Sunday, August 12, 2007

So we're clueless? Bloggers union talk: Life imitates The Onion


So we're clueless?
Bloggers union talk: Life imitates The Onion
August 11, 2007

One of the most striking aspects about the left-wing blogs that have assumed a major place of influence in recent years is their unlimited self-confidence. From Iraq to trade to how to win a presidential campaign, these blogs assert that oblivious Democrats, conniving Republicans and the clueless mainstream media just don't get it – that they are mired in past assumptions and just don't understand how the world really works nowadays.

Now along comes a story about some of these lefty bloggers that is so flabbergasting it demands this observation: So we're clueless?

This week, Associated Press reported that “a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together to form a labor union they hope will help them receive health insurance (and) conduct collective bargaining.”

Um, just whom will they be bargaining with? Do these “left-leaning bloggers” understand that collective bargaining involves employees and employers – and that no one hired them to blog?

Or are they just beginning to edge up to the argument that grateful taxpayers should pay for their health benefits?

Hey, that's how to solve the health crisis: Have every American start a blog and be given health coverage for the effort. We expect this to soon become a major plank in the Kucinich-for-president campaign.