Friday, March 29, 2013

Juicy Couture employees find out what's in the bill

Nancy Pelosi's contribution to Bartlett's Quotations will probably be her famous line encouraging people to vote for ObamaCare:  "But we have to pass the (healthcare) bill so you can find out what's in it." 

The good people of the Juicy Couture fashion company have learned. 

The hard way. 

I apologize to The Twitchy for scraping this post in it's entirety.  Please go there every day.  The Twitchy never fails to please.  The block quotes below are Tweets.  Hit the link to see them in proper format. 

Here goes:
The latest thing causing a leftist tizzy? Juicy Couture is joining the ranks of businesses that are forced to cut workers’ hours in order to try to mitigate the devastating cost of Obamacare.
Not just any workers. The Dudes of Juicy. No, for real.
Oh, dear. After you’ve picked yourself up from the floor where you have surely fallen in a fit of giggles, check out the rest.
RedState had more Thursday morning:
Yesterday, some person (or group) tweeted to me a link to a campaign (allegedly) by and for the current and former employees of Juicy Couture to demand “just hours.”
You see, according to the campaign, the hip and trendy Juicy is doing what other companies are doing in an effort to cope with the burdensome regulations and costs of the “Affordable Health Care Act” (aka ObamaCare)–the company is downsizing its full-time payroll to (mostly) part-time workers.
Surprise! Well, not if you have a functioning brain.
The group has taken the campaign to Twitter.

From their hilarious petition:
When we began working at Juicy Couture, many of us were full-time. Now, only 19 of the store’s 128 employees are full-time! Not only are they firing full-time workers and replacing us with a part-time workforce, just this month Juicy capped all part-time workers hours at 21 hours per week. We quickly realized that Juicy Couture is doing everything they can to not take care of its workers.
See, it was hard enough for us to make ends meet in New York City as full-time retail workers. But by keeping hours under 30 per week, Juicy Couture will no longer be required to offer their workers affordable health care – part of the Affordable Health Care Act’s plan to make sure more working Americans have basic health care. Further, we were told we’re only eligible for paid time off in case we’re sick or have other responsibilities if we work 1400 hours in one year. We did the math, and realized part-time workers reach that at 21 hours per week. This means that the vast majority of Juicy Couture’s workers will not ever get one single paid sick day.
That mean old company won’t throw extra cash at them so that they can live the New York City lifestyle to which they’ve become accustomed! Dear Dudes: Companies are in business to stay in business and employ people. Obamacare regulations are making that increasingly more difficult; the costs are staggering and burdensome. That whole “you can keep your plan” deal? Obama lied.
Shocked and angered lefties join the campaign.
SEIU’s digital campaign manager:
Students Against Sweatshops. Yes, this exists:
Because, you know, hip and trendy Juicy Couture workers not being able to get the highest iPhone plan is totally like the Triangle Fire. (Too soon?)
More shock and fretting.
The sane give them a little dose of reality.
Bingo. Elections, they have consequences. Even for the Dudes of Juicy (stop! our sides!)

Well, I feel bad for these folks.  But you do get what you vote for. 

I was wrong, wrong, wrong !!!

I found this old post while looking for something else, and found a terrible mistake. 
Look at prediction #4 on this link.
I apologize for the error. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

If you ask me to perform your wedding.

....then this is what you're going to get.  Here's 45 seconds.  Yes, I am ordained through the Universal Life Church!! 

Go here to read the back-story on this bit of Libertarian Party greatness!!  I didn't have video when I wrote the first post.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Slave Of The Week

A bar friend of mine that I frequently debate on Facebook recently posted the following definition:
He's a good guy, fun to play guitar with, loves his kids, etc. 
But what in the world could make a rational human being agree with that statement?  Somewhere out there, someone is spreading the idea that Big Business and Big Government don't love each other.  This person must be found and stopped. 

Are citizens worried that in a libertarian society, private insurance companies would force individuals to purchase their product?  i.e. ObamaCare?

Do you think that libertarians want bankrupt auto manufacturers to steal your money for bailouts? 

Does anyone honestly believe that Monsanto could enforce their seed monopolies without tender, loving help from the U.S. Department Of Agriculture? 

I know this has been a staple of TV shows and bad movies for decades, but who all thinks that private businesses can be successful by killing their customers? 

I really don't believe that The Evil Koch Brothers are going to chase me down the street and force me to read The Old Testament. 

Does anyone believe that, in a small government society, automakers would steal your money, use it to purchase old cars, destroy the old cars, and give customers a check for a new car?  i.e. Cash For Clunkers?

This isn't the dumbest thing I've seen a Statist post on Facebook, but it's in my top 20. 

Hope you've had a good weekend.  I'm gonna go make sure that Starbucks hasn't put poison in my espresso, and that Ford hasn't put a bomb in my gas tank.