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A Lesson in Irony

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."

Thus ends today's lesson in irony.

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So your solution to hunger in America is... ?
November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Splaine
My solution is to give the hungry, and even the lazy or useless...

all Jim Splaine's stuff asap.
November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile
JOBS ... !!!

Work for Welfare! Oh wait we had that but President Barry Soetoro decided this was too onerous and racist so he gave the States waivers from this requirement!

Work Hard Have Fun!
Bob DeMaura
November 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterNH INSIDER

The United States can easily feed all the hungry here and the rest of the world where starvation/hunger is real and not a political weapon.

Its buying votes with food stamps that gets expensive.

Democrats have been luring minority voters toward food stamps instead of jobs, so the result is what we have now - 1 in 5.

Congrats, liberals! Soon, the poor will have to pay for part of their own welfare.
November 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterEd Naile
Actually, Ed, the Food Stamps Program has been strongly supported by Republicans as well as Democrats for decades. George W. Bush, and George Bush before him, increased the program. Democrats Bill Clinton and, guess what, Barack Obama's Administration increased the oversight provisions. Just so happens more are on food stamps now because minimum wages haven't kept up with the price of food and other inflationary costs -- a la Walmart-type jobs, and those jobs available in service and entertainment industries. Don't believe that? Check the going rate for housekeeping at hotels, or cashiers in movie theaters and retail.

And Bob -- Work For Welfare is still the rule of the program, but there aren't so many jobs available nowadays, if you haven't noticed. So, if we can't put someone "to work," what do we do? Deny assistance? Fortunately, we don't do that in America. The concept of "freedom" doesn't mean to die in the streets if you have no job.

So, back to my question (and if they get all my "stuff" it ain't much because I don't have much), what's your solution to hunger in America? Thank goodness we have the Food Stamp Program. While others would like to have us return to the 1930s, we're better than that.
November 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Splaine

You support non-resident voting which makes all your liberal hot air arguments irrelevant.

Not cool Jim, Woodstock is over.
November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile
Ummm, Ed -- you've got it wrong again. Yet another Myth. I support Americans voting. If they "live" here -- whether at a college, or as a worker who is here for a period of time because of his/her job, or they've just moved here, or they're liiving with Mom or Dad, Son or Daughter or family member -- if they say they're here, yes -- they should vote.

Who are YOU to decide they don't "live" here? To "live" here do they have to, in your criteria, have to pay a Head & Poll Tax -- we did away with that decades ago? Right now, they have to fill out a statement verifying that they "live" here, and that they're only voting here. Are YOU going to expect we'll empower you to go to the place they say they "live" to verify that? Of course, you can do that I guess -- be careful of the stocking laws, though. And if you have any question, you should go to the N.H. Attorney General's Office -- empowered by law to check into voting fraud.

So, Ed -- I support Americans voting. If you're here, you're here -- and it isn't up to you, or me, to take the right of voting (as provided for in the N.H. and U.S. Constitutions) away from anyone.

And I think we saw in New Hampshire and nationwide that the hot air arguments of some people have been soundly rejected.
November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Splaine

Actually I do decide who "lives" here. I have rights as well.

Here is how sad it is for the Democrats to use college kids:

When you trick kids into voting here they are still bound by other states laws, sorry to say.

So keeping that out of state drivers licence and voting here may peak the interest of their local and state officials.

I guess we will find out because I will be posting their names on the internet and just like the Deerfield non-resident voters they will probably email asking me to stop because it is one of the first things to pop up when they Google their names.

Clever, eh?
November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile
If you have PROOF of voter fraud, it is your right, and obligation, to say so. The N.H. Attorney General's Office would like to know that, I'm sure.

That someone happens to have an out-of-state ID, license, car registration, or family but they decide to vote here and only here and have declared residency in New Hampshire is NOT fraud. It's not illegal. It is their right, just as you have a right to reside where you do. Our New Hampshire and U.S. Constitutions give them that right.

Thank God for the United States of America.
November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Splaine
The AG's Office does not want to see voter fraud and you, of all people, know that.

So uncool Jim.

No one "just happens" to have a drivers licence from another state. You have to be a resident of that state to have one - and a valid street address. Other states don't have same day drivers license givaways where you get a license and decide you don't want it the next day - but keep it. That would be something a NH judge would find attractive , if that person voted Democrat.

You see, other states actually have laws written in English that some AGs take seriously.

Nothing you have to worry about though, you tricked college students, not known for being all that forward thinking, into voting here to win this election, congrats.

Now they will be exposed to their home state. You can play word games, I can play "Pin The Tail On The Foolish Voter."And as several have done in the past, call me to ask if I will stop posting their name.

Maybe the NHLWV can help these kids out.

This reminds me of how liberals use women and people on SS.
November 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterEd Naile
Your reference to the word "use" is most interesting, Ed. "Use" in what way? People vote the way they wish. No one's in the polling booth with them. I have no idea that "college students" or anyone else voted one way or another -- and perhaps they split down the middle for all I know. Perhaps you are more telepathic.

There are a lot of independent thinkers in the world, Ed. People who might not watch Faux News or fall for the "birther" diatribe. People who see that "Forward," the theme of President Obama and the Democrats this year, means more to them and is more relevant to their lives than the message of returning to the 1940s and 1950s that Republican right-wingers chose.

And by the way, if I choose to live in another state -- and vote there -- my New Hampshire driver's license would still be good for the five-year span for which it is issued. States recognize one another's driver's licenses. Yet another of your myths bites the dust.

Thank God for the United States of America. It protects us from abuse from our abusers.
November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Splaine
Jimbo Spain's ideal liberalism: back to the womb – or is that userus? – where Nanny knows best, and makes sure she has the guns and buttah to back up her apron strings. Vote choice of One for your child's education, vote Jimbo Splaine! FORWARD!
– C. dog backtracking to his lair for a nip of freedom
November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog

It appears Stacie Marie Laughton got USED big time by you fellas

Now Raybo The Bully wants her out?????

There is no shame in winning, right?
November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile
Mr. Naile,

As I predicted (before you deleted my post), a clean sweep for democrats and now the Republican party is an unmitigated disaster. Keep fighting the good fight though! It is people like you, Mr Naile, that keep driving the wedge through the party and keep it divided. Well done! Saul Alinsky would be proud of your good work!
November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Paulsen
No need to worry, Robért –
Once the bill comes due on the Dumbocrats' impending spending spree, it'll be time for the grown-ups to return and tell the kids they can't afford their toys and lofty ideals. Better yet, they should sit the next one out and let the playpen go bankrupt.
– C. dog can't wait to travel down new path
November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog

One truism that will always hold is that liberal Democrats always poop in the soup.

I don't remember deleting anything worth reading, so no harm except to feelings most liberals operate by.

Spend away moonbats!
December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile

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