What the United States needs is a Woman President.

Ladies, I hope one of you reads this and jumps into US politics, I know it’s boring, and for good reason. It seems unnecessarily complicated, and slow, and if you paid attention for just one month of solid government news you would see how BADLY we need your help.

… I love the fear mongering that comes every time they threaten a government shutdown in the US.

They always talk about how hundreds of thousands of Normal every day workers will lose their jobs, national park rangers not punching the tickets to get in. Passport and registration offices closing…

Obama care is gonna stay, let’s face it. Obama is keeping that for his full term, that’s his legacy. Unless Boehner gets in then he might change it to Boehner care, which would be awesome.

Registrations, national parks, those actually represent pennies on the budget and they actually have pennies of revenue. The staff are also paid pennies. Nobody ever heard about a public scandal with a park ranger, and 7 hookers using government credit cards to go fishing on a private island getting a ride from the national guards Sea King helicopters.

Thats a “senator” thing.

What it should really mean is the big $200,000 pay checks get cut. The people teaching in schools, picking up the garbage, and running museums are DOING THEIR JOBS, it’s the stalled out aristocratic antiquated big Washington government that can’t do its job. Nobody has the balls to say that the US government needs a little more dictator and a little less bi-partisan quibbling.

If Obama wants to keep his Obama Care off the table, he needs to just grab his testicles, remind himself that they are there, ask the bean counters what they think and start calling the shots and tell his cronies on both the left and right what’s up.

The Keynesian idea of micro and macro economics is dumb and doesn’t work. The near 17 trillion dollar credit card that the governments maxed out simply highlights that.

The US government is no different than a family budget. Money in, money out, save what’s leftover, invest some of it for later, use the dividends from those investments to do something fun.

Knowing that, what the US government REALLY needs is a woman.

Yes, they need a woman running the show, not one of these Hillary Clinton women that are essentially just an extension of the masculine posturing in American government.

Nope, we see how that’s playing out for Redford here in Alberta. She has taken a conservative government, and spent like a liberal. Not to mention pat herself on the back with $60,000 luxury vacations.

The American government needs one of those real women, the ones who know what’s important. Who doesn’t waste time squabbling over what’s right, but just inherently knows. The kind of woman that sends the man off to do what he’s good at, go gather resources and come home to enjoy the spoils after enjoying the pride that comes with watching others benefit from his bounty…. And the resulting respect, appreciation, and booty. That shits all free.

A woman would not let her family starve, while her husband spends hard earned money trying to keep the neighbours from fighting. (Syria)

A woman would not give up her family vacation so her husband could spend 9 days off work paying all of his friends to discuss his credit card debt, meanwhile refusing to pay the bill, suffering late fees, because his friends couldn’t decide whether to pay visa or MasterCard first.

She’d just pay the fucking bills. Women have always done better in a family financial crisis, and men have always benefit from their no bull-shit approach. Women have found a way to get through college as a single mom working 4 jobs. Men go off to high paying jobs paid for with scholarships, get into alcohol and drugs and go bankrupt. They inevitably get it all back, but leave it to a man to blow a solid lead.

I don’t know all the details, I don’t waste all my time following the politicking of politics anymore, it’s a frustrating waste of time. You can get a pretty good grasp with just the headlines once you know how the lies read.

What I do know is that it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Money in, money out, pay down debt and save. Earn better interest on investments, live below means and pay your damn bills. I know a hundred women who do a better job of that daily for their families, than any one of these silver spoon fed, rich kid, Ivy League graduates in Washington.

Guaranteed, give a good woman woman the job, in 6 months our soldiers will be at home. Americans would drop 30 lbs, universal healthcare would be a reality, the bills would be paid, education would be reformed and there would probably be a lot more productivity in the House.

……and daycare would be free. 😉

It’s sad but True fella’s

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My question to the Car Industry leaders today…

I have a question I was hoping we could discuss, and it may be a little above my pay grade so to speak, but I think I can justify my asking.

I think I totally “get” what you are trying to do with the dealership business. At the end of the day, cars are not what they have always been. At one point in time the car was first a Luxury, and then a tool, but ultimately a tool that had to be sold.
As time went on though, people are sold on the idea of “Cars” and at the end of the day figure out what kind of car to buy based on the combination of which bumper they like the most and how much money they had available on credit to spend. Cars have nearly become commoditized like coffee beans did.
At one point in time, Coffee was a luxury, but over time, it became a commodity. Just cheap production of beans, if you had a better bean, you could charge a little more money, but not much. Money was made in much LARGER amounts, but in far smaller increments.
Then Starbucks came alone, and turned a 50 cent drink into a 5 dollar drink on service, experience, ambiance. What was once a “Free Refills” 50 cent upwell to a food order, became the centre of the experience with FOOD becoming the upsell.
I see this happening intensively in the car business. Luxury brands selling vehicles based on a level of service, not so much mechanical advantage. The goal is now trying to turn every customer into an equal opportunity with its commission structure as well. So it becomes an industry that succeeds on service, not price.
So the question I have is;
What is the strategy behind dealing with sites like Car Cost Canada and Unhaggle?
I am not saying these sites should go away, I am just saying it feels like we are being awfully attached to the information less world of car sales by still whacking people when we get the chance, in many cases only making up for our losses. The very automotive process assumes that price is not a factor, when we are paying sites owned by 3 or 4 nerds who are making a pretty decent living finding what our customers want and helping them get into buying mode faster than our news paper ads do.
On one hand, we are praying to god that this customer ISNT a CarCostCanada.com or Unhaggle.com customer, on the other hand, we are paying them, and FUNDING their efforts in making $25 for every person that goes through their lead generation system. So we hate them, but we fund them. We fund them to perpetuate a myth, that the car dealer is out to get them, that we are bad. They post videos and sponsor blogs to show up higher on Google, that teach people to “never take the first offer” and “know the cost of the vehicle before you go to the dealership”.
Then, and only then, after many people have searched out the Car they want, a Toyota, and how to buy a car, from a blog, then how to know what the cost is on a car, only THEN do we want to interact with the customer.
Then after we do exactly as they were taught, we send them on their way, with a cost plus $500 or Cost plus $1000 deal. Sometimes, we even take losses, why? Because they were also taught to not just buy from the dealer, because we can compete, so sometimes it becomes a
“who’s the bigger loser?” “Who wants in more?”
Race to the bottom.
Then when we get a good customer, a trusting customer, a friend or referral, we Whack them and make up for the losses we took on that one smart guy, and that mere $1000 profit we made on the CarsCost guy.
Then after all is said and done, the guy who we made nothing on, still thinks that car dealers are snakes because they negotiated to below cost, and were originally going to charge them $2000 more… which would have ACTUALLY BEEN COST!
It is the restriction of information that has LED to this problem in the first place, it is the lack of trust continues to perpetuate the losses, and whacks way of doing this.
It makes NO sense for us to Five pay a trusting “Freddy” customer to make up for the “cheap prick” that got us to go to below cost on a car.
If we are making an average of $900 or $1500 gross, and we want to make that $500 more, all we have to do is NEVER take a loss, and only sell cars at $2000 over cost or more.
Sure, the argument can be made that we will lose a large portion of our customers to those who would want to haggle. But WHY do they want to haggle? Because they feel they have to.
The ones who haggle never feel like they got a good deal unless they continuously ask others, now on FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, how much they paid, and to anyone that ever trusted a dealership, quickly tell them that they paid too much because they got it for “X” price. In many cases it may not even be apples to apples comparisons, but they still trust a car-illiterate friend, than a car dealer. Then we fund sites that “Protect” them from us, that help them “beat” the dealer!?
We fund this message?
That was like when the tanning industry funded the spray tanning industry, then ultimately funded the business that said;
“Tanning is dangerous, just paint yourself with chemicals instead!”
and helped create a large competitor for the same customer, and ultimately led to salons having to embrace both and in some cases, switch entirely over to spray tanning to stay open, and find a way to keep a uniform message on both options.
In an industry where we will fund someone, who makes us look bad, just so that we can be perceived to be “on their side” instead of our competitor being in that position, why don’t we just do it ourselves?
The process of buying a car comes so far before we even get to a dealership site.
The customer is loyal to the place where they got the most comprehensive information. That is why we have a trade calculator on our site, the problem is appraising a trade needs far more of an expert, than someone to show the car. Selling the car is easy when they trust you, so make us more trustworthy, don’t be afraid to admit we need to make money.
I don’t know, just makes sense, if the average gross on a car deal is down to $500-$1500 a car, it only make sense to starbucks the industry, commoditize the product, and sell the service.
We become the unhaggle, thats how we earned trust and brand loyalty online, rather than funding people that are perpetuating a negative stereotype of car dealers.
Just my two cents.

I fucking hate cooking

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Ugh… So I’m on Thug Kitchen. And I decide to try making these Vegan Burgers.

No… I’m not a vegan.

But he called them “Healthy Hand Grenades” and that shit made it sound cool.

I have got to say it, Cooking is THEEEE most frustrating fucking thing on the planet.

For the record lets just let it be known I could PROBABLY buy a vegan burger somewhere in this redneck city? And it would probably cost…. 2-3 as much as a regular burger lets say? (All the ingredients INCLUDING full things of spices was under $50 and makes 18 burgers with plenty of ingredients left over)

For this privilege I had to spend a good hour at the Grocery store finding Cumin and shit.

Then I gotta cart all this shit inside and wash it because WebMD and Facebook memes have me convinced that veggies are coated in Cyanide and Anthrax.

Then I gotta chop and dice and try and use my magic bullet as a food processor and somehow convince myself that blended spinach and kidney beans looks like yummy food, instead of runny pig shit.

Half-way in notice that the recipe called for cooked brown rice which is why I now have 44 minutes to write this bullshit.

Then once this is done I gotta mix the runny pig shit, the million little ingredients and 45 minute rice ball in a big bowl…. Get my hands and kitchen all dirty.

Then place them on a sheet and bake them.

(The only easy part)

All in the HOPES that this hippie-hamburger is actually going to taste good.

In the TWO FUCKING HOURS this will take. I could have gone to work, sold a car, gone to the gym, masturbate, or watched the new Star Trek movie.

But no, instead I’m doing this delusional labour if love called COOKING?!

How does this bullshit make sense. Kings had slaves to do this, today the wealthy have chefs. You wanna know why?!? Cuz they don’t waste hours of every day fucking cooking.

I hate cooking so much! I don’t mind eating healthy, but I HAAAAAAAAAAATE cooking.

Now that I’m half way in though I gotta see it through, but I think it’s back to oat meal, eggs and non-cooked food for a while. Ugh…

I tip my hat to anyone that can actually do this.

EDIT:

Heres the Final Product.

FTW

FTW

All done.

All done.