Have ya'll heard about the "Louisiana Looters?" This whole ordeal has really chapped my ass. I'm not one to jump on the PA boat with my high horse and condemn these particular people, but this is ridiculous. Let me give you the quick scoop.
Last month, Xerox was doing a routine system check and the system crashed. When this system crashed, they alerted all EBT accepting retailers in 17 states. Some stores put up signs stating that shoppers wouldn't be able to use their cards due to technical difficulties. However, Wal-Mart, being huge idiots, agreed to allow shoppers to use their EBT cards thinking they would use that trusty honor system. When food stamp recipients found out about this in Springhill and Mansfield, Louisiana, they went insane. They cleared the shelves, throwing anything and everything edible in their carts.
I'm curious. At what point did the managers of Wal-Mart realize that people were being deceitful. Was it when people were acting like the sky was falling and stocking up for a Zombie Apocalypse? Or maybe when they had to call the police for crowd control? Maybe it wasn't until they announced that the system was up and people left their completely full carts all over the store and walked out.
I just don't understand this. I don't understand why people receiving benefits were taking full advantage of the system and Wal-Mart, to an extent, absolutely knew what was going on and allowed it to happen. One lady, rolled on up to a cash register with over $700 of groceries in her basket. The system came up in the middle of her transaction to find out she only had 50 cents on her card. The police tried to arrest her and Wal-Mart released the woman.
So, who do we hold accountable? Wal-Mart for not using the emergency protocol and allowing recipients to over spend by hundreds? Or is it the recipients who knowingly took advantage of the system during a major malfunction? The Governor of Louisiana has released a statement saying these people will be held accountable and will face consequences of their actions. Consequences include banning from the program for a year, two years or life. All in all, the ones that will truly suffer are the children because their parents made a horrible, thoughtless decision. There is a process to determine eligibility for the program and they obviously qualified or they wouldn't have had it to begin with. So, will baning these people really solve anything? Children will go hungry and who knows if these parents will find a job or a second job to make up for their benefit loss. I don't agree with life sentences of receiving benefits. I think this should be a "wean off" program. Welfare was created to help people in bad times. A program to help them get back on their feet, not a way of life. I hope the people who took advantage of a technical malfunction will have to pay the consequences. I just hope the children of the irresponsible parents don't end up being the victims.
What are your thoughts?
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I have been a member with CafeMom since the dark ages and I love the place. I love that CafeMom is a "meeting place" for such diversity. There is definitely something for every mother and we ALL understand each other because we share a common bond. However today, I was browsing a group and a certain post made me laugh so hard and say, "What. In. The. Actual. Fuck?"
So, this crazy bee starts complaining how she found herself on a CafeMom Fail blog and she thinks it's so weird someone would 'blog' about her. She, like an ass hat, posted something VERY private on CafeMom. Such as, she had worms and needed to go to the doctor to have it cleared up.She said she obtained the worms by walking barefoot in the grass. But what GOT me was she was also on the fail site for admitting she masturbates with a hammer. A fucking hammer. Really?
Holy SHIT. This bitch is nuts.
Not only should you be worried about the health hazards of using this object in a sensitive area, i.e. getting splinters and possible tetanus, but what would even MAKE you want to "get off" with a hammer. You have issues, doll. You have issues.
There is also some other dumb idiot on there for sexcapades with her husband in front of her "cousin" and her husband's brother on vacation. She also talks about his tool. Seriously???
Another lady took a picture of her poor husband either taking a dump or "doing his thang" and posted it on CafeMom. Who does that?
Where are the Admins of the site regulating what's going on? I'll tell you, if you try to post a simple link about something related to a work at home thing or a blog, they will shut you down quick. Hey CafeMom, where the fuck are you? You are so quick to detect possible spam, but orgy's and masturbation techniques are not on your radar.
People, this is the internet. Everything you say, every picture you post will be there FOREVER! The women at CafeMom are NOT going to keep your darkest secrets and they most certainly will make it known that you are a moron. You are posting for the world to see. You are telling people, "Hey, look at me! I'm an idiot that needs a good cunt punt." I would like to say I am in shock, but people no longer amaze me. I just don't understand the idiocy and lack of common sense.
Nonetheless, I laughed. HARD. Good job, CafeMom Fails. You. Are. Awesome!