Daily Archives: May 19, 2010

Common Sense In My Own Backyard!

It’s rare yet refreshing when I have the privilege to write a positive story like this about local government.  And while this is of little relevance to you in the East, understand this is a substantial contrast to the norm here in Californistan.  Feel free to enjoy it with me….

via The OC Register

The (Costa Mesa, CA.) City Council made it clear Tuesday night that people who are in the country illegally are not welcome in their city.

Council members voted to pass a resolution declaring Costa Mesa a “Rule of Law City” at the behest of Mayor Allan Mansoor, who has long been known as a vocal opponent of illegal immigration.

“I have a lot of concerns with cities calling themselves sanctuary cities,” Mansoor said before the vote. “It’s important we state that we do not support illegal immigration.”

Mansoor’s proposal was met with comments from five public speakers, all of whom criticized it. Some said the declaration would paint the city in a bad light and polarize the community. Others called the resolution a political move by Mansoor in his bid for the state Assembly.

The council voted 4-0 in favor of the declaration. Council member Katrina Foley was absent.

Do you believe that chiropractic treatment “works”?

I have gone to three different chirops.  The first turned me on to the fact that I needed to use an orthopedic pillow and sleep only on my sides or my back, never my stomach.  His treatment didn’t help, but that advice has stuck with me and saved me tons of neck pain. 

The second was an out-and-out charlatan.  He tried to sell me vitamin supplements by waving containers in front of me while tugging on my resisting arm with his.  When it came to something that he wanted to sell me, he would tug a little harder and say “See!  That’s your body telling you that you are deficient in ____ [vitamin E, iron, whatever].”   I ran, not walked out of there and never went back.   Keith J., if you are out there, you are a dirty bastard.  [His license was later suspended for something like that.] Continue reading

Panera Bread: What’s another two words that mean “hippie idiot”?

Panera Bread opened a downtown location as a nonprofit, where customers can take as much as they need and pay as much as they want.  I got a bad feeling that this isn’t going to end well for the dipshits running Panera Bread.  From Bizjournals

“I’m trying to find out what human nature is all about,” Ron Shaich, who stepped down as Panera’s CEO last week but remains as chairman, told USA Today. “My hope is that we can eventually do this in every community where there’s a Panera.”

I’ll explain what human nature is all about to you.  First send me a check for $100,000, sent certified check.  Then I’ll fully explain it, as soon as I get around to it. 

Until then, I’ll give you my free critique of your food.  It’s over-priced and not that good. I enjoy the soup (French onion, thanks) and half of a sandwich special.  I like the fast service. I even enjoy the little lady from Tanzania that used to wait on me and wave hello when she recognized me at the one near where I used to work. 

 But your prices are too high.  I only ate there occasionally because it was right across the street. I wouldn’t drive ten feet out of my way to go there again. Just warning you, Mr. ex-CEO:  If you open one of them thar non-profits near me, I’m gonna get a heck of a lot of pay back before I start paying my “fair share.”

So my trial was post-poned

I was set to be in court all day today.  I was going to have to work all day yesterday, and late into the night, then get up after 4-5 hours sleep and work like mad in order to get ready and to the Court by 10:00 a.m.   In short, I had a terrible few hours ahead of me.  Then I got The Call.  Continue reading