Because the right to Viagra equals the right to vote!

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

**Posted by Phineas

AFL-CIO Top Thug head Richard Trumka and his colleagues in the (shrinking) labor movement must live in a really good echo chamber, because only in a world isolated from reality could one claim that the struggle for African-American civil rights is the same as the tantrums being thrown by well-compensated public employees:

Union equates lavish benefits to black civil rights

“Madison is just the beginning!” AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka told a union rally in Annapolis on Monday. “Like that old song goes, ‘You ain’t seen n-n-n-n-nothing yet!’ “

Fresh from defeat in Wisconsin, union leaders are planning a new campaign not just to head off future challenges to their collective bargaining powers but also to make the case that organized labor’s benefits and prerogatives — wages, health care, and pensions that are more generous than those of comparable workers in the private sector — are the moral equivalent of rights won by black Americans during the civil rights movement.

To make the point, the AFL-CIO is planning a series of nationwide events on April 4, the 43rd anniversary of the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after speaking in Memphis, Tenn., on behalf of striking black garbage collectors. The message: King’s cause, and that of angry schoolteachers in Madison, are one.

“April 4 [is] the day on which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life for the cause of public collective bargaining,” Trumka said in another speech, in Washington, on Wednesday. And on the AFL-CIO blog, there is this notice: “Join us to make April 4, 2011, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for.”

Yep, you read that right.

“Shameless” and “chutzpah” don’t begin to describe it.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “Because the right to Viagra equals the right to vote!”

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  1. king “gave his life for public collective bargaining rights.” gee thats news.

  2. Carlos says:

    Why is it that MLK is being hi-jacked by every nut wing fairy tale leftist group that comes along, all comparing their own struggles (most of which have been brought upon themselves) to that of the REAL civil rights movement?

    It’s this kind of cloudy reasoning that’s being taught in our government schools now, but just as importantly it’s this kind of thinking that drives public sector workers, too!

    And still, the leftists/statists can’t figure out why the TEA party movement gains strength and people daily…

  3. Bloodaxe says:

    Mr. Trumka is a bit confused. The right to Viagra has nothing to do with voting- it is more closely related to the ability to copulate. Assuming you can find a willing female.

  4. Carlos says:

    It’s easy to find a “willing” female, Bloodaxe; all you have to do is what the union bosses undoubtedly do, hire them! Then try to unionize them.

    Wonder if Trumka and the rest of those honest, hardworking union bigwigs try to talk their hired “relaxation therapist engineers” into swapping clothes for a while?

  5. Bear1909 says:

    The hijacking of unions and civil rights icons is indeed shameless. For example, the way that Cesar Chavez’ UFW organizing legacy has been hijacked by the DREAM act criminal “advocates” and the Pelosicrats pushing Shamnesty.

    They insist that abetting illegal immigration is furthering the dream of Chavez and other founders of the union movements in Mexican-American labor communities. They are wrong. Chavez and others KNEW full well that illegal labor LOWERED the wages and took jobs away from families that had been Americans for two centuries, or who had earned their citizenship. Bottom line— the UFW was for citizens, not illegal workers.

    Yes, there were illegals in the ranks. The point is, the UFW was not a cover for bringing illegals into the country. It was contradictory to fair wages and humane working conditions.

    Anyways…these a-holes are going to use anything they can to get their little fireman pills.

  6. The Poison Fruit of the Past says:

    Isn’t it instructive that black slavery and the oppression and persecution of black people following abolition is STILL bearing bitter, poisoned fruit?

    After decades of financial gifts and affirmative action, people are still harkening back to the 1950s as if they were last week.

    The distorted legacy of those brave Americans who fought for abolition and civil rights is a blight on our nation. Every nut job, every person with an itch to scratch, but most of all hustlers who wield the race card can use these brave people, who are a shining light of our history, to rally ignorant troops and instill fear of oppression in citizens.

    I could weep. The American colonists did not want slavery. Workers did not want to compete with slave labor. But Britian insisted. Unfortunately, those colonists who found they could make money with slaves made slavery into an American institution.

    And the poison has drained down to our generation in this distorted form. What would these people say if they did not have slavery and Jim Crow to use as shorthand references? I think it is a form of emotional masturbation.

  7. Neo says:

    … if it lasts longer than 4 hours, they will need to seek medical help

  8. Chris says:

    Let’s see if I have this right…

    Viagra is desperately needed so that the shrinking union membership can stand up to their evil oppressors, or something like that?

    So that’s what they mean when they say the unions are stiffing the taxpayer.