Scottevest Mocks Customers Or Idiocracy In Action

Scottevest Mocks Customers Or Idiocracy In Action — ScotteVest advertises heavily on Fox News and seems like a good idea. It’s a lot more practical, after all, to carry a smart phone in a vest pocket than one’s pants or purse, and this is equally true of things like wallets and keys.

So it was getting a lot of sales. It was by his own admission making founder and CEO Scott Jordan rich.

Then on Sunday (Jan. 14) he put this on Facebook:

“I love meeting new people that recognize me and my company from all of our television commercials. I am on the ski lift and the following exchange just happened and happens often. I ask “what network they saw me?” Invariable people say FOXNews. I laugh to myself, and tell that that we primarily advertise on Fox because we find their viewership to be extremely gullible and much easier to sell than other networks. The look on their face at that time is priceless. I am not kidding you. I get to tell them they are f*cking idiots while getting rich off them.” 

Whoa.

Beam me up Scotte. Real slick move there.

The rest of the corporation quickly went into damage control mode saying “In 2017, Mr. Jordan stepped down from the management of SCOTTeVEST and he is not involved in our daily operations. We are extremely sorry for his unacceptable comments. Mr. Jordan’s post was impulsive and inappropriate for too many reasons to list, and rightfully offended so many people.”

Just the same when the founder thinks only idiots would buy his product it does make one go hmmm.

Conservatives are far more likely to choose substance over style and, as noted, pocketed vests are practical so it makes sense for a vest maker to target conservatives. On the other hand it is equally true that ScotteVests are ugly as all. There is no reason one can’t have looks and practicality. Pick up a old suit vest at a thrift store. Make your own fashion statement. Go for the Mississippi gambler look. Yancy Derringer had taste. Eventually, someone in the clothing industry will get it right.

ScotteVest doesn’t deserve your business and Scott Jordan doesn’t deserve to be rich.

Scottevest Mocks Customers Or Idiocracy In Action

Scottevest Mocks Customers Or Idiocracy In Action

 

 

Season Reason Bugs HOA In Gettysburg

Season Reason Bugs HOA — A homeowners association in Gettysburg ordered Mark and Lynn Wivell to remove the word “Jesus” from a Christmas display.

HOAs are notorious for their enforcement of conformity and lack of respect for the wishes of the residents to personalize their abodes, still this association allowed for Christmas decorations.

A resident, though, apparently offended by the reason for the season, complained and the timid mice who run things danced to the complainer’s tune rather than let matters run their inevitable course namely the word’s removal in mid-January.

The Wivells say the plan on keeping the word as part of their display until the schedule time to take it down on Jan. 15.

Good for the Wivells. How about just following the principle that if someone is not hurting you just let them be?

Hat tip Bob Small.

 Season Reason Bugs HOA

 Season Reason Bugs HOA In Gettysburg

 

Liberal Women Weak And Meek

Liberal Women Weak And Meek –For those who have long believed that liberal “progressive” Democrat-voting women were not “strong and independent” but weak, stupid, and easily cowed hypocrites, well, it looks your instincts were right.

Liberal Women Weak And Meek
Premier Kathleen Wynne knows her place in Sharia it seems.

Kathleen Wynne is the premier of Ontario. She is a lesbian, ultra-liberal and an outspoken feminist. After a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29 that left six dead and 19 injured — how did that happen anyway, don’t they have gun control in Canada?? — she decided to show solidarity by visiting a mosque in Toronto.

So what happened? They made the province’s leading politician put on a head covering and sit on a rickety folding chair way back in a corner well behind the men. If a woman is in front of a man as he is praying, his prayer is invalidated, after all.

And of course, unlike a pro-life conservative woman, she meekly accepted.Liberal Women Weak And Meek

Oh, and the subject of the sermon was the evils of homosexuality.

She has yet to lead a demonstration against it.

 

 

 

Liberal Women Weak And Meek

Josh Shapiro Opposes Vetting Plan

Josh Shapiro Opposes Vetting Plan — Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro is among the 16 state attorney generals who have have filed amici curiae briefs in Washington’s and Minnesota’s federal lawsuits against the Trump Administration’s sensible and necessary executive order temporarily restricting those from seven terrorist-sponsoring nations.

Trump’s order suspends visas and other immigration benefits for 90-days for those seeking entrance from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somali, while the Secretary of Homeland Security creates a system ensuring that those seeking entrance are who they claim they are and are not security or public safety threats.

Josh Shapiro Opposes Vetting Plan
Don’t worry about vetting. Let them all in, you big meanies.

The order also calls for other common sense reforms.

It is wildly popular among Trump voters and all thinking people.

Will Pennsylvania’s new Republican Party Chairman Valentino F. DiGiorgio III hold this over Democrat Shapiro’s head?

Don’t hold your breath.

Josh Shapiro Opposes Vetting Plan

CIA Hoaxed Reportedly And This is Scary

CIA Hoaxed Reportedly And This is Scary — A denizen of  the notorious internet chatboard 4chan figured he’d have some fun and cooked up a bizarre tale about Donald Trump doing something bizarrely obscene in a Russian hotel room once shared by President and Mrs. Obama.

CIA Hoaxed Reportedly And This is Scary
Our next president has to make reforming intelligence services a priority.

He says he  sent it off to NeverTrump Republican pundit Rick Wilson who not merely believed it but sent it to the CIA.

And they put it in an official classified intelligence report on Russian involvement in the election.

An internet joke. The CIA may have  treated an internet joke as real intelligence.

If they told us a particular country had WMDs, should we trust them enough to invade?

President Trump is going to have some serious house cleaning to do with regard to our national “intelligence” services.

Strike the King Better Kill Him, CIA

Strike the king you better kill him.

Bummer CIA. You missed.

Strike the King Better Kill Him, CIA
Hey CIA, you missed.

As did the rest of the Washington/Wall Street swamp.

The government-connected media has been filling the airwaves all week with reports that Russia “hacked” our election. It’s based on CIA claims that leave dupes with the implicit conclusion that Donald Trump is not a legitimate president.

“Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency,” according to the government (i.e. Obama Administration) report. “We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”

The claim has seriously underwhelmed cyber security people.

And the guy who is taking over in a couple of weeks is not happy so expect a lot of out-of-work spy types.

What should be especially disconcerting to the intelligence community is that conservatives who have had an almost knee-jerk instinct to defend it are now starting to say, well, maybe the progressives have a point about them.

Especially damning is the realization that the “intelligence” agencies tasked to understand what is going on in the world are either clueless about what is happening outside the little swamp in which they live, or they are so terrified of losing their wealth and power they are resorting to desperate measures to undermine a duly elected president.

If you are really concerned as to whether the Russians “hacked” into the Democrat National Committee database to reveal that Hillary Clinton told foreign groups that her campaign promises are lies and had squelched a primary opponent via unfair party manipulation, ask yourself if you’d rather had not known she did these things.

Ask yourself  if the intelligence community was really concerned about security why did it tolerate the Secretary of State having a private email server not subject to government oversight and in violation of every protocol imaginable, not to mention common sense.

Ask yourself why the Russians (and the Saudis and the Chinese) wouldn’t want someone to whom they siphoned millions for tangible benefits.

Ask yourself why the Democrat Party would twist arms so badly to get this person as their nominee.

Jan. 20 can’t come soon enough.

Strike the King Better Kill Him, CIA

 

House GOP Guts Oversight

House GOP Guts Oversight — Chalk this up under why it is OK to hate Republicans too.

In a bizarre tone-deaf move, the GOP controlled Congress will vote today Jan. 3, on whether to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. It will be one of the first acts in the new reign of Republican power in D.C.

Way to prioritize.

An amendment  by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va6) passed the GOP caucus, yesterday that will change the body’s name to Office of Congressional Complaint Review, strip it of its independence, block it from investigating any wrongdoing that occurred prior to 2011, and prevent it from releasing its findings to the public, without the authorization of the House Committee on Ethics. It would also prevent the panel from alerting law enforcement to criminal activity without the approval of the House committee.

House GOP Guts OversightWhat are these people thinking? In the eight years, it has been in existence it has unveiled shady doings by pols including powerful Dems Charles Rangle and Maxine Waters.

Congratulations Goodlatte, you are making Nancy Pelosi look good, a frankly amazing feat.

UPDATE: After a tweet from President-elect Trump condemning the idea, the House Republicans have scrapped the stupid plan. Thank you, President-elect Trump.

House GOP Guts Oversight

Mecca Cool With Kerry

Mecca Cool With Kerry — Soon-to-be-ex Secretary of State John Kerry went before the UN today, Dec. 28, and blasted the only nation in the Mideast with a track record of respecting human rights.

“Israel can either be Jewish or it can be democratic, but it cannot be both,” he said.

You think this hypocritical fraud can say the same thing about the money-throwing Saudis?

Below is a photo of the entrance to Mecca. Dare anybody in the 0 Administration to condemn it.

Jan. 20 can’t come fast enough.

Mecca Cool With Kerry

Mecca Cool With Kerry

Pointless Pettiness Is Bad Politics

Pointless pettiness is bad politics.

The Pennsylvania Constitution mandates that judges retire at age 70. Some thought that was too early and wanted to make it age 75. The amendment process requires one of the legislative chambers — both of which have been under Republican control since 2011 — to write the amendment. It is then advertised in at least two newspapers in every county at least three months before the next general election. It then must be passed again via simple majority by both chambers in the next session. The wording is then placed on a ballot as a referendum giving the general public final say.

The chambers approved this:  Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices of the Supreme Court, judges and justices of the peace (known as magisterial district judges) be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years, instead of the current requirement that they be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 70?

The referendum was scheduled for the April 26 primary and the mandated advertising — costing the public $1.3 million  — was performed.

Pointless Pettiness Is Bad PoliticsThe Senate leadership had second thoughts, however. Cynics are saying they feared the public might vote it down which would have forced the removal of Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, a Republican, giving the Democrats control of the state Supreme Court.

So they filed a legal challenge claiming the words were too confusing. The state Supreme Court laughed and threw it out.

The legislature then passed resolutions, April 6 and April 11 invalidating  the election two weeks away. They  re-wrote the amendment for the Nov. 8 general election as:  Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices, judges and justices of the peace be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years.

Democrats  filed a legal challenge saying the delay was unconstitutional because the legislation was not presented to Gov. Wolf as required. Commonwealth Court rejected the argument.

They filed another challenge saying the delay illegal because it was political in nature. Commonwealth Court rejected this claim on July 6.

A challenged was filed on July 21 by former Supreme Court justices Ronald Castille and Stephen Zappala Sr, and Philadelphia attorney Richard Sprague saying the new wording was deceitful.

Supreme Court took the case and voted 3-3 which left the wording as the short version. Saylor appropriately recused himself.

Yesterday, Sept. 16, the court ruled 4-2 that the case can’t be reconsidered, hence the short version without the mention of an existing mandated retirement age is what the voters will see.

The Court got it right with the last argument. It isn’t their job to determine the wording of amendments. On the other hand, it is judiciary’s job to judge process and if constitutional amendments require legislative votes in consecutive sessions with advertising in between, then one wonders how changes in the wording can be made at the last minute.

And what’s it say about our solons if they can’t get it right in the first place?

The word changes are pointless gamesmanship and political pettiness at the highest level. This stuff always backfires especially when one learns it has wasted $1.3 million of our money.

And, for what it’s worth, the retirement age should not be increased. Vote this amendment down on Nov. 8.

Pointless Pettiness Is Bad Politics

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Scheme Failing In Pa.

Revenue Scheme Failing In Pa.

By Leo Knepper

In the search for revenue to cover the General Assembly’s insatiable need for more spending, the legislature looked for new sources of revenue and taxes. Ignoring the $200 million that they borrowed from other funds, the ill-conceived choices they made are already falling through. Revenue Scheme Failing In Pa.

Lawmakers thought they had a sure winner when they decided to sell casinos licenses to sell alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.; they were wrong. Casinos have scoffed at the $1 million license fee. One casino spokesman stated that they likely wouldn’t take the license if it was free. This lack of interest from casinos for the 24-hour liquor licenses creates an immediate $12 million hole.

The second hole opening up is even more tragic. In their abject greed, the General Assembly levied a 40 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarette and “vaping” supplies. Adding insult to injury, the new tax applies to merchandise that is already in stock. As one small business owner noted:

“‘It’s almost as if the tax was designed to kill small business,’ said Chris Hughes, owner of Fat Cat Vapor Shop in Montoursville.

“Hughes estimated that he would have to cut the state a $40,000 check for the $100,000 in inventory he currently has on hand.”

Because Mr. Hughes does not have the ability to send the government a $40,000, he is liquidating his inventory and going out of business. Now the state will lose the tax revenue Mr. Hughes’s business was generating and the new taxes the General Assembly had counted on to fill in the budget deficit.

These problems could have been avoided if the legislature and the Governor had made an attempt to rein in spending. Instead, they added to the corporate welfare budget at the expense of small businesses. Now business owners like Mr. Hughes closing shop because of legislative greed.
Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Revenue Scheme Failing In Pa.