Mar. 13th, 2011

jackshoegazer: (Cab/Taxi)
Today, I drove Rod Birleson to the airport. We had a nice talk about unions and worker's rights. He asked for my name so he could talk to me next time he came back to Madison. Apparently I'm eloquent and hip about politics.

Later on, I picked up Anne Moore and her family and gave them a driving tour of the university campus. We mostly talked about Madison history and the university, a little about Union Cab and the protests. I told her about how the latest protests in Madison are larger than anything Glenn Beck or the Tea Party have done. Yesterday's protest was somewhere between 85,000 and 150,000 depending on the source.

"So why," I asked, "are we not media darlings? Why aren't we getting the coverage and enthusiasm the Teabaggers got? When this story broke, the anchors at CNN were berating our Democratic Senators about why they left Wisconsin and weren't doing their jobs instead of covering what was going on and actually discussing why they had to leave Wisconsin in the first place."

To which Anne replied, "You know, it sounds do logical when you ask it like that, but you're right, no one's asking that."

It was a great day to be a taxi driver in the midst of what could easily be the rebirth of the labor movement in the United States.
jackshoegazer: (Decline/Civilization)
Wake up. There is a class war going on and unless you're making more than $1 million per year, you're losing.

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