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  • SEIU Stands Up for “Amercan” Dream at Al Sharpton’s Counter-Freedom Rally

    08/30/2010 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    SEIU Stands Up for “Amercan” Dream at Al Sharpton’s Counter-Freedom Rally Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, August 30, 2010, 10:03 AM The local SEIU turned out at Al Sharpton’s counter-freedom rally in Washington DC on Saturday that attracted a few thousand supporters. They brought their own banner. Via The Blast: Nice work, guys. Try spell check next time before you print the banner.
  • Caption banner at Al Sharpton's counter rally in Washington, DC

    08/30/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    The rally attracted only 3,000 supporters. I wonder why?? Maybe the organizers should use spell-check next time.
  • Lame Duck Scare for Union Pension Bailout(Taxpayers again)

    08/23/2010 10:34:57 PM PDT · by Revel · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/23/2010 | Connie Hair
    New rules expected from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) are causing massive heartburn for Big Labor and fueling a new backroom push in Congress for a taxpayer bailout of underwater union pensions. With nine Republican co-sponsors of the House bill, Big Labor is pushing for passage during a lame duck session after the November elections. ........ A bill introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and a bill from Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) in the House, would for the first time put taxpayers on the hook for these underwater union pension plans. ........ Moody’s Investors Service estimates a whopping $167...
  • Our View: Civil servants paid more like masters

    08/15/2010 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Appeal-Democrat ^ | August 14, 2010
    Workers in the federal government now earn, on average, double what private-sector workers make, according to a USA Today study released Aug. 10. "Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation," the paper said. "Public employee unions say the compensation gap reflects the increasingly high level of skill and education required for most federal jobs and the government contracting out lower-paid jobs to the private sector in recent years." The report was based on numbers from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The federal pay and benefits also...
  • Pelosi fires warning shot at GOP over state aid (Teacher's Union Bailout)

    08/09/2010 6:53:31 PM PDT · by GVnana · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/9/2010 | Eric Zimmerman
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lambasted House Republicans on Monday for opposing a $26 billion package of aid to states while supporting an extension of President George W. Bush's tax cuts. Pelosi said the state aid legislation — which would prevent teacher layoffs, among other goals — would save American jobs without adding to the deficit. She contrasted that with the tax cuts, which are not paid for with equivalent spending cuts. "Congressional Republicans want to saddle future generations with nearly $700 billion in debt to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest few, while opposing a fully paid-for jobs bill that...
  • AFL-CIO President Urges Unions to Step up for Dems

    08/03/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 17+ views
    ap ^ | August 3, 2010 | SAM HANANEL
    The AFL-CIO plans to spend more than $50 million over the next 90 days to help Democrats in congressional and gubernatorial races in 20-23 states. Its top target states are California, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trumka's comments kicked off a three-day training session for AFL-CIO state political directors and staffers who will coordinate the federation's massive get-out-the-vote effort leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. Obama will address the federation's executive council on Wednesday.
  • Jimmy Kimmel crew tries to fry pro-lifer

    07/14/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jill Stanek
    Abortion isn't very funny, as comedian Jimmy Kimmel is learning... ...the youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust was holding a Face the Truth event...on Hollywood Boulevard... ...showing the public the reality of abortion via large graphic photos of aborted babies. While the pro-life protest was under way, a film crew showed up to tape a stunt across the street for "Jimmy Kimmel Live"... ...the crew quickly became aggravated by the gory aborted baby-photos and turned two of the hot spotlights on Survivor Ryan Bueler. ...a cameramen states several times he has turned the spotlight on Bueler and...
  • Bat attack in lot at King of Prussia mall(Guess Who?)

    06/25/2010 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/25/2010 | Kathleen Brady Shea
    Violence erupted at a King of Prussia construction site Wednesday, and today, police are seeking the public's help to apprehend some bat-wielding assailants. --snip-- The victims said they were blocked by numerous union protesters from entering the construction site, and so they drove to the mall area to await police assistance. A short time later, a black sedan pulled up and several men exited with baseball bats, ran up to the two trucks and repeatedly slammed the bats into the windows. As the workers exited the trucks, at least two were then physically assaulted with the baseball bats
  • AIR NIGHTMARE: Chaos as Newark Flight Diverted

    06/23/2010 8:47:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    nbc ^ | Jun 23, 2010 | BRYNN GINGRAS
    Three hundred travelers started the summer with an airplane nightmare they will not soon forget. Hundreds of Newark-bound passengers sat for four hours on a tarmac in a stifling cabin after bad weather diverted their flight from London in Connecticut and union regulations grounded it there. To make matters worse, passengers said, the plane's generators shut down for the second time, leaving them with no air conditioning and sweltering temperatures that reached 100 degrees. Some people on the inauspicious Virgin Atlantic flight fainted from the heat
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Hundreds Protest Outside Bankers' Houses In DC

    05/16/2010 8:45:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 1,233+ views
    source cannot be posted | 16 May 2010
    SEIU and National People's Action "grassroots" protest at bankers' homes.
  • Caption this protest against Arizona's SB1070 law, in Minneapolis (liberal barf alert)

    04/27/2010 5:02:19 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 40 replies · 1,413+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 4/26/10 | FibonacciBlue
  • Thousands rally at Illinois Capitol — for a tax increase (WTF???)

    04/23/2010 11:46:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies · 1,525+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/21/2010 | Ray Long and Michelle Manchir
    Thousands of teachers and other union workers descended on the state Capitol on Wednesday and chanted "raise my taxes" to try to pressure politicians to avoid major budget cuts. The vibe was the exact opposite of what you'd find at a tea party rally. But the loud chants barely resonated inside the Capitol, where lawmakers are trying to exit Springfield in a couple of weeks without voting for a tax increase that could jeopardize their re-election chances in little more than six months. "If you try to leave town without doing your job, we're going to chase you," warned union...
  • Powerful Lobbies vs. Ordinary Citizens

    04/23/2010 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 268+ views ^ | April 23, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement, President Obama promised he would appoint someone like Stevens, who "knows that in a democracy, powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens." In the world of politics, that phrase is self-explanatory. In the cultural arena, it's murkier. When it comes to First Amendment cases on broadcast indecency, who is the "powerful interest" and who was the "ordinary citizen"? The roles are now reversed. The president can't use that analogy because the powerful interests are now in Hollywood, facing the millions of regular Americans...
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • Brown Files Ethics Complaint-SEIU Used State Resources to Urge Workers to Volunteer for Coakley

    01/16/2010 3:11:35 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 123 replies · 6,964+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/10 | Jim Hoft
    Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
  • The Curious Case of the Delayed State of the Union

    01/16/2010 5:07:40 AM PST · by flowerplough · 25 replies · 1,056+ views
    it’s Jan. 14, almost halfway through the month that usually serves as bookends to presidential years. Usually around this time, members of Congress return groggily from the holiday recess and then settle into their seats for the president’s State of the Union address at the end of the month. But almost halfway through January, the White House says it still has no date for the prime-time speech on the Hill. In principle, setting the timing is the job of congressional leaders, who technically have to invite the president to come speak (they've never not invited him, and he’s never declined...
  • Beware: SEIU’s Purple Army marches on Massachusetts

    01/15/2010 8:43:20 AM PST · by truthandlife · 69 replies · 2,869+ views ^ | 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’...
  • Unions will dodge O's health tax

    01/15/2010 7:18:59 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 857+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2010 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018. The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won't be as lucky -- they'll have to cough up almost $90 billion. The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called "Cadillac" health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018. In another major concession...
  • Obama and the mob: Combating organized crime takes backseat in White House

    12/18/2009 8:00:50 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies · 755+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/17/09 | Jim Kouri
    There is a feeling that permeates throughout the law enforcement community that organized crime gangs are getting a free ride during the Obama Administration. While most of the focus of federal law enforcement is on counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber crime, federal police agencies must still contend with more traditional anti-crime operations including emerging organized crime gangs. "I may sound cynical, but I believe because [President Barack Obama] is from Chicago -- a city noted for it's history of organized crime -- he may be used to what's known as 'the Chicago way' and the casual relationship between organized crime and...