Monday, September 3, 2012

Who Built That?

Construction workers on the Empire State Building, New York, c. 1929 …

And on the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, c. 1964 …

And on the antenna of the Sears Tower, Chicago, 1972.

And it was Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne and some others who dug the deep holes for the cellars of the tall skyscrapers in the big cities …
Virginia Lee Burton, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939)

These are images you would not have seen at last week’s Republican National Convention. Let’s hope we see images like this when the Democrats take their turn this week.

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes
I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light
Searchin’ for the ghost of old Tom Joad …
Bruce Springsteen, “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
Happy Labor Day.

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning, Dave:

    After Mittmoroni's rally at the mine in Ohio on August 14th it came to light that Murray Energy (of Crandall Canyon infamy) had closed the mine for the day, made attendance by employees mandatory and NOT paid them for the day.

    Any member of any union that votes for Mittmoroni and Paulie Wingnuts is a moron.