Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quick Hits - In the Barn with Pork and Hannah Montana

It’s Hard to Make Bacon when you’re Porking Yourself 

Mega retailer WalMart is porking itself.  They have opposed a hike in the minimum wage but now that the Federal subsidies for low wage/no wage workers are drying up, workers like the ones employed by WalMart can no longer afford to shop…at WalMart.

“On Thursday morning, the retailing giant announced a 21 percent drop in profits in the last three months of the year, which covers the crucial holiday season. Some of the drop had to do with weather -- more than 200 Walmart stores had to close some time over the last few months because of winter storms. However, much of the decline was the result of a pull back by shoppers pinched by recent federal benefits cuts, officials said on an earnings call Thursday

U.S. same store sales dropped 0.4 percent last quarter U.S. CEO Bill Simon said on the call. If the government hadn’t cut food stamp benefits in November, “we believe the quarter would have been flat,” he said.

In other words, the food stamp cuts were so devastating; customers were too poor to shop at Walmart.” Huffington Post 

You know, if the minimum wage was raised to say 10 or 11 bucks-an-hour, don’t you think more of WalMart’s core customers would have enough money to shop at WalMart?

Hannah Montana Ended Up Naked - And Parents are Pissed

Parents aren’t too thrilled with Miley Cyrus.  In fact, some are going so far as to complain to her record label about the racy nature of her most recent concert tour. 
Right now, Miley’s show includes her simulating oral sex on a Bill Clinton lookalike, riding a flying hot dog in a suggestive manner and fake-pleasuring herself on stage.

“Oh, and don’t forget the twerking. She’s still doing that.”  Kansas City Star 
Are these parents just f-ing stupid or do they live under a rock? How can you live in the US and not know that Miley has been slutting it up all over the place.  From the simulated sex/twerking on the Grammys to her naked ride on a wrecking ball in her music video to her latest half topless photo shoot Miley has taken Hannah Montana out the barn for a game of “Skin to Win.”

And Miley hates to lose.

If you don’t want your kids exposed to Miley’s “art”, then don’t buy a ticket.  It isn’t her fault that you plunked down the cash for a show you don’t want your kid to see.  In fact, before you buy a ticket for your kid to go see a concert, or a movie, or a theatrical performance, or anything else, do a little research first. 

It’s called parenting, give it a try sometime. One thing I know for sure - it isn’t Miley’s job to raise your kid.


Martini said...

Exactly! People are so quick to pass the blame today. Less and less people take responsibility for anything anymore. Damn right - do your job as a parent, tell your kids Miley isn't Hannah anymore, and there won't be problems like this.

The T-Dude said...

Thanks Martini, good to hear from you again! Now if you excuse me, I have to go review Pulp Fiction, Deep Throat, and Last Tango in Paris to see they are appropriate for kids.

: )