is a good history of the roots of labor day: and guess what? “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

Everybody got that? It was not about the rich folk of the country, it was not about the business owners, it was created to honor the working schmucks who actually built and made things.

That being understood, Mister Blunt and Cranky would like to make a few suggestions:

Number A, if you feel the minimum wage should be abolished, then you have no business taking today off, and should be at work. Go on. Off with you now. Don’t come home until Tuesday night, and work the entire time, every single minute. No overtime, either, you whining slacker.

Letter 2, if you think unions are some sort of job-destroying anti-Christ organization, then you have no business taking today off, and should be at work. Go on. Off with you  now. Don’t come home until Tuesday night, and don’t let us find you malingering the while (you know, meal or bathroom breaks, or any of that lazy behavior).

Thirdly, if you are opposed to any sort of health, safety, or life-saving regulations that save workers’ health or lives, see the remedies in Number A and Letter 2.

In a day and age in which the  Wall Street Crook is lionized and the Main Street worker is demonized, this writer hopes this brief history lesson will help some Americans remember what Labor Day is about: ordinary working people. They, my friends, are the real American Majority.

Seeing Wall Street tycoons, anti-labor lobbyists, and wingnuts like Michelle Bachman celebrate Labor Day is like watching Atheists take Communion.  Except, of course, one never sees an Atheist behaving in such a hypocritical fashion.

Mr. B & C