Tag Archives: Ohio

The fight for $15–bring on the briar-hoppers

How the people of my father’s social network looked on the UAW membership in Ohio–the briar-hoppers. This is a post about the fight for a $15 an hour wage for people working in Fast Food. Apologies for taking a long detour to get there.  My dad was a snob. You do not need to get me […]

Sh*t (many) Democrats believe

Okay, turnabout is fair. I’ve gotten too burned out on our two party duopoly to try and cut the Democrats much of a break. And in any case, many of the talking points that Democrats have picked up are off-base if not totally wrong. And this list also belongs in the group of ‘Don’t Know […]

2013: a to-do list

  Okay, I’m a few days late. Thought it would be an easier holiday, but the Christmas/New Year’s holidays left my life like a wino, staggering out and making me appreciate the silence. At least for me. Here’s the list. Participate in the polar bear swim. Did that a few years ago. It’s not how […]

Democracy 2012 and the Cellphone Camera Army

One of the things you will notice should you ever taken part in a demonstration by Occupy is the forest of cameras sticking up above the heads of the crowd.  People are busy taking pictures or video of any interaction with the police. At times it is quite odd–all of these cameras and cell phones […]