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Aren't many of the biggest screwups in the non-unionized part of the private sector?

JP Morgan/Chase is one of those private sector behemoths which is "too big to fail." This is NOT a partisan statement. Both Republican AND Democratic leaders lined up to dump gigantic piles of our tax dollars into the corporate troughs to be devoured by these welfare kings and queens in their thousand dollar+ suits, wearing their solid gold Rolex watches.

Keep Jeep in Toledo!

Yesterday a bombshell was dropped on Toledo. Denny Schaffer 105.5 interview with Bruce Baumhower https://soundcloud.com/dsnorulesradio/the-denny-schaffer-show-bruce-baum... CEO Sergio Marchionne made the statement at the Paris car show that Fiat is making plans to make a new unibody independently suspended ALUMINUM bodied Wrangler. Now if that's not enough to scare the bejebus out of the four wheel drive market Sergio continued to say it may not be built in Toledo. HOLY SHIT!

Koch Brothers are MAD!

A recent Rolling Stone investigative report, "Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic... has the "Brothers" rolling mad and responded with a lengthy response letter, "Koch Industries Responds to Rolling Stone – And We Answer Back" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/koch-industries-responds-to-ro...

now we know what happened to all of the unaccompanied illegal children

Remember how the summer was filled with news about illegal children coming over the Mexican border? And then--in true Obama/Holder fashion--what happened to the minors became a secret. The Associated Press now reports that these children have been dispersed around the Country leaving local schools and U.S. taxpayers responsible for taking care of these "students" who can't speak English and come with physical and emotional issues.

How complacent we have become as a citizenry. We're like beaten dogs--Obama has spat in the face of this Country so frequently that we sit back and take it hoping that it won't get worse--but it does.

The brazen disregard for this Country is evidenced by the fact that the federal government didn't give the school districts advanced notice that these illegals were coming. According to an AP article, Donald Hattier, a school board member for a Delaware district that was dumped with these illegal kids, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, "just dropped this on us."

Audit the New York Fed

Audit the New York Fed
http://www.nysun.com/editorials/audit-the-new-york-fed/88856/
Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren finally got the Audit the Fed passed with a bipartisan margin of 333 to 92, Right wing media has fought this for years and with the Banksters crashing the economy and Eric Holder leaving maybe we can retake America from the oligarchs.

Documentary exposing the impact of IRS on our liberties will be shown in Toledo

UnFair, a documentary that explores the over-reaching power and corruption of the IRS, will be played for one night in theaters in Toledo and Maumee.

According to the film's website:

"It will tell the stories of betrayal, corruption, intimidation and the harsh personal, economic and political realities of forced compliance upon the American way of life, as well present a unique ending featuring a real solution, not just another scary movie."

The movie will be shown nationwide on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m.--including at the Franklin Park 16 and Fallen Timbers Rave Motion Pictures locations.

Look for the union hero

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140924_Ironworkers__hit_man__pleads_...

"he had no family ties in the union, which helped other members get steady jobs" (because actual qualifications for the work being done, well - that's just silly)

"Knowing that members who committed crimes on behalf of the union - referred to as "nightwork" - got the best jobs, Walsh let it be known to its then-longtime head, Joseph Dougherty, and four business agents "that he was willing to perform whatever crimes were necessary," Livermore wrote.

for the swampbubbles posters who are obsessed with 105.5 fm

There are certain SB posters who have recently become obsessed with Denny Schaffer and 105.5 FM. In the spirit of helping fellow posters, I wanted to make those people aware of something that should make them equally excited--Barry Manilow is releasing an album of duets he's done with dead people!

Yep, Barry sings with Mama Cass, Jimmy Durante, Andy Williams--along with a lot of other cryptors.

I smell a 105.5 special!

Remember when the Dems said the Tea Party would undue the GOP this cycle

Another Dem Governor candidate now must answer some tough questions.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/wisconsin-democratic-gubernatori...

I initially thought that the Dems might gain a Governorship or two this cycle as the GOP would be entirely focused on the Senate and Governorships are harder races to "nationalize" but now with Ohio now probably a "Safe GOP" keep and this new news about Burke plagiarizing her campaign platform that takes two of the possible flips off the table.

400,000 strong converge on New York for the peoples climate march


Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/21/peoples-climate-march_n_5857902...
Quote from Huffington Post article:

NEW YORK -- More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit.

Dennis Schaffer back in Toledo competing with Fred Lefebvre for Toledo morning radio ratings.

Former ClearChannel Toledo radio boss Andy Stuart now Cumulus radio boss is bringing back the morning Breakfast Club. Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Mr. Schaffer will host a new, four-hour morning talk show on Cumulus Media’s WWWM-FM Star 105, along with former sidekicks Tricia Courtney Tischler and Suzie Moser. The only one missing is Fred Lefebvre who will be competing on the ClearChannel AM 1370. Looks like WSPD is the loser here!

Radio host Denny Schaffer back in Toledo
Will rejoin 2 former sidekicks starting Monday on Star 105

Another Nfl player arrested for domestic violence

Jonathan Dwyer, a running back for the Arizona Cardinals, has been arrested and subsequently deactivated by the team. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Dwyer, 25, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault."

The arrests happened after two separate incidents in July at his home involving a 27-year-old female and an 18-month old child. From the sound of the accusations, Dwyer broke a bone of one of the victims.

It's time for the NFL owners to stand-up and give the players a warning of what type of behavior will result in what kind of punishment. Otherwise, the League is going to begin to lose its casual fan base leaving only its fanatics.

Another way to cut back on future incidents is to make players who are troublemakers in college (e.g. Jameis Winston) undraftable. This can only happen if the team owners begin to put character above money.

Look for the union label

Knock your wife out, get the union to back you up. http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/420465

9/21 • NYC Join the Largest Climate March In History.


Special Broadcast Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:30 AM
Democracy Now! Livestream: People's Climate March
http://www.democracynow.org/live/peoples_climate_march

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-haaheim/5-things-the-peoples-clim_b...

something we can all get behind

All of us posting on Swampbubbles have varying opinions and sometimes argue(!) But here's something we might all be able to agree upon and get behind.

There's a little boy in Wisconsin (Beckett Roerdink) who was diagnosed with incurable cancer who will be celebrating his 4th birthday on September 17. He loves to get mail, so his Mom said it would be great if he could just get a bunch of cards in the mail. Even though your card might not arrive exactly on his birthday, please consider sending this boy a card. His address is below and a link to an article can be accessed by clicking on "Read More." Thanks!

Beckett Roerdink
W6871 Sunnyvale Lane Apartment E
Greenville, WI 54942

I'd pay to listen to ...

That's our George

Think the growing number of post-trial Zimmerman incidents might cause his defenders to reconsider the frame of mind he was in the night he shot a teenager to death? Nah. To them he will always be a fine, upstanding man. Give that boy a gun and put him on the Ferguson police force!

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/police-zimmerman-accused-of-threatenin...

Vice President Hopeful and Tea Party Favorite Sarah Palin shows the world who she really is

The war mongering former presidential hopeful John McCain knows how to pick em. His former running mate Sarah Palin recently partaked in what appears to be a drunken brawl in Alaska. The once part time Alaskan Governor in the midst of the altercation screamed out, “Don’t you know who I am!” then came the reply from the crowd of onlookers, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!”

The Palin Family Allegedly Got Into A Messy Brawl In Alaska And It Sounded Ridiculous
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/palin-family-brawl_n_5805816.html

And this!

Victory #2 for public employees

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/09/teachers_win_union_refun...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—A statewide teachers' union will pay almost $92,000 to more than 2,800 Ohio teachers to resolve claims that union fees were illegally used for political work.

The payment, part of a settlement approved this week by a federal judge, comes after some teachers sued the Ohio Education Association and 11 affiliates contesting "fair-share" fees they had to pay between 2009 and 2013.

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