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PenguinJoe
04-09-12, 09:24 PM
Alabama nightclub raises eyebrows with ‘Food Stamp Friday’ party

by hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” party on April 6 that seems to glamorize life on the federal government’s food assistance program.

An invitation for the April 6 party obtained by The Daily Caller tells patrons of the Rose Supper Club in North Montgomery that the Friday night cover charge will be just $5 if a “food stamp card” is shown upon arrival.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was designed for Americans living at near-poverty levels.

According to the flashy, postcard-size flier advertising the party, there will be “free shots at the door.” The announcement’s artwork mimics an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, the debit card used by Americans to redeem their SNAP benefits.

Glamorizing federal assistance bothers some who have seen the posters.

“I just don’t understand how they are promoting this without anyone saying anything about it,” Stephanie Pope, a Montgomery resident who has seen the fliers in gas stations, told TheDC.

Orlando Rogers, an employee who answered the telephone at the Rose on Thursday, confirmed that the “Food Stamp Friday” party is taking place at the venue next month.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/30/alabama-nightclub-raises-eyebrows-with-food-stamp-friday-party/#ixzz1rbHSef21

RunBandoRun
04-09-12, 09:30 PM
Stamps Fell On Alabama last night ... :D

Mabuse
04-10-12, 11:00 AM
If it were NY or LA I would say it sounds like the theme is sarcastic and poking fun at people on Food Stamps. But in Alabama....

islandclaws
04-10-12, 11:15 AM
I don't care what Alabama does as long as it: doesn't affect me, and I don't ever have to go there.

jfoobar
04-10-12, 11:37 AM
Apparently the club has problems getting people to not stand on the stage:

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kvrdave
04-10-12, 12:02 PM
From my experience, few on food stamps see it as a negative thing. It is simply a way of life, expected, etc. Most are confused when other businesses/services who aren't with the government won't bend over backwards to do shit for them for free. It is truly an entitlement mentality.

Th0r S1mpson
04-10-12, 12:06 PM
From my experience, few on food stamps see it as a negative thing.

So you want poor people to pay for food when rich white people have boats, gold watches, and curbside take-out whenever they want? What is this, the 1800's?

RunBandoRun
04-10-12, 12:30 PM
From my experience, few on food stamps see it as a negative thing. It is simply a way of life, expected, etc. Most are confused when other businesses/services who aren't with the government won't bend over backwards to do shit for them for free. It is truly an entitlement mentality.

Does this mean you won't provide me and Bandoman a free apartment for our filthy little weekends? :D

Rockmjd23
04-10-12, 12:34 PM
From my experience, few on food stamps see it as a negative thing. It is simply a way of life, expected, etc. Most are confused when other businesses/services who aren't with the government won't bend over backwards to do shit for them for free. It is truly an entitlement mentality.
Right. People factor food stamps into their budgets that way. They have the food stamps, so that's a 'bill' that's been 'paid'. They don't see it as something that they need to eventually get off of.

Dr Mabuse
04-10-12, 12:43 PM
I'm outraged.

Rockmjd23
04-10-12, 12:52 PM
I'm outraged.
Well I'm fauxraged, and that beats outrage.

The Bus
04-10-12, 03:05 PM
$5?!?!!?!

Nick Danger
04-10-12, 03:17 PM
It sounds like a good promotion. It brings in people who only have to spend a small portion of their income on food, and have more to spend on luxuries like booze. They don't want people like me, who spend their money on food and shelter, and can't afford $6 drinks. I think I've had two drinks in the last year. They're promoting to the right people.

ben12
04-11-12, 09:22 AM
From my experience, few on food stamps see it as a negative thing. It is simply a way of life, expected, etc. Most are confused when other businesses/services who aren't with the government won't bend over backwards to do shit for them for free. It is truly an entitlement mentality.Yes, those on food stamps truly live charmed lives. We should all be so unlucky!