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Happy "Labor Day"

snagged from addambombb


TODAY'S PIG IS TOMORROW'S BACON (a Labor Day recipe)


By Greg Palast
September, 3 2006

Some years from now, in an economic refugee relocation "Enterprise Zone," your kids will ask you, "What did you do in the Class War, Daddy?"

The trick of class war is not to let the victims know they're under attack. That's how, little by little, the owners of the planet take away what little we have.

This week, Dupont, the chemical giant, slashed employee pension benefits by two-thirds. Furthermore, new Dupont workers won't get a guaranteed pension at all -- and no health care after retirement. It's part of Dupont's new "Die Young" program, I hear. Dupont is not in financial straits. Rather, the slash attack on its workers' pensions was aimed at adding a crucial three cents a share to company earnings, from $3.11 per share to $3.14.

So Happy Labor Day.

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And the Crocodile Hunter is DEAD! Sad....
tardis

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from ericmonster

Boston Globe:"Bush signed the [Patriot Act] bill with fanfare at a White House ceremony March 9, calling it 'a piece of legislation that's vital tow in the war on terror and to protect the American people.' But after the reporters and guests had left, the White House quietly issued a'signing statement,' an official document in which a president lays out this interpretation of a new law. In the statement, Bush said that he did not consider himself bound to tell Congress how the Patriot Act powers were being used [despite the law's requirements] ...

The statement represented the latest in a string of high-profile instances in which Bush has cited his constitutional authority to bypass a law.

After The New York Times disclosed in December that Bush had authorized the military to conduct electronic surveillance of Americans' international phone calls and e-mails without obtaining warrants, as required by law,Bush said his wartime powers gave him the right to ignore the warrant law.

And when Congress passed a law forbidding the torture of any detainee in US custody, Bush signed the bill but issued a signing statement declaring that he could bypass the law if he believed using harsh interrogation techniques was necessary to protect national security."

and, from alostrael

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Man, this makes me want to beat people like this like baby seals.

as I commented to her -

well, I'm now going to become rabidly anti-smoking, to the point where,if they discover a vaccine for lung/throat/mouth cancers,I shall protest because they deserve it.

And while I'm at it, I'll do the same for fast food...if they cure diabetes/hypertension/ect, no no one can have it, everyone brought it on themselves.

Same thing with sun and skin cancer.

OR alcohol and cirrhosis(sp?).

Also, do you know some insurance companies - if you are lucky enough to have insurance, that is - WON't pay for birth control/abotion, but WILL pay for Viagra???
tardis

from mrpunkerotic

10 STUPID QUOTES BY TOM DELAY

1) "So many minority youths had volunteered; that there was literally
no room for patriotic folks like myself." --Tom DeLay, explaining at
the1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan
Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War

2) "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" Tom Delay, to
three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in
Houston, Sept. 9, 2005

3) "I AM the federal government." Tom DeLay, to the owner of Ruth's
Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal
government regulations banning smoking in the building, May 14, 2003

4) "We're no longer a superpower. We're a super-duper power." Tom DeLay,
explaining why America must topple Saddam Hussein in 2002 interview
with Fox News

5) "Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting
taxes." Tom DeLay, March 12, 2003

6) "Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The
causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into
daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working
mothers who take birth control pills." Tom DeLay, on causes of the
Columbine High School massacre, 1999

7) "A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide
structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can't provide
stability, I'm not saying that... It does take a father, though." Tom
DeLay, in a radio interview, Feb. 10, 2004

8) "I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I
think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that
there will not be a government church." Tom DeLay

9) "Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on
$4.25 an hour [the minimum wage in 1996] are hard to resist.
Fortunately, such families do not exist." Tom DeLay, during a debate
in Congress on increasing the minimum wage, April 23, 1996

10) "I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My
job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government
employee. I am in the Constitution." Tom DeLay, in a CNN interview,
Dec. 19, 1995