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2013-09-06 01:23:18 PM
How is the ol' battle axe hockey stick, anyway?
 
2013-09-06 01:24:24 PM
The Cadillac Welfare Queen is a concept derived in a Upper-class Hollywood Alzheimer's daze that has survived to this day because it makes people feel better about being self-absorbed amoral shiateheads.
 
2013-09-06 01:24:35 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: How is the ol' battle axe hockey stick, anyway?


She's been poutine on some weight.
 
2013-09-06 01:25:32 PM
Is her name Alberta and does she live in Vancouver ?
 
2013-09-06 01:26:04 PM
Welfare cheats are always blah people that live in the city.. Everybody knows that.
 
2013-09-06 01:27:08 PM
These investigations just never really pan out for the GOP. It's like when they look for election fraud and the only people they find doing it are republicans.
 
2013-09-06 01:28:03 PM

Atillathepun: UrukHaiGuyz: How is the ol' battle axe hockey stick, anyway?

She's been poutine on some weight.


Better curd that before it gets out of control.
 
2013-09-06 01:28:19 PM

Atillathepun: UrukHaiGuyz: How is the ol' battle axe hockey stick, anyway?

She's been poutine on some weight.


Plus she's gone a little loonie since hockey season ended.
 
2013-09-06 01:29:42 PM
Excess payments through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation averaged excesses of $209,000 per payout.

Sounds like farmers corporate farmers are the ones driving up to the welfare office in Cadillac's.
 
2013-09-06 01:34:02 PM
Holy gigantic fonts.


photos.imageevent.com
 
2013-09-06 01:35:14 PM

WTF Indeed: Atillathepun: UrukHaiGuyz: How is the ol' battle axe hockey stick, anyway?

She's been poutine on some weight.

Plus she's gone a little loonie since hockey season ended.


luckily she's back bacon in the kitchen where she belongs.
 
2013-09-06 01:35:50 PM
Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.
 
2013-09-06 01:36:59 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.


It must be exhausting being you.
 
2013-09-06 01:41:37 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.


You're right. There's only one man virtuous enough to investigate this, thedarkest chapter in the history of the republic. A man who can successfully navigate the treacherous political waters he is sure to encounter in a dispassionate, non-partisan manner. A man unafraid to leave no stone unturned, no cigar unsmelled.

A man named Kenneth Winston Starr.
 
2013-09-06 01:42:27 PM
b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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2013-09-06 01:43:42 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.

You're right. There's only one man virtuous enough to investigate this, thedarkest chapter in the history of the republic. A man who can successfully navigate the treacherous political waters he is sure to encounter in a dispassionate, non-partisan manner. A man unafraid to leave no stone unturned, no cigar unsmelled.

A man named Kenneth Winston Starr.


*snert*
 
2013-09-06 01:44:29 PM
So's the concept of widespread voter fraud, you think this'll stop ANYone? They bring the madness of a persecution complex, inflated sense of entitlement and ignorance and you counter them with FACTS?!
 
2013-09-06 01:44:40 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.


OIG inspectors and auditors are elected now? Last I heard they were civil servants that work careers that span multiple administrations.
 
2013-09-06 01:46:57 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.

You're right. There's only one man virtuous enough to investigate this, thedarkest chapter in the history of the republic. A man who can successfully navigate the treacherous political waters he is sure to encounter in a dispassionate, non-partisan manner. A man unafraid to leave no stone unturned, no cigar unsmelled.

A man named Kenneth Winston Starr.


What's he up to since losing to a bunch of high school kids?
 
2013-09-06 01:49:01 PM

MFAWG: Uranus Is Huge!: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.

You're right. There's only one man virtuous enough to investigate this, thedarkest chapter in the history of the republic. A man who can successfully navigate the treacherous political waters he is sure to encounter in a dispassionate, non-partisan manner. A man unafraid to leave no stone unturned, no cigar unsmelled.

A man named Kenneth Winston Starr.

What's he up to since losing to a bunch of high school kids?


President of Baylor.
 
2013-09-06 01:57:37 PM

buzzcut73: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, have the government investigate the government for government over payments to the people that vote for the current government.  No conflict of interest there.

OIG inspectors and auditors are elected now? Last I heard they were civil servants that work careers that span multiple administrations.


It's the same as the internal affairs investigators who aren't elected.  They last from Chief to Chief.  They do a wonderful job as well.
 
2013-09-06 02:04:53 PM
Overpayments do not equal welfare fraud or abuse, nor does this  address the issue "Should current welfare stipends and eligibility be redefined?

It simpley means the book keeping is in agreement.
 
2013-09-06 02:12:10 PM
Food stamp.. overpayments?

That's new to me.
 
2013-09-06 02:13:24 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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So, food stamps covered the bottle deposit on the mountain dew? ok
 
2013-09-06 02:14:17 PM

ongbok: Excess payments through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation averaged excesses of $209,000 per payout.

Sounds like farmers corporate farmers are the ones driving up to the welfare office in Cadillac's.


Well duh. If they swear it's a farm truck, they can deduct the purchase price from their taxes. And it's not just Cadillacs, either - Porsches, BMWs, or any other big truck/SUV that weighs in at more than 6,000 pounds all fit nicely in that loophole, if you title them in the farm corporation's name.
 
2013-09-06 02:23:52 PM

brap: The Cadillac Welfare Queen is a concept derived in a Upper-class Hollywood Alzheimer's daze that has survived to this day because it makes people feel better about being self-absorbed amoral shiateheads.


as Lee atwater admitted on his deathbed, the "CADILLAC driving welfare queen" was a way for Ronald Reagan to shout the n-bomb at southern whites in a way they would instantly understand but still allow him plausible deniability with the media
 
2013-09-06 02:24:40 PM

Danger Mouse: Overpayments do not equal welfare fraud or abuse, nor does this  address the issue "Should current welfare stipends and eligibility be redefined?

It simpley means the book keeping is in agreement.


Well I guess those goal posts have to move somewhere.
 
2013-09-06 02:24:57 PM

Biff_Steel: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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So, food stamps covered the bottle deposit on the mountain dew? ok


You are aware of that entire story, correct?

How it was inflated out of proportion to what actually happened?

I was making a funny.  Or attempting to at least, addressing the outrage that food assistance should only be used to buy whatever food is deemed acceptable and necessary to those outraged that anyone is even on a food assistance program.

Which of course is hogwash.
 
2013-09-06 02:26:18 PM

MFAWG: Welfare cheats are always blah people that live in the city.. Everybody knows that.


I hear they have refrigerators to keep all that free food in. How farked up is that?
 
2013-09-06 02:28:23 PM

Biff_Steel: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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So, food stamps covered the bottle deposit on the mountain dew? ok


according to Snopes the recipet is Genuine, BUT the man responsible for this transaction is in jail.   Seems he stole his GF's EBT card meant for her and her children, and bought the steak and Lobster and then attempted to re-sell them for cash in the parking lot.   He was apprehended because the check-out clerk twigged that his transaction wasn;t legit and she called the cops who found he attempting to hawk the meat in the parking lot and found him in possesion of the stolen card
 
2013-09-06 02:31:00 PM

Magorn: Biff_Steel: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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So, food stamps covered the bottle deposit on the mountain dew? ok

according to Snopes the recipet is Genuine, BUT the man responsible for this transaction is in jail.   Seems he stole his GF's EBT card meant for her and her children, and bought the steak and Lobster and then attempted to re-sell them for cash in the parking lot.   He was apprehended because the check-out clerk twigged that his transaction wasn;t legit and she called the cops who found he attempting to hawk the meat in the parking lot and found him in possesion of the stolen card


Besides, who the fark cares if EBT is used on lobster and steak.

How much EBT money do you get a month?  If someone wants to blow most of it on steak and lobster once and then have to scramble to find food, sucks to be them.  I'm not saying they should be allowed to, because that's dumb.  But I don't get the outrage.
 
2013-09-06 02:33:46 PM

Dafatone: How much EBT money do you get a month?


2012 average was $133.41/month
 
2013-09-06 02:37:41 PM

brap: The Cadillac Welfare Queen is a concept derived in a Upper-class Hollywood Alzheimer's daze that has survived to this day because it makes people feel better about being self-absorbed amoral shiateheads.


Who, more often then not, suck on some Gubmint teet or another and often times  either aren't aware of it or simply refuse to admit that what they do is the same kind of dependency as foodstamps for poor folks. GOP Midwestern farmers come to mind, or those Teabaggers who don't want anything to change about healthcare because they don't need insurance, guz if'n they get sick, Big Medicine will treat them whether they can afford it(which case they'll just squelch on the outrageous bill) or not, in which case they'll just be bumped over to Medcaid without really understanding that that is what's happened.
 
2013-09-06 02:38:35 PM

monoski: MFAWG: Welfare cheats are always blah people that live in the city.. Everybody knows that.

I hear they have refrigerators to keep all that free food in. How farked up is that?


I also heard that some of them actually WORK but still can't make ends meet...fark 'em they're poor. Pull up those boot straps on some cheap cowboy boots from Goodwill!
 
2013-09-06 02:39:55 PM
Evidence is no match for the story my friends cousin told me once!
 
2013-09-06 02:42:28 PM

Dafatone: Besides, who the fark cares if EBT is used on lobster and steak.

How much EBT money do you get a month?  If someone wants to blow most of it on steak and lobster once and then have to scramble to find food, sucks to be them.  I'm not saying they should be allowed to, because that's dumb.  But I don't get the outrage


Because some people are afraid that someone, somewhere might be eating well for once in their miserable existence.
 
2013-09-06 02:50:09 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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The outraged butthurt over that must be epic.
 
2013-09-06 02:51:50 PM

lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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The outraged butthurt over that must be epic.


I put the link to the Snopes further down.  But I do remember the thread(s) here.  They were epic.  I used many new colors and farkies that day.
 
2013-09-06 02:53:43 PM

odinsposse: Evidence is no match for the story my friends cousin told me once!


I was told it's nothing compared to unemployment overpayments.

/stuffs straw back into shrit
 
2013-09-06 02:55:14 PM

robbiex0r: odinsposse: Evidence is no match for the story my friends cousin told me once!

I was told it's nothing compared to unemployment overpayments.

/stuffs straw back into shrit


You should see those teacher paycheck over payments. They'll blow your mind!
 
2013-09-06 03:00:09 PM
Let's keep spending money looking for food stamp fraud.
 
2013-09-06 03:03:29 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

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The outraged butthurt over that must be epic.

I put the link to the Snopes further down.  But I do remember the thread(s) here.  They were epic.  I used many new colors and farkies that day.


Ahh, fraud. It happens, but it isn't as rampant as is imagined in peoples feverish fantasies. I would totally give a donation to anyone who did that for themselves to help out with the rest of the month to partially make up for the loss, given they post pics of them shopping, the receipt and the family eating said meal.
 
2013-09-06 03:04:06 PM

Graffito: Let's keep spending money looking for food stamp fraud.


Needs more drug tests.
 
2013-09-06 03:08:51 PM
Princess Alberta or Regina? Regina is a dirty, dirty girl. I was there last week, dirty as ever.
 
2013-09-06 03:10:40 PM

brap: The Cadillac Welfare Queen is a concept derived in a Upper-class Hollywood Alzheimer's daze that has survived to this day because it makes people feel better about being self-absorbed amoral shiateheads.



You are ignorant. I personally know a few welfare queens. Handouts and assistance are outrageously excessive.

Again, I have personal experience with individuals with way more food stamps and assistance than they need. It's farking ridiculous.

I have personally seen multiple woman ask friends and family if they need groceries because they have way more food stamps than they could use.

One in particular also attended school for 7-years dropping out after receiving financial aid and only getting a degree when she hit the "limit" of how many times she could drop out and go back. She received thousands in grants. She always took out maximum student loans and racked up about $80,000 in debt. On account of her low income she is now getting most of that forgiven. She is also on housing. She had her BF move in and for almost 10 years hasn't bothered to work because she was living off of school loans free housing and food. She recently graduated and has started working, She has made several comments that she may just quit and go back on housing so she doesn't have to work so much. She has had 1 child but recently had another.

It's been interesting in this time my wife and I have worked and put ourselves through school. together we make just enough not to get any assistance. She has about $60,000 in student loans and called about forgiveness under the Federal Governments new program. We were a little over the limit. But of course she scorned well you know who won't be paying hers -- referring to her friend. My wife has traditionally been very liberally minded. She actually has a social worker license. She believes the system is abused far more than used properly. Specifically because of her friend.

We have busted our asses and have about the same disposable income as her welfare queen friend. Pretty sad. But this is part of the scheme. Get as may people as possible on the government dole and buy their votes. to propagate an all powerful central government.
 
2013-09-06 03:11:52 PM

lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

[0.tqn.com image 350x768]

The outraged butthurt over that must be epic.

I put the link to the Snopes further down.  But I do remember the thread(s) here.  They were epic.  I used many new colors and farkies that day.

Ahh, fraud. It happens, but it isn't as rampant as is imagined in peoples feverish fantasies. I would totally give a donation to anyone who did that for themselves to help out with the rest of the month to partially make up for the loss, given they post pics of them shopping, the receipt and the family eating said meal.


I don't have the link to the article anymore, and I'm too lazy to go google-fu it right now, but back when this was originally brought to light a few months ago (when of course it happened in 2011....) but actual fraud of this type is something less than 0.03% of all food assistance recipients.  I can live with that, honestly I can.  That's more than likely far less $$ than tax fraud/medicare fraud/wage fraud etc.

And I also think the even the poors can have a great meal once in a while. To be honest, if this wasn't fraud, and just for a family, I probably would have my 5 seconds of WTF?, then shrug it off. Who am I to say what food they get to eat?  It's not like they get several hundred dollars a month or anything.
 
2013-09-06 03:18:51 PM
AndEhBus: whine about welfare queen

Just a reminder

anecdote =/= data
 
2013-09-06 03:19:05 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: lockers: Satan's Bunny Slippers: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but LOBSTER!!!   AND STEAK!!!!  DAM DIMMICRAT WELFARE QUEENS!!!!

[0.tqn.com image 350x768]

The outraged butthurt over that must be epic.

I put the link to the Snopes further down.  But I do remember the thread(s) here.  They were epic.  I used many new colors and farkies that day.

Ahh, fraud. It happens, but it isn't as rampant as is imagined in peoples feverish fantasies. I would totally give a donation to anyone who did that for themselves to help out with the rest of the month to partially make up for the loss, given they post pics of them shopping, the receipt and the family eating said meal.

I don't have the link to the article anymore, and I'm too lazy to go google-fu it right now, but back when this was originally brought to light a few months ago (when of course it happened in 2011....) but actual fraud of this type is something less than 0.03% of all food assistance recipients.  I can live with that, honestly I can.  That's more than likely far less $$ than tax fraud/medicare fraud/wage fraud etc.

And I also think the even the poors can have a great meal once in a while. To be honest, if this wasn't fraud, and just for a family, I probably would have my 5 seconds of WTF?, then shrug it off. Who am I to say what food they get to eat?  It's not like they get several hundred dollars a month or anything.


I hear ya. They can't buy beer or cigarettes, so there is all the protection abuse I need to see. I have no business telling people what to eat, but apparently butthurt conservatives see no contradiction with that and Michelle Obama suggesting people eat healthier.
 
2013-09-06 03:24:16 PM

lockers:  [truncated]   apparently butthurt conservatives see no contradiction with that and Michelle Obama suggesting people eat healthier.


I completely agree that's pretty much the entire story.  Fark the poor, and fark that black biatch for trying to tell us what to do!

Republican outreach.
 
2013-09-06 03:32:59 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: AndEhBus: whine about welfare queen

Just a reminder

anecdote =/= data



He learned about her from his best friend's sister's boyfriend who knows this guy who talked to this kid who saw her abuse the system at 31 Flavors. So it must be pretty serious.
 
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