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May 21 LaborGoon commented on The Sasquatch Emergency Room.
@1 Actually, even the rabid anti-tax Republicans out east are proposing just that: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/ma…
May 9 LaborGoon commented on Rand Paul Supports Public Masturbation.
"The Republican Party is an empty vessel unless we imbue it with [our throbbing manhood]." -- Sen. Rand Paul
May 2 LaborGoon commented on Can Someone Explain How V for Vendetta Became a Major Symbol of Protest?.
I liked the V Is For Vendetta movie. I guess that means I'm not hip or intellectual. Or that I'm a consumer pawn of media conglomerates like Time Warner.

Here are some more movies that didn't suck just because they were made by them after Time merged with Warner: GoodFellas, Unforgiven, The Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, The Departed, The Dark Knight... and many more.

I like the masks, too. To me, they simply signify an anti-establishment perspective. And I choose to read no further into it. I choose not to let comic book/movie criticism or Guy Fawkes' biography muddle this simple message -- just as I wouldn't argue that the protesters wearing bandanas don't really understand the historical significance of the garment's use among bikers, gang members, or hipsters.

As for the anarchist kids, them I don't like.
Apr 29 LaborGoon commented on Little Feat Is Stanky: Slog Poll.
The obvious choice missing from your list is "Waiting for Columbus," their live double album that's always been one of my favorites. Go listen to it right now and tell me I'm wrong.
Nov 22, 2013 LaborGoon commented on There Really Ought to Be an Oscar for Best Stunt-work.
Which is why stuntmen (and women) will never be recognized. Tom Cruise won't even allow any of them to have their photos taken with him off-camera as a memento. Kudos to Statham, because most Hollywood A-listers care more about their images and maintaining this absurd pretense than they do about "all the little people" they hope to thank one day.
Aug 8, 2013 LaborGoon commented on Lazy, Lazy, Union Workers: Washington 787 Workers to Make Up South Carolina 787 Shortfall.
When right-wing anti-labor ideology infects corporate governance, money gets wasted. The 787 story should serve as a cautionary tale about how NOT to run a business, but because local unionized workers have bailed out that dog's breakfast of a Frankenliner, the company continues to make money and executives walk away unscathed... even rewarded. Boeing has wasted billions farming out its engineering and manufacturing, and now they stand to waste untold more trying to replace unionized workers with cheaper, non-union ones. I, for one, don't want to fly in an airplane made on the cheap.
Jun 11, 2013 LaborGoon commented on Governor Inslee Calls Second Special Session Before First Special Session Even Ends, as State Government Shutdown Looms.
The governor came out swinging today. It was a refreshing change from previous governors, who often ignored their party values in the interest of negotiating a crappy deal that they later had to pretend they liked. "Another all-cuts budget! Yay!"

I'm glad Jay Inslee isn't simply playing referee. He's in the game! That's why we elected him.
May 23, 2013 LaborGoon commented on Seattle Times Lies to Its Readers in Advocating to Fix a Workers' Compensation Crisis that Doesn't Exist.
On April 28, the Seattle Times ran an editorial headlined “Lawmakers must focus on one thing – the budget.” -- http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/…

The Times wrote that legislators "should not allow themselves to be distracted by issues that stir passions but can wait until next year.”

Funny. No mention of a workers' compensation crisis from that's suddenly so urgent it can't wait.
 
 

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