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  • Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

    08/26/2016 6:52:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Teamsters Website ^ | August 26, 2016
    Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. The Teamsters General Executive Board unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. “We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States,” said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa. “She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so...
  • 1975 Jimmy Hoffa vanishes (This day in History)

    07/31/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing in Detroit, Michigan. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa’s fate remains a mystery, although many believe that he was murdered by organized crime figures. By the time of his disappearance, Hoffa had a long and murky career in union politics. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he became the main focus of government investigations into corruption. In 1962, Hoffa faced misdemeanor charges in Tennessee. He managed to get a mistrial but was convicted two years...
  • Eric Shawn Reports: How Frank Sheeran killed Jimmy Hoffa

    07/30/2016 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | July 30, 2016 | Eric Shawn
    It all started, and ended, on this day 41 years ago. It was a hot July afternoon, nearly 92 degrees, when Teamsters president and labor icon Jimmy Hoffa is said to have opened the rear door of a maroon 1975 Mercury in the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and climbed in. He was never seen again. The FBI has expended countless resources in the ensuing decades in the hopes of finally solving this enduring American mystery with no success. But I believe, based on my 2004 investigation, that Frank Sheeran did it. "Suspects...
  • America's Orwellian Liberalism

    10/15/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by radioone
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s rant about taking out those "son-of-a-b*tches" -- referring to Tea Party members -- when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. "This is a fight for the existence of organized labor," the veep shouted. "You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!" And the diatribes have continued with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama's words, want to "cripple" America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters' snippet about telling the Tea...
  • Repulsive: Richard Trumka's Hyper-Political 9/11 Essay

    09/10/2011 12:29:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/9/11 | Guy Benson
    As you read this 9/11 "memorial" missive to rank-and-file union members, bear in mind that its author -- AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka -- was an honored presidential guest at last night's campaign rally disguised as a "jobs speech." This is much, much more offensive than Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s juvenile "SOB's" slur on Monday. Without further ado, I present top White House ally Richard Trumka's reflections on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 (emphasis mine): All of us will remember the horror and anguish we experienced 10 years ago. Whether we lost loved ones ourselves—family members, union brothers and sisters—or...
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

    05/20/2016 5:05:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/20/2016 | Katie Lobosco
    The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, pension benefits for about 407,000 people could be reduced to "virtually nothing," he told workers and retirees in a letter sent Friday. In a last-ditch effort, the Central States Pension Plan sought government approval to partially reduce the pensions of 115,000 retirees and the future benefits for 155,000 current workers. The proposed cuts were steep, as much as 60% for some, but it...
  • OUT OF ENERGY -- Kerry's Energy Plan Independent Of Reality

    10/11/2004 6:25:43 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | October 11, 2004 | RNC Research
    Monday, October 11, 2004 Out Of Energy   OUT OF ENERGYKerry's Energy PlanIndependent Of Reality______________________________________________________KERRY'S OWN ADVISERS SCOFF AT KERRY'S IDEAS ON ENERGY INDEPENDENCEKerry Energy Advisers Believe Kerry's Energy Plan Is "Unrealistic And Misleading."  "The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers.  Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released...
  • The Kerry Line: Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling in Florida

    04/23/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 319+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | April 23, 2004
      "I am committed to preserving Florida's natural beauty … There is no ambiguity in my position on drilling off the coast of Florida." - President Bush, 4/23/04 Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling In Florida Kerry Says He Favors Drilling Off The Coast Of Florida. "But Kerry said he would be in favor of drilling off the coast of Florida. 'I support oil drilling in the right places,' Kerry said. 'There is a capacity to protect what we have today - the protections for the coast of Florida - and still be able to drill in those locations where they're already...
  • ANWR drilling no solution to gasoline costs, Kerry says

    03/31/2004 11:41:20 AM PST · by KQQL · 113 replies · 2,513+ views ^ | March 31, 2004 | LIZ RUSKIN
    <p>WASHINGTON -- While blaming President Bush for the high price of gasoline, his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it is no solution.</p> <p>"We deserve an administration that doesn't fake it to the American people and pretend that somehow by drilling in the Alaska wildlife refuge we can deal with the problems of America," Kerry, D-Mass., told university students in San Diego. "We can't provide the supply of oil America needs from the Alaska wildlife refuge or from any other source in the United States, because we only have 3 percent of the world's oil reserves."</p>
  • “That black stuff is hurting us.” Sen. John Kerry on oil

    03/30/2004 6:24:11 PM PST · by GailA · 14 replies · 3,093+ views
    House Resource Committee ^ | not given | unknown
    “That black stuff is hurting us.” ---Sen. John Kerry on oil (Greenwire) Washington, DC – U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is quoted in today’s edition of Greenwire as saying, “that black stuff is hurting us,” with regard to oil. Members of the House Committee on Resources found the Senator’s comment absurd. “John Kerry is dead wrong,” Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) said. “Oil doesn’t hurt Americans; John Kerry’s anti-energy policies hurt Americans. In fact, this is exactly the kind of rhetoric and bad policy that has led to the outsourcing of good American energy jobs. Last year alone, the United...
  • Kerry stated he will drill ANWR! "we‘re going to be drilling all over the United States."

    02/20/2004 7:44:21 AM PST · by SirFishalot · 15 replies · 316+ views
    MSNBC ^ | James Hoffa on HardBall
    MATTHEWS: How about ANWR? You guys want to see ANWR because you want to see guys working in your business. I guess there‘s a lot of Teamsters jobs up there lined up and organized, if you could put a pipeline up to the Alaska wilderness. He is against that. HOFFA: Well, we talked about that. He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we‘re going to drill like never before. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: What, are they going to run water through it? (CROSSTALK) HOFFA: ... more jobs than the ANWR would have...
  • White House Can't Win ANWR Debate, Says Environmentalist

    03/02/2002 5:49:50 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 282+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 2/27/02 | Matt Pyeatt
    As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure. The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor. At the time, Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking Republican on the Energy panel, said he had "never seen ...
  • Searching For Hoffa: Investigators Find Suspicious Concrete Slab

    06/18/2013 10:17:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | June 18, 2013 6:34 AM | Staff
    OAKLAND TWP. (WWJ) - Federal agents searching for the body of former Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa believe they are about to crack one of America’s biggest unsolved mysteries. CBS News has confirmed a suspicious concrete slab was retrieved by investigators from the Oakland Township field where they have been digging for any sign of Hoffa. It’s too soon, however, to know whether the slab is anything more than part of an old foundation for a barn. The dig — the latest in what’s been nearly a 40-year search — is reportedly the result of extensive FBI interviews with former mobster...
  • Feds to search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains in Oakland Twp. field

    06/17/2013 5:40:48 AM PDT · by equaviator · 45 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | June 17, 2013 | By Staff
    <p>Investigators plan to dig up an Oakland County field Monday in hopes of discovering the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI spokesperson confirms to FOX 2.</p> <p>Monday's dig comes after aging mobster Tony Zerilli said earlier this year that Hoffa's body was buried in the northern Oakland Township field, about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen in July 1975.</p>
  • Detroit Man Says He Can Reveal Where Jimmy Hoffa Is Buried

    01/14/2013 10:18:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marc Santia
    Tony Zerilli, alleged to be the underboss of Detroit's biggest crime family, is breaking his silence on one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American historyA man who federal agents say is a main character in the infamous unsolved mystery about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is breaking his silence after decades of refusing to answer questions. The reputed gangster says the union leader was buried in a field in suburban Detroit -- about 20 miles north of the restaurant where he was last seen. Eighty-five years old and barely able to walk, Tony Zerilli never thought this day would...
  • Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As MI Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

    12/12/2012 9:28:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 83 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 DEC 12 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Minutes before Michigan Governor Snyder signed the 'Right-To-Work' bill into law... ... Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa appeared on CNN, as seen in the clip below, warning that: "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," the bill to weaken unions' power is passed. If Hoffa is right, look for Michigan GDP to soar: after all it is one of the more Keynesian states in the union. Via AP: Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work...
  • Cold Case a Hot Lead for Jimmy Hoffa Body?

    09/28/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    WBNG ^ | September 27, 2012
    In the southeast Michigan town of Roseville, there will be a dig of a driveway to see if there's a body buried underneath it, and utlimately, if it's the remains of missing Teamsters union-boss Jimmy Hoffa, according to Granite Broadcasting sister station MyTV20 News. According to the report from MyTV20 News: Police have used ground-penetrating radar and discovered an anomoly under a driveway pavement that could be the remains of a body buried there some 35 years ago - around the time that Hoffa disappeared. Read the press release from the Roseville, Michigan police department: "Roseville Police Investigate Possible Cold...
  • Police to dig for Jimmy Hoffa at Roseville home

    09/26/2012 2:13:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies
    Click-On Detroit ^ | September 26, 2012 |
    Based on a tip Roseville police received recently from a man dying from cancer, the Local 4 Defenders have learned forensic anthropologists will help the Roseville Police Department dig for former union leader Jimmy Hoffa at a house in Roseville. Hoffa went missing July 30, 1975 and was declared dead seven years later on July 30, 1982. The Defenders have learned a man who is seriously ill and dying from cancer told Roseville police he saw men moving a black bag at the house's garage hours after Hoffa went missing more than 35 years ago.
  • Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

    12/25/2011 10:43:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/25/11 | Daily Mail
    The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries. But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there. Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan. ‘It was his own people who did it,’ Mr Elkind said in excerpts of a new book published in the New York Post, adding Mafia member Tony Jack insinuated he was responsible.
  • SEIU joins Occupy LA in downtown march (In support of Obama's jobs act)

    10/19/2011 8:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KABC-TV ^ | October 19, 2011 | Elex Michaelson
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Occupy LA movement grew by the thousands Wednesday as unionized workers, caregivers and their patients joined the call for an end to corporate greed and Congress to put Americans back to work. The demonstrators held large signs, chanted loudly and blew whistles as they marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the steps of City Hall. Organized by the Service Employees International Union, the demonstration was in support of President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act....
  • Cops closing down and arresting Occupy Boston.

    Live Video: Police Move In On Occupy Boston Protesters
  • Video Exposing Occupy Wall Street Organized From Day One by SEIU ACORN Front (Obama)

    Breakdown of the Connections Between The Working Family Party, SEIU, ACORN, The New Party, The DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides, George Soros and The Obama Administration Patrick Gaspard, the current executive director of the DNC, former director of Obama’s Office of Political Affairs, was an organizer for the New Party, the executive vice president of the SEIU Local 1199, political director for Bertha Lewis the former president of ACORN and a co-chair of the Working Families Party. The New Party’s influential Chicago chapter began to formed in January 1995. Its members consisted mainly of individuals from ACORN, SEIU and...
  • Cheering Economic Terrorism- SEIU Getting Ready To Terrify DC: Steven Lerner

    10/05/2011 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 87 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/05/2011
    Cheering Economic Terrorism – SEIU Getting Ready to ‘Terrify’ DC: Stephen Lerner at SIEU Meeting Outlines Rules for Creating a Crisis — We Want Their Kids to Hate Them, Name Enemies Like Glenn Beck, Shut Down Bridges, Long Occupations, Recruit Tea Party
  • Unions (listed) endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests (walk out and Unison march today)

    10/05/2011 7:47:16 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/05/2011
    New York (CNN) -- As the Occupy Wall Street protesters rally for a third week, social media sites such as Twitter seem to be spurring similar protests in other cities. A Twitter account called Occupy Boston mentions a citywide college walkout there Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Nurses Association says hundreds of the city's nurses will rally with the Occupy Boston protesters on Wednesday. The association says the protest will be part of the opening day activities for a national nursing convention in Boston.
  • Jimmy Hoffa junior: everything that is wrong with the Labor Movement

    09/19/2011 7:52:12 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Calling Americans “Sons of Bitches” and threatening to “take us out” is entirely in line with the low rent character of Jimmy Hoffa junior. Having been raised at the knee of a criminal who specialized in extortion theft and betrayal of those who depended on him, Hoffa is a rotten apple who did not fall far from the poison tree. Since his rise to power on the backs of other, equally as corrupt but less cunning and soulless, Teamster Union thugs Hoffa has always wallowed in whatever mud ….. in order to line his pockets. During his successful effort to...
  • The Democratic Party – A Picture America can do without…

    09/14/2011 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-14-11 | Vince
    Sometimes when we look at events in isolation we see them as tragic or despicable or just lamentable. When we look at them together as a group however we come away with a completely different impression. They can seem to form a pattern or a picture that was hardly discernible when seen in isolation. The following is a collection of just such events. Earlier this year Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, seeking to save the state from financial ruin, set about to adjust the way the state dealt with public employee unions. The result was a demonstration of force and the...
  • Letters: Hoffa's call to polls, not to arms

    09/13/2011 3:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York Newsday ^ | September 13, 2011 | Various
    Editor's note: Monday's letters about a Labor Day vow by Teamsters general president James Hoffa to "take . . . out" his political opponents continue to generate a lot of interest from Newsday readers. Hoffa stood by his comments during a radio interview on Friday with KIRO-FM in Seattle. Here's an excerpt:"I'm talking about the tea party Republicans who are trying to take away everything that labor has fought for, who frustrate the president when we try and put America back to work, who are out there trying to pass right-to-work, and who are trying to take away collective bargaining...
  • Longshore Union Member (Obama's Army) Attacks Media (very foul language)

    09/09/2011 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Beckett08 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    This occurred at International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU Local 21)
  • White House Touts Hoffa’s Endorsement of Obama’s Jobs Plan

    09/09/2011 9:39:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies ^ | 9-9-11 | Fred Lucas
    Just days after Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa urged a union crowd to “take out” tea party “sons-a-bitches,” the White House is touting the union leader’s endorsement President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. The White House on Thursday forwarded a news release from the Teamsters saying that Hoffa applauded Obama’s measures. “Congress must pass President Obama’s plan now,” Hoffa said. “The jobs crisis is an American problem. It isn’t President Obama’s problem, and it isn’t a Republican or Democratic problem. All Americans need to come together to create good jobs for the good of our economy and the good of our...
  • Hoffa Does Not Speak for Working Americans

    09/09/2011 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/9/11 | William A. Levinson
    Henry Ford, the creator of the United States' affluent working middle class, identified Mr. Hoffa as what he is decades before Hoffa's birth: A spokesman who does not work in the shop, who does not work in any shop, whose sole ambition perhaps is never again to have to work in a shop, is usually the "bargainer," and it is from what he says or does that many employers draw their opinion of the men in the shop (Ford Ideals, 1922). ...Mr. Hoffa also accused the Tea Party of "waging a war on workers," which reinforces Ford's advice that workers...
  • American Jobs Act Point By Point

    09/08/2011 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/8/2011 |
    Here is Obama's plan.I did a search looking for this and I am not kidding the American alphabet media were having thrills posting only news headlines and articles on how great it is. The UK paper posted it.It was embargoed until after his speech. Click below to read the PDF easier reading version. American Jobs Act
  • Longshoremen clash shuts Northwest ports

    09/08/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 9/8/11 | Nancy Bartley and Mike Carter
    At least 500 Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview and broke out windows in the guard shack, according to Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha. As men wielding baseball bats and crowbars held six guards captive, others cut brake lines on boxcars and dumped grain, according to Duscha.
  • Obama Invites Amnesty Advocates as Guests to "Jobs" Speech (Slap in Face to Workers)

    09/08/2011 4:30:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-08-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaObama's choice of honored guests to sit in the First Lady's Box (with wife Michelle) during his speech tonight speaks volumes about his comtempt for the rule of law on immigration - and for American workers. Besides GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt - whose company paid no taxes last year thanks to "green jobs" boondoggles, and shipped thousands of jobs to China, Obama has invited 3 major league pimps for illegal alien amnesty. Let's take a look: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaVillaraigosa is a former member of the racist Mexican separatist group MEChA, which openly advocates for...
  • Union Maid (Sarah Palin fights Jimmy Hoffa for the soul of the rank-and-file)

    09/08/2011 4:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | September 6, 2011 | The Editors
    No sooner had we issued our editorial “Jimmy Hoffa’s War” than a wire came in from one of Sarah Palin’s most assiduous supporters, Benyamin Korn, with a copy of her Labor Day posting on Facebook. Our editorial had wondered where the original Jimmy Hoffa would have been today. It remarked on the phenomenon of the Reagan Democrats, who comprehended that the true interests of working men and women in America lay with the idea of economic growth. And it remarked on the need for someone who makes this point today. Well, Mrs. Palin's riposte is a humdinger. It turns out...
  • Longshoremen storm Longview port, hold security guards hostage

    09/08/2011 1:03:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 96 replies
    AP and Loinlocal6 ^ | 9/08/2011 | AP
    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshore workers stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha. Six guards were detained for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said. No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal,...
  • Unpatriotic Teamsters Hoarding Mounds of Cash

    09/08/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 8, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    The Left’s working motto consistently turns out to be “do as I say, not as I do.”  How else could they possibly make bold pronouncements to the media but live the exact opposite? The day before his declaration of war on the Tea Party movement, Teamsters President James Hoffa appeared on CNN and deemed American companies as “unpatriotic,” according to the Political Ticker. “I think the president should challenge the patriotism of these American corporations that are sitting on the sidelines,” Hoffa said. “The problem in America isn’t that we don’t have enough money. We’ve got more money than any...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-07-11 (Pitt backs down on Obama backing down on Hoffa's comments)

    09/07/2011 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 28 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 7, 2011 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Well, that didn't take long. Will is dancing the Tepid Two-Step. Let's sing while he dances! SELF-RECANTED EVENINGTune: "Some Enchanted Evening"Self-recanted evening, When you see the flip-flops, You may see where Pitt stops Across the DUmmieland. And somehow you know, You know even then, That sometime you'll see him Recant once again. Self-aggrandized weaving, Bloviating windbag, Going where the wind blows, Not knowing where to stand. He'll write to the left-- That's left to go right-- Will's so busy dancing, He can't sleep at night. Who can explain Pitt? Who can tell you why? Will gives two versions, Neither...
  • ("Fatcat") Teamsters’ Hoffa Made $300,000 in 2010 (base salary)

    09/07/2011 7:58:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 7, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( – International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. was paid a base salary of $294,285 in 2010, according to the labor union’s financial disclosure forms. (snip) Hoffa’s union salary in 2010 – the most recent figures available – was $294,285. That figure rises to $368,000 if bonuses and disbursements are taken into account. Of the additional $73,715, only $7,149 was for official business, according to Labor Department records.
  • James Hoffa And Ed Schultz Bond Over Tea Party Comments: ‘Let’s Call These People What They Are’

    09/07/2011 6:20:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 7th, 2011 | Frances Martel
    After yesterday’s comments against the Tea Party in which he encouraged an audience to “take those son-of-a-bitches out [of office, of course!],” Hoffa found himself in an exclusive interview with possibly the most sympathetic host to his cause he could find: Ed Schultz, who has made the plight of the working class a cornerstone of his program. Predictably, the interview played out like a minefield (no violent rhetoric intended!) for those on the right seeking more evidence against Hoffa, as the latter doubled down on his rhetoric yesterday.“We’re not backing down,” Hoffa told Schultz regarding both his comments and the...
  • Tea Party Heroines Bachmann and Palin Condemn Jimmy Hoffa

    09/07/2011 7:13:22 AM PDT · by cc2k · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 6, 2011 12:36 PM EDT
    Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin (who has yet to announce her candidacy) have both come out hard against incendiary comments Teamsters union boss James Hoffa made against the Tea Party and GOP during a raucous Labor Day Rally in Detroit. <snip> In response, Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman told her supporters in an email: "Hoffa and his well-funded liberal allies are scared of our momentum, and will do anything to try and silence our voices. But, we won't go quietly into the night. Will you follow this link and make a donation to help me defend myself against...
  • Have you contacted Jimmie??

    09/07/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT · by PROTESTBYPROXY · 17 replies
  • You Decide: Did Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Go Too Far? (Time to vote)

    09/07/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/7/11
    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is under fire for his harsh words about the Tea Party. Hoffa told a crowd in Detroit that America faced "a war on workers, you see it everywhere -- it is the Tea Party," and urged the crowd to "take these son-of-a-bitches out." Hoffa made the comments while introducing President Obama. Did Hoffa cross the line with his heated rhetoric? Share your thoughts, answer our question then click "Leave a Comment."
  • Hoffa’s words about labor’s importance brushed off (Obama, The Hypocrite in Chief)

    09/07/2011 3:31:11 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/6/2011 | By Kara Rowland
    The White House sidestepped questions Tuesday about a labor leader’s controversial rhetoric at a Labor Day rally headlined by President Obama, dismissing the matter as “kabuki.” Press secretary Jay Carney refused to condemn Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa’s fiery remarks and pointed out that Mr. Obama was not yet on stage when Mr. Hoffa roused a crowd of union workers in Detroit by promising “war” with the tea party. “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Mr. Hoffa said in...
  • Dem's Uncivil Discourse (From "Healing Words" to "SOB's")

    09/07/2011 4:35:55 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Goodbye Christina Green. Hello Jimmy Hoffa. Do you remember 9-year-old Christina, the politically-active little girl killed by a psycho gunman in Tucson, who also shot Rep. Gabby Giffords last January? At a memorial service for Christina and other victims of a shooting supposedly inspired by violent political discourse, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” “I want us to live up to [Christina’s] expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it,” the president said in January. But...
  • Dem's Uncivil Discourse (From "Healing Words" to "SOB's")

    09/07/2011 4:35:49 AM PDT · by suspects
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Goodbye Christina Green. Hello Jimmy Hoffa. Do you remember 9-year-old Christina, the politically-active little girl killed by a psycho gunman in Tucson, who also shot Rep. Gabby Giffords last January? At a memorial service for Christina and other victims of a shooting supposedly inspired by violent political discourse, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” “I want us to live up to [Christina’s] expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it,” the president said in January. But...
  • Jay Carney And ABC’s Jake Tapper In Fiery Exchange Over Jimmy Hoffa Comments

    09/06/2011 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/11 | Tommy Christopher
    In the hours since the Jimmy Hoffa Voter Encouragement Crisis/Incendiary Rhetorapocalypse, conservative media figures have looked to the White House to provide some becalming wisdom to a shaken nation. At Tuesday’s White House briefing, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Press Secretary Jay Carney how Hoffa’s comments fit with the President’s post-Tucson remarks in January. (Snip) Tapper began by reading President Obama’s January quote, then asked, “Did he mean that?”
  • Glenn Beck: Was Jimmy Hoffa Jr. drunk yesterday? (This is hilarious audio, non stop laughs I swear)

    09/06/2011 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 49 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | September 6th | Glenn Beck via Right Scoop
    Glenn Beck wonders if Jimmy Hoffa Jr. put a little too much back yesterday before getting on stage and saying "Let's take these son of a bitches out!": (VIDEO)
  • Krauthammer condemns 'cosmic hypocrisy' of Democrats after Hoffa remarks (Video)

    09/06/2011 6:16:23 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Teamsters President James Hoffa isn’t backing down from his Labor Day remarks, and there are very few on his side calling on him to do so. Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer says there is something to be learned from the episode. On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer said the lack of a backlash was the latest evidence of hypocrisy from President Barack Obama’s party. “The real story is [the] cosmic hypocrisy of the Democrats,” Krauthammer said. “We had the shooting in Tucson all of a sudden that was obviously the act of a psychotic mad man…...
  • Civility Goes Out The Window

    09/06/2011 4:36:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 6, 2011 | Staff
    Incivility: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr. introduced President Obama to union hordes by declaring war on the Tea Party and offering him an army against Republicans. Why no condemnation from "The Great Uniter"? When President Obama held a rally at a sports arena in Tucson in January after a madman went on a shooting spree that maimed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and killed a federal judge and a civic-minded 9-year-old girl, he called for "more civility in our public discourse." "We should be civil because we want to live up to the example of public servants like John Roll and...