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#NewTone: Union leader James Hoffa says GOP are “like Pol Pot” on erasing history

Posted by: ST on September 14, 2012 at 11:06 am » 4 Comments

Via The Detroit News: Washington — Teamsters President James Hoffa on Thursday compared the recent Republican Party convention’s downplaying of the Bush administration to Cambodian leader Pol Pot, who infamously wiped from history books anything that happened before he rose to power. In remarks before the National Press Club, the fiery Detroit-born union leader, in […]

 

Union leaders: We’ll scrimp on #DNC2012 cash – but will still support #Obama2012

Posted by: ST on August 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm » 3 Comments

Yeah, that’ll show ‘em! Via the AP (with bolded emphasis added by me): RALEIGH, N.C. Upset by the Democratic Party’s decision to stage its presidential convention in a Southern state long viewed as hostile to organized labor, union leaders are holding a rally where they hope to highlight key issues important to middle-class workers. Prominent […]

 

AstroTurf Alert: Some Michigan Anti-Romney “protesters” were paid to demonstrate

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm » 3 Comments

Via BuzzFeed (hat tip to Phineas): DeWitt, Mich. — The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney’s rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about “the 99 percent,” they chant about the Republican’s greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of “concerned citizens.” They’re also getting paid, two […]

 

Quote of the Day: Obama on #WIrecall absence

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm » 6 Comments

Via Chris Stirewalt at Fox News: “Well, you know, the truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities. I was supportive of Tom and have been supportive of Tom. Obviously, you know, I would have loved to have seen a different result.” – President Obama […]

 

#WIrecall: The Wisconsin state election graphic that says it all (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2012 at 10:56 am » 9 Comments

Bask in the afterglow, people, BASK (via @ErickaAndersen): The graphic was taken from the Huffington Post Election results page, which you can view here On the more comedic end of things, watch this CNN interview from last night with a Tom Barrett supporter who was in tears, claiming, “democracy died tonight.” Comedy.Gold. Is it ok […]

 

#WIunion fails big in #WIrecall efforts

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2012 at 12:16 am » 5 Comments

Walker wins. Kleefisch wins. Comfortably. Three of the four GOP Senate seats have been called for the incumbents, with the last one expected to stay in GOP hands. Most startling statistic from tonight’s victory: over 30% of union households went for Walker, who gave a very gracious victory speech calling for unity. Quote of the […]

 

#WIRecall: Final polling numbers show Gov. Walker with an edge

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2012 at 9:48 am » 6 Comments

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last several months, you know there’s a Governor recall election in Wisconsin today – the third of its kind in our nation’s history – which is pitting reformist WI Governor Scott Walker (R) against his Big Labor-backed 2010 opponent Mayor Tom Barrett (D) of Milwaukee. The race […]

 

#WarOnWomen: SC AFL-CIO president uses bat to repeatedly bash Haley effigy

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm » 7 Comments

ABC News sets the scene: Donna Dewitt, the outgoing president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, is seen in this video bashing a piñata of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s face while Dewitt and her colleagues were at a retreat in Columbia, S.C. Saturday afternoon. “Well I will say, she looks like a tough old girl […]

 

#DNC2012 turns to Big Labor for convention cash

Posted by: ST on April 27, 2012 at 10:52 am » 2 Comments

Who didn’t see this one coming a mile away? In its hard climb to raise $36.6 million for the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte’s host committee is reaching out to one of the party’s perennial allies: labor unions. They represent a potentially lucrative fountain of money. While the convention’s new self-imposed fundraising rules prohibit cash donations […]

 

Russia’s North Korean slaves

Posted by: Phineas on December 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An appalling, but sadly unsurprising revelation at The Daily Caller that the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, North Korea, rents out its own people as slaves in Siberian camps: Q. In this Vice Guide you are traveling not to North Korea, but into the Siberian region of Russia where […]