Yet again an Associated Press story is the muse fo a Parsimony post.Â Â I donâ€™t seek out AP stories, but it often seems like their reporting often shows the bias of the mainstream media.
First the headline (with a link to the original story)â€¦
â€¦Now the story
INDIANAPOLIS – After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor’s influence in Indiana [and all across the country although that has been the trend for more than a decade with decreasing membership in the private sector].
The dictionary defines fungible as:
- Returnable or negotiable in kind or by substitution, as a quantity of grain for an equal amount of the same kind of grain.
- of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation
Synonyms:Â changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible,Â equivalent, exchangeable,Â interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike
“People think this tax is for Social Security. But tax monies are really fungible. They get raided all the time.”
— Eugene Ludwig
Aging hippies from the sixties cannot get enough protesting as they fight to maintain their anti-establishment credibility.Â Many of these folks, now over the trusting age of 30, are in positions of power or as they would have said decades ago, part of the establishment.Â Their righteous tactics to stop a war has turned into a methodology to gain more power and intimidate their targets.Â No group may be worse that Obama’s friends at the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”).
Most of the media has focused on the tawdry affair between John Edwards and Reille Hunter and their “love child.”Â Former Edwards’ confidant, Andrew Young, revealed the details of the relationship in his new tell-all book.Â Maybe the most shocking part of the story is that people were actually shocked that Edwards was having an affair.Â I found it disturbing that Mrs. Edwards seems to have known about the affair during the presidential campaign.