Commenter Eva has asked me to post on the union demonstrations in Wisconsin - now apparently spreading to Ohio - in light of an apparent "news blackout" of the protests. As of 11:44 p.m. Thursday, the NY Times had no coverage of the events on its homepage.
According to "Politico," John Boehner, responding to a report that the Democratic National Committee was helping to organize the protests, asked President Obama to order his party to call it off. Oh my! The unions may be marching toward the district of the Grim Weeper! Earlier Thursday, Obama remarked that the Wisconsin governor appeared to be violating the rights of unions to collectively bargain. Thankfully, he did not call for a gradual road to union rights, or civility. Dare we hope our President is going to be on the side of the working people?
The comments boards on Fox News and other right wing outlets are lighting up with outrage. Apparently there is a full-fledged Communist takeover of the United States underway, complete with Hitler signs carried by teachers. I am absolutely loving this.
As of this posting The Times has no comments boxes open on this particular topic. Hopefully this will change. For now, feel free to opine to your hearts content right here on my humble little blog.
Good night, and may we all have a bright tomorrow.