I was unemployed from October 2009 to May 2010 and listened to Big Ed and Thom every day. Now that I'm back at work I can't listen to Thom or Ed, but I hope I can stay connected through this blog. I listened today (Labor Day) at a Recycled program. Great journalism.
Pacifica, Labor Day 2010 - Is it politics? Probably. Remember Ronald Reagan? Of course you do. He's the guy who cranked up union-busting in this country. Based on opinion polls busting up the unions was a very popular position of the anti-labor political right (still is). Reagan's position was odd when one considers he was once president of the Screen Actors Guild, but he was pro-management and lead a strike-ending agreement in 1959 that eventually weakened the union. His position forced his resignation from union members before his term was up.
I am looking for a Progressive democratic party in Fresno Ca.that I can be a part of. Anyone know of any? Please let me know, as I REALLY want to get involved. ...Thanks
I've treasured Thom's bringing to my attention President Roosevelt's incredible 1936 speech. I've often handed it out to friends - or given the link to the audio file, hoping they'd read or listen. Often I find that they just 'didn't have the time'. God help America if we can't devout less than half an hour to such a critical and fantastic piece of prescient insight to America's soul...
So, I took it upon myself to make a 'Reader's Digest" condensed version of it. Hope you all enjoy it. Feel free to spread it around. It can be found at these two sites: