Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Archive for October, 2013

The SNAP backlash cometh

Extra funding for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, one of the most impactful elements of the 2009 economic stimulus, expires Friday, meaning poor families in all 50 states will immediately see steep cuts in government food aid. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided a 13.6 percent funding increase to SNAP recipients […]

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The more useless elements of the left are losing their minds

.@elainelancaster @olddominiongir WE R NOT HOSTAGES.If UR REPUBLIC IS FREAKING THE WHOLE WORLD OUT,MAYBE WE SHOULD DEEP 6 THEIR WEAK ASS'S. — Cher (@cher) October 4, 2013 Don’t you love it when elderly has-beens promote genocide, and marginal actors promote torture over divergent political views? Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped. — Chris Noth […]

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A note on yesterday’s EBT debacle

As I’m sure most of you are aware, the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system in 17 states went down for a time yesterday, leading to no small amount of worry for those affected who rely upon the program to supplement their family’s dietary needs. Thanks to the modern social media technology, the worry became hysteria […]

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Electrical grid attack in Arkansas

Someone has been a bad boy. I’m not sure what the perpetrator is doing beyond what is described in the article that suggests he or she has “‘above-average’ electrical skills.” Then again, FBI  assuredly isn’t telling CNN everything.

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Taking Washington back

I’m not sure who created the image (I swiped it from Matt Bracken’s Facebook page), but it certainly seems relevant today. We’re cursed with a President and Senate that seems determined to use the law (when it suits them), or ignore the law (when it suits them), or descend into outright criminality (when it suits […]

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