Union Violence in the Age of Obama

Union Violence in the Age of Obama

Posted in the Columbus Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He Who Heals advocated "a more civil and honest public discourse" in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else.

This week, menacing union goons unleashed threats, profanity and punches in Michigan, which is now poised to become a "right-to-work" state. Obama met the initial outbreak of violence with the same response he's given to every other union outbreak of violence under his reign: dead silence.

On the floor of the Michigan legislature on Tuesday, Democratic state Rep. Douglas Geiss thundered: "We're going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations, and there will be blood. There will be repercussions!" Geiss referenced the Battle of the Overpass, a violent 1937 incident between the United Auto Workers and corporate security officers for the Ford Motor Company. Dozens of union activists were beaten.

But Geiss wasn't crying victim. This was clearly a signal to the brass-knuckled Big Labor bosses, whom Obama egged on during his Monday visit to the state. Obama inveighed against right to work with his usual class warfare dog-whistle. The thugs heard it loud and clear.

As the Michigan House voted inside to approve right-to-work legislation allowing workers to choose whether or not to join/fund unions as a condition of employment, protesters outside the state Capitol ambushed a tented information booth sponsored by the pro-right-to-work state chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Angry union mobsters were filmed cursing and screaming just before the attack.

One hurled an unidentified object at police officers. Another screamed at a citizen journalist filming the chaos: "Freedom of speech this, you f'n fascist a**hole!" Several peaceful AFP members and supporters were stomped on and punched while trapped under the tent as the labor operatives chanted: "This is what democracy looks like." Young Michigan conservative activist and YouTube entrepreneur Steven Crowder was beaten by at least two union assailants while trying to protect the tent and those inside.

Of course, this is just more of the same twisted "civil and honest public discourse" of the administration's union protection squad:

--May 2010: The Service Employees International Union buses in 700 workers from 20 states to storm Bank of America deputy general counsel Gregory Baer's neighborhood and terrorize his youngest son while at home alone in Chevy Chase, Md. The tactic is straight from an SEIU intimidation manual on using community groups to "damage an employer's public image and ties with community leaders and organizations."

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Dec 12, 2012
--September 2010: AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka praises Nancy Pelosi for taking Obamacare and driving "it down the Republicans' throats and out their backsides."

--August 2011: Striking Communications Workers of America declare "open season" on Verizon. Dozens of cases of sabotaged cable lines are reported.

--September 2011: ILWU bosses lead a "Days of Rage" protest at Port of Longview, Wash., taking a half-dozen guards hostage, sabotaging railroad cars, dumping grain, smashing windows, cutting brake lines, threatening a local TV station and blocking trains in violation of a judicial restraining order.

--February 2011: A Communications Workers of America union thug is caught on tape striking a young female FreedomWorks activist in Washington, D.C.

--February 2011: A Providence, R.I., union supporter says to a cameraman: "I'll f**k you in the ass, you faggot."

--February 2011: Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts revs up Big Labor goons by urging them to "get a little bloody."

--March 2011: Racist SEIU supporters in Denver, Colo., taunt gay black tea party activist and entrepreneur Leland Robinson, who criticized teachers unions at a Capitol rally, by calling him "son," telling him to "get behind that fence where you belong," and jeering, "Do you have any children? That you claim?"

--March 2011: In Madison, Wis., an unhinged crowd of AFSCME, UFCW and SEIU union protesters corner a Wisconsin GOP senator shouting, "F**k you!" and "Shame!"

--August 2011: In Boston, local IBEW 827 storms Verizon Senior Vice President Bill Foshay's neighborhood. Union members scream, "We're here to fight" in front of his private residence on a weekend afternoon.

--September 2011: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa screams: "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out..."

--December 2011: Union-endorsed port protests in Oakland, Calif., Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston cause massive commerce disruptions, lost wages, property destruction and untold injuries. A year later, ports are shut down on the West Coast during the busy holiday season, and another set of union port strikes -- spearheaded by the violence-prone ILWU and ILA -- threaten the East and Gulf coasts at the end of the month.

We should "do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations," Obama lectured just over a year ago from his politeness pulpit. In the age of Obama, it's Opposite Day 365 days a year.
http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin...

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#4 Dec 12, 2012
Seek a Veterinarian wrote:
Another of Horge Jefferson's hairballs
We know you people want violence. Wait until you see it coming right back at you. You'll cry to the DOJ then, like the little girls you are.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#5 Dec 12, 2012
Are you racist union goons proud of this?

Disgrace: Lansing Hot Dog Vendor Attacked, Called Racial Slurs at Union Anti-Right to Work Protest

Yesterday, Katie reported on the violence taking place at the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, as union members protested the passage of Right to Work legislation. Rather than peacefully demonstrating against a law they didn't like, unfortunately, a number of those present attacked the more conservative counter-protesters among them. But today, we learned more: the protesters also destroyed a hot dog stand kept by a Lansing staple named Clint Tarver.

Americans for Prosperity hired him to cater in their tent as they counter-protested, and when the tent came down, he was one of those trapped inside it. The protesters also destroyed much of his equipment, and worse, hurled racist insults his way.

During Tuesday's mass demonstrations that attracted an estimated 10,000 to the Capitol lawn, protesters of the right-to-work law the Legislature was passing and voting on tore down a tent rented by the Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Witnesses and Internet videos show protesters, some wearing union clothes, using knives or box cutters to cut the tent's ropes.

Clint Tarver, owner of Clint's Hot Dog Cart, said he was trapped inside as the tent came down and damaged about $400 in catering equipment. Tarver's hot dog cart, which is usually parked outside Lansing City Hall along Capitol Avenue, was not on the Capitol grounds during the incident.[...]

Tarver, who had to crawl out of the collapsed tent on his knees, was overwhelmed Wednesday by the outpouring of support.

"I had no idea so many people cared about 'the hot dog guy,'" Tarver said.

Tarver, who is black, said the protesters called him an "Uncle Tom" and the n-word for working for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group supporting the right-to-work law.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2012/1...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#6 Dec 12, 2012
I have to wonder where all the liberals who screamed bloody murder (Literally) at what thet interpreted as Tea Party incited violence. Sarah Palin after the Giffords shooting comes to mind which was all over the news 24 7 for weeks.

Watching the news tonight CNN, MSNBC.... cricketts chirping......

Apparently calling for blood in the streets is perfectly fine as long as the "end justifies the means" progressively speaking........

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#7 Dec 12, 2012
Where are those pleas for "civility" Mr obama?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#8 Dec 12, 2012
6was9 wrote:
I have to wonder where all the liberals who screamed bloody murder (Literally) at what thet interpreted as Tea Party incited violence. Sarah Palin after the Giffords shooting comes to mind which was all over the news 24 7 for weeks.
Watching the news tonight CNN, MSNBC.... cricketts chirping......
Apparently calling for blood in the streets is perfectly fine as long as the "end justifies the means" progressively speaking........
No war but class war. Look, you've been alive on the rock longer than I have, perhaps you even remember who Goldwater was. They've been playing out of the same book since then. The right is always violent ever since RFK called us out as that, ironically it was a Jew hating freak that killed him.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#9 Dec 12, 2012
6was9 wrote:
Where are those pleas for "civility" Mr obama?
We have to stop playing catchup. We must go on the attack.

Obama deliberately promoted this violence in his speech in Detroit.

It is his fault, he violent rhetoric of "revenge" is the cause.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#10 Dec 14, 2012
6was9 wrote:
I have to wonder where all the liberals who screamed bloody murder (Literally) at what thet interpreted as Tea Party incited violence. Sarah Palin after the Giffords shooting comes to mind which was all over the news 24 7 for weeks.
Watching the news tonight CNN, MSNBC.... cricketts chirping......
Apparently calling for blood in the streets is perfectly fine as long as the "end justifies the means" progressively speaking........
You are right the ends justify the means and this piece of garbage law along with the flunkies of the Koch Brothers and fixed noise that signed it will be out of office by any means necessarry.THat POS crowder deserved to get his ass kicked. Another Fixed noise POS!

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Vncbz12 wrote:
<quoted text>You are right the ends justify the means and this piece of garbage law along with the flunkies of the Koch Brothers and fixed noise that signed it will be out of office by any means necessarry.THat POS crowder deserved to get his ass kicked. Another Fixed noise POS!
How about the black hot dog vendor? You feeling good about what happened to him?
Union goons are going to get shot if they keep this up.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#12 Dec 14, 2012
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
Are you racist union goons proud of this?
Disgrace: Lansing Hot Dog Vendor Attacked, Called Racial Slurs at Union Anti-Right to Work Protest
Yesterday, Katie reported on the violence taking place at the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, as union members protested the passage of Right to Work legislation. Rather than peacefully demonstrating against a law they didn't like, unfortunately, a number of those present attacked the more conservative counter-protesters among them. But today, we learned more: the protesters also destroyed a hot dog stand kept by a Lansing staple named Clint Tarver.
Americans for Prosperity hired him to cater in their tent as they counter-protested, and when the tent came down, he was one of those trapped inside it. The protesters also destroyed much of his equipment, and worse, hurled racist insults his way.
During Tuesday's mass demonstrations that attracted an estimated 10,000 to the Capitol lawn, protesters of the right-to-work law the Legislature was passing and voting on tore down a tent rented by the Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Witnesses and Internet videos show protesters, some wearing union clothes, using knives or box cutters to cut the tent's ropes.
Clint Tarver, owner of Clint's Hot Dog Cart, said he was trapped inside as the tent came down and damaged about $400 in catering equipment. Tarver's hot dog cart, which is usually parked outside Lansing City Hall along Capitol Avenue, was not on the Capitol grounds during the incident.[...]
Tarver, who had to crawl out of the collapsed tent on his knees, was overwhelmed Wednesday by the outpouring of support.
"I had no idea so many people cared about 'the hot dog guy,'" Tarver said.
Tarver, who is black, said the protesters called him an "Uncle Tom" and the n-word for working for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group supporting the right-to-work law.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2012/1...
If Tavers had a brain he would have seen that he was entering an explosive situation and should have told the Americans for prosperity pukes that for his own safety he would not cater to them. When there are 12000 pissed off people about a law affecting their livelyhood it is best to stay away from them if you don't agree with their view points. Its a miracle that there was enough restraints on the part of the union members that no one from American for prosperity and that Foxaganda puke Crowder did not get killed.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#13 Dec 14, 2012
Vncbz12 wrote:
<quoted text>If Tavers had a brain he would have seen that he was entering an explosive situation and should have told the Americans for prosperity pukes that for his own safety he would not cater to them. When there are 12000 pissed off people about a law affecting their livelyhood it is best to stay away from them if you don't agree with their view points. Its a miracle that there was enough restraints on the part of the union members that no one from American for prosperity and that Foxaganda puke Crowder did not get killed.
When union goons are shot by people defending themselves are their right to be on public property, I will cheer. Loudly.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#14 Dec 14, 2012
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>How about the black hot dog vendor? You feeling good about what happened to him?
Union goons are going to get shot if they keep this up.
I resent being called a union goon because I belonged to one for over 40 years. You are entitled to your opinion, George, although a few feathers got ruffled what did you expect? If anyone fires on my union brothers and sisters I can guarantee you that we have weapons too ,lots of them.All I can say it will get very ugly. I pray to God that cooler heads prevail. American for prosperity and that wannabe Hiraldo Rivera Crowder really asked for it.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#15 Dec 14, 2012
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>When union goons are shot by people defending themselves are their right to be on public property, I will cheer. Loudly.
Take your meds. george

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#17 Dec 14, 2012
Vncbz12 wrote:
<quoted text>Take your meds. george
You're the one justifying violence. I'm cheering for self-defense if it comes to that.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#18 Dec 14, 2012
Vncbz12 wrote:
<quoted text>You are right the ends justify the means and this piece of garbage law along with the flunkies of the Koch Brothers and fixed noise that signed it will be out of office by any means necessarry.THat POS crowder deserved to get his ass kicked. Another Fixed noise POS!
ROTFLMAO....

Thank you for proving my point........

No doubt if a Tea Party rally behaved the same way you would be on here ranting about violent right wing racists........
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#19 Dec 14, 2012
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You're the one justifying violence. I'm cheering for self-defense if it comes to that.
George this situation in Lansing is NOTHING compared to the strikes I saw in Europe in my younger years. It did not seem like you were cheering for self defense but wishing that the righ wing pukes would fire on unarmed union workers.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#21 Dec 14, 2012
6was9 wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTFLMAO....
Thank you for proving my point........
No doubt if a Tea Party rally behaved the same way you would be on here ranting about violent right wing racists........
No I laugh at the tea party idiots waving their Walmart made in Shangai American flags and wearing their stupid colonial costumes. The founding fathers would probably laugh at them too. No one is screwing with the livelyhood of the tea party clowns. Snyder and his Republican toadies under the direction of the Koch Brothers want to destroy unions who have created a vibrant middle class in this country and create an olygarchy where 98% have nothing and the other 2%control everything that is the bottom line. Why do they want to turn this once mighty and powerful country into a third world rathole is beyond me.
Vncbz12

Canton, OH

#22 Dec 14, 2012
Karl Monday wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the rape victim "ask for it" too?
"Blaming the victim"
How progressive of you...
You called me a communist yet I bet that you go buy crap everyday from the biggest communist country in the world-China. Thanks for supporting the economy of the suppliers to the Viet Congs and NVA when I was in Nam.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#23 Dec 14, 2012
Vncbz12 wrote:
<quoted text>George this situation in Lansing is NOTHING compared to the strikes I saw in Europe in my younger years. It did not seem like you were cheering for self defense but wishing that the righ wing pukes would fire on unarmed union workers.
If one man is being attacked by several others, he has every right to use a weapon.
And this isn't Europe. There's a reason people left and came over here.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Columbus Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Leeann Tweeden v. Al Franken 12 min Male 127
News 2 dead, 1 critical in NE Side shooting 17 min fat tired old and... 1
News Alan Miller: When news breaks, we quickly verif... 25 min fat tired old and... 3
Tick Tock arrives just in time for Thanksgiving 1 hr d pants 24
Are You Ready For Some Football? 1 hr fat tired old and... 1
The Eastern Coyote Hybrid 2 hr UTrashy 25
Sohdomite Republican Wes Goodman Resigns 4 hr Duke for Mayor 20

Columbus Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Columbus Mortgages