Because Obama is in the hot-seat right now with all the scandals, nobody is paying much attention to his pick for Labor Secretary. I can’t keep up with half the crimes being committed on a daily basis, but this one is going under the radar.
So, I’m passing it on. This guy looks like a real dweeb. Contact your conservative senators, because we all know the democratic ones follow the head of the snake…
Well hey, Greece is coming to America sooner than we thought! ! Some union thugs think that the “right to work” law is taking away his hard-earned pension and GIVING IT TO SOMEONE ELSE!
Uh..isn’t that the same thing as Obama taking hard-earned money from the people who ARE paying taxes and giving it the those who aren’t paying taxes, along with free housing, cell phones, health care, kidneys, food stamps and cars?
Tell me, where’s the difference?
“There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geissthreatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state.
So, after the right to be able to choose whether you want to join a union was voted on…. instead of losing in good grace (as conservatives always do) the union is out for blood, and decided to start with the reporters in the tent, and the guy with the microphone, who did NOT hit the guy back after he attacked him.
Frankly, the guy who was doing the punching looks like he could use a few more beers.
Every morning, I get up, take my pills, and then get a glass of milk and one Hostess Coffee Cake Cinnamon Streusel. I lost forty pounds by cutting out my usual breakfast of whatever cereal of the month was favored. Cinnamon…helps you lose weight.
At least cheaper than Sara Lee’s Cherry-Covered Cheesecake. But today, Hostess died…murdered by it’s own cancerours tumor that was too big to cut out: unions.
So…in respect to the great American Company called “Hostess” I think, a fitting obituary is deserved, don’t you?
DIED: HOSTESS (1930-2012)
After a major greed infection, the much beloved American food staple of the American diet, has died, killing 18,900 jobs. During its long life…Hostess supplied cheap and much beloved deserts and breads to millions of people all over the world—Ding Dongs and Twinkies being the most popular. The brand of Hostess products were so popular, that it spawned many children, who went on to make their parents proud. Hostess will be sorely missed, as it was one of America’s most beloved food makers.
Obama formally established the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument on a piece of property in Keene, east of Bakersfield. The property served as the national headquarters of the United Farm Workers.
Most people in the country, have little memory of this guy. BUT…if you listen to the media he was the Latino version of Mahatma Gandhi.
Uh…not really. Not many people know, that Cesar Chavez was trained by the communist ‘community organizer’ that wrote “Rules for Radicals” the Jewish agnostic, Saul Alinsky.
Alinsky personally trained community activists. The federal government spent more than $200 billion on War on Poverty programs in the first five years. Much of this money went to street radicals such as Alinsky. It happens that Chavez was an Alinsky protégé. Alinsky’s foundation had recruited him in 1952 and provided much of his early funding and training.. David Horowitz
But Chavez wasn’t so much the man working for the “little guy” in the field, in reality he basically was used by the unions to put more people on the union dues money-making train.
Chavez earned many titles in his life, but “champion of immigrants” was not one of them. He was primarily a labor leader who was concerned about illegal immigrants undercutting union members, either by accepting lower wages or crossing picket lines. He never pretended to be anything else, and he resisted attempts by others to widen his agenda. When he pulled workers out of the field during a strike, the last thing he wanted was to see a crew of illegal immigrant workers take away his leverage. Chavez ordered union members to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service and report illegal immigrants who were working in the fields so that they could be deported. Under the supervision of Chavez’s cousin, Manuel, UFW members tried at first to persuade Mexicans not to cross the border. One time when that didn’t work, they physically attacked and beat them up to scare them off, according to reports at the time.
It will be interesting to see in this election, if Obama will feel the need to call out tanks here in the United States…if the vote is close. I would not doubt if Hugo, who is rooting for his old community organizer pal Obama— calls him up, and tells him how to handle things.
This week, we have two major orbs…not measuring up to perfection:
Rahm, who by all measures of common sense is running a city with no money, was getting so impatient with the 25,000 union Chicago teachers not being able to agree to 4 raises, and jobs for life, so he went to court to force them to go back to work.
Nobody would have made them all lose weight before they came back to work, because of the sheer WEIGHT of these some of these people are causing a severe danger to our national security, but Michelle Obama so far, is silent.
These teachers are furious. Maybe it’s all that fat. It’s not about the money. They make more than any union teachers in the country. NO..they did NOT feel that any kid had to learn..no fault of theirs they claim, and they don’t want to be held to any kind of standards…that’s for the EPA. They just wanted to wait another week to bully that Jew, Rahm into submission.
Those parents are going to start screaming for them.
The union immediately condemned Emanuel’s play in court, in which the city said “a vulnerable population has been cast adrift,” as an act of vindictiveness by a “bullying” mayor who was attempting to “thwart our democratic process.” “It’s another bullying tactic that, unfortunately, if he wants teachers back in the schools, he should have stayed away from that type of action,” said Jay Rehak, a longtime high school English teacher. “It only incites, rather than tones down the rhetoric.”
It’s great to see two bullies fighting isn’t it? IF the teachers get what they want, they will all be out of a job anyway in a few years because Chicago will become the next DETROIT and Obama will have to come and bail it out. That is, IF Obama stays in power. Rahm “the missing finger fish, man” has bought up his children so well.
Second: The Sun.
Ralm Emanuel is not the only great orb in the universe who is not perfect–it seem our sun is–(According to Al Gore) not perfect—it’s just too round.
A mystery surrounds the shape of the Sun – it is just too perfectly round, scientists have said. In fact the Sun turns out to be one of the roundest objects ever measured. Scaled down to the size of a beach ball, the difference between the Sun’s widest and narrowest diameters would be far less than the width of a human hair.
This, according to the scientists (who no doubt went to school in Chicago) is a horrible mistake. It doesn’t matter that it supports all life on earth and without it, we’d all be popsicles, no…it not suppose to be round!
Will the Chicago Teachers get humongous raises, health care benefits, yearly vacation to Hawaii, and continue to keep up their fine standards of teaching without being “punished” thereby leaving the 350,000 children of Chicago without a decent education and doomed to jail time or murder victims for the rest of their lives?
You bet. It’s an election year.
Will the Sun stop shining because some dimwit scientists are upset about the fact that it’s pretty perfect, and they think it should NOT be?
The good news is: We can pretty much count on the fact that the sun will be around longer than Ralm Emanuel. And that’s a good thing, because most of the kids in Chicago are going to have to learn to grow their own food.
Michelle Obama….is already on it.
Obama’s still talking about how his main preoccupation will be “PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK!”
But here we see, Obama’s putting Chinese workers to work…IN AMERICA.
Is he confused?
One thing is for sure, while too many dumb Americans are buying his big outright lies, Obama has the art of lying down almost to perfection.
Watch, and if you’re a union member…kick yourself for being so dumb.
You know if ABC is getting wise to him, his lying is slacking.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
The tea party patriots are smashing down every institution that our grandfathers built? What is this man smoking?
Uh…the only people who have been dismantling the great American institutions are the liberal democrats..and their friends, the very proud avowed communists, as this man is. What’s even more amazing that the there are people out there who think our schools are great, and that the tea party wants to tear down American institutions.
The tea party want the unions to stop DESTROYING our children’s minds. To a democrat it’s okay if your kid stays dumb…as long as the teachers get their big checks and benefits. How DARE you want to destroy their livelihood.
As for unions…
Jefferson didn’t belong to no union.
Washington didn’t belong to no union.
I’m pretty sure Abraham Lincoln didn’t belong to no union.
The only thing American about unions is the teamsters, who worked hand in hand with the Mafia and the democratic party.
Van Jones is a communist. It’s time everyone start calling him what he is: delusional.
It was past midnight when I ran into one of my neighbors who was out walking her little dog, Elvis. She was moving she said, and we got to talking about how the whole North County of St. Louis had deteriorated, and it was good that she was getting out. We both admitted the “downfall” had started decades ago…around the 70′s. I remember many white families moving away from the “black” exodus North, as it was called back then, and stopped to wonder…just how slowly the changes had taken place.
Now, I’m about as prejudice as the next man. I don’t like mean people. I don’t like dishonest people. But short of that, if you are decent, and caring, take care of your family and your house, I really don’t care what color you skin is. I always judged the person first, and have since I was a kid.
But, I’ve watched my neighborhood go from being 80 percent white to 75 percent black throughout my lifetime, and while many white people that I know have left, I have no intention of moving away. …unless the crime gets too bad and I must. I like most all my black neighbors, but the few who I don’t like, I wouldn’t get along with even if they were white. I get along with less of my white neighbors than my black ones. Like I said, skin color doesn’t man a thing.
I mention this because I’m setting this up:
We started talking about current events and then she was talking about how she was glad to be moving away from the “blacks.” By today’s standards, she was a ‘raciest.’ BUT…not racist enough–she supported Obama. “I voted for him” she said proudly.
(Nobody Wonders: Does Obama want the “racist” white people to vote for him?)
“Yes, I am. You know I would never vote for Romney, he wants to take the Social Security from old people! You know, many people need Social Security and Medicare!”
Even if I gave her a lesson in simple economics, I knew she wouldn’t listen.
The fact that Obama was one of her hated “black” people didn’t even come up. As long as she got her big paycheck, which she attributed to Obama, she was voting for him.
As I listened to this rant by Michal Savage today,(see below) who puts what many of us feel into words…and I remember how hopeless I felt after I realized just how many people are like my neighbor. They are listening to all the “sound bites” and not even questioning Obama. And then I realized that every union man, and most likely everyone that works for the unionized government will vote for him. That’s half the country. The ones making the money now, think that they will lose it if they DON’T vote democrat.
The nation of “have” and “have-nots” will not only be the “rich” but the “union” members vs. the rest of us. The numbers for the “rest of us” is getting slim.
The unions ruined America. They’ made almost twice in salaries (adding their benefits) as what the private sector makes. Like the rioters in Greece, they have been making so much money for so long, they don’t see the cliff coming down the road. And why should they?
Human nature is all about survival.
In a way, I envy my neighbor. I know in ten years from now I will be in the minority in my own neighborhood. And it won’t be the blacks, or the Asians, that I will want to get away from..It will be the Muslims.
They have come to take over. I will be a stranger in my own land.
Not that our politicians seem to care. They have already left this land. Bill Clinton was on TV today, and all he could talk about was how he was saving the world. Obama will be doing the same thing years from now.
Not too long from now, the money will run out. Our debt beats all other nations on earth. Greece is filled with people who can’t find food or work because their govenments promised them all too much money. Once they were happy campers, getting paid well, taking long vacations. Now, some are killing themselves in the public square, life is just too hopeless.
So, will we become Greece one day? Is that why Obama is having military exercises in the cities? Is that why drones will be appearing over our nation? They know what’s coming?
I know what Michael Savage would say…how about you? What do you think?
Sometimes we don’t appreciate our parents when they’re alive as much as we should. Ten years after my mother had passed away, I remember reading Katherine Graham’s autobiography. Katherine was just like my mother, although on a National scale. My mother was a Republican and Katherine was a Democrat, but the one thing they had in common was they both inherited companies from their fathers. Katherine inherited The Washington Post from her father, Eugene Meyers (who was a Federal Reserve Governor) and my mother inherited her father’s printing company, Hart Printing, which was certainly no Washington Post, but it did do major advertizing for big companies like Anheuser Busch, and Brown Shoe.
I won’t go into the details of how remarkably alike they were but to say that, in one chapter in her book, Katherine talked about the most difficult time she ever had: How proud she was that she managed to keep the Post in business when the printers went on strike, in 1975. Katherine explained in great detail how the few people left in the building, herself included, and various managers and secretaries, had to try to get out the Post paper all by themselves: run the pressed, manage the paper’s delivery, etc…and how they work like dogs until the strike was over. There was a happy ending in this, because The Washington Post, is still in business, due no doubt in part, because of its political connections.
The 1975 strike did not break The Post.
My mother’s company did not fare so well when her printer union workers went on strike around the same time. My mother and father both had to work 18 hour days to keep the place running and open. The worry and heartache took a toll on her as I remember, and it was hard for a daughter to watch. The only thing my mother couldn’t do was lift the paper and feed the presses…but she did everything else. She did the estimating, accounting, receptionists, ink, layouts, all the photo department, and bindery. Like Katherine, she did it with her intellingence and will power. My father ran the presses with some help from some friends.
The whole city of St. Louis was never the same after that printer’s strike of 1975. Most of the printing business left St. Louis because of the strike, and went overseas and to other cities. The one sole Republican newspaper here in town, The Globe, folded, eventually leaving The Post Dispatch the only press standing. The Post Dispatch is very liberal and now begs for customers in grocery aisles.
My mom kept the jobs for her union employees for as long as she could, but not one of those men realized how lucky they were to even have a job to come back to. They had no idea how much money she sacrifice in her own salary…to keep the plant going. They should have thanked her…but not one of them did.
They all retired and lived great lives…and all traveled the world.
While they all had guaranteed early pensions and healthcare, my mother lived off of her SS checks and Medicare for the rest of her life. She couldn’t afford to give herself a pension because all her money went back into the company…to keep it going. After the strike getting work was a daily struggle.
I was thinking about Katherine and my mother the other day when I read these two passages in Mark’s Steyn’s new book After America:
“Obama, faced with a US automobile industry that so overcompensates it workers it can’t make a car for a price anybody’s willing to pay for it, the president handed over control to the very unions whose demands are principally responsible for that irreconcilable arithmetic. Mrs. Thatcher took on the unions and destroyed their power. In Detroit entire blocks are deserted, and the city is proposing to turn commercial land back into pasture. This is America and no bombs fell. And the physical decay is a nothing to the deterioration of human capital.. 44 percent of adults in the city have a reading comprehension below grade six level. Nearly half could not graduate from elementary school.”
“At number 27 is a lady who retired from teaching in the local school at the age of 59 and lives on an annual pension of $78,255 exempt from state and local tax with gold plated health benefits and everything inflation proofed. At number 29 is a guy exactly the same age who owns a hardware store, can’t afford to retire, has health issues and crummy provision of amelioration thereof, yet will be working till he dies, while his neighbor enjoys a lavish two decade retirement that he paid for in his taxes. This is a recipe of civil war and no gay hedonist or fire breathing mullahs need be involved.”
Unions have ruin this country….and most of Europe. All unions. Look what the teachers unions have done to our educational system. And ironically, all the major American companies because of the unions and their outlandish benefits, have taken their manufacturing to China, where there are no unions, and people work with hardly any protections. Add to that, the state pensions which are breaking the state budgets and it’s a no brainer…something has to give. People that have never had their own business give no thought to the work and money that is involved in keeping a business going. We have become a spoiled and ingorant nation in so many ways.
Back when Henry Ford decided to pay his men a nice salary so they could afford to buy his cars…it was a great idea, and money was plenty. But then the union bosses got greedy. The hourly wage of a union man went way over market value price…and the price of everything else went up.
If the dollar collapses (as many predict) or if Mitt Romney is elected and he somehow manages to do what he says he want to do: cut all federal pensions and pay scales down to the private sector level, there will a lot of mad people.
If Obama gets reelected and the pay for government workers keeps going up, there will also be a breaking point among the people who just can’t afford to pay for someone’s else’s wonderful retirement anymore–and those people will start getting pretty angry. So, what side do you think will win?
Nobody Knows…but I’m sure Mark will not reprimand my saying: it’s really FUBAR. Unions: if you belong to one, you love them. If you don’t…you hate them.
Nobody Thinks they should all be busted…starting at the top. What have we got to lose?
And on another note: Both these women ran those companeis for years…they were…the top bosses, and this was way before Gloria Steinem put on her little bunny tail.
After the Union vote yesterday in Wisconsin, where the people spoke and said that they wanted their union bargaining rights to stay intact, we only have to think of what the Unions did to Detroit, and why Chief Executive Alan Mulally of Ford Motor Company announced last July that he was going to go into Asia and boost worldwide sales by 50 percent by 2015. He is building Chinese factories as fast as he can.
THAT’s the America spirit!
So, why did Japan take over our auto market to become the number one in the world?
Let’s look: Here is Hiroshima, 66 years ago. (email)
We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs. However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land during the past 65 years.
Hiroshima-65 years later–
What has caused more long term destruction-the A-Bomb, or the U.S. Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?
Japan does not have a welfare system. Toyota does not need unions.
Work or do without. (Nobody would like to add, the US has paid for the defense of Japan, money they could also save and use to build themselves up.)
(Thanks to Pattie)