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Happy Labor Day!

By Wyatt Earp | September 6, 2010

Today is Labor Day, a national holiday created to honor the average working stiff. Of course, some Democrats have hijacked the day to honor organized labor, as if anyone cared about them. When was the last time SEIU did something good for people, instead of something that would get them arrested?

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date was chosen as Cleveland was concerned that aligning an American labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair.

Cleveland probably thought this was a great idea at the time, but considering how corrupt labor unions have become, he was dead wrong.

As is usually the case, I’ll be working today. Hopefully, you’ll be enjoying a day off.

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8 Responses to “Happy Labor Day!”

  1. Fenway_Nation Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Hope you’re still able to spend some quality time with the wife and kiddos at the Earp ranch, even if it is another workday.

    A ‘Mandy Manners’ sends her regards.

  2. Bob G. Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Good post.
    Got MY flag out, and for the RIGHT reason about today (got nothing to do with “unions” OR socialism).

    And, I’m saluting ALL you guys (and gals) out there “in the trenches” today…!

    Roll safe out there.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Fenway – Just logged in over there. Haven’t been there for far too long.

    Bob G – Thank you, sir. Will do.

  4. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    To all my brothers and sisters working or not, BE SAFE…………You do God’s WORK………………

  5. Ingineer66 Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Stay safe out there. I am enjoying my day off today. Thank you.

  6. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Likewise, am working. Take care of yourself, friend.

  7. JT Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    If it makes ya feel any better, I’m a veteran and I have never had Veteran’s Day off.

  8. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I miss Al Bundy! He was like Ralph Kramden except Al did not harbor any false hopes or illusions about his life getting any better.