March 31, 2012

Massachusetts: No Deadbeat Left Behind
— andy

The Bay State got a black eye last Fall when it was reported that certain people, let's call them "deadbeats", were abusing the Massachusetts Electronic Benefits Transfer card, which we will refer to as "welfare".

A Team 5 Investigation found more than $2.3 million in Massachusetts welfare money, meant to help the needy buy food, pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent in locations outside the state in a three-month period, including pricey vacation destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

In response to learning that deadbeats were abusing the welfare system, the Commonwealth did what you'd expect it to do: it formed a commission to study the problem. That commission released its report and recommendations this week.

Strip clubs, tattoo parlors, nail salons, gun shops and casinos would be banned from accepting taxpayer-funded EBT cards under a blue-ribbon panel’s report slated to be unveiled today — but Republicans warn the so-called reforms will hardly put a dent in rampant abuse of the taxpayer-funded system.

“The report is woefully inadequate to address any of the problems we were charged with addressing,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), who originally called for the commission’s creation.

“It’s probably the least reform we could do and say that something got done. (emphasis added)

Wonderful. The boning of the Masssachusetts taxpayer continues apace.

If you're wondering why O'Connell is so down on the reforms, here's your answer:

Republicans argued the reforms don’t get to the root of the problem, because EBT card recipients can still use their cards at ATMs to access cash, which is then nearly impossible to trace.

That's right, a Massachusetts EBT card doesn't have to be used For The Children™ at all. It's a direct cash payment.

I honestly don't know why they're bothering to put any restrictions on where the cards can or can't be used if they're going to allow the deadbeats to make welfare ATM withdrawals.

Also keep in mind that a Venn diagram of the deadbeats and people the Democrats say would be disenfranchised by a voter i.d. requirement basically looks like this: O

Anyone who thinks people whose occupation consists of sucking money out of the taxpayers won't beat down the doors to get the photo i.d. needed to vote themselves a paycheck is delusional.

Which brings up an interesting idea. Why not put a photo on the EBT card?

Deval and his gang would like to crack down, they really would. But there’s no money, don’t you know.

Like two years ago, when the Democrats said they couldn’t afford to run a check on every welfare recipient to see if they were in the country legally — not at the outrageous cost of $7 per illegal.

This time the state considered photo IDs for the EBT cards. It was the same old story: “The Department did not have adequate staff to process the necessary volume of photo IDs, and did not find that photos were a deterrent for fraud.”

You just can't make this stuff up, folks.

Posted by: andy at 06:41 AM | Comments (425)
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1 In any State or Federal Program assume at least 50% goes for fraud. And that's only for starters

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 06:45 AM (i6RpT)

2 Anybody still paying taxes to these corrupt regimes (state and federal governments) is just a damn fool.  We are being robbed blind by the mooters and loochers and their government enablers.

Posted by: Outraged at March 31, 2012 06:47 AM (WvS06)

3 Also keep in mind that a Venn diagram of the deadbeats and people the Democrats say would be disenfranchised by a voter i.d. requirement basically looks like this: O

And the taxpayer who foots the bill looks like this:  ---> O

Posted by: pep at March 31, 2012 06:47 AM (6TB1Z)

4 Feeding parasites...what a country.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 06:48 AM (PWwbk)

5 If Baraka gets re-elected, please consider some passive resistance.  It needs to happen.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 06:50 AM (ykSKg)

6 This time the state considered photo IDs for the EBT cards. It was the same old story: “The Department did not have adequate staff to process the necessary volume of photo IDs, and did not find that photos were a deterrent for fraud.

Evidently, welfare fraudsters all look alike.

Posted by: huerfano at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (bAGA/)

7 How dare you question the motives of government employees and politicians who only want to help people !!!!

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 06:51 AM (Dll6b)

8 People convicted of welfraud should spend six months doing farm labor...the jobs 'Americans don't want to do'...

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 06:53 AM (PWwbk)

9 If you buy a winning lotto ticket with the EBT, should the state get a share?

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (GTbGH)

10

I’m pretty sure MSNBC would find this thread racist and call for civil disobedience to protest it.

Posted by: jwest at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (ZDsRL)

11

I wouldn't spend $5 on a tuna sub.  I'd just do my wife.

 

Which reminds me:  I've never seen anyone except children and straight women eat tuna fish.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 06:54 AM (I2LwF)

12 Why not put a photo on the EBT card? Like, say, a photo of President Foodstamps? Don't see how it would help, but I'm in favor.

Posted by: t-bird at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (l/xhO)

13 10 I’m pretty sure MSNBC would find this thread racist and call for civil disobedience to protest it.


by 'civil disobedience' you mean twitter-based lynch mob, right?

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 06:55 AM (PWwbk)

14 Who was the genius that thought welfare credit cards were a good fucking idea?

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 06:56 AM (KWdVT)

15 Canned Tuna has never been the same since they eliminated the dolphin packed in oil.  The waterpacked albacore tastes like bland fish goo.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 06:57 AM (GTbGH)

16 There was some woman in the UK with a mess of kids who used her welfare $$ to take herself and them to a 2 month vacation (the hell with school) in Goa. She and the kids took a side trip, leaving her 15 y/o daughter in the care of a 26 year old man who tended bar that they knew all of 2 weeks. Not surprisingly, the poor girl was raped and killed.

Posted by: mike at March 31, 2012 06:58 AM (s6QDI)

17 on the topic of EBT cards... what's a better alternative?  Sure, it's kind of crappy, but it's gtotta be cheaper to administer than actually mailing out sheets of Monopoly money.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 06:58 AM (I2LwF)

18 Who was the genius that thought welfare credit cards were a good fucking idea?



30 years ago my father predicted that two words would destroy our society:  With Dignity.

Poverty should be shameful.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 06:59 AM (GTbGH)

19 "I honestly don't know why they're bothering to put any restrictions on where the cards can or can't be used if they're going to allow the deadbeats to make welfare ATM withdrawals."

It's called, "Giving the appearance of doing something."

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 06:59 AM (TsNVA)

20 14 Who was the genius that thought welfare credit cards were a good fucking idea?

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 11:56 AM (KWdVT)


--It was a feature, not a bug.  Free ca$h for social parasites.  When called on it, ask for forgiveness, which is a lot easier than permission, and whine that it does no good to try to fight fraud.


Welfare and voter fraud is like rape, or the weather: It's inevitable, so just relax and enjoy it.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2012 07:00 AM (ykSKg)

21 14 Who was the genius that thought welfare credit cards were a good fucking idea?

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 11:56 AM (KWdVT)



The guy who was just a bit smarter than the one who wanted to just send them a pile of twenties.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:00 AM (PWwbk)

22

 

 

Damn. ....Just when I was starting to come to grips with the idea that we're going to have Mr. Severely Conservative as our 'inevitable' nominee.....I am reminded of how liberal the last place he won an election is.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (dEMjC)

23 I think banning EBT cards at strip clubs would work. How could anyone possibly use cash at one of those places?

Posted by: Average Joe at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (yOWl+)

24 I likes me some Tuna free Dolphin sandwiches.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 31, 2012 07:03 AM (Qxdfp)

25 The NYC Dept of Education won't allow part of my name

'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' are among those banned from standardized tests.

In a throwback to “Footloose,” the word “dancing” is also taboo. However, there is good news for kids that like “ballet”: The city made an exception for this form of dance that appeals to smug (see South Park).

Posted by: Barney the Dinosaur at March 31, 2012 07:04 AM (e8kgV)

26 24 I likes me some Tuna free Dolphin sandwiches.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 31, 2012 12:03 PM (Qxdfp)


Flipper on a bun, a little mayo and mustard...superb!

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:04 AM (PWwbk)

27 Deval and his gang would like to crack down,

Gang? Crack?  Holy mother of all Raaaacist comments! We have singularity!!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 07:06 AM (JEpGb)

28

I didn't think this story was newsworthy because politicians are supposed to be tough, and, well, it would be news if the left didn't attack conservative women in the public eye with vile and base insults.

 

But now they're going after WI Lt Gov Kleefisch's children.

 

Link in my sig.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:09 AM (I2LwF)

29 "The guy who was just a bit smarter than the one who wanted to just send them a pile of twenties."

That guy works for the San Francisco city government.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 07:09 AM (TsNVA)

30 er, link in my sig

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:10 AM (I2LwF)

31 Gang? Crack? Holy mother of all Raaaacist comments! We have singularity!!!!! Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 31, 2012 12:06 PM (JEpGb) -------------------------------------------------------- They are being a little niggardly with their stash.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 31, 2012 07:10 AM (jucos)

32 the other name for 'tuna fish'  ---- cat food

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 31, 2012 07:10 AM (Dll6b)

33 LOL, we are burning down the threads today!

Forgetaboutit Andy, its Masstown. This kind of shit always happens when the Commiecrats control the entire State.


The only thing a real taxpayer can do is move South, and hopefully not vote the same way.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 07:13 AM (YdQQY)

34 The EBT cards are also so that the users won't be embarrassed when sponging other people's money to live on. 

As Chris Rock would say, "you're supposed to".

Posted by: pep at March 31, 2012 07:13 AM (6TB1Z)

35 Call me silly..... but why dont they make the EBT cards only good at ... grocery stores.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 31, 2012 07:13 AM (DGIjM)

36 Try working at a defense contractor: one place I worked had a manager with one employee, both of whom spent 99% of their time surfing the web. Those are the real parasites.

Posted by: Jake at March 31, 2012 07:15 AM (xP8Aq)

37 It's the 21st Century. Technology has moved 'walking-around' money into the digital age. No longer is actual cash needed to buy votes, now it's just a pin number.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (MMC8r)

38 Hahaaaa, and to think I decided to leave the Bay State, the land of my birth and family, just for political reasons.  As in "I feel it is politically unacceptable for people to spiritually spit in my face and laugh at me as a freak 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."

It's been almost 14 years, I've never had any 2d thoughts!

My friends, until you live for at least a few years in that insane asylum run by inmates, evaluated by inmates, and imprisoning normal humans, you have no idea how sick those people are.  Sick, sick sick.  And their sickness is exceeded only by their arrogance.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (IojUD)

39 You'll eat Pink Slime, and LIKE IT!!

Posted by: Crazed Foul Smelling Woman with a Knife at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (niZvt)

40 Fuckin' POVs.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (zn0Us)

41

Here is the complete list of words that could be banned:

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or standardized tests)

Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs

Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)

Bodily functions (like breathing and thinking)

Cancer (and other diseases)

Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)

Celebrities (most especially Justin Bieber)

Children dealing with serious issues (like standardized tests)

Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)

Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)

Crime  (except cheating)

Death and disease

Divorce

Evolution  (but Creationism is OK)

Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes (like a new car)

Gambling involving money (but not your life)

Halloween

Homelessness

Homes with swimming pools  (but butlers, maids, man servants are OK)

Hunting

Junk food  (like skittles and ice tea)

In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge

Loss of employment

Nuclear weapons (but not biological or chemical)

Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)

Parapsychology

Politics  (I'm sure there is an exception for 'The Won')

Pornography

Poverty

Rap Music (but Swing is OK)

Religion

Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)

Rock-and-Roll music (but classical is OK, except Wagner)

Running away (from standardized tests)

Sex

Slavery

Terrorism (like standardized tests)

Television and video games (excessive use)

Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)

Vermin (rats and roaches)

Violence

War and bloodshed (like standardized tests)

Weapons (guns, knives, etc. except standardized tests)

Witchcraft, sorcery, etc. (and standardized tests)

Posted by: Barney the Dinosaur at March 31, 2012 07:16 AM (e8kgV)

42

Hey here's a fresh new idea the democrats can use: Just raise taxes again to cover the fraud. Everyone wins!

 

the stupid, it hurts.

Posted by: rectal exam at March 31, 2012 07:19 AM (O7ksG)

43 Unrestricted EBT cards brought to you by the people who want You to pay your Fair Share. And by the same people who want to stop "subsidizing" oil companies.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:19 AM (jUytm)

44 AceofWeekdayAfternoons

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 07:19 AM (zn0Us)

45 Jake,

Lord knows how much taxpayer dough gets siphoned off in similar manners by govt. employees....tens of billions would not surprise me a bit.  Or even a hundred billion...no wonder libs want more government...when the opportunity to embezzle is so high and the chances/consequences of being caught are so low, what can be expected?

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:20 AM (PWwbk)

46 btw, the way these welfare recipients waste other people's money with their EBT cards would make a great segment in our AoS production Subsidize Me!.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:21 AM (jUytm)

47 Honestly, I think there is something to be said about giving welfare recipients money directly and not worrying how they spend it. Fire all the welfare bureaucrats and send them packing. Give the UndeservingPoor their drug money and just be sure to clean the bodies off the streets after they collapse of malnoutrition. Libs are great fans of Survival of the Fittest, right? I'm down with that.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:21 AM (niZvt)

48 Posted by: JewishOdysseus

I've been Massachusetts-free since 2007.  I've missed the Patrick era almost entirely. (Not counting Cape trips)

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 31, 2012 07:21 AM (HethX)

49 I likes me some Tuna free Dolphin sandwiches.
Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 31, 2012 12:03 PM (Qxdfp)



And if dolphins are so fucking smart, what the hell are they doing always getting caught in tuna nets anyway? Dumbasses.

Posted by: mugiwara at March 31, 2012 07:22 AM (KI/Ch)

50 @50: At least the Dolphins didn't vote for Obama...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:23 AM (niZvt)

51 So...when can I TAKE my fair share?  Oh, right...I'm supposed to shut up, spend the best years of my life working 50 hours a week, paying taxes into a corrupt system I can't control, so lazy gutterscrunts with 10 kids can be given free shit like cell phones and tattoo removal.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:24 AM (PWwbk)

52 Here is the complete list of words that could be banned:
Posted by: Barney the Dinosaur at March 31, 2012 12:16 PM (e8kgV)


Hot Air?

Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charles Gibson [/i] at March 31, 2012 07:24 AM (JEpGb)

53 I vaguely remember Ace posting something a long time ago about the military using dolphins to track the enemy in the ocean. Or was that the Joos? And instead of dolphins, sharks? Or am I thinking of The Incredible Mr. Limpett with Don Knotts?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 07:25 AM (jUytm)

54 51 @50: At least the Dolphins didn't vote for Obama... Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 12:23 PM (niZvt) I think the dead dolphins did in Chicago.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 31, 2012 07:25 AM (DGIjM)

55 The sky is blue, grass is green, government aid programs are exploited by lazy people who are clever enough to realize that they can in fact get something for nothing.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 31, 2012 07:26 AM (1GunI)

56

"I’m pretty sure MSNBC would find this thread racist and call for civil disobedience to protest it.

 

BRB, heading to Sanford before the protest  ends at 1...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 31, 2012 07:26 AM (d0Tfm)

57 I've invested in a new technique to discover and remove colon rectal cancer, using gerbils.

Posted by: Richard Geer at March 31, 2012 07:27 AM (niZvt)

58 My favorite Don Knotts movie was the one where he inherited the emu farm, and he had to personally impregnate all those emus.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:28 AM (I2LwF)

59 OT:  Professor - "Climate change skepticism a desease that must be "treated."

Click on the link - look at that face.  I thought it was a Photoshopped joke.

Wow.

http://tinyurl.com/d38u8pj


Posted by: Dang at March 31, 2012 07:28 AM (BbX1b)

60 Or am I thinking of The Incredible Mr. Limpett with Don Knotts? Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 12:25 PM

I love that movie.  He helped win WWII, you know.  Don Knotts was a helluva actor.


Posted by: huerfano at March 31, 2012 07:29 AM (bAGA/)

61 57 The sky is blue, grass is green, government aid programs are exploited by lazy people who are clever enough to realize that they can in fact get something for nothing.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 31, 2012 12:26 PM (1GunI)



The challenge is to not let the libidiots get away with saying stupid shit like 'oh that welfraud stuff hardly ever happens, and if it did, what about X?'  They do not want to acknowledge the vast amount of $ wasted by their voting base.  Because said base would disappear.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:29 AM (PWwbk)

62 Go back to the old days, mail them their fucking check. The added cost will offset the fraud. And while we're on this topic, whatever happened to welfare reform?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:29 AM (r3ITV)

63 Oh and RDBREWER?

I've never heard of 'Encheritos' either...

but I have an excuse.

Posted by: Charles Gibson [/i] at March 31, 2012 07:30 AM (JEpGb)

64 61 OT: Professor - "Climate change skepticism a desease that must be "treated."

Click on the link - look at that face. I thought it was a Photoshopped joke.

Wow.

http://tinyurl.com/d38u8pj


I haven't clicked on the link yet...please tell me it's of Jerry Lewis with the coke-bottle glasses and buck teeth....

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:30 AM (PWwbk)

65 The emu movie doesn't ring a bell. But I do remember Don Knotts in HOT LEAD, COLD FEET with TIM CONWAY and how they killed LITTLE BILL. Don Knotts said to Little Bill: "Deserves got nuthin to do with it."

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at March 31, 2012 07:31 AM (jUytm)

66 We, the tax payers, give them money. What do we get in return?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:31 AM (MMC8r)

67 I haven't clicked on the link yet...please tell me it's of Jerry Lewis with the coke-bottle glasses and buck teeth.... In drag!

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:31 AM (MMC8r)

68 Click on the link - look at that face. I thought it was a Photoshopped joke.

Wow.

http://tinyurl.com/d38u8pj


Great! Now I'm queer for looking at that pic.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:32 AM (r3ITV)

69 Model 1066, don't do it.

Posted by: huerfano at March 31, 2012 07:32 AM (bAGA/)

70 60 My favorite Don Knotts movie was the one where he inherited the emu farm, and he had to personally impregnate all those emus. Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 12:28 PM (I2LwF) I think you're confusing that with the old Andy Griffith Show episode about Aunt Bea skipping her meds and thinking she was actually Aunt BEE, and set out to "polinate" every "stalk" in Mayberry, until Andy caught her cross-polinating with Goober in Opie's bed.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:33 AM (niZvt)

71 For as long as Welfare has been around, people have fussed that you shouldn't give a beggar a dollar because he'll "waste" it on booze. Is this story really any different? Anyway, the cards can have two parts to them: cash benefits and food stamp benefits. This is no different than the old stories about how some people were previously cashing their monthly checks and spending them "unwisely" IYKWIMAITYD. "Welfare monies wasted" is an old news story and should be retired. I'm waiting for the headline "Welfare fraud penalties enforced". That would be real news.

Posted by: Watcher at March 31, 2012 07:33 AM (QH/xq)

72

"The only thing a real taxpayer can do is move South, and hopefully not vote the same way."

The majority of liberals are typically too stupid understand the consequences of their voting patterns. They move to get away from their self-inflicted idiocy and then proceed to turn their new hometown into a miniature version of the hellhole they left behind.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 31, 2012 07:34 AM (TsNVA)

73 Don Knotts' greatest performance in my opinion was when he played Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:34 AM (r3ITV)

74 Click on the link - look at that face. I thought it was a Photoshopped joke.


Quit picking on that poor girl.

Posted by: The ugly stick at March 31, 2012 07:36 AM (r3ITV)

75 @75: John Ritter's most lifelike performance was when he dropped dead of a heart attack.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:36 AM (niZvt)

76 Don Knotts' greatest performance in my opinion was when he played Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights. That was Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:36 AM (MMC8r)

77 Oh yeah, it wasn't emus he had to impregnate, it was porn stars.  Thanks, Samuel Adams!

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:37 AM (I2LwF)

78 When I got a home equity loan to put in new windows they first wanted to give me too much then they gave me a check book and a credit card. I immediately cut up the credit card. I have impulse control and a degree in economics and the last thing I wanted was a credit card with endless money. Jeez.

Posted by: dagny at March 31, 2012 07:37 AM (CMM9V)

79

Me and Opie

 

http://tinyurl.com/856lh7a

Posted by: BR5-49 at March 31, 2012 07:37 AM (zn0Us)

80 The only thing a real taxpayer can do is move South, and hopefully not vote the same way. Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 12:13 PM (YdQQY) As one of the few native Floridians left, I can tell you that the last part there is the rub.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 07:37 AM (qFpRI)

81 When I first saw that movie, I didn't know what was so remarkable about him.  Live and learn...

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:38 AM (I2LwF)

82 ¡Misericordia! ¡Amo esa cara!

Posted by: Pablo Diego Jos Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Mara de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santsima T at March 31, 2012 07:38 AM (KWdVT)

83 I think you're confusing that with the old Andy Griffith Show episode about Aunt Bea skipping her meds and thinking she was actually Aunt BEE, and set out to "polinate" every "stalk" in Mayberry, until Andy caught her cross-polinating with Goober in Opie's bed.
Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 12:33 PM (niZvt)

Aren't you confusing that with the episode where Goober had a olde-tyme meth lab set up in his garage, and Aunt Bea would do 'anything' for another hit?

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:38 AM (PWwbk)

84 The gathering of the "Friends of the Syrian People" in Istanbul, scheduled to open on Sunday, is the latest diplomatic move in a series of steps that have so far produced no real results. Representatives from over 70 countries – headed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but without delegates from Russia and China – will try once again to formulate the policies for dealing with the crisis in Syria. At the very least, delegates are seeking to assist tens of thousands of Syrian refugees and citizens stranded in their homes, suffering from the military's attacks while having no access to medical attention and basic food supplies. Hillary is acting like she is a complete waste of a human being. She can't actually be this stupid.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:39 AM (i6RpT)

85 Florida isn't really the South though.  moving south for you would be to Georgia.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:39 AM (I2LwF)

86 Aren't you confusing that with the episode where Goober had a olde-tyme meth lab set up in his garage, and Aunt Bea would do 'anything' for another hit? Nip it.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 07:39 AM (MMC8r)

87 US denies leaking info on Israeli access to Azeri airbases White House source tells Ynet DC had nothing to do with leaking information alleging Baku granted IAF access to its airbases in case of strike on Iran Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 03.31.12, 18:23 / Israel News WASHINGTON – A top White House official denied Saturday that the US Administration was responsible for leaking information, alleging that Israel has secured access to airfields in Azerbaijan ahead of a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, to the press. On Thursday, Foreign Policy magazine reported that Baku had granted Jerusalem permission to use four abandoned, Soviet-era airbases, where IAF fighter jets could refuel in case of a strike against the Islamic Republic. ??? Then how come all the sources are called "Un-named White House Sources?"

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:40 AM (i6RpT)

88 Nip it.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 12:39 PM (MMC8r)


Yeah, you're right.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:41 AM (PWwbk)

89 Hillary is acting like she is a complete waste of a human being. She can't actually be this stupid.


Yes, she is that stupid. We had to wait for her to get a cabinet appointment to find out.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 31, 2012 07:43 AM (r3ITV)

90 EBT cards/food stamps and unemployment checks stimulate the economy, you stupid wingnuts.

Posted by: Nanna Pelosi, sooper jeanyus at March 31, 2012 07:43 AM (pcgW1)

91 It's a gorgeous day here...there's a motorcycle ride on the menu, followed by 18 holes of golf, followed by grilling up some primo ribeyes, the last two activities seasoned with some Hazed and Infused beers.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:45 AM (PWwbk)

92 WASHINGTON – A top White House official denied all candor, today.

Posted by: Keepin' it Real at March 31, 2012 07:45 AM (zn0Us)

93 46 years later, Ann-Margret back on Yorktown The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Mar 31, 2012 10:39:51 EDT MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Singer and actress Ann-Margret is performing on the decommissioned aircraft carrier Yorktown for the first time in almost half a century. Ann-Margret performs in a benefit concert Saturday night on the carrier at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor. The last time she was on the ship, she performed in a 1966 USO concert with singer Johnny Rivers when the carrier was off Vietnam during the Vietnam War. At that time, when her plane circled the carrier to land, sailors gathered and spelled out a greeting on the flight deck. Saturday’s concert is scheduled to feature 1960s music and a silent auction benefiting the Patriots Point Institute of History and Science. They don't make girls like Ann-Margret anymore

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:46 AM (i6RpT)

94 87 Florida isn't really the South though. moving south for you would be to Georgia. Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 12:39 PM (I2LwF) Depends on what part of Florida. Most of north Florida may as well be south Georgia. But that's the point actually. Aside from about Tampa and on south, the majority of Florida was southern proper until all the retirees overwhelmed us. I consider myself lucky that I live near a very conservative retiree community. But I think they're the exception.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 07:47 AM (qFpRI)

95

The thing that I've noticed about the recent transplants who are fleeing the lib-controlled-states-with-no-jobs......is that they start right out by criticizing their new home.....

 

Whenever I hear... "I just moved here from New York. [like that's cool or something] and where are the good sushi restaurants?" [or some other place they're jonesing for] ....I want to say "they're back in that liberal shithole you moved from". ....But my mama raised me to be more polite than they deserve.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 07:47 AM (dEMjC)

96 Clinton: New round of nuke talks set with Iran By Bradley Klapper - The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Mar 31, 2012 11:07:43 EDT RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in Istanbul on April 13 for the latest round of talks about Iran’s nuclear program. pardon me while I scratch my ass

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:48 AM (i6RpT)

97 Which reminds me: I've never seen anyone except children and straight women eat tuna fish.

You don't know much about kittehs, do you? Mine would even eat Subway tuna if they could get it.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 31, 2012 07:48 AM (d8Uzj)

98 91 Hillary is acting like she is a complete waste of a human being. She can't actually be this stupid.

That's not acting....

had to put that in


I bid y'all adieu....for awhile.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 07:48 AM (PWwbk)

99 Her smile is kind of crooked, but her teeth are straight. Then there's the eyes and hair... If she has a normal facial expression, I'd hit it like a runaway freight train.

Posted by: rickl supports SMOD/Supervolcano 2012 at March 31, 2012 07:50 AM (sdi6R)

100 Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 12:47 PM (dEMjC) Yeah, I hear lots of complaints about how Florida is just awful compared to Jersey/Boston/NYC/Philly, etc. But so long as they keep voting conservatives in I'll take it over the alternative. Having to listen to the bitching PLUS having the newcomers bring their liberal crap here would drive me nuts.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 07:51 AM (qFpRI)

101 In March 1966, Ann-Margret and entertainers Chuck Day and Mickey Jones teamed up for a USO tour to entertain U.S. servicemen in remote parts of Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia. She still has great affection for the veterans and refers to them as "my gentlemen." Ann-Margret, Day and Jones reunited in November 2005 for an encore of this tour for veterans and troops at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.[16] [edit]

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:52 AM (i6RpT)

102 Loaded like a freight train Flyin' like an aeroplane Speedin' like a space brain One more time tonight

Posted by: soothsayer 'n roses at March 31, 2012 07:52 AM (jUytm)

103
  I'm very curious what the reaction would be if any of y'all had your wives described as the Lt Gov's wife was?

  What would you do?

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 07:52 AM (SAMxH)

104 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 12:52 PM (i6RpT) She's aged very gracefully as well. I think she's still beautiful.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 07:52 AM (qFpRI)

105 The National Association for Legal Gun Defense wants to contribute $10,000 toward George Zimmerman's legal expenses, a member said today. The group represents gun owners involved in self-defense shooting cases, said attorney Blue Rannefeld of Fort Worth, Texas. Rannefeld said he has not been able to contact Zimmerman, 28, and is trying to reach Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner of Altamonte Springs to make the group's offer of assistance.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 07:53 AM (i6RpT)

106 Call me silly..... but why dont they make the EBT cards only good at ... grocery stores.

Then they'd buy steak and lobster. See Don Surber.

Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 07:54 AM (joSBv)

107 Seems to me that when we are giving people taxpayer money to buy food we should have a right to specify what it can and can't be spent on.   I.e. there should be restricted list of approved foods and beverages that food stamp users can get with them.    But the same liberal shits that are happy to deny people the right to spend THEIR OWN MONEY on food products they deem unhealthy would fight tooth and nail any attempt to restrict what food stamp money can be spent on.  

Posted by: JPS at March 31, 2012 07:54 AM (wS6Sf)

108

102....But so long as they keep voting conservatives in....

 

Yeah, see....that's the thing, Mandy P. ....It too soon to know for sure if this influx of people is going to affect the elections in the southern/southwestern Red States. ....This November will be an indicator, for sure. 

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 07:56 AM (dEMjC)

109 Liked the trademark symbol on the phrase "for the children." Very apropos. Just finished the great science fiction novel "Feed," published back in 2002, that puts the same TM on "School."

Posted by: I am the egg man, . . . at March 31, 2012 07:56 AM (a362c)

110 One oft-overlooked socially useful aspect of the Prince of Tides. No matter how much expensive makeup and hairdressing, and fancy lightning tricks, are applied to Barbara Streisand... She's still not a pretty woman.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 07:57 AM (niZvt)

111 110.....*It's too soon

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 07:57 AM (dEMjC)

112

it's not the LT Gov herself, who needs to be able to take such comments from a nobody.  But the kids---

awful

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 07:57 AM (I2LwF)

113 Seems to me that when we are giving people taxpayer money to buy food we should have a right to specify what it can and can't be spent on. That make sense. But it's funny that the Left is using the exact same argument for why Obamacare gives them the right to tell people what to eat and prohibit smoking. And that's the whole point of the Left's health care reform -- full control when it eventually becomes a "single payer/universal" system. Since the government is providing your health care, you will not smoke, you will not eat bacon, salt, etc.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:00 AM (jUytm)

114 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 12:52 PM (i6RpT) Well, if you're looking for updates on all things Trayvon, the local AM station (540 WFLA and yes, I listen to AM radio. Yes, I'm a dork. No I'm not 70), they had exerpts from an interview with Zimmerman's next door neighbor who says he saw Z the next day and that he was a bruised and cut up mess. I think the guy gave his name and such, too, which is brave. Sharpton's looking for a riot I'm sure and I wouldn't want to be on their shitlist when it all goes down.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:00 AM (qFpRI)

115 You wanna know what else I don't know about?

Why the fuck this blog hasn't posted the Goon trailer...

That's what I'd reaaaaaaly like to know.

Posted by: Charles Gibson [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:01 AM (JEpGb)

116 Mandy... everyone with an IQ above 70 listens to talk radio.  And much of it is AM radio.  It's cool.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 08:01 AM (I2LwF)

117 The thing that I've noticed about the recent transplants who are fleeing the lib-controlled-states-with-no-jobs......is that they start right out by criticizing their new home.....
---------------------


Most hated saying at work from some newbie desc4bing something about SC they didn't like (usually the schools or roads) "that isn't the way we did it in <insert shitty Northern libtard State>.

My response was "well then why don't you take your ass back to <shitty libtard State>"

Or their other favorite saying was "our school system had a much better computer lab (or some other BS)"

My response to that was how did you like the $10,000 property tax.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 08:02 AM (YdQQY)

118 I give up - what company has invented an ATM that has facial recognition and can compare that image to what is on the card?

Also, this post teeters close to falling into the PP "The money doesn't go for abortions" line  Money is money is money. PERIOD.

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:02 AM (pvKIA)

119

Gerry...

 

 

What?

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 08:03 AM (I2LwF)

120 Thanks for an interesting response, model. The problem is that both parties want big government: libs want big social programs, conservatives want a military that's larger than the 10 next largest militaries put together. Enough. We don't have the money.

Posted by: Jake at March 31, 2012 08:04 AM (xP8Aq)

121 Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 01:00 PM (jUytm)

Okay, I have a radical idea. How about if the government stops giving people money?

That way there won't be any coercive power available and everyone will be happy!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (nEUpB)

122 Skillets we much!

#JusticeforLevon

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (4tcuE)

123 118 Mandy... everyone with an IQ above 70 listens to talk radio. And much of it is AM radio. It's cool. Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 01:01 PM (I2LwF) Thanks, man. I usually get the weird sideways looks when people find out I listen to the AM stations, hence the caveats.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (qFpRI)

124 In response to learning that deadbeats were abusing the welfare system, the Commonwealth did what you'd expect it to do: it formed a commission to study the problem.

Chaired by Auntie Zetuni, no doubt.  She's legal, now ... I guess.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (X3lox)

125 Congratulations also for mixing up two distinct programs.  An EBT card can, and is, used for both of them - "food stamps" , now known as SNAP, and welfare, called TANF or whatever nowadays ...    There's nothing scandalous about a person getting cash out of an ATM with an EBT card - it's just more efficient than mailing checks.

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (pvKIA)

126 @114

   Truman.   She "needs" to be able to endure that shit???

   Please.   What she, or someone close to her NEEDS to do is find a way to publicly humiliate that foul mouthed scut.
  
     Not in this or any world can that abuse be allowed.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (SAMxH)

127

If Zimmerman does end up getting arrested, and it goes to trial.....all those witnesses are going to have to go into hiding. ....The intimidation from the race mobsters is already getting 'real'.

 

I hope that couple whose address was wrongfully Tweeted by the asshole known as Spike Lee...reduced his net worth by several million.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (dEMjC)

128 76 Click on the link - look at that face. I thought it was a Photoshopped joke.


Quit picking on that poor girl.

Posted by: The ugly stick at March 31, 2012 12:36 PM (r3ITV)


This Soviet bitch believes that political dissenters need to be forced into psychiatric treatment.  Nothing anyone says about her is off limits.



Posted by: fozzy at March 31, 2012 08:05 AM (FEzSe)

129 Obama: Government 'made this country great'

tiny.cc/jfo1bw


Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2012 08:06 AM (VU29X)

130 Lighten up people --

Quit picking on Our Selected Candidate's Home State.

Remember, Mittens has promised to bring all of his experience in Tax-a-chusetts to the White House !!!!!


Posted by: Mark E at March 31, 2012 08:06 AM (kPotM)

131 coolczech There is a non-fancy lighting technique that MIGHT make Babs tolerable..... turning out the lights...sorry, I take that back

Posted by: middle-america at March 31, 2012 08:06 AM (a0U5y)

132 There's nothing scandalous about a person getting cash out of an ATM with an EBT card - it's just more efficient than mailing checks.

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 01:05 PM (pvKIA)



... which is just more efficient than mailing food ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 08:07 AM (X3lox)

133 ??? Then how come all the sources are called "Un-named White House Sources?"

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 12:40 PM (i6RpT)

 

It must be true if they denied it. Isn't that like rule 14 in decoding press releases from corrupt governments?

 

And Hill doesn't have to produce on Syria. It is enough that she cares. Lib base will kiss her feet because she meant well. But, on the plus side, only sheltered fools in the West are naive enough to eat that shit burger.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 08:07 AM (NVu2l)

134 Yeah, see....that's the thing, Mandy P. ....It too soon to know for sure if this influx of people is going to affect the elections in the southern/southwestern Red States. ....This November will be an indicator, for sure.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 12:56 PM (dEMjC)

------------------------



It has already affected NC and VA.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 08:07 AM (YdQQY)

135 If Las Vegas is a "pricey vacation destination", I'd like to see what a "dirt cheat sleepover town" looks like.

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:08 AM (pvKIA)

136

irongrampa, we're not playing beanbag.

 

I do not condone this asshole and his low brand of humor.  BUT... it's par for the course and then some when it comes to conservative women in politics.

 

Yes, she does indeed need to know how to deal with this vile trash.  Otherwise, she can't be a Republican politician.  It's the way the world works at the moment.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 08:09 AM (I2LwF)

137 Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 01:05 PM (dEMjC) I think they will end up charging him with something. But that it's taking as long as it is indicates to me that they don't really have any/enough evidence to charge him and are busy searching for *anything* so they can appease the mob. If they'd have evidence to charge him, they would have done it pretty quickly.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:09 AM (qFpRI)

138 Is Mass THE most liberal state in America?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:11 AM (uhPd1)

139 Geez, the illiterates are out today.
Let's try a graphical presentation:
Venn diagram of SNAP and TANF:  O O


Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:11 AM (pvKIA)

140 ... which is just more efficient than mailing food ...

A local church in my brother's neighborhood drops off bags of canned goods, the needy don't even have to go to church to get it.

Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 08:11 AM (joSBv)

141 140 Is Mass THE most liberal state in America?       I think it's close anyway.  Vermont may be worse.  Maryland might be worse.

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2012 08:11 AM (I2LwF)

142 irongrampa, we're not playing beanbag.

You know ... I've never played beanbag in my life.  Never even saw a "game" of it.  Have no idea what it possibly could be.  It might be deadly violent, for all I know.

Just sayin' ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 08:12 AM (X3lox)

143 I think Gerry is KayInMaine's brother.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:12 AM (MMC8r)

144

119....."that isn't the way we did it in <insert shitty Northern libtard State>".

 

My response was "well then why don't you take your ass back to <shitty libtard State>"

 

Heh. I know, Vic. ....They don't seem capable of connecting the dots, on 'why' they had to move away from all that wonderfulness to find a job. ....And their generally rude attitude of 'superiority' is insufferable.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:12 AM (dEMjC)

145 "Also keep in mind that a Venn diagram of the deadbeats and people the Democrats say would be disenfranchised by a voter i.d. requirement basically looks like this: O" Nailed it.

Posted by: Radar at March 31, 2012 08:12 AM (2liLH)

146 A local church in my brother's neighborhood drops off bags of canned goods, the needy don't even have to go to church to get it. Can't buy votes that way.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:13 AM (MMC8r)

147 How about if the government stops giving people money? Aside from being a racist, you are mean-spirited. Some people didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on them.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:14 AM (jUytm)

148 Liberals are saying that Mass is a model state for the USA.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:14 AM (uhPd1)

149 A local church in my brother's neighborhood drops off bags of canned goods, the needy don't even have to go to church to get it.

Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 01:11 PM (joSBv)



"But, the food's infected with religious cooties!  And what about the poor old people who don't have front doors to get these mythical deliveries?  Didn't think of them, did you?" -- Typical Leftard

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 08:15 AM (X3lox)

150 This surprises me because, as I understand it, even in Michigan, they don't handle welfare this stupidly. Recipients get a bridge card which can only be used for food. Rent subsidies go directly to the landlord, and childcare payments go directly to the provider. And Michigan is the state where two lottery winners were told to go ahead and keep taking food stamps.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 31, 2012 08:15 AM (Npzzl)

151 Yeah..some liberals wont take food from church for moral reasons..they are sexist or anti gay or some other reason.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:16 AM (uhPd1)

152 Who left the cellar door open, again?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:16 AM (jUytm)

153 Who is Sarah Silverman, and why did she tweet, "I'm a real neat freak when it comes to my anus." The burning issue of our time, folks. If you see what I did there...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (niZvt)

154 I think Gerry is KayInMaine's brother. Posted by: nickless

It's too bad he has a point about Las Vegas not being a 'pricey vacation destination.' $35 hotel rooms do not smack of 'pricey' unless you run a blog that uses MoveableType 2.64 or something.

Oh, and yes, this place is full of illiterates too.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (JEpGb)

155 Yeah..I read about the lotto winners getting food stamps. And I hear they are still getting food stamps based on the law..

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (uhPd1)

156 I would have thought the commission would have recommended making it impossible to track benefits. That way, there wouldn't be any of these annoying stories making them look bad because it would be impossible to research. It's how they deal with voter fraud.

Posted by: zmdavid at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (xRrA6)

157 I watched a guy with a lexus, 2 diamond earrings, 6 bottles of wine (which he paid for) use foodstamps to buy a $8 block of imported cheese.

They really need to regulate this shit and I hate regulation

Posted by: dagny at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (CMM9V)

158 Every time a dependent gets off the dole, a liberal cries.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:17 AM (MMC8r)

159 Western mass seems to have some republican strength?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:18 AM (uhPd1)

160 It's too bad he has a point about Las Vegas not being a 'pricey vacation destination.' $35 hotel rooms do not smack of 'pricey' unless you run a blog that uses MoveableType 2.64 or something. If $35 of someone else's money is paying for a deadbeat's weekend, it's 'pricey.'

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:19 AM (MMC8r)

161 Dangy...Wow! I asked a liberal about a guy driving a lexus getting food stamps..he said he might have just lost his job. I was like sell the lexus! But this was not reasonable to him?wtf?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:20 AM (uhPd1)

162 @ 138
  I guess what is so infuriating to me is that the manner in which we were raised did not allow for such.  I've never been in a situation where my wife was addressed in such a style, and hopefully never will be.

   Given that, it's amazing to me that someone hasn't been deconstructed.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 08:20 AM (SAMxH)

163 @159 I wonder if he paid for the wine with cash he got off his girlfriend's EBT at the ATM.

Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 08:20 AM (joSBv)

164 Has anyone ever had an 8 dollar block of imported cheese?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:21 AM (uhPd1)

165 This'll help.
http://www.donutcushion.net/

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 31, 2012 08:21 AM (Qxdfp)

166 Liberals..seem to only want to regulate people with resources..

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:22 AM (uhPd1)

167 Will EBT cover a donut cushion?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:23 AM (uhPd1)

168

There used to be little signs over the items in grocery stores that were "Food Stamp/WWC Approved".

 

Those are gone now. ....But it used to be only the items that were 'basic food necessities' that were eligible to be purchased with Food Stamps. 

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:23 AM (dEMjC)

169 166 Has anyone ever had an 8 dollar block of imported cheese? Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 01:21 PM (uhPd1) I bought a pretty pricy round of smoked mozzarella on a recommendation once. I got it home and just about vomited when I tasted it, though. It was pretty gross. I'm sticking with the pre-shredded variety that I can get in a bag for $2.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:23 AM (qFpRI)

170 Has anyone ever had an 8 dollar block of imported cheese? Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 01:21 PM (uhPd1) That's not really that expensive

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:24 AM (i6RpT)

171 Can't eat cheese unless it's melted, e.g., pizza or chicken parm.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:24 AM (jUytm)

172 I'm sticking with the pre-shredded variety that I can get in a bag for $2. Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 01:23 PM (qFpRI) you sound like a cheap date

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:24 AM (i6RpT)

173 It's too bad that calling the GOP "the stupid party" looks accurate, by this silly post and the sillier comments.

How, pray tell, do you think that welfare and food stamps programs worked in "the good old days"?

Time's up.

The guvmint mailed checks and food "stamps".
When a person received a check, what do you think the recipient did with it?
As for the food stamps, they were often sold or traded for cigarettes or narcotics.

The introduction of the EBT card has virtually eliminated the above abuses.

Now kiddies, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:25 AM (pvKIA)

174 That's not really that expensive What if it's the size of a CHUNKY candy bar?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:25 AM (jUytm)

175 For the record I love a nice piece of cheese and a bottle or 2 of wine on a sunny afternoon in Sicily

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:26 AM (i6RpT)

176 Gerry, here's some Ritz crackers. Time to get back under the stairs.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:26 AM (jUytm)

177 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 01:24 PM (i6RpT) Cheapskate is more like it. Frugality is important when you're raising two wee ones on a single income. But honestly, a lot of times the more expensive or fancier fare is pretty gross. I'm a fan of plain old country-style cooking. I think my favorite restaurant is Cracker Barrel.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:26 AM (qFpRI)

178 That's not really that expensive What if it's the size of a CHUNKY candy bar? Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 01:25 PM (jUytm) Then it better be attached to the hand of a pretty girl

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:26 AM (i6RpT)

179 @170 I remember standing in line behind people who separated their orders because of that 'approved items' restriction. Haven't seen that in a long time though.


Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 08:26 AM (joSBv)

180 in b4 Gerry types "sigh"

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:27 AM (jUytm)

181 I thought the gummint was givin' out cheese.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:27 AM (MMC8r)

182 Western mass seems to have some republican strength?


Quite the opposite, actually.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:27 AM (z9HTb)

183 Looks like Hillary is expanding EBT to the midde east

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:28 AM (uhPd1)

184 Frugality is important when you're raising two wee ones on a single income. But honestly, a lot of times the more expensive or fancier fare is pretty gross. I'm a fan of plain old country-style cooking. I think my favorite restaurant is Cracker Barrel. Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 01:26 PM (qFpRI) I hear ya. My 2 little wee ones are not so wee anymore and still expensive

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:28 AM (i6RpT)

185 Where in mass do republicans live?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:29 AM (uhPd1)

186 The introduction of the EBT card has virtually eliminated the above abuses.
Now kiddies, is that a good thing or a bad thing?Posted by: Gerry


This virtual thing, does it cover the strip clubs or not?

Oh, that's right, you skipped that part. Skipped like a school girl on her way to the ice cream parlor. Skip away, Skippy!

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:29 AM (JEpGb)

187 Has anyone ever had an 8 dollar block of imported cheese?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 01:21 PM (uhPd1)


Who bothers with blocks of cheese?  I've chased a $30 wheel of domestic cheese down a hill like a lunatic ... and only broke both arms. 

Posted by: British Twit of the Year Also-Ran at March 31, 2012 08:29 AM (X3lox)

188 As for the food stamps, they were often sold or traded for cigarettes or narcotics. The introduction of the EBT card has virtually eliminated the above abuses. Yeah, Ger....now they can pay CASH. How Do I Use My TAFDC Benefits? You will receive half of your monthly welfare grant twice a month, either deposited directly into your bank account or paid through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. With your EBT card, you can withdraw cash at bank ATMs and supermarkets. http://www.massresources.org/massachusetts_welfare_programs_d.html&MR=1

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:29 AM (MMC8r)

189

"The introduction of the EBT card has virtually eliminated the above abuses."

 

Didn't. It just made people more creative, and force them to use a middle man who gets his cut.

 

And, unsurprisingly, the big banks now get a cut.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 08:30 AM (NVu2l)

190 The guvmint mailed checks and food "stamps".
When a person received a check, what do you think the recipient did with it?
As for the food stamps, they were often sold or traded for cigarettes or narcotics.

The introduction of the EBT card has virtually eliminated the above abuses.



Gerry, didn't you point out up-thread that you can get cash from an ATM using an EBT card?


Yes. Yes, you did. No more trading food stamps for cheap booze. Now you get cash with the EBT card and pay cash at the liquor store. Thanks for clarifying!

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:30 AM (z9HTb)

191 How about eating pasta..pasta is cheap?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:31 AM (uhPd1)

192 Kids like to eat paste. Not me, though.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:31 AM (jUytm)

193 Yeah...large grocery businesses love EBT

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (uhPd1)

194 Ah. poor widdle boothprayer got pwned.

Anyone have the guts to admit that they simply didn't understand how EBT works?

If  those who won't admit they're ignorance want to remain unrepentant idiots, go right ahead.

This thread will soon qualify for the front page of Snuffington Roast 


Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (pvKIA)

195 51 @50: At least the Dolphins didn't vote for Obama...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 12:23 PM (niZvt)

How can you be sure?

Posted by: zmdavid at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (xRrA6)

196 Where in mass do republicans live?


New Hampshire.


Seriously, look up a map of how Scott Brown did in the 2010 election. That would be your best bet.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (z9HTb)

197 How about eating pasta..pasta is cheap?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 01:31 PM (uhPd1)



"More cultural oppression by The Man!"

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (X3lox)

198 I imagine that drug dealers are thrilled at the reduction in overhead now that their customers get gummint cash at the ATM.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:32 AM (MMC8r)

199 hahha..never had a wheel of cheese.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:33 AM (uhPd1)

200 Kids like to eat paste. Not me, though. Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 01:31 PM (jUytm) I eat pasta. Although I liked to cook in college and in my single days, now a days, pasta is about the height of my culinary skills. That and opening a bottle of wine

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 08:33 AM (i6RpT)

201 Anyone have the guts to admit that they simply didn't understand how EBT works? Are you saying that the gummint link in #190 is a lie, Ger?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:33 AM (MMC8r)

202

179.....I'm a fan of plain old country-style cooking. I think my favorite restaurant is Cracker Barrel.

 

Me too, Mandy P. .....Haven't been to a Cracker Barrel in a while, though. ....I wonder if they still have good sausage gravy.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:33 AM (dEMjC)

203 That and opening a bottle of wine I'm sensing a trend...

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:34 AM (jUytm)

204 Yeah..NH is sometimes portrayed as gun clingers and white trash by the MSM.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:34 AM (uhPd1)

205 Wingnuts, subsidizing bad behavior is more efficient with EBT cards.  You lose.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 08:35 AM (KWdVT)

206 Scott Brown special election:

http://www.boston.com/news/  special/politics/2010/senate/results.html

He won by carrying independents, though.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:35 AM (z9HTb)

207 Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 01:33 PM (dEMjC) I honestly don't think I've ever had a bad meal there. Their gravy is pretty good but it's a lot thicker than what I make at home. It's nice to be able to go to a restaurant and know I'll be able to get grits at breakfast wherever I am, too.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:35 AM (qFpRI)

208 Wheat pasta is healthier?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:36 AM (uhPd1)

209 Waitaminute. Is this the same Gerry who a long time ago came here on a Saturday to tell us how unemployment benefits are way cool and not at all taxpayer funded?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:36 AM (jUytm)

210 Massachusetts Sec. of State

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:37 AM (z9HTb)

211 Oh, I do like soma pasta, too. Hubby's a quarter Italian so I'd be in trouble if I didn't make something containing pasta on a regular basis.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:37 AM (qFpRI)

212 It's not that hard to eat good food cheaply.  Don't buy processed foods.  Don't buy junk food.  Don't buy convenience food.  Make it from scratch. Buy in bulk.  Buy on sale and freeze.  Buy in season.  Learn to make good soups.  Eat at home.

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 08:38 AM (P6QsQ)

213 209.....Yep. Thick gravy = gravy fail. .....Same goes for pancakes. I hate thick pancakes.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:38 AM (dEMjC)

214 Mo' money, Mo' money, Mo' money!

Posted by: Gerry's dealer at March 31, 2012 08:38 AM (MMC8r)

215 I hear illegal immigrants are getting EBT, welfare, heating.utility assistance, moving trucks, cell phones, etc...now some liberal states giving college to illegals?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:38 AM (uhPd1)

216

Food Stamps?  No.

You get Beans, Rice and Milk. 

Don't like it? Get a job.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 08:40 AM (zn0Us)

217 I hear unemployment insurance is chushy these days..especially in liberal states.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:40 AM (uhPd1)

218 You were saying something about 'pwned,' Gerry?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:40 AM (MMC8r)

219 hahha..never had a wheel of cheese. I'm so hungry I can eat a wagon wheel! *Bang! bang! bang!* Oh! Howdy Partner! Time for Timer! Do you ever get that hungry feeling after school? Boy, I do! I'm so hungry, I could eat a wagon wheel! When I'm slow on the draw and I need something to chaw, I hanker for a hunk of cheese! When my ten gallon hat's a-feelin' five gallons flat I've got something planned, which is Little cheese sandwiches! Come on! Here's a great little snack to tide you over till dinner! If you want something that's delicious and nutritious, cheese is a super snack! Look! A wagon wheel! When my get up and go has got up and went, I hanker for a hunk of cheese! When I'm dancin' the hoedown and my boots kinda slow down, Or anytime I'm week in the knees, I hanker for a hunk of, A slab, a slice, a chunk of, A snack that is a winner, And yet won't spoil my dinner! I hanker for a hunk of cheese! Ya-hoo!

Posted by: Timer at March 31, 2012 08:41 AM (jUytm)

220 For you, Ron:

http://www.ask.com/web?q=search+engine

Got some dead grass to rake.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 08:41 AM (z9HTb)

221 scratch. Buy in bulk. Buy on sale and freeze. Buy in season. Learn to
make good soups. Eat at home.

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 01:38 PM (P6QsQ)

 

If I can't have my microwaveable green chili burrito, I don't want to live.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 08:42 AM (NVu2l)

222 Gigantic advertising flags around an Arco station the other day. What was it advertising? "Now accepting EBT" EBT has become an all-too-familiar sight out here. Even spawned the parody song "My EBT" in which the rapper attempts to buy weed with his card only to be turned down by his dealer.

Posted by: CAC at March 31, 2012 08:42 AM (4iiZJ)

223 I was in South Boston years ago..I remember all the housing projects. I imagine they have expanded?

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:42 AM (uhPd1)

224 Gerry,

Have you ever seen a grown man naked in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:42 AM (JEpGb)

225

nice, timer

 

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 08:42 AM (zn0Us)

226 Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 01:38 PM (P6QsQ) And utilize your local farmer's market. The produce is fresher and cheaper than at the store. I spent $20 this past Thursday and came home loaded with fresh fruits and veggies.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:43 AM (qFpRI)

227 196 Ah. poor widdle boothprayer got pwned. Anyone have the guts to admit that they simply didn't understand how EBT works? If those who won't admit they're ignorance want to remain unrepentant idiots, go right ahead. This thread will soon qualify for the front page of Snuffington Roast[\i] Just to remind you, Ger.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:43 AM (MMC8r)

228 queue troll music enter player 2

Posted by: Max Power at March 31, 2012 08:43 AM (q177U)

229 Thanks fluff

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:44 AM (uhPd1)

230 I'm a fan of plain old country-style cooking. I think my favorite restaurant is Cracker Barrel.


Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 01:26 PM (qFpRI)



LOL, I just ate at the Cracker barrel over in "The City".  Cost me $8 and some change for a roast beef sandwich which was smothered in brown gravy. $2 for an iced tea.


No economical eating there.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 08:44 AM (YdQQY)

231 Gerry, do you, by chance, hate God? Or your father?

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:44 AM (jUytm)

232 Coming soon at a gas station near you... "We Accept Organs!"

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:45 AM (jUytm)

233 Heh, if you go to google maps, there's a 8-bit RPG quest map version of the world.

Posted by: mugiwara at March 31, 2012 08:45 AM (KI/Ch)

234 Out of perverse curiosity, I read the ingredients of my Chef Boyardee ravioli. It must be asked: why do they mix cracker meal in with my pink slime? And is pink slime really made from bull penises? Or, Latin fans, is that "peni"?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 31, 2012 08:46 AM (niZvt)

235

"We Accept Organs!"

 

Whew!

Posted by: Door to Door Hammond Salesman at March 31, 2012 08:46 AM (zn0Us)

236 Vic, That same meal would have cost you $20 at your local Darden-run joint. But you're right it's certainly not as cheap as you can make it at home.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:46 AM (qFpRI)

237 And Gerry has runned off and is crying into his pillow about being 'pwned' by the mean conservatives.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:46 AM (MMC8r)

238

214  It's not that hard to eat good food cheaply. Don't buy processed
foods. Don't buy junk food. Don't buy convenience food. Make it from
scratch. Buy in bulk. Buy on sale and freeze. Buy in season. Learn to
make good soups. Eat at home.

 

Amen to that, mama winger. .....Oh, and add 'dishwashing soap' to that list of buy-in-bulk items. Heh.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:46 AM (dEMjC)

239 My neighbors illegal immigrant neighbor from columbia showed me his EBT card

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:47 AM (uhPd1)

240 I don't understand this idea that EBT "works" some special way. What I understand is that they are taking my money and giving it to a bunch of fuck ups so they can buy shit with it. What is there to understand?

Posted by: Max Power at March 31, 2012 08:47 AM (q177U)

241 Yesterday sliced turkey in the deli section was  $4.99/lb.  Whole turkeys were selling for 1.19/lb, and turkey breasts were 1.89/lb.  Why should I pay the deli 3 bucks a pound or more for cooking and slicing it for me?

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 08:48 AM (P6QsQ)

242 Speaking of Chef Boyardee raviolis... These are on sale 10/$10. I read all the Chef's cans and the Overstuffed Beef Ravioli is quite the bang for the buck.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:48 AM (jUytm)

243 GERRY,

CAN YOU IN FACT EAT 50 EGGS?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:48 AM (JEpGb)

244 No economical eating there.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 01:44 PM (YdQQY)

 

There is a new Chinse buffet in Austin that is around $8, but they are all-you-can-eat, have shrimp in the buffet tables, fresh made sushi, and a mongolian bbq corner. I may never cook again.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 08:49 AM (NVu2l)

245 The Stop and Shop supermarkets up here all have big rotisserie ovens. Every day between 4-7p they cook (broil? roast?) chickens for $7.99. A cheap meal for 2, high in protein, low in fat and carbs.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 08:51 AM (jUytm)

246 There is a new Chinse buffet in Austin that is around $8, but they are all-you-can-eat, have shrimp in the buffet tables, fresh made sushi, and a mongolian bbq corner. I may never cook again.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 01:49 PM (NVu2l)

-------------------------


LOL, we used to have a Chinese all you can eat deli here.  The local rednecks ate them out of buisiness

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 08:51 AM (YdQQY)

247 Amen, mama winger! I make as much as I can myself. I'm also dabbling in growing some of my own veggies in pots. If I do well this season I'll install a few raised beds next year.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 08:51 AM (qFpRI)

248

sliced turkey in the deli section was $4.99/lb. Whole
turkeys were selling for 1.19/lb,

 

Bonus - 3 Gal. of Turkey Stock.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 08:52 AM (zn0Us)

249 And.........Gerry's got nothin.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:52 AM (MMC8r)

250

Whole chickens are also at a decent price. ....Now that the March winds are dying down a bit, it's time to fire up the old smoker.

 ....Put a beer can up the butt of a chicken, stand it up....and in a few hours you've got some yumminess right there. ...I usually do 3 or 4 chickens at a time. They don't last long around here.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 08:55 AM (dEMjC)

251

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 01:55 PM (dEMjC)

 

Check out the Zuni Roast Chicken Recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 08:55 AM (zn0Us)

252 Alabama nightclub raises eyebrows with ‘Food Stamp Friday’ party dailycaller.com A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows by hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” party on April 6 that seems to glamorize life on the federal government's food assistance program.

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 08:56 AM (uhPd1)

253 LOL, we used to have a Chinese all you can eat deli here. The local rednecks ate them out of buisiness

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 01:51 PM (YdQQY)

 

Heh. This one is owned by Chinese nationals, so they might have misunderstood just how much a us round-eyes can put down. The, let's say newly arrived immigrants from the south of the border, look at me like I'm a mutant if I fill a bowl with steamed rice.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 08:56 AM (NVu2l)

254 I know you've run away like a punk bitch, Gerry, but thanks for the laughs.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 08:57 AM (MMC8r)

255 LOL, we used to have a Chinese all you can eat deli here. The local rednecks ate them out of buisiness Posted by: Vic

An' now dey have diabeetus. ROR!

Posted by: chinese restaurant owner [/i] at March 31, 2012 08:59 AM (JEpGb)

256 New consumer warning...why you shouldn't use wire brushes to clean grill. The wires get in the meat from the brush and a bunch of people needed surgery!

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 09:01 AM (uhPd1)

257

"Also keep in mind that a Venn diagram of the deadbeats and people the Democrats say would be disenfranchised by a voter i.d. requirement basically looks like this: O"

Weird.

It looks just like the percentage of deadbeats who have a sufficiently high IQ to even be biologically capable of understanding what a Venn Diagram might amount to: 0.

I don't think you guys have any clue just how stupid* the average Obama voter is.

And owing to our impending demographic catastrophe, the average IQ for DEM voters is only going to get more and more stupider over the coming decades.

*HINT: We're talking somewhere down there between "Obama Money" and "Amber Lamps":

Obama Money

bit.ly/H5fMCS

Amber Lamps

bit.ly/H46INl

Posted by: Zombie Shane at March 31, 2012 09:01 AM (hUcgo)

258 Photo ID in retail is a joke.  Back in my high school days we all had a laugh at the expense of one of our coworkers.  He was going thu the motions of filling out all of the drivers license data on a check authorization form when he suddenly looked up at the customer and exclaimed:  "Hey!  Your not black in this picture!".  Processing dozens of transactions a day makes just reduces the sea of humanity into a blur and hardly anyone looks to check if the customer matches the ID.

Posted by: Bob Undead Saget at March 31, 2012 09:04 AM (dBvlk)

259 If I was down on my luck and struggling, I'd hook up with a "full-bodied" woman like Meghan McCain, -- nobody is going hungry there, fellas.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 09:04 AM (KWdVT)

260

253...Check out the Zuni Roast Chicken Recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

 

Ooo....Nice recipe, garrett. Thanks.....bookmarked. ....That 'bread salad' thing looks to be sort of a cross between a salad and stuffing. Looks yummy.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:04 AM (dEMjC)

261 New consumer warning...why you shouldn't use wire brushes to clean grill. The wires get in the meat from the brush and a bunch of people needed surgery!

Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 02:01 PM (uhPd1)

 

Why does that sound like the kind of BS the Center for Science In The Public Interest would put out,

uhPD1?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 09:05 AM (NVu2l)

262 Every time I see someone talking about a "whole chicken" it reminds me of my great grandmother making chicken and dumplings.

When we had a roast chicken for supper she would save what was left and boil it up then make dumplings. I loved those chicken and dumplings. Have thought about making them myself but wifey doesn't like them and it is a lot of trouble to make just for me to eat.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 09:06 AM (YdQQY)

263

I wouldn't spend $5 on a tuna sub. I'd just do my wife.

That's outrageous and has no place here. Can I use it somewhere else?

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 09:06 AM (vpe0k)

264 If you're going to follow this line of logic (punish everyone for the actions of a few), then everyone in AZ and FL should have their guns taken away because of Jared Loughner and George Zimmerman.

Posted by: JEA at March 31, 2012 09:06 AM (kbCSp)

265 wait, they can withdraw cash from EBT cards at an ATM?

no, no potential for abuse there!

Posted by: chemjeff at March 31, 2012 09:07 AM (7FadD)

266 Al Sharpton in Sanford, FL today: "Trayvon Martin represents a blatant disregard for the value of our lives that has gone on way too long!" Yeah, ok Al. 90% of ALL interracial crime is Black-on-White. Blacks murder Whites at double the rate Whites murder Blacks, even though Blacks represent only 12% of the USA. 20,000 White women are raped by Black men every year in America. The rape statistics for White-on-Black rape are so insignificant as to not even register as a statistic. Sure Al. You and "your people" have much to fear from White folk.

Posted by: Killjoy at March 31, 2012 09:08 AM (U/ftZ)

267 Posted by: JEA at March 31, 2012 02:06 PM (kbCSp)

Corum A or B. No corum Dumbshit, okay?

Posted by: chinese restaurant owner [/i] at March 31, 2012 09:08 AM (JEpGb)

268 "full-bodied" woman like Meghan McCain, -- nobody is going hungry there, fellas.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2012 02:04 PM (KWdVT)

 

Bloomy would disapprove of that much fat intake. I guess you could render all the blubber into candles and make a reasonably healthy stew.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 09:08 AM (NVu2l)

269 If you're going to follow this line of logic (punish everyone for the actions of a few), then everyone in AZ and FL should have their guns taken away because of Jared Loughner and George Zimmerman.
Posted by: JEA at March 31, 2012 02:06 PM (kbCSp)



Perhaps we can interest you in a subscription to our newsletter?

Posted by: DNC at March 31, 2012 09:09 AM (KI/Ch)

270

258 New consumer warning...why you shouldn't use wire brushes to clean grill. The wires get in the meat from the brush and a bunch of people needed surgery!

 

Wire brushes? .....It's better to just take those grills out, lay em down on the lawn....and let the dogs chew and lick all that grungey stuff off. Duh

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:10 AM (dEMjC)

271 JEA, STFU, you dunce.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:10 AM (jUytm)

272 I loved those chicken and dumplings. Have thought about making them myself but wifey doesn't like them and it is a lot of trouble to make just for me to eat.

Classic comfort food, that. Nothing beats good homemade dumplings. Invite the neighbors, Vic.

Posted by: Retread at March 31, 2012 09:11 AM (joSBv)

273 about making them myself but wifey doesn't like them and it is a lot of trouble to make just for me to eat.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 02:06 PM (YdQQY)

 

I think you can use Pilsbury biscuits as the dough, and make it a whole lot faster and simpler. I love those things.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 09:11 AM (NVu2l)

274

They should put a warning on the back of all lottery tickets that you shouldn’t start to spend the money until you actually win.

 

Even if you had a really good feeling about it.

 

Damn.

Posted by: jwest at March 31, 2012 09:12 AM (ZDsRL)

275 266 If you're going to follow this line of logic (punish everyone for the actions of a few), then everyone in AZ and FL should have their guns taken away because of Jared Loughner and George Zimmerman. Posted by: JEA at March 31, 2012 02:06 PM (kbCSp) Is the gummint buying me guns, now?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 09:12 AM (MMC8r)

276 JEA, I wish I had saved all your idiotic analogies you have shat upon the comment threads at AoS for the past few years. What a laugh we could have by reading your sophomoric logic twisted and contorted to show how hypocritical all we conservatives are.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:13 AM (jUytm)

277 Did you guys hear what happened at that funeral in Miami? I seriously need to get a street sweeper or move to Wyoming.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 09:13 AM (vpe0k)

278 As i always have so many people to feed, I always make chicken and dumplings with left over chicken , stews with leftover roasts,
one day i hope to just cook for two. or never ever cook again . perhaps a few on one day in a weekend.
still like bisquick for dumplings  easy  and still cheap.


Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:16 AM (TomZ9)

279 Oh, and JEA? I suppose we could all just buy new guns with our EBT card cash.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 09:17 AM (MMC8r)

280 And, as for the 'actions of a few,' JEA, I'd like to point out that, since cash is untraceable, the level of fraud in this system could theoretically be 100%, since it all becomes totally unaccountable.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 09:19 AM (MMC8r)

281 We should just nuke Assachusetts from orbit and be done with it.

Posted by: Killerdog at March 31, 2012 09:19 AM (vIgAB)

282 best burritos with leftover stew meat and green chiles white small  beans from bean and fake ham night . good salsa.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:19 AM (TomZ9)

283 Why doesn't Michelle Obama start with the food-nazi stuff with the people who are actually eating on the gummint dime?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 09:20 AM (MMC8r)

284

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 02:04 PM (dEMjC)

 

It's the goods.  [Also a convenient and fast way to roast a whole chicken. You don't have to do much but dry brine it for at least 3 hours and that cooking methid works perfectly.]

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:20 AM (zn0Us)

285 But the state has millions of dollars to give away to organizations with no oversight, as long as those organizations spend the money on unions who then give the money to the democrats. It is one giant funnel of cash to the Governor and his cronies.

Posted by: jaxson at March 31, 2012 09:21 AM (wl2vr)

286 #284 Fake ham night?

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 09:21 AM (R5yLq)

287 Why doesn't Michelle Obama start with the food-nazi stuff with the people who are actually eating on the gummint dime?

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2012 02:20 PM (MMC8r)

heh, well because steak -lobster-shrimp, isn't bad for you.

im actually jealous when i get behind people with food stamp cards.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:23 AM (TomZ9)

288

280.....still like bisquick for dumplings easy and still cheap.

 

Oh yeah, willow. Bisquick is great. ....I add an egg to it whenever I'm making biscuits. Gives them a good texture.

 

Don't know if you can get it where you are....but 'Pioneer Brand' is also good. It's comes up here from Texas, and is a little cheaper than Bisquick. Good pancake/waffle mix too.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:23 AM (dEMjC)

289 Hummingbird, turkey ham. for us kosher light citizens.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:23 AM (TomZ9)

290

--Why doesn't Michelle Obama start with the food-nazi stuff with the people who are actually eating on the gummint dime?--

 

....because they'll keep her fat ass in that big white mansion with all the cool amenities if she does't bother them.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 09:24 AM (vpe0k)

291 wheatie, i'll look for it. thank you  for the recommend.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:25 AM (TomZ9)

292 I think you can use Pilsbury biscuits as the dough, and make it a whole lot faster and simpler. I love those things.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 02:11 PM (NVu2l)

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Never thought about that. May try it with the Paula Deen recipe on the Food Network site. That would eliminate a lot of the hassle with cleaning up mixing bowls of dried out dough mixing.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 09:25 AM (YdQQY)

293 The looser EBT rules are directly from the Obama Admin.

Am I wrong or did Barrack say that reparations would never happen and so racial transfer payments would have to be done in other ways?

Posted by: kdny at March 31, 2012 09:25 AM (63qg4)

294 bbif , neighbor at door.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 09:25 AM (TomZ9)

295

Linds Swedish Pancake Mix.

There can be no other.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:26 AM (zn0Us)

296 #291 Oh, ok! I'd ever heard of anyone having a fake ham night.

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 09:27 AM (R5yLq)

297 We should just nuke Assachusetts from orbit and be done with it.


Give me some warning, will ya? I promise to move to a swing state and vote conservative.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 09:28 AM (z9HTb)

298 Oh, ok! I'd ever heard of anyone having a fake ham night.
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Try turkey bacon. Tastes good and has almost no cholesterol.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 09:28 AM (YdQQY)

299
  Biscuick makes extra good pancakes if you drop a couple capfuls of vanilla in the batter. 


   Almost as good as sourdough cakes.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 09:30 AM (SAMxH)

300 We should just nuke Assachusetts from orbit and be done with it.


Give me some warning, will ya? I promise to move to a swing state and vote conservative.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 02:28 PM (z9HTb)

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No need to "nuke" them.  Just start a new movement to reconvene the Hartford Convention and promise that the Southern States will not mind a bit. 

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 09:30 AM (YdQQY)

301

297 Linds Swedish Pancake Mix.
 

There can be no other.

 

Never seen it on the shelves. ....Must be a regional thing?

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:30 AM (dEMjC)

302 Who needs a pancake mix?  They are so easy to make with off the shelf components, especially if you use Bisquick.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 09:32 AM (YdQQY)

303 Linds Swedish Pancake Mix.


Ja. Tak så mycket.

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 09:33 AM (P6QsQ)

304

...Must be a regional thing?

 

 

I have to send it to my cousin in Vegas as they don't have it there.

 

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:33 AM (zn0Us)

305

301
Biscuick makes extra good pancakes if you drop a couple capfuls of vanilla in the batter.


 

Almost as good as sourdough cakes.

 

Oh that sounds like a great idea, irongrampa. ....I usually add a splash of white vinegar or white wine to the batter....to thin it out and make those lacey bubbles. ....But the alcohol in the vanilla might do that too. Plus add some vanilla-y goodness to the flavor.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:34 AM (dEMjC)

306

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 02:32 PM (YdQQY)

 

Try it then try and go back to Bisquick.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:36 AM (zn0Us)

307 248 There is a new Chinse buffet in Austin that is around $8, but they are all-you-can-eat, have shrimp in the buffet tables, fresh made sushi, and a mongolian bbq corner. I may never cook again. Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 01:49 PM (NVu2l) ------------------------- LOL, we used to have a Chinese all you can eat deli here. The local rednecks ate them out of buisiness Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 01:51 PM (YdQQY) ------------------------- Had one of those in town, the fat welfare pigs would sit at a table all day and finally ate them out of business. Sometimes one of them would leave and come back and then argue that they only went to the bathroom or had to make a call outside and they should keep getting free food. Fat welfare pigs would eat their own kids covered in barbecue if the government didn't pay them money for each kid.

Posted by: jaxson at March 31, 2012 09:36 AM (wl2vr)

308
The landscape here is littered with "scratch" tickets.

::eyeroll::

How about a nickel deposit per ticket?

Deadbeats AND slobs!

Posted by: sickinmass at March 31, 2012 09:37 AM (bcNec)

309 #300 I've had turkey bacon, it's not bad but I still like the real thing better. One thing I will say for conservatives, they sure know how to cook!

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 09:38 AM (R5yLq)

310 btw, how does stopping EBT cards being used for tattoos and cruises and bail money punish anybody except for those who do such things? JEA, you fucking dunce. Retard.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:38 AM (jUytm)

311
   Garrett, I'll look for that here, we have a couple stores that have a ton of unheralded foods. 

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 09:39 AM (SAMxH)

312

btw, how does stopping EBT cards being used for tattoos and cruises and bail money punish anybody except for those who do such things?

 

An overdrawn EBT Card raises all ships!

Posted by: Nacy Pelosi at March 31, 2012 09:40 AM (zn0Us)

313 Just start a new movement to reconvene the Hartford Convention and promise that the Southern States will not mind a bit.


Making me look things up pisses me off
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Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 09:40 AM (z9HTb)

314 Mama Winger, I don't think the third egg is going to hatch

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 09:40 AM (mFxQX)

315 Hey, I have an idea because I'm such a smarty pants and I read Momma Jones. Why should we punish all the gun owners for the crimes of just a few? We should instead, oh I dunno, make it illegal to, you know, murder someone with a handgun and send those people to prison? Oh wait...

Posted by: Soothsayer-EA at March 31, 2012 09:40 AM (jUytm)

316

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 02:39 PM (SAMxH)

 

How's the Ford Project coming along?

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:42 AM (zn0Us)

317 Mama Winger, I don't think the third egg is going to hatch Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 02:40 PM


It did!  Early this morning!

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 09:42 AM (P6QsQ)

318 @    311   

      We call them Slobbus Americanus.  Very widespread, but concentrated in urban settings.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 09:42 AM (SAMxH)

319 Get a package of flour tortillas, cut in strips and cook in chicken stock, add can of cream of chicken soup and cooked chicken meat. Voilà!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 09:43 AM (mFxQX)

320 >>Who needs a pancake mix? They are so easy to make with off the shelf components, especially if you use Bisquick.

*hee* Bisquick IS mix.

Anyway, if you're stuck with a mix, try replacing all or part of the water with beer.  Was pretty good with Leinenkuegel Berry Weiss, would probably be better with a stout.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 31, 2012 09:43 AM (hO8IJ)

321
   Doing great, the body is ready for paint, I finished the seats last week and today re-installed the dashboard.  Way ahead of where I thought we'd be, things seem to just be falling into place.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 09:44 AM (SAMxH)

322 I missed it.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 09:44 AM (mFxQX)

323 320....Yup. Look now....three little fuzz balls.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 09:45 AM (dEMjC)

324 Leinenkuegel Berry Weiss



That's my daughter's favorite beer. She rarely drinks anything else.

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 09:45 AM (P6QsQ)

325 They come out of that shell hungry and mean, already pecking each other

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 09:46 AM (mFxQX)

326 I missed it. Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 31, 2012 02:44 PM





So did everybody else.  It wasn't spotted till a couple of hours ago.  They went back and looked at the taped feed and caught a glimpse of it hatching at 3:15 AM. 

First look I got at it was about half hour ago.

Posted by: mama winger at March 31, 2012 09:46 AM (P6QsQ)

327

Nice. 

I need to redo the front seats in my Galaxie this year.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:47 AM (zn0Us)

328 This site has been around for a long time, but if you're not aware of Gun Cam, aware yourself now. http://tinyurl.com/4zaj49

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:47 AM (jUytm)

329

aware yourself now.

I think yu mean 'obviate'.

Posted by: Toure at March 31, 2012 09:48 AM (zn0Us)

330 The great irony is Mass has lower unemployment, high wages, only average taxes and a growing manufacturing base. They must be getting some fed money to cover the government waste.

Posted by: jaxson at March 31, 2012 09:49 AM (wl2vr)

331 I thought it was obviate what I meant.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:50 AM (jUytm)

332 And every cash register in Indiana is already programmed to charge sales tax on candy and soda (my understanding is Illinois charges an extra tax on candy now, on top of sales tax). Would be very simple to reject EBT payment for "taxable food items." But I suspect the grocers and food processors want this even less than the deadbeats--EBT is corporate welfare.  Huge amounts of federal funds into the coffers of Pepsi and Frito-Lay and Kroger.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 31, 2012 09:51 AM (hO8IJ)

333 But first you will obviate me.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 31, 2012 09:51 AM (vpe0k)

334 >>That's my daughter's favorite beer. She rarely drinks anything else.

She better not move too far from WI. It's only distributed to a couple of states.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 31, 2012 09:53 AM (hO8IJ)

335 EBT is corporate welfare Obviately.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:53 AM (jUytm)

336 @ 330

   Legendary or Year One have repro stuff that is indistinguishable from original, if you like period correct.

 

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 09:55 AM (SAMxH)

337 speaking of tuna... Chicken of the Sea > Star Kist >Bumble Bee. And Bumble Bee is a distant third.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 09:55 AM (jUytm)

338 The great irony is Mass has lower unemployment, high wages, only average taxes and a growing manufacturing base. They must be getting some fed money to cover the government waste.


Deval? Deval, is that you?


Two out of four is so-so.

Posted by: fluffy at March 31, 2012 09:55 AM (z9HTb)

339 Subsidized birth control prevents obviation.

Posted by: Georgetown U Law Tarts at March 31, 2012 09:56 AM (vbh31)

340

Legendary or Year One have repro stuff that is indistinguishable from original

 

 Thanks.  I think I have last year's Legendary Catalog in the garage... I'm a 100% stock kinda guy.

Besides, it's hard to improve on the 64 XL interior.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 09:58 AM (zn0Us)

341 digitalbrownshirt, who is hardly around anymore but was here early this morning, rebuilt a Cougar. A '68, I think. Beautiful car, the Mercury Cougar with the flip headlights.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:01 AM (jUytm)

342 Some car clubs can get you a 10 to 15% discount on items from Legendary and Year One. Every little bit helps.

Posted by: Baracka at March 31, 2012 10:02 AM (T1nDt)

343 I also think the '67-ish Rivieras and Toronados were quite lovely machines. What a great decade for American automobiles.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:03 AM (jUytm)

344 Baracka be gone.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:03 AM (T1nDt)

345 @  343

   Always had a soft spot for the 64 Galaxies.  I just like the styling.  Couple years ago I passed on a 64 XL 390 with the factory 4-speed.  Really nice, dry car with a massive rear main leak.  Wife indicated displeasure with the purchase, so there it went.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:04 AM (SAMxH)

346

Why Health Insurance is so expensive - had to share this hilarious video:

 

http://is.gd/y8oQUP

 

So simple…..

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 31, 2012 10:05 AM (0xqzf)

347

307 ...Must be a regional thing?


 

I have to send it to my cousin in Vegas as they don't have it there.

 

I just looked at the box of 'Pioneer Brand' that I have.....it says within the logo-header, "C.H.Guenther and Sons, Inc." ....with a line drawing of a dude with a full beard. ....Now I'm wondering now if 'Guenther' is a Swedish name.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 10:05 AM (dEMjC)

348 Former Soviet spy Leonid Shebarshin, who was very briefly head of the KGB, was found dead Friday in his apartment in Moscow, an apparent suicide, officials said. With 6 bullets in the back of his head

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 10:07 AM (eCnLg)

349 Can I get me a EBT card here?

Posted by: John Kerry at March 31, 2012 10:07 AM (axc/z)

350 Beautiful car, the Mercury Cougar with the flip headlights.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 03:01 PM (jUytm)

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My brother had one of those old Cougers with the folding headlights and sequential tail lights. Spent a lot of time fixing everything up on it.


His son was driving it and while stopped at a red light some fool hit him in the rear and totaled it. Of course said fool had no insurance.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:08 AM (YdQQY)

351 I want you assholes to contemplate something for a moment.

We may very well see Obamacare overturned and a GOP President this year. You may not like Romney, you may be ready to cut off appendages because of his nomination, but think just for a minute ...

How insane will the Left become if these things happen?

How fucking sweet will it be to see the Left rip their faces off and roll around on the floor howling like banshees?

And there you have a bit of peace for this late Saturday afternoon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 31, 2012 10:09 AM (JEpGb)

352 Spent a lot of time fixing everything up on it. American know-how!

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:10 AM (jUytm)

353 Why Health Insurance is so expensive - had to share this hilarious video: http://is.gd/y8oQUP So simple….. Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 31, 2012 03:05 PM (0xqzf) That's pretty fun and TRUE!

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 10:11 AM (eCnLg)

354 Yeah, those folding headlights and sequential tail lights were a pill to keep working.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:11 AM (YdQQY)

355 Now if you are working and don't buy health insurance in this state they will send some State Troopers to give you a rectal exam with some serious hardware to collect the fines to pay for the deadbeats and hacks. Remember Obama's illegal alien relatives are all living in this state!

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at March 31, 2012 10:11 AM (KCvsd)

356 #349 That was hilarious, and so true!

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 10:12 AM (R5yLq)

357 Do any of you morons own a Chevy HHR Panel Van?  I'm worndering if they have rear seats that fold down or what.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 10:12 AM (GTbGH)

358 That was hilarious, and so true! Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 03:12 PM (R5yLq) OK I said only pretty funny and and only True but I did beat ya to it

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 10:12 AM (eCnLg)

359 I'm not sure if it's true for all the flip headlights made in that time, but most were vacuum operated, which you probably know.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:13 AM (jUytm)

360 Do any of you morons own a Chevy HHR Panel Van? I'm worndering if they have rear seats that fold down or what. Posted by: toby928© at March 31, 2012 03:12 PM (GTbGH) Ever do it in a Dental Chair?

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 10:13 AM (eCnLg)

361

351 Former Soviet spy Leonid Shebarshin, who was very briefly head of the KGB, was found dead Friday in his apartment in Moscow, an apparent suicide, officials said.

 

With 6 bullets in the back of his head.

 

Some people just can't get'r done with one bullet. .....Or Vladimir is doing some house cleaning?

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 10:13 AM (dEMjC)

362 #361 I bow to your superior typing skills sir!

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 10:14 AM (R5yLq)

363 I bow to your superior typing skills sir! Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 03:14 PM (R5yLq) You should see me when I'm sober

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 10:15 AM (eCnLg)

364

Always had a soft spot for the 64 Galaxies. I just like the styling. Couple years ago I passed on a 64 XL 390 with the factory 4-speed.

 

Add a Rag Top and you just described my girl!

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:15 AM (zn0Us)

365 Massachusetts should have its own Tea Party, or something. I heard they had one before.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 31, 2012 10:15 AM (8c1X8)

366 I'm not sure if it's true for all the flip headlights made in that time, but most were vacuum operated, which you probably know.
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Yep, that was made them so hard to maintain. All that tubing dries out and leaks.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:16 AM (YdQQY)

367

Do any of you morons own a Chevy HHR Panel Van? I'm worndering if they have rear seats that fold down or what.

 

To make a proper Shaggin Wagon you'll need to rip out the back seats, entirely.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:17 AM (zn0Us)

368 #366 You can type when your sober? Now I am really impressed!

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 10:17 AM (R5yLq)

369 @  367

   Gonna guess bright red? 

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:19 AM (SAMxH)

370 Remy Munasifi  mmm. that's all.

Posted by: willow at March 31, 2012 10:19 AM (TomZ9)

371 The Democommie's version of health insurance is not insurance.  When you add "pre-existing conditions" to it it is no longer insurance. It becomes a health care provider network.

What chaffes my but about that is the lies they told about people who could not get insurance because of per-existing conditions. You could get it but it cost more.  That is unless you went with a company policy.

I had a former co-worker who was a self-employed consultant.  His wife got some kind of rare cancer and his insurance canceled him after the initial hospital visits.  He went in-house so that he could be insured under the company's umbrella policy. 

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:21 AM (YdQQY)

372 Kids these days don't even know what "stick" means let alone know how to drive one.

Posted by: Old Man Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:21 AM (jUytm)

373

371, Hummingbird

 

CoolCzech can even type with his tongue.

 

Welcome, btw. ....Haven't had the chance to say that yet. Tell SoS 'hi' for me.

Posted by: wheatie at March 31, 2012 10:21 AM (dEMjC)

374

Gonna guess bright red?

 

Like a Cadied Apple!  With a White Top and Black Interior.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:21 AM (zn0Us)

375 Ask an 18yr old kid what "points" are. These kids these days don't know shit.

Posted by: Old Man Soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:22 AM (jUytm)

376 To make a proper Shaggin Wagon you'll need to rip out the back seats, entirely.

yeah yeah.  I'm looking at some online and they pictures always show the rear seat folded down, presuming that there is a rear seat.

I guess I'll have to drive 20 miles and look at one.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 10:22 AM (GTbGH)

377

 I'm looking at some online and they pictures always show the rear seat folded down

 

Hoochie Momma!

Posted by: Frank Costanza at March 31, 2012 10:24 AM (zn0Us)

378 @ 377

    Yep.  That body style demands a primary color.  Red, black, dark green,blue--but NEVER yellow.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:24 AM (SAMxH)

379 Soothie. My daughter learned how to drive with a "stick". When she bought her new car she bought one with a stick.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:25 AM (T1nDt)

380 nood pots

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:26 AM (jUytm)

381 ugh. I just had my SoS moment with a friends Libtard brother, after he bemoaned the worthlessness of Military spending.

"How the fuck is it more worthless to pay my spouse who does horrible jobs in horrible places, so i can have groceries, than it is to pay a zillion months of support to stupid people who sit on their asses doing drugs all day, and the squads of pencil pushers with more benefits than you have, to administrate that?"

he didnt have a good answer, and just went silent. He is one who will never learn though. His family is great, but hes so smart the stupid is particularly strong in him.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at March 31, 2012 10:27 AM (r7Ddb)

382 Is it true that manual transmissions are now more expensive than automatics?

Posted by: soothsayer at March 31, 2012 10:27 AM (jUytm)

383

but NEVER yellow.

 

Not the 64.  But the late 50's Models...they look sweet in a two tone White over Yellow.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:27 AM (zn0Us)

384 Now here is the car to have:

http://is.gd/g2T5bp


1964 Galaxy 500R with 427. They only made a few of these.  That particular engine had dual 4 barrel carbs and was rated at 425HP. Hahahahaha the insurance companies knew better.

I read a hot rod magazine a few years ago that went out and found a lot of these old engines in junk yards and rebuilt them to original factor specs so they could run them on a  dyno and compare them to modern engines for HP. I don't remember what this one rolled out at, but the old mopar 426 hemi cranked out an honest 1000 hp measured by today's standards. It was rated at 425 also.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:28 AM (YdQQY)

385 @  386

   58 and 59 Fairlanes, yes, you bet.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:29 AM (SAMxH)

386 Is it true that manual transmissions are now more expensive than automatics?

I haven't seen that, but I've noticed that the fuel economy advantage of a manual (at least per the EPA's test) is now frequently gone or even reversed.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 31, 2012 10:31 AM (FeBwo)

387 The 426 Hemi was a mean engine. Not really meant for the street though.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:31 AM (T1nDt)

388

Now here is the car to have:

 

If we're dreaming I'll take a Lightweight 67 Fairlane with the 427. 

35 of those, I think.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:32 AM (zn0Us)

389
   Worked on a lot of the Max Wedge Mopars.  Those cars were truly scary.  If you were careless, you could get into a shitload of trouble in an eyeblink.  Mostly driving one was a matter of pointing it and pulling the trigger.

   But oh dear God were they FUN!

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:33 AM (SAMxH)

390 64/65 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors, in black.

That is all.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 10:34 AM (GTbGH)

391

...that's only because I don't fit in the 1965 GT-350R.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2012 10:35 AM (zn0Us)

392 The wife's '68 Super Bee could have been bought with the 426 Hemi engine option. The engine option was only $1000 on a $3000 car.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:36 AM (T1nDt)

393 #6 etc:

New York State has both photos and thumbprints on EBT cards.  It stopped some fraud right away:  I had a pal who worked in the record room of the county charity hospital years ago, and one girl's medical file showed that every time she came in for an abortion, her physical particulars (height and weight, blood type) were different.  One girl legitimately owned the card, but she was passing it around to her friends who weren't on the system so they could get their own govt-paid abortions.  Photo-ID and thumbprints did away with that.  It would be interesting to see the difference between NYS and Mass fraud levels.


Posted by: tantelin at March 31, 2012 10:38 AM (ixKn7)

394 The 426 Hemi was a mean engine. Not really meant for the street though.
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We sure had a lot of them around town though. Watched a guy boil the tires on a 69 Dodge Charger with the hemi one night in front of the local burger heaven. Awesome sight.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:38 AM (YdQQY)

395 Hummingbird,
Yeah.. welcome to Moronville

Posted by: sickinmass at March 31, 2012 10:40 AM (bcNec)

396 We're working hard to get more Shaunna's in the state house; she was a complete political novice that took on a high ranking incumbent and won in her first election in 2010. One of the few bright spots here in the Bay State that November.

Posted by: ChrisValentine at March 31, 2012 10:43 AM (lv388)

397 Vic, awsome no doubt. The 440 was more streetable, but not as awsome.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:45 AM (T1nDt)

398 Vic, awsome no doubt. The 440 was more streetable, but not as awsome.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 03:45 PM (T1nDt)

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I as in the car with my brother when he raced a 440 one day.  He had a 69 Dodge Dart Swinger with a 340 and 3:91 rear end 4 speed.  Neck and neck until got up to about 90 then Dart started walking away from him.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:49 AM (YdQQY)

399

Are there any hemis left out there short of Concours cars? Everyone I knew that had one wound up grenading the motor by wrapping it  too  tight.

 

A look of abject misery as they looked at the smoke out the top, and the oil out the bottom. The best was when it threw a connecting rod through the block.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 10:51 AM (NVu2l)

400 That old 340 was rated at 275hp.  If I remember correctly on that one in the magazine it came in at about 350hp.

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:51 AM (YdQQY)

401

>Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 03:49 PM (YdQQY)

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The 3:91 is a pretty low gear. The 340 must have been wound pretty tight.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:54 AM (T1nDt)

402
  The Toy sports a tweaked 440, and is good in street trim for 12 secs and 113mph.  It isn't intended as anything but a driver and occasional show car.  But it WILL get the pizza home before it gets cold.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 10:56 AM (SAMxH)

403 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 31, 2012 10:57 AM (7W3wI)

404 The 3:91 is a pretty low gear. The 340 must have been wound pretty tight.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 03:54 PM (T1nDt)

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Yeah it was. After hit 110(?) had to back off, was redlining the tach. (working from memory here from long ago)

Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2012 10:57 AM (YdQQY)

405

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 31, 2012 03:51 PM (NVu2l)

 

As far as I know, original 426 hemis are few and hard to find.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 10:58 AM (T1nDt)

406 grampa, is your toy a 68 or 69 RR? I'm guessing 69 if the 440 was an option.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 11:01 AM (T1nDt)

407 Within the last 10 years EBT cards had photo on them in MA. The picture taken at the welfare office

Posted by: masshole at March 31, 2012 11:02 AM (UPyIT)

408 @  409

   It's a 68.  Engine options that year were 383 or 426. The 440 came from a 69 Dodge Polara police vehicle I found in a boneyard.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 11:05 AM (SAMxH)

409

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 04:05 PM (SAMxH)

 

OK. Same as the Super Bee.

Posted by: Ronster at March 31, 2012 11:08 AM (T1nDt)

410 @ 412

   They are nearly the same car. The 383 has the 906 heads from the 440, plus the cam and exhaust manifolds.  Plus a windage tray in the oil pan.  Horsepower is rated at 335, actual on a dyno iirc was 376.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 11:15 AM (SAMxH)

411 #376 I'll tell him as soon as he wakes up. He and Molly are curled up on the couch taking a nap. We were up pretty late last night. #398 Thank you! Everyone here has just been so wonderful. I hope your back is feeling better today CoolCzech!

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 11:19 AM (R5yLq)

412 Damn, I hate that I missed Gerry.

It takes a special kind of stupid to claim that EBT virtually ended abuses of welfare benefits in a post that begins with a link to a report released this week about rampant EBT-based welfare abuse.

Posted by: Andy at March 31, 2012 11:19 AM (XG+Mn)

413 Andy, you need to realize that with Gerry you're dealing with a special kind of stupid from the get go.

  What he said shouldn't really surprise you.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2012 11:22 AM (SAMxH)

414 "I had a former co-worker who was a self-employed consultant. His wife got some kind of rare cancer and his insurance canceled him after the initial hospital visits. He went in-house so that he could be insured under the company's umbrella policy." Which is why we need health care reform in this country. Your friend *had* health insurance and as soon as he needed it, they cancelled it because his wife *got sick.* A system that supplies reasonably-priced insurance only if you have a large employer is insane. It' even more insane if people are losing their jobs and then losing their insurance.

Posted by: Jake at March 31, 2012 11:30 AM (xP8Aq)

415 116 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 31, 2012 12:52 PM (i6RpT)

Well, if you're looking for updates on all things Trayvon, the local AM station (540 WFLA and yes, I listen to AM radio. Yes, I'm a dork. No I'm not 70), they had exerpts from an interview with Zimmerman's next door neighbor who says he saw Z the next day and that he was a bruised and cut up mess. I think the guy gave his name and such, too, which is brave. Sharpton's looking for a riot I'm sure and I wouldn't want to be on their shitlist when it all goes down.

Posted by: Mandy P. voted and is All Dead Inside now at March 31, 2012 01:00 PM (qFpRI)

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Legal Insurrection had a link the other day to the PDF for the police report from the first Sanford PD officer who arrived on the scene.  According to the report, when the officer got there Martin was lying motionless face-down on the ground, and Zimmerman was standing nearby.  The officer said Zimmerman's back was wet and had grass on it, his nose was bleeding, and he had a gash in the back of his head that was also bleeding.  The officer did not question Zimmerman, (detectives were on the way), he just put him in the back of his squad car.  The officer heard Zimmerman say (while in the back of the car) that he had screamed for help, but no one would help him.  The report also says that when Sanford FD paramedics arrived, they treated Zimmerman's wounds in the back of the squad car (while the other paramedics were trying, unsuccessfully, to revive Martin).

All this BS in the media about how Zimmerman had no injuries that night is flatly contradicted by the police report.

Posted by: Bystander at March 31, 2012 11:32 AM (WvS06)

416 #416 Actually what Gerry said brought some things into focus, at least for me. I have a job and I have to go to work everyday. They take money out of my check so people who don't have a job can take trips to the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. These are all places I've never been and can't afford to visit. Gerry's argument is there is nothing wrong with that because Vegas has a Motel 6. Thanks Gerry! You just convinced me to become a conservative.

Posted by: Hummingbird at March 31, 2012 11:36 AM (R5yLq)

417 With the addition of DummingWord, the Stupid Party just got stupider.

Posted by: Gerry at March 31, 2012 11:48 AM (pvKIA)

418 Zimmerman's injuries are irrelevant: in the state of Florida you cannot use a firearm to defend yourself against simple assault. You can use a firearm for aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is assault with a weapon. Look, I've got a concealed carry permit in Florida and it's my problem if another CCW holder does something foolish: it results in stupid laws being passed to prevent the incident from happening again. Firearm defense classes universally teach you to NEVER initiate a confrontation while carrying a weapon. Stay in your car. Do not initiate contact.

Posted by: Jake at March 31, 2012 12:03 PM (xP8Aq)

419

Didn't see it above.... Rap Song Lyric played on the talk stations here in MA whenever EBT comes up as a topic....

"It's Free!   swipe your EBT..... It's Free!  swipe your EBT...."

Posted by: NewEnglandDevil at March 31, 2012 12:27 PM (N7iMI)

420 258 New consumer warning...why you shouldn't use wire brushes to clean grill. The wires get in the meat from the brush and a bunch of people needed surgery! Posted by: Ron at March 31, 2012 02:01 PM (uhPd1) The wire brush people forgot to make their DNC contribution.

Posted by: Toy Dealer at March 31, 2012 12:39 PM (Ztp7S)

421 Anyone know when the tier 1 and tier 2 bloggers will be back?

Posted by: Random at March 31, 2012 12:58 PM (N/bQZ)

422 It's all about the commenters.

Posted by: toby928 at March 31, 2012 01:02 PM (GTbGH)

423 354 I want you assholes to contemplate something for a moment.

We may very well see Obamacare overturned and a GOP President this year. You may not like Romney, you may be ready to cut off appendages because of his nomination, but think just for a minute ...

How insane will the Left become if these things happen?

How fucking sweet will it be to see the Left rip their faces off and roll around on the floor howling like banshees?

And there you have a bit of peace for this late Saturday afternoon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 31, 2012 03:09 PM (JEpGb)




Uh, have you been on this planet since January 20,2001?

Posted by: model_1066 at March 31, 2012 01:06 PM (PWwbk)

424 @421; the way I heard it was that the struggle was a simple scuffle until Z realized that T had discovered that Z was armed and was trying to acquire the firearm from Z's holster.  Perhaps the shooting itself was accidental in the struggle for the firearm? Surely the proper owner of the weapon needs to attempt to maintain possession of his weapon, rather than surrender it calmly to a (presumably) unqualified and aggressive person bent on stealing it from him?  Surely that would turn the simple scuffle into a life-and-death struggle.. which, it turned out, it was... 




Posted by: tantelin at March 31, 2012 06:37 PM (ixKn7)

425 For what it's worth, last night, the kid in front of me in line at the 7-11 bought two iced teas and a pack of gum with his PA welfare card. Yes, I saw it very clearly. (No Skittles were involved).

I was sort of exasperatedly amused. I was on my way home from a $250 food shopping trip. I had no magical government ATM card to pay for it. Oh well.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at April 01, 2012 01:58 AM (fiXQh)

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