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See this pie, ISIS? You can't have none!
See this pie, ISIS? You can’t have none!

When you are a Republican from Maine, you have to work HARD to come up with new ways to be a dick. Sociopath Gov. Paul LePage’s SPECIALTY, the thing that gives him morning wood, is taking food stamps away from poor people. One time he wanted to take away SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funds from people who have more than $5,000 in assets, because people with riches like that shouldn’t be taking handouts. Another time he was worried the innocent children of people with drug convictions might want to eat food. maybe you have a drug conviction and you have kids who need to eat. Fuck them, said Gov. LePage. For real, he actually likes to regulate the kind of artisan baloney poors are allowed to buy.

How’s a wingnut gonna even get noticed with competition like that? Well, a Maine Republican who serves as a freshman congressman in the United States House has A Idea:

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of the 2nd Congressional District said Wednesday that he is preparing to submit proposed legislation that would bar anyone convicted of association with a terrorist attack from ever receiving food stamp benefits.

The bill, which Poliquin says he will file with U.S. House of Representatives staff on Monday, is called the No Welfare for Terrorists Act. It would close what Poliquin said is a loophole in qualification criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. That benefit is already banned for people convicted of violent crimes such as murder and rape. But according to Poliquin, the ban does not extend to people who are convicted of aiding terrorists.

“Take THAT, Governor LePage! I’m in the BIG Congress and I’m gonna take food stamps from ISIS! How you like me now?” Did we mention that Poliquin is a freshman congressman? Ayup.

So, is this a big problem we have, in America? Does ISIS bomb all our everythings (which happens all the time, if you are A Idiot who believes such things), and then immediately jihad its way down to the food stamp office to apply for benefits that are reserved for REAL AMERICANS, and which should obviously be denied anyway because those Real Americans aren’t pulling their boots up by their bootstraps? How dare ISIS do such a thing?!

We shouldn’t be mean, because maybe the good congressman knows this happens all the time, and we don’t because we are dumb.

Poliquin said by phone Wednesday that he is unaware of anyone convicted of involvement in a terrorist action receiving food stamps in the past, but he is more concerned with the future.

Oh.

Rep. Poliquin is full of statements about how good his bill is:

“It absolutely makes no sense whatsoever to have folks who are trying to kill us, and have been successful to some degree, to provide welfare for them. It’s just crazy.” […]

“There should be no welfare for terrorists, period.”

Ho-kay, well, we are glad he feels strongly about this! According to the Bangor Daily News, Poliquin’s colleagues in the House and Senate, like Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King are “noncommittal” on whether they support the bill, saying they all want to read it before they decide. See if you can read between the lines of this statement from Pingree’s spokesperson:

“I think everyone agrees that terrorists shouldn’t get federal benefits, but we are going to wait until we see the bill before commenting on this particular piece of legislation,” said [spokesperson Willy] Ritch.

TRANSLATION: Yeah, good idea, buddy! We shouldn’t give free handouts to murderous terrorists who kill us! Did you come up with that idea all on your lonesome? Can we pat you on the head now, like a Mr. Big Congressman guy?

In short, it’s a good thing the country has no more pressing problems than something this congressman pulled forth from his butt.

[Bangor Daily News via The Hill]

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  • Belasaurius

    Next, a bill to prevent the Molemen from collecting welfare. Always best to be prepared for the future.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Birthright citizenship should not extend below the surface of the US. No anchor molebabies or lavachildren!

      • Belasaurius

        CHUD libelz!

    • OneYieldRegular

      The Molemen don’t want a hand-out. The Molemen want your eyes.

      • Amy!

        Yeah! Hands are too chewy, and all those little bones get stuck in your teeth.

  • FauxAntocles

    Finally, someone in Congress who looks ahead to see what problems are coming our way and does something to head them off. Bravo, sir, bravo!

    • eddi

      A true Republican futurist.

  • Vincent Ricola

    I don’t like those guys from Oregon either, but I don’t know that I advocate letting their children starve to death just because they were unlucky enough to be born to terrorist parents.

    • The Wanderer

      And that’s the argument that’ll kill it. As long as The Terrists are Skeery Blah or Brun people, this will almost certainly sail through the shithead caucus. But mention whitey, and the deal’s off.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Fortunately, we’ve all agreed those people are activists and protestors, and not terrorists, right?

      • Msgr_Moment

        I don’t discriminate. I love Blondes and Bruns and…
        We were talking about Belgian beer, weren’t we?

        • SpideySenser

          Beats me, I thought we were talking about hockey, Go Boston Bruns!!

          • Lefty Frizzell

            When I was a wee lad of 8 my dad took me on a skiing holiday to Austria, where he told me the lip salve “Piz Buin” translated to “Bear’s Piss”. Ewww.

          • Msgr_Moment

            They ever play the Kansas City Chefs?

          • SpideySenser

            Is that even possible?

        • The Wanderer

          I tried a bottle of Piraat recently. Tasty, and a lovely boot to the head!

        • The Wanderer

          I tried Piraat recently. Very tasty, and with a terrific thump upside my head from the ethanol content!

        • Playonwords

          Wheat beers are gorgeous

          • Msgr_Moment

            Citrus is the soul of Wit.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Rethugs won’t support this – it doesn’t go far enough.

    • Belasaurius

      will it seal the deal if we close the orphanages?

      • Foxbite

        Only if the youngsters are set to work making the hair shirts all welfare-seeking former terrorists are mandated to wear by this bill.

      • OneYieldRegular

        What will seal the deal is if we’re allowed to eat the orphans.

  • “You must realize, Ahmed, if you carry out your plan to attack that nail and tan salon in Bangor (Praise Allah!) you will be risking your ability to purchase delicious lobster with your SNAP card.”

    -Nobody Never

    • JustPixelz

      The joke’s on the Reptard: Moose-limbs don’t eat lobster. BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    OK, no foodstamps, but will they be allowed to buy guns?

    • Of course. Let’s not get crazy with this.

    • FauxAntocles

      Well, of course – that’s a sacred right.

    • arglebargle

      We usually supply the terrorists with weaponry.

    • OddMan

      You are right, Lefty. Congressman Poliquin did not think this through; sure stop people from eating free food if they are convicted terrorists, but what about arms supplies, or access to the Nuclear Football. Why some radical convicted terrorist could walk right up to Muslim President Obama and just ask to see how the Triad works and wham, bam, thank you ma’am, we are all dead. We need a law against that, not damn food.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Given their prominent role in inspiring terrists, muslim virgins will have to be denied benefits.

    • Playonwords

      I can help with that!

      Ah, excuse me I have some explaining to do to my best beloved

      TThhaatt hhaarrddllyy hhuurrtt aatt aallll.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        You OK? Some people are just very touchy about benefits.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      New excuse to get into a girl’s pants in 3, 2, 1…

  • dslindc

    He needs to include a repeal of Obamacare in his bill to make it palatable to this Congress, duh!

    • OctopiRage

      Also, too, cut taxes and abolish abortions.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    This is bad news for the Bundys.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So, am I correct in thinking that the existing provisions apply to felons after they have served their legally mandated prison sentences?

    Because nothing integrates a violent offender back into the community like starving desperation?

    Please, can we scrap all this “deserving recipient of micromanaged benefits” bullshit and just provide a universal basic income to everyone?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Supply-side Jesus would never approve.

    • ThirdAmendmentMan

      Republicans are big fans of letting former criminals out of jail with no prospect of getting a decent job, no decent housing, and no chance to eat.

      Thats definitely a recipe for rehabilitation!

      • JMP

        “Rehabilitation”? Hey, how else will the Republicans get around that pesky 13trh Amendment and keep their supply of unpaid labor than forcing any black person who has even driven 5 mph over the speed limit into prison for the rest of their lives?

        • Whale Chowder

          Well, the ones who survive, anyway.

    • Longstreet63

      We think alike, but you type faster.

    • Playonwords

      Oh, you dear, sweet innocent. That would involve doing something to help people other than your lobbying buddies

  • Beowoof14

    He’s clearly an idea guy. And with ideas like this he really shouldn’t be wasting the time of the Congress, we already have republicans doing a great job of that.

  • Fartknocker

    If they are waterboarded for intelligence information can the former and now poor terrorist be provided one of those fancy welfare food cards that limits their purchases to Freedom Fries?

  • NEEDZ MOAR BENGHAZI!!!!!

  • Lizzietish81

    If I believed for a second that this would include members of Operation Rescue I would love to see it pass and laugh and laugh, but I know better.

    • JustPixelz

      Typical libtard with your “knowing” and “knowing better”.

      • OctopiRage

        Feelings trump facts, unless it’s that guns kill people then it’s “who’s scared of an object, huh.”

    • Gayer Than Thou

      As if! But I wonder: what other home-grown group with a political message could find itself defined as a “terrorist organization”?

      • Longstreet63

        If we’re demonizing organizations, I’m gonna go with ACORN. I’m surprised no one’s brought them up in the Republican debates. Waiting for the general, I suppose…

        • OctopiRage

          Also, too, NAACP! What about advancing white people!

      • beatbort

        NRA, Cheney family…there’s more but it would take me all day

        • SterWonk

          Speaking of which – isn’t Cheney running for again? No article about that for us to snark in?

          • Antonin Dvorak

            Yeah, she is running for the open at-large house seat in Wyoming. She made an announcement on Facebook the other day; and was immediately pointed out that she posted said announcement from Virginia.

          • SterWonk

            “… she posted said announcement from Virginia.”

            But she’s not a D.C. insider. ;->

            What did she run for last time – Senator?

      • JustPixelz

        Apparently Editrix and Wonket Babby are on someone’s list.

        http://wonkette.com/598422/babys-first-caucus-babys-first-drug-raid-welcome-to-iowa-america

      • malsperanza

        Planned Parenthood
        The Legal Aid Society
        Volunteers of America
        The library

  • Spotts1701

    Back-bencher from BFE says what?

    • OctopiRage

      Back bench? This guy is the urinal trough.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Millions in military aid for the terrorist sponsoring Saudi Royal Family, not one cent for the guy at the local mosque who wrote a small check to the wrong charity that one time.”

  • JustPixelz

    “There should be no welfare for terrorists, period.”

    This is bad news for ammosexuals.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Ammon Amen.

  • Jay Vaughn

    Does this include mother fuckers like Ayers or Hearst, or is it just for dirty browns?

  • Msgr_Moment

    The terrorists who have been suicide bombers are the worst, always using their SNAP money to try to buy virgins.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Deprive the enemy of the crab legs they so desperately need. Brilliant! I see a big future ahead for this dolt in Republican politics.

    • lroom

      He’s already polling higher than Jeb Bush!

      • Belasaurius

        so are the lobsters!

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          So am I!1!

          • lroom

            Today we are all polling higher than Jeb Bush.

          • Playonwords

            But is our pole higher than Jeb! Bush

    • Gayer Than Thou

      This is going to hobble ISIS worse than calling them Daesh.

  • OneYieldRegular

    You can laugh, but if we’d banned conservative members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from having access to Hostess snack products, Harvey Milk would be alive today.

    • Blender_415

      Twinkies Libelz!!!!!!!

  • Creepoman

    Evan – typo in the last line, should read: “. . . this congressman pulled froth from his butt.”

  • beatbort

    I want to attach a rider to that bill, to expand its reach and actually perform a public service to the nation’s taxpayers: No welfare for anyone who has sexual relations with Bristol Palin.

    • Playonwords

      But they’ll claim she terrorised them into doing the dirty.

    • ahughes798

      That’s at least a thousand guys.

  • Longstreet63

    An idea whose time has clearly come, since terrorism convictions carry a sentence of about 90 days, right? The revolving door at Guantanamo must be stopped!
    Seriously, though, what is it with these idiots trying to make all criminal penalties amount to life sentences? Put somebody back on the street with a felony record that cripples their employment prospects, then cut off all possible aid so their only alternatives are to starve or go back to crime? We oughta make food aid manadatory for a couple of years after release.

    • gene108

      The wrong people breaking the law must be punished for eternity. Look at their attitude towards illegal immigration and “amnesty”.

      The “amnesty” proposed is actual a punishment for breaking immigration law. You pay a fine, just like other infractions of the law, such as speeding and then the State considers you having met your obligation to society for screwing up.

      But that’s not good enough. People here illegally must be punished, with no hope of restitution.

  • DerrickWildcat

    I would think this would extend to anyone caught poaching Elephants in Maine.

  • Toomush_Infer

    When, oh when, are we going to stop foot fetishists from using their food stamps to buy shoes?????….

    • therblig

      you would deny them their toe-fu? monster.

      • ahughes798

        Or their sole?

  • JustPixelz

    A 9/11 of gun deaths every month and this asshat is worried about SNAP.

    • eddi

      SNAP doesn’t have lobbyists.

  • Shibusa

    I’d be a bit more impressed if U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin had proposed the No Firearms for Terrorists Act.

  • beatbort

    Maine, Maine, please stop this craziness. You make me not want to visit you anymore. They don’t even act this crazy in Pawnee, Indiana.

    • malsperanza

      Try Evansville

    • DahBoner

      I dated a girl from Portland. Once.

      The day before they had a parade with topless women protesting their right to walk around shirtless, the same as guys.

      I joked with her I picked the wrong day for our date.

      She said I might be “crazy”. What? Because I’m a man who likes to look at Women’s boobs?

      She was very unclear on the whole Male concept…

  • Anna Elizabeth

    When I was like, 7, my stoopid Dad wasn’t getting it done, and Mom got us on Food Stamps for a while. She couldn’t take a job cos my little brother was still an infant. She scraped up enough to get me a cake mix and a Bugs Bunny cake pan for my 7th Birthday, and some Cunt harangued her in the checkout line about “buying candy on Welfare”.

    So, fuck all Republicans, judgmental assholes, and anybody that thinks the 3 brain cells they have entitles them to judge others.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      It’s a sad story and all, but think how much better off you and your family would have been if it had been illegal to buy anything nice on food stamps! #TheseBootstrapsWontPullThemselvesUp

    • Longstreet63

      Seconded.

    • malsperanza

      Harassing poor people in the checkout line and frightening and embarrassing their kids is a great American pastime. Why you hate America?

      • Vecciojohn LLC

        Political correctness run amok. What’s next, anti bear-baiting leagues? No more orphan tossing? Women on the course on weekends? And don’t get me started on the disgraceful lack of white servants these days.

    • JMP

      WHY THE FUCK WAS SOME SHITHEAD PAYING CLOSE ENOUGH ATTENTION TO A STRANGER IN THE CHECKOUT LINE TO TELL THEY WERE USING FOOD STAMPS?!?!? Seriously, that is none of anyone else’s fucking business, what the fuck is wrong with people?

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        You are talking about the same sort of people who want government regulation for whom consenting adults get to fuck.
        Also, WIC is not stamps (not that there is wrong with stamps, but whole different ball game) and I used to regularly get the stink eye when I got my milk and beans when I had the oldest (It was an emergency C section; lots of time off, lost my job, etc etc, only lasted a few months). I got said stink eye from customers, from employees, from management, etc. One time I had my hands loaded with babby and milk and the door greeter at the Hi-Vee made sure to shut the door right in my face and then watched as I jostled things so I could open it.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          I had a pharmacy technician mumble “Welfare” under her breath when I told her about my “Medicare” (I’m disabled) when I was ordering meds.

          I know she got a call from Corporate, I never heard another word from her afters that, but yeah, there are loads of judgemental assholes out there.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I guess they never heard the old truism “There but for the grace of God go I”
            I figure it is an utter lack of empathy, for the most part. Until of course /they/ need help, then the government can’t help them enough.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Indeed. Harping about the Welfare, & the Food Stamps, and then they hit 65…….

            I was shamed for being Disabled, shamed for trying to work, and shamed when I had to stop working, so I adopted my “Hey, go fuck yourself” attitude and got on with life.

          • Playonwords

            I suspect a lot of them still think the same when they hit 65 because they think “I deserve it but no-one else does.” It’s like all those people wanting Government to keep its hands off Medicare.

          • Incoming Ham

            When you have decided god is totes your bestie and he is in YOUR graces, it’s a free for all.

          • Lefty Frizzell

            Lack of empathy is the cause of pretty much all the world’s man-made problems.

            And for so-called “people of faith” it’s right there in their rule book – “do unto others…”.

          • Vecciojohn LLC

            They deserve it, by God. They paid taxes all their lives!

          • Playonwords

            and if you need this {{{Hugs}}} there they are.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thanx :D

        • Vecciojohn LLC

          Life at the bottom is mean. Worked my way through college, I did. Gather round, young uns, and I’ll tell you the tale of the time I washed dishes at the country club.

    • i_am_allwrite

      I honestly think that’s a great birthday present. As a single dad of three I couldn’t even apply for food stamps during times when I really could have used them because my ex-wife and her boyfriend were getting SNAP benefits in my kids’ names, and had I applied she likely would have ended up in jail for fraud. She’s crazy, engaged to an asshole, and her kids almost never see or speak to her, so jail seemed…excessive. The point is that it’s so hard to avoid feeling like a failure when you have to cobble together a birthday celebration or (once) Christmas morning out of spare change and the will to let your kids keep being kids for just one more year, and you can only sell it by smiling when you just want to cry. And then your kids get older, and they let you know in words or gestures (like treasuring those crappy presents you got them in the lean years, or still being pissed off at that cunt who said something mean about candy and welfare decades ago) that they know how fucking hard you tried, and they never for a second thought you failed.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        I want to hug you. Been there both and my kids STILL have that stuff versus the bought stuff from later better years

        • i_am_allwrite

          :)

      • Anna Elizabeth

        We used that Bugs Bunny pan for years, until it was unsafe to bake in it anymore. Mom mixed Chocolate & Vanilla frosting for the grey color of Bugs’ fur. :)

        She got a job when she could, and things got a little betters.

        Kids *do* know, when you’re doing your best.

  • Belasaurius

    can they still use their SNAP benefits to buy C-4?

  • thirdeblue

    Look…if this guy wasn’t wasting his time on this absolutely pointless exercise in bravado, then he’d have to tackle the real issues facing America, and that’s hard.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    This is great news! As has been pointed out repeatedly in the comments which are not allowed, the draconian limits on public assistance will leave felons with little choice but to continue a life of crime, leading to rising recidivism rates. As more & more people run afoul of 3-strikes laws which mandate life imprisonment, we will need more prisons which – since we are moving to the privitization of prisons – means more $$$ for the companies that run those prisons. Which, of course, means more campaign contributions for the Honorable Representative Poliquin. And a well aid lobbyist position, if the good people of Maine ever make the mistake of voting him out.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Damn dude, you hit so many nails on the head you might as well be building a house!
      Not kidding, that is precisely 100% truth what you wrote.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Wish I was wrong on all points, but yeah. I need to go wash my keyboard after typing all that though.

    • malsperanza

      Maine has a lot of out-of-work white people, and no privatized prisons. I smell opportunity! They can put half of their citizens in prison, which will make jobs for the other half! It’s win-win!

      • Anarchy Pony

        “I can hire one half of the working class to kill imprison the other half” -Jay Gould (updated for modern America)

      • JMP

        But according to LaPage, all of the crime in Maine is committed by other people who come from New York and Connecticut, and then impregnate white women while they’re in Maine.

        • Toomush_Infer

          Maine is so exogynist!….

        • Relativicus

          No true Mainiac.

    • TheBidenator

      You’re giving an obvious dumbshit too much credit for calculating such…it’s a bit like saying a moran who just shit into his own hand is now going to go and turn the turd into carbon then into a diamond.

    • therblig

      not out of the realm of possibility

    • Playonwords

      You wonder how long before a Republican would change a “3 strikes and you’re out” law to a “3 strikes and you’re executed” law

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        don’t be silly. That would put all those for profit prison share holders out of dividends.

  • JMP

    Remember when welfare was actually welfare, and Republican sociopaths railed against it, because giving money to desperately poor people was somehow bad because it took away bootstraps or some similar bootstraps? Yet now, two decades after the horrible welfare “reform” bill that devastated the poor in America, they still rail against “welfare” that doesn’t exist while attacking SNAP, a program that exists to at least make sure the poor can get food, because yeah, these sociopaths think it’s somehow a bad thing that we don’t make the poor literally starve to death. They are evil pieces of fuck.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Gotta make the poor as desperate as possible so they’ll work whatever jobs they can get no matter how shitty the wage or hours or nonexistent the benefits.

      • DahBoner
      • Gayer Than Thou

        Supply-side economics FTW!

      • nmmagyar

        I think the end-game is to have poorz marching in the street to repeal minimum wage, FLSA and OSHA regulations. The Oligarchs are doing a real good job of convincing folks that they don’t have jobs because of the big, bad Gubbmnt, not because businesses are offshoring those jobs to avoid taxation.

        • Anarchy Pony

          The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the poor to vote against their own interests.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      And this kind of thing is why I vote D, even though all the things people say about Hillz and Bernz are most likely true.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Seriously. I’m not voting for Most Saintly Homecoming Queen. I’m voting to protect my rights and life and the rights and lives of people I care about.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          That should be copy pasted on every website from here until November. For realz

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Roger that, Affirm.

          Stay on target.

        • jmk

          Well put…

          In fact, so well put that I will probably have to steal this from time to time.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Feel free!

  • beatbort

    “Poliquin”. That’s Mainer for “Gohmert”.

    • Barley_Brains

      Which is American for “Chicken fucker”

  • Fartknocker

    Congressman Shit-Fer-Brains, being the responsible conservative, has failed to realize that if said terrorist is convicted in Federal court that it cost the Bureau of Prisons an average $79.45/day to house, feed and provide medical care. Also, said terrorist will probably be deported back his or her country of origin at the end of the prison term. So keep fucking that patriot chicken Congressman.

  • Dr. Krieger IRL

    So disappointed, Maine.

  • TheBidenator

    No more welfare for pro-life Christian terrorists? This guy does realize what party he is in right? The Bundy family practically demands welfare from the evil gummint….talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

  • MrBlobfish

    We’re here
    We’re queer
    There should be no welfare for terrorists

  • malsperanza

    Republican Dictionary:

    poor
    adjectiveˈpu̇r, ˈpȯr
    a : Lacking bootstraps : not wanting the luxuries and often the necessities of life : having little interest in doing their share for America [“they were so poor that they couldn’t get up off the couch and go to work”] [“homes of poorer folk have fewer than one bathroom per bedroom and they don’t mow their lawns regularly”] b : of, relating to, or characterized by greed and sloth.


    so·cial·ism

    nounˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm

    1 : Any of various political movements advocating or aiming at taxing the wealthy, providing services to cities, regulating air and water quality, building and maintaining public infrastructure, providing security to the old and infirm.

    2 : Satanism ; pure evil that walks the earth ; the Democrat party and its members.

    ter·ror·ism

    noun ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm

    1 : no idea what this means, but I’ve noticed that when I say it, people get anxious and jumpy and angry; so yay.

    2 : Definitely not Tim McVeigh, American Patriot, or Cliven Bundy, American Patriot.

    3 : the Democrat party and its members.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      point of order: The pronunciation guide on that last one is off.
      It should be ‘ter-iz-um

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    …proposed legislation that would bar anyone convicted of association with
    a terrorist attack from ever receiving food stamp benefits.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Are those nitwits in Oregon “terrorists” or “insurrectionists” and would that matter in this bill?
    Are the Republicans always on the lookout for up and coming goofs they can send to Congress? (based on the goof who is my Representative, I’d say “yes”, but maybe that’s just me)

    • Jonathan Lawson

      The Oregon ammosexuals don’t need food stamps, they have dildos and access to Ebay.

      • Toomush_Infer

        Those are low calorie dildoes….

        • Dr. Krieger IRL

          I don’t know, the Bundy boys seem kind of fatty- oh! The sex toys, not the freedom fighters.

      • SDGeoff

        Thank god for dildoes.

      • guppy06

        They have the web cams and the dildos. Eventually they’re going to figure out how to fund themselves indefinitely.

        • Jonathan Lawson

          Pulling themselves up by their strap-ons as it were.

  • Jonathan Lawson

    Terrorist=Muslim=anyone not a rich white dude.

    • onedollarjuana

      Terrorist=Muslim=anyone not a rich white dude. Hats off to Ammon and his crew.

      • Jonathan Lawson

        But where is the hate for all the poors?

  • calliecallie

    To paraphrase a poem my grandmother used to recite:
    You can tell a senior statesman by his high and mighty air.
    You can tell a junior senator ‘cuz he hasn’t got a prayer.
    You can tell a sophomoric congressman by the lobbyist taking him to lunch.
    And you can always tell a freshman congressman, but you cannot tell him much.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    Does the bill even address what restroom the terrorists will be allowed to use?

    • Dr. Krieger IRL

      The one by the crappy water fountain.

    • Spotts1701

      The one where you have to jiggle the handle.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Again, I can see why Massachusetts cut these bastards loose in 1820.

    • guppy06

      Missouri (compromise) loves company!

  • say wha

    Your move Texas…..Florida…….Wisconsin…..Kansas

    • Belasaurius

      give us a few minutes.

    • Dr. Krieger IRL

      Wisconsin already has a law on the books that says anyone who becomes governor gets welfare of booze and Rogaine.
      It seems to be working for Scott Walker.

  • DahBoner

    he is unaware of anyone convicted of involvement in a terrorist action receiving food stamps in the past, but he is more concerned with the future
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/XZWi99YzDIxOM/giphy.gif

  • MrBlobfish

    U.S. Rep. Bruce Penguin lays an egg.

  • Jeamonn

    Awww…you wrote a bill. Here, lets just put that on the fridge so your daddy can see it when he gets home.

  • Toomush_Infer

    “Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker? Goddammit is this mike on? Mr. Speaker?”….

  • therblig

    while he’s at it, we really need to lower the fee on these.

    • malsperanza

      And while we’re at it, let’s expand “stand your ground” laws to include standing other people’s ground, as long as you have a reasonable belief that they are terrorists.

      • therblig

        this ground is your ground
        this ground is my ground
        just give me time to
        chamber a fresh round

      • Toomush_Infer

        In the Toomush Bill of Rights, it’s very clear that any ground within 800 yards of Toomush is Toomush’s ground…

      • guppy06

        So the honorable gentleman from Maine would want to stand New Brunswick’s ground?

  • Relativicus

    Damn, Evan, you always look for the cloud around a silver lining. Think of all the other awful ideas he must have that he cannot pursue because he’s spending time on this!

  • therblig

    if the president had a line item veto, obama could let them have their lobster (good for the maine economy), but deny them the melted butter they so desperately crave (bad for wisconsin, but good for america)

  • fawkedifiknow

    Trump/Poliquin 2016? Or the other way around??

    • Toomush_Infer

      What happened to Palin/Poliquan?….

  • gene108

    Does the definition of terrorist include “Christians”, who bomb abortion clinics or murder people in abortion clinics or insight people to commit such acts?

    Or “Patriots”, who occupy wildlife refuges because they are assholes?

    I somehow think, those folks might be exempted and if they are not, it could undermine the legislation as it would target key Republican constituents.

    • artem1s

      I’d be fine if they denied fundegelicals fostering benefits. If god wants you to have a kid, he will provide you the means to take care of it. No handouts from the state bitches.

      disclaimer, no I don’t actually believe there should be a religious test for fostering. But jeeze, at least make sure the parents are pedophiles plz (looking at you AK)

    • jmk

      I actually had some moran tell me “No such thing as Christian terrorists. Don’t even bring up Tim McVeigh. 1 whacko vs entire M.EAST” on the Twitters yesterday. When I listed just a few Christian terrorists for him, he responded that, compared to ISIS, Christians don’t have “a terrorism problem.”

      I reminded him that it isn’t Muslims who are applauding when Dominionist politicians blatantly advocate violating the First Amendment rights of Americans, and he went silent, but seriously … I just can’t even.

  • TheBidenator

    O/T but when trying to find a single accomplishment for thirsty Marco Pollo his campaign listed “repealed Obamacare” and “fought against Obamacare bailout” as key accomplishments…. :head desk: THOSE AREN’T FUCKING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

    • eddi

      They don’t have much to work with there.

  • Ilgattomorte

    This is another in the grand Congressional tradition of passing bills that could happen, … really they could … honest … just you wait and see.

    In 1795, Senator Elius Mudwhistle proposed the “No Muskets for Midgets Bill”. He argued that the average midget was only about waist high and could therefore endanger not just his target, but future generations as well.

    In 1860, Rep Bartholomew Bumscratch tried to pass the “No Refuge for Redskins Act”. He argued that since the Indians were trying to kill us, the government should not provide them blankets and just deliver small pox the old fashioned way, by spitting on them.

    In 1965, Sen. P. Richard Weiner attempted to pass the, “No Candy for Commies Bill”. Everyone, however, agreed this bill was just silly and it went nowhere, until an amendment was made changing “candy” to “cabbage”. Once Congress realized that communists might actually get their hands on our wholesome American cabbage, the bill received huge, bipartisan support.

  • Okay. Just add a provision that this applies to anyone involved with Operation Rescue and we’re good to go.

    • Barley_Brains

      And welfare ranchers occupying bird sanctuaries too, also.

      • nmmagyar

        …and those yahoos along the border w/ Texas

  • NorthernSaber

    Honestly, I should be “Wonkette’s” in-house wonks-splainer of all fucked-up things Maine Republicans do. So, once again, your loyal correspondent from Bangor (“The City Stephen King Built”) checking in: Poliquin hails from the same political sewer that begat LePage and LePage’s henchmen in the lege (looking at you, Fredette- and you’re FUCKING WRONG ON EVERYTHING, despite what all the knuckle-draggers at the Irving Big-Stop say- sorry, went pretty local there…). Poliquin knows already that the earnest and utterly decent opponent he weasel-fucked out of an electoral victory last round is gearing up for him again. He is also reading tea-leaves in Maine that show LePage riding a wave of sorts (within his own party, but still) over the ill-advised and ultimately failed effort two weeks ago to impeach LePage. So to put a few dollars in the coffer (that might otherwise be spent on Allen’s coffee brandy) AND to further solidify his small-but-rabid base he offers up this foolishness. Now Evan will have a lot of fun with this and people like me will wonder AGAIN why the fuck we didn’t just leave and never return, but once again- and this is why Trump and Cruz scare me so much- such foolishness will get many, many more heads nodding in agreement north of Augusta than anyone reading this would want to contemplate. So yeah, Poliquin is an asshole and a pandering fuck with morals that would make an 80’s corporate raider blush, but he’s not without support- and trust me, those folks would stand in a downpour to vote for Satan before they ever voted for Bernie…

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      So basically, you are saying Maine in parts is like Texissippibama?

      • SDGeoff

        And also Rhode Island too. All you folks who like a good political tale, check out the death of Buddy Cianci, former mayor of Providence. The spaghetti sauce scandal is still fodder for conversation in my old home state.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I only knew one guy from RI, he was pretty cool and very smart, though we called him dumb because of his accent I think. Anywho, he once termed his home state as “The armpit of New England” because it “stinks”
          Not, as I had thought, because it was hairy.

          • SDGeoff

            I think Rhode Island is a great place to be from, although I have to say, our accent is really low-rent. It’s very pretty in places, and the New England food is out of this world, but it’s also very provincial, and has its own weird vibe.
            If you watch Family Guy, you’ll hear a few remarks and some phrases that are spot-on for a Rhode Islander. (And the accents of Peter and Lois Griffin are perfect. Grating, but perfect.))

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I assumed they were Mid NJ with those accents (I do not watch, but have heard them in passing, and they reminded me of my uncle and aunt who sound almost just like them.)
            I have not been to RI, one of the only states on this side of the Big Muddy that I haven’t been in come to think. Actually, the only state I haven’t been in, even to drive through XD I will have to cruise in to check it out next time I am up north, just to do it.

            Oh wait! We may have clippped a corner of it that one time. I will have to check on that

          • SDGeoff

            It is said that if you approach Rhode Island on I-95 and you blink, you will miss it.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            I don’t miss it.

          • SDGeoff

            Me neither. Not a bit.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Then we for sure clipped it, because it was the evilness that is I-95 that we are on, pretty sure.
            I hate that road so much that I go an extra hour out of my way when going north, just to bypass it. In my defense, you may waste just as much gas trying to get around DC and Baltimore that it probably is better for the environment to go around it.

          • BeachLoafer

            As someone who has traversed RI on I-95 more times than I can count, I can assure you that that is, sadly, not true. Not that there’s much of anything to see, but the interval is more “nap” than “blink”

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            I do not recommend you nap while driving through RI…or anywhere else for that matter

          • BeachLoafer

            Haha, when was the last time you tried staying awake through the single-digit exits on I-95 in RI?!?!

          • SDGeoff

            Anyone from the northeast can tell where everyone else is from, including eastern or western Massachusetts.

          • HuddledMass

            New Yorker cartoon: Highway road sign:
            NOW ENTERING RHODE ISLAND
            KEEP YOUR SMART REMARKS TO YOURSELF

          • SDGeoff

            I love that one.

          • SDGeoff

            I remember this one. It’s by Don Bousquet, and he has a few books of cartoons, all RI humor. If you’re not from there, you won’t find a lot of it funny, though.

      • NorthernSaber

        Yep- only with snow (until global warming ruined that too). The only reason that Maine is considered “blue” is because it has trended Democratic in recent presidential elections, largely because our demographic pivot-point (south of Augusta these days) concentrates loads of progressive types in the 1st district, and then towns like Bangor and the university towns (Orono, Presque Isle) pull the 2nd JUST into the “blue” column in the sparsely-populated 2nd. At the local level that doesn’t translate as well, so we get RWNJ’s there who would fit right in in Jasper, Texas. Yep…

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Sounds like VA. I know we are supposed to be a swing state or whatever, but basically, anything above a certain point is pretty progressive, and the cities (and oddly, my rural county where we did not even have a D on the ballot for state rep, but otherwise goes blue every presidential and gov) where-as everything else as whackadoodle as you’d expect.

          • NorthernSaber

            I’d wager that around D.C. things skew fairly progressive owing to lots of GS types, but around Norfolk/Dam Neck you’ve got a gajillion retired Navy Senior Chiefs listening to lots of angry AM radio… What I find interesting/appalling is the support conservatives get in places like rural Maine and Virginia- and the formerly democratic West Virginia. The GOP has never done anything but hammer poor people, but up here poor whites are LePage’s base, for heaven’s sake!

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Further down thread they nailed the reason why therefore; basically, these people are convinced that they do not have jobs because of the Gov, and not because the jobs are being outsourced to avoid paying corp taxes. Hello, Apple, you nefarious whore you.

      • PEACH STATE LIBEL!

        We demand a ‘Geo’ or a ‘gia’ in there somewheres.

    • But you guys seem so nice with your “ayeahups” and your giant pussycats and your soul consuming Devil Clowns!

      • NorthernSaber

        We’ve got some funky cemeteries, also too…

    • BeachLoafer

      Wait … you’re implying anyone lives north of Augusta?

      • Tansy Geek

        A bunch of moose and some white supremacists. Also inbred potato farmers.

        • NorthernSaber

          Well, not to rain on your stereotype or anything but there are indeed people north of Augusta, not all of us are white supremacists (keep in mind that the hippie-dippy Blue Hill/Orland/Belfast corridor is north of Augusta…) and where I live at least potato farmers are pretty thin on the ground. The point? There may not be enough of us, but we are here and we are trying, every day, to fight the good fight.

          • Tansy Geek

            You’re right. I apologize for using my broad brush. Where I’m originally from, we don’t even have moose to make us interesting. Just small, failing dairy farms and some white supremacists. Nowadays it’s all about selling B&Bs to hipsters and pretending that because you have a good farmer’s market, everyone around is eating well and healthily. Also ignoring the Mexican farm workers who came to work on the farms and are now out of work. Eastern CT, but could just as easily be where I live in VT too.

    • Tansy Geek

      Which is supremely ironic because they are the people would could most benefit from Bernie. On the other hand, many of them are so poor, even Trump turning the country’s pockets inside out isn’t going to change much for them. Other than taking away their Medicare and disability payments. Is the old Swamp Yankee ideal of being too proud to take help when offered still a thing? My grandparents (both sets, but only one from Maine) were like that but they are long dead.

      • NorthernSaber

        “Is the old Swamp Yankee ideal of being too proud to take help when offered still a thing?”
        Yeah- there is probably an element of that, mixed with a heaping helping of resentment and anger at “the others” who have stolen the America they imagine they grew up in. And of course Bernie has the wrong “-ism” behind his ideology. For example, federal agricultural subsidies are perfectly fine if they benefit Maine farmers; just don’t ask their recipients about single-payer health care…

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    Because the Frinkiac is now a thing, he gets this…

  • Playonwords

    Poliquin said by phone Wednesday that he is unaware of anyone convicted of involvement in a terrorist action receiving food stamps in the past, but he is more concerned with the future.

    emphasis mine – Pow

    So what he is saying is that Republicans are scared of the future …

    … seems right.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      …and hopeful about the past.

      • willi0000000

        of course they’re hopeful about the past . . . they keep trying to re-write it.

        [ see: regan, r. w. ]

  • BadKitty904

    <– imagines a world where Republican legislators actually do the job they're paid to do, instead of grandstanding in the media with inconsequential BS…

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Maybe someone could point out to him that anyone convicted of terrorism doesn’t get food stamps because they are in prison for life- and that is assuming they get convicted and not just dead by their own hand or someone else’s.
      But that we DO have to feed them in prison so there is that.

    • nmmagyar

      This IS the job their constituents sent them to do. Their Alex Jones/Rush/Sean/Glen/Coultergeist/Malkin following constituents.

    • Left Coast Tom

      What were you drinking that led to imagining that?

      • BadKitty904

        A short tint of rum is traditional here in the morning, as a preventative of fever.

        • Left Coast Tom

          Does it work? Asking for a friend…

  • Incoming Ham

    Really Mr. Polecat, that is some hard-core-tongue-up-the-paranoid-assholes assholes stuff. Kudos for checking the boxes, mate – poors, isis, and social policy. If you could have found a way to stick in abortion and gehys you would have scored Political Dickweasle Bingo.*

    *For a bill which even his most wingnut colleagues will agree is unnecessary due to the fact that that shit is covered by existing laws. It will quietly die after Herr Polquat earns his Asshole Platinum Status.

  • BadKitty904

    This is what happens when voters don’t pay attention.

    • Tansy Geek

      Maine’s second congressional Distrinct is the whole state north and east of Portland and Augusta. Not a lot of people which makes them even more insular and surly than your average insular and surly New Englander.

  • MrBlobfish

    Dear Maine,
    Someday I’d like to come up and see your wonderful Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and Murres. Keep this shit up and I’m going to Canada.
    Piss off,
    Mr. Blobfish

    • BeachLoafer

      As one o’ them native New Englander types, and an old one at that, I can attest that Maine really does have some lovely flora and fauna, generally sane and friendly residents, and truly fabulous seafood, among other things.

      I know a lot of people there, and neither I nor they know who the hell elects the batshit crazy faction of politicians – their eminently sensible senators are more their speed.

      Anyway, I do recommend keeping Maine on your bucket list, and will also point out that it’s really easy to get to Canada from there!

    • NorthernSaber

      Hi- Please, please, please don’t forego a trip to our wonderful coast because some of our politicians are morons. The coast of Maine is a treasure (I especially recommend Acadia National Park), our seafood is worthy of its legendary status, some of us are groovy people (or try to be at least) and to your list of birds I can add “lesser shearwaters”, also too.

      • mardam422

        I think you doth protest too much.

        • NorthernSaber

          Uh, meaning what exactly? I’m from Maine (proudly so) but embarrassed by some of our current politicians. When people like the individual above express that they might not come to Maine because of some of the morons we’ve elected I’m inclined to try to dissuade them. That’s all…

          • mardam422

            You DO know this is a snark blog, right. I don’t think they were canceling their travel plans. And the “too much” referred to the tome you wrote, not to the idea itself. For Jeebus’ sake, War and Peace isn’t that long.

  • Boscoe

    …Aaand another nonexistent problem totes solved. Bravo Republicans!

    • eddi

      Scott Adams, back in the 90s.

    • RC

      now if they could just help us do something with the things that really matter….but what am I thinking….

  • Cismontane

    Somewhere, at a black site, mean CIA agents prepare Abu al Maini for rectal hydration torture.

    Abu asks one of his interrogators, “So how did you find me?”
    Mean CIA Agent #2: “Dude, you signed up for food stamps and gave your address as the Third Cave from the Left. It was pretty easy to find.
    Mean CIA Agent #1: By the way, we got you for welfare fraud, buster. We found bank statements under your cot: you were collecting an ISIS salary at the same time you were getting food stamps. Busted! We were kind of surprised they pay that well.”
    Abu, turning white with terror all of a sudden: “So what happens to me now?”
    Mean CIA Agent #1, looking sinister: “Now we turn you over to Maine Revenue Services. This piece of work, named Bruce, will be personally handling your interrogation.”
    Abu: “No! Please no! Anything! Waterboard me for life! Not that!”

  • Randy Riddle

    Wretched old uncaring gentlemen in Dickens novels ain’t got nothin’ on the GOP.

  • AnOuthouse

    We need a law to ban the Quran from being taught to elementary school kids, especially since its an election year.

    • Cismontane

      Only from elementary schools. Trumpenfuhrer will be staging book burnings in the town square. ‘cept do Trump developments have town squares? They probably take up too much revenue-generating space.

    • Gary Charound

      Even now, our kids are being brainwashed with Islamic principles like that Al Gebra.

      • SDGeoff

        Shhh; the crazy Republicans will stop that, too!

      • Usedtobeyellerdawg

        Rep. Poliquin should introduce a motion to protest this Al Gebra. It could be a symbolic vote.

  • BearGHAZI

    Pretty state. Full of morans apparently

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Wouldn’t anyone “convicted of association with a terrorist attack” be executed or imprisoned for life? And while they are in prison, are not the US taxpayers giving them free room and board? So what’s the point, here?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Grandstanding and looking like you are all tough on the terr’ists, probably, is the only point.

  • Wee Mousie

    Great headline: No lobster for Islamic terror bombers — ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, hoo!

    No piggies in a blanket or rabbit stew, also, too.

  • Soo, does this mean we can pull the benefits from those militia people out in Oregon? If so, I think I could find it in my heart to support this bill. Unless they stick in a loophole like “only muslim terrorists and non-white terrorists. Duh!”

    • mardam422

      Silly rabbit. Terrorists aren’t white.

  • Duke

    I understand that terrorists love to make mac&cheese with that free, government Velveeta. For their recruitment parties. This is a deadly blow to terrorists everywhere!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    “It absolutely makes no sense whatsoever to have folks who are trying to
    kill us, and have been successful to some degree, to provide welfare
    for them.”

    Well, I agree. Rep. Poliquin, you’re cut off. No more congressional salary for you, jackhole.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      We could solve a LOT of our current political problems by making political office a stipend only job, where it is unlegal to earn any other money while doing said office doings.
      We’ll take care of your food, housing and travel, you get no grift. Period.

      • jmk

        House them all in dormitories and give them a voucher for one free weekend back in the district every two weeks.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          well, we gotta let them support their families, assuming they have one. But for sure they should not be making 6 figures.
          Imma thinkin 30k for a fresh, 40k if they make it 2 more years, and tops 50k but after 5 years (assuming there are not term limits. Not sure if I am for or against those, it has its pros and cons). And that is all you get while in office, period, no investing other than 401ks, no gifts allowed to be had, nada, zip zilch (obviously, your spouse can work, just like everyone else’s spouse).
          We’d either end up with a buncha civil servants that really believe in what they are doing, or a buncha deadbeats who could not get another job. Either case would be better then what we got now.

        • eddi

          Bus tickets only.

          • Left Coast Tom

            That seems rather unfair to the California Representatives…I mean, sure, having Issa take a two-week round-trip bus ride every two weeks would help out a lot, but putting Pelosi on the same bus will only help if she throws him out of the moving bus, with bus-votes.

      • mardam422

        What is this, some kind of commie idea? This is ‘Murca, dammit. You have no right to tell me who can and can’t suck my cock while I’m in office.

  • duckshoe

    82 people have been convicted for providing material assistance to ISIS. None of them were from Maine, or Vermont, or New Hampshire. All of them are serving prison sentences and are thus not on welfare. Literally a hallucination of a problem.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Damn liberals with their facts…

      • nmmagyar

        I blame the fancy book learnin’

    • RC

      I like that hallucination of a problem. Very good.

  • azeyote

    well once they are in prison forever, they get all services for free anyway, so there –

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      And cable and internets and libraries and FOOD!!!!!
      A former coworker of mine was telling me how GREAT prison was and how it was unfair prisoners got all that stuff, and I looked at her funny and went “So, tell me why they wanna all escape, then?” Same fuckin argument when it comes to slavery down here, come to think of it.

      • SessileRaptor

        If anyone says that again say “So you’d like to be able to smell it every time every one of your neighbors takes a shit?”

  • Tansy Geek

    Is lobster even halal?

    • nmmagyar

      Shellfish is where halal and kosher part ways.

      • Mr Corrections

        Also camels!

        • nmmagyar

          I think bestiality is taboo in both faiths

          • guppy06

            That’s what makes it so awesome!

      • Party Thug #24

        And words, words, words…

      • And, of course, delicious booze.

    • guppy06

      Muslims get shellfish, Jews get liquor.

      How is that even fair?

  • guppy06

    “It absolutely makes no sense whatsoever to have folks who are trying to
    kill us, and have been successful to some degree, to provide welfare
    for them. It’s just crazy.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healing_the_ear_of_a_servant

    • wavicles

      That statement, IMO, fits the Republicans who take a tax-funded salary.

  • say wha

    LOBSTERGHAZI!!11!1!1

    • SnarkOff

      CANNED CLAMS!!!!!!!11!

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    Saaaay, you know who *else* banned shellfish?

  • Party Thug #24

    Skip to the part where we get to eat actual stamps instead of subsidized Hot Pockets and Grape Drink. I mean, there’s a lot of wasted nutrition in that paper and glue.

    And don’t you tell me it’s about plastic these days. I refuse to bow to Obama’s Sharia credit conspiracy. Give me that sweet welfare blotter.

  • SnarkOff

    Can terrorists still legally buy guns, though?

    • Quercus

      Of course they can! The more the merrier!

    • TheBidenator

      Pfft we don’t want them to think they aren’t Americans……

  • Mavenmaven

    COTTON/LEPAGE 2020!!!!

    • just_jim

      Nah, throw them out now.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Fun with shitheads: Next time some lovely person says “I hate those Welfare cheats”, you say “Damn right! Break up Lockheed, Boeing, and the NFL!”

    • SessileRaptor

      And the oil companies, and big agra and on and on. Fuck the debt clock in the ear, we should have a bunch of clocks racking up how much of our tax money goes to subsidize each and every industry.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Agreed. Big Oil and the M-i-C *own* this benighted nation, but Mr. and Mrs. Average Sixpack are worried about a few bucks to feed hungry children.

  • natoslug

    Too damned many comments on this post for me to see if I am repeating, but what does this guy have against the Talibundys?

  • whitroth

    I see, so the parents, or maybe the ex-wife, of maroons who want to do Daesch shouldn’t have food stamps, nor those *nasty* children of theirs who told daddy to go Dausch, right?

    mark “what happened to ‘freedom of association’?”

  • r_dale

    Would this apply to the Bundy terrorists in Oregon? Because if it does, then yeah!

    • UnsaltedSinner

      You can take their government checks from their cold, dead hands.

  • “It absolutely makes no sense whatsoever to have folks who are trying to kill us, and have been successful to some degree, to provide welfare for them.”

    Where you been, buddy? That’s what I’ve been saying about the Teabaggers for years.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Can we add a rider that says the real bad terrorists can’t buy guns also, too?

    • Karen Marie

      Pffft.

  • Karen Marie

    I guess, when you are Republican, the cost of rewriting laws and developing all the assorted paperwork required, amounting to a not insignificant amount of money, is more important than using that money to actually put food on people. What was that about “small gvernment” again?

  • danteardenz

    He should cut the NSA CIA funds to the ” moderate rebels ” ,so ISIS doesnt get the ” leftovers “.
    The guys an idiot …” Food Stamps” the Republican Parties only true obsession .

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