"There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction."

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil....In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." Ayn Rand


    White House to Union-Controlled NLRB: Shush now! Be quiet!

    A few weeks ago, as the debate over the FY 2011 budget was being debated, we raised the question as to why the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board wanted even more money from taxpayers, even as the NLRB’s case load has plummeted over the last ten years. Then, when the GOP-led House proposed cutting the NLRB’s budget by a mere $50 million (from $283 million | Read More »

    Crossroads GPS on the Public-Sector Union ‘System’

    As unions have spent tons of money on busing people into Wisconsin, as well as on TV ads, better late than never comes a national ad buy for this ad from Crossroads GPS:

    Scott Walker Offers Olive Branch, Fleebagging Democrats Spit in His Face

    Despite the financial straits that Wisconsin is facing, the war being waged against Scott Walker has always been about union power. Now, amid reports that Scott Walker is offering a compromise to unions and their Democrat puppets, their refusal to budge is proving this point. Appearing to blink first in a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered to keep certain | Read More »

    The Monsters of McMinnville, Oregon: Radical teachers’ union gets MEAn

    If one bad apple spoils the bushel, what happens when the whole bushel is rotten? In a sleepy little suburb outside of Portland, Oregon, there is a monster lurking in the classroom, teaching schoolchildren their three Rs—Reading, Radicalism & Reprisal. The monster is known as the McMinnville Education Association [MEA]. McMinnville School District is in negotiations with the MEA (hereafter to be known as MEAn) | Read More »

    Union-Controlled NLRB Goes Fishing With Google, Hooks Itself ‘Independently’

    In what may have been a just a mere not-so-innocent attempt at using Google to lure in new members for their union bosses, the allegedly “independent” National Labor Relations Board has created more questions about its practices than it probably would care to answer. Nevertheless, the questions do need answering. On Thursday, when it became known that the NLRB was running ads on Google on | Read More »

    Bill Gates Weighs in on Wisconsin…Sort of.

    Bill Gates, not exactly known for partisan politics, is sounding the alarm on states’ unfunded pensions and health care costs that are wreaking havoc on state budgets (now and in the foreseeable future). Gates does not mention Wisconsin by name, nor does he cite the unionized public-sector. However, with Wisconsin in the limelight right now, Gates’ warning should be heeded by all Americans (union and | Read More »

    Union-Controlled NLRB Suddenly Pulls Google Ads on ‘How to Start a Union’

    This past Thursday, we (along with the Shopfloor blog), shed some light on a startlingly pro-union Google ad being placed by the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board that stated: “Find Info on How to Start a Union Get the Process & More on Our Site!“ __________ __________ A day later, on Friday, the National Labor Relations Board posted what appears to be its first-ever “Fact Check” | Read More »

    NJ Union Caught Interfering With Turnpike Bidding Process Gets Shown the Exit

    They could have been contenders. Unfortunately, though, the union representing the nearly 300 New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors took an opportunity for preferential hiring on the state’s plans to privatize collections and tried to interfere with the process. Now, the Garden State has shown them the exit (so to speak). With the advent of automated systems like EZ Pass that give motorists the ability to | Read More »

    Gaming the System: Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

    As the unions’ and Democrats’ siege on the Wisconsin statehouse (to the tune of up to $7.5 million) comes to a close, their Regan MacNeil behavior slowly subsiding, the Heritage Foundation provides an excellent video explaining the whole problem with public-sector unions’ collective-bargaining scheme:

    Liars Figure? Union-Controlled NLRB’s Numbers Questioned by House GOP

    Yesterday, you saw how the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is using taxpayer money to buy ad space on Google on how to start a union. While this is only the latest activist-oriented action the NLRB has taken to promote unions [more here], it is but one small reminder of waste must be cut from government—waste that union-bosses and their agents in government don’t | Read More »

    Tax-Payer Funded, Union-Run NLRB Using Google to Advertise ‘How to Start a Union’

    Apparently, President Obama likes to ignore his advisors. Either that or some agencies in Washington missed the President’s speech when he said he wanted job creation to be his number one priority. You see, one would think that, if the President really wanted to create jobs, he would listen to his economic advisors, like former National Economic Advisor Larry Summers, who wrote: Another cause of | Read More »

    A Note to Labor Secretary Solis: Collective Bargaining Has No Place in Government

    This past weekend, when ethically-challenged U.S. Secretary Hilda Solis told a cheering DNC crowd that “the fight is on” (referring to the Battle of Wisconsin) she openly declared her devotion to union bosses, as well as her disdain for the 88% of Americans who are union-free and stuck with the tab. Though it shouldn’t be a surprise as Solis was a board member of the American | Read More »

    No Words Needed. As Union Mob Molests WI Legislator, NEA Shows Its True Colors

    This is 15 unforgettable minutes. As the siege of Madison begins its third week, a GOP legislator was accosted on Tuesday by literally hundreds of union thugs and other radicals as he tried to enter the statehouse. Among those unions appearing in the video below [via Gateway Pundit],  AFSCME, IBEW, MTI (Madison Teachers, Inc.), SEIU, UFCW and WEAC were all accounted for. Take the time, | Read More »

    Workers of Wisconsin Unite? Wobblies Call for General Strike

    Most Americans are probably unfamiliar with the union known as the Industrial Workers of the World (also called the Wobblies). However, the Wobblies have been around since 1905 and, although the IWW has declined significantly since its 100,000-member peak in 1923, it has been getting some notoriety of late trying to unionize Starbucks and Jimmie John’s. As a union, the IWW is a well-known union | Read More »

    Francis Fox-Piven: The Communist Manifesto Was ‘Really Too General’…

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Given the tumult in the Middle East, as well as in Wisconsin and other states, it is worthwhile to explore some of the brains behind today’s “revolutionary” spirit—especially, given the Left’s hatred of the free-market, today’s socialists’ renewed interests in “revolution” and anarchists ambushing Seattle police. Unless you’re a Glenn Beck watcher, you’ve | Read More »