Wednesday, May 2, 2007
May 1 is the traditional May Day a celebration of sorts for the working men and women. I am reminded of the Haymarket riot in Chicago and the Wooblies out here in the northwest. A moment of silence for those who fought to make our working lives better.
John Edwards was here today to speak and seek union support. I'm far from deciding on a presidential candidate, but I wanted to pass on some of the things he said. He has been the only politician to admit that he was dead wrong in voting for the war resolution. He also said that congress should send and keep sending funding bills to Bush with deadlines for troop withdrawl. He also touted a universal health care program. I'd be for that if he could figure out a way to pay for it. Estimates are somewhere around 7 trillion dollars.