Starting The Day With A Rant

I slept like crap last night. I hate when the wife is away. I was up at 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 and then finally got out of bed for good around a quarter till 5 this morning. Today is going to be a long one as well, so I was really hoping for a good night’s sleep. I seem to have a bit of the creeping death so looked for Nyquil in the closet last night and since there was none had a big shot of whiskey in the hopes that it would knock me out long enough to sleep a full seven hours. No such luck.

I can always tell when I haven’t had anything to drink in a while. I’m such a lightweight. I have been so busy I don’t think I’ve even had a beer since the Blogtoberfest get-together back in October. The whiskey went right to my head in the course of about ten minutes. It did knock me out but obviously only for a couple of hours. The stupid cat was out on the front porch fighting. She’s been in heat for a few days and managed to slip out when I was letting the dog out last night. Sneaky beast must have been hiding under the bed waiting to get out. I am going to be pissed if she’s pregnant. I think maybe next week, if I can get a few minutes off of work, I will go ahead and take her to the vet and get her fixed. Wednesday they have a deal so that would be the day.

I just realized that I am out of my medicines completely. I just took the last Protonix and my cholesteral medicine has been empty for several days now. Before I can get them refilled I have to go get some bloodwork done and then make an appointment with the doctor. That’s all fine and dandy except for the fact that I have no free time in the mornings and if it’s on a work day I have been up for several hours before the lab opens and there is no way that I am going to go three or four hours in the morning without anything to eat or drink. That just sucks. I will have to figure out a way to make time for it somehow though.

Today is going to be a long’un. Once first shift is over I have a meeting at three, orientation for some new employees at four and then all of the multi-unit managers (that would be me) have to work supper supervision from six until ten. That pretty much sucks but it’s part and parcel with what I do on a daily basis, not to mention that I no longer have a manager at one of my stores and have to run it as well.

My local HR/recruiter had a meeting with the ex-manager in order to try and save her the other day. It’s still possible that they are going to be able to keep her but she will most likely never be back in my store, which is a good thing. It’s not worth trading 50% of my staff in order to keep someone who thinks they are smarter and more worthy than her employees. She says that she needs to be in a position where she gives orders and people automatically do what she says and that she doesn’t need to be at the level she was at. What a load of horse shit. You have to earn the respect of your employees in any business and acting like an asshat just doesn’t do it.

He (the recruiter) pissed me off a bit though. He said ‘no offense to you or (your boss) but I could have made her succesful’. He went on to let me know that I would most likely not be getting the available manager trainee since I have managed to run off two managers in two months and that I would either continue to have it as an open unit through the holidays or they would demote me and check me in. Fuck them. Assholes. I’m not the fuckwit that made the hiring descision to put people in the fucking restaurant that had no people skills whatsoever. The last bitch couldn’t even fucking add. It would take her 30 fucking minutes to count the till, something that could take five. She would literally come out on the floor screaming at the employees in front of god and everyone and even just about hit one of the girls with a fucking plate throwing one of her fits. Perhaps if they would start leaving some of the hiring desicions to the people that actually have to work with other people they might not have these issues.

Obviously I am slightly miffed about this, thus the fact that I am hating my job lately. Not that I am looking for a new one. It’s just been a hard month and things will start brightening up once I get the train wreck fixed.

I have been on too long and need to start getting ready for work I suppose. Lot’s to do today. I could probably go on and on but the longer I sit here the madder I get.

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  • So, you support the Fair Tax proposal?
    American Constitutional Research Service
    7-14-05

    It is saddening to learn that there are so many who support the so called fair tax proposal. Perhaps those who support it have not had time to study the proposal in depth, its consequences, and then compare it to our founding fatherâ??s original tax plan to raise a federal revenue, which is the tax plan which a freedom loving people would support.

    Not only is our founding fathers tax plan based upon a number of principles to disburse the costs of our federal government in a fair and equitable manner, but it also includes a number of necessary checks and balances designed to constantly encourage Congress to adopt sound fiscal and economic policies.

    There are a number of half truths and outright inaccuracies being proffered by some of those who support the FT. For example, in an article titled ANSWERING A FAIR TAX QUESTION Neal Boortz wrote:

    â??It doesn’t matter that paying taxes will be voluntary under the Fair Tax plan. It doesn’t matter that nobody pays the retail sales tax on the basic necessities of life.â?

    But the truth is, all consumers pay the tax on the basic necessities of life under the so called fair tax. What Neal is referring to when he claims nobody pays tax on the basic necessities of life is the planâ??s concocted â??family consumption allowanceâ??, a clever part of the proposal which is a monthly check given to each American household by government to offset taxes paid on the basic necessities of life by the householdâ??s members..

    In essence, the so called fair tax proposal rations tax-free basic necessities of life by the dollar amount of the family consumption allowance which will be given to each American household, and, the consequences in giving each American household a monthly government check is, it cleverly puts every American household on the government dole and makes the majority of Americans dependant upon this monthly government check. How nice!

    What the fair tax proposal promises to do is give Senator Ted Socialist Kennedy a very valuable gift called the family consumption carrot, which he, and his socialist disciples in Congress will promise to increase during election time to buy millions of votes and remain in power, just as these socialists now do with the minimum wage, social security payments, aid to families with dependant children, and even corporate welfare___ the only difference is, the family consumption allowance promises to extend the tentacles of socialism to every American household in America with a monthly government check for their subsistence, completing the socialist takeover of America!

    Were we not warned by Hamilton in the Federalist Papers that control over a man’s subsistence is a control over his will?

    In addition to making American households dependent upon a monthly government check, the fair tax proposal expands the number of tax gathers to include individual tradesmen and entrepreneurs, and, even ordinary working people engaged in self employment, forcing them to all “register” with folks in government in order to pursue a livelihood [ see SEC. 502. REGISTRATION]. In short, the FT proposal would require these poor souls to become a modern-day regiment of enlisted tax gathers for government, increasing the number of tax gathers throughout the United States to an all time high, and compelling each to maintain burdensome and inquisitorial records and reports under a penalty of perjury [just as is now done with the income tax] to satisfy the wants and fancies of tyrants in government___ all the above to be implemented under the pretext of the “Fair Tax Reformâ??, a reform which promises to abolish the IRS and income taxation, but in substance and truth will only tighten the iron fist of government around the peopleâ??s productivity, while demanding the people to shamefully kneel to the iron fist of government, to receive their monthly government check .

    Another glaring defect in the proposed legislation,H.R.25, and, S.1493 is, if adopted by the House and Senate today, legislation which would not bind a future Congress, and, Congress would be free to tinker with the proposal and manipulate it, just as is now done with the current system. It should also be noted that the architects of the Fair Tax proposal, to the best of my knowledge, have yet to propose any specific wording for a constitutional amendment which would, in a constitutional sense. preclude and forbid Congress from laying taxes calculated from â??incomeâ?. But yet, the fair tax is pimped as a means to end income taxation!

    Make no mistake, even if the 16th Amendment was repealed, as the architects of the FT promise, Congress would still have the constitutional authority to impose taxes calculated from income, impose taxes calculated from the profits and gains of corporations, from investments, impose death taxes, inheritance taxes etc., and do so under Congress’ power to lay excise taxes as established in the Flint vs. Stone Tracy Case, which was decided prior to the adoption of the 16th Amendment!

    Absent a constitutional amendment being ratified with specific wording to forbid Congress to lay â??anyâ? tax calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips etc., i.e, forbid any tax calculated from any lawfully realized money, but which the architects of the FT proposal are suspiciously not promoting, Congress will still maintain the dormant and residual power to calculate taxes from income via its power to lay an excise tax..

    Why does Neal and so many others support the adoption of meaningless and unenforceable legislation containing utterances which amount to nothing more than a whimsical promise? Were we not warned by Thomas Jefferson: “In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution”?

    So what should freedom loving Americans be promoting? A return to our Founding Fatherâ??s original tax plan which can be accomplished by a simple amendment to our Constitution to the effect that: The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed and Congress is henceforth prohibited to lay any tax or burden which is calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, etc., i.e, forbid Congress to calculate any tax from any lawfully realized money.

    For an outline of the Founding Fatherâ??s original tax plan CLICK HERE and scroll down to :

    American Constitutional Research Service Before the
    Committee on Ways and Means
    United States House of Representatives
    June 1995

    Mr. Chairman and Members of this Committee:

    Before carrying the ball for the so called fair tax, I suggest those interested in the adverse effects of the fair tax proposal study:
    The Fair Tax: A Trojan Horse For America
    Regards,
    John William Kurowski, Founder
    American Constitutional Research Service

    ..with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizensâ??a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities__. Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

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  • Another Tax plan

    This was posted to the comments here last night, and although I find fault with some of it, it is a pretty thoughtful post. Looks like a canned response to anyone who supports that Fairtax bill, and I am sure…

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  • Take care of yourself. It is not good. It seems you are so tired. Take rest. Thanks for sharing with me.

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