Union organizers, UPMC workers plan w...

Union organizers, UPMC workers plan weeklong fast

There are 45 comments on the Business Journal story from Apr 11, 2014, titled Union organizers, UPMC workers plan weeklong fast. In it, Business Journal reports that:

UPMC workers and union organizers will begin a weeklong fast Friday on the sidewalk outside the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh to communicate the urgency of "financial hardships they face on low wages at the region's largest employer," according to Make it Our UPMC, a union advocacy group.

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“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Apr 12, 2014
Why not just quit? Obama has fixed the economy so there's plenty of good paying jobs much better than UPMC.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#2 Apr 12, 2014
Ah, but all Mr. Romoff need do is send down his private chef with a few goodies to tempt the protesters to break their fasts. And it's gonna take even more years to repair Dubya's damage, particularly with the GOP far more concerned about blocking Obama than serving the American people!

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#3 Apr 12, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
Ah, but all Mr. Romoff need do is send down his private chef with a few goodies to tempt the protesters to break their fasts. And it's gonna take even more years to repair Dubya's damage, particularly with the GOP far more concerned about blocking Obama than serving the American people!
The GOP is saving us from themselves. They're all over 65, living off entitlements and almost dead. I wouldn't worry too much about them.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#4 Apr 13, 2014
Ah, but if the zombie apocalypse would arise from anything, it would be the death throes of the right wing-nut whack-job dominated GOP! How ironic, though, that it would take a kill shot to the BRAIN-of all things- to finish off the GOP!

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Apr 13, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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The GOP is saving us from themselves. They're all over 65, living off entitlements and almost dead. I wouldn't worry too much about them.
But the thing that is actually dead is private sector unionism. If it wasn't for Progressive governments and their paying for votes, the whole union thing would be buried by now.

Yep, love the unions, "all animals are equal, some are more equal than others." Pay your dues, and do what you are told. Trust us.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#6 Apr 13, 2014
Old Cynic wrote:
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But the thing that is actually dead is private sector unionism. If it wasn't for Progressive governments and their paying for votes, the whole union thing would be buried by now.
Yep, love the unions, "all animals are equal, some are more equal than others." Pay your dues, and do what you are told. Trust us.
No, the GOP is dead too. Nationally anyway.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#7 Apr 13, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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No, the GOP is dead too. Nationally anyway.
Unfortunately, the GOP has been up to considerable mischief at the state level, where they've gerrymandered congressional districts and took the US House in 2010. They've also passed considerable state legislation, or by holding certain state offices, lead to very real voter suppression, and have done so in "swing" states. And respected pollster Nate Silver of 538 gives them a 60% chance to take the Senate in 2014. And recent SCOTUS decisions have weakened both the Voters Rights Act and compaign contribution laws.

To paraphrase what Mr. Clemens famously wrote: The rumours of the GOP's death have been greatly exaggerated!"

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#8 Apr 13, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
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Unfortunately, the GOP has been up to considerable mischief at the state level, where they've gerrymandered congressional districts and took the US House in 2010. They've also passed considerable state legislation, or by holding certain state offices, lead to very real voter suppression, and have done so in "swing" states. And respected pollster Nate Silver of 538 gives them a 60% chance to take the Senate in 2014. And recent SCOTUS decisions have weakened both the Voters Rights Act and compaign contribution laws.
To paraphrase what Mr. Clemens famously wrote: The rumours of the GOP's death have been greatly exaggerated!"
That is the death throes. It doesn't matter if they take both houses. Meaningless. They block any meaningful legislation anyway (equality, jobs, etc.) and they need Obama's signature to pass any nutcase laws (sticks in vagina laws, NRA members patrolling schools, etc.). Hillary wins in 2016 no matter what.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#9 Apr 13, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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That is the death throes. It doesn't matter if they take both houses. Meaningless. They block any meaningful legislation anyway (equality, jobs, etc.) and they need Obama's signature to pass any nutcase laws (sticks in vagina laws, NRA members patrolling schools, etc.). Hillary wins in 2016 no matter what.
And Hillary takes over with both Houses of Congress against her? What about the next crucial SOTUS nomination? Or federal judicial appointments? And the GOP will not die, it will be compelled to change. How much, though? And on what issues? Read the Constitution, my friend; the federal legislature is not irrelevant! Do you believe in an Imperial Presidency based purely upon rule by Executive Order?

And why are you so certain Hillary will run, let alone win?

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#10 Apr 13, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
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And Hillary takes over with both Houses of Congress against her? What about the next crucial SOTUS nomination? Or federal judicial appointments? And the GOP will not die, it will be compelled to change. How much, though? And on what issues? Read the Constitution, my friend; the federal legislature is not irrelevant! Do you believe in an Imperial Presidency based purely upon rule by Executive Order?
And why are you so certain Hillary will run, let alone win?
Hillary will win by default. Can you name one Republican that is guns-god-gays nuts enough to win a GOP primary AND win a national election?

There aren't any.

The GOP won't win the Senate. If they do, they will lose it back in 2016 after they pass a law that says children must own an Uzi by the age of 9.

The GOP will be compelled to change, which is, by definition, the death of the GOP. A GOP that embraces equality and conservatism wouldn't be the GOP as we've come to know it. They aren't conservative about anything. They can't win a national election (lost 5 of the last 6 going back over two decades now, and that's before they went nuts over the lack man in the White House). They'll never appoint another federal judge.

The federal legislature is completely irrelevant currently. They cancel each other out and cannot even agree on the basic issues both sides agree - marijuana legalization, gay marriage, sensible gun legislation, etc. all have broad bipartisan support among US voters.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#11 Apr 14, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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The GOP will be compelled to change, which is, by definition, the death of the GOP. A GOP that embraces equality and conservatism wouldn't be the GOP as we've come to know it. They aren't conservative about anything. They can't win a national election (lost 5 of the last 6 going back over two decades now, and that's before they went nuts over the lack man in the White House). They'll never appoint another federal judge.
The federal legislature is completely irrelevant currently. They cancel each other out and cannot even agree on the basic issues both sides agree - marijuana legalization, gay marriage, sensible gun legislation, etc. all have broad bipartisan support among US voters.
The GOP hasn't won a national election "going back over two decades? Didn't George W. Bush win his first election in 2000, and re-election in 2004? And the federal legislative houses "...cannot even agree on the basic issues both sides agree..."? WTF does that even mean? It's nonsensical!
Cacos Macac

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Apr 14, 2014
My "Debride and Thrive" party - Surgically remove society's rancid leeches and let real Americans thrive.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#13 Apr 14, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
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The GOP hasn't won a national election "going back over two decades? Didn't George W. Bush win his first election in 2000, and re-election in 2004? And the federal legislative houses "...cannot even agree on the basic issues both sides agree..."? WTF does that even mean? It's nonsensical!
I said they lost 5 out of 6. Bush lost the election in 2000 and was appointed by the US Supreme Court. He "won" in 2004, but ran as incumbent war president during a war in which he invaded the wrong country. I give them credit for that one.

They (legislators) can't agree on the basic issues both sides (Republicans and Democrats in the US) agree.

When read in context, it's pretty clear.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#14 Apr 14, 2014
Cacos Macac wrote:
My "Debride and Thrive" party - Surgically remove society's rancid leeches and let real Americans thrive.
No doubt. But there isn't an exemption for your trailer park.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#15 Apr 14, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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I said they lost 5 out of 6. Bush lost the election in 2000 and was appointed by the US Supreme Court. He "won" in 2004, but ran as incumbent war president during a war in which he invaded the wrong country. I give them credit for that one.
They (legislators) can't agree on the basic issues both sides (Republicans and Democrats in the US) agree.
When read in context, it's pretty clear.
Sorry, bacon hater, but Gore conceded the election; he lost. Don't resort to the GOP tactic of attempting to re-write history, or you're no better than they. And claiming to being quoted- or read- out of context is yet another lame GOP tactic. Don't resort to flinging crap in the same manner as the GOP.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#16 Apr 14, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
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Sorry, bacon hater, but Gore conceded the election; he lost. Don't resort to the GOP tactic of attempting to re-write history, or you're no better than they. And claiming to being quoted- or read- out of context is yet another lame GOP tactic. Don't resort to flinging crap in the same manner as the GOP.
Do you need more sleep? Gore didn't concede the election. And I didn't claim to be be read out of context. If you're claiming that you didn't understand what was written, so be it. But don't pretend it was unclear. The context - the list of things which followed the statement - only added clarity. To omit that is what the GOP does - deny basic fact.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#17 Apr 14, 2014
Save Us from the GOP wrote:
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And claiming to being quoted- or read...
This makes no sense whatsoever. Explain. And please, don't use the lame GOP tactic of saying you're quoted out of context.
Cacos Macac

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Apr 14, 2014
Get a room, girls.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#19 Apr 14, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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Do you need more sleep? Gore didn't concede the election. And I didn't claim to be be read out of context. If you're claiming that you didn't understand what was written, so be it. But don't pretend it was unclear. The context - the list of things which followed the statement - only added clarity. To omit that is what the GOP does - deny basic fact.
Sorry, bacon hater, Gore did concede... you're on the Internet, look it up! And when you maintain your words taken in context are correct, that is what you present as the basis from which to offer criticism... albeit it obviously unfounded.
Save Us from the GOP

Greensburg, PA

#20 Apr 14, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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This makes no sense whatsoever. Explain. And please, don't use the lame GOP tactic of saying you're quoted out of context.
Seriously? You present a sentence fragment, for pity's sake, and make that ridiculous assertion? Now that's truly humorous!

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