***Isn't the silence deafening regarding the union violence in Michigan yesterday? Read this over in The Corner at National Review Online - spot on:
By now, one really shouldn’t be surprised by the ever-mind-numbing output of Gawker, a website that is run by professional trolls and read primarily by people with eyes that are so close together that they could host a monocle. Still, one lives to be surprised, and today a real doozy came screaming out of the mire. Stand up, Max Read: You have outdone yourself.As well as being another depressingly successful attempt to drive America’s attention to the bottom of the barrel, Read’s contribution, “Do We Really Have to Condemn the Union Protestor Who Punched Fox News Comedian Steven Crowder?” also happens to be a most honest and vocal admission that the media don’t care a jot about political violence if it comes from the Left. Given the forensic attention that the nation’s journalists have paid to the Tea Party — only to have their hopes of violence and disgrace disappointed by impeccable behavior — one might have naively expected that an actual fight at a political rally might have made the evening news. Alas, no. The silence has been deafening. Max Read’s questionable service is to have filled — spoken for, if you will — the vacuum. (It remains to be seen which nature will abhor more.)
“Good, serious progressives,” Read writes, “are supposed to condemn violence as a political tactic, because it’s wrong and in many cases counterproductive. But do we really need to condemn the union protestor who socked Fox News comedian Steven Crowder in the jaw?”
Read the whole thing. Unbelievable.
***Must be awful to be this miserable.
***What's at stake in Michigan: The Democrat Money-Laundering Operation. This is why they're so ticked.
In exchange for the Democrat Party securing contracts -- pressuring businesses, doing everything they can to support the unions in these fights -- the unions collect dues from their members. The dues are then, 90%, spent on Democrats. That's the money laundering, and that's why there is hell to pay now in Michigan. It is that that is being upset. It is the money-laundering operation that's being blow up.
Because if you make it possible for somebody to get a job in Michigan in a union and they don't have to join the union and they don't have to pay the dues, then that's money the Democrat Party is not getting. That means that job doesn't matter to the union or the Democrat Party. They say they're interested in employment? They couldn't care less! They want the dues. The dues end up where?
The dues are spent in advertising for Democrat candidates. The dues end up as donations to Democrat candidates. That's the money laundering. Union contracts are made, union labor, the money is paid by the business, the employer. Those funds largely end up back in the Democrat Party. It's a circuitous, roundabout way for money to end up in the Democrat Party that nobody can really trace or follow and everybody accepts.
Read the whole monologue. It's very informative.
***I admit it - I may break my movie boycott to see "The Hobbit." I'm not really boycotting movies, there just hasn't been anything Hollywood has put out lately that I want to see. Last time I went to the theater was to see "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." That's been a few years. I really hate to support empty-headed Hollywood liberals, so it has to be pretty darned interesting for me to go.
Clever kids:A police officer found a perfect hiding place for watching for speeding motorists.
One day, the officer was amazed when everyone was under the speed limit, so he investigated and found the problem.
A 10 years old boy was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign which said “Radar Trap Ahead.”
A little more investigative work led the officer to the boy’s accomplice: another boy about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with a sign reading “TIPS” and a bucket at his feet full of change.
***It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~Mark Twain
***Have a great day!