|Today I don't strike|
If you want us on your side, take your woes to the Ministry of Transport - occupy their house - throw rotten eggs - broadcast propaganda against cuts on your buses for all I care, but leave the rest of us well enough alone.
One of the most incredible things I heard over the radio was the fact that, like many other sports before it, Italy's horse racing venues are all drastically in the red. Counting on payoffs - errr...support by the local or national governments to keep them alive, these places have also been hit by the budget cuts. In the 1900s, horse racing was the biggest sport in the USA. People bet on their horses by the thousands, jockeys were revered like our basketball & football players today. But, market forces changed all that and out it went to be something that only Arab horse breeders now contend for.
Our knighted Chairman of the Ippica Foundation offered his own solution for the decline in interest in his sport - while lamenting the fact that people no longer flock to the tracks, he offered, We're planning to go on strike.
At least no one will be bothered by this audacious act of dissent.