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A big “thank you” to all those who died in the Chicago rail yards so that we might have the day off to grill hot dogs… Happy Labor Day

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I posted more than half a decade ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today, seeing as how Michigan has since become a so-called “right to work” state, and we now how have an unquestionably anti-worker administration running […]

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Happy Labor Day again, you Socialist sons of bitches!

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I wrote a couple of years ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today. As some of you probably know, Labor Day was first celebrated here in the United States in 1882. It wasn’t, however, made a national […]

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Wisconsin’s public employee unions fight back

We may not be at Egyptian levels yet, but the protests in Wisconsin are growing in the wake of Governor Scott Walker’s demand that public employees no longer be allowed to negotiate their employment contracts collectively. Here’s footage of thousands of people taking over Wisconsin’s State Capitol building today. One just hopes that Walker wasn’t […]

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The assault against collective bargaining

Metafilter has a good thread this evening on the current assault against collective bargaining in America, which is being led by state governments beset by debt. Here’s the post that kicked off the conversation. I’d encourage you, though, to check out the original, posted by a fellow calling himself Saul Goodman, which is chock full […]

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The moral of the story: stay away from Detroit gas stations

I was just perusing Reddit, and happened across an interesting conversation about Detroit. The original post, which was entitled, “Just drove through Detroit and mistakenly got off the highway to get gas. How does a city like this exist in the western world?,” wasn’t terribly insightful, but I’m enjoying the bizarre comments that the subject […]

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