Union busting in Michigan

The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series)

The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday on FOX News, I saw Megyn Kelly reporting a story about 13 Chrysler workers who were fired for drinking alcohol while at a local park during their lunch hour. Just another typical anti-union story on FOX complete with Megyn’s grimaces punctuating the story. Later in the day on Rachel Maddow‘s show on MSNBC, I discovered why FOX had made such a big deal of the Chrysler story. The state legislators in Michigan that day had rushed into law a measure to make Michigan a right-to-work state. Governor Rick Synder is expected to sign the law today. No prior notice of the proposed law had been given and no testimony solicited from the public.

Andrea Saul

Andrea Saul, daughter of Dalton, Georgia, is currently Mitt Romney‘s campaign press secretary. I just saw her on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell discussing Mitt’s tax returns. The current party line is that Mitt has released 500+ pages of tax returns, no mention if that was for one year or more than one year. Andrea worked on the John McCain 2008 campaign and then she went to work for Orrin Hatch. When the Romney campaign misspelled America as Amercia, she famously said, ” Typos don’t matter.”

Rachel Maddow

English: Rachel Maddow in Seattle.

English: Rachel Maddow in Seattle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Whenever I want some straight news delivered with passion, I turn to Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Five nights a week, she delivers news that I can trust on subjects that others are often ignoring. And she has gained the attention of the Right. Some blogs are according her the ultimate right-wing compliment of insult and name-calling. Rachel, in the short time you have had your own show, you have arrived.

Boring white guy

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Gr...

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tim Pawlenty was on MSNBC moments ago with Andrea Mitchell denying that he wants to be Mitt Romney‘s running mate. He certainly is qualified if they indeed do pick a boring white guy.

I am surprised that some reporter has not asked Andrea about her husband, Alan Greenspan. Like how does it feel to be married to the person most responsible for the Great Recession? Reporters are always asking stupid questions of victims of disasters about how it feels. One would think that some reporter would put the question to her.


Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Obs...

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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations by Al Franken. Last evening on The Last word on MSNBC, Howard Dean mentioned this book and then I remembered that I had read it a few years ago. I refreshed my memory this morning and this is what I found. The book is a satirical collection of 45 short essays on Rush and other topics: Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot and assorted other politicians. The book was published in 1996, before Franken became an US Senator.

He listed the problems facing the 99% then and they have not changed in the 16 years since the book was published.

This is a quotation from the Epilogue.

“We are all living in a wildly more complicated world than we were born into. And at the same time the trust in our institutions, in government, in family, in individuals, is eroding. And lack of trust creates fear, and fear creates anger.
I thought about how our political system appeals to the worst, not the best, in us. Not to the goodness of America…”

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