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    If someone told me to yank a school lunch out of a kid’s hands and throw it away.

    I’d tell them to go fuck themselves, march to the principal’s office and report it, then call the superintendent and the local news.  Hell, I’d hit the ATM and pay for them all myself.

    There are dozens of better ways to have handled this situation.

    This shit in Utah is so incredibly fucked, but it gives us a shining stark example of the disgusting ideology of modern conservatism.  (And the equally disgusting appeasement we’ve seen from Democrats, who themselves have voted for billions in cuts to SNAP.)

    2 01.30.14
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    The Pro-Life movement in short, succinct cartoon.

    The Pro-Life movement in short, succinct cartoon.

    6 11.03.13
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    The cuts to food stamps kick in today.

    How anyone can realistically call us a ‘Christian’ nation is beyond me.

    51 11.01.13
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    It’s pretty sad how easily so-called ‘pro life’ people can disassociate ‘life’ from ‘quality of life’.
Remember when these idiots were holding up Terri Schiavo as a symbol for life? (You know, before her autopsy revealed she’d lost 40% of her brain mass and would never recover?)

    It’s pretty sad how easily so-called ‘pro life’ people can disassociate ‘life’ from ‘quality of life’.

    Remember when these idiots were holding up Terri Schiavo as a symbol for life? (You know, before her autopsy revealed she’d lost 40% of her brain mass and would never recover?)

    611 10.30.13
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    "Why are the Republicans cutting food stamps? That’s morally obscene and spiritually profane. Four million poor people may be pushed into poverty."

    Cornel West (via azspot)

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    It’d be nice(r) if it were just Republicans, honestly.

    205 09.26.13
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    mothernaturenetwork:

 Newark Mayor Cory Booker to live on food stamps 

The politician we love to love, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, continues to charm with his engaging and energetic — if not completely irreverent — style of governing. We last saw him eschewing sleep to save his city from Hurricane Sandy. He turned his home into a temporary crash pad for neighbors who had no electricity, and then he managed to finagle free Hot Pockets for his constituents who were in need of a frozen fast-food fix.
And now the good mayor is setting out to try life on food stamps.
The Twitter-obsessed Booker tweeted that investing in schools and nutrition would save money in the long run, instead of paying only for “huge back-end” government programs. But when Twitter follower, TwitWit — a self-described “Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR), fighting against any and all forms of socialism/communism” – responded that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government,” Booker, true to form, had to engage.
After a bit of back and forth about the topic of nutrition, the mayor challenged TwitWit to experience what people on food stamps are going through. “We have a shared responsibility that kids go to school nutritionally ready 2 learn,” Bookertweeted. “Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living) and feed a family for a week or month. U game?”
TwitWit agreed, and we happily await the mayoral tweets that will undoubtedly recount the experience, and turn it into a simple yet profound lesson for all who follow. (You can follow too, @corybooker.)


I’m a wee bit suspicious of Booker politically, but how can you dislike an action like this?

    mothernaturenetwork:

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker to live on food stamps

    The politician we love to love, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, continues to charm with his engaging and energetic — if not completely irreverent — style of governing. We last saw him eschewing sleep to save his city from Hurricane Sandy. He turned his home into a temporary crash pad for neighbors who had no electricity, and then he managed to finagle free Hot Pockets for his constituents who were in need of a frozen fast-food fix.

    And now the good mayor is setting out to try life on food stamps.

    The Twitter-obsessed Booker tweeted that investing in schools and nutrition would save money in the long run, instead of paying only for “huge back-end” government programs. But when Twitter follower, TwitWit — a self-described “Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR), fighting against any and all forms of socialism/communism” – responded that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government,” Booker, true to form, had to engage.

    After a bit of back and forth about the topic of nutrition, the mayor challenged TwitWit to experience what people on food stamps are going through. “We have a shared responsibility that kids go to school nutritionally ready 2 learn,” Bookertweeted. “Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living) and feed a family for a week or month. U game?”

    TwitWit agreed, and we happily await the mayoral tweets that will undoubtedly recount the experience, and turn it into a simple yet profound lesson for all who follow. (You can follow too, @corybooker.)

    I’m a wee bit suspicious of Booker politically, but how can you dislike an action like this?

    830 11.25.12
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    I’ve decided I’m going to make a donation to Harvesters…

    …in honor of Sam Brownback’s decision to kick thousands of people off of food stamps. (Even though he’s also trying to raise taxes on these same people in an effort to fund a tax cut for his golf buddies.)

    If you can spare a few bucks, please join me

    6 01.30.12
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    Wow, Brownback actually had the sack to defend his decision to kick kids off foot stamps in Kansas.

    This is why I should not read comment threads that are frequented by Kansans. The heartless bastards commenting in support of Brownback’s new food stamp rules almost certainly do not represent all of Kansas, but it’s heard to imagine, considering they elected that evil son-of-a-bitch.

    I can’t imagine anyone thinking it’s cool to starve children for political points, but there are at least fifteen internet tough guys who are perfectly cool with that.  These are people who’ve never fostered or adopted a child, even though they want everyone else to.  They’ve never seen a bone-thin three year old so traumatized by hunger that even after months of regular meals, she still hides food in her bedroom because she’s afraid that she won’t get another meal.

    How is this in any way ‘conservative’?

    And are we really THIS hateful to do this to thousands of Kansas children?

    4 01.30.12
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    No More Food Stamps for Children of Illegal Immigrants and Low-Income Households in Kansas

    On a whim, I decided to interrupt my football game and take a look at the KC Star, and I really wish I hadn’t. I saw this atrocious gem:

    At a time when Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed to reduce child poverty, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services — a state agency the governor controls — made a policy change that eliminated food stamps for hundreds of low-income U.S. children whose parents are illegal immigrants. For more households, benefits were reduced.

    This is why you so-called ‘Pro-Life’ people do not deserve to call yourselves pro-life. 

    Do you really think it’s cool for Republicans to give handouts to their golf buddies and literally take food out of the mouths of kids?

    I don’t care if someone’s parents jumped the border.  That is their crime.  Their children have committed no crime, and deserve the full benefits that US citizen should receive, including food stamps.  Their parents’ crimes do not give the state a license to starve them into relocating. What’s even worse is Brownback didn’t stop there, though, he’s unilaterally reducing benefits for all low-income households.

    The moral of the story is… if they call themselves ‘pro-life’, Christian, and ‘fiscal conservative’ in Kansas, they are fucking lying to you.

    11 01.22.12
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