From the Land of Stressed, Yet Blessed:
I Just Can’t Help It!
This past Sunday the pastor at church gave an assignment to show love for someone that won’t return any of it to us, you know, like Jesus did. I figured if I didn’t rip on Obama this week that would count, right? Well, I’m going to have to find someone else to complete my assignment, because this guy just drives me nuts (or, as I like to say, bat crap crazy!).
In his State of the Union speech, the President said: “And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change … and that’s why I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts.”
When I heard this I almost choked on my meatloaf! I had to rewind the TV to make sure I heard it right. You have got to be freaking kidding me, Sir! If you truly believe this, you are one dumb sh*# (whoops, I don’t think that’s what the pastor had in mind). No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change? First of all, climate change is not a proven fact. Second of all, quit trying to play God and let him take care of his creation – he knows what he’s doing and you don’t!
How in the world can the man say this is such a crisis when we have terrorism increasing on a daily basis? He doesn’t think this possesses a greater danger to our kids and grandkids than climate change? And, Mr. President, what about the $18 trillion debt (which will probably be $20 trillion by the time he’s done)? Do you happen to think that maybe this could pose a bit of a problem for generations to come? If the economic collapse occurs, as many experts predict it will, this will cause much more scary pain than some climate change B.S.!
Speaking of Tree Huggers:
Lynn Plambeck, Santa Clarita’s very own environmental extremist, said: “If we don’t change things, we don’t survive.” You know what she was referring to? The planned development on the east side of town called Vista Canyon, which will be a huge boon to our city. The developers spent years jumping through every city, county, state and federal environmental hoop to get approval for the development. Suffice to say, if all of those government entities and even the court system say it’s environmentally sound, then Miss Plambeck should let God take care of stickleback fish in the river bed and let prudent free enterprise reign!
More State of the Union Fun!
Later on in the speech, Mr. Obama said this: “And to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.”
I’ve made it ranting clear my absolute disdain for any sort of wage enforcement by the government. If someone is willing to work for my company at three dollars an hour, why shouldn’t I have the right to pay that wage? Anyway, a gentleman who recently purchased the Color Me Mine franchise here in town passed along this letter he wrote to the Mayor of Los Angeles, and did he ever nail it!
Open Letter to Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti:
Dear Mr. Mayor,
I am shocked and dismayed at your proposal to manipulate private sector wages by suggesting an incremental increase in the minimum wage to $13.25. With California again ranked last in business friendliness and Los Angeles lagging the state in economic recovery – unemployment over 8%, your proposal is the worst possible solution to stimulate economic growth and real wages. When minimum wages are increased they cause a whole string of consequences in business. As a small business employer I am not going to hire an inexperienced person; their lack of experience does not justify the wage. The door to entry level positions will slam shut with your proposal. California has the highest rate of poor people at 26% in the nation. Do you want more poor people in the state?
An increase in the minimum wage will force me to increase my prices. No one will pay the prices I will need to charge; therefore, I will be forced to reduce my staff or close the business- increasing unemployment.
Look at the unemployment for teens today. It’s over 20% in many cities. Why? With no experience or job skills, employers who are forced to pay a minimum wage look for experienced people to fill the jobs. If people in an industry need workers for a particular job employers are best suited to determine the wage that job shall pay not the government.
The market is a dynamic place. People move with their job skills where they can maximize their potential. As an employer I am aware of that and pay the most productive people more to stay with me. With a minimum wage the amount of money I have to give to a new employee is taken from the more experienced and productive worker.
If you want to grow real wages and expand the economy start with repeal of the gross receipts tax today.
Reduce the costs to start up a business in Los Angeles. Reduce the costs of permits and business licenses.
Unleash the potential of small business in LA. We are the employers of LA. Watch employment grow and real wages. Watch tax revenues grow as small business grows. You have an opportunity to turn LA around, but not with this proposal.
Color Me Mine, Porter Ranch
Wonderful Movie! (Screw you, Moore, Rogen, Maher & Dean)
It wasn’t the easiest movie to watch, there wasn’t a lot of warm fuzziness to it, but if you haven’t seen “American Sniper,” please do so. To me it really represented the greatness, courage, agony and sprit of what the men and women of our armed forces go through to keep our country protected and free (it also gave me a greater appreciation of what our son went through during his nine months in Afghanistan). The movie showed how important the families of these military folks are to the process and the emotional hell they go through while their loved ones are at war and even when they return.
If you’re like me, this film will cause you to have the reaction I did – as I stated in the headline of this section – in regards to the gentlemen who exercised their right to free speech and came off as completely unpatriotic, leftwing idiots. How they can have a reaction such as they did to this film is way beyond me. See the movie and let me know what you think.
Recent Headlines Catching My Attention:
Feinstein: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Has Failed and it’s Time for Special Forces. Diane, are you sure it’s you? You go, girl!
Michigan Steakhouse Owner Officially Bans Michael Moore and Seth Rogen: Hey! You forgot Bill Maher and Howard Dean.
Fox’s Todd Starnes to Michael Moore: Jesus Would Love “American Sniper”: I have a feeling Mr. Moore doesn’t believe in Jesus.
Arab Group Calls on Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper to Denounce Islamophobic Threats: Are we sure it wasn’t Obama asking this?
Rick Perry Says Unemployment Rate is “Doctored”: Rick, you can’t possibly mean or believe that, can you?
House Speaker Boehner Acknowledges Stumbles: John, as long as you continue on the road to being a moderate, you’re going to stumble all over the conservative side of your caucus.
Quotes of the Week:
“The cost of a college education has increased by more than 1,000 percent only since 1978. Nothing else has gone up that much – not health care, consumer goods or home prices. The explosion in college tuition bears no relation to anything happening in the economy. The government is chasing its tail every time it increases student financial aid. If the government hiked college loans and subsidies by $1 million per student, colleges would promptly raise tuition to [current tuition] plus $1 million.” (Ann Coulter)
“Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican Party if they are serious about beating the Left. He’s been tested like few others in the field; the Left threw everything it had at this guy and he’s still going strong.” (Rush Limbaugh)
“What makes America amazing is that there have always been men & women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.” (Scott Walker)
“If people feel lost and alone and helpless and broken and hopeless today, what will it be like if the world really begins to come apart at the hinges?” (Author Brandon Andress)
“We Conservative Constitutionalists have a hella’va (sic) lot of work ahead of us to learn how to identify a RINO under that thin election veneer of a phony, pretend Conservative …” (Internet Blogger)