What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, April 11, 2011

Linkee-poo still can't get a handle on Mondays

Sorting algorithms as folk dances. Um. Yeah, Bob. Okay, slightly geeky, but still interesting. (Pointed out by Dan)

And because of the anniversary tomorrow, the five myths about why the South seceded. We seem to be having this conversation again, almost 150 years after the issue was settled. Do I need to remind everybody which side won? (Pointed to by Sheila)

Strange, employee lawsuits are up. And continue to go up. Why, that can't be. Our employers always follow the law and never screw workers because in the marketplace they would be punished for that. I can just barely say those things with a straight face anymore. Hey, good thing we're all about the reducing people's collective bargaining rights and stifling employees' ability to form unions. But then, you know, the people forcing these changes on us always tell the truth about how evil collective bargaining is draining our state's budget. See link this weekend to Roger Ebert's One-Percenters article and earlier comment on SB 5 about "You'll take what you're given and like it." Do we really have to go back to the days when people died on the job before we realize what we've lost? But, hey, at least I see a growth opportunity for Xee (aka Blackwater), just like the Pinkertons in the late 19th century.

Paul Krueman asks a question a lot of us are thinking. Just where has our champion gone?

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