By: John Hayward
12/11/2012 12:34 PM
As protests against Michigan’s right-to-work laws swelled, pro-union Democrat legislator Douglas Geiss took to the state House floor – and Twitter – to promise violence. “We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations,” said Geiss. “And there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.”
The Battle of the Overpass was a 1937 clash between the United Auto Workers and security troops for the Ford Motor Company, in which dozens of union activists were beaten up. It has long been considered one of the worst examples of corporate-stooge union busting. Geiss is pulling the neat trick of threatening violence while casting his side as the victims. Or, if you prefer another interpretation, he’s casting the right-to-work law as an act of “violence” against unions, which justifies whatever they choose to do when they “fight back.”
Union forces have already gotten frisky, storming the tent erected by right-to-work supporters Americans for Prosperity of Michigan and tearing it down. Fortunately, no injuries from the attack were reported.
December 11, 2012 | Categories: Amendment Rights, America's Freedoms, American Exceptionalism, Balanced Budget, Corruption, Deficit, Economic Security, Economic Terrorism, Government, Government Appointments, Individual Rights, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Manufactured Crisis, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politically Intentioned Crisis, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Tea Party Conservatives, Undermining Constitution, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU | Tags: 'and there will be blood', americans for prosperity, Governor signed bill, high unemployment, John Hayward, Michigan, occupy wall street, politics, private unions, public unions, revenge, right-to-work, threats, union thugs, union useful idiots protest, United Auto Workers | Leave A Comment »
Monday, February 27th at 2:17 PM EST
There are, as I’ve noted previously, a number of different types of “establishment” vs “grassroots” divides in the GOP, but you don’t have to have any particular definition of ‘establishment’ to recognize that Romney’s candidacy leans heavily on the support he draws from traditional ‘establishment’ or ‘insider’ sources: money from big-dollar fundraisers, endorsements from big-name elected officials, and covering fire from right-leaning journalists at major mainstream publications and conservative journals. Romney has depended, time and again, on his ability to get out of trouble by having the resources to go more negative than whatever opponent he’s targeting: more money to dump on negative ads and a bigger chorus of voices amplifying those attacks.
Aside from Mormon support – which is somewhat sui generis to Romney – some of Romney’s structural support comes from people who know him personally or identify with him as a fellow wealthy businessman; some comes from people who fear running a bold-colors conservative; and some comes from those who, whether or not they’d support a conservative in theory, fear Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich as electoral liabilities, Santorum for his overly outspoken social conservatism, Newt for his long train of baggage. (It’s obviously Santorum represents a serious threat to Romney at present.)
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Posted Dec 28th 2011 at 10:26 am
That explains why the number of charter schools in Michigan has remained capped at a frustrating 150 for nearly two decades.
But that finally changed last week, when Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will increase the cap to 300 charter schools in 2012, 500 in 2014 and eliminate limits altogether starting in 2015. That means school choice is on the march in Michigan, and traditional public schools will face increased pressure to measure up or lose thousands of students and millions of dollars of state funding.
The new law is a major defeat for the MEA and many public school organizations, who bitterly opposed the idea of increased competition.
December 28, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Constitutional Rights, Consumer Issues, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Economic Security, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Government, Home Schooling, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Tea Party Conservatives, Uncategorized, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNION Corruption | Tags: Americans reject Socialism, Big Labor, charter schools, economy, Education, education choice, Freedom in Education, Michigan, Michigan Education Association, NEA, NTA, politics, Rick Snyder | Leave A Comment »
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Don’t you just love how the religion of peaceniks admonish us on a daily basis about tolerance and interfaith jihad? This is what they must mean by “anti-Muslim backlash.”
Video: Dearborn, Michigan
Shoe throwing is the ultimate insult in the Muslim world. Remember this?
October 22, 2011 | Categories: America's Freedoms, American Exceptionalism, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Congress, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitution, Constitutional Responsibilities, Due Process of Law, Foreign Oil, Foreign Policy, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government, Individual Rights, Individual Rights and Freedoms, International Politics, Media Corruption, Middle East Affairs, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Rejecting Political Correctess, Religion, Religious Freedoms, Scandals, Terrorism, Uncontrolled Protesters, War on Terror | Tags: Christians, islam, Michigan, muslims, Pamela Geller, religion, Street Preachers, Throw Shoes, Verbally Abuse Christian | Leave A Comment »
Published March 05, 2011
AP – March 3: Teammates hoist Wes Leonard up after he hit the game-winning basket as the Fennville (Mich.) Blackhawks celebrate their victory against the Bridgman Bees, bringing their record to 20-0.
FENNVILLE, Mich. — One moment: a perfect shot to end a perfect season. The star player, just 16, lifted off the floor in celebration. Teenagers triumphant, crowds cheering, the district playoffs ahead, the future open wide.
The next: Wes Leonard on the gym floor, his enlarged heart failing, his life fading just a few moments after his victory layup. Packed bleachers suddenly stunned by an event that made basketball seem a distant, unimportant memory.
A day after Leonard died from an enlarged heart, this small town near Lake Michigan remembered an “all-American kid” whose athletic heroics had been local legend since middle school, when opposing coaches sometimes asked to see his birth certificate, not believing someone so young could be so skilled.
March 5, 2011 | Categories: Education, Medical & Medicinal Issues, New Media News, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, School Districts, Science & Technology | Tags: autopsy: cardiac arrest death, basketball player, Blackhawks, DeMarcus McGee, Fennville, High School, Michigan, team perfect season, Wes Leonard | Leave A Comment »