A Pitchfork Moment: How Washington State Voters Can Shackle Serial Job Killers
If jobs are the oxygen that fuels a nation’s economy, then politicians with their heavy-handed regulations, unions and high taxes, are the serial killers that strangle the creators of those jobs. Right now, America is at a pitchfork moment. With millions unemployed and the numbers getting worse, not better, political leaders are beginning to smell the acrid odor and see the glow of the torches. | Read More »
Teamsters Attempt to Oust FedEx Founder & Chairman Fred Smith from Co.
They’ve been agitating for a complete redistribution of wealth and power for more than 100 years. Now, they’re getting pretty darn close to accomplishing it. Following the AFL-CIO’s August attempt to fire Michael Dell at Dell Computers, the Teamsters have gone gunning for the founder of FedEx, Chairman Fred Smith. From the Teamsters’ press release: At FedEx Corporation’s [NYSE: FDX] annual meeting today the Teamsters’ | Read More »
AFL-CIO Boss: Fox & ‘Confused’ Tea Partiers Deliver a ‘Cynical, Deeply Dishonest, and Incoherent Message.’
AFL-CIO Boss Richard Trumka, the same guy who pled the Fifth Amendment before Congress is doing all he can to carry the Democrats’ water for the mid-term elections, including (but not limited to) demonizing Tea Party activists. Last Friday, Trumka lobbed some rhetorical grenades at Tea Party activists using terms such as confused, cynical, deeply dishonest, and incoherent. Trumka and Working America Executive Director Karen | Read More »
Just days before Socialist Saturday, unions remind Americans of Obama roots
Aesop, meet Obama. Just days before Socialist Saturday (see #hashtags below), a series of union-related events are beginning to become large enough of an embarrassment to the Obama administration that they may be hard for the media to ignore any longer. With the abrupt departure of SEIU über-boss Andy Stern, the rejection (and subsequent departure) of his hand-chosen successor, Anna Burger, the President’s friends at | Read More »
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Fires, Fraud, Democrats & The SEIU: It’s a Real Work in Progress(ivism)
We’ll just lay the facts [emphasis added] out for you. Then, you can decide if you believe in coincidences: Fact One: In 2008, a group of citizens in Harris County, Texas saw what appeared to be a massive attack on the integrity of the election process: When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking | Read More »
GOTV: Can a Leaderless Army Defeat the Leviathan of the Left?
Countdown to Nov. 2nd: 37 days. Perhaps it is from spending too many years in Chicago; or, perhaps, it is his SEIU/ACORN training. In either case, our President has a fondness for “The Chicago Way,” even going so far as once having used the line: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” In November, many freedom-loving Americans (and their candidates) will | Read More »
K.O.! Union Throws in Towel on Arizona Boycott
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has knocked the once-mighty United Food & Commercial Workers union out of union boycott of Arizona over SB1070. It might be the fact that Brewer doesn’t cower to union thug-like tactics, or it could be the fact that she punches back twice as hard. Either way, the UFCW is throwing in the towel on its Boycott Arizona campaign. The grocery workers | Read More »
Unions Really Have Gone to Pot.
Have all the unions in the country gone to pot? It certainly seems so. As California’s unions work to target the budding pot industry out on the Left Coast, it appears the UAW’s workers in Detroit are getting in on some of the ganga action. Unfortunately, some miscreant members of the Union of Ailing Workplaces United Auto Workers who work [cough, cough] at Chrysler’s the | Read More »
Jan Brewer Shows She’s Got More Brass Than the SEIU & What’s-His-Name
There are certain defining moments in some politicians’ careers that take them from the status of politician to a real leader. In Arizona, the fight over SB1070 is Governor Jan Brewer’s defining moment. In the fight over SB1070, Jan Brewer has stood up to Barack Obama, his Washington (and Chicago) entourage, as well as the “hand inside Barack Obama’s puppet,” the Service Employees International Union. | Read More »
Another Fine Example of Union Hypocrisy
You know that old adage about throwing stones and living in glass houses, right? Well, when it comes to hypocritical moments, today’s union bosses sometimes just outdo themselves in ways that leave you just shaking your head in astonishment. Take, for example, the United Food & Commercial Workers union (UFCW). Even if you’ve never heard of the UFCW, you’re probably familiar with their work. You | Read More »
Andrew Breitbart Stares Down Astroturfers: They Blink.
While many of us were in Austin for the RedState Gathering over the weekend, Andrew Breitbart was up in Chicago having some fun at some hate-filled, OFA lefties’ expense. According to Andrew Marcus over at Big Government: On Saturday, September 18th, Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart headlined an event entitled “Right Nation 2010,” held just outside of Chicago, Illinois. As you will see in our | Read More »
The SEIU and Its ‘Extreme’ Election Shenanigans
With the labor movement in full panic mode over the prospects of a devastating mid-term election, the SEIU is turning up the heat all across the country, trying to figure out ways in which to demonize Republicans as well as to get ballots into boxes. So far, in addition to vowing to spend tens of millions, the SEIU’s tactics seems to be gearing up its | Read More »
Dear Union Members: Will you follow your union bosses or the Founding Fathers on Nov. 2nd?
If you’re a union member, the question posed by the title of this post might initially offend you. However, get past it for a moment and answer this question for yourself: Which do you support more, your union or the United States of America and the freedoms so many fought and died for? You see, it is really coming down to that choice and, in | Read More »
GOTV: Fighting for Freedom in the Fall
promoted from the diaries by haystack…if we’re serious about winning, now truly is the time to get off the pot… On November 2nd, Americans will, once again, head to the ballot box in what may be the most important election facing this nation’s future in at least a generation. As in all elections, the outcome will be determined by those who actually vote—which is why | Read More »
Labor Day or Big Union Boss Day?
This Labor Day, as opposed to unions organizing parades celebrating the work done by union members’ hands, today’s parades are more a testament to the failure of private-sector unions and the plague that public-sector unions have become. Five years after writing an essay entitled The Labor Movement is Brain Dead (and it’s time to pull the plug), in the age of government paternalism, when capital | Read More »