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H.L. Quoted in CBS News Story….

Posted in Email, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 9th, 2006 10:41 am by HL

we get letters From Melissa McNamara CBS News Producer, and Writer
Just wanted to let you know I linked to your blog in my column on CBSNews.com today. Thanks!

H.L. Responds Melissa, thanks for using my response to The New York Times Story in your article. Corporatization is to blame for much of the problem with people not able to find decent jobs anymore. Also the Bush Economy which the mainstream media constantly tries to prop up is not nearly as good as the media reports it to be. People are working for less money, with less or no health care, higher energy prices, higher rents, meanwhile corporate profits are at all time highs. I believe this situation will only get worse, being that both Democrats, and Republicans are beholden to their corporate masters, and are only concerned with their corporate donors, and don’t give a damn about their constituents. Joe Lieberman comes to mind. He lost his primary election yesterday mainly because of his pro war stance, and his subservience to Bush, but he refused to budge when the people spoke. He was bought and paid for by corporate interests. Thanks again for the mention.
Here is the the story.

Stephen Colbert Sparks Wiki War

Are There Men In Your Office?

One of the most blogged stories on the New York Times website since it was first published last week is about the rise of voluntary unemployment among men. Men between the ages of 30 and 54 are voluntarily dropping out of work, the New York Times reports, unable to find jobs that interest them. According to the newspaper, about 10 percent of men in this age group—or about 3 million workers—are out of work and not looking for jobs.

And, apparently, some of them are bloggers.

“I am the poster child for this story. I am 44 years old and have not had a steady full time job in 2 1/2 years. Not because I don’t want to work, but because there is no longer the fulltime decent paying, job with medical benefits available anymore,” blogs The Hollywood Liberal, a man in the film industry. “This was never what I wanted.”
bloggers sympathize with the unemployed men. “The men in the article aren’t slothful or complacent; they are teaching at community colleges, volunteering in their communities, learning musical instruments, delving into historical debates on Charlemagne, trying their hand at writing novels. They’re leading full and healthy lives; they’re just not making much money,”

4 Responses to “H.L. Quoted in CBS News Story….”

  1. Buzz Says:

    Wow kind of weird that my benifits have stayed the same. I purchased a home in 2003, and my income has gone up every year since. I started working where I am working now part time for minimum wage which was 4.25 an hour.

    I understand where HL is coming from it is never good to hear about someone unemployed or losing anything. Is it really Bushes fault?? Could it have something to do with the industry he worked in??

    Why are some doing better, while others can’t do at all? It is not a politicians fault if I can’t go out and find a job is it??

    HL could go to work somewhere for a little less money to get his foot in the door couldn’t he? I mean you will never get anything if you don’t try for something will you?? I came to work part time with no benifits and let my performance speak for itself.

  2. HL Says:

    While I could go get work somewhere for whatever they want to pay me.
    A. I don’t have to
    B. I don’t want to.

    After 15 years working in the industry I have no inclination to go backwards, or start over at the bottom.

    Besides The HL is now my full time job. I am going all in as my friend Bart says. I am taking this site to the top. Why should I bust my ass working for the man, when I can work for myself. Isn’t that what America is all about.

  3. Buzz Says:


    I was not knocking you man really. I am glad that you can make a living and do what you enjoy doing. My point was only that it IS possible to do such a thing.

    And yes being self employed is great. You get far more satisfaction in that situation for sure.

  4. pretzel Says:

    Man o man that is frickin me. A lot of it has to do with arrogance and an overinflated sense of self dut to an elongated penis…that’s about 10 percent of us. Even knowing that doesn’t help get out of this frikin rut…..only wish I could enjoy not working more.