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Hacked Democracy? Algor is a Rich Idiot

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The Fat Green One continues to rattle his gums, talking about how our Democracy has been hacked, and because of big money corporations, etc etc.  This has been the lament of the socialist left for years now – annoying things like individual liberty coupled with responsibility, the Constitution, pure freedom – these are things that the left really abhors.  

Actually, their lament is, “America is screwed up because we can’t get our way – and it’s Wall Street’s fault”.

Algor seems to forget that the US is not a democracy, it’s a republic.  We as citizens seem to forget this – even when the name of our country is the United STATES.  We are a union, not of people, but of states.  Unfortunately, we have eroded the context of states so much that now, we have the people electing senators, rather than those senators being elected by their General Assemblies and statehouses. In short, we forget that point all too easily.

Since Algor wants to talk about how big money has hijacked our country, perhaps he would be so good as to talk about how the labor unions are just as much part of the blame.  But since the Teamsters, AFL-CIO, SEIU, UAW, etc etc use their clout to impose their will (anyone know how much control the unions have on states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and the like?)  With the unions using nice terms like “collective bargaining rights” and “card check” to sequester dues from people in order to promote their liberal causes, it’s really amazing how the left ignores them.

Algor’s point here is to talk about how big money’s influence is wrong yet he’s damaged good now – given his recent sellout of Current TV to Al Jazeera.  That fat clod is laughing all the way to the bank – a bank pumped with oil money.  Why do we listen to this guy when he is very much, himself, a big fat green part of the problem.

For the left, if things don’t go the way they plan, they get gripey about how our democracy has been hacked, how we should just give up on the Constitution over issues, or how the right to bear arms is an outdated concept. In other words, rather than codify liberty in law, we elect mob rule. Good thinking there, pinheads. You people have no concept of the Founder’s intent.

I don’t even know why Algor continues to have a platform to speak – the man is a quack and a hack.  He’s totally disingenuous and generally useless, both to the greenie movements as well as…well…to anyone else that has to listen to his tripe.

Read It: Al Gore: ‘Our Democracy Has Been Hacked’ | The Weekly Standard.

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January 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm

If the Unions Are So Bloody Great, Then…

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…how about giving  people the choice whether they want to be a part of one or not?

So I read this article today regarding the drastic drop off of union membership, which is now down to a 70-year low, with 400,000 leaving the union rolls.  The union bosses can’t believe that membership is so low these days and blame the bad economy, weak laws, political and ideological assaults, while James Hoffa of the Teamsters is saying they’re on the uptick, even though membership is plummeting.

I am a big supporter of Right-to-Work laws because they make the unions “sing for their supper”.  In my mind, if someone wants to join a union, let them.  If they don’t, then they shouldn’t be coerced into union membership.

I suspect this drop-off is just the beginning.  With Michigan now a Right-to-Work state, I can only imagine how long it will stay in the top ten unionized states.  It doesn’t surprise me at all, because the unions are failing to make their case in the world of free-choice.

I guess, by weak laws, they mean “not compelling people to be in the union”.

It’s a good thing, in the midst of a lot of bad news.

 

 

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January 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Finally, Michigan Does Something About the Out-Of-Control Unions

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I was born and raised in Michigan, born to a father who was a dedicated union man.  For years and years, I heard the left-wing ramblings supporting the unions, against businesses that were “taking advantage of workers”.  I watched unemployment, recession, and the like sweep through our little town because companies got tired of fighting with the unions.  Growing up there was like watching Michael Moore’s dumb-umentary, Roger and Me, every day.  The crap got old very fast.  And I learned a long time ago that there are two sides to every argument – so there was something that we’re not hearing from the unions.

ImageI love Michigan.  It’s got to be the most gorgeous state in the union.  I just can’t stand the unions in Michigan today.  I have a friend who lives near Lansing, whose wife was in the teaching profession.  She had to pay two sets of union dues just to keep her job – no choice, no anything, just pay up to stay employed.  Now I don’t mind if someone WANTS to join a union, but that choice should be left to the individual.

So, when Michigan voted on the Right-to-Work initiatives, it boggles my mind to think that it’s actually happening – in Michigan!  And now, we have Democrats threatening violence on Michigan House floor, saying “there will be blood”, which once again, underscores my contention that Democrats only care for the electoral process when it suits them.  But my heart is warmed because, perhaps, the individuals, not the union bosses, will be able to decide for themselves their own destinies.

Today, my dad and I fight about ideology, since I’m about as anti-union as I can get anymore.  For years on end, the unions have sucked the very life out of Michigan and blamed everyone around them for why companies don’t want to do business there.  I don’t live or work there for that very reason.  

Perhaps if the Great Lake State can throw off some of the shackles of the unions and the environment can get favorable for business, I might actually want to return home.

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December 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

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The Unions Lose in Wisconsin – They Had It Coming

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I have no problem saying it.

I’m not a big fan of most of the labor union cabals in this country.  Perhaps a long time ago, back when there wasn’t any federal labor law, the unions had a purpose.  But today, most unions have very little utility – they just exist and extort money from large companies for the big union bosses.  While the corporate leaders in America aren’t exactly squeaky clean themselves, unions leaders are pretty much the same.  It’s all a fight over money when it comes right down to it.

This is why I have no problem saying, “they had it coming” when watching the unions lose their collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin.  The Democrats elected by those that support the unions ran and hid like the little wussy cowards they were.  They demonstrated they don’t truly believe in democracy, because when the deck was stacked against them, they ran away.  Losers.

Well, the Liberals are going nuts now because the GOP refused to be held hostage by a band of politicians who lacked the courage to allow the democratic process to go forward.  Instead of standing in the halls of the Wisconsin capitol and voting their conscience, they ran away and hid in another state.   Chants calling the GOP cowards for passing this through – how funny.  At least the GOP didn’t pack up and leave town out of the range of the state police so they wouldn’t be forced to do what they were elected to do.

Oh, yeah, now THAT’S brave.

Remember, the lesson here is the one that the Democrats pontificated to us when they won in 2006 and 2008 – elections have consequences and to the winner go the spoils.

It’s sad really.

Do you liberals out there even see the similarity?  You people ram-rodded a grossly unconstitutional health hijack bill down the throats of Americans who declared they didn’t want it.  But you all didn’t care – you people rammed it down anyway, locking the GOP out of the room and in a very underhanded way, pushed your socialism through.   And then you people had the audacity to pat yourselves on the back like you actually did something great. 

So, when the GOP does it, it’s underhanded, undemocratic, and cowardly. 

In short, it’s what I’ve said before – democrats adhere to a double-standard.  But it’s okay because they’re “standing up for the little guy” against the big bad corporations – the ones that provide the jobs that these union/socialist people sign up to work.

Congrats Governor Walker and the Senate 18 that stayed at work, doing what they were elected to do. 

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March 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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