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Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown (SEIU)
The Morning Call ^ | 11/15/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw

Posted on 11/15/2009 10:55:31 AM PST by Born Conservative

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The SEIU is EVIL.
1 posted on 11/15/2009 10:55:32 AM PST by Born Conservative
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To: SandRat; Tribune7

Ping


2 posted on 11/15/2009 10:56:13 AM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Born Conservative

The parks, paths, trails, etc. on public land belong to the public, not SEIU. They have no rights to them or to any jobs connected to them - or to anything else. Should the city see fit to hire someone into a union shop, then the union can negotiate their salary, benefits, etc. But they have no right to the work in the first place. God bless the town that can find civic-minded volunteers to contribute to their community and help save everyone money.


3 posted on 11/15/2009 11:00:02 AM PST by RonF
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To: Born Conservative

SEIU apparently didn’t get Obama’s message on service.


4 posted on 11/15/2009 11:01:48 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: Born Conservative

That kid just took away a years work for dozens of SEIU members.


5 posted on 11/15/2009 11:02:19 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Born Conservative

Let’s call it as it is...just another selfish union SOB.


6 posted on 11/15/2009 11:04:00 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Born Conservative

Some people are clueless about public relations.


7 posted on 11/15/2009 11:04:09 AM PST by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Born Conservative

“We are probably going to let this one go,” Balzano said, as two brain synapses unexpectedly fired simultaneously in the union leader’s head causing a massive migraine. Such an event is rare and may cause the rank-and-file to revolt.


8 posted on 11/15/2009 11:04:35 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Born Conservative
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council.

And we will be looking right back at you, you son of a bitch. Believe it.

9 posted on 11/15/2009 11:07:17 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Jaxter

funny and true


10 posted on 11/15/2009 11:08:28 AM PST by Muzzle_em (just say NO to O!)
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To: DeFault User

ROTFL!!


11 posted on 11/15/2009 11:09:42 AM PST by dixjea
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To: Born Conservative
Balzano said "there's to be no volunteers." No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.

Hey Balzano, how about you and the rest of SEIU start filling graves?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

12 posted on 11/15/2009 11:10:14 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Born Conservative

The union in Contra Costa County CA put a stop to some parents volunteering at their children’s school on the same argument.


13 posted on 11/15/2009 11:12:49 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Born Conservative

> “We’ll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails,” Balzano told the council.

This retired Boy Scout does not respond well to threats. Few do.


14 posted on 11/15/2009 11:14:05 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Hodar

Their arrogance is almost beyond words. Can you imagine what would have happened if this was an issue when Jared did his Eagle Scout project? The community we were in would have fought the union tooth & nail.


15 posted on 11/15/2009 11:14:35 AM PST by zlala
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To: Born Conservative

I doubt that SEIU members would ever pick up a shovel or a hoe for the amount this soon to be eagle scout was willing to....


16 posted on 11/15/2009 11:14:46 AM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


17 posted on 11/15/2009 11:15:56 AM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: spodefly

It’s a good thing I’m not dictator for a day. We might be missing a labor union.


18 posted on 11/15/2009 11:19:06 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Born Conservative
Balzano said "there's to be no volunteers."

Have your boss tell that to "Mr Volunteer" 0bamy the next time he visits the White House.

SEIU says No one except union members may pick up a hoe

THAT should be on posters all over town.

19 posted on 11/15/2009 11:20:07 AM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Born Conservative

The union for illegal aliens has decided to PERMIT a US boy scout to work for free -but JUST THIS ONCE....!

Now that is rich..!


20 posted on 11/15/2009 11:21:20 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Born Conservative
the SEIU is EVIL

True. As most FReepers know, an Eagle Scout project is something far beyond a few hours "community service". It's a whole program designed to teach young men how to organize, plan and execute a major community project. Everything is logged, teaching them organization and good business practices as part of the goal behind the project.

As a former Scout and also a former Scoutmaster for 15 years, I'm grateful for the support of so many good folks who stood by us, there is no shortage of criticism and attacks on the BSA but we used to tell the boys that that sort of thing "just builds character". One of them said, "Then Boy Scouts will have enough character for the whole country".

They stayed with us all the way through HS, pretty gutsy in today's PC world. Since the WOT, six of our Eagle Scouts have served in combat in Iraq, three are still serving, does this tell you something about character? They didn't bat an eye when they joined up either. This is what America is all about. Don't forget them, nor what the Boy Scouts of America stands for.

21 posted on 11/15/2009 11:23:05 AM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Born Conservative

The SEIU is going to give gov’t a bad name for a vast majority of Americans.


22 posted on 11/15/2009 11:24:36 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Professional Engineer

ping


23 posted on 11/15/2009 11:29:03 AM PST by Peanut Gallery (The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.)
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To: Born Conservative
So 1 Eagle Scount can get do the work of 39 SEIU Couch Lice?

Where can we get an army of these Scouts?

24 posted on 11/15/2009 11:29:12 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
“This retired Boy Scout does not respond well to threats. Few do.”

Indeed. Most of us view SEIU’s antics as mildly amusing, as this Scout does, I would suspect. What are they gonna’ do, throw him in union jail? :-)

By the time I got to Eagle, I was not the same kid. For good or ill, you are never the same. It's just the way that system works.

SEIU is simply a cheap sideshow on this deal. The real story, and it isn't uncommon, is the public service project and that a kid performed it. It does present a nice dichotomy.

25 posted on 11/15/2009 11:29:21 AM PST by Habibi
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To: freespirited

Well connected (nobama, acorn, dem/libs, soros) thugs don’t need no stinkin public relations.


26 posted on 11/15/2009 11:33:08 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Born Conservative

“Balzano said Saturday the union is still looking into the matter and might cut the city a break.

“We are probably going to let this one go,” Balzano said .”

Well, that’s mighty big of them...despite the implied threat. It’s time to recognize the SEIU as the terrorist organization it truly is.


27 posted on 11/15/2009 11:35:48 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: brushcop
> As a formerretired Scout and also a formerretired Scoutmaster for 15 years,

Naughty! You forgot: as with the US Marines, so with Boy Scouts.

"Once a Scout, Always a Scout."

28 posted on 11/15/2009 11:36:47 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: brushcop

> This is what America is all about. Don’t forget them, nor what the Boy Scouts of America stands for.

Well said!


29 posted on 11/15/2009 11:37:53 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Born Conservative

I do not see why most municipalities hire employees, other than for political patronage. It makes more sense to hire contractors to do the needed work, and pay them for the job, as such. No pensions, no benefits, no “make work” projects, and NO UNION. I understand that for every employee on the payroll, three votes are assured to the incumbent, but it’s time the taxpayer wakes up, and realizes how badly they are being hosed.


30 posted on 11/15/2009 11:48:13 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Born Conservative

http://www.lehighvalleyclc.org/affil.htm

Nick’s office number: 610-437-1211
Nicks’ fax number: 610-437-1211


31 posted on 11/15/2009 11:49:16 AM PST by gaijin
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

>>So 1 Eagle Scount can get do the work of 39 SEIU Couch Lice?

Yep, that’s the real point! Scares them to death to be found out.


32 posted on 11/15/2009 11:52:25 AM PST by Sunbunny
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To: gaijin
Nick Balzno told the council:

"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails."

And his office phone number is:

(610) 437-1211

33 posted on 11/15/2009 11:54:20 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Born Conservative

“’Hey kid!” “we’ze gonna give you one chance to join da’union,,p>Or’s else wee’ze gonna have some battin practice on youze knees!”


34 posted on 11/15/2009 11:56:35 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Born Conservative
 
"People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices." - Adam Smith
That quote is usually applied to corporations - but exactly how does it not apply to unions?
35 posted on 11/15/2009 12:07:46 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Anyone who claims to be objective marks himself as hopelessly subjective.)
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“SEIU says No one except union members may pick up a hoe”

He must be talking about the SEIU - ACORN connection...


36 posted on 11/15/2009 12:08:08 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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He must be talking about the SEIU - ACORN connection...

ACORN sets 'em up in business, SEIU is the customer?

sweeeeeeeeeeeet

37 posted on 11/15/2009 12:19:53 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Born Conservative; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; ...

SEIU doesn’t Like the BOY SCOUTS.


38 posted on 11/15/2009 12:39:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Born Conservative
Seriously

Evil

Idiotic

Unionists

39 posted on 11/15/2009 12:44:54 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: SandRat

Hopefully the kid will learn a valuable lesson from this and relocate to a state or country where this type of initiative will lead to personal success rather than persecution.


40 posted on 11/15/2009 12:44:57 PM PST by nascarnation
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ACORN sets ‘em up in business, SEIU is the customer?

but we’re the ones who get screwed....


41 posted on 11/15/2009 12:45:44 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Born Conservative

The SEIU joins the ACLU for being Scum.


42 posted on 11/15/2009 12:46:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Born Conservative
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails,' Balzano told the council."

Yeah, I bet you will you worthless, democrat pig.

I swear, who supports these damn SEIU/democrat party slimeballs?

43 posted on 11/15/2009 12:50:00 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Born Conservative

Get f’d SEIU!


44 posted on 11/15/2009 12:54:39 PM PST by onedoug
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To: brushcop

“They stayed with us all the way through HS, pretty gutsy in today’s PC world.”

Just a few short years ago the Boy Scouts were emblematic for all that was right with the US. The left have attempted to villify them throughout all of society and to poison their names, as they have done with anything that stands in the way of their perversions and attempts at government control/dependence.

God bless the Boy Scouts. And may they continue to do the same.


45 posted on 11/15/2009 12:55:16 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

> That quote is usually applied to corporations - but exactly how does it not apply to unions?

I should have thought that self-evident. It applies to unions as much if not more than it does to corporations.

After all, what is a union but an incorporation of workers contracted to an entire industry? It is by very nature a monopoly if it can get its grubby claws into the industry deep enough.


46 posted on 11/15/2009 1:03:40 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Born Conservative
Disgusting display of arrogance by union thugs

Imagine if card check ever passes

47 posted on 11/15/2009 1:08:14 PM PST by Popman
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To: SandRat
SEIU has a problem with being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, or reverent.
(That's not their job!)

48 posted on 11/15/2009 1:12:19 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SandRat
The SEIU joins the ACLU for being Scum.

Both are Communist Front Organizations.

49 posted on 11/15/2009 1:45:06 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Habibi

Another reason to oppose unions in all circumstances.


50 posted on 11/15/2009 1:52:49 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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