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Alabama nightclub raises eyebrows with ‘Food Stamp Friday’ party
http://dailycaller.com ^ | 03/31/2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT by massmike

A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: foodstamp

1 posted on 03/31/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Maybe they’re exploiting the “food stamp chicks are easy” angle?


2 posted on 03/31/2012 10:23:49 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: massmike

$5 cover charge....Shot drinks are $19.95 each.


3 posted on 03/31/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: massmike
‘Food Stamp Friday’ party

Get out of Alabama as fast as possible.

4 posted on 03/31/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: massmike

They are trying to be compassionate. The cover charge is only $5 if you are in poverty and on food stamps. How thoughtful of them!!


5 posted on 03/31/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: massmike

Interesting that some are concerned they are “glamourizing” federal assistance such as food stamps.

Well, nowadays, we glamourize all sorts of things which people used to be ashamed of or try to keep hidden. Among those are homosexuality, out of wedlock birth, being on public assistance, being in a street gang, dropping out of school, not having a job and not even looking for work.

In a world in which we glamourize so many negative behaviors, it’s not surprising that they would have an event geared towards the food stamp crowd.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 11:16:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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The operators of the bar are evidently aware that their public assistance patrons have more disposable income than they are disclosing to the government.

They would only spend money on advertising to customers who will drop some serious cash in their bar.

7 posted on 03/31/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT by Kennard
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