A day off.
Unlike other holidays, that's pretty much the whole point. That, and it marks the end of summer.
Maybe the unions get together for a circle jerk or something. For me, it usually means holiday pay, as I've worked most Labor days over the past 20 years.
If you're a communist, May Day is more your speed. More on the commies later.
Okay, since I happen to have today off, I'm going to stop, and get on to the important healthcare-related subject:
It's proof that in our health care system, compeTITion is not completely lost. I'll leave the rest of the puns and jokes to all of you. And on that tasty note....
I decided he was getting the award on Friday when I wrote my last post. After that, his name got dragged up as reasons to not let our kids watch the Obama speech Tuesday. And I heard this morning, in a dazed state in bed, that his ass just joined so many others that, when their kooky radicalism came out (can you say Rev J Wright?), ended up being chucked unceremoniously under the bus with Obama's grandmother.
So what makes this asshat (and not Truth101, who remains disappointed) Asshat of the Week? There are so many things in the list, so let me just hit the lowlights.
Is it because he called Republicans assholes? Hell no. They are often assholes. As are Democrats. As am I. As are many of you. Sometimes it's necessary and proper.
Is it because he is an avowed communist, with ties to a group that salivates over China's own Chairman Mao? Possibly. Giving the political equivalent of a hand job to the Marxist ChiComm icon is not a good thing when you work for someone who is trying to deny any Marxist/socialist-type leanings in pushing his agenda (like government health care).
Is it because he gets eco-props from Leo DiCaprio and AlGore? Not solely, but Leo sucks when he's not acting, and I cheered when the iceberg killed him anyway, the douche, and the inventor of the Internet deserves to be put in a lockbox.
Is it because he's under the "Green Jobs" delusion? Probably. While green jobs are the future, government forcing a pseudo-revolution into being is not the way to do it. And strangely, I suspect he was hired on for that very reason.
Is it because he's a 9/11 truther? Very much so. It's one thing to have a few questions about why things happened the way they did, or to question the motives of the administration in their response (as in the war). But to sign on to a document calling on the then-NY attorney general (Asshat Eliot Spitzer) to investigate the Bush administration for allowing 3000 people to be killed? If you do so, you're also a moron that would not be missed if you were to choke on your own nuts. You deserve to be tossed into a bin with your damned tinfoil hat with the Holocaust deniers, the faked Moon landing nuts, and the Obama birthers. You're fucking useless to society.
Or is it because the White House vetting process doesn't include such rudimentary tools as Google and YouTube? Probably, because this asshat, and the many that came before, are prime examples of the administration's expectation that we accept them unblinkingly as rulers.
So as Van goes under the bus, may each tire strike him in turn. And that makes me ask: Does your now former boss see you as the asshat we know you are, or is this just a cya thing?
I'll wait for the next asshat to go under the bus to find out.