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Statement from the General President Regarding the Events in Huntington, WV (Parlock Vindicated!)
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades ^ | September 17, 2004 | James A. Williams

Posted on 09/17/2004 10:03:37 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War

Statement from the General President Regarding the Events in Huntington, WV

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades believes in the fundamental right for civil discourse, freedom of speech and activism to support our candidates and issues.

What happened in Huntington, West Virginia yesterday is an affront to everything we, as a union, pride ourselves to represent. We extend our apologies to the Parlock family, especially Sophia, for the distress one of our overzealous members caused them.

I have personally taken steps to address this issue internally, and will take immediate disciplinary action to the full extent allowed under U.S. Department of Labor regulations and the constitution of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

It is my hope that this incident reminds all of our members that every last citizen in this country has the right to express his or herself freely. Not one single one of us has the right to tell them otherwise.

General President James A. Williams
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: goons; huntington; iupat; johnedwards; kerrykommies; napalminthemorning; parlock; skerry; sophiaparlock; uniongoons; unions; unionthugs; westvirginia; wobblies; wva
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Phil Parlock did NOT stage this story! The union admits it's true! Spread the word!
1 posted on 09/17/2004 10:03:38 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War

I said I'd be the first to admit it:


I WAS WRONG!!!


I extend my wrist for a proper whupping.


2 posted on 09/17/2004 10:05:31 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever ("The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")
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To: Dont Mention the War

I wont be satisfied until the guy in the baseball cap loses his job and is arrested for child abuse.


3 posted on 09/17/2004 10:05:40 AM PDT by FredWolfe
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To: WVNan; Howlin; nutmeg; Grampa Dave; BurbankKarl

If you all have ping lists, please use them!


4 posted on 09/17/2004 10:05:44 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War (Calvinism Fever: Catch It! (Or don't. It's not like it's going to do you any good anyway...))
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To: Dont Mention the War

I'd like to see the public announcement of the punishment meted out on the individual(s) involved and not just swept under the rug (such as 'shame on you for getting caught on camera).


5 posted on 09/17/2004 10:05:57 AM PDT by Godzilla (9/11 - Never Forget, Never Forgive)
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To: Dont Mention the War

translation: "We are shocked, shocked to find out that some of our members are goons."


But mostly, we're upset that someone caught it on film.


6 posted on 09/17/2004 10:05:57 AM PDT by LouD
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To: LouD

bingo!


7 posted on 09/17/2004 10:06:41 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (From one of my 13 yr old's friends"If Kerry is the question, the answer is Stupid")
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To: LouD

I agree--but at least this communist has the balls to apologize.


8 posted on 09/17/2004 10:07:42 AM PDT by Pondman88
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To: ozaukeemom

I'm going to send this to that goofy liberal blog that started all this.


9 posted on 09/17/2004 10:07:55 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Just thinkin' about women and glasses of beer.)
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To: FredWolfe
I think simply naming him would do the trick.

BTW, classy statement by Mr. Williams.

10 posted on 09/17/2004 10:08:08 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Rutles4Ever
Don't sweat it. Healthy skepticism never hurt anyone.

Now, does this story have legs?

11 posted on 09/17/2004 10:08:24 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Dont Mention the War

He was simply fooled too, come on man, this proves nothing.


12 posted on 09/17/2004 10:08:47 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Dont Mention the War
I was one of the ones who wrote the prez, and I'm glad to see he took a proper step. The next one, in my view, is dismissal from the union for this punk (and probably the loss of his job). And I have no sympathy for the idiot. If I wore my firm's T-shirt and pulled such an outrageous stunt, I'd be fired for sure.

I also hope the police consider pressing assault charges.

13 posted on 09/17/2004 10:09:16 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Dont Mention the War

I cannot help but wonder to what extent Freeper emails motivated this statement. I certainly sent one, as I am sure many Freepers did.


14 posted on 09/17/2004 10:09:18 AM PDT by HorsePlayer (Give me a $100 trifecta on Bush-Kerry-Nader)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


15 posted on 09/17/2004 10:09:29 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Good for them!


16 posted on 09/17/2004 10:09:48 AM PDT by NavyCaptain
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To: Dont Mention the War

Just D@mn.

An honorably leftly.

Didn't think there were any left.


17 posted on 09/17/2004 10:10:16 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: Dont Mention the War

YEA!

Good for him.

At this point he didn't have MUCH of a choice. But glad he did the right thing.


18 posted on 09/17/2004 10:10:25 AM PDT by Quix (CONTACT CHURCHES UR AREA 2 HAVE SOLID PLAN 4 BUSSES VANS 2 GET CONSRV VOTERS 2 POLLS ELECTION DAY!)
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To: Dont Mention the War; spiderman9

SPIDERMAN: Don't know if you've seen this, but the union thugs are backing down, at least officially.

Can anyone send this to DU?


19 posted on 09/17/2004 10:10:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

When the thug is expelled from the union, and the union files charges against him, then we can believe what this union Thug President has said.

None of that internal bs.


20 posted on 09/17/2004 10:10:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: Dont Mention the War
I am glad that someone stood up and did the right thing for once.

The picture of that little girl crying over the destruction of her sign was quite distressing. It made the libs look like the true fools that they are. Adults that would take and destroy signs from children are immature at best. The pushing and shoving that went on was inexcusable.

The left wing radicals don't care who they hurt in their quest to keep President Bush from being reelected.
21 posted on 09/17/2004 10:11:16 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
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To: Dont Mention the War

BTTT


22 posted on 09/17/2004 10:11:41 AM PDT by SW6906
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To: Dont Mention the War

Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, after having their Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards (news - web sites) made a brief stop at the airport as he concluded his two-day bus tour to locations in West Virginia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)

23 posted on 09/17/2004 10:11:56 AM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: Old Sarge
DU is still beating a dead horse............. Will FReepmail you the link.
24 posted on 09/17/2004 10:12:10 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Sec. 3, Amendment 14..................)
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To: Dont Mention the War

I missed the story. What happened?


25 posted on 09/17/2004 10:12:13 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: HorsePlayer

I did as well.


26 posted on 09/17/2004 10:12:43 AM PDT by camboianchristmas (when two or more or gathered in His name...great things happen)
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To: Scythian
He was simply fooled too, come on man, this proves nothing.

...I have personally taken steps to address this issue internally

He wouldn't have written this if he didn't know who did it.

27 posted on 09/17/2004 10:12:50 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Just thinkin' about women and glasses of beer.)
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To: Pondman88
"...--but at least this communist has the balls to apologize."

Yup. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Now let's see if he really follows through with his promise to punish his goon.
28 posted on 09/17/2004 10:13:11 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi)
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To: Warren_Piece

Excellent!


29 posted on 09/17/2004 10:13:13 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (From one of my 13 yr old's friends"If Kerry is the question, the answer is Stupid")
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To: Dont Mention the War
Are the DUers now calling the president of the union a right wing plant?
30 posted on 09/17/2004 10:13:39 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Well, good for them. I certainly appreciate this type of apology vs. the Dan Rather type of go to the wall garbage.

Hope this incident sheds sunshine on that type of lousy behavior. Sunshine is, indeed, the best type of disinfectant.


31 posted on 09/17/2004 10:13:48 AM PDT by The Californian
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To: big_sis_10; spiderman9
IUPAT officials apologize.
32 posted on 09/17/2004 10:14:16 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: Dont Mention the War

"I have personally taken steps to address this issue internally, and will take immediate disciplinary action to the full extent allowed under U.S. Department of Labor regulations and the constitution of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades."

They will be disciplined for being caught on film.


33 posted on 09/17/2004 10:14:37 AM PDT by Sthitch
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To: Dont Mention the War

walking into work today the CWA union was handing out flyers talking about how Kerry will support 2nd Amendment
rights.Had to laugh.


34 posted on 09/17/2004 10:14:48 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the piece:excuses are like forged Bush guard memos;everybody's got one.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

"I have personally taken steps to address this issue internally, and will take immediate disciplinary action to the full extent allowed under U.S. Department of Labor regulations and the constitution of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades"

Translation = GIVE THE BOY A RAISE!


35 posted on 09/17/2004 10:14:58 AM PDT by DAC22
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To: All

Gotta give the union guy a lot of credit. No waxing, waning, deliberating, stonewalling- hey maybe Rathergate is having an effect on people. By the way, the father does appear to be a bit on the nutty side.


36 posted on 09/17/2004 10:15:26 AM PDT by jimboster
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To: Dont Mention the War
IUPAT has some damage control to do.

I wouldn't want to be Mr. Goon right now......

37 posted on 09/17/2004 10:15:40 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: Dont Mention the War

James A. Williams, you're a stand-up man. Good job.


38 posted on 09/17/2004 10:15:56 AM PDT by inkling
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To: CzarNicky
Are the DUers now calling the president of the union a right wing plant?

Give them a few minutes.

39 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:15 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War (Calvinism Fever: Catch It! (Or don't. It's not like it's going to do you any good anyway...))
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To: Dont Mention the War

And I'm sure DU will be retracting the nasty allegations. (I'm also sure Dan Rather will be talking about the memos' fraudulence any minute. I'm quite the optimist today.)


40 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:18 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
overzealous

I can think of a few other descriptive words...........

41 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:33 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Sec. 3, Amendment 14..................)
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To: Grampa Dave; Old Sarge

Forgive me for not being all-knowing, but *what* exactly does the International Union of Painters have to do with American workers and politics??

The AWB Has Expired - Gun Owners Have Won Again For All Americans!

42 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:38 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: QQQQQ

I am glad I was not at that event. I would not have been able to control myself. Acts like this make my blood boil.


43 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:44 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I prefer to call him Union Jack-ass.


44 posted on 09/17/2004 10:16:55 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Just thinkin' about women and glasses of beer.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Good, a straightforward statement without any weaseling.


45 posted on 09/17/2004 10:17:12 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: Xenalyte

Never hurts to be optimistic.

Kerry is optimistic enough to think he can be President.


46 posted on 09/17/2004 10:18:03 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
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To: CzarNicky
No, They're on a campaign to continue the "IT WAS HIS SON" B.S. story.
47 posted on 09/17/2004 10:18:37 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Sec. 3, Amendment 14..................)
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To: Dont Mention the War
"Are the DUers now calling the president of the union a right wing plant?"

"Give them a few minutes."

It's all Rove's fault... He's EVERYWHERE!
48 posted on 09/17/2004 10:18:44 AM PDT by Skywarner (Enjoying freedom? Thank a Veteran!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Someone needs to post this over on DU...


49 posted on 09/17/2004 10:19:44 AM PDT by sargon (How could anyone vote for the socialist, weak-on-defense fraud named John Kerry?)
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To: Dont Mention the War

The DumbAsses believe that this was all staged and the goon was Purlock's son.

They also have no mention of the latest CNN poll.

What idiots no wonder they are going to get creamed.


50 posted on 09/17/2004 10:19:59 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (My Father was 10x the hero John Fraud Kerry is.)
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