One guy is literally foaming at the mouth.
By Michael Goodwin
The Boiling Over of the Liberal Mind is on full display these days, and it is not a pretty sight.
Union protesters in Wisconsin compared Gov. Scott Walker to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other tyrants. A sign showed him in a Nazi salute and screamed, "Heil Walker." Another said, "Hitler, Stalin, Walker." Still another showed a swastika next to his name.
New York unions also reached back to World War II, although with a twist. "Wisconsin: Our Pearl Harbor," wrote John Samuelson, president of the local Transport Workers Union, which represents transit workers. He railed against "enemies of labor and democracy."
But Paul Krugman proved himself the master of disaster comparisons. The bid to trim union power reminds the excitable New York Times columnist of the invasion of Iraq.
His argument, as best I can follow it, is that privatizing services and weaning people off government is exactly what Iraq was about, and we did it in Chile 40 years ago, too. Or something.
Wherever you look, the bile runneth over. Beyond making fools of themselves with juvenile comparisons, the "social justice" crowd is inadvertently proving that public-sector unions are a privileged class. Touch them and you die from a thousand insults.
The police have no problems with the protesters, only conservative bloggers do
or maybe Gov Walker went through with his plans to plany "trouble makers"....
Answer by gemgem at 9:27 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
One of the reasons why Unions will no longer be able to be violent, is cell phones with cameras and security cameras everywhere. In the 80's and earlier, complete anonymity and union coverups allowed violence to flourish. Now, it's all on tape. One reason the population is dwindling. Tactics are just no longer effective when prosecution follows.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Not surprised. Just watching (and seeing protests from the past) how union members picket and protest and how they treat 'scabs', it just looks to some on the outside that this is what they are made of. EFCA (card check) is their holy grail and what's happening now is a huge set back for unions.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:30 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:40 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:41 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Riiiiight sweet...but the TEA party rallies are violent, hate filled things. Its a good thing these union people aren't being violent are carrying really ugly signs.........waaaiit.......
Answer by momof030404 at 9:52 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 10:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Next question overall
Ok...I need some real signs that let you know a man is interested.