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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Money feeds my music machine

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Warning. Anyone caught shooting out lights will be prosecuted. I've been meaning to take this picture for over ten years, when the color was a lot less faded.

* The other night, Allie asked me if my father voted Republican. Yes, I said. In about the seventh grade (1968) I tried to set him straight. "How did that go?" she asked. Not well for me, I said. In the 1950s, he was a founding member of a labor union at the company where he worked. I tried to tell him he was voting against his own best interests. How I knew this in the 7th grade, I'm not exactly sure. His political leanings always perplexed me.

Maybe this fantastic labor and union appreciation poster put out by the Young Republicans in 1956 explains it.

This quote is by the Democrat governor of Illinois, as negotiations were breaking down with state worker unions: “They’ve had two contracts in the last eight years that have raised their wages by 45 percent. That’s far beyond the cost of living. We can’t afford that anymore in Illinois.” That 45% figure is not exactly true of all state employees, and the governor knows it. So, that he would say that is his way of trying to turn rest of non-state workers against the state workers in my humble opinion. Personally, I am sick of this attitude from today's Democrats.

In any event, isn't amazing how things have turned around in this country in 55 short years? I sometimes wonder how my dad would vote today. Oh, who am I kidding. Definitely Republican.

* Now listen while I play my green tambourine.

Posted by Marie at September 30, 2012 9:55 PM

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