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Doug’s Rant

| Doug's Rants, Gazette | January 23, 2014

Random Rants:

-Okay, okay, the new landscaping at Sand Canyon and the 14 Freeway isn’t that bad. I heard from some folks who disagreed with my assessment of it last week, so I took another look. I still don’t like it, but it’s growing on me. If I zero in on the deep psychological issues from my childhood, maybe I have an aversion to cactus from growing up in Tucson and having many a run in with those pesky, painful needles !

Dude is a complete jerk-punk !

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is a punk-ass! His behavior after the good play he made and his comments after the game were stupid, embarrassing and immature. It was a disgrace to being a man and a professional. I know God loves and forgives him, but I’m having trouble doing the same. What bothers me the most is how millions of impressionable kids learn to think that this is the cool way to be. Mr. Sherman, you should notice how your quarterback, Russell Wilson, acts. He was in no way a “sore winner” like you were, showing class and dignity in victory. Humbleness, my man, does not appear to be a virtue for you, to the detriment of millions of fans who idolize you.

Let’s make a deal!

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President Obama, I’ve got a deal for you. If we look the other way (just like you, your administration, Congress and the mainstream media have) regarding Benghazi, the IRS scandal, snooping on Associated Press reporters, fast and furious, Solyndra, and even the unconstitutional changes you made to the health care law, will you do the following?

Lower or eliminate the minimum wage
Lower or eliminate taxes for individuals
Lower or eliminate dividend taxes
Lower or eliminate capital gains taxes
Lower or eliminate corporate taxes

Sir, don’t these changes make perfect sense? Can’t you see that if individuals had more money to spend on goods and services, this would result in businesses having more money from sales and that, along with lower taxes on their earnings, would result in more hiring and purchasing?! As an example, if my company had more money in the bank from increased revenue and decreased taxes, we would hire more people. Those people would spend more money, we would purchase new computers and office equipment, helping those companies to prosper. If corporations kept more of their money, then expansion, growth and more jobs would abound!

While you’re at it, how about these too?

Put forth a budget that only spends what is brought in, just like we have to do
Open up oil drilling and allow more fracking, creating thousands and thousands of jobs
Eliminate or drastically change the current tax code to one that is fair and makes sense to all
Only raise enough money to pay for legitimate functions of government
Eliminate choking laws and regulations that keep so many businesses from prospering for foolish and unnecessary reasons.

Just think, Sir, we’ll forgive and forget all your shady scandals, and all you have to do is make changes that make so much sense and it would really, really help. All it is, is common freaking sense. But wait, there’s more! If you were to implement these changes, you could actually become popular again. Mr. President, all those scandals that keep you awake at night (well, maybe not) will be forgiven and forgotten, you can be responsible for an incredible economic turn-around and get your homies to like you again. What a deal!!
Recent Headlines Catching My Attention:

New York Governor Tells Conservatives to Leave the State: I can just hear it: YOU leave the state. No, YOU leave the state. No, YOU leave the state…

A Post-Tea Party Spending Plan: Oh my, the moderate Republicans now feel wild and free to get into bed with those loveable Democrats.

Despite Improving Economy, Obama’s Approval Rating Remains Low: Could it be because the economy isn’t really improving? After all it’s hard to have a good economy when the labor participation rate is close to an all-time low!

New Report on Sex in America’s Retirement Homes: I don’t even want to know!
Quotes of the Week

“$1.25 billion in aid to Egypt!!! Why???”  (Unknown)

“Why did we pass a budget bill that gives so much money to other countries, while not reducing the debt at all?” (Unknown)

“Sadly, it’s going to get worse over the next three years, much worse.” (Unknown)

“Crank up the money printing machines, they’re going to have to work overtime!” (Unknown)

Publishers Note
A lovely coupled adopted Todd the dog from Rescues on the Runway through our paper! Thanks readers!

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About Doug Sutton

Doug Sutton is the publisher of Santa Clarita Gazette, Canyon Country and Pet Me Magazine. Doug is active in Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, Heart of the Canyons Church, and a past board member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Doug and Jeannie have been married for 35 years, living in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 20 years, raising their 3 sons here.

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