Major Union @AFSCME Severs Ties With United Negro College Fund

July 12, 2014 at 8:51 am
Unless a mind's education is funded by conservatives.

Unless a mind’s education is funded by conservatives, then by all means it should waste away, so says AFSCME.

When ideological hatred takes precedence over higher education for minorities.

(Buzz Feed) –WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit.

In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME [American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees] President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF.

Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation as a reason for the split, as well as the decision by UNCF President Michael Lomax to speak at a summit hosted by the Kochs in California.

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AFSCME’s relationship with the UNCF revolved around their Union Scholars Program, in which sophomore- and junior-year college students could work with AFSCME during the summer and receive scholarship support aftwerward.

That program will cease on Sept. 1.

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“UNCF has over 100,000 donors with a wide range of views, but they all have one thing in common: they believe in helping young students of color realize their dreams of a college education. For over 70 years we have never had a litmus test and we have asked all Americans to support our cause.

This year alone, UNCF awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 12,000 students at 900 schools across the country, yet had to deny 9 out of every 10 qualified applicants due to lack of resources.

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AFSCME is taking the crumbs they toss the UNCF’s way and going home. No. Big. Loss.

Oh, dear. How will the UNCF ever survive without AFSCME’s support?

AFSCME gave between $50,000 and $60,000 annually to the UNCF for its AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholar Program, which has served 94 students since 2003.

Take note AFSCME apparently they are plenty of kids who feel a college education is far more important than race baiting hysterics.

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Video: Rhode Island AFSCME Union Supporter to Cameraman: “l’ll f*ck you in the ass, you faggot”

Video: Pro-Walker Marine Vet Who Takes On Union Thuggery At Barrett Rally Is Arrested [Updated]

June 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

Semper Fi!

“We’re gonna annihilate these union thugs on Tuesday [June 5 recall election]. We’re gonna send a message to the rest of the United States that your time is coming.”

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Video clip of the Marine Vet being dragged away. Listen to the union thugs cheer as his rights are stripped. “Why agitate the people?” BECAUSE the anti-free speech union mob are the ONLY people that count. NOT a Marine Veteran who fought to protect free speech for ALL. Spit.

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“I have no idea why I’m being handcuffed,” he told the gaggle of reporters who had followed him. “They won’t tell anybody what I did wrong. What rally specifically do I get to peacefully protest?

The likelihood of his being allowed to peacefully protest in Milwaukee, are slim to none:

Quite aside from the free speech rights, it’s stupid to arrest someone in this situation. Now, he’s the story, instead of Clinton rallying for Barrett. And the police are the story. The Milwaukee police. The Madison police didn’t treat protesters/counter-protesters this way. And you know something about Milwaukee? Its mayor is Tom Barrett.

Wisconsin unions are in panic mode, as their union slave ranks have shrunken dramatically after Gov. Walker ended mandatory union membership.

Numbers speak louder than words. And those dwindling numbers are making Union higher -ups, shake in their jack boots.

Ed Morrissey has the details here.

H/T Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Update: Perspective.
A 14-year-old girl speaks at the Tea Party rally in Madison and is drowned out by chants, boos, and cowbells. [April 2011]

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Update 2: Fewer Than 1,000 People Show Up for Bill Clinton-Tom Barrett Rally in Milwaukee

Update 3: The veteran ‘David Willoughby’ speaks out via a statement he released to the PJ Tatler:

It turns out that the man, David Willoughby, is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Today he has released a statement about his arrest.

It begins: My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video.

Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. I asked if I should have my rights read to me and was told “You’re not being arrested.”

My personal property was taken from me, I was fingerprinted, mug shot taken and locked in a dark jail cell (lights off) still handcuffed.

I sat in that jail cell, looking out of a meshed wire window, at a large American flag flying in the background. Where am I? How can this be happening? What did I do wrong? I prayed for strength.

When I swore the oath to protect and defend the Constitution, I never realized until recently, how vulnerable our precious freedoms actually are.

I did nothing wrong. There were literally hundreds of cameras at this event. I challenge all media to find one shred of evidence, which would support the actions of the Milwaukee PD officers.

Does Mayor Barrett approve?

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According to the police citation, which Willoughby read to me over the phone, Willoughby (seen at left at a Tea Party rally) is accused of the following:

“During a political rally, subject raised a protest sign above his head in a manner that created danger to the public. Subject’s actions caused a disturbance during a political rally.” The citation carries a $185 fine and has a July court date. Mr. Willoughby is not in jail, but says that he will fight the citation on the grounds that he did absolutely nothing wrong and was exercising his free speech rights.

This. Can. Not. Stand.
H/T Duane Lester at Liberty News Network, who also links…thanks!

White House Organizes ObamaCare Prayer Vigil

March 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Shameless! One minute Obama launches a direct assault on religious liberty with the contraception mandate, and the next he is hosting a prayer vigil over the death bed of ObamaCare.

(NY Times) –WASHINGTON — The White House has begun an aggressive campaign to use approaching Supreme Court arguments on the new health care law as a moment to build support for the measure seen as President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, hoping to shape public opinion on an issue at the center of the battle for the White House and Congress.

On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.
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Supporters of the law plan to hold events outside the court on each day of oral argument. The events include speeches by people with medical problems who have benefited or could benefit from the law. In addition, supporters will arrange for radio hosts to interview health care advocates at a “radio row,” at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

People who attended the meeting on Wednesday said the speakers included Jennifer Palmieri, deputy communications director at the White House; Jon Carson, director of the president’s Office of Public Engagement; Jeanne M. Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy; and Mark B. Childress, a deputy chief of staff at the White House.
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Groups working with the White House include the Service Employees International Union; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees;  Health Care for America Now, a consumer coalition that fought for passage of the legislation; Protect Your Care, a nonprofit group created last year to defend the 2010 law; and the Center for American Progress, a research and advocacy group with close ties to the White House.
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But two years later, public opinion on the law is deeply divided, and polls show significant opposition among Republicans and independent voters in battleground states. [...]

Socialist/Communist wolves in Christian sheep’s clothing. Most will not be fooled. They will only be preaching their false testimony to the choir.

Gallup:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 law has been arguably President Obama’s most significant legislative achievement to date. Yet Americans have not shown clear majority support for it, before or after its passage

Image source: Full Metal Patriot “Obama contraception ‘accommodation’ still imposes state mandate on church

#OccupyCPAC Roundup Day One

February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

First off a video of the protesters thwarted attempt to Occupy CPAC. When told they need to register, the overgrown Occupi children automatically fall into one of their mindless group chants. When told by police to vacate the driveway, the bleating of the Occupy sheep continues and they do not budge.

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Looks like I spoke to soon, some of the OccuScum broke through. Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller has video: CPAC turns ugly: Melee nearly breaks out when protesters and attendees clash -Hotel security later arrived and removed the protesters

Unions were so concerned about a low turnout, Big Labor Fat Cats opened their wallets.

Occupy CPAC ‘Grass Roots‘ Astroturf  Protesters PAID To Protest CPAC:

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Protesters at Friday’s “Occupy CPAC” event, organized by AFL-CIO and the Occupy DC movement, told The Daily Caller that they were paid “sixty bucks a head” to protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

One protester told TheDC that all the “Occupy” activists were being paid to protest, and that his union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100, approached him about the money-making opportunity.

“I have nothing nice to say about Local 100. … They just told me ‘you wanna make sixty bucks? So c’mon,’” the protester said.

Other “Occupy CPAC” protesters were unwilling to speak on camera because they were unaware what they were protesting and what the CPAC event was about.

More on the astroturfed union presence:

Teamsters with “Stop the War on Worker” signs joined autoworkers, sheetmetal workers, firefighters, elevator constructors, UFCW, SEIU, AFSCME, UNITE. Community groups from as far away as Baltimore showed up by the busload.

http://teamsternation.blogspot.com/2012/02/cpac-gets-occupied-by-thousands-of.html

Kate Thomas New media campaign coordinator for SEIU shares this photo:

Socialists R Us

Also see: ‘Occupy Unmasked’ [Update: Supporters, Sponsors & Sympathizers, Occupy Rap Sheet]

Video: Burly Union Goons Harass Conservative Kids at Ohio Rally

March 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Union thugs trying to avoid being filmed. How proud they must be of their behavior!

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A group of conservative college kids attended the rally yesterday outside the Ohio State House. The union protesters were out in force and did not like that their buddies were being taped harassing the young conservatives. The union thugs harassed the kids and took their cameras. One brave woman captured the episode on tape. The union goons then took her phone from her.
That’s the left for ya.
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Big fat union slobs picking on young kids, so manly, so brave,…so pathetic.

H/T’s awesomefactory & Stephen Gutowski

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Glenn Beck Feb. 24 2011 [Full Video]

February 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Must watch. One of Beck’s best.

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Share it with family and friends, forewarned is forearmed.

Transcripts:

Beck: George Soros Resurfaces

Beck: SEIU’s New Battle Cry

Beck: Union Protests, Progressives and the American Dream

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Video: Rhode Island AFSCME Union Supporter to Cameraman: “l’ll f*ck you in the ass, you faggot”

February 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

Progressives have no intention of ‘toning down the rhetoric in favor of civility’ they instead are —ratcheting it up. This must be the most disturbing example to date, with the exception of Democrat Rep. Mike Capuano firing up union members with “you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody” Though on second thought, threatening to rape by sodomy wins out.

Michelle Malkin reports:

At AFSCME’s “solidarity” rally in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, a cameraman was accosted by a fuming pro-union protester. The cameraman had his back to the goon, who appears to accost him unprovoked. The goon screams:

“I’ll f**k you in the ass, you fa**ot!” *

His shouting escalates and other union supporters try to intervene as he threatened the cameraman, but he continues to foam at the mouth.

The “solidarity” mob finally starts chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, union-busting’s got to go” to drown out the goon’s snit fit. He yells that he will “follow you out of here.”

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The cameraman who was accosted in the video is Adam Cole. He works for “We the People of Rhode Island,” a public access TV show in Rhode Island. Another witness and citizen journalist at the rally who had a video camera, Randy Swanson of Oathkeepers-Rhode Island, filmed the confrontation.

H/T Jonathon M. Seidl of The Blaze who warns:

The exchange starts at 7:32 below, but WARNING: the content and the language is extremely graphic and offensive:

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Guess Where I Found “Predominantly, Overwhelmingly White Crowds”?

February 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Remember the MSM’s portrayal of conservative rallies as racist? Here are a few notable quotes in regards to Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally in particular. It is as if they are all reading from the same script.

Via Jim Treacher


“Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King’s message.” — Associated Press

“Attendees at the rally Saturday largely honored organizer requests that they not bring banners or political signs. Instead, the predominantly white crowd, many seated on folding chairs and accompanied by their children, wore t-shirts with slogans including ‘Got principles?’ and ‘Restoring Honor.’” — AFP

“Meanwhile, many in the predominantly white crowd bent over backward to insist that they are not racists and to note that the crowd was courteous, despite heat and density.” — James Hohmann, Politico

“Beck says he and his overwhelmingly white followers ‘are the inheritors and protectors of the civil-rights movement.’” — Ben Adler, Newsweek

“Though the audience at the event was overwhelmingly white, many of the speakers were African-American, including a woman who sang a song about unity.” — Brian Montopoli, CBS

“Claiming the legacy of the nation’s Founding Fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., the speakers at the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally exhorted a vast and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it ‘good.’” — Philip Rucker & Carol Morello, Washington Post

“A relatively dense and overwhelmingly white crowd stretched from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial out past the Washington Monument.” — Mark Benjamin, Salon.com

“The speaker list was diverse, including African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans; Jews and Christians; clergymen, military veteransand sports stars, including Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. The crowd, however, was overwhelmingly white.” — Michael A. Memoli and Kim Geiger, LA Times

“Out in the overwhelmingly white audience… politics was everywhere, with Tea Party supporters describing the damage they envision for President Barack Obama’s Democrats in upcoming midterm elections in November.” — Mitch Potter, Toronto Star

Just a sampling, there’s more where they came from.
Let’s juxtapose the MSM race card meme regarding Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally against photos of the union anti-Walker protests in Madison, Wisconsin. The crowds are predominantly, overwhelmingly white wouldn’t you say? Just look at all of the shiny, white disgruntled faces. The racists!

Gerald McEntee, international head of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) speaking to the crowd

Embiggen.

Embiggen.

Embiggen.

Embiggen.

Wisconsin is a predominantly white state.  So it’s a racist state!

All snark aside…

Before anyone uses Gov Scott Walker’s skin color to discount my point, consider this. Conservatives are not only opposed to Obama, they are opposed to his agenda (colorless) and the entire progressive movement which consists all colors. Allowing oneself to be succumbed with white guilt is a personal problem. Slamming fellow Americans as racists in a twisted way to assuage oneself of that guilt is fallacious at best.

So the next time you hear from the left that the Tea Party consists of nothing but racist whites tell them to look in the mirror and learn to debate without dragging race into the forefront. Which in itself is a racist act. For it is the left who constantly focus on skin color, not the right and certainly not the overwhelming majority of Tea party activists whose focus is on the political atmosphere of the day.

Let’s focus on debating the issues and leave skin color out of it.

Inspiration: Armchair_Pundit

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