Officially making President Barack H. Obama the “Food Stamp President”! Oh, and the liberals still say that calling him this is so damn racist! LOL
(WSJ) — The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.
Spending for the program, not including administrative costs, rose to $72 billion in 2011, up from $30 billion four years earlier. The CBO projected that one in seven U.S. residents received food stamps last year.
In a report, the CBO said roughly two-thirds of jump in spending was tied to an increase in the number of people participating in the program, which provides access to food for the poor, elderly, and disabled. It said another 20% “of the growth in spending can be attributed to temporarily higher benefit amounts enacted in the” 2009 stimulus law.
Okay, we had a great steak dinner. And yes, I ate too damn many steaks. But did slow it down enough so that I could actually have a dessert this time, cheesecake and ice cream. When done, a cousin of ours and her husband showed up. So took a bit to get out of the dining room as my wife does not know when to stop talking!
And sure, we are losers tonight again! End of this story for sure.
Tomorrow, early in the am we will go to the gym. Then sometime when we get home, will finally toss out the old chair of mine (put on curb as tomorrow is big ticket item pickup day here), and get the new one out of the van.
Here’s more of that new tone we were promised. When backed into a corner because she couldn’t think of one thing that has improved under Obama, Democrat strategist Tamara Holder told Hannity that Mitt Romney is “borderline brain-dead”. Nice.
You’ve got to love Michelle Malkin’s facial expressions during this exchange. And admit it, you find her hot like me!
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Proposed: Terms for an agreement on Gulf oil spill, by BP
Backpedaled: Starbucks, on its use of bug extract in products
Succeeded: India, at launching a missile that could blow up China
Expanding: DOGTV, across the U.S.
Stupid: The dangerous Subway Chicken game Brooklyn teens are playing
RETWEETS = ENDORSEMENT
A Democratic member of Congress who has a history of calling for civility in politics promoted a filthy message of derision from one hate-filled Twitter user.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) took to the social networking website yesterday to pose a question: “ ‘… even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work’ Who said it?”
The heavily edited quote comes from Mitt Romney, who discussed the right of women with children to work at a January campaign event.
“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” Romney said at the event, according toMSNBC. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’ ”
In responding to Ellison’s question, one responder compared Romney to a feminine hygiene product: “A heartless douchebag who doesn’t like animals or small children. At least that’s what I’ve heard.”
Since the days of Darwin, evolutionists have repeatedly had to extend the time necessary for life to have accidentally occurred. Similarly, Marxocrats keep enlarging the amount of money it will take for their lame theory to work. One thing’s for sure, it’s a dog eat dog world. –Dale
This — filmed last year on Yom HaShoah — is how it’s done in Israel. This is how Holocaust Remembrance Day is honored around the world.
Burger King in Japan. 1050 sticks of bacon!
So, file this under awkward. A man who went online to look at porn”for the first time” in his life (while he was in a coffee shop) was treated to the shock of his life when he saw his wife of 16 years boning a bunch of dudes in said porno films. I mean, you think you know someone …
After seeing the unsettling clips, the man, identified as Ramadan, ran home to confront his wife — who, of course, at first denied it. But then when Ramadan showed her the clips — you know, the ones starring her and her ladybits — she had no choice but to come clean and admit her dirty past. What she did after that, though, is downright shocking.
She told Ramadan that despite their almost two-decade-long marriage, and despite the four children they had together, she never loved him. That’s right, Ramadan had been had. Joke was on him. And if that wasn’t enough salt in his wounds…
Some people would say that Carrie is making a big deal out of nothing. That she is being unnecessarily difficult on principle regarding something that isn’t all that important. Well, of course. This is The Consumerist. That’s our thing! Carrie’s battle was against Starbucks, and she fought against employees’ insistence that she give them her name with her order so they can misspell it on her cup. She declined, which threw the employees’ entire worldview into chaos.
At first, when you asked me my name, I was confused and taken aback. (I had not yet had my morning dose, you understand.) So I mumbled my name and stepped aside so the ever growing line of thirsty politicos could order theirs and go about plotting the downfall of something, political entity or other. Finally, with caffeine now in my system, I deliberated and I deemed myself miffed by the experience, but alas not enough so to avoid seeking out a convenient latte in the morning.
On the following day, I found myself in somewhat of a hurry. I’d just received a couple of urgent emails on my blackberry and I was expected in the office for a conference call. No worries, I thought, this should not take long…
Starbucks: Can I help you?
Me: Yes, grande soy latte, please. (See, I even used your lingo!)
That will be $5.14. May I have your name?
Me: Oh, uh, sure. Carrie.
Me: No. Carrie.
Starbucks: Oh, Carrie. Is that with a C or a K?
Me: No. C…a..
Me: No. C.a.r.r.i.e. (to all of your waiting behind me, you now know the spelling of my name. Aren’t you thrilled?)
I look at my watch and then at my blackberry.
Since there is no one else waiting for a latte, I grab mine as it is placed on the counter. C.e.a.r.i.e. Great.
George Zimmerman to Post Bail, May Go Free Friday: George Zimmerman may be freed on bond this Friday, the New York Daily Newsreports.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said he was confident Zimmerman would be able to walk out of court after his 9 a.m. bail hearing, but that his client may be safer behind bars.
“I just hope we can get my client out to someplace safely. There have been threats on his life,” he said.
Keeping Zimmerman in jail would require establishing that he is a flight risk and a danger to the community, but neither seems likely given Zimmerman’s notoriety as the shooter of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
“He’s not going anywhere even if he’s released. Where’s he going to go? He has one of the most recognizable faces on the planet,” one expert told the Daily News.
Zimmerman’s bond is likely to be “$1,000 or more.”
From the: dailybeast
But pictures and videos by those pesky islamic killer assholes called taliban are okay!
(Telegraph) — Trophy photographs of American paratroopers posing with the body parts of insurgent suicide bombers were condemned as “disgusting” by Hamid Karzai.
The president immediately used the pictures to press for greater Afghan sovereignty, saying the only way to stop a repeat of such “painful experiences” was for his forces to take control of their own country.
American officials have ordered a full investigation after the release of graphic pictures showing men from the 82nd Airborne Division, together with members of the Afghan police, smiling for the camera while posing with corpses.
A total of 18 pictures, taken in 2010, were passed to the Los Angeles Times by an anonymous soldier, who said he wanted to illustrate what he called a breakdown in leadership and discipline.
“It is such a disgusting act to take photos with body parts and then share it with others,” Mr Karzai said in a statement.
The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassments to befall American forces in the country.
“In just three years, because of what you did in 2008, we’ve begun to see what change looks like. We’ve begun to see it,”
OBAMA: When you decide to support a candidate named Barack Hussein Obama, you know the odds are not necessarily in your favor. You didn’t need a poll to tell you that wasn’t going to be a sure thing. But the point is, you didn’t get involved in this campaign just because of me. You did it because you were making a commitment to each other. You had a shared vision for America.
It wasn’t a vision where just a few were doing well and everybody else was left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules. It was a big, bold, generous vision of America where everybody who works hard has a chance to get ahead, not just those at the very top. That’s the vision we share. That’s the commitment you made to each other.
We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. We knew the changes that we believed in wouldn’t necessarily come quickly, but we understood that if we were determined that we could overcome any obstacle, that we could beat any challenge. And in just three years, because of what you did in 2008, we’ve begun to see what change looks like. We’ve begun to see it.
Think about it. Change is the decision we made to rescue the American auto industry from collapse when some politicians said let Detroit go bankrupt. There were one million jobs on the line and the fate of communities all across the Midwest was on the line and we weren’t going to let it happen.