Posts Tagged ‘Union

27
Apr
09

I am an Individual, Are You?

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Everyone would tend to agree that what happened against the Jews (and others) by Nazi Germany to be an attrocity. It was at this time that humanity demonized a people and felt privledged to do what they pleased to them – enslave them, talk to them like dogs (actually, better then dogs), strip them of their posessions, and kill them at will.

And, we should remember these events as if they happened yesterday.

We should remember them because this same mindset continues today. The mindset that we can negate the fact that people are individuals. Today, it is called collectivism.

Think about it. During the general election we heard a lot about collectivism and individualism. Barack wanted to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. What about that 5%? Aw, screw em! They make too much anyways right? This is a fine example of collectivism – he essentially is saying “Mob rule, baby! Forget the rich, they can afford to pay more.” Of course, forget the fact that the “rich” already pay 96% of our tax burden while the bottom 50% of people pay <4%. It is the “rich” vs “everyone else” – collectivism folks.

How about Obama’s church pastor – Rev Wright – of which he listened to for years. (Yes, I am going here). In this church Barack heard how the white man is out to get the black man. Sure Rev Wright, there are some white people that hate you because you are black. However, I’m sure there are plenty of black people that would do the same to a white man. But not all white people are like this just like not all black people are like this. Honest! To put me, a white man, into this “black hater group” is dispicable. I happen to be friends with many black people – I was even out having fun out on the town with a few last night. They were fun individuals. Why is it OK for Obama to sit in on this [collectivist] racist garbage and be given a pass but if I happened to sit in on a church sermon where my white pastor said something about blacks that I would be a racist? Bologna.

Face it, the Left loves to bring race up. They brought it up against Clinton when she was running against Obama. And recently they brought it up with the Tea-Parties. Jane Garofalo said it best, “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.” Nope Jane, it is about a bunch of individuals being tired of getting their money, their government, and their rights taken away. Guess what, the tea parties drew in all sorts of individuals – Democracts, Republicans, Independents, black, white, yellow, smart, ignorant, young and old. This is another fine example of the collectivist ideals – if you don’t tow line with us and Obama and our current politicians, then you are just a “teabagging redneck” or a “white power activist.”

Abortion? Well here, the individual life is less important then the collectivist group of “women” (even though, shouldn’t the choice be made by women and men, both before and after conception?). And who supports abortion (and thus does not support the individual life) – the Left.

Gun control? Take guns away from everyone and let the governement protect us. Don’t let individuals protect themselves because individuals are too incompetent to safely handle firearms. And who supports more gun control (and thus does not support the individuals right to protect themselves) – the Left.

Health care? Give the health care to the government. Don’t let individuals chose who they want to see. Don’t let individuals chose what procedures/operations they want to receive. And who supports Universal Health Care (and thus removes the privledge of doing what the individual wants to their body and by who) – the Left.

Unions? You can’t represent yourself, bucko. You need a Union to show your boss (of whom you work with every day) to come in and tell them how good you are doing! And who wants to make sure that Unions stay alive even when the workers don’t want them (and thus removes the individuals option to represent and vouch for themselves) – the Left.

And the list really goes on and on.

I know I’ve gone way far off base with the movie, but what I’ve said is something that just drives me nuts. I cannot stand collectivism. I don’t ever want anyone to put me in some group and judge me as such. I want everyone to meet me and decide what they think of me. The movie does a fine job of showing how bad collectivist ideas/actions are. Unfortunately, many people, like in the movie, don’t realize how bad it is until it directly affects them.

Wake up people. Be an individual. (And go watch the movie!)

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25
Apr
09

Bashas knows

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I received this the other day in the mail. At first I thought it was just another piece of junk mail. But then I read the headline. Unions destryong? Hmmm, I had to read.

As you can see, the Union is going after Bashas’ because they are a un-Unionized. And Mr Basha calls it like it is – they don’t want to represent his employees, they want their Union dues. Rightfully so he reminds everyone that they already are represented and love their jobs without the Union (as they were voted best place to work, etc).

So there you have it folks. This is the Union. No bueno.

26
Mar
09

HR1388 Senate Vote: Mandatory slavery pushes on

HR1388 – the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act or the GIVE Act – still is pushing on.

More goodness in this bill…

SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. (link)
(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities;
(1) Attempting to influcence legislation
(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing
(4) Impairing existing contracts or services or collective bargaining agreements.
(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office
(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.
(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
(8) Providing a direct benefit to —
(A) a business organized for profit;
(B) a labor organization;
(C) a partisan political organization;
(D) a nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and
(E) an organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph (7) unless Corporation assistance is not used to support those religious activities.
(9) Conducting a voter registration drive or using Corporation funds to conduct a voter registration drive.
(10) Such other activities as the Corporation may prohibit.

Does everyone see this crap? I mean, really. So if you get swept under this umbrella and get tossed in the Corps or “volunteer group” or whatever, you no longer have the right to

(1) Attempting to influcence legislation – No more writing your Representative… because that is influcencing legislation.
(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes – Can’t sign any petitions. Can’t join any sort of rally or anything! In general, you cannot show any sort of grievance you have with the government because you can’t write them (above) and you can’t do anything with your signature or your body.
(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing – So does this mean that you can’t cross the pickett line to go to work? Or does this mean that if the union comes to your work, you have to join it. Because if you don’t join it, then you are against them.
(4) Impairing existing contracts or services or collective bargaining agreements – Not even sure what this means exactly. It sounds like if any contract is given out then you can never challenge it in any form.
(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office – So… you can’t volunteer in any campaign. No VOLUNTARY work for a candidate that you believe in. Hell, are they going to nail your ass for having a sticker on your car?
(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials – Again, you can vote, and that’s it. I bet you could even get in trouble for encouraging your friends to vote for a candidate.
(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization – So you can’t be any sort of religious leader? Or you can’t ask a group of people to say the Pledge of Allegiance? Can’t work for any sort of volunteer place where they help less fortunate by handing out goods but happen to start their work by a prayer?
(8) Providing a direct benefit to — (A) a business organized for profit; (B) a labor organization; (C) a partisan political organization; (D) a nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and (E) an organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph (7) unless Corporation assistance is not used to support those religious activities. – What? So you can voluntarily donate money or something to non-profit groups? Is that what this is saying? This crap is getting weirder and weirder…
(9) Conducting a voter registration drive or using Corporation funds to conduct a voter registration drive – Does this include ACORN?  And can I no longer go our and canvas my neighbors to try to get them to vote or what?
(10) Such other activities as the Corporation may prohibit – Like WHAT? Whatever such action that whoever doesn’t like me or my positions or my beliefs deems to be… whatever, I can be deemed to be in violation of the law?!

Am I the only one out there that realizes that this is horrible stuff? In general, this piece seems to be made so that a very wide array of people fall under this mandatory slavery plan… for various reasons, and then when you are in, you can’t be political anymore. You can just vote, and that’s it. Just listen to the mainstream media and their spin and rhetoric and vote for whoever they like best.

Can someone please remove the [R] from Senator Olympia Snowe’s name? I’m getting really tired of her caucusing with the Democrats on everything.

I could be totally wrong about this section applying to individuals, and if so, please let me know.

01
Jan
09

UAW is a Problem Folks

I went back to the midwest this Christmas break to be with my family. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where a GM plant was 15 minutes away. A place where I saw trains carrying cars and/or car parts every time I crossed the train tracks. You would think that with the recent “hardship” of my home town that they would have something to say about the bailout right.

Of course the subject was broached on the first day I was there. I don’t remember the exact subject at hand, but I think the news was showing the somber sad GM workers taking their tools home because their shop was closing it’s doors. Somewhere during this I chirped in and said, “Good. Chapter 11 is exactly what they need so they can get the Union off their back.” I was immediately rebuked with, “No, that isn’t it!” I didn’t get into it at that point but here is a good article here from Michelle Malkin about how the UAW spent money unwisely and lost money for the benefit of the head-hancho UAW people. Anyways, article below… Continue reading ‘UAW is a Problem Folks’




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