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Absurd Truth: Panera's Minimum Wage Dodge

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February 29, 2024 3:29 pm

Absurd Truth: Panera's Minimum Wage Dodge

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Panera Bread is exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after its owner donated to Gov. Newsom. Meanwhile, Producer Steve is worried about his blood work results.

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What? Possession of drug paraphernalia, felony failure to appear. He's got a lot of charges.

But can I just for one second? Carrying a concealed handcuff? Handcuff key?

What? That's a charge? I just would have met I just would expect that of criminals. Like, oh, you didn't have a concealed handcuff key. You're gonna get charged. You're a bad criminal. Yeah, like open carry. Like this is my handcuff key on my neck for when I get arrested.

I mean, I don't I don't know. Anyway, they showed up to his house to arrest him for fleeing from deputies back on January 3. They came to his home in January to question him about a $40,000 stolen boat. He literally had cut a hole into a metal building with heavy machinery and stole this boat, right? So he was on said boat when deputies arrived and he tried to dive into a crocodile infested or a gator infested swamp to escape it. But he he actually successfully fled.

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You know, you might maybe say something like, I don't know, like, you know, killing somebody who attacked a member of my family or something like that. I mean, I'm just saying. Not, oh, turtles. Is it the dude that kid in that viral video goes, I love turtles?

Is that him growing up? Just curious. Also, let's see here. A Florida man was caught with 10 pounds of pot and guns. Pot and guns during a Kansas traffic stop. So it's a Florida man in Kansas. And he had 10 pounds of pot, materials for growing said pot, chemicals used to process the oil from said pot, and also two guns.

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That's K e lt EC Tell them Dana sent you. So Panera bread, right? Some people have a I'm going to bring the tugboat in but let's start here. Some people have a love hate with Panera. So where Cain and I come from the company didn't start in St. Louis. So it's they call it St. Louis Bread Company. If you go to St. Louis, Missouri, or just Missouri, and you say Panera people will look at you like you're nuts. Yeah, like what is that? What's Panera St. Louis Bread Company? I mean, they don't know no Panera. What's that?

And it still feels weird to call it that here although it's settling in. So anyway, you know, they they've got all kinds of stuff. You know, they got you know, the the bagels, their cinnamon crunch bagels are pretty legit. And that's about it. I hate everything. Oh, the turkey bacon Bravo.

That's pretty good. I don't mind. I can't I can't get mad at for this headline that I'm about to share with you.

Because for real, if you felt that you were in an overtaxed environment, like punitively overtaxed, wouldn't you be trying to figure out how to have the government steal less of your income? Right? You know what I'm saying? Like, I'm all for that. So I don't necessarily think that what they did is bad, but the politician who allowed it, it's a double standard. So here's the headline.

We're going to talk about that in a second. Because it's a joke. Why stop at 20? Give them $11 trillion an hour or you don't care about their lives. Why stop there?

Why stop at 20? Panera Bread is now exempt from California's $20 minimum wage law because the owner donated to Newsom. So he signed into law, fast food workers make $20 an hour. It's the fast food accountability standards recovery act.

And they have a carve out. So chains that bake bread and sell it as a standalone item are exempt. So that includes Panera.

Okay. Because they they have other stuff besides just like bread. That's like one of the things that they have. Newsom sought the exemption. Because the Greg Flynn, the billionaire CEO of the Flynn restaurant group, which owns like several dozen Panera Bread locations in the state donated to him.

And Flynn went to the same high school as Newsom. He's had business dealings with the governor. He's the largest franchisee in the US. He has all kinds of brands.

So he was, you know, he was really pushing this. And the head of the National Restaurant Association, Michelle Korsmo, said everyone's scratching their head about the bread exemption. She says, but that all comes through really relationships. So see, they're just special than you. All you got to do is bake bread and have it as a standalone item on your menu, I guess, and then you'll be exempt. Everybody's gonna be baking some bread now.

Golly, the sourdough trends never gonna go away. So that's the so that's the whole thing. They get a special carve out because they are special or than you are. And that's just the way it goes, guys. You're just, I guess you're just not a specialist Panera. You don't get those carve outs. You don't get that special treatment. You don't get any of that.

They're just special or than you are. Panera. I mean, pay to play. That's exactly what this is.

This is what happens when you get have a one party state though. Yeah, everybody needs to start selling bread every single day now. They need to start doing that so they can have that carve out. That's what I would do. I'd be like, guys, we're gonna also introduce bread. Would you like to go to a restaurant, you can have n loaf of bread. Just have one.

Just buy it as a standalone item. But the $20 an hour thing, you know, the market supports that. And I love the argument that these people make. Well, if you really care about their lives, we're not going to call for the governor to reduce taxes or to stop spending. We just need people to pay more for basic everyday items. And then they bitch and moan because, Oh, my gosh, I can't believe a Big Mac costs a trillion dollars.

How did this happen? Maybe because you you like task the people like, like making it, they get $20 an hour. And why stop there?

I mean, if it's about care, if I mean, because they always say you just don't care about these people's lives, and they try to make it out like you're a heartless cretin. If you don't agree to $20 an hour, okay, I'll call your bluff. I guess I just care more than you. How about a million dollars an hour?

Oh, I'm sorry. You think that's too much? You think that's exorbitant? I don't think you care for another's life is exorbitant. Seriously, when does it stop? Where do you draw the line? I mean, that's what the market determines.

The market determines the value for these things. And I really don't trust the dude. Or like these lawmakers in California. Come on, y'all know that these are these people were born with silver spins in their mouths. They don't know. You think they go to McDonald's? They don't. You think these fools go to Panera? No, they don't. They go to French laundry when you're all shut up in your houses.

That's where they go. Have you seen how expensive it is to eat there? Like I like a good meal, but there's some things that out of spite. Holy cow.

Holy cow. Are angels making the food? Like what? Do you have like actual like cherubim, seraphim making the food? Chopping up the veggies for the salads? Like what's happening back there in the kitchen?

I don't know. So I I just think the reason that they these politicians support this type of stuff, especially in a one party state is because it shows you how far removed they are from everyday things. They don't know how much everyday items cost because these fools don't they don't do everyday items stuff. Can you imagine Gavin Newsom was in a Target and he was already having a meltdown. Man was there for five minutes and he's having a straight up meltdown. And you probably know he didn't even know where to go in the Target. He didn't even know. So yeah, they get $20 minimum wage and Panera Bread gets a carve out because they sell bread.

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It's time for Dana's quick five. Millennials are on course to become the richest generation in history. They said generational transfer of wealth largely built up in property will amount to 90 trillion trillion in the US alone. But then wait until the IRS hears about that. It's not gonna be for long. They're gonna hit you with death tax and all that. So that's gonna kill all that stuff.

Hey, keep voting Democrat. That's what you'll get. Yay. Wait, what? Also, I don't really want to talk about this.

Kane says it's news though. This was in Germany, of course. A dog that police said was about the size of a Jack Russell terrier caused a horrific injury because he bit off a dude's male copulatory organ.

I hate it. That's not making this up. The incessant barking forced neighbors to call the police. It was around 2am. And upon arriving at the property, first responders heard someone groaning in pain. They found a 66 year old man and his dog. They rushed him to the demand of the hospital and realized his dog was really he was in danger.

They literally did not. First off, I want to know how the dog could how it was out for the dog to get. And I feel like if it was shenanigans, like gross shenanigans, you deserve that. And I don't feel bad. And the dog should be left alone. It's traumatized.

It's disgusting. Like what is wrong with people like just nuke them off the earth. Just that's what lightning should be used for. If I was a deity, that's what I would do.

I'd just snuff people right off with a little lightning stroke like that guy right there. Oh, let's see. Oh, this is hysterical. So we had a headlines last headline segment about how there are more female psychopaths than men psychopaths.

Well, case in point. Taylor Swift fans are furious over a woman Shazaming one of her songs at a concert. They're livid. They're livid. It was a middle aged concert goer using Shazam to try to figure out what song it was. And people are infuriated online because they don't know what it was. They're infuriated online because they have no lives.

And they're trying to figure out who it is and all that. Oh, my gosh. Get lives. Touch grass. Like go see some sun.

Good night. I hope it's crazy. And last but not least, the NYU doctor kicked the bucket because she ate at Walt Disney World and wait stuff insisted the food was allergen free and it wasn't. But then at the same time, don't order things that are called fritters.

If you're worried about allergens, like dairy and nut and all that, right? Stick with us. Okay, so on break, you know, we're we're like, we talk about different things. And we just kind of get set up as if it's a slow news day. We talk trash and realized things. Yeah, we like realize stuff. And so Steve was all and we got his permission.

We're like, Hey, can we talk about this on here? Because Cain is, let me just I am I don't really look at myself as the voice of reason. I am just suspicious of everything. Cain, however, is his blood type is tinfoil.

A high percentage of tinfoil. And there is a conspiracy behind everything. Oh, yeah. Well, the reason they told you that is because like if someone says go out and get more sunlight. If a doctor tells somebody that Cain's like, well, that's just big sun talking right there.

I would be surprised if a doctor said that. I know, but you know, so anyway, Steve's like, Oh, yeah, you know, I had like my checkup and how am I you know, they do blood work and all this stuff. And, and Steve's like a young dude. He's like in his 20s. Right?

He's like in his like, like, early mid 20s. And we, we've talked about I've told you guys before, like we've talked about cholesterol and all this stuff. And I ended up I don't anymore, shockingly. But I ended up I can't do a keto diet. I used to do paleo and I eat really healthy.

Except for this bagel that I have here right now. I eat fairly healthy, very healthy. And when I did keto, I apparently lack like a specific type of enzyme in my liver to process a high fat diet like that.

So it made like made my numbers look like I was Wilford Brimley. Long story short, freaked out my doctor. I had to do a heart like a heart calcium test, all this kind of stuff.

Like I have all this stuff. And anyway, learned a lot about LDL and HDL. LDL is the bad cholesterol. HDL is the good cholesterol. And Steve was like, Yeah, you know, I got my cholesterol numbers. So I think when you turn, when you're like 35 and up, you immediately like, what are your cholesterol numbers?

It's like a competition. And so he's like, what are your numbers? What are your numbers? And Steve's like, Oh, I forgot.

I'm talking to pros here. And so he had said, what did you say was like 270 or cholesterol numbers 270? Talking about the LDL one? No, he's, yeah, no, like over like, yeah.

What did you say? Well, the 180, the cholesterol was 270. Yeah. By the way, nobody's violating the HIPAA violation. I already told him it was cool, which I call HIPAA because it's funnier.

But yeah. Yeah, well, I mean, and it also helps you remember where HIPAA permission. Yeah, you got the HIPAA permission. The HIPAA sets. That's a bad HIPAA permission. Write that down.

Let's see. That's the office HIPAA, you know, it's in HR, right? And people don't know that the HR, the agent's HIPAA, HIPAA relations. So, and our relations with it are good. So anyway, we're immediately in case like, I bet they're, I bet they push statins.

See the reason that people do the LDL stuff is because they want you on statins. I don't have an accent and overly zealous. It's like, it sounds like you've really manufactured this whole thing. Look, no, no, you don't get to be all excited on break and then come back on air and be like, well, no, that is so not true. Super calm cane.

I'm almost a hippie. What? What? What a travesty.

What a travesty you're committing right now. So they didn't prescribe you statins though, right, Steve? No, they're like, they're for like pre-diabetic patients. I don't have any of that. They didn't offer him statins.

Now who is being dramatic? Did they give you any literature that pointed to statins to fix this cholesterol thing? No. Did they give you any literature on statins? Yes, it said a statin medication is recommended for LDL 190 and higher. There it is. And I have a 180. But I have a 180.

In the seventies, in the 1970s, the number was 300 or higher. They've been steadily lowering that number since the seventies in order to sell more statins, which, by the way, your brain is majority cholesterol. So when you take statins, what happens to your brain? It actually ruins.

Gets mushy. Yeah, and you end up with Alzheimer's. There's a direct link with Alzheimer's and, you know, overuse of statins. So, yeah, quit.

I don't like that. I think it's insane before, for anybody to, I think it's irresponsible. This is what my cardiologist has said. It is absolutely irresponsible for a doctor to prescribe statins without doing a calcium score. I think they should literally have their licenses pulled. I'm only ten points from that.

They should be barred from practicing medicine because it's so irresponsible. Because when you go on statins, that's for life, dude. Yeah, and so what did they say, 180 and you're at 190? Yeah, and you're young.

They said statins at 190, I'm 180. And I'm only 29, so I don't even know why. Exactly. Why do I think you're like 24? I'm always 24. Because Juan's 24. That's Juan's age. Juan's 24. Juan's, yeah. But Juan's like, he's got like old man aura.

You know what I mean? He does. Like he's 24 years old, but like he seems like he's 60.

Right. Like he's seen some stuff. Yeah, like he's, you know, he's lived a life over there. Yeah, he knows what's going on.

Yeah, he knows what's up. But yeah, Steve is like, he's like, yeah, well, they, you know, mentioned, you know, statins over, you know, one. And you didn't do, you didn't do, like, they didn't do the calcium test or anything, right? No, I just had like five seconds of blood work and then I just got it back.

It's been like two days ago and this is what I'm reading now. It could be, Cain, that they just were like, well, in case you read about this somewhere, here's, you know, statins for this and this is what it's used for. Which I don't, I think that's, that should always be a last ditch resort. Yeah.

I'm not against them actually giving them the literature and all that. What I'm against is the fact that they've lowered that number to 180. Yeah. Or to 190 or whatever it is now. It used to be 300. This is, it's not healthy. Right.

It's not healthy to reduce your cholesterol so low that your brain suffers from it. That's ridiculous. I love the cardiologist that I went to. I actually don't need to need to see him anymore. But when I went through all of that stuff with, like, DietNet, they freaked out because they're like, why does your, why are your numbers coming back looking like you're Wilford Brimley? And then I had to do this. They literally stripped out my diet for like three months. I could only eat, like, just, I barely had energy to weight lift. And I ended up, like, I ended up losing a significant amount of weight unintentionally. And they were, because I mean, when you're, when you're not eating carbs, you're not eating all this other stuff, they're trying to figure out, is this a diet controlled thing?

Like, what's happening? Did the calcium test, all that stuff. And then it came back. It was still relatively elevated, but it was, it was a lot better than what it was because, like, my cholesterol had hit 280 and it was nuts. And they, they kept saying, they're only, one of my doctors was like, this has to be blockage or something somewhere or like you're, I couldn't get, I wasn't supposed to get my heart rate up. I wasn't supposed to be stressed for a month. Do you know what I do for a living?

Like, I'm wound up to 11, 24-7. Are you serious? So, but no, it's like tons better now. But it was, I can't do like super high fat diets like that. I don't, they actually did a liver, like an enzyme.

I don't forget what they call it. It's like a liver enzyme test. They did, I did every test on God's green earth. And they really, like, really, and I had, I was working with two different doctors because I'm nuts and I don't care.

I will double check the other's work. And it was legit, like, I, it's like a specific enzyme that I don't, I lack enough of in my liver to, to do a high fat diet like that. And I was doing it correctly. I just can't. So I'm like, oh, I'm the person that has to have the carbs. It's for my health. I wish I was that person. Yeah.

I have to have the carbs for my health. But anyway, I do think to your point, Cain, that there is an effort to get everybody on something. Yes. Like I think whether it's like mental health, I think a lot of people are put on like antidepressants that don't need to be on them. Whether it's like the weight stuff, whether it's the statins, the, I mean, there's like a million things that are out there. And a lot of it is diet because they were, Cain lost it. This is what I was saying. He got so like riled up on break because, because he asked Steve, he's like, what did they tell you? And he's like, well, you're not going to cut down red meat and beer. He's like, what? What? And then he had- My Saturdays? Like, come on.

I know. Saturdays are for the boys, man. Red meat and booze. That's like red meat and beer day.

Ridiculous. Yeah. You know, and beer, you know, really helped civilize society. You know that, right?

I mean, without beer, we'd all be dead. Anyway, so. Well, it's personal for me though, because my number was at 210, the last blood work that I had. And they were like, hmm, you know, over 190, may want to consider statins.

And I laid into my doctor. I'm like, are you kidding? Because he was an older guy. And I'm like, you seriously believe this?

I said, when you started, what was the number when you started? He's like, I get it. I get it. What was it old man?

What was it? I get it. So no, it's just letting you know what the numbers are. It's all it is. You know, and he backed off really quickly. Yeah.

It is personal for me because my grandma with dementia. And, you know, the problems there. And at that time, you never knew what the issue was. And now you start learning what these doctors are doing actually has some negative consequences. Yeah, no, it does.

It does for sure. And it's I mean, I think anything is bad. And like if you're not an overabundance, I mean, if you have too much of anything, even something that's good for you, there's going to be some kind of bad consequences.

Just use your common sense. You know, I eat I eat a little bit more fish than I used to. But I love it. I will never not eat red meat. If you were like, Dana, there's an asteroid coming and it's going to hit the planet and kill everyone unless you stop eating red meat. I'd be like cutting a bite of steak and be like, well, so long. It's been real.

Sorry. I'm going to go out with some red meat. But I because red meat is important. I mean, there's I mean, we're carnivores.

I mean, for crying out loud. But yeah, it's I do think that there's this major push. I think it was made easier to after the pandemic because they were pushing, oh, get the injections, get the shots, get them, get them. And if you didn't, then, you know, you were it's like they tried to mainstream being on stuff.

It's weird. It's those commercials you see. It's like all these couples or, you know, all of the fun, like playful music and everything, and then they're talking about this drug and ask your doctor about this drug. A 60 second commercial and 52 seconds of it is the side effects. It's like a happy fun ball commercial with SNL.

Don't taunt happy fun ball. They are putting a lot of money to push. I have friends that when they go to Mexico, they go to the pharmacies down there and get all the drugs that are that aren't regulated here and they bring them all back. And my husband's like, you know, it could be the cartel. And I'm like, well, which cartel, the FDA or the Mexican cartel?

Like, you know, which one? We've got Florida man on the way. You don't want to miss. So that's medicine and science on the Dana show.

Plan a trip to Mexico. Look at you. Right. I mean, for real, like, I mean, at least the cartels being honest about being the car. They're like, yes, we will kill you.

And the FDA is like, no, we're going to pretend that we love your life. I mean, you know, at least one's honest. I'm just saying.

But they're both cartels. Let's be real. All right. As we get moving, I'm bound to get hate mail. I will print it out and I'll run it over with a little Segway that I got on Amazon for Mother's Day five years ago for like $200. So try me. Thanks for tuning in to today's edition of Dana Lash's Absurd Truth podcast. If you haven't already made sure to hit that subscribe button on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
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