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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

patches6 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 11:28 AM
I will have to defer to your authority about Krystal Ball being a stripper name ,John.
K.R.2 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:57 PM
I do get a kick out of stripper names. Back in the old days, my favorite stripper bar had "The lovely Miss Sandy Box".
DoctorRoy Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 11:44 AM
Reminds me of the time when I used to hang out at a bar that was open 24 hours. The nearby strip club closed at 5 am and all the uhhh dancers used to stop by this bar for an after work drink. I used to talk to them occasionally, you know research, and I'd ask them about some of the celebrities that came in. Their favorite? Rodney Dangerfield. Their least favorite? John Goodman. (The actor not the TH columnist.) They said he was all hands and no tips.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...