Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Creating A Row

For the past year or so, my wife, Judy, has been getting up at wee hours to go sculling on the Snohomish river with a bunch of "girls" called The Morning Glories (which also includes a guy or two. Maybe I should be worried.) Sundays the rowing is in the mid-afternoon, so I'd gotten into the habit of picking up a pizza to be ready when she gets home. Having not had commercial pizza in years, I stumbled upon Papa John's. Order online, you get points. Got a free one, while back.

As pizza goes, it's fairly cheap and not obnoxiously bad. I hadn't paid attention to the fact that Mr Papa is a big Romney supporter, and had I known I wouldn't have cared. Until now. He's just announced that because of that horrible idea of providing health care to more Americans known as Obamacare, he'll have to add eleven to fourteen pennies per pizza. Horrifying.

I haven't heard a lot of reaction yet, but mine was that it was a piss-poor way of trying to scare people into voting for The Rominee. Eleven cents? To provide health care for his minimum-wage employees?? As prices go, it seems pretty much a steal. Especially since The Papa's profits have been about 50% higher than a year ago, while that black guy sits in that white house, crushing capitalism and eating hummus on pita.

Americans have gotten used to the Reaganobushian idea, have come to expect, that everything this country needs can be had for free. America fuck yeah don't cost a damn dime. Or a dime and a penny. So, to Papa John and his paid-for boy Mitt, and, they assume, to the American people, the fact that providing a level of health care coverage that's still fairly poor by Western standards will raise the cost of a pizza (I'm sure he's not lying, aren't you?) is a sure winner, electorally. The three-cheese add-on of political pie.

Turns out Judy isn't rowing anymore on Sunday afternoons, so we haven't gotten pizza for a couple of weeks. There are three other pizza joints within two blocks of Papa Johns...


Anonymous said...


13 cents more for a pizza; just because some kid is to lazy to drag his ass to an emergency room for his "Health Care!!!"

A clear sign of the End Times is now upon us.

Who do these bleeding heart liberals think they are, Jesus?

Yeahyeah, Jesus said "heal the sick" yaddayaddayadda, but he didn't really mean it, because he didn't name a single one!!!

But maybe that was why Judas turned him in - he may have been healing people for free - and without a copay - the Judean Medical Association (JMA) would never go for that!


Frank Drackman said...

Papa Johns???
Ewwww Gross...
I'm a Domino's man myself, although on occasion I'll treat myself to some authentic New York Pizza.
Umm well it's made in Atlanta but the chain's called "Authentic New York Pizza"
We Southerners are stupid that way..
Must be a Yankee Thang,cause when we visit New York, my Father in law orders Papa Johns...


Jim Prokop said...

No shitsky guys! I have traveled all over Canada and parts of Western & Eastern Europe and have had pizza in all these places. They all have state-run health care. How can this be? It must mean that all the horse-crap spread by the likes of Herman Cain and others in the food just I would GLADLY pay 11 cents more for a pizza and know those folks making it had decent affordable heal care.Hell, any rational person would pay an extra dollar and be glad to do it. Just can't figure the righties...and they claim to be so moral especially when it comes to zygotes.

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