U.S. Businesses Prepare To Lay Off Workers

Information from the Alignable July Hiring Report and the Bureau of Labor Statistics claim nearly half of all American businesses will freeze, or release, new hires because of rising inflation.

About 45 percent of small business owners in the United States are freezing the hiring of new workers because of high labor costs and skyrocketing inflation, according to the Alignable July Hiring Report.

The report, released July 21, followed the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed consumer prices rose 9.1 percent in the past year, the highest in more than 40 years. Meanwhile, the BLS producer price index rose nearly the highest ever at 11.3 percent in the previous 12 months.

One of the other problems is many business operators believe – rightfully so – a recession is coming.

“This represents a significant hiring shift, and is largely a reaction to mounting labor costs, skyrocketing inflation, fears of a recession, and rising interest rates,” said Alignable.

The survey found that 4 percent of small businesses were planning to lay off staff and that “some employers noted that they have learned to live without the extra staff, making other changes and/or working longer hours themselves.”

Normally I wouldn’t ruin your Monday with this crap, but sadly, the White House believes this is the best way going forward. Plus, it’s a Monday, and everyone already hates Mondays.

Hey Kids! What Time Is It?

The illegitimate president and his wanna-be pole dancing wife were late to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Thursday. The couple were introduced, and the crowd stood and applauded while the Bidens were nowhere to be found.

A staffer came out and asked the crowd to sit, then stand again when the Bidens decided to actually show up. Hey, it’s better than all those mean tweets, amirite?

President Joe Biden gave Republicans an early Christmas gift this year.

Rapper and actor LL Cool J introduced the president and first lady Jill Biden on Thursday evening at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which was held at the Ellipse south of the White House, but the cheering crowd had to wait nearly two minutes for the pair to show up.

In fairness, Sheriff Joe was busy watching the end of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Music played for part of the time — the rest was filled with silence until the rapper spoke up again and said, “We’re going to do it again.” He then told the crowd to sit down again. Someone else could be heard asking for applause before LL Cool J again introduced the Bidens.

“Someone had to wake him up!” the Republican National Committee said in a snarky tweet sharing the clip and mocking the president for how the crowd had to “awkwardly” wait for him.

I’ve said it before on numerous occasions, but Biden is a disgrace to himself, the White House, and the country at large. Sadly, he’s not the worst person in this despicable family, as “Doctor” Jill Biden continues to let this doddering fool make an ass of himself instead of getting him the help he so desperately needs.

Katelyn Light Isn’t Bright

   Meet Katelyn Light of Altoona, PA. Katelyn allegedly walked into a residence, claimed she was a police officer, pretended to flash a badge, and demanded all the residents flee the building. 

It was Sunday, at just about 7:30 p.m. when 29-year-old Katelyn Light walked up to a woman sitting on her porch on the 100 block of E. First Street, held up her bare hand as if she was flashing a badge and declared she was a police officer, according to the charges filed by Altoona police. 

Light told the woman there were about 18 children she had to get out of the basement of the neighbor’s house and while the woman watched from her porch, Light tried to get into the adjacent home’s basement windows. 

Police said other witnesses who saw Light said she appeared as if she was under the influence of something and when cops caught up to her at the intersection of Lloyd Street and E. First Avenue, she was arrested and taken to the Altoona Police Department. 

Police said Light talked really fast and was unable to stay focused and on her, officers found two syringes, three empty wax packets and two small plastic bags.  She told cops she didn’t use the needles for medical reasons but rather used them to inject drugs.

Damned shame. She looked like she could have been an amazing police officer. /eyeroll

The Death Of An Icon

Charles Franzone, one of the founders of Franzone’s Pizzeria, has passed away from the Chinese Wuhan Virus. Mr. Franzone was 86.

Mr. Charles Franzone, 86, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. Born October 18, 1934. He was the son of the late Samuel and Josephine (DeJohn) Franzone. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy (Chesco) Franzone, who died December 11, 2004.

In 1955, Mr. Franzone, along with his brothers Louis and the late Joseph, started Franzone’s Restaurant in Bridgeport, PA. As of now, he was the owner and operator of Franzone’s in Conshohocken along with his son and grandson, Charles Jr. and Charles III. Among his many memberships, he belonged to the MSS Club, LAM-Valley Forge lodge 1776 Sons and Daughters of America, the former Plymouth Country Club, over 50 years with the Americans of Italian Heritage Council, and Holy Saviour Parish.

To say the pizza was amazing is a ridiculous understatement. It has a thin crust, and is served “upside-down.” The cheese is on the bottom and the sweetened sauce – which was lauded as the best sauce in the Philly area by Philadelphia Magazine – is drizzled above. It is heaven in a box.

Eventually I took my kids to Franzone’s, and they absolutely loved it. The restaurant is a small, comfortable place, with friendly staff and obviously amazing food. The thirty-minute drive is absolutely worth it.

The original Franzone’s is located in Bridgeport, PA, a few blocks from my maternal grandparent’s house. Every time our family had a gathering at their home, Franzone’s was usually on the menu. We’d walk to the store with my grandfather or one of my uncles, and try not to swipe a slice on the walk home. Going to Franzone’s was one of my best childhood memories, and I cannot describe how sad I am at Mr. Franzone’s passing.

Rest in peace, Mr. Franzone.

Awful Governors Demand Fed Bailout

Leftist New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Mitt Romney RINO Maryland Governor Larry Hogan are asking for a $500 billion – with a b – bailout for their states for Wuhan virus costs.

Go. F**k. Yourselves.

Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have issued a joint statement requesting a $500 billion bailout from Congress to cover coronavirus costs.

Hogan and Cuomo, the chair and top Democrat at the National Governors Association respectively, say state budgets have been overdrawn due to the pandemic, according to NPR. The news comes as Congress has already spent trillions on bailouts for the private sector and individual Americans.

How about this: your states get absolutely nothing, and if you want to recoup your losses, dip into your ridiculously high tax rates. Cuomo, for his part, has been trying to slash Medicaid in his disgusting state and allowed more than a few hospitals to simply close their doors. You’ll get nothing and like it!

“In the absence of unrestricted fiscal support of at least $500 billion from the Federal government, states will have to confront the prospect of significant reductions to critically important services all across this country,” Hogan and Cuomo wrote. “Hampering public health, the economic recovery, and — in turn — our collective effort to get people back to work.”

Actually Hogan, you and Cuomo made this happen, so you can fix it. You two probably don’t understand this, but a federal bailout isn’t free money from the government; it’s taxpayer money stolen from hard-working Americans who were smart enough to avoid your awful states.

You guys need cash now? Call J.G. Wentworth.

Harris: Cops Harass,Take Up Space

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris agreed with Salon editor D. Watkins that police officers “harass and take up space in poor communities.” Damn, they found us out!

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) acknowledged Salon’s editor-at-large D. Watkins was “right” about police officers after he claimed “they just harass and take up space in poor communities.”

Near the beginning of the video, Watkins criticized police officers and their role in poor communities.

“We shouldn’t have to acknowledge their trauma because they’re paid to be there. We live in these places. Police officers have historically not been held accountable because they protect and serve the rich and then they just harass and take up space in poor communities,” Watkins said. “I don’t see any type of big shift happening with the one term because it’s like a cultural thing.”

“Right,” Harris said while nodding her head.

Funny, I heard Harris got to the top by nodding her head, if you know what I mean.

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Katy, Barr The Door

In a calm, reasoned decision, House Democrats voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after he refused to turn over parts of the Mueller report – including secret grand jury testimony – which are protected by law.

You’d think politicians would have a vague knowledge of the law.

The Department of Justice blasted House Democrats’ decision Wednesday to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress as “politically motivated and unnecessary.”

“The only side who has made accommodations is the Attorney General, who made extraordinary efforts to provide Congress and the public with information about the Special Counsel’s work,” the DOJ noted in a press statement Wednesday. Barr is unable “to comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena without violating the law, court rules, and court orders,” the statement added.

If Barr agreed to the Democrats’ terms, they would simply move to have him arrested for revealing grand jury testimony. You see what a farce this has become?

Nadler, a Democrat, scheduled the congressional contempt vote for Wednesday at 10 a.m., after which all Democrats present voted to advance a vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress in the procedural vote. The vote to hold Barr in contempt occurred Wednesday afternoon.

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican, blasted Nadler in a statement Monday, saying the House Judiciary Committee chairman’s request would require Barr to break the law. Other Republicans shared similar sentiments.

These leftists have gone completely off the rails. I assume they are trying to appease their base, but the base has gone so far left, there is no room for moderates in the party anymore. I honestly do not know how they won the House, and cannot imagine they would win the presidency in 2020.

Get Woke, Go Broke

ESPN, the worldwide leader in SJW issues, has announced their garbage-tier magazine will be folding in September. Apparently people were getting weary of reading about wokeness in a sports publication

ESPN told its staff Tuesday the company’s 21-year-old magazine would print its final issue in September, as first reported by John Ourand.

While senior vice president, original content, Rob King told SI in August that ESPN the Magazine “just finished our most successful year, creatively,” the publication’s future has been in doubt since the company combined ESPN Insider and ESPN+ in a bid for digital subscribers.

“Consumer habits are evolving rapidly, and this requires ESPN to evolve as well,” a company statement read. “The only change here is that we are moving away from printing it on paper and sending it in the mail, following September’s release of The Body Issue.”

The magazine finished its most successful year… creatively. Monetarily? Not so much. Those last two paragraphs read like every Dear John letter in recorded history. “It’s not you, it’s me.” “I’m looking for a new direction in my life,” etc.

The only problem with this news is ESPN is still on the air. Don’t worry, though, the network is swirling the drain, and soon it will join its magazine in obscurity.

Great Britain Goes Full Petard

Years from now, we’ll all be able to sit back and tell our relatives where we were when Great Britain destroyed itself. The trigger will apparently be the war crime of workplace handshakes.

It may seem harmless enough, but handshakes in the workplace could become a thing of the past under new physical contact rules being considered in the U.K., according to one human resources expert.

Kate Palmer, an associate director of advisory at the HR consultancy firm Peninsula, said employers in the U.K. may enact a complete ban on physical contact in order to avoid expensive sexual harassment suits.

“Does shaking someone’s hand go too far?” she told the U.K. Metro newspaper. “They may just say ‘no contact at all’ because there’s no grey area. It makes it simple, but it takes away affection, which in some ways is a sad thing,” she said.

I remember when people used to rip on Generation X, calling us slackers, etc. We just wanted to be left alone. We never tried to turn the world into a sterile, antisocial place where people upended a thousand years of rules and norms. Good night, Britain. You had a good run.

McCain Family To Endorse Biden?

There are very few families I despise more than the McCains – the Kardashians come to mind – so it was hardly surprising to see this report, claiming McCain’s leftist clan plans to endorse Gropey Joe Biden for president in 2020.

The family of the late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain is reportedly planning to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

McCain’s widow, Cindy, and daughter, Meghan — a co-host on ABC’s “The View”— will endorse Biden’s campaign at some point after the former vice president officially announces, according to a Wednesday report from the Washington Examiner, citing sources close to Biden’s campaign and the McCain family.

Biden gave a eulogy at McCain’s Arizona funeral, and Meghan recently came to the former vice president’s defense after recent allegations of inappropriate touching, calling him a “truly decent” man.

Cindy McCain allegedly denied this report, but let’s be honest, the McCains are going to endorse whoever is running against the president. Like the Clintons, the McCains are another family who I truly wish would go away.