HAPPY FUCKIN’ LABOR DAY

WHOOPS!!!! Those words are not mine! Michael Moore wrote this….. read on to see why.


Happy Fuckin’ Labor Day!

By Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel:

Happy Fuckin’ Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration’s former “Car Czar” — during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, “Fuck the UAW!

Now, I can’t believe you actually said that. Maybe Rattner got confused because you drop a lot of F-bombs, or maybe your assistant was trying to order lunch and you said (to Rattner) “Fuck you” and then to your assistant “A&W, no fries.”

Or maybe you did mean Fuck the UAW. If so, let me give you a little fucking lesson (a lesson I happen to know because my fucking uncle was in the sit-down strike that founded the fucking UAW).

Before there were unions, there was no middle class. Working people didn’t get to send their kids to college, few were able to own their own fucking home, nobody could take a fucking day off for a funeral or a sick day or they might lose their fucking job.

Then working people organized themselves into unions. The bosses and the companies fucking hated that. In fact, they were often overheard to say, “Fuck the UAW!!!” That’s because the UAW had beaten one of the world’s biggest industrial corporations when they won their battle on February 11, 1937, 44 days after they’d taken over the GM factories in Flint. Inspired by their victory, workers struck almost every other fucking industry, and union after union was born. Had World War II not begun and had FDR not died, there would have been an economic revolution that would have given everyone — everyone — a fucking decent life.

Nonetheless labor unions did create a middle class for the majority (even companies that didn’t have unions were forced to pay at or near union wages in order to attract a workforce) and that middle class built a great country and a good life.  You see, Rahm, when people earn a fucking good wage, they spend it on stuff, which then creates more good paying jobs, and then the middle class grows fucking big. Did you know that back when I was a kid if you had a parent making a union wage, only one parent had to work?! And they were home by 3 or 4pm, 5:30 at the latest! We had dinner together! Dad had four weeks paid vacation. We all had free health and dental care. And anyone with decent grades went to college and it didn’t fucking bankrupt them. (And if you ever used the F-word, the nuns would straighten you out in ways that even you couldn’t bear to hear about).

Then a Republican fired all the air traffic controllers, a Democrat gave us NAFTA and millions of jobs were moved overseas (hey, didn’t you work in that White House, too? “Fuck the UAW, baby!”). Unions got scared and beaten down, a frat boy became president and, like a drunk out of control, spent all our fucking money and our children’s money, too. Fuck.

And now your assistant’s grandma has to work at fucking McDonald’s. Ask her for pictures of what the middle class life used to look like. It was effing cool! I’ll bet grandma doesn’t say “Fuck the UAW!”

Hey, don’t get me wrong, Rahm. I fucking like you. You single-handedly got the House returned to the Dems in 2006. But you and your boss better do something fucking quick to put people back to work. How ’bout making it a crime to take an American job and move it out of the country? In other words, treat it as if It were a fucking national treasure like you would if someone stole the Declaration of Independence out of the National Archives or some poacher stole eggs out of the nest of an America bald eagle.

Or how ’bout arresting some of those Wall Street guys who fucking stole our money, the money that ran the American economy. Now that would take some fucking guts.

And maybe, just maybe, that one act of real guts might save your ass come November 2nd.

Oh, I can just hear you now: “Fuck Michael Moore!” No problem. But Fuck the UAW? How ’bout if I just leave off the ‘A’ and the ‘W’?

Yours,
Michael Moore

P.S. I’d like to pass on something that Rep. Alan Grayson wrote today:

Here is what Robert Kennedy had to say on Labor Day, 42 years ago:

“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product … if we should judge America by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.

“It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.”

When Robert Kennedy said these words, the unemployment rate in America was 3.7%. Today, it is almost three times as high. Too many of our working brothers and sisters are out of work, thanks to over a decade of economic mismanagement. 10% of us are unemployed, and the other 90% work like dogs to try to avoid joining them. Which is just what the bosses want.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. I look forward to a Labor Day where every worker has a job, every worker has a pension, every worker has paid vacations, and every worker has the health care to enjoy life. Our Republican opponents call that France. I call it America, an America that is Number One.

Not #1 in wasted military expenditures.

Not #1 in number of foreign countries occupied.

Number One in jobs. Number One in health. Number One in education. Number One in happiness.

As Robert Kennedy famously said, “I dream of things that never were, and ask ‘why not?'” Why not? Let’s make it happen.

And then all of us who are Americans, including the ones today who are jobless, homeless, sick and suffering, we all can then say, “I am proud to be an American.”

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11 Comments

  1. September 8, 2010 at 10:48

    [...] HAPPY FUCKIN’ LABOR DAY « Desertpeace. [...]

  2. Greg said,

    September 8, 2010 at 15:45

    Fuck Rahm Emanuel. He doesn’t give a shit about America because he serves Israel.

  3. desertpeace said,

    September 8, 2010 at 15:50

    Normally I don’t allow obscenities on this blog, but I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t make an exception for this post ;)

  4. Gump said,

    September 8, 2010 at 15:51

    Wow the pinko Moore is turning against the obamessiah?!

  5. Iain Yuile said,

    September 8, 2010 at 16:10

    that “pinko” knows a thing or two about what the middle class had and then lost due to greed and corruption by the controllers – wouldn’t you say Gump?

  6. Forrest said,

    September 8, 2010 at 16:39

    The middle class is as mythical as the dodo bird. Rich or poor there is no middle.

  7. Q'iu T'ing said,

    September 8, 2010 at 18:55

    FU Rahm Emanuel, son of a terrorist and (quite possibly) head of Mossad in America. Get the F out of my country you traitor!

  8. Adam Z said,

    September 9, 2010 at 00:05

    I am kind of disappointed that someone like Michael Moore, who I consider to be nothing more than a distraction, is getting time on this quality blog.

  9. REMEMBER BOYZ N SQUIRRELS!! said,

    September 9, 2010 at 07:30

    There was a time when I truly thought Michael Moore was the real deal, but those days are long ago. Mikey has Rahms brother as his agent there, and one Emanuel brother is as MOSSAD and MURDEROUS as the other.

    Back in the ‘Roger and Me’ days of Michael Moore, when he truly didn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of, he was ‘one of us’ but now he’s matriculated out of the ‘one of us’ crowd into the MULTI MILLIONAIRE CROWD, in part, because assholes like us went and paid the money to see “FAHRENHEIT 911″ a few years ago, which was a booming success that had moviegoers wrapped around city blocks waiting to see his movie.

    But Mikey isn’t ‘one of us’ anymore. Yeah, he throws the FUCK word around prominently, and Steve, you did well by not censoring it out, but hey, let’s get real..Mikey was one of those who drank the Obombaton ‘kool-aid’ and compelled people to vote for this CIA PUPPET who’s occupying the Whore House not by mandate, but by MANdate, if you get my drift.

    My major reason for coming in here to post tonight wasn’t to kick Moore’s now sold out ass in the teeth, but to say that ‘We The People’ are boxed into such a corner, that this November 2nd., when DINOCRATS LOSE THEIR ASSES IN RECORD NUMBERS to yes, REPUBLICANTS as I call them, once again, this nation will be further plunged into deeper GOP hell, with the oh so COMPLIANT DINOCRAT accessories to their crimes, and the nation will be yet one more rung on the bloody ladder, closer to REVOLUTION.

    I think had Mikey Moore said a few years ago, in the end of 2007, ; “look, I know this CIA PUPPET is a piece of shit, a co-opted, corporatist PILE OF PUTRID HYENA CRAP, but hey, the alternative given to us is McCorncobb, a burnt out old war mongering MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE from uncle Ho’s torture locker in the Hanoi Hilton.

    Just like gears in your manual transmission gearbox, breakin teeth, stripped synchros, clutch burnt out, lurching, tire peeling burnouts by reflex more than intent, the nation is slipping closer towards DICTATORSHIP and REVOLUTION because guys like Mikey sold out and became ‘one of them’ strictly because he’s now got a few million in the bank and he no longer has to look at each payday in worried, barely holding on, horror, like the rest of us do, if we’re even fortunate enough to still have our jobs.

    Michael Moore has arrived. He can afford to pay Rahm’s brother to be his agent, and he doesn’t need us to say FUCK in concert with him anymore.

    but I’ll say it for the record. FUCK YOU, Barry Soetoro, and Rahm Emanuel, and your sorry MOSSAD BROTHER, who works for Mikey.

    our nation is over with, because of way too many SOLD OUT’s who made money off the genuine hopes and dreams of a people who are not smart enough to understand that NONE OF THESE MESSENGERS CAN BE TRUSTED TO BE FOR ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ once they feather their nests.

    Michael Moore is another joke, just like Barry Soetoro is a sad, pathetic CIA PUPPET AND JOKE. In November coming, when the GOP kicks the DINOCRATS ASSES in the CONgress, we’ll see who the joke is on.

    It’s on the morons who forgot that NEITHER PARTY could be trusted, and none of these fraud progressives who once were genuine but no longer are, could be trusted, either.

  10. Eric Vaughan said,

    September 9, 2010 at 16:58

    If you’re up for a bit of a research project, the North American labour unions of the 1960s-70s had an agenda that acted as several heat-seeking missiles aimed at all of their bargaining chips. (The mean-spirited author of the website Judicial Inc Biz had a series I’d recommend as part of that endeavour for the college-aged but it no longer exists.)

    While we’re at it, I can’t be the nation’s greatest economics expert who can figure out that Wal-Mart takes the money of the underpaid and uses it as a bowling ball aimed at the resources of the barely adequately paid, all the while leaving a huge wake of social needs that sooner or later had to result in a series of Obamas.


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