The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 goons are taking systematic union thuggery to a new low.
(Oregon Live) –The National Labor Relations Board accused longshoremen this week of assaulting United Grain Corp. security officers and threatening to rape a manager’s daughter and harm a boss’s children.
In a separate but related filing, Ronald Hooks, NLRB regional director in Seattle, accused United Grain of unfairly locking out union members and unjustly discharging longshoremen who wouldn’t operate equipment they considered unsafe. Both cases involve the Vancouver company’s year-long lockout of dockworkers at its grain export terminal.
The most shocking accusations are contained in Hooks’ case against International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 in Vancouver.
After investigating charges filed by the company, Hooks alleged longshore picketers shone spotlights into vehicles entering and exiting United Grain’s terminal, blocking drivers’ vision and causing permanent eye injury to a security officer. Hooks alleged locked-out workers recklessly pursued company vans, threatened to harm Columbia River pilots and pinned a security officer’s leg under a moving vehicle.
Hooks alleged that Local 4 members “threatened to rape the daughter of one of the employer’s managers,” and implied threats to harm a manager’s children by telling him they would “see his children at school” and asking, “are (his) children okay today?”
In Hooks’ case against Local 4, he listed numerous alleged incidents, including an assault on a vendor’s truck, rocks thrown at a security guard and racial slurs made against United Grain’s African American security officers. [...]
“Everybody here just does their job, right? Ã‚Â If you’re working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said ‘you know what, I want to get something, but I don’t know exactly what I’m gonna get. Ã‚Â I’m just going to stop working till I get something – I’m just going to shut down the whole plant until I get something’ – You’d get fired, right?
Cuz the deal is, you’ve already gotten hired. Ã‚Â You’ve got a job. You’re getting a paycheck. ..And so you also are getting the pride of doing a good job, and contributing to a business, and looking out for your fellow workers. Ã‚Â That’s what you’re getting. Ã‚Â It shouldn’t be any different for a member of Congress.”
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an interesting bit about this, too Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in case you might think the unions will just let this slide and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no big deal.
Obama gave this strike-breaking spellbinder at a NON-UNION construction company in Maryland, which is most definitely NOT a Right To Work state. M Luis Construction is a fairly serious Democrat donor, which is obviously why Obama showed up at their place in Rockville, but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not a union shop.
So the President of the United States, who has been the recipient of a billion dollars of union largesse, goes to a non-union construction company and says workers who walk off the job in pursuance of demands they might have ought to be fired.
And he gets cheered for saying it at that non-union construction company.
A billion dollars Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and what do you get? Besides an Obamacare waiver, that is. You get a repudiation of your most effective negotiating tactic.
We think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hilarious. The guess is the Trumkas and Hoffas of the world will be less amused.
Marge Moore (L) says a man splashed an unknown liquid on her after pointing a gun at Toni Pendley (R). The two local women are part of the nationwide movement known as Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment.
Look alive patriots, violent left-wing extremist Obama thugs are crawling out of the woodwork….once again.
(WSB Radio) –A group of Gwinnett County women, who are part of a nationwide movement calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment atop overpasses, were assaulted during their protest Saturday.
The women were holding signs on the overpass at Steve Reynolds Boulevard when they say a man pulled up beside them and pointed a gun at one and splashed another with an unknown liquid.
“I felt it on my foot… it burned, so I thought it was a household chemical,” Marge Moore tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.
She says just moments earlier, a couple in a car had driven by and threatened to kill them.
“We’re going to come back out here,” says Pendley. “We’re not going to let him or anyone intimidate us.”They plan to hold another protest this coming Saturday at the same spot and are told gun owners with carry permits may join them this time.
9/11 is listed as an “historical event”.
Judicial Watch reports:
(Washington, DC) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as Ã¢â‚¬Å“hate groupsÃ¢â‚¬Â and advising students to be aware that Ã¢â‚¬Å“many extremists will talk of individual liberties, statesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ rights, and how to make the world a better place.Ã¢â‚¬Â The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying Ã¢â‚¬Å“hate groups.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) filed on April 8, 2013. The FOIA requested Ã¢â‚¬Å“Any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to the preparation and presentation of training materials on hate groups or hate crimes distributed or used by the Air Force.Ã¢â‚¬Â Included in the 133 pages of lesson plans and PowerPoint slides provided by the Air Force is a January 2013 Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Ã¢â‚¬Å“student guideÃ¢â‚¬Â entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Extremism.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â The document says that it is Ã¢â‚¬Å“for training purposes onlyÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“do not use on the job.Ã¢â‚¬Â Highlights include:
The document defines extremists as Ã¢â‚¬Å“a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A statement that Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, statesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ rights, and how to make the world a better place.Ã¢â‚¬Â (Emphasis mine)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“[W]hile not all extremist groups are hate groups, all hate groups are extremist groups.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Under a section labeled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Extremist IdeologiesÃ¢â‚¬Â the document states, Ã¢â‚¬Å“In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements.Ã‚Â The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In this same section, the document lists the 9/11 attack under a category of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Historical events.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“[A]ctive participationÃ¢â‚¬Â¦with regard to extremist organizations is incompatible with military service and, is therefore prohibited.Ã¢â‚¬Â [Emphasis in original]
The document details the Ã¢â‚¬Å“seven stages of hateÃ¢â‚¬Â and sixteen Ã¢â‚¬Å“extremistsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ traits.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The SPLC is listed as a resource for information on hate groups and referenced several times throughout the guide.
Of the five organizations besides the SPLC listed as resources, one is an SPLC project (Teaching Tolerance) and one considers any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group (Political Research Associates).
Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.
In her remarks to an audience at the upscale City Club of Chicago, union boss Karen Lewis strongly criticized Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She also urged the city schools to follow the strategic blueprint of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
The upscale ‘City Club of Chicago; fancy smancy! Thank God for the tax dollars of “rich white people”! Why didn’t they meet at a community center or better yet at a school auditorium or gym??? Exactly.
â€œMembers of the status quo â€” the people who are running the schools and advising the mayor on how to best run our district â€” know what good education looks like because they have secured it for their own children in well-resourced public and private institutions,â€
When will there be an honest conversation about the poverty, racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of a quality education product in our school system?â€ Lewis also asked in the speech. â€œWhen will we address the fact that rich, white people think they know whatâ€™s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinosâ€”no matter what the parentâ€™s income or education level.â€
Lewis called for â€œan end to corporate subsidies and loopholes.â€ She demanded â€œprogressive taxationâ€ to close the $1 billion budget deficit currently facing the Second City and its public schools.
Higher income tax rates on wealthy residents would generate billions in necessary revenue, the union chief suggested. She also proposed new taxes for commuters and for financial transfers. [...]
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has all sorts of excuses for why the cityâ€™s fetid schools are hemorrhaging money, failing to educate students, and laying off teachers by the hundreds. Itâ€™s the fault of those darn â€œrich white people.â€ Even though minorities control nearly every part of the school district.
…… But notice what this woman never discusses? Yeah, TEACHING. All she talks about is union contracts, wages, benefits, and her anger about cuts in spending. The kids and their education is as far from Lewisâ€™ mind as the next school year is from Chicagoâ€™s kids who were just released for the summer.
Like all representatives of a government employee union, Lewis is only interested in race cards, hatemongering, divisive rhetoric, and lies.
There is a reason why government employee unions were illegal all the way from the birth of this country until 1958. They are un-democratic, against the best interests of the voters, and bad for our government. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt, the patron saint of extreme liberalism, was against government unions.
Unions are antithetical to good government and teachers unions are a detriment to our kidâ€™s education.
By the way, Karen Lewis has been “praised as a â€œfist-in-the-air, crowd-rousing, dynamic union leaderâ€ by by former Communist Party revolutionary turned Obama-funded â€œschool reformerâ€ Michael Klonsky”:
Sheâ€™s good at pandering to her Che Guevara T-shirt-wearing colleagues and trash-talking the political machine. But sheÂ isÂ the machine.
The Chicago Teachers Union rakes in nearly $30 million in forced dues from rank-and-file teachers every year. CTU is an affiliate of the behemoth AFL-CIO, which dropped an estimated $100 million in forced dues to support Democratic candidates and causes during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles.
Before Lewis took control of the CTU, the union was teetering on bankruptcy and owed millions of dollars in loans. The previous CTU president pulled down nearly $300,000 a year in base salary and compensation. Local union watchdogs reported that top CTU officers and staff with six-figure salaries and bonuses also received:
â€œâ€¦ a monthly expense account for each administrator â€” officers, coordinators and field representatives â€” of $1,500; a car allowance of $7,000 per year (whether or not you have a car); 85 percent of car insurance and expenses paid; parking allowance; cellphone allowance; life insurance paid with union dues; and among other perks, a 53rd week of yearly pay for â€œworkingâ€ over the Christmas holiday.â€
Lewis assumed the CTU presidency in June 2010. â€œTeachers union officials declined to provide information on Lewisâ€™ salary,â€ The Chicago Tribune reports [Link -ed.] but records show that she made more than $71,000 for half a yearâ€™s work in 2010 â€” along with compensation from the Illinois Federation of Teachers in 2011 totaling at least an additional $64,000 on top of her unknown base salary and benefits.
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[...]This picture is a testament to the successful completion of a long-term, systematic programming of mass consciousness by the media, education, and entertainment subsidiaries of the Party Central Committee – starting with the unconditional love of other people’s money and ending with the unconditional rage against enemies of the people.
The demonization of the opposition is meant to be the final stage of revolutionary conditioning. It seems that it just may be completed on schedule, with four more years to solidify the revolutionary fundamental transformation of America.
The threats and intimidation were spoken by a (so called) man of the cloth…no less. Yeah, Jesus Christ was all about stalking and frightening children for the ‘better good’.
“By any means necessary!”
(Michigan Capitol Confidential) –LANSING â€” A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get “no rest” and that protesters would be at hisÂ “daughter’s soccer game.”
The Rev. Charles Williams II made the comments Tuesday to loud cheers before a group of thousands of union workers.
After his promises to harass Gov. Snyder, he introduced Rep. Richard Hammel, D-Mt. Morris Township, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills. Williams is a Detroit-area pastor and left-wing activist.
Gov. Snyder later that day signed a bill into law making Michigan a right-to-work state. One of his daughters is a 16-year-old high school student.
“Just know one thing, Rick Snyder: You sign that bill, you won’t get no rest,” Williams said.
“We’ll meet you on Geddes Road [Where Gov Snyder lives with his family -ed.].
We’ll visit you at your church. We’ll be at your office.
“Because Michigan workers will not take it laying down â€” by any means necessary!” he said.
Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him.
Beyond the Cart: The Story of Clint Tarver:
Regardless of your position on current legislation, rebuilding Clint’s Hot Dogs is something we can all support. Please give what you can to get this deserving businessman back out there!
The woman (Lorilea Susanne) who set up the fundraising page for Clint has spoken to his wife. Apparently Clint was hired to provide catering for the Americans For Prosperity tent which was also destroyed by union thugs.
*UPDATE* 11:40am – I have spoken with Linda Lee, Clint’s wife. She says he is absolutely overwhelmed with our support, even more so than by the events of yesterday. I would like to clarify the events, however. Clint hired as a caterer for the AFP tent which was torn down. He was much more concerned about the others, andÂ particularlyÂ helped to get the women out of the tent. It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began. He says the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to beÂ political; he was just there to serve. This is the Clint we know and love. Please, let’s respect him and leave our political opinions out of this. This is about our support for Clint.
Romneyâ€™s Saturday started off well. He was the star of the Ingham County Lincoln Day breakfast, an eggs-and-coffee-and-county-commissioner-placards affair in the dining room of a Lansing, Mich., country club.
Before he spoke, Republicans heard â€œThe Star-Spangled Bannerâ€ sung by the Old School Fellas, a zoot-suited amateur doo-wop group. â€œMittâ€™s a good, Christian man like I am,â€ explained Clinton Tarver, wearing the reddest of the zoot suits.
Update 4: AFP Michigan organizer Annie Patnaude discusses the attack. She was onsite and witnessed the incident.
Update 5:Â Dana Loesch speaks with Clint.
Update 6: $23,771 raised so far. God Bless you one and all.
Update 7:Â Lee Stranahan’s in person interview with Clint The Hot Dog Guy. Topic:Â The union mob racist attack and the the attack on the AFP tent in Lansing. At first Clint was caught in the crossfire then the vicious union mob turned their racist anger towards him. He was working for the enemy –Americans For Prosperity. Thus deserving of their wrath.
Good Lord. Of course, they have no sense of shame, but are they also completely lacking a sense of irony? I mean, the Left has spent nearly four years building their â€œTea Party is racistâ€ meme, and the AFL-CIO brutes â€” who were nearly all white, as Stranahan reports and video verifies â€” decide theyâ€™ll just waste all that liberal media propaganda in order to terrorize a guy whose only â€œcrimeâ€ is serving hot dogs?