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California Teachers "Reaffirm" Support for Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal
Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2011 | Kyle Olsen

Posted on 04/09/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

I believe there is a difference between rank-and-file teachers and the leadership of radical teachers’ unions. The trouble is, the rank-and-file sits idly by as the radicals embarrass them, time and time again. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where the rank-and-file can rightfully be accused of being complicit of such behavior.

Why aren’t teachers angrily denouncing a recent resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in which the union "reaffirms support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal"?

The American Federation of Teachers, led by Randi Weingarten, has to date issued no statement in opposition to this offensive resolution.

And what does the AFL-CIO, the parent to the AFT think? More importantly, what do the police members of the AFL-CIO think? After all, Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing one of their own.

Or don’t they care?

At what point will the teachers’ unions be more concerned with the pitiful state of public education than they are about the fate of a convicted cop killer, or other unrelated issues like gay rights, national health care or American foreign policy?

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a hero of hardcore radical leftists – to some because he executed a police officer – does not deserve the honor and respect of teachers. It sends the wrong message to children. But the fact that the union would take the time to pass such a resolution shows the purpose of the union: to pass a radical agenda that has little if anything to do with education.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: abujamal; aflcio; aft; arth; cft; danielfaulkner; mumia; mumiaabujamal; unionthugs; weingarten

1 posted on 04/09/2011 5:02:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How PC of them


2 posted on 04/09/2011 5:02:39 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Disgusting isn’t it?


3 posted on 04/09/2011 5:04:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Good morning parents.

When you think about it, public education isn’t really about education is it? Isn’t about time you begin to think of homeschooling?

Sincerely,

One more American for truth and freedom


4 posted on 04/09/2011 5:09:05 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Kaslin

Why hasn’t that SOB been fried and this issue annulled.


5 posted on 04/09/2011 5:09:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t blame individual teachers for this at all. Rank and file members of unions really don’t have a voice in changing such policies, it just isn’t in the cards.

Unions really aren’t democratic type outfits, they are run from the top down.

Example given, here in Pittsburgh. About 10 years ago, an SEIU local had an election for officers. The long time president of the local, a Ms. Trump, was very popular with the SEIU brass in Washington and faced a challenge from a local government employee.

Trump lost, the maverick won in a stunning turnaround.

Within 6 weeks, the international put the local into receivership, disposed the new president and installed their own people. The fellow who was elected ended up worse off than he was, he had quit his government job to take the union presidency gig.


6 posted on 04/09/2011 5:15:54 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Kaslin

Yer confusing Unions with some form of democratic organization. (Yeah, they DO suppport the big-D Democratic party exclusivly).
They ain’t.
Once the commies get ahold of them—THAT’S IT!!
GAME OVER.


7 posted on 04/09/2011 5:20:40 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Venturer
Why hasn’t that SOB been fried and this issue annulled.

Abu-Jamal is alive precisely because liberal groups, like the California Teachers Union, keep funding his appeals!

8 posted on 04/09/2011 5:33:50 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Flintlock

9 posted on 04/09/2011 5:34:13 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: Kaslin

These are the evil bass turds that we allow to indoctrinate our kids.


10 posted on 04/09/2011 5:34:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: Kaslin
It’s time to understand what is happening in this country. When God abandons someone we need to take notice and understand that we who are Christians need to stand up and proclaim the truth.

Today He has abandoned portions of our society. How long before He abandons the entire country?

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Who would put their children under the influence of people who God has abandoned?

11 posted on 04/09/2011 5:35:25 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Kaslin

This is a great example you can use for your “independent” or “marginally liberal” thinking friends!

Let’s reveal the face of liberals:

1) The Tea Party is full of racists, bigots, etc.

2) Gun owners are just criminals waiting to commit crimes.

3) Corporate executives are white-collar thieves.

But, convicted cop-killers are innocent.


12 posted on 04/09/2011 5:37:19 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Kaslin

The California Federation of Teachers are just another example of the classic term: USEFUL IDIOTS

If freed and left to implement his racist agenda, Mumia Abu-Jamal would personally slit the throats of every lily white member of the California Federation of Teachers as a thank you.


13 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:17 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Kaslin

And they say the tea party is extreme? pfft.


14 posted on 04/09/2011 5:41:23 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kaslin
"Why aren’t teachers angrily denouncing a recent resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in which the union "reaffirms support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal"?"

They are afraid of the thugs in their own union.

15 posted on 04/09/2011 5:42:41 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: I_Like_Spam

http://www.google.com/search?q=Service+Employees+International+Union+Local+585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGLL_en___US393


16 posted on 04/09/2011 5:51:18 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: I_Like_Spam
Blaming individual teachers is what is off base. By that logic, people cold blame all Republicans, or all Americans, or whomever.

Wife and I were originally from outside the Burgh, still religiously watch Pens & Steelers; but from along the Yukon nowadays.

17 posted on 04/09/2011 5:53:17 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Kaslin

So they like a murdering, scumbag, piece of shit, cop killer.
What a shock since they are california teachers....


18 posted on 04/09/2011 5:55:44 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SECURE AMERICA

FRY Mumia


19 posted on 04/09/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Kaslin

Idiots. Several people saw him do it and he was found with the murder weapon and several spent casings right beside him. They love him because he’s a radical, not because he’s innocent.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 6:24:41 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Mumia Abu Jamal has supporters across the nation. He is popular with some students. He is a cause for the Black Panthers because he is one of the most famous. I predict he will be high on the Obama Holder list for a last minute pardon before Obama leaves the whitehouse. Holder has a history of freeing terrorists. The assasination of Officer Dan Faulkner by Jamal means nothing to the suppporters of the movement.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 6:25:42 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Kaslin

RESOLUTION 27
Organize April 4th No Business As Usual
Day of Action

April 4th came and went here in California and nobody noticed a No Business As Usual Day of Action unless it meant No Teaching as Usual Day of Inaction.


22 posted on 04/09/2011 6:36:33 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: metmom; wintertime

Would you want these people teaching your children?


23 posted on 04/09/2011 6:37:14 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: oldironsides
I predict he will be high on the Obama Holder list for a last minute pardon before Obama leaves the whitehouse.

I agree 100%

24 posted on 04/09/2011 7:04:07 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: oldironsides
I predict he will be high on the Obama Holder list for a last minute pardon before Obama leaves the whitehouse.

Since Mumia was convicted of a state offense the Obamanation can't pardon him.

I do expect the Obamanation, Attorney Racist Holder and the entire Obamanation Justice Department to do everything they can to thwart justice in the Mumia case.

25 posted on 04/09/2011 7:39:52 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

See post 25.


26 posted on 04/09/2011 7:40:40 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

What do you want to do when you grow up Mumia?

Be a death row journalist.


27 posted on 04/09/2011 7:42:00 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Fry Mumia.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Kaslin
I believe there is a difference between rank-and-file teachers and the leadership of radical teachers’ unions.

Mrs. Eagle was a school teacher here in California for 10 years before illness forced her to retire. For the most part, there is not a huge difference between MOST of the teachers and The Teachers' Unions.

All but a couple of her fellow teachers were your garden variety brain-dead Liberal Obamatons.

29 posted on 04/09/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

30 posted on 04/09/2011 10:09:11 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
When you think about it, public education isn’t really about education is it? Isn’t about time you begin to think of homeschooling?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It is time that conservatives work to shutter all the government K-12 schools, raze the buildings, and salt the earth.

31 posted on 04/09/2011 10:40:29 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: oldironsides

Damn, that hadn’t even crossed my mind.


32 posted on 04/09/2011 10:44:04 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: oldironsides

I didn’t think of this but I think you are correct. I hope it doesn’t happen but won’t be shocked if it does.


33 posted on 04/09/2011 11:45:31 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: Kaslin

I didn’t know that California had a shortage of cop killers who say they didn’t do it. It’s a shame that they have to outsource to another state.


34 posted on 04/09/2011 11:49:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Kaslin
the purpose of the union: to pass a radical agenda that has little if anything to do with education.

Of course. Public employee unions have never been about working conditions. They should be abolished but it'll never get done in the states that need it the most like CA.

35 posted on 04/09/2011 1:18:34 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Kaslin

Huckabeeee could offer his personal experience and expertise on this.


36 posted on 04/09/2011 1:28:15 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Kaslin
I have one of these:


37 posted on 04/09/2011 4:03:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CynicalBear
Amen to your entire post...

“Who would put their children under the influence of people who God has abandoned?”

That is the biggest question in this discussion...

Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

As parents we need to take back our responsibility to raise/educate our children. And we need to do it in a way that will lead to them being blessed and not corrupted...

1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God - I say this to your shame.

38 posted on 04/10/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT by WorldviewDad (following God instead of culture)
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To: WaterBoard
Someone needs to tell these morons that Mumia Abu-Jamal has NEVER EVER said he was innocent of the killing a police officer.
39 posted on 04/10/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

DANIEL FAULKNER
http://www.danielfaulkner.com


40 posted on 04/11/2011 12:02:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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