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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Linkee-poo gets it out of its system

To quote some of my friends, can you hear us know? How about now? I expect to see more workers marching soon. I think it's hilarious in Ohio that the executive side of the Unionization issue is now bemoaning the binding arbitration clause they helped instigate in the 90s. You may remember the fight that was to get Unions to agree to it (well, basically they had to back down, people don't like their police and firemen to strike). At the time it was hailed as a victory by the executive side to help speed along negotiations. Strangely enough, the management side has lost most of the arbitration rulings, even though the rules already favor their positions. Yeah, strange that. It's almost as if a person who looks at the issue independently can see how the workers are being screwed. I bet it's that damned well known liberal bias of reality. Do I need to remind us all how our Ohio Gov. raised the pay rates for his political appointees (by 10%+) and cut the salaries of the career staffers?

edit What's happening today. Can you hear us now? (Grokked from Tobias Buckell).

Hmm, I wonder if conservatives will so proudly declare they're doing what the people want (CBS poll showing a majority - not just a plurality - disapprove of defunding the health care law). Aw, who am I kidding. It was a lie when they use it before, they'll continue to lie about it. Well, to them it's not a lie, but then they have different definitions of who is a person/citizen (those that agree with them) and who isn't (those who disagree).

I guess TP sweetheart Michelle Bachmann isn't for every tax break. Really, if you read that quote from her and don't come away with, "Got mine, screw you" I'm not sure you're paying attention. And she's against helping women breast feed their babies by saying that breast pumps and equipment shouldn't be deductible under the IRS code (and how many people have enough medical expenses to really have this make a difference here? It's a "we support this" measure, not really anything more)?

And speaking of, "Got mine, screw you," Boehner is ready to cut 1 million jobs, and put in an earmark for his home district (funding a project most other people say is not necessary, and the Pentagon has said they don't want). But on the positive note, maybe our earmark for our stop light at the school isn't dead after all (note to self, check with mayor). updated I wrote this yesterday. I guess there was a vote last night, and this earmark went down in flames. So, now I'm not wondering if it was a head fake so Boehner could claim, "Hey, I'm not immune to these cuts." You know, before anybody can say, "You were against earmarks, but then your tried this." Anyway, there go another 7000 Ohio jobs. Bye-bye.


vince said...

What I'm hoping is that they'll screw the pooch so badly that 2012 will be a landslide in the opposite direction.

Of course, with some exceptions, these same anti-government interference-in-our-lives people are also want to keep the Patriot Act going (as does Obama, which annoys me, to put it mildly.)

I admit I'm a fiscal conservative tempered by my Christian beliefs (feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc.), but I have nothing but disgust for these lying hypocrites, God bless their little hearts.

Steve Buchheit said...

Vince, I agree. Unfortunately, as I've said before, I have to live with them screwing the pooch. So I'm not all that trilled we have to relive these errors.

Also, I'm also upset he hasn't put down the emergency powers instigated in the fear of 9/11.