Sep 3, 201309:43 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Singing on a Labor Day of love
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Congratulations to Brent Renteria-Packham for organizing the daylong Liberty Singers event at the Capitol rotunda on Labor Day. The young man, a Marine Corps veteran, was totally unknown to me. A special feature of Monday’s singalong, required Capitol permit in hand, was the singing of the anthems for the four military services. (More photos here.)
Once again, the forces of righteousness brought peace to the State Capitol. No arrests, for which the beleaguered Capitol Police are thankful. “You had an impact,” one of them confided. Haven’t we done more to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize than our belligerent president? WKOW-TV has the story.
We need more patriots to take out permits. (Here’s how.) Once again, we forced the Solidarity Singers outside; they were not pleased. So someone help me out here: What is the mentality of a fellow like the one holding this sign? One cannot agree with Gov. Walker without being a puppet? Lot of puppets in Wisconsin, judging by the last few years of election results.
BTW: Try holding a singalong in the nation’s Capitol, or even holding a sign like this poor soul. Brother Wigderson gives chapter and verse of the rules and regs governing Washington, D.C., as presented by something called the Washington Peace Center: “For protests on or around the Capitol Buildings, you need to apply for a permit with the Capitol Police. They say to apply at least five days in advance ....”
Stray thought: What is it about the S.S. types that assume that if you don’t agree with them you are not or never were a worker? They must know that labor union representation now claims only 12% of the workforce — just 7% of the private sector — don’t they?
This and that
Headline in The Nation magazine: “The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.” Not that the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin was exploited by the left to stoke fears of a race war. No, they would never do that.
If you have a hard time remembering why a Republican Congress impeached (but did not convict) Bill Clinton, think of baseball player Ryan Braun. Both were liars, but think of the implications of a president as a proven liar.
What’s this? President Obama has found weapons of mass destruction in an Arab country? Guess what country is right next door to Syria. Then speculate on where Syria may have gotten that WMD. Discuss among yourselves.
Does anyone read J.D. Salinger once they’ve left school? Living as a recluse — good career move!
“Only reactionaries harbor ugly thoughts of breaking unions,” asserts the corporation that nonetheless speaks (aka The Capital Times) in its Labor Day editorial. Is the CT — its workers are unrepresented by organized labor — calling its late publisher and editor Miles McMillan a reactionary? An ugly thought-thinker?