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Protester beaten by union goons at town hall speaks; SEIU releases attack ad against“teabaggers”
hotair.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/07/2009 3:06:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like the beating was worse than we thought, but that’s what he gets for being a “political terrorist.” His lawyer’s promising a civil suit against the goons and possibly SEIU itself if he can prove that they were intimidating people and “starting trouble” at the union’s behest. Here’s a little something for the jury from one of their directors down in Tampa last night:

Asked earlier today about possible disruption at the event, Kim Diehl of SEIU said, “We’re prepared. We have strategies to deal with it if it should come up.”

Indeed they do. Be sure to read the boss’s post about some of the pleasantries that were exchanged this afternoon on Sebelius’s conference call with SEIU. Hint: It involves a cabinet officer of the United States government sitting silently by while a union capo accuses protesters of “terrorist tactics.”

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1 posted on 08/07/2009 3:06:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For those who may not know, many SEIU members are gubbermint employees. Your tax dolars at work.
2 posted on 08/07/2009 3:08:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 08/07/2009 3:09:10 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 08/07/2009 3:10:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (What is so offensive about liberty that it must be "reformed" out of existence?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I will to the best of my ability boycott the products produced by any union I am able to identify these thugs as belonging to.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 3:10:23 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Hey Nancy, how many jobs have been lost since you and the Democrats took Congress?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

” gubbermint employees. Your tax dolars at work. “

There’s just *got* to be an oxymoron in there, somewhere... ;~)


6 posted on 08/07/2009 3:11:42 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t begin to tell you what a political mistake this is.

Obama and Emmanuel are using tactics appropriate to Cuba and Venezuela.

This is a tactical mistake. They believe that intimidation will stop the protests and energize their base.

By not understanding that their voters were comprised of people who simply had enough of Bush, and not a mandate for Obama, they have now allienated people completely.


7 posted on 08/07/2009 3:12:28 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone needs to go with friends to these meetings, and everyone should have at least one recording device with them. Someone should have a videocam. then you can copy this over to a dvd and/or cd-rom for copying and preserving and for copies to file as evidence.


8 posted on 08/07/2009 3:12:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One of these days ...someone is going to pull a knife or a gun...someone...and then its going to be Fort Sumter all over again. Once it starts no one knows where it will end. History tells us it can only be a disaster.


9 posted on 08/07/2009 3:12:50 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This may be the start of bringing Obama and his administration down. It’s really time to starting indicting and convicting these people.


10 posted on 08/07/2009 3:12:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boycott anything made by a union that you can identify, especially the autos and trucks.


12 posted on 08/07/2009 3:14:02 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: hinckley buzzard

They work just like they’re paid, ie, “not much” and “once a month”


13 posted on 08/07/2009 3:14:33 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SEIU told their memebers to show up, told them to wear their t-shirts. The guys who beat him up are clearly wearing those t-shirts. IT’s clear to me that SEIU acted recklessly in setting up the situation. Combined with their leadership’s calls for punch back twice as hard and you’ve got a multi-million dollar lawsuit that the media will never ever cover.


14 posted on 08/07/2009 3:14:39 PM PDT by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance or lightbulbs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Marking to watch video in full later.


15 posted on 08/07/2009 3:15:11 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: dannyboy72a

ACORN/SEIU = Obama’s Baseej


16 posted on 08/07/2009 3:16:24 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you have a Youtube account, please post up at these SEIU or others vids to show shupport for the TeaParty and against the thugs. If you dont have a youtube account get one and post up there. The ‘war” is fought on many fronts and YouTube is just one of them. Do your part!


17 posted on 08/07/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So when exactly is Obama going to declare that the SEIU had acted stupidly and this is a teachable moment? Or isn't a conservative American who happens to also be black, worth defending?
18 posted on 08/07/2009 3:18:57 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Lurker

Shouldn’t there be a donkey on your pic and not an elephant.


19 posted on 08/07/2009 3:19:14 PM PDT by Feasor13
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To: OpusatFR
This is a tactical mistake. They believe that intimidation will stop the protests and energize their base.

They are using the same tactics they used to use in Chicago.

Thing is...Chicago is something like 85% liberal. They are dealing with a different constituency nationwide. More like 50-50.

I hope they keep going with this. And they will because they know no other way.

20 posted on 08/07/2009 3:19:32 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Lurker

Ooh, such a clever DUmmie!


21 posted on 08/07/2009 3:20:17 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Don Corleone
Once it starts no one knows where it will end. History tells us it can only be a disaster.

This is inevitable. Once it starts, events will take on a life and a momentum of their own. This will be one reality that no one can evade.

DEFCON 1

22 posted on 08/07/2009 3:21:48 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: OpusatFR
"Obama and Emmanuel are using tactics appropriate to Cuba and Venezuela. This is a tactical mistake. They believe that intimidation will stop the protests and energize their base."

The last 250 years have been marked by the demise of those foolish or brazen enough to misjudge the file line that separates outraging the average American and enraging them. When enraged the gates of hell have not stood against them.

23 posted on 08/07/2009 3:22:07 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Lurker

Screw you, pal. You’re the problem. I’ve got a lot of differnt solutions. They all produce the same result. Hide while you can.


24 posted on 08/07/2009 3:23:51 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Noumenon
Whoops. Pulled the wrong pic of the web. My bad! LOL.

L

25 posted on 08/07/2009 3:26:48 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Feasor13

Yep. My bad. Pulled the wrong one.


26 posted on 08/07/2009 3:27:17 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Noumenon; SparkyBass; Lurker

Chill out guys. Lurker is one of us. He just used the wrong image. There are two diffent images out like that, one has the republican “elephant” and the other has the democrat “jackass.” He didn’t check the background first.


27 posted on 08/07/2009 3:27:52 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Natural Law

Obama is the one that sent these goons out yesterday!! The ORDER TO BEAT UP CITIZENS OPPOSED TO HIS MARXIST TAKEOVER CAME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE!!


28 posted on 08/07/2009 3:28:02 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: what's up

I agree this is not a tactile mistake. This is how thugs consolidate power - through violence and intimidation.

Obama is a thug calling out his muscle.

Note that in Iran, to beat down the protesters after the election they called on shadow militia groups and not the official law enforcement or military.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 3:28:13 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: randomhero97

Yep. My bad.


30 posted on 08/07/2009 3:28:49 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: freekitty
This may be the start of bringing Obama and his administration down

It better be soon before he organizes the civilian security force, larger and better equipped than the regular army!!!

31 posted on 08/07/2009 3:31:54 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Lurker

Yikes - I mistook you for a DUer. My bad.


32 posted on 08/07/2009 3:33:02 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More proof that we must not buy anything made by any union, no matter what. I stand by my assertion that buying anything made in China is far more patriotic than buying anything made by any union worker in the USA.


33 posted on 08/07/2009 3:34:41 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The boycott word was used repeatedly on the thread re the “union label.” I’m on board!


34 posted on 08/07/2009 3:35:30 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: penelopesire

“The ORDER TO BEAT UP CITIZENS OPPOSED TO HIS MARXIST TAKEOVER CAME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE!!”

It came from Rahm.......plausible deniability for the Dictator in Chief.


35 posted on 08/07/2009 3:36:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I understand the SEIU has around 300 branches across the USA just waiting for a friendly visit. Bring a copy of the Health Care Bill along. Open it to the text that concerns you, and ask what those words mean. Methinks they are not prepared to give an answer other than obfuscation.


36 posted on 08/07/2009 3:37:03 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: what's up

We in Chicago know that these intimidation tactics work only in the Obama neighborhood.
The SEIU plunged Zer0’s head into dog doo-doo.

These tactics worked 80 yrs ago and still prevail
in the hard core south side but Chicagoans ,though they vote democrat, do not tolerate thuggish behavior once it is known.

Today street thugs are not nedded the real corruption and bullying occurs at the very top.


37 posted on 08/07/2009 3:38:00 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here is hoping Mr. Gladney gets a nice settlement check and is able to retire in style!

Thank you Mr. Gladney for exercising your rights by trying to engage in a bit of Free Enterprise.

Its too bad you got caught in the crossfire but I hope the court system awards you well!

38 posted on 08/07/2009 3:39:10 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Disclaimer: I am not defeatist.

Nothing will come of this. There will be no prosecutions, unlikely that charges will even be filed.

The Black Panther thugs on election day. What was the guys name that was knocked down at a rally or protest years ago, I think in NJ. My brain says Don Adams but my memory has been getting faulty of late. I can't recall any instances where our side was assaulted and their side was prosecuted. I would like to say otherwise but the libs have controlled the courts for quite a while now, and you will have a hard time prosecuting any lib in a lib friendly court.

This will be pushed aside, action delayed, put on the back burner, and then months from now, quietly, without fanfare, dismissed.

39 posted on 08/07/2009 3:40:54 PM PDT by Blackhawk (God said it, I believe it, That settles it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If President Obama doesn’t invite Kenneth Gladney, the black man roughed up by people at a town hall meeting to the White House for a beer, you will know who he is! No question that he will not. He will not even mention it. He is not for black people, he is not for the poor, he is not for the down trodden in any way.

Come on Obama, prove me wrong. Mention this poor man and his injuries without politics. Mention that the people who attacked him did something wrong. Mention that they weren’t African American. Bet you don’t. Bet you don’t hear a word out of any Democrat about what was done to that poor man. I have been watching these people for a lot of years. They are dollar store trinkets! If you want something real, vote them out next election.

If I am wrong, you will see this addressed by the Democratic Party. Dollars to doughnuts you don’t.


40 posted on 08/07/2009 3:42:21 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: randomhero97

No problem, conclusions are so easily jumped to!


41 posted on 08/07/2009 3:43:23 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Lurker

Great pic! The SEIU, the new SS?


42 posted on 08/07/2009 3:43:49 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
Dollars to doughnuts you don’t.

Come to think of it, this hole thing is about dollars and doughnuts, isn't it?

43 posted on 08/07/2009 3:45:02 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: freekitty

It’s long past time to use the courts to stop this. Who would indict them; a liberal DA? Who would convict them; a liberal jury? Who would sentence them; a liberal judge?

No, no and no. We (that’s you and me and all our friends)will have to take care of it. We just have to stop waiting for someone else to step up and lead us and instead stand up and lead. The time when we could have voted a better outcome has come and gone and now we will have to fight. I am no champion of war. I hate it worse than almost anything. Anything except slavery.

With a few exceptions we have not forged our own chains. Rather we have forged them for our children and grandchildren. I look at photos of my grandparents and feel pride stirring my heart when I contemplate the sacrifices they made so I might live in comfort. My grandchildren may think of me only with loathing and disgust if I allow this thug to prevail through gangster tactics.

What will yours think of you?


44 posted on 08/07/2009 3:45:20 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Service Employees Intl Union

(314) 647-9950

2725 Clifton

St. Louis MO


45 posted on 08/07/2009 3:46:16 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It saddens me very much to say that such intimidation tactics do work, and that they tend to work pretty consistently.

Dems and their union thugs have done this and much worse for many many years in the political process to great effect.

Hitler came to power not because he had the majority on his side, but because he had a minority willing to employ such tactics against his political opponents and the media.

Now that the main stream media today is compliant and giving Dems air cover 24 by 7, expect we will see much more outright intimidation tactics from the Dems and their agents.


46 posted on 08/07/2009 3:46:36 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: Don Corleone

>History tells us it can only be a disaster.

History tells us this can be a Renaissance for Liberty and Freedom.


47 posted on 08/07/2009 3:46:54 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bring weapons and help evolution :)


48 posted on 08/07/2009 3:47:24 PM PDT by hippyhater
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To: hippyhater

I don’t advocate that, I know you’re trying to be humorous.


49 posted on 08/07/2009 3:51:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lurker

Why the Republican symbol?
this is OBVIOUSLY Democrat Fascism!


50 posted on 08/07/2009 3:53:21 PM PDT by Kansas58
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