Make #Unions Great Again!

Ed Morrissey asks an important question, is President Donald Trump unlock the door to the unions for Republicans?

President Donald Trump – champion of Big Labor? …

Because of that meltdown in manufacturing, private-sector unions are a mere shell of their former selves. Most of the historical issues that drove them – wages and working conditions – have been pre-empted by government regulation, and mooted by the collapse of their sector. These unions see free trade as their bête noire, and know that Trump stands outside both mainstream Republican and Democratic circles in opposition to free trade, or at least in skepticism of it.

So yes, Trump has not only unlock the door, but has open the door and invited both sides to shake hands. How we continue this détente beyond Trump and secure the friendly union vote is entirely up to us. And we don’t have to abandon ideals, just sell the ones we have:

  1. Be Pro-Jobs And Pro-Business: Republicans are often painted as being too pro-business instead of being pro-jobs. As Tony Stark would say, is it too much to ask for both? Being pro-business and pro-small business, should be about creating more union jobs.
  2. Right-To-Work Opportunities: We can’t abandon Right-To-Right, because Freedom Of Association is a First Amendment issue. However we can sell it as a pro-growth measure that will lead to jobs and new union opportunities, such as finding work for people and labor for businesses. Union representation doesn’t need to be just on the job.
  3. Deregulation: Why would I join a union if government regulations already set my base pay and working conditions? Why should I pay union dues, when I already pay the government taxes to be my union? Big Labor is obsolete next to big government. Regulations on business weakens unions bargaining legitimacy. Deregulation will make unions relevant again by making big government irrelevant.
  4. The Public-Sector Union Enemy: I hate to pit people against each other, but if we want to create more private-sector jobs, we really need to paint public-sector unions as the natural-born enemies of private-sector unions. Private-Sector Unions has suffocated under big government (which is the truth) and we need to make that painfully clear.

That is my four-point plan in an attempt to Make Unions Great Again. It is not about being pro-Big Labor, so much as being pro-jobs. Where there are jobs, there are unions.

Well, see ya’ later!

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#LaborDay2015: Fighting For #Jobs And Workers

If you support jobs, then you will support workers over union thugs. These days, unions are actually destroying jobs (via SooperMexican):

Want to know what the future of the restaurant industry looks like? It could come in the form of a San Francisco fast food restaurant named Eatsa.

Eatsa is a quinoa (a South American grain dish) eatery that is preparing to automate most of its workforce.

The Ferenstein Wire got a sneak peak at the restaurant, which will be debuting a new healthy fast food prototype in downtown San Francisco. The restaurant promises cheap, healthy food and has customizable menus with an automated experience.

(It’s difficult to describe all the futuristic design elements that go into the delivery process. Eatsa is science fiction in real life.)

Instead of a front counter, customers choose their bowls at a tablet kiosk. Then food pops up in one of a series of translucent cubbyholes a few minutes later.

For now, little of the restaurant is actually automated, but the owners plan to replace a good portion of their cooking and serving workforce with robots in the next year of two.

Over in Los Angeles, Union Thugs tried to crave out an exception for themselves:

Rusty Hicks, co-chairman of the Los Angeles Raise the Wage Campaign and head of the Los Angeles county Federation of Labor, argued that,

“raising the minimum wage in L.A. County would help lift county workers, contractors and workers in unincorporated areas out of poverty and stimulate the economy.”

Now, Hicks thinks that organized companies deserve an exemption. In a statement he argued,

“This provision gives the parties the option, the freedom, to negotiate that agreement. And that is a good thing.”

Such special treatment is hard to square with Hicks’ principled arguments for the wage hike. …

If $15 an hour is too onerous for unionized businesses it shouldn’t apply to non-union businesses either.

Right. Like I said, Unions are not creating jobs, but destroying them.

Unions may have had a purpose back in the day, but today they are corrupt and they are making themselves obsolete. No one who is Pro-Union, has been able to answer me this question: Why do I need to join a Union when the government passes law that govern minimum wage, unemployment, maternity leave, overtime, working conditions, and so on?

Let me tell you something about Unions. My mom used to work for Disney back in the day when I was just a kid. She was part of the Union there and she hated them with a passion. As a single mother, she would often rant that she could have used the union dues she paid to feed us kids. And when the Union would threaten to strike, my mom would yell at the TV that she would take the 2% (for example) raise (because she could not work or get paid if the union went on strike) over the 4% (for example) the union was demanding. My dad tells me when he worked for Disney during the construction of Epcot, that some union workers had specific jobs and would sometimes just sit around collecting pay while doing nothing. My dad told me they could have done other stuff, but hid behind their Union contracts while others worked.

While I hate Unions these days, I salute all the workers and laborers everywhere. In a Union or not, they are what makes America great. In some states they are forced into a Union whether they want to or not. I wish them the best this Labor Day. Enjoy.

Well, see ya’ later!


#Walker2016: @ScottWalker Gets #EducationReform In #Wisconsin Budget

I love the smell of liberal tears in the morning. It smells like …victory.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to win a huge victory on education… The two-year, $73 billion budget approved Thursday makes a host of changes Walker has sought in the realm of education. Wisconsin’s school voucher program is expanded, and $250 million in funding is taken from the University of Wisconsin. That’s down from the $300 million cut Walker originally sought, but still a substantial haircut.

Bowing to the fait accompli, later on Thursday the University of Wisconsin approved its own budget, implementing the big cuts expected of it. About 400 positions will be laid off or will go unfilled, and the university’s budgets no money for pay hikes. The school’s situation is made tougher because the legislature has also frozen in-state tuition.

Awww… Poor millionaire University of Wisconsin (UW). Gov. Scott Walker cut $250 Million out of their $6.399 Billion dollar budget. To put that in perspective, that was a 3.9% haircut. And UW can’t raise in-state tuition on the students, which already ranges from $12,394 to $33,513.

It is the end of the world everyone! Time to run around like chickens with our heads cut off!

But that is only half of this awesome story:

(Gov. Scott) Walker’s push to slash spending at U-Wisconsin has received the most press, but his push to alter tenure may have the biggest long-term implications. Until now, tenure for professors at the University of Wisconsin has been protected by statute (Wisconsin is the only state with such a law). Now, that protection has been eliminated, leaving it up to the school’s board of regents to decide whether professors have tenure.

Not only that, but tenure itself has been weakened so that it doesn’t offer the protections it once did. Previously, only “financial exigency” (an urgent budget shortfall) could justify the firing of a tenured professor. Now, tenured professors may also be laid off whenever it is “deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision regarding program discontinuance, curtailment, modification, or redirection.”

You mean, Professors will now have to justify their existence to their bosses like the Avenge Joe does? How savagely cruel! How primitive and unsophisticated! It’s barbaric, I tell you! *faints*

Actually, this is why we need a leader like Governor Scott Walker in the White House. He sets out to get things done and gets them done. Walker will bend a little without compromising. He was in Madison, where he should be, getting a the deal done.

Stuff like this is why I support Scott Walker. Okay, so I don’t agree with him completely and he has done things to miff me. But, overall, Scott Walker excites me. The left threw everything at the man, up to a literal kitchen sink, and he won three elections in just four years. Walker fuels my imagination of a better tomorrow and he’s a winner. What more can you ask for in a candidate?

Well, see ya’ later!


The Swamp #31

There’s No Justice Like Angry Mob Justice, Amirite?

The Swamp #31: #TexasFlooding, #Droughtshaming, #FLSen, #Election2016, No Guest!

Today it is just me and Tex as we talk about the Texas Flooding (my personal prayers for all those effected) and California #Droughtshaming going on. It isn’t 1984 without your neighbors ratting you out to Big Brother. I then go into my favorite Democrat of all time, Alan Grayson! And then we wrap things up on the Election 2016! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!


Droughtshaming continues to grow as a California social movement, or perhaps ‘mob.’ by Moe Lane

Great news: that puddle in your front yard is a federally protected waterway by Jazz Shaw

Well, see ya’ later!


#BlueLivesMatter: Nowhere Does @AmityShlaes Point To How #NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio Is “Right”

I have seen a couple of these articles in which conservatives are rushing to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense and for no other reason other than to smack the unions around a little. This article by Amity Shlaes is no different. Amity even promised “how” Mayor de Blasio is “right” in some way:

…And if the police formalize and escalate their strike to make their point that de Blasio is anti-police, many New Yorkers will likely back them up.

But they shouldn’t. That’s the takeaway from a similar labor action, the Boston police strike of 1919.

Oh good. She is going to explain a similar labor dispute and how it was resolved. Let’s see what happen:

In Boston in 1919, the policemen also had compelling reason to complain: Inflation had climbed wildly after World War I, but police pay was not keeping up.

And let’s stop there. I will spear you further insanity: Amity does not explains how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is “right” in any meaningful way.

Nothing about this is in anyway similar to the Boston 1919 Police Strike. That strike was about pay and horrible working conditions. In her own words, Amity explains how the Boston police were underpaid and how “…authorities neglected upkeep of police-station houses, which were becoming unbearably filthy. In at least one house, vermin actually chewed on officers’ helmets.”

Yikes! I can understand why the Boston police where understandably upset at the time. Where the Boston 1919 police went wrong, is that they went on a complete strike instead of working out their differences. In fact, it wasn’t resolved, elected officials just ended up firing the striking police officers and replacing them.

However the NYPD isn’t fighting for better pay or better working conditions. This is not about picking the taxpayer’s pocket to keep electing Democrats. They are being demonized as “racist” by Democrats like Bill de Blasio and now their very lives are in danger, two have already targeted for outright assassination. Now the NYPD hasn’t gone on a full strike and I would not support that in anyway. They are currently “slowing down” enforcement of petty crimes and writing of parking tickets. Big deal. As Amity well noted, the city is still in good enough shape from years of good policing that they can get away with that for now.

I will agree that unions are now generally greedy, but Amity Shlaes is wrong to assume this is about unions. This is about police officers being broadly slimmed as racists and demonized for nothing more than doing their jobs well. Even as de Blasio is “trying” to make good with the police officers, he is crowdly asking others to slime the NYPD.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wrong and you are wrong Amity, for trying to give him any cover. Shame on both of you.

Well, see ya’ later!


#KosKids: #Russia Loving And #PoliceState Busting

I like to start a feature where I take a look at the distorted views of the clinically insane. Or more commonly known to us on the right-side of the blogosphere, as the KosKids. They are the dedicated and brain-dead followers of Markos Moulitsas, and they have bought some prime real estate at the bottom of the rabbit hole. This feature will take a look at how far down they have gone. I am going to link them, but I beg you don’t click on them.

Russian economy in free fall – will the right wing disavow their crush on Putin?

Er, what? I know I have never had a crush on Putin. In fact, I hate Putin. I think he’s a epic bastard thug. I don’t know anyone on the right who crushes on Putin, at all.

I have seen this from the left off and on, but never understood it until now. Lucky enough for me, “stophurtingamerica” was kind enough here to walk everyone who happen to see this KosKid diary through this delusion. Appearently, some conservative pundits have made some comments that seem to have been taken out of context.

You see, they have taken insulting Obama’s lack of moschino for crushing on Putin:

Well, did you hear that the White House put out a photo of Obama talking on the phone with Vlad, and Obama’s sleeves were rolled up? That was done to make it look like Obama was really working hard – I mean, really taking it seriously. His sleeves were rolled up while on the phone with Putin! Putin probably had his shirt off practicing Tai-Chi while he was talking to Obama. -Sarah Palin

No, this is a joke. We know Putin puts out those cheesy propaganda photos. We are just ripping Obama for trying to doing the same, because Obama looks weak and dumb doing that kind of stuff. Clearly “stophurtingamerica” sense of irony is gone.

The Frankenstein We Have Created (Police rep speaks to MSNBC)

Here a one “JoanMar” laments Police Unions. Just let that little fact sink in a little. While you soak in that knowledge for a second or two, let me get to the money quote:

It may be time that the police unions and their members be reminded that we live in a democracy and not a police state.

Right on! Or should I say, reality off? First, let us go over what “JoanMar” has in mind for these police state loving police unions.

*re-reads article*

Right, my bad, this person dosen’t offer any solutions. I think I can guess (and I hate to use strawmen arguement, but this person leaves me with no choice) what this person wants and that is more government. Which is funny, because more government leads to more police and then to a police state.

Think about it: Democracy is where the “Majority Rules” to force their will onto the minority and they will need a large police force to keep the minority in line. A Republic is where the “Rule Of Law” is upheld and since the minority is protected, a large police force is completely unnecessary.

Well, see ya’ later!

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The Swamp #3

Using Nonunion Scabs!

The Swamp #3: #IAmBreitbart, #FLGov, #Unions, @FBillMcMorris Guest!

Here I talk to the eternal Texas Blonde, Laura about her article on Andrew Breitbart’s impact. Then *I* get interviewed about the Florida Governor‘s race. Then we have F. Bill McMorris on to talk about #Unions. Full and packed show for you! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

You can find the epic union smasher F. Bill McMorris on Twitter and the Washington Free Beacon!


Thank You, Andrew Breitbart by Laura Fillault

DC McDonald’s Workers: What Protests? by F. Bill McMorris

Well, see ya’ later!

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Labor Day 2011

I’m looking out my window and there are some mowers outside mowing my yard… ON LABOR DAY!!

Bless their harts. We offer them some water and they politely decline, noting they have their own water. See, they are the true backbone of the American Labor Workforce out there. I respect these guys. I respect all workers. However I do not like or respect Unions.

Unions may have had a purpose back in the day, but today they are corrupt and are now exploiting their members. My mom used to work for Disney back when I was just a kid. She was part of the Union there and she hated it with a passion. As a single mother, she would often rant that she could use the union dues she paid to feed us kids. And when the Union would threaten to strike, my mom would yell at the TV that she would take the 2%* raise (because she could not work or get paid if the union went on strike) over the 4%* the union was demanding. I will not go into the distrubing stories of union corruption that my dad tells when he worked for Disney during the construction of Epcot.

So I salute those workers who are working today. I salute all workers and labors everywhere. I wish you the best this labor day. Enjoy.

Well, see ya’ later!

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