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  • 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment(THUGS)

    02/19/2014 4:48:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jeremy Roebuck
    They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad" of members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. FBI agents arrested 10 of the union's leaders Tuesday morning, including longtime head Joseph Dougherty, in a racketeering conspiracy case that appeared to affirm long-standing business complaints over the tactics employed by Philadelphia unions.
  • IBEW Local 876 Facebook Page Taking a Pounding

    12/11/2012 10:38:22 PM PST · by Jimmah · 66 replies
    Tony carmago! You are a sorry excuse for an electrical worker! Word of Advice: When you decide to sucker punch someone and there are cameras around, don't wear a jacket with your name embroidered on it. Apparently your members don't belong to the Rocket Scientists Union.
  • NBC Picks Up THE NEW NORMAL, REVOLUTION & GO ON for Full Seasons

    10/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    tv.broadwayworld.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | TV News Desk
    On the heels of winning its first premiere week in the A18-49 demographic in nine years, NBC has picked up three of its new fall series - the adventure-drama "Revolution" and the comedies "Go On" and "The New Normal" -- for full-season commitments for the 2012-13 season, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
  • Obama radio ad targets Focus on the Family

    07/25/2008 1:27:15 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 33 replies · 111+ views
    OneNewsNow.Com ^ | 7/24/2008 5:00:00 AM | Jim Brown - OneNewsNow
    Focus on the Family is speaking out against a new pro-Obama radio ad airing on Christian radio. The ad calls for "a better Christian witness in politics." The new liberal political action committee Matthew 25 is running pro-Barack Obama ads on Christian radio. Salem Radio affiliate KBIQ 102.7 FM in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- home to Focus on the Family -- aired an ad that came in response to Dr. James Dobson’s recent criticism of the presidential candidate's theological views. Following is an excerpt from the radio ad: "You know it’s an election year when certain people start grabbing headlines...
  • Mafia endorses Hillary Clinton

    02/21/2008 7:53:58 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 167+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/21/08 | Tod Robberson
    Amazing. When Bill Clinton was president, he visited San Francisco, and my brother-in-law's group, Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers, was invited to play for him. Bill Clinton was so concerned about the weird implications of the band's name that he made them change it (for media purposes) to Lavay Smith and the Red Hots. Well, times have changed for the Clintons. I just got this press release from Hillary Clinton's campaign (geez, you couldn't make this stuff up). AUSTIN, TX - The Grammy Award-winning music group, "La Mafia," today announced their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. "Throughout...
  • SF: UPDATE: HSU IN HOSPITAL, LAWYER SAYS HE WAS UNDER ENORMOUS STRAIN (Scared of Hillary?)

    09/07/2007 7:54:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 82 replies · 2,545+ views
    CBS5.com ^ | 9/7/07
    A lawyer for fugitive Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu said today that Hsu has been under "enormous and perhaps unbearable" strain in the past week and that Hsu's attorneys are relieved he is being cared for in a Colorado hospital. James Brosnahan, a San Francisco lawyer, said the criminal case pending against Hsu in San Mateo County Superior Court "will be handled in its proper course." Brosnahan said, "The strain he has been under during the last week has been enormous, and perhaps, unbearable. We will be getting him the best medical care available." Hsu, 56, was arrested by the...
  • Who was/is the dirtiest player in the NHL?

    07/11/2007 4:45:07 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 561+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 07/11/07 | hacksaw
    Who, in your opinion is or was the dirtiest player in the NHL? Looking at ESPN and hockey boards, names that stand out are Ulf "The Career Killer" Samuelsson, Claude "The Girl" Lemeuix, Gordie "Face Wash" Howe, Bobby "Ankle Slash" Clarke, and Dale "I didn't know the play was over" Hunter. Notably absent were people like Bob Probert, who was more of an enforcer or "goon", that a dirty player. Some also mentioned agressive players like Darius "The Giant Killer" Kaspiritus.
  • Suit Backing Muslim Scholar Challenges Part of Patriot Act

    01/25/2006 5:25:22 PM PST · by Pikamax · 17 replies · 405+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 01/25/06 | JULIA PRESTON
    Suit Backing Muslim Scholar Challenges Part of Patriot Act By JULIA PRESTON Citing the case of a prominent Swiss Muslim scholar who has been barred from the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today seeking to strike down a clause of the USA Patriot Act that bans foreigners who endorse terrorist activity from traveling to this country. The suit was filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan on behalf of the scholar, Tariq Ramadan, and three national organizations of academics or writers who have invited him to speak to their members. The groups, including the...
  • Man says Dr. Phil was inspiration to scare wife (Wife Locked in trunk Alert)

    08/10/2005 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Cowman · 22 replies · 932+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 9, 2005 | By DAN BENSON
    Man says Dr. Phil was inspiration to scare wife Fredonia man to serve 6 months, undergo counseling Port Washington - A Fredonia man who says he was influenced by TV talk show host "Dr. Phil" McGraw to hire someone to give his wife "a terrific scare" by kidnapping her and locking her in a truck of a car was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and ordered to undergo mental health counseling With the man's wife, five grown children and several friends looking on, Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Tom R. Wolfgram also sentenced Ronald J. Schueller to three years...
  • Bertuzzi is back

    08/09/2005 8:06:47 AM PDT · by Millee · 180+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | August 9, 2005 | Terry Frei
    When he got the news Monday afternoon, Steve Moore was in Cleveland after going through more physical tests at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Vancouver Canucks winger Todd Bertuzzi, suspended indefinitely 17 months ago for his attack on Moore in a game in Vancouver, has been reinstated and will be able to play at the outset of the 2005-06 season. "I find that the appropriate discipline to be imposed for Mr. Bertuzzi's conduct on March 8, 2004, is the suspension that has been served to date," Bettman said in a statement. Bertuzzi missed the final 13...
  • Romanowski settles ex-teammate's lawsuit for $415,000

    05/27/2005 3:29:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 346+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/27/5 | Janine DeFao
    Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski will pay $415,000 to ex-teammate Marcus Williams, whom he punched in the face during a practice, attorneys said Friday. An Alameda County jury ruled in March that Romanowski, 38, should pay Williams $340,000 in lost wages and medical expenses for the incident two years ago. But Williams, who had sought millions of dollars in damages, was seeking a new trial — despite announcing after the verdict the case was not about money but proving what was right and wrong in football. “We’re delighted to have settled the case,” said Romanowski attorney Jeffrey Springer of...
  • Washington Times op/ed: Pie throwers and goon squads

    04/11/2005 5:09:48 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 18 replies · 1,148+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2005 | Washington Times editors
    When two assailants attacked conservative columnist Ann Coulter with pies while she was giving a speech at the University of Arizona in October, most people, including the speaker, dismissed it as a prank. When an enraged protester threw his shoe at former Pentagon adviser Richard Perle during a debate with Howard Dean, crying "Liar, liar," in February, it was quickly forgotten. Earlier this month, when assailants tossed pies and salad dressing at conservatives William Kristol and Patrick Buchanan at two separate campus events, the media played it as a joke. But when another pie thrower lobbed his projectile at conservative...
  • See Y'all Later...

    04/04/2005 8:07:34 PM PDT · by Long Cut · 1,275 replies · 27,497+ views
    Me | 4APR05 | Long Cut
    Well, that time has come for me. I’m leaving FR. However, I do not consider this an “opus”, as I am NOT going to use it to rehash old slights or arguments, or to give my personal opinion of what “should be done around here”. As has been so often pointed out, this is Jim Robinson’s site, and he runs it as he sees fit. Rather, all I’m going to do here is give a general reason for my departure, and say a hearty-but-sad “GOODBYE!” to all the folks here who have enriched my life in the past four years....
  • Union Goon Alert (UAW cowards threaten worker)

    03/22/2005 11:57:50 AM PST · by Nightbird · 11 replies · 1,136+ views
    Asheboro Courier Tribune ^ | 3/15/2005 | JD Walker
    Security guards protecting union opponent By J.D. Walker -- Staff Writer, The Courier-Tribune Posted: 03/15/05 - 10:20:19 pm CST HIGH POINT - A Thomasville man is under 24-hour security detail after allegedly being threatening because of his opposition to union activity at his workplace. Jeff Ward filed a complaint against the United Auto Workers (UAW) union at Thomas Built Buses after a card-check petition verified in March 2004 established the union as the sole representative for employees there. The Thomas Built plant is located half in Guilford and half in Randolph counties. Ward filed his complaint with the help of...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • THE LEFT AND VOTER FRAUD

    10/30/2004 12:54:06 PM PDT · by forest · 12 replies · 967+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #323 ^ | 10-31-04 | Doug Fiedor
    According to ABC News, only 25% of voters believe every vote will be counted properly. That's good news, actually. It means that something approaching 75% of voters know that the Democrats are planning to cheat any way they can. Anyone else notice the unions have not run political ads this year? Unions got together and decided they could better use that ad money as "get out the vote" money. There is no telling how much money they will be spreading around, but I would guess it would total somewhere between one-hundred and a hundred-twenty million. That's how much they think...
  • I AM a "Bush-goon" and I am proud of it! (Kerry Counter-Rally in support of President Bush)

    08/09/2004 8:02:18 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 46 replies · 1,846+ views
    http://www.NAUrepublicans.com ^ | August 9th, 2004 | Max
    John Kerry visits Flagstaff, Arizona. The Republican Party had a simple message for the simple-Senator...."4 more years" John Kerry visited Flagstaff, Arizona on August 8th, 2004. Flagstaff Republicans has a simple message for him....NO THANKS.  (please let pictures load) Volunteers stood outside City Hall and Humphreys street for hours. Later, the group went to see Kerry getting off the train. Unfortunately all Senator Kerry could hear was "4 more years" and " lets go Bush!" from our volunteers.  Good job guys !      The counter-rally went TERRIFIC. We received a great deal of publicity from the local papers and news-networks...
  • The New Name for Patriot is "Goon"...

    08/03/2004 1:53:42 PM PDT · by dandelion · 3 replies · 262+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 08/03/04 | dandelion
    Let me be among the first to call George Washington a goon - indeed Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, and Samuel Adams were all celebrated goons of their time. Truly, their goonyism is an inspiration to all Americans. Let us also name the other goons who have made America great - the goons of yesteryear like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. They were dedicated goons, one and all... And thanks to John Kerry, we can call every great American a goon! No, no, it's true - the new name for "patriot" is "goon". Let's break this...
  • Bertuzzi decision expected Thursday Bertuzzi decision expected Thursday

    03/10/2004 4:31:13 PM PST · by SolutionsOnly · 42 replies · 348+ views
    Sports Network ^ | 3/10/2004 | Sports network
    Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Vancouver Canucks center Todd Bertuzzi had a one hour disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for intentionally injuring Colorado Avalanche center Steve Moore. The incident took place on Monday during Colorado's 9-2 victory at GM Place. Colin Campbell, the NHL's vice president and disciplinarian, is expected to issue his ruling Thursday morning. Bertuzzi was suspended indefinitely just hours after the game by the National Hockey League. Moore remains in a Vancouver hospital bed with a broken neck, a concussion and deep cuts on his face. Bertuzzi punched Moore in the head from behind and then jumped on...
  • Caption This (Colin & Clinton)

    06/23/2003 2:16:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 211+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 June 2003
  • Columbia's De Genova responds -and it's worse than we thought!

    03/31/2003 12:06:24 PM PST · by Ignatz · 255 replies · 782+ views
    Columbia Spectator ^ | Nicholas De Genova
    To the Editor: Spectator, now for the second time in less than a year, has succeeded to quote me in a remarkably decontextualized and inflammatory manner. In Margaret Hunt Gram's report on the faculty teach-in against the war in Iraq (March 27, 2003), I am quoted as wishing for a million Mogadishus but with no indication whatsoever of the perspective that framed that remark. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that your Staff Editorial in the same issue, denouncing the teach-in for "dogmatism," situates me in particular as the premier example of an academic "launching tirades against anything and everything American."...