Right Wingers Protest Labor Day

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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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I'm a few days late, but I really wanted to post this. Our country is screwed because people like this think that everyone in America but them should be peasants. Yet they consider themselves patriots for wanting to destroy everyone elses lives.

Right wing launches misguided protest against Labor Day

seattletimes.com...



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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: CB328

Good luck with your post. I think we both know it will be resoundingly ignored or ridiculed. Maybe a complimentary article will help further illustrate the real direction this country has been heading in for the past few decades.

America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality

How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.


The 'erosion of the middle class' also includes the erosion of the labor movement.


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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 12:17 AM
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They must be protesting the constant onslaught by the "Left" for the other 364 days.

Too bad the "Left" hasn't done much about good jobs since Obama has been around for 2000+ days.





posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 12:45 AM
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I celebrated labor day by sitting on my couch and drinking whiskey. Gotta love a 3 day weekend.


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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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So ONE small group of people in ONE city protest something and that makes ALL "Right wingers"
(which is actually spelled CONSERVATIVE'S to those who can't spell) bad guys?

Your intelligence is in question by me anyways after seeing your avatar, anyone who supports the currant administration can't be to bright after all they have done.....or NOT done actually.

Maybe you shouldn't lump millions of people into a group because one small group did something.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: Fargoth

That better have been Bourbon whiskey.
Not that Canadian or Scotch garbage.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Sorry to disappoint but it was Jameson 12 Year.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: Fargoth

That's just plain un'merican.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:01 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
They must be protesting the constant onslaught by the "Left" for the other 364 days.

Too bad the "Left" hasn't done much about good jobs since Obama has been around for 2000+ days.








Or maybe it is all just a grand show for the people at the bottom who see things as left or right. At the top they sit at the same tables and laugh at the same jokes......Hmm maybe we really are the joke.


Left vs right is all a lie. Only the people at the bottom see things this way. We should have one party in the US so the lie can stop.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:03 AM
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a reply to: SubTruth



Left vs right is all a lie.

If only.
The problem is that there is only left vs right. The label of moderate has become political poison.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: CB328

On a personal level, I don't take off on Labor Day and Memorial Day. Its not that I don't have a choice. I just got stuff to do, and compelled to get it done.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: CB328

OH, BOY !!!!

This is just what the people of this country need !!

Bring on the divisive retoric and push us all a little further apart.

After all this whole "being united in a common cause" thing has been grossly over rated from the start. Don't you think?

The whole population would be better served if it was "every man for him self".

Well, that's the attitude I'm hearing, anyway.
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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: mwood

Perhaps you should proofread your post if you're going to give spelling lessons? As to your point about not judging right-wingers by the actions of a small group — it would be wonderful if that was a universally applied standard but we all know it's not.

a reply to: CB328

If it hadn't been in The Seattle Times, I would have thought it was a satirical article. Is this group unaware of how many more days a year Americans work than their European counterparts? I'll trade Labor Day for the few extra weeks of vacation that are typical elsewhere.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

too bright...too...

I agree about the double standard, it's not applied properly at all. I get pretty upset with people when I say something like "I like teachers" (especially a couple years back...being in Wisconsin and all), and I'm instantaneously a "liberal Obama Lovin' socialist hippie" somehow...

As far as the protest goes, let them. Just because it's perceived as a "left wing" holiday by some shouldn't take away from the enormous amount of blood that was spilled for something as simple as not being forced to work 18 hours a day. Politicians (right and left) were nothing but tools for their business financiers, and that led to a blood bath in cities all over the country (including my hometown). Not much is different today in terms of who finances who, but the rights we enjoy today were built on the blood, sweat, and tears of people a century ago.


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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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These misguided conservatives took Friday off so they could work on Monday! LOL I'm LMAO right now! What a big sacrifice! trading one day off for another! How stupid can they be??? Well, I think that question has been answered.

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Staffers at the conservative think-tank celebrated what they called "Right to Work" day last Friday so they could work Monday.

"The whole point of taking Friday off instead of Monday was really to draw attention to the abuses of the modern labor movement," said Max Nelsen, Freedom Foundation Labor policy analyst.


Aw, Boo-Hoo!

LMFAO!



Especially considering:



What’s odd about it, though, is that only 12 percent of American workers even belong to unions anymore. Yet we — I say “we” because I’m in that 12 percent — somehow retain an almost supernatural mind-meld authority over the oppressed and hapless other 88 percent.


Thanks, OP. This is hilarious!


originally posted by: mwood
So ONE small group of people in ONE city protest something and that makes ALL "Right wingers"


Who said "ALL right-wingers"??? Only you. Read it again.



Maybe you shouldn't lump millions of people into a group because one small group did something.


Maybe he didn't. Maybe you feel like defending the right-wing group because you're on "their team". Good luck with that. Never before have I known of a group of people who so religiously vote against their own interest.
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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Fargoth
Sorry to disappoint but it was Jameson 12 Year.


Honestly 12 year is one of my personal favorites and my best friend and I spent our Labor Day weekend doing the same and drinking the same.


originally posted by: Phage
That's just plain un'merican.


Do you have any suggestions? I'm personally always open to trying new booze.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Lipton
Most any bourbon will do for me. I enjoy Jim Beam (beam me up) though I won't turn Jack down.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:29 AM
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I think people should have the right and freedom to protest anything they wish to protest.

Whether it be racial issues in Ferguson, or "right-wingers" protesting Labor Day.

Though I am sure many will also enjoy the freedom to mock and/or deride such protests.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: mwood
So ONE small group of people in ONE city protest something and that makes ALL "Right wingers"
(which is actually spelled CONSERVATIVE'S to those who can't spell) bad guys?

Your intelligence is in question by me anyways after seeing your avatar, anyone who supports the currant administration can't be to bright after all they have done.....or NOT done actually.

Maybe you shouldn't lump millions of people into a group because one small group did something.


Actually, I think right winger was the correct term. People with REAL conservative ideals have been slowing distancing themselves from the GOP because they are toxic. They have become nothing more than a party of extremists, fake Christians, propagandists and idiots. Yes, idiots.

Take a look at this fine example from the OP's source that gives us a great view of what the GOP has become:


“I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, so it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Tom McCabe, in announcing the “work-in.”


So all of our problems in America can be linked to labor unions? Really? Who is dumb enough to fall for that garbage?

Oh, sorry. The right wingers and the Fox News crowd...........that's who falls for this sort of crap.

I'm not a big fan of the Democrats, but at least they aren't going full-retard like the GOP.
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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
If it hadn't been in The Seattle Times, I would have thought it was a satirical article. Is this group unaware of how many more days a year Americans work than their European counterparts? I'll trade Labor Day for the few extra weeks of vacation that are typical elsewhere.


While I too like the idea of a few extra weeks off, how would it personally benefit me? I know it's be great not being at work, buuuttt......then I'd just be sitting at home, not getting paid. I'd also be loosing out on contributing to my retirement savings accounts (3 weeks x 20 years = over a years worth of contributions missed out on)

Those few weeks more that I work a year is what also allows me and my family to go on 'vacations' (driving a few hours to go camping, canoeing ect) and other nonessential family functions.

So in my personal case, less work means less fun. Where I'm from we can't pile in to the family FIAT, drive 20 minutes and be immersed in a new culture.





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