California Teachers Association $1 Million “State of Emergency” Protests May Include Road Closures, Plus “Labor-Union Flavored Ice Cream”

posted at 3:35 pm on April 13, 2011 by Mike Antonucci

Earlier today, I posted about the California Teachers Association’s plan to occupy the State Capitol on May 9-13 as part of the union’s protests to increase tax revenue for the state’s schools and teachers. I now have further information, including the news that CTA has budgeted $1 million for the protests.

The union has set up a web site of material for activists at CAstateofemergency.com. The documents include the handout I posted earlier, plus a 10-page list of “potential activities” the CTA State Council dreamed up. The State Council consists of more than 700 elected union representatives from all across the state. I’ve also posted this document on the EIA web site.

The “potential activities” include:

* Target the businesses of  legislators in their home districts.

* Circle the offices of “problem legislators.” Target them with various actions.

* Picket/rally in front of legislators’ offices/homes.

* Follow targeted legislators for the entire day.

* Have students and parents do informational picketing for one hour outside their school site.

* Have parents and students camp in front of schools all night.

* Have teachers being laid off contact parents and other CTA members.

* Make phone calls on Parents’ Day. Call parents to tell them how their child is doing and then talk about the budget cuts and invite them to attend the rallies.

* Refrain from Shopping Day. Show the value of educators and other public employees and the economic contribution they make to local communities by refraining from shopping one day.

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

* Publish a list of companies that are not paying their fair share of taxes. Send letters to these companies and the media and picket their offices. Withdraw funds from banks that are not paying their fair share. (Editor’s note: CTA is a tax-exempt organization.)

* One-day boycott of Microsoft and other corporations that are pushing failed education reform efforts.

* Turn fire/earthquake drill into crisis response drill to the budget cuts (involve students and the community)

* Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities

* Have celebrities involved in the demonstrations

* Dye hair red or wear red wigs

* Homeless encampments of students and teachers as they can afford a place to live

* Have people participate in a run across the state with a torch (like the Olympics)

* Statewide “A Day with No Teachers”

* Pay for everything with $2 bills to show true impact of teachers

* “Lights Out Day” during the week where educators teach in the dark

* Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section. Have scoreboard acknowledge their presence (i.e., “pink-slipped teachers seated in section ___”)

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

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a labor-union flavored ice cream

They can license the “Two Girls and a Cup” video for marketing purposes.

My apologies to anyone who needs their brain scrubbed after I mentioned that video. And if you haven’t seen the video… don’t.

malclave on April 13, 2011 at 3:37 PM

They can license the “Two Girls and a Cup” video for marketing purposes.

My apologies to anyone who needs their brain scrubbed after I mentioned that video. And if you haven’t seen the video… don’t.

malclave on April 13, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I don’t think it’ll taste even that good.

Ward Cleaver on April 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

So that explains the purloined doggie poop from the greenbelt waste cans in our neighborhood.

in_awe on April 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM

*

Follow targeted legislators for the entire day.

Don’t they have laws against stalking in CA?

Ward Cleaver on April 13, 2011 at 3:42 PM

* Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section. Have scoreboard acknowledge their presence (i.e., “pink-slipped teachers seated in section ___”)

and

* Homeless encampments of students and teachers as they can afford a place to live

Hmmm. So they can’t afford a place to live but they can go to baseball games. I see.

angryed on April 13, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Homeless encampments of students and teachers as they can afford a place to live

Obamavilles!

Ward Cleaver on April 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM

a labor-union flavored ice cream

Bull-$hit and Pork flavored icecream???

Who’d a thunkit????

rabidamerican on April 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

D*mmitt……………….the KOOL_AID has escaped from
Wisconson to Ohio,and now California!!!!!!!!!!!

The MADNESSS must be STOPPED/CONTAINED,before the UNION/
Teachers DESTROY themselves!!!(sarc).

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

It sounds like most of the planned ‘activities’ include an element of criminal intent/action.

So… when do all of these union ‘activities’ across the country become organized crime?

locomotivebreath1901 on April 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

Who would want to eat an ice cream that is flavorless, tasteless, and bearing absolutely no substance to it?

pilamaye on April 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM

CTA also passed a resolution in support of freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal. Glad to know they are so focused on educating our children!!!

rockmom on April 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM

California Teachers Association
NEA California Teachers Association
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http://www.cta.org/

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Picket/rally in front of legislators’ offices/homes

Isn’t it illegal to picket a private residence?

Tommy_G on April 13, 2011 at 3:48 PM

D*mmitt……………….the KOOL_AID has escaped from
Wisconson to Ohio,and now California!!!!!!!!!!!

The MADNESSS must be STOPPED/CONTAINED,before the UNION/
Teachers DESTROY themselves!!!(sarc).

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Nah, Wisconsin originally got it from California. It’s just that California decided to one-up them back.

Count to 10 on April 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Dye hair red or wear red wigs

The one thing that makes sense is for these “reds” to wear red.

RJL on April 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Unions are scum…..

why else would any of them hang out with Obama?

Vntnrse on April 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I don’t get it…

… The Marxist/Socialist Union Goons elected the CA State Legislature.

What’s up with protests…?

… Practice for election 2012?

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Privatize it.

Merovign on April 13, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Meet them at the Capitol.

Bring your video cameras. And …
Bring your signs stapled to baseball bats.

moochy on April 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Labor Union flavor: Bitter, tasteless and full of fat.

maryo on April 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

Somebody left the irony on.

Dopenstrange on April 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

Ben & Jerry’s will do this in a heartbeat. No questions asked. Bet the ranch on it.

joejm65 on April 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM

The lessons they are teaching are attached to boomerangs. Poor darlings. Just keep at it with the hubris.

Caststeel on April 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

This will go over really big with the California Dairy Association that the California Teacher’s Association looks to having their own brand of ice cream made and marketed by a company in Vermont!

pilamaye on April 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Who could resist that crapola flavored ice cream? Crap on a cone.

RandyChandler on April 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM

California Teachers Association’s plan to occupy the State Capitol

Seriously, isn’t that illegal, sounds like terrorists? And if so why don’t the capitol police just arrest them, and if not, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t let me occupy the capitol.

Alden Pyle on April 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM

a labor-union flavored ice cream

Bull-$hit and Pork flavored icecream???

Who’d a thunkit????

rabidamerican on April 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Superb…

Dopenstrange on April 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM

From CTA Webpage!
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Local teachers, students protest potential school cuts
Elk Grove Citizen – Teachers and students at more than 60 schools across the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) demonstrated this morning to protest the scores of staff layoffs and program funding cuts that could be a reality if the state government slashes public education funding this year.

Some schools displayed empty chairs adorned with the names of teachers who were either laid off last year or may be lost soon.
Read more

http://www.cta.org/About-CTA/News-Room/Media-Coverage/2011/04/20110406_2.aspx
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Local teachers, students protest potential school cuts
Demonstrators urge parents to pressure legislators to stop K-12 cuts
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:29 PM PDT

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Teachers and students at more than 60 schools across the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) demonstrated this morning to protest the scores of staff layoffs and program funding cuts that could be a reality if the state government slashes public education funding this year.

Some schools displayed empty chairs adorned with the names of teachers who were either laid off last year or may be lost soon.

“It just saddens me,” EGUSD Superintendent Dr. Steven Ladd said while viewing a dozen such chairs displayed outside Markofer Elementary School.(More…)

http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2011/04/06/news/doc4d951a82d0a06514216044.txt
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From the comments section/former student!

Echos my thinking!!
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Former Markofer Student wrote on Apr 5, 2011 7:48 AM:
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” This is an adult concern. Those who are protesting at schools and trying to get students involved (“It’s kind of scary, huh?”) should be ashamed of themselves. Grow up. Take your concerns to the proper forum and leave the students to be kids. It is not their concern, nor should it be.
You whine when you have jobs–short days and summers off. And you whine when you lose them. I know that sounds harsh, but get another job for crying out loud. ”
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http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2011/04/06/news/doc4d951a82d0a06514216044.txt

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 3:58 PM

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

I LOL’d

If these infantile Marxist nincompoops have their way, we’ll all be paid in Monopoly money soon enough anyway.

Sharke on April 13, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

The factory tour is NOT safe for children.

Care for Trumka’s Hand Made Cream Ice Cream?

WashJeff on April 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I swear these union folks are really pushing the other 95+% of us further & further apart.

bernzright777 on April 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I know a career teacher who retired early on full teacher’s union disability and fought for two years until she gained Social Security disability as well. Later, her diagnosis was reversed and she was found not to have the disability at all. Did she go back to work and/or refund the disability payments already made? Today, years later and still younger than retirement age, she continues to draw disability from both sources.

maryo on April 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section. Have scoreboard acknowledge their presence (i.e., “pink-slipped teachers seated in section ___”)

I’ve stopped going to games because I cannot afford it. If I saw this I would KNOW we were paying them too much.

OBQuiet on April 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Love how they encourage the use of kiddie human shields.

Care for Trumka’s Hand Made Cream Ice Cream?

WashJeff on April 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Made especially for you at the Folsom Street Fetish Fair…?

Wanderlust on April 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Make phone calls on Parents’ Day. Call parents to tell them how their child is doing and then talk about the budget cuts and invite them to attend the rallies.

And if they don’t or disagree with you? I would take that as a veiled threat against my child. And these people call themselves professionals?

Refrain from Shopping Day. Show the value of educators and other public employees and the economic contribution they make to local communities by refraining from shopping one day.

Yeah, don’t spend the money that was seized from your neighbors and local businesses by force until they agree to cough up more.

Publish a list of companies that are not paying their fair share of taxes. Send letters to these companies and the media and picket their offices. Withdraw funds from banks that are not paying their fair share.

Businesses in CA are benefiting so much from not paying their “fair share” that they’re leaving the state in droves. The left’s definition of fair share means everyone pays except them.

Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities

This is where a little road rage would come in handy.

“Lights Out Day” during the week where educators teach in the dark

Well, your students are already in the dark from the crappy education indoctrination they get. Might as well illustrate it.

RadClown on April 13, 2011 at 4:03 PM

* Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities

Yeah, nothing gets commuters to support a cause more than when they want to get home from work and instead get stuck in traffic for three hours because of a protest.

aunursa on April 13, 2011 at 4:03 PM

I guess California test scores are up since they think they deserve more money for the job they are doing!

That’s great news!

Oh test scores are lower? Then why?

petunia on April 13, 2011 at 4:03 PM

I think it’s delicious that the unions are protesting in CA where the libs control everything. Same thing is happening in Washington where the unions spent the weekend defacing the state capitol, Madison, WI style. In WA, like in CA, all branches of govt are solidly liberal Democrat.

angryed on April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Oh yes California is boned. Seriously.
If you’re in California, you’re only hope is to flee, and hope the big one cuts it off and sinks it.

Iblis on April 13, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Plus “Labor-Union Flavored Ice Cream”

From a canine rectum to a freezer near you. Ewwwwwww !

Steve Z on April 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM

What’s up with protests…?

… Practice for election 2012?

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Seven Percent Solution:I’m thinking…………………:)

The National Civilian Security Forces of Union Goons
and GoonEttes followed by Marching ZombieBot Teachers,

who are herding,the Students,on a Security Union Detail
Forced Protest March,akin,to the “Battan Death March”*,
and that they are BRAINWASHING,the students!!

*(Canopfor deeply regrets using,”The Battaan Death March
Phrase*,as it was over the top,only to show,what length
s,the Teachers will go to USE the STUDENTS).

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

Joe the Plumber might appreciate the extra business.

Steve Z on April 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Plus “Labor-Union Flavored Ice Cream”
From a canine rectum to a freezer near you. Ewwwwwww !

Steve Z on April 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Steve Z:Just don’t forget to chase it down with Liberal
KOOL_AID,hehe!!

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:12 PM

if I were a Politician and these Communists followed me I would lead them down a dark road and introduce them to my Union busting buddy Glock 17……..

SDarchitect on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Ya know,luring children with ice cream,normally will
get you a “Dangerous Offender”,and “Registered”,ahem,

jus say’n!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

Will Hasbro accept IOUs?

Barnestormer on April 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

“(Editor’s note: CTA is a tax-exempt organization.)”

Excuse me…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

* Refrain from Shopping Day.

Have they said which day that will be? I’ll save all my shopping for that day! :-)

Mary in LA on April 13, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Dye hair red or wear red wigs

WTF

visions on April 13, 2011 at 4:18 PM

So,its 1939,and the Brown Shirt’ers are out,
accompanied by,the States “Youth”,ahem,now,

if the Union hands out,little purple blouses,
and t-shirts,

then you’ll know,the Unions have started,there
own,ahem,”FATHERLAND”…..*Wink-Wink*!!(snark).

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:18 PM

“(Editor’s note: CTA is a tax-exempt organization.)”
Excuse me…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Seven Percent Solution:)
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http://www.cta.org/

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Will that ice cream be rainbow colored with unicorn poo sprinkles?

crosspatch on April 13, 2011 at 4:21 PM

California Teachers Association
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http://www.facebook.com/californiateachersassociation
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California Teachers Association

FACT: Teachers do not retire into a life of luxury. The average monthly retirement benefit is $3,300.

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM

CTA also passed a resolution in support of freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal. Glad to know they are so focused on educating our children!!!
rockmom on April 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Correct, and savor the irony that at the same time they are supporting cop killers they endorsed an anti-bullying resolution.

Buy Danish on April 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM

I think it’s delicious that the unions are protesting in CA where the libs control everything.…

angryed on April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

I love it! When even the Democrat legislators who owe their jobs to PEUs run out of money, their masters tell them they better crap some or else!

cartooner on April 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Correct, and savor the irony that at the same time they are supporting cop killers they endorsed an anti-bullying resolution.

Buy Danish on April 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Buy Danish:That caught my eye!!:)
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From their Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/californiateachersassociation
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When The Anti-Bullies Become the Bullies
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California Teachers Association backs SB 48 – radical legislation that will reinterpret history, hurt children and cost the taxpayers money.
on April 11th, 2011
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As one who tries to keep up with the latest teacher union doings, a trip to the California Teachers Association legislative page is always illuminating. Recently, I found that the powerful teachers union testified in favor of SB 48, a bill introduced by California State Senator Mark Leno. If passed, this bill would alter the way history is taught, could psychologically damage young children while delivering a blow to the taxpayers of California.
(More……….)

http://redcounty.com/content/when-anti-bulliers-become-bullies
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What is Red County?
A community-driven conservative network which clobbers Democrats and holds Republicans responsible, from D.C. to city hall.

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM

* Pay for everything with $2 bills to show true impact of teachers

Good luck with getting a hold of $2 bills.

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 4:34 PM

introduce them to my Union busting buddy Glock 17……..
SDarchitect on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Model 23, but I see where you’re goin :)

bernzright777 on April 13, 2011 at 4:35 PM

*Stop being commie pinko jackasses and get back to the classroom and teach.

Thune on April 13, 2011 at 4:37 PM

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

They think that will get people to spend more money on teacher salaries? I want some of whatever they’re smoking.

hawksruleva on April 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Good luck with getting a hold of $2 bills.

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Go to a strip club. they give all your change in $2 bills so that will be all you have to tip with.

Monkeytoe on April 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Good for them. California is a cesspool and would suggest we give it back to Mexico. We would kill two birds with one stone – their drain on the federal government and most of our illegal immigration problems. Can we have a vote to force succession?

djaymick on April 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores.

Jimmies Hoffa

Stephen Macklin on April 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Alternate Headline: “We Don’t Need No Education.”

Anyone?

bluelightbrigade on April 13, 2011 at 4:56 PM

For my part in the orgy of union thugishness, I will place on my Facebook page various statistics on the cost of education, the current state of teacher pension funds, and the academic performance of their students.

Oh, what the heck — also a “Teacher of the Day” story, highlighting the criminal activity of a public school teacher, especially those having sex with their underage students.

Should be a friggin’ riot.

Jaibones on April 13, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I’m in rural CA, where we are accustomed to watching the urbanites. They’ll make a party of it.

It will be just a glimpse of what we can expect over a real budget battle. We may get riots over that.

jodetoad on April 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Labor Union Flavored Ice Cream???? Boggles the mind. Ice cream that tastes like weed and smells like hippie sweat. What go possible go wrong?

MikeA on April 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

J_Crater on April 13, 2011 at 5:21 PM

One can only hope that they pull out all the stops. Never get in the way of an adversary exhibiting self-marginalizing behavior.

Mason on April 13, 2011 at 5:23 PM

No mention of the California Federation of Teachers having just recently adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal?

Or the fact that the nationwide AFL-CIO teachers union, American Federation of Teachers, is seriously considering adopting the same resolution of support for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal?

That’s a shame.

FlatFoot on April 13, 2011 at 5:33 PM

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

Union flavored ice cream would be $80 for a quart container with a pint of ice cream in it. You’d also get a coupon requiring you to buy another ‘quart’ next week for $90. Failure to buy the second ‘quart’ would earn you a free visit from Steve and Tony.

trigon on April 13, 2011 at 5:35 PM

a labor-union flavored ice cream

They can license the “Two Girls and a Cup” video for marketing purposes.

My apologies to anyone who needs their brain scrubbed after I mentioned that video. And if you haven’t seen the video… don’t.

malclave on April 13, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Die, scum Die!!11!!!11!one infinity

PrettyD_Vicious on April 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM

This “target” thing. Aren’t “targets” supposedly a conservative thing?

unclesmrgol on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

It sounds like most of the planned ‘activities’ include an element of criminal intent/action.

So… when do all of these union ‘activities’ across the country become organized crime?

locomotivebreath1901 on April 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Agreed. Sounds like someone needs to implement RICO.

Big John on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

* Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section.

What a great idea! I think that they should all wear Giant jerseys and go sit in the Dodger’s stadium…

bofh on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

SDarchitect on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM
Model 23, but I see where you’re goin :)

bernzright777 on April 13, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Yeah, or a Kimber 1911…

Big John on April 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM

From the Cal Teachers’ Union website:

To guide our internal organizing through this week of action, we are using the acronym
L.E.A.R.N.
Legislative Every Parent Appreciation and Allies Revenue Not Business as Usual

is it just me, or does that make no sense at all?

LASue on April 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM

If there is anything consistent about the CTA, EVERY YEAR THEY WANT MORE MONEY.

GarandFan on April 13, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Since it would be mainly for Liberals the Ice cream would have to be sugar free (for the health nazi’s), made from soy(for Vegans)and taste like tears (because they are always crying) It would also have to be packaged in Eco friendly containers. Of course it woudld never get to market because the union workers who make it would probably be on strike

RossMcG on April 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Poo flavored ice cream? It’ll never sell.

Mason on April 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Who knew that teachers would turn out to be union thugs? I can’t imagine all of them are obnoxious leftists. Why don’t they do something about their leadership. I think it’s time we had a Parent’s Union to push back against teachers unions who’d rather agitate than teach.

NNtrancer on April 13, 2011 at 8:29 PM

No really–this is serious?

These people are children. What a great advertisement for private school.

Also, I’d like to inform every political group, that any political group that blocks the road to keep me from getting to the doctor or to visit my son, or any other damn thing I want to do, will earn my eternal enmity. I don’t care what your cause is; if you intentionally shut down traffic arteries, I’ll take every legal measure to oppose your cause.

juliesa on April 13, 2011 at 10:27 PM

These old ninnies are f***ing nuts.

n0doz on April 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Ben & Jerry’s Union Ice Cream Flavors:

1. Taxpayer’s Teat Milk
2. Government Cheese
3. Jerry’s Brown Surprise (the surprise is it ain’t chocolate)

sweetlipsbutterhoney on April 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

These are too good to pass up:

* Have students and parents do informational picketing for one hour outside their school site.

Yeah, picket to demand information on why the student may not be able to read the pamphlet being handed out.

* Have parents and students camp in front of schools all night.

Like the parents would be able to. They are working all day to pay the taxes to support these leeches. I’m sure Little Johnny would love to hang out at school more.

* Have teachers being laid off contact parents and other CTA members.

Why not contact the libs you elected and demand to know why they decided to lay you off?

* Make phone calls on Parents’ Day. Call parents to tell them how their child is doing and then talk about the budget cuts and invite them to attend the rallies.

Another loser. First, you would have to figure out who their parents are. Doubtful you met them during a parent-teacher conference. Second, what would you say to parents working hard to pay taxes to support you about why Little Johnny is failing?

* Refrain from Shopping Day. Show the value of educators and other public employees and the economic contribution they make to local communities by refraining from shopping one day.

That likely would only affect the local organic food store.

* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain

This should be done anyway to give you thugs a sense of what taxpayers feel like every day.

* Publish a list of companies that are not paying their fair share of taxes. Send letters to these companies and the media and picket their offices. Withdraw funds from banks that are not paying their fair share. (Editor’s note: CTA is a tax-exempt organization.)

Nice. A union thug determining the definition of “fair share”.

* One-day boycott of Microsoft and other corporations that are pushing failed education reform efforts.

Yeah, because Apple and Google have done so much for education. Just like GE.

* Turn fire/earthquake drill into crisis response drill to the budget cuts (involve students and the community)

How about a barbeque of tofu shish-kebabs to go along with that?

* Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities

This would go over swell with those trying to get to work. Give it a try!

* Have celebrities involved in the demonstrations

Another winner since we know how educated most “celebrities” are.

* Dye hair red or wear red wigs

It’ll match your diaper!

* Homeless encampments of students and teachers as they can afford a place to live

Homeless because of your liberal policies.

* Have people participate in a run across the state with a torch (like the Olympics)

Another winner! Unless they mean people other than fat lazy union thugs in the teachers union who wouldn’t be able to run down the street carrying a cotton swab.

* Statewide “A Day with No Teachers”

Isn’t that what they’ve had for some time now?

* Pay for everything with $2 bills to show true impact of teachers

SWEET! It’ll go over well with your day of no shopping.

* “Lights Out Day” during the week where educators teach in the dark

Again, haven’t they been doing this for years?

* Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section. Have scoreboard acknowledge their presence (i.e., “pink-slipped teachers seated in section ___”)

Great idea! Particularly for those who may take a needed day off to take their kid to the game and get away from life for 9 innings.

* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores

I’m sure the Union Plumbers Crack would go over well in San Fransicko.

91Veteran on April 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

* Have celebrities involved in the demonstrations

I hear Charlie Sheen is available. Winning!

skeneogden on April 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities

If you get in the way of my commute, I will run you the Hell down. Stay out of my way, I’m not kidding.

quikstrike98 on April 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM