and got him to give up his drinking addiction and taught the mother some mindfulness mediation techniques to deal with her pain management until he can find a cure for her condition.
 
2012-11-20 01:56:13 PM  
Ugh. I don't recommend giving those people credibility by regarding their mental vomit as worthy of a mayor's response.
He looks worse for doing this, not better.


Dr Dreidel: He's one of the ones that has The Bible (Old and New), Koran, Bhagavad Gita, and other holy texts on his bookshelf. One of the few who actually knows what's in them, too.


A bunch of bullshiat? We'll see how it goes.
 
2012-11-20 02:02:14 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Dwight_Yeast: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Unlikely.

/not sure what the details are, but I live alone and spend less than $200/week on food.
//more like $60-80/week

There is no way a human can sustain a healthy diet on $60-80 a week. Especially a teenager or young adult with their high metabolism.


Are you serious? I spend quite a less than this in a week. I eat mostly fruits, veggies, and fish.

/I sound fit
//Because I am
 
2012-11-20 02:10:57 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Dr Dreidel: He's one of the ones that has The Bible (Old and New), Koran, Bhagavad Gita, and other holy texts on his bookshelf. One of the few who actually knows what's in them, too.

A bunch of bullshiat? We'll see how it goes.


Yes. Bullshiat like "Take care how you treat the poor, downtrodden and those of 'lower' status, for you once lived in that state and very easily could again." Who'd ever subscribe to that?

// they're philosophy books, numbnuts
// worth a read, if you're not the type to get fanatical about it (even just to say you've read them)
// and I mean read them uncritically. divest yourself of the hate you've learned to have and read them as though you're reading them for the first time, like you did with Game of Thrones
// though Booker does appear to be a practicing Christian
 
2012-11-20 02:23:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: KarmicDisaster: He will come back having spent 200 on just food and say that it is "easy" and "a luxury".

Really? You think that people on the SNAP program get $200 a WEEK to spend on food?


In Oregon $200 a month in food stamps is the max a single person can receive. I don't know what the max for a single person is in other states, but it's certainly not $200 a week. I think a lot of people don't realize this.
 
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