Jeff Waters is a Florida man who apparently bought a blank check off a homeless dude, then decided to try to cash it at the local Bank of America. A $368 billion check.
Companies that don’t have to bear the onerous financial burden of proving anything to the FDA.
Oops. Arizona is all out of money. What to do? Republicans who control the sate have it all figured it out. In their fiscally conservative, bootstrappy wisdom, the Rethugs have decided to close the $1 billion budget gap by cutting welfare. that could go wrong?
Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months.
As a result, the Arizona Department of Economic Security will drop at least 1,600 families – including more than 2,700 children – from the state’s federally funded welfare program on July 1, 2016.
The cuts of at least $4 million reflect a prevailing mood among the lawmakers in control in Arizona that welfare, Medicaid and other public assistance programs are crutches that keep the poor from getting back on their feet and achieving their potential.
Gov. Doug Ducey (R-fuckface), when he’s not stuffing his face with ice cream, says these cuts are necessary to “protect the taxpayers.” Arizona is one of those red welfare states that mooches off taxpayers, in other states. The thing is, the welfare money is entirely federally funded through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. It comes from the federal government. Thanks, but no thanks, Obama! We don’t want your free federal money, for we need to teach Arizona Poors a thing or two about bootstraps. Arizona isn’t really screwing people on government assistance to save money; it’s about teaching those poors a lesson about not being poor.
“I tell my kids all the time that the decisions we make have rewards or consequences, and if I don’t ever let them face those consequences, they can’t get back on the path to rewards,” Republican Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, said during debate on the budget. “As a society, we are encouraging people at times to make poor decisions and then we reward them.”
This is class cleansing, fellow sleuth. They want poor people to move out of Arizona. Forget the sanctimonious moralizing bullshit. They can’t legally kick people out of the state so they’re going to give them an incentive to self-deport. I say it’s because the fucking moochers (yes, Republicans, that’s you, motherfuckerss) don’t want any of our money to go to the poor in Arizona.
If all of the poor leave Arizona, who will the Teabaggers in the state house vent their hate on next?
ps: recall this fuckface.
FAO Schwarz is closing its flagship Manhattan store because the toy giant can not keep up with the rent increases. The 5th avenue store was harrowing and a far cry from the satellite stores that existed in the 1960′s and 70′s. Ours was in a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall that also housed Lord & Taylor and B. Altmans – it was a place that invoked an almost unconveyable magic. Founded by a German Immigrant in New York in 1862, these stores offered exclusive toys you never saw anywhere else. There was the menagerie of scratchy, glassy-eyed animals from Steiff: itty-bitty mice called “pieps” in aprons, bears in lederhosen, giant schnauzers handmade from felt, mohair, and alpaca. The store’s enchanting doll department had pyramids of 8″ Madame Alexander dolls from exotic lands, and behind glass were the 14″ storyland lasses.
Unlike the massive phonebookian Sears Wishbook, the FAO Schwarz catalogs were slim and understated, with tiny images of a very limited selection of toys. But those were special toys.And expensive! There were the big-ticket toys, that the stores didn’t carry and that we would never get. Like the child-sized replica of a 1950s soda fountain, impeccably rendered, with little, spinning red stools, where children could experience “the thrill of working behindas ice cream fountain server serving sundaes and sodas and other delicious concoctions”.
I just watched “The Stepford Wives” again, criminy that’s a great, ahead-of-its-time feminist movie.
If they could *build* a woman to cook, clean, provide buttsecks, wash their car, etc.., how many Republican men would be tempted? No alimony when you traded her in on a newer model. Or put’em to work, buy booze etc., with their pay. That was how the Roman Republic worked.