rom the pov trenches: I've been talking to a lot of my neighbors about the strike. We usually shop at the Albertsons across the street from our place, and I was moaning about having to trek across town to the TJs in Manhattan Beach for groceries. But there are a lot of people in my largely poor, working class neighborhood (east Hawthorne) that don't have cars, and the nearest non-Von's/Ralph's/Albertsons stores are over a mile and a half away. Most of the folks around here are crossing the picket lines because 1) they don't have any options available outside of either a long walk or expensive cab ride and 2) a lot of them really have this "17 bucks an hour? F--- you. I'd kill for that kind of wage" attitude.

Posted by: Emily at October 14, 2003 02:54 PM

Um, I wouldn't buy those Cubs World Series tickets just yet.

Posted by: Crank at October 14, 2003 07:55 PM

After I saw the success of Atrios's laptop drive, I tried one. I raised a few dollars and one person volunteered to pay me if I never blogged again.


Posted by: John Cole at October 14, 2003 08:01 PM

Sorry, but the Fish are going to the Series. Just feel glad you're not the guy in the front row who cost the Cubs their shot.

Posted by: Richard P at October 14, 2003 10:05 PM

Apparently Wrigley management escorted him out.

My Chicago buddy whom I watched the game with was suggesting the witness protection program!

Posted by: pieter at October 14, 2003 10:13 PM

FWIW (boy, do I hate those acronyms)... Wally Albertson (of the supermarket family) has been one of the good gals of LA for sometime, always raising big money for the right causes... at this moment AIDS, but many others. A famous character hereabouts.

Posted by: Roger L. Simon at October 17, 2003 04:32 PM
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