Vigilante unions in wa state "just getting started"

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    Vote Obama OUT FOLKS, he is NOT a President FOR ALL THE PEOPLE..and get prepared.

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    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor.

    Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more.

    Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy.

    And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy.

    Meanwhile, Big Labor has become even more militant, as events this week demonstrate.

    On Labor Day, Obama and Trumka shared the stage at a political rally where Teamster union president Jimmy Hoffa urged his "army" of union militants to "take these sons of bitches out" -- threatening everyday Americans concerned about our struggling economy and growing debt.

    And on Thursday, we saw a real live example of the militancy of some union extremists who really seem to think they're in an "army" -- and their enemies are job providers, independent workers, security guards and even the police.

    The Associated Press reported that hundreds of Longshoreman union militants held security guards hostage for hours at a port in Longview, Washington.

    Union thugs reportedly committed numerous acts of vandalism and violence including breaking windows, cutting brake lines on railroad cars, and threatening police officers with baseball bats.

    Not a single arrest has been made.

    The local police chief told the AP union militants warned him that Thursday's events were "only the start."

    You might say they took a page straight out of the playbook of Richard Trumka, who climbed through the union boss ranks by encouraging militancy and even violence.

    As President of the United Mineworkers (UMW) union in the 1980s and 1990s, Trumka led three violent strikes in which militancy was actively encouraged -- and workers who dared to continue working to provide for their families were subjected to threats and outright violence.

    In 1997, the UMW was forced to settle with the widow of a nonunion worker who was shot in the back of his head. UMW officials even financially aided and filed grievances on behalf of seven union militants who pleaded guilty to crimes during the violent strike.

    And after Trumka left the UMW and became the AFL-CIO's treasurer, he was implicated in a money-laundering scheme.

    A former prosecutor at the Justice Department told ABC News in 2000, "If I were advising a candidate, I would advise him or her very strongly that [Richard Trumka is] not someone you want to embrace."

    Eleven years later, Trumka is flying in Air Force One and sitting next to the First Lady as the President speaks before a joint session of Congress.

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    If trumka is crooked you can bet obamaturd is hugging him like a brother.
     
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    God bless our brave Longshoreman. They are helping defend America from Teabagger tyranny.
     
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    They are behaving like Terrorists. Mob Rule,and Intimidation is not what America is about. Those are the tools of the Left.
     
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    Unions are organizations that have outlived their usefulness. They probably made sense back in the olden days when workers were uneducated, there was only one employer in town and people lived within walking distance of their jobs.

    Today, most workers don't see a need for them. They are perfectly capable of managing their own careers.

    I make the comparison to feminists. When the Feminist movement started in the 1960's, there were a raft of things that they were asking for were pretty reasonable- equal pay, equal work, respect as professionals. And they got most of those things nailed down before Disco died out.

    After that, the Feminists just became radicals asking for things most women didn't really care about so much. So most women don't identify with feminism.

    The Unions, it has taken longer, but a recent poll shows that more working folks disapprove of unions than approve of them. A union job is like a rent controlled apartment. Great if you luck into one. but doesn't do much for the rest of us.
     
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    I fail to see how damaging other people's property in a recession is going to hurt "teabaggers" that much.

    I do see how it could damage an already fragile economy if supply chains get messed up further, as if Irine and the Japan Earth Quake haven't done enough damage.
     
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    Funny! Tell that to your Teabagger friends.
     
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    Where do you see the Tea Party using Mob rule and Intimidation? Was that the Tea Party Trashing the Wis State Capital? Are those guys out in WA state Tea Party members?

    You are a scum bag dude. The Tea Party Rallies have all been peaceful, they have not stormed buildings, they are not starting fires.

    Those are the Practices of you lefties and your union buddies.
     
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    You just proved that YOU support violence when it is your side doing it. By the way? Got any examples of Teabag party members being violent? Didn't think so.
     
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    We keep asking for a link to a Teabag member or more importantly 500 committing violence. You have not provided one yet in how many threads now?
     

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