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Traveling Union Thug Theater Moves To Michigan!

by Flyovercountry ( 70 Comments › )
Filed under Unions at December 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Alternate Headline: Republican Party Establishment, take note!

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

First things first, here is that wonderful promise that if we do not acquiesce to the union demands for leftist control, then there will be violent repercussions. This threat does not come from some lunatic leading an occupy style of temper tantrum in the streets of Lansing, but from the floor of the Michigan State Legislature. The guy promising the violence is Doug Geiss, a Democrat State Representative.

Simply stunning!

This by the way was not some sudden occurrence, which simply became the flavor of the month in bluer than blue Michigan, one of the most heavily entrenched union locales of the nation. The governor of that state, and all of the members of both houses of the now Republican controlled state legislature actually campaigned on this promise, that their first order of business would be establishing a right to work law in the state of Michigan. This is significant for a few reasons.

The Republican Party should be taking note here. Even in bluer than blue Michigan, a campaign based on clearly articulated conservatism won. One of the most heavily union influenced states of our nation voted overwhelmingly to pass a law that would limit the power wielded by the unions. It would seem that the people of Michigan are tired of a minority wielding power well beyond their numbers, such as is the case with the power wielded by organized labor in every corner of this great land. It has proven the point once again, that clearly articulated conservatism wins elections.

It also signifies a vastly different narrative than Barack Obama has unlimited carte blanche to inflict his agenda in some sort of national mandate based upon the November election. Just like in 2009 through 2012, Barack Obama maintained high personal approval numbers while every one of his policies is summarily rejected by the American People. I admit that this entire concept is somewhat bizarre, and in fact infuriating, but that is the only way to explain the bevy of State, Congressional, and midterm elections that have happened since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January of 2009. We elected Barack Obama based on his cult of personality, in spite of his agenda, and not because of it. Over reacting to this bizarre set of results carries with it a danger far greater than being out of touch, which conservatives are not. Barack Obama’s cult of personality will not automatically transfer to the next Democrat nominee in 2016, any more than it has transferred to help the popularity of his policies.

America, despite putting open Marxists in charge of the Executive Branch, is still a center right nation, at least for the time being. In instance after instance, the center right agenda passes continually at the local and state levels when presented clearly. I know it’s difficult to square that with the reality of Barack Obama winning two Presidential elections, but in each election of national importance in between those Obama victories, conservative positions have been victorious. Right to work, referendums to veto Obamacare, GOP takeovers of state legislatures has been the norm, and not the aberration.

For those who wish to view this on the micro level, take a look at the issue of just how valuable to Michigan life these unions have actually made themselves. In the screaming about how this bill was passed without sufficient debate, in other words simply passed, we are not hearing from the usual suspects about how the unions simply care about their fellow man, woman, and child. The teachers union is not out there bleating on about how they are only concerned about the kids. Good thing too, as in Detroit for example, should your child attend one of their public schools, he or she will only have a 7% chance of being able to read and write adequately upon graduation. The odds of your child being able to solve simple math problems are even worse. To bring it all home, Detroit is one of the most expensive school districts in the nation in terms of cost per student. Clearly money being spent is not the answer. Money making its way past the unions extortion racket and into an actual class room is. At least this time around they are being honest so far in their tantrum, it’s all about their ability to wield political power and not wanting to see their shake down and extortion money train slowed in any material way.

That’s the heart of the micro issue here. The unions are seeing their extortion racket being dismantled, one state at a time, and they are not taking it lying down. As you’ve probably suspected, violence has indeed broken out in Lansing, and several assaults have been reported. It’s going to be another long four years America. Maybe this time you’ll learn that elections have consequences.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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  1. RIX
    1 | December 12, 2012 5:13 pm

    Beckle is on the Five right now defending the union thuggery in Michigan.
    On the one hand he defends it saying that they were goaded, then on the
    other hand he claims that not much happened.
    Then he slobbers that it is the Tea Party that is violent..


  2. lobo91
    2 | December 12, 2012 5:14 pm

    More union thuggery:

    Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    PHILADELPHIA --
    It’s a union protest designed to bring you to tears.

    Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98.

    Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: “Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages.” It’s what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant.

    The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.

    “I know everybody says they’ve got their rights,” says longtime apartment resident Jean Smith, “and that’s fine. But don’t we have rights too, that we have to hear this constantly- every day?”

    The electricians are protesting the use of a non-union contractor to do electrical work on renovations at the apartment building.

    Residents say they have nothing against organized labor making a point, but this?

    “The crying of the baby- it doesn’t give them no sympathy,” says apartment dweller David Dickson. “It’s not helping them.”

    Saundra Terrell agrees. “They don’t seem to care! Even when we approached them nicely on the first day, they seemed to ignore us.”


  3. 3 | December 12, 2012 5:22 pm

    @ RIX:

    Don’t forget the heavy dosage of our good friend moral equivalency! They were goaded into acting like raging Muslim thugs thirsting for blood by the mere presence of a tent that Beckel claims was paid for by gasp…… the Koch Brothers. Not that anyone in the tent or around it acted inappropriately, but that the mere presence of anyone right of center is just too much for the average peace loving lefty to bear.


  4. 4 | December 12, 2012 5:26 pm

    “Traveling Union Thug Theater” -- that, alone, has to be the best line of the week!


  5. RIX
    5 | December 12, 2012 5:32 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:
    One of the people in the tent is African American.
    Apparently the Union thugs dropped the N word liberaly, according
    to witnesses.


  6. RIX
    6 | December 12, 2012 5:35 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    “Traveling Union Thug Theater” — that, alone, has be the best line of the week!

    Yooooooo! Maybe youse need a visit from one of my associates.
    Maybe dat would be good for youse.


  7. 7 | December 12, 2012 5:35 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Don’t forget the heavy dosage of our good friend moral equivalency! They were goaded into acting like raging Muslim thugs thirsting for blood by the mere presence of a tent that Beckel claims was paid for by gasp…… the Koch Brothers. Not that anyone in the tent or around it acted inappropriately, but that the mere presence of anyone right of center is just too much for the average peace loving lefty to bear.

    It may well be past mere moral equivalency. The level of “justifiable violence” among the left is simply higher and it has been for more than 40 years.


  8. 8 | December 12, 2012 5:38 pm

    @ RIX:

    Hey RIX, hope you are doing well. You have to understand that for the left NOTHING is off limits. When your golden rule is “the ends justify the means” you have no restrictions on what you can do. Us stoopid conservatives shackle ourselves with morals. We are our own enemies.

    /s


  9. heysoos
    9 | December 12, 2012 5:40 pm

    just wait til the unions in CA and Il implode….better have a bunker near, it will be epic


  10. 10 | December 12, 2012 5:44 pm

    I know it’s a bit early to go OT, but I miss NT2U. We kept in touch through facebook and her passing was a big hit. Such a sweet angel. She sent a Winnie the Pooh memory book as a baby shower gift earlier this year. I never got to meet her in person, like so many on here, but the way she touched our lives was special. It’s not very often you get to have that experience in life.


  11. heysoos
    11 | December 12, 2012 5:45 pm

    it takes time and exposure…
    someday the typical stupid CA liberal will figure out that some union ape in charge of potholes in Orange County has retired on $200k a year and bennies out of this world…on his dime…he has a choice…he can admit to monumental stupidity or he can blow it off as not real


  12. 12 | December 12, 2012 5:50 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Public sector unions should be illegal. Period.


  13. coldwarrior
    13 | December 12, 2012 5:51 pm

    linoleumknife wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Public sector unions should be illegal. Period.

    even fdr thought so


  14. lobo91
    14 | December 12, 2012 5:51 pm

    linoleumknife wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    Public sector unions should be illegal. Period.

    Even FDR thought so, which is saying something.


  15. coldwarrior
    15 | December 12, 2012 5:52 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    it takes time and exposure…
    someday the typical stupid CA liberal will figure out that some union ape in charge of potholes in Orange County has retired on $200k a year and bennies out of this world…on his dime…he has a choice…he can admit to monumental stupidity or he can blow it off as not real

    maybe play a little ‘class warfare’ to help it along…


  16. RIX
    16 | December 12, 2012 5:52 pm

    @ linoleumknife:
    Hey Knife! hven’t seen you in a while, how have you been.
    You’re right the Left always justify bad behavior with good intentions.
    It’s never their anti-social behavior.


  17. 17 | December 12, 2012 5:54 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ lobo91:

    For good reason! It is purely a hostage situation. You have politicians on oneside and the unions on the other. The unions hold the politicians hostage through donations and votes, all while the politicians hold the taxpayer hostage through taxation. A racket to be sure.


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | December 12, 2012 5:56 pm

    wanna seriously mess with the unions. get with the many younger members and let them in on the scam that is being played at their expense. show tham what wont be available because the older members are taking the pie away.

    there will be nothing left for the young guys. play dirty. get nasty.


  19. 19 | December 12, 2012 5:57 pm

    @ RIX:

    I’m great! Married and I have a precious little girl as well. :-) The left might take a disgusting amount of my wages, but they can’t take my love of my family or my faith in God.


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | December 12, 2012 5:58 pm

    @ linoleumknife:

    problem is that the ponzi scheme is coming to an end.

    gonna be funny to see the younger guys lose their pensions/bennies to the old guys.


  21. lobo91
    21 | December 12, 2012 6:00 pm

    This is pretty funny:


  22. 22 | December 12, 2012 6:01 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Then we can have class warfare and age warfare! Burn the old people!

    ///


  23. 23 | December 12, 2012 6:02 pm

    @ linoleumknife:
    Hey linoleumknife! How’s it going? Do you remember me? Used to be ‘nosubmission’ over at LG…how did that go, again?


  24. 24 | December 12, 2012 6:03 pm

    Thugs, mobs, welcome to the new America under Barry the Chicago Enforcer.


  25. 25 | December 12, 2012 6:03 pm

    @ Urban Infidel:

    LOL, LG…. it’s all so foggy. I have selective memory for a place we used to all be at. Anyway, of course, and I remember you from here as well. How’s life treating you?


  26. coldwarrior
    26 | December 12, 2012 6:03 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    it takes time and exposure…
    someday the typical stupid CA liberal will figure out that some union ape in charge of potholes in Orange County has retired on $200k a year and bennies out of this world…on his dime…he has a choice…he can admit to monumental stupidity or he can blow it off as not real

    see that’s also the crux besides the younger guys in the unions getting nothing at teh expense of the old guys, when do the voters wake up?

    they are, state by state…it is a slow process but it shows that the fiscon message can win.

    The Republican Party should be taking note here. Even in bluer than blue Michigan, a campaign based on clearly articulated conservatism won. One of the most heavily union influenced states of our nation voted overwhelmingly to pass a law that would limit the power wielded by the unions. It would seem that the people of Michigan are tired of a minority wielding power well beyond their numbers, such as is the case with the power wielded by organized labor in every corner of this great land. It has proven the point once again, that clearly articulated conservatism wins elections.

    the voters pocket book is a fine target.


  27. coldwarrior
    27 | December 12, 2012 6:04 pm

    linoleumknife wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Then we can have class warfare and age warfare! Burn the old people!
    ///

    i am all for playing some dirty tricks like that if that is what it takes to educate people.


  28. 28 | December 12, 2012 6:06 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Oh I am too, just trying to see if I can fit into the mind of a lefty. You have to point out the reality of the situation. If for nothing more than the sake of your eternal soul.


  29. RIX
    29 | December 12, 2012 6:08 pm

    linoleumknife wrote:

    @ RIX:

    I’m great! Married and I have a precious little girl as well. The left might take a disgusting amount of my wages, but they can’t take my love of my family or my faith in God.

    Great news, congratulations!


  30. 30 | December 12, 2012 6:08 pm

    @ linoleumknife:

    If you are a moral individual you will always speak the truth. Showing people reality is a big part of that. What they do with it is their call.


  31. 31 | December 12, 2012 6:09 pm

    @ RIX:

    Thank you sir! :-) How’s life in your end of the pond?


  32. Buffalobob
    32 | December 12, 2012 6:10 pm

    Are the protesters that the union goons hire at minimum wage required to join a picketers union?


  33. coldwarrior
    33 | December 12, 2012 6:12 pm

    Buffalobob wrote:

    Are the protesters that the union goons hire at minimum wage required to join a picketers union?

    i have often wondered…


  34. waldensianspirit
    34 | December 12, 2012 6:12 pm

    State Technology at its finest


  35. lobo91
    35 | December 12, 2012 6:12 pm

    Buffalobob wrote:

    Are the protesters that the union goons hire at minimum wage required to join a picketers union?

    They were until yesterday…


  36. 36 | December 12, 2012 6:13 pm

    linoleumknife wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:
    LOL, LG…. it’s all so foggy. I have selective memory for a place we used to all be at. Anyway, of course, and I remember you from here as well. How’s life treating you?

    Life’s okay right now. Can’t complain. Keeping my sanity [I think!] and my head above water.


  37. 37 | December 12, 2012 6:15 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    State Technology at its finest

    Maybe it will land on Dear Leader’s head.


  38. RIX
    38 | December 12, 2012 6:15 pm

    @ linoleumknife:

    Doing well. Everybody is healthy & my daughter is half way through grad school.


  39. lobo91
    39 | December 12, 2012 6:16 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    State Technology at its finest

    It’s always interesting to see these third world countries work so hard to do stuff that we did 50 or 75 years ago, with a fraction of the technology that exists today.

    Most people have more computing power in their phones today than the Manhattan Project had.


  40. heysoos
    40 | December 12, 2012 6:19 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    State Technology at its finest

    It’s always interesting to see these third world countries work so hard to do stuff that we did 50 or 75 years ago, with a fraction of the technology that exists today.
    Most people have more computing power in their phones today than the Manhattan Project had.

    just think if we could irrigate sub Saharan Africa!…oh wait….


  41. waldensianspirit
    41 | December 12, 2012 6:23 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    just think if we could irrigate sub Saharan Africa!…oh wait….

    They’d have delta smelts of some sort the next time


  42. coldwarrior
    42 | December 12, 2012 6:24 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    State Technology at its finest

    the never yielding fist of juche will crush you imperialist gangsters!


  43. heysoos
    43 | December 12, 2012 6:27 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    just think if we could irrigate sub Saharan Africa!…oh wait….
    They’d have delta smelts of some sort the next time

    pretty funny…no doubt
    the UN digs starving people


  44. coldwarrior
    44 | December 12, 2012 6:30 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    waldensianspirit wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    just think if we could irrigate sub Saharan Africa!…oh wait….
    They’d have delta smelts of some sort the next time

    pretty funny…no doubt
    the UN digs starving people

    and sick/dead people…hence the banning of ddt.

    malria keeps that poor african population down to a manageable level. since we dont have malaria in the US we use abortion instead just like sanger designed it.


  45. RIX
    45 | December 12, 2012 6:30 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I was once in the SEIU offices in Midtown Manhattan.
    They occupy an entire floor & it is spectacular.
    The members should se it. Actually some do.


  46. 46 | December 12, 2012 6:31 pm

    Chavez might be in Hell sooner than later.


  47. lobo91
    47 | December 12, 2012 6:32 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    I was once in the SEIU offices in Midtown Manhattan.
    They occupy an entire floor & it is spectacular.
    The members should se it. Actually some do.

    You should see the AARP heaquarters building in DC.


  48. waldensianspirit
    48 | December 12, 2012 6:32 pm

    The Unions definitely know they don’t have an attractive product


  49. heysoos
    49 | December 12, 2012 6:34 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Chavez might be in Hell sooner than later.

    can he take S Penn with him?…is there a buddy system?


  50. coldwarrior
    50 | December 12, 2012 6:35 pm

    @ RIX:
    @ lobo91:

    check out “and the wolf finally came” about the fall of steel. the sections on the money spent by the unions on luxury is quite revealing.


  51. coldwarrior
    51 | December 12, 2012 6:36 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    You should see the AARP heaquarters building in DC.

    AARP life, medical, and casualty insurance company?

    ;)


  52. RIX
    52 | December 12, 2012 6:37 pm

    lobo91 wro@ lobo91:
    AARP is the biggest insurance broker in the country.
    They see ObamaCare as a big payday.


  53. RIX
    53 | December 12, 2012 6:39 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    You should see the AARP heaquarters building in DC.

    AARP life, medical, and casualty insurance company?

    That’s who they are.


  54. RIX
    54 | December 12, 2012 6:41 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    The union leaders live really well.


  55. RIX
    55 | December 12, 2012 6:41 pm

    Later Gators.


  56. citizen_q
    56 | December 12, 2012 6:46 pm

    Anyone know how Lilly is doing?


  57. coldwarrior
    57 | December 12, 2012 6:47 pm

    hello….what’s this???

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Budget Committee, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview that he will refuse to approve an increase in the debt ceiling unless a deal is reached on major entitlement reform — and he is convinced House Speaker John Boehner will refuse as well. The South Carolina Republican also says President Obama should “man up” and create a lasting legacy by saving Medicare and Social Security with those reforms.


  58. coldwarrior
    58 | December 12, 2012 6:50 pm

    ms linsey calls out 0′s lack of legacy???

    “Man up, Mr. President, and do something like Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill did,” he says. “He has never done a bipartisan deal that was of big enough consequence in his entire political career. The only big ideas he’s pushed since he’s been president is Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the massive stimulus package — big liberal ideas.

    has ms linsey found his spine???


  59. coldwarrior
    59 | December 12, 2012 6:52 pm

    ????

    “We’re fighting radical Islam. We must win this conflict. Iran is marching toward a nuclear weapon. I would suggest that in a time of war you need to be prudent in cutting your defense spending.

    “When we resolve the Iranian problems, when we get Afghanistan in a good spot, when we get Syria behind us and when we would begin to deal with radical Islam in a more effective way, come back to Lindsey Graham and we’ll talk about additional defense cuts.

    “My belief is that the defense capabilities we have today have to be improved upon to keep the edge against an enemy and that enemy one day could be China. I don’t think we’re going to war with China but I do know this: The Chinese must believe they would lose. That’s the best way not to go to war.

    who abducted ms linsey?


  60. Da_Beerfreak
    60 | December 12, 2012 6:58 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ms linsey calls out 0′s lack of legacy???

    “Man up, Mr. President, and do something like Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill did,” he says. “He has never done a bipartisan deal that was of big enough consequence in his entire political career. The only big ideas he’s pushed since he’s been president is Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the massive stimulus package — big liberal ideas.

    has ms linsey found his spine???

    Very doubtful. He’s up for reelection in ’14. :twisted:


  61. 61 | December 12, 2012 7:00 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    just wait til the unions in CA and Il implode….better have a bunker near, it will be epic

    I think it might be fun to put right to work on the California ballot for the November election. I bet I can get KSFO here in the north to help my petition drive.

    I’ll ask Doriangray if he’ll handle the Southland.


  62. coldwarrior
    62 | December 12, 2012 7:00 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Very doubtful. He’s up for reelection in ’14. :twisted:

    yeah…it was fun to think he grew a spine tho.


  63. 63 | December 12, 2012 7:03 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Ms. Linsey was on Piers Morgan last night with John McCain and Joe Leiberman last night. The chryon said “The Three Amigos.” I had to see that allllll the way home on my “bus with TV” (can’t turn it off). I put on my sunglasses and cranked up Steely Dan on my iPod.


  64. 64 | December 12, 2012 7:04 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Would be great to see Joe Wilson primary his ass out, wouldn’t it.


  65. heysoos
    65 | December 12, 2012 7:10 pm

    aside from that, it’s not about the geographical place called CA…it’s not about redwoods and the Mohave…it’s about the failed liberal experiment and it’s exposure….I consider the entire US as my hood…I care about CA and the duffus people over there


  66. coldwarrior
    66 | December 12, 2012 7:37 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I put on my sunglasses and cranked up Steely Dan on my iPod.

    a great choice.


  67. 67 | December 12, 2012 7:49 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Indeed -- the right mixture of jazz and rock.


  68. darkwords
    68 | December 12, 2012 8:14 pm

    I’ve been a union member several stretches of my life. No real issues. I was in a violent union once. After the government let the company bust them with immigrant labor. Could do the same here. A union thug is usually just a low life.


  69. coldwarrior
    69 | December 12, 2012 8:16 pm

    new, glorious revolutionary thread!


  70. 70 | December 13, 2012 5:40 am

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Thugs, mobs, welcome to the new America under Barry the Chicago Enforcer.

    Perhaps Президент Вниз Низкий might be a better term?


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