It’s below the fold, because of its plentiful use of the New Jersey comma. (Hey, this is a classy blog.) I hope it is real. (It is true that the violent thugs who rioted at President Trump’s inauguration face up to ten years in jail and $25,000 fines, but given how many “sympathetic” judges there are in DC, and how well-connected and lawyered up the thugs are, most of them will probably get community service or something.)
Billionaire crony capitalist Tom Steyer spent $74 Million trying to buy a Democrat US Senate that would pass draconian energy regulations… thus making his investments in “Green Energy” highly profitable. He failed.
[Steyer’s mentor is an extreme environmentalist, Bill McKibben, who thinks Americans should reduce their standard of living to third world levels in order to save the planet from ManBearPig. Although I imagine, under such a scenario, wealthy politicians and their cronies would be exempted from the third world living standards.]
Democrat-affiliated Teacher’s Unions spent as much as $80 Million to try and elect Democrat governors in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida… and support Democrat Kay “Conflict of Interest” Hagan in North Carolina. Gosh, think of all the school supplies that $80,000,ooo could have bought.
Unionized Teachers in Pennsylvania are refusing to write college recommendation letters for students on account of a contract dispute with the District’s School Board.
And in New York, kids who opt out of Common Core testing are being forced to sit at their desks and do nothing for hours on end while other students, more obedient to the edicts of the great and bountiful state, take their mandated tests in “friendly numbers” math and “rewrite the Bill of Rights” civics.
Funny, isn’t it? How public schools will bend over backwards to accommodate Mohammedans and Transgendereds; but a few kids opting out of Common Core? Forget about it.
The unions spent millions and millions to help elect Democrats. Then, the Democrats promptly pass laws that drive jobs to other states and countries. Some unionistas are feeling a twinge of reject about the arrangement.
A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he’s blaming New York’s SAFE Act restrictions on assault weapons.
…”The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning,” he said. “You’d think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us.”
Remington and other firearms makers can still manufacture assault weapons in New York, but they can’t sell them inside the state. New York lawmakers, at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, imposed the restrictions after a man armed with an assault rifle massacred 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
Sucks to be you, organized labor, but on the other hand, you should have totally seen this coming. Democrats destroy jobs, it’s their nature.
Number One: Despite hardball tactics from the UAW and complete cooperation by Volkswagen, workers at a Chattanooga TN automobile factory voted decisively not to unionize. Union leaders blamed outside forces for the loss; outside forces in this case being wisdom and common sense.
Keeping with the theme of the day, if unions are so damned terrific, why does Mr. Michael Moore – an avowed socialist and union supporter – make his movies with non-union labor? Why did the lefty owners of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Portland OR’s Powell’s Bookstore resist their employees efforts to unionize?
Unions, at this stage in our history, have become legalized extortion rackets. Despite being born and raised in Michigan, I will no longer buy automobiles built by the UAW. Buying a UAW-built car is as good as writing a check to the Democrat Party.
A public school teacher in Michigan was convicted of molesting a 13 year old boy. (Statistically, children are 100 times more likely to be abused by a public school employee than by an official of the Roman Catholic Church.)
He was rightfully sent to prison, but not before several of his unionized, public education colleagues weighed on his behalf, arguing for leniency and understanding.
In her leniency letter, (a fellow teacher) wrote that Neal losing his teaching certificate, coupled with the parole that will prevent him from molesting other children is “steep enough of punishments that a long incarceration term is not warranted on top of that.”
Social studies teacher Amy Huber Eagan, wife of school board member Mike Eagan, said that Neal “has been, and will be, greatly missed in the educational arena,” which Huber Eagan feels “in and of itself has been a huge punishment to Neal.”
Huber Eagan beseeched the judge, “considering all the circumstances surrounding the case… Neal [should] be given the absolute minimum sentence.”
In the latest “in yer face, taxpayers” move, the teacher’s union is suing to collect the molester’s severance pay. Because prison subscriptions to Highlights magazine cost money, yo!
The Roman Catholic Church was sued for hundreds of millions of dollars, and the progressive left is still bashing them constantly for covering up and enabling the sexual abuse of children. But when a public school teacher’s union does the same thing, there is no outcry in the liberal left media. Why is that? Could it be because teacher’s unions are such loyal and generous members of the social democrat coalition?
My new piece is up at WatchdogWire – North Carolina. Here’s a snippet!
In Watchdog Wire’s exclusive interview with Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), he stated his support of the court’s ruling.
“Today the D.C. Circuit court rejected the Obama Administration’s executive over reach by finding unconstitutional the President’s recess appointments of officers to federal agencies. This ruling will help in the fight to restore that very system of checks and balances to our government. No president should seek to hijack an independent executive branch agency with unconfirmed political appointees.”
Please read the whole thing!
Inspired by the lovely and classy Dan Savage who I’m sure supported the union thugs in Michigan.