Isn’t it time we heard from some Union folks? | Street Jazz

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Isn’t it time we heard from some Union folks?

Posted By on Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Reading yet another editorial (this one in the Northwest Arkansas  Times) about the Employee Free Choice Act, and how, hey, it’s really not that good an idea, Folks.

No particular offense meant, but I’m not terribly interested in hearing patronizing management views on this issue, especially not when that seems to be the predominant view we read in the editorial pages. I think the public would benefit from hearing something from the union perspective on this issue.

Let’s have a real debate, and not the panicked union-bashing we’re seeing so much of.

Especially given the horrific record of the Bush administration regarding worker safety, now, more than ever, we need to hear from the unions.

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Read more books!

Kudos to Meredith Oakley of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  for her column, ““The world in books”” (December 17). We live in a world in which far too many people regard reading as a chore, and not as one of the more pleasurable activities people of almost all ages can indulge in.

I am constantly inundated with demands that I read particular books so that my eyes will be opened to particular political or spiritual truths. Very few people ever say, “Here, I enjoyed this book. I hope you do, too.”

For my money, the world needs more of the latter than the former.

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Editorial/246874/

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Speaking of reading, does anyone else remember Magnus, Robot Fighter?

I used to read this Gold Key comic when I was a kid. All I really recall is  that he spent a lot of his time beating up robots - which still seems like a pretty good idea, actually. Especially now, while  they are still so small.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus,_Robot_Fighter

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