The Goal Of Unions Is And Always Has Been To Better The Standards Of Life For Wage Earners
The TRUE meaning of Labor Day has been hijacked like every other American holiday and demurred to the official weekend closing the summer break with the introduction to a new school year. – Read the full article
“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention. – Read the full article
Today is Labor Day. It can be a challenge to remember today’s purpose, because the accomplishments of the labor movement are marked by what doesn’t happen. But it’s important to reflect on the contours of your life to remember the historical importance of this day and the people who sacrificed their lives to make it possible. – Read the full article
Bernie Sanders was on-the-money (pun intended) with his assessment of the Walker victory in Wisconsin:
There is an aggressiveness out there among the ruling class of this country, among the billionaires who are saying: “You know what? Ya, we got a whole lot now, but we want even more. – Read the full article
This week’s political illustrations from the gifted and talented Mario Piperni:
Via About.com: – Read the full article
Walker won his recall election, yes that’s true. Walker won by 7 points; 53% to 46%. Which means the electorate is nearly evenly split. But the corporate, mainstream media is treating it like it was a landslide.
At CNN, David Gergen, a monotone, uninteresting guy who the MSM elevated to an unearned status of “top political analyst” simply because President Clinton made the mistake of hiring him, said this:
Walker’s message — that state workers unions had too much power and were preventing necessary budget cuts — resonated with voters. – Read the full article
Yes, I know that’s backwards – for a reason. Some woman slapped Tom Barrett after he conceded to Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall election.:
Better view of the slap here: http://bcove.me/0ogisf0p – Read the full article
The loses in Wisconsin never should have happened. I’m asking the question:
Where was the Occupy movement? Did they vote?
I’ve seen comments in site after site where OWS supporters trash Democrats with even more vitriol than we hear from Republicans. – Read the full article
Update – 9pm MST: The media is calling this too early. With 88% reporting, Walker leads by 9 points. But the last numbers coming in will be from Milwaukee and Madison, Democratic strongholds. The final result will be close. Barrett conceded too soon, much like Gore in 2000. – Read the full article
President Obama and the fight for LGBT rights: – Read the full article
I’ve seen this story in the liberal/progressive blogosphere but BlueCheddar.net took the time to delve into it a little further.
It appears that Scott Walker’s allies, in a desperate attempt to attack all enemies of the crooked Walker, sent out an anti-teacher flyer for the Janesville School District that names teachers who signed recall petitions and lists their salaries, as well. – Read the full article
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has hired Dr. James Kroll to be his White-Tailed Deer trustee, otherwise known as the Wisconsin Deer Czar. Of course being appointed by Scott Walker is a leading indicator that Dr. Kroll is a right wing freakazoid, and sure enough Kroll’s ramblings prove that point nicely. – Read the full article