On Tuesday, unions, left-wing radicals and their allies are planning to lay siege to Michigan’s state capitol on Tuesday to protest the state lawmakers’ move to give workers the right to work for unionized companies without being compelled to pay union fees or be fired. On Saturday, according to ABC News, more than 200 union activists attended a training for Tuesday.
Between chants, cheers and applause, organizers warned those at the training to be prepared for insults and obstruction Tuesday in Lansing. The volunteers lined up on opposite sides of a long hall at UAW Local 600 in suburban Detroit and took turn turns portraying protesters and union critics.Fithian is a career community organizer known for her organizing of protests on behalf of a broad range of Marxist groups, ranging from ACORN and Code Pink to Occupy Wall Street. http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/09/michigan-madness-thousands-plan-to-lay-siege-on-state-capitol-on-tuesday-over-right-to-work-bill/
“Humanize the situation. Be clear with your intentions. Introduce yourself,” national labor activist Lisa Fithian, of Austin, Texas, said through a megaphone. “They’re going to do everything they can to criminalize us.”
President Barack Obama has been pictured shaking hands with a South Korean rapper who sang about wanting to kill American soldiers.
PSY, born Park Jae-sang, performed at a White House charity event on Sunday, despite a deeply controversial performance in 2004 that has shocked and outraged American fans.
PSY owes his popularity to his Korean pop hit taking hold among tens of millions of American fans.
However, countless fans were offended by the lyrics from an anti-American protest song he sang that included the lines, '‘kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives…kill them all slowly and painfully.'
Instead, he was personally greeted by the president on Sunday night.
'Do you remember when truly talented Americans entertained at WH? Now it's the "Hate America First" trash- and Commies like Psy,' Examiner.com columnist Harriet Baldwin tweeted.
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Psy, a 34-year-old South Korean performer whose “Gangnam-style” video is the most-watched of all time, apologized Friday for making obscene comments about U.S. troops at a protest concert in 2004 in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He reportedly sang:
“Kill those f–ing Yankees who ordered them to torture.”
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/7/white-house-faces-furor-over-psys-anti-us-lyrics/#ixzz2EaTHQ6Uh
To understand the president’s worldview, it’s worth recalling some of the most revealing statements he’s made over the last four years. The first is his response to Charles Gibson during a 2008 debate with Hillary Clinton, when Obama said he would favor raising capital-gains taxes in the name of fairness–even if doing so would create a net revenue loss. The second was Obama’s comments to Joe Wurzelbacher, also made in 2008, that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” And the third took place in 2012 when the president said, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Mr. Obama’s aim when it comes to taxes, then, isn’t, as he and other liberals often argue, simply to raise revenues. Rather, it is to advance their understanding of “fairness,” which they take to be synonymous with justice, both taken to mean that the top earners in America, at every given moment in time, aren’t sacrificing enough in the form of higher taxes. They should always pay more.
NYT: Obama retreating on “red line” for Syrian chemical weapons
“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” he said at an Aug. 20 news conference. He added: “A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus.”
But in the past week, amid intelligence reports that some precursor chemicals have been mixed for possible use as weapons, Mr. Obama’s “red line” appears to have shifted. His warning against “moving” weapons has disappeared from his public pronouncements, as well as those of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The new warning is that if Mr. Assad makes use of those weapons, presumably against his own people or his neighbors, he will face unspecified consequences.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/the_real_second_amendment.html#ixzz2EaZTsvKT
Democrats (Heart) Socialism
Footprints on the Sand of Time
Education's Great Divide: My Time in the Trenches
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Obama’s Broken Promises to Sandy Victims
In the Red Hook community of Brooklyn, N.Y., many residents are still living in their unheated, powerless homes in freezing temperatures. Help from the government for residents has not come.