Facebook rant of the day: Why unions are important

By on Feb 21, 2011 in Politics

A facebook friend posted this article by Penelope Trunk, which basically argues that unions are pointless in today’s society. I already kind of hate Penelope Trunk and the whole, privilege, upper-middle-class, I-should-let-my-boss-slap-my-ass-thing, but I also think she is totally and completely wrong. Here’s my facebook response:

Why is Wisconsin surprised?

By on Feb 21, 2011 in Politics

When I first heard about the Wisconsin protests against anti-union legislation by the new Republican governor, a protestor commented that she voted for “less government intervention,” but “not this.” Protecting the rights of citizens and minorities IS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.