Labor Day, Everyday

2010 September 5
by drdog09

This is for all those who day in day out do this nearly every year —

It goes to the men and women who who write those checks so that our veneer of a civil society can stay on track. Without them much of what we and our forefathers have accomplished will turn to ruin and dust. Not a fitting outcome for a country not yet 300 years old. Not by a long shot.

It is not the politician that puts food on our tables. Nor the regulator that keeps us safe. Nor even the Governors that run the 50 respective States —

Its a salute to the fisherman whose commute may not be daily but risks long hours, short pay, and the obstacles of the sea in search of his or her daily bread. They no longer must fight Triton in their search but also battle the allocation board and the federal government to meet catch allotments.

To the logger whose occupation may crush them in a moment. Or face death at the hands of a ecoterrorist as the chain snags a hidden nail. Who battles time to yield enough logs to be profitable. Who makes it possible to build our homes, schools and factories.

To the high steel and foundryman alike. For without them we would lack ships, planes and a skyline devoid of skyscrapers. They face the perils of the heat and cold in uncertain elements and the realization that a single misstep can mean their end.

A salute to the farmer whose occupation more than any other is the historical basis for the wealth this country created. They face a labor second only to one other in industrial accidents. They also face a unknown outcome year to year and a given that without God’s hand the crop may not come in but the bank note still will be due.

A tip of the hat to the coal miner whose job is critical to our industrial base. (Sorry Al.) An occupation that if the gas, or the collapse or the machinery don’t get you, black lung just might. Both the miner and operator face an uncertain future in our times. Their product we desperately need, yet forces array against them in meeting those needs both in and out of government.

To all of us, from the miner, the waitress, the cook, the list is long. Be proud that you the producers and providers in this great nation do so with gusto. Without you none of what we do as a society is possible. Made in America does mean something to everyone of us.

E Plurbus Unum

17 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 September 5 3:41 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Labor would be so much better if there were no unions.

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  4. 2010 September 5 5:08 pm

    Only minority vaginas need apply.

  5. 2010 September 5 5:38 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Am I the only one having a hard time seeing the pictures?

  6. 2010 September 5 6:02 pm
    TLS permalink

    No, I can’t see the pics either.

  7. 2010 September 5 6:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    There are no images showing.

  8. 2010 September 5 6:22 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Nor me and I wrote the thing and I don’t know why. It was working earlier.

  9. 2010 September 5 6:23 pm
    JustMary permalink

    If you email me the photos in order, I can load them for you. : )

  10. 2010 September 5 6:46 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well before I do that I might have to apply the shrink ray. They are rather large which is why I made them external links to begin with. 🙂

  11. 2010 September 5 7:58 pm
    janzam permalink


    Even if the photos are not showing, the text is very fitting for this Labor Day. Thanks for saluting all those who do an honest day’s labor in this country!

  12. 2010 September 5 9:11 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    From over on Drudge from the UK Telegraph. Something you don’t see in the MSM.

    Former president George W Bush and the Republican party hierarchy have been denounced for betraying conservative principles by a new generation of congressmen bidding to convince voters that the Right can offer real change.

  13. 2010 September 6 12:05 am
    mpthompson permalink

    Former president George W Bush and the Republican party hierarchy have been denounced for betraying conservative principles by a new generation of congressmen bidding to convince voters that the Right can offer real change.

    Amen. In the past our nation in times of deep despair has had the fortune to have good men and women rise to the occasion and come to her aid. Will this happen again and will our nation rise again?

  14. 2010 September 6 12:28 am
    mpthompson permalink

  15. 2010 September 6 6:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    Going into tonight’s Boise State – Virginia Tech game:
    Mr. TLS: 5-2
    bc3b: 5-2
    Deckerd: 4-3
    MI Conservative: 4-3
    RP: 3-4
    Mulletover: 3-4

  16. 2010 September 6 8:19 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Jan, thanks. To everyone, sorry for the !@#%$@#. Worked quite well for a while. Its fixed now. Would have done it sooner but my primary PC was deep into a restore from an upgrade.

    Everyone have a great Labor Day, day.

  17. 2010 September 6 9:20 am
    JustMary permalink

    No worries, drdog! It was a wonderful piece. Every time I read poetic words like yours, I get a little more teary, a little more grateful. You and I do not see things the same way our dear leader does.

    Obama would dedicate it to- the life sentence serving solar panel installer, to the non-union union picketer, to the illegal pole vaulting over the border, to the Huffpo blogger……

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