Americans MUST stop placating whiners immediately

We now live in a nation that rewards whining, and malcontents. We live in a nation where people are afraid to stand up to those that make nuisances of themselves. This must stop, and it must stop now because if Asparagus can cause accusations of RAAAAACISM……

Via St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A dried-out batch of asparagus has touched off a debate about racial discrimination, grocery stores and the role of citizen-led commissions.

It started in May when resident David Olander was perusing the produce section of the University City Schnucks. He noticed the asparagus weren’t resting in a tray of water.

“It was just sitting there dried out,” said Olander,a member of the city’s human relations commission.

Human relations commission? That is the first alarm for me. People who think up things like a human relations commission are, likely, not too bright, way too impressed with their own importance, and generally a gigantic pain in the ass. Besides wouldn’t the Department of Social Justice for Dried Out Asparagus be better able to handle this calamity?

Olander summoned an assistant manager, and then he asked the question: Did the quality of the asparagus have any relationship to the store’s location in a black neighborhood?

Because dry-asparagus = RAAAAACISM! Seriously, this clown takes himself way too seriously. What this was is a case of whoever was in charge of the produce section not paying attention.  How should such an issue be addressed? Find out who is working, show them what is wrong, have them correct it. But placating this whiner? No, it is time we all stood up against these bullies. Sure you might lose his business, but most business owners would consider that a blessing. I mean who wants Mr. Limp Asparagus snooping around your store finding imagined incidents of RAAAAACISM? I mean what would overly ripe bananas, or soft tomatoes be a sign of? That’s right RAAAAACISM! Instead, the grocery chain went wimpy.

Olander’s experience prompted him to write a letter to Schnucks CEO Scott Schnuck, and out of that came a meeting with Schnucks employees.

But the letter and meeting were tinged with allegations that the St. Louis area’s largest grocery chain was discriminating against minority communities — accusations that Schnucks vehemently denies. [...]

Why encourage this buffoon? The CEO should have take the letter and threw it in the first waste basket he could find, but instead, this somehow led to  a meeting with employees. Good Freaking Grief! What is this country coming to?

Why is it Liberals ONLY want to cut military spending

We are drowning in debt, we desperately need to cut spending in this nation. Yet, every time we the Right tries to actually CUT spending, the Left explodes in outrageous outrage. “We cannot cut that children will die!” “We cannot cut this, the elderly will be pushed off of cliffs!”. Even suggesting we freeze spending on certain programs brings howling cries of doom from the Left. But, cutting spending on anything related to the military, including cutting out military funerals? Oh the Left is on board for that!

You can email this piece of shit, Bill McClellan, here: bmcclellan@post-dispatch.com

Bill McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors — St.Louis Post-Dispatch

. . . According to the program’s website, it is funded by the federal government and the Missouri National Guard Trust Fund.

Both the federal government and the state government are broke. So why are we providing military funeral honors for all veterans? It is a nice gesture we can’t afford.

Certainly, men and women killed in combat deserve full military honors. It’s a way for the country to say, “We honor the memory of those who died in our service.” These military honors — and the thought behind them — are intended to provide some solace for the families of the fallen.

But what about the guy who spends a couple of years in the military and then gets on with his life? Bear in mind that most veterans did nothing heroic. They served, and that’s laudable, but it hardly seems necessary to provide them all with military honors after they have died. In fact, it seems generous enough to provide veterans and their spouses with free space and headstones at a national cemetery.

Why not let the veterans organizations provide military honors at the funerals of their members? If a person gets out of the Marine Corps and wants to stay connected, he can join the Marine Corps League. I’m sure the 101st Airborne has an association. In a more general vein, we have the American Legion and the VFW.

Providing military honor funerals for their members would be a boon to these organizations. Membership would presumably climb, and veterans who want the military funerals could still get them.

Everybody knows government needs to cut costs.

This is exactly how you do it.

Wow, imagine that. A Liberal actually suggesting private groups could do things better than the federal government, that is a first. But, McClellan, like many liberals wants to cut something the federal government is SUPPOSED to spend money on. Yes, there are some things the government should be spending money on, and it is always those things the Left targets. If McClellan wants to cut let me offer some suggestions.

How about foreign aid to nations that are, say it with me, NOT OUR FRIENDS? 

How about government subsidies?

How about the Obama and Biden travel budget?

How about we look at simplifying the tax code? How about we look at eliminating many tax loopholes and flattening and lowering tax rates?

How about we look at shuttering federal departments we do not need? The Departments of Education and energy would be great places to start.

How about we cut other departments back. I don’t know, maybe we could get the EPA back to what it is supposed to do and stop using it as a tool to punish businesses our president does not like?

How about we STOP bailing out failing businesses?

How about we stop using tax dollars to study things that no one cares about. Do we really need to spend tax dollars on studying why Lesbians are fat, or the lengths of certain animals penises?

Oh no, none of that. If we just stop paying for military funerals, that will right our fiscal ship!

 

I hate to hear this about Dana Loesch, Breitbart

I admired Andrew Breitbart, and the new media empire he built before his untimely passing. I am also a big fan of Dana Loesch, who works for Breitbart. Now, The Other McCain reports that Loesch is suing Breitbart.com

Rumbles of discontent at Breitbart.com, which I’d been hearing from various sources since spring, have finally erupted into actual news, as Dana Loesch has filed a federal lawsuit seeking (a) $75,000 and (b) to be released from her contractual obligations:

St. Louis talk radio host Dana Loesch, also a frequent guest on CNN, alleges in the suit filed in federal district court in St. Louis that the site is refusing to publish her work while “sabotag[ing] her attempts to labor in a similar fashion elsewhere through public misstatements and private threats to sue those who would otherwise employ Loesch.” . . .
Breitbart.com is “binding Loesch to what amounts to an indentured servitude in limbo,” she charges in the suit, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

More at the BuzzFeed. It’s unfortunate that matters came to such a pass, and I don’t want to get into the blame game in a situation where I don’t know both sides of the story.

I would not take sides here, as I do not know both sides, but I will say I tend to be a person that says if your employee wants to leave, let them go. Stacy McCain has read the lawsuit and gets this from it 

OK, now having skimmed over the lawsuit, the claim is that in October 2011, Breitbart.com failed to exercises its option to renew Dana’s contract for another year, so that her employment thereafter was on a month-to-month basis. In September of this year — perhaps having been offered better terms by another site — Dana gave a month’s notice of her intent to leave Breitbart.com, at which point management claimed that she was still contractually bound to the company, and threatened legal action against any company that hired Dana.

Four word come to minds: Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

As I said, I can not understand why, if these allegations are true, Breitbart would go this route.