Celebrating Labor Day and the Labor Movement

My grandparents on my Father’s side worked in the Hat Corporation of America factory in Norwalk, Connecticut most of their lives. My grandmother was a seamstress; my grandfather worked in the printing plant making those nice silk logo’d liners that went into men’s hats in those days. They were religious and patriotic.

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New Trump Tell-All Books Should Help Define the Campaigns

So the next two weeks should be fun, in a perverse kind of way. The more you know, right? Of course, at this point, I and many others don’t need more books to sway my vote, but those on the fence can always use an extra push. There were more republicans of note on the Democratic National Convention than the Republican one, and they keep getting pushed over the edge, if twitter is to believed.

I trust journalism and journalists. I was one for a couple of years.I interviewed politicians and people on the street, and grew to trust the people on the street more than the politicians. Journalists learn to be cynical. They’re trained by the politicians.

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The Press is Angry… Chris Cuomo Drops the S-Bomb! David Jolly Uses a Different S-Bomb! (Who Can Blame Them?)

Rachel Maddow is on vacation, so I taped “Cuomo Tonight” on CNN just for grins. And man, there were not a lot of grins, because Chris was way angry. In his opening monologue, he opined about Trump and Ivanka pitching Goya products from the resolute desk, just because the head of Goya said nice things about Trump. I guess that’s all it takes?

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Pop Cramps: Voice of America Becomes Voice of Trump

Pop Cramps: I first heard the VOA– Voice of America– when I was about ten years old. My grand aunt’s classic 1940’s Philco console radio, a beautiful 4-foot tall piece, featured an am radio band and shortwave radio band. The Voice of America was the sole beacon of freedom that could be heard around the globe by those suffering under the foot of oppression. Shortwave radio allowed this.

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