minimum wage robots?

NEW YORK (AP) — The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new robots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.

Four robots are being tested an Orchard Supply Hardware store owned by Lowe's Companies Inc. in San Jose, California.

The robots dubbed OSHbots look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them, and wheels to help them move. They are equipped with 3D cameras so they can scan and identify items. And customers can research items they want to buy on their screen. Then the robot can lead them to the aisle where an item is located.

Stu Pitt says

Will robots eventually replace retail employees? Are robots the response to the increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour? Will retail businesses soon use robots instead of low-level human employees? Undoubtedly. Robots are cheaper (no raises, no benefits, no pensions) and robots will always show up and do their job. No slackers.

Hmm. Robots replacing retail workers. That's the real world response to liberals, and liberal politicians, forcing business to provide a $15 an hour minimum income to unskilled workers. Soon, as more and more robots replace workers, there will be NO minimum wage workers. Only robots. Does that help unskilled workers make a living? No. There will be NO jobs for young people starting out. NO jobs for those with no skills.

That's what happens when liberals dictate to the real world: the people liberals want to help get royally screwed.


Am I stupid or what?

While speaking at a rally in Boston supporting Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts Senator and Martha Coakley for governor, here is what Hillary Clinton said: “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs”

This defies and denies basic economics. Economics 101. Hillary has denied and defied the f-a-c-t-s. Denied reality. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau data indicates small businesses are responsible for over 90% of net new jobs. This means that Hillary is obviously either misinformed or a moron! Misinformed or a moron. Either way, that's scary if Hillary wants to be the President of the United States. Do we want America headed by yet another liberal Democratic politician? Another liberal Democratic politician who is either ignorant of the facts, or totally denies them?


Ebola is here. In America. Thanks to people traveling to the U.S. from Africa. People who include health workers working in infected areas in infected African countries.

Here's a message for Obama and the CDC ...

We, the people, demand that you protect America and Americans from Ebola.

We, the people, demand that you quarantine any American who was in Africa before they come back here. EVERYBODY. Quarantine them for 21 days BEFORE they come back. Quarantine them in Africa, NOT in the U.S.

Obama? CDC? Do your job. Job #1. What's job #1? To protect America and Americans.

Do your job. Do it now!

We, the people, do not
want Ebola in America!

--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness

- The Declaration Of Independence

money DOES grow on trees

American money tree

In the Old America, people said "money doesn't grow on trees".

Today, in the New America, people believe that money DOES grow on trees. The Government Tree.

Also known as the Taxpayer Tree.

Obama Report Card

Obama Report card

President Barack Obama. 2008-2016. Here is his latest report card:

Domestic economy = F
Foreign policy = F
America's image = F
Securing the border = F
Immigration = F
Civil rights = F
Health Care = F
Iraq = F

10 epic failing grades. What about good grades? Here they are:

Playing Golf = A
Fundraising = A
Using a pen/phone = A
Racially dividing = A
Playing politics = A

In spite of his epic failing grades, Obama is scheduled to "graduate", in 2016. Too bad we can't graduate him early.


Obama names Ebola Czar

WASHINGTON (AP) — "President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola "czar" to oversee health security in the U.S. and actions to help stem the outbreak in West Africa.

Klain has been out of government since leaving Biden's office during the Obama's first term. The White House said that Klain would report to national security adviser Susan Rice and to homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco.

Klain, a lawyer, also served as chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore. He previously served under Attorney General Janet Reno in the Clinton administration."

Ron Klain

Ebola Czar? The Ebola Czar is a lawyer? A political hack? Who worked under Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Joe Biden? A bureaucrat? With no medical background???

The Ebola Czar is a loyal liberal lawyer???

Are you kidding me?

Obama, what are you thinking??? Oh, wait a minute, as usual, you're NOT thinking!


Ebola Update

airport traveler in hazmat suit

One passenger at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. is apparently not taking any chances. A female passenger dressed in a hazmat suit — complete with a full body gown, mask and gloves — was spotted Wednesday waiting for a flight at the airport.

I'm thinking of getting one too. And wearing it EVERYWHERE.


Columbus comes to America, 1492

Columbus Day. Celebrated in the U.S. in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus, and his discovery of America, in 1492.

Discovery of America? In 1492? No way. This is arrogant history by arrogant historians. How could America get "discovered" if millions of people had already settled here and had already lived here for thousands of years?

Native Americans discovered America! More than 5,000 years before Columbus!



Deena. You go, girl!

"Wanelo was founded by Deena Varshavskaya, who was frustrated with shopping in traditional malls. Her personal style didn’t fit a simple category and she wanted to shop in more unique places. She decided to create a social network that would make it easy to discover amazing stores and products from anywhere online.

Deena worked on Wanelo for more than two years using her own savings before attracting Wanelo’s first users.

In 2011, she moved to San Francisco and raised funding after 40 investor rejections.

Today, Wanelo is a team of over 30, and millions of people are using it to find and buy products they love."

Took her years. And 40 rejections. She didn't give up. Let that be a lesson to us all.


Crazy California!

The State of California has now banned single-use plastic bags, forcing supermarkets and other large retailers to charge consumers 10 cents per paper shopping bag. Why did California pass such a stupid law? To cut down on environmental problems and landfill waste caused by dumping plastic bags like the ones we get in supermarkets to carry our purchases in. A good gesture? Sound environmental policy? Let’s see. Let’s take a look at the reality of the government banning plastic bags, and forcing retailers to charge a fee for paper bags.

The plastic bags people get when they shop for food and other items serve two purposes. First, they are useful for carrying the food or other items to their car and then into their residence. Secondly, the plastic bags are useful as garbage bags.

Why don’t people simply use the environmentally friendly reusable cloth bags for shopping? Some people do. They have to take the cloth bag(s) to the supermarket every time they shop for food. Oh great, another thing to remember. Yes, shoppers could keep the cloth bags in the trunk but the cloth bags could get dirty and possibly be contaminated by the other stuff in the trunk. Plus, I have seen a number of health reports stating that sometimes these reusable cloth bags can contain harmful bacteria, from having various foods packed in them. Health officials recommend that consumers wash the cloth bags EVERY time they use them, to avoid contamination. Yeah, right, just what people need, another chore. Why not simply use the environmentally friendly paper bag? Because paper bags often rip AND they make lousy garbage bags: liquid seeps through.

So that's why people use single-use plastic bags for carrying items they purchased and for garbage.

Now, let’s take a look at what happens when the supermarkets and other large retailers in California ban single-use plastic bags and charge 10 cents per paper bag. If the supermarket charges 10 cents per paper bag, people still need to have garbage bags. So, they would probably buy a 30-pack of 4 gallon Glad plastic garbage bags, costing about 12 cents per bag (that's assuming that ALL plastic bags are not banned). And consumers would still need to try and remember to take their bag(s) to the supermarket when they go, to carry their purchases out of the store. Let’s continue. If consumers bring a cloth bag to the supermarket, and don't wash them every time they use them, they might end up with an infectious disease. If they buy 10 cent paper bags they may just end up throwing them away and not using them as garbage bags, because they leak. So, in the end consumers will probably buy plastic Glad or Hefty bags, for garbage usage, and will still use the same number of plastic bags. Instead of getting plastic bags for free it would now cost consumers about 12 cents per plastic bag. Same number of plastic bags. More cost for the consumer.

In the end, will the ban drastically cut down on the billions of plastic bags supposedly clogging the sewers, clogging the rivers, clogging the ocean, or ending up in the landfills of California? No. All those "extra" plastic Glad/Hefty garbage bags will still clog the sewers, clog the rivers, clog the ocean, or end up in the landfills.

Banning single-use plastic bags. A good idea ... that doesn't work. The only thing this plastic bag ban by the State of California would do is make it more inconvenient and more expensive to shop for food and other items, for the 38 million residents who live, and shop, in California.

The plastic bag ban. Coming soon to a state and city near you. Is banning plastic bags a good idea? Or a stupid idea that accomplishes nothing except inconvenience and higher prices?

You decide.

I already did.

Congratulations to crazy California. For passing the stupid plastic bag ban, and for making the banning of plastic bags more important than creating jobs and helping the poor people of California.