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  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Labor Day, Railroad Strike & Socialist Eugene Debs

    09/04/2019 1:03:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 02, 2019 | Bill Federer
    LABOR DAY To appreciate it, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, most people were farmers or worked in trades, such as blacksmiths, cobblers, bakers, upholsterers, etc. Then, the Industrial Revolution began when the Scottish inventor James Watt developed a steam engine to pump water out of coal mines. Steam and water were soon harnessed in the early 19th century to power pumps, railroads, ships, and factories, which mass produced products, such as textiles. This led to the creation of factories which could mass produce items inexpensively. Originally, there was no...
  • And That’s Why We Have Windows: Panzanella Construction edition

    09/03/2019 6:16:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-3-19 | MOTUS
    I know it’s nice to have warning in order to prepare, but for our friends in Florida, Georgia, South – and now North – Carolina, along with their anxious relatives elsewhere, in must seem as if they’ve been waiting on Dorian for a month now. Being caught in a real life Groundhog Day is exhausting. To all who find themselves in the path of the storm, I’m certain your fellow MOTI will keep you in their prayers.So for today’s diversion I’m just going to assemble my panzanella salad for you. I made this last Friday, when the weather was perfect...
  • Trump re-election campaign flies banners to thank workers on Labor Day

    09/02/2019 4:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 2, 2019 | Mark Moore
    It will be a day at the beach for President Trump’s re-election campaign on Labor Day. The campaign is taking to the skies on Labor Day to fly banners over beach-goers to show its thanks for workers fueling the economy. “Labor Day is the perfect time to thank American workers for everything they do for our country,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director. “Under President Trump’s policies, the economy is strong and growing, and more Americans are working than ever before. The American economy is the envy of the world and our American workers are the best on the...
  • Explosives found near Labor Day parade route in N.J. town. One man in custody.

    09/02/2019 9:18:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies ^ | 09/01/19 | Cassidy Grom
    <p>A Middlesex County man is in police custody after several pipe bomb-like devices were found near the route of a Labor Day parade that the governor was set to attend Monday.</p> <p>Officials detained a man on Monday morning after they found “over half a dozen” devices on his large property near South Plainfield’s Labor Day Parade route, according to a senior law enforcement official with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.</p>
  • It’s Labor Day, Are Your Pucks Frozen?

    09/02/2019 5:44:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-2-19 | MOTUS
    Even over a holiday weekend the Wall Street Journal delivers a little something rant worthy, even if it’s only a drink recipe. Now you would think that something as prosaic as a daiquiri would be non-controversial. And you’re probably thinking that, like a liberal, I’m going out of my way to be offended. You be the judge.It doesn’t bother me that the recipe is not for the classic daiquiri, but rather one that Jimmy Buffet would call a “frozen concoction.” The fact that it is made with an immersion blender instead of the standard bar issue Waring blender is also...
  • On Labor Day Remembering Union Violence In America

    09/01/2019 8:20:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Lid Blog ^ | Sep 1, 2019 | Jeff Dunetz
    Something usually not discussed on Labor Day weekend is the violence and thuggery which has always been part of the union movement. And it still happens. The history of the labor movement in the U.S. is littered with extremists who use violence to get their way. At the beginning of the union movement, the violence was outer-directed; toward the government, management, or the police who were using violence themselves to destroy the labor movement. As the movement matured, the abuse became directed inward, targeted towards keeping the rank and file “in line,” going after replacement workers, or sabotaging the particular...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2019 ~ 02 September 2019

    09/01/2019 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 2, 2019        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....
  • If It’s Labor Day Weekend It Must Be Burning Man

    09/01/2019 6:02:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. | 9-1-19 | MOTUS
    Here it is Sunday on the last holiday weekend of the summer and it looks like we are going to enjoy another 6 weeks of summer as the Wolverines won their opener against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. If the way they won is any indication though it could well be an ugly 6 weeks. Indeed, as I speak, Dorian continues its march to wreak havoc on landfall somewhere yet to be determined.And slowly I’m coming to the realization that, once again, I forgot all about Burning Man, the week-long hedonistic celebration dedicated to anti-consumerism and self-expression. Sadly for “Burners”...
  • America at Work

    08/29/2019 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 29, 2019 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This Monday marks Labor Day, a time when we transition from summer to fall, schools begin and football moves from preseason to regular season. For me, a southerner, it also is the time to store my white shoes and handbags and to pull out my fall clothes -- as soon as the temperatures drop. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. It had nothing to do with sales, shoes or football. Instead, it involved more than10,000 people who had taken an unpaid day from work and marched from City Hall to Union Square...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...