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'Rat' protests at church
upi ^ | Nov. 19, 2010

Posted on 11/19/2010 6:09:28 PM PST by JoeProBono

JOLIET, Ill.- An Illinois roofers' union parked its inflatable rat outside of a Joliet church to protest the facility using non-union workers to do roof work.

The Rev. Matthew Robinson of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Joliet said members of the Local 11 roofers' union have been picketing in front of the church and placed a giant inflatable rat -- nicknamed Scabby -- in front of the facility, the Joliet Herald-News reported Friday.

"It's just ugly, and all people are seeing right now is a big yellow rat in front of our church," Robinson said. "Golly, we don't need that. That's not who we are."

Church members said the roof has been in need of work since it was damaged by a July fire caused by an electrical fire.

"We're a little church with aging members," Robinson said. "It's hard economic times right now."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: air; gun; pellet; pelletgun

inflatable rat, similar to that used in the protest.


1 posted on 11/19/2010 6:09:30 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Stupid unions...


2 posted on 11/19/2010 6:13:00 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: JoeProBono

Inflatable rat, huh?

Images of sling shots, pellet guns, bow and arrows are coursing through my mind.

Not that I’m advocating violence against the inflatable rat, mind you.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 6:16:02 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

If it were being done by volunteers they’d be protesting too. They don’t like any kind of competition.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 6:18:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Maybe we should park a giant inflatable “goon” outside the union headquarters?


5 posted on 11/19/2010 6:18:40 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: JoeProBono

I can think of lots of names that would be more appropriate for the rat than Scabby.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 6:20:47 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: JoeProBono

Like it says in the bible, love the worker, HATE the union.


7 posted on 11/19/2010 6:22:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

That’s redundant.


8 posted on 11/19/2010 6:22:36 PM PST by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: JPG

My cousin in law had the unions cut his air hoses at a apartment complex so he just move every thing to the roofs. Never mind that he had a one year old at home. Unions thugs just, well you know. I would love a union thug to come buy and start some thing with me.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 6:24:49 PM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

The rt isn’t hurting the Church, nor does it throw a bad light on the Church, It only shows what a pack of A-holes placed it there.

The Reverend should go out and place a sign there telling who placed it and that they should seek forgiveness. The sign should also encourage everyone to patronise anyone else but the Union./


10 posted on 11/19/2010 6:33:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jimpick

11 posted on 11/19/2010 6:38:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

wow. i thot they only had those in new york.


12 posted on 11/19/2010 6:38:56 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: Venturer; JoeProBono

The discerning eye looks right past the rat and sees the sewer from whence it sprung.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 6:42:34 PM PST by bigheadfred (/s)
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To: the invisib1e hand

"This is a New York City rat," Robert Corrigan says, reaching into his bag and pulling out a nine-inch rodent.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 6:43:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Nonsense---we love the Unions inflatable Rat---right Cupid?


15 posted on 11/19/2010 6:45:32 PM PST by tflabo
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To: JoeProBono

PCUSA. Serves them right. *snicker*


16 posted on 11/19/2010 7:15:28 PM PST by dangus
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To: JoeProBono

I/d put up abig sign with an Arrow that says “Democrat Party Mascot”


17 posted on 11/19/2010 9:03:14 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: JoeProBono

Little terrorist organization.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 9:21:21 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

What’s the bag limit on unions?


19 posted on 11/19/2010 10:38:59 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.)
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To: JoeProBono

One well-aimed rifle shot to the head ought to rid the world of this rat!


20 posted on 11/20/2010 9:16:39 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

On second thought, an arrow would be better, as the bullet would go through the rat and maybe hurt someone.


21 posted on 11/20/2010 9:17:45 AM PST by rawhide
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To: HP8753

You misspelled “democRat”.


22 posted on 11/20/2010 9:20:11 AM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: JoeProBono

That should be hanging over someone's mantle.

23 posted on 11/23/2010 9:11:51 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder if he only measured the body? I caught a rat that was 14” from nose to tip of his tail. It was a Boone and Crockett rat (for those that understand).


24 posted on 11/23/2010 9:23:52 AM PST by Ditter
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To: rawhide
One well-aimed rifle shot to the head ought to rid the world of this rat!

Slashing it open with a machete would do a better job and send a message just as well.

25 posted on 11/23/2010 9:41:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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