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Busted… AFL-CIO Official Admits to “Intercepting” Emails of Political Opponents (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-17-11 | Ari David

Posted on 05/17/2011 9:36:04 PM PDT by joinedafterattack

Enter Nick Berardino, the AFL-CIO’s General Manager of the Orange County Employees Union; the stereotypical “thug” that speaks of his Italian heritage and jokes about showing up at Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh’s home’s when upset with him, “and I don’t want to go there to deliver cannoli and a little bit of wine.”

Mr. Berardino it seems, not only likes to joke about these physical taunts but apparently likes to “intercept” other people’s email in an effort to know all the covert moves of his opponents. That’s what he told an audience recently - “We have intercepted their emails.” (audience applauds) Also on the video below Art Pulaski, an Officer with the California Labor Federation, says “I have seen the memos from the leaders of Costa Mesa to the leaders of Orange County and beyond.” It appears Nick the thug and Art keep in communication.

These AFL-CIO officials admitted this at the California Democratic Convention.

Video at the link

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aflcio; bustunions; corruption; democrats; liberalfascism; liberals; nickberardino; obama; obamabrownshirts; obamasminions; progressives; publicunions; soros; union; unioncorruption; unionemails; unions; unionscum; unionthugs

1 posted on 05/17/2011 9:36:09 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack

I can’t wait to watch MSNBC and the rest of the MSM for the whole story./s


2 posted on 05/17/2011 9:38:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: joinedafterattack

Felony wiretapping, if anyone else did it. I’m sure we can expect Holder to be all over it.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 9:40:12 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Guess he did pay attention to the whole David Kernell thing.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 9:41:31 PM PDT by americanophile (Paul Ryan 2012)
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To: unkus

Oh me too. I am sure it will be front page news.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 9:45:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

What the MSM has done to this country is pure evil. May they pay for it dearly one day.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 9:59:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I hope 20 “grooms” share their “bride” nightly.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 10:01:35 PM PDT by unkus
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To: joinedafterattack
People already at work to tell us “What he really meant to say, out of context, misunderstanding, poor choice of words and not to believe your lying ears”.
9 posted on 05/17/2011 10:04:54 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: coloradan

Watergate’s got nothing on this job.


10 posted on 05/17/2011 10:25:31 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: joinedafterattack

These people are running our country.

Thanks for not caring and have a nice day.

Now pay your taxes - unions need the money. :)


11 posted on 05/17/2011 11:14:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: joinedafterattack
The judge will just dismiss any charges.

This is America where judges are bought and sold by the Democrats.

12 posted on 05/17/2011 11:33:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: coloradan

I think more like he got a mole in the GOP who was on the mailing list.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 11:40:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: joinedafterattack

racketeering at its finest

throw them out of the state


14 posted on 05/18/2011 12:47:44 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: unkus

“What the MSM has done to this country is pure evil. May they pay for it dearly one day.”

This is precisely true. The media are supposed to be the unbiased watchdogs in our society, and they have become something quite different.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 3:28:30 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: joinedafterattack

bump


16 posted on 05/18/2011 4:01:17 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: joinedafterattack

Maybe time to get a little “Boondock Saints” on his a**?


17 posted on 05/18/2011 4:10:51 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Holder picking apart the charges against Union Thugs.

18 posted on 05/18/2011 4:14:39 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: blueplum
throw them out of the state

How bout throw them into the streets for a public beating?

19 posted on 05/18/2011 5:29:01 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: joinedafterattack

If Federal authorities had done this with a terrorist group, there would be cries of outrage from the Left. But since the victim in this case is a patriotic American, they are silent


20 posted on 05/18/2011 5:53:58 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

BINGO.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 6:16:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

” Mole “ Is my guess as well.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 6:17:29 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: joinedafterattack
What?? A union doing something illegal??

Say it isn't so!!

23 posted on 05/18/2011 7:18:44 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: All

these thugs need to run into the wrong person and soon....


24 posted on 05/18/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Tainan

One of my favorite movies, especially the scene with Rocco and his girlfriend....Willem Dafoe is insane....


25 posted on 05/18/2011 9:37:44 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: blam
This is America where judges are bought and sold by the Democrats.

I believe the Godfather said "A good judge is one who stays bought."

26 posted on 05/18/2011 10:59:41 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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To: coloradan

I want to know when the GOP is gonna get serious about stuff like this ?

Remember when Gingrich was speaker & was having a strategy session via cell phones that were not encrypted that jus t happened to be overheard on a radio scanner & recorded & turned over to a ambitious RAT congress member.

Remember when GOP campaign offices suffered a series of burglaries & unsecured laptops with donor info & campiagn stategy were all that got stolen ?

The Democrats are no longer loyal to the United States or even give a rats rectal orfice about the rule of law unless it can be used against anyone who is not in lock step with them, if you are a supporter of the RAT party you can do no wrong.

Again I ask when will the GOP get serious about operational security?


27 posted on 05/18/2011 11:22:16 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: jmcenanly

The “victim” here is a patriotic American, yes, but also a public official. I don’t know how these emails were “intercepted” (or which emails were “intercepted,” or if any emails were, in fact, “intercepted”), but wouldn’t the emails of public officials be available through a FOIA request anyway?


28 posted on 05/18/2011 11:22:53 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: joinedafterattack

Typical byproduct of California’s mentality.No brains and no idea what a tide change would make of his comments.


29 posted on 05/18/2011 1:34:12 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Nebr FAL owner

The GOP has no spine and never will.


30 posted on 05/18/2011 1:55:40 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: CommieCutter

Democrat Party in a criminal operation. These thugs fear nothing. They are a societal cancer feeding off taxpayers. No doubt they all eat in Pelosi’s exempt restaurants. Fact remains, there is no money to fund their fantasy.


31 posted on 05/18/2011 3:31:45 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: Maverick68
I just DL'ed and watched Boondock Saints II for the first time....helluva good movie
32 posted on 05/18/2011 3:47:58 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: CommieCutter

It’s not about spine it’s about operational security ie keeping our secrets safe from just growing feet & walking out the frickin door . It’s about keeping private meetings about strategy private. It is not that hard. Basic security measures like locking up lap tops with donor info or at the least encrypting the info , guards at campaign offices overnight with pepper spray & baseball bats . Like I said it ain’t that damn hard.


33 posted on 05/18/2011 5:46:21 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Tainan

It was a pretty darn good sequel!


34 posted on 05/19/2011 6:38:47 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: joinedafterattack

Question: Am I missing something here.

What is wrong with him getting emails of city officials? The use of the word “intercepted” is a bit problematic but only if that speaks to an illegal manner of intercepting them.

Otherwise, most communications by public officials regarding public business are available to anyone. You can go intercept them yourself - legally. All you have to do is go to the city clerk and request them.


35 posted on 05/19/2011 6:58:48 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Felony wiretapping, for sure.

This two-bit thug brags because other members of his organized crime gang are in charge in Washington and Sacramento. Hence no prosecution.


36 posted on 05/19/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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