Another Curious Obama Headline…

Really, not making it up at all: Obama Delivers Impassioned Defense of the Labor Movement And hey, sounds pretty good, until you remember that, well…this speech was given in front of Union People in Detroit on Labor Day. Whereas on Debt Deal Day, in front of the Nation, he was all about giving all the…

At this point, on this labor day…

…it would seem perfectly reasonable, if most any national-level politicians were to show up at any labor event, nationwide…the only appropriate response would range from politely asking them to leave to forcibly throwing them out… If Republican, they actively attempt to stamp out unions that built the middle class, and if Democrats, their expression of…

Down the Rabbit Hole…

Hey everybody, a couple of days without posting, bit out of character for me but felt the need to take a step back for a couple of days as the rabbit hole I slipped into was feeling a bit deep… That, and the goings ons on Saturday in Wisconsin and nationwide were consuming my attentions…more…

What Makes a Great Friday Night?

Simple… A cold trip up north, 19,000 people, violent hockey between the working class cities of Chicago and Milwaukee and the Dropkick Murphys playing after the game…including their new song, Take Em’ Down which they released early to honor the protests in Wisconsin… In support of workers’ rights…and remember, they only call it class war…

Wall Street…

Yeah…why not? Those days of marching on capitols becoming so passe (in about a week or so), perhaps its time to take this straight to the robber barons themselves, for if the SEC and the politicians are so unwilling to do anything anymore, to smile and hire the investment banker CEO’s instead of put them…

Would you believe assassins have a union? We do…

Hello again. Yes, I still kill people for a living. And yes, I’m in a union. It’s kind of an off-shoot of the union most US Marshals belong to but we keep it kind of quiet – so that’s all I really want to say about it. Damn. That might even be too much…well, its…

Hey Chicago – BP’s already spilling into Lake Michigan

Good morning Chicago! Were you aware British Petroleum, scourge of the south is closer to home than many of you may realize? Yes-sir, they have been operating the fourth largest oil refinery adjacent to Lake Michigan for years, and dumping pollution into the lake for just as long. The Whiting Refinery, located in Whiting, Indiana is perilously…