November 18, 2012

Alternative news update

Politics
How Boehner misleads on the effect of higher taxes on small business

Labor
Momentum Builds for Historic Black Friday Strike at Walmart

Ecology
With Election Won, Climate Campaigners Fear Obama Reversal on Keystone

Mid East
Gaza Hospitals Face Dire Supply Shortages
Israel to call up 75,000 more troops for Gaza invasion
Israeli officials talk up long war in Gaza

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And for those of you who missed This Week on ABC this past Sunday morning, the pinnacles of spin were from Newt Gingrich and George Will.

Gingrich opined on how the Petraus affair was serious news, considering how the indiscretion had compromised his moral ability to serve as the head of the CIA. This is the same Newt Gingrich who was impeaching Bill Clinton when shacked up with wife #3 while married to wife #2, then bought an indulgence from "The Church" so they could be married as devout Catholics despite the adultery.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Gingrich.

Of course, no one called him on it.

George Will, in mandatory deference to his corporate masters, opined the Twinkie will prevail! Yes, the brand name and recipe will be bought by someone in a right-to-work state where non-union bakers will continue the legacy. What Mr. Will might not realize is that NBC News is reporting that Grupo Bimbo of Mexico might make an offer for Hostess... You want cheap labor, Gringo? And that Hostess is operating in right to work states where labor is union by choice and knows how to stand up for their rights.

Given the choice between defending the right to collective bargaining or the Twinkie, I say to hell with Hostess and their junk food!