One of the most important TV series ever made in general and specifically for educational and scientific purposes being revived after decades and being presented by a black astrophysicist. Can we talk about how this is a really huge thing and should make it a priority if possible to watch this show. The world needs it and I have faith in Neil deGrasse Tyson.
I am really trying my hardest not to squeal with excitement but I may be having a bit of a nerdgasm, and I’m really going to need a moment or ten.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps?Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Re blogging for commentary mostly. How are people so ignorant? The ONLY thing you can buy w food stamps is fucking FOOD.
I don’t know if it’s a state by state thing, but there are also certain “junk food” products that people like to complain that poor folks are wasting their food stamps on that I know my ex could not purchase with EBT when he was on it. Anything labeled an energy drink, things like birthday cakes and specialty food items, some candies and snack food, etc. The EBT just wouldn’t cover their balance. if you had those in your grocery cart and rang them up with everything else, the EBT would cover the other items and leave the balance for the out-of bounds items behind and you would have to pay for them out of pocket. And for fucks sake you most certainly can not spend them at restaurants or places that cook and sell “Big chicken legs.” You can use them at SOME grocery stores and a few convience stores/ big box pharmacies that stock groceries. That is all.
I can personally verify this. Being on disability and food stamps is NOT the easy ride they for some reason want to make it out to be.
So, breaking story:
Mainstream media outlets can be really misinformed and have stuff fly out of their mouths based only on heresay rather than actual facts.
Or, just flat out lie all the time. Which is pretty much the opposite about what they should be doing.
Also, I love the Daily Show, and it makes me happy.
I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.