Unions, police clash at Michigan Capitol – Steven Crowder assaulted by union protesters. Will Obama denounce this violence? What about the Krugmans and Hallops of the world?

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Navyvet2 December 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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I am convinced that the average IQ of union members is about 42. I know there are some (damn few) that actually could hold a job without some corrupt-union strong arming the management, but it is the 98% like these that give the rest of union members a bad name. I’ll bet most of these assholes are unemployed because they drove their employer out of business or out of the state. Useful idiots!

poppajoe49 December 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

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I used to be a member of the IBEW, when we had our monthly meetings, I felt like a conservative college professor in a nursery school.

I will say this about the construction unions though, they have very serious and comprehensive training programs for their members that keeps them apprised and knowlegable in the current codes and safety practices. You can pretty much guarantee that if your electric is done by an IBEW member, you will have no worries about shoddy workmanship. The same goes for the carpenters, steelworkers, pipefitters, carpenters, etc unions. They make sure that their work is worth what they are paid.
Not so much for the public service unions.

flashingscotsman December 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

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Let’s not forget the Operating Engineers. 35 years I was a member, and I saw very little thuggishness, at least in Local 12. Then again, we had a membership with the gonads to tell our leadership no once in a while.

The apprenticeship I completed was excellent, taught by instructors who had been there, done that, and wanted us to be the cream of the crop. Some of the men that I still to this day have tons of respect for were instructors in that program. We learned how to make as much money for our employers as possible, and do it safely.

As much as I’m against what a lot of the unions are doing today, I’m still proud of my 35 years in I.U.O.E. Local 12

Alien December 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

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there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with unions. Just as jcrowley should realize there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with corporations. At best, they should serve to balance each other along with government, and there are bad actors in all types of organizations

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

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All depends on the person at the helm doesn’t it? I like to think I could run a very fair, profitable corp. if I ever got that lucky and found my “pet rock”. But I know a lot of people who’d get a downright “hard-on” (sorry) screwing people right & left with that kind of power and influence.

Alien December 12, 2012 at 9:46 am

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if he just said something like corporate executive greed, then we’d be on to something.. there’s been a pretty broad pattern of executives extracting more and more from their companies at the expense of shareholders and employees. I believe the markets for executive compensation have been distorted. I appreciate it when a company thrives, pays out dividends, and compensates its workers fairly.. That’s good business all around. You seem like you’d be that kind of guy, yeah

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

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put the corrupt union leaders and members in depends, elmer’s glue, and xmass glitter. Happy Christmas!!!! :D

bring on the toddys
here we go a wassailing?
bring on the joyous times’ celebrations. :)

flashingscotsman December 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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My apprenticeship instructors instilled in me the desire to make as much money as possible for the rich guy signing my paychecks. Some unions, not so much. And I don’t believe public sector unions should exist at all. The parameters for negotiations aren’t the same.

poppajoe49 December 13, 2012 at 6:11 am

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Public Sector unions shouldn’t even exist. They are redundant. The government regulates everything in government jobs, salary, promotion, benefits, job requirements, and arbitration.
It’s just a way for them to try to control the political process.

flashingscotsman December 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

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Politicians purchasing votes. That’s all they are.

CO2Insanity December 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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Heard from Obama and the MSM….chirp, chirp, chirp.

drb December 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm
drb December 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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Oh Fweetness, I didn’t know you were union.

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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And he has a friend!

poppajoe49 December 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

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I’ll take care of the fweetness TD………..

MUWAH!!!
{_}3

Elrond Hubbard December 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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Fat, middle aged white men rioting and beating up their opponents, it’s the Tea Party! It’s the Brownshirts! It’s the Klan!….No, it’s Democrat controlled unionistas.

KimmyQueen December 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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Democrats were the Klan, unions are essentially socialists so that also means brownshirts so to speak. The only thing to truly contrast them with is the Tea Party which of course was never part of anything like this ever.

Elrond Hubbard December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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Of course the Tea Party never rioted or smashed things, in fact the Tea Party cleaned up the grounds when their demonstrations were over. But Democrats and their lying MSM allies always depicted the Tea Party as Brownshirts (remember when Nacy Pelosi accused them of waving swastikas?) or racist Klansmen (even though the Klan was the military arm of the Democrat Party). This latest union violence will be ignored or excused by MSNBC and the other networkds

KimmyQueen December 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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He is lucky he didnt get a serious injury. They could have truly did him and others harm. Considering what mobs always do and what they have recently done this was incredibly stupid of him. You cannot do this (go into mobs) and not expect violence at least not anymore. Once the numbers increased if they were there they should have gotten out or at least pretend to be liberals fools and Crowder should not been there as he is known. Anyone who see sthis how can you stand by the Unions anymore? (Yes there are some that are not bad but they are now in a silent minority)

Karmaa December 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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Crowder is experienced in MMA/wrestling. He has (seriously) challenged this guy to a one-on-one bout for charity, and will not press charges if the union guy agrees to it. ROFL! So, no sucker punches and no backup of other old fat white guys covering his coward butt! I hope the scumbag agrees to it, and I hope Steven kicks his butt all over the place!

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

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Saw a clip of him somewhere last night, man has more self control than me I think. He said besides being mad as hell all he could think about was if he cleaned the guys clock the mob would kill him, not beat, kill. And I thought I heard him say his wife (?) was there in that tent maybe, and all he wanted to do was get her out of there in one piece.

Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 3:05 am

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I read that there were women and children in the ten that the mob tore down. And then the thugs stole the snacks and drinks that were in the tent. Lucky they didn’t rape the women and steal the horses.

Seriously, this is not unexpected behavior from lemmings. They have been conditioned to follow whomever is the defacto “leader”, whether it be a union boss or a random brownshirt who stirs things up. It is a camaraderie thing for these idiots. They are so busy being with “the boys” that they lose all sense of appropriate behavior.

How much you want to bet that the scumball who attacked Crowder is actually a great husband, father and grandfather – a teddy bear who would give you the shirt off his back? Just wait for the interviews to come. I bet we will hear that, and the thing is – I bet it’s true. Most of the time.

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 4:23 am
Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 4:33 am

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Hehe. I was also not joking that he is an experienced MMA fighter. Crowder is a heck of a man. I respect him a lot. He’s conservative, smart, funny and had more integrity in his little finger than most libs do collectively in a pack. (and did I mention CUTE? sorry – just a woman’s opinion).

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 4:48 am

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“I bet we will hear that, and the thing is – I bet it’s true. Most of the time.”
Made me look

“Union thug who hit @scrowder stole $6,451 from his union, United Steelworkers and was indicted on 10 counts of forgery”
http://nlpc.org/category/people/tony-cummings

Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

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ROFL! That’s just too funny. No honor among thieves, and yet he was still surrounded by his brethren – the people he STOLE from. I guess they all sympathize with him. They have all been stolen from by the unions for so long that as soon as they get the chance, they do it too. No one gets pissed, because they know they would do the same if they had the chance.

But even so, There is a good chance that his family will swear that he is a great family man.

EDIT: This may not be the same guy – article says Cleveland. Then again, unions have no issue busing in protesters. Especially out of work ones who could use a few bucks to tide them over as they wait for their court date.

Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 5:46 am

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OK – it’s not the same guy. It seems the coward’s name is Tony CARMAGO, and he is a union official with IBEW, Local 876 – Grand Rapids.

But, what I wrote still stands LOL

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 5:53 am

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Was in hit and run mode, I’m kinda sorta supposed to be working. But I hate to make mistakes. saw CARMAGO out of the corner of my eye before I even started reading your post and recognized it as familiar, should have caught that. oops.

Good thing Homey ain’t here not playing that on my head with his club.

[edit] and my apologies to the other thief, my bad! :)

Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

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Dana Loesch is keeping track of this here: http://danaloeschradio.com/donors-offers-for-info-leading-to-arrest-of-union-thug/

She is taking care to keep the information to the true and “mostly verified” (no Spike Lee/Roseanne Barr antics). But there is good infor coming in. They have IDed the sucker-punching-coward, and the guy who screamed that he had a gun.

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

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Not to beat a dead horse, but can I make amends with this?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/figures-when-union-goon-is-not-harassing-conservatives-hes-cross-dressing/

MySpace? MYSPACE!?

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

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This one’s going to stick with me all day in the back of my mind I think. The dynamics (mob mentality) of the whole thing fascinate (and scare the bejabbers) me.

http://twitchy.com/2012/12/11/teamsters-daily-kos-ed-schultz-push-back-against-phony-video-of-union-assault/

And then the usual agitprop.

Sidekick December 12, 2012 at 6:24 am

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What’s worse, the mindless mob or the enablers who are so morally and ethically bankrupt that they have no problem lying to our faces about something everyone saw? Liberals are truly without any standards. All of them.

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

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the enablers? maybe? no wait, BUSH.

Alien December 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

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craziness.. so this guy says he saw someone from NRA loosening the ropes to self-sabotage the tent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt6I8BrQCVY

And now they are blaming my own ilk..!!

How do we know this was really an AFP tent? Maybe the unions set it up to look like an AFP tent and the people dressed as union protesters tore it down? OR maybe it was aliens? Yea that’s it !!

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

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Aliens. That’s the ticket! Yeah, aliens.

Alien December 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

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WE ARE AMONG YOU.. AND WE ARE LEGION.. AND OUR TOYS ARE THE SHINIEST

lemme be clear, tho, i saw the videos where union guys are clearly pulling on the tent fabric and the poles.. they obviously see AFP as the enemy

GhostntheMachine December 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

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And a very Merry Christmas to you, the better half of the partnership and the little ones out there in mountain country.

Alien December 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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LOL.. a MIGHTY Yule to you as well.. (Southern Ohio, if i recall, where all the girls sound like they are from Kentucky? Ok i dated one briefly when i was 20, in Tucson.. cute accent surprised me)

sa_rose December 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

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No wonder he wants everyone paying union dues!

poppajoe49 December 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

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Lucky they didn’t rape the women and steal the horses.

You meant steal the women and rape the horses, right?

Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

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I was going to say that, but was not sure anyone would get it, LOL.

Sidekick December 12, 2012 at 6:41 am
Karmaa December 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

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I want Rustlers, Cut Throats, Murderers, Bounty Hunters, Desperados, Mugs, Pugs, Thugs, Nitwits, Halfwits, Dimwits, Vipers, Snipers, Con Men, Indian Agents, Mexican Bandits, Muggers, Buggerers, Bushwhackers, Hornswogglers, Horse Thieves, Bull Dykes, Train Robbers, Bank Robbers, Ass Kickers, Shit Kickers & Methodists. (note: stolen from site)

In other words: union members and libtards

Sidekick December 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

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Bingo…..the scene at the very end looks like what I imagine a union hall to be.

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

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oh, they hit barney,get em girls

Navyvet2 December 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

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I’ve been there, against my will, but nevertheless.. And you are right, that is exactly what I saw!

RobertW December 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

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Indian Agents

awesome quote!

sa_rose December 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

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Seriously, as I listened to this (for the millionth time; I love this movie!) I thought it sounded like a list of Democrats. Gays, lesbians, banker thieves, Mexican immigrants, con men and idiots (covered in dimwits, nitwits and half wits!)

flnative52 December 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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Eric Holder will see that these union thugs are arrested….yea right

flashingscotsman December 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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Yeah! He’ll put them in Federal Prison, right next to the NBP thugs that were convicted of voter intimida,….um. Never mind.

poppajoe49 December 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

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With the F&F masterminds.

barbiegirl ny December 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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I hope Crowder sues these desperate bastards. They and the degenerate democrats feed off each other, like malignant tumors, and are now in danger of losing their cash cow. Good. How brave they are in large crowds.

danybhoy December 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

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Steven Crowder should work to get a nice payment in the high 7 figures from the unions involved. It’s not like it’s THEIR money they spend anyway.

deepthinker December 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

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It’s time for union members to realize that they are not the end all be all. Second, if you want to act like a raging dick, you are going to be treated like one. If you resort to violence your ass is going to jail and be prosecuted.

Navyvet2 December 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

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I agree with all but your last sentence, but wish you were right about that too. If, on the off chance these “raging dick’s” are prosecuted by a jury, some judge will simply overturn the decision and go home to find a new Ferrari in his driveway. Which of course is better than if he doesnt overturn the decision, as he leaves for home and turns on the ignition there will be a loud boom, flash of fire, and a judgeship position open for some pro-union pro-democrat sleazebag.

sa_rose December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

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I guess I am slow on the uptake. I know early unions were indeed formed by commmunists, but the corrected some seriously horrendous abuse of coal minerrs, workshop employees, etc. Getting fair pay and some level of benefits and pension for them. Now however, they don’t want fair pay. They want pay far in excess of the training and ability required to do some of their jobs. I don’t feel a guy putting a screww in a hole should be paind in excess of someone with a college degree in say Nursing or Teaching (note not all teachers are unionized!)So here are my questions and comments:

1. If union membership is so fantastic, why do people have to be forced to join? One would think they would be stanidng in line at the union office door.
2. I live in a right-to-wwork state. The people NOT in the union do not benefit from union contracts. They have no legal representation if they are fired or disciplined unfairly, they have fewer benefits (overall) and make lower salaries. So why are unions so unpopular with WORKERS here?
3. The “progreessives are all about choice. Choice to marry or not. Choice to abort a pregnancy or not (regardless of the father’s feeling on the procedure) choice to have legalized drugs. So why ae they so against choice to join a union or not? Seems just a touch inconsistent to me.

RobertW December 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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did i hear someone say “tetched?”