Thoughts from the latrine: Liberal crap about jobs Americans won’t do

I am flying to Knoxville to speak tonight and my frequent flyer miles are with US Airways, so my flight itinerary took me from West Palm Beach to Charlotte.

As always, after a flight I had to “hit the latrine” and if y’all out there are familiar with Charlotte you know they have restroom attendants. These fellas are always kind and courteous and take immense pride in their respective duty. Today, since it is SEC Men’s basketball tournament semifinals with my Tennessee Vols taking on top ranked Florida, I have on my orange hat with the big “T” on it. The restroom attendant, Centario, a professed Clemson fan, began talking to me about SEC sports, today’s games, and football. A few others joined in — there was even a Florida Gator in the mix. I tipped Centario, a squared-away clean cut black man, and bade him farewell.

As I walked to the E Concourse it hit me. We always hear the constant droning message that there are jobs Americans will not do. It is a line progressive socialists want to sell in order to expand the welfare nanny-state. when the reign of Obama began, unemployment benefits went for 26 weeks. Obama, with the nefarious complicity of henchmen Pelosi and Reid, extended it to 99 weeks, and of course they now demand more extensions.

Recently, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported that Obamacare would result in the loss of 2.5 million jobs, which we discussed here. Liberal progressives joined together harping that it was their goal to liberate Americans from being “trapped by a job” and that they would have more time to stay at home and get a government subsidy check.

The truth is so obvious: liberal progressives, such as Obama Rex, do not want to inspire the American work ethic. They are doing everything possible to erode that special sense of pride, like you see in the restroom attendants here who work and earn their own. The manipulative ploys of “income inequality” and the insidious minimum wage and overtime executive orders are just more of their political tricks and gimmicks. And I know the liberal socialist media and political operatives will misconstrue my words, but that just demonstrates their lack of moral character.

Americans will work, they want to provide for themselves and their families. As my Mom, Snooks West instructed me, self-esteem comes from doing “esteemable” things. Sitting and waiting for a government pittance, a measly subsistence is not the basis of esteem. It is not a part of the exceptional American genetic code. Tax and regulatory policies that create and expand opportunity, in the private sector, especially for small businesses, are what is needed. Obama and his acolytes offer economic servitude, and that has always been the end result of socialism: shared misery.

Rise up America and do not allow yourselves to be tricked and shackled by the charlatans of liberal progressivism. Stand, stand this day, Men of the West, for yourselves, for your families, for liberty, for America.

And God bless the restroom attendants of Charlotte-Douglas international Airport.

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Wud
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Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. I bet your mom said that too.

feline fan
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Yes, she did!!! My mother was from Georgia so I assumed it was a southern expression (but of course, we were Christian) Now I am so disabled with lupus arthritis that I would LOVE to be able to work hard again. Now I’m lucky to get out of bed and it is a terrible way to live for someone who was never lazy.
Allen, your articles don’t fit right in the space allowed and all the words on the right side are cut off…makes it difficult to read. Can you fix this????

fntsmk
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God bless any honest hardworking American Citizen and those who would like to work but are being pushed out of the workforce or even denied the opportunity to work because of cheap, foreign labor.

Sams_1
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AND GOD GIVE EM THE STONES TO do SOMETHING ABOUT IT
we can all stand and be activists with the time off!!
Quit bending over Americans!!!

Steve W.
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I know this is not the place to ask so I know you can’t answer my question. I have read enough of your posts to believe (at least for now) who I think you are. I am tired of seeing thousands of people post stuff that makes very little difference when we should be doing instead of saying. My question is how do people like me with little resources for networking keep from wasting them making rookie mistakes. I would like to know how to contact people of like mind without jeopardizing their or my life and or position. Generalities… Read more »
Larry Naramore
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Allen as always your comments are articulate and inspiring but could you please stop your obnoxious pop up advertisements. My goodness you can’t even click them off without waiting. Aarrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!

MommaGator
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Those pop-up ads are irritating, but I imagine they are probably what allows Mr. West to keep his website up and running without having to charge us for a subscription.

feline fan
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I agree about the ads, very frustrating

Steve Shelley
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I’ve always felt that the “American’s won’t do these jobs” line is one of the most racist I’ve heard used so freely. It calls Americans, both white and black, lazy and stuck up, and makes illegal immigrants somehow beneath American citizens. I’m astounded that no one has called out people using that line.

Jimmy
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In most cases it’s that Americans will not do that job and be paid low wages under the table.
This country has used the illegals for decades as a form of cheap labor until you realize the cost in welfare, free medical, food stamps, free education, etc ,etc and you see it’s not so cheap.
Stop the employer from hiring illegals .

feline fan
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Didn’t you hear Alex Sink say we needed immigrants to clean hotel rooms, etc. Her racist remarks were typical liberal.

SurferKing88
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I’ve worked in Construction for over 30 years and I have witnessed first hand the destruction of the trades, illegal aliens have depressed the wages and piece work prices, they have made the jobsite very dangerous because of their lack of English and safety comprehension. The jobsite outhouses are disgusting and my tools have been stolen many times. Most illegal aliens drive in one vehicle and they all eat the same food that one person contributes for the day, with the wages being slashed and the fact that many illegals room and ride together it’s hard for Legal workers and… Read more »
The Old Chip
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There were THOUSANDS of ILLEGALs hired across the country in the Chipotle chain. The Chipotle stores were raided in several cities and hundreds of ILLEGALs were fired, but I never saw one word about a fine being imposed on the company. The company’s excuse for all the ILLEGALs was, “we wanted to give the customer an “authentic” mexican experience; (What, dysentery maybe?) incidentally, Chipotle is still one of the hottest stocks going. What happened there, selective enforcement, bribes, campaign contributions??

surferking88
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Sad isn’t it, we have laws and the polticians won’t let ICE and immigration enforce them, fine these companies $1000 for each illegal yhey hire then fine the owner or stock holder.If I want authentic I’ll go to Mexico. I used to eat at Chipolte but not since they pulled thst crap.

ShiekYerbouti
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Country/yacht clubs, hotels, resorts and many restaurants have gone down the same path. I got out albeit to much better things. But even at my advanced age and experience, I’d wash dishes to keep a roof over my head.

annieoakley
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You are so correct. And to expand on the illegal ‘restroom’, beyond disgusting at large construction sites and illegals from El Salvador won’t use ‘Mexican’ porta potties. Guatemalans won’t either. All despise Mexicans, call them all manner of names. Haven’t met any Nicaraguans or Hondurans so far but there is so much dislike for the Mexicans it is unreal. I lost my job to two illegals because my white boss ‘wasn’t making enough money’. I complained but nothing happened.

SurferKing88
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I have worked right along side of illegals in Vegas for Union shops,the illegals use false ID’s and the Unions look away or bribe these people,yes! illegal aliens are taking Union jobs, the Union officials know that these illegals will never collect the pension money they pay into. I can’t understand why Union leaders push for Amnesty though, they are scum, but right now these illegals are making top wages and stealing American jobs.

Louis Dicapua
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so who’s fault is this that hires the illegals ????

surferking88
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Who do you think? The unions the businesses and our gobberment but also the lawbreakers, I don’t give any of them a pass.We have the fairest immigration policy in the world, we allow more people to immigrate to this country than all other countries combined and we hand out more work/ HB1and student visa’s than all o ther countries combined plus we legalize about a million people a year, but we have about twenty million citizens out of work and veterans who need work so I don’t care for the lawbteakers.If anybody does then they deserve to be fined/tried and… Read more »
Maria Eicke
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I have worked MANY jobs and some of them were not as “glamorous” as I would have preferred but I did my best and took pride in my work. Nurses Aid, waitress, dish washer, fast food worker, house cleaning, painter, cocktail waitress, retail sales, landscaper, to name a few. The PRIDE associated with working a JOB is the ability to provide for yourself and take care of your family. When people become accustomed to being taken care of they lose their sense of accomplishment and self worth. What is worse is there are many (with all free time on their… Read more »
ShamanBlair
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Yes indeed…”woah.” It’s PAST time to reign them in. But I also say WOE to those destroying our country! May they starve, lose their jobs & power, & any respect. They have forfeited any mercy. May they SUFFER for what they’re doing!

ginger
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Amen, when my husband was out of work, I worked for $3.50 hr doing home care and house cleaning. took in ironing. took care of three kids and managed to pay the rent and feed everyone for as long as it took…got ZERO from the gov’t..no welfare, no food stamps..just close budgeting and hard work.

John Ferry
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Well said Ms. Eicke. When one can look their family in the eye and them selves knowing that they have provided a roof and a meal for their children. That is what it is about. Earning your pay not expecting a handout. I would rather wash dishes and scrub latrines than accept a handout. My parents always instilled into us (myself and siblings) that unless you work and earn what you get, you deserve nothing but contempt

Bruce Creech
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If you go back and look at the start of Communism, this is exactly how it starts. The govt or group of people start their false message and then the sheeples are to stupid to see what has happened.

Louis Dicapua
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yep, you got the old dork named harry reid , pelosi, feinstien,boxer and the rest of the idiot liberals !!

Mikeyh0
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Me question continues to be: How did we allow this out-of-control nonsense spewing from Washington – and other government centers – to gain such control? And how do we stop them from taking what remains? The lessons have all been learned. Action is now required. If anyone who speaks truth to power becomes intimidated by what the media – one of the biggest problems undermining America – will say concerning them and retreats for this reason, the message becomes lost. But that is easy for me to say – I am not famous. There is no target on my back… Read more »
Erin Ashley Hedges
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What the hell are you talking about, 99 weeks? Unemployment still only lasts for 26 weeks, I found this out the hard way last year

Louis Dicapua
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they got 99 weeks after few extentions and now they want to give more 26 weeks to the lazy bums that sit on their asses

SurferKing88
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It all depends how long you have worked and how much money was paid into the coffers, states are the ones who pay your Unemployment, your employer pays into unemployment and the State matches it, they also get money from the Federal Gov. I was on unemployment and after the 26 weeks they will let you extend up to 99 weeks if you quilify, so yes there is such a thing as 99 weeks of unemp,I was living in Vegas at the time,the economy was fantastic until the Dems took control of both houses and this president took office in… Read more »
Debbie Swartz- Smeltzer
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Debbie Swartz- Smeltzer

Not any longer after 26 weeks there re no extensions period

Erin Ashley Hedges
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Well, I served 3 years in the US Army, and only got 26 months. After that, the 99 week extension was a 50% cut. Nobody can survive on 50% of their pay.

surferking88
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You’re right about its a percentage but it is what it is, thank you for serving in the Military.

ginger
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And for 26 months one’s full time job is looking for a job.

Erin Ashley Hedges
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Yeah, no doubt about it. The conservatives have an extremely misconstrued idea about what the majority of people on unemployment are like

Jimbolero
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The trades are a good place if you’re willing to learn and can tolerate some hard labor. Almost every building and home in America has an a/c unit and plumbing that must be maintained and repaired. Think about it.

Rob in Katy
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Liberals have a very misconstrued idea about what employment is like or how the majority of workers are soured on paying for those that won’t work. Wow, sounds kind of stupid when you say it like that! And what I see, is you are complaining about getting 99 weeks of 1/2 pay for absolutely nothing, thank you for being grateful for those of us paying your 99 weeks. Typical lib, take, take, take no thanks for those that you are taking from. And remember, the Government has no money that they don’t take from it’s Citizens.

Pamela K. Cahoon Laub
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Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

There are plenty of conservatives who have been hit hard by the economy under this administration. They are just more likely to work hard at finding a job or jobs. It’s tough for everyone today.

Myrtle Linder
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We are depending on the wrong ones for help, we are going to the wrong places for help. We have have burned all of our bridges, we have come to the end of the road, all ahead of us, is dark treacherous path, and the only help it the ALMIGHTY GOD, salvation, and heaven, or hell. We can, we best, grab ahold to HIM before it is too late!!!

MotherBatherick
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I stand this day for the men of the West. And for the one whose name is A.B. West.

Janeen Alley
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Obama is a LIAR! What part of this statement are people just not getting? All of the jobs in America, American WILL DO! It is the pathological liar’s way of wanting to make the ILLEGALS legal! I say deport their a$$e$! Enough is enough, American’s have had it with his lies!

Sams_1
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When they raided chicken factories Blacks ,Whites everyone male and female lined up for jobs

Debbie Swartz- Smeltzer
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Debbie Swartz- Smeltzer
First I am a Republican I have worked all my life I am 54 and just lost my Job I had for 15 years and unemployment is now only 26 weeks and no extensions. I an having a hard time finding a job little alone the 2 or 3 I will need to make enough to live because I can’t find any full time and nothing close to what I made. hundreds of apps out only three calls for an interview and no call back. So would I like an extension yes and not because I am lazy but can… Read more »
Monique
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Debbie, while you are waiting for a permanent job, are there temporary agencies in your area where you can register? Also, contacting volunteer organizations and offering your services may lead to a job or a great referral from them to use in your job search. I did both of these things when unemployed. Good luck!

The Old Chip
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I remember a picture of a dirty smeared and sweaty Virginia coal miner after he lost a couple of his mates in a mine disaster; saying, “Sure it’s a dirty and dangerous job, but it pays enough to get what I need for my family!” That would be the secret of why you can’t get a legal citizen to do the grunt work; the business owner won’t pay enough to support the legal worker. The reason should be obvious, There is a steady and plentiful supply of ILLEGAL labor, why pay a living wage! Cesar Chavez, that obummer and the… Read more »
Sams_1
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And, around here they can live 20 to a house and ten to an apartment and you know who code enforcement looks the other way for big $$$$
The they buy 14 CAR -Os and park them in the front yard with the hanging laundry

The Old Chip
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We’re be held for ransom by the people we elected to protect us so they can pander for votes. It’s no different here. It used to be that living capacity of a house was based on size of the bedrooms. Then all the pro ILLEGAL activists claimed that was discriminatory to poor people (Code for ILLEGALS). Now living space is based on the whole house, so you can legally have 20 people to absolutely trash a house with overloaded toilets, trash and just general wear and tear. Yep, the trash cars, when no one has a license or insurance. Los… Read more »
Saltporkdoc
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Another point of contention with me is the demeaning way these jobs are referred to as “jobs nobody wants” by our mendatious and prevaricating regressives [sic]. Yet they think these menial and meaningless jobs are “vital”, “necessary” and “deserved” by illegal aliens! IS THAT NOT RACIST? How many of us “old timers” used these very, now “unwanted” jobs to learn for ourselves the fact there are NO free lunches along with the skills necessary to better ourselves, our station and our work habits and work ethic? How many of our children were pushed into these now demeaning jobs for the… Read more »