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A few years ago, on a blog nobody reads, there was some stuff about a longshore union folks acting totally not thuggish.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

 Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said….
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union

 

Helpfully illustrated.

Longshore-union1

 

So in today’s exciting episode, we see that the NLRB is accusing them of acting thuggish.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)...

Local 4 members “threatened to rape the daughter of one of the employer’s managers” and implied threats to a manager’s children, chillingly telling the manager that they would “see his children at school” and asking, “Are your children okay today?”…

Hooks also charged union members with following through with physical harm against company workers. Local 4 picketers caused a security officer’s leg to be pinned under a moving vehicle; shone spotlights into vehicles coming in and out of United Grain’s terminal, comprising drivers’ vision and causing permanent eye injury to one security officer; and recklessly pursuing United Grain vans.

Gee, so they committed multiple felonies including kidnapping, destruction of property and threatening to beat people to a pulp and there was one arrest and a piddly $250 thousand fine (for a union with many $millions of assets) and now they’re acting surprised these violent assholes are still acting like violently thuggish assholes.

 

Nothing to see here

Posted: March 13, 2013 by Sean M. in News, Union Wins Again

Okay, so there is one thing to see. Remember when this happened back in December?
 

 
Well, it was announced the other day that no charges are being filed in connection with that incident.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III “will not be authorizing criminal charges in this case,” Shanon Banner, a spokeswoman for the Michigan State Police, wrote in an e-mail to the Erik Wemple Blog this morning.

Dunnings said in an interview that the video his office originally reviewed on the matter “appeared to have been edited.” A subsequent review of what the prosecutor termed “unedited” video helped the office reach its decision not to proceed with a case.

“A look at the unedited video, taken in conjunction with the statements of the alleged victim and the alleged assailant, led me to the conclusion that I would not authorize issuance of the warrant,” Dunnings said.

Now, I wasn’t there, I haven’t seen or heard the testimony, and I am not an attorney, so I’m not going to say that Dunnings made a bad call. What I will do is point you to his campaign website. Go ahead and click over there and take a look. Notice anything? Maybe up there by that statue of Justice? Yeah.

Like I said, nothing to see here.

First up, we have Leadership that’s a failure.

Headlining our failed “leaders”, we have everybody’s favorite Mitch McConnell! Give him a hand.

Once again we have him demanding, DEMANDING!!!!!, a budget. I’m sure the Dems are just a shaking in their shoes over his threat.

Republicans have repeatedly attacked Senate Democrats for failing to produce a budget.

Yes, and then what did they do each and every time?

Both parties avoided a government shutdown in December by passing an omnibus spending bill for 2012.

See, that’s what you and I would call a budget, but McConnell allows the Dems to do this so they, the GOP and Minitrue can say it’s not a budget to keep the stupid, unhelpful, tea party (terrorist) minority that’s taken over the country from knowing how bloated it is.

Which means this scares the shit out of me.

And the email pledges that McConnell will oppose any extended gun-control measures

He’s up for re-election in 2014, so I have high hopes, but I also worry that he’ll try to make it get done quickly so people will forget by next year.

In Lebanon we see a failure to provide any leadership is having Hezbollah fill the void.

Salafi Sunni Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah of distributing weapons and drugs to Sidon youngsters as well as training them to fight on their side.

Yay! Let’s get southern Lebanon all armed up with Hezbollah fighters! I’m sure that since they’re in the gov’t they’ll have to moderate. You know, just like Hamas moderated after they took over Gaza.

Speaking of feckless GOP “leadership”, this is a failure in leadership. I mean, they’re providing leadership, but I call it a hugh, fucking stick in my eye FAIL!

the House GOP Leadership made an important twist in their plan to pass a short-term increase in the debt ceiling. Rather than increase the debt ceiling by a few hundred billion dollars, buying them time for further talks on the budget, they have opted to “suspend” the debt ceiling.

Okay, so what does that mean?

Upon enactment, the government’s borrowing authority would be unlimited until May. Presumably, the government could borrow trillions in this window, providing either the markets or the Fed would meet the new supply of debt.

Man, they sure stood up to Obama on that whole debt thing, just like we were promised!!!!!

Motherfuckers.

Next, we have a failing leader ((non-sarcastic) Yay!!!!) and they’re wondering who will take over.

There are two main guys under Chavez, Cabello who’s in charge of the military wing of Chavez’ dictatorship, and Maduro who’s in charge of the civilian side, I’d suggest that means, secret police. Hmmm, a civil war between the secret police and the military. Should be interesting. It’s not as if Venezuala provides anything important on the international stage like iPods or Xboxes.

So far they’re all buddy-buddy, and are showing their strength by going after an evil, right-wing TV station that, against the law, read a part of the Constitution over the air that Chavez didn’t like (Huh, I hope Obama isn’t reading that article).

In another failing leader, we have bombs going off in Damascus. Yay! Terrorists blowing up terrorist supporters! That’s win/win.

Here we have a man who’s not so much a failure as a leader as that he fails to understand how to provide leadership but others take up the slack and things get done, he doesn’t really understand how or why, but he knows he’s great. Can you guess who? That’s right, Teleprompter Jesus himself, Obama and his amazing skittle-shitting, unicorns for everyone budget!

A mini-fisking, I’ll be in bold.

The President’s 2013 Budget is built around the idea that our country does best when everyone gets a fair shot (sociallism), does their fair share (more socialism), and plays by the same rules (except his supporters and most especially his administration). We must transform our economy from one focused on speculating, spending, and borrowing (capitalism) to one constructed on the solid foundation of educating (teacher unions), innovating (green boondoggles, Solyndra writ large), and building (the infrastructure he keeps talking about but never gets around to using those $trillions to actually do anything about). That begins with putting the Nation on a path to living within our means (that ship sailed, we elected you, but no Obama speech is complete without a bunch of howlers) – by cutting wasteful spending (the military), asking all Americans to shoulder their fair share(tax increases for everyone!), and making tough choices on some things we cannot afford (the military), while keeping the investments we need to grow the economy (food stamps, welfare) and create jobs unemployment). The Budget targets scarce federal resources to the areas critical to growing the economy and restoring middle-class security (welfare, food stamps, unemployment): education and skills for American workers (teacher unions), innovation and research and development, clean energy (Solyndra), and infrastructure (it’s like a tic, he just adds “and infrastructure” to every pronouncement. Heaven help us when he focuses on jobs again).

Now that’s leadership! If you consider screwing me and paying off his supporters leadership I guess.

There is some good news, Americans are noticing that their “leaders” are failing to provide leadership and are only looting the fisc.

that when Americans were asked whether they had a positive view of the country, only 39% agreed.

Everybody is pissed at everybody else for voting for idiots and assholes is how I read that.

Dutch leaders decided that they hated a huge part of the reason for the tourism they see, so they decreed that coffee-shops would only sell pot to Dutch. It ends in Fail!

Many Dutch mayors, particularly in the main cities, oppose the new law and do not intend to enforce it. They say it will cause more problems because foreigners will purchase their drugs from dealers on the streets. As a result, over half of all coffeeshops say they will continue to sell soft drugs to foreigners.

If half say they will, I’d bet more are not willing to admit they’re going to ignore the law, and if the mayors are not in favor, the police won’t be in favor so another leadership Fail!.

We’ll end on a somber note, a most heinous failure of leadership.

Two lemurs on the loose have been captured early Monday morning after police say they received a report that the lemurs attacked a 2-year-old girl in South Florida.

Bastards!

I feel that this incident reflects very poorly on the very top of lemur society, the king himself!

Now more than ever, the lemurs are crying out for a revolution!

And people wonder why I boycott him.

Update: I updated this a little to fix mistakes and insert words I forgot to insert.

Important Update (not like that slacker one)

Can I get a Heh?

Eric found it. 3 million views, it’s probably old but still pretty good. Except for the Glock part. Needs more 1911s.

Good job unions.  There go 18,000 jobs.  And there go Zingers, and Wonder Bread.

The fuck?

Posted: November 2, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Union Wins Again

New Jersey is a fucking disaster right now, obviously plenty of power outages…but apparently they’re not in enough need to allow non-union linemen to assist in getting the power grid in working order again.  There’s layers and layers of disgust to be had here, at the union goon squads, at the state of New Jersey for not telling the union goon squad to STFU and STFD, and to the voters in that state who keep voting for pro-union policies.

I find myself wavering between, These people in NJ don’t deserve this!  and They absolutely fucking deserve this! here.

Either way, the thought of Jersey Shore meets Mad Max is entertaining.

Roundup: No Sandy Stuff

Posted: October 29, 2012 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., Fun with Elections, News, Union Wins Again

(1) The public option (sort of) lives?!?! Kill it.  Kill it with fire.

(2) Steve Hayes lays out the Benghazi mess at TWS.  They lied, and there’s no way around it.

(3) The map expands?

(4) Thank heaven Obama saved the American auto industry… oh wait… Fiat might move Chrysler/Jeep production to Italy. Dang.

(5) Shocker of all shockers, SEIU employees are subject to “mandatory volunteerism” to do political work.

(6) Eff it all and move to Canada?  The Canucks seem to have their fiscal house in order.

This time with a defense contractor making parts for Humvees and Strykers,

Some new czar or whatever for Obama once advocated for prisoners to form a union. Whole post is silly since it happened in 99 so I put it below the fold.  In other words, it’s 12 years old. Now that’s moron-blogging!

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Gimme some more of that sweet, sweet union civility

Posted: September 9, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Union Wins Again

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kind word spoken of longshoremen, and in my limited experience in dealing with them and the recent goon squad activity, I can understand why.  Anyway, my story, when I was in college we went on a cruise to Mexico from Florida, we were only in Florida for a day, so we didn’t bother with a rental, we took a shuttle to the port.

The driver was awesome, short black lady, early 40s I’d guess, very friendly, pointed out different spots of interest in town and some funny experiences working as a driver.  We get to port and she goes to one of the dropoff spots for our ship, we drive towards a gate and a longshoreman signals her to stop and starts barking orders at her that she has to use a different gate, she dismisses him and goes through.  She turns around and says, “Damn longshoremen are the worst, they think they can push anyone around like they’re in charge, they aren’t pushing me around, they don’t intimidate me!”  From what I understand, if you used the side gate the offloading for bags was done by the cruise line directly, the main gate was done by union workers, which is why she took us to the side gate, and why the longshoreman was chewing her out.

So, this guy seems to fit the mold of the ill-tempered goon longshoreman quite well,

Fucking goon.

Remember when we at least pretended to have rule of law here? Good times, good times.

Today, we have a report about union thugs breaking and entering, criminally trespassing, holding hostages (which is kidnapping as well) and destroying property and there were no arrests.

Remove all breakables from near you, then click the link and read the first three paragraphs. They detail the multiple, major felonies and note that there were no arrests. After the union thugs committed multiple felonies, they went back to their union hall and, presumably, had a few brewskis to celebrate their felonious thuggery.

Wrap your head around that. Since they are union thugs who had lost a court battle, they can apparently commit multiple felonies without repercussion.

Which makes the “context” of Jimmy Hoffa’s calls to take me out all the more obvious.

Man, I need to stop reading anything on the intertubes except for gun selling sites and failblog.

Saw it at Drudge.

Update: The Jawas have more with an illuminating pic of one union thug using a baseball bat as the holder for his weapon….errr…. protest sign.