Summer Has Unofficially Ended

Today is Labor Day, another fake holiday to satisfy the proles and the corrupt unions.

I mean, we all love a day off – and this year I am actually off today – but I’m starting to think we have far too many insignificant holidays. Labor Day being one of them. This isn’t the time of sweatshops – except for China – and while hard-working Americans enjoy a holiday, how many of these people are actually, truly working? Government employees? Public school teachers? Politicians?

How about we give the day off for construction workers, plumbers, electricians? How about office workers who have spend their days berated by management? How about the bosses work today, while the rest of us take the day off? Just a suggestion.

Yes, I know this rant is in vain, but I still believe this is a stupid holiday. Having said that, I plan on eating hot dogs and hamburgers in a few hours.

Buh-Bye Summer

Today is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer; unless you’re at a university in Dallas, Texas, where the projected high temperature for the rest of the week is between 96 and 98 degrees.

It is also the one day every year where we can appreciate union goons who take kickbacks, assault non-union laborers, and vote exclusively for Democrats – usually many times in the same election.

I’ve never had an appreciation for unions, mostly because my local Fraternal Order of Police is completely and utterly useless. Your mileage may vary. If your union works for you, that’s great. My disgust is my personal opinion. Besides, it’s like anyone values my opinion. Nor should you.

So enjoy the holiday. I am actually off today – a rare occurrence – so after a trip to the gym, I am expecting to do literally nothing. Ironically enough, that’s my usual plan when I’m at work. Zing!

Happy Labor Day!

Today is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, and the beginning of the most winderful time of the year: kids going back to school.

This is a rare year when I am lucky enough to actually be off on Labor Day, so like most of you, I’ll be doing a whole lot of nuthin’ today – including blogging. I’ll have the caption contest results up later, but that’s about it. Enjoy the holiday!

Happy Labor Day, Comrades!

Today is Labor Day, a bullsh*t holiday created to appease union goons. More importantly, it signals the unofficial end of summer, which means my kids will soon be returning to school, freeing up my computer and PlayStation 4 for some quality time with dad.

It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday.

In a rare quirk of the schedule, I am actually off today, so I can lie around the house and make the kids bring me beer. Enjoy the holiday, everyone!

Belaboring The Point

Union Kingpin Homer SimpsonToday is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. I try to ignore the official reason for the holiday, but if you’re interested, here’s a synopsis.

Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

In the century which followed, unions underwent a transformation from protecting worker’s rights to hoarding political power. Now most union officials are more concerned with making money protesting and agitating than they are with working, while filling their coffers with donations and “voluntary” union dues.

Personally, until we see the return of sweatshops in America, I have little use for unions and their goons.