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  • Good. It's about time we start using old school tactics.
  • video man: Good. It's about time we start using old school tactics.


    I was just about to say the same thing. Enough is enough.
  • Some people don't want to participate in your little scam, you stupid unions.
  • homelessdude: video man: Good. It's about time we start using old school tactics.

    I was just about to say the same thing. Enough is enough.


    I agree. Beating people you disagree with is the best way to get the point across that you won't make a good employee. The arrest records should keep them out of the job pool long enough for more qualified people to join in.
  • Workers had to die to get union protections to begin with. May as well return the favor.
  • Consider the sustained attack against worker's rights to organize and negotiate for a better station in life vs. owners, this is a logical progression. We are seeing the beginning of the modern day labor rights movement, I think.

    People probably will end up dying for their rights again before this is settled. And, we'll probably come back to it again in another 80 years.
  • Iron & coal police ring any bells?
  • I'm of two minds on this:

    You shouldn't hit people just for being annoying.

    OTOH, I come from a long line of coal miners on both sides of the family and damn near lost a great uncle during the whole Matewan debacle. I know what happened in the mines pre-union. Unions can be irritating but I firmly believe that they are much better than the alternative.

    OK, union guys, stop hitting people unless they hit you first.
  • trivial use of my dark powers: OK, union guys, stop hitting people unless they hit you first.


    Especially guys with cameras who are intentionally trolling you so you'll hit them.
  • Elandriel: Consider the sustained attack against worker's rights to organize and negotiate for a better station in life vs. owners, this is a logical progression. We are seeing the beginning of the modern day labor rights movement, I think.

    People probably will end up dying for their rights again before this is settled. And, we'll probably come back to it again in another 80 years.


    The problem is that back in the day the companies ultimately didn't have any options. The workers could pressure their local area with what video man calls old-school tactics and effectively shut down an entire industry on a grand scale. These days it's difficult, if not impossible, to get that kind of coordination. Retail and fast food is particularly difficult to coordinate because if one problem area refuses to settle, the company can just close off that small portion of the market. Industrial unions still have some clout because they can shut down an entire product line. Smaller retail/food stores? The company (nationwide) can just shut down the problem stores until the employees cry uncle. Moreover, you can't get nationwide coordination because employees in right to work states, if they actually went on strike to support employees in other states, would be summarily fired.

    It COULD happen, but not like the old days. You'd need a nationwide, subversive campaign to have every worker at every store walk off the job at the same time and stay away for an extended period of time without pay or benefits and the possibility of a lost job. Given the "spreading out" of Americans over the last half-century you would also need a support network for those workers when push came to shove. Back in the early days of union building people had family to fall back on. That isn't the case anymore.

    So I wouldn't call it impossible, but it's in the realm of extremely unlikely.
  • Funny, none of that is in the link. Nothing about hitting a reporter, and I saw the video of the tent earlier. Didn't look like anyone was in it.

    But hey, protesting is bad, but passing a bill in a locked session in the middle of the night without telling anyone is good. That's real democracy - Republican democracy.
  • GAT_00: Funny, none of that is in the link. Nothing about hitting a reporter, and I saw the video of the tent earlier. Didn't look like anyone was in it.

    But hey, protesting is bad, but passing a bill in a locked session in the middle of the night without telling anyone is good. That's real democracy - Republican democracy.


    Technically in the slide show:

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    With the caption:

    A man in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union jacket punches Fox News reporter Steven Crowder in the face outside the pro-Right-to-Work tent of Americans for Prosperity, an organization funded by wealthy private donors.
  • Lsherm: GAT_00: Funny, none of that is in the link. Nothing about hitting a reporter, and I saw the video of the tent earlier. Didn't look like anyone was in it.

    But hey, protesting is bad, but passing a bill in a locked session in the middle of the night without telling anyone is good. That's real democracy - Republican democracy.

    Technically in the slide show:

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    With the caption:

    A man in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union jacket punches Fox News reporter Steven Crowder in the face outside the pro-Right-to-Work tent of Americans for Prosperity, an organization funded by wealthy private donors.


    Lsherm: GAT_00: Funny, none of that is in the link. Nothing about hitting a reporter, and I saw the video of the tent earlier. Didn't look like anyone was in it.

    But hey, protesting is bad, but passing a bill in a locked session in the middle of the night without telling anyone is good. That's real democracy - Republican democracy.

    Technically in the slide show:

    [img651.imageshack.us image 640x438]

    With the caption:

    A man in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union jacket punches Fox News reporter Steven Crowder in the face outside the pro-Right-to-Work tent of Americans for Prosperity, an organization funded by wealthy private donors.


    More likely to be true then, but until I see people vouching that this guy is a member of that union, I still refuse to completely believe it. I have no trouble believing that Fox would stage that to discredit the protesters.
  • House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, has said the state police's constitutional autonomy prevents the Legislature from making financial support of the troopers' union optional.

    That's... convenient.


    "I'm going to jail today!"

    It's good to have goals.
  • People should punch Fox news reporters every single chance they get.
  • I guess this proves that unions should be destroyed.
  • HakunaMatata: People should punch Fox news reporters every single chance they get.


    The second amendment specifies "arms"

    Buckets of low temperature roofing tar and chicken feathers could easily fall under that category.

    Ask a stupid question, get tarred and feathered.
  • Video of the dude getting punched.

    1. He was trolling the crowd.

    2. another union member stopped the first guy.
  • Crowder said "Dana, they literally would have killed me where I stood if I'd of fought back and defended myself after the sucker punch. They literally would have torn me limb-from-limb."

    I'd love for someone to point to where in the video that he valiantly fought back to save his life.
  • When people's livelihoods are on the line, don't expect them to give up without a fight. Gun-waving Rascal-bound retarded Randroids should at the very least possess enough capacity for human empathy to understand that.

    But they don't. Hence tardmitter, or more likely trollmitter.
  • May the Walton children and their ilk eat ALL the cocks, and the tidal waves of cum wipe them from the pages of history.
  • log_jammin: Crowder said "Dana, they literally would have killed me where I stood if I'd of fought back and defended myself after the sucker punch. They literally would have torn me limb-from-limb."

    I'd love for someone to point to where in the video that he valiantly fought back to save his life.


    DNRTFA or whatever, but I think your quote is him specifically saying he did NOT fight back valiantly and WHY he may appear to be a huge wimpoid to Red Blooded America.



    /Shouldn't really attack this guy. It's at best akin to attacking WBC clowns.
  • Relatively Obscure: log_jammin: Crowder said "Dana, they literally would have killed me where I stood if I'd of fought back and defended myself after the sucker punch. They literally would have torn me limb-from-limb."

    I'd love for someone to point to where in the video that he valiantly fought back to save his life.

    DNRTFA or whatever, but I think your quote is him specifically saying he did NOT fight back valiantly and WHY he may appear to be a huge wimpoid to Red Blooded America.

    /Shouldn't really attack this guy. It's at best akin to attacking WBC clowns.


    I can't really blame someone for attacking their enemy.
  • Crowder said "Dana, they literally would have killed me where I stood if I'd of fought back and defended myself after the sucker punch. They literally would have torn me limb-from-limb."

    And I suppose they were literally hanging from the rafters too?
  • GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: log_jammin: Crowder said "Dana, they literally would have killed me where I stood if I'd of fought back and defended myself after the sucker punch. They literally would have torn me limb-from-limb."

    I'd love for someone to point to where in the video that he valiantly fought back to save his life.

    DNRTFA or whatever, but I think your quote is him specifically saying he did NOT fight back valiantly and WHY he may appear to be a huge wimpoid to Red Blooded America.

    /Shouldn't really attack this guy. It's at best akin to attacking WBC clowns.

    I can't really blame someone for attacking their enemy.


    I think you can and do sometimes.
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