Kalifornia's Red Tape, Err . . . Hot Sauce
I was going to post something about the JPM patent application regarding crypto currencies, comparing two contrasting viewpoints, here and here, but this newest act of idiocy demanded my immediate attention.
It is good on and in everything. I've had it drizzled over Oreo cookies, it is that good. I wonder if it would be good drizzled over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, with chocolate chips? Who knows? I do know what is a certain cold remedy: just a squirt of the goodness mixed into a plain ol' bowl of chicken soup, this stuff clears up the nasal passage better than any pharmaceutical, for sure. This stuff makes my mouth water just looking at the bottles of the delicious, spicy hot sauce. A close second is the King Taco red hot sauce:
I almost wrote about Mr. Martinez's passing, but I did not want to burden the community with a sad story as we near Christmas.
But, I digress . . .
So, what the hell does this have to do with anything?
Well, the hint comes from the title of the post.
The story is here: http://www.sbsun.com/lifestyle/20131211/
If anyone has not read the story on this company, a humble, immigrant start up operation in the ethnic streets of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, a grumpy old judge, far too mean and ornery and enamored of his power as a black-robe wearing king of his little courtroom, [who I know personally having had cases before him], decided that a group of people who don't want the hot sauce made in their town, never mind that the sauce has been made there for decades without incident or complaint, and as such, the company got shut down.
Appeals are certain to ensue, with enormous legal fees and costs for all sides, not to mention the disaster unfolding for the company that now faces a slew of lawsuits from the sudden stoppage of its business.
Is it any wonder why businesses are fleeing Kalifornia?
Is there any politician with any sanity left who can protect a productive business from predators all around? If the state keeps taxing productive companies, the businesses flee. If the state does not protect the productive businesses from idiot judges like this one, the businesses flee. What is next?
Anyhow, just some food for thought.
I often wonder out loud if it may be better in the long run to adopt a strategy of no resistance at all to the progressive movement advance? Instead of delaying the inevitable, incremental marginal advance of increasing central planning and government control, perhaps it is better to step out of the way entirely and let them accelerate without impedance towards their ultimate destination of collapse?
If anyone in another business friendly state wants to take on a winner, then an easy victory would be to reach out to Huy Fong Foods and offer to help them relocate to a business friendly locale.
Just saying . . .