The Dumb, Dumber And Dumbest Incident

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services contracts with Xerox to keep track of credit/debit limits on EBT cards. Some folks do not eat if they don't have the cards and the concept of anybody starving in America is unacceptable. However, Xerox had a melt down over the weekend and allowed unlimited credit on the cards. Word spread like wildfire and many rural Louisiana WalMarts were mauled by “shoppers.” 

A local policemen said “Some people had 8 to 10 shopping carts full of groceries.” When the local managers contacted upper Walmart management, they stupidly told them to honor the cards.  Knowing what little I do about this, it looks like a case of momentary dumb and colossal dumber. For Walmart and Xerox, this will be a mite uncomfortable for a while (who’s gonna pay for the stolen food?) but I’m sure they have fixed this so that it’ll never happen again. Dumb and dumber just went back to being smart and smarter.   

When the gig was finally up and it was announced that the cards would now show the proper debit limit, the “shoppers” abandoned their carts right where they stood. They just walked away and I guess the Walmart employees had to put all of the stuff in the overflowing shopping carts back on the shelves. I think that's a despicable and disturbing reflection of us and who we have become. 

These are the same “shoppers” to whom we gave $2.2 billion worth of free cell phones and service just last year alone. You, too, can have a free phone if you’re on welfare. I’m sure these free phones have texting ability and that’s part of how word that everything’s free at WallyWorld got out. I also bet these free phones can remind people to get out and vote on election day.

So who is the dumbest in this particular boondoggle? Certainly not the "shoppers." People have to eat and this is one little snapshot of classless human behavior but we actually tolerate this kind of attitude. So in this case, we the people, who elect other people to run a government for, by and of the government, are the third member of The Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Incident. Until we figure out how to stop this drunkard spending, we will forever be the dumbest member of every future incident.  

Where is the outrage?

Savage Glascock


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