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  • EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Has Chilling Consequences For Many Rural People

    02/03/2014 4:33:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 267 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1-29-14 | Larry Bell,
    The impacts of EPA’s ruling will affect many families. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 survey statistics, 2.4 million American housing units (12 percent of all homes) burned wood as their primary heating fuel, compared with 7 percent that depended upon fuel oil. Local governments in some states have gone even further than EPA, not only banning the sale of noncompliant stoves, but even their use as fireplaces. As a result, owners face fines for infractions. Puget Sound, Washington is one such location. Montréal, Canada proposes to eliminate all fireplaces within its city limits. Only weeks after EPA enacted...
  • '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Indicted for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

    01/24/2014 5:38:53 AM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1/23/2014 | Paul Bond
    Dinesh D'Souza is accused of giving too much money to a candidate who sought to replace former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. Producer Gerald Molen tells The Hollywood Reporter the charges are politically motivated. Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, whose documentary 2016: Obama's America took a critical look at President Barack Obama and was a surprise hit in 2012, will be arrested in New York on Friday for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Federal authorities accuse D'Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann: Civil disobedience possible against Obama 'thuggery'

    10/09/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-9-2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Michele Bachmann believes that President Obama has committed impeachable offenses and that the nation could be on the cusp of the kind of civil disobedience that led to the public uprising in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaking with conservative talk-show host Rusty Humphries in a tea party town hall teleconference, Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican and head of the House Tea Party Caucus, said that it could be hard to impeach the president because Democrats control the Senate and the tea partyers should stand strong against the Obama administration in the budget stalemate that led to the government shutdown....
  • Toronto Const. James Forcillo charged in shooting death of Sammy Yatim

    08/19/2013 10:01:36 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 9 replies
    Daily Brew - Yahoo News blog ^ | August 19, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    Ontario's police watchdog has laid charges in a Toronto streetcar shooting that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Yatim was shot while brandishing a knife on board an empty streetcar last month, while in a standoff with police. As many as 23 police officers were at the site of the shooting, according to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. Video of the incident captured the moment when nine gunshots were fired, including several once Yatim had collapsed to the ground. The SIU allege a conductive energy device was also used on the victim while he was being subdued.
  • Why Have Police In America Turned Into Such Ruthless Thugs?

    08/13/2013 11:02:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 136 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Friday, 09 August 2013 20:39 | Michael Snyder
    Once upon a time, the police were one of the most respected institutions in America, but now most Americans fear them. Almost every single day there are multiple stories of police brutality or misconduct that make the national news. Just this week, there have been stories about police killing a baby deer at an animal shelter, about police killing a 95-year-old World War II veteran in a retirement home, and about police using legal technicalities to “legally” steal massive amounts of money from innocent citizens. Why are police acting like this? Why have police in America turned into such ruthless...
  • NFL Stars Feel Heat After Zimmerman Tweets

    07/14/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/14/13 | Andrew Springer
    New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz tweeted an ominous prediction for George Zimmerman shortly after Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, and then quickly deleted the tweet. And later apologized for it. The NFL star tweeted to his more than 334,000 follwers, “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet has since been deleted. In a series of follow up tweets, the Giant said that his angry tweet was “my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize.” Cruz was not the...
  • Labor Dept. to Ask Consumers to Identify Businesses Who Treat 'Their Workers Fairly and Lawfully'

    07/11/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/11/13 | JERYL BIER
    As the Department of Labor (DOL) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act this year, the department is sponsoring a Smartphone app contest to help consumers identify businesses who treat "their workers fairly and lawfully." The DOL requests [emphasis added] that contestants: develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data. By providing consumers with information at their fingertips about which businesses have treated their workers fairly and lawfully, the creator of this application will help empower consumers to make informed choices about where to bring their business....
  • Secret files reveal how pay-to-play works in N.J.

    06/24/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | June 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM | Christopher Baxter
    The engineering firm Birdsall Services Group was built of New Jersey steel, the kind forged in a fire of wheeling and dealing and political influence that made the company a titan in the brawl for millions of dollars worth of public contracts. Now it’s all melting down. Birdsall, bankrupt and a shadow of its former self, admitted in state court this month to dumping loads of illegal campaign donations into the coffers of elected officials, a practice one former employee said “regularly won contracts” for the company. It was classic Jersey: Banned by law from giving more than $300 to...
  • Moral Monday protesters return to General Assembly, 60 arrested (Breaking: freeloader has a job!)

    06/10/2013 6:13:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WCNC ^ | 6/10/13
    **SNIP** During this week's protest, Congressman G.K. Butterfield showed up to support the effort. "We are here today to express our views," Butterfield said. "This is the way we petition our government and we're going to so it very forcefully, not only today but every Monday going forward until we are heard." Asked directly about a newspaper column from a state senator Thom Goolsby, who called the effort "Moron Monday," Butterfield said, "That's a poor choice of words. We have the same thing in Washington with congressmen making statements that are mean spirited. I would hope that this representative would...
  • Ed Markey Cheered Gov't Witch Hunt Against Gibson Guitar

    05/22/2013 8:49:21 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/21/2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The persecution and prosecution of Gibson Guitar stands out as a prime example of government overreach, similar to IRS Tea Party targeting. This video explains the insanity of the raid and ultimate charges — very technical and disputed interpretations of Indian law as to the importation of wood used in the guitars. This had nothing to do with conservation or protection of forests, it had to do with India keeping jobs in India, and insane paperwork requirements in the U.S. The trees would have been cut and the wood used regardless of how Gibson....Civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate wrote about...
  • Biden Press Office Apologizes For Demanding Student Journalist Delete Photographs

    03/14/2013 9:32:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/ ^ | March 14, 2013 | CBS DC
    ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) – Vice President Joe Biden’s press office has apologized to the University of Maryland following “pure intimidation” demands for a student journalist to delete photos he took of a domestic violence event featuring Biden.
  • Is this even legal ? (OBAMA to bus people in to protest NRA in Albany. This is a big deal)

    02/23/2013 10:30:07 PM PST · by Celerity · 199 replies
    BarackObama.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Why, it's Barack Obama himself !
    ALBANY LOBBYING FOR "NY SAFE ACT" (Day of Action) Governor Cuomo and our legislature passed the "NY SAFE ACT." It will reduce gun violence in our state. Predictably, it is under attack by the National Rifle Association and allied groups. :::We are joining with the SEIU 1199 to lobby in Albany. This free bus trip will last from 8:00 to 4:30 with breakfast and lunch included. Meet up at 250 S Clinton St. Park in the M Lot at the corner of W Fayette and S Clinton Sts. (Parking in that lot may be validated. No sure yet.) Show your...
  • PERMANENT CAMPAIGN: OBAMA SPEECH LAUNCHES 'ORGANIZING FOR ACTION' NATIONWIDE

    02/13/2013 6:51:47 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Joel B. Pollack
    As President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address, activists involved in his new non-profit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, gathered in local meetings around the country to watch and cheer him on. The new 501(c)4 organization, which is an offshoot of his re-election campaign, aims to support the president’s policies and to project the power of the White House beyond Washington into local communities and media. I joined a gathering in southern California, which rented out a local pub and tuned in on the big screen. The buildup to the event was almost as interesting as the...
  • Thuggery: Chicago Teachers Union president jokes about murdering wealthy people

    01/07/2013 9:34:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/7/13 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember Karen Lewis? She’s Chicago thuggery personified. I introduced you to her last September when she spearheaded the abandonment of 350,000 schoolchildren over merit-based pay, teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay raise: Derision is her specialty. Her tirades at teachers’ confabs are infamous. Don’t feel sorry for her when she moans about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s bully tactics and trash mouth. Lewis has one of her own. Well, that trash mouth is baaaaack. Intrepid Kyle Olson of EAGNews.com caught Lewis joking about labor leaders who seriously contemplated killing the rich during the “robber baron” era. When Lewis appeared at the...
  • O'Malley's thuggish side

    01/04/2013 1:13:53 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug. The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement... during his many appearances on national cable TV news during election season as President Barack Obama's surrogate. But the man who says that we should celebrate diversity cannot tolerate those who oppose his political viewpoints. Here are three examples from the past year...
  • VIDEOS: Union Intimidation, Vandalism At Michigan Capitol Over Right-to-Work

    12/13/2012 10:08:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/11/2012 | Manny Lopez
    LANSING — UAW members in neon green vests patrolled crowds inside and outside the state Capitol here, but it didn't stop violence and vandalism. "No, we don't want anyone fighting," a union member in a green vest shouted to a group of angry protestors approaching a small group of right-to-work supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol. "Everyone stay cool." His plea went unanswered as about eight men wearing hats and coats with the logos of the UAW, Sheet Metal workers, Steelworkers, and other unions, pushed onto a platform on the stairs and shoved people back about three feet....
  • Politico, Daily Kos Upset ´Fox News-Breitbart Crowd´ Gaining Influence

    12/12/2012 5:06:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/12 | Tony Lee
    Add Politico and The Daily Kos to organizations conceding that Breitbart News is reporting stories they refuse to cover. In an article describing the violent pro-union demonstrations in Michigan on Tuesday, in which protesters rallied against Michigan's historic right-to-work legislation, Politico promptly finished the piece with two paragraphs that served to dismiss everything that was written leading up to that point, quoting a poster on the liberal website The Daily Kos lamenting about the "Fox News-Breitbart" crowd. "But some on the left are saying the reports are overly exaggerated," Politico writes at the end of the article. Politico then quotes...
  • Reward: $2,200 for information leading to arrest of Steven Crowder assaulter (now 7K)

    12/12/2012 6:02:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    twitchy ^ | 12-2012
    Posted at 4:00 pm on December 11, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch An Anonymous Donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the thug who assaulted @scrowder . #dlrs 11 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch announced on her show that an anonymous donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the union thug who assaulted Steven Crowder in Michigan on Tuesday. Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch Now ppl are contacting my show offering monetary awards for information leading to the arrest of...
  • Union Goons Destroy Man’s Hot Dog Cart While Calling Him ‘N*****’ & ‘Uncle Tom’ (Lansing, MI)

    12/12/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | December 12, 2012 - 10:23
    Early today Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked and destroyed by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol. Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him. Mr. Tarver has been operating his food businesses since 1990 in the Lansing area. He had been hired by Americans for Prosperity to cater their tent...
  • Shrewsbury man defends action against anti-Obama protestors

    12/12/2012 1:03:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    Community Advocate ^ | 12/12/12 | Adams
    Shrewsbury resident Carl Lund. Northborough, MA – When Carl Lund saw a table set up on Main Street in Northborough on Friday, Dec. 7, he was “disgusted” he said, to see a poster of President Barack Obama, depicted as Adolf Hitler, prominently displayed. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Lund, a resident of Shrewsbury and a Vietnam veteran, said. Lund then got into a verbal confrontation with the two men manning the table, who Northborough police identified as Ian Brinkley and Jared Caskill. “[Brinkley and Caskill] claimed it was a peaceful, political display with literature,” Lund said. “I...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Michigan Auto Union Reactions a Harbinger of Things to Come?

    12/12/2012 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Neil Snyder
    In the early 1980s, Ford and Chrysler were struggling to make ends meet and Chrysler needed a government bailout to keep going. General Motors' predicament in the 1980s wasn't life threatening so it continued along its merry way without making significant changes. I don't remember which automaker it was, but in the early 1980s one of the Big Three asked its union workers in Michigan to take a pay cut so that it could continue to operate. The unions were told that if they didn't accept a pay cut, the firm would move production to Texas. The unions considered the...
  • Son of (WI) State Senator Neal Kedzie Attacked

    10/22/2012 3:12:13 PM PDT · by bigbob · 74 replies
    NBC-15.COM ^ | 10-22-12 | WMTV Madison
    State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign. Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation. Here is the statement released by Senator Neal Kedzie: Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately. The individual returned the...
  • Obama Campaign Tries To Discredit Gallup Poll

    10/16/2012 10:24:28 AM PDT · by princeofdarkness · 25 replies
    U.S. World & News Report ^ | 10/16/2012 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    A pollster for President Barack Obama is disputing the accuracy of the latest Gallup/USA Today survey that shows Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tied at 48 percent among likely women voters in battleground states. Joel Benenson says this result "is an extreme outlier, defying the trends seen in every other battleground and national poll." Benenson argues that Obama remains ahead among women.
  • At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

    10/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT · by castowell · 67 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Mary Bruce and Jake Tapper
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election. Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way...
  • Walker leads by 7 heading into Tuesday's Wisconsin recall

    06/01/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) enjoys a 7-point advantage over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett among likely voters in Tuesday's recall election.
  • The Great China Crackup?

    04/30/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dan Blumenthal
    The blind, barefoot lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, imprisoned for exposing the morally repugnant practice of forced abortion and sterilization, just evaded one of the world’s most sophisticated state police. It’s a shrewd move: figuring out how to get a sick blind man from his house arrest to Beijing—a daring cat and mouse game between the Chinese police state and reformers. And it was apparently done not because Chen wants asylum: He and his inner gang of reformers see their chance to press for a more democratic political system. In other words, Chinese reformers believe the system is cracking. What matters for...
  • A New Recipe for Success in America

    03/28/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 3 replies
    self | 3/28/2012 | RightOnline
    In light of the recent shooting of young Trayvon Martin in Florida and the subsequent hoopla surrounding the incident, I have finally come to a conclusion. No longer do black kids and their families have to look to professional sports or rap/hip-hop stardom as their sole avenues to success. We have a whole new paradigm; an entire new victimhood industry just waiting to be exploited with explosive growth potential. Allow me to explain how this works, ladies and gentlemen. First...you must be black. No exceptions. You don't have to be married, just have kids (preferably male). Then, do all that...
  • Unions ruining America’s workplace

    02/27/2012 10:42:21 AM PST · by cap10mike · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    With private-sector union membership shrinking, organized labor is now seeking counsel from the old adage, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” On Jan. 24, the New York Post reported that “union goons resorted to outrageous tactics to browbeat hotel employees into joining their ranks — going so far as to photograph a female staffer as she changed clothes in an employee locker room, apparently to blackmail her.” Had this been an isolated incident, I might have overlooked it -- but it wasn’t. Each day brings reports of union members intimidating bystanders, destroying property, even storming the doorstep of private residences...
  • Big labor plans 'Occupy CPAC'

    02/04/2012 1:06:42 PM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/2012 | David Freddoso
    You'd be wise to keep a cool head if you're going to CPAC. From the D.C. AFL-CIO: Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)With workshops like “Return of Big Labor: What Can We Learn from Wisconsin & Ohio,” and “Taking back Wall Street: The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street,” the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) descends on the nation’s capital February 9-11 and local labor activists are planning a DC lesson to ensure that the voice of the 99% are heard at this elite conservative gathering. Actions are currently being planned for noontime and after work on Friday, February 10. Featured speakers...
  • West Oakland shootout suspect attacked at hospital

    12/07/2011 2:29:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/7/11 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    Two days after the West Oakland shootout that left 1-year-old Hiram Lawrence on life support with a bullet to the head and six other people wounded, one of the suspects in the attack unwittingly crossed paths with the tot's family at Children's Hospital Oakland - and got pummeled. Oakland police said the man - who was arrested on suspicion of assault - is one of the five "persons of interest" in the Nov. 29 firefight at Seventh and Willow streets, in the shadow of the elevated BART tracks. Three men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire on a group in a...
  • We Are Heroes, Who Need to Create a Crisis (VIDEO)

    09/22/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20th | Naked Emperor News
    We Are Heroes, Who Need to Create a Crisis: SEIU’s Stephen Lerner at Progressive Summit Tells Unions, Community Organizers and Students They Need to Escalate Protests, Break Laws, Occupy Abandoned Houses and Spread the Crisis All Over U.S.
  • Protesters storm EGT grain terminal in Washington state (local ILWU chapter Gone Wild!)

    09/08/2011 12:42:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 9/8/11 | Karl Plume - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 500 protesting port workers stormed the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington, on Thursday and damaged railcars and other property, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. The incident came a day after several of Longshoremen were arrested after blocking a train from arriving at the newly constructed facility owned by EGT, LLC, which is a joint venture of Bunge Ltd, ITOCHU International Inc and STX Pan Ocean Inc. Early on Thursday, the protesters stormed the EGT facility, smashed guard shack windows, pushed a security vehicle into a ditch, cut brake lines on...
  • Union vs. Union Fight [International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU -Vs- OE, Local 701)

    09/08/2011 12:28:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    openmarket.org ^ | Sept 8 2011 | by Ivan Osorio
    A band I was in years ago had a song titled, “Sheet Rockers vs. Aluminum Siders,” about a fight our singer saw at work on a construction site. I was reminded of it earlier today, when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) stormed the Port of Longview, Washington, where they held security guards hostage, blocked a train, and destroyed property, damaging railroad cars and dumping grain. They were protesting the hiring at a grain terminal by the employer, EGT, of a contractor employing workers belonging to a different union, the Operating Engineers. Such union turf battles are...
  • Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR

    09/08/2011 11:28:18 AM PDT · by slickdain · 64 replies
    ap ^ | 9/8/2011 | ap
    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen 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.
  • Gibson: Feds Want Guitar Woodwork Done by Foreign Labor

    09/02/2011 8:01:23 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/02/11 | Judson Berger
    Gibson Guitar Corp. is claiming the Obama administration wants more of its woodwork done overseas, as a bizarre battle heats up between the government and one of the country's most renowned guitar makers. The dispute started in 2009, when federal agents raided the company over suspect wood shipments from Madagascar. Gibson took that case to court but has denounced the administration with a vengeance after agents returned late last month to raid several Gibson factories -- this time out of concern that Indian export laws had been violated. In an interview earlier this week, CEO Henry Juszkiewicz claimed that the...
  • Durban Circulates Draft Resolution...And the Czechs pull out.

    07/23/2011 11:25:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2011 | ANNE BAYEFSKY
    On Friday, the Czech Republic became the latest country to pull out of the upcoming U.N. “anti-racism” extravaganza known as Durban III. Canada, Israel, and the United States have already given thumbs down to the event, which the U.N. is bringing to U.S. shores on September 22, 2011. While Americans will be mourning the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the United Nations in New York will be “commemorating” the 10th anniversary of the first Durban conference – an outpouring of intolerance and xenophobia. The Czech Republic’s move comes three days after U.N. negotiators quietly circulated a draft of the final declaration...
  • The Sorry State of Liberal Compassion

    06/15/2011 3:28:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2011 | Peter Heck
    The famous quote attributed to Winston Churchill that, "If you're not liberal at 20, you have no heart...if you're not conservative by 30, you have no brain," may need some tweaking given the recent antics of the American left. Having built the credibility of their political movement on the grounds of compassion and empathy, their actions and policy proposals are reflective of just the opposite. Start with my home state of Indiana, whose Republican legislature and governor enacted a law to prohibit taxpayer dollars from flowing into the hands of any health clinic that performs abortions. Through entirely predictable demagoguery,...
  • SEIU Plans Nationwide, Madison-Style, Class Warfare Protest Movement

    04/22/2011 8:53:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 43 replies
    Red State dot com ^ | 4-21-11 | LaborUnionReport
    After some quiet time following last year’s departure of union bosses Andy Stern and Anna Burger, it appears the purple behemoth known as Service Employees International Union, has been quietly plotting its own Egyptian-style revolution. Given the ever-shrinking private-sector union membership ranks, as well as the realization that its political influence has shrunk as well, the SEIU’s plan is apparently to engage in a class-warfare based campaign. According to a Politico piece, SEIU’s plan (called “Fight for a Fair Economy”) and will reach outside the union movement in order to “mobilizing underpaid, underemployed and unemployed workers” and “channeling anger about...
  • VIDEO: Anti-DC school choice activist unhinged ; tells reporter to “drop dead”

    04/20/2011 8:33:14 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 15 replies
    Kerry Picket of the Washington Times went to ask Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray a straightforward question on the DC school voucher program. After she was finished, a man confronted her on her ‘bias’ and told her to “drop dead” when she asked for his name. The confrontation starts at the 3:07 mark within the video.
  • Editorial: Union Thuggery Run Amok

    03/24/2011 5:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2011 | Staff
    Big Labor: Having lost its war on economics, the SEIU has declared war on the economy. Literally. One of its top minds was caught vowing to crash the stock market to redistribute wealth. Is this a union or a subversive group? Six years ago, after breaking from the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union was hailed as a new kind of organization, whose dynamic leader Andy Stern would make labor strong again. His union vowed to increase its "political muscle to pressure entrenched politicians who didn't vote in the interests of their members," wrote Matt Bai in his 2007 book,...
  • California State GOP convention: Blowup, outgoing chair accused of "thuggery"

    03/19/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 18 March 2011 | Carla Marinucci
    State GOP convention: Blowup, outgoing chair accused of "thuggery" Republican State Sen. Sam Blaskeslee of San Luis Obispo, leading the charge against a conservative move to revise the party's endorsement of candidates, sharply criticized the outgoing GOP chair Saturday as a failed leader who has "resorted to thuggery." Blakeslee made the comment after walking out of a heated meeting of the state GOP Rules Committee at the start of a 3-day day statewide Republican Convention which brought 1,000 delegates to the Sacramento Hyatt. His comments come on the heels of efforts by outgoing GOP chair Ron Nehring, who has lead...
  • 20 Days of Left-Wing Thuggery in Wisconsin: When Will Obama, Democrats, and MSM Call for Civility?

    03/18/2011 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/18/2011 | John Nolte
    Below, you’ll find a compilation of 20 days worth of the death threats, vandalism, and intimidation practiced by pro-union thugs opposed to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. Wisconsin is my home state. I lived there until I was 27 years-old in 1993 and most of my family, including my parents still live there. For that reason and because the issue of education and teachers unions has been a passion of mine for going on two decades, I’ve been following this story very, very closely. My original intent was to compile all of this earlier in the week, but...
  • Audio: VP Biden Praises Union Protestors Keeping GOP ‘Barbarians From the Gate’

    03/18/2011 4:12:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/17/11 | Meredith Jessup
    During a conference call with thousands of activists Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden joined Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka in commending union protesters for standing up to Republicans across the country. “You guys built the middle class,“ Biden said during the ”virtual town hall” conversation hosted by the AFL-CIO. “I would just emphasize what Hilda [Solis] said and say it slightly different: We don’t see the value of collective bargaining, we see the absolute positive necessity of collective bargaining. “Let’s get something straight,” he continued. “The only people who have the capacity — organizational capacity and...
  • Violence And Unions It's In Their DNA

    03/13/2011 2:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    the lid ^ | March 13, 2011 | Jeff Dunetz
    Exploiting the battle between the governor and public employees in Wisconsin, frequent White House visitor, AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumpka has been trying to resuscitate a critically ill labor movement by setting up the entire conservative movement as the “enemy." Trumpka argues that the $14+ trillion dollar deficit is no big deal and that the GOP is trying to take money away from the middle class, only give it to those rich Wall Street CEOs. As Trumka’s participation in the public workers’ union protests grew, so did the number of incidents of union violence and thuggery associated with the them. This...
  • Democrat Thuggery in Its Worst Form

    03/11/2011 4:55:33 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3-11-11 | Andrew Cline
    After Democratic state senators fled the state to block a fair vote, and after union members took over the capitol building, and after Republican senators received death threats, Wisconsin state Sen. Robert Jauch, D-Poplar, labeled Republican passage of a bill to reduce public employee collective bargaining power "political thuggery in its worst form." And the left wonders why so much of America doesn't take it seriously. At 9:18 Wednesday night, an e-mail was sent to Republican state senators in Wisconsin. Its first paragraph reads: Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes [sic] will...
  • 5 Reasons Unions Are Bad For America

    03/08/2011 8:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2011 | John Hawkins
    At one time in this country, there were few workplace safety laws, few restraints on employers, and incredibly exploitive working conditions that ranged from slavery, to share cropping, to putting children in dangerous working conditions. Unions, to their everlasting credit, helped play an important role in leveling the playing field for workers. However, as the laws changed, there was less and less need for unions. Because of that, union membership shrank. In response, the unions became more explicitly involved in politics. Over time, they managed to co-opt the Democratic Party, pull their strings, and rewrite our labor laws in their...
  • One Week Of Union Thuggery IGNORED By The Media

    03/02/2011 4:24:38 AM PST · by stratman1969 · 3 replies
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | March 1, 2011 | Marooned in Marin
    "Violent," "racist," "disruptive," "astroturf," "extremist." Those are some of the adjectives the Obama Lapdog Media and Democrats have used in the past two years against the Tea Party movement, although there is very little they can actually point to to make that case. Compare that to the media coverage of the union protests in Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker's budget proposals. Images of signs depicting the Governor as Hitler, Mussolini, or Mubarak were common, but not widely reported by the media. But the Democrat allied unions sunk to a lower level this past week. Let's just say it all started...
  • Vandalism, 'union thuggery' complicate education debate

    02/24/2011 6:40:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    magicvalley.com ^ | 2/20/11 | Ben Botkin Magicvalley.com
    BOISE — Rancor didn’t dominate last week’s legislative debate of education reform, but it certainly ate up a large chunk. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna on Tuesday morning discovered his truck vandalized, its tires slashed and his last name spray-painted and crossed out on its passenger side. That came after Luna had to tell an unruly man claiming to be a teacher to leave his mother’s house a few days earlier. And later Tuesday, an off-duty police officer escorted a disruptive person away from a coffeehouse where Luna was making a television appearance. In their entirety, the events meant...
  • More union thuggery exposed

    02/24/2011 9:51:40 AM PST · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 02/23/11 | Tabitha Hale
    Today, union thugs descended on the FreedomWorks office. It was the middle of the day, and there was some excitement outside as all the buses pulled up and people started to fill the courtyard. We decided to go out and show our support for freedom. Intern Steve was quickly suited up.....