Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Perfect Union

Indeed. What would it be like to have a Democratic Party that fought... That played to win... by any means necessary.

I think the world would be a much, much better place.

Alas, I can only wonder.

AMERICAblog News: GOP billionaire activists Koch Brothers allegedly own nearly every Republican in or from Wisconsin (or, How to play to win):
"In this post I asked, 'What if we played to win?' Now I'd like to ask, What would playing to win look like?

The meta answer is, it would look like it looks on a championship college football team (college teams, like political movements, are staffed with volunteers). Or, as new coach Brian Kelly of the up-and-seriously-coming Fighting Irish calls it, 'the physical and mental toughness' to play the whole game hard.

What would that mean for Progressives? For starters, it would mean not apologizing when someone says we're not 'nice'. That's like apologizing for winning.

But let's get specific. What would it mean to play the whole game hard?"

The Dems are in the game in the 1st quarter as are WI Dems. It is sad that I don't expect them to be playing in the 2nd quarter. Hope to be proved wrong, but...

Indiana Democrats leave state, deny quorum to block anti-union bill


"To form a more perfect UNION". Union people died for rights we are loosing today. You don't have to go to war to be a true Patriot.

Daily Kos: Union is the measure:
"There's a word in the very first line of the Constitution of the United States that describes the instrument through which freedom is held. It's a term for people acting in concert to secure their liberty and hold those rights against any opponent. That word is union.

From its founding, the story of this nation has been the story of union. It is the story of two centuries spent in building up the ability of ordinary citizens to treat with wealthy, powerful, politically connected entities. That story contains instances of tragedy. Thousands died in the struggle, many thousands more suffered poverty or were outcast from communities. But the story of union also contains far-reaching triumphs. Every paid vacation, every weekend, every overtime dollar, every protection from arbitrary dismissal and unfair treatment, everything that makes your working life tolerable, came because people stood together in union at risk to their own livelihoods and often their own lives. Some of those laws exist only because workers stood in union when not only corporations but their own government attacked them not just with guns, but with bombers. They paid the price. You reap the benefits."


Daley, Chief Of Staff, Earned $8.7 Million From JPMorgan Last Year:
"Last year, the new White House chief of staff earned more than 180 times the pay of a typical American worker.

Jesus. Reign the damn military-industrial complex in.

Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’ | The Raw Story:
"A fake virtual army of people could be used to help create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed."

The dude who messed with Peanut will have to move out of the Shoals.

Don't frack with Peanut.

Community expresses love, anger after attack | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:
"Stiff said Michael’s attacker might be safer in jail than on the streets.

“I wish I could find him and have me a ball bat,” she said.

“I don’t like to hurt anybody, but I would sure take a swing at him."
Indeed. Safer in jail.

Suspect arrested in assault on Colbert man | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL


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