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Who Gets Food Stamps?.................................White People, Mostly

"I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks,'" Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. "They don't work."

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2015/02/14/miss-third-grade-gate-fear-failure/23443737/



Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American.









MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/28/food-stamp-demographics_n_6771938.html

The Fargo Forum - Front Page

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True story: People are here to help decide who should be the most powerful leader on the planet

Welcome to the Conservative Political Action Conference, a three-day-long performance from an improv troupe whose hat has only has one statement in it: you’re in terrible danger. But that doesn’t mean you’re in terrible danger right now. Right now, there are seminars. About the danger. I have been to them, as part of my quest to be America’s Most Impervious Man. I don’t even care to what…

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/27/cpac-2015-wants-you-to-know-you-are-in-terrible-danger?CMP=edit_2221


William Temple, the "Tea Party Patriot," holds press conference after walking out on Jeb
https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/571401352796114944



https://twitter.com/moody/status/570996593819844608

AFTER DARK




The 2016 cocktails at @ijreview's CPAC party
Jeb Bush wins @ijreview cocktail caucus. Christie second, Walker third. Boos erupt in CPAC-adjacent bar.
https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/571488478170652672




MORE HERE:
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/02/28/saturday-morning-cartoons-open-thread-cpac-edition/#more-166117



Top 5 Homeland Security Contractors Spend $107M Lobbying Congress & Receive $9B in contracts

Top 5 Homeland Security Contractors Spend $107M Lobbying Congress and Federal Agencies, Receive $9B in Contracts

Feb. 27, 2015 -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill today are considering a $40 billion spending bill that would continue to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If passage of this bill fails, the DHS is scheduled to partially shut down at midnight on Feb. 28, 2015. The Senate has already voted 68-31 in favor of the bill, referring it to the House of Representatives for a vote. A Republican counterproposal to fund the department for only three weeks has failed to receive the votes necessary for it to pass, failing with a vote of 203-224.

MapLight looked into the contracts awarded by the DHS to the top 5 contractors and these contractors' political spending. These companies were chosen because they were the top recipients of DHS contracts between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2014 according to USA Spending.

The top 5 DHS contractors, between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2014, spent $107.6 million on lobbying, and contributed $7.4 million to *all congressional candidates from their political action committees (PAC). During that time period, these five contractors received $8.9 billion in federal contracts from the DHS.





MORE:
http://maplight.org/content/top-5-homeland-security-contractors-spend-107m-lobbying-congress-and-federal-agencies-receiv

GOP: "Do As I Say Or Else!"

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Hard to see whether the dress is white or black, easy to see GOP doesn't help people of color.

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https://twitter.com/SeanMcElwee/status/571380066325798912
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/2/republican-policies-dont-help-people-of-color.html

Texas mom brings gun to daughter’s high school fist fight



TORONTO – A fight between two high school girls in Texas took a dramatic turn when cellphone video later revealed one of the girl’s mothers had crashed the brawl – with a gun.

Now, the pistol-packing parent is facing criminal charges, while the family of the other girl involved says they’re mortified about what might have been.

Victoria Myers, 14, said she showed up for a fight behind Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas, earlier this month.

She told KHOU News in Houston, Texas that the fight was over a boy, and that she had been challenged to show up by a girl she says she barely knows.



VIDEO (amazing) & MORE:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1854867/watch-texas-mom-brings-gun-to-daughters-high-school-fist-fight/?hootPostID=77d86fcb2a93df6472f888e23517898d

GOP SMACKED DOWN: “Not only can they not govern, but we’ve learned that they can’t even count.”

“Not only can they not govern, but we’ve learned that they can’t even count.”

— Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), quoted by CQ Now, on the House GOP’s failure pass a three-week Homeland Security funding bill.

https://twitter.com/tamarhallerman/status/571437233510739968
http://politicalwire.com/2015/02/27/extra-bonus-quote-of-the-day-263/

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more:
http://themoderatevoice.com/203132/republican-groundhog-day-again-and-again-and/

The cross-dimensional portal between our reality and The Onion's reality is now wide open

THIS is CNN:

Questions for the llama on CNN:
1. Alpacas - for or against them?
2. Why do you forever yearn to be free
3. Please stop spitting in my eye



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After two llamas on the run from authorities in Arizona captured the attention of viewers across the nation, CNN decided to interview a llama live in their studio Thursday night

https://twitter.com/billmon1/status/571174626585419776
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/cnn-interviews-a-celebrity-llama-named-pierre-on-live-tv?utm_term=.vl0ROpvxZ3#.mhzAJmZW8


Don Lemon interviewed Pierre, who is unfortunately not the white llama from the infamous chase,
but is still a celebrity llama.



MORE LLAMA:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/cnn-interviews-a-celebrity-llama-named-pierre-on-live-tv?utm_term=.vl0ROpvxZ3#.mhzAJmZW8

Best Advice - Lessen The Grip Of Fear From Terrorism - Here's How...

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