Food Stamp glitch sparks massive shopping frenzy in Louisiana

A shocking situation unfolded in Louisiana over the weekend, after a glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system allowed government food stamp recipients to make purchases sans any spending limits.

According to TheBlaze:

For two hours Saturday night, customers rang up overflowing cartloads of food at stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., after cashiers allowed them to use their EBT cards anyway despite not showing limits, KSLA-TV reported.

Police were called in to help manage the chaos, but no arrests were made and no one was unruly, Lynd said. Mansfield police confirmed officers were called in for crowd control but no arrests were made there, either.

After the system came back online, customers abandoned their carts and left the store, leaving a huge mess behind.

“At the same time, the press is not willing to show you another story… Nobody was talking about the glitch that happened in Louisiana… It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Nobody wants to talk about it because it's theft. And we know exactly who took it because they had to use their food stamp card,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But here was the glitch. There was no limit. So, what did people do… They emptied the entire store… It was free food. It was free everything. Come and get it. Take your cars. Pack them up. Bring your friends… People had cart after cart after cart. When people came with actual cash, there was no food left. There was nothing left in the Wal-Mart. Animals. Theft. And I can guarantee you no one will prosecute them because they are not the forgotten men.”

“They are the one that takes from the forgotten man,” he continued. “They are the one that the government has gone to them and said, it's not fair the way you have to live. And so, I'm going to solve it for you. And so, politician A looks at suffering person B and says, for your vote, I will take it from person C and give it to you. That's the forgotten man. So, they stole from you. But politician A certainly won't tell you that because that will hurt his constituent B because A and B don't really give a flying crap about you at C.”

To truly understand the scope of the theft, you have to watch a local KSLA report of the incident:

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“That’s your natural human reaction? No, that's the natural animal reaction. Are you a man or an animal? That's the way animals behave. We're citizens. Humans show some responsibility,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “I'm disgusted by the people that we happen to live with, the people that we're turning into. The people quite honestly we're supposedly helping. How are we helping? They knew they were doing wrong. They knew they were doing wrong. Will anybody prosecute them? Nope. Anybody who did it should lose their card.”

In the aftermath of such an incomprehensible incident, there is a larger cultural conversation to be had. The culture of dependency that has grown exponentially under this Administration has eliminated the need for accountability. ‘Free’ phones. ‘Free’ healthcare. ‘Free’ food. People fail to realize nothing in life is free. Someone, somewhere is paying for your fraud.

“It was a glitch. No, I paid for it. And he paid for it. And she paid for it. And the people that are checking you out that are working, they paid for it. We all paid for it. And you, you have grown so accustomed to just taking it. There's no shame. Quite honestly, I don't want people who are on welfare and need to be on welfare to be ashamed. But I would like you to feel a little gratitude. I would like you to feel a little like, gosh, you know what? I'm going to get off this as soon as I can,” Glenn said. “Why isn't this story going to be everywhere? Why isn't this story told all over CNN? You want to talk about corruption? You want to talk about a glitch? You want to talk about a society in a death spiral, there it is. Go ahead, MSNBC, go ahead and show the world what you are creating. Why don't you show what this President is doing to people. And if that's not putting people back into chains, I don't know what is.”

“I know you have been kept down, but what have you done about it? What have you done to better yourself,” Glenn asked. “What are you doing with your life? For all those whites, blacks, Hispanics, purple, white, I don't care what color they are. For all those people, if there were any that went with their food stamp card and said, ‘No, this is all I'm supposed to get.’ And they just bought what they were supposed to buy. As a citizen, thank you. If they did exist. I doubt they did. But one would like to still hope that we have not all turned into thieves and animals.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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