Video: Union Thug Defends His Assault On Tea Partier-Says he was Pushing Back NeoCon, Fascist, Super Right-Wing Hater Who Spit On Him

Perhaps you’ve already seen the video of the Sacramento union thug attacking a tea party counter protester. Now you get to hear the thug’s side of the story.

If you thought these guys couldn’t be any more galling than they’ve already been for the past two weeks, think again. Ever wonder how many lies and left-wing cliches can one guy spew in thirty seconds?  Watch this astonishing video and find out:

Look how sweet and innocent he looks as  he takes a page from Emanuel “Spittlegate” Cleaver’s book,  accusing the guy of spitting on him. Nice touch.

New left-wing definition of Fascist: Someone who doesn’t want their tax dollars going towards  unions, and who gets assaulted for voicing an opinion about it.

Thanks to Steve Kemp of The Golden Gate Minutemen for the video.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks.



Video: Unhinged and (Literally) Foaming At The Mouth Pro-Union Thug Says, “I’ll Make You Suffer”

Well, videos from today’s pro-union protests are starting to trickle in at YouTube. My new thug-tracking site isn’t ready yet, but if you have any good videos or stories to report from Saturday’s rally’s, email them to me, It will be up soon.

In the meantime, let me introduce you to “PackerBackerBob”:

At the pro-public sector union rally at the State of Illinois building in Chicago on February 26th, one protester who calls himself PackerBackerBob carried a sign claiming “the GOP hearts the KKK.” When asked to explain it, he offered $1 million to anyone who could prove it wrong before challenging anyone who disagreed to a fight.

“You bring it on, baby…I’m Chicago Bob, I’m a big bastard, and I’m the meanest damn liberal in the land”…:

Okay class, fill in the blanks: Liberalism is a ____________   ____________.

If you said “mental disorder” give yourself a cookie.

As my husband said, that guy ain’t right.

Linked by Pirate’s Cove and Doug Ross, thanks!


Kansas Republican House Speaker Considers Banning Union Lobbyists From Statehouse After Obscene Voting Fracas

The Topeka Capital Journal reported:

Kansas Republicans accused organized labor activists Thursday of forcing female legislators to endure sexually explicit and degrading comments while passing into the House chamber before a vote to end automatic deductions from paychecks for union political causes.

Democrats and a representative of the Kansas AFL-CIO disputed the GOP claims, and both sides pointed to video evidence to support their interpretation of events.

House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, said the vocal crowd crossed the line by engaging in salty commentary outside of the House chamber and by shouting inside the chamber when the paycheck bill came to a vote.

“There were comments of sexually explicit nature directed at both female legislators and female staff,” O’Neal said. “That’s the most disrespectful display from the gallery I’ve seen in 27 years I’ve been here.”

He said two union sympathizers attempted to intimidate a male House member into voting against the measure, which was passed 75-46 and forwarded to the Senate.

Now he says he may ban the offending union members from lobbying at the Statehouse.

KSNT has the Speaker’s statement about what happened:

More from Real Clear Politics:

Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal said Friday he is considering banning union lobbyists from the chamber’s gallery and legislative offices if they participated in a demonstration during a vote on a bill that would end paycheck deductions that finance labor groups’ political activities.

O’Neal said he and his staff are reviewing video of Thursday’s demonstration to see whether they can identify any registered lobbyists. It involved dozens of union members in the gallery shouting at House members to vote no before police and doorkeepers ordered them to leave and escorted them out.

The speaker, a Hutchinson Republican who supported the bill, also said he verified reports from at least six people that union protesters shouted obscenities at them and a lawmaker who claimed they tried to intimidate him to vote against the bill. Union leaders strongly dispute the allegations.


O’Neal called Thursday’s demonstration in the gallery “orchestrated.” At least one union lobbyist participated.

“This wasn’t, in my opinion a spontaneous show of emotion,” O’Neal said. “It was very, very well planned.”

O’Neal’s chief of staff, Rachelle Colombo, said Thursday that some union members shouted obscenities and vulgar sexual epithets at female GOP representatives and staff as they went in and out of a morning Republican caucus. The state GOP later issued a statement decrying the “street tactics” of “union thugs.”

O’Neal said Friday that one representative reported being surrounded by several protesters and feeling threatened by “the physical presence and the inflection of the voice.”

An AFL-CIO lobbyist said the union members were respectful and the Republican are the disrespectful ones for trying “to cast working people in that negative light”.

There is a video of the demonstration which O’Neal and his staff are reviewing to see if they can identify any registered lobbyists.

It allegedly involves dozens of union members in the gallery shouting at House members to vote no before police escorted them out.

I hope they release that video to the public. I for one would very much like to see it.

Here’s the press release about the union fracas at the Statehouse from the Kansas Republican party: Unions Bring Street Tactics to Kansas House Chamber


Defiant unions staged a protest in Topeka, Saturday:

As he stood Saturday afternoon on the south steps of the Statehouse during a rally of labor union supporters, Sen. Anthony Hensley wasted no time taking issue with comments made  two days earlier by state Republican Party leaders.

“You don’t look like thugs,” Hensley, a Topeka Democrat,  said to cheers as he started his remarks. “You look like working-class people. You look like taxpayers. You look like Kansans.

Notice how he had no problem covering up for the thuggish  union lobbyists?

Also speaking was Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, who said “the right-wing extremists that have come to the Capitol have opened up a full-frontal assault on the Kansas worker.”

He said Senate Bill 2130 “is nothing but a political protection act for right-wing extremists.”

When Davis says, “Kansas workers” does he mean  non-union workers, too? And why always with the  projection with these people? The vote ended  deductions from paychecks to union political causes. That actually protects union rank and file who do not support the leadership’s “progressive” agenda. Unions are trying to protect their political power. Everything is about money and power to these people.

Davis also took a shot at Republicans for comments directed toward union members after Thursday’s House vote.

“The Republicans, after this bill passes, go out and call you a bunch of ‘union thugs,'” Davis told the crowd. “Shame on them. Shame, shame, shame.”

This is why that video needs to be made public. We’ll see who’s behaved shamefully.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers


Birds of a Feather…Use The Same Idiotic Talking Points

Newsbusters’ Lachlan Markay has caught Rachel Maddow lying -( AGAIN!)

For Rachel Maddow, corrections never come easy. But while the MSNBC host has at least offered corrections where she has previously gotten it wrong – granted, with the immense level of sarcasm and snark that is her hallmark – a recent flap with online watchdogs has the indignant Maddow splitting hairs in near-comedic fashion in an effort to avoid admitting she was mistaken.

But the numbers still belie her position.

The exchange began with Maddow’s appearance on Leno Tuesday night. She falsely claimed that “of the top ten people donating money in [the 2010 election cycle], seven of them were giving to Republicans.” In fact, as NB’s Noel Sheppard pointed out, Maddow had it exactly backwards: 7 of the top 10 individual contributors gave more to Democrats than Republicans during the past cycle (and a lot more at that).
Johnny Dollar noticed this comment made by Shepard Smith to Juan Williams on Fox News, Wednesday:

SHEPARD SMITH: Can you explain Wisconsin?…Have you looked at the list of the top ten donors to political campaigns, the top ten highest? Seven of those ten donate to Republicans. The other three that remain of those top ten, they all donate to Democrats and they’re all unions. Bust the unions, and it’s over.

Coincidence? Dollar thinks not.

Hmm, is Shep a Rachel Maddow fan? She cites some stats and draws a conclusion from them, and the next day Shep cites the same stats using similar language–and draws the same conclusion. Now if Rachel Maddow’s stats were general public knowledge this could be a coincidence.

Of course her stats are not general public knowledge because they’re completely wrong, as both Markay and Dollar prove in their posts.

So what’s up with Shep? And why hasn’t he corrected his mistake, yet?


Then there’s the unions and well, not to red-bait, but —the Maoist Revolutionary Communist PartyCPUSA, Socialist Workers Party and the Democratic Socialists of America are all on the exact same page in their fight against the taxpayers.


John Rossomando at The Daily Caller thinks it says a  lot about the unions that they sound so much like these Marxists:

“Egypt, whose revolution has been a constant source of inspiration here, reflected in signs and chants — and Walker’s new nickname, Gov. Mubarak,” an article reads from the International Socialist Organization’s webzine.

photo via El Marco

The webzine also describes the unions’ protest of Walker’s plans to force a vote on curtailing public-sector unions as “class war in Wisconsin” and as an affront to “the standard of living of working people.”

The formerly Soviet-backed Communist Party USA (CPUSA) echoed similar talking points.

“Using the deficit as a scare tactic, the right-wing corporate Republicans are on a fast track to defeat every initiative of the Obama administration, to destroy unions and public services at the federal, state and municipal level, and at the same time protect tax breaks for the richest few,” Joelle Fishman, chair of the CPUSA’s Political Action Commission, wrote in an article posted on her party’s website.

photo via El Marco.

Over in the Workers World Party’s newspaper Workers World, the presence of the student participants in the demonstrations is described as “as one of the most urgent tasks for young people at the moment.”

The country is reeling from a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis. Investments in the needs of communities that create jobs and forestall layoffs will help to create a growing economy that benefits everyone. Otherwise, the deficit will continue to spiral.


An example is the expansion of transportation which would create new jobs and lower carbon emissions. Transportation for America, a coalition which includes a range of organizations from envrionment, labor and civil rights to developers and local elected officials, is organizing grass roots support for this project. The Equity Caucus of the coalition raises the level of struggle by arguing that communities most in need should be top priority, saying “By investing in transportation projects, America can get people back to work now, lay a strong foundation for future economic growth, and expand opportunity for millions of people. But we must target our investments equitably to the people and places that need them most.”

Richard Trumka:

Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. “We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country,” he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip.

“We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development.”

Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That doesn’t include Obama’s objective of high-speed rails and green energy projects.