Why the poor can have “things” but can’t escape poverty

    More: Changed Life of the Poor: Better Off but Far Behind   I don’t get the focus on what poor people own, anyway. Capitalism has worked it’s magic on those folks who care. They clearly believe the more things you have equal wealth. Things = Worth. Beyond the affordability of “Things” now, I…

Today’s Reads: Basically, a round-up of jerky people

I guess maybe it’s good to consolidate all the mean people into one post. Keep the hate contained a bit. Yes, talk of Donald Sterling’s racism is totally relevant here. Long before the audio of his racist comments came to light, he was a racist who was sued by the federal government on more than…

Why You Should Leave Blog Comments Instead of Facebook Comments

I’m doing  (another) stint in Facebook Timeout. Every ban I’ve ever gotten has been for really stupid reason. “Harassment” was the official reason a few times. Harassment in these cases means I disagreed with someone’s opinion and they got mad. No exaggeration. I’ve been part of and seen respectful ,well constructed comments reported and resulting…

3.25.14: The Republicans want MORE food stamp cuts

News,thoughts, and going-ons…   The Republicans have the balls to be asking for more cuts to SNAP. Yes,really. In this 5 minute segment, Bernie Sanders lays out the picture of poverty in the U.S. right now and the insanity of the Republican party’s agenda. “It’s ugly”, he says. There isn’t a better way to put…

Stephen Colbert on the government “slimdown”

Yeah. Some states are still funding their WIC programs and everyone will be seen during the government shut down as usual and checks will be issued normally. Other WIC programs are closed but WIC staff have made sure their answering service gives emergency numbers for women who may be out of formula or other food….

What Can & Can’t Be Bought With Food Stamps & An EBT Card

  Infographic source unknown. Someone sent it to me from Pinterest. This infographic is a good rough guide to what you can and can’t buy with SNAP. I have a huge gripe with the way some states or counties in  parts of the U.S. work with their clients.  The most frequent search terms on my…

Mean People Suck : Senator Marbles linking race & food to poverty

There weren’t a whole lot of people making asses of themselves publicly this week. Unless you want to count Miley Cyrus but that doesn’t have much to do with us poor folks, I guess. Colorado Senator Vicki Marble made some rather rude and racist remarks about fried chicken. Wait, no…I have that wrong. She loves…