The thermometer nearly hit 90 degrees yesterday in Chicago.
This morning, a beautiful morning, Ulysses sits while I have my coffee with soy across from the Logan Square Centennial monument.
The New York Times reports there is a resurgence in left-wing programming since Trump’s election.
Although the sky is clear, this appears to be the silver lining on this morning’s non-existent clouds.
And it might explain the growing audience for our radio show/podcast, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. This week we are joined by my old pal, Jerry Harris. Jerry heads up the Global Studies Association.
Globalization is the current word for what I always thought was imperialism. So, I am looking forward to a discussion that this week will look at the wider world through the lens of the Klonsky brothers and Jerry.
It should be informative as well as entertaining and a prime example of resurgent left-wing programming.
http://www.lumpenradio.com 105.5FM @ 11AM and podcast later at HittingLeft.libsyn.com
Meanwhile, if you haven’t been watching the Netflix show Masters of None with the brilliant Aziz Ansari you are missing something great.
The second season started with a wonderful take on the Italian film, The Bicycle Thief, with Ansari learning pasta-making in Modena, Italy. A cell phone takes the place of the bicycle in the original film by the legendary director, Vittorio De Sica.
I watched episode three last night. Titled Religion, Ansari tackles what he faces as a Muslim in America and makes it the stuff of sweet comedy.
Lastly. I noticed that the giant law firm, Seyfarth Shaw is having financial problems.
Why should I care?
Because Seyfarth Shaw is a giant national law firm that specializes in labor law.
For years they were the firm that represented our board of education in bargaining with our local union. Even though ours was a small suburban district, Seyfarth Shaw would send in a senior partner to do the bargaining.
This couldn’t have been cheap.
What a prick.
I bargained along with our bargaining team a dozen times with their guy on the other side of the table whose main role was to try and provoke us.
The firm cut their teeth representing the California growers against Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Union.
I guess I should take it as a sign of respect that the board needed them to bargain with us.
But I’m not sorry they are facing tough times.