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NIPSCO Medical Insurance informational meetings

October 13- South Bend LOA from at 9:30 and 1:00 EST, Large Conf Room

October 16- Plymouth 9:30 and 1:00 EST, Large Conf Room

October 19- SLC 9:30 and 1:30 CST, ABC Conf Room

October 20 -Fort Wayne 9:30 and 1:00 EST, Bldg 7 Large Conf Room

All are at operating headquarters (except Southlake).All retirees will be notified by US mail – even post-65’ers, since they may have pre-65 spouses.

Where have all the Republicans gone?

The truth of the matter is that there aren't any. The ones that call themselves Republicans are simply phonies. Ike was the last real Republican. Nowadays, Republicans are just plain mean spirited no nothings.
They don't have to read legislation when they have it in their minds before hand that they're going to vote no on anything that attempts to help people.
Even the so called Republican Congressman from Indiana seem to want to show just how stupid they are. The biggest surprise to me is Congressman Mike Pence. Affiliating himself with the right wing nuts.
What a shame.

A September 11th Memory

Back row, left to right are Alton Glass, Dave Trach and Charlie Averill
Front row, left to right are George Banks, Heidi Templeton, Senator Hillary Clinton, and John Knight. This photograph was taken after our return to Washington.


After writing an article to explain this photograph, I decided to check past issues of a SOAR Chapter newsletter that our SOAR Chapter puts out every other month. Success…..I was surprised that the two articles were very similar, proving that I still have some of my memory left. I decided to use the original article here, for accuracy, and only added two sentences.

Because so many steel companies have filed for bankruptcy due to the illegal dumping of foreign steel into our country, about 600,000 Steelworker retirees are in jeopardy of losing their medical insurance, and in some cases, part of their pensions. These benefit costs, which companies overseas don’t have to deal with, are referred to as “legacy” costs.

Our Steelworkers Union and SOAR de…

Bass Lake Tallest Corn Award

After soliciting the people living around Bass Lake to save all of the Republican lies, distortions and racial hate speech having to do with Healthcare Reform that has been mailed to them, I was able to collect three 20 gallon garbage cans full of the crap.

I then soaked the hate filled lies in four five gallon buckets of water. It was pretty stinky so I had to take it out behind the wood shed. One week later I soaked the ground beneath this corn stalk. There was enough propaganda to allow me to do this eight more times.

The corn grew fifteen feet tall. After the Bass Lake Tallest Corn Committee (BLTCC) got a chance to measure it, they gave me the BLTCCA (Bass Lake Tallest Corn Committee Award).

I want to thank the Republican Party, especially the RNC Chairman, Michael Steele and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley as they provided the most manure and I couldn't have done it without them.

You can enlarge the photo above by clicking on it

Union Beer

The only thing better than an icy cold beer on a hot summer day is a union brew to quench your thirst for labor solidarity. Union beers include all Miller and Anheuser-Busch products including Miller High Life, Genuine Draft and Lite, Milwaukees Best, Sharps, Icehouse, Red Dog & Hamms (Miller), and Budweiser, Bud Light and Budweiser American Ale, Michelob, Shock Top, Busch, Natural Light, Rolling Rock and ODouls (Anheuser-Busch) - as well as Leinenkugels, Iron City, Mad River Brewing and Henry Weinhards. “Drink beer made by union members,” the union brewery workers urge, “You’ll feel better in the morning.”(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)