Dollar Stores: Whitey's Secret Plan To Keep POC Fat and In The Ghetto!

Let's examine this latest affront to our freedom and liberty, and extend it to the point of absurdity. Now, Michael Bloomberg tried mightily to do just that with his attempts at banning large sodas and salt and fun in NYC, so the template exists already. Why not ban the sale of ice cream and potato chips and whatever foods are on some idiot leftist nutritionist's list of evil? Or mandate that customers must submit to a BMI calculator before each purchase, and be allowed to buy only the foods that are allowed to particular values of that ridiculous measure.

Unjust Deserts: Cities move to ban dollar stores, blaming them for residents' poor diets.

This latest front in the food wars has emerged over the last few years. Communities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Birmingham, and Georgia’s DeKalb County have passed restrictions on dollar stores, prompting numerous other communities to consider similar curbs. New laws and zoning regulations limit how many of these stores can open, and some require those already in place to sell fresh food. Behind the sudden disdain for these retailers—typically discount variety stores smaller than 10,000 square feet—are claims by advocacy groups that they saturate poor neighborhoods with cheap, over-processed food, undercutting other retailers and lowering the quality of offerings in poorer communities. An analyst for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, for instance, argues that, “When you have so many dollar stores in one neighborhood, there’s no incentive for a full-service grocery store to come in.” Other critics, like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, go further, contending that dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down. “It’s a recipe for locking in poverty rather than reducing it,” an institute representative told the Washington Post early this year.
These people have not one clue how economies work, but they are so confident in their superiority over us that they can simply snap their fingers, implement their idiotic ideas, and usher in a new age of (Soviet) Man.

Read the rest of the article; the author does a good job of shooting down the whole premise, although he fails miserably at the whole "liberty and freedom" thing by suggesting that there is a valid government role in our personal decisions.

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1 Hello

Posted by: mpfs at January 05, 2020 02:31 PM (FAWu4)

2 I freaking love dollar stores and
...FIFTH

Posted by: BlackOrchid, Wanna-Be Ukrainian Asset at January 05, 2020 02:32 PM (Rarvo)

3 oops it's slow I meant

THIRD

Posted by: BlackOrchid, Wanna-Be Ukrainian Asset at January 05, 2020 02:32 PM (Rarvo)

4 are claims by advocacy groups that they saturate poor neighborhoods with cheap, over-processed food, undercutting other retailers and lowering the quality of offerings in poorer communities.


So, open up a dollar general at 100,000 sq ft and you are now a Wal Mart.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:32 PM (7/YOc)

5 I've always been in favor of weigh-ins for food stamps/ebt. saw a 300 lb panhandler outside Krispy Kreme this morning.

Posted by: x at January 05, 2020 02:34 PM (nFwvY)

6 C'mon, they're liberals/ leftists. They've got to ban something. It's what they do.

Meanwhile, in the same spirit, California is going to restrict water usage, drought or no drought. Also, raises taxes. There's a first, huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:34 PM (9KTP0)

7 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:35 PM (7/YOc)

8 They'll never stop. Never. They won't be satisfied until they control everything and everybody and non-compliance to their will meets with absolute authority and maximum penalty.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 05, 2020 02:35 PM (H8QX8)

9 Williams Sonoma: Whitey's plan to keep me fat and in the suburbs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

10 Unjust Deserts: Cities move to ban dollar stores, blaming them for residents' poor diets.

Nobody tell them that the "residents' poor diets" are because the "residents" are stupid.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:35 PM (9KTP0)

11 Meanwhile, in the same spirit, California is going to restrict water usage, drought or no drought. Also, raises taxes. There's a first, huh?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (7/YOc)

12 5 I've always been in favor of weigh-ins for food stamps/ebt. saw a 300 lb panhandler outside Krispy Kreme this morning.
Posted by: x at January 05, 2020 02:34 PM (nFwvY)


He was food insecure!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (9KTP0)

13 We need WWBSD? bracelets. "What Would Bernie Sanders Do?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (+y/Ru)

14 So they want to have starving people?

Wow, late term abortion ja?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 05, 2020 02:37 PM (8jYQE)

15 You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (7/YOc)


It's for their own good.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 05, 2020 02:37 PM (aS1PU)

16 We have a new AA mayor here, and he blabbered something about Trump's "reconstruction" destroying POC.


*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 05, 2020 02:37 PM (ptqGC)

17 So, open up a dollar general at 100,000 sq ft and you are now a Wal Mart.
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Which they ban or at least try to ban.

Posted by: lurk at January 05, 2020 02:37 PM (Qw3Ds)

18 There should be a law against being poor and fat, that'll fix it

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (fmexF)

19 The plastic bag ban was a disaster in every respect. There's no accountability. Just no more plastic bags.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (H8QX8)

20 You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (7/YOc)


Oh, please. They'll get an exemption, sure as shit. Just like the delta smelt and other guppies, who apparently vote Democrat also.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (9KTP0)

21 Dalrymple had an article on this very concept of "food desserts". The poor (lower class Britons, usually) ate crap from the shops, but poor/lower income Indians and Caribbeans also had their own shops that had fresh fruits and vegetables because those cultures cooked, and the shops made money. The yob shopettes didn't stock that much produce because few bought it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

22 We need to ban affordable groceries!

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (n6bs1)

23 18 There should be a law against being poor and fat, that'll fix it
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (fmexF)


We need a law against stupidity, which would solve all these problems, including crime, drugs, gangs, and welfare dependence.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (9KTP0)

24 I argue that the reason people oppose dollar stores in their neighborhoods is because they don't want to rub elbows with the kind of people they perceive as going to dollar stores

Posted by: DB at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (iTXRQ)

25 You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (7/YOc)

Oh, please. They'll get an exemption, sure as shit. Just like the delta smelt and other guppies, who apparently vote Democrat also.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (9KTP0)


You know who got exemptions? People with large estates and those with pools. I'm not kidding.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (aS1PU)

26
Williams Sonoma: Whitey's plan to keep me fat and in the suburbs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:35 PM (Dc2NZ)


lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (ptqGC)

27 Oh great. Now I have to start shopping at Dollar Stores.

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (MVjcR)

28 21 Dalrymple had an article on this very concept of "food desserts". The poor (lower class Britons, usually) ate crap from the shops, but poor/lower income Indians and Caribbeans also had their own shops that had fresh fruits and vegetables because those cultures cooked, and the shops made money. The yob shopettes didn't stock that much produce because few bought it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:38 PM (Dc2NZ)


See #10 for the shorter version.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:40 PM (9KTP0)

29 Free the Dollar Tree! Power to the grey beards.

Posted by: coffee/cracker diet at January 05, 2020 02:40 PM (WX+x0)

30 Progs always think more taxes and less freedom will solve the problem.

Speaking of which:

Michael Bloomberg Weighs in on Texas Church Hero by Saying Only Cops Should Have Guns

Yeah, what's a few dozen Texas redneck lives compared to a gun free utopia?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 05, 2020 02:40 PM (+y/Ru)

31 You know who got exemptions? People with large estates and those with pools. I'm not kidding.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (aS1PU)


Some people are more equal than others, comrade.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (9KTP0)

32 True story, you'll hear black people complain about dollar stores because they get eyeballed when they walk into the store.

The problem is, every other week these stores are robbed by black dudes.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (hku12)

33 Our nearest supermarket is 25 miles away, but in a small town (Pop. maybe 750) a mere 12 miles from my house we have two dollar stores and a gas station convenience store that sells produce, and offers a deli and meat market. If a Walgreen's were to move in, we would have no need to travel further. The local demographic is 99% white.

Posted by: Paul C Moore at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (ElFTR)

34 Funny thing, you can live in a posh neighborhood that doesn't have a dollar store within many miles and you still have a poor diet.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (pXNaM)

35 the problem is is that selling junk food is extremely profitable. Need to address the reason why that is. But like gun control, address the gun (store) and not the human behaviors. typical progressive

Posted by: politics uber alles at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (0hOKG)

36 The problem with poor people is they act, you know--all poor and shit.

Posted by: Grillz R Us at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (sWM8x)

37 My local WalMart has a yuge grocery store. Yet, it's full of land whale POC.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (ptqGC)

38 Dollar Store bad! Islamic terrorism good!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 05, 2020 02:42 PM (+y/Ru)

39 Michael Bloomberg Weighs in on Texas Church Hero by Saying Only Cops Should Have Guns

after Kripy Kreme I went to the gun store. business was brisk and not a democrat in sight.

Posted by: x at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (nFwvY)

40 You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.

You can be certain that there will be two tiers of enforcement on this. And you already know exactly what those tiers are.

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (jOEDM)

41 My kitchen is stocked with fresh vegetables, blackberries, raspberries, plain greek yogurt, homemade hummus, fish, chicken including a rotisserie chicken, steak, tuna, salmon, jerky, eggs including hardboiled, bacon, a keto cheesecake, various kinds of cheese, seaweed, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond milk, whole milk, beans, chick peas.
My husband and sons just made a frozen pizza and yesterday sent uber eats for popeye's chicken sandwiches.
Food desert my ass. People eat what they want to eat.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (nRWPy)

42 True story, you'll hear black people complain about dollar stores because they get eyeballed when they walk into the store.

Ah, the Gibson bakery effect.

Maybe if they left off on the shoplifting they wouldn't get the stink eye.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (9KTP0)

43 You cannot drive through a small southern town and not see a Dollar Store. That, and a Chinese restaurant or two.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (ptqGC)

44 Fight for 15! The $15 Minimum General Store!

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (jOEDM)

45 I'm kinda beyond the point where I don't give a shit what lefty thinks.

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:44 PM (MVjcR)

46 It's a food desert.
No it's a fat farm.
No it's a food desert!
NO, NO it's a fat farm!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:44 PM (pw+jk)

47 Dollar stores are the best place to buy greeting cards.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (xPl2J)

48 I have a Dollar General store a mile away from me. I'd be all for them tearing it down if they replaced it with a Nordstroms or Saks Fifth Ave. I wouldn't have to drive so far for the occasional Italian suit update or replenish my expensive cologne.

If they were serious about obesity in the hood they'd tear down all the Popeyes Chicken restaurants. Not only are they fattening they're also like a war zone. So good though it's almost worth the risk of getting shot.

Posted by: JROD at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (AYwAZ)

49 the problem is is that selling junk food is extremely profitable. Need to address the reason why that is.

Who among us has not had a slice of pizza, or a taquito, or a chilidog at a gas station while road trippin. And didnt complian.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (xnC+1)

50 41 My kitchen is stocked with fresh vegetables, blackberries, raspberries, plain greek yogurt, homemade hummus, fish, chicken including a rotisserie chicken, steak, tuna, salmon, jerky, eggs including hardboiled, bacon, a keto cheesecake, various kinds of cheese, seaweed, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond milk, whole milk, beans, chick peas.
My husband and sons just made a frozen pizza and yesterday sent uber eats for popeye's chicken sandwiches.
Food desert my ass. People eat what they want to eat.
Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (nRWPy)
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Can I come over?

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (MVjcR)

51 the problem is is that selling junk food is extremely profitable. Need to address the reason why that is.

No, we don't need to address that. It's not the government's place to decide winners and losers in the economy.

I say again: the problem is that people are stupid. Physically stopping them from doing stupid things won't change that fact. They'll find something else stupid to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (9KTP0)

52 You've got to hand it to California. Decriminalization of shoplifting ought to reduce crime and drive dollar stores out of business. Two birds, one stone.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (+y/Ru)

53 45
I'm kinda beyond the point where I don't give a shit what lefty thinks.

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:44 PM (MVjcR)

I'm to the point where is a lefty thinks it, I disagree.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (wgO3k)

54 Would it not easier to revise EBT / foodstamps so it only covers basic food stuff like WIC?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (1g7ch)

55
I'm to the point where is a lefty thinks it, I disagree.
Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (wgO3k)
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*fistbump*

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (MVjcR)

56 The problem with dollar stores in California, where stealing anything under $950 is not a crime, is that the shopping carts are not big enough.

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (8ruUE)

57 Up next: Big Lots

Because...well...just because.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (xSo9G)

58 If they were serious about obesity in the hood

A modest proposal: how about sewing people's mouths shut? That would do it.

Here's the bottom line: people have a right to be stupid. A lot of people exercise that right, routinely. As long as their exercise of that right does not impact others, I say, leave 'em to it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:47 PM (9KTP0)

59 My Dollar Tree doesn't stock filet mignon because raysis, sir.

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (sWM8x)

60 @50 Weasel- see you at dagny's!!!

Posted by: JROD at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (AYwAZ)

61 No one needs more than one store of any kind.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders, among tony Burlington boutique shops at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (xSo9G)

62 Would it not easier to revise EBT / foodstamps so it only covers basic food stuff like WIC?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (1g7ch)

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Shut your filthy whore mouth!!!
If I ran HHS, you would gets blocks of cheese, bags of rice and beans, and powered milk. Want something else, get a job.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (pw+jk)

63 I say again: the problem is that people are stupid. Physically stopping
them from doing stupid things won't change that fact. They'll find
something else stupid to do.

It's like the new push for pedestrian safety.

You can't fix or out legislate stupid.


33% of all pedestrian deaths are because either the driver but most often the pedestrian is drunk. Almost all are not at intersections. Most are at night.

So ban drunk street crossing not at the corner at night?


Um, ok. But no, instead they want 6 foot buffers, road diets, speed reduction and pedestrian islands.

None of these will do shit, because people are stupid.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (nRWPy)

64 I'm beginning to wonder if the left might possibly, just possibly, be entirely mentally ill.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (eAMlh)

65 I live in a burg that is blessed with an abundance of Dollar stores...AND a Produce Junction. So there Nanny State faccia brutta!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (+RF8x)

66 I go to the Dollar Stores in the burbs to buy things like wrapping paper, gift bags, and greeting cards. It's ridiculous to pay $5 for a damn birthday card.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (d6Ksn)

67 My plan to reform EBT?
You can only buy raw rice, beans, flour, bouillon, vitamins.
You want meat and dairy? Get a fucking job.

Posted by: JAS at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (DBGf/)

68 Come on dagny, where do you hide the Milk Duds???

Posted by: Diogenes at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (axyOa)

69 My kitchen is stocked with fresh vegetables, blackberries, raspberries, plain greek yogurt, homemade hummus, fish, chicken including a rotisserie chicken, steak, tuna, salmon, jerky, eggs including hardboiled, bacon, a keto cheesecake, various kinds of cheese, seaweed, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond milk, whole milk, beans, chick peas.
My husband and sons just made a frozen pizza and yesterday sent uber eats for popeye's chicken sandwiches.
Food desert my ass. People eat what they want to eat.
Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (nRWPy)
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Just wait until I regale the food thread with my story about the 2" thick ribeye steaks I did yesterday.

Mmmm.

Wife is making some cod a bit later on today.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (WEBkv)

70 ...and whitey is in da Dollah Sto.

Posted by: BluesFish at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (WQZ1O)

71 If I ran HHS, you would gets blocks of cheese, bags of rice and beans, and powered milk.

mmmmm. healthy and delicious Trump crates

Posted by: x at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

72 EBT really should cover lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)

73 54 Would it not easier to revise EBT / foodstamps so it only covers basic food stuff like WIC?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (1g7ch)


Much too obvious.

Or ... don't supply EBT/ SNAP, etc. Hand out actual food from a central distribution point. A pain in the ass for those getting handouts? Yep. That's the whole idea.

No money, nothing that can be turned into money, queuing up to get foodstuffs, having to hump them back home. Don't like it? Get a job.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (9KTP0)

74 Next they'll be deploring the millions of starving in American cities.
Fun fact: Poor people can't afford quality food.
Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.

Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

75 JAS at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (DBGf/)

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Great minds.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pw+jk)

76 It doesn't matter if you live in the South, the Midwest, or the Rocky Mountains--or anywhere in between and beyond--there will be a dollar store in every small town and poor neighborhood.

The dumbest thing is that these meddlers pretend that people who live near dollar stores do not have access to grocery stores, and that's complete bs.

In my small Ohio town, there is a Family Dollar and a Dollar General directly across the street from the Kroger. It was the same in the small Wyoming town where I lived before--smaller chain grocery, and Family Dollar across the street.

My main complaint is that Dollar General is a dingy mess. A friend says she'd rather take a beating than shop there, and I concur.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (OX9vb)

77 67 My plan to reform EBT?
You can only buy raw rice, beans, flour, bouillon, vitamins.
You want meat and dairy? Get a fucking job.
Posted by: JAS at January 05, 2020 02:49 PM (DBGf/)


My man.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (9KTP0)

78 The problem with dollar stores in California, where
stealing anything under $950 is not a crime, is that the shopping carts
are not big enough.

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (8ruUE)

This too.

There's a reason why grocery stores don't want to open in certain areas in the country, no matter how much they get hounded or publicly-shamed by local pols. They know they'll get publicly shamed if they try to stop shoplifters. If they can't stop the shoplifters, well, out of business they will soon go, and here comes more public shaming for not being willing to serve the needs of the local community for (pick your reason).

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:51 PM (pXNaM)

79 My husband and sons just made a frozen pizza and yesterday sent uber eats for popeye's chicken sandwiches.
Food desert my ass. People eat what they want to eat.
Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:43 PM (nRWPy)
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Can I come over?
Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (MVjcR)
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I bet the pizza and Popeye's are already gone. Sorry.

Posted by: bluebell at January 05, 2020 02:51 PM (/669Q)

80 Can I come over?

Posted by: Weasel at January 05, 2020 02:45 PM (MVjcR)

For pizza?

Anytime, Weasel.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:51 PM (nRWPy)

81 I haven't been to a Dollar Store/Dollar General (1%'er). I prefer the spin-the-wheel/What's Behind Door Number Two aspect of Ollie's.

Great deals on turf rolls/CBD oil/dented appliances/tarps/lime/shovels!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

82 Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)


But iPads, bling, and $200 designer sneakers are well within their budgetary reach.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:52 PM (9KTP0)

83 32 True story, you'll hear black people complain about dollar stores because they get eyeballed when they walk into the store.

The problem is, every other week these stores are robbed by black dudes.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (hku12)

How many 65-year-old men stopping in on the way home from church get eyeballs.
Is that an honest question? I think so.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 05, 2020 02:52 PM (eAMlh)

84

From a distance the Ocean State BIG LOTS sign looks like "BIGOTS."

Posted by: Soothsayer Delicto at January 05, 2020 02:53 PM (Xd1wG)

85 Wasn't there a story a while back about how SJWs protested against a Trader Joe's opening in a minority neighborhood - because, I dunno, capitalism, and whitey and gentrification?

F these people. They'll bitch about anything and nothing will make them happy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 02:53 PM (d6Ksn)

86 I say again: the problem is that people are stupid. Physically stopping them from doing stupid things won't change that fact. They'll find something else stupid to do.
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Nonsense! It is only necessary that we do the common sense thing. I have proposed The Sanders Equity Law. This law will cause sweeping changes which make it illegal for anyone to be better off than anyone else.*





*Necessarily, certain government officials will be exempt, on account of their tireless devotion to public service.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at January 05, 2020 02:53 PM (xSo9G)

87 Oh great. Now I have to start shopping at Dollar Stores.
Posted by: Weasel


Wife loves Dollar General. Any place that saves money for the exact same shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:53 PM (7/YOc)

88 There's a reason why grocery stores don't want to open in certain areas in the country, no matter how much they get hounded or publicly-shamed by local pols. They know they'll get publicly shamed if they try to stop shoplifters. If they can't stop the shoplifters, well, out of business they will soon go, and here comes more public shaming for not being willing to serve the needs of the local community for (pick your reason).
Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:51 PM (pXNaM)


Plus ... they're one traffic stop on a hot night away from being torched.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:53 PM (9KTP0)

89 I can never understand why when they send a blimp to show us the outside of a domed stadium.

Posted by: JAS at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (DBGf/)

90 Raise your hand if you've stood behind someone at the grocery store checkout who uses EBT for one purchase and then has a separate purchase paid for via a wad of $20 bills that could have easily covered the first one too?

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (pXNaM)

91 What exactly does 'over processed ' mean? Even health nut brands like Annie's sells microwaveable mac 'n cheese, noodle bowls, etc. Dollar stores sell that stuff in addition to peanut butter, tuna, cheap sources of protein. they also accept food stamps. Does Nanny State want poor people to starve??

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (+RF8x)

92 I have a solution.

Open Dollar stores but make everything ten dollars or more. Solved.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (pw+jk)

93
The Dollar Store near me is expensive. Wal Mart is way cheaper.

Posted by: Soothsayer Delicto at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (Xd1wG)

94 How many 65-year-old men stopping in on the way home from church get eyeballs.
Is that an honest question? I think so.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 05, 2020 02:52 PM (eAMlh)
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Your photo is posted by a lot of registers, NL.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 02:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

95 But iPads, bling, and $200 designer sneakers are well within their budgetary reach.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


And a thousand dollars of tatoos on each arm

Posted by: Bruce at January 05, 2020 02:55 PM (vd8XM)

96 Unfortunately, BigGov does have a big role in raising the children, and in treating the adults like children. Making WeThePeople dependents of the state has been a successful tactic for the left, and I ain't giving up my Medicare (soon). Yeah, I kinda sorta paid for it, but now I'm stuck with TheSystem, and BigGov determines when my life is no longer useful to the state.

On diet, the SAD government plan (Standard American Diet) is killing us softly, as in soft in the middle with rolls of fat. Because sugar and cabs make us fat. Keto or variations on that theme need to replace the SAD diet that pushes everyone into obesity and diabetes. And now they want to put statins in the water supply ... while research is funded by the drug makers. SAD.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (Cus5s)

97 This weeks Two Minutes of Hate is about Dollar Stores.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (pw+jk)

98 I argue that the reason people oppose dollar stores in their neighborhoods is because they don't want to rub elbows with the kind of people they perceive as going to dollar stores
Posted by: DB


True. You do have a disproportionate amount of Methican Americans there.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (7/YOc)

99 If they made food stamps out of you know food, problem solved

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (fmexF)

100 Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.

Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)
Bullshit. It's cheaper to eat healthfully. Much less packaging, etc. It's just a lot of trouble to keep going out for veg. I can eat on $25/week. Cheap date. And that includes fresh everything in appropriate serving sizes.

I'm back on it since my red velvet party pants fit at the beginning of dec, but not for new years. Pretty sure that was from alcohol though.


Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (nRWPy)

101 @58 Deplorable Jay Guevara-I was being facetious. They should actually increase the amount of people preparing the chicken at Popeyes though. Anyone that has been to a Popeyes located in or close to the hood knows exactly what I'm talking about. Them people get crazy when they have to wait too long for their chicken.

Posted by: JROD at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (AYwAZ)

102 An analyst for the Center for Science in the Public Interest... argues that, "When you have so many dollar stores in one neighborhood, there's no incentive for a full-service grocery store to come in."

Umm, Mr. Analyst, did you ask the "full-srvc grocers" why they aren't there? If not, why? Will you come if we shut down/limit dollar stores? Please, show your work.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 02:57 PM (Dhht7)

103 Raise your hand if you've stood behind someone at the grocery store checkout who uses EBT for one purchase and then has a separate purchase paid for via a wad of $20 bills that could have easily covered the first one too?
Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (pXNaM)

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Raise your hand if you've been the cashier who's told someone the ebt machine isn't working, only to have the person pay in cash.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 05, 2020 02:57 PM (WEBkv)

104 "Other critics, like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, go further,
contending that dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar
General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down."

"Seem" run down? How the heck does that work?

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at January 05, 2020 02:58 PM (KVfhf)

105 ONE block from the local Dollar Store, is a very large Supermarket. They have everything.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at January 05, 2020 02:58 PM (xSo9G)

106 This weeks Two Minutes of Hate is about Dollar Stores.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 02:56 PM (pw+jk)
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Yep.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 05, 2020 02:58 PM (WEBkv)

107 ''Raise your hand if you've stood behind someone at the grocery store checkout who uses EBT for one purchase and then has a separate purchase paid for via a wad of $20 bills that could have easily covered the first one too?
Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 02:54 PM (pXNaM)

-----------------

Raise your hand if you've been the cashier who's told someone the ebt machine isn't working, only to have the person pay in cash.''

Both.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 02:58 PM (RueoN)

108 Oops /Old White Guy Socialist

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (xSo9G)

109 U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
"Qassem Soleimani posed a threat to all our interests and we will not lament his death; but it is clear that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply lead to more violence in the region and they are in no one's interest."

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (BqBId)

110 5 servings of fruit and some ridiculous number of servings of grains isn't going to make you healthy. The whole govt diet is crap. Even the highly researched DASH diet is a processed, high simple carb mess and the Diabetes asso diet looks like it wants to cause diabetes.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (nRWPy)

111 Raise your hand if you've been offered food stamps for cash in the grocery store. The going rate is 50% of face value.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (sWM8x)

112 Oops /Old White Guy Socialist
Posted by: Bernie Sanders
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I know I can do this...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (xSo9G)

113 Deplorable Jay Guevara, I'm poor and had very little fresh produce and could only afford cuts of beef 4 times all year 2019. I don't buy Dollar Store food because most of it is made in China it ain't safe, but I'm eating way too many processed carbs.
It's all that I can afford.

My phone is a Galaxy S5, my shoes are 7 years old bought at Bass Pro, and I don't have any jewelry or bling whatsoever.

Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (pSotA)

114 The best way for big government to make for better health is for PDT to do an executive order totally banning every kind of product used for vaping anything, whether it's dope, cinnamon, or tobacco.

That's right, e-cigs, apparatus, oils, drops, vape pens, vape bongs, everything banned.

Will there be a Resistance? You bet there will be one, and it will be interesting to see who lines up for health, and who does not.

What will Hollywood do?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (+fPHo)

115 1. Given that everything is racist.
2. This is racist.
3. It is whitey's fault for this being racist.

Posted by: Analist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (pw+jk)

116 https://reut.rs/2QNrNUH
*******
Inside the plot by Iran's Soleimani to attack U.S. forces in Iraq - Reuters

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 03:00 PM (BqBId)

117
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

Lying leftard sack of shit.

Potato chips in economy-size bags cost more per pound than NY strip or ribeye steaks when the beef is on sale. Chicken costs about half that and pork loin is even less.

Poverty in the United States is not a condition. Poverty in the United States is a pathological mindset.

Posted by: fktheleft at January 05, 2020 03:00 PM (I54dk)

118 Yeah, we should let the government decide what kinds of stores we can shop in.

After all, they did such a great job of telling us what kinds of foods we should eat, right? Lots of carbs, and as little fat as possible!

Americans are fat as fuck now because of our government "betters" not knowing what they were talking about when it came to nutrition (and also being in the pockets of Big Cereal), but still issuing edicts telling the rest of us how to live.

The government can screw off.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:00 PM (k4dH2)

119 Meanwhile, in the same spirit, California is going to restrict water usage, drought or no drought. Also, raises taxes. There's a first, huh?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


You know who just got put out of business? Washaterias in the barrios.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 02:36 PM (7/YOc)



Clean Clothing is a key part of the White People's Conspiracy of Evil!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:01 PM (q57gj)

120 Nail Salons on every freaking block are more of a marker of the downscaling of neighborhoods than anything else in my opinion.

There's a stretch of Broadway/Route 4 in Elmwood Park (NJ) that must feature 65 nail salons in a mile stretch and half of them are named "Sexy Nails."

Any morons from the area know exactly what I'm talking about.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:01 PM (CqE5x)

121 Speller be lyin' yo.

Posted by: Grillz R Us at January 05, 2020 03:02 PM (sWM8x)

122 83 32 True story, you'll hear black people complain about dollar stores because they get eyeballed when they walk into the store.

The problem is, every other week these stores are robbed by black dudes.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (hku12)

While I was Christmas shopping at Macy's I saw 4 or 5 yutes race out of the place with a bunch of athletic clothes in their arms. It took me a while to find a store clerk, but when I did, I told her what I just saw. She shrugged and said she'd let her manager know.

This was in a "good" neighborhood. And we're not in California. i remember when stores had tight security, especially around Christmastime. Now the attitude seems to be "whatever." I was told at my own retail job that I should never confront a shoplifter or follow him or her outside the store. Instead, I should call "security" - but the security person is part-time and isn't armed either, so I don't know what the hell they're supposed to do either.

Retail isn't even bothering to go after shoplifters anymore - and then their CEOs turn around and blame the Internet for the failure of brick and mortar stores.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:02 PM (d6Ksn)

123 5 servings of fruit and some ridiculous number of
servings of grains isn't going to make you healthy. The whole govt diet
is crap. Even the highly researched DASH diet is a processed, high
simple carb mess and the Diabetes asso diet looks like it wants to cause
diabetes.


Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (nRWPy)

This was a number of years ago now, but as an experiment I got a diabetic breakfast meal when flying on a major U.S. airline. I got a full serving of fruit (mainly melon chunks) with a side serving of fruit.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:02 PM (pXNaM)

124 Old and Busted : Dollar Stores
New Hotness: Marijuana stores

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:02 PM (zr5Kq)

125 @111 Meade Lux-Certain time of the month outside my local Winco here in the Bay Area. You can also purchase pirated video of the latest movies that haven't hit theaters yet!

Posted by: JROD at January 05, 2020 03:02 PM (AYwAZ)

126 Clean Clothing is a key part of the White People's Conspiracy of Evil!





Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:01 PM (q57gj)

===
Now you are getting it.
I have authorized your chocolate ration to be increased from 30 grams to 25 grams.
Remember whitey is evil.

Posted by: Analist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest at January 05, 2020 03:03 PM (pw+jk)

127 Brilliant !

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:03 PM (zr5Kq)

128 [i[You know who got exemptions? People with large estates and those with pools. I'm not kidding.]
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (aS1PU)[-/i]

Those will become handy come Hotel Rwanda time.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2020 03:03 PM (1glZx)

129 they could've run a study on the trash i cleaned out of my side yard every week that was thrown by pedestrians and cars when i lived in 'the hood' in Atlanta.

let's just say that stereotypes exist because there is some truth in them

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 05, 2020 03:04 PM (saZtE)

130 An analyst for the Center for Science in the Public Interest... argues that, "When you have so many dollar stores in one neighborhood, there's no incentive for a full-service grocery store to come in."

I, for one, would like to thank the Center for Science in the Communist Interest for this insight.

Now try this one on for size: maybe if there were a full-service grocery store in the neighborhood, there'd be no incentive to have dollar stores there too.

Or if dollar stores are so expensive and offer crappy food, and there were a great demand for "healthy" food, then there'd be a buttload of incentive to locate a full-service grocery store there.

Why are there no full-service grocery stores in the hood? Same reason there are a lot of liquor stores and pawn shops, etc. Supply and demand.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:04 PM (9KTP0)

131

Nail salons, hair salons, pizza joints, and convenience stores.

Posted by: Soothsayer Delicto at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (Xd1wG)

132 Black people who don't steal don't like being suspected of things. Who would? But many don't make the connection that it's the fault of blacks who steal, not whites who notice it.

And it's kinda funny. If you go into a black-owned store, they'll be watching the Mexicans like hawks, not even pretending at trusting them.

My gf saw two black chicks at her hair salon clothesline a Mexican for stealing extensions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (ureJQ)

133 The toll road booths in Chicagoland offer a great display of $100 nail jobs, them POC ladies sporting a colorful array of talons when they take your bucks and give you change.

The ones at the Skyway toll center are the best.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (+fPHo)

134 Maybe Dollar Stores should hire the same lobbyists as pot distributors and sellers do.

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

135 JAS and Jukin - I'm on food stanps, and already have a fucking job, the problem is it doesn't pay enough money to pay my fucking bills. So I've been going on many a fucking interview to GET a better fucking job. And in the process you know what I'm discovering? It's not as easy to just waltz into a better fucking job situation when one is over fucking 50.

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (+RF8x)

136 Nail Salons on every freaking block are more of a marker of the downscaling of neighborhoods than anything else in my opinion.

There's a stretch of Broadway/Route 4 in Elmwood Park (NJ) that must feature 65 nail salons in a mile stretch and half of them are named "Sexy Nails."

Any morons from the area know exactly what I'm talking about.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:01 PM (CqE5x)

That's a lot of Vietnamese immigrants.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 05, 2020 03:06 PM (eAMlh)

137 OT but I just saw that Sarah Hoyt made an appearance on the book thread. Brushes with greatness thing going on today.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:06 PM (RueoN)

138 Those of us in real America should pass a law that elites must wear camo overalls and purchase a hunting license....after all, a dependency on others is bad for them and this would enable them to take the first step in self sufficiency.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 05, 2020 03:06 PM (VcFUs)

139 All Dollar Stores are not created equal. Dollar Trees are generally pig sties while Dollar General are a little more cleaner and better organized--or do I have it backwards?
There's another chain called Big Lots that's slightly more upscale.

I bought a can of Blue Diamond almonds there for $3.25 about an hour ago. They are $4.99 a can everywhere else. I bought a 16oz Diet Coke for a buck--$1.99 everywhere else.
And a birthday card at a fraction of the cost at a card store.

Yes, they sell junk food cheaper--but it's up to the consumer to make choices on their own.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:06 PM (CqE5x)

140 JAS and Jukin - I'm on food stanps, and already have
a fucking job, the problem is it doesn't pay enough money to pay my
fucking bills. So I've been going on many a fucking interview to GET a
better fucking job. And in the process you know what I'm discovering?
It's not as easy to just waltz into a better fucking job situation when
one is over fucking 50.

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:05 PM (+RF8x)

===
I get that. A long time friend was on food stamps for a spell. He is white. You should have seen the dirty looks he got when he used them at the local tienda.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 05, 2020 03:07 PM (pw+jk)

141 Dollar General put in a store in the town (1000 pop) near me ... which had only a Fast Stop gas station before that. From what I see they are not really cheaper, they are just local, and get a lot of business since the next store is 12 miles away. Very nice to have them if I just want milk or coffee.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 05, 2020 03:08 PM (Cus5s)

142 With all the "bring back last century's expressions" memes that have popped up re Biden's "No More Malarkey!", one expression in particular strikes me as truly deserving of a comeback:

"He (They) can't tell shit from Shinola."

It applies 100% to every typical Dem voter. Though not, of course, to the masses of paid Dem shit-peddlers.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at January 05, 2020 03:08 PM (YqED9)

143 Any morons from the area know exactly what I'm talking about.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:01 PM (CqE5x)

That's a lot of Vietnamese immigrants.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 05, 2020 03:06 PM (eAMlh)

And Korean. And Chinese. And--in a few places--Indians.
But Indians have the eye-brow threading concession all to themselves.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:08 PM (CqE5x)

144 If I'm out and want to eat something I find either jerky or nuts. Dollar stores have those too.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:09 PM (nRWPy)

145 56 The problem with dollar stores in California, where stealing anything under $950 is not a crime, is that the shopping carts are not big enough.
Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (8ruUE)


You joke, but I knew a gal who was on welfare and who did all of her shopping at a 7-11, despite there being a grocery store in the same building. She wondered aloud why 7-11 didn't have big shopping carts.

I'm not making this up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:09 PM (9KTP0)

146 Tippecanoe and didloes too!

Wut?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 05, 2020 03:10 PM (sWM8x)

147 133 The toll road booths in Chicagoland offer a great display of $100 nail jobs, them POC ladies sporting a colorful array of talons when they take your bucks and give you change.

The ones at the Skyway toll center are the best.
_______________

I don't get the whole fake nail thing. Do those chicks really think that having four-inch fake fingernails, painted different colors with sequins and shit glued on them, makes them irresistible? Most of the women who wear them are butt-ugly and/or fat -- are they just trying to distract people from looking at their faces, or their fat butts?

Most of them don't have particularly nice-looking hands either, even apart from the hideous fake nails. They have fat sausage fingers. They should be trying to distract attention from them, not draw it.

The fake nails are almost as stupid and pointless as a bunch of ugly tats. But at least with the nails, you're not stuck with them for life, so they have that advantage over the tats.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:10 PM (k4dH2)

148 CBS Iowa; Sanders 23, Buttigieg 23, Biden 23, Warren 16,


New Hampshire: Sanders 27, Biden 25, Buttigieg 13, Warren 18,

Posted by: Ha at January 05, 2020 03:11 PM (NSFCQ)

149 Our nearest supermarket is 25 miles away, but in a small town (Pop. maybe 750) a mere 12 miles from my house we have two dollar stores and a gas station convenience store that sells produce, and offers a deli and meat market. If a Walgreen's were to move in, we would have no need to travel further. The local demographic is 99% white.
Posted by: Paul C Moore

Paging Bahboo Baht .........

Posted by: JT at January 05, 2020 03:11 PM (arJlL)

150 So I hope nobody here is triggered by me being on fucking food stamps that I need to provide me fucking nourishment while I continue this interminable job fucking search. And if I want to buy lobster with my fucking food stamps that are subsidized with my own fucking taxes I paid my entire fucking work life, oh fucking well!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:11 PM (+RF8x)

151 Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (pSotA)

Canned tuna isn't expensive. Bags of beans and rice aren't expensive. Shop for meat and produce on sale.Canned produce isn't optimal, but it's still more nutritious than Doritos. Kroger's had buy one get one free pork tenderloins for sale recently - so I bought 3 and came home with 6.

Buying produce that is whole rather than cut up - like whole cauliflower, broccoli, etc is cheaper because it's less convenient. So when you're poor (like I was in my 20's) you have to accept that if you want to eat healthy, you're going to have to spend some time in the kitchen chopping up stuff. Learn to cook. Learn to shop wisely.

There are a lot of websites that can help you learn how to do that. But it's not the government's responsibility (or anybody else's) to do it for you.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:12 PM (d6Ksn)

152 ''There's another chain called Big Lots that's slightly more upscale. ''

Nice new Big Lots headquarters in New Albany, OH(the town that Les Wexner built). They even have their own free standing parking garage. Soo jealous.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:12 PM (RueoN)

153 Do the Leftists have anything besides Karl Marx's/ French Revolution 's class warfare to play on?

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2020 03:12 PM (ZCEU2)

154 The fake nails are almost as stupid and pointless as a bunch of ugly tats. But at least with the nails, you're not stuck with them for life, so they have that advantage over the tats.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:10 PM (k4dH2)



You heartless bastard!!!

*single tear rolls down cheek*

Posted by: Wolverine at January 05, 2020 03:12 PM (q57gj)

155 The fake nails are almost as stupid and pointless as a bunch of ugly tats. But at least with the nails, you're not stuck with them for life, so they have that advantage over the tats.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:10 PM (k4dH2)

I never got the appeal of razor-sharp , fancy-looking Frito corn chip-sized nails either---and i'd never let any woman that has them anywhere near my junk.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:12 PM (CqE5x)

156 My kid wanted to go out with his friends to "get snacks." I asked where they were going and he said, "7-11." I explained that if they went to the aldi's NEXT DOOR to the 7-11 they could get 5x as much stuff.
They had no idea.

Kids and some adults, I guess, have to be told. My dad probably told me that when I was 4. I remember my mom explaining why we did a commissary run every so many weeks vs using the grocery store for anything other than bread, milk and fruit. In fact, I think she froze bread and maybe milk.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:13 PM (nRWPy)

157 Kallisto, I'm not triggered. In fact, I support assistance for people who need it temporarily while they work to improve their circumstances. I think most people agree with me.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 05, 2020 03:14 PM (sWM8x)

158 I hate the gel nails with decorations thing, or even the "weekly" talon thing. I can tell you exactly your growing up social class from your fingernails.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (nRWPy)

159 35 the problem is is that selling junk food is extremely profitable.
Posted by: politics uber alles at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (0hOKG)

edited: Selling junk food is extremely profitable.
I question that this is "a problem."

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (KXX3K)

160 The leftists and elitists also assume that if people can just shop at a real grocery store, they will make better choices.

Nope.

I've seen many a grocery cart full of frozen mini pizzas, chips, sodas, boxed dinners, canned (if any) vegetables, etc, totaling over $200.00. An equally full cart of fresh produce, frozen and fresh meats, dairy and eggs, and staples like flour and sugar and beans and a small amount of candy and chips will be just about half the amount.

You can't make people eat better by putting more choices in front of them--they have to want to eat better.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (OX9vb)

161 no amount of government interference can make dumb people smart

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (saZtE)

162 - - - > We need a law against stupidity, which would solve all these problems, including crime, drugs, gangs, and welfare dependence.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 02:39 PM (9KTP0)


Wait, Wait, Wait, is there going to be a test?

Posted by: Congress at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (xj2l7)

163 Except I prolly WON'T buy EBT lobster with my fucking food stamps because I heard they fucking scream when they hit the fucking boiling water, so it's fucking tuna fish for me - if that's OK the fuck with you?

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (+RF8x)

164 There is a dollar store a few miles away, and I stop in occasionally to pick up stuff that is overpriced in other places. It doesn't bother me in the least, it doesn't embarrass me, and in fact, people who won't go into stores like that because of snobbery are simply stupid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 05, 2020 03:16 PM (wYseH)

165 129 they could've run a study on the trash i cleaned out of my side yard every week that was thrown by pedestrians and cars when i lived in 'the hood' in Atlanta.

let's just say that stereotypes exist because there is some truth in them
Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 05, 2020 03:04 PM (saZtE)


IIRC Zombie did a photo essay on a food handout in the hood, where the food recipients as they walked away on the sidewalk threw out the stuff they didn't want - including all vegetables - onto the front yards of the houses they passed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (9KTP0)

166 So I hope nobody here is triggered by me being on
fucking food stamps that I need to provide me fucking nourishment while I
continue this interminable job fucking search. And if I want to buy
lobster with my fucking food stamps that are subsidized with my own
fucking taxes I paid my entire fucking work life, oh fucking well!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:11 PM (+RF8x)


I'm not.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (pXNaM)

167 @150 kallisto- I don't begrudge anyone that NEEDS them. Sorry to hear about your situation. When the economy took a shit in 08' a lot of people in my trade went from making six figure to food stamps in eight months. No shame in it needing it especially when you've paid into it.

Posted by: JROD at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (AYwAZ)

168 It's not as easy to just waltz into a better fucking job situation when one is over fucking 50.
Posted by: kallisto

---

It's damn near impossible. A buddy of mine, IT professional, got let go as he was over 50. (Chase does it every day). No dice in his chosen field. Anyway, got a job at Costco - stocking at first but soon cashier and then a manager type. Makes damn good money with med benefits. AND no midnight call ins or 60 weeks.

Kallisto - is something like this a possibility?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (Y4EXg)

169 All forms of entertainment, including junk food is profitable, period. Restaurant food too.


It's the instant gratification you're buying not the inelastic demand inherent in food. On top of that processed food and sugar are as addictive as drugs.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (nRWPy)

170 @62,
Commodities. Indians (feather not dot) still get them. And you can still get the little cookbook that came with them online. But today's young people don't cook.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 05, 2020 03:18 PM (Lqy/e)

171
In fact, I think she froze bread and maybe milk.

Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:13 PM (nRWPy)


My folks froze both bread and milk bought from the commissary twenty miles up the road when I was a kid.

Posted by: fktheleft at January 05, 2020 03:18 PM (I54dk)

172 159 35 the problem is is that selling junk food is extremely profitable.
Posted by: politics uber alles at January 05, 2020 02:41 PM (0hOKG)

edited: Selling junk food is extremely profitable.
I question that this is "a problem."
Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (KXX


***shifts eyes left and right***
Grabs another Hostess Snowball.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 05, 2020 03:18 PM (axyOa)

173 Dollar General put in a store in the town (1000 pop) near me ... which had only a Fast Stop gas station before that. From what I see they are not really cheaper, they are just local, and get a lot of business since the next store is 12 miles away. Very nice to have them if I just want milk or coffee.
Posted by: illiniwek


DG will do that with a population of 650 or less. Where as a Wal Mart or Kroger won't even look at.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 03:18 PM (7/YOc)

174 You can't make people eat better by putting more choices in front of them--they have to want to eat better.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (OX9vb)


Dollar Store in my Littletown tried selling produce.
No one bought it.

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:18 PM (xj2l7)

175 There are three Dollar Trees near me and I'm in a very nice suburb.

I guess it's Grosse Pointe keepin' me down?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (Dc2NZ)

176 I cried at the ending of Old Speller.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (aKsyK)

177 56 The problem with dollar stores in California, where stealing anything under $950 is not a crime, is that the shopping carts are not big enough.
Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2020 02:46 PM (8ruUE)

This is cracking me up. Sick, I'm sure.

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (KXX3K)

178 Just get the slightly expired lobsters... they are probably dead already anyway.



Speaking of which... we go to an asian grocery on occasion. Seafood is a grab bag there. One time they had live lobster, brought it front by the cash register where people not even planning on getting it were snapping them up two or more as they checked out. Was cheaper than hamburger.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (1g7ch)

179 Wonder what modifications these Planet Managers make to their pets?

TransRover

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (rEgYO)

180 157 I think most people agree with me.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 05, 2020 03:14 PM (sWM8x)

Truth.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (OX9vb)

181 The leftists and elitists also assume that if people can just shop at a real grocery store, they will make better choices.

So you're saying that people who dropped out of high school, joined a gang, did drugs, and got a criminal record would, if left to their own devices, make good choices?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:19 PM (9KTP0)

182 59 My Dollar Tree doesn't stock filet mignon because raysis, sir.
Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (sWM8x)

Y'all are all hilarious, here, now.

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (KXX3K)

183 Why not just seize assets of the poor designated for food and open neighborhood chow halls. That way you can get a government approved meal and get three daily exercise periods thrown in.
Of course, it would be even more efficient if we were to concentrate the economically disadvantaged in closed communities. A smart food ghetto, so to say.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (e1mEI)

184 Some similar items are cheaper at Dollar Store than at Walmart.

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (xj2l7)

185 Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (+RF8x)
-----------------

You need assistance while trying to find a better job and you're working to pay bills.

Not seeing the issue, really.

Too many people collect, kick back, and do nothing. Which is the real issue.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (WEBkv)

186 " no amount of government interference can make dumb people smart"

We're banking on that fact.

Posted by: The Government at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (tT0V4)

187 MOVE to promote this to the front page:

59 My Dollar Tree doesn't stock filet mignon because raysis, sir.
Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at January 05, 2020 02:48 PM (sWM8x)

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (KXX3K)

188 Also, shouldn't assume that it's just poor people loading up their carts with bad food.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:20 PM (OX9vb)

189 "Raise your hand if you've been offered food stamps for cash in the grocery store. The going rate is 50% of face value."

they (government) could stop that shit real quick if they wanted ... send in an undercover that looks very ordinary, to any spot they get sold, life time denial of food stamps to any caught selling them ... or prison for bigger offenders (like store owners that pay the cash).

Or they could require an ID for the user, and could only allow credit for real food ... (which would still be too many carbs/sugar by current gov' standards). Instead Bloomberg would just shut down whole stores ... crazy man.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 05, 2020 03:21 PM (Cus5s)

190 168 It's not as easy to just waltz into a better fucking job situation when one is over fucking 50.
Posted by: kallisto

Tell me about it. I'm 60 and job hunting.

I'm not on food stamps because I'm living with my sister. I have 2 part time crap jobs. They enable me to buy things like groceries and gas and pay my bills - but without my sister, I'd be truly screwed.

So, believe me, no judgement here.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:21 PM (d6Ksn)

191 ''Dollar Store in my Littletown tried selling produce.
No one bought it.''

When Target added grocery sections to their stores I wasn't sure if they'd make it work but damn if those sections keep getting bigger and bigger. I even find myself picking up some things from time to time if the prices are good.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:22 PM (RueoN)

192 163 Except I prolly WON'T buy EBT lobster with my fucking food stamps because I heard they fucking scream when they hit the fucking boiling water, so it's fucking tuna fish for me - if that's OK the fuck with you?
______________

The tuna probably scream too when they bite down on that big sharp hook and get it stuck in their mouth and then get jerked foward so that the flesh of their mouth tears and . . . . . . . . . .

Must suck to be a fish. Or a lobster. Or a cow. Or a pig. Or a lamb. Or a _______________

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:22 PM (k4dH2)

193 It's the instant gratification you're buying not the inelastic demand inherent in food. On top of that processed food and sugar are as addictive as drugs.
Posted by: dagny at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (nRWPy)


Food is food. "Processing" doesn't come into it. Instant gratification and greater convenience are the drivers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:22 PM (9KTP0)

194 Even in Aldi's which carries real food at good prices, the snack section is about the greatest percentage of shelf space.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (tT0V4)

195 Must suck to be a fish. Or a lobster. Or a cow. Or a pig. Or a lamb. Or a _______________

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:22 PM (k4dH2)


An Iranian general?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (9KTP0)

196 188 Also, shouldn't assume that it's just poor people loading up their carts with bad food.
---
*discreetly hides chocolate/espresso brioche bread under bag of celery*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

197 I'm on a fixed income SS and feed myself on 30$ a week, eat three healthy meals a day. I cook 100% of my food myself. I enjoy it when family invites me out immensely. I always even get a dessert from the bargain rack, got a chocolate cream pie for 1.25$ last week. I could go to the food banks but I think the real poor need it more than me.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (fmexF)

198 But today's young people don't cook.

It's difficult to cook with a smart phone or joystick in your hand.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (vGJY7)

199 Dumb shit people do dumb shit things.
But at least it provides employment.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 05, 2020 03:24 PM (cxybi)

200 If we could pay reparations to all the poor POC so they're as wealthy as all the racist white people, they would instantly become vegans, cut their carbon footprint by a factor of 25, regularly exercise, and widely enter into stable married relationships and take huge interest in their children's education.

The evil Dollar Stores would all rapidly go out-of-business.

Right?

Posted by: Gref at January 05, 2020 03:24 PM (AMIL/)

201 157 - thanks Meade, I appreciate it. It's not easy for me or others in my situation to apply for entitlements. I was talking about this with a friend whose mom is on EBT due to husband giving her a royal financial screwing. We're the ones accustomed to dispensing charity, not receiving entitlements. However I also know that even if I stayed on entitlements the rest of my natural life, I won't exhaust the funds my nuclear family sent to the US Treasury. I and others in my position are grateful for your consideration!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:24 PM (+RF8x)

202 74 Next they'll be deploring the millions of starving in American cities.
Fun fact: Poor people can't afford quality food.
Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

PRODUCE is beyond their budgetary reach?

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:25 PM (KXX3K)

203 "Raise your hand if you've been offered food stamps for cash in the grocery store. The going rate is 50% of face value."


Going rate WAS 2 for 1.
Good way to stretch your dollar.

They use EBT cards evey where I have seen now.
And you have to find the person in the parking lot doing a 'shopping survey' - give them your list and you 50% off.

If you don't they will eventially go in and buy cases of whatever has bottle deposit and dump it in the parking lot to get the refund.

2 for 1 is better for the taxpayer than the 10 for 1 on bottle deposits.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:26 PM (1g7ch)

204 ''It's not as easy to just waltz into a better fucking job situation when one is over fucking 50. ''

No kidding. That's the age where they start to dump you. I've been lucky that the company I work for either has no inclination to let an almost 20 year employee go or has noticed me yet. Nevertheless I keep my head down so to speak.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:26 PM (RueoN)

205 An Iranian general?
____________

Yeah, but it's a lot harder to feel sorry for those.

The tuna weren't holding classes to teach other tuna how to build IED's and plant them in places where they'd inflict maximum damage on other tunas.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 05, 2020 03:26 PM (k4dH2)

206 OT - surprise! The American "press" reporting on activities in Iraq are completely - even more than usual - incorrect and amount to disinformation. Specifically the details, context, importance, and dynamics of the parliamentary (non-binding) vote.

One just hopes the reality isn't too disappointing to many here. And getting excited by MSM disinfo might be a sign to examine one's premises, and wholesale ingestion of a decade of MSM disinfo.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (El6T/)

207 They use EBT cards evey where I have seen now.
---
Yeah, that happened several years ago.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (sWM8x)

208 Except I prolly WON'T buy EBT lobster with my fucking food stamps because I heard they fucking scream when they hit the fucking boiling water, so it's fucking tuna fish for me - if that's OK the fuck with you?
Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:15 PM (+RF8x)



Eh, the system is what the system is.

I think the argument can be made that we, as a society, shouldn't have fellow citizens starving to death in the streets.

But, seeing how the public's generosity is abused,

if I were King go the Forest-

I'd do away with EBT and simply make some kind of
Soy and Powered Milk nutrition bar available for free(probably at grocery stores).

They could be calibrated to deliver a if bland meal healthy meal. End of problem.

We don't want people dying in the streets, however that doesn't mean we have to feed them any fucking thing that pops into their peanut brains.

Still, that's not the system.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (q57gj)

209 This whole thesis (about banning cheap junk food being a way to improve diets) was tried out in an absolutely perfect test-case in Berkeley, CA, and the leftists' theory was conclusively proven to be 100% false.

Here's how the test-case played out, step by step:

South Berkeley is a "mixed" area -- part black ghetto, part white middle-class neighborhood. Originally, there were two stores there: a rundown Safeway, a corporate supermarket chain, that sold general food and a lot of candy, chips, soda and junk food as well. Just a block away, there was Berkeley Bowl, an all-produce grocery store famous for having the best, freshest -- and often local and organic -- vegetables and fruits anywhere in the region, and at wholesale-level great prices as well.

As you might guess happened, Berkeley Bowl thrived as all the white people shopped there, as well as did most restaurants in the Bay Area, and people even drove in from other cities to shop there, it was such a good produce market.

Meanwhile, most of the blacks in South Berkeley shopped at Safeway and mostly bought junk food.

But it was even worse for Safeway, because they had an atrocious shoplifting problem, to the extent that the store wasn't even profitable anymore. So several years ago the Safeway HQ announced they were closing the South Berkeley branch, because it simply lost them money.

Local leftists were up in arms, and tried to prevent Safeway from closing that store, because the closure would create a "food desert" in South Berkeley. But Safeway remained loyal to the realities of economics, and closed it anyway.

Berkeley Bowl's owner's were ecstatic, because the empty Safeway location was much bigger than the original Berkeley Bowl location, which they were outgrowing, and they made a bid to switch to the better building. But local activists blocked the move unless Berkeley Bowl agreed to two stipulations: They would expand beyond produce to become a full-service supermarket, and also NOT sell any junk food. And to the extent they did sell food that could be considered "unhealthy" (tortilla chips, soda, etc.) it had to be in the BACK of the store, not next to the cash register.

Berkeley Bowl's owners agreed, and they moved to the old Safeway building and expanded to become a full-service supermarket and eliminated or hid all the ghetto-type food.

Meanwhile, not yet mentioned -- there were two or three ghetto-y liquor stores on nearly corners, selling malt liquor and Hot Cheetos, etc.

Well, guess what happened? Berkeley Bowl opened in the big building, and was an instant smash hit -- with white people. Every day there (and remain to this day) crowds flocking to get all the same good deals on produce, while picking up the rest of the shopping in the same convenient location. Many of these white people came not just from South Berkeley from from miles around, the whole Bay Area.

Meanwhile, the local black residents...walked right past Berkeley Bowl to the liquor stores to buy malt liquor and Hot Cheetos. And it's not even because the malt liquor and Hot Cheetos were cheaper in the liquor stores -- in fact, they were more expensive than similar offerings at Berkeley Bowl. But at Berkeley Bowl they had organic Habanero gourmet cheese puffs, and microbrew high-alcohol fair-trade beer. In both cases, per ounce, the liquor store actually charged more for their low-end versions of essentially the same products. But local black residents preferred going to the liquor store.

This situation persists to this day. Even though Berkeley Bowl sits on the edge of Berkeley's only black area, the shoppers in the store are 98% white and Asian. Local leftists have done everything they can to tempt local blacks to shop at Berkeley Bowl over the years, to no avail.

The question is: Why?

No one really has investigated why, but I suspect it has to do with "cultural affinity." Berkeley Bowl is perceived by blacks as "the white people's store," whereas the blacks in the local neighborhood feel more "comfortable" shopping in the liquor stores. Every now and then one will see a black local in Berkeley Bowl, and one gets the vibe from them as "I feel out-of-place here, like a fish out of water," and they often leave without buying anything.

Extending this scenario nationwide: "dollar stores" are where blacks feel comfortable shopping, for whatever reason. It's "their store." If politicians ban dollar stores in poor areas, that won't suddenly make blacks in the ghetto get the urge to go buy organic vegetables. It will just make they have to go further to a less convenient liquor store or other business where they "feel comfortable" buying the same junk food.

I'm not saying I "approve of" this situation or that I think it is they way things "ought" to be. I'm simply noting that this is hows ARE, and always have been, and almost certainly always will be. Cultural groups stick together. It's not just whites+blacks in America, it's all other ethnicities too, and in other countries too. Dollar stores are "a black thing," just like a Russian store in a New York City Russian neighborhood will have Russian customers -- even if they're just buying toothpaste or soap, which they could get cheaper at a standard American supermarket. They just feel more comfortable in "their" store. I've seen the same dynamic in countries all over the world where there are different ethnicities in the same city.

Posted by: zombie at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (fK2gX)

210 Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.


Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

Bullshit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (wYseH)

211 ''Even in Aldi's which carries real food at good prices, the snack section is about the greatest percentage of shelf space.''

Their pretzel sticks are the best I've had. Come in a big plastic tub. If you like pretzels you can't go wrong.

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (RueoN)

212 *discreetly hides chocolate/espresso brioche bread under bag of celery*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

LOL, right?

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:28 PM (OX9vb)

213 - - - >Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

PRODUCE is beyond their budgetary reach?

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:25 PM (KXX3K)


You can purchase boneless, skinless, chicken breasts for about a dollar a pound.

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:28 PM (xj2l7)

214 I have a crazy idea -- apart from simply recognizing that some people make bad food choices, Dollar store/food desert or not -- and it's this: let's bring back Home Economics to public schools.


Remember in junior high/middle school when you learned how to run a household, cook and back, do basic sewing (repair clothes), cleaning, and so on? Yeah, kinda useful. In fact, waaaay more useful than gender studies or climate scares or 'hey, let's go on a class trip to participate in a #BLM protest?'

Posted by: Lizzy at January 05, 2020 03:29 PM (bDqIh)

215 192. guess it's switch to Plan B then - pretzels and ginger ale only. Poverty induced GAINZZ!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:29 PM (+RF8x)

216 I'd do away with EBT and simply make some kind of
Soy and Powered Milk nutrition bar available for free(probably at grocery stores).

They could be calibrated to deliver a if bland meal healthy meal. End of problem.

...

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (q57gj)



Congrats - you invented the MRE.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:30 PM (1g7ch)

217 202 74 Next they'll be deploring the millions of starving in American cities.
Fun fact: Poor people can't afford quality food.
Fresh meat and produce are beyond their budgetary reach.
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)

We have the fattest poor people in the world. They're making bad choices. As I noted earlier, cheap sources of protein and produce are widely available.

People just don't buy them. It's easier to buy a Big Mac than it is to roast a chicken or even make a tuna fish sandwich.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:30 PM (d6Ksn)

218 Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (pSotA)

Where do you live? Because most places in the country have abundant produce available almost year-'round.


The issue is not cost for most of America's poor, it is skill and desire. I can eat well and cheaply, but it takes a bit of effort, and that is the problem.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 05, 2020 03:31 PM (wYseH)

219 Congrats - you invented the MRE.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:30 PM (1g7ch)


Dibs on the tuna noodle!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 05, 2020 03:31 PM (axyOa)

220 Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:24 PM (+RF8x)



I'll add that I agree with what Meade said. You're using it for its rightful purpose, even though you'd rather not be using it at all.



I hope that things look up for you soon.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:31 PM (pXNaM)

221 I am 100% behind the government forcing businesses to carry healthy food. But they need to do 2 things. Mandate exactly how much healthy food must be carried and the price it must sell at. And also, anyone who votes for it or administers the program must personally guarantee to buy the unused product with their own cash before it expires, they must take it home to eat it or dispose of it, and they must report their costs and whether they ate the food or wasted it.

Posted by: Downcast at January 05, 2020 03:31 PM (NHiUL)

222 109 U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
"Qassem Soleimani posed a threat to all our interests and we will not lament his death; but it is clear that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply lead to more violence in the region and they are in no one's interest."
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (BqBId)

If I am reading that right, that is pretty good.

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (KXX3K)

223

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump



6m

These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!

Posted by: Ha at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (NSFCQ)

224 "Next they'll be deploring the millions of starving in American cities."

Since when are there "millions of starving" in US cities? I went to Walmart yesterday. I didn't see anybody who looked like they had just left a concentration camp. I saw a lot of land whales.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (d6Ksn)

225 We want food deserts..
Like Iran.

Posted by: Sen. Schumer at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (gzt8t)

226 I am 100% behind the government forcing businesses to carry healthy food.


==

..which is ????

market decides what is needed and where, not government

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (zr5Kq)

227 kallisto-sorry to learn of your challenges finding work. It's tough over 50 - it took me 18 months to find even a part time gig, which I am holding on to now like grim death.
Before then I relied on Meals on Wheels, which was a big help. If you google Meals on wheels america and enter your zip code you might find something near you.
Good luck in your searching, faccia bella.

Posted by: vivi at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (11H2y)

228 '' *discreetly hides chocolate/espresso brioche bread under bag of celery*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

LOL, right?''

Ditto. I do that a lot at Trader Joe's. They have a little encap full of delicious cakes, pies, cupcakes, etc. that's hard to pass by. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:33 PM (RueoN)

229 These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!

==

uh oh

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:33 PM (zr5Kq)

230 I was on food stamps for about 2 years after ex left -- 4 kids under 8yo.

The absolute worst was that at the time, no soap, detergent, or paper products were covered. Couldn't wash diapers without soap and disposable diapers weren't covered either.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 05, 2020 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

231 I thought the activists were pissed that grocery stores weren't built in poor neighborhoods -- and now they're banning the ones that do want to open stores in their neighborhoods?

This sure seems like they don;t want a solution, they need a perpetual problem for which the activists must protests, the community leaders must demand, the politicians must campaign on and get federal funding to "fix", and the fatties can blame their situation on.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 05, 2020 03:34 PM (bDqIh)

232 Donald J. Trump is letting the world know that his public tweets are official public notice.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:34 PM (1g7ch)

233 When the choices are between food and dope...which wins?

Posted by: torabora at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (gzt8t)

234 ''Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump



6m

These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless! ''

Damn, I love our president!

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (RueoN)

235 229 These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!

==

uh oh

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:33 PM (zr5Kq)



How are things going in Kenya?

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (xj2l7)

236 U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
"Qassem Soleimani posed a threat to all our interests and we will not lament his death; but it is clear that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply lead to more violence in the region and they are in no one's interest."
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (BqBId)

If I am reading that right, that is pretty good.
Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (KXX3K)

Translation from British : "Quit taunting The United States you friggin' Iranian idiots !"

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (zr5Kq)

237 I have a crazy idea -- apart from simply recognizing that some people make bad food choices, Dollar store/food desert or not -- and it's this: let's bring back Home Economics to public schools.


Remember in junior high/middle school when you learned how to run a household, cook and back, do basic sewing (repair clothes), cleaning, and so on? Yeah, kinda useful. In fact, waaaay more useful than gender studies or climate scares or 'hey, let's go on a class trip to participate in a #BLM protest?'
Posted by: Lizzy at January 05, 2020 03:29 PM (bDqIh)


Also bring back shop classes, and PE.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (9KTP0)

238 190. Thank God for your sister. I'll keep your situation in my prayers, and I know things will soon get better for both of us!

Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (+RF8x)

239 "CBS Iowa; Sanders 23, Buttigieg 23, Biden 23, Warren 16,





New Hampshire: Sanders 27, Biden 25, Buttigieg 13, Warren 18,

Posted by: Ha"

Please let Sanders win the nomination or at least the opening primaries. I am going to laugh my ass off at the Dem machine breaking down at all the internal chaos and factional bloodshed this would cause.

Posted by: Ripley at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (MxEKc)

240
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless! ''

Damn, I love our president!
Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (RueoN)
--------------

Nothing like hitting two enemies of American at the same time: Iran and Congress!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (WEBkv)

241 Donald J. Trump should use Twitter for his SOTU address.

It'd be the biggest attendance evah!

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (1g7ch)

242 I'd do away with EBT and simply make some kind of

Soy and Powered Milk nutrition bar available for free(probably at grocery stores).



They could be calibrated to deliver a if bland meal healthy meal. End of problem.



...



Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (q57gj)




People with thyroid problems, hypo in particular, are told to avoid soy.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (pXNaM)

243 IIRC Zombie did a photo essay on a food handout in the hood, where the food recipients as they walked away on the sidewalk threw out the stuff they didn't want - including all vegetables - onto the front yards of the houses they passed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (9KTP0)


Zombie, since you're here now, was that your work? If so, do you have a link to it?

Thanks.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (9KTP0)

244 I have never bought food at a dollar store. I have mostly bought stuff for work. The stores are good because they carry a wide variety of merchandise, cheap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (ycWCI)

245 229 These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!
---
I think I just sharted, but only a little.

Posted by: AOC at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (sWM8x)

246 How are things going in Kenya?
Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:35 PM (xj2l7)

four terrorist bodies found

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (zr5Kq)

247 >>Also bring back shop classes, and PE.


Yup.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (bDqIh)

248 113 Deplorable Jay Guevara, I'm poor and had very little fresh produce and could only afford cuts of beef 4 times all year 2019. I don't buy Dollar Store food because most of it is made in China it ain't safe, but I'm eating way too many processed carbs.
It's all that I can afford.

My phone is a Galaxy S5, my shoes are 7 years old bought at Bass Pro, and I don't have any jewelry or bling whatsoever.
Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:59 PM (pSotA)

A little money can go a long way in securing a healthy diet; it takes some work and some learning. Seriously, the USDA has information about this. So does the public library. Here's a place to start:

https://www.nutrition.gov

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (KXX3K)

249 #230 soap dispensers in government buildings can be drained with some effort.

You're welcome.

Posted by: torabora at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (gzt8t)

250 Goat jerky and kale.

Posted by: klaftern at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (RuIsu)

251 "dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar
General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down."
----------

I know competition is fierce, but... early contender for stupidest sentence of the year?

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (lmYIz)

252 ''Donald J. Trump should use Twitter for his SOTU address.

It'd be the biggest attendance evah!''

Gawd. Wouldn't that be hilarious ?

Posted by: Tuna at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (RueoN)

253 The 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' isn't.

Posted by: aelfheld at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (Zy9Yy)

254 I am 100% behind the government forcing businesses to carry healthy food. But they need to do 2 things. Mandate exactly how much healthy food must be carried and the price it must sell at.

Bernie, is that you?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:39 PM (9KTP0)

255 I like dollar stores for household stuff.

Posted by: runner at January 05, 2020 03:39 PM (zr5Kq)

256 What wouldn't the commies ban for everybody else if they could snap their fingers like Thanos and do it? It's a very short list.

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (lmYIz)

257 The House of Representatives majority is an enemy of the people.

Posted by: torabora at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (gzt8t)

258 244 I have never bought food at a dollar store.

I have. Pace salsa, small jar is just $1.00. Not $1.49 like at Kroger. Other small canned goods, packs of nuts, that kind of thing. Since it's just me, or me and my husband, I like smaller packages, and the dollar store is a good place to get small packages economically.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (OX9vb)

259 Kallisto, I'm not triggered. In fact, I support assistance for people who need it temporarily while they work to improve their circumstances. I think most people agree with me.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis



It would be nice if those who were white and male and needed it would qualify.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (7/YOc)

260 OT/ but if the reports are true we lost a service member and 2 American contractors in the Kenya attack

Posted by: It's me donna at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (6XlcD)

261 102 An analyst for the Center for Science in the Public Interest...
argues that, "When you have so many dollar stores in one neighborhood,
there's no incentive for a full-service grocery store to come in."


Hold on. First, this idiot says that there's a huge unmet need for quality foods that the poor want but can't get, because it's a food desert, and the Dollar stores don't carry it. Then he says that the full service groceries won't come in because of the Dollar Stores that aren't meeting the pent-up demand.

Following a logic chain isn't in his skill set, is it?

Posted by: pep at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (T6t7i)

262 "dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar
General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down."

And there we see the modern stupidity. We do not want to be high class, we just want to look like it. Let us take up the trappings of prosperity without the actual prosperity. It is the same idiotic jujitsu that leads to getting home loans for people whom it does not make financial sense.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (ycWCI)

263 247
>>Also bring back shop classes, and PE.


Yup.


Posted by: Lizzy at January 05, 2020 03:37 PM (bDqIh)

+++
I couldn't believe it when last year a young man who was the cashier and had to go on the intercom for the manager to get a price for my purchase, asked me, "What is this called?" "A spool of thread," I answered.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (5DZMc)

264 Posted by: kallisto at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (+RF8x)

I wish I could just say in a job interview "Look, I'm 60. I have 5-7 working years in front of me. I'm not gonna go anywhere. I'm not looking to climb the corporate ladder. I'm not going to job hop and leave you after I get 2 years of experience on my resume. I'll stay here and give you my very best until I retire. Why is that such a bad deal?"

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (d6Ksn)

265 251 "dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar
General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down."
----------

I know competition is fierce, but... early contender for stupidest sentence of the year?
Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (lmYIz)


Yeah, it isn't the bars on the windows, the graffiti, the litter, the guys hanging around on street corners, the crack houses, the boarded up windows, the pawn shops, the payday loan outfits.

No. It's the dollar stores that make a neighborhood look run-down.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (9KTP0)

266 Spent a bit of time on food stamps in my younger days. People will find a way to cheat on any systems. I never got commodities but was given stuff that folks didn't want. (They got real butter and cheese, canned meat. I usually got oatmeal and bulgar).
I am finding young people that will not eat any thing but processed food. And they don't know how to cook. We had a young pregnant woman staying here for a couple of months. That's when I learned they sell premade peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have buckets of wheat and grind my own flour.

Lastly, folks on assistance will never spend their benefits on salad stuff. It doesn't last long enough. I am tryouts ng to teach the daughter in law how to do pantry cooking. She had no idea they make things like dried eggs and freeze dried fruit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (Lqy/e)

267 I like dollar stores for household stuff.
Posted by: runner


Cleaning supplies and paper goods.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (7/YOc)

268 I'd do away with EBT and simply make some kind of
Soy and Powered Milk nutrition bar available for free(probably at grocery stores).

They could be calibrated to deliver a if bland meal healthy meal. End of problem.

...

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (q57gj)



Congrats - you invented the MRE.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2020 03:30 PM (1g7ch)



Oh, right.

Well, in that case Uncle Sam owes me billions.

Pay up, suckuz!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (q57gj)

269 OT: 5 dead and fifty injured on PA Turnpike near the New Stanton exit. Horrible pile-up.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (Vd9Tp)

270 Dollar Store single-handedly collapses withering civilization, film at 11.

Posted by: klaftern at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (RuIsu)

271 Posted by: zombie at January 05, 2020 03:27 PM (fK2gX)

that's really interesting

where I live seems like everyone shops at the dollar store

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (G546f)

272 We can't keep our uranial cakez for much longer than a day.

Posted by: Government Uranials at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (gzt8t)

273 Goat jerky and kale.
Posted by: klaftern at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM


So far, the menu has been pork, Brussels Sprouts, and kale, with ketchup on the hot dogs, and carrots in the chili.

Posted by: zombie Qasem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (DMUuz)

274 That Trump tweet is "perfect".

What remains of the constitution is in good hands on the executive side.

The inherent commander-in-chief power of the president has long been obscured/misunderstood for many by the nonsensical crap starting with the War Powers Act. This is a brutal, simplistic re-education, long over due.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2020 03:43 PM (El6T/)

275 The injustice of having anyone live in neighborhoods served by dollar stores is manifest. The only solution is to immediately move all of these people into Orange County and the Hamptons.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 05, 2020 03:43 PM (H5knJ)

276 "dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar
General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down."
----------

I know competition is fierce, but... early contender for stupidest sentence of the year?
Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:38 PM (lmYIz)

You gotta "love' Lefties.
They do everything in their power--through their overbearing high tax policies and nanny-state regulations to drag down the local economies and promote poverty.....then complain when companies capitalistically seize the moment that it is they who are making neighborhoods "seem" run down.....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 05, 2020 03:43 PM (CqE5x)

277 All the TP you have time to pull off the roll.

They don't call me Uncle Sugar for nothing.

Posted by: Government Toilet Stalls at January 05, 2020 03:44 PM (gzt8t)

278 People just don't buy them. It's easier to buy a Big Mac than it is to roast a chicken or even make a tuna fish sandwich.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:30 PM (d6Ksn)

Do you cut tuna with mayo to make the sandwich? Add in some dijon mustard? Add pickle slices?
I prefer tuna flavored mayonnaise sandwiches. Cheaper.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 05, 2020 03:44 PM (e1mEI)

279 Who defines healthy food?

Of all people it was Allahasshole who wrote a great article (probably stole it from Ace) more than a decade ago that made the point that "liberals" always complained that Republicans wanted to be in everyone's bedroom, yet in actuality liberals want to be in every single room of your house.

That's the most prescient and succinct summary of our domestic political battle that I've read in a long time. I always come back to it. Too bad idiot forgot it or never actually cared.

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:44 PM (lmYIz)

280 It was Portland that blocked a Trader Joes in the black part of town. And the black folks that actually lived in the neighborhood were unhappy about it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 05, 2020 03:45 PM (Lqy/e)

281 "Look, I'm 60. I have 5-7 working years in front of me. I'm not gonna go anywhere. I'm not looking to climb the corporate ladder. I'm not going to job hop and leave you after I get 2 years of experience on my resume. I'll stay here and give you my very best until I retire. Why is that such a bad deal?"
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (d6Ksn)

I actually sort of did this. Flat-out said I don't aspire to moving up, I just want to come to work and do a great job and help wherever I can and go home and not worry about it. I was hired.

I'm underemployed, for sure, but it's stable with great benefits, and I'm ok with coasting to retirement at this point.

Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:45 PM (OX9vb)

282 Pro Tip: The feminine products dispensers in the men's rooms are usually full.

Posted by: Government Toilet Stalls at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (gzt8t)

283 We can't keep our uranial cakez for much longer than a day.
Posted by: Government Uranials


List them as Aggie Breath Mints and they won't last 4 hours.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (7/YOc)

284 Posted by: Speller at January 05, 2020 02:50 PM (pSotA)
*******
Smeller go away back to DU

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (BqBId)

285 the Center for Science in the Public Interest

Fake Science.

Posted by: Zombie Albert Einstein at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (EgshT)

286 Yeah, it isn't the bars on the windows, the
graffiti, the litter, the guys hanging around on street corners, the
crack houses, the boarded up windows, the pawn shops, the payday loan
outfits.



No. It's the dollar stores that make a neighborhood look run-down.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (9KTP0)

It's the rape, the dollar stores, and the rape.

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (lmYIz)

287 Lastly, folks on assistance will never spend their benefits on salad stuff. It doesn't last long enough.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 05, 2020 03:41 PM (Lqy/e)

Then frozen and canned veggies are an option. You still get some nutritional benefit from them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:46 PM (d6Ksn)

288 I buy stuff like shaving cream, razors and deodorant at dollar stores.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (l9m7l)

289 Still following along here

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (ZCEU2)

290 Shifting gears. My wife got a letter from Anthem saying it's come to their attention she may be eligible for Medicare. WTF, does that mean? They have her DOB. She's not 65. Nor does she have renal failure which is an exception.

She's 'spose to fill out form regarding her eligibility. Says call SSA for info. I want to reply, "Who the f*ck brought it to your attention? Ask them." Prolly overreacting but pissed me off.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (Dhht7)

291 Oddly enough, the land whales the I see around here come in every color.


It's as if it's not race, as much as it is culture that determines the choices that folk make.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (tT0V4)

292 Yep. Free condoms.

You're welcome.

Posted by: University Counselors Desks at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (gzt8t)

293 People with thyroid problems, hypo in particular, are told to avoid soy.

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:36 PM (pXNaM)



Eh, fine. They could make them out of enzyme digested horse hooves if it came right down to it.

The point is to alleviate hunger and provide healthly nutrition at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer.

There might have to be 3-4 different bars.

Though MREs might not be a bad substitute, assuming the cost per unit is low enough.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2020 03:48 PM (q57gj)

294 260 OT/ but if the reports are true we lost a service member and 2 American contractors in the Kenya attack

Posted by: It's me donna at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (6XlcD)


Wondering if this incident motivated his tweet and if the tweet is a prelude to another event.

Yesterday Boris sent two more ships to the region.

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:48 PM (xj2l7)

295 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 05, 2020 03:42 PM (Vd9Tp)
********
one in Rostraver Township on Route 70 too & a Paramedic was killed there at that wreck

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 03:48 PM (BqBId)

296 280 It was Portland that blocked a Trader Joes in the black part of town. And the black folks that actually lived in the neighborhood were unhappy about it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 05, 2020 03:45 PM (Lqy/e)

That's what I was thinking of earlier.

Portland is in stiff competition with San Fran as the capitol of Assholery in the US.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:48 PM (d6Ksn)

297 We have a candy bowl at the intake desk.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at January 05, 2020 03:49 PM (gzt8t)

298 Only a rich, comfy, leftist asshole can totally miss the point of how nice it is to be able to buy things for a dollar. No, let's fill poor neighborhoods with expensive stores so they don't "seem" run down.

Why has nobody thought of that before?

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 03:49 PM (lmYIz)

299
The 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' isn't.
Posted by: aelfheld


Rush used to call them "a couple of guys with a fax machine."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 05, 2020 03:50 PM (aKsyK)

300 It's so nice white liberals treat minorities like pets and are always looking out for their welfare.

What would they do without them......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 05, 2020 03:50 PM (Z+IKu)

301 We have lots of free forms.

Posted by: DMV at January 05, 2020 03:50 PM (gzt8t)

302 I'm underemployed, for sure, but it's stable with great benefits, and I'm ok with coasting to retirement at this point.
Posted by: April at January 05, 2020 03:45 PM (OX9vb)

I'd be happy with that. Benefits are more important to me than pay at this point.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:50 PM (d6Ksn)

303 Shifting gears. My wife got a letter from Anthem
saying it's come to their attention she may be eligible for Medicare.
WTF, does that mean? They have her DOB. She's not 65. Nor does she
have renal failure which is an exception.



She's 'spose to fill out form regarding her eligibility. Says call
SSA for info. I want to reply, "Who the f*ck brought it to your
attention? Ask them." Prolly overreacting but pissed me off.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (Dhht7)

My guess (sorry): "We've found a loophole to dump you onto Medicare."

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:51 PM (pXNaM)

304 Yep. Free condoms.

You're welcome.
Posted by: University Counselors Desks


Anal. Only requires some spit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2020 03:51 PM (7/YOc)

305 Vikings could win this game

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 03:51 PM (fmexF)

306 Vote for us to get more free stuff.

Posted by: Democrats at January 05, 2020 03:52 PM (gzt8t)

307 OT/ but if the reports are true we lost a service member and 2 American contractors in the Kenya attack

Posted by: It's me donna at January 05, 2020 03:40 PM (6XlcD)


We're in Kenya?

Posted by: LASue at January 05, 2020 03:53 PM (Ed8Zd)

308 My guess (sorry): "We've found a loophole to dump you onto Medicare."

Posted by: Vendette at January 05, 2020 03:51 PM

Yeah. That's what I'm thinking. My plan is to reply, "No, not eligible. Not 65." Prolly get another letter in 6 months.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 03:53 PM (Dhht7)

309 old dog. Got one of those letters as well. I took my SS early and that triggered it. I just turned 29 x2 + 6.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 05, 2020 03:54 PM (N3JsI)

310 We can't keep our uranial cakez for much longer than a day.

I worked part-time as the janitor in the local Cathlic grammar school.

O those rare occasions when I had urinal cakes, the kids took them outside and used them for hockey pucks.

Posted by: JT at January 05, 2020 03:54 PM (arJlL)

311 290 Shifting gears. My wife got a letter from Anthem saying it's come to their attention she may be eligible for Medicare. WTF, does that mean? They have her DOB. She's not 65. Nor does she have renal failure which is an exception.

She's 'spose to fill out form regarding her eligibility. Says call SSA for info. I want to reply, "Who the f*ck brought it to your attention? Ask them." Prolly overreacting but pissed me off.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 03:47 PM (Dhht7)

yeah maybe I'd try a phone call to Anthem first, tell them the pointlessness of the effort they're asking you to make.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 05, 2020 03:54 PM (trdmm)

312 Trader Joe's is great, they have a smallish but primo selection at good prices, and it's a pleasant atmosphere in which to shop. How is it not racist/classist to deny this option to a neighborhood?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

313 We're in Kenya?
Posted by: LASue at January 05, 2020 03:53 PM (Ed8Zd)

The Obama branch is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 05, 2020 03:55 PM (trdmm)

314 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Revered She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 05, 2020 03:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

I love Trader Joe's.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:56 PM (d6Ksn)

315 Several years ago a big push was made to get a grocery store into a shopping center that had been a grocery store,(very old and run down.)

So city offers incentives, (this starts in the food deserts debacle.) No one takes the offer. Finally enough people get together and get a Co op store opened about 2 years ago. I actually went in and shopped once or twice, very clean, nice store. About a year ago they cut the size of the store and selection in half, and today they are out of business. Closed doors about 6 months ago.

Governments should not be allowed to make business decisions.

Posted by: Picric at January 05, 2020 03:56 PM (nonGu)

316 197 I'm on a fixed income SS and feed myself on 30$ a week, eat three healthy meals a day. I cook 100% of my food myself. I enjoy it when family invites me out immensely. I always even get a dessert from the bargain rack, got a chocolate cream pie for 1.25$ last week. I could go to the food banks but I think the real poor need it more than me.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 05, 2020 03:23 PM (fmexF)

Good for you. That's a great big set of skills.

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 03:56 PM (KXX3K)

317 Yes, we're in Kenya.
There's an article on the front top of:
https://www.oann.com/

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:57 PM (xj2l7)

318 The scary thing is that the places mentioned in this post are not Seattle and Brattleboro. "Red" states.

I smell the influence of Big Grocery --- but the fact that the pols are justifying their moves with left-wing-nanny talking points is disturbing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 05, 2020 03:57 PM (M/9m0)

319 Dollar Stores doesn't just sell junk food. You can get a variety of useful items there, at a reasonable price. These policy's will hurt the poor the most. The Left only loves the poor as a useful tool for power. Nothing more.

Posted by: Puddlglum at January 05, 2020 03:57 PM (FY0Rj)

320 yeah maybe I'd try a phone call to Anthem first,

Ha. Here are the phone numbers to call:

Local: 0000000000
Toll Free: 000000000

I shit you not. They did provide fax# and an email addy, to be fair.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 05, 2020 03:57 PM (Dhht7)

321 "I love Trader Joe's."

Nice employees

Pretentious shoppers.

Good food

Good prices.

Parking lots are always bad for parking and full of whine-moms.

And Brads.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2020 03:58 PM (tT0V4)

322 There are many good canned foods at the Dollar Stores. Vegetables and fruits do come in cans.

Posted by: Manyard at January 05, 2020 03:59 PM (xj2l7)

323 318 The scary thing is that the places mentioned in this post are not Seattle and Brattleboro. "Red" states.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 05, 2020 03:57 PM (M/9m0)

Yeah, I noticed that too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 03:59 PM (d6Ksn)

324 There are many good canned foods at the Dollar Stores. Vegetables and fruits do come in cans.
Posted by: Manyard

---

GET OUT!!

Posted by: Amber and Brad at January 05, 2020 04:00 PM (Y4EXg)

325 Ha. Here are the phone numbers to call:
Local: 0000000000 Toll Free: 000000000


That's a feature, not a bug. Just take an aspirin.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at January 05, 2020 04:00 PM (EgshT)

326 FOOD NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at January 05, 2020 04:00 PM (ZCEU2)

327 243 IIRC Zombie did a photo essay on a food handout in the hood, where the food recipients as they walked away on the sidewalk threw out the stuff they didn't want - including all vegetables - onto the front yards of the houses they passed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 05, 2020 03:17 PM (9KTP0)

Zombie, since you're here now, was that your work? If so, do you have a link to it?

Thanks.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Yes, that was me, but unfortunately, I did not get a photo of it. I mentioned it in the text of some essay, but have long forgotten which one!

But yes it is true, and I have seen it happen with my own eyes, repeatedly: Local hippy-dippy leftists running food banks where they beam with pride as they hand out organic vegetables to the black recipients in the same box as the "staples" (pasta, beans, etc.), and as the black recipients walk away, they simply discard the vegetables. Throw them on the ground. After every food giveaway, there's always the sad task of someone having to go out and pick up all the vegetables strewn all up and down the sidewalks all around.

Posted by: zombie at January 05, 2020 04:01 PM (fK2gX)

328 tinfoilbaby, one of my fav cheap meals is creme of chicken soup milked or watered down with dumplings. Great in the winter.

Posted by: Infidel at January 05, 2020 04:01 PM (MTxDQ)

329 Yes, we're in Kenya.
*****
Boko Harum

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 04:01 PM (BqBId)

330 Wash up and get upstairs, it's time to eat.

Posted by: dartist at January 05, 2020 04:01 PM (K22Va)

331 "Parking lots are always bad for parking and full of whine-moms."

LOL - yes. I didn't realize bad parking lots were generally a feature of TJ's, but that's certainly true at the one I frequent.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 05, 2020 04:04 PM (d6Ksn)

332 223 @realDonaldTrump
6m

These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!

Posted by: Ha at January 05, 2020 03:32 PM (NSFCQ)

That's my President!

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 04:05 PM (KXX3K)

333 I suspect I'm not the only one who is amazed by the GRANDIOSITY of Hollywood "celebrities" (?) such as Michael Moore!

WHY do they think real voters care what they think? It's delusional.

I recall in 2016 when some two TV celebrities I never heard of went to Iowa to campaign for either HRC or Sanders (I forget which). The 2 illuminati were STUNNED that nobody bothered to talk with them. That wasn't what they expected.

There is a funny scene in al old Woody Allen movie when his character explains to a couple of cops, "You can't arrest me! I'm a celebrity!"

Posted by: mnw at January 05, 2020 04:06 PM (Cssks)

334 I've looked for loopholes ever since the vegan sued McDonalds for not have something vegetarian available at the drive thru 24/7 and someone else sued a TGIF's or similar for not having a healthy meal that fit the USDA guild lines. I figured every store could stock exactly 1 meal of that type and claim to be sold out immediately after. Some poor line worker could get to take the unsold meal home every day and a new never-to-be-sold "healthy organic-vegan" meal could be prepared each morning. But I like my new plan from today where government officials and bureaucrats have to explicitly spell out their mandates and personally pay the costs out of their own wallets when the demands never appear, despite government future telling.

Posted by: Downcast at January 05, 2020 04:07 PM (NHiUL)

335 327---....After every food giveaway, there's always the sad task of someone having to go out and pick up all the vegetables strewn all up and down the sidewalks all around.
Posted by: zombie at January 05, 2020 04:01 PM (fK2gX)
----------------------------
Sounds as bad as the cafeteria at the school down the road from us, the one implementing Michelle's food reforms.
One parent told me it looked like a giant salad bowl had been bombed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 05, 2020 04:07 PM (M/9m0)

336 97% of Hollywood is lefty, just like 97% of scientists agree about orthopedic climate change.

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 04:13 PM (lmYIz)

337 That's my President!

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 04:05 PM (KXX3K)

How to fight multiple wars at once. By making these demands from congress, the Left wants to seem "in charge" and "above" Trump in people's minds - without any of the responsibility of actually being in charge.

Incumbency is very powerful come election time, so the more they can do to make Trump seem like he doesn't belong or that he's not the Leader of the Free World, the more they will do.

Trump knows exactly how to take that back because he knows exactly what they're up to. It's mostly a persuasion game. Nobody that isn't a political junkie is examining the finer points of these arguments. It's all big picture. Trump knows how to convey the Big Picture better than 100 smoky Democrat rooms. He's amazing.

Posted by: ... at January 05, 2020 04:18 PM (lmYIz)

338 the 99 cent stores here in SoCal sell fresh produce, milk products, meats, bread, etc...

you just don't see a whole lot of that in most carts.

and companies don't open full service markets in shitty areas because the shrink rate is in excess of their (very) limited profit margins.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 05, 2020 04:18 PM (zHXTb)

339
Chris Wallace: "Do you think, as misguided as it may be, that some of our enemies think President Trump is more vulnerable because of the impeachment?"

Mike Pompeo: "You should ask Mr. Soleimani."
******
Nothing like dunking on a deadman & PISS Wallace at the same time

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 04:20 PM (BqBId)

340 LOL - yes. I didn't realize bad parking lots were generally a feature of TJ's, but that's certainly true at the one I frequent.

Posted by: DonnaV. at January 05, 2020 04:04 PM (d6Ksn)

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TJ's deliberately picks 2nd rate locations in the areas for their stores, to keep the rent lower. lack of parking is usually a defining reason for the lack of desirability, at least here in SoCal.

the only TJ's i can think of w/ no parking issues is the one in Monrovia, at the 210 and Huntington, which is in a large shopping mall

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 05, 2020 04:23 PM (zHXTb)

341 339
Chris Wallace: "Do you think, as misguided as it may be, that some of our enemies think President Trump is more vulnerable because of the impeachment?"

Mike Pompeo: "You should ask Mr. Soleimani."
******
Nothing like dunking on a deadman & PISS Wallace at the same time
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 04:20 PM (BqBId)

Really? This really happened?

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 04:27 PM (KXX3K)

342 Disagree with the Nielsen dude. I have appraised probably two dozen new and proposed Dollar General stores over the past few years and they're not opening in affluent areas. They're opening in rural/exurban areas with a lack of access to major thoroughfares (and therefore shopping) and - this is key - areas with a high proportion of food stamp recipients. There are about 30 Dollar General stores that have opened since 2017 in the Atlanta region and none of the sites have a 1-mile median home value above $250,000.

Posted by: Stout at January 05, 2020 04:44 PM (EHSFD)

343 I absolutely love the dollar stores. Especially Dollar Tree. Why spend more foran item where brand and quality differences are thin ? (Paper towels, Garbage Bags, Soap, Cleaners etc)
And it's one of the only places you can get healthy foods cheap - Frozen Blueberries, Strawberries, Riced Cauliflower, veggies etc.
These m*therF*cking liberals will ruin anything good. Why do people entertain their BS ????

Posted by: Steel Gimlet at January 05, 2020 04:44 PM (+EE0R)

344 Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 04:27 PM (KXX3K)
*******
Copied it from Twitter, wouldn't watch PISS Wallace if you paid me

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 05, 2020 04:49 PM (BqBId)

345 16 Biggest kitchen mess - knocking over a cookie jar that SOME **%^#$!! GENIUS HAD PRECARIOUSLY BALANCED ON TOP OF A ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS which fell to the floor and exploded. . . . .
. . . into my buffet style layout of spags, shrimp, meatballs, relish trays, meat and cheese plates, salads and two different soups.

I don't know how that cookie jar was constructed but glass was all over the kitchen, island and counter tops.

All the food was tossed. I could have cried.

I went to Ray Rays BBQ down the street for ribs and brisket instead.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 05, 2020 04:08 PM (Y4EXg)

Thanks; I found it. It's pretty great!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ucexdjm

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 05:16 PM (KXX3K)

346 There's a transcript at that link.

Posted by: m at January 05, 2020 05:17 PM (KXX3K)

347 Great post, and Zombie (209) added an outstanding example of the futility of our nanny state betters trying to force an outcome that ignores real world realities. This also has me trying to organize a thought in my head - that organic food is the grocery equivalent of a poll tax, imposed by the privileged white ruling class to separate themselves from minorities and deplorables.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at January 05, 2020 05:28 PM (d9Cw3)

348 I feel kallisto's pain. Ever since my layoff from active duty 13 years ago the whole finding a decent job thing has been nigh on impossible. I'm underemployed right now but it pays the bills. My frustration level with the whole process is extreme. I'm late to the party but this is what my underemployment gets me.

This whole discussion is quite fascinating in that once again those who want a command economy - the Left - doesn't understand economic signals and how they are responded to.

(As for these various stores - I never have understood the fascination with Trader Joe's or Aldi. I've been in both and was underwhlemed. Give me an H-E-B any day. Once the one opens in Lubbock later this year, I am going to do monthly grocery trips there and load up on food there. Another thing I have never understood - this silly fascination with "organic" food, the LOCAL fetish, among other things. I just buy what works for me at the lowest price and I call it good.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at January 05, 2020 06:06 PM (aWDST)

349 Nice thing about the Dollar Store is you don't have to get all dressed up like for Walmart.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 05, 2020 06:49 PM (AgR7f)

350 The dollar stores are a god-send when you are down on your luck. You can get brand-name foods for rock-bottom prices and some no-name brands that are excellent. They have oil, tuna, pasta, and real food---not just cookies and candy-bars. And Aldi is great for picking up baking supplies for the holidays: cheap flour, sugar, spices, milk, etc.

Will nothing stop these sushi-sucking, Whole Foods- shopping, ten-dollar-cup-of-coffee-buying dickwads from trying to run our lives? FOAD, you assholes.

Posted by: ahem at January 05, 2020 07:59 PM (0Y6VT)

351 There is an incredible over abundance of unhealthy processed foods at every Whole Foods in every upscale primary White neighborhood. So this must be a plot to poison White people, right? Right???

Posted by: George True at January 05, 2020 08:57 PM (Pne+w)

352 "National Review, which for years has been the go-to publication for white men with erectile-dysfunction issues."

Anyone know what their therapy/treatment sessions are like??
If it includes J-Lo pole dancing I might be interested.

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