Government waste? What government waste? You can buy adult sex toys with food stamps, or the electronic equivalent, the EBT card.
Kiss My Lingerie, which sells adult specialty items in Gonzales, Louisiana, posted on its front door that it accepts the EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, and state officials say that it’s legal, WAFB reports:
A woman who works near the store and asked not to be identified said in the last few weeks, she’s noticed more people going inside the adult shop. She added that’s when she saw the message on the front door of the store that the EBT card is listed as an acceptable form of payment.
“We were told anything could be purchased there, with the food stamp card,” she said. “No child I know eats edible underwear.”
The woman said to her knowledge, the EBT card is supposed to be used for the support of children. A spokesperson for the Department of Children and Family Services said the EBT card, or the Louisiana Purchase card, is not just for food stamps. There are also cash benefits available for other family needs. The only things the cash benefits do not cover are alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, casinos and adult entertainment.
President Obama has already chosen to ignore our nations laws by halting deportations of the so-called “dreamers” and now looks to subvert them even further by looking for more humane ways to deal with illegal immigration. The president has directed Jeh Johnson, head of the Department of Homeland Security, to explore other options when dealing with the immigration issue.
This vaguely defined initiative was made even less clear by a White House statement issued yesterday:
“He told the members that he has asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to do an inventory of the Department’s current practices to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law.”
Last year, Obama halted deportation of illegal aliens that were brought to this country by their illegal parents when they were young. Giving them the altruistic name of dreamers, the president rewrote this nation’s immigration laws to suit his unpopular political agenda. Now, there is speculation that his new “humane” initiative will include letting the parents of dreamers stay in this country as well.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) as well as the entire Congressional Hispanic Caucus will meet with DHS boss Johnson next week to present their list of demands. Their main focus is halting all deportations that split up families. So basically, they want to stop all deportations because every Latino illegal alien is related to someone that is not illegal.
“The president clearly expressed the heartbreak he feels because of the devastating effect that deportations have on families,” said Gutierrez after meeting with the president in the Oval office Thursday.
In this Thursday Oval Office meeting, open only to Latino democrats, Obama told the lawmakers that, “he’s deeply concerned about the pain that families suffer when they are separated due to a broken immigration system.”
This new potential (and inevitable) reinterpretation of the law comes on the heels of news that Obama’s deportation numbers are a lie. The media likes to portray the administration as being tough on illegal immigration by touting the number of 2 million deportations since Obama took office. After some grilling earlier in the week, Jeh Johnson had to admit that most of those “deportations” were actually just aliens being detained at the border and then sent home.
The Obama administration is not massively deporting illegal aliens from the interior of this country. The large number of arrests at the border points to a foreign population that is emboldened by the president’s lax immigration enforcement and hopes of amnesty. We’re catching more at the border because many more are trying to get in to take advantage of an illegal immigrant friendly administration.
Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council of La Raza, has called Obama the “deporter in chief,” but the facts don’t back that up.
Obama has continually overstepped his authority by choosing which laws to enforce and there is no indication he will stop any time soon. He is an affront to democracy and this country’s sovereignty. Without enforcement of immigration laws and border integrity we are simply a Mexican territory waiting to be absorbed by the mother country.
The Associated Press is reporting that an official in the United States speaking on condition of anonymity believes it’s possible that “an act of piracy” may have diverted a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last weekend.
According to the AP, the unnamed official says there’s key evidence that “human intervention” played a role in whatever happened to the Boeing 777 that mysteriously disappeared around an hour after departing Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing on Saturday.
“This official says that it’s also possible the plane may have landed somewhere,” AP journalist Joan Lowy reported Friday afternoon. “The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and spoke only if not identified,” she said.
A day earlier, Bloomberg News claimed US investigators were treating the disappearance as a case of air piracy, according to one source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“I can’t think of a single example of a large airplane completely disappearing without seemingly leaving a trace for this many days,” Hans Weber, a San Diego-based consultant, told Bloomberg.
The AP’s latest theory concerning the lost place comes amid a wave of reports — many conflicting — that continue to cause confusion around the globe about the whereabouts and condition of the jetliner and the 239 people who boarded it in Kuala Lumpur.
On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal published a report that suggested Flight MH370 may have stayed in the air for four-to-five hours after air traffic controllers lost contact with the cockpit. The AP later corroborated that claim, and said a US official briefed on the search said that the plane sent signals for four hours after it initially disappeared.
“It’s like when your cellphone is off but it still sends out a little ‘I’m here’ message to the cellphone network,” that official said. “That’s how sometimes they can triangulate your position even though you’re not calling because the phone every so often sends out a little bleep. That’s sort of what this thing was doing.”
Jay Carney, the official spokesperson for the White House, said during a press briefing also on Thursday that “There are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight,” but failed to elaborate beyond that much further aside from acknowledging reports that suggested the search area was being extended much further west than where investigators first looked.
The White House is“looking at information, pursuing possible leads [and] working within the investigation being led by the Malaysian government, and it is my understanding that one possible piece of information — or collection of pieces of information — has led to the possibility that a new area, a search area, may be opened in the Indian Ocean,” Carney said. According to reports, the USS Kidd was being deployed to the Indian Ocean to assist with search efforts as of Thursday.