This is your brain on Kool-Aid

Crazy Joe Cannon:

Papa John’s Pizza goes COMMIE!

A couple of weeks ago, Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter made headlines when he said that he would have to cut back hours and/or raise prices on his products in order to pay for Obamacare. The price rise threat never made much sense: New health care regulations will cost the company (says Schnatter) between five and eight million bucks per year, which he can cover with a price rise of four cents per pie. Besides, I was always under the impression that, under capitalism, prices are determined by competition.

Well, I’ve been doing some research. Turns out that Papa Johns operates in a place called Canada, where Big Obtrusive Nanny State Gummint offers — get this — full, socialized health coverage. And yet the restaurants seem to be doing well!


Now that we’ve exposed Schnatter, I think we can point to another deep cover Marxist agent: John Metz, who operates 40 Denny’s restaurants in Florida. He told the media that he was going to add a five percent “Obamacare” surcharge to the bill. Are you wondering how a price rise of a few cents could turn into a five percent surcharge? Well, y’see, that was all part of Comrade Metz’ scheme to fool the public into believing that Denny’s favors capitalism.

Turns out that Dennys is also open for business in Red Canada, the hellish wasteland where the Bolshevik hordes crucified John Galt. The company seems able to run restaurants (now serving “Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet”) despite the menace of socialized medicine.

One little problem with Joe’s theory: Canadian Health Care is not connected to employment. It is paid for from income taxes. Employers contribute nothing.

But other than that, he’s dead on. The Canuckistanis are big ol’ commies. (The main color in Canada’s flag is red, right?)

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31 Responses to This is your brain on Kool-Aid

  1. glad to see your fighting spirit has returned full bore myiq. With all of the fights ahead, I’m thrilled to have you back in the bunker!!!!

  2. Lulu says:

    The full on crazy is going to rise to fever pitch as the vile progs see reportage enumerating the fiscal, technical, legal, and physical problem of implementing ObamaTaxCare. From what I can gather 16 states are not going to do it with another 8 saying it is impossible or they cannot afford it. That is half of thestates saying the feds gotta do it.

    One of the biggest problems vile progs have is a lack any understanding of of how the real world works. Silly things like 100 billion dollar computer systems, how long it takes to develop and build 100 billion dollar computer systems, privacy violations involved in turning over IRS records to states that are using private contractors or who are renowned for their ignorant and corrupt state employees, replacing 1980’s state welfare and Medicaid main frame systems that can interface with a 2012 federal system that is not built and is not funded. Little piddly stuff like that is not worth the vile progs notice until publications like The Hill start publishing stories laying out the facts which show what a corrupt, lazy, ignorant, incompetent, lying bunch of fools the Democrats led by Obama are. They will try to blame everyone but themselves for the cascading cluster-fuck.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Did you say 100B computer systems? {{rubs his hands together}}

      • Lulu says:

        Yep. If they want it to work. Fifty two (states plus DC and PR) new systems, new fed system, new IRS system that will interface and possibly a new Social Security one that will do likewise. The architecture of IRS and SSA are old and will need to be replaced eventually so why not now when the country is broke-ass. This does not include the systems that the health insurers will have to do AFTER the fed and state stuff is on-line. Systems-wise, national health insurance would be much cheaper but it would also still cost an enormous amount.

        I talked to a computer science prof/millionaire software developer this weekend who has developed systems for DOD and multinational insurance companies. He thinks the entire thing will collapse in 2014/2015 when the cost is apparent to even the idiots in Congress and the “give me free stuff crowd” (as opposed to the poor who are currently on Medicaid and know it is poor coverage) don’t have their Medicaid cards or are told to go buy expensive insurance. He almost hurt himself laughing when I told him the WH was comparing it to setting up Expedia or sites.

    • angienc says:

      They will try to blame everyone but themselves for the cascading cluster-fuck.

      Well, duh — obvs its those Republican state governors and the redneck hick citizens of those states’ fault. 😉

    • Somebody says:

      Actually the IRS is trying to implement this now and has been for a year or two. There is a budget that came from other funds I presume. They are trying to intergrate this within their existing framework through software…..or at least that’s what a little birdy told me. I won’t say much beyond that, but there are issues.

      • Lulu says:

        SSA system is old. E-verify wouldn’t work because it is outdated and overburdened. The IRS system is newer but will be overloaded pronto with this stuff. It will all be based on information retrieval which will violate federal privacy laws, and interfaces for compliance. Congress nor the WH did not consider how this mess would be implemented for one second.

        • Mary says:

          Is it true that all these governmental agencies will have access to our private medical records?

        • Lulu says:

          Yes. And the states your income tax records and your SSN records. And the insurance companies get all of it. The privacy laws will be violated unless they do away with them or executive orders that no one gets privacy any longer.

        • 49erDweet says:

          In the very early 1990s CA DMV was forced to use a backdoor system from another agency to “verify” SSNs because SSA’s system was clunky and obsolete. Nothing has changed. Why would it? They could never afford the retraining costs for their tenured but valuable staff. /sarc/

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s the current poll results on that Time Person of the Year clusterf**k.,28804,2128881_2129111,00.html


    • angienc says:

      Time is obviously following the Newsweek model for success.

      BTW — WTF with the Morsi spelling — I’ve seen it as Mursi, Morsy, Morsi and a couple of other ways I can’t remember right now.

      I understand his name is being translated from another alphabet so there is no “right” way to spell it using the Roman alphabet, but for the love of God, can’t the news organizations pick ONE & stick with it?

  4. tommy says:

    Cherry picking data points without giving out the full picture is a menace. In actuality, the dude is fooling his readers. But when the readers are dumb as bricks, they’ll always fall for rhetoric that confirm their own worldview. In other news, Christie has filed papers indicating hes up for reelection. And according to a new poll, an astonishing 72% approve of him. Running against Christie is useless anyway. He’ll just eat his opponents.

  5. Mary says:

    Crazy Joe Cannon, indeed. He’s cherry-picking information to give his readers to whip the Bots into another we-hate-anyone-who-doesn’t-kowtow frenzy again, based on emotion and not information.

    That, or he’s too stupid for words or too lazy to research the facts. Ugh.

    Not only does the Canadian program come out of income taxes, but they lowered their corporate taxes to 15% to boost growth and employment. Their economy is doing fine.

  6. angienc says:

    Now that we’ve exposed Schnatter,

    Only person they’ve exposed are themselves — as a bunch of dumbasses.
    You know — no wonder these pathetic losers don’t like business — they don’t understand how it works.

    • Lulu says:

      Or government. I think he was also the one who thought he would be murdered driving across Oklahoma. Of course the people there took pity on him so he hated on them some more. Is that the same guy who fled Cali for the bright lights of Baltimore?

  7. yttik says:

    “… under capitalism, prices are determined by competition…”

    It’s really not that simple. He forgot about supply and demand, cost and production. There’s also quality and what customers can afford to pay.

    What customers can afford to pay is really key. That’s why places like WalMart and fast food are thriving. People don’t have any money.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    And it looks like it will stay that way for awhile. 😯

  9. cwaltz says:

    You do realize that the INCOME that is paid for by the employers in Canada is significantly higher because the minimum wage is higher and so while employers may not be paying the costs directly they sure as heck are doing so indirectly.

    By the way, the lowest paid worker in Canada makes $2.25(set to increase to $2.75 an hour in December) more than a minimum wage worker here.

    Then again, I feel pretty confident that the two complaining CEOs would whine about pay increases too since ultimately what they are whining about is the decreases in their bottom line(as a matter of fact Papa John’s decreased the amount their delivery drivers make to $3.00 per hour and presently has a minimum wage class action against them but hey go ahead and defend the sleazebag CEO that is worth 23 million and begrudges his employees healthcare or enough to live on)

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