Pennies for A-holes

There’s a movement afoot to send .15 cents or thereabouts to one John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, to “thank” him for his kind concern for his employees.  You see, Schnatter claims that Obamacare (never mind the effects of the drought and sky-high fuel prices) is driving him bankrupt and because of that he must shed employees.  Mind you, it is currently just over a year before Obamacare takes full effect.

To find my attitude toward this bullshit, please refer to my previous post about these current shenanigans from wealthy CEOs.  It was just a few posts back; hit the archive for November 2012 and you’ll find it.

It’s been surmised that major-chain restaurants that are pulling this crap (1) have shitty products as it is, and (2) are already in financial trouble.  Certainly they have built their businesses on treating their employees badly.

What they are not doing is winning anyone over to their side by behaving this way.  It’s called bullying, and it is not a mindset that has many fans.  Further, to argue “at least his employees have jobs” is to argue in favor of the Shitty-Jobs Economy, which we have been afflicted with for 3 decades now.  That argument comes with a great big “Don’t Go There” warning slapped on it.

So while I don’t support sending Schnatter even so much as .15, I do support not eating his pizzas.  It seems a fair number of people are agreeing with me.  A few have even mentioned that given Schnatter’s product, it’s not a hard pledge to make.  I’ll leave that up to you.

Anyway, if you insist on sending money to this poor millionaire (who lives, by the way, in a castle), here’s the address:
John Schnatter
Papa John’s Pizza
2002 Papa John’s Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40299

In other news, finally, finally a Republican woman has spoken out…but only with the safety of the election being over….against her party’s (now mostly unseated) pro-rape faction.  Read this.  I’m not even that troubled by her language.  “Legitimate rape” is also pretty graphic and totally unacceptable.

No, I’m only troubled that absolutely no one on that side spoke out earlier.