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  • Reply to: Time Gives Up on Factchecking: Corporate Media Can't Find a Way to Tell the Truth   1 year 4 months ago

    In other words, "It's too hard to do my job, so I'm not gonna do it anymore and you can't make me. :-P What? You're not going to try to make me? Ha! Chumps."

  • Reply to: Corrections Corporation of America Used in Drug Sweeps of Public School Students   1 year 4 months ago

    Private prisons are simply immoral. To profit from making a fellow countryman into a criminal is immoral. States that permit private prisons should not have their statehood in the United States continued. We know that there are laws designed to increase the number of people convicted in order to fill the prisons for the profit of the few immoral and greedy investors. Private industries then move into these prisons using the entrapped prisoners as cheap labor. We never talk of these jobs that are "insourced". Now the majority of these prisoners are people of color but as the business of private prisons and the industries they house builds all people will be fair game for them. These degenerate practices mock real law and order and humiliate all America.

  • Reply to: Will Wisconsin Follow Minnesota's Lead and Ban ALEC "Scholarships?"   1 year 4 months ago

    Minnesota does not allow it to happen. How about a state by state effort to eliminate ALEC? I know MN's Republican lawmakers are members of ALEC so even if they aren't getting their flights, hotels and expenses paid they are still getting something substantial ($$$) out of it. We need to outlaw it since it obviously tramples all over our rights (i.e. Marriage Amendment and Voter ID Law). I really don't think we should have to spend our time and money fighting to defeat pernicious ALEC legislation!

  • Reply to: ALEC-Inspired Union-Busting Bill Narrowly Passes in Michigan as Koch Group Cheers   1 year 4 months ago

    The limping quackers certainly knocked the bejeezus out of Michigan working people , and in record time, too! Had it been an actual fight, there would have been a record number of sprained duck shoulders in Lansing, since organized Labor has been so MIA lately that there was scarcely a target for Snyder & Co. to land a punch on.

    Just seven hours was all it took here in the staggered ex-union heartland , where we're mainly still so thrilled that Walter Reuther marched w/ M.L. King back in 1963 that we usually neglect to notice that it's been more than 50 years since we started to coast downhill from the peak of our organized power.

    But, if it's any consolation , which it isn't outside of your local insane asylum, Patrick Devlin ( Michigan Building Trades' amazingly ineffective lead observer , and sad-eyed mumbling spokesperson ) is no doubt as excited as ever to still 'have a seat at the table'. Snyder Inc.'s table , that is. Yo, Patrick... you were on the damn MENU, dude.

    - John A. Joslin ( IBEW local # 58 -Detroit )

  • Reply to: ALEC-Inspired Union-Busting Bill Narrowly Passes in Michigan as Koch Group Cheers   1 year 4 months ago

    Nazi Germany outlawed unions, so did Stalin,so does China. So will the Republican/Tea Party.

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Bill Moyers presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.