Grab some popcorn, this one might get good (I suggest watching from a distance, as we’ve really):
No Treason fires the initial shot:
It was amusing to see someone who calls herself Jane Galt chiding workers for striking selfishly. Bloggers at Catallarchy were particularly vocal in defending the oil companies, but the only mention of the strike I can find on that blog just quotes Galt lamenting how strikers made victims of millions of New Yorkers. I can’t imagine them letting similar charges against oil companies pass without comment.
Jane Galt fires back:
[snip…]I hadn’t any sympathy for the union, whose complaints about their jobs seemed either unfixable–what was the MTA supposed to do, exactly, about rude passengers or the lack of bathrooms along bus routes?–or unworthy; I just don’t think that anyone is entitled to retire at 55.[…snip]
(it’s much longer… read it all)
No Treason flanks from the right (property rights, that is):
While the strike has so far deprived me of one free lunch and drinks with some friends from grad school, even I was tempted to endorse one acquaintance’s plan to go to Seattle and Cleveland and encourage the fire departments that serve these yahoos to go on strike before engaging in a spot of selective arson.
Burn out the wreckers of the glorious People’s Transit System!
And this is what passes for libertarianism?
Who will win? Who cares! (We are so easily amused)