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EBT Card Glitch Today, Riots in 3…2…1

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It is being reported on Twitchy this evening that due to a recent attempt to update the Electronic Benefits Transfer system (EBT) the EBT cards are not working.  Threats of rioting abound on Twitter.  This is not a drill.  Read the tweets here

 

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  1. Jerry Bullister

    October 12th, 2013

    No lobster for them, this weekend!

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  2. Durka durka

    October 12th, 2013

    I love that people who are on SNAP have an internet-connected device and internet service to get on the internet and bitch about not being able to have other people pay for their food.

    Jackasses.

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    October 12th, 2013

    I will feed my neighbors actually suffering out of my own pocket.

    We can thin the herd of the useless, bottom-sucking, professional welfarists when they give us an excuse. So go ahead, riot.

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  4. marleenna1959

    October 12th, 2013

    Of course they did this update during the shutdown so the whole thing can be blamed on the shutdown and put pressure on the Republicans. Several of the twits were jumping to that conclusion. BTW how could anybody be doing an upgrade on a government system when said government is shutdown?

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  5. jsg

    October 12th, 2013

    Whatevs. Call me heartless, but my giveafuck is broke.

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  6. Pogosticks

    October 12th, 2013

    This also happened in Florida the 16th of last month. I went to Wally World to pickup a couple bottles of cran – grape & a bag of rice. They were putting up the signs as I was going in. There was a person of color ahead of me at the checkout, with a cart full of pre – made meals & other high – priced food. The person went totally ballistic when told the system was down. Pushed the cart into the walkway past the registers & flipped it on it’s side, scattering everything on the floor, so people couldn’t walk through, then started swearing to where it would lay a sailor to shame, as this person left the store.

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  7. marcus t. cicero

    October 12th, 2013

    My wife went to Welfare Mart this PM and the place
    was EMPTY…No ghetto butts and screaming plebs around, the cashiers were uncommonly nice…
    I guess the parasites are getting their shit ready
    to riot, we are ready for them!!!

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  8. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    October 12th, 2013

    How’m I ‘sposs’d to gets my menthol cigarettes & Courvoisier? I gots to gets my nails done tonight.

    Who gone feed my keeds?*

    *Management is not responsible for the content of this message. It is a parody. We now turn you over to your regularly scheduled program.

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  9. unneutral

    October 12th, 2013

    Glitches for the teat suckers don’t happen often enough, they need to be inundated with such inconveniences. Piss be upon the un-needy.

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  10. Jimbo

    October 12th, 2013

    Join us for next week’s episode of “Urban Preppers”!

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  11. norman einstein

    October 12th, 2013

    Why all the talk about rioting?
    Or is that just their knee-jerk reaction to a problem because it affects THEM?

    That’s retarded, sir.

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  12. Goldenfoxx

    October 12th, 2013

    LOL! The checker at the grocery store was elated. He said “no lobster or filet mignon has been checked out anywhere here today.” That made me feel good.

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  13. AvgDude

    October 12th, 2013

    “Someone gotz to feed my babies!!!… Dis shit be ridikulus!!!”

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  14. 99th Squad Leader

    October 12th, 2013

    “EBT is shut down worldwide” A statement posted on Twitter by a genius who thinks an American welfare system operates in other countries. Whoops! Wait. I forgot about Mexico, Syria, Egypt, etc, etc.
    Well, maybe the doofus wasn’t wrong after all.

    BTW, everything is going according to plan. Dear Leader in Chief has everything on schedule for the defeat of the Republican party and the Republic all at the same time.

    Pray God’s mercy and grace will abound because we are headed for a bumpy ride.

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  15. Noelegy

    October 12th, 2013

    Does it bother anyone else that so many of the cards are given names and images that seem to imply pride in one’s state?

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  16. Goldenfoxx

    October 12th, 2013

    Come to think about this some more, the Mooch should be elated by this. From the EBT recipients I have seen, they all could stand to miss a few meals. I see lay offs coming from the manufacturers of Twinkies, Cocoapuffs, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and Cheetos. Yes, this should delight the Mooch.

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  17. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    October 12th, 2013

    hahaha!!! awwww hail. EBT riot happened and I missed it?

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  18. F'n turds

    October 12th, 2013

    This is a terrific gift. And it’s not even Xmas.
    If I was in charge you would have to be bleeding out of both ears before I would give anyone welfare.
    Have a baby? Whose the father?
    He is going to take care of you or do serious time.
    Free shit for people who have time to tweet but not work? Ain’t going to happen on my watch.
    EVERY ABLE BODY PERSON WORKS!!!!

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  19. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    October 12th, 2013

    I pray it stays down for a phucking year.

    Let the trash burn down their cities. They need a good cleaning out anyway.

    I’ll bring the popcorn.

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  20. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    October 12th, 2013

    You’re all poor but somehow you’re all on twitter and facebook. Maybe sell one of your 0bamaphones for some pantry staples. And how are you not stocking cans and other foodstuff away “in case” something happens?

    Oh look who I’m talking to.

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  21. Rick Evans

    October 12th, 2013

    Wait till it happens for real. Gonna be hilarious.

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  22. old_oaks

    October 12th, 2013

    Oh yeah, it was ON today!

    First I noticed, they had the sign under the deli counter number thinggy. It said something about the “Link” thing not working and since the number giver-outer is electronic, everyone (including me) was like WTF. This is a more UPSCALE store than your common Wal*Mart, so like me, nobody knew what the LINK thing was, other than it was on a sign attached to an electronic thingamabob that gives out numbers and said it was broke!

    Some lady said it still worked, so I jabbed the button, got my number and my deli stuffs.

    I finally figured out what the LINK thing was.

    It was at the shortest checkout line that I found my answer. In front of me was one of those crazy looking Mexicans, not your typical short dark Mexican. This one had crazy French like eyes, blond hair and she was white, it only was the silver tooth caps and her fat daughter that identified them as being Mexican.

    They didn’t have much food on the belt, but I did notice they were buying a huge cake tray full of cannoli.

    Then the card swipe came and all hell broke loose.

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  23. norman einstein

    October 12th, 2013

    @ F’n turds, you need to run for office!
    Hell…you got my vote. It’s a start.

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  24. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    Durka…I am a senior woman who worked for 45 years before it all went to hell under obummer. I am disabled but get no government assistance except SNAP here in Florida. I am told I will get Hospice care when the time comes. I did not ask to be unemployed or sick; I paid taxes in humongous amounts over the years and now I get a small amount of FS that will be further reduced on 10/31.Maybe ended,according to the Brevard Times of 10/11.
    I have a small 2 room apartment with bath in the back of my daughter’s house. She does not charge me rent or utilities,thank God, and she has whole-house wi-fi or I would not have tv or internet. I am blessed in abundance to be her Mother. I have great sorrow for those who are not so blessed.
    No bastard babies here and no expectation of medical.
    I am now one of those ‘useless eaters’ you hear so much about. But…I wasn’t always. Once,I was just like you.

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  25. RosalindJ

    October 12th, 2013

    Sounds like good times, old_oaks. Any of it make youtube?

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  26. Jimbo

    October 12th, 2013

    Some say we are 9-Meals Away from Anarchy…
    I say it’s closer to 3-buckets of chicken and a gallon of Sunny-D.

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  27. eternal cracker p

    October 12th, 2013

    check Hey Jackass! tomorrow.

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  28. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    BTW- no Facebook,twitter,fancy obummer phone…Just me in my little sanctuary with a little bit of food and this machine. Who’s next?

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  29. Robin H

    October 12th, 2013

    Annie, you are the one that food stamps SHOULD help. I am not in favor of ditching the whole thing, but there neesds to be some major overhauling. You are blessed to have a loving daughter, God Bless.

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  30. Moe Tom

    October 12th, 2013

    Whatcha mean motherfoker? Bama tell me I can any fukin thing I want and fo free too. Yo chink eyed motherfoker! An yoall be probly ellegal too.Mother foker. My people been here for 200 fukin years an I can’t get an fucin pack a Newport? What fuck goin on in dis motherfookin country any way ? Don’t Obama mean shit?
    I mean he be Black, I be Black. Don’t that mean some shit? This is bullsheeeeatt man. Bull scheeeat man. Fuckit.

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  31. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    BTW-not all of us are able-bodied,have 12 kids by 12 different men,have hair-weaves,fake nails,tatoos,fancy clothes,buy steak and Pepsi,drive a Lexus and live in HUD housing. My car is 17 years old and runs like a top. They quit making them because they were to good.
    Just sayin’….

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  32. F'n turds

    October 12th, 2013

    @NE
    I would like you to be my vice president. In charge of throwing healthy people off of welfare.

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  33. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    Robin…may God bless you for your kind words. I believe this whole thing is part of their plan to make it hurt as much as possible and damn the collateral damage. What did that bitch Jarrett say??? They KNOW who is for them and who is not.

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  34. Moe Tom

    October 12th, 2013

    I know there are good people in need. I do not wish to insult them with my rants. But I hate the pricks who are not in need and take advantage. That is the fault of our elected officials who for years did not give a fuck, long as they got reelected. Time for them to go.

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  35. Ernest T. Bass

    October 12th, 2013

    two “democrats” in front of me at grocery store yesterday. loaded up two carts each with ebt food. saw them in parking lot loading it all in new Mercedes M class. me and my $2 pork chop got in my 7 yr old truck and drove off shaking my head.

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  36. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    Blame Johnson…he started it and had kennedy killed to implement it. What has the o done?

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  37. old_oaks

    October 12th, 2013

    There truly ARE needy people. The fact that anyone makes fun of the system is because there are a lot of truly un-needy people taking advantage of the system. Anyone who realizes this, is obviously smart enough to know the difference.

    Unfortunately RosalindJ, I don’t roll with my gadgets all the time. Especially considering the NSA, marketing gimicks and stores, but this would have been epic.

    The apologies from the cashier and store manager were unnecessary, I felt more sorry for them.

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  38. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    I know,Mr Bass…..I know. I buy burger and sometimes a pork chop. My car is a 17 yr old Saturn which,God bless her,runs like a dream. I,too,am amazed at what has happened to my country.

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  39. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    I also have a DVD player I got for Christmas and a CD player,same time….Does that mean I am not worthy of my little bit of food?

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  40. srdem65

    October 12th, 2013

    The EBT provider is lying, it’s not a ‘glitch’ due to an upgrade. The site was hacked, and hacked good and done, by someone mad at something going on in DC. could be a laid-off employee, or military vet upset at the govt for mistreatment, but it was a hack.
    The EBT users might think it’s the Repubs fault, but they’re going to be all over their Dem reps to settle this thing, NOW.

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  41. FreeMan & Sarah in 2016

    October 12th, 2013

    100% planned.

    What software gets upgraded on Friday night, or Saturday? Government? Upgrade? Total BS.

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  42. F'n turds

    October 12th, 2013

    No one is talking about the truly needy. We are talking about the people who are professional lazy asses.
    People who have never worked. Their parents have never worked.
    This is who I mean.
    The professionals
    You should have to work one job for a period of 5 years just to be eligible for welfare.
    This crap where everyone in the family is on some form of government assistance is nuts.
    Again… If you are on welfare and tweeting about it. Your the first to lose it.
    And you can only be on it 2 years without working for 5 years straight.

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  43. FreeMan & Sarah in 2016

    October 12th, 2013

    What other Kill Switches” did they wire into Al Gores invention?????? Hum?????

    The only thing getting killed will be me tomorrow at the ATM.

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  44. FreeMan & Sarah in 2016

    October 12th, 2013

    PS – Looks like we just got our bail out.

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  45. RosalindJ

    October 12th, 2013

    Anniesnowflake, the fact that you’re here pretty much bounces you out of the pool of people who game the system.

    The people who made gaming it so damned easy consider you collateral damage, as if we as supporters of the whole scheme are incapable of distinguishing one from the other. Bless you and your daughter.

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  46. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    I know,Mr Bass…..I know. I buy burger and sometimes a pork chop. My car is a 17 yr old Saturn which,God bless her,runs like a dream. I,too,am amazed at what has happened to my country.
    Not every is a bad-ass,loser and sucker of life…I am not,but libs and commies think I am.
    I just hope that they wake up before what has happened to me,happens to them.
    Dying ain’t easy,especially under the regime as it stands.
    Wake the fuck up,America.

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  47. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    Hey…I love all you guys (and gals) who have commented in my favor. I do and I thank you so much for seeing that not everyone getting a bit of FS is a woman w/no morals and no work ethic. I sold antiques for many years. $500,000 in a year. Americans loved it. I loved it.
    Just touching things that our forefathers touched was better than sex. Not kidding. I held in MY HAND an original picture of Abraham Lincoln. THAT touched me in ways I can never express.
    Now,to see what this ‘regime’ has wrought on this Country is sickening beyond words.
    I WAS America. I LIVED America. I KNEW America….and this is not it.
    God help us all.

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  48. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    I just want to get from one day to the next. I don’t have the energy to fight one more day. My Father fought in WWII and Korea. I know now it was all in vain because all ameriKa really wanted was obutthole.
    The effing anti-Christ. Good luck with that.

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  49. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    October 12th, 2013

    Annie, I’m glad you’re getting what help you can get and I’m glad you know we’re all clowning the grifters and welfare queens. I’m sure you paid plenty into taxes! The Clowns, they get all the attention because they’re always proud and vocal about their greed and stupidity. And people like you don’t get recognition.

    And yeah I blame 0bama, too. He got the cheater ball rolling pretty fast since he’s been president *spit*. Idiots in legislature are only too happy to help the fraud along.

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  50. HooHooNayNay

    October 12th, 2013

    Annie- you indicated that you’ve been told you’ll “get hospice care when the time comes”. As I’m not familiar with your diagnosis or prognosis, I will simply recommend that you ask your primary MD for an order for a hospice eligibility assessment. Strangely enough, the hospice benefit is the most generous benefit under medicare/medicaid. It covers your medical equipment, hospice diagnosis-related medications, medical supplies, etc. I’ve been doing hospice nursing for a few years now and would love to provide any assistance.

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  51. Anniesnowflake

    October 12th, 2013

    I have NO medical. I have NO medical…untill I am ready to lay down and die.
    NOT today. I need help NOW before I HAE to go there.
    Effing everybody darker than me gets help.
    HooHoo…dying is hard,ya know?
    Every breath is a conscience decision. Every breath.

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  52. HooHooNayNay

    October 13th, 2013

    Annie, I can appreciate your will to fight. Definitely don’t surrender it, it’s critical and it holds you in good standing. Hospice isn’t simply for the actively dying patient, it’s aggressive palliative care(symptom management) for the patient who has advanced disease processes that are not curable and have significantly reduced functioning. It’s not just for cancer, but Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Cardiac Disease, Renal/ liver failure, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, etc. You don’t stop seeing your physician unless he/she opts out, then the hospice physician becomes your primary. It’s also support for your family with social workers, chaplain, volunteers, etc.

    But definitely not until you’re ready. Do you want to chat more off-thread?

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  53. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    No medical. NO help. My daughter finally got life insurance on me. Ha. Good for her. Me? I see what has happened to America and can only be glad I won’t be here to see the end.
    COPD with emphysema,degenerative bone disease.
    Folks,better to let go.

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  54. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Hoo-hoo……yes….Please.
    How?
    I’m not scared (liar) just not ready.

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  55. HooHooNayNay

    October 13th, 2013

    To keep our addresses private, maybe Fur can help us out. I’ll try to send him a note….

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  56. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    LISTEN!!! I do NOT want to DIE but if I don’t get some kind of help soon,I will.
    Help me! Who can help me? I am in Ft Laudrrdale.

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  57. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    561-699-7241

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  58. HooHooNayNay

    October 13th, 2013

    I just sent an email to Fur….I would call you but if i do I’ll wake up everyone in my house :(

    Do you want to post your email?

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  59. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Meh…Saddest thing in the world is to grow old and die alone.

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  60. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    K…anniesnowflake@hotmail.com
    I do this because I am a fly on the asss of the world and no one eer will miss me.
    Annie

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  61. HooHooNayNay

    October 13th, 2013

    Check your hotmail

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  62. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    It’s now or never….
    Nah…..it’s ok. I was a nothing when I was born and I am a nothing now.
    It’s ok. Shit happens!
    Never mind.

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  63. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    HooHoo….call me on the damn phone….
    561-

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  64. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Hot mail (ie: outlook) cannot connect.” Yeah,right…

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  65. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Someone needs to call me cause I can’t find my phone!

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  66. Frank

    October 13th, 2013

    what did they call it that the ragheads did on the plane the other day …… A dry run?

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  67. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Truth is only what you think
    changing shape from day to day

    and fact is falsehood
    in a wink
    if it suits you so to say

    so look into my eyes of stone

    take your answer,turn and go

    for
    all of truth is never kown

    only bits
    and pieces show.

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  68. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Help.
    Small and tired of living alone.
    Thanks,ya’ll,for being my friends.
    I do miss Texas.

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  69. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Duh….No raghead nor obamanite.

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  70. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    I will hurt anyone who trys to burt my country. EEN YOU.

    …an get on any plane aand blow it up.
    Trust me. Works eery time.
    Damn…America is SO fucked,ah? makes me laugh!

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  71. Anniesnowflake

    October 13th, 2013

    Really? Really?
    Never mind. Someone has the poiwer to reach

    me…………

    I wish I had been loved a long time ago. Is truly ok.

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  72. RosalindJ

    October 13th, 2013

    All women on this thread whose first name begins with “J” should go to bed now.

    Though you may feel under the weather at that point, things will be better tomorrow.

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  73. nuna bidness

    October 13th, 2013

    Y’all are racist!!

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  74. whitebait

    October 13th, 2013

    Obama wants you ebt ers to suffer.He wants you real mad.He told me to tell you to go poop in the nearest democrats yard.Then call harry reid and tell him off.You also want to remember to vote against all democrats for the rest of your life.Think I’ll go get a pizza

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  75. » October 13, 2013

    October 13th, 2013

    [...] » New Hampshire waitress picks up tab for furloughed National Guard soldiers » Denver Mulls Outlawing Drifting Marijuana Smoke » The Snowden Scandal: Blazing Incompetence » EBT Card Glitch Today, Riots in 3…2…1 [...]

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  76. Captiva

    October 13th, 2013

    Panic! Thousands of wannabe gangstas had to drink their $50 bottle of VSOP cognac without a free mixer. My heart is breaking.

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  77. Captiva

    October 13th, 2013

    What’s next? Limiting the data plan on obama phone? THE HORROR

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  78. I'm Your Huckleberry

    October 13th, 2013

    so let me summerize this..
    1. Zero has no need of the rabble that voted for him, again..
    2. Any time this administration removes the handles from the water fountains in National Parks, to deter joggers, and visitors, while have no worries, throwing his pawns under the bus..
    3. He’s gonna need a bigger bus..
    4. Irony, The EBT’rs are complaining about their plight of no lobsters by tweeting their comments on the obummerphones..

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  79. Nouro

    October 13th, 2013

    The government is testing the affects of shutting down te ebt system and claiming that it’s “due to updates” the question is, if our taxes pay for these benefits an the ebt system does get shut down. Do we no longer have to pay into the tax percentage that goes into this benefit fund. Lolol hell no!!

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