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



Become An Official, Stay Connected To High School Sports

They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the allstar teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.  These individuals are so important that, in fact, there would be no organized competitive sports at the high school level without the men and women who officiate these contests ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Making A Difference

It was about 50 years ago when the late writer Loren Eiseley penned an essay called “The Starfish Thrower” so it’s been one of my favorite stories for almost as long. It tells about a man who walks up to a young boy on a beach, this just after a strong storm had washed hundreds of helpless starfish onto the shore. The boy was picking up the stranded starfish and, one at a time, ... (click for more)

City Council Balks At Approving New $600,000, Two-Year Contract To Father To The Fatherless For VRI Program

The City Council on Tuesday night declined to approve a two-year $600,000 contract with a local non-profit group for the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. Father to the Fatherless previously had the contract and was seeking an extension. Kerry Hayes of the mayor's office asked for a one-week delay, saying the office wanted to make sure that all concerns of the council ... (click for more)

City's Top Traffic Reconstruction Expert: "Man, This Truck Just Creamed A Dozen Cars"

The Chattanooga Police Department's top traffic reconstruction expert testified Tuesday that when he first viewed the scene of an horrific crash at the Ooltewah exit he thought "Man, this truck just creamed a dozen cars." Officer Joe Warren told a jury from Nashville that, according to his calculations, Benjamin Scott Brewer was traveling at 81-82 miles per hour when he struck ... (click for more)

Without Suspended Coach, Canes Slip Past Bradley, 60-52

East Hamilton boys’ basketball coach Rodney English has been suspended from his coaching duties and did not accompany the team to Cleveland for Tuesday night's District 5-3A game against Bradley Central at Jim Smiddy Arena. Assistant coach Zach Roddenberry, who has two years of head coaching experience at Boyd-Buchanan and a half a season as interim coach at Midland High School ... (click for more)

Faires Win Leads Trojan Matmen Past Bradley, 27-21

It’s been a whirlwind week so far for Soddy Daisy wrestling coach Jim Higgins and it’s only Tuesday. He and his wife put their house on the market Monday and it sold less than 24 hours later.  Add to that Soddy Daisy’s 27-21 win over defending state champ Bradley at the Soddy Daisy Wrestling Arena Tuesday night and you can see that a lot of good things have happened in a ... (click for more)