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  • Chuck Schumer on Videotape: Democrats WIll Impeach Donald Trump ‘The Sooner the Better’

    09/04/2018 5:49:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/4/18 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed Democrat plans for next year at a Labor Day parade on Monday when he, using a bullhorn, told a crowd member that he and Democrats intend to impeach President Donald Trump should they gain control of the Congress.The comments by Schumer are, to date, the most significant and open pledge that Democrats intend to impeach Trump on day one of a Democrat-controlled Congress. “When are you going to impeach Trump?” a man shouted as Schumer walked by, carrying a bullhorn.“The sooner the better!” the Senate minority leader fired back. “The sooner the...
  • Boy Fatally Struck by Float During Colorado Labor Day Parade

    09/03/2018 6:30:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ktla ^ | Posted 1:02 PM, September 3, 2018,
    The parade was immediately canceled as trained personnel treated and transported the minor and his parents to a hospital, according to a statement from the town of Windsor. He died shortly afterward. “The child and family are in our hearts right now,” Windsor Police Chief Rick Klimek told Denver television station KMGH. “Windsor is a small, tight-knit community and we hope to protect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of their child.” The boy was a participant in a parade float. … The float belonged to a local church, Rice said. The driver stopped when he heard screaming....
  • Trump Hits Back on Union Leader in Labor Day Tweets

    09/03/2018 12:18:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump on Monday slammed AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka over comments he made over the weekend, saying it’s easy to see why unions are doing so terribly.“Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend,” the president tweeted. “Some of the things he said were so against the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend. Some of the...
  • Warren: Dems ‘Will Be There’ for Workers If We Take Back the House, Senate

    09/03/2018 11:42:31 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 93 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09/03/2018 | Pam Key
    Monday at a Labor Day breakfast in Boston, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Democrats “will be there” for workers if they take back the House and Senate in the midterm elections. Warren said, “Here is my promise: you give Democrats power in Washington, you give us back the House and the Senate, and Democrats will be there for unions and for workers across this country.”
  • Labor Day, the Holiday in Need of an Update

    09/03/2018 11:36:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Scott S. Powell
    Among American holidays, Labor Day is probably the one in most need of an update. The idea of a “labor day holiday” was conceived in the 1880s by union labor leaders who sought recognition for the social and economic achievements of American workers. Finally in 1894, U.S. Congress voted to establish Labor Day as a national holiday to celebrate workers and their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. Most don’t realize it, but attitudes toward labor are more progressive and respectful among Americans than they are in much of the rest of the world. European societies,...
  • Labor Day 2040: What Happens When Robots Do All the Work?

    09/03/2018 11:09:34 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 64 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.02.18 | Clive Irving
    ... the pilots cited cases where, they argued, the action of pilots had saved an airplane and its passengers when the computers could not have. In at least two of those cases they had a point. In January 2009 Captain “Sully” Sullenberger saved the lives of 150 passengers by making an emergency landing on the Hudson River. And in November, 2010 what would have been one of the world’s worst air disasters was averted when Captain Richard de Crespigny of the Australian airline Qantas managed to get a giant Airbus A380 that had been badly crippled by an exploding engine...
  • Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day [Trumka]

    09/03/2018 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 03, 2018 8:39 AM EDT
    President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” […] Asked about the low unemployment rate and economic growth, Trumka said “those are good, but wages have been down since the first of the year. Gas prices have been up since the first of the year. So, overall, workers aren’t doing as well.” On Monday, Trump touted...
  • Labor Day Needs an Education Revolution

    09/03/2018 7:31:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Edward Hudgins
    With Labor Day on the horizon, many Americans are worried that automation will soon monopolize the job market. And who could blame them considering that recent Labor Days have been haunted by headlines about human workers becoming obsolete? Here is just a small sample:“Robots Could Steal 40% of U.S. Jobs by 2030.”“Artificial Intelligence Will Take Your Job.”“Jeff Bezos believes people shouldn’t do jobs software can do.”“Robots won’t just take our jobs – they’ll make the rich even richer.”So, is this dystopian nightmare inevitable? Will the vast majority of Americans in the workforce be replaced by robots and cold, mechanical automata?Wrong...
  • Labor Day Reflection: We Need One Another to Survive

    09/03/2018 7:48:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-03-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Labor Day Reflection: We Need One Another to Survive Msgr. Charles Pope • September 2, 2018 • Labor Day makes me mindful of our interconnectedness; we need one another in order to survive. Consider how we are each called to contribute as well as how we benefit from the labor of others: Even that simple can of corn you pull from the grocery store shelf has thousands of people standing behind it: from those who stock the shelves to the truckers who transport the product to the store; from the regional warehouse workers to the rail operators who supply...
  • McCain: Brought people together, brought respect (labor day laughs!)

    09/03/2018 7:11:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/2/2018 | ellen RATner
    Last week I wrote about John McCain and received emails after the column appeared. One of them asked me why I did not talk about the Keating – John McCain was one of the five sitting Senators who was part of the Keating Five. This took place in 1989. According to Wikipedia, “Senators Glenn and McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised ‘poor judgment.'” When I was in Iraq in 2003, after going to the house where Saddam Hussein kept women, one employee of the Ministry of Culture said to me, “Nobody perfect.” That...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2018 ~ 03 September 2018

    09/02/2018 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 3, 2018        HISTORY Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September....
  • Labor Day Reflection: We need each other to survive

    09/04/2017 7:42:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-03-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Labor Day Reflection: We need each other to survive Msgr. Charles Pope • September 3, 2017 • Labor Day makes me mindful of our interconnectedness; we need one another in order to survive. Consider how we are each called to contribute as well as how we benefit from the labor of others. Even that simple can of corn you pull from the grocery store shelf has thousands of people standing behind it: from those who stock the shelves to the truckers who transport the product to the store; from the regional warehouse workers to the rail operators who supply...
  • Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/04/2017 9:16:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2016 | Washington Times
    ogether, we’ve swept away many government-created obstacles to our prosperity. In our fight against inflation and high interest rates, we enacted the largest budget cuts ever considered by the Congress. We produced the first real tax cut for working men and women in nearly 20 years. We slowed the pace of federal rule-making. We saw to it our money supply followed a pattern of slow, stable growth. These dramatic changes in economic policy are the dynamic result of millions of individuals coming together, committed to preserving a society where we can each seek our own goals, assured of the freedom...
  • The Democratic Party and the War on Work

    09/04/2017 4:04:56 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 4, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Labor in America, on Labor Day Weekend... The Friday that began Labor Day weekend, 2017, brought with it a disappointing jobs report. While the economy is still growing, and the stock market is booming, the most personal statistic of all – whether a person is employed or not – is the most frustrating one to watch. We should begin the discussion by considering the flaws of these statistics. Unemployment and jobs are tricky things to measure, because a part time job isn’t the same as a full time job, one person’s home business isn’t the same as another...
  • Melania Posts Labor Day 2017 Prosperity Message, Called ‘B****,’ Trolled On Instagram, Twitter...

    09/04/2017 2:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | September 4, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    The Labor Day message from First Lady Melania Trump that was posted to social media was about 18 words long, but that didn’t stop Melania’s detractors from letting their feelings be known to Mrs. Trump. As seen on the Instagram page of FLOTUS, Melania passed on a message about honoring workers in the U.S. for contributing to the prosperity of the country. ““On this #LaborDay2017 we honor American workers for their many contributions to the prosperity of these United States.”” Within a short time, Melania began receiving all sorts of replies from her Instagram followers. Whereas some of Melania’s Instagram...
  • Labor Day: I Wonder What That Means Anymore

    09/04/2017 8:09:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-5-17 | MOTUS
    Professor Richard FeynmanWhat does Labor Day celebrate? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” Labor Day is a “yearly national tribute” to the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of our country.” – Newsweek Odd, then, that Big Labor is opposed to Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda. On its face Trump’s platform would seem to promote positions Big Labor has traditionally supported. Such as: Restricting immigration to the legal channels where it can...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day ~ 04 September 2017

    09/03/2017 5:03:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 4, 2017        HISTORY Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September....
  • Watch One Of The Greatest Labor Gifts Ever: Carson and Lewis!

    09/02/2017 10:09:49 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 6 replies
    WOR Radio ^ | 080117 | Mark Simone
    http://710wor.iheart.com/featured/mark-simone/content/2017-09-02-watch-one-of-the-greatest-labor-day-traditions-the-jerry-lewis-telethon/#ixzz4rabpeogt
  • Unions Are the Worst Labor Day Deal

    09/02/2017 2:59:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | August 31, 2017 | Gary M. Galles
    Every Labor Day, unions repeat assertions of advancing the interests of all workers. But those claims are false. Unions harm most American workers. Project Labor Agreements Unions use government-delegated powers to restrict competition from other workers, extracting higher wages for their members. But higher wages mean fewer job openings because each worker is more expensive to the employer. That forces workers to move to other jobs, increasing the supply of labor services in non-union employment and reducing wages for all workers in those jobs. With far less than 10 percent of private sector workers in unions, more than 90 percent...
  • 2010 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon Final Total and Ending

    09/05/2016 7:20:42 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 31 replies
    Jerry for the last time, here