Monday, 2 September 2019

Happy Labor Day!

Hi, Everybody!

Happy Labor Day!

This Week's Auction is at $10 (US).

You should order the Vark Wars.

And Dave's calling on Thursday, so get your questions in to (or comment here, I'll see it either way.)

Next Time: Another Please Hold transcript? Don't mind if I do...


Birdsong said...

"There isn’t much good to say about Labor Day, except maybe that it could be worse — it could be on May 1, which would make it a full-on Communist holiday instead of a merely crypto-Communist one. For that we can thank Grover Cleveland, the last pretty-good Democrat (seriously: gold standard, anti-tariff, vetoed twice as many bills as all of his predecessors combined — Rand Paul is a fan), who pushed for the creation of a labor festival in September as cultural competition to the international workers’ celebration in May, sort of the reverse of the strategy of the early Church fathers’ choosing the dates of heathen festivals for the new Christian holidays."

--Kevin D. Williamson

Which is why I am laboring on Spider-Vark pages today.

Tony Dunlop said...

Kevin Williamson is a creative-destruction, open-borders "Classical Liberal." The fact that the quote ends with a gratuitous loogie in the face of Christianity is a further clue that conservatism, in any meaningful sense of the word, is very far from his mind.

It's possible to speak on behalf of the working class without being a Marxist.

Oliver said...

Birdsong, this is how you are choosing to promote "CIH?"?

Birdsong said...

No, Oliver. I'm merely making a statement about a useless holiday. It's a backdoor nod to socialism at best and communism at worst.

There was a time in this country when the classic liberal and a true conservative could get along and had much more in common than anyone will admit to today. Unfortunately the language gets corrupted and conservatives are mostly populists, liberals are mostly socialists and anarchists are merely libertines. If you support one idea publicly you get placed into a box no matter what your opinions may be about other subjects. I'm quite conservative when it comes to economics and governing yet very liberal when it comes to privacy and each individual's behavior. I'm not a box, I don't have sides.

That is about as political as I care to be in public anymore because it just causes arguments. I'm still not a fan of useless holidays, especially the ones that hold you fiscally hostage like Mother and Father's Day.

All this has nothing to do with CIH? other than the fact that Dave often points a jester's finger at the insane knots modern society has twisted itself into. I hope fans will continue to enjoy it and new readers will jump on board.

Oliver said...

The "Cerebus hates holidays" holiday special might make for a good "Cerebus in hell?" comic though:)

Erick said...

You are wrong.
There is no such thing as a 'useless' holiday when it is a paid day off and also includes an extended weekend of grilling, eating drinking and sleeping.

erick said...

And quoting Kevin D. Williamson?

Good gravy. Next thing you know it will be that old chestnut about Halloween and Christmas co-opting Pagan and Zoroastrianism.

Just busting your giblets

Steve said...

Well I got lucky - it was a paid holiday from one job (my regular 7 - 5.30, Monday to Friday) *PLUS* getting paid to be on call for a hospital, since their regular staff was, you guessed it - on a paid holiday.

I'll get neck deep in that lovely trough of capitalism as often as I can!


ps -- and no, I'm not why the costs of medical care have skyrocketed...

Dave Kopperman said...

Since much about Capitalism is completely illogical, I don't see the harm in having one illogical national holiday celebrating that illogic.

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

David Bonehead reveals himself yet again to be one of those "minds" who thinks that everything he disagrees with is communism. At least Bob Burden made some funny comics.

-- Damian

Tony again said...

I get along with classical liberals (and anyone else, to the extent that it's up to me) just fine. I just think it's long past time for capital to stop pretending it's anything but indifferent, at best, and more often openly hostile, to the traditional values of family, community, faith, et cetera.

And I had an unpaid "day off," but of course as a teacher, I had work to do anyway, just as I do every weekend from September through May, even though those are also officially unpaid days...