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VIDEO: Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson compares food stamp recipients to animals

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"Last week, we worked on some welfare reform bills.

And here, it's kind of ironic, I'll read you this little funny clipped that we got from a friend. It says, 'Isn't it ironic that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to please not feed the animals, because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

Our reform bills are meant to bring people up out of the clutches of poverty. We want to provide a safety net, no longer a safety hammock. In one of the bills Representative Kurt Daudt authored would reduce the amount of time that you could stay on welfare from five years to three years.

In three years I believe that we can get Minnesota's poorest of the poor back up on their feet and moving more toward a prosperous future."

Meet GOP Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson, who said those words. Maybe Newt will want to steal them for his flailing campaign, since he's so enamored with the whole "food stamp president" line of attack.

The Minnesota House GOP pulled the original video, but it got YouTubed anyway, as you can see.

Via Bluestem Prairie:

Franson also tweeted a classicly clueless non-apology apology:

For those offended at the video, I deeply apologize. I have asked for the video to be taken down ...

Apparently, "those" who were thin-skinned enough to be offended by being compared to animals should now be appeased. As for asking for the video to be removed (quick!), she was semi-conscious enough to realize it would bring her all the wrong kind of attention. Too late, Mary, it's already out there, and out there it will stay.

Once again, we witness an epic GOP fail. As for the "apology," I have to admit, they are a very sorry bunch.

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VIDEO: Banker leaves 1% tip, tells waitress to "get a real job"

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Via Yahoo:

UPDATE: According to The Smoking Gun, the restaurant says they found the original merchant copy, and the receipt going around the Web is Photoshopped. We are waiting to hear back from the restaurant for confirmation.

Video by . FYI, there is a moment of pretty graphic language at about 3:45, so lower the volume at work.

A banker ordered over $130 worth of food at a restaurant in Newport Beach, California, and then left a 1% tip and a nasty note. Yes, Mr. One Percent is so enamored with his own financial status that he felt it necessary to belittle his server and 99% of America.

What exactly is a "real job" Banker Putz? Does it include long hours working your ass off in order to earn barely enough money to pay rent/mortgage, food bills, medical bills, education bills, clothing bills, transportation to and from work at which you serve people who can afford to pay you?

Or is it sitting in a corporate jet getting corporate foot massages and eating catered corporate gourmet meals trotted out by servants who you can delight in insulting on the way to the next corporate meeting?

Here's an idea, Mr. One Percent: Create some "real jobs" at which there are improved working conditions that would prohibit abuse like the kind you dished out.

Occupy.

Yahoo has more.

H/t: @TheShowstopper1

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Video- Fox's Karl Rove: Obama Doesn't Have "The Right" To "Insult Our Country" By Proposing To Improve It

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