You know keepaway? One of the oldest games in humankind, where two naked killer apes toss a valued object back and forth with one in the middle desperately trying to get the valued object.
by Walter Brasch Just about everyone has an opinion of what President Obama should do about the ISIS threat in Iraq. Many of the suggestions have come from the architects of America’s latest invasion of Iraq who claimed the nine year war that led to more than 25,000 deaths and 110,000 injuries among American and coalition troops would last not more than six months. Whatever the President does or doesn’t do, a rabid minority will attack him and stuff their suggestions with the vileness of hate and politics. Most suggestions are based on ignorance and are easily dismissed. But, there is one possible suggestion that may have merit. On Sean Hannity’s Fox TV show, Phil Robertson, the Duck … Continue reading
On this, Labor Day, we remember that the only “check and balance” to unrequited greed a la WalMart, IS the Union movement. But that generations of propaganda and attacks have all but crushed the labor movement in the United States of America…. Continue reading
by Walter Brasch It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: –Teachers only work half a year. –Teachers are overpaid. –Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to hold the burden of teacher salaries. Often, those who complain the most are those who were average or below-average students who blame teachers, not themselves, for their mediocrity. Although most claim to be strong free-market capitalists, they believe teachers should not have much higher wages and benefits than they do, a philosophy bordering on socialism. Let’s look at each … Continue reading
Market Basket Newburyport, MA Last night when the news broke here in Massachusetts that the workers and former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas had prevailed and deal was finally signed for Arthur T. Demoulas to by the beleaguered Market Basket company from his rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, I was among the many loyal customers who cheered the news. Twitter was abuzz with the news and many customers like myself chimed in to spread the news. If you don’t live in a community where there is a Market Basket grocery store, chances are you hadn’t been paying much attention to the Market Basket employees strike and all the many implications it carried for entire communities and the corporation itself. The employee strike … Continue reading
Gee: if a “strongarm” robbery took place and the store that was supposedly robbed do not believe they were robbed, what conclusion should we come to?
Anyone else mortally offended that there’s a Black man on the golf course who isn’t a caddy? … from one has-been hack … who seems to hate everyone and everything these days … Maureen Dowd of the NY Times … Continue reading
… compare Nixon’s little after-school operation for date-expired juvenile delinquents with the Faux Nooz/Talk Radio/Publishing trifecta of American Haters™ and you might understand WHY I’m worried. Continue reading