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  • Obama’s Labor Day Trips Cost Taxpayers $1,539,402 in Flight Costs Alone

    11/18/2014 3:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 18, 2014 - 3:57 PM | Ali Meyer
    President Obama’s Labor Day weekend trips for fundraising and personal business cost taxpayers $1,539,402.10 in transportation expenses alone, according to records from the United States Air Force obtained by Judicial Watch. According to Judicial Watch, the $1,539,402.10 total included: flights for fundraising trips to Westchester, N.Y., and Providence, R.I., which cost $527,192.50; transportation for a round trip flight from D.C. to Westchester to attend a wedding, which cost $358,490.90; and another flight to Milwaukee, Wis., to speak at “Laborfest 2014,” which cost $653,718.70. These taxpayer-funded flights helped Obama attend two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee in New York; another...
  • President Obama Rejected From Top NY Golf Courses Over Labor Day Weekend: Sources

    09/10/2014 4:00:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/9/14 | Jonathan Dienst
    ....Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New York. The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president's request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president's advance team's calls to the club managers.
  • Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

    09/10/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Among the courses: The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, NBC 4 New York reported. The courses would have had to shut down to accommodate the president and his entourage — including Secret Service — during one of their busiest holiday weekends.
  • Why Did We Celebrate Labor Day?

    09/06/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 6, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Labor Day was originally concocted by labor unions and the idea was to celebrate the union movement. But unions – at least in the private sector -- are being replaced by a different form of labor monopoly: occupational licensing. Should we set aside one day a year to celebrate licensing? Or should we celebrate instead the right to work? Membership in labor unions has been nose diving over the last half century. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11 percent of the workforce belongs to a union today. That’s down from about 30 percent during the 1950s. Private...
  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    09/01/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | September 1, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Labor Day is no time for a non-union barbecue, says the nation’s labor movement. To help the shoppers, Big Labor has issued a list of union-made food and drinks that should be served at the backyard feast today. “Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start,” said the AFL-CIO. They forwarded the...
  • Obama Unleashed: ´I´m Not Asking for the Moon´

    09/01/2014 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/1/14 | Staff
    Monday at the Laborfest event in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama gave a passionate speech in his plea for fair wages for workers. At a raised pitch, he said, "I´m not asking for the moon. I just want a good deal for the workers." The president also discussed his "vision for an economy," where workers have a fair chance, retirement benefits, family leave and pay equality for woman.
  • Labor Day Is Just A Celebration Of Government Workers

    09/01/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | August 29, 2014 | RICK MANNING
    Today's Big Labor supports politicians who are committed to destroying unionized mining jobs through the EPA, scoff at the value of more than 10,000 union jobs created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, and actively push for amnesty for illegal aliens who can only drive down the cost of labor, hurting wages. The days of a Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters Union endorsing Richard Nixon seem far away. Labor leaders are more interested today in creating the low-hanging fruit of public employee union jobs, rather than confronting far- left politicians who are killing private-sector unions through their policies. While the United Mine...
  • Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history

    09/01/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 8-31-2014 | JAMES WARREN
    Cookouts now mark Labor Day, instead of parades honoring country’s labor movement, says AFL-CIO honcho Richard Trumpka. (Picture) Few recall the bloodstained origins of this holiday as we fire up the grill, throw on the burgers and dogs and turn on the U.S. And, in a sign of the times, the Sunday morning network news shows didn’t even offer their usual, token pre-Labor Day weekend spot for the head of the nation’s labor movement. “No,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka when I asked him. “No invitations this year.” I told the former mine worker-turned-lawyer that there seems to be a...
  • Planning Only Golf Trips, Vacations & Campaign Speeches

    09/01/2014 5:07:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 1, 2014 | Hank Adler
    They're rioting in Paris, they're starving in Iraq. There's hurricanes in Florida; ISIS is on the attack. The President is vacationing, he has not a clue. ISIS hates the Christians, Hamas hates the Jew. Turks hate the Kurds, Putin hates the Ukraine. And Obama is on yet another political campaign! But we can be tranquil, and thankful, and proud, For mans' been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud. And we know for certain that some lovely day Someone will set the spark off, and we will all be blown away. They're rioting in Paris, there are nuclear weapons in Iran. And...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2014! ~ September 1, 2014

    08/31/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
       Happy Labor Day! September 1, 2014        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. The Knights passed a resolution to...
  • A Labor of Love

    08/29/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    On this Labor Day weekend, like most Americans, I come to praise labor, not indulge in it. Has there ever been a people that speechified more about the joys and satisfactions of work and the work ethic, yet was so enamored of labor-saving devices? American efficiency, American organization, and therefore American prosperity has been something of an example around the world -- at least since Henry Ford, that half-genius, half-crank and all-American revolutionary, put the world on wheels. And was savvy enough to raise his workers' pay to unheard-of levels so they could buy the Model Ts they were cranking...
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day

    08/24/2014 4:25:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 165 replies
    brietbart ^ | 24 Aug 14 | IanHanchett
    On the Friday broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would “set the country completely on fire.” After Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio argued that “Democrats could gain from Hispanic voters turning out, especially if the president decides to take key executive actions in this summer that would help Hispanics who are here in the country, perhaps living here illegally. That could boost popularity for the party,” Buchanan responded “executive amnesty will set the country completely...
  • Time to Scrap Labor Day for 9/11 Day

    09/12/2013 2:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    For labor unions around the country, this last Labor Day served as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go out and earn our keep every day. And that alienation is being expressed in political defeats by unions around the country. I’m wondering if the unions are starting to regret their investment in Obama.Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to the New York Times, hoping that they’d buy political clout with Obama that they don’t...
  • Products fade away, not American workers

    09/03/2013 1:32:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2013 | Bob Greene
    "De Soto, Holder of Twenty-nine World Records, builds a new aero-dynamic car at popular prices ... This year De Soto does the unexpected again ... introduces not one new car ... but two! ... We can't describe the new Airflow model. You will have to see it yourself to know how truly beautiful it is." Go to a public library or a used-books-and-periodicals store sometime, select at random an American magazine from decades ago, flip through the pages at your leisure. What may strike you is not the now-forgotten news stories, but the energy and effort expended, the enthusiasm displayed,...
  • The Lord Disfavors Dishonorable Work

    09/02/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 35 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 2, 2013 | JP
    On a trip to Las Vegas a few years ago, I met Phil Ivey. It wasn’t in a casino, but on the driving range at a golf resort where the poker champion was working on his game in advance of a big-money golf match he had the next day. We chatted for a short while. And I came away with the impression that he truly was a genuinely nice guy. Yet, I do not condone what Ivey does for a living. While he’s had a successful career at the poker table – he has earned nearly $14 million in tournament...
  • [VANITY] Happy Enterprise Day!

    09/01/2013 10:39:35 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 4 replies
    September 2, 2013 | Self
    To Conservatives, today is Enterprise Day when the job creators -- the risk takers and investors -- put it all on the line for the uniquely American way of free enterprise and letting the marketplace rule. Through hard work, intelligence and innovation, the makers are those to be honored today.Instead a DemonRAT president, Grover Cleveland, chose to set aside a day to pay tribute to the socialist union goons of the labor movement. Along with its evil twin, the minimum wage, union thugs have deliberately put brakes on the American economic engine.
  • Are Veterans Being Taken Care of? (Not Under This Adminitration)

    09/01/2013 7:16:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 1, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    You see news stories sometimes that upset you, but you are not sure of the facts. Fox News Special Report had a quick report about Veterans having massive amounts of paperwork to complete in order to get their services. It sounded as if they were being buried with paper to get their medical services. With all the challenges of the federal government, the last thing we can tolerate would be for those brave souls who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms to be abused by bureaucrats and their red tape. We had to delve into this further. We...
  • What Students Won’t Learn During California’s Labor History Month

    04/30/2013 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 30, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    California lawmakers don’t simply like labor unions. They love them. So much, in fact, that they recently eliminated Labor History Week from the state law books and replaced it with Labor History Month, with the first scheduled for this May. That means starting tomorrow, Californians (particularly school children) will be getting a steady diet of pro-labor propaganda, displaying the history of the union movement in only the most flattering light. That’s where EAGnews comes in. We believe it’s necessary to balance that stream of happy history with the rest of the story. So starting Wednesday (which ironically is the socialist...
  • The Home Stretch

    09/03/2012 7:51:48 AM PDT · by thurmant · 10 replies ^ | 9/3/12 | FixMLB
    Far and wide, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. For a summer sport like baseball, that signifies that it is coming to an end. Even though there is a month left, and we’ve played a lot of baseball, it seems like it just started. Still, with a month left, there is a lot to be decided.
  • US motorists swallow sky-high Labor Day weekend gas prices (Obama's Fault!)

    09/03/2012 3:53:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/3/2012 | Kevin Murphy
    U.S. motorists hit the road in large numbers this Labor Day weekend, undeterred by gas prices that are the highest ever heading into the holiday in part due to Hurricane Isaac, which forced the closure of oil refineries on the Gulf Coast. The average price of regular gas nationally was $3.83 per gallon on Friday, 21 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA. And the price on Monday will likely easily beat the Labor Day record of $3.68 set in 2008, the non-profit automobile association said. The weekend is one of the busiest on American roads. In Overland...
  • Is work a punishment from God?

    09/02/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 54 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | August 30, 2012 | Daniel Burke
    On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day celebrate an enterprise that God intended to be a punishment? In a recent New York Times essay on the frenetic hustle of modern life, humorist and author Tim Kreider took the Puritans and their infamous work ethic to task. They had turned toil into a virtue, he argued, whereas God had invented it to chastise the disobedient Adam and Eve. In an interview, Kreider explained that he was referring to Genesis, in which God tells Adam “by the sweat of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2012 ~ 03 September 2012

    09/02/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
        Happy Labor Day! September 3, 2012        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. The Knights passed a...
  • It’s Time for a New Labor Day

    09/01/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Labor Day was originally set aside to reflect upon contributions the labor movement has made to keep our nation strong and prosperous. This year, however, Americans should focus on how far the labor movement has moved away from its roots. Unions that once served to protect their employee-members have since transformed into personal piggy banks for the Democratic Party. During the 2010 election alone, 93 percent of the hundreds of millions of invested in politics by unions went to support Democratic candidates, even though 42 percent of union households voted for GOP candidates. Many Americans were outraged by ex-Solyndra CEO...
  • Labor Day: The Dignity of Human Work is Rooted in the Dignity of the Human Person

    09/01/2012 8:14:10 AM PDT · by tcg · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/1/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On this Labor Day weekend we take a break from our "jobs" to honor work and workers. It is a unique secular holiday with profound Christian potential. Most of us will have a day off during which we will gather for late summer cookouts and celebrations. It is a time that we get to sleep in a bit later than usual and relax from what is so often a frenzied pace in our contemporary pattern of life. For many parents, Labor Day weekend marks a transition from the hectic pace of the summer to the new hectic pace of the...
  • Did politics bounce GOP candidate from parade?

    09/01/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Tribune-Star ^ | 9/1/2012 | Brian Boyce
    A Republican candidate for Vigo County office claims he was booted from Terre Haute’s Labor Day Parade because of his party affiliation. Caleb Fleschner, a Republican candidate running for Vigo County commissioner, said Friday afternoon politics are to blame for his removal from the parade line-up. But Charles Toth, head of the Wabash Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO’s parade committee, said political affiliation had nothing to do with the rejection. Toth did say, however, that the organization does reserve the right to determine who participates in its event.
  • Tyson Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

    08/27/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 124 replies ^ | August 05, 2008
    <p>Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.</p> <p>A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate Muslim workers.</p>
  • A FR Pictorial Tribute to Organized Labor Unions on this Labor Day (Photos)

    09/05/2011 6:00:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 17 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 09/05/2011 | TSgt
  • How Capital Crushed Labor

    09/05/2011 9:49:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 106 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/6/2011 | Pat Buchanan
    Once, it was a Labor Day tradition for Democrats to go to Cadillac Square in Detroit to launch their campaigns in that forge and furnace of American democracy, the greatest industrial center on earth. Democrats may still honor the tradition. But Detroit is not what she was, not remotely. And neither is America. Not so long ago, we made all the shoes and clothes we wore, the motorcycles and cars we drove, the radios we listened to, the TV sets we watched, the home and office calculators and computers we used. No more. Much of what we buy is no...
  • US Chamber spells out its own job agenda

    09/05/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/5/11 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is issuing an open letter to Congress and the White House calling for measures designed to increase employment, including greater oil drilling, quick road and bridge construction and temporary corporate tax breaks.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Declares War on Non-Union America (Especially the Tea Party!)

    09/05/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Yes, But, However! ^ | September 5, 2011 | John Romano
    Today at a labor rally in Detroit, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. declared war on the Tea Party and rallied the crowd to “take the son’s of b#$%$$ out.” He implored the President to use his vast resources and that the unions were Mr. Obama’s “army” and that they were “ready to march”. It is unclear if Mr. Hoffa was calling for violence against those that believe in free market labor or the Tea Party, but using the standard much of the press applies to the Tea Party one could only assume that Mr. Hoffa was calling for armed resistance...
  • Obama: Times are tough "but we're tougher" (LOL)

    09/05/2011 11:56:18 AM PDT · by Baladas · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | .September 5, 2011 | David Morgan .
    (CBS News) DETROIT - President Barack Obama called for an end to "Washington games" and for Congressional Republicans to support initiatives to promote job creation benefiting the middle class. Speaking to a Labor Day rally in Detroit, a city he said had been "to heck and back," Mr. Obama challenged Congressional Republicans to put the country ahead of party. In a preview of his speech Thursday to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Obama proposed boosting construction and infrastructure projects - and included some finger-wagging at critics. "We have more than one million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty...
  • Labor Day 2011: What Are We Celebrating? The Lack Of Jobs In America?

    09/05/2011 5:50:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/04/2011 | Michael Snyder
    If you still have a good job, you certainly have something to celebrate on Labor Day 2011. So far you have survived the decline of the U.S. economy. But your day may be coming soon. This weekend, there will be millions of Americans that will not be doing any celebrating. They are not enjoying a break from their jobs because they don't have any jobs. In fact, it seems kind of heartless for the rest of us to be celebrating while so many of our countrymen are destitute. What are we celebrating on Labor Day 2011? The lack of jobs...
  • Obama to spend Labor Day at Detroit AFL-CIO rally (Despite reports, Obama and Unions still married)

    09/05/2011 3:49:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    google ^ | 9/4/2011 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama is celebrating Labor Day in Detroit, previewing his ideas for job creation and economic growth at a rally with thousands of supportive labor union members. Obama's speech at an annual event sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO was serving as a dress rehearsal for the jobs address he'll deliver to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-05-11 (DUmmies Go Into Labor Day)

    09/04/2011 11:51:58 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 48 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 5, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The DUmmies are going into Labor--Labor Day, that is--with noble visions of Joe Hill and Jimmy Hoffa and Norma Rae dancing in their heads. Workers of the world, unite! Solidarity forever! Yes, the DUmmies go all Wobbly on Labor Day. Never mind that in recent decades Big Labor, along with Big Government, have probably COST Americans jobs, driving businesses overseas or out of business. No, one must cling to one's romantic notions. So, several threads in our DUFU today, a couple started by DUmmie Taverner and one by DUmmie nadinbrzezinski: This THREAD, "Time for a Labor Movement NOW!" and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2011 ~ September 5, 2001

    09/04/2011 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
        Happy Labor Day! September 5, 2011        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. The Knights passed a...
  • Obama And Democrats Issue Their Labor Day Proclamation

    09/02/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Labor leaders must pay for parade if GOP banned, mayor says

    08/30/2011 4:07:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Aug 2011 | John Rondy
    The mayor of a Wisconsin town said on Tuesday a local labor council would have to reimburse the city up to $2,000 for a Labor Day parade if organizers exclude Republican lawmakers from attending. The move in Wausau, Wisconsin, came after a county labor official said last week that Republican politicians were not welcome at the event due to their party's stance against collective bargaining when state lawmakers voted to curtail it earlier this year. Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple told Reuters on Tuesday that the decision to exclude elected Republicans "flies in the face of public policy." "This is not...
  • Wisconsin Town Bars Republicans From Labor Day Parade

    08/29/2011 10:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WGBH ^ | Monday, August 29, 2011 | Eyder Peralta
    In previous years, Republicans have worked the parade route, but this year they will not be allowed to take part. The parade is organized by local unions, which said Wisconsin Republicans "have openly attacked worker's rights." Wisconsin politics — which hasn't been pretty of late — has made its way into a local Labor Day parade. The organizers of the Wausau Labor Day parade announced they would not let Republican lawmakers take part in the Sept. 5 display. The parade is organized by 30 local unions. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: In a statement, [Randy Radtke, president of the council,] added...
  • WI Unions Try to Ban GOP from Labor Day Parade; Mayor Says Pound Sand (Video)

    08/29/2011 9:17:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/29/11 | staff
    Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple: "The banning of a political party from participation at any event co-sponsored by the City is against public policy and not in the best interest of all the citizens of the City of Wausau. And therefore, we encourage the event organizer to invite all interested parties, or reimburse the city for other costs."
  • Labor Day Won't Be the Same

    08/29/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/29/11 | reasonmclucus
    For 45 years watching The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon was what millions of families did on Labor Day. The Telethon was to Labor Day what fireworks were to the 4th of July and a turkey dinner to Thanksgiving. This year the Muscular Dystrophy Association has decided to replace this holiday tradition with a television show on Labor Day Eve. The 6-hour program will still be called a telethon, but Jerry Lewis won't be there and it won't be live for most viewers unless MDA has different programs for each time zone. The program will start at 6 P.M. local...
  • UPDATE: GOP Politicians Banned from Labor Day Parade

    08/29/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT · by redreno · 115 replies ^ | 9:20 PM Aug 27, 2011 | : Madeline Anderson
    Organizers of Wausau's Labor Day parade say Republican lawmakers aren't welcome in this year's event. The Marathon County Central Labor Council sponsors the September 5th parade. The council includes about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area. Council president Randy Radtke says they choose not to invite elected officials who have "openly attacked worker's rights" or did nothing to intervene.
  • Rep. Duffy not allowed in Labor Day parade in Wausau [Sean Duffy (R- WI) US Rep.]

    08/27/2011 12:02:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    WAOW ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Daniel Woodruff, Anchor, Multimedia Journalist
    WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Newsline 9 has learned Rep. Sean Duffy has been told he is not allowed in this year's Labor Day parade in Wausau. Duffy's office received that news earlier this week from parade organizers. His office was also told no Republicans will be allowed this year. The parade is sponsored by the Marathon County Labor Council. A Wausau city spokeswoman said the city does not contribute any money to the parade. Duffy's chief of staff, Brandon Moody, released a statement to Newsline 9: "Having walked in this parade in past years, Congressman Duffy was hoping that for a...
  • Video: Obama Goes Off Teleprompter and Claims Opponents "Talk About Me Like a Dog"

    09/06/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I can't wait to see Robert Gibbs walk this one back tomorrow. Surely, some able reporter will ask him to explain in more detail exactly who President Obama was referring to and what comment met the bar for "talk about me like a dog." Video is here.
  • “Businesses Are Engines Of Growth”

    09/06/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | September 6, 2010 | annem040359
    Well, well, I see that the USA Labor Secretary Hilda Solis who was interviewed early this morning by CBS News Harry Smith for this early morning presentation of the CBS Early Edition show for Labor Day. This brief interview in which Ms. Solis was asked in regards to the unemployment issue and in a special way, to the long-termed unemployed or underemployed. She goes into details about President Barak Obama’s plans to help those who are in the two above groups. Well I have an idea that I could pass along. If “businesses are the engines of growth”, using these...
  • For California state workers, it's not the happiest Labor Day

    09/06/2010 9:09:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/6/10 | Jon Ortiz
    Here's what state workers see when they look at their jobs on this Labor Day:Their boss routinely blasts their job security. They've endured a 15 percent cut in hours and pay, and now their employer wants them to kick in more for their benefits. The state budget situation is so bad that their next boss – whoever that is – will have to consider laying them off.It's not exactly what Vincent Johnston envisioned when he signed up for state service. "I took a pay cut to work for the state because of the certainty," said Johnston, a 27-year-old employee at...
  • EDITORIAL: Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/06/2010 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/3/2010 | Editors, Washington Times
    Samuel Gompers, one of the first labor leaders in this country, said that Labor Day was a time to pledge ourselves to an even greater effort in the coming year. Samuel Gompers knew that the key to a prosperous future is to have faith in it, and that's why for him, Labor Day stood for a celebration of tomorrow's promise and possibilities. Today, as we set our minds to a new season of work, we begin what I hope will be a new age of the American worker, an age in which all of us again are free to prosper....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-06-10, Blessing of Labor

    09/05/2010 9:03:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies American Bible ^ | 09-06-10 | new American Bible
    September 6, 2010Monday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 11 Cor 5:1-8Brothers and sisters:It is widely reported that there is immorality among you,and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans–a man living with his father's wife.And you are inflated with pride.Should you not rather have been sorrowful?The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst.I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit,have already, as if present,pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed,in the name of our Lord Jesus:when you have gathered together and I...
  • Labor Day Special: Top 10 Union Highlights Of The Obama Administration

    09/04/2010 6:39:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl ^ | September 4, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Jan. 20, 2009, was supposed to be the start of a new post-partisan political climate in Washington. To some journalists, that day was confirmation that a message had been sent that the people’s government had “declared independence” from special interests. New President Barack Obama had said months earlier that was what was wrong with Washington, and announced his intention to change it. It’s now been one year, seven months and 12 days, and the “special interests” have been sent packing from Washington, right? Well, not exactly. In fact, not at all – if you define Big Labor as a special...
  • (President) Barack “NO JOBS” Obama

    09/03/2010 6:19:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 3, 2010 | annem040359
    Why are you President Barak Obama still living in denial when it comes to the issue of JOBS? Just in time for Labor Day, 2010, the USA Department of Labor come out with the job stats for the month of August, the percentage is at 9.6 % unemployed. It is because more of those without work are just are starting to look again. This also does not bode well for the Democrats, 60 days before a very major mid-terms.