There Will Be Blood?

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Stephen Crowder of Fox News gets slugged by a union thug in the above video.  Strong language advisory in the above video due to another Union thug repeating the f-word over and over again, in a tiresome display of limited vocabulary.  This Union brawl was sparked by the fact that the Michigan legislature voted to make it the 24th Right to Work State:

“This is the day when Michigan freed its workers,” Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons, an Alto Republican, said today during debate on two bills, one for public employees and another for private ones.

If Republican Governor Rick Snyder signs the so-called right to work measures as promised, Michigan would become the 24th state to enact such legislation, and the second this year after Indiana. The change would be a practical and symbolic rout in a stronghold of organized labor in the U.S., and opponents said it presaged political warfare.

“There will be blood,” Representative Douglas Geiss, a Democrat from Taylor, said in debate.

Go here to read the rest at Business Week.  Governor Snyder has signed the right to work legislation.  Teamsters’ President Jimmy Hoffa threatens a civil war in Michigan.  “Blood”, “civil war” and Union thugs assaulting people.  Hmmm, you know I fear some day that conservatives will decide to take seriously the constant inflammatory language of much of the left in this country and their tolerance of violence by their supporters.  On that day we will see plenty of blood and a real civil war.  Our first Civil War was preceded by decades of such language.  Talk violently enough over a long enough period and you engage in prophecy.

18 Responses to There Will Be Blood?

  • “Talk violently enough over a long enough period and you engage in prophecy.”

    Well, at least Michigan has concealed carry, which if its supporters are correct, helps control violence because you never know who might be able to fight back…

    Which brings me to some off topic good news: the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down the Illinois ban on concealed carry (the Land of Lincoln is the last remaining state that doesn’t have any kind of legal provision to allow ordinary citizens this right) and has given the state 180 days to pass legislation allowing it.

    To get back on our topic, concealed carry and right to work are two examples of “conservative” issues for which the judicial and/or legislative momentum seems to be moving in the “right” (pun intended) direction at this time, in contrast to abortion and gay marriage for which all the momentum seems to be on the liberal side.

  • Civil War, while deplorable is coming. That’s what it took to defeat the Democrats in the 1800s, and that is what it will take today. They are drawing first blood.

    :-(

  • Let us pray not Paul. Last time around the cost was 750,000 dead Americans out of a population of about 31,000,000.

  • Every Rosary, Donald, every day.

  • I don’t think it will be Civil War. Persecution on the other hand…

  • If anyone attempts to persecute me or mine Phillip then I can guarantee Civil War.

  • My father worked for 35 years as a semi-skilled serviceman for the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. He was as pro-union as anyone you would ever meet. However, he complained bitterly about how the unions undermined the work ethic by going out of its way to protect the screw ups. The union was an AFL-CIO affliate. Back in 1976 he had a series of heart attacks which put him out of work. Since there were six of the ten of us kids still living at home, straight pay without the overtime he was working put us in tough financial straits. I don’t remember us getting much, if any, help from the union itself. However, his coworkers, including some of his bosses came through big time. We were given so many turkeys around Christmas that year we couldn’t give them away fast enough.

    Later that year, they went on strike. The union wouldn’t even pay my dad out of the strike fund because he wasn’t physically on the picket line. And that was because it was in the dead of winter and he was recovering from open heart surgery.

    One of the reflexive claims the so-called social justice types in the Church is that the social teaching of the Church is pro-union. This is not quite true. The Church certainly saw the rights of workers to form trade associations, which was based on the model of guilds. In fact, even Leo XIII himself saw the dangers of the aims of some of these unions. The Thugocracies that are many American labor unions certainly fall into the category of the pontiff warned about.

    Particularly with today’s market place, we need to recover the guild model, which would be voluntary associations that would not only be able to negotiate wages in a market saavy way, but also serve as a fraternal support organizations that would take responsibility in assisting the worker to keep his skill sets to meet the changing demands of the maket and hold the worker accoutable for the work he does. But unfortunately they are political organizations that use the worker as a pawn under the thin veil of protecting his rights.

  • I see Obama voters.

    He who lives by the blackjack dies by the . . .

  • My Dad was a member of Allied Industrial Workers. He had to be as the factory was unionized and Illinois, unsurprisingly, is not a right to work state. He always told me that the Union was only concerned about the Union big shots, and did zilch for the common workers. He did appreciate the voting guides that the Union handed out before elections, as voting the reverse of what the Union recommended was a time saver for him.

  • Now that we are a socialist nation, I think you can depend on it bring more than just a prophecy.

    A PAGAN NATION?

    Has it finally come to an ignominious end?
    Must liberty and religious freedom we now rescind?
    Our Founding Fathers must now be assuredly aghast,
    if they knew their City on a Hill is now in the past.

    America was a definitive faith exercise.
    The United States is now decidedly otherwise.
    Compromise between good and evil can never prevail.
    Without the God our nation trusted, life is no avail.

    The Declaration of Independence we could once trust.
    Life, liberty, and happiness have been overcome with lust.
    Seeds of democracy’s destruction have now germinated.
    Every phase of government has been permeated.

    The American dream is now only a socialist scheme.
    It has then become a nightmare we can only blaspheme.
    American traitors committed a scandalous sin.
    They should never be allowed to enjoy freedom again.

    We must resurrect revolution to save us once more.
    Tyranny is something we have always known to deplore.
    God help return religious freedom to our native shore.
    So we can ask You to bless America evermore.

    Bob Rowland
    X1/XII/MMXII
    .

  • The only person in my immediate family who ever belonged to a union was my grandfather who was a steelworker in a closed shop for about 35 years. When he was working the union went on strike like clockwork nearly every time their contract expired (about every 3 years) and he always resented the hardships the strikes imposed on his family. He never had anything good to say about unions that I can recall, and as a staunch Republican, probably did just what Don’s father did (vote AGAINST anyone the union endorsed). Ironically, however, one of the concessions the union won in the last strike before his retirement (late 1950s) was a better pension plan, and he and my grandmother benefitted greatly from that. At least they got something back for all their trouble, which is more than can probably be said for today’s union members, particularly when their employers go bankrupt.

  • As it is today, unions receive their clout by being the fundraising mechanism for the Democrat Party. That is why they are protected, by the Dems, even though the trade unions continue to lose membership. The big players, now are the public employees unions. Even FDR had a problem with that concept. Unions in their pure form protected the worker from the evil employer. so who are the public employees being protected from ?? The taxpayers ??!! Idiocy. Of course then their is AARP, that is nothing more than a Democrat PAC that sells insurance!

  • Our vocabullary is not lacking here.

    The correct word for people that employ intimidation and violence is “terrorists.”

  • My grandfather owned a small-parts foundry in the Denver area back when that city wasn’t much more than a railroad stopover on the way to the west coast. The only time unions came into the picture was when a union organizer showed up and got the workforce to picket, hoping to convince my grandfather to unionize.

    Instead, he picked up a baseball bat, walked up to the crowd and reminded everybody that hospitals are expensive when you can’t work because of a broken kneecap, taking a swing at the union jackass just for good measure. All production quotas were met and passed that day.

    Many times he went without, my father remembers, because my grandfather had emptied his pocket to provide the weeks’ groceries for one of his folks who were sick or had suffered a setback of some kind. He always explained that it was his responsibility to run the company and take care of his people, not some goon squad or “socialist [expletive deleted]s.”

    The foundry is still out there, although now owned by somebody else completely, as my grandmother finally sold it after 30 years of running it herself, in the same tradition, after my grandfather passed.

  • Some more video. All they need are brown shirts:

  • A labor union stuck it to my grandfather and my dad, and the Teamsters cheated me.

    Unions have long outlived their usefulness as supporting workers, at least in the US.

    Richard Trumka is the head of the AFL-CIO. Trumka is from my neck of the woods, near Pittsburgh. Trumka has a long history of using words to incite violence. Meanwhile, Trumka lives well, eats (too) well and is an obnoxious fool.

  • “Richard Trumka is the head of the AFL-CIO. Trumka is from my neck of the woods, near Pittsburgh. Trumka has a long history of using words to incite violence. Meanwhile, Trumka lives well, eats (too) well and is an obnoxious fool.”

    I believe that Trumka should have faced indictment in the past for incidents of labor violence that he helped inspire:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2010/09/03/big-labors-legacy-of-violence/

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