Friday, July 01, 2005

Quizno's

Whenever I go get Quizno's the line is never as long as Pot Belly, Subway, or other places. Especially Pot Belly.

I think it is easy to trace the problem. Quizno's is much more expensive then subway or at least that's the impression your left with. Second, they confuse people by having ads on tv about $2.99 subs. They obviously aren't competing on price and this disingenuity probably hurts. The other problem is speed. Waiting for a Quizno's sub is a little bit longer of a process. Even if the line at Subway is longer you will probably get through faster than a short line at Quizno's.

Anyways, on a day with SDOC retirement, it's nice to just take a step back and remember there are other things in life to talk about.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Politics

The reason I do not vote for any Democrats beginning following the November 2003 election can be boiled down to one essential idea.

In late November of that year and early December I listened to as much of the Dem primary speeches, etc that I could. And I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I cannot vote for someone to be president of the United States of AMERICA, if they are anti-AMERICAN. It's really that simple.

What further shocked me-- and continues to amaze me-- is that there seems to be no voice among Democrats that is willing to call a spade a spade. No Democrat has ever stood up and said-- no, that's crazy to the amazingly anti-american rhethoric of the party.

Coke doesn't hire marketing directors and managers that believe Coke fundamentally tastes bad and that people should try Pepsi.

What gives me further confidence in the Republican Party is the amount of debate and dialogue that goes on WITHIN the party. There is not a monolithic Republican Party. And that gives me confidence in their leadership.

Moreover, time and time again, a spade is called a spade among Republicans. When Trent Lott got caught saying something out of bounds-- he was outed from leadership.