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Labor Day

Another Labor Day is upon us here in the United States.  I happen to be off, but currently I am always off on Mondays.  For those of you who may not know some of the history of the holiday, you might want to check a couple of other pages: http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/laborday/faqs.cfm or http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm

I am proud to be an American, even if I often disagree with the policies of our politicians and some of the laws that we have on our books.  I proudly display my flag on holidays such as this to show my pride in my country.  My family is probably as middle class as you can get.  We aren't necessarily close to the well off or the down trodden, but end up riding the waves as the country changes.  As often as possible, I make my voice heard through voting or direct correspondence with my elected officials.  However, my moderate viewpoints rarely seem to be the popular opinion.  Oh well. 

I can also claim to be proud to have been a union member.  Yes, hav…