Subsidized Smut

Just another crackhead nigger begging for moneyThere’s always a reason why poor people are poor and often, though not nearly always, that reason is that the people in question make poor choices and have priorities that prevent them from ever being anything better then parasites on society as a whole.

Even when they’re given largess from the public’s coffers in the form of welfare and food stamps via EBT in order for them to feed themselves, they seem to have different priorities for its use.

It seems some number of them prefer to spend the money that government took from Americans and gave to them as a hand-out on: liquor, pornography, hookah use, and strippers.

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.

One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink thongs.

NOTE: Before I go any further I must say that Fox News’ article has one huge and glaring flaw, most likely of deliberate origin. There are NO EBT MACHINES! EBT cards work in any ATM, which are what is installed in the locations mentioned. OK, technically they just reprinted an excerpt from an NY Post article but, especially considering the nature of their sister company, that’s no real excuse for either poor fact-checking or willfully ignoring errors.

By way of probably long overdue full disclosure, since it hasn’t mattered in close to two years, I worked for a Newscorp business as a senior technical executive (ISO) for 5 long years.

I know the people all the way to the top and I know what the companies’ real goals are and they’re not political in the least.

I like the various Newscorp businesses for what they are – a lone counterweight to the Leftists’ MSM complex. I can’t and don’t try to delude myself about their own agenda and methodology though, and I don’t see where anyone else should either.

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Still…Strip Clubs? These grifters and failures prefer to use hands-outs meant for their food, housing, utilities, and sundry household necessities to watch some slut jiggle and show off the sum total of her worth as an animal? Tell me again why we’re keeping these creatures alive.

Now Accepting Other People’s Money
(Card Swipe Available For Extra Fee)

I could almost understand the occasional splurge on a six-pack, a bottle of spirits, or nice bowl out of hookah, or a civilized drink or two at a bar. People do need to maintain some semblance of normalcy and pleasure irrespective of their poverty; that’s part of the aim of these welfare programs. But strippers?!?

As an interesting side-note, the NYC Green Markets accept EBT but ONLY issue coupons that are only good at the green market. They even add extra, in the form of $2 extra for every $5 spent.

Many would say that the welfare system is flawed and that this is proof of it. To be fair though, the federal government did recognize this problem and the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which Obama actually signed into law, included provisions that requires states to prohibit sinful welfare spending by 2014. If they don’t, they’ll forfeit federal cash. Yet those state legislatures which are controlled by Liberals, including New York’s, don’t seem to believe that they need to address this because doing so would “hurt the poor.

For myself, I wouldn’t say that the system is flawed and I have no idea how to stop this sinful spending of other people’s money without returning to old voucher system which was determined to be both needlessly and prohibitively expense to run. In other words, what they’re losing in misuse is probably less than they were losing in overhead before.

What I would say is that entire concept is flawed. Clinton, under American pressure in his 2nd term, reformed Welfare to some extent but we’ve never gone far enough. We’re still keeping habitual parasites and failure alive instead of implementing caps and cut-offs to limit how long they can live at our expense.

Then again, since only very recent dates were mentioned, it may just come down to who are the new poor and who’s been now allowed these entitlements. That would point to a systemic failure but not to a failure of the specific system delivery largess to the our society’s dregs and temporarily – we hope but do not count on with Obama’s reelection – impoverished.

 

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Occupational Therapy?

OWS doesn't know what they want but they're sure the success and productive have itAccording to a recently published study by The Frontier Lab the odd, filthy, and criminal behaviors of the slacker of the OWS “movement” can be better explained as “occupational therapy” than as politically motivated protests.  According to this study, for the foot soldiers of OWS it’s about community, belonging, identity, and control.

This explains a great deal of their behavior and also explains the diffuse and disjointed nature of their surface motivation. It especially explains their pathological need to “Occupy” as opposed to engaging in normal, legal protests.

It makes a certain sad and pathetic sense that the the rank-and-file occupiers, who feel isolated in their existences, and seemingly lack basic community ties such as those provided by participation in clubs, churches, and strong families, would sublimate their loss, longing, and despondency into the desire to carve out a “new home” for themselves and to surround themselves with others of their sort as some sort of support group.

Before discounting this or claiming the source, The Frontier Lab, is tainted simply read the following excerpt from December 18, 2011 statement from Occupy Wall St.’s ”Organizational” website:

It hurts to be holding GA’s here in an empty park. It hurts to stand here in the cold, fighting for nothing. I do not mean that we don’t stand for principles.

I mean that we don’t have a physical home.

There is nothing here. There are no structures. There is no sign of our community. There is no life. Yes, we are here. But we have become tourists. We visit the park, we do not occupy it.

— Christina Daniel
Buy-Out Buy-In – Proposal for GA

That certainly seems to bear out or, at least, lend weight to the “Occupational Therapy” hypothesis about the real motivations of the rabble in OWS.

The Frontier Lab report describes these rank-and-file Occupiers as “Communitarians.”

A Communitarian remarked that, upon waking each morning in the Tent City, he was struck by an overwhelming feeling of being part of a family. When queried about their formal religiosity, this segment indicated that they had grown up in largely non-religious households. One interview subject indicated that while he had grown up in a religious family, he had felt estranged due to his sexual orientation.

The Communitarians may have expressed their satisfaction at being “proactive” to correct injustices, but the value behind this satisfaction is “Security.” Security to Communitarians means reasserting some control over their futures. The rocky job market and economic outlook mean that they feel more adrift and unsure of their life plans, but for them the Occupy protests serve to translate malaise and fear into action, with a result that is both calming and empowering.

They then applied Means-Ends Theory and Laddering to map from concrete behaviors (Attributes) to emotional feedback (Consequences) to underlying values and/or beliefs (Values).

 
Means-Ends-Chain Theory - Attributes Consequences Values
Means-Ends Theory: Attributes → Consequences → Values
 

When The Frontier Lab interviewed a series of high intensity occupiers in New York and Chicago they applied this Means-Ends Theory to derive insights into the occupiers’ psyches and motivations.

It boils down to the idea that the average slacker in OWS is desperately in needs of community, fellowship, and self-validation and is seeking these things in the now-defunct OWS camps. In other words, it’s “Occupational Therapy” for them.

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Coyote Ugly

The Democrats have a problem. They got drunk on class warfare, ended up in bed – or up against a wall in a piss-stinking alley – with the anti-American, criminal slackers of OWS, and are now faced with the problem of a “coyote ugly” morning after.

Coyote Ugly - Gnaw arm off...
Gnaw Off Arm And Crawl Away…

Now it’s up to Americans to make sure that, come the 2012 elections, the Dems have to make that “walk of shame” right out of office and right out of history – except as a footnote on failure. 😉

Truth be told though, I’m not sure that “shame” can play a part in this. Democrats don’t seem to have the capacity for shame and whored themselves out to OWS knowingly. Now it’s not shame that drive them; it’s morning after regrets and the fear of what diseases or vermin they may have contracted.

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Breaking It Down

Bill Whittle who breaks down the differences between the two major populist movements that have arisen in the wake of America’s economy tribulations, OWS and The TEA Party.


Breaking It Down: TEA Party v. Occupy Wall St.

H/T to Tattered Bits of Brain for this video – though the actual “chain of custody” from here to it’s original source is hilariously long an involuted.

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Portrait Of Idiocy

What is most amazing about the rabble of the OWS mobs is the o’erweening arrogance of them combined with their self-absorption, histrionics, and delusions of worth.

Portrait Of An Idiot - OWS at its self-absorbed, histrionic finest
But You Can And Must Evict Criminal Squatters & Insurgents

The image of this particular would-be insurgent sums up the attitude perfectly. It’s truly a portrait of idiocy.

Only this particular sort of over-indulged slacker would hoist a sign like that, as if ensuring that basic peacekeeping and the law were followed somehow stripped him and his ilk of their voice.

But then, the Occupations have never truly been protests. They’ve been attacks on the financial infrastructure of America, though largely ineffectual ones to-date.

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