A little Johnny Paycheck headin’ your way

When I began to ponder an appropriate “ode to the working man” tune to kick off the Labor Day weekend, one song jumped immediately to mind:

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straker
straker

I'm sure Ms. Davis has a boss.


When she refused to issue those permits, why didn't her boss just order another clerk to do it?


Looks like some were just spoiling for a fight here.

honested
honested

@straker 

Or better yet, instruct her to do her job or resign.

Why do wrong wingers support slackers?

Dusty2
Dusty2

Well, I see the usual hard shell nut cases are still here trying to run down faith and religion.  MZ Davis broke the rules  because she decided they were wrong. She decided her faith would not permit her to do what she considered wrong.


Now  Davis' personal life is not the business of anyone but herself and she was legal, not criminal. That part is not the business of anyone but herself.


Before you rejoice over Mz Davis in jail, remember America was established by people who broke the rules.  They thought the king was wrong and they thought freedom was better for them.  They broke the rules and the laws!  They set America free or rather established it.  And they paid dearly for the freedom they obtained. Mz Davis is doing the same.


I am reluctant to condemn Mz Davis because of her faith.  We are supposed to be a country where you can exercise your faith, not hide it.  The Supreme Court may establish laws but it cannot establish faith.  I believe they have gone beyond their jurisdiction in this case. America must remain free and honest, not run totally by strict  legalities.  If we don't always get what we want, then we must learn to adjust in a manner that preserves the freedom of all  even if it takes a compromised situation.  Faith is adjustable only by oneself.  Marriage, including gay marriage,  can be done in several legal ways in many places.   Why is there no compromise in this case?.   


Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@Dusty2 

This is a story of tyranny by the state - the government removing Constitutional rights from US citizens.  I'm kinda surprised that you support that.

straker
straker

hamiltonAZ - "strive to equate religion with social parenthood"


But...but...but...but....God tells them what's right and wrong and they just KNOW the Bible is the absolute truth.


Numbers_R_Us
Numbers_R_Us

Who will emerge the winner in the standoff between obeying the law versus breaking it, the judge or Davis.   Show us what you got, Davis.  Stay in jail until you get your way.  Please.  Bwah hahahahahha!

hamiltonAZ
hamiltonAZ

Pondering the Kentucky Clerk case over coffee on a crisp Labor Day morning. Why has organized religion always strived to equate religion with social parenthood?

As Emerson wrote in his early work, "Self-Reliance," "Society is a wave." It's not the water. Politics are society. Spiritualism is the water. Regardless of one's particular faith, the greater force was, is and will be.

It makes no sense, then for people of faith to expect others to adopt their ideas. For if they have a proper understanding of their own brand of faith, they should find that it's personal, internal.

The conclusion must only be that spiritualism has been marginalized in organized religion and the wave is being mistaken for the water underneath.

skydog12
skydog12

Here is a no brainer that we can`t figure out up here in Acworth.

There is nobody running against the Mayor and City Council so they want to save the city money and not hold the elections.

I`m good with that, but they are being told the elections must be held. 


I don`t see 800 people writing in skydog and if they did I would LBJ them.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

From the great Mississippi songster Jimmie Rogers, AKA “The Singing Brakeman,” here's his famous “Mule Skinner Blues,” a working song covered by many from Dolly Parton to Bill Monroe and Merle Haggard. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0ppOZ967k

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@OriginalProf 

PP&M did a really good version of this too....Depression era but somehow, sadly, still relevant, and I find that scary as hell.

straker
straker

Kamchak - "stand-up comedy is not your forte"


Many here could use that advice.

dbm1
dbm1

An amusing fantasy which will probably never become reality:


Some time in the future, the POTUS (It doesn't matter who or which party) is getting a lot of grief and hindrance from all directions.  The President's proposals had a lot of popular support at election time, but that has largely evaporated.  The President declares the intention of giving the American people a special message at an upcoming live press conference.  At the start of the press conference, the President says a special messenger will actually voice the message to the people.  A singer comes out and performs "Take This Job and Shove It", with the words tweaked to fit this particular situation.  The President signs a formal letter of resignation in full view of the cameras, brings out the Vice President and the Chief Justice for the swearing in, stays long enough to witness the swearing in, and then departs.  The new President then takes questions from the press.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@dbm1 

Stand-up comedy is not your forte. 

You probably shouldn't quit your day job.

Just suggestin'.

foo2u
foo2u

@dbm1 The moral of the story is: 

Watch for who the Donald chooses for VP very carefully...

dbm1
dbm1

@foo2u @dbm1 

Now that's clever.  Thank you for an extra smile.

Normd
Normd

Good, good Saturday morning to all y'all Book-maniacs!  Since downstairs is about jobs and I'm retired, all I'm going to predict about that is that y'all will go to work Monday and I won't...lol 


But...today is Saturday and my favorite Saturday song hasn't been played for awhile...Listen to it and take its advice...you'll love it if you do...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg0-a4zlwNM

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Normd 

"But we will remember, long after Saturday is gone. . . ."   1969, my last full year in New York City.

josef
josef

In case y’all don’t know, Labor Day is one of the national holidays that is celebrated with gusto in Indian Country, big day for pow wows and barbecue.So, with that in mind, here’s the one the contemporary Indians claim as their “National Anthem”

Picked this version for the video that goes with it…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3OyR6PM8PU

 

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

love NDN Car , and these 6 racks of ribs on our whiteman's 'reservation' heheheh

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Yeah . never did know what, exactly to make of that one, given its UK setting.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@josef @YouLibs


My mother's father grew his last crop in the mid-fifties. I had to help pick, but it was more like they gave me a sack and sent me to pick somewhere that was out of their way. I was probably about five. I mostly remember the heat.

josef
josef

@YouLibs @josef 

My dad’s family were planters.When my grandfather died, he left land to his daughters-in-laws separate of his “sorry low down sons.”When my parents divorced, Mom stayed on hers for a few years managing it.As mechanization was coming in, she realized that none of her kids were interested in it.She rented it out.One of my nephews did take an interest and it’s his now.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@josef


Any time my mother drove past a cotton field she said it made her back hurt.

josef
josef

@YouLibs @josef 

I actually did pick cotton...long story, but RD version, Mama made us saying that we had to know where our good life came from.  She said all of us would "pick your row."  The year i was six, I picked my row!  After that, we didn't have to go back, since we all knew...and, if you've never done it, lemme telya, it ain't no fun...