BREAKING: In spite of union violence, Michigan becomes 24th Right To Work state

Unfortunately, this happened … with people INSIDE the tent:

As did this sickening assault on conservative comedian Steven Crowder:

Fortunately, it didn’t stop this awesome thing from happening:

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a cradle of the movement for generations.

He put his signatures on the bills Tuesday, hours after the state House passed the measures as the chants of thousands of angry pro-union protesters filled the Capitol.

Snyder says a failed ballot proposal to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the constitution triggered the discussion that led to the passage and signing of right-to-work.

During a news conference, he called the protests “an exercise in democracy.”

Congrats, Michigan! Freedom wins!

BTW, I expect a news conference any minute now from President Barack Obama strongly condemning the disgusting union violence and thuggery and threats that has happened in Michigan as the result of the debate and eventual passage of this important law. After all, he IS the “New Tone” President, you know.

Waiting ……

Update: A reward is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest of the jack a** who assaulted Crowder. Dana Loesch has the details.

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: they were unarmed

**Posted by Phineas


Imagine you’ve just helped overthrow a “repressive, but no threat to you” government in a far-off country, but it turns out that many of the residents –your erstwhile allies– are themselves sympathetic your deadly enemies, who’ve proven themselves to be very much a threat.  And now imagine you’re going to establish a diplomatic mission in the heart of the area most aligned with said deadly enemies and from which they’ve drawn many recruits. Could be a bit dangerous, no? But, naturally, you’re smart enough to make sure your people at this new Ft. Apache are well-armed at all times, especially when a VIP like the Ambassador comes calling. Right?


As the great Strother Martin once said, “Morons! I’ve got morons on my team!

A source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi told Breitbart News that Senators who listened to closed door testimony about the Benghazi attack were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed.

Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons in a separate building. Only one returned to protect the Ambassador, while the other two hunkered down in the barracks, the source relayed.

“From the accounts I read, those guys were not ready. When the attack came that night, they had to go back to the other room and grab their weapons. Then the worse part about it was they never even returned to be with the Ambassador. One returned to be with the Ambassador with his rifle. The other two went back to where there were [sic] barracks. And two stayed in that same building where there were radios and other weapons and the safe and other stuff was there.

There were no shots fired in return. On the embassy property, just the embassy property, none of those security agents blasted a single bullet from a single pistol or rifle at all in defense of the Ambassador—nothing.

(Emphasis added)

And there there’s this:

According to the Breitbart News source, the State Department security agents are “six week temporary duty assignments.”

The source explained, “When they’re there, they are not working together. They don’t know one another. They probably all got there and one guy had been there for two weeks another guy had been there for four and then another three came in from Tripoli. None of them ever worked with each other before. So when a shooting incident occurs, they hunker down and hope and pray that it goes away instead of reacting like a military trained force.”

In other words, they were no better than mall cops sent by a temp agency. To guard an ambassador, the protocol equivalent of a four-star general. In an area rife with our enemies, and after the embassy had been begging the State Department for added security for months in the face of increasingly violent attacks. Meanwhile two former SEALs not even attached to the mission rushed to the sounds of battle and gave their lives trying to make up for State’s incompetence.

Secretary Clinton is scheduled to testify on Benghazi before Rep. Ros-Lehtinen’s (R-Fl) House Foreign Affairs Committee. I can’t wait to see her try to explain this one away.


RELATED: Earlier posts on Benghazi.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

SC Gov. Haley narrows down list of candidates for DeMint’s Senate seat

Via The Atlantic’s Political Wire:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has whittled down the list of people she is considering for Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat to five people, CNN reports.

Her final choices: Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), former state Attorney General Henry McMaster (R), former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford (R) and attorney Catherine Templeton (R).

Gowdy and Scott are both considered “rising stars” in the GOP and I would be perfectly comfortable, based on what I know about them, to see either replace DeMint when he retires to take the lead at the Heritage Foundation in January. Not sure why Jenny Sanford is on that list other than perhaps sentimental reasons. McMaster and Templeton I’ve never heard of.

As they say, stay tuned ….