Daily Kos: Happy F*ckin' Labor Day!
Before there were unions, there was no middle class. Working people didn't get to send their kids to college, few were able to own their own fucking home, nobody could take a fucking day off for a funeral or a sick day or they might lose their fucking job.
Then working people organized themselves into unions. The bosses and the companies fucking hated that. In fact, they were often overheard to say, "Fuck the UAW!!!" That's because the UAW had beaten one of the world's biggest industrial corporations when they won their battle on February 11, 1937, 44 days after they'd taken over the GM factories in Flint. Inspired by their victory, workers struck almost every other fucking industry, and union after union was born. Had World War II not begun and had FDR not died, there would have been an economic revolution that would have given everyone — everyone — a fucking decent life.
Nonetheless labor unions did create a middle class for the majority (even companies that didn't have unions were forced to pay at or near union wages in order to attract a workforce) and that middle class built a great country and a good life. You see, Rahm, when people earn a fucking good wage, they spend it on stuff, which then creates more good paying jobs, and then the middle class grows fucking big. Did you know that back when I was a kid if you had a parent making a union wage, only one parent had to work?! And they were home by 3 or 4pm, 5:30 at the latest! We had dinner together! Dad had four weeks paid vacation. We all had free health and dental care. And anyone with decent grades went to college and it didn't fucking bankrupt them. (And if you ever used the F-word, the nuns would straighten you out in ways that even you couldn't bear to hear about).
Mayor Daley isn't running for re-election. Sorry to do this to you Chicago, but please, jeebus take Rahm's ass out of the White House before he completely destroys the Obama Presidency.
Progressive Group: Rahm's A 'Cancer On The Democratic Party,' Should 'Flatly Go Away':
"Rahm is unfit to represent Democrats in office,' Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green said. 'He's a cancer on the Democratic Party. Democrats' current 2010 situation is due to a weak Rahm Emanuel mentality that says water down real reform at the urging of Republicans and corporations, thus making Democratic reform less popular with voters than the real deal would have been. If Democrats had passed the overwhelmingly-popular public option and broken up the big banks when they had the chance, they'd be cruising for a landslide victory right now.'"
Addicted to sucking GOP daddy dick, this WH is.
Robert Reich (Why Obama Is Proposing Whopping Corporate Tax Cuts, and Why He's Wrong):
"The economy needs two whopping corporate tax cuts right now as much as someone with a serious heart condition needs Botox."
Infrastructure - NYTimes.com
'Oh, the Japanese dude MUST know how to work the cell phone'.
Bet they didn't let him drive, either.
Japan reporter tricked captors into using Twitter - Yahoo! News:
"TOKYO – A Japanese journalist held hostage in Afghanistan for five months managed to send out a message via Twitter that he was alive when his captors asked him how to use a cell phone.
Just days before he was freed, Kosuke Tsuneoka said one of the militants brought him his new cell phone and asked the prisoner to set it up."
Men seeking to impress on the dance floor, move that body - Yahoo! News