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CLASS WAR: "We Ain't Your Human Resource!"

"Let the wealthy corporations and the 'ownership' class know that we are not their 'human resource.' We are not simply another commodity - like steel, or utilities, or raw materials - to be bought cheap, used up, discarded and replaced."
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"Just Joshing, I Hope?"

From Josh Marshall on TPM: The Fed has set up something called the TALF, the Term Asset-backed Securities Loan Facility, which will offer "low-cost three-year funding to any US company investing in securitized consumer loans" including hedge funds. Says the...
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CLASS WAR: Bailout Questions From The Worker's Perspective

"Why should we not compel the other automakers to pay a UAW wage rather than compel UAW members to take a major reduction?"
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Warren-style "Ecumenism" Undermines 1st Amendment

"To now offer (Warren) the honor of representing all God's People in prayer at this Inauguration... is to legitimize his confounding of Religion and Government."
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Bush Solely Dodges Yet One More Issue In Legacy Promotion

On the eve of President Bush's recent surprise visit to Iraq, Charles Gibson of ABC News introduced a segment including an interview with Bush by saying the following: "Much has been made of his historically low approval ratings, but Mr. Bush...
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CLASS WAR: "Say, Don't You Remember? You Called Me Al!"

 CLASS WAR: Third Installment GOP Senators have all but declared outright that they will withhold any help in curing the overall economic slowdown unless they can first break the Autoworkers Union (UAW). In so doing, they have painted a picture of who are to...
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CLASS WAR: "Reaganomics? First, Bust the Unions!"

"Ronald Reagan had shown the way (to gain dominion over the working class) in 1980 when he refused to negotiate with the Air Traffic Controllers and instead simply replaced them with cheaper labor."
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CLASS WAR: "Whose Economy Is It, Anyway?"

"At what point did economic Darwinism within the proletariat become a fundamental principle in our economy?"
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The Difficulties of Being Bi-Partisan

  ...although, to be fair about it,  I'm not really all that obsessed with cats!...


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Favorite Quotes

"Is this a private fight, or can anyone join?" - Old Irish Saying

"We Can Be Together" - Jefferson Airplane

"Misery's the river of the world - everybody row!" - Tom Waits

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." - Jonathan Swift

“If a man is not an oligarch, something is not right with him. Everyone had the same starting conditions, everyone could have done it.” - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian Tycoon, now in prison.


"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." - Jay Gould, 19th Century Industrialist

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." - John Steinbeck


I slept with the lions
and Marilyn Monroe
had breakfast in the eye
of a hurricane

fought Rocky Marciano,
played Minnesota Fats
burned hundred-dollar bills,
I've eaten Mulligan stew

got drunk with Louis Armstrong
what's that old song?
I taught Mickey Mantle
everything that he knows
-Tom Waits "Jitterbug Boy"

Somewhere in Wisconsin, at the junction of Principles and Opinion

Progressive Liberal Socialist -
Studs Terkel; Clarence Darrow; Bob LaFollette; Frank Zeidler; Eugene Debs; Joe Hill; Saul Alinsky; FDR New Deal; Henry Wallace; James Groppi; Catonsville 9; Harold Washington; Tip O'Neill; Ann Richards; Molly Ivins; Mahatma Ghandi; Mother Jones; Chalmers Johnson; Ed Garvey; Michael Moore

Favorite Books:
"The Jungle" - Upton Sinclair
"The Grapes of Wrath" - John Steinbeck
"Reveille for Radicals" - Saul Alinsky
"Clarence Darrow for the Defense" - Irving Stone
"Ironweed" - William Kennedy
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" - Carson McCullers
"The Glass Menagerie" - Tennessee Williams
"The Last Lion" trilogy (unfinished) - William Manchester
"Moby Dick" - Herman Melville
"Great Expectations" - Charles Dickens
"A River Runs Through It" - Norman MacLean
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany" - Willliam L. Shirer
"Trout Fishing in America" / "Revenge of the Lawn" - Richard Brautigan
"TRUCK" / "COOP" - Michael Perry
"A Confederacy of Dunces" - John Kennedy O'Toole
"Wisconsin Death Trip" - Michael Lesy
"Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage" - Alfred Lansing


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