A Market Basket of dignity – By E. J. Dionne, Jr.   Leave a comment

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

On Labor Day, worker ownership advocate Christopher Mackin reflects on the meaning of the Market Basket strikes, and the reinstatement of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Photo by Flickr user Streamingmeemee.

On Labor Day, what can we learn from the Market Basket protests? Photo by Flickr user Streamingmeemee.

This is a great article for Labor Day…

The Washington Post – E. J. Dionne Jr.

Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor-Day speeches in U.S. history would be delivered by a chief executive? And who could have guessed that the summer’s major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO?

This is the wonder of the happy-ending tale of Market Basket, the New England grocery chain. Most of its 25,000 non-unionized workers walked out to get their deposed CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, reinstated as the company’s leader. Last week, they won.

It’s a story that makes you wish Frank Capra of “It’s a Wonderful Life” fame were still with us. Jimmy Stewart, who played…

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Posted September 1, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

At the end of the day …. Race/Off: Jon Stewart’s Rant!!   1 comment

Originally posted on It Is What It Is:

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~~August 31, 2014~~ 

There’s a well known saying: “There’s truth in jest”.

Jon Stewart proves it again. His “rant” covers so many points. It’s right on the money and we need to hear all of it attentively and with an open mind.

I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their … I’m going to say last couple of hours. 

Race is there, and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it?

Imagine how ****ing exhausting it is living with it.”

I had to re-write it to make sure we get this!! 

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http://www.upworthy.com/this-might-be-jon-stewarts-best-rant-ever-because-ferguson?c=upw1

~~This Might Be Jon Stewart’s Best Rant Ever. Because Ferguson~~

“By now, some of you are thinking, “Man, I’m so tired of hearing about Ferguson.” I…

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Posted September 1, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

Patriot   Leave a comment

Matthew:

Patriotism is a double-edged sword in that the same forces that can serve as a unifying call, a rallying cry for a nation can also be a veneer that hides a nation’s dark deeds and thoughts…that said, well written, AB! :)

Originally posted on Perspectives on life, universe and everything:

Sense of belonging, longing and pride
One country in disarray, another one decides
Wars are fought, blood is spilled
Blind patriotism, numerous killed
Oath of allegiance, to Queen and the shire
Criticism treason, consequences dire
All but for the country of your birth?
Wake up humans, you belong to Earth

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Posted September 1, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

CMB Music: AC/DC – “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”   Leave a comment

 

Posted August 29, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

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WATCH: Premier League TV schedule – Week 3   Leave a comment

Originally posted on ProSoccerTalk:

As we head into the third week of the 2014-15 season, the full TV schedule is below and details of how you can watch every game live on your TVs tablets or online via NBC Sports.

On Saturday Burnley and Manchester United clash live on NBCSN at 7:45 a.m. ET, as Louis van Gaal is still in search of his first win in charge of the Red Devils. Coming your way at 10 a.m. ET, Manchester City host Stoke City on NBCSN with Manuel Pellegrini’s side trying to make it three wins from three. To finish off Saturday, Chelsea and Everton clash at Goodison Park on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET in what should be an absolute cracker.

[WATCH: Premier League online via Live Extra]

Then on Sunday Tottenham and Liverpool square at White Hart Lane as Mario Balotelli is set to make his debut for the Reds, watch that live on NBCSN at 8:30 a.m. ET. After that…

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Posted August 29, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

A Republican War On Women – ‘Gov. Corbett: Reform Liquor Laws So It’s Easier For Women To Make Dinner’   1 comment

Matthew:

*reads blog article below* …there are no words here. No wonder Gov. Corbett’s in such dire shape politically speaking…

Originally posted on The Last Of The Millenniums:

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Too bad all you women are too busy doing all that shopping but the Governor of Pennsylvania has the soultion to all your problems…….

‘Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) thinks his state should reform its liquor laws. That way, he argued, women would have an easier job making dinner’.

‘Corbett made the argument in July during an appearance on The Sam Lesante Show. The clip of him making those comments were reposted Tuesday by the Democratic political PAC Fresh Start PA, which supports Corbett’s opponent Tom Wolf (D)’.

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“I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store,” Corbett said. “Particularly, a lot of the women, want to be able to go in and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down buy a six pack or two six packs, buy dinner, and go home. Rather than what I just described, is…

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Posted August 28, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

What’s Going On In Kansas?   Leave a comment

Politically speaking, Kansas is as about as red a red state can be..on the surface, that is. Inside, not so much.

Why? Well, there are two statewide races of note this year in the Sunflower State: (1)the Kansas Gubernatorial election involving deeply unpopular Gov. Sam Brownback, who seems to be in a fight for his life opposite Democratic challenger Paul Davis, and (2)the Kansas Senate election, a three-way race between equally unpopular incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts and challengers Chad Taylor (D) and independent Greg Orman.

Most years, odds are both Brownback and Roberts would be cruising to re-election but this is not one of those years; if current polling for both races (KS Gov. & KS Sen.) holds up, Democrats’ could have a better-than-even shot of knocking off either Brownback or Roberts (and that’s just for starters: in a head-to-head btwn. Roberts & Orman, Orman easily dusts Roberts in November) Given how close the overall margins for control of the Senate are going to be this November, an Orman win all-but-sinks GOP hopes in that regard. 

Make no mistake: these are definitely two of the races one should be watching from now on through Election Night 2014.

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