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November 10, 2012

Shoot On Sight: Hipsters on food stamps

They're young, they're broke, and they pay for organic salmon with government subsidies. Got a problem with that?

In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore — equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird — Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening’s dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth. Mak was fondly remembering a recent meal he’d prepared of roasted rabbit with butter, tarragon and sweet potatoes. “I used to think that you could only get processed food and government cheese on food stamps, but it’s great that you can get anything.” -- - Salon.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 10, 2012 3:56 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Let them eat cake. It would be cheaper.

Posted by: james wilson at November 10, 2012 4:05 PM

You can get anything, but what you need is a baseball bat to the crotch.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at November 10, 2012 4:13 PM

You can get cake at Aldi's for cheap!

Posted by: Jewel at November 10, 2012 5:34 PM

Hmmm, playing the system. Do you suppose we could do that, ala The Good Soldier Swejk?

"You can't stop the waves ... but you can learn how to surf". I said that.

Posted by: chasmatic at November 10, 2012 8:15 PM

This is not going to end well. Then again, I suppose they never do.

Posted by: David McKinnis at November 10, 2012 10:27 PM

With a small discount you can buy drugs and two hundred dollar tennis shoes too.

Posted by: Denny at November 11, 2012 6:30 AM

Back when food stamps were paper bills people would by five cent items with their dollar stamps. They would get 95 cents change in regular currency. That is what they used to buy cigarettes and beer.

Posted by: Potsie at November 11, 2012 6:44 AM

It's not just hippies that eat better than we do.

Posted by: mjazz at November 11, 2012 6:46 AM

Free food, free shelter, free toys, and playing and sleeping as much as you want. You're not cool, edgy, and hip you fools, you're pets.

Posted by: Mike at November 11, 2012 8:20 AM


No, not pets, farmed bio units, much like cultured bacteria, that produces votes.

We know this will not end well. We need to figure out how to avoid the splatter when their false construct implodes.

Posted by: BJM2009 at November 11, 2012 11:04 AM

Expect leaderless resistance (look it up) at first. A lot of politicians and bureaucrats will be targeted.
Dan Kurt

Posted by: Dan Kurt at November 11, 2012 11:36 AM

You got that right.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 11, 2012 12:08 PM

Um, lamp posts come to mind.

Posted by: chasmatic at November 11, 2012 1:28 PM

Shoot on sight? Entirely too merciful. I believe you get your ass kicked for buying gourmet s**t with food stamps.

Posted by: Rich Fader at November 11, 2012 7:30 PM

A lot of conservatives will be on food stamps around February. The safety net you complain about today might be saving you tomorrow.

Posted by: Slart at November 11, 2012 11:25 PM

Keep laughing at the Preppers.

Posted by: Peccable at November 12, 2012 5:57 AM

Cooking and eating these two parasites seems like the best revenge. Considering their diet, I'll bet they taste pretty good.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at November 13, 2012 2:56 PM

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