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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...
  • Caption Obama visiting Home Depot

    12/15/2009 12:44:19 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 147 replies · 3,967+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama visits a Northern Virginia Home Depot to discuss home improvements and energy savings in Alexandria, Virginia December 15, 2009.
  • Caption these libtards staging a 'body pile up' to protest 'the poor state of US healthcare'

    11/30/2009 12:08:21 PM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 77 replies · 2,126+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | Oct, 2009 | Staff
    "Members of the Health Access protest group stage a crime scene-like 'body pile-up' as part of their campaign against what they say is the poor state of US Healthcare in Los Angeles"
  • What happened to Obama's massive network of grassroots activists?

    10/29/2009 1:14:33 PM PDT · by DBlake · 24 replies · 1,247+ views
    Youpolls ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | TNR
    As right-wing protesters dominated the news this summer, it would have seemed the perfect opportunity for Obama's much-touted organizers to drown out the conservatives with some coordinated agitation of their own. But they barely made a ripple. Where were they? And how could such a formidable grassroots operation-having just put Obama in office-fall quiet so quickly?
  • Protesters in Chicago March on Offices of Goldman, Wells Fargo

    10/26/2009 12:22:54 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 22 replies · 966+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-26-09 | LAUREN ETTER
    Hundreds of union members and organizers descended on the streets of downtown Chicago Monday morning to picket the offices of Goldman Sachs Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. The group, which included supporters from community group National People's Action and the Service Employees International Union, has organized the protests to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Bankers Association. The group is demanding that "banks end their over-reliance on greed and profits and commit to using their taxpayer bailouts and backstops to help America's economy recover," said a news release from the Service Employees International Union.
  • SEIU Shows Softer Side With Lawn Signs in Sacramento Area [New Mask for Thugs]

    09/19/2009 10:27:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,011+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 19, 2009
    SEIU Shows Softer Side With Lawn Signs in Sacramento Area By Jon Ortiz Sep. 19, 2009 California's biggest state employee union has tried the fist. Now it's extending the hand. Service Employees International Union Local 1000 has planted nearly 15,000 lawn signs in the Sacramento region aimed at building public support for the 95,000 state workers it represents. The campaign is a courteous counterpoint to the angry rallies, aggressive ad campaigns and strike threats the union has employed in the last few months as it unsuccessfully pushed Republican legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to ratify the local's stalled labor contract....
  • Pro-ObamaCare Organizer Teaches How to Shout Down Opposition at Town Hall Meetings - Video 8/31/09

    09/01/2009 9:32:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 718+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of an ObamaCare Organizer telling Pro-ObamaCare supporters how to shout down anyone at a Town Hall Meeting who begins to ask a question or make a statement opposing ObamaCare. He tells them to stand up and start shouting "Health Care Now, Health Care Now" to silence the questioner. This was "recorded on August 31, 2009 outside Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) town hall meeting in Skokie, IL." For people who claim they are "not organized" but true grassroots activists, they look awfully "Astroturf" here to me. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Top 10 Ridiculous Democrat Quotes on Health Care

    08/31/2009 8:18:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,729+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/31/2009
    1. “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” -- President Obama at an August 6 at a rally in Virginia 2. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.” -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an August 5 interview 3. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have...
  • NY Rep. Tim Bishop Bishop Tries to Pack Town Hall With Union Thugs, Fails!

    08/28/2009 6:27:15 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 16 replies · 1,597+ views
    Gathering Of Eagles: NY ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    NY Congressman Tim Bishop tried to pack his town hall with unions on the ‘take’ for nationalized healthcare. The people of his district erupt in open rebellion when one of the union goons tries to speak! Union members, many from outside the district, were snuck into the hall beforehand in an effort to stack the deck with a friendly audience. The last straw came when one of the union leaders from outside the district was asked to speak. The citizens erupted in open revolt which almost led to violence from the union goons.
  • BUSSED IN UNION GOON BOOED OUT of NY Rep. Tim Bishop's Town Hall Meeting

    08/28/2009 5:36:15 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 11 replies · 1,396+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    A local union leader was booed out of Rep. Tim Bishop's town hall meeting last night in New York.Like they tried to do here in St. Louis, union members, many from outside the district, were snuck into the hall in an effort to stack the deck with a friendly audience. There are reports that as many as three busloads were brought in.Things boiled over when Mr. Mitchell, head of the Long Island Federation of Labor, steps up to the podium and announces that he in fact does not reside within the borders of NY's First Congressional District.
  • Video: A Little Union Astroturfing in New York (Rep. Tim Bishop's Healthcare Town Hakll)

    08/29/2009 2:45:27 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 587+ views ^ | August 29, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Gateway Pundit, although I’m certain there’s an alternative explanation. Maybe the leader of the Long Island Federation of Labor couldn’t make it to the town-hall forum in his own district, or perhaps his Representative was busy hiding, like many House Democrats this August. His attempt to pander to the actual constituents of Rep. Tim Bishop results in catcalls and a full minute of disruption. Jim also reports that the Magical Mystery Bus Tour continued for this meeting, with unions sending three busloads of people to the event. Even so, the angry constituents shout them down fairly effectively … or...
  • NY. Rep. Tim Bishop's Farmingville Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Turns Raucous

    08/28/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 819+ views ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    More than 900 residents met U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop's promise to approve only a health care bill that "improves on a status quo that is unacceptable" with a mix of cheers and boos at a packed town hall meeting in Farmingville Thursday night.
  • Rep Bob Brady's Carpenters Union to Run The Philadelphia Newspapers - Inquirer / Daily News

    08/20/2009 2:26:32 PM PDT · by grace522 · 8 replies · 1,006+ views ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | Inquirer Online Desk
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 Local investors bid to own Philly newspapers A group of local investors led by real estate executive Bruce Toll is offering a plan valued at $92 million to purchase the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and, and lead the organization out of bankruptcy. According to a release, the new ownership group would include the Carpenters’ Union Pension Fund and Penn Matrix Investments. “Today, Philadelphians once again stepped up in a big way. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and filed a reorganization plan that will allow the company to emerge successfully from bankruptcy while...
  • Do some conservatives secretly wish for the assassination of Barack Obama?

    08/10/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 248 replies · 5,798+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | 8/10/09 | Tutu Orlarunda
    This is no time for jokes or trivial banter. The stakes are getting higher by the nanosecond. As tensions are inflamed at health care town hall meetings across the country, a dangerous trend of Hitler comparisons, Stalin comparisons, and all-around dictator comparisons to President Barack Obama is taking shape. The most probing question at this juncture might be uncomfortable to some, but it must be asked: Do conservative, hard-right demagogues, whose hatred for President Obama has hardly ever been subdued, secretly hope for--and are hard at work toward--the assassination of the nation's first Black president. The sheer thought that a...
  • "They tipped their hand too soon" Tea Party vs. SEIU makes front page in St. Louis

    08/09/2009 11:37:47 AM PDT · by GVnana · 101 replies · 5,432+ views
    By now you know of the atrocity committed by SEIU union thugs against Kenneth Gladney, a slight, mild-mannered man who sold pins and flags at Russ Canahan's August 6th healthcare town hall in St. Louis. The St. Louis Tea Party immediately organized a demonstration against the St. Louis offices of SEIU, placing the blame for Gladney's injuries exactly where they belonged -- on the head's of Barack Obama and his union goons. See: See the extended reporting on the St. Louis Tea Party here:
  • "El Obamanente" Sends in the Goons

    08/08/2009 12:24:13 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 20 replies · 942+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 08/08/2009 | Scott Michaels
    Well, observation of the finest traditions handed down to him by his compadre, Hoo-goh Chavez, our Presidente de por vida, Barack Obamanente, managed to cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war fairly quickly. Major props to him for organizing his brown shirts (in this case, "purple" shirts) so quickly. Seems the sunny-dispositioned folks from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), called to action by the White House, were able get to Missouri representative Russ Carnahan's public town hall meeting the other night just in time to beat up a black man giving away "Don't Tread on Me"...
  • SEIU Thugs Teach Protesters the ‘Chicago Way’ of Politics

    08/07/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 23 replies · 2,123+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 7 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters in Philadelphia back in 2008, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” He added, “That’s the Chicago way.” Last night in St. Louis, Missouri, a local conservative found out first hand about the “Chicago way.” Kenneth Gladney, a black conservative from the city, was handing out “Don’t Tread On Me” flags after a Russ Carnahan town hall meeting on health care in Mehlville. This didn’t go over well with the Obama supporters and union thugs who attended the meeting. They punched him in the face, kicked him in...
  • White House Floor Covered With Grassroots!

    08/07/2009 1:00:42 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 08/07/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Remember kids, it's the health care protesters who are being organized in a top-down manner. Because whatever Team Lightbringer says during their afternoon unicorn rides must be true. To recap: anyone who protests at a health care pimping rally is is part of a well-funded, super organized mob, according to our friends on the left. (You can practically feel the hopenandchange permeating the entire process now, right?) And on the other's just a sincere, merry band of innocents. Top White House officials counseled Democratic senators Thursday on coping with disruptions at public events on health care this summer, officials...
  • INTERCEPTED - Obama THUG Plan - Health Care Protests - IMPORTANT! Know Thine Enemy!

    08/07/2009 12:02:01 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 95 replies · 6,797+ views
    From: Margarida Jorge To: HCAN Field PartnersRE: HCAN—Responding to Right-Wing Attacks in the Field - August 4, 2009Since early February, we’ve seen increasing numbers of militant right-wing activists attending public meetings acrossthe country targeting Members of Congress and President Obama. Now in the August recess, the “tea-bagger” protesters and right-wing activists are showing up in larger numbers with a mission to be as disruptive as possible in thehopes of rattling Members of Congress and halting health care reform through pure spectacle and obstruction.  Our response is shaped by 3 things:  Ø Our targets are Members of Congress who must vote...
  • Do Police Have The Right To Confiscate Your Camera? (Answer is NO!)

    08/06/2009 11:35:29 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 45 replies · 1,621+ views
    Photography Is Not A Crime ^ | January 21, 2009 | Carlos Miller
    Seconds after BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant, police immediately began confiscating cell phones containing videos that have yet to see the light of day. [...] But the truth is, police had no legal right to confiscate a single camera. “Cops may be entitled to ask for people’s names and addresses and may even go as far as subpoenaing the video tape, but as far as confiscating the camera on the spot, no,” said Marc Randazza, A First Amendment attorney based out of Florida and a Photography is Not a Crime reader. Bert P. Krages II,...
  • Unions To Counter Town Hall 'Tea-Party Patriots': Report

    08/06/2009 10:28:04 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 228 replies · 9,850+ views
    NPR ^ | August 6, 2009 | Frank James
    Like the cavalry, organized labor reportedly plans on swooping in to the rescue of beleaguered lawmakers who are getting shouted down by conservative activists at town-hall meetings during discussions of health-care overhaul legislation. The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports that the AFL-CIO is calling on its troops to counter the anti-health care reform hecklers. An excerpt: The nation's largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess. In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would...
  • Evidence of Unions Encouraging Tea Party "Participation"

    04/15/2009 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies · 2,386+ views
    8:50 AM, Wednesday, April 15, Echo Park, a community adjoining downtown Los Angeles. This is unprecedented. Hence I am suspicious and for good reason as explained below. I am asking that others relate their experiences, especially in Los Angeles. Today, and never before today, all three garbage trucks have completed their rounds by 8:35 AM. Normally the green barrels are picked up first, between 6:30 and 7. Then the black or the blue considerably later -- sometimes after 2 PM. Today, the black barrels were picked up first beginning around 6 AM. This pattern has repeated regularly for as long...
  • Caterpillar Bosses Held Hostage in France

    03/31/2009 8:28:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 803+ views
    AP via AOL News ^ | March 31, 2009
    <p>PARIS (March 31) - Angry French workers facing layoffs at a Caterpillar factory detained four of their bosses Tuesday at the U.S. manufacturer's plant in the Alps and refused to let them leave the premises, union representatives said.</p> <p>It is the third time in several weeks that French workers have seized their bosses to protest job losses as a result of the global economic crisis.</p>
  • Sacramento Bee Staffers Approve Pay Cuts

    03/06/2009 10:47:34 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 590+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2009
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Newspaper Guild members at The Sacramento Bee agreed Friday to take pay cuts of up to 6 percent to save jobs at the 152-year-old paper. Members voted 65 percent to 35 percent to accept the deal, said Ed Fletcher, a reporter who heads the Guild's local at the Bee. Even with the pay cuts, Bee managers plan to cut 34 of the 268 Guild-covered positions in the editorial and advertising departments. Another 19 jobs would have been in jeopardy if the union had rejected the pay cuts. ''I think it was a very difficult decision for...
  • No Labor Pains (Obama gives the go-ahead to card check to the AFL-CIO)

    03/03/2009 7:28:15 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 85 replies · 2,785+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 44th Estate ^ | March 3, 2009 | Salena Zito
    Here are the remarks (as prepared for delivery) that President Barack Obama spoke via video to the AFL-CIO executive Council in Miami today. At the very end of the speech, Obama made what all of labor hoped and expected: a promise to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, or 'card-check' for short. Here goes:

    02/05/2009 5:48:15 PM PST · by andrew roman · 12 replies · 775+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 5 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    New York's largest Public Employee Union is AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees). It is one of the affiliated unions of the AFL/CIO. Today, an e-mail marked "urgent" was sent out to member employees urging them to contact their Senators right away to tell them how imperative it is that they vote "YES" on the Obamacratic spending bill. (I'll get to the contents of that e-mail in a moment). However, most interesting was a call to action at the AFSCME website, asking members to keep talk show host Rush Limbaugh from basking in the "satisfaction of sinking...
  • Barack Obama welcomes union leaders to the White House

    01/30/2009 9:52:24 AM PST · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 638+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 30, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    President Barack Obama warmly welcomed trade union leaders into the White House as he reversed restrictions on organised labour set up by the Bush administration. Promising to "level the playing field" for workers, he offered the most pro-union sentiments heard from a US president for many years. "I do not view the labour movement as part of the problem. To me, it's part of the solution," said Mr Obama, who was accused of being a Socialist by the Republican Right during the election campaign. He was speaking at the launch of a Task Force for Middle Class and Working Families...
  • Unions Decide THEY Should Say Who Gets Taxed

    In the military it's called "mission creep." That is when you start out doing one thing and end up doing something that has nothing at all to do with what your main function is supposed to be. Unions in New Mexico have just shown mission creep, once again, because, for some reason, labor leaders in that state imagine it is their duty to tell government what sort of taxes should be invented for the citizens of Santa Fe. These so-called labor leaders have decided to urge government to institute a "transfer tax" on houses that they deem "too big" to...
  • Striking Against Students: Why Pennsylvania leads the nation in teacher walkouts.

    12/22/2008 3:04:38 AM PST · by Amelia · 66 replies · 1,948+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2008 | Staff
    Teachers unions routinely claim that the interests of students are their top priority. So we would be interested to hear how the Pennsylvania affiliate of the National Education Association explains the proliferation of teacher walkouts in the middle of the school year. According to a recent study by the Allegheny Institute, Pennsylvania is once again the worst state in the country for teacher strikes. No less than 42% of all teacher walkouts nationwide occur in the Keystone State, leaving kids sidelined and parents scrambling to juggle work and family, potentially on as little as 48 hours notice required by state...
  • Is this legal?: Postal Workers Back Obama signs posted at postal drop-off boxes at post office

    10/29/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 59 replies · 1,474+ views
    my camera
    Signs posted in front and beside mailboxes at a post office location where I dropped off mail tonight. If it was at the headquarters of the unions, that'd be one thing. But in this case, would this be considered federal property? Would it be considered election engineering since this is where people will be dropping off vote-by-mail ballots? Should I bother complaining to the post office and registrar of voters? Should I post another vanity? Enquiring minds yada yada...
  • Union Thugs Beat Member for Disagreeing With Party Line

    08/21/2008 7:42:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 123+ views ^ | 08/21/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Members of the carpenters union in New York City have ruined any chance that authorities there will take their union out of government oversight by beating unconscious William Davenport, a union dissident running for office in the union. After an August 5 candidates forum, the candidate was beaten by members of the carpenters union audience outside a church. Outside a CHURCH! This thuggery along with continued Mob involvement, indictments and convictions on corruption of union members convinced Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. not to release the union from government oversight.... Read the rest at