What if they showed up at your door step? Apparently, SEIU is going to go national with trespassing on people’s property and frightening children. What would you do when 14 busloads, 500 plus people, pour out onto your lawn, walk up to your front porch, and scream and yell using bullhorns, making threats, and the cops do nothing?
You can clearly see these Union Thugs marching right up to the house and trampling over the lawn. Clearly trespassing on this homeowners property. See the Video of these Union Thugs at the homeowners doorstep. Yet, the DC Police stood by and did nothing. The DC Police have been alleged to have escorted these Union Thugs to the homeowners property. Well, why not, Cops are Union people also.
Megyn Kelly, Fox News, went on the air with the police chiefs in the DC area questioning why there were no arrests when there was a clear violation of the law. The police chiefs said nothing could be done, “We didn’t see anything”, the police chiefs said. Yet they were there shadowing the unruly mob of Union Thugs. The police are making excuses.
What’s even more disturbing was the teenage son of the homeowner was in the house at the time, hiding in a locked bathroom. This is how the SEIU Thugs work. They use intimidation tactics to frighten people.
We’ve already seen members of the SEIU beating people at Tea Party demonstrations.
Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don’t tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack.
More demonstrations, and potential violence, are being planned by the SEIU Thugs. Who’s doorstep will they show up to next? Could it be yours? Now that Obamacare is in place, and soon to be repealed, the SEIU Union Thugs are again turning their attention to “Card Check”. That’s the process to force small businesses to a Union, whether the employees want to, or not. It was called “Employee Free Choice Act”, but it is hardly anything close to free.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka provided a perfect illustration of this die-hard mentality earlier this week when he made clear that the union proposal to kill secret ballots in workplace representation elections is far from dead.
They are unapologetic about their intimidation of peoples families, and property.
I predict this will not end well for the American people, both employers and employees. Unions contributed enormous funds into Democratic elections in return for legislative favors. Effectively, bribing politicians to pass laws limiting freedoms. I know I do not want to be in any Union. If I don’t like my employer, I’ll find another job. I do not want some Union boss telling me that I have to give them a portion of my paycheck to fund their political agenda.
From the G.M. bondholders, to the Black Panthers at polling stations, to ACORN to these assaults on private citizens, Obama is running a Hugo Chavez-style thugocracy. Like Chavez, he gets non-official “allies” to act as his henchemen and do the intimidation work. Obama provides the narrative and tells the story of “greed” while the SEIU provides the muscle. This is about power, not prosperity.
So what does Obama have to say about all of this? He jokes that he has a Hitler Mustache. Thugocracy Indeed. Perhaps, Obama must think he’s auditioning for a part in history, but playing what part? I wonder if Obama is playing the role of Lorenzo Saint Dubois? His actions certainly warrant his past admitted drug use. Is Obama still using illegal drugs? Did his past use of illegal drugs damage some of his brain cells? It makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
So now, we’re into the second year of Obama’s experimentation into Hope and Change, or rather, Socialism and Wealth Redistribution. If we were to follow the history of Hitler’s rise and fall, we can expect something like Lorenzo Saint Dubois interpretation to the model. It doesn’t end well for Hitler. However, since Obama is joking about it, then let’s have some fun also, at Obama’s expense. I mean, after all, since Obama is playing the part of Lorenzo Saint Dubois, and has surrounds himself with the same competencies, as himself, the end result is quite predictable.
Funny, yet disturbingly accurate. Remember during the Obama campaign when he gave his acceptance speech surrounded by that Athenian backdrop? Well, that was the audition. Those Greek or Roman Columns props that were used to elevate Obama’s persona beyond elitism. The stage was set, the actors were cued, the tragedy unfolds.
The tragedy of Obama’s experimentation with “Jimmy Carter 2.0”, is that it didn’t work then, and it’s not working now. However, like J.J.R Tolkien once said, “The wise speak of only what they know“, its judging the level of wisdom and its conclusion, that matters the most. So far, Obama’s metrics have measured miserably. Oh sure, he passed Congresses excuse for health care. That multi-Trillion economic disaster that’s fast on its way to be repealed come 2012. It has to be repealed, or else, we will truly enter a lifetime of economic darkness.
However, there is a light out there. There is the real promise of hope, and not just change for the worse. Recent special elections have brought into Congress people like Hawai’i’s Charles Djou, and States have elected people like New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie.
Governor Christie on Tuesday told a borough teacher to find another job if she did not feel she was compensated enough as he defended his state budget cuts and promoted a plan to cap annual growth in property tax collections.
Having formerly lived in New Jersey, I know the how high property taxes are. The property taxes that are used to prop up a failing bloated Skrewl system. With overpaid teachers, and six figure salary school administrators, the graduation rate in decline, and rubber stamped grades. The teachers unions want more money, but they are not earning it. Why should unions get raises for a job not well done?
So at a townhall meeting, a teacher complained she wasn’t getting compensated enough. To which Christie replied, “If you don’t like it, find another job”. Christie wasn’t asking for a pay decrease, nor was he threatening layoffs. He was asking for freeze in spending.
Christie said he would not have had to impose cuts to education if the teachers union had agreed to his call for a one-year salary freeze and a 1.5 percent increase in employee benefit contributions.
Sounds reasonable. A pay and benefits freeze for a year to help the State pay off its other obligations. However, the unions didn’t want to hear any part of it.
The teacher demands more salary, telling Christie, “if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.”
However, RedState has uncovered that this teacher makes in excess of $86,000+. Even more when you include their benefits for life. That’s right, they get a pension and a Cadillac health care plan, for life. Paid for by the Taxpayers.
Republican Charles Djou has WON Hawai’i’s First Congressional District bringing in 39.5% of the votes. Colleen Hanabusa 30.8% and Ed Case 27.6%, both democrats, lost the seat that was formerly held by Neil Abercrombie who stepped down to run for Governor of Hawai’i. That’s gonna be a real problem.
For the first time in 20 years, this seat that was mismanaged by democrats, that catered to Big Unions, Big Government, and even sweeter, it’s Obama’s home town, and it has gone to a Republican. Sweet!
At least, we think it’s Obama home state, except for a few ancient newspaper birth notices, we’ve never really seen Obama’s birth certificate. But Who Cares! Obama is a ONE TERM President anyway! The damage is done, the Lemon Law comes into play here. It’s called “Repeal Obamacare”. It’s called getting our money back.
Pat Saiki, the other Republican to win this seat back in the 1970’s. When you read her Wiki-Page, it might lead you to believe that Democrats were a somewhat hostile to Pat. And they were. Governor Linda Lingle has dealt with a extremely hostile Democratic Senate, and House Representatives, for almost 8 years.
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi (1871–1922), was a prince of the reigning House of Kalākaua when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was overthrown by international businessmen in 1893. He later went on to become a politician in the Territory of Hawaii as delegate to the United States Congress, and as such is the first native Hawaiian and only person ever elected to that body who was born a royal.
I’m just giddy about this win for the State of Hawai’i, and Djou is not in my district, and I’m in District 2.
A lot has been said about Arizona’s Immigration Law. Much of it has been misinformation. Democrats in Congress have been a major force behind this misinformation. Along with the Lame Stream Media, the narrative have been focused on perceived discrimination brought on by the Arizona Law. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Along with the Obama Regimes cast of characters not reading the Arizona Law, their Farcical Fearless Leader invites the President of Mexico to bash the Arizona Law. Just another law enforcement, acting stupidly.
That puppet show Obama and the Democrats pulled off on a Joint Session of Congress was particularly inappropriate. Calderon blames his country’s problem on assault weapons flowing in to Mexico from the United States. The Mexican president is trying to influence American law.
“There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation, and that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms across the border,” he said, adding that he respects and admires the U.S. Constitution – including the Second Amendment, but that “Many of these guns are not going to honest American hands. Instead, thousands are ending up in the hands of criminals.”
Yet, cooperation to control illegal immigration is considered racial profiling. Arizona finds its self in a position where the Federal Government has refused to control the boarders. People are getting killed on both sides. The violence, the lawlessness from Mexico, is spilling into the United States, and for years the Federal Government has not done anything but turn a blind eye to the problem.
Kinda looks like Senor Wences, doesn’t he?
In a remarkable CNN interview, Wolf Blitzer Exposes Calderon’s Hypocrisy.
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This sock puppet from Mexico would lecture a joint session of Congress about immigration, and all the Democrats give him a standing ovation. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants, from Mexico, are Killing, Kidnapping, and Raping people in this country. Yet, the Arizona Law is discriminatory?!¡¿ Yes, the Democrats are stupid to think that illegal immigrants are potential votes. Isn’t that a form of discrimination? Racial Profiling? Do they read the laws?
While Mexico’s immigration laws are more Draconian than the United States, Calderon feels that Arizonians don’t have the right to protect themselves from his people committing crimes in the United States. However, this is not a Arizona problem, this is a National problem, a State by State problem. Have you read the law?
On Sunday night, a police officer responding to a woman’s cries for help, caught Jose Madrigal, 46, on top of a woman, raping her. Madrigal had forced the woman into the bushes behind a Safeway in Edmonds, Washington.
We need to know who is entering this country. Every other country in the world has laws regarding their boarders. Some of these countries will try you for illegal entry into their boarders and jail you. Some countries will imprison you as spies. Some countries will execute you. Yet, we are the bad guys. Rubbish!
I saw a video by Will Ferrel on the subject of immigration. He wants a repeal of Arizona’s SB1070.
Misguided Hollywood type. You want to repeal a law,
Apparently, there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
After being exposed for manufacturing climate data, the emails that showed the manipulation of climate data, and computer models that exaggerate climate data, some scientist are again predicting the end of the world. Again, the claims of a planetary disaster is just around the corner. You have to do something NOW! Or else.
These scientists, all members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, are claiming Planetary Disasters are looming in our future. However, they have no proof of any pending disasters. They have no common frame of reference, to use as an example of such disasters. Maybe it’s in the movies they are watching.
It seems many of these scientists either spend too much time soaking in the Hollywood “Apocalypse” hype, or spend too much time working up scare tactics to win lucrative government funding for a non-existent problem. Money trumps all, it seems. The motivation is never about saving the planet, because other considerations, into the whole Global Warming equation, are never considered, ignored, and dismissed. Does it really exist, this Warming?
Don’t let the annual melting of the Arctic Ice convince you that summer has come to the northern hemisphere. Don’t let the annual spring storms spawning tornado’s, and freak snowstorms, get you worried. It’s called weather.
The heat from the Sun is summarily dismissed by these so-called scientists. Sun Spots and natural cycles of solar radiation, which does create variations on the earth’s climate, is not considered as legitimate cause for climate change. It’s all caused by Fossil Fuels. At least, that’s what these scientists are saying.
What about Volcano’s? ICELAND! Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting for more than 20 years. Iceland’s volcano pretty much halted air traffic across Europe. Other active volcano’s are spewing millions of tons ash and carbon into the atmosphere, but that never gets included in the scientific data. It’s all the fault of humans and fossil fuels.
There are a lot more active volcano’s than are pictured in the graphic. Google Maps say they have approximately 1550 active volcano’s worldwide in their database. That’s a lot of gas passing.
“The reality of anthropogenic climate change can no longer be debated on scientific grounds,” James Hurrell of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research told the committee. “The imperative is to act aggressively to reduce carbon emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.”
That is the narrative, isn’t it. No debate. They want to destroy the economy of the United States by making claims that have no science to prove it. Notice the urgency and the focus. Fossil Fuels are the culprit. The reason for Global Warming, Climate Change, Planetary Destruction, Mass Hysteria: it’s all Rubbish.
Even though individual scientists have been cleared, climate science is being tested, Sheila Jasanoff, of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, wrote in Science.
“It is no longer enough to establish what counts as good science; it is equally important to address what science is good for and whom it benefits,” Jasanoff wrote.
That’s a very good point to highlight. To whom does this science benefit? It doesn’t take a scientist to recognize that someone will use this disaster scare as a way to rip people off. Al Gore’s carbon credit scheme is just one of several scams that embraces this fear mongering. Socialist governments in Europe are using the lie of Global Warming to extort money from businesses that either use or create energy, while acting as the middle-man getting paid off. These people neither earn nor create anything, but they use the power of the government to tax and trade industry under the guise of Carbon Credits.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The psychological effect of a presumed planetary disaster could make people do crazy things. The Media promotes the fear as news. People start questioning their government leaders. They demand action from their government.
“Media coverage about the possible catastrophic consequences to our planet concerning global warming is extensive and potentially anxiety provoking. We found that many obsessive compulsive disorder patients were concerned about reducing their global footprint,”
A seven-month-old girl miraculously survived alone for three days after one of her parents shot her in the chest – apparently as part of a bizarre murder-suicide pact blamed on global warming.
“The magnitude of the damage [to ecosystems] is much bigger than previously thought. The rate of extinction is currently running at 1,000 times the natural historical background rate of extinction.”He added: “It’s a problem if we continue this unsustainable pattern of production and consumption. If the 9 billion people predicted to be with us by 2050 were to have the same lifestyle as Americans, we would need five planets.”
At least the Bread is Whole Grain
Outraged and Amused, all at the same time. Outraged to read that a fan was ejected from a Phoenix Suns basketball game, and amused that there were free tickets involved.
Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support of Arizona’s recently passed law against illegal immigration.
Via The Daily Caller, politics at a basketball game. I really want to know if the security guards were either acting on their own, or acting upon someone else’s demand. It all turns out OK in the end, but here was a free speech moment under attack. It would have been one thing if the shirt said either something vulgar or racially inflammatory, but the shirt only said, Viva Los 1070. In reference to the Arizona Immigration law.
They didn’t read the Arizona Law. Just like Obamacare, they didn’t read the bill. Illegal immigration has been a problem for both Democrats and Republicans. For very different reasons. Republicans believe in a path to citizenship. This involves qualifying for citizenship. Whereas, Democrats exploit immigrants for votes.
As a legal immigrant to this Great Country, I traveled that path to citizenship, to Naturalization. And, I have no regrets. Except for the Socialism path that Obama seems determined to put us on. Many of us left Europe to get away from state run health care, state run unions, and state run entitlement programs. I believe in Individualism. I believe in self governance. I believe in keeping what I have earned.
There, you will find thousands of articles, over the years, where democrats have viewed private investments as means to fund entitlement programs. If you have a 401K, then you should be alarmed. But I digress.
How many more people, legal and illegal, have to die before the federal government does its job and protect the boarders. All those Canadians, pouring across the boarders, speaking Canuck, and not English. It’s shameful.
Is that racist to use White Beans over, say, Refried Beans?
A lovely Lapule (Sunday) evening has me reflecting on several articles from the newspaper, and on the web, that caught my eye. As the Tea Party protests continue to gain momentum, critics continue to link Tea Party people to everything from the Gulf Oil spill, to the failing economy. Oh, and the obligatory, blame George Bush, also.
Even though the 800 pound gorilla in the room points to Liberal Progressives currently running the government. Memories fade, and reminders need to be issued as to the root cause of the economic collapse. Tracing it all back to the Community Reinvestment Act that Jimmy Carter put into law in 1977. Don’t count on anyone within that elite class of Journalism to report any on any of this, NO, leave it to bloggers to collect YouTube videos and post about it.
There is an excellent time-line posted here at SBVOR that deserves reading. See, and hear, how the Liberal Progressives were the architects behind the greatest recession in American history. Never mind that this current Liberal Progressive administration is plotting to enforce something called “Net Neutrality”. Another time for that.
Institutional Corruption. That is what the Public Education System is in the United States. The problems is especially profound here in Hawai’i. The Unions are not concerned about education, but taking taxpayer’s monies in exchange for dumbing down America’s children. The money spent on public schools is being wasted away by overpaid administrators, greedy union bosses, and some lazy teachers. It’s no wonder why more, and more, parents are choosing to either send their kids to private schools, or home-school them. However, if you cannot afford to send your children to a private school, or home-school them, you are left with no choice but to send your kids to the State Run, Union, Public Schools. Essentially, overpaid teachers that have become baby sitters. Is there any pride left in the Art of Teaching?
Teachers Unions, and the Board of Education (BoE), are working only for themselves, and not for the good of the children. Our future generations should not be held hostage by bloated Unions, and political bad decisions. The Unions, the Teachers, the Administrators have refused to bargain in good faith with the State of Hawai’i, to do what’s right for the children. I guess the underlining priority the Unions have is, “I just wanna get pay’ed“.
This problem of education through wage negotiation, is not limited to Hawai’i, it is rampant across the United States. In the [country] of New Jersey, for example, Union Teachers are paid from the moment they are hired, to the day they die, by the State for life. 100%, fully paid benefits, for life. Paid for by New Jersey State Tax Payers. Is that fair? Is Hawai’i going that way? Reaping the rewards, of a job not well done?
[H/T Mish’s. Click on the Pic]
The craft of teaching is not entirely lost, there are still some good teachers out there. However, the climate created by the Teachers Unions, and Democratic State Legislators, has fostered anything but a proper, and uniform, learning environment for children. Instead, teachers are allowed to insert their own political beliefs into the learning curriculum. Remember this documentary during the 2008 election cycle?
Teacher Diantha Harris browbeats McCain supporting student, Kathy,in Ashville N.Carolina grade school. The poor girl is obviously distressed over the teacher’s line of questiong and belittling her choice of candidate in front of her school mates.
It’s one thing to teach Civics in the classroom, it’s another thing, to insert your own political bias into the instructional material. Too often, this instructional bullying goes on inside the classroom. I once had a teacher tell me that spreading The Gospel of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, was a mandatory message children needed to be taught in her classroom. Including, making those children deliver that message of gloom and doom to their parents. These minds of mush are being indoctrinated. Using children to push a political agenda. Compelling parents to watch Al Gore’s propaganda movie, and adopt junk science, as real science. Else, the child’s grades will suffer.
Over medicating and under educating children. Your children have become pawns in a scheme to indoctrinate them into a world of false hopes, and destructive change. All in the name of saving the planet, or something. Think about it. If a student brings home a message of saving the planet, and you listen to the message, how do you answer the question? How do you remove the guilt complex forced upon you, and still retain respect from your children? How do you tell your children that their teacher is flat out wrong? And still make them go to the same school, again.
The Hawai’i Reporter has an excellent summary on the Myths and Facts about Hawai’i Public Education. Although, the article is about Military Families and the State of Hawai’i’s Public Schools, the parallels can be applied anywhere in America.
One example of Hawaii’s quality education is that 86 percent of graduating seniors at military impacted schools attend college.
This statistic is misleading and grossly exaggerated. One point that should be made is that the state of Hawaii has two diplomas: a basic Diploma and Board of Ed Honor Diploma. The regular diploma does not guarantee that a student will have the course requirements needed to apply to college. For example, it specifies a number of years of math or science but does not require specific courses like geometry, chemistry, physics, western civilization, etc. An Honors Diploma means that specific course requirements were met, making the chances of being able to apply more likely.