Happy Labor Day! (With Updates)

I hope you’re all enjoying your picnics and BBQs.

Labor Day doesn’t mean a whole lot to me other than it’s a good day for a picnic. Union thuggery has so sullied the reputation of organized labor in this country, I have absolutely no desire to celebrate a movement that I believe is contributing to the destruction of the country.

Here’s a video compilation of union thuggery created by Minnesota Majority earlier this year:

In honor of the day, Michelle Malkin has put up her list of the top 10 union thug moments of the year.

I’ve added some honorable mentions at Moonbattracker.


Your Union thug moment for Labor Day 2011, via Allahpundit at Hot Air:

Video: James Hoffa on Tea Party; “Let’s Take These Son of a Bitches Out”, while President Obama nods in approval…(video corrected).

A clearly delusional and unPresidential Obama used Labor Day to attack Republicans:

President Obama to a riled-up union crowd in Detroit, Michigan: “You say you are the party of tax cuts? Well, then prove you will fight just as hard for tax cuts for middle class families as you do for oil companies and the most affluent Americans. Show us what you got! The time for Washington games is over. The time for action is now. No more manufactured crises, no more games. Now is not the time for the people you sent to Washington to worry about their jobs, now is the time for them to worry about your jobs.”

Uh….”manufactured crisis?” As in Cloward Piven?!

Politico 44: Biden fired up at Ohio rally:

By “fired up”, they mean “more unhinged, uncivil, anti-tea-party rhetoric”:

This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate! That’s why they want you so bad.”

Like these tea party barbarians,  hounding a Democratic State Senator in front of the State House in Wisconsin?

Can you say P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N?


Political Punch: White House Declines To Comment On Union Leader’s Anti-Tea Party Rhetoric At Labor Day Rally

He should not be surprised when his future calls for civility fall on deaf ears.

Like I keep saying, YOU FIRST.


Instapundit has a great round-up of blog reactions to Hoffa and Zero’s Labor Day speeches.