“progressive” Reporting on Scott Walker’s Recall Election
27 Feb 2012 9:02 pm Michael Fell
There’s so much empty, hateful “progressive” rhetoric in this “article” written by David Chalian it’s truly painful.
Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor, braces for recall election, proclaims controversial law is working
First Chalian begins his “article” with an openly biased headline (since once must not miss opportunities to repeat the “progressive”–the law is “controversial”–narrative) that is followed by repeated insinuations regarding Gov. Walker’s alleged lack of integrity.
For example: “In addition to trying to engender sympathy among voters for being targeted by forces outside his state” or “Walker is eager to sell himself as …
Obama’s NLRB Continues to Do Big Labor’s Bidding
27 Feb 2012 8:56 pm Lonely Conservative
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is supposed to be an impartial arbiter of labor issues, but under President Barack Obama, the agency has become another arm of Big Labor. I warned you last month that a new rule requiring employers to hand over private employee information to unions was in the pipeline. Well, it looks like it’s official now. According to Fred Wszolek of the Workforce Fairness Institute, the rule requiring employers to supply unions with workers’ home addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses is now official.
This rule will …
Today’s Top Story!
17 Feb 2012 9:46 pm Michael Fell
The “progressive” Party Pravda, in concert with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and with permission from their overlords at Media Matters for America, announced today that construction of a ladder to heaven is scheduled to begin next spring, immediately after the current administration begins its second term. Funding will require implementation of a 100% tax rate on all tax brackets, to be supplemented as needed with dollars printed by the Federal Reserve.
It has been confirmed that only unions donating sufficient funds to “progressive” re-election campaigns will be considered as …
After Billions in Federal Bailouts, Now GM Lobbying States for More?
30 Jan 2012 12:49 pm Warner Todd Huston
How much bailing out does one company need? (The correct answer is none, of course) After receiving some $50 billion in tax dollars from us courtesy of Obama’s “cash stash,” GM is claiming success with a “View More...
Indiana Democrats Fleebagging Again, Abandoning Their Jobs
19 Jan 2012 1:28 pm Warner Todd Huston
Once again Indiana Democrats are playing the fleebagger game. Because they don’t have enough votes in the Indiana Statehouse, Hoosier Democrats are abandoning their rightful duties and fleeing the Capitol over Indiana’s right-to-work bill currently under consideration in Indianapolis.
Indiana Senate Bill 269 and House Bill 1001 would make it illegal to require workers in Indiana to join a union as a condition of being allowed to have a job. Allowing workers a choice seems like an inherently American idea, doesn’t it?
After all, how could anyone tell you that you must …
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal unveils education reform plan
18 Jan 2012 4:00 am Wintery Knight
Here are the details on Bobby Jindal’s new education plan, from New Orleans Online Access.
Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday outlined a far-reaching set of proposals aimed at improving education in Louisiana, including a state-wide voucher program for low-income students, an expansion of autonomous charter schools and steps to link a teachers’ classroom performance to their job protections and their compensation. The governor has been promising for months now to make education reform the centerpiece of his second-term agenda.
[...]The voucher program may prove the most controversial aspect of the plan. Jindal is proposing to help …
Obama Excuses Over 500,000 Union Members From Obamacare
12 Jan 2012 1:54 pm Warner Todd Huston
Remember back in the days of the debate over Obamacare when unions were the biggest voices screaming in support of the legislation? Many labor union bosses said that nationalized healthcare was exactly what they wanted. Further they said it was what was good for the country. Yet now we learn that Obama has given waivers to some 550,000 union members so that they don;t have to suffer under Obamacare.
Paul Connor reports that a classic Friday evening document dump from the White House shows that unions employing up to 543,812 members …
Racist Union Hypocrites
13 Dec 2011 12:30 pm Warner Todd Huston
Unions are at the head of the critics on the left that claim that voter ID laws are raaaacist and suppress the minority vote. Yet, as Christian Adams’ Election Law Center blog notes even unions require their voters to show their ID before voting.
A picture is worth a thousand words. According to OpenSecrets.org unions belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have donated over $26 million to Democratic candidates and causes since 1990. During that same period, the union gave a paltry $272,311 to the Republican …View More...
NLRB Drops Boeing Complaint, Damage Done
11 Dec 2011 6:12 pm Brian Garst
The National Labor Relations Board, which once targeted a dead CEO for union infractions, has dropped its frivolous challenge against Boeing’s plan to open a plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. All’s well that ends well, right? Unfortunately, no. Despite the withdrawn complaint, the damage has been done.
The NLRB only dropped its case after Boeing reached an agreement with the union, which ought to leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth who believes in free enterprise and honest government. Essentially, the NLRB used their frivolous case as leverage on …
Greedy Union to Destroy Black Restaurant Owner’s Business
1 Dec 2011 10:12 am Warner Todd Huston
An actress, model, and African American business entrepreneur credited with reviving a once-blighted neighborhood and bringing back theater goers to the New York Theater District is about to lose her business to a greedy union that wants to hike the rent for her famous restaurant 350 percent.
Back in 1986, Barbara Smith, sometimes called “the black Martha Stewart,” opened a restaurant in the Theater District called B. Smith’s. Her eatery soon became the toast of theater goers and stars alike. It also became a favorite in the African American community.
B. Smith’s …
How Radical is Obama? This Radical…
29 Nov 2011 8:00 am Warner Todd Huston
Barack Obama is very successful at one thing: the bait and switch. He stands before America presenting a picture of a hard-working moderate and claims that he wants to work with the Republicans to get things done. In reality he won’t even meet with them. He talks about compromise, but never offers any. He mouths kind words abut the business sector but uses his powers to make new regulations to destroy its profitability. In short, he’s a radical even though he doesn’t play one on TV. His modus operandi is …View More...
Union Boss Gets Free State Money for Kid’s College Tuition
28 Nov 2011 1:23 pm Warner Todd Huston
You might recall in October when it was discovered that a few union bosses had paid off Illinois lawmakers to write a law that allowed union bosses to serve as a substitute teacher for one day in order to qualify them for state pensions for life. Well, apparently one of those union bosses also got freebies from the state for his kids and extended family.
Steven Preckwinkle, the Director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, not only got a free pension for life paid for by the taxpayers of Illinois after …
Big Labor Pays Big Bucks For Occupy D.C.
23 Nov 2011 1:51 pm Warner Todd Huston
A nurses union spent big cash to “Occupy Washington DC.”
On November 3rd, 2011, the National Nurses United Union, allied with the AFL-CIO, payed for the expenses of more than 1000+ members to march with Occupy DC and ask the President to raise taxes. Both public and private hospitals must have gone short staffed as the nurses hailed from all over the country and were very clear who brought them there.
My favorite part was the militant, anti-American nurse that said her union refuses to deal fairly with employers and prefers to …View More...
NYPD Police Union: Another Example of Why Public Employee Unions Need to be Outlawed
11 Nov 2011 10:00 am Warner Todd Huston
Last week 16 dirty New York cops went on trial for all sorts of criminal behavior. From dealing drugs, to assault and grand larceny, and “unrelated corruption,” these cops are proving to be some very crooked characters. But fellow officers don’t care about that. They have ginned themselves up to act like the punks and scumbags they are supposed to be putting behind bars all due to their police union and its agitation over the trials.
Even The New York Times seemed shocked by the venomous treatment these union thugs cops …
Defeat of OH Issue 2 Means $1,468 More Per Taxpayer By 2015
8 Nov 2011 12:52 pm Warner Todd Huston
Matt Mayer of the Buckeye Institute has done the math on what a defeat of Issue 2 will cost Ohio’s taxpayers. Turns out it will cost taxpayers $1,468 more a year by 2015.
Mayer made a simple calculation by taking the $8 billion tax hike that a defeat of Issue 2 will usher in by 2015 and dividing that by the 5,448, 500 state tax returns filed in Ohio. He also took the initial $1.4 billion tax hike that will result if the unions win on Tuesday and found that each …
VIDEO: Pelosi: Boeing Plant Should Unionize or be Shut Down
1 Nov 2011 11:43 am Warner Todd Huston
The now thankfully former Speaker of the House Nancy “San Fran Nan” Pelosi said in a recent interview that a Boeing plant in South Carolina should either unionize or be shut down by the iron fist of government. So much for America being the land of the free, eh?
Pelosi appeared on CNBC with hostette Maria Bartiromo. Bartiromo asked about the famed Boeing plant being harassed by Obama’s union-sold National Labor Relations Board.
“Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non …
Occupy Wall Street Kitchen Staff Tired of ‘Freeloaders’?
29 Oct 2011 11:00 am Warner Todd Huston
Apparently some of the folks slaving away to cook politically correct meals for the participants of Occupy Wall Street are sick and tired of working themselves to the bone for homeless people, criminals, and other freeloaders who are eating their food. This is called being mugged by reality.
It is also pretty darn funny.
The New York Post reported that volunteer kitchen staff at Occupy Wall Street are angry about working 18-hour days to feed the protesters but are being taken advantage of by the local homeless people and criminals. And they …
VIDEO: Walker’s Wisc. Union Reforms Are Working! (A Lesson for all Blue States)
28 Oct 2011 12:14 pm Warner Todd Huston
Governor Scott Walker was the worst devil the unions could imagine. They targeted him and Wisconsin’s Republicans mercilessly earlier this year. Fortunately, the unions and their Democrat handmaidens lost most of these battles.
But now some results are being seem from the efforts to curtail the un-democratic, unearned power of Wisconsin’s government employee unions. A new effort by the MacIver Institute and Americans for Prosperity is showing the world where these policies have succeeded in making things better in Wisconsin.
This is a lesson for Illinois and every other blue state. We …View More...
Union’s Battle Against Ohio Heats Up
25 Oct 2011 12:36 pm Warner Todd Huston
On November 8, Ohioans will go to the polls to vote on a series of ballot initiatives, among them Issue 2.
A yes vote will support Governor Kasich’s collective bargaining reform (SB 5) to become law. A no vote would return power to the bloated, thieving unions to do hat they have always done: steal from the taxpayers. (I wonder if you can tell which side I am on, here? Ha, ha)
Unions have rolled into Ohio with millions of dollars for anti-issue 2 advertising, donations to politicians, and the usual …
Occupy Chicago Sign: ‘Dear Rich Straight White Dudes, F**K Off’
24 Oct 2011 12:06 pm Warner Todd Huston
Like the rest of the large cities in the US, Chicago is currently suffering with small pockets of Occupy protesters and their ever-present signs. And like every other big city these signs are often misspelled, sometimes profane, commonly anti-capitalist, occasionally anti-Semitic, almost always anti-American, not to mention merely ignorant of the facts. But one thing that is the same in every protest, at least in the media reportage of same, is that the worst of the signs go unseen by the general American news consumer.
Chicago blogger John Ruberry took his …