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  • What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    10/22/2014 5:16:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them..... [snip] .....“I guarantee you right now if you went to an apartment complex anywhere in Colorado, you would find...
  • If the Left Had a Tea Party… Dan Cantor and the making of a liberal uprising.

    06/05/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Sirota
    Suburban Albany is not known for its rip-roaring weekend scene, but this most recent Saturday night, it was the momentary center of the political universe, as an underfunded political party was using its quadrennial convention to try to force America’s most powerful and best-financed governor to submit to its demands. Though the Working Families Party’s conventions are typically low-key affairs, this one had drawn 800 activists and operatives and most of the New York press corps—all to see if the party would endorse conservative Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo or run a third-party candidate against him. In the end, when the...
  • An Open Letter to the Vandal Who Destroyed Our Pro-Life Signs

    05/20/2014 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Liberty Pike
    Within the last week or so, Oregon Right to Life posted 17 signs alongside Interstate 5, on private properties of pro-life landowners. Many of them (pictured) read: “Abortion: a Lifetime of Regret.” We started to receive word Friday that an unknown number of them had been vandalized with the words, “It’s OK” pasted over it. Today, a south-traveling supporter stopped and took pictures of three of the vandalized signs. vandalism27We obviously have no way of knowing who vandalized the signs. It appears to be well-planned and the vandal also had to cross barbwire fences to get to the signs. The...
  • Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

    03/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A "goon-squad" group named The Helpful Union Guys (THUG), members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. THUGs stalked women, took baseball bats to a Toys R Us site, and even torched a Quaker meetinghouse that dared to use non-union labor. Philly.Com reports 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment. 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"...
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • Hillary Clinton’s security grabs man’s phone to erase photo at Miami speech

    09/21/2013 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 50 replies
    Hillary Clinton may have posted a selfie on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean just any old shutterbug can take her picture. During a Clinton speech Thursday at a convention in Miami, an audience member dared snap a pic of the presumed presidential candidate with his smartphone, but Clinton’s team swept in, confiscated the man’s phone and deleted the snapshot.
  • St. Paul: Arrested man says cop kicked him as he choked on Mace (w/ video)

    08/30/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    Warning: This video, posted on YouTube, contains graphic language. The police actions in question happen from the 1 minute mark through to 2:05. Eric Hightower was lying on the ground, coughing and choking because a St. Paul police officer had just squirted him with a chemical spray, when he said the officer suddenly kicked him. "It was like he was kicking a football or something," the 30-year-old man said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the day after his arrest, after a video of the officer's use of force was posted on YouTube. "He kicked me so hard, he knocked the wind completely...
  • Romney Protester: 'We Love Dead Republicans'

    08/13/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/12 | staff
    A group of protesters organized by SEIU and Obama For America showed up in Wisconsin to greet Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Breitbart cameras were there.
  • GOON SQUAD IN IOWA: A HARBINGER OF THINGS TO COME?

    08/13/2012 7:43:57 PM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 13, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    Paul Ryan spoke at the Iowa State Fair today, and his speech was interrupted by two women who first heckled and then stormed the stage. My first thought was, Where is the Secret Service? Apparently Ryan’s Secret Service protection hasn’t begun yet; the scene could easily have turned scary. Here is the video: Video here No word yet on who the women are, or what connection they have to the Democratic Party or the Obama campaign. One wonders whether the Democrats will turn to heckling and stage-storming as a routine matter. It might not be a bad strategy: by turning...
  • Fox News Reports: Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

    09/05/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 319 replies
    Just reported on Fox News...at a Detroit rally for Obama to preview his joke of a jobs bill, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warming up the crowd said of the GOP and the Tea Party "Let's take these sons of b-tches out!" This is a clear incitement to violence which Obama must condemn at once. If he does not, then he is a rank hypocrite accusing conservatives of incivility and incitment as part of his attempt to politicize the Gabby Giffords shooting. This is a MUCH MORE CLEAR CALL FOR VIOLENCE than anything they can pin on anyone in the Tea Party,...
  • Verizon reports sabotage as workers continue strike

    08/09/2011 7:43:21 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 25 replies
    Boston.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | Taryn Luna
    Verizon Communications Inc. reported a dozen cases of sabotaged cable lines and warned of delays in repairs and customer service on the second day of a strike involving about 45,000 employees. The telecommunications company said there have been 12 acts of sabotage to telephone lines and to Internet and television services in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York since the strike began. Fiber-optic lines were intentionally cut in Tewksbury and several other municipalities on the East Coast, the company said.
  • GLADNEY TRIAL: NOT GUILTY! SEIU Thugs Cleared In Gladney Beating

    07/12/2011 2:18:55 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 129 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 3:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Kenneth Gladney reaction: “I couldn’t beat them; I didn’t have the resources they had. They had all the money in the world and the backing. I’m just an average man.” Video pending. The Kenneth Gladney beatdown case continued this morning in St. Louis County Court. After a health care town hall meeting in August 2009 St. Louis native Kenneth Gladney was beaten, kicked and called racist names by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating.
  • NOT GUILTY!…SEIU Thugs Cleared in Brutal Gladney Beatdown!…Update: Gladney Reaction (Video)

  • Jackson Lee wants DOJ to monitor tea partiers at polls

    10/28/2010 2:28:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Jackson Lee wants DOJ to monitor tea partiers at polls By: Simmi Aujla October 28, 2010 04:21 PM EDT Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district. Jackson Lee has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to send poll monitors to her district on Nov. 2 to make sure the King Street Patriots, a local conservative voter turnout and tea party group, aren’t stopping people from voting. “Many of these incidents of voter intimidation have been occurring in predominately minority neighborhoods and have...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Beware: SEIU’s Purple Army marches on Massachusetts

    01/15/2010 8:43:20 AM PST · by truthandlife · 69 replies · 2,869+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com/ ^ | 1-15-10 | Michelle Malkin
    They’ve dumped nearly a $1 million of rank-and-file dues into Martha Antoinette Coakley’s coffers. They “pulled out all the stops” before the primary and they’ll be throwing all their ground troops into the Bay State over the weekend. We know how the SEIU thugs operate. I told you in Culture of Corruption about Andy Stern’s organizational motto: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.” They’ll go after Boy Scouts. And baby-sitters. And home health-care providers. They raided their treasury to pour $60-$80 million into Obama and the Democrats’...
  • Coakley aide says he was 'a little too aggressive'

    01/13/2010 1:38:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 2,453+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 13, 2010 | Martin Finucane
    A campaign aide to Democratic US Senate candidate Martha Coakley has acknowledged that he acted too aggressively in an incident Tuesday night in which he jostled a reporter for a conservative magazine who was pursuing Coakley for a comment and the reporter fell to the ground. "Last evening I was a little too aggressive in trying to help the attorney general get to her car and catch a flight," Michael Meehan said this afternoon in a statement. He said he had called the reporter, John McCormack of the Weekly Standard, this afternoon to apologize. McCormack, who reported on the incident...
  • The Democrats Hired GangBangers to GOTV for Corzine

    11/04/2009 11:20:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11-4-09 | One Vike
     If you are the Democrat party of New Jersey and it looks like you may lose the Governors office to a 500 pound fat guy (Jon Corzine's words, not mine), what do you do? After all, even the great One, Obama himself, could not seem to turn the tide that was ready to hit them from the Republican Party and it's candidate, Christie. Well, we have documented the story after story about intimidation tactics used by the left in this country, but what the Democrats did in this election has even left some liberals scratching their heads. Imagine you are...
  • NY votes for inmate community organizing

    11/04/2009 9:15:04 AM PST · by paltz · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 11/4/09 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of New York's 23rd District race, a disturbing amendment allowing inmates to volunteer for non-profits was given the thumbs up from New York voters by an overwhelming 67 percent. According to the New York Times, The amendement would allow New York's State Legislature to write a law allowing prisoners to volunteer at churches, social service groups, and other nonprofit organizations. As of December of 2008, around 60,000 inmates are currently serving time in the state's correctional facilities, according to New York's Department of Correction
  • Police toss race-baiting ObamaCare goon from townhall after he elbows bystander in the face

    08/31/2009 9:22:53 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 2,120+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | August 31, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    In a crowd of peaceful anti-ObamaCare folks, one belligerent moron walks in with a sign and starts yelling, commits a battery on a bystander, and is escorted out by the police. After he gets outside, he tells the reporter what a "white, angry mob" it was, and of course, we can see with our own eyes that it was not white, angry, or a mob.