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  1. #1 ALAN GRAYSON: I'm ready to fight for what's right. What about you? 
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    kpete (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-12-11 08:40 AM
    Original message ALAN GRAYSON: I'm ready to fight for what's right. What about you?

    Edited on Sat Mar-12-11 08:41 AM by kpete
    Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 01:30 AM EST
    Did They Die in Vain?

    by Alan Grayson

    On May 4, 1886, in Haymarket Square in Chicago, the public rallied peacefully in support of 40,000 workers in Chicago who had gone on strike, to win the right to organize. The police attacked, and eight died.

    On July 6, 1892, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, 3800 workers went on strike, to win the right to organize. Three hundred hired and armed goons attacked them. Five people died.

    On April 20, 1914, in Ludlow, Colorado, 1200 coal miners went on strike, to win the right to organize. The Colorado National Guard attacked their shantytown, and burned it to the ground. Nineteen people died. Two women and 11 children were asphyxiated, and they burned to death.

    Here and around the world, many people have fought and died, so that you and I would have the right to organize. And so that 250,000 public workers in Wisconsin would have that right, too.

    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Why doesn't Grayson care enough to post on DU about it? :D
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    What is ridiculous is that they don't see the irony in the statement "250,000 public workers in Wisconsin"

    That is an under count as Wisconsin's own release shows 295,000 local and 91,300 state workers (29,000 federal btw) for a total of roughly 386,000 public workers/
    That is roughly 7% of the entire population of Wisconsin.

    And these Democratic morons claim the size of government is not the problem?
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