Saturday, October 24, 2020

Joe Biden

 "Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you can occasionally find men who disgrace labor." - Ulysses S. Grant

This recent article on Joe Biden about how crass he can be reminded me about the book I Heard You Paint Houses

In the book, Frank Sheeran confesses to killing his friend and mentor Jimmy Hoffa. The book was the basis for the Martin Scorcese movie The Irishman starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pachino. 

In the book Frank Sheeran, as a leader of the Teamsters in Delaware, also bragged about how he got Joe Biden elected to the Senate. If I recall correctly, Joe was running for Senate for the first time and it was a tight race against the incumbent. Joe had been making some accusations and saying some "untruths" and his opponent was about to set the record straight with a  scathing editorial in the biggest Delaware newspaper. On the day the editorial came out Frank Sheeran had the Teamsters go out on a one-day wildcat strike so no newspapers were delivered that day. The editorial setting the record straight on Joe Biden was suppressed and Biden won a very close election.

These days instead of Frank Sheeran and the Teamsters - it's Twitter and Facebook who are working for Biden to suppress the truth. The more things change...  

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