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This is going to be a long weekend, and there are lots of great stories from around the blogosphere to keep you busy. In honor
of the Labor Day holiday, we will start off with some posts about workers. This week's roundup is brought to you by Mooncat of
Left in Alabama. If any blogs were accidentally left out, be assured that it's due to incompetence rather than malice.
In Utah, Tower mine co-owner
Bob Murray has laid off
300 mine workers. Wasatch Watcher's marshall has the
story. Way to celebrate Labor day, Mr.
Uppity Wisconsin is looking
Bob Fest as a good opportunity for activists concerned about
factory farms to get organized.
American Eagle to task for not using its money, power and
influence to ensure the workers at its contractor's warehouse are
treated fairly and justly.
More below the fold.
On Blogs and Media, Rights and Other Stuff
likes throwing the word Nazi around and calling liberal blogs hate
groups. It's time to push back.
The biggest news out of Iowa is the striking
down of the state's ban on gay marriage. The case will
be appealed to the state supreme court, but it's a start!
In Louisiana, Foster Campbell Goes On the
Congressman Steve Rothman exposes the false
talking-points and explains why the SCHIP program is
Inspired by the 50 State Blog
Albany Project and Daily Gotham Started a New York Blog
TXSharon smacks a
professor upside the head at TexasChaos for insinuating that if oil
companies can't drill in her backyard, the terrorists have
Bobby Muller of Veterans for
America challenges Arizona Senator John Kyl to really
support our troops, by voting for the Tauscher Bill which would
give them a fair deployment policy.
Zappatero wonders where Colorado
representatives will come down on the troop surge in Iraq.
Will they listen to their consciences or listen to the
Rep. Steve "Nuke 'em
All" Buyer told Sen. Richard Lugar and the rest of the GOP to shut
up and be quiet about the Iraq War. Blue Indiana questions whether
Buyer has a leg to stand on when it comes to foreign relations.
Mike Nutter points out that
Tom Allen and every member of the Maine delegation except Republican
Susan Collins took a stand to end the war. Way to keep the
Rep. Jason Altmire expects Gen.
Petraeus to recommend a timeline for reducing troops in
Iraq. phillydem hopes Altmire makes the connection between the
billions spent in Iraq and the lack of money to help flood victims in
his own district.
While aging politicians argue over the
definition of "success" in a surge, Fake Consultant at
reminds us poignantly that young men and women are still being parted
from their families.
On Holding Electeds
On the second anniversary of
Hurricane Katrina, tparty gives Senator Chris Dodd kudos for working
NOLA and the Gulf Coast back on track, but Connecticut's other
Senator, Joe Lieberman, only gets a lump of
version of a state fair fan with some interesting information
about Governor Pawlenty and his minion, Lt. Governor Carol
Activist judges are in the
eye of the beholder. Howard Beale says the Missouri
governor will seek the help of an activist judge to overturn a
recent court decision on campaign finance.
In New Hampshire, Dean Barker
wants to make sure waterboarding
water carrier Sen. John Sununu does not get a free pass for
supporting Alberto Gonzales long after most of us realized he might
not be the right man for the job.
At Free State Politics, we considered
the relevance of Open Left's Bush Dog campaign in the state of
A Blue Jersey diarist
questions Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) apparent
support for Chertoff as Attorney General, asking "Is Rob
DocHoc thinks Oklahoma Sen. Jim
Inhofe should get busy hunting terrorists instead of doves.
Really now, doves are much easier for Republicans to
Ohio's Blue Dog Reps
Charlie Wilson (OH-6) and Zach Space (OH-18) are Wifflers
Kaine, Rob outs another Republican flip-flopper.
Carnacki takes pity on
Republican State Senator Vic Sprouse after he crashed his
political future on the shoals of hypocrisy.
After an interview with Benjamin Lodmell,
Mooncat thinks he is a very good challenger for Republican Jo Bonner
In California, David Dayen
reports that Republicans
are lining up to run against Congressman John Doolittle in the
Republican primary. How sad.
PrairieStateBlue is trying to put
together a questionnaire
for Congressional candidates, do you have suggestions? Do you want
to try it in your state or district?
David says keep an
eye on the MA-05 race. Polling indicates this one is about
to get interesting.
Vote by mail looks to be increasing
turnout in a Missoula city election. Jay Stevens has the
In New Mexico, prominent
local progressive blogs back begun the Beat Back
Bush campaign to help defeat Republican members of Congress in
President Bush's pocket.
Two North Carolina
Democratic stars are going at it for the gubernatorial
nomination. Anglico has the story, but wishes one of them would
enter the Senate race instead.
Florida Politics counts the ways
has not been good to Florida. Of course, the possible loss
of presidential delegates to the party conventions is another
Chambliss goes to Vietnam – 30 years too
Wingnut group wants to recall
Michigan legislators.. they're threatening a recall before the
tax vote even happens.
The Texas GOP straw poll Sept
1 is looking
very lonely, reflecting the party's declining
Last, but definitely not least, in
Warfare – Making Sure That The Wealthy Get Their Share and Yours
Too, bobhiggins dissects an email from the Heritage
Foundation. This is a must read!