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I Love Jonah Goldberg–Labor’s ‘card check’ tricks

March 24, 2009

Jonah Goldberg has it right and the most concise (if there can be any) explanation for the EFCA (Employees Free Choice Act) or Card (“Youse gonna sign that for da’ union, aintcha?”) Check in his article below. As I’ve warned, this is part of the complete steamrolling of Dear Leader’s plan to kill American business and industry. You add higher profit taxes, the cap & trade/carbon tax, the requirement that all jobs generated under the spendulus bill must be paid at union wage scale and then card check to ensure we pump up the unions membership (and thereby their coffers, automatically) where can a business in the US make a profit? This doesn’t even include Queen Nancy’s 12-15 new democrat voters/union workers when she passes the Immigration Amnesty Bill. So, you think unemployment is bad now, just wait until businesses close for one or more of the reasons above, then you’ll see the real destruction of the United States.

Just remember, HRO promised to “fundamentally change the country”. Well, he is and a majority of the American people voted him in and themselves out of their jobs to get “CHANGE”.

Proposed legislation could ‘shanghai’ workers into joining unions.
Jonah Goldberg
March 24, 2009
At the end of the 19th century, unsuspecting workers were “shanghaied” — a practice originated in that Chinese city — to work on British ships, which desperately needed the labor. All manner of tricks were used to hoodwink the poor souls into service at sea. According to one legend, press gangs, or “crimps,” would put a coin — “the king’s shilling” — in a man’s drink. If the mark drank the ale only to see the coin at the bottom of an empty glass, it was too late and he was a member of the Royal Navy.

The proposed Employee Free Choice Act, colloquially known as “card check,” might be better named “The Democrats’ Shilling Act.” It would radically revise the National Labor Relations Act, primarily by diluting the practice of requiring workers to vote for unionization via an election with a secret ballot, and by changing the rules by which a government official can force labor rules on employers — making the choice to unionize less free. Basically, under card check, labor can unionize a company’s employeesif 50% of the workers sign a card saying they want to unionize. The cards can be signed in the presence of others, including union organizers. [emphasis mine]

Indeed, the press gangs much prefer it that way.

There is a bloody spin war over whether card check abolishes the secret ballot or not. Pro-card-check forces insist that it doesn’t. Unfortunately, these voices include many mainstream reporters who consistently use the language preferred by Big Labor. They note that if 30% of the workers sign a card asking for an election, they can have one.

But this ignores the unions’ crimp tactics. For starters, the cards are written in ways that make “predatory lending” mortgages seem like paragons of full disclosure.

At the National Right to Work website, you can find an example of one of these cards. In big, bold letters on top, it says “Request for Employees Representation Election.” But after you fill out all the relevant info, then there’s the small print, authorizing the Teamsters to “represent me in all negotiations of wages, hours and working conditions.”

In other words, in many cases, workers (more…)

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I guess we are cowards because otherwise you get tagged a RACIST

February 23, 2009

I guess we are cowards (per Erick Holder, US Atty Gen last week) because otherwise you get tagged a RACIST for disagreeing with blacks. Points in fact came the very next day with Black Racists automatically labelling attached to the NY Post cartoon portraying the shooting of a monkey (That set off a swarm of controversy, culminating in The Rev. Al Sharpton-led protest Thursday afternoon outside The Post’s Manhattan headquarters); and two Governors, Sanford & Jindal saying they wouldn’t be accepting parts of the Stimulus money, because they didn’t want to change their states’ Unemployment Benefits and therefor because they’re in the “Black Belt” it was racist (per U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat)  to not accept because (I guess) only Blacks are receiving UEI. Funny, I’m receiving it and I’m not Black—hmmmm.  The usual suspects brought all this out Friday and over the weekend.

Just like HRO’s definition of bi-partisanship, you agree with him or you aren’t trying. Having a discussion regarding race in this country means listening to their side, agreeing that they’re the downtrodden and appeasing them with understanding and capitulation.

Back in Chicago, around ’92, I had a pleasant black fellow working for me–his dad was a Pastor there in Chicago and I suspect of the Black Liberation persuasion–and I thought we knew each other well enough to broach the subject as we had become pretty good friends, he and his wife came to Marsha’s & my wedding, etc.. I asked him if he truly believed that because his “people” had been slaves, even though no white man had captured or sold the slaves in Africa, that the US allowed slaves here for less than a century, but had been given freedom over a hundred and twenty-five years, etc, did he believe they were owed reparations and anything else that favored them over whites. His simple answer dripped in venom (which I’d never seen him do) and succinct, “YES!”

There you go–nothings changed in 15 years–they are still racist, where the predominant American has changed for the better. They always say we’re okay during the week, but segregated on Sunday. My experience with Churches around here (North Dallas area) is they’re getting pretty much non-racial, but perhaps what they’re really saying is that we (whites) aren’t attending Black churches like Jeremiah Wright’s. Guess what, we aren’t going to and as far as I’m concerned, we don’t want that congregation visiting the churches (denominational & non) where God doesn’t Damn the United States and where the folks that belong are equal under that same God.

From The Patriot Post

Monday Brief
Vol. 09 No. 08
23 February 2009

THE FOUNDATION

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” –The Declaration of Independence

We are “a nation of cowards,” says Eric Holder

RE: THE LEFT

“Hey, black folks, do you know any white folks? Good. OK, I want you to go up to them right now and, as politely as you can, start sharing your most deeply held racial views. Hey, white folks, you’re not off the hook. I want you to go and do likewise with any black people you know. Don’t want to do that? Really? Well, then, you’re a coward. That’s the short version of Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech this week celebrating Black History Month. Holder says we are ‘a nation of cowards’ because we’re unwilling to discuss race to his satisfaction. … Usually, when I hear a liberal call for a national conversation on race, I translate it as: ‘People who disagree with me need to be instructed why they are wrong.’ Indeed, in a sense it’s no wonder America is a nation of cowards when it comes to race, because so many of us are terrified of being called racist the moment we step out of line with liberal orthodoxy. … [Holder] says of the debate over affirmative action … that, ‘This debate can, and should, be nuanced, principled and spirited. But the conversation we now engage in as a nation on this and other racial subjects is too often simplistic and left to those on the extremes, who are not hesitant to use these issues to advance nothing more than their own narrow self-interest.’ Perhaps. Or perhaps calling views you disagree with ‘extreme’ and accusing those who hold them of having dishonorable motives is just a clever way of saying that you don’t want an ‘honest conversation’ at all.” –National Review editor Jonah Goldberg

CULTURE

“The problem is not that we talk too little about race but that our discussion is often irrelevant to the problems at hand. When Holder and Clinton talk about confronting racial issues, what they really want is a national therapy session in which whites admit that their prejudice and discrimination — past and present — is responsible for all the ills that beset blacks today. Well, sorry, it just isn’t so. … If Attorney General Holder is really interested in improving the status of blacks, he could begin by addressing the issue of personal responsibility. The decision to have a child out of wedlock has enormous consequences for single moms and the children they bring into the world. (more…)