“Obama has a duty as a Democrat to do everything he can to stop them.”
He has no duty whatsoever as President of the United States to any of the citizens of Wisconsin (or any other State for that matter) who are NOT Democrats?
As far as you and he are concerned…
I had long suspected as much but it is going to be delicious watching your type and Obama spell this out so explicitly in the months to come to the mushy middle!
8 years of GWB and just 2 years of Obama really ARE going to wake up a goodly portion the ESPN and TMZ zombies aren’t they?
(BTW, I fully support the IDEAL of a society where a majority of people can exercise their right to be bored shitless by politicking and not bother to exercise their franchise if there is a super-cute guy who texted them to meet up at the “Zanzibars!” next Tuesday!)
STG I must be the ONLY person under the age of 70 who regularly shows up to vote in the small beans “penny ante” local elections not on leave from a government job.
Its “Educators” and AFCSME workers all the way down at County or City level referendums.
20 to 1 just by eyeballing it (I do make it a point to go to the actual polling station) and my estimations have largely been proved correct by election results.
I would be, I think what Tony would class as “a worker”.
P.S. Tony! I have family and friends to support so I am doing whatever I can to transition to someone who MAKES money rather than merely EARNS it.
Call me crazy but I’ve had some very good experiences “extorting” some OUTRAGEOUS fees for what amounts to about 6 hours of my time for some very basic unskilled labor. As an Independent Contractor!
“Deety we really need someone like you up in Gotham to take care of XYZ”.
“You KNOW that I charge a base of $100 just to drive up there from here in Springfield! You MUST have someone in Gotham for something like this, should cost you $60 total! That’s what I would charge if it were in-town for me.”
“No, it’s an important client. We need them done right and we need them done on deadline. No room for error!”
“Why would you tilt your hand this way if you weren’t desperate? Do yourself a favor call around for a few days and source this out!”
“Don’t you want to know what the exact scope of work is, the deadline?”
“No! Hang up now and call someone cheaper! I’m mentioning to you NOW that I am committed to my “real job” down here thru Friday and have a family event all Saturday…”
* 4 hours later*
“I tried, Deety but we still want YOU.”
“I don’t WANT to, not this week, not driving up to Gotham, I hate that shit! Nothing personal.”
“What if we offered you $600?”
“For six hours worth of my time including commute on a Saturday? For 3 BS 30 min. projects like this? You must be crazy, let me talk to Abigail (the big boss)!
*Abigail cuts in*
“It’s an important client. I authorized this. It’s not just important that you can complete the job. [Any monkey could!] You work very well getting those jobs completed in retail locations with enthusiastic feedback. It reflects well on us and it reflects well on our clients.”
(Flattery and a bit of cash will get you EVERYWHERE with me it seems.)
“It’s not like my cousin’s daughter isn’t likely to have many more birthdays in her life and even if SHE won’t I have like 15 other Aunts and Uncles and upwards of 40 something cousins to supply any lack of rug-rats in my life!”
See Tony, how exploited the little guy can be by the evil “free market” Plutocrats?
Too bad I don’t have a union to NEGOTIATE a “fair” wage for me, no?
I discerned what a ‘fair’ wage for those projects on a piece-work basis was, in town, for me.
I even TOLD the recruiter that it was probably wasteful to try to import my labor to a far away city.
I don’t know exactly WHY they hired me at that outrageous sum for such a simple shit job but they did and they keep hiring me for other jobs as well.
(Some of them ARE kind of crappy $20 per location jobs that require I hang out in gang-banger territory [in Town] after dark.)
Source : https://reason.com/2011/02/18/is-this-how-a-president-should851