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a Purple Robe (c. 1770)(sleaze on canvas)
Shorter America’s Greatest Novelist Ever John J. Updike-Miller, America’s Shittiest Website™:
In Praise of Stigma
- People who have lost their jobs in this recession should be ashamed of themselves for taking food stamps. Parasites.*
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*Hilarious. Look at the ad accompanying John Tolstoy-Miller’s post. (Sorry for hotlinking, N.C. Fixed.)
UPDATE: The John J. Salinger-Miller doubles down by posting emails from loyal readers who are even more loathsome than Melville-Miller is. Email #1 says that, because people on food stamps are fat, food stamps just free up money for them to use to buy crack and cell phones. Email #2 says that food stamps, which provide more food than anyone can possibly eat, let people buy extra food that they can use to barter for crack and cell phones. Email #3 says that stigmas are good because otherwise people wouldn’t realize that they could become, say, sex workers rather than become a burden on honest taxpayers.