For many of us, Labor Day signals the unofficial end to summer, while for others it’s just another 3-day weekend. But its history is an acknowledgement and celebration of our working men and women in the United States.
And yet the holiday is often portrayed as specifically for Labor Unions, which really doesn’t make sense nowadays, if it ever did. Back in the 1950’s (when over a third of the nation’s workers were unionized) it was at least arguable. But now? That number has dwindled to roughly only 12% of all workers, …and falling. And if we take out Public Sector unions, it drops to around 6%.
A variety of reasons have contributed to this, but the primary culprit is inescapable: Union Leadership itself.
And to illustrate what I mean (or just for its sheer entertainment value), please take a moment to enjoy the following clip from one of our favorite guys, Steven Crowder.
If you’re a God-fearing person, I’d suggest you put down anything breakable before reading further.
Courtesy of the Washington Examiner:
With high-ranking Democratic officials listening reverently in the Iowa state capitol, a liberal activist and union official on Wednesday led a prayer for increased funding for abortions, for greater access to abortions, for doctors who perform abortions, and for what she called “the blessing of choice.”
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Tagged bankruptcy, Detroit, government, movie, politics, Steve Breen, Thelma & Louise, Townhall.com, unions
The Left in general, and journalists specifically, are having a hard time with the recent Detroit bankruptcy.
Detroit has been a literal liberal paradise, with its solely Democrat controlled government, rampant unionization, and spend-like-there’s-no-tomorrow approach to city finances. After observing the various reporting over the last few days, I’m now convinced that most reporters simply don’t comprehend what happened.
It’s not that they aren’t biased: they are. But it’s more than that. They’re also economic morons.
Personally, I blame their schooling:
Remember the “Peaceful Unions” who demonstrated their peace-loving peacefulness up in Michigan by cracking a political opponent in the face?
Do you also recall NOT seeing this reported on the Nightly News?
Well, that’s ’cause the Media had to come up with some reason to not air it, since it made their side (Liberal Democrat cronies, aka Unions) look bad.
Ed over at Hotair says it perfectly:
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Tagged media, Michigan, PJTV, politics, right to work state, Steven Crowder, unions, violence
Do you remember a bully in your life? Do you also remember the first time you confronted him/her? Boy, I sure do…and I’m betting you do, too.
American culture has always celebrated the ‘little guy’ standing up to the bully. It’s been a common theme in stories, books, and movies ranging from A Christmas Story, to The Magnificent Seven, to The Ten Commandments. Such a fascination with rooting for the underdog isn’t difficult to trace: it’s part of our country’s fabric. The Revolutionary War itself was the ultimate story of standing up to the biggest bully around.
So I find it a little troubling that, more and more, bullying tactics by the Left are excused, embraced or flat-out ignored. We’ve seen it with the voter intimidation in Philadelphia back in 2008; we’ve seen it with the Occupy Movement; we saw it with the Wisconsin recall aftermath.
And now we’re seeing it with the incident up in Michigan the other night.
Just in case you think this is all a grand coincidence, please allow Mark Steyn to set you straight (via The Daily Caller):
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If you aren’t a regular visitor here and thus don’t already know my opinion of most Unions, it’s pretty simple: I don’t like ’em. Of course, even if you aren’t predisposed against the modern-day Labor movement, this year’s shenanigans up in Wisconsin should have brought you up to speed.
So, when I heard about a Union “confrontation” during a protest in Michigan and its becoming a Right-to-work state (courtesy of PJTV’s Steven Crowder), I already had a pretty good idea of just what it’d look like.
*Caution*: video has language that is definitely NSFW. It’s been ‘bleeped’ out, but, well, you know…
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Courtesy of Bret over at T.B Rickert’s Call blog, we now have a video rebuttal to yesterday’s disgusting California Teacher’s Union video.
BUT, if you haven’t yet seen the ORIGINAL, please go to yesterday’s post and check it out now. It’s mandatory for everyone to know exactly what we’re up against…
Watched it? Still a little numb? Can’t believe they’d show that to kids, right? Do me a favor: just keep that in mind next time I warn you about the Teachers Unions, okay?
Anyway, here’s the video rebuttal, which is pretty decent.
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