Skip to comments.Unions get rowdy during Joe the Plumber Pittsburgh rally
Posted on 03/31/2009 2:49:25 PM PDT by Salena Zito
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher better known as Joe the Plumber headlined a raucous rally against pro-union legislation Monday night where critics and supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act jeered one another.
Two Green Tree police officers broke up several arguments to prevent fights in the midst of a crowd of about 150 packed inside a Radisson ballroom. The crowd was divided
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He’s lucky one of the Union thugs didn’t hold a hat over Joe’s head and the Union crooks beat Joe to a pulp. I hear that is the way it is legally done in Pennsylvania.
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Some in the suburbs want Pittsburgh to emulate NYC.
On its present course, Pittsburgh is becoming the next Detroit.
If the union thugs can act this bad at a public rally, imagine how bad they’d get when the corner employees in the restrooms.
One day... the 5.56 solution.
That photo, to this day, brings burning rage right to the surface. Go for the eyes, daddy, squishy and soft.
The union toughs in the ‘Burgh are some big, mean, thuggish guys. They like to strut around with those t-shirts that have a logo of a revolver and the words “SCAB KILLER” and other such threatening stuff.
May I suggest that unions become liable for any actions of their members that cause damages? Sort of a modification of the joint and several liability doctrine that has been used against companies that had nothing to do with the damages from a product.
Apparently not the law now, it has been overdue for decades.
dang in my backyard..lol
Here are Joe's words:
"Let me start off right now by saying I'm not against unions. Not at all. Unions have made America strong, no doubt. I have a brother and other family members who are union members and they tell me ... they want to go work their 40 hours and go home without coercion or intimidation,"
With their actions they are doing the same thing as they do at work. Intimidate.
What is the story behind that photo?
Audrea steps up the the plate again.
The rest is over at brain-jockey!
That’s Audrie, sorry about that!
“They are equally vulnerable to the very threats they perpetrate against their victims”
Their victims aren’t afforded the same legal protection our government extends to them.
I have seen that picture before, but this is the first time I noticed a boy that looks like her brother making a fist and looking like he wishes he could smack that grin off backwards hat guys face.
I did not notice that either. Good pointing it out.
Bush/Cheney rally during the 2004 campaign.
Little girl on dad’s shoulders had a B/C sign, and the scumbag to the right grapped the sign and ripped it in half.
Then he stood there, taunting the girl.
The crowd was closing in on him for the kill, so he ran away.
They released his name in the press a few days later.
Here’s an AP cite:
Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father after having her Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards made a brief stop at the airport as he concluded his two-day bus tour to locations in West Virginia and Ohio.
And, the union apology:
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
Great idea! If agency theory has to be perverted, let it be perverted equally for all.
Two freepers were beat up by Union thugs a few years back...
Union thugs went after us when I was young. Not pretty.
There’s a simple solution, stop buying union made products and services. Put these thugs, clowns and Dhimmirat supporters out of business.
Joe the Plumber is one brave man!!
I remember back in 81 when Reagen came to town. 15,000 upset layed off steelworkers blocking entrances to building where Reragen was suppose to speak; they almost cancelled speech. A couple years later, 90% of those steelworkers voted for Reagen. Union officials are like politicians, bloodsuckers in it for themselves; but most union members just like me and you.
Or in reality...
Theres a simple solution, stop buying union made products and services.
Put these thugs, clowns and Dhimmirat supporters out of business. That way, they'll get on the Obama gravy train, collect big $, and probably get free healthcare to boot. Oh, and you can enjoy paying for it all as a taxpayer.
Can you say that again, slower, so I can understand you?
What degenerate scumbags!
Good point. Passions got the best of me.
Too many bad memories of union thugs threatening to kill my Father, trying to “muscle” me into voting for union and being the laziest SOBs I’ve ever met more times than not.
If there is ever a SHTF situation, they will probably pee their pants and run.
Unions are like barnacles, ugly, worthless things that only exist to foul the hull of ships while protecting a squishy little piece of foul meat inside that busies itself sucking up nourishment from its surroundings while expending no effort.
Or Philadelphia or have you forgotten?
There were lots of police and when Don asked about it they said there had been some union trouble at other rallies.
No trouble at the Plymouth Meeting rally though. Notice they didn't hold it in Philly as they held it in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. I wonder why?
Excellent speech by Toomey. Joe the PLumber wasn't there. Now I know the likely reason!
Thanks for remembering Gondring. : )
The unions aren’t nearly as violent as yhey were half a century ago.
One of my wifes uncle had 2 of his men killed by the The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and they ran he and her aunt off Angeles Crest Highway and almost killed them.
Another contractor friend had his office and trucks/equipment burned down and 2 others had all their gas tanks sugared on their trucks.
Ping to #36. Good to see ya Per! I hope you are well! : )
From their Union bosses if they 'strike out'?
Get some T shirts made up of a snipers crosshairs with the words Union Thug Countermeasure Team.
A local radio station was talking about the EFCA the other day and some “really reasonable sounding” union supporter called in and said union intimidation doesn’t happen anymore, that it “can’t” happen anymore.
Seriously, if I was the dad in the picture above, I’d find out who the guys were, stalk them, set up an ambush, and implement what LLS stated as the solution.
Then, through some secure untraceable channels, I’d let it be know that this would happen to anyone who attempted any such thuggery in the future.
I always look for... the union lay bull...
AND BUY SOMETHING ELSE.
No. Like any human, they have to eat, sleep and use the restroom. They have to go to work and leave their residence unguarded. Ditto for their vehicles. If they are threatening employees on that turf, they deserve a response in kind.
Yeah, but them jagoffs usually ain't from here anat.