The Only People Who Care Will Also Stiff the Tip

“Our best estimate is that the Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis.” —Papa John’s founder and Romney donor John Schnatter, explaining why your couch change is the death of freedom. [Slate]


Better question, and a framing I’d love to see the Dems pick up:

Providing health insurance for Papa John’s workers adds 14 CENTS to the price of your pizza. WHY THE FUCK weren’t those cheap bastards doing it already?

@al2o3cr: According to the Papa John’s website they already provide health benes to workers including part-timers. Vision and dental.
I wonder what is changing. Maybe he will have to pay more benes to the guys that groom his golf course?

Is there anything we can do to remove the “Papa John’s” from the University of Louisville football stadium? At least the University President won’t eat at the ‘ChikFilet’ restaurant on the campus.
I’d swear John was a dem at one time. Another one to the dark side once they taste the money.

Apparently becoming a sucksessful entrepreneur turns you into a compulsive liar.

Kinda like how using a Soloflex buffs you up but also tans your hide and makes your body hair fall out.

TJ/ Obama is GAY?!?!?! Why wasn’t I informed? Oh right, I don’t watch Fox or know insane people who send me chain emails.

@Mistress Cynica: I hope you’re sitting down when you hear about Solyndra.

@Mistress Cynica: So Michelle is available? Is that what you’re saying?

@Mistress Cynica:
Gay or not, more of a man than most if not all the current batch of GOPers.


If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say what’s changing is new requirements for health insurance that actually works. I had an old temp employer who offered what I’d describe as “faux insurance”: high deductible, heavy cost sharing on the insured (they only covered about 50% of the cost of the stuff you *need* insurance for), and crazy-low lifetime limits (under $100k). Basically, if you agreed to give them half your part-time check, you got to go slightly LESS broke if you got sick.

@al2o3cr: Mr. Cub had something similar offered to him this year when he started work for a barely above minimum wage job at a major department store, for part time hours — basically, you got three doctor’s visits a year out of it and that was about it.

@Mistress Cynica: Unfortunately, my dad’s side of the family is like that. Another reason why I sent that application in this morning in order to be like HAHAHAHAH I’M ON THE OTHER SIDE OF US-AMERICA GO FUCK YOURSELVES or something. Just like my cousin who moved to LA this week to get away from my overbearing bitch of an aunt.

@texrednface: Vision and dental are about the only domestic partner benefits I can get from my employer.

@al2o3cr: I have worked as a freelancer my whole work life, so I don’t know how all this works with employers like Papa Johns.
Why does John Schnatter look like he’s cheeking a fart in his latest commercial?

@rptrcub: The American West was invented for people to escape their batshit crazy families.

@Dodgerblue: I’m really pretty shocked there isn’t a “Michelle is a lesbian” appendix to the story. I mean, even Barry joked about her and Ellen De Generes.

@Mistress Cynica: Did you see Secretary Clinton dancing in South Africa? That’ll will pour gasoline on faux speculation.I thought it was sexy especially her “I could give a shit what you think ” attitude.

@texrednface: Can you see that video running in 2016!

@Mistress Cynica: On behalf of Jamie and myself, I bid you welcome.

@Mistress Cynica: I’m not sure how my grandparents ended up on the Oregon Coast and in Seattle, respectively, but I don’t detect any escapism in family lore.

Me, of course, I take it all for granted. Anything more than an hour east of the Pacific is foreign territory to me.

According to those who know (i.e., workers at businesses in Louisville he frequents, like Heine Brothers’), John Schnatter is a terrible customer.

@Mistress Cynica: Precisely why I’m on a fucking BUS in Some Really Flat State where People Are About To Beat the Shit out of Each Other headed to the PNW.

The toilet is now a bidet.

7 hours to Denver! Ugh.

@JNOV: Keep on truckin’ (busin’ ?) sister!

@Dodgerblue: You wish, grasshopper. I’ll arm-wrestle you for her.

Hate ordering from Dominos b/c of wingnut history even though I like the thin crust – is there any way to order a fast food pizza and not support a right wing asshole?

@blogenfreude: is there any way to order a fast food pizza and not support a right wing asshole?

Pizza? In Manhattan?

@nojo: It’s not easy – near impossible to find an independent thin-crust pie that’s decent on the UWS. One new Italian place opened last month, will have to check it out.

@blogenfreude: If you could get out of the city, there are Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza shops in White Plains, as well as north Jersey. The wife would like to go therre every week.

Seen in WY: Cute young woman wearing Birks AND…socks. She did not look like an idiot.

In ID. Bus is rowdy. Spotty internet/phone. People ready to fight.

There’s something about a bus that’s tragic…

@JNOV: Getting closer. Only the Cascades stand between you and civilization. Hang in there.

@cyn: leaving Boise. Hope the sun doesn’t set before we get to the cascades. It was dark when we reached Denver, and I was bummed.

The family is already giving my kid a VERY hard time. They basically dragged him to my mother’s house to grill him about where I am and when I’m coming back. I already told them to leave him the hell alone. So I told them again. the best part is my mother doesn’t understand why he and I are pissed at her. Maybe bc she killed our cats. No, we weren’t living with her.

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