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  • 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
  • Hillary blames lengthy coughing fit on ‘Trump allergy’

    09/05/2016 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 172 replies
    New York post ^ | Sept 5, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton began a Labor Day rally in Cleveland with a bad cough — which she blamed on her opponent, Donald Trump. “Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic,” Clinton said after some sustained hacking. “Boy, we have 63 days to go,” Clinton croaked, before coughing some more.
  • Report: Up To 80% Of Current Jobs Threatened By Technology

    09/05/2016 1:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    More than 70 percent of manufacturing jobs and more than half of jobs involving data collection might be rendered obsolete by automation and robots, according to a report from McKinsey & Company. One study estimated up to 80 percent of current jobs may be threatened by automation, which could become a critical economic issue for policy makers and global leaders in the coming decades. While Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend, it is a good time to contemplate the rise in artificial intelligence and how it can threaten jobs in all types of industries....
  • Labor Day - Work, How Do You Value It?

    09/05/2016 10:57:51 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/5/16
    Consider Your Work The VALUE placed upon LABOR is a element in a society because it reflects the social structure as well as the scale of social values. One’ society, even globally, is in a state of change making for difficulties. Thus it is needful to maintain a good attitude toward work and toil which affects not only society but one’s own soul. It is Almighty God’s MERCY and GRACE which sets the right conditions - "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for...
  • Labor Day 2016

    09/05/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2016 | MOTUS
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight.   Nor was it destroyed overnightIt was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best   it meant toiling in the day, working through the night, and proving that theirs was a future worth fighting for. Labor Day 2016 and we have nearly 95 million adult Americans out of the labor force. Thank you Obama!On Labor Day, we celebrate the grit and...
  • Labor Day: A Capitalist Holiday

    09/05/2016 3:56:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | September 5, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Almost no one pays tribute to the American labor movement on Labor Day nowadays because America, despite its leftward drift in recent years, is not a nation that exalts brawn over brains or socialism over capitalism. Americans don’t care about President Obama’s final Labor Day message, a mixture of facts and well-worn leftist propaganda. “For generations, every time the economy changed, hardworking Americans marched and organized and joined unions to demand not simply a bigger paycheck for themselves, but better conditions and more security for the folks working next to them, too,” Obama said in his weekly address.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2016 ~ 05 September 2016

    09/04/2016 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 113 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 5, 2016        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 -- burgers, brats and Bolshevism

    09/02/2016 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    How’s about some commie ketchup on that burger? It’s extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didn’t you know? That’s why you get the day off on Monday. That’s what your Labor Day barbecue commemorates: socialism. Delicious, juicy, smoky socialism with a side of potato salad (German, of course) and a game of Cornhole (everyone’s a winner!) – frills made affordable to Americans, American businesses and big government waste-fraud-and-abuse mills by, well, capitalism. I know, I’m a killjoy, and, call me a hypocrite, but I’m grilling out...
  • The Love of Labor

    09/01/2016 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While many of us consider work to be a four-letter word, we all know that work can be fun and exhilarating if we are working at becoming better, or using our talents to help others. In such cases, work is transformed from a labor of necessity but a labor of love. Americans celebrate Labor Day next week, and it is a good time for us to pause and reflect on labor and its implications. Labor Day first began as a celebration of the workingman and in recognition of the labor movement. The nation's first Labor Day event was held on...
  • Donald Trump making stop in Detroit on Labor weekend

    08/26/2016 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump will be making his second stop in Detroit in as many months on Labor Day weekend.
  • Waiting for President Selfie Stick: 54 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Labor Day holiday

    09/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/8/15
    Those are actually old numbers....
  • Obama celebrates Labor Day by signing another executive order

    09/07/2015 8:08:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia

    09/07/2015 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2015 | by PAM KEY
    167 Monday at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Vice President Joe Biden ranted about the economy as it pertains to the American labor force. Biden said, “We can’t let the changes that have taken place and crept in for the last twenty years— but they have been devastating for workers. I hope everybody in America has a chance to become millionaire and we need billionaires. But let me tell you something, man, The tax code’s not fair. It’s simply not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. It used to be one America everybody was in on...
  • Working: It’s SO Overrated.

    09/07/2015 8:24:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-7-2015 | MOTUS
    Well, I see yesterday’s post created controversies over everything from true conservative principles to a proper potato salad. It was a lot of fun! And just for the record, my potato salad was made to the specifications of my Irish Grandma’s decades old recipe: potatoes, chopped hard cooked eggs, sweet onion, celery, radish and (secret ingredient) cubed seeded cucumber in a dressing of mayo/sour cream. Perhaps different from your family’s favorite, butt as pbird said: “we sure like it.”I surmise from the comments that there are as many versions of potato salad out there as there are grandmas. And almost...
  • Cruz: Stand for American Workers

    09/07/2015 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Isara · 42 replies ^ | 09/07/15
    Commemorates Labor DayHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement commemorating Labor Day:“Today we celebrate American workers. Since the first days of the frontier, the virtue of work has enlivened our national spirit. It is the ingenuity and grit of countless Americans that has made this a land of opportunity. To the teacher, law enforcement officer, civil servant, factory worker, and countless others, I say thank you. Thank you for working daily to provide for your family, to contribute to our economy, and to keep America strong.“We should foster a robust economy, and stop stifling growth...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2015 ~ 07 September 2015

    09/06/2015 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
        The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 7, 2015        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 Robots of Labor Day

    09/06/2015 4:50:07 PM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 28 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | September 2, 2015 | Edward Hudgins
    [Luddites and people with Marxist premises are wrong again.] The Robots of Labor DayEdward Hudgins Fear of robots has been rising: not just fear of the sci-fi killer kind but also fear that robots will take our jobs. But this Labor Day we should celebrate the fact that robots free us from the need to perform certain tasks, make our labor more valuable, and could usher in new age of prosperity and human flourishing. Robots are machinesRobots are special types of machines. They’re programmed electro-mechanical devices that perform various physical functions, ideally better than humans. They range from the types...
  • President Obama Slams GOP Congress In Labor Day Message (VIDEO)

    09/06/2015 12:21:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Addicting Information ^ | September 5, 2015 | Randa Morris
    In a Labor Day message, posted to YouTube by The White House on Saturday, President Obama called on Americans to remember what the upcoming holiday is really about. “I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the real meaning of Labor Day – a day we set aside every year to honor the hardworking men and women who fought for so many of the rights that we take for granted today. “Among those rights, the president highlighted “the eight hour work day, 40-hour work week, weekends, overtime pay, a minimum wage, safer workplaces. health insurance, Social Security,...
  • This would make for a happy Labor Day...

    09/04/2015 5:42:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-4-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving” make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis’ last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • 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.