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#13408 May 28, 2013
On the topic of unions, took about 5 minutes to find the following:

"With this latest act of physical aggression, SEIU escalated its campaign against registered nurses"
"A recently retired member of United Auto Workers Local 235, Dianne Feeley, suffered a head wound after being knocked to the ground by SEIU International staff and local members. Other conference-goers--members of the Teamsters, UAW, UNITE HERE, International Longshoremen's Association, and SEIU itself--were punched, kicked, shoved, and pushed to the floor."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-burger/...

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"Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protested at entrances to the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday — the biggest travel day of the year — delaying people trying to spend time with their families and leading to a dozen arrests.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/21/dozen-arres...

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“As far as the union, they keep intimidating us. They keep pushing us to go with them, but we are not part of them. We don’t want to do anything with them,” worker Martin Storm told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom.“We are actually getting paid a lot better, and I have better health insurance than I did with the union.”

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/21/som...
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#13409 May 28, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>"It turns my blood cold to see how many Communists we have on this tiny little board."

Betcha thought it was illegal be a commie, a muslim, or gay.
It's always fun when the Right Wing Wackos:

- Complain about Muslims in a country founded on religious freedom;

- Complain about sexual orientation in a country that boasts of "personal freedoms"; and

- Complain about "commies", while slurping up every "commie" government check and benefit possible.

It's like they don't even have the words "hypocrisy" or "irrational" on their planet.

Maybe someday, their planet will be so similar to our that communication with them will be possible.
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#13410 May 28, 2013
Death Panel wrote:
<quoted text>Don't I know it. Got a longtime friend out there in the medical business. Doctor works mainly with the elderly.
In the last 9 or so months, he's laid off his assistant, cut the hours of everyone else and had to stop paying holidays, just to make ends meet.
Medicare was already a mess and it was a months long fight just to get 70% of his patients bills paid. Oh the headaches ahead.

My friend doesn't think she'll have a job much longer :(
And now you're complaining that your friend can't get enough money from the taxpayers to keep her from needing a real job ?

Isn't she just another liberal, socialist commies scumbag living off our taxes ?

Shouldn't we just let them old people die anyway ?

Isn't Medicare the epitome of Liberal, Socialist, Commie, programs ?

If you haven't saved enough to pay for your own medical care in your elderly years, whose fault is that ?

Why should our kids pay taxes to keep old people alive ?

Isn't that stealing from them to gives medical care to a bunch of dependent socialist commies ?

Damn... First you Right Wingers complain about the liberal socialist commie programs - Medicare being the clearest example,

Then you complain the liberal socialist commie programs don't pay enough to keep your doctor buddies in the Bentleys, and their staffs driving Mercedes.

Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#13411 May 28, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Red States turning Blue...

2014 will be a real eye-opener for the Republicans. Even Mitch McConnell is going to be in for a tough race:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/kent...

In an ADC poll taken on 5/27 59% of Red States have a "good chance" to flip in 2014. The comments by Jerry Dornett of Tennessee reflected many respondents opinions: "I'm tired of my state being poorly run. It's obvious at this point that the Republicans are lost, clueless, confused and supporters of big-business, not the middle-class workers. While I've been a Republican my entire life before this, I'm sick of what they represent now."
I can't imagine many "Red" states will turn "Blue".

Blue states actually pay more in taxes than they slurp up in federal funds,

and

there just ain't no way those Right Wingers will ever pay taxes or cut back on their socialist dependency.

Damn... They're like Maynard G. Krebbs when Dobie Gillis suggests Maynard get a job:

"Work !" - Oh noooooooo - Not Work !"

Since: Nov 12

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#13412 May 28, 2013
Oh my wrote:
Groups Targeted by I.R.S. Tested Rules on Politics
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LUO
Published: May 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/us/politics...
In keeping with your post, I am sure you are simply appalled at the following:

"According to BusinessWeek, the SEIU spent $85 million to help elect Democrats in 2008."
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"This kind of spending, which is on the rise, has enabled the largest unions to maintain and in some cases increase their clout in Washington and state capitals, even though unionized workers make up a declining share of the workforce.

The hours spent by union employees working on political matters were equivalent in 2010 to a shadow army much larger than President Barack Obama's current re-election staff, data analyzed by the Journal show."

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“Big Labor, especially its public employee union component, is by far the most powerful, most generous lobby in America.” To combat this corruption, he recommends America prohibits public employee unions from donating money to politics, or better yet, prohibit public employees’ unions altogether. That seems to be a drastic step to prevent all that generous union money going to support Democratic candidates.

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"Unions have poured millions of dues-payers’ dollars into the campaigns of Pennsylvania politicians who pass and preserve laws favoring unions, and who approve pay and benefits - especially pensions - for public service employee union members which have impoverished municipalities, school districts, counties and the Commonwealth. And politicians in both major parties receive union money." Jerry Shenk

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And finally, in regard to public sector unions, two quotes from Franklin D Roosevelt:
"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.".....

"Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable."
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#13413 May 28, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
On the topic of unions, took about 5 minutes to find the following:

"With this latest act of physical aggression, SEIU escalated its campaign against registered nurses"
"A recently retired member of United Auto Workers Local 235, Dianne Feeley, suffered a head wound after being knocked to the ground by SEIU International staff and local members. Other conference-goers--members of the Teamsters, UAW, UNITE HERE, International Longshoremen's Association, and SEIU itself--were punched, kicked, shoved, and pushed to the floor."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-burger/...

======
"Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protested at entrances to the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday — the biggest travel day of the year — delaying people trying to spend time with their families and leading to a dozen arrests.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/21/dozen-arres...

=======
“As far as the union, they keep intimidating us. They keep pushing us to go with them, but we are not part of them. We don’t want to do anything with them,” worker Martin Storm told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom.“We are actually getting paid a lot better, and I have better health insurance than I did with the union.”

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/21/som...
Scabs,
Liars, and
Parasites.

Hey, they could be Right Wing Politicians !
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#13414 May 28, 2013
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#13415 May 28, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>In keeping with your post, I am sure you are simply appalled at the following:

"According to BusinessWeek, the SEIU spent $85 million to help elect Democrats in 2008."
===
"This kind of spending, which is on the rise, has enabled the largest unions to maintain and in some cases increase their clout in Washington and state capitals, even though unionized workers make up a declining share of the workforce.

The hours spent by union employees working on political matters were equivalent in 2010 to a shadow army much larger than President Barack Obama's current re-election staff, data analyzed by the Journal show."

=========
“Big Labor, especially its public employee union component, is by far the most powerful, most generous lobby in America.” To combat this corruption, he recommends America prohibits public employee unions from donating money to politics, or better yet, prohibit public employees’ unions altogether. That seems to be a drastic step to prevent all that generous union money going to support Democratic candidates.

==========
"Unions have poured millions of dues-payers’ dollars into the campaigns of Pennsylvania politicians who pass and preserve laws favoring unions, and who approve pay and benefits - especially pensions - for public service employee union members which have impoverished municipalities, school districts, counties and the Commonwealth. And politicians in both major parties receive union money." Jerry Shenk

==========
==========

And finally, in regard to public sector unions, two quotes from Franklin D Roosevelt:
"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.".....

"Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable."
Business Week ?

Isn't that owned by a Billionaire named Bloomberg ?

Do you think the editorializing by a Billionaire Republican about Democratic contributors might be just a little bit biased ?

Is this the same Billionaire politician who alone spent $250 Million Dollars buying the New York mayors position ?

The same Billionaire politician who spent 13X more than his opponent ?

We're all shocked ! shocked !

that Billionaire Politician Bloomberg says those damn unions,
are bad,
even though they spent less money,
all together,
combined,
for the entire country,
than he did
just running for mayor.

(Can you say "hypocritical Right Wing Wacko?)

How ironically stupid is Bloomberg's complaint ?

How dare millions of Americans spend less to support politicians than he alone spends on electing himself.

Those bastards !!!

Don't they know only Billionaires get to support politicians - especially themselves.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#13416 May 28, 2013
"The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor."

Thomas Donahue

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#13417 May 28, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Ironically, you maintain your ability to be wrong 98.437 % of the time.
Kicking Right Wing Wackos out if office has solved the problem.
California, without RWWs destroying everything they touch, has dragged itself out if the RWW quagmire, and now enjoys a budget surplus.
Just like Clinton creates a surplus after Ronnie Ray-Gun exploded the deficit;
and
just as Obama has ready cut Bush's $1.4 Trillion Dollar deficit in half;
now
Jerry Brown has brought California back to fiscal health from the Right Wing Wacko induced disasters.
Right Wingers:
- create huge deficits;
- destroy economies;
- damage lives; and
- make profits on the disasters they create;
- then bitch when normal Americans rush in and save the day.
Right Wingers - like small puppies, they're cute, fun to watch, and always leave piles of crap when grown ups aren't around to smack them with a newspaper.
It is astounding how someone can become as insane as you are. You'll believe absolutely anything.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#13418 May 28, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
"The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor."
Thomas Donahue
So, you belong to a union?

Since: Nov 12

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#13420 May 28, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Business Week ?
Isn't that owned by a Billionaire named Bloomberg ?
Do you think the editorializing by a Billionaire Republican about Democratic contributors might be just a little bit biased ?
Is this the same Billionaire politician who alone spent $250 Million Dollars buying the New York mayors position ?
The same Billionaire politician who spent 13X more than his opponent ?
We're all shocked ! shocked !
that Billionaire Politician Bloomberg says those damn unions,
are bad,
even though they spent less money,
all together,
combined,
for the entire country,
than he did
just running for mayor.
(Can you say "hypocritical Right Wing Wacko?)
How ironically stupid is Bloomberg's complaint ?
How dare millions of Americans spend less to support politicians than he alone spends on electing himself.
Those bastards !!!
Don't they know only Billionaires get to support politicians - especially themselves.
Perhaps I didn't differentiate quotes as well as I should have. Only the very first sentence was from Business Week.
The rest are from various articles. But how do you like this story from the Daily Beast - that should be Left wing enough for you.

"a union official who openly boasted in a story...:“We don’t like to brag,” but “we’re the big dog” when it comes to campaign funding.
Big as in $87.5 million. Big as in the biggest spender of any outside group—all meant to protect the interests of unions, the new “ privileged class.” But wait a minute: Team O led us to believe that honor went to the vilified U.S. Chamber of Commerce and all of its alleged contributions from “ foreign money” sponsors
Campaign spending by labor unions makes a mockery of President Obama's bogus boogie-man scare tactics about supposed shadowy foreign interests.(Louis Lanzano / AP Photo)

A record $87.5 million has been spent by one union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, to elect Democrats. Paid not by voluntary contribution from its members, but by forced union dues from workers—who are paid by taxpayers."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/10...

And I notice you completely ignored FDR's quotes, I'll repeat them just for you.

"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.".....

"Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable."
Vet

Fayetteville, GA

#13421 May 29, 2013
Synergy wrote:
WHO didn't see THIS coming?????
Told ya so. This is just the beginning.
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-pers...
The ACA is an abomination.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#13422 May 29, 2013
Vet wrote:
<quoted text>The ACA is an abomination.
Did you really just type that?

A plan to help people get health-care, to cure their illnesses and keep from having their lives destroyed if they get sick is an abomination?

What's a true abomination is that such a plan was necessary in the first place. The ACA is a response to a greed-driven, uncaring, profit-motivated health-care system which has developed into something so illogical and exploitative that it destroys millions of lives and denies health-care to millions each year.

There's your abomination.
Scott

Northfield, OH

#13423 May 29, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
"The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor."
Thomas Donahue
"The best way to rid ourselves of chickenbutts is to add more KFC franchises"

Colonel Sanders
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#13424 May 29, 2013
There's been a lot of "rebranding" going on in the United States lately.

From governmental politics to fast food corporations, it seems as though many entities are trying their best to capture the enthusiasm of the masses and the rapidly evolving mood of consumers.

If you're not aware, Kentucky Fried Chicken is undergoing a company facelift.

KFC wants to reach millennials by moving away from their fried chicken buckets, which was a staple in the 90s when families actually ate together and sat down at a table.

For comparative purposes, I'm going to refer to the GOP and KFC as "companies."

Also, I refer to both entities as companies because both are dealing with money while looking to increase their base (consumers and voters) in order to further the company's mission.

For the GOP, their mission is avoid another 2012 election outcome.

For KFC, their mission is stay relevant in an age where consumers are eating more healthy, looking for crops that are grown responsibly, ingesting animals that are raised humanely and seeking foods that don't adversely affect the climate.

Recently the GOP made an announcement that they would be rebranding the party in an attempt to reach minorities.

On April 5, KFC said they would be unveiling deep-fried boneless chicken pieces beginning April 14, 2013.

Spokesman Rick Maynard said,

"Younger people don't tend to be fans of bones - they've grown up with nuggets."

KFC says they are making these changes because the millennial generation, those in their 20s and 30s, are used to food on-the-go.

RNC Chairman Reince Prebius said the GOP would reach minority voters by creating a $10 million budget in addition to placing "boots on the ground."

The GOP and KFC are trying to reach a segment of the population they've struggled to attract recently.

What the GOP and KFC are having a hard time realizing is that their problems are related to their product, not the way in which their product is advertised and consumed.

Has KFC stopped to think that the reason people are choosing Chic-Fil-A and Popeye's is because their product tastes better (also, who can forget the horror stories of various and unsavory chicken body parts ending up in KFC meals)?

Has the GOP taken the time to understand why minorities and younger generations feel they can identify more with the Democratic Party instead of just giving up and saying that blacks who vote liberally are slaves on the "plantation?"

It's admirable to see a party or a company realize that it needs to evolve with time, but it's not a good use of anyone's time and money if no real effort is being put forth to understand a particular segment of the population.

It may have worked in the past to repackage a product without changing the product's main ingredients, but populations are becoming more conscious of their everyday choices and the global impact of those decisions.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-simon/re...
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13425 May 29, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Go ahead and defend those criminals. Your party will be next. You'll wet your pants then.
But you said it was all nailed down, a slam dunk, reaching all the way to the top, worser than anything.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13426 May 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
In keeping with your post, I am sure you are simply appalled at the following:...
Nope, if it had been "In keeping with your post" it would have dealt with 501c4 applicants, these fall under political advocacy is OK as long as it supports what I believe in. Good cut and paste though, I knew you'd get the hang of it.
Informed Opinion

Sunapee, NH

#13427 May 29, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, if it had been "In keeping with your post" it would have dealt with 501c4 applicants, these fall under political advocacy is OK as long as it supports what I believe in. Good cut and paste though, I knew you'd get the hang of it.
501c4 - designed to allow the very few to manipulate and corrupt - secretly.

Like my Grandpa used to say - "Boy, if you are so ashamed of what you're doing that you gotta do it in secret - it's probably something you shouldn't be doin."
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13428 May 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
On the topic of unions, took about 5 minutes to find the following:
"With this latest act of physical aggression, SEIU escalated its campaign against registered nurses"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-burger/...
======
"Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protested at entrances to the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday — the biggest travel day of the year — delaying people trying to spend time with their families and leading to a dozen arrests.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/21/dozen-arres...
=======
“As far as the union, they keep intimidating us. They keep pushing us to go with them, but we are not part of them. We don’t want to do anything with them,” worker Martin Storm told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom.“We are actually getting paid a lot better, and I have better health insurance than I did with the union.”
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/21/som...
It took me less than 5 minutes to go to the Huffington Post article and begin reading the comments, very interesting....

The Daily Caller article describes a non-violent protest.

And your third link, maybe it's true, maybe not, who knows.

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