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25 minutes ago.
by Ohwiseone
BobDahler
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What happened to the "Union Influence in Politics" topic?

Even though I initiated it as the debut topic in the Times forums, I'm happy to realize it has been deleted. It died an ugly death long ago, and should have been executed long before it was. I'm curious though... Why? I am unaware of the travesty that occurred that was sufficiently heinous to warrant it's deletion... As compared to the tripe on ALL the other threads that is evident on a daily basis.

 
 

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scrappile

LTS: I remembered the biscuits, just not the restaurant, and you were talking about labor as a special interest, thing is we have a voice for hedge fund managers, we have a voice for corporate,we have a voice for right to work for nothing, we need a voice for those that don't want to be subsidized to support their families, for those that want better for themselves and their children, union or non union, labor needs a voice, How else are they going to get reps, state/federal/local to listen....

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker, what year and model les paul do you have? that is if you don't mind telling. my first guitar was a 78' ibanez PF200. i bought my youngest daughter a nice Ibanez single pick-up hollow body jazz guitar. plays and sounds pretty good. actually i have several myself that i have accumulated...when they were all reasonable. they are as follows: 1970 gibson lp goldtop deluxe, 1958 gibson lp junior, 1961 gibson lp junior, 1956 gibson blonde es-175d, 1985 schecter strat, 1970 fender champ, 1973 fender tube reverb unit, 1984 mesa boogie 50 cal head with silver anniversary marshall 4x12 cabinet loaded with vintage 60 celestions, 1970 gibson blue ridge custom acoustic, wah pedal, digital delay, flanger, as well as a rockman unit. i just piddle around with them...nothing serious.

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

Bobbarker...one thing that youtube has revealed to me is how many great unknown musicians and singers are really out there. do you favor acoustic or electric guitar or both? what gear are you using at the moment? same question for you thegreek. rocker shared with me that his choice is electric...i think i recall him saying he has a Strat...i may need a refresher on that.

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker...good for you! you are correct about youtube, it has almost single-handedly killed the business of instructional videos and many teachers.

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker....you play?

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

thegreek, are you trying to do that by ear or tab?

Posted 367 days ago.

luvthesouth

btw...i do enjoy a good country ham buscuit. as you may know i prefer Bojangles. they are the best by far.

Posted 368 days ago.

luvthesouth

scrappile...labor in and of itself is very noble and admirable. in that i think you will agree. the labor i was referring to was not individual labor but the organized variety that has morphed into another entity that differs in many ways from the noble ideas at the root of it's creation. my point was and is that organized labor in this day and time is a Special Interest Group. that was the crux of my statement.

Posted 368 days ago.

scrappile

Mow

Posted 368 days ago.

scrappile

LTS- Labor is the noble cause, for even if your income is from your money making money for you, somewhere in that equation, someone is laboring away to let you achieve that. Even if it is the person making that ham biscuit you enjoy, or the farmer making that sugar available, or the grower of the tea you sweetin with the sugar, as you wash down that ham biscuit...think about what a chore it would be, if you had to now your own fairway....OK Rikki, you can eat more paste now....

Posted 368 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker...newsflash: Labor is a special interest. you have been duped into thinking it is actually still a noble cause.

Posted 368 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker...wait til the shake-out from the meeting of the three amigo's.

Posted 370 days ago.

moderation

Governor Walker under investigation in Wisconsin. Who would have thunk a preachers' son would have drawn such legal scrunity?

Posted 370 days ago.

BobDahler

FYI, The expiration date of all labor contracts are agreed upon by MUTUAL CONSENSUS.

Negotiations always occur BEFORE the expiration of any current contract.

Any coincidence you infer to bolster your point is merely... COINCIDENCE.

Posted 371 days ago.

BobDahler

R1KRA8: Irrespective of what Jason Menard? thinks, our kids ARE barganing chips, regardless of who places them there.

We consider alternatives in their best interest, everyday, in every decision we make.

Posted 371 days ago.

BobDahler

Under such circumstance, one COULD achieve the lowest pay, the least benefits, and the poorest working conditions allowed by law for our teachers (AKA: lower taxes).

When it comes to education however, I don't think this should be the primary objective.

Posted 371 days ago.

BobDahler

lts: My point was, that it is counterproductive and uncommon for teachers' union tactics to present the children as hostages. That perception is usually promoted by those who oppose teachers union activity.

Yes, if unionized teachers didn't negotiate, didn't protest, didn't have a strike alternative, and didn't object to scab replacements, everything would be grand for some. But that wouldn't be a union, would it?

Posted 372 days ago.

luvthesouth

start removing the word republican and i might agree that you are "right".

Posted 372 days ago.

luvthesouth

you wrote "If you have that and not your republican hardheadedness there should not be a problem but resolution ! to which i responded. do you see the word republican? i do.

Posted 372 days ago.

luvthesouth

R1KRA8...good morning and thanks for correcting the word "objective" for me. a terrible sinus headache has me a little under the weather today...but then again based on my spelling history, it could be just another normal day.

Posted 372 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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