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Today in Conservative Crazy, Poor People Are Like Wild Animals Edition

(Read the Full article here: Today in Conservative Crazy, Poor People Are Like Wild Animals Edition)

This has been getting posted on the walls of Conservative Alley, Internet Town, recently:

 Today in Conservative Crazy

(I was confused at first, too, but apparently that’s what was once known as a newspaper; and it does not appear to be a fake, as fake stuff is free, whereas this gem is behind a paywall).

Text version:

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to ‘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.

This ends today’s lesson.

So. Let’s leave aside the fact that if Billy Fleming ever dipped below the poverty line, he’d have his hand out faster than you could say “social safety net.” Or that Billy Fleming has benefited every moment of his life, from birth until right this very instant, from a giant complex of state and federally-funded networks like hospitals and roads and schools and regulatory agencies that keep his toys free of lead and his food free of contamination…Read More

 

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Tom Barrett Would Like You To Know That He’s Not Scott Walker

 

Scott Walker’s infamous divide-and-conquer strategy has done wonders for his governorship and public image: after enraging teachers, laborers and union workers for his attacks on collective bargaining rights, nearly one million Wisconsonites signed a petition to unseat Republic Gov. Walker.

On Tuesday, Tom Barrett, one of four democrats who were hoping to replace Gov. Walker, emerged as the winner of the recall election primary. Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee since 2004, first ran against Walker in 2010, losing by 125,000 votes in a GOP wash that also resulted in the loss of Russ Fiengold’s U.S. Senate seat…Read More

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Wisconsin Democrats Submit 1 Million Signatures To Recall Scott Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t write Walker off yet, though: the Democrats still have not settled on a candidate of their own, and it’s much easier to rile up protest signatures than to get out the vote. Two of the four Republican senators challenged in last fall’s recall efforts survived, suggesting that however energizing the issues involved may be, the elections themselves are still subject to the standard forces of district politics…Read More

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