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Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' - AFSCME president Lee Saunders kicks "Eastwood" chair off stage
Politico ^ | TIM MAK and JUANA SUMMERS

Posted on 09/03/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate “National Empty Chair Day,” a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his infamous address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week.

...Notable conservatives like Michelle Malkin and writers at Breitbart.com, as well blogger Prof. Glenn Reynolds, kicked off the trend, according to the conservative blog Legal Insurrection.

The blog, which had asked readers to send in photos of empty chairs, updated its post midday to say that the response had been so overwhelming — and the backlog of photos so great — that they were forced to close submissions.

....Meanwhile, #Eastwooding — which was trending on Twitter last week after the Hollywood icon’s speech, and refers to an address to an empty chair — has arrived at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

....AFSCME president Lee Saunders, capping off a fiery speech to the Wisconsin delegation Monday morning, held a conversation with an invisible Eastwood.

“Dirty Harry, Dirty Harry, make my day,” Saunders yelled, knocking the empty chair off of the stage....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: eastwood; emptychair; politics; rnc
AFSCME: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- Labor unions made my day.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
2 posted on 09/03/2012 11:13:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Lee Saunders

[SNIP]

Labor Day message from Lee Saunders [SNIP] "....During the Republican National Convention, the cause of working people has been subjected to numerous attacks designed to undermine public support for unions and the role unions play in promoting an economy that works for all. On the opening night of the convention, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley accused President Obama of sacrificing American workers "to pacify the bullying union bosses he counts as political allies," when he stood up for union members in the manufacturing sector. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denounced teacher unions while falsely claiming that unions oppose high standards and accountability.

The New York Times reports that the GOP platform "calls for numerous steps that could significantly weaken America's labor unions — public-sector and private-sector ones — and help speed organized labor's overall decline." The platform calls for a nationwide Right to Work for Less law and encourages all states to eliminate the right of public employees to engage in collective bargaining. The platform opposes the right of unions in the private sector to organize through majority sign-up, even though that has been the law of the land since the 1930s....." [SNIP]

3 posted on 09/03/2012 11:13:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obviously, the communists cannot take a joke. Those Neanderthals take themselves way too seriously.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Photobucket The chair is bowing. Look at the screen.
5 posted on 09/03/2012 11:15:00 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

That made MY day! I just love red-blooded American sense of humor!


6 posted on 09/03/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good to see the empty chair is annoying the radical leftists that much.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 11:16:55 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The New York Times reports that the GOP platform "calls for numerous steps that could significantly weaken America's labor unions — public-sector and private-sector ones — and help speed organized labor's overall decline."

GREAT!

8 posted on 09/03/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: barmag25

Very good!


9 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"“Dirty Harry, Dirty Harry, make my day,” Saunders yelled, knocking the empty chair off of the stage...."

Didn't Clint already make his day?

Did Saunders really kick ECOTUS off the stage? Cool! Saunders doesn't obama either! LOL

10 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: barmag25

Oh, is that obama bowing? I didn’t recognize him without the teleprompter.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SueRae
More evidence that Eastwood's performance was inconsequential, embarrassing, etc....nothing to worry about, eh ?

Thou dost protest too much.

12 posted on 09/03/2012 11:22:19 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will fix this mess.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
AFSCME president Lee Saunders, capping off a fiery speech to the Wisconsin delegation Monday morning, held a conversation with an invisible Eastwood.

“Dirty Harry, Dirty Harry, make my day,” Saunders yelled, knocking the empty chair off of the stage....

As usual, union bosses trying to incite violence by their thugs.

Obama, Pelosi, and Blabbermouth Schultz talk about being civil, while unleashing their pitbulls in the unions and ministry of propaganda.

Mark

13 posted on 09/03/2012 11:22:25 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
After to much of this

WE NOW HAVE THIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

14 posted on 09/03/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sorry Girls - This Seat's Taken


15 posted on 09/03/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dirty Lee, Dirty Lee soiled his drawers onstage? Our gentleman, Mr. Eastwood, expressed his point without even raising his voice. And he damaged the chair without even using his foot.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 11:26:04 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: MileHi

yet their sister rag the boston globe had problems with their union.

The left are so warped and brainwashed that they fail to see their hypocrisy or the problems their agenda brings to people


17 posted on 09/03/2012 11:27:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In a previous life I belonged to AFSCME. It makes the SEIU look like the Camp Fire Girls. It’s the S.A. of the Left.


18 posted on 09/03/2012 11:29:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Here's mine:

19 posted on 09/03/2012 11:34:08 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The freeloading, union knuckledraggers aren’t having a good year. LOL!


20 posted on 09/03/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Iron Munro
...Here is the new Ombama-poop-mobile.....

(a three wheeler for Barry ...doesn't need training wheels.....snicker)

and comes with industrial strength and size toilet paper...

(....for the biggest @ss in the nation.......more snicker)

21 posted on 09/03/2012 11:37:22 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

#Eastwooding has touched a nerve. Love it!


22 posted on 09/03/2012 11:37:30 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: spokeshave

Meets or exceeds CAFE standards of 54.m miles per gallon of poop....(with some effort......snicker)


23 posted on 09/03/2012 11:41:43 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

But we’re going to come out in large numbers.

That will get how much publicity? Clint is ruling youtube still.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Republicans that thought this "chair" skit was stupid had no vision of the possibilities!

The dummies don't realize we are living "rent free" in their heads! Chairs are everywhere! Ha Ha! Every time they go to a restaurant, movie theater, coffee shop or God forbid the DNC convention they are going to be faced with... EMPTY chairs! You will see these libs kicking chairs and punishing chairs. Little do they realize that it is not chair! It is the message of the chair! Empty chairs are speaking throughout our country!!

25 posted on 09/03/2012 11:54:11 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: spokeshave
Nice - the gasoline motor is a good thing.

This is the old model but they had to discontinue
it - Obama couldn't figure out how to make it go

.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 11:59:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thug has a tantrum, neener neener neener!!!


27 posted on 09/03/2012 11:59:36 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thug has a tantrum, neener neener neener!!!


28 posted on 09/03/2012 11:59:42 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Photobucket
29 posted on 09/03/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Jane Long
#Eastwooding has touched a nerve. Love it!


30 posted on 09/03/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The flak is heaviest when you are over the target.

Good job tweeterer’s ... !!!


31 posted on 09/03/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by sawmill trash (Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s racist.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: barmag25

LOL!


33 posted on 09/03/2012 12:12:20 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Iron Munro
LOL!... you owe me a keyboard! :-D
VERY FUNNY!

34 posted on 09/03/2012 12:13:36 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Iron Munro

You need to put the Viking Kitties up in the tanks.


35 posted on 09/03/2012 12:18:18 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Iron Munro

how embarrasing, Russia has Putin and we have this fairy boy.

Jug ears is the perfect stereotype for todays left wing men, all he needs now is knee and shoulder pads for his little bicycle ride.


36 posted on 09/03/2012 12:55:04 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: barmag25

LOL!


37 posted on 09/03/2012 12:56:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Iron Munro

WOW he sure can peddle fast!


38 posted on 09/03/2012 12:57:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ontap; All

I love FReeper humor.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 12:58:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Somebody call the Secret Service, he assaulted the pResident!


40 posted on 09/03/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: missnry

weird thing is, I had the thought of putting an empty chair on my front porch yesterday BEFORE I knew there was an empty chair day coming up. It’s almost as if we all were thinking the same thing simultaneously.

The Tea Party started as suddenly as this chair thing did.


41 posted on 09/03/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That was impossibly perfect.

It is a sterling silver, lovely example of the difference between conservative Republicans and violent, insane, thuggish, communist, any-means-necessary, union Demwits.

Did Mr. Eastwood kick “O’Bozo” around or off the stage? No, he just spoke to “him.”

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lee Saunders for showing the whole world what is in your heart and the evil methods you use to attain your America-hating objectives.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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