February 2011

Collective bargaining and farm cooperatives

I find it ironic that we're seeing a movement to squash collective bargaining emminate from the heartland where farm cooperatives have been a mainstain for business operations. According to the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives the purpose of a cooperative is

Why Are Cooperatives Organized?

Walker: Nursing Home Patients, Dependent Care Persons and other deaths

If Walker’s nonsense in Wisconsin leads to an interruption of care that results in the death of any Nursing Home patient, Dependent Care Handicapped Individual, person receiving Mediare/caide/BadgerCare or any other person then Scott Walker, J.B.

Koch-Puppets and Madison Politics…

Koch-Puppets and Madison Politics…

There Goes the Environment

While the presently proposed high speed rail may one day in fifty or seventy-five years become a necessity in Florida, why build it now when it is not a necessity? Only the rich can afford to use it. By the time we need it for public transportation, it will be rotten then, and mortgaged three times, and will have to be replaced at taxpayer expense.

Executive Order 11988 & 11990, Protection of Floodplains/Wetlands, (1977): Requires Federal agencies to minimize impacts of Federal activities on floodplains/wetlands.

Of Oranges and Railroads

This is a short history of consolidation of the Florida and California citrus holdings and the rotten inside Washington, DC deals of the railroad men. The proposed route of the Florida High Speed Rail clearly shows who benefits- Old America, the Union Pacific, the heirs and assigns of the 37th Congress, big gas and oil, Walt Disney World, and Publix. Plus, the federal billions will pay off a century old mortgage debt of the Florida East Coast Ry.

USA - An Invalid Government?

The prank call to Wisconsin is evidence that the philosophy of Ayn Rand is the credo of the Republican Party. The Wisconsin Govenor was so eager to do the biddng of the wealthy elite, David Koch, just as in some Ayn Rand novel. Apparently, politicans like Gov. Walker see themself as overlords of the working-class. Govenor Walker actually thinks that he's going to enable the next big transfer of power because as he said to the fake David Koch, "it's the right thing to do". Is America becoming an invalid government?

FDR: Public V. Private Unions - Have fun trying to worm out of this one....

http://www.newsherald.com/articles/union-91173-teachers-imbalance.html

The teachers union protest in Wisconsin isn’t just a battle over employee benefits. It is an important ideological fight between public unions and taxpayers that forces elected officials to decide whom they side with.

Let's Start an Obama Shoe Campaign in Support of Wisconsin Union Workers!

Someone called Thom today (2/25/11), saying he's going to send Obama a pair of comfortable shoes. This suggestion comes in light of Obama's campaign promise to join union workers on the picket line, if their rights were ever threatened. I agree with that caller, and I'm going to send Obama a pair of shoes. I implore that you all do the same--regardless if they are used shoes, slippers from the dollar store, etc.

City of Madison Police Officers to Start Spending the Night with Protesters in the Capitol Building

just in case freak-a-saurus Walker tries anything

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The Problem Isn't a "Trade War" - The Problem Is Trump

Thom plus logo The United States needs to protect its domestic economy. We need to protect jobs in manufacturing. We need to rebuild manufacturing. But this needs to come from a comprehensive, coherent, multifaceted strategy that may well include tariffs.