commented on Travel Plans Could Help Pressure Lawmakers to Cut a Budget Deal
Am I to understand that "cuts only" Republicans are itching to go on a tax payer funded junket.
Which Democrat will be the first to introduce a cost-cutting "Cancellation of China Boondogle" Budget amendment and force them to vote for their vacation to move forward. "Political Maverick" Rodney Tom might have to explain why the GET program has to go but Dim Sum in Beijing moves ahead.
commented on The Late Saturday Morning News
Fuck the great communicator. They've got Sarah.
Did cheerleaders wear Poodle skirts? Did AR-15s fly off the.shelves to the public in the age of the poodle skirt? So the Elite Media is an anachronistic holdover?
commented on Jason Collins Isn't the First Openly Gay Pro Basketball Player
@2 & 5
Yes, major. And before anyone jumps in and argues that the WNBA is the Major women's league in the U.S. consider that the highest TV rating in the history of the WNBA is 886,000 and change for a winner take all Final Game of the Championship. Golden State vs Denver first round playoffs on a Tuesday night got 2.86 million.
commented on Do You Want Me to Have Healthcare With That? Why Raising Restaurant Prices in Seattle Will Not End Society as We Know It
Many, Many, Many years ago I owned a food business. My local community banned styrofoam to go packaging and the local Chamber of Commerce went apeshit. I got three different drop-ins from representatives of WRA (A bigger group of lying sacks of shit cannot be found in one room) telling me I was DOOOOOOMED if I didn't stand up and demand the city council changer their mind.
The funny thing was I had already removed them from my place. I looked at it as a responsible decision. It was going to cost me about an extra $10 per 500 units to switch. So I raised the price on every item on the menu by $0.10 giving myself coverage of the cost increase and a stronger profit margin. Not only was I covering the extra $.05 per to go container, I was pocketing and extra $.10-sales tax on everything that was consumed on site.
Want to guess how many customers complained or even mentioned that they noticed? One. Want to know what my sales after I took over and made the change were over the previous year? Plus 18%
When restaurant owners tell you a small increase in their prices will kill them and then their staff will all be unemployed, they are lying. Deep down they know it 'cause they've seen changes like I faced.
Get out in front of it and tell your customers, who here in Seattle are likely to be of the "we'll pay more for ethical businesses" variety, about the change. Or be a dick and complain and watch everyone who reads about you never eat a Uneeda burger.
Can't ban smoking...we'll go out of business. Can't get rid of bags, we'll go out of business. Can't raise the minimum wage, we'll go out of business. Yargh, the sky continues to refuse to fall.
commented on My Boss Does Some Really Cool Shit
"If it's something I don't agree with, it's hard to see my money going towards that."
There's a reasoned idea. I don't agree with constructing roads leading to movie theaters as "the talkies" are a tool of the devil. I don't agree with Ayn Rand so why does a library buy those books with my money. I think the band Fun! sucks, better make sure they never play at a campus anywhere. My money funded the building with the stage so it doesn't matter if the tickets were sold.