Obviously no, there’s no feature of an EBT card that indicates race, but a few Twitter trolls quickly popped up to posit the idea during today’s blackout of the EBT processing system in 17 states.

https://twitter.com/ModernLeftist/status/389146834628669440

https://twitter.com/ModernLeftist/status/389149521327816704

Yes on both counts.

Today’s very real shutdown of EBT processing can be traced to a “routine test of backup systems” by vendor Xerox that knocked out government-issued debit cards across the country, according to the AP. (Or maybe it was a computer system upgrade or a power failure, as CBS reported.) Whatever the cause, the race police, including “What’s the Matter with White People” author Joan Walsh, were out to shame those who would bring race into an already tense situation.

Mocking and EBT cruelty? Sure, there are trolls making jokes, but the folks on the Right have been the ones sounding the alarm bells about the perils of government dependence, while well-off Democrats pretend to be on SNAP benefits for no good reason that we can see, other than to be seen. Wanting people independent of government assistance is not cruelty.

https://twitter.com/tylercoan/status/389180258265481217

The good news, for the moment:

Related:

Hungry, hungry hypocrites: Politicians post SNAP Challenge pics

‘Limousine hobo’: NYC comptroller wins #SNAPChallenge with bread sandwich

Cory Booker concludes food stamp challenge with call for ‘just and sustainable’ food system

FreedomWorks’ Kristina Ribali: Weaning people off food stamps is real SNAP challenge

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Good lord these people are idiots.

    Go Tigers!

    • IMPEACH_BOBO

      Don’t forget most of them are RAClST on top of it all, all they had to do is go online & they would have found out there was a power outage & that was the reason for the EBT cards not working !!! This would have been for both bIack & white people’s EBT cards not working, not just bIacks, what a bunch of RAClST these bIacks are !!!!!

    • conservativechick

      Computer glitch, but who’s fault is it? Republicans, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and most of all … the TEA PARTY. Idiots for sure!

  • JeffWRidge

    Like some of those Tweets said, that is why you don’t want to depend on the government for your necessities. I truly feel sorry for those people who really do need help and are forced to depend on the government. They need to find some local charitable organizations to see if they can help. I know in my city there are numerous churches, and other places, who help out the needy.

    • RightWingLeftyGolfer

      Jeff – they’re too damn lazy to seek help. They want it given/brought to them on a platter!

      • JeffWRidge

        No doubt some people are like that; maybe even most of them – I couldn’t say. What I do know is, that at the various charitable organizations, here where I live, several times a month I see long lines of people waiting to get aid from the good people who are there for the needy. That is how it should be, instead of people relying on the government.

        On a side note, based on your handle I have to ask, are you a southpaw like me?

        • nc ✓s & balances

          I am – should we take a poll?

          • JeffWRidge

            If that is your wish, then by all means, take a poll.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Us left-handed folks are the only ones in our “right” minds… ;oP

          • WhoMeToo

            zer0 is a lefty o.O

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Ouch…. guess that serves me right for being a smart-azz…

          • WhoMeToo

            ….there always has to be a bad apple in the bunch… it’s nature. ~_^

          • Sean Barrentine

            XD Walked right into that one. Didn’t know Dear Leader was a lefty, though. Now I wanna learn right-hand.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            “The exception that proves the rule.”

        • RightWingLeftyGolfer

          That is correct. Do everything right handed except swing a golf club/bat.

          • JeffWRidge

            I’m kind of the opposite. I do most things lefty, except sports and politics.

          • TexasMom2012

            I do most things righty but I deal cards and open bottles lefty! LOL

      • voodoolife

        Well, you don’t want them to starve! https://twitter.com/UniteRight/status/389159724446646272/photo/1

        This makes me ill…

  • RightWingLeftyGolfer

    My ‘bama phone don’t be wurkin either!! Bet whitey’s be workin’! WTF – idiots all!! Not to mention racists!

  • MattBracken

    If they are upset after this brief “test” of shutting down the EBT system, what will they do if it really crashes and burns? They’ll riot and loot every supermarket in the EBT zones, that’s what. Read, “Will Obama stop the music this November” to understand what is happening: a warning shot to the GOP not to delay Obama’s infinite debt limit demand, “or else.” The “or else” is a cascade of food riots from one end of the USA to the other, and it will be blamed on the GOP, depend on it.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    Hey, Democrat whiners. It’s your white masters in the Democrat Party that keep ID from being put onto EBT cards. They also are the ones who allow white people to have them in the first place. It’s obviously Obama’s white half that caused this failure in the first place.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      LOLOLOL You’re typing nonsense. It was either Bush or Cruz. Everybody knows this.

      • WhoMeToo

        nah…. gotta be the “gun-nuts” or the evil, defunct, dead Tea Party.

        • Jay Stevens

          I thought it was members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    As conspiracy theories go, I like that one: convoluted, untraceable, electronic, racist, elitist, partisan and unprovable. Tinfoil hats all around!

    • FaithColeridge33

      Its got everything except the public housing sink and Florida Evans’ smashed punch bowl. DAMN DAMN DAMN

    • Republicanvet

      Dude, don’t bogart that tinfoil.

    • al hunt

      the shape shifting reptilian humanoids like obama and the rest of the government found out that fat people used to make soylent green will give them high cholesterol and really bad gas.
      seriously I read that on the internet!

      and now so have you.

      • TexasMom2012

        Why are there not ID pictures on EBT cards? I didn’t know that. What a great way to cut down on fraud!

  • GoodGrief

    I’ve long said charity should fall to churches and civic organizations. The American people are incredibly generous. There is no need for the government to take what most would freely give.

  • Abaraxas

    Someone should point out a fact that will make their heads explode. This all falls under the Department of the Interior who answers to the Secretary of the Interior who was appointed by Obama.

    • TheRedCoat92

      And they think the government should also be in charge of our healthcare because…………..???

    • GoldsteinsBook

      EBT is run by The Department of Agriculture.

  • Tom Montz

    I can not believe how racist and naive black people are towards whites. They in their own wisdom think only blacks could not use EBT. Then blacks wonder why there are issues in America, they claim racism for everything in this nation but if a white man does they protest, threaten violence and cry to Al Sharpton.

    • ObamaFail

      Black people who want to play the perpetual victim are a big problem in this country. They refuse to see how many white people are suffering in this country because of the bad policies put in place by the government. They want to pretend it’s just them, because they think making it an issue of race will get them their way all of the time. And I notice, it’s always black liberals drawing the race card. Mostly white liberals actually.

      • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

        Lots of blacks think EBT culture is insanity. They see it all around them, and the people who go for it. I think the idea of making it a card was evil genius. It’s almost like making it easy credit.

        • Ryan Johnson

          If what I heard is true about getting the fake cash back by using the EBT, it really IS like easy credit.

          • Jill

            In my state, monthly allotments have a cash component for other ‘necessities’. Apparently, if what I saw at the grocery store is a reflection, make up and headphones qualify.

          • Ryan Johnson

            Wow. And I thought being poor meant you went without luxuries.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            The thing that blows me away the most about this EBT crash story is the system goes down and one the FIRST DAY people are wailing about how are they going to eat. Do people really live with bare cupboards?

            To your point, Damien, with all the government assistance, there is no reason for any household not to have enough food in their pantry to get them through at least a few days. It might mean forgoing some of the extras first, though.

            For Pete’s sake, even a package of ramen soup is only about 30 cents.

          • Ryan Johnson

            That’s what I said! How is it possible that there is ZERO food in the house? And that too, I know I would bring noodle packs to college with me to microwave in order to save dough.

          • TexasMom2012

            Without Luxuries? Not in this country where most of the “poor” have cable, AC,TVs, cell phones and at least one gaming system. They are not poor, they just make poor choices with their money and rely on the rest of us to pay for their basic needs like food.

          • Ryan Johnson

            I don’t think they understand the concept of going without. For example if they moved out of their folks house, they’d think they still needed cable even though they clearly can’t afford it, and they would get upset and protest that mcdonald’s isn’t paying them 15 dollars an hour so that they can catch the latest walking dead.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

            Some states have a ‘cash option’… which I discovered to my absolute HORROR when some guy came into my store and wanted to use the ‘cash option’ on his EBT for alcohol… I told him flat out, no, I couldn’t do it.. he thought I wouldn’t do it, and I told him my card machine didn’t have that capability… I found out later from my boss, (I didn’t sell him the alcohol, I was horrified!) that they CAN use it at places where the normal EBT functions are prohibited.

          • Ryan Johnson

            It’s funny how I checked my disqus notifications just as you posted this.

            Anyway, I believe I saw you say this before. That is truly sad.

      • Larry Rappaport

        Black victimhood is getting old, very, very old. I simply don’t participate in it yet here I am posting about it. Reason is I’m sick to death of it. This is like a relative that overstays their welcome cussing about the hosts food, the kids of the host and the sheets on the bed in the bedroom afforded him or her by the host that won’t go home. We need this for people who truly need this help, non negotiable.

    • Ryan Johnson

      Lots of brainwashing that happened that caused this. It’s insane.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    4h
    Matthew @Matthops82
    Wut? RT @ModernLeftist: #EBT shutdown for #black people of color only. HItler did the same thing to the #Jewish people before the #holocaust
    ———————–
    Hey, I know Hitler did some pretty horrendous things to my people, but I had no idea he also SHUTDOWN THEIR EBT CARDS too! Is there no end to the inhumanity?

    • Ryan Johnson

      Wait, whaaaa?! I missed that tweet. damn we’re really living in Idiocracy.

  • Republicanvet

    EBT processing system down for a day= people freaking out across the country.

    UrkelCare after 6 months, people cannot get a doctor’s appointment because the system is down = ? Rioting?

    • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

      Don’t slam UrkelCare, man! He was one righteous geek. UrkelCare would WORK!

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    My white people internets is on. It blocks all posts from black people. Thanks Al Gore, this really works!!!111

  • FaithColeridge33

    Sorry toots, I earn my right to be “compassionless” every time I calculate how much in taxes and other government fees I pay.

    • Marie

      Exactly! These freeloaders are costing us money we don’t have and then they vote for more of our money! My compassion has completely dried up, especially because of their disgusting entitlement complex. They honestly think they have a right to that money and that they shouldn’t have to work as a “wage slave” at some crappy job. I’m working a crappy job because I’m not too proud to work one! I’m not a spoiled entitled welfare queen.

  • stuckinIL4now

    “Breeanne Howe @breeannehowe Instead of beating the drum of ‘get a
    job’ how about pointing people in the direction of nongovernmental
    charities that can help them?”

    Right, just keep looking to charity, don’t consider learning to help yourself.

  • Robert Sullivan

    Just a little taste of what obuma can do to the free stuff takers anytime he wants to

  • HARP2

    They won`t let blacks in the hospital either under obamacare.
    NOW WHAT TOURE` ?

  • Leila26

    People. Ask why these people are not working. They certainly are not all disabled?
    “Able-bodied” as the state calls them, should be WORKING. If they worked, their salaries or wages would go up.
    How do you think most older people got a home, a car, or anything?
    They figured it OUT!!!!!!

  • Leila26

    Now, you can see why blacks are not hired – who would want these attitudes in the office?

  • kim

    somehow I am sure that on nov 1 when food stamps decrease by over 1/3 courtesy of the temporary stimulus of 2009, it will somehow be republicans starving them all

    • radishthegreat

      Where you do live that it’s 1/3? It’s only a 5% decrease in Indiana. A family of four will “only” get $632 a month.

  • Ryan Johnson

    Um, newsflash, perhaps “white folk EBT” still works because they’re in a state where EBT in general WASN’T AFFECTED?!

    Also, look at the twitter background of that initial tweet #mangina #whiteknight

  • Jill

    Hmmm. It appears as though we don’t need to wait for the premiere of The Walking Dead. Apparently brainless, irrational humans already outnumber us.

  • Axelgreaser

    THE BRILLIANCE OF THE DICTATORIAL MIND: Terrify the masses with armies of IRS thugs and then do a ‘dry run’ on pulling government food assistance, ie, EBT cards. What a mind.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

    .@ModernLeftist Are you seriously that STUPID? I’m a retailer, and I’ll have you know that OF COURSE it wasn’t working for whites, DUMBASS!

  • John

    Just a taste of what’s coming when the whole thing does collapse. Be prepared.

  • jerry148

    Yeah, btw, 4chan is an excellent and reputable source for news.

  • NRPax

    What I don’t get is why some on the right feel the need to be compassionless jerks about it.

    Oh I don’t know. My hypothesis is that the vitriol and crude insults directed at us from people on the left could be a bit of a contributing factor. If you think it’s our place to sit down, shut up and take it, you are welcome to go on thinking that way.

    As a side note: This problem only lasted 10 hours. I don’t recall seeing a bunch of famine victims at the Section 8 Housing in my area. Some perspective is a good idea on this.

    • Kat

      I debated posting about this, but she really rubbed me the wrong way with that one. I really don’t think flinging insults at anyone who points out facts you don’t like is the most *compassionate* idea in the first place.

      Those always accusing others on the right of needing to display compassion and tolerance are usually the least likely to offer it in the first place. Aren’t *we* human beings, too? I guess not.

      One of the things that really gets me pissed off is when people tell me that the right deserves to be vilified, insulted, and threatened because it’s *our* fault we got that reputation in the first place. And that we should just sit down, shut up, and accept that everything that’s said about us is true, because the left would never throw that label at us if we didn’t deserve it.

      It’s not true. The government, the media, the entertainment industry is gunning for us if we dissent even slightly from the PC status quo and they are not shy about insulting us, scapegoating us, threatening us, even telling us that we deserve to have bad things happen to us if we disagree with them (hi, Eddie Vedder!) I’m sick of it.

      Of course, that’s just a fact of life, and not everyone is going to like you or approve of you, and no one likes a whiner, anyway. Blah Blah Blah. But at a certain point you have to point out that *we* are the victims here.

      I don’t have to accept that every time someone says something horrible about me, that I actually deserve it. The PR problems of the GOP are not my fault OR my responsibility, and I’m not going to shut up just because it might make them look bad.

      I also probably know a lot more about the problems of “poor” people than the strategists and commentators prattling on and on about how conservatives need to get others to like them more. I imagine many of us here are in the same situation.

      • NRPax

        Her post struck a nerve with me and my answer above went through about four edits before I stuck with that one.

        What I have learned over the past ten years is that we are going to be called every name in the book no matter what we do and any attempt to defend ourselves is going to be met with whining from the left about how “mean” we are or that we “can’t take a joke.” So if I’m going to be insulted no matter what, I’m going to speak my mind and screw what the other side thinks about it.

        • http://drudge.com snyper77

          Damn right!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    How much you want to bet that some left-wing nitwit watched someone with a job buy groceries with their bank card & assumed it was a welfare EBT card & jumped to the conclusion (because some people look for racism and will invent it if they can’t find it) that magical white welfare cards somehow work differently then black welfare cards?

  • waterytart

    To Walsh, Winstead, Taylor, et al; gotta love ya, you’re all over folks with nothing better to do on a Sat night than be mean to EBT card holders………..does it occur to you that apparently YOU have nothing better to do on a Sat night either? Geez, the blockhead is strong with these gals.

    And, we lose because we don’t cheat. Period. Yet.

    • $9898556

      I find it very prejudiced that Walsh and Windhead only think black ppl use food stamps.

  • The Penguin

    Gov’t: “But well do much better with Obamacare….promise” 😉

  • The Penguin

    “Blame whitey”… wow…still. Never gets old does it?

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    Conspiracies

    when faux outrage just isn’t enough

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    XEROX = POSWATZH!! #I.B.M. Now I know, this government is too big for itself!… Just keep watching, it’ll implode REAL SOON… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • rennyangel2

    This is the same system that will be routing your heart transplant. It will go to S. Korea, because of a computer “glitch.”

  • alanstorm

    Lefties proving once again that they will believe anything. Coherence and logic not required.

  • alanstorm

    “People don’t hate the poor, they hate the idea of a government that makes slaves out of them.”

    That’s got too much NUANCE for lefties to understand.

  • dogwonder

    The food stamps might be free to those who use it, but the poor and middle class are forced to pay for the parasite classes free food.

    • Vlad99

      Guess money is better spent on agriculture subsidies and tax break for the rich.

      • OpenTheDoor

        An argument otherwise known as a straw man, an argument made by somebody with a head filled with straw.

      • spaceycakes

        please let me in on the ‘tax breaks’ that you mention!

  • Conservaguy

    LOL! The loons are loose!

  • OpenTheDoor

    Seven hours? Survival school was seven days, no food we didn’t forage on our own.
    What a bunch of pathetic parasites.
    Most I have observed using EBT could use a little starving.
    Only in the USA are ‘poor’ people so fat they use the ride carts to buy their processed food.
    Food paid for by taxpayers, taxpayers who cannot afford food the ‘poor’ buy.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It’s wrong to make fun of people who aren’t ashamed of being on the dole and advertise it on the internet? The left has spent a lot of time trying to de- stigmatize living off of the American tax payer you all.

    The truth is the people who really need it, and use it would just as soon not use it, and they don’t advertise that they do, because they have some sense of self esteem, the left hate people with self esteem.

  • Grace656

    It must be miserable to be caught in that web of dependence. I would try to do anything before I sat like a pet waiting to be fed.

  • kateorjane

    If people are living so close to the edge that they are going to “starve” if they can’t buy food on one day – how do they afford computers & internet access to bitch about it?

    • radishthegreat

      They tweet it from their Obamaphone.

  • TTTCOTTH

    Headline on Drudge today was that China wants the world DeAmericanized. All they have to do it wait. Obama is doing it for them.

  • Vlad99

    So Cruz and Palin did not show up? Hypocrites are realizing there’s white people on welfare too?

  • ZH38

    So the EBT cards can tell if you are white or not? Why would Obama want only the white folks to be able to use them? Insane.

  • Joe W.

    Stopping by Wal-Mart after church to pick up another box of cartridges for my 30.06. It’s fixin’ to get real ugly out there. I’ll be more than ready, though……..

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Try to sound less gleeful about looking for an excuse to start shooting people.

      • Joe W.

        What for, Bikini Hair Line?? As you know, we Redneck conservatives love nothing more than shooting people. You say so all the time, Must be so, eh, Pea Brain?? Bang Bang!!!!! Gotcha!!!!

  • Hannibal

    I believe MSNBC is running footage of workers with wheelbarrows gathering up those that starved to death from the sidewalks.

  • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

    EBT benefits have no race requirements you can be black, white, Latino, even Chinese it doesn’t matter. The problem is getting this problem resolve quickly as possible. you have a lot of senior citizens who are on food stamps and their $671-870 measly retirement and disable checks is not going help them out with food. It might cause a lot of money to do but I say its worth it. To prevent innocent people who truly deserve the help of food stamps from being punish for the actions of hoodrats, I support the requirement of doing a blood test for illegal drugs. If you have enough money to buy pot, and other narcotics you don’t need to have food stamps. Its not just EBT and WIC being affected by this shut down but middle class workers in government as well. A lot of my mom’s workers were called off their jobs because they work directly for the government. They went from $15-20 plus an hour to zero and don’t know when they be able to go back to work.

  • jeanie6

    These folks couldn’t even last one day without their cards….ONE day. What have we become?

  • fcalsnoe

    The white man did it. Trying to starve us out. Wow these are seriously confused people and filled with hate.

  • David Johnson

    Most of these people probably are trying to run the card backwards. EBT cards for people who need temporary help but lets weed out the fraud!!

  • porgiefirefighter

    I bet the rich peoples’ #EBT cards have been working just fine.

  • Ryan Johnson

    I clicked on the “Hungry Hungry Hypocrites” link. Now, the only people that I’d feel sorry for, having to eat less food due to needing SNAP, are children. I can’t feel sorry for grown people that end up on SNAP because of their own incompetence or laziness.

  • puggish

    After looking at Modern Leftist’s twitter feed, let’s just say I don’t think Mensa is going to be contacting him/her/it about membership anytime soon.

  • TonyMitch

    Those aren’t EBT cards working for whites. They’re called debit cards that are working for whites. You get them when you have a job and receive a paycheck to put money in the bank to support your own family

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    “”A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” Sounds appropriate even in this case.

  • Protus Mose

    They’re citing 4chan as a credible source? Unbelievable.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Most major stores were filling out vouchers so people could shop and the store turns in voucher for reimbursement.