What are the unions afraid of?

In Wisconsin, the phrase “Gov. Walker wants to destroy the unions” keeps being used, and I wonder what the unions are so afraid of. The proposal from Governor Walker is that the state will no longer deduct union dues from employee paychecks and give the payment to the unions, and that employees will be free to not pay union dues. Could it be the unions are worried …

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Wisconsin’s Woes

The unions have rallied the troops and brought in reinforcements from outside of Wisconsin to protest Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal. The democrats have taken their wagon and fled across state lines to prevent a vote on the budget. Wisconsin physicians or physician impersonators (either way this appears to be a considerable ethical and legal violation) handing out “sick” notes to anyone at the protest to turn …

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Friday Flyer

Gas prices are still up, and Shell and Exxon are both reporting better than expected 3rd quarter profits! What a surprise. Of course high oil and gas prices are once again tied to speculation, leaving the consumer once again the pawn in this greedy game. The wind has subsided. Lots of trees and large limbs down, but we fared ok with just some minimal damage (loose siding …

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I Need Socks

I have been seeking socks for months now, and my frustration has reached a new level this morning. I went online to a major retailer and typed in the word “socks” in their search window. Here are the numbers of results: Men (57) Boys (15) Girls (14) Women (5) Five pairs of socks for women, and one of them was actually a tube of cream to put …

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