Video: Union members tear down AFP tent at right-to-work rally in Michigan

posted at 1:23 pm on December 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

Two clips via Lee Stranahan and Liberty News Network, respectively, of the union id unleashed after RTW passed the Michigan House this morning. One of the reliable perks when Republican legislatures try to rein in union power is watching the left’s “civility” sanctimony instantly dissolve into more traditional forms of direct action practiced by labor. The “new tone” demagoguery of tea partiers after the Tucson shooting was fraudulent from the word go, but days like this remind you just how fraudulent it was. Case in point, some Democratic cretin went so far as to warn on the state House floor this morning that “There will be blood.” Here’s Steven Crowder live on the scene to prove him right, claiming he got a few fistfuls of “new tone” for his trouble:

One open question: Did they target AFP specifically, because it’s Koch-affiliated and an ardent opponent of big labor, or did they target it just because it was there and not part of The Cause? Wouldn’t be the first time that liberal heroes couldn’t control themselves outside an AFP event.



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Two comments:

1. Never seen a union crew work that hard.

2. Lots of angry, pale people (white a$$ honkies, for those of you in Rio Linda…)

Bruno Strozek on December 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

RAGIN CAJUN on December 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Love it!!

Cindy Munford on December 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Aww, isn’t that cute. Now explain to us how civil rights or “job rights” are robbed in right-to-work states. It won’t take much to impress me because I expect nothing better than an empty statement like the one from MLK, so give it the old communist college try.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

There are good union members. It is unfortunate that the good ones don’t take control of the locals involved kick these people out of the union and black ball them permanently. They could if they wanted to.

BullShooterAsInElk on December 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Good union members would never make it as leaders of the locals.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Union thugs, probably soviet or nazi collaborators in a previous life.

Viper1 on December 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I see … so MLK was in favor of forced unionization and dues?

darwin on December 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Different meaning and contest entirely. But you knew that.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Oops. Contest=>context.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Rookie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Are you trying to make a point? Because I don’t get it.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

What about that whole “content of their character” thingy?

kingsjester on December 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Spontaneous? Don’t count on it.

Speakup on December 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

You mean MLK would have approved violence toward women and punching people in the faces?

Well, he might of, in front of his mistress.

sentinelrules on December 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

When you get down to it, violence and the threat of violence are really the basis for any Union’s influence. People in occupations where their skills are in short supply don’t have to go on strike, they just go to another employer who will pay them more. The only way Unions can limit the supply of labor is to intimidate employers and would-be replacement employees through violence. Whether the same tactic is effective against legislators has yet to be demonstrated.

Socratease on December 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Its too bad the guy in the second video couldn’t talk sense into the mob, he was right – this makes the unions look bad.

tommer74 on December 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

And Dr. King’s opinion of forced union dues was … ?

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

this just in…aroma in Wisconsin’s capitol building has magically improved.

teejk on December 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The police brutality is staggering.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

So, where WERE the cops when this was going on? None in the videos.

Oh, wait. Cops. UNION cops. Never mind.

iurockhead on December 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

rockmom on December 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

First thought is that the “blessed poor” can sin just as well as the “evil” rich.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Of course they can, but Progressivism/Pietism lays the blame for the sins of the “blessed poor” at the feet of society, oppressors, etc. Ever notice how often Progs, including atheistic Progs, cite the Bible verse about the rich man and eye of a needle?

The “blessed poor” are driven to sin because of their poverty, oppression, etc.

The “evil rich” sin because they are greedy, selfish, exploitative, etc.

Also, that philosophy will easily lead to a “kill the weakest” mentality.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

It already has and usually does. Eugenics was a fundamental tenet of American Progressivism. Where did the Nazis get the idea for the Aktion T4 programme and the Final Solution? American Progressivism.

Rousseau, Marat, and other figures of the Enlightenment, who went off the rails during the French Revolution, believe in the same fundamental ideas so did the Communists. The difference between the French Revolution/Communists and German Lutheran/American Pietism was that the former replaced the church with the state, god with the “collective.”

Here is a piece on Obama’s Neo-Nationalism that I wrote. There’s some discussion about American Pietism in it:

Obama’s Neo-Nationalism

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

this just in…protestors mistakenly find Jimmy Hoffa’s remains in riot.

teejk on December 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Hey libfree, MLK supported Israel, so you must support Israel.

Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.

–Martin Luther King, Jr., March 25, 1968 speech.

Strange, MLK didn’t think Israel was an apartheid state. Come on libfree, the ghost of MLK commands you!

sentinelrules on December 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

1. Never seen a union crew work that hard.

Bruno Strozek on December 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

LOL! How many coffee breaks were taken in the dismantling of the tent?

I’m sure they have a maximum number of tents that they are contractually mandated.

tom daschle concerned on December 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

On the plus side, it is clear that is more exercise than a lot of those thugs have had in some time.

Millwrights 1102 must be so proud of their guys and the way they “rally” in Lansing.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Union protester: “Goon!… Must break things!… Goon!”

Seven Percent Solution on December 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Susan Rice to go on Sunday talk shows and explain that what we saw wasn’t coordinated union violence, intimidation, and thuggery. Just a spontaneous celebration of democracy that got out of control.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

No RTW law takes away employees’ civil rights, job rights, or right to collective bargaining. If employees want to form a union, they can. They can’t, however, force their co-workers to join nor can a union demand the employer deduct union dues from employees’ paycheques.

RTW laws have EVERYTHING to do with a FREE PEOPLE exercising their unalienable right to CHOOSE FREELY. Evidently, according to your MLK quote, King was only against putting a boot on the neck of workers in some situations.

An individual should not have to join a union in order to get a job. An individual should not fork over a part of his paycheque to a union to which he does not want to belong.

Once again, you’ve proved my oft-stated point:

PROGRESSIVES ARE ONLY ‘PRO-CHOICE‘ WHEN IT COMES TO UTERI, RECTA, AND POT!

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Yaaaawn.. everywhere I read how the good American patriots will defend their rights, yet none of these commie thugs are shot in their heads.

Rookie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

It just hasn’t gotten that far yet.

LoganSix on December 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

What about that whole “content of their character” thingy?

kingsjester on December 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

That was covered by the “There will be blood” comment.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

.
I guess the idea of “Content of their Character” is also out of bounds now for the selectively honest liberal as well then.

FlaMurph on December 11, 2012 at 2:22 PM

No RTW law takes away employees’ civil rights, job rights, or right to collective bargaining. If employees want to form a union, they can. They can’t, however, force their co-workers to join nor can a union demand the employer deduct union dues from employees’ paycheques.

RTW laws have EVERYTHING to do with a FREE PEOPLE exercising their unalienable right to CHOOSE FREELY. Evidently, according to your MLK quote, King was only against putting a boot on the neck of workers in some situations.

An individual should not have to join a union in order to get a job. An individual should not fork over a part of his paycheque to a union to which he does not want to belong.

Once again, you’ve proved my oft-stated point:

PROGRESSIVES ARE ONLY ‘PRO-CHOICE‘ WHEN IT COMES TO UTERI, RECTA, AND POT!

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Awesome!

22044 on December 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

When you listen to fools, the mob rules. – Black Sabbath

Good Lt on December 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

WH: ‘There will be blood’ might not mean real blood

President Obama’s spokesman cited the ambiguity of the statement, “there will be blood,” as he avoided condemning the remark made by a Michigan Democrat who opposes the imminent state’s right-to-work legislation.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Union thugs on full display today in Michigan. More states will follow. Trumpka in a bar somewhere getting smashed. Democrat meal tickets are going away.

Amazingoly on December 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM

President Obama’s spokesman cited the ambiguity of the statement, “there will be blood,” as he avoided condemning the remark made by a Michigan Democrat who opposes the imminent state’s right-to-work legislation.

Depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

Good Lt on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

If anyone can get a video of Rick albin (wood tv8) interviewing (D) state senator Steve Bieda, it’s worth it’s weight in gold. Apparently putting up the tent was a provocative act but tearing it down wasn’t. The money quote though is his claim that their tent was akin to “hoisting a Nazi flag in a gathering of Jews.” I kid you not that is what he said. Union thugs and their political allies are comedy gold. We just need more mics to capture it.

AmeriCuda on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

WH: ‘There will be blood’ might not mean real blood

President Obama’s spokesman cited the ambiguity of the statement, “there will be blood,” as he avoided condemning the remark made by a Michigan Democrat who opposes the imminent state’s right-to-work legislation.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

…but, of course, putting targets on geographical, congressional districts meant “the actual heads of Democrats.”

/

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Apparently putting up the tent was a provocative act but tearing it down wasn’t. The money quote though is his claim that their tent was akin to “hoisting a Nazi flag in a gathering of Jews.” I kid you not that is what he said. Union thugs and their political allies are comedy gold. We just need more mics to capture it.

AmeriCuda on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Exactly what I’ve been saying all morning! When it comes to the actions of The Left, The Right “made them do it!”

According to RFK, Jr, who was really responsible for JFK’s a.s.s.a.s.sination?

A. Lee Harvey Oswald

B. The Right and their “toxic vitriol”

Answer: B…even though A, who was a well-known Communist and had once defected to the Soviet Union, had attempted to a.s.s.a.s.sinate Gerneral Edwin Walker, an actual real-life member of the John Birch Society and charter member of the Conspiracy Theorists of America.

Make sure to read the comments. Some of the posters actually remember where they were when the “extreme right-wing killed Kennedy.”

Who or what was responsible for the massacre in Tuscon?

A. Jared Loughner

B. A plus his parents, the police, his school, and society for failing to address his paranoid schizophrenia.

C. A + B plus The Left for demanding that the mentally ill have more rights than the community, at large, demanding that mental illness, in some cases, be looked at in terms of being a “lifestyle choice that can further creativity.”

D. A gun and the NRA.

E. Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and “extreme speech”

F. Targets on a congressional map

Answer – in order of most to least responsible: E, F, D, B, A, C.

Who or what was responsible for the massacre at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during the Batman movie?

A. James Holmes

B. Guns and the NRA

C. Some mixture of both A & B, but with B definitely being more responsible than A.

D. A movie.

Answer: C, although the MSM would LOVE to just go with straight B.

Who or what was responsible for the attack on the consulate in Benghazi?

A. Al-Qaeda-related terrorist groups

B. Islamism

C. The United States and its history of oppression, colonialism, and imperialism

D. A movie.

Answer, from most to least responsible: A movie, the US, AQ, Islamism.

Luv, being a Progressive means NEVER having to say you’re sorry or wrong.

In the 1950s, Premier Nikita Khrushchev admitted Stalin’s atrocities…and he would have known!

Where does the Far Left come down on Stalin? Khrushchev was lying…(and the Soviet Union never really invaded Poland with Hitler).

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

The Unions are no different then any other gang. The people of Detroit and Michigan can relate to gangs. The Unions are a gang that is a little more socially acceptable then the Bloods or Crips. The way things work are no different however.

Rockshine on December 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

If anyone can get a video of Rick albin (wood tv8) interviewing (D) state senator Steve Bieda, it’s worth it’s weight in gold. Apparently putting up the tent was a provocative act but tearing it down wasn’t. The money quote though is his claim that their tent was akin to “hoisting a Nazi flag in a gathering of Jews.” I kid you not that is what he said. Union thugs and their political allies are comedy gold. We just need more mics to capture it.

AmeriCuda on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Weren’t these the same animals cheering when the OWS crowd were erecting tents and pooping on police cars?

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

OT:

Federal Court tosses out Illinois concealed gun ban….we are the last state…

PatriotRider on December 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Get ready for a federal gun ban, VAT and Cap ‘n Trade.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961

libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Aww, isn’t that cute. Now explain to us how civil rights or “job rights” are robbed in right-to-work states. It won’t take much to impress me because I expect nothing better than an empty statement like the one from MLK, so give it the old communist college try.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Can’t find the words without sounding like a complete imbecile? Not willing to embarrass yourself?

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Plus a carbon tax

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

RWM,
many thanks. If some time I will take a look.
Clearly you are much better versed than me on a number of things.
Will try to keep up.
In the meantime, keep it coming.
Information, as fact, will always win.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

1:50pm: State Police deploying additional troopers in riot gear to Romney Building in downtown Lansing, where they say things are getting violent. Pepper spray and mounted police have been used to push back demonstrators outside the Capitol. Former Congressman Mark Schauer says he is among those who was sprayed.

Ha ha.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Get ready for a federal gun ban, VAT and Cap ‘n Trade.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Won’t get past the House until 2014.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

MLK was against freedom? You’ve got to be kidding.

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Won’t get past the House until 2014.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Less than 2 years away

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Weren’t these the same animals cheering when the OWS crowd were erecting tents and pooping on police cars?

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Yeah, but those tents were actually their homes.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Get ready for a federal gun ban…

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Heller spoke directly to federal laws that disarmed us. Applying Heller automatically invalidates any such law since the people who gave us Heller are still sitting on the bench. Emperor Obama needs to wait until he appoints a couple more party stooges to SCOTUS.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Emperor Obama needs to wait until he appoints a couple more party stooges to SCOTUS.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Not so far away

Schadenfreude on December 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I have mixed feelings here. I support RTW, but at the same time, I rather enjoy watching unions $#!+ in their own beds (especially when plants close.) What better testament to the legacy of unions than Detroit?

On the other hand, this is an important economic reform. Tough call, tough call.

SAMinVA on December 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM

…And, yet – cue Celine Dion – the meme will go on…

The Tea Party is extreme and it is destroying the Republican Party.

Why aren’t unions or Progs ever “extreme”? Why aren’t they ever accused of “destroying the Democrat Party with their radicalism and extremism”?

(Yes, those were rhetorical questions)

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Hey, I was in the shower, did little Jay Carney touch on this during the press gaggle?

Cindy Munford on December 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Video gallery of union thuggery in Michigan
http://michellemalkin.com/2012/12/11/video-gallery-of-union-thuggery-in-michigan/

New tone, same as the old tone, part 999,999,999.

“Union thug cursing and threatening just before they rushed & tore down the tent.” Thug shouts: “FREEDOM OF SPEECH THIS YOU F’N FASCIST A**HOLE!”

Galt2009 on December 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Hey, I was in the shower, did little Jay Carney touch on this during the press gaggle?

Cindy Munford on December 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Don’t know if it was Carney, but WH spokesman just did the 400m hurdle away from the “There will be blood” comment.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

BREAKING New Video: Steve Crowder brutally assaulted by union thug mob

Terp Mole on December 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Its a wigger fest!

Theworldisnotenough on December 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Don’t know if it was Carney, but WH spokesman just did the 400m hurdle away from the “There will be blood” comment.

Jabberwock on December 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I thought community organizing was all about “getting in people’s faces”

Joey24007 on December 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

NBC News actually reported on the tent incident:

A tent set up by supporters of the measures also collapsed amid what authorities described as “pushing and shoving” among protesters. No one was hurt, police said.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I thought community organizing was all about “getting in people’s faces”

Joey24007 on December 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Only to the extent the organizer can avoid coming face to face with undeniable truth. Once that happens, it’s head-for-the-hills-to-agitate-another-day time.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM

A tent set up by supporters of the measures also collapsed amid what authorities described as “pushing and shoving” among protesters. No one was hurt, police said.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“Collapsed” my a$$. Wantonly destroyed by protesters is more accurate.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Terp Mole

Heartache.

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In most capital district counties Steve Crowder could expect to be prosecuted for assualting the thugs fist with his jaw. They stop fighting by prosecuting the victim.

KW64 on December 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Heartache.

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Liberals never can seem to resist outing themselves as supporters of violence. Does this tacit support of unprovoked violence mean we can cave your face in with our fists with your approval if we ever meet you in person?

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The guy who assaulted Crowder better go to jail!!! That’s a serious crime.

TruLevinian on December 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I don’t like the carve-outs for police and fire. As a practical matter it may be necessary. But there’s no reason for it. And at least in my town, firefighters are overly coddled.

bobs1196 on December 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

In most capital district counties Steve Crowder could expect to be prosecuted for assualting the thugs fist with his jaw. They stop fighting by prosecuting the victim.

KW64 on December 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Considering there are union teachers part of this thug protest they probably expect the same type of zero tolerance policy practiced by schools where everyone is punished that is involved in a fight regardless of the circumstances.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

^^^ Junior communist.

darwin on December 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

NBC News actually reported on the tent incident:

A tent set up by supporters of the measures also collapsed amid what authorities described as “pushing and shoving” among protesters. No one was hurt, police said.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Wow, that’s like saying a bunch of U.S. Army forces suddenly collapsed and died while coming ashore on Normandy beaches. There were also German troops near by during the event.

LoganSix on December 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The guy who assaulted Crowder better go to jail!!! That’s a serious crime.

TruLevinian on December 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Prosecutors are union members in MI, IIRC. Members of AFSCME, I believe. Just sayin’. Not that I disagree with you, mind.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Give me a few minutes to come up with a proper invective for you……
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Better yet, I won’t bother seeing that would mostly likely result in getting banned.

Paging RogerB, Paging RogerB, ..

Galt2009 on December 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I don’t like the carve-outs for police and fire. As a practical matter it may be necessary. But there’s no reason for it. And at least in my town, firefighters are overly coddled.

bobs1196 on December 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Baby steps. These protests aren’t about actual justice or rights. They are about preventing people from realizing that unions are the problem. Once people realize this truth it will become publicly acceptable to start de-unionizing all public sector work forces.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Dana Loesch has been hammering this issue. The classic STL union dummies are calling into her show with their brainwashed zombified BS.

tom daschle concerned on December 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM

lostmotherland: this is how we are going to quote the posting you just made:

BREAKING New Video: Steve Crowder brutally assaulted by union thug mob

Terp Mole on December 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

UNIONS ASSAULT ON CAMERA!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_F3oev06i0&feature=player_detailpage

Heartache.

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Care to respond?

Galt2009 on December 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

The lawsuits enjoining the implementation of these two laws are ready for filing. As much as we’d like to see this go into effect in March as written, rest assured, the lower courts of this esteemed union sh!thole will sit on this until the next election for governor, thereby ensuring no benefit will be reaped before the repubs are kicked out of office by the enraged citizens of the state. /s as to the enraged part.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Michigan is ripe for an en masse Galt strike.

Starve the fools.

tom daschle concerned on December 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Maybe we can look forward to a slew of recall elections here in Michigan.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM

lostmotherland on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Liberals never can seem to resist outing themselves as supporters of violence. Does this tacit support of unprovoked violence mean we can cave your face in with our fists with your approval if we ever meet you in person?

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

It would seem that is the implication of her comment.

Galt2009 on December 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Maybe we can look forward to a slew of recall elections here in Michigan.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Recall the judges? Fabulous idea, but voters of Ingham County (where the suits will be filed) elected the democrat bench. Odds aren’t good that a recall would succeed. Moreover, I don’t know the rules regarding recalls of elected judges. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, judges should not be selected by a general election process.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Maybe we can look forward to a slew of recall elections here in Michigan.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Or, if you’re talking the legislature we just elected, remember, they’re not the ones enacting these laws and it’s too late to recall the current legislators during their lame duck session, so. . .. Ditto the governor, I believe. The Repubs lost five seats in the legislature this time. If things don’t improve after this chaos, they’ll lose more next election and will probably lose the governorship.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Video: Union members tear down AFP tent at right-to-work rally in Michigan

This why even the most Conservative of Republicans in Congress and in the various states won’t mess with entitlements-this is just a little taste of what it will be like if those checks stop flowing and those EBT cards aren’t replenished on time.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, judges should not be selected by a general election process.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

This I disagree with. Appointed judges, more often than not, tend to be leftist elites because the process often devolves to other leftist elites deciding who should be selected.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

This I disagree with. Appointed judges, more often than not, tend to be leftist elites because the process often devolves to other leftist elites deciding who should be selected.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Well, there’s that. It’s a conundrum, actually. Too many of the elected judges are so ignorant one wonders how they got into college let alone graduated from law school and passed a bar exam. On the other hand, too many of my brethren in the legal community are leftist morons who think no further than their own wallets, preferring to con people into thinking they’re “for the little guy, ala Feiger” when they’re really only for self-aggrandizement and enrichment. *sigh* It’s tough to be an attorney that hates (in very large measure) lawyers.

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Terp Mole on December 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Michigan just might be the spark that sets this whole thing off…what were those people shouting about having a gun..?

d1carter on December 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

totherightofthem on December 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I sympathize, although I’m not a lawyer.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 4:12 PM

In most capital district counties Steve Crowder could expect to be prosecuted for assualting the thugs fist with his jaw. They stop fighting by prosecuting the victim.

KW64 on December 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Considering there are union teachers part of this thug protest they probably expect the same type of zero tolerance policy practiced by schools where everyone is punished that is involved in a fight regardless of the circumstances.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Well yes in theory “equal responsibility because it takes two to make a fignt” would be a standard the NEA would support but in real progressive left circles, there are those who are more equal than others.

KW64 on December 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

A tent set up by supporters of the measures also collapsed amid what authorities described as “pushing and shoving” among protesters. No one was hurt, police said.

steebo77 on December 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Steven Crowder becomes George Zimmerman. MSNBC “might” show photos of Crowder’s injuries in 9 or 10 months. They are just now — occasionally — airing the photos of George “not-a-scratch-on-him” Zimmerman’s cut head and bloody, broken nose.

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as “right to work.” It is a law to rob us our civil rights and job rights.”-Martin Luther King Jr., 1961 libfreeordie on December 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Was that before or after RFK warned ol’ Marty to disassociate himself from Communists?

Akzed on December 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Those out-of-state TOOLS wouldn’t be too happy if they knew how many supporters of the Right To Work Bill have concealed carry permits today, or knew how many were in attendance in Lansing.

We TEA Party MIGOP Delegates have been pushing hard for this legislation since Snyder won, and with the GOP Elitists costing us this years elections due to pushing another RINO on us we doubled down on our efforts and reminded our politicians of what happened in 2010.

This is just the beginning. You can expect to hear about more TEA Party protests next year. I’m certain the Republican ‘Leadership’ in Washington will be so happy to see us out there again. /s

DannoJyd on December 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Why aren’t unions or Progs ever “extreme”? Why aren’t they ever accused of “destroying the Democrat Party with their radicalism and extremism”?

That’s because to establishment politicians, regardless of party, the Tea Party represents a threat to the system – at least those Tea Party types that haven’t been co-opted like Rubio has. 90% of horrible big government laws come from bi-partisan actions such as TARP, NDAA, continual increasing of the debt ceiling, endless wars, Patriot Act 1&2, and the list goes on.

MoreLiberty on December 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Obama supporters at work.

Ward Cleaver on December 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Gosh. Those guys REALLY hate that tent.
portlandon on December 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Stay away from the tent!

NickelAndDime on December 11, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Steven Crowder becomes George Zimmerman. MSNBC “might” show photos of Crowder’s injuries in 9 or 10 months. They are just now — occasionally — airing the photos of George “not-a-scratch-on-him” Zimmerman’s cut head and bloody, broken nose.

Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

If he’d been killed, they might mention that on the news. But, I wouldn’t count on it.

This country is headed for a you-know-what, and it’s only a matter of time.

Ward Cleaver on December 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Libfree you piece of scum…you cannot even criticize the thugs? PHuck off you lowlife.

CW on December 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

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