The Face of Tyranny.
It was both revealing and reviling. Watching this video exchange [posted on Drudge] between President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and Sen. Coburn indicates two things: She believes that government power is omnipotent She believes the government has the right to rule its citizens in every facet of their lives. While Elena Kagan would not answer the question directly, she actually did when she | Read More »
UAW’s New King & His Mission: Putting fresh icing on a turd
The Daily Finance had an interesting article today regarding the UAW’s new King (as in Bob King) and his “mission”… Bob King has an image problem on his hands. Not his own, but that of the union he now leads. Elected president of the United Auto Workers union on June 16, King must reintroduce the union to the American public, the majority of whom have | Read More »
Vandalized and Beaten for Being Non-Union?
Last week, a beating of non-union construction workers took place in New Merion, Pennsylvania [see post below from BigGovernment.com]. As it turns out, though, this beating appears to be only the latest in a series of atrocious attacks: Kane Builders Inc. in Glenside is the general contractor at the four-acre site, and the subcontractors are both union and open-shop. The site-preparation subcontractor is union, as | Read More »
Pigs Get Fed, Hogs Get Slaughtered.
The New York Times had a really interesting piece yesterday indicating even union-backed Democrats are getting sick of public sector unions: Stephen M. Sweeney, the president of the State Senate here, glowered with disgust as he described how one New Jersey town paid out nearly $1 million to four retiring police officers for their unused sick days and vacation time. Mr. Sweeney, a Democrat, also | Read More »
AFSCME official admits embezzling $180,000 intended for ACORN affiliate
It’s been said that there is no honor among thieves… An AFSCME official stole $180,000. Big news? Not really. Union corruption in the form of union bosses stealing from their members happens all the time. What is surprising is when union bosses steal from one of their own. A former union official from Milwaukee has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling about $180,000 of union | Read More »
UPDATED: Dastardly union dealmakers dealt out of Dems’ disgusting DISCLOSE Act
It must pay to have friends in low high places because less than a week after the National Rifle Association sold out Americans’ First Amendment rights for its own special deal, union bosses have had their Democratic sock puppets exempt unions from the DISCLOSE Act as well. A Democratic amendment tucked into campaign finance legislation Wednesday night appears to exempt big labor unions from proposed | Read More »
Obama’s Oil Spill: Just get out of the way…
Yeah, British Petroleum may have caused the gusher, but President Obama and his union-controlled federal bureaucrats now own the disaster: Governor Riley was in Huntsville Wednesday afternoon updating leaders on the state of our state… namely how we’re dealing with the oil spill. He said he believes Alabama leaders could have stopped the oil from lapping onto our shores, if only they had the tools from | Read More »
Beck nails it on the head on today’s unions
If you wondered why Glenn Beck is reviled by the Left, it’s because he’s so often right on his targets and, in this case, he hit the rusty old nail on the head shattering it. Video here. A couple of factoids that Beck didn’t touch on in the above clip: In 1997, following the ascension of DSA-member John Sweeney to head the AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO’s | Read More »
Is Obama About to Grant Amnesty By Executive Order?
Rumors are rumors. Then again… Apparently, this rumor is serious enough that Senators Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.) sent President Obama a letter. According to Numbers USA… Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation’s 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. | Read More »
NLRB Update: Everyone but Becker
Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down the National Labor Relations Board for illegally ruling on about 500 cases, the Senate has confirmed for full-terms two of President Obama’s nominees to the NLRB. According to Bloomberg… The National Labor Relations Board reached its full five-member size for the first time since December 2007 after the U.S. Senate confirmed two of President | Read More »