Monday, November 07, 2011
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I've been really busy this quarter to my summer goals of witting more Catgirl Commentary has gone off track.... but I could probably teach a course in quantitative biology given the amount of stuff I've managed to cram into my brain over the last few months.
That said I still manage to find the occasional free moment to post something on the new improved Catgirl Meowing that's hosted over at http://catgirlmeowing.nyteside.org.uk
My latest being a poll asking if people believe millennials are more anti-choice than their boomer parents!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Fashionista Fridays is back! Better than ever on Catgirl Meowing's UK site. This week featuring Polteristas
and while you are there, learn how you too can make winter shelters for homeless =(^ . ^)=. Remember the most important thing is saving animals.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The widget to the left is Google's All for Good widget, if you haven't added it to you iGoogle homepage you should ...you should check out the organizations I post here as well. =(^ . ^)=.
What bothers me.....REALLY bothers me, are the comments left on that page.
Service? Anonymous - Sep 13, 2009
Here are some things to consider... When an act is done without coercion to help another, it is the most charitable. Reasonable human beings already know how to aid those in need. When state sponsored coercion is implemented it begins to smack of forced service, or a heavy recommendation. Freedom is the right of the individual to be free and do as they may, as long as they do not infringe on the rights of another to do the same.
Today is a day to give back. Find a service opportunity near you Anonymous - Sep 13, 2009Libertarian drivel, I notice that the FreeDUMB loving POCs have no problems using Google's Free services...and they have the gaul to whine about having to ignore the call to do the right thing.
How about.. Feeling like helping out those less fortunate? Find out how. Don't TELL me I HAVE to give back, thank you. For me personally it's not really the gadget that pisses me off, it is the LINK on igoogle TELLING me I have to. Ignore it?
Monday, September 07, 2009
The picture to the left is the Haymarket Affair monument, on May Day 1886, the workers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. in Chicago began a strike in the hope of gaining a shorter work day. On May 3, police were used to protect strikebreakers and a scuffle broke out; one person was killed and several others injured.
I walk past that mural whenever I take the Metra to visit friends living in Chicago's Pullman district; it pays homage to the workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company, who on May 11th, 1894 staged a wildcat strike in response to having their wages cut because of the depression of 1893. At the time, Pullman was a company town, so not only did the company cut wages to maintain profitability, it continued to extract pre-recession rent from those workers who lived in company-owned housing, and were forced to shop at the company store, which may or may not accept the company-issued script in which they were paid in "lean" times.
A national boycott was launched on June 26, 1894, within four days, 125,000 workers on twenty-nine railroads had quit work rather than handle Pullman cars effectively bringing railroad traffic west of Chicago to a halt, prompting president Grover Cleveland to order federal troops and marshals into Chicago, resulting in 13 workers being killed, and another 57 wounded.
It is the struggles of these men, and they were all men at that point in history, and others like them we commemorate today, all those who fought for the dignity and fair treatment of all who labour, from the lowliest of dirt farmers to hot shot financial analysts.
This labour day I’m pondering what the hell happened? How did America go from a nation of brave men such as these, fighting for what was right, to a nation of teabaggers, rednecks (who were and still are “scab” labour) and religious fruitcakes who are fighting against what would benefit labour – the right to organize and fight for higher wages and better working conditions, healthcare, education, clean air and water.
Friday, September 04, 2009
and it's a good one too! But I'm fighting with stupid photo gallery and desktop blogging software that refuse to do what I tell them to.
Soo I'm posting this picture of *vampire* catgirls in the mean time.