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Michigan legislature passes right-to-work in spite of union protests. It was an exciting day here in Michigan. Both the House and the Senate passed right-to-work legislation while Democrats threw hissy fits and paid union protestors screamed obscenities. At one point eight union thugs tried to rush the Senate floor and had to be tear-gassed and arrested. Meanwhile, President Obama weighed in by calling the legislation a “roll-back” of worker rights… even though it’s actually an addition to worker rights. That’s why it’s called “right-to-work,” Mr. President. Finally, after decades of having no rights, conservatives in unions won’t have to support Democrats with their union dues anymore.

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Sidekick December 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

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A small victory in a very large war.

Geoff B December 7, 2012 at 12:55 am

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If they passed this in Illinois, I just may start believing in Santa Claus again.

JPTravis December 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

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Not gonna happen. Michigan has a Republican Senate, Republican House, and Republican governor. This is possible because all the people left Detroit like a giant toilet was flushed, so the big city politicians no longer run roughshod over the rest of the state. Illinois still has Chicago and its endless supply of Democrat morons.

danybhoy December 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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At this point, is’nt Wayne County basically a ward of the state?

JPTravis December 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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Headline today was that Detroit is declaring bankruptcy. I didn’t bother reading the article. Obama is coming to Detroit Monday or Tuesday, so I’m expecting some kind of bailout which will make me scream in frustration.

An odd aside: one of the Democrat legislators on TV last night screaming and doing his best imitation of Jesse Jackson’s cadence was Coleman A. Young II, the son of the 20-year mayor who ran the city into the ground. That people are stupid enough to elect the son of the cause of their misery says all you need to know about big-city Democrat politics.

danybhoy December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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Detroit sucked when I visited there in 1985, & I cannot believe it’s any better. Some thing never change.

deepthinker December 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

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Barry had to come to the aid of his bed friends. Without the union dollars and their buses, strong arm tactics he would not be in the WH today. The working people are sick and tired of the union bosses living large while screwing their membership. Yes I’m a member of a fraternal organization and I call the leadership out when I disagree with them. It’s my dues and I’m damn sure going to stand up for what I believe in.

JPTravis December 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

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I get daily emails from a conservative UAW member who despises Obama and the Democrat party. Imagine how he feels reading about the tens of millions of dollars his union spends electing Democrats. I should ask him if he wants to be interviewed about his feelings regarding the Michigan legislation.

GhostntheMachine December 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

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I’ll look for it, I know I read it (bizzyblog?), national unions from outside Ohio shipped in protestors and spent $40 million fighting this here a year or two ago. Prop 5 maybe, now I’ll have to look or it’ll drive me nuts.

ooddballz December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

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now I’ll have to look or it’ll drive me nuts.
Okay, will NOT comment about the crazies and wackos on this site you hang out with.

GhostntheMachine December 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

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http://www.redstate.com/jasonahart/2012/11/26/we-are-ohio-makes-the-union-case-against-right-to-work/

“Using more than $40 million from state and national union bosses, We Are Ohio succeeded in its 2011 campaign to repeal SB 5. The union mantra that public union reform was “unfair, unsafe and hurt us all” was bolstered by a dishonest ad campaign twisting various provisions of the 304-page Republican bill.”

Crazies & wackos make interesting friends, especially when they don’t know where you live. :)

ooddballz December 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

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Well, I for one, have never claimed to be anything other than a crazy wacko. I have also been told I am rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. And those are my GOOD points.

poppajoe49 December 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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Someone mistook you for me?

GhostntheMachine December 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm
RobertW December 7, 2012 at 4:58 am

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barry is a liar! come get me you black-hatted goons. I’ll kick your commie lovin asses!
fwm kenyan, i keel yew. yew sorry sombitch.

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

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Poor “Dear Leader” didn’t get his way this time. Who knows maybe some of his supporters will get a job because of this, though I highly doubt it.

poppajoe49 December 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

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President Obama weighed in by calling the legislation a “roll-back” of worker rights

Obama isn’t worried about workers rights, he’s worried about campaign dollars coming from the unions, and now there is a chance that there will be fewer of those dollars for him and the Dems.

flashingscotsman December 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

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Where’s the video of some sleazy Jabba the Hut look-alike saying, “Mr. President, we delivered the votes to elect you, now we need a payback?”

sifi December 7, 2012 at 7:52 am

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Cash strapped state governments that are now being forced by it’s constituents to be more responsible will make the nations overall employment numbers look better. You just know the O administration with the the help of the LSM will spin it to make it look like it’s all their doing.

PsychoDad December 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

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Purple is the new Brown, huh?

I'm With STUPID December 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

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Only the fascists would want to keep a system that allows only the nobles to have good jobs with benefits.