Posts Tagged ‘Rob Job’

Jan
2011
28

Three Ways You Already Know Darrell Issa is a Huge Creep Determined to Waste Vast Amounts of Taxpayer Money in a Blind Rage

Three Ways You Already Know Darrell Issa is a Huge Creep Determined to Waste Vast Amounts of Taxpayer Money in a Blind Rage
Way #1) If you read any labor blogs, such as this one or maybe even this one, you already know that California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is a huge creep determined to waste vast amounts of taxpayer money in a blind rage.  Way #2) If you follow any daily political blogs, for instance this one ...
Jan
2011
25

My Country, ‘Tis of Tea: The Daily Show Skewers Fox News for its Use of Nazi Terminology

If you live in this country, you can likely think of at least 100 reasons why “The Far Right” is a scary place (101 if you count Sarah Palin, but we’re not since we took the Palin-Free pledge). Of all 100, the thing that irks me the most is the Conservative insistence on labeling their ...
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Jan
2011
24

Alderman Rhymefest?

Alderman Rhymefest?
Every single music reviewer in the world is in love with Kayne West. We’re talking 1960s style L-U-V. We’re talking Rolling Stone. We’re talking Pitchfork. And we’re definitely talking The Village Voice. They’ve lauded the album as the second coming.   Now, Kayne’s antics can definitely grow tiresome (dude, no...
Jan
2011
20

Football Has the Best Playoffs

Football Has the Best Playoffs
Football has the best playoffs.  One and done.  Do I know more about baseball?  Maybe.  Do I care more about baseball?  Probably.  But there’s nothing more fun than the NFL playoffs. And that, friends, is a fact.  My team, Los Gigantes de Nueva York, isn’t even playing anymore and I still love every minute of ...
Dec
2010
28

VIDEO: “There isn’t a union buster who can be successful if he doesn’t break the law routinely.”

Occasionally, I have these dark thoughts that there are really straight-up evil people in the world; thoughts that there are rooms filled with cigar smoke where ‘fat cats’ plot the downfall of working families. But, then I think: “whoa, Job. Slow her down now. You’re totally paranoid.”  I decide I need to get a grip,...
Dec
2010
10

HOT STOVE: Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enters Baseball Hall of Shame Through Political Backdoor

HOT STOVE: Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enters Baseball Hall of Shame Through Political Backdoor
Ok, folks, let’s all agree that we can agree to disagree. Agreed? Great. If you follow baseball, you know that King Felix won the Cy Young this year despite winning only 13 games and losing 12.  To me, you can’t win the Cy Young on a last place team since baseball is a team game.  That’s ...
Dec
2010
8

No Retreat, Baby. No Surrender.

No Retreat, Baby. No Surrender.
I don’t know about you, but there are at least three Bruce Springsteen albums I can think of off the top of my head that are full-on classics.  I mean, come on: Nebraska - gut-wrenching! Darkness at the Edge of Town - face-melting! Born in the U.S.A - mind-blowning!   When I was growing up, ...
Dec
2010
2

Willie Nelson Makes Political Statement from Jail

Willie Nelson Makes Political Statement from Jail
Hey, we don’t care how old the dude is, when the Red Headed Stranger gets arrested, the WE wants to know about it.  Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson was recently arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol some 100 miles from the U.S. border.  While lacking some of Eugene Debs’ eloquence, Willie chose to send a ...
Nov
2010
29

SIGN THIS PETITION: Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire!

SIGN THIS PETITION: Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire!
Attention!  It looks like unemployment benefits will be cut by a lame duck Congress today.  This is a tragedy for working Americans trying desperately to find suitable employment.  The vast majority of working people in this country take pride in their work and want nothing more than to earn a wage for a job well ...
Nov
2010
23

UNION FILM: “Made in Dagenham”

UNION FILM:
We all know that the Holiday Movie is as much of a tradition as stocking stuffers and dreidels.  This is the time of year when we get the epics, the tearjerkers and the big endings for the little guy.  One of these movies I can already officially co-sign is Paramount Pictures’ Made in Dagenham.  The ...
Nov
2010
22

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #3: Philip Dray’s “There Is Power In a Union”

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #3: Philip Dray's
Ok, Everyone. It’s Thanksgiving week and we all know that it’s time to shop for the loved ones on our list.  I know there are a lot of new gadgets to buy but think for a second, just think, about buying that loved one a real life book or at least a kindle with a ...
Nov
2010
17

Can “Weak Ties” Create Social Change?

Can
I recently read a piece by Malcolm Gladwell, best known as the author of Blink and The Tipping Point.  I always read his pieces but I often don’t agree with him.  He’s good at distilling complex academic jargon into something we can all enjoy, but he sometimes cherry picks theories to make his point.  In ...