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Welfare Recipients Should Say No To Drugs, Yes To Cheap American Beer

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Dook dook dookSo this news channel embedded deep in Bitters country — West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky — runs the occasional poll asking such probing questions as “Do you plan to buy mulch from the city of Charleston?” Here is a new favorite. [WSAZ Polls]

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  • V572625694

    We could solve this once and for all by making sterilization a requirement for welfare. Wake up, people!

  • Fox n Fiends

    cocaine use is a priviledge, not a right!

  • Crow T. Robot

    As long as they’re keeping it economical–crack, crank and ditch weed, I don’t mind. But hell yeah, if they’re doin’ coke they don’t need welfare.

  • user-of-owls

    Well, this is certainly good news for legions of rabbits and rhesus monkeys in medical labs around the country!

    What? Oh…

  • Doglessliberal

    The poll has an ad for Bud on it? I love it.

  • magic titty

    They left out the word ‘black’ in front of welfare recipients, but the respondents were on top of the situation, nonetheless.

  • shanemacgowan

    How much overlap do you believe there is between those who don’t wear helmets while riding an ATV and those who view Pres. Obama less favorably after his Tonight Show appearance?

  • Vewol Mevemont

    Does this include corn farmers, financial firm executives, and everyone who works as a defense contractor?

  • BillyClubb

    Couldn’t the money spent on these tests be put to a better use, like welfare?

    Oh nevermind, drug testing for everybody at least means that there will be jobs for the drug testers.

    Sir, before you hand me your urine sample, could you at least try to pee in the cup and not on it?”

  • binarian

    They sure have some wacky-ass polls there. Are teachers unions bad? Do you plan to attend the Appalachian Power Park opening? Does “sexting” concern you? Do you walk to work or take a lunch?

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    My favorite: Does it upset you when national comedians like Jay Leno make fun of West Virginia?

    This poll is built on several faulty assumptions: a) West Virginians have TVs; b) West Virginians have electricity; and c) West Virginians know who Jay Leno is.

  • WadISay

    [re=275057]binarian[/re]: If you had teeth, what would you brush them with?

  • user-of-owls

    [re=275062]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: …and d) Jay Leno is a comedian.

    Oh also: apparently, local comedians are free to do as their wont.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=275057]binarian[/re]: [re=275065]WadISay[/re]: Do you participate on online polls? Yes or No.

  • Mustang

    [re=275065]WadISay[/re]: What kind of animal do you like most to date?

  • ProfessorJukes

    Beautiful. Thank you Wonkette!

    [re=275057]binarian[/re]: I plan to walk to the Power Park opening while sexting with the lunch lady.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=275046]Crow T. Robot[/re]: You forgot sniffing glue or anything from an aerosol can or their sister’s panties.

  • Serolf Divad

    OMFG, I love these polls:

    Do you plan to go and watch the implosion of Building 82?
    Do you plan to attend opening day at Appalachian Power Park?
    Do you plan to skip work or school to watch the NCAA basketball tournament?
    Do you plan to skip work to watch WVU in the NCAA Tournament?

    It’s like there’s only one thing at a time to do in all of West Virginia, and half the time you’ve got to skip work to do it.

  • S.Luggo

    “What is your favorite Easter candy?”
    A: Live baby chicks.
    B. Meth.
    C. Dog food.
    D. All.

    “When should Robert Byrd die?”
    A. Soon.
    B. After forgets how to spell “earmark”.
    C. In a week.
    D. He dead.

  • The Cold Sea

    What do you like to do on Friday night?

    Huff gasoline
    Fuck the dog

  • Come here a minute

    Should welfare recipients be permitted to own cell phones?

    – Yes
    – No
    X The King of Beers

  • sati demise

    As long as ‘bail out’ recipients have to undergo drug testing, too.
    They can have a Bud afterward.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Beer promotes procreation, which leads to new births. Jesus is pleased. You heathens wouldn’t understand.

  • BigBrainOnBrad

    “When your daughter began m*nstruationg did your son’s d*ck taste different?”

  • magic titty

    [re=275068]user-of-owls[/re]: Win.
    [re=275079]S.Luggo[/re]: Also, Win. Also.

  • donner_froh

    I am going to Charleston to watch the implosion of Building 82 while drinking Budweiser and eating my favorite Easter candy.

  • shanemacgowan

    [re=275079]S.Luggo[/re]: [re=275083]The Cold Sea[/re]: [re=275084]Come here a minute[/re]: Wins.

  • Gopherit

    [re=275055]Vewol Mevemont[/re]: And, of course, all of congress and their staffers.

  • LittlePig

    [re=275057]binarian[/re]: Our local Bozo the clown (Gary Weir – I think he was the only Bozo blessed by Larry Harmon outside of Chicago) would ask little kids “Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?”

    It was fun watching the smoke come out of their little heads.

  • OffTheRecord

    Bahahahahhaah. This is the news station we would always watch when I was growing up. They are special. And not in the good way.

    Also, there are approximately three people in the entire WSAZ viewing area who could pass a drug test so they all just really need to shut the fuck up.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=275083]The Cold Sea[/re]: +

  • StrangelyBrown

    The percentages in that screencap vaguely imply that only 9 people voted. Amazing that they could get everyone in West Virginia with internet access to participate in this one poll…

  • Internally valid

    This poll has clear implications for policy-makers. Alert your congressperson!

    However, you would get the same positive response rate if the question was “should welfare recipients be required to perform manual labor at your house for the rest of their, and their children’s, lives to earn their keep?”

    So maybe West Virginia should just go fuck itself (possible??).

  • hobospacejungle

    What? Nobody mentions that Bud is no longer a cheap ‘American’ beer? Ain’t it owned by Belgians or some other stinky, no-showering, teeth-havin’ Europeens?

    Win win win to all with their alternative polls. If I were more awake I’d laugh more heartily but you have made me smile after that weird dream I had. Thank you.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=275062]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: I knew a West Virginian once. Mention any kind of roadkill, he could tell you what it tasted like.

  • Internally valid

    Suggest your poll questions here:

    Can you read?
    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Hamburger

  • the cold war makes me hot

    [re=275091]BigBrainOnBrad[/re]: If you’re old enough to bleed, you’re old enough to breed.

  • norbizness

    That site is annoying what with its duellingbanjo.mid file that I can’t shut down.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    We need more drug testing, and not just for welfare recipients. If we had more drug testing, I might get better quality mary jane

  • Uncle Glenny

    [re=275124]hobospacejungle[/re]: Belgians took over West Virginia?

  • DC Hates Me

    [re=275160]Naked Bunny with a Whip[/re]: Word on the street is Charleston has high quality mulch.

  • ProfessorJukes

    Should free 40 oz. bottles of Budweiser be handed out to hard-working white people in West Virginia?

    -Yes, monthly
    -Yes, weekly
    -I prefer ‘tall-boy’ cans

  • LittlePig

    Somehow the fine folks of West Va strike me more as Olde English 800 fans.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=275232]LittlePig[/re]: Busch Natural, in a 40.

  • Bearbloke

    [re=275232]LittlePig[/re]: [re=275177]ProfessorJukes[/re]: Not even – they’re into the big green Mickey’s Big Mouth 40s – the only malt liquor preferred by toothless redneck bitterz who’d rather vote for McWALNUTS! than “that nigger NObama”

  • skyinator

    Down here in Lee County, Florida the local paper has a poll also. I reads like this: “Should Unemployment Recipients Be Drug Tested”? 85% of on-line voters answered YES. I would tag if for ya but I’m too high.

  • Bearbloke

    And this is why:

    1) I make my own damn beer, bread, porn and (as soon as Obama approves it, “in the name of America’s energy security, industrial competitiveness, and environmental stability”) weed;

    and 2) I wouldn’t drink that Budweiser horse-piss at gunpoint.

  • TJBeck

    [re=275066]user-of-owls[/re]: Actually, apparently national comedeians can do what they want, too. Leno is winning that poll.

    WSAZ Poll Results and Past Polls
    Results: Does it upset you when national comedians like Jay Leno make fun of West Virginia?
    Poll Results:
    Yes – 39.4%
    No – 60.6%
    Total Responses – 1288

  • Bruno

    Yes, let’s institute $300 weekly drug tests for welfare recipients. This is a very logical use of bitterz money. I’d rather be sure people are “clean” than “fed”