Oppose Common Core? A Union Boss Promises Violence Against You

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In typical union goon fashion, the President of the NY United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, directly threatened anyone who opposes that anti-educational/liberal indoctrination plot know as Common Core. 

Video surfaced on Thursday showing Michael Mulgrew, president of New York’s United Federation of Teachers, as he unloaded a hateful rant against critics of the Common Core Standards Initiative.

“If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine!” Mulgrew bellowed clownishly. “You do not take what is mine!”

The union boss also challenged opponents of Common Core and union control over education to a fist fight.

“I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers’!” Mulgrew threatened.

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The teachers union bigwig made the speech at a convention in Los Angeles last month, according to the New York Daily News.

Here is a video of Mulgrew’s comments…

You see, his comments are emblematic of liberalism.  They demand complete control.  They use that control to screw things up thoroughly, then blame someone else for the failure that results.  Then, if anyone questions them, or threatens that control, violence usually comes.  I did videos on that a while back…

In other words, Mulgrew is just acting in accordance with his nature as a union goon.  He’ll get whatever he wants, no matter the cost, or people will get hurt.

 

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Subaru Dealership Outwits Union; Turns Attempted Intimidation Into Epic Win

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To say that one outwitted a union is not much of a statement.  For decades, union goons got away with violence, intimidation, extortion, and any of a number of mob related offenses for which they were immune from prosecution.  Now, with technology, like digital cameras, social media, and blogs, union thugs have a harder going of it.  If they beat someone up, there’s someone there with a camera to record it.  Then, it circulates all over as example # 1,500,693 of union violence.  In other words, their overt tactics now expose them, so more subtle methods are needed.  So, in many cases, they have switched to other tactics, like trying to shame people.  When Carpenter’s local 201, in Wichita, Kansas, wasn’t able to break all the kneecaps at a local Subaru dealership and get a contract, they decided to place a sign outside the dealership to smear them.  The response of the dealership was priceless and epic.  Here is more…

WICHITA — Labor dispute signs have been popping up at all kinds of businesses and nonprofits in the last couple of years, but Subaru of Wichita appears to be the first business to fight back.

“To be accused of desecrating the American way of life, we’re going to take a little bit of exception to that,” says Aaron Wirtz, who handles marketing and media for Subaru.

Earlier this week, the United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Local 201 began a protest in front of the dealership, which is on East Kellogg between Greenwich and 127th Street.

Subaru is in the process of a $1.5 million update to transform the property to the Subaru brand from the previous Suzuki brand that was there.

Wirtz says in addition to hiring a local architect on the project, Subaru hired Wichita’s Key Construction as its contractor. He says Key then hired Hi-Tech Interiors, a local nonunion firm, to do a small portion of drywall work.

In response, the Carpenters union now has people manning a “Shame on Subaru of Wichita” sign on an easement in front of the dealership.

“While we’re certainly not happy to see that, we were kind of unsurprised,” Wirtz says.

In response, Subaru now has a sign that plays off the “Shame” by saying, “For having unbeatable prices.” It also says “indisputable” in a couple of places on the sign.

Wirtz says Subaru respects the union’s right to protest.

“We’ve actually given them lunch. We’ve invited them to visit our facilities.”

Wirtz says he’s convinced the people with the sign are simply hired by the union to stand there.

I wonder if the unions are paying those people a “living wage?”

Here is the union sign…

shame on subaruAnd here is the dealership’s response…

subaru unbeatableThe original post from Kansas.com, as well as Twitchy, have more.

I have to ask if this union will be smart enough to avoid their typical tactics.  It is rather predictable that someone might sneak into the dealer’s lot late a night and “accidentally” slash some tires.  Ir maybe it will “mysteriously” catch on fire.  Or, will they realize what anyone with an ounce of sense, and at the bottom of a hole, figures out-stop digging!

H/T:  IOwnTheWorld

 

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More of Obama’s Thug Tactics, con’t.

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As reported here at Conservative Hideout previously, the Obama administration is steeped in what can be described as Chicago Thug Political Tactics. Unfortunately, the liberal policies of FDR and LBJ gave vast amounts of money to the political leaders in Chicago to consolidate their choke hold on the city, and therefore, the entire state.

“The New Deal of the 1930s and the Great Society of the 1960s gave the Democratic Party access to new funds and programs for housing, slum clearance, urban renewal, and education, through which to dispense patronage and maintain control of the city.”

Since Obama cut his political teeth in Chicago, learning the ropes not only under the auspices of the Chicago Political Machine, but also as a disciple of Saul Alinsky, he naturally brought these tendencies with him to Washington DC. He has surrounded himself with like-minded individuals who completely understand that they don’t need President Obama’s complicity in their actions. They know what is expected of them and what will and won’t be allowed.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies in WashingtonEnter Timothy Geithner. His ancestry on his mother’s side can be traced all the way back to the Mayflower. He is of German descent, born in America, but spending nearly his entire childhood overseas, mostly in Asia. His academic credentials are impressive, including Dartmouth College, Peking University and Bejing Normal University and also Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

I think a very interesting point, and one that may indicate at least one reason why he was nabbed by Obama to be his Secretary of the Treasury is worth noting here. It seems that Geithner’s father in the ’80s, ran the Ford Foundation’s microfinance programs in Indonesia, which were being developed by Ann Dunham Soetoro.
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Yes, THAT Ann Dunham Soetoro. Barack Hussien Obama’s mother.

Fast forward to the credit downgrade of the United States by Standard & Poor. That happened in 2011, and it seems that it brought about an ominous warning/threat by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. This has come to light in a legal filing as part of the case Eric Holder’s Justice Department has brought against S&P, following their downgrade of the US credit from AAA to AA+.

The Justice Department’s lawsuit alleges that S&P defrauded investors in the lead-up to the ’08 financial crisis by giving shaky mortgage bonds its highest rating. S&P alleges the suit is in retaliation to the downgrade, stating that Geithner personally called Harold McGraw III, CEO of S&P’s parent company, McGraw Hill Financial.

He said that two days after the announcement of the credit downgrade, Geithner called and warned him that the ratings firm had made an error in its analysis and that “you are accountable for that,” according to a filed legal document.

McGraw said in his deposition that an angry Geithner said on the call that S&P had made previous mistakes and would be “looked at very carefully.” McGraw added that Geithner told him “you have done an enormous disservice to yourselves and to your country” and that the downgrade had caused real damage to the struggling economy.

“Such behavior could not occur, [Geithner] said, without a response from the government,” McGraw said, according to the deposition.

Geithner has denied any such allegations through a spokeperson.

”The allegation that former Secretary Geithner threatened or took any action to prompt retaliatory government action against S&P is false,” Jenni LeCompte said in an emailed statement.

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Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department dismissed the charges out of hand.

 

“This is the first time this allegation is being made 2½ years after the call purportedly happened,” a DOJ official said, adding that lawyers involved in the case against S&P had no knowledge of Geithner’s alleged comments.

Now whether anything will ever be proven as to Geithner’s threats. It is clear that this administration continues to bully, threaten, scandalize and demonize anyone who gets in their path.

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More of Obama’s Thug Tactics

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Greta Van Susteren, a cable television personality since 1991, has spent her 14 year TV career building her reputation as a hard hitting, unbiased arbiter of the truth. She started working for CNN in 1991 as a legal analyst. She came into prominence during the OJ Simpson trial and after 11 years at CNN, she went to FOX News.

Greta is known for asking hard questions, but being respectful in the process. She garners respect from not only her colleagues, but also the folks that she has interviewed.

That is why it’s no surprise that Van Susteren is pulling no punches and reporting the latest attempt by the Obama administration to exert influence over and control the news. She says that someone within the Obama administration, someone that she knows personally, told her to tell Fox reporter, Jennifer Griffin to back off and stop investigating and reporting on the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on 9/11/2012.

I remembered a disturbing phone call from a good friend in the Obama Administration. I have known this friend for years. The call was a short time after 9/11 (maybe Oct. 2012?) In the call, my friend told me that my colleague Jennifer Griffin, who was aggressively reporting on Benghazi, was wrong and that, as a favor to me, my friend in the Administration was telling me so that I could tell Jennifer so that she did not ruin her career. My friend was telling me to tell Jennifer to stop her reporting. Ruin her career?

In 20 plus years, I have never received a call to try and shut down a colleague – not that I even could – this was a first. Here is what I know: Jennifer is a class act…experienced…and a very responsible journalist. One of the absolute best in the business – no axe to grind, she just wants the facts.

I told my friend before I go to Jennifer telling her she is wrong, I need proof she is wrong, strong proof and you need to be specific – what are you saying she is getting wrong? We went around and around — including the statement again that this was just a call as a favor to Jennifer and me to save Jennifer’s career from reporting incorrect information. I got no proof. Zero. I smelled a rat. Favor to me? Hardly. My friend was trying to use me. I feel bad that a friend did that to me, tried to use me for a dirty reason. I knew then — and it is now confirmed by BIPARTISAN Senate Intelligence Committee — Jennifer was getting her facts right. I think it is really low for the Administration to stoop this low.

On her website, Gretawire, she posted that in the days following the attack, Fox was left out of the conference call hosted by the State Department press. Fox received no invitation to that call, while all other major news outlets were included. But it got worse, for a later briefing by the CIA followed the same MO by excluding Fox News.

“Our friends in other media outlets were scandalized that Fox was not included and told us all about it. They were suspicious of State Department forgetting us/Fox and courageous to tip us off. The State Department claimed it was [an] accident and not intentional,” Van Susteren writes.

And there were many times in the months and years since September 2012 when Obama Administration officials would make comments to suggest that Fox was just doing the Benghazi reporting for political reasons. The Administration was doing what it could to deter and demean the Fox News Channel investigation. They did not want to give us the facts — so their strategy was to attempt to belittle and demean our reporting.

It turns out Fox News wasn’t alone in being the subject of the Obama administration’s bullying tactics. CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson scared the administration so bad that not only was her very own network taking a dim view of her reporting, but she began to get stonewalled, having trouble getting her Benghazi stories on the air. But the veteran reporter persisted, even after her computer got hacked. CBS confirmed this, but stopped short of placing blame. Atkisson said:

I find [that] improper,” she said. “You could say suspicious.” Suspicious? “We don’t know what we don’t know,” she says. “There could be political reasons or valid national security reasons [for not replying]. I just don’t know. I know they haven’t made a good argument” for why public disclosure of the material would harm national security.

Breitbart would later report that the survivors, which were debriefed by the State Department immediately following the attacks have been kept out of the public eye, and that they in all likelihood they were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements.

It was reported that Nixon had an enemies’ list and he used similar thug tactics to control the message. The only difference being that the MSM was outraged by it and publicly took him to task. Today’s MSM and some of the cable news outlets may be just as outraged, but you’d never know it by listening to the evening news.

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#FreeKate #KatesFight Update: Law Enforcement Involvement and the Consequences of Standing up to Bullies

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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Edmund Burke

First off, I’d like to apologize for being cryptic the other day.  I really do hate when people do that, particularly bloggers.  However, here is where I explain what I’ve been up to, and how that applies to #FreeKate, now #KatesFight.

As I have been indicating on Twitter, sources have been coming to me with the inner workings of #FreeKate, including their admins.  I had been posting screencaptures of those, and will continue to do so.  In fact, I still have tremendous amounts of information that I have not had the opportunity to read fully, which explains my decreased posting.   I have also been given information regarding the potential misuse of money obtained in the fundraising efforts of #FreeKate.  Consequently, the IRC Sheriff’s office was notified that I held potential evidence, and they reached out to me.  After phone and email communications with their office, I have forwarded information to them.  I do not know at the time of this writing how useful that information will be, but I gladly sent it along, and, I will likely send even more, as it becomes available.

I did that, and openly state it, with the full recognition that it will result in retaliation from the #FreeKate or #KatesFight crowd.  Much of my recent coverage of that movement has been in comparison to other liberal movements that use Alinsky tactics to silence, smear, or otherwise punish anyone who exposes them, or even disagrees with their narrative.  So far, they have performed as predicted.  And, I project that they will continue to do so.

So, why all this then?  Why go over all of this?  Too many times, good, well meaning people are punished into silence by regressive tactics.  Businesses are forced to close.  People are bullied and intimidated.  Some are terrorized in their own homes and business.  All because #FreeKate or #KatesFight, like other liberal entities, use bully/mob tactics to silence dissent, as they can’t withstand it.  With all of the lies told by the Hunt family and their supporters, they HAVE to threaten and silence people that mention the truth.  Their cause collapses in the face of facts (an upcoming post will expand on that). As for myself, not only have I stated the facts of the case, I have supplied law enforcement with potential evidence.   That means that they likely will have to redouble any efforts against me, as they don’t want others to come forward and hand over their evidence to the police as well.  In other words, they might try and make an “example” out of me.

I know that there are people that are holding even more evidence against the Hunts, but are in fear for their personal safety.  I have relayed that fact to the IRC Sheriff’s office as well (I have not given them names).  I hope that by making a public stand, and weathering whatever nonsense comes my way, that the others will come forward as well.  It only takes a few people to make a stand, and others answer the call to get involved.

Another, and perhaps more personally, I have little room for bullies in my world,  I have spent years of my life advocating for bullied teens.  When I see how the #FreeKate movement has treated the Smith family, blaming them and their minor daughter for behavior of an adult, I am alarmed.  When I see that they dig up “dirt” on their victim’s mother, the detective investigating the case, and people that expose their lies, I recognize their Alinsky tactics.  And, if we continue to allow these tactics to work, they will continue to be used-not just by #FreeKate, but by other entities as well.  The fact of the matter is that if enough people stand up to the bullies, their tactics will not longer work.

So, I will stand against the lies, the threats, and the thug tactics.  I refuse to be silenced, and give the bullies of the world an easy win.  I am not a victim, nor will I allow myself to be one.  For every tactic that is used against me, there will be a post explaining it.  I will display their activities to all who want to read it.  I will not advocate violence, or encourage others to engage in it.  The truth is the sharpest sword, and that will be my “weapon” of choice.   The world needs to know what their tactics are about, and why people use them.  It’s actually an incredible opportunity to expose leftist bullying tactics to the greater world.  So then, #FreeKate, or #KatesFight, or whatever you’re calling yourselves these days; do your worst.  I’m not going to lay down, and I’m going to document every dirty move you make.  I am not your typical target.  I know your tactics.   I will not cower.  I will not be goaded into stupid threats and counter-threats.   I will not be silenced.

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Union Thug Update: Better Not Talk About Right to Work

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As the saying here at the CH 2.0 goes,

Unions: so great, that people have to be forced to join. 

And, if you want the freedom to choose if you belong to a union or not, goons show up to threaten you!  Freedom Works has more…

One eyewitness sent me an account of what happened, along with video. This eyewitness has requested anonymity, fearing reprisals from the unions.

Freedom “Ruins Everything,” Unions Protest

Three words strike fear into the hearts of union leaders: “Right to Work.” At the mere mention of the phrase, unions in lockstep intimidate, harass, and bully those who dare to question what’s best for American workers.

Little did I know I’d be experiencing this first hand.

As a young conservative striving to find a foothold in a challenging economy, I was intrigued by the Northwest Employee Freedom event about right-to-work legislation. Held jointly by Oregon’s Cascade Policy Institute and Washington’s Freedom Foundation, labor experts including “top union watchdog” Vincent Vernuccio from the Mackinac Center would be coming to Vancouver to discuss labor reform and strategies for increasing employee freedom across the country.

I was looking forward to an intellectual discussion from these leading minds, but others insisted on being heard that evening.

From the moment my companions and I pulled up to the Clark College parking lot, already having fought our way through a drenching Northwest downpour, we realized another battle lay ahead. A cluster of people waving signs obstructed the driveway. Standing in the crosswalk to slow down cars, one man snapped pictures of every license plate as we drove in. Intimidation: Chapter One.

Chapter Two awaited us at the building entrance. Another crowd milled around the doors bearing more signs, daring any one of us to call them out. “He threatened to punch me if I didn’t get out of the crosswalk,” complained one would-be victim about another event attendee. “Let’s call the police on him.” One man held a sign stating, “Right 2 Work short changes your wallet” and admonished us, “Shame on you!” as we walked by without comment. “Right to work ruins society,” intoned another protester. “Ruins everything.”

The only thing being ruined at that moment was the educational forum we were yet to reach. Protesters in the hallway hovered as we presented our tickets, trying to join their compatriots who had already shouldered their way inside.

We entered the room to find sheer chaos – men with signs and bullhorns flanked the perimeter, surrounding participants who sat at tables watching the spectacle in disbelief. Vincent Vernuccio, the featured speaker, was countering the amplified voices with his brash New York attitude, giving no quarter as the men tried to hold the event hostage. “It’s our meeting now!” one bullhorned protester proudly proclaimed, as if sheer volume somehow translated to being king of the sandhill.

Chanting then broke out. “Hey hey, ho ho, union busting’s got to go! Hey hey, ho ho…” Another shouting match ensued. “Who is paying your wages?” demanded one protester.  “What are your biggest donors, your biggest contributors?” Ah yes, because unions are clearly in favor of financial transparency.

The situation continued out of hand until police arrived to a round of applause, escorting out the union trespassers and arresting one man who tried to insist that he was being “profiled.”

“Back to our regularly scheduled programming,” Vincent, the speaker, quipped. “If you’re not getting flak, it means you’re not over the target!”

The event itself proved incredibly illuminating. Harry Beck, famous for union workers’ “Beck rights” to pay only those dues not used for political purposes, cited Governor Kitzhaber’s Labor Day speech as a classic example of the hypocrisy inherent in the anti-right-to-work movement.

“Kitzhaber gives women the right to an abortion, or not. He gives seniors the right to die with dignity, or not. But he won’t give public sector workers, who are specially trained, who carry guns, who protect us, who we trust to teach our children – he won’t give them the right to choose whether to be in a union, or not. Why? Because they’re not smart enough?”

“Right-to-work isn’t about union dues. It’s about choice. It’s about freedom,” he emphasized.

Freedom to make unions have to earn their dues. Freedom to hold them accountable to the members that they claim to represent. Freedom from fear of the retaliation and intimidation tactics on which they rely.

Hey hey, ho ho, freedom helps workers, don’t ya know?

The Blaze has even more…

All of this points out several aspects about Unions, and the political left as a whole…

1.  The left is all about choice, until you choose something they don’t like.  Choose to kill a baby?  Great!  Choose to kill a black baby?  “Better yet,” says the leftist!  Choose to be gay, Muslim, Wiccan, or furry?  Excellent!

Now, something breaks down…

Choose to be a Christian?  HATER!  Choose to be free?  GREEDY! Choose not to be in a Unions?  Release the Union Thugs!  You’re a medical worker who chooses not to participate in abortions because of your religious beliefs?  You’re FIRED!

2.  “This what democracy looks like,” was the battle cry in Wisconsin, and at OWS.  But, when people vote for something else, it simple cannot be allowed.  You see, “democracy” is only “democracy” if the leftists win, even if they have to cheat.  If they lose, then it is not “democracy,” it is “hate.”

3.  Just like the East Germans and Soviet Union, the totalitarian impulse is strong in leftists. So even if it sucks, people cannot be allowed to leave.  Whether its keeping poor minority kids from escaping democrat-ruined public schools, or preventing workers from choosing to join a union, there can be no escape from leftist control, and if Union Thugs have to bust your head to make you stay, so be it.

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Christian Bakery Closed by Gay Mafia Threats/Intimidation, and How to Fight Back

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It’s going to be  familiar refrain, if the gay rights crowd has their way…

Christians need not apply.

As I see it, there is a pattern of attack used by gay rights groups in response to the very existence of a Christian business.

1.  The gay rights crowd sends someone to that business with a request that will cause the business owner to violate their beliefs.

2.  Since the Christian business owner actually has a core morality to guide him/her, they will refuse the the request.

3.  The gay rights crowd then begins a typical leftist campaign of terror against the Christian business owner.  Legal action might be taken, death threats will come, and boycotts will be threatened.

4.  The Christian business closes.

6.  ???

5  PROFIT!!!!

To see the latest example of this, take a look at what happened to a Bakery owner that dared worship that Jesus guy!

Better is a poor man who walks in integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways,” read a posting from Proverbs on the bakery’s Facebook page.

“The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop. They have killed our business through mob tactics.”

– Aaron Klein, owner, Sweet Cakes By Melissa

“It’s a sad day for Christian business owners and it’s a sad day for the First Amendment,” owner Aaron Klein told me. “The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop. They have killed our business through mob tactics.”

Last January, Aaron and Melissa Klein made national headlines when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Klein tells me he has nothing against homosexuals — but because of their religious faith, the family simply cannot take part in gay wedding events.

“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said. “I don’t want to help somebody celebrate a commitment to a lifetime of sin.”

The lesbian couple filed a discrimination with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and told their story to local newspapers and television statements.

Within days, militant homosexuals groups launched protests and boycotts. Klein told me he received messages threatening to kill his family. They hoped his children would die.

The LGBT protestors then turned on other wedding vendors around the community. They threatened to boycott any florists, wedding planners or other vendors that did business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa.

“That tipped the scales,” Klein said. “The LGBT activists inundated them with phone calls and threatened them. They would tell our vendors, ‘If you don’t stop doing business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa, we will shut you down.’”

Of course, the lesbian couple could go to any other baker out there.  I would suggest that this bakery, and other businesses like it, are being targeted in this manner.  It is an effort to shut down Christian businesses.  You see, the gay rights crowd doesn’t want “tolerance.”  They don’t want to be jus a part part of a pluralistic society.  They want to dominate society by crushing anyone that gets in their way-except Muslims.  (For some reason, Muslims, who do actually kill gays, are not being attacked-go figure)  Like any other “tolerant” regressive group, the gay rights crowd is very “tolerant” of anyone that agrees with them entirely.  However, if you love God, and his son, you must be attacked, and you will be driven from the marketplace, and eventually, society as a whole.

But, there may be a way to fight back.  If you recall, during the 2011 effort to combat the excesses of public sector unions in Wisconsin, union thugs (in addition to beating up women) were going from business to business in Madison, demanding that each sign a petition and post a sign in their window stating support for the union.  I covered this at the time…

Charlie Sykes, of AM 620, WTMJ, is reporting that local businesses in Wisconsin are being threatened by labor unions.  Apparently, to make the threats go away, the businesses had to sign a petition condemning Governor Walker.  Here is a screencap, via Michelle Malkin…

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letter3In other words, just like the gay rights groups, the unions were saying the following…

Nice business you have here… be a shame if something were to happen to it. 

The problem for the unions in Madison was their efforts were very, very illegal.  And, they backed off quickly once that was pointed out.  You see, most states included this kind of stuff in their statutes to protect businesses from the mob- you know, the mafia!  I covered that aspect as well…

Now there is another development underway in the case of the union shakedown of local businesses.  Several bloggers, including Da Tech Guy, have pointed out that threatening the boycott of businesses might be a felony…

So let’s take a look at what Wisconsin law states, specifically Wisconsin Statutes > Criminal Code > Chapter 943 > Subchapter III > § 943.30 – Threats to injure or accuse of crime:

943.30
943.30 Threats to injure or accuse of crime.
943.30(1) 1) Whoever, either verbally or by any written or printed communication, maliciously threatens to accuse or accuses another of any crime or offense, or threatens or commits any injury to the person, property, business, profession, calling or trade, or the profits and income of any business, profession, calling or trade of another, with intent thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do any act against the person’s will or omit to do any lawful act emphasis mine, is guilty of a Class H felony.

Note that since according to the letter sent out to businesses a “neutral” stance is not allowed, the union is COMPELLING the person to act against their will or suffer the consequences. That makes this section active and makes the union letter written proof of a class H felony.

A class H felony in Wisconsin carries a max of 6 years a fine of $10k or both.

And the second section is even more interesting:

943.30(2)
(2) Whoever violates sub. (1) by obstructing, delaying or affecting commerce or business or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce or business is guilty of a Class H felony.

So that means that if you are a protester as part of the promised boycotts or picket of a business based on the above letter: Presto! You are subject to this same penalty!

So, if you are a Christian businessman in Wisconsin, you are protected by these laws.  I checked in PA, and I found the following…

§ 3923.  Theft by extortion.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he
     intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by
     threatening to:
            (1)  commit another criminal offense;
            (2)  accuse anyone of a criminal offense;
            (3)  expose any secret tending to subject any person to
        hatred, contempt or ridicule;
            (4)  take or withhold action as an official, or cause an
        official to take or withhold action;
            (5)  bring about or continue a strike, boycott or other
        collective unofficial action, if the property is not demanded
        or received for the benefit of the group in whose interest
        the actor purports to act;
            (6)  testify or provide information or withhold testimony
        or information with respect to the legal claim or defense of
        another; or
            (7)  inflict any other harm which would not benefit the
        actor.
        (b)  Defenses.--It is a defense to prosecution based on
     paragraphs (a)(2), (a)(3) or (a)(4) of this section that the
     property obtained by threat of accusation, exposure, lawsuit or
     other invocation of official action was honestly claimed as
     restitution or indemnification for harm done in the
     circumstances to which such accusation, exposure, lawsuit or
     other official action relates, or as compensation for property
     or lawful services.
     (June 24, 1976, P.L.425, No.102, eff. imd.)
 

So, if you are own a business, and you are a Christian, you may have a legal means of defense.  You will have to check your state’s statutes, but fighting the mafia happened everywhere, so I would guess that all states have something like this.  Of course, if your local prosecutor is gay, or a democrat, or a regressive (but I repeat myself), you may not get much help.  But, it’s on the books.

Does this mean that we’ve identified the “gay mafia?”

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On This Labor Day, Remember the Victims of Union Violence

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So great, you’ll be forced to join!

This blog has long been a place to look at union violence.  From the Verizon strike, to the gooning up of Wisconsin, Unions have cast a never ending reign of terror over the US for far too long.  Victims have suffered beatings, stabbings, shootings, vandalism, threats, intimidation, and the like.  Here are some informational videos…

Is it just me, or did that video seem like a mafia movie?

A tragic story.

Unions: So Great, That People Have to be Forced to Join!  Or Else!

So, on this day, please remember those victims of union violence.

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Colorado Democrats Threaten Sheriffs That Oppose Gun Control

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It seems that Colorado Democrats are resorting to their time tested tactics…bullying and threats, to silence dissent.  The Democrats in Colorado not only denied many a voice at hearings, but they threatened the salaries of the Sheriffs!  Gateway Pundit has the audio…

So, you better just go along with losing your freedom, or they’ll find a way to punish you.

In all of this, the hypocrisy abounds.  If a Republican did anything close to dismissing the story or claims of a rape victim, there would be an outrage.  If elected Republicans threatened the salaries of other elected officials for opposing policy, it would be a national story.  It’s sad that the only way this gets reported at all is because of citizens such as Jim Hoft, myself, and a talk show host.  In a sense, I’m glad I’m still outraged, because I still expect America to be America.  Sadly, thugs own one of the major parties, and a bunch or amorphous neocon RINO slugs own the other.

Can I have my country back?

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Obama/Holder’s War on Small Business and Their Gestapo Like Tactics

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Last year on the campaign trail, Obama let his slip show when he said that if you owned a small business, you didn’t build that. With absolutely zero experience in the private sector, our president has no idea what it means to risk your own, hard earned money, time and good name to start a business. Being steeped in the politics of Marx, Obama actually loathes folks that have made it on their own, with no help or thanks from the federal government. His education in Alinsky’s tactics, the MSM’s blind devotion and a dumbed-down electorate have all come together for a perfect storm in a Nazi-like war on business.

The Mountain Pure Water Bottling Company of Arkansas recently got fed a heeping dose of Obama and Holder’s thug tactics when their main office was stormed in a whirl wind of a raid that would have made Hitler, Mussolini or Stalin proud.

These folks were subjected to illegal search and seizure, intimidation and even threats against their personal safety when 40 to 50 federal agents swarmed in on their place of work. They were physically shoved out of the way, corralled into one room, subjected to having their personal items taken and not even allowed to contact an attorney.

The agents even went so far as to state that they were the federal government and they could do anything they wanted.

I know we all lead busy lives, dealing with the day-to-day details that make up our routine, but please, PLEASE sit down and take the 20 minutes needed to view this video. If we don’t at least highlight these thug, gestapo tactics when they occur, we’ll be sitting around telling our grand children what it was like in America back when men were free…

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Union Thug to Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, “We’ll be at your daughter’s soccer game”

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My theme for the week here, so it seems, is that if you leave leftists to their own devices long enough, that they’ll show their true nature.  That happened again in Michigan, where a speaker at a public event said (reading between the lines), “that’s a nice daughter you have there. It’d be a shame if something would happen to her.”

Here is the video…

Remember kids, this is how the left operates.  They want what they want, and if anyone stands in their way, they will be subjected to threats, attacks, intimidation, and harassment.  They aren’t above threatening children, or families, or disrupting Church, because even God takes a back seat to the temper tantrums of the petulant left.  And, this particular protest is meant to restore the union’s ability to force workers to join, and more importantly, to make paying union dues a condition of employment.  It’s about the power to force workers to play and pay along.  And, if they have to threaten children, harass public officials, disrupt church, or beat people up and destroy minority businesses to get the job done, so be it.

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One Consequence of Forced Union Membership

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As the unions fight to keep forced union membership in Michigan, I thought it might be a good idea to re-visit a story we did in early 2011, about how the SEIU got the then Governor of Michigan, to make parents of disabled children members.  Of course, the SEIU got to take dues from them, in exchange for…nothing!

In other words, the SEIU has gotten to take millions of dollars from people that care for their disabled children. Because unions are so super great, that people have to be forced to join them.

Now, let’s flashback to a more current story…

The linked article at the Mackinac Center has even more…

The SEIU has taken over $33 million from the elderly and disabled in Michigan in the last six years through a unionization scheme it orchestrated when Jennifer Granholm was governor. The majority of these people had no idea they were being forced into a union.

When the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder acted to end the scheme, the SEIU took legal action and then spent at least $6 million — money taken from those caregivers without their consent to use it for politics — to try and lock the dues skim into the state constitution: It failed.

Every newspaper in the state editorialized against Proposal 4. The Detroit Free Press called it “easy to dismiss” and The Detroit News said it was a “crass power grab.”

Several families reached out to Michigan Capitol Confidential to tell their stories: The Haynes family, who look after their two adult children who have cerebral palsy; Steven Glossop, who looks after his mother who lives with medical complications following heart surgery and a stroke; the Milliron family, whose adult son Ronnie “cannot walk or talk and is like a 5-month old” needing to be spoon-fed; and Richard Nottage, who looked after his ex-wife for just a few weeks. All of those individuals had some sort of current or previous experience as union members outside of the SEIU.

If Michigan becomes a right-to-work state, no union could ever force a worker to pay dues or agency fees as a condition of employment, and unions would be forced to cater to their member’s needs.

And, as we posted yesterday, union goons are beating people down in order to keep taking money away from the elderly and disabled.  Because, as we all know, forced union membership is a right, and if you disagree, your kneecaps can be broken!

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Michael Moore Goes Full Metal Moonbat Over Right to Work

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Every now and again, a great example of moonbattery is seen.  Michael Moore had a reaction to the Michigan Right to Work Vote that raised the bar to “Full Metal Moonbattery.”  Let’s take a look at some of his tweets, via Red Alert Politics…

Right to work laws essentially prohibit unions from forcing employees who do not want to be union members to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. It also stops businesses from requiring employees be part of a union as part of their employment agreement.
“This is all about taking care of the hard-working workers in Michigan, being pro-worker and giving them freedom to make choices,” Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said. “The goal isn’t to divide Michigan, it is to bring Michigan together.”

So, in other words, Moore is going to embrace freedom by forcing people to join a union, even if the use of such force is illegal?  Yes, because nothing says “freedom” or “rights” like force, right?

Wouldn’t that kinda  be like Democrats saying that they didn’t like the Emancipation Proclamation, so they were just going to force blacks to stay in the plantations anyway?  Come to think of it, they may have only changed the name of the plantation.

In the end, you get it.  To liberals, freedom is slavery.

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Unions Attempt to Embrace Democracy, by Preventing Vote

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If you recall, the unions love the chant, “this is what democracy looks like.”  But they seem to not understand what democracy is, as they seem to try very hard to stop actual votes from being taken.  We saw that in Wisconsin, and now, in Michigan.  The Blaze has more…

Police used pepper spray Thursday to subdue protesters trying to rush the Michigan state Senate after Gov. Rick Snyder and other Republican leaders announced they would press for quick approval of right-to-work legislation limiting union powers.

“When several of the individuals rushed the troopers, they used chemical munitions to disperse the crowd,” said Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk. “It would be a lot worse if someone gets hurt and I failed to act.”

It seems that the thugs didn’t want a vote to tale place.

Notice the chant “Right to Work has got to go.” Now, I thought the leftists we all about choice? Or, is that all about being to choose what they want you to choose.

And if you disagree?

So, to summarize, lets make some observations about labor unions, and the left as a whole.

1.  Democracy is what they are all about, unless the vote goes against them.

2.  Choice is great, as long as you choose what they like.

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Union Bosses Abandoning Team Obama? AFL-CIO Directing Funds From Obama

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It seems that the Union bosses are pulling the plug on team Obama for 2012.  Is it due to the fact that the DNC and Obama threw the unions under the bus in Wisconsin?   The Lid has more…

The AFL-CIO has told USA News and World Report  that it’s moving money from political candidates even though its right in the middle of election season. This represents another blow to the Obama campaign which is already way behind its fundraising goals. The labor union says this shift was planned for a long time and has nothing to do with the fact that Barack Obama was too busy to visit Wisconsin during the recall battle.

“We wanted to start investing our funds in our own infrastructure and advocacy,” AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein told Whispers. “There will be less contributions to candidates,” including President Obama.

While there were “a lot of different opinions” about whether Obama should have gone to Wisconsin, according to Goldstein, “this is not a slight at the president.”

The AFL-CIO has been at odds with the president before Wisconsin on issues such as the public health insurance option and renewing the Bush tax cuts.

The shift in funding is significant due to the federation’s role in past presidential campaigns, where the AFL-CIO built up a massive political structure in the months leading up the election, including extensive “Get Out The Vote” efforts, as well as financial contributions.

This time around, Goldstein says, the federation wants to build a more long-lasting structure, giving “different kinds of support to different candidates.”

Goldstein clarifies that in the new deployment of funds, “Some candidates will get more, some less, some the same — but overall we’ll be focused more on spending resources to build our own structure [that] works for working people instead of others’ own structures.”

Does this mean that the Unions are going to throw their money at “different” candidates-read Communist?  We have covered that Union members and Communist entities seem to pal around quite nicely, often mixing with each other, and even with union members carrying communist flags…

So then, there are a number of thoughts as to what the unions might do with different “structures.”

1.  More goons to intimidate businesses, politicians, and the like, as well as to attack anyone with a camera.

2.  More rent-a-mob to make them look far more influential than they really are.

3.  More pre-printed signs, shirts, and banners.  Because nothing say “grassroots” like spending a ton of money on signs, shirts and hats!

If have noticed a whiff of sarcasm, your olfactory senses are spot on.  These bosses, while well funded, are Alinkyites, and pretty uninspired ones at that.  In other words, they aren’t going to do much that is new, but a lot that is old-just more of it.  They’re going lie more, intimidate more, and beat up more people.  And, when they do more of it, they is going to be more and more examples of their thuggery to show the world.  Basically, they are going to turn the fail up to “11.”

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We Have a Winner! The Useful Idiot of the Month for May 2012 is…

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The Union bosses!  It seems that spending money like water for well over a year, sending in goons to intimidate businesses, beat up Tea Party members, getting fake doctor notes, indoctrinating children, and generally making a giant mess of the Wisconsin State capitol, definitely qualifies them for useful idiocy.  But, there is the icing on the cake…after all of that, the millions, the goons, the damage to the state capitol, they are still behind the polls mere days before their showdown with Governor Walker!

Then, there is the additional irony that the DNC seemed rather hesitant to go all-in with their effort, so, not only did the union bosses spend upwards of $60,000,000 that they confiscated from their captives, they were thrown under the bus by the Dems!

My friends, that is useful idiocy.  They did all the “left” things.  They prevented democracy to declare “this is what democracy looks like.”  They vandalized, trashed, intimidated, indoctrinated, lied, cheated, and fled.  Then, when the DNC saw the writing on the wall, and needed to spend all their money on Obama, the poor union bosses didn’t seem quite as useful.  And now, it seems, they are familiarizing themselves with the underside of the bus.

But don’t worry, they have the Tammies to keep them company under there.

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Union Membership Down Under Scott Walker’s Watch: Union Bosses Vow Vengeance UPDATE: 39% of Union Members Plan on Voting for Walker

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What’s happened in response to the reforms championed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker?  Apparently, a lot less union members!  Gateway Pundit has the details…

FOX News reported:

Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership — by more than half for the second-biggest union — since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.

Now with Mr. Walker facing a recall vote Tuesday, voters will decide whether his policies in the centrist state should continue — or whether they have gone too far.

The election could mark a pivot point for organized labor.

Mr. Walker’s ouster would derail the political career of a rising Republican star and send a warning to other elected officials who are battling unions. But a victory for the governor, who has been leading his Democratic opponent in recent polls, would amount to an endorsement of an effort to curtail public-sector unions, which have been a pillar of strength for organized labor while private-sector membership has dwindled.

That could mean the sharp losses that some Wisconsin public-worker unions have experienced is a harbinger of similar unions’ future nationwide, union leaders fear. Failure to oust Mr. Walker and overturn the Wisconsin law “spells doom,” said Bryan Kennedy, the American Federation of Teachers’ Wisconsin president.

Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers-fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011.

Spells doom is about right.  The unions MUST FORCE THESE PEOPLE TO REJOIN THE UNIONS!  After all, the unions are “what democracy looks like,” and what says “democracy” more than forcing people to join an organization and taking money from them?

Walker’s reforms have taken money out of the union bosses greedy fists, hampering their ability to buy politicians and hire goons to beat up their opposition.  They have to respond, and respond with a heavy hand, or more and more people will escape.

Oh, and by the way, expect voter fraud the likes of which God hasn’t even seen.  It’s their only chance.

UPDATE:  Moe Lane at Redstate has some more information and analysis.  

This should shock nobody, but it will undoubtedly surprise people anyway. Particularly, say,The American Prospect also made this stunning tacit admission of epistemic closure: “Public Policy Polling numbers showed that 39 percent of union households still plan to vote for Scott Walker. That’s a stunning number given Walker’s anti-union stance (most recently highlighted in his ambiguous support for “right-to-work” laws).” I would suggest that it is not a stunning number; merely one that reflects the reality that mandatory participation in a labor union does not change your politics or your opinions. It merely stifles contrary opinion.

Well – more accurately, it masks it. To give a deliberately obnoxious, yet essentially accurate, example (which violates my no-hyperbole promise: sorry about that): if you went by official records and elections then the inhabitants of the old East German regime just loved them some Marxist puppet-state style government. And this remained self-evidently true right up to the second when the East Germans realized that their ‘government’ wasn’t going to shoot them if they went over the Berlin Wall. Whereupon the East Germans proceeded to do just that, and come back with jackhammers and demolition equipment to make it easier for everybody else to flee. Because you can’t make people stop thinking stuff just by banning their ability to effectively say it.

Nailed it!  Essentially, to keep their members being members, they have to legally force them to stay.  As I mentioned earlier nothing says “democracy” like forcing people to join something, and then taking their money to support it.  It is leftist thinking and action personified.  “We want to represent you, and you have no choice, and if you disagree with us, we’ll do something bad to you-because we care.”

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Great Moments in Civil Discourse: Union Thug Smashes Nikki Haley Pinata UPDATED: Governor Haley Responds

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Union thugs just never change.  When they aren’t engaging in actual violence, they apparently practices.  Michelle Malkin has the most recent example…

The head of the South Carolina chapter of the AFL-CIO, Donna DeWitt, thought it would be fun to take a baseball bat to GOP Gov. Nikki Haley’s face on a pinata. (H/T Melissa Clouthier.)

No, really.

Just watch it and see how other Big Labor goons shrieked “Hit her again! Whack her again!” Click on the pic:

Of course, the AFL-CIO wants the video taken down…

The national AFL-CIO wants the video taken down:

A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a piñata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down.

“Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources.

The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.”

The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley piñata with a baseball bat at DeWitt’s retirement party over the weekend.

So, rather than deal with the thuggery, the AFL-CIO only wants the evidence to go away.

Same old thugs!

UPDATE:  Gov. Haley spoke out on Greta…

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