Friday, September 09, 2011

Look For The Union Label -- It Will Be Screaming An Obscenity

The article is a day old, but I wonder what would have happened if Tea Party members ever behaved like this...

Earlier this morning 500 or so members of the AFL-CIO stormed a port in Washington, vandalized the facility, reportedly cut the brake lines of train cars, and held six guards hostage. Shockingly, no one was arrested. Earlier that week a judge issued a restraining order against this same group after they clashed with police while brandishing bats and issuing death threats. Nineteen people were arrested for misdemeanors.

While all of this was going on, the group’s head, Richard Trumka, was invited as a guest of the President to tonight’s jobs address.
Wait, it gets better.  Here's a proud member of the longshoreman's union speaking with reporters today...

What a cuddly guy. But if it makes you feel better, John Hinderaker over at Powerline notes that the average longshoreman on the West Coast makes a piddling $136,000 per year, with some foreman making more than $200,000 per year. And that's before the benefits.  Hope those foreman are married -- if they're single, Obama considers them rich.

And to think, on the Simpsons, Mr. Burns was offended when he learned the union was getting its members a green cookie on St. Paddy's Day.

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