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Taking away the obvious xenophobia for a moment, I can understand the frustration of Chattanooga-area construction trades-people. In the middle of a recession, you have this massive plant being built in your backyard and you're being shut out of potential jobs because that was part of the deal made by Governor Bredesen.
They feel sold out, and in that regard I can't blame them.
Steve Steffens |
April 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM
I could probably do my homework, but I'm just gonna ask you. :)
*you're being shut out of potential jobs because that was part of the deal made by Governor Bredesen*
What deal is that?
April 21, 2010 at 11:13 AM
Oddly they don't seem to have a problem with the fact that the plant is being built for Germans. It seems to be only the brown people who are upsetting them.
April 21, 2010 at 11:22 AM
Aw, hell! Makes me very NOT proud to be a Tennessean. Hey world, we don't all think that way!!!
April 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM
I seriously DON'T want to give the impression that all Tennesseans have this attitude. At all. Even a little.
But, I will say that I don't *ever* see shit like this where I live now. Is the bigotry less blatant, but still there. Maybe. Probably.
Regardless, this flagrant display is shitty. And it's designed poorly, too.
April 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM
Oh, and including country flags just ratchets up the tacky to a whole new level.
April 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM
It's mostly a Union protest because the Volkswagon plant is being built and will be run non-union like Nissan. I saw a track back on that board and the website a while back. Tacky and mostly from outsiders.
Besides, I bet no one in TN has a problem collecting sales taxes from what those workers are spending while they're here.
April 21, 2010 at 12:50 PM
Sounds like the Unions are pissed off and just want to stir crap up. As much money as they give to Democrats, I'm sure they are really pissed since a Dem governor brought the plant to the Nooge. :P
April 22, 2010 at 07:45 AM
This type of Bigotry is rampant in the midsection of the US. It reminds me of things I see and hear in my hometown of Amarillo, Texas. There is no room for this in a melting pot of a country such as the USA.
April 22, 2010 at 10:11 AM
I find "Volunteers For Local Hire" to be an absolutely hilarious thing to name one's organization.
April 26, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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