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Going “Toe-to-Toe” with The Organized Left(PICS/official report of Union thugs at Levin protest)
Citizens for a Sound Economy ^ | 6-22-03 | Rob Jordan

Posted on 06/22/2003 8:21:46 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

Citizens for a Sound Economy
June 19, 2003

By : Rob Jordan

Going “Toe-to-Toe” with The Organized Left Michigan CSE protests Senator Levin’s blocking of judicial nominees

Brighton, MI - The powerful Union forces of the organized left were in for shock when they encountered a highly organized and well-poised group of CSE activists at an annual event featuring U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). The Michigan Chapter of CSE turned out the troops to demonstrate opposition to Levin’s blocking of the federal judicial nominations made by President Bush.

The rally was headed by Steve Williams, a Michigan CSE Volunteer Chapter Leader (VCL). At a moments notice, Steve was able to mobilize the local chapter and turn out a dedicated bunch of CSE activists to counter Union opposition and speak out in favor of judicial nominees with responsible, free-market backgrounds.

According to Williams, “Chief Justice Rehnquist has complained that the slow pace of judicial appointments is impeding justice, and we’re here to help speed up the process. It is important to have a good, stable constructionist judiciary to have a good economic climate. We need judges who respect the private sector and property rights, and we need them in place now. We want to make sure Senator Levin gets that message.”

The protest was interrupted by Union representatives who resented the CSE led demonstration. But while leftist Union forces accosted protesters and engaged in verbal and physical threats in an effort to intimidate them, CSE activists proudly stood their ground in the name of lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

Centered around a popular issue on a national scale, the event caught the attention of numerous local media outlets including WHMI radio, The Livingston County Press & Argus and The Ann Arbor News eager to hear CSE’s argument in the debate surrounding Bush’s judicial nominations.


There's all of us right there.


That's mild mannered Steve Williams giving an interview. He ran for state rep in 02 until he was called up to serve our country. He's a good guy and has my vote if he runs in 08.


There's the union thugs. The guy with the hand in the camera is the bigmouth that threatened us. Notice the muscle behind him in a tank top? This was a dem fundraiser for Carl Lenin. Don't people usually wear suits and ties to these events? Think about his role...

There are a few more pics at the link above.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: brighton; bullies; carptenters; goons; gorillas; lenin; levin; livingston; livingstoncounty; michigan; protest; thugs; union
I posted my original report here with the newspaper reports.

I was at a friend's place today, and I saw the pictures of the event there. He recognized the pics as the bigshots of the carptenters union. I met them once before and knew they looked familiar. These folks were the ones described in my link above. The jerk with his hand to the camera threatened to 'eat us', among other things.

BTW - If you don't like these thug tactics, let them know. Payback is a you know what. If these jerks are going to threaten to 'eat us', send an army to our frontyards, and take down my license plate number, well, it's only fit to pay em back.

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1 posted on 06/22/2003 8:21:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Jon Geb
Ping
2 posted on 06/22/2003 8:22:59 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: apackof2
Union ping!
3 posted on 06/22/2003 8:24:02 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Good job, Dan! I've been at two CSE protests/rallies and they are First Class! ... What a huge contrast to those union thugs who threatened everyone. Those guys are nothing but punks!
4 posted on 06/22/2003 8:59:48 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Here's more of the DNC Agenda on the Supreme Court!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/933791/posts?page=19#19
5 posted on 06/22/2003 9:03:27 PM PDT by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: Humidston
Haven't see your posts in ages. Thanks. Two friends of mines started this chapter up here and got it going. Right now it's strictly in my county, but I'm sure we'll be spreading this one out. :)

This was our first event.

6 posted on 06/22/2003 9:03:39 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Thanks for the post. Great.
7 posted on 06/22/2003 9:03:48 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Dan from Michigan
You picked a fantastic organization for openers. Watch, listen and learn from the pros... CSE. First Class! I'd walk through hot coals to join them any time, anywhere.

And it's great news you guys started your own FR chapter up there in the North Country! :-)

8 posted on 06/22/2003 9:08:56 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Dan from Michigan
What a wattle on the turkey in the tie!

The guy behind him in the tank top looks like that wrestler guy... Hulk Hogan(?).

9 posted on 06/22/2003 9:20:10 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Hillary!'s book tour is reputation-cleansing prep work for presidential run. FReep her everywhere!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
The jerk with his hand to the camera threatened to 'eat us', among other things

Hmm, must be one of Clinton's cronies. :-)
Gotta agree with you about his rent a thug. He is quite scary looking, and certainly dressed oddly for an official bodyguard type. Looks more like a bar bouncer like Craig Livingstone, Hillary's rent a thug.

10 posted on 06/22/2003 9:24:25 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: ladyinred
Looks more like a bar bouncer like Craig Livingstone, Hillary's rent a thug.

That's the whole point, and he was QUIET, too. That tells me he probably can fight, since good fighters don't brag about how tough they are.

11 posted on 06/22/2003 9:36:07 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Good job for standing up to them. I'm proud.
12 posted on 06/22/2003 9:39:08 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (I'm not prejudiced - I hate everybody equally.)
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To: tgslTakoma
What a wattle on the turkey in the tie!

That's an insult to turkeys. I like turkeys. Good eating.

The guy behind him in the tank top looks like that wrestler guy... Hulk Hogan(?).
Bwahahahahahah. It's the stashe.

13 posted on 06/22/2003 9:40:30 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Bump
14 posted on 06/22/2003 9:42:14 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: Cathryn Crawford
Thanks. The dems aren't happy at all about that. They've been unable to get off the ground politically here. This was their big event(getting Carl Lenin to speak is a HUGE deal to them), and they had to share the spotlight with us at CSE.

It's great :)

15 posted on 06/22/2003 9:42:49 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Bravo!

oh, and...Encore! Encore!

16 posted on 06/22/2003 9:42:58 PM PDT by arasina (Temporarily tagged out due to renovations.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
It's great :)

It is indeed. Excellent work. :-)

17 posted on 06/22/2003 9:44:11 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (I'm not prejudiced - I hate everybody equally.)
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To: AK2KX
Nearly a "Rumble in Brighton" Ping.
18 posted on 06/22/2003 9:49:02 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
The jerk with his hand to the camera threatened to 'eat us'

Judging by that triple chin, I'd wager he could make good on that threat.

19 posted on 06/22/2003 9:53:24 PM PDT by antienvironmentalist
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To: antienvironmentalist
He ain't gonna eat me. I don't go that way....
20 posted on 06/22/2003 9:57:02 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
"That's the whole point, and he was QUIET, too. That tells me he probably can fight"

You may be right, but it looks like the same old union tactic of intimidation.. It was no accident that he dressed the way he did, his quiet demeanor, it's what he was told to do..

His appearance simply fits the stereotypical "tough guy" image, shaved head, black sunglasses, sleveless "Harley Davidson" t-shirt etc.. Geez, unions are so predictable because they are so redundant..

I do commend all of you for your efforts, you were able to get your(our) message out under a threat of intimidation, and possibly violence.. Not the easiest job..

I can assure you, there are a lot more "union thugs" on your side than you would think..
21 posted on 06/22/2003 11:10:24 PM PDT by Chilijr (Teamsters Against Dues for Dems)
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To: Chilijr
I can assure you, there are a lot more "union thugs" on your side than you would think..

There are a lot of union MEMBERS on our side. Not all members are union thugs. My dad was a union member.

22 posted on 06/22/2003 11:35:13 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I like my women hot and my beer cold" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Democrats will do anything to get back the power they no longer deserve. To them, no price is too high. They would destroy America so they could be in charge.
23 posted on 06/23/2003 7:07:07 AM PDT by NetValue (Militant Islam first swarms the states it will later dominate.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
I just called them and told them what I thought of their
union thugs.
24 posted on 06/23/2003 7:37:31 AM PDT by 429CJ (.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
This is why you need as many cameras as possible. Thug-boy can only put his hand in front of one. Meanwhile, three or four others catch his mangy (democrat) in the act.

I still like the idea of fake wanted posters, for "intimidation" or some such thing, posted in prominent locations. The post office with the real ones if you can get away with it. The "yippies" used this tactic against informers and some of the posters stayed up for years.

-Eric

25 posted on 06/23/2003 7:53:55 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: Dan from Michigan
Here in Wisconsin it's usually the Firefighters' Union who provides thuggery and disorderly conduct for Democratic candidates.

Apparently the Carpenters' Union national leadership is even more leftist than the AFL-CIO (from which they have withdrawn.)
26 posted on 06/23/2003 9:38:41 AM PDT by ninenot (Joe McCarthy was RIGHT, but Drank Too Much)
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To: ninenot
For Gore, it was mostly the SEIU that I saw.
27 posted on 06/23/2003 9:42:18 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Say Hey! Hey! Damn Yankee!")
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To: E Rocc
You must have some iron-pumping former Marine / Seal / SpecOps types out there somewhere who are on our side of the issues and might be willing to attend such affairs as the strong, silent type - don't you?

Two can play that game, if they want to call it that way.

They play politics; we play politics. They write; we write.
they call; we call. They get tough, we'd better be prepared to get tougher.
They haul out the hardware and go tactical...

Lock and load.
28 posted on 06/23/2003 9:47:56 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Rev. III:11; "Behold, I come quickly; Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.")
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To: Dan from Michigan

Muscles: "Oh oh. I think my car trunk sprung a leak."

29 posted on 06/23/2003 9:53:47 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: "I see a five letter word. F-R-E-E-P. Freep." Jerry: "Freep? What's that?" - Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: Uncle Jaque
You must have some iron-pumping former Marine / Seal / SpecOps types out there somewhere who are on our side of the issues and might be willing to attend such affairs as the strong, silent type - don't you?

Two can play that game, if they want to call it that way.

They play politics; we play politics. They write; we write. they call; we call. They get tough, we'd better be prepared to get tougher. They haul out the hardware and go tactical...

Lock and load.

I do this...not for a living but for "beer money" (beer the nights I'm not working that is). It's not a bad idea, but image is more important than actual "toughness". Image and the ability to stay calm until the clinton actually impacts the fan. Demonstrations are PR, more than anything else. Image is critical.

You want an actual "security" squad, not an intimidation team like the lefties (and low class bars that inevitably devolve into punch palaces) do it. Think "Steve" on the Jerry Springer show or "Dalton" in Roadhouse.

Off duty cops (out of uniform but carrying badges*) would be best. In public places they are the only ones who can take sides, yet have the presumption of authority a "bouncer" has in a bar.

-Eric

30 posted on 06/23/2003 10:46:09 AM PDT by E Rocc (* perhaps among other things)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Great Post Bump!
31 posted on 06/23/2003 11:39:32 AM PDT by talleyman (Democrats are Weapons of Mass Obstruction)
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To: All
To our friends at DU that are reading this.
Yep. We got 20, despite tornadoes in the county. And no, we wern't 100%, LIKE THE DEMS WERE. Someone needs some new glasses. We had more diversity there than the dems.

The dems had 75-100 at their big FUNDRAISER. This was the super bowl for the county dem party. At least 10 of them were out of county. Every single one of us there was from our county. They also had to share the news there with us. Mission acclompished.

As for the GOP fundraisers here. Our party pulls 250-300 every single time. 75 or 100 people for us is a dismal failure.

And lastly, Livingston County gave every single one of your dems a defeat! Congratulations, losers, not even Carl Lenin won here.

32 posted on 06/23/2003 12:12:03 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Say Hey! Hey! Damn Yankee!")
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To: Dan from Michigan
Wern't 100% White, like the dems.
33 posted on 06/23/2003 12:15:34 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Say Hey! Hey! Damn Yankee!")
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To: Dan from Michigan
The very concept of unionism is socialist and anti-American. Unions are about groups, not individuals. Collective-bargaining laws are a rape of freedom. Unionism is intellectually bankrupt and relies on coercion and intimidation.

The National Labor Relations Act should be repealed. If people want to "organize," fine -- that's their right. But they should not thus be given special protection by legislation that strips rights away from others.

Unions are the antithesis of the American ideal.
34 posted on 06/23/2003 2:11:03 PM PDT by wizzler
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To: Dan from Michigan
Bump

Good for you Dan!

35 posted on 06/23/2003 4:40:28 PM PDT by apackof2 (Listen much, talk little, learn greatly)
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To: Dan from Michigan
To me that's unusual that the union thugs could get up close to you like that. When we've FReeped the Marxists here in Louisville the police have always been out in force. We've always coordinated with them and expressly informed them that we won't cross the street so long as the Marxists stay on their side as well. I don't know what your lead time before this FReep was but surely you could have had some police out there to keep the two groups seperated. Would the thugs have tried to acost you by going thruogh the cops? Hardly. Not trying to pick an aregument...I'm just curious. Still an excellent FReep though.
36 posted on 06/23/2003 7:18:12 PM PDT by BlueOneGolf (Help KY elect a Republican Governor. Donate at http://www.fletcher2003.com/contribute.htm)
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To: BlueOneGolf
The police came right after that happened and were on their way. It calmed down then. 4 different departments. Green Oak Township(where this was), the State Police Brighton City(neighboring dept), and even the DNR!(Game officers - don't mess with them)

There was a pic of all the cop cars, but it wasn't online.

37 posted on 06/23/2003 7:37:18 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Say Hey! Hey! Damn Yankee!")
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To: Dan from Michigan
Okay. Thanks for the update. Sounds like you guys had a good time at your FReep. Keep up the great work.
38 posted on 06/24/2003 7:29:09 PM PDT by BlueOneGolf (Help KY elect a Republican Governor. Donate at http://www.fletcher2003.com/contribute.htm)
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I just wanted to bring this one back from the dead. :)

Oh yeah...the guy with his hand to the camera is under indictment...fraud.

39 posted on 01/26/2004 6:28:35 PM PST by Dan from Michigan (Take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Take me Home)
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