Monday, August 13, 2012

Papa Johns crabbin'...

 Recently Papa John's founder John Schnatter  came out of the Rich dick Republican closet by not only supporting Mitt Romney, but adding on the "dick" points by saying that Obamacare would affect his pizza empire. Or the price you'll end up paying to make yourself fatter and more in need of Obamacare.

"Our best estimate is that the Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis," Schnatter said.- 

Cracker, Please...

I've worked in the pizza business in a former life and can proudly call bullshit on this whole idea. First of all, to offset the 11-14 or 15-20 raise in cost, all they would have to do is reduce the amount of toppings and extras. Papa John's employees could be told to sacrifice 4-6 pepperonis or sausages. Maybe, go lighter on the veggies. The consumers aren't likely to notice. How about that stupid pepper that comes in every box, when did I ask for that shit? I don't really NEED that with my pizza, so you can get rid of that as well. Every single time that I've eaten PJ's pizza at a potluck, everyone ignores that little vat of garlic grease sauce.

Yeah, this dumb shit.
So fuck it, there is some the overhead Papa's Johns pizza that could do away with and no one would care; in fact, I propose as a consumer that I be allowed to just buy those extras based on my own call rather than have that fat and spice just handed to me. 

While I am not trying to tell Big Papa J how to run his business, or in a better case, open my own pizzeria- this latest outburst from Big Food INC is an example of something that has been in the air lately: crappy, overpriced, and fattening shit of food having some sort of political agenda. Chick-fil-a's president CEO got all butt-hurt over gays getting married and now "the big papa" is complaining that he might have to pay higher insurance rates and provide his staff with healthcare. Obviously, John Schnatter isn't concerned with the health of his employees enough to want to charge a little more or, at the very least, cut back on the crap. Has he taken the time to think of the difference a healthy employee can make on a business? I am sure that Papa John's employees make shit for pay, so the least you can do is help keep them healthy enough to show up for work. It's a Win-win, Papa.

Furthermore, America, let me ask this: Do we need Papa John's Pizza if the extra 20 cents will seriously break the bank? For 5 bucks you'll get a decent pizza at Little Caesars. In fact, your local pizzeria owned by a hard-working family probably makes a better pie. Pizza isn't a meal to be had every day anyways, so with a country struggling with an obesity epidemic, perhaps the pizza business doesn't need to be our social compass for what is good for Americans. 

And as for supporting Chick-fil-a by lining up around the corner to stuff your face with fried chicken- always know this: there is no victory in killing your health for the sake of making a political stance. There is only diabetes, obesity, a greasy film in your intestines, or a heart that will one day say "fuck it, I quit" and stop beating. Meanwhile though, keep in mind this: Gay probably people eat a lot better than you do, will likely outlive you and still get married.

Was it worth it, "cock"gobbler?

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 comment:

  1. In that above picture there is a mention of the 2.50 delivery fee which does not go to the driver- and that... is bullshit.