Coercive Techniques, Torture and Mayhem: Situational Ethics 101
Misleading statements, (empty) threats of physical violence, harassing and disrespectful language, nap deprivation: the CIA is accused of employing these and other ethically troubling techniques in the interrogation of Khalid Sheikh “Bluto” Mohammad and other al Qaeda operatives in the War on Terror the Great Unpleasantness. This being a cruel world, however, we must recognize that there is a time and place for everything. We | Read More »
Leftwing Grassroots Are Made of Rubber by a Union
I wrote the other day about Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-MD) townhall in Maryland. Senator Cardin, you will recall, had his townhall co-sponsored with the SEIU and ACORN. Additionally, his office sent an email to the AFL-CIO, which then forwarded it out, asking Obamacare supporters to attend the event in order to fill the seats and keep out pro-America supporters1. The whole thing was another example | Read More »
What’s Faker Than Astroturf?
Stop right there with the Pelosi-parts jokes. I have to see my children with these eyes. I’m only asking because A) I’m getting word overload on “astroturf” and B) astroturf isn’t part of a nefarious plot to drive grass out of existence, so I’m not sure it really fits here. Yesterday, I posted a story here at RedState featuring screenshots of advertisements from around the | Read More »
Uncut Video of President Obama’s Emphatic Support of a Single Payer System
According to the White House, the video shot in 2003 that you are about to watch gives a “very false impression.” It sure is easy to get this “very false impression” when you take the President at his word. Or when President Obama over-ruled his Chief of Staff to support MoveOn.org’s push for a public plan option in the House and Senate health reform bills, | Read More »
Richard Trumka, the Next Boss of Union Bosses, Talks…
From the LaborUnionReport.com blog post An interesting interview with the next AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka is appearing in The Nation. What is particularly interesting about the interview is not the typical pro-union pablum that Trumka puts out (no different than his soon-to-be predecessor John Sweeney), but his outright shot at the Service Employees International Union. “The raiding stuff is a zero-sum game,” he says, singling | Read More »
Mayors inexplicably upset over White House’s priorities.
This is fascinating, really: Mayors angry with White House no-show America’s big-city mayors are steaming over what they view as “a very dangerous precedent” set by the Obama administration in its decision to shun the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Providence, R.I., this week. In its attempt to honor the picket line of a local firefighters union involved in a labor dispute with | Read More »
AFL-CIO Uses Bulgarian Website to Advocate for Congress to Act on EFCA
What, there aren’t any websites run by American workers and hosted in the USA that the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department could find to host its press releases? Apparently not as far as the union is concerned, anyway, because a press release to push a Washington conference in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is hosted on PR-USA.net, a misleadingly named site | Read More »
Union Execs Meet at Swanky Resort Hotel
As union members lose their jobs all across the country, the AFL-CIO executive council met at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, Florida this week. The union bigwigs met at the Fontainebleau where the cheapest room rings up at $400 dollars a night. Were I a union member, I might take exception to such extravagance for union bosses. Especially in an economy like this.
Card Check’s Powerful New Opponent
Would you want to defy McDonalds? Two of America’s largest unions have denounced McDonald’s Corp. this week following Crain’s story that the company is mobilizing franchisees against a law designed to make it easier for workers to unionize. The Service Employee International Union encouraged its 1.8 million members to send letters to McDonald’s in support of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act. The AFL-CIO issued | Read More »
Right-to-Work in Michigan: Desperate times and all of that…
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. They like to say that the UAW brought you the forty-hour work week and a little something known as the weekend. And while I haven’t enjoyed a regular forty-hour work week or an actual work-free weekend since I entered the work force full-time over a decade ago I’m willing to acknowledge that such things do in fact exist. In | Read More »
Welcome to Detroit, Denver!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Denver police issued the following statement to Local 4: “A dispute took place and our officers responded to the hotel. We are told hotel guests became upset by the loud outbursts. No charges were filed, but additional officers were called to help control congressman Conyers wife, Monica.” Welcome to Detroit, Denver! Apparently the Detroit City Councilwoman and DNC convention | Read More »
Giant Michigan special interest group spending millions to buy Obama Presidency, sans outcry
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Raise your hand if you hate special interest money controlling government and politics. Yes, yes, I see that hand. Yep, see that one too. OK, gotcha, check, right… Rich Robinson, you can put your hands down, we know you only hate SOME special interest money and certainly not the undisclosed special interest money that pays your bills. Moving on… | Read More »