A Different side…

You may not know this, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage died last week in a car accident. I guess my energy in writing a piece on Macho Man, is the great love my son had for his character with the now changed World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was forced to change the name to WWE.

However this is about Macho Man and his many battles during those days. My son and I would get up on Saturday mornings, get our breakfast out of the way, so there would not be any interruptions to what was about to take place at 10:00am est. The WWF featuring on most Saturdays at the time, Macho Man going against some mean mother..’shut your mouth’ opponents. From the strange relationship he had with Ric Flair, who later took Macho’s main squeeze the lovely Elizabeth, to his death-defying battles the Jake the Snake Roberts, the Undertaker, some of the toughest desperadoes in wrestling.

Macho Man’s public hatred of the legend of pro-wrestling, Hulk Hogan launch Randy to the pinnacle of his career. The dislike of each wrestler was made clear by the refusal to shake each other’s hand, when it finally happened the duo became partners for several years thereafter. Great stuff!

As you can see, I enjoyed the Saturday morning wrestling just as much or if not more than my seven (7) year old son. To learn on Friday that Macho Man had died in a car crash, gave me reason to take pause and reflect on those Saturday’s with my son. Those truly were special times, with my son, now a junior in college, which makes Saturday mornings together a thing of the past.

Here’s a “Oooh yeah!” for you! Thanks for the memories & RIP my Saturday morning hero…

ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures | People For the American Way

ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures | People For the American Way.

It has come to the surface, the true brain-trust has been exposed. Yes, ALEC a group that has been in existence since the early ’70 has a huge plan that is happening every day. It is a recommended bookmark, favorite you name it, but you will want to get in action to fight this massive bliss that we are currently facing. This is not a video, you can pick the area of your choice a read with amazement.

In a great article, Synecdoche Wisconsin by Bo Winegard a student at Grand Valley State University, planning his graduate work at Florida State University and study social psychology. Glance at ‘the voice’, then get a good grasp of how this ‘phenomenon’ all has evolved, just think a 41 year project in the making… He gives a very thorough accounting of the evolution of the ‘neoliberalism’ movement. 

Let’s come together America! 

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries – NYTimes.com

I don’t agree with the comments about our men & women in the military being lazy…, however the rest of the piece is very intriguing, the fact that the current day salaries of teachers have them priced out of 32 metropolitan cities in America of home ownership. Good read!  The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries – NYTimes.comDAVE EGGERS and NÍNIVE CLEMENTS CALEGARI

Thoughts of ‘What Democracy Looks Like’

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hear Rep. Fred Clark announce his candidacy for Senator in the 14th district in Wisconsin. The announcement was made in the Veterans Memorial building in a tiny community called Baraboo. As I approach the building there was 4 or 5 Olsen supporters with a little girl holding a sign. My thoughts went to the time of day and question to myself, ‘why is that little girl not in school, its 12 noon?’ Walk passed, giving a slight nod as I headed into the building, where I overheard a gentleman saying, “they should have chosen a different facility, that space can’t hold all those people!”

Walking up to the second floor where the announcement was going to occur, I could see about 20 people standing in the hallway screaming they support Olsen. A man was shouting ‘communist’ & ‘union’ in the same sentence, he was so angry that I had to intervene and ask the Clark worker to not stoop to the level of the antagonist. He later thanked me for bringing him back to reality, winning the senate seat in the 14th for Fred Clark.

My thoughts to write this blog today, is the hostile, violent nature the Olsen supporters were exuding. You could feel the sting of every comment, like the ‘recall’ process in this state was ‘un-American.’ It would be a safe bet that if the situation were reversed the tone from that group would be more harmonious. To those people who clearly don’t have a clue of what’s happening to them by their own party, you just need to look at a ‘summary’ of what is contained in the build, over and beyond the ‘collective bargaining’ stripping portions and you will see this bill is ‘bad’ for Wisconsin. No matter what political persuasion you are.

As I was leaving the event, two women were talking behind me, one said to the other, “this governor sure has divided our state!” I would second that emotion!

Here are some photos from the event:

It\’s Class Warfare As The Rich Gets Richer – Keith Balmer: The Dark Prince of Satire

I am happy to feature Brother Keith Balmer’s reflections on the state of America today. A very good read!!! It\’s Class Warfare As The Rich Gets Richer – Keith Balmer: The Dark Prince of Satire.

Emily\’s Post: Mr. Walker goes to Washington (and bombs)

Emily\’s Post: Mr. Walker goes to Washington (and bombs)

I have enjoyed Emily’s writing for some time now, and thought it would be cool to feature one of her blogs for others to enjoy. This piece is a summary of walker’s failed trip to DC, he didn’t get the hero’s welcome that he thought he would… Another point to mention about the testimony is Governor Shumlin of Vermont, he really went after walker along with several other congressional reps like Rep. Cummings.

Here is @TPM coverage of the exchange: TPM Cummings / Shumlin comments

Truly amazing the ‘war’ that is going on against the middle class, I keep saying, “one more day!”