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May 19, 2014

Will the last business out of California light a match and burn the state to the ground?

Rock-Bottom Los Angeles Area Wages Warfare With Sriracha, One Of Its Few Big Investors: In a region that has made itself a foreign and venture capital investment desert,
it's rather astonishing to see politicians from the industrial Los Angeles suburb of Irwindale do all they can to chase the largest and rarest investor in their town out. But that's what they've done, hauling the Huy Fong company into court and winning an injunction from the Los Angeles Superior Court to force the $60 million company to cease operations during the three months in autumn when it grinds up locally grown hot peppers for its famous Sriracha hot sauce, which now flavors packaged food from ice cream to popcorn. Apparently, some locals don't like the smell.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 19, 2014 9:37 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Incredible - as in defying belief. We're almost out of golden egg-laying geese to fry.

Posted by: StephenB at May 19, 2014 9:46 AM

In paper mill towns I was always told that the stench was the smell of money. Wealth creation often involves some pain for those who create it and those who benefit (employees). So it is for this company, but the progressives don't understand money or wealth creation. They'll wonder what happened to the golden eggs.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 19, 2014 10:23 AM

Yes, Jimmy J, except that Progressives do not ever stop to wonder, or they would not be Progressives.

Posted by: james wilson at May 19, 2014 11:50 AM

The Left intends to ride that flaming wreck all the way to the crash site.

Posted by: Scott M at May 19, 2014 1:00 PM

They're not waiting until the last business leaves to put the match to the place.

Idea: Can we get a trebuchet large enough to fling Harry Reid over the mountains in to the conflagration?

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at May 19, 2014 2:05 PM

Toyota USA is moving their corporate headquarters here (DFW) from Torrance. Six thousand jobs, the great majority of which pay in the high-five- to six-figure range. We residents of North Texas would like to thank the people of Southern California for sending us another highly profitable corporation, and the generation of sales tax, property tax, and commercial revenue its employees and their children will pump into our economy.

Sriracha will be welcome, too. We love the smell of spicy food here. And money, of course.

Posted by: B Lewis at May 19, 2014 2:54 PM

Cannibal Pot:
Where everyone gets to eat for free until there's no one left.

Or, as Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 19, 2014 7:39 PM

California: Oil: almost gone, until they run out of every other business to tax the crap out of. Nissan, Toyota, GM gone. Honda: almost gone. Movies: production anywhere but CA. Henry Roofing materials (from the land of the La Brea tar pits), gone to Texas. Sriracha: getting gone to Texas. Aerospace: still there but steadily shrinking. Silicon Valley; importing H1-B workers by the boatload, production anywhere but CA. Central Valley farming: steadily shrinking, but with more mouths to feed pouring across the border. Disneyland: $100/ticket. Divide up the state into six parts so there's even more government jobs to pass out, now they'll need six bureaucrats and polis for every one before. Cali's can't defend themselves, while the police can murder citizens with impunity. The homie yutes in Oakland, Governor Brown's last job, have PTSD. And they're building a $100 billion train to nowhere. While the idiot Brown and his ilk are worried about the sea level rising.

I don't know man, I don't think you can fix crazy.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at May 20, 2014 3:41 AM

Here's where a good earthquake would come in handy. Regret any collateral damage but worth it as we watch the thing fall over into the sea.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 20, 2014 10:02 PM

I left California in 2004 with no regrets. I still feel sorry for extended family members who remain in California, and I sorta wish they would leave for their own good, but that's their decision, nothing I can do about it.

Posted by: Grizzly at May 21, 2014 5:29 PM

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