I suppose it all goes to supporting single mom’s in the end, doesn’t it?
Via The NY Post:
Welfare recipients swiped their electronic benefits cards to get cash at strip clubs, peep shows, porn shops and liquor stores for months after a state law was enacted to stop the practice.
A Post review of state Electronic Benefit Transfer records showed dozens of transactions at ATMs at the off-limits locales, including ABC Liquor Store in Brooklyn, Sin City Entertainment in The Bronx and Sugardaddy’s strip club in Long Island City.
The records were obtained under the Freedom of Information Law by The Post, which in 2013 uncovered numerous instances in which welfare recipients used EBT cards to get cash from ATMs at bars, porn shops and liquor stores.
In 2014, the state spent $2.2 billion in tax money on its Temporary Assistance program, which is intended to pay for housing, utilities and household necessities. Read More…
Yet dumb ass bleeding heart progressives get all angry when anyone wants to scale back welfare.
I didn’t know this man, but I have a feeling that it is pretty safe to say that had I known him, I would have liked him a lot.
CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A Cabarrus County man’s last wishes point to the political future in the United States. And he doesn’t want another Clinton as president.
Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, at the hospital. His obituary lists his accomplishments, work history and clubs he took part in throughout his life.
Upright’s “greatest joy was his family and he will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Granddaddy,” the obituary states.
“In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children,” the obituary continues. “Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Granddaddy.” Read More…
— Steve Earle “Copperhead Road“
Prohibition, one of many profoundly stupid ideas from “progressive” Democrats who just love to ban things, was repealed in 1933. In 1978, one of the only good things that piece of garbage ever did, Jimmy Carter signed into law legislation that made the private home brewing of beer legal. Why the hell then is “moonshining” still a thing?
Reason.TV recently sat down with Jaime Joyce, author of Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor
It is fucking despicable that over 80 years have passed since the repeal of prohibition, over 2 centuries have passed since we over-threw a tyrannical government and home distilling is still not a legal thing in this country.
The government shouldn’t even have the fucking right to even think about banning stuff like that.
More people will fill out a March Madness bracket this week, then will vote in the next election. What the fuck happened to our country?
This man’s tombstone is a testament to the American Spirit. When will we become a Nation of Wolves again and wake up to the tyranny facing us today? #Liberty #America #AmericanRevolution #SonsOfLiberty #Freedom #RevolutionaryWar #BigGov #BigGovernment #Tyranny #1776
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That $5 jar of Jif Peanut butter on the shelf at the grocery store just not your thing? Well the federal government has something for you. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created the worlds most expensive jar of peanut butter.
Is this some kind of special peanut butter, is it made from some rare peanut that can only be found in some remote hard to reach corner of the world? Nope.
It is just normal, run of the mill peanut butter. The only thing special about it is the fact that it was made by an entity of the United States Federal government — thus the inflated price tag.
So why the eye-boggling price tag? It has to do with the labor involved: Dozens of scientists and lab technicians around the country spent time analyzing the peanut butter. This peanut butter is ”standard reference material, designed not to be eaten but… to be fed into gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers and other analytical equipment.” The NIST’s job is to provide a baseline product and respective analysis so that manufacturers have a reference by which to compare other, similar foods.
When it was first released in 2003, the NIST’s peanut butter was a huge step forward in food group analysis and cost $140 per jar. It has since more than quintupled in price.
Though it contains no gold, this is the gold standard of peanut butter. Read More…
I wonder if the government has a $1000 jar of grape jelly?
I’ve took this quiz a few times over the years, its fluctuated a bit but the Republican party constantly keeps slipping…
Though this poll doesn’t ask enough questions, for example while I am against Nation building and foreign occupation, I believe radical Islam needs to be eradicated. The poll doesn’t ask enough questions to make a clear distinction.
Privacy? It’s not really that important, according to one Federal Judge, Richard Posner, who currently sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Last week, during a conference in Washington, D.C., about cybercrime, Posner stated that he believed that privacy is “overvalued.” “Much of what passes for the name of privacy is really just trying to conceal the disreputable parts of your conduct,” he said.
Via PC World:
Congress should limit the NSA’s use of the data it collects—for example, not giving information about minor crimes to law enforcement agencies—but it shouldn’t limit what information the NSA sweeps up and searches, Posner said. “If the NSA wants to vacuum all the trillions of bits of information that are crawling through the electronic worldwide networks, I think that’s fine,” he said.
In the name of national security, U.S. lawmakers should give the NSA “carte blanche,” Posner added. “Privacy interests should really have very little weight when you’re talking about national security,” he said. “The world is in an extremely turbulent state—very dangerous.”
Posner criticized mobile OS companies for enabling end-to-end encryption in their newest software. “I’m shocked at the thought that a company would be permitted to manufacture an electronic product that the government would not be able to search,” he said
Posner questioned why smartphone users need legal protections, saying he doesn’t understand what information on smartphones should be shielded from government searches. “If someone drained my cell phone, they would find a picture of my cat, some phone numbers, some email addresses, some email text,” he said. “What’s the big deal? Read More…
So, basically according to Posner, as long as its in the interest of ‘National Security’ the State has the power to do pretty much whatever it damn well pleases to you. If you don’t think those thoughts coming from a sitting Federal Judge are not downright terrifying, there is something seriously wrong with you.
Yes, you read that headline correctly.
I first saw this over at IOTWReport and initially thought that it was a joke, but no, its an honest-to-goodness true story.
Via The Los Angeles Times:
Stephen Meade, the dress-wearing Republican candidate for Congress in southern San Diego County, was rushed to the hospital on election day and may undergo open-heart surgery.
Meade, 88, was defeated by incumbent Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas in the heavily Democratic 51st Congressional District that includes Imperial County. Read More…
Meade, lost the election 67-33 in a district that is 70% Latino and where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans nearly 2-1. Combine that with the fact that he had no money, no campaign website, no endorsement from the local GOP, as a matter of fact they really even refused to acknowledge his candidacy — that’s a pretty good effort.
After serving in World War II and then attending college, Meade was a reporter for the Los Angeles Examiner, also sold electronics and worked in real estate. He’s also fairly Conservative.
Meade said he had toyed in the past with running for office but was discouraged by the expense and effort involved. Also he did not want to start with a low-level office.
This year, Meade said, he noticed that Vargas was not attracting any challengers. So he signed up with only a day to spare.
Meade thinks liberals and labor unions are driving the country into bankruptcy; he is hawkish on foreign policy. He accuses government of allowing monopolies in the cable television industry to gouge consumers.
As a reporter in Los Angeles, he covered courts and police, including some of the infamous murders of the late 1950s. He knows that it is his clothing, not his politics, that makes him newsworthy; he has no problem with that, his days of hiding are over.
When he dressed as a man, he was overweight. He shows reporters a picture of himself wearing men’s clothes and with a pot belly. Since opting for women’s clothes, he has lost weight.
The Meades live in a mobile home with a view of the Tijuana hills to the south, the ocean to the west. They have a Siamese cat named Coco, but no children. While he does not mind discussing his clothing, Meade figures the issue should not matter to voters.
“My wife doesn’t mind, neither should anyone else,” he said. “It’s about time for Congress to seat one of us girls.”
Hell so what if he’s a little on the freaky side with his choice of lifestyle, other then the whole cross-dressing thing, he’s just the kind of guy Congress needs.
Demoncrat Congressman and all-around major douche-canoe Alan Grayson’s children are on welfare. Grayson, who has the creepiest campaign advertisement pictures I have ever seen in my life is the 17th richest congressmen in the country, in 2010 his net-worth was estimated to be over $90 million.
Yet his children and his estranged wife are receiving tax-payer funded government food stamps.
“I don’t have any money at all,” said Grayson’s wife, Lolita Grayson. “He’s been holding all our money for years and years.”
Grayson’s wife said she applied for and received an EBT card from the state.
Her attorney showed Channel 9 paperwork from the Orange County School District, which shows the congressman’s four kids are on free lunch.
“Did you ever think you’d be on food stamps?” asked WFTV’s Karla Ray.
“No. Never, because my husband, he’s been the sole provider for me for the last 29 years,” said Lolita Grayson.
But Alan Grayons’ attorney, Mark Nejame, said it’s no surprise the information is coming out now, one week before Election Day, arguing Lolita Grayson’s assistance application is incomplete. Read More…
The big-government loving “progressives” are coming after bloggers such as myself and of course the much-more effective and known ones.
As the media prepared to vacate newsrooms for the weekend, Democrats snuck in a last minute proposal that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) be allowed to heavily regulate political content on internet sites such as Youtube, blogs, and the Drudge Report.
Obama FEC Vice Chairperson Ann M. Ravel announced late on Friday that the FEC was preparing new regulations to give itself control over videos, Internet-based political campaigns, and other content on the web. She insisted that, “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue.”
This snap decision came after the FEC deadlocked 3-3 over whether or not an anti-Obama Internet campaign in Ohio had violated FEC campaign disclosure rules. The videos were placed for free on Youtube and were not paid advertising, but they also did not disclose who made them.
Until now, videos and other political content that is not posted for a fee are unregulated by the FEC. Only paid advertising is regulated under election rules. It is this that the Democrats want to change.
“FEC Chairman Lee E. Goodman, a Republican, said if regulation extends that far, then anybody who writes a political blog, runs a politically active news site, or even a chat room could be regulated,” the Washington Examiner reported on October 24. Read More…
Wake up America, before it’s too late…
As I wrote last year in my post about the Supreme Court decision striking down a part of the Defense of Marriage Act, I tend to lean (socially) to the left on certain issues. The right of free-people to make life long commitments to each other, no matter what the genders of the parties involved is one of them. The government should have no say in the matter what-so-ever.
As a small-government loving Conservative, I want Uncle Sam out of my life. If you need the strong arm of the government signing off on your union for it to be valid in your heart & mind, are you truly living in a free country?
Last year, the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idahao, passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ordinance applies to employment, housing, public accommodation and was supposed to protect religious entities. However because the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, which sits across the street from the County Clerk’s office is a “for profit” entity, city officials claim they are not exempt from the ordinance.
This past Friday, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the city from forcing the Chapel’s owners, both ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
From The Spokesman-Review:
Owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp say in the lawsuit that they believe marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman.
“Performing same-sex wedding ceremonies would thus force the Knapps to condone, promote and even consecrate something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows,” the suit reads.
According to the lawsuit, a man called the business Friday to ask about a same-sex wedding ceremony and was turned down. The Knapps are now asking for a temporary restraining order against the city to stop it from enforcing the ordinance. Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and jail time.
“The Knapps are thus under a constant, coercive and substantial threat to violate their religious beliefs due to the risk that they will incur the penalties of jail time and criminal fines for declining to speak a message and perform a wedding service that contradicts their religious beliefs and ministerial vows,” the suit reads. Read More…
First, I would like to ask “Why would a couple that wants to express their life-time commitment to each other, want their special day tainted by having the person officiating the ceremony forced to do so under orders from the government?”
The First Amendment clearly prohibits the government from interfering in the free expression of religious beliefs, or to use the term that progressives always misuse the first amendment establishes a “Separation of Church & State.”
Protecting religious liberty and the rights of conscience does not infringe on anyone’s sexual freedoms. No one has the right to use government force to make anyone be it an ordained minister or a lay person go against their religious beliefs and take part in a same-sex ceremony. It is downright totalitarian to force someone to have to choose between their strongly held religious beliefs and their livelihood.
I do believe that same-sex couples who choose to make a lifetime commitment to each other should have the right to do so, I just don’t believe that the rights of religious people should be trampled on to make that happen.
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