Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Shorter Darwin edition

Morning, everybody!

From time to time I see something in Freeperville that can’t be mocked, isn’t funny, and just takes the wind out of my snark sails.

This is one of those times. Back next week after I recover from this:

Try living on food stamps this monthThe Columbian ^ | November 2, 2013 | Staff

Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:10:41 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

Can you feed yourself on $4.50 a day?

That’s the typical daily benefit for someone who gets food stamps. Millions of low-income Americans are dependent on the program, which is called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, for some if not all of their food money. SNAP benefits have just been reduced slightly, with the sunset of an economic-stimulus addition, and will likely be cut more by Congress before the year is through.

Here in Clark County, Share and the Clark County Food Bank are inviting the community to get a sense of life on that kind of budget by accepting the SNAP Challenge. Participants will commit to eating all meals from that tight SNAP budget of just $4.50 per day.

Visit clarkcountysnapchallenge.org to register for one day, three days or seven days in November. You’ll be provided with guidelines as well as suggested shopping lists and recipes. All participants are encouraged to share their experience on facebook.com/clarkcountysnapchallenge, and to connect with other participants at #CCSNAPchallenge.

At 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, SNAP Challenge participants will share their stories at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street. That’s part of a series of activities planned for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 17-23.

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Oh boo-hoo. I’ve seen people shopping with food stamps and their carts were both fuller and much more loaded with luxury goods, convenience items and high-grade meats than we could ever afford.
1 posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:10:41 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

To: 2ndDivisionVet

F ‘em. I’m tired of financing the short-circuiting of Darwin.

21 posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:19:49 PM by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain’t that irOnic?)
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2 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Shorter Darwin edition

  1. MaryRC says:

    “I’m tired of financing the short-circuiting of Darwin”
    Survival of the fittest, eh buddy? Amd of course, you’d be the first person to denounce the theory of evolution, right?

  2. NTodd says:

    I love the “I’ve seen” anecdotes. Some are lies. Some are probably true, but miss something important, like that person was spending their entire family’s SNAP allowance in addition to whatever paltry funds they have available to get through the month. And they hope it stretches.
    Fucking assholes.

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