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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:24 PM

Yesterday they called me a union thug

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Reply Yesterday they called me a union thug (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 OP
evlbstrd Dec 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #8
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #2
teddy51 Dec 2012 #3
demtenjeep Dec 2012 #4
Squinch Dec 2012 #5
derby378 Dec 2012 #6
LineLineReply !
Bozita Dec 2012 #12
Aerows Dec 2012 #7
salin Dec 2012 #9
calimary Dec 2012 #17
Thav Dec 2012 #35
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #10
freshwest Dec 2012 #11
sanatanadharma Dec 2012 #13
calimary Dec 2012 #19
drm604 Dec 2012 #26
calimary Dec 2012 #43
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #14
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #15
SheilaT Dec 2012 #16
libdem4life Dec 2012 #21
watoos Dec 2012 #18
kimbutgar Dec 2012 #20
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #22
SheilaT Dec 2012 #23
ErikJ Dec 2012 #24
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #28
malthaussen Dec 2012 #25
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #39
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #27
AnneD Dec 2012 #29
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #31
OldEurope Dec 2012 #32
AnneD Dec 2012 #33
mrdmk Dec 2012 #30
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #34
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #40
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #41
countryjake Dec 2012 #36
blackspade Dec 2012 #37
Bozita Dec 2012 #42
blackspade Dec 2012 #45
unionthug777 Dec 2012 #38
standingtall Dec 2012 #44

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

1. You've pushed me around enough!

I'm glad you weren't armed yet!

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Response to evlbstrd (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:47 PM

8. Never forget

I know where you live

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:30 PM

2. What is a union thug to do?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:31 PM

3. Very true and appropriate!

 

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:33 PM

4. nice one

!!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 PM

5. And on top of all that, they STILL won't let you teach the way you want to.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 PM

6. "Union thug?" Wear that badge with PRIDE

After what happened in Michigan, we're going to need all the union help we can get.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:14 PM

12. !

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:35 PM

7. Holy Hell

They can't make up their minds, can they?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:53 PM

9. Oh my goodness - the right calls for arming union thugs!

the irony is mindnumbing.

The ridiculous expectations per such policies are also mindnumbing.

The first accident (predictable) will morph teachers back into incompetents (per rw rhetoric about teachers prior to this week.)

It will also result in a huge law suit. Can the state legislature (that is state govt) be held liable?

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Response to salin (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:43 PM

17. Yeah, how does THAT sit with you teabaggers, 'eh?

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Response to salin (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:20 PM

35. I don't think it is possible for them to realize the irony.

Teachers: Bad.
Guns: Good.
People with guns: Good.
More people with guns: Good!

See, People with guns cannot be bad, therefore Teachers with guns is good. Everything else that teachers want is still bad, but teachers with guns is a good thing, in their minds.

I still think it's a horrible idea.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. Yeah, they don't trust you with collective bargaining though!

That's too dangerous...to the money-men.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

13. Perhaps if we arm the teachers, the repugs...

...will back off on pushing the teachers around. You want a piece of me Senator!

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 PM

19. Welcome to DU, sanatanadharma!

Glad you're here! I think they just don't really grasp what it is they're wishing for. Which is a coast-to-coast DIY unregulated yer-on-yer-own, every-man-for-himself Shoot-Out at the OK Corral. In which the "good guys" always win and are always far better shots than the bad guys are. And the good guys can nail the bad guys while moving, bouncing around on horseback, while the bad guys are moving at the same time, and with a single shot blow the bad guys' heads off. You know, just like they do in the movies! Instant Rambo meets Will Smith! Carnage on Parade! Cool, 'eh? Always works - every time!



The ridiculously weird world-view these people have - I swear, it's just staggering. Completely dumbfounding!

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:48 AM

26. This is a perfect description.

I may borrow that, if you don't mind.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 AM

43. Why soitenly!

Thanks!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:21 PM

14. k&r

 

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:28 PM

15. LMSP kicking. n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:32 PM

16. I am having a wonderful time picturing

you both as a union thug, and then as a heavily armed, yet mild-mannered school marm.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:14 AM

21. Just think of Mother Jones, in jeans and a t-shirt. and a bandana, I can see it.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 PM

18. Good Luck

being a liberal in Kansas.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:09 AM

20. I loved that movie "Pajama Game"

I learned about unions watching that movie. It was such a strange era to us now knowing they went on strike for a 3 cents raise. The people made enough money to live on because of union wages! I have pajama game in VHS makes me want to watch it again.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:17 AM

22. I'll have to watch it again!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:20 AM

23. In 1966 the airline mechanics for a number of airlines

went on strike. I just did a quick google search and could not locate the specifics, but the were wanting something like an extra 10 cents an hour. I know that some twenty years ago, well before the internet and google, I stumbled across some information about the strike and was astonished at how little they seemed to be asking.

During that strike, my younger brother who was trying to fly from upstate NY to Tucson, AZ, got stuck for a day or two in Las Vegas, NV.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:23 AM

24. Doris Day in Teacher's Pet

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:35 AM

28. My mother looked like Doris Day when she was young.

Actually she looked BETTER than Doris Day, if you can believe that.

Not sure what happened with me.

I've seen that movie, by the way.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:32 AM

25. It's very simple, really.

The most sacred and untouchable right in the Western world is property. Those who think it is life are laboring under a fatal misconception. If you will keep this truth always at the front of your mind, then much that the RW does will become clear to you.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:17 PM

39. Dead on.........

Property matters more than ANYTHING. Even, as you said, it matters more than life itself. ESPECIALLY if your life doesn't involve owning property.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:33 AM

27. Kick nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:21 AM

29. They only call you a hero....

when you are dead. Until then you are an uppity teacher demanding to live off the government tit.

How about some funding in education to prevent this from happening. And I don't mean metal detectors. If we had more counselors and psychiatrists in school, we would not need metal detectors.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:39 PM

31. +1

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Response to AnneD (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:00 PM

32. Did you know that

in 18 of the 24 states that voted for Romney, it is legal for teachers to beat at the children? I read this in my German newspaper today, I have no link, but they cited a survey from Human Rights Watch: in 2009 more than 200.000 thousand children in the USA (most of them living in the southern states) were battered by their teachers.




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Response to OldEurope (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:35 PM

33. That is a misleading stat....

Texas went for Romney. I promise you....If you raise a hand to a child in Houston ISD, you will have your certification yanked so fast. And many schools are the same way. It might be legal but it doesn't happen, esp in the larger cities and districts.

My adopted niece was an abused child. They had corporal punishment in her school. My brother and SIL told the school in no uncertain terms was she was not to be spanked (and she had aggressive tendencies because of this). They told the school that should they have a problem-they could be reached by phone and someone would be down there in less than 10 minutes. She never under went any corporal punishment at the school. She has never been spanked since her adoption but she had been chastised to tears a few times and slammed more than her share of doors. They really had to do some heavy anger management training with her.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:18 AM

30. First they call you names, then give you a gun?

Well that's stupid...

What is next, they give you a break as long as you do their bidding unquestioned?

Careful who you trust!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:15 PM

34. And "terrorists", don't forget that one.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:19 PM

40. I miss those days

I want to be called a terrorist again. That wasn't as bad as the vilification we get nowadays.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:34 PM

41. No kidding. They'll think of something soon.

Setting aside the current tragedy, this present love in' by the media toward educators is like a bad case of lousy make up sex.

Don't worry we'll all be carrying guns soon and then that can become a part of the evaluation. After that, all we have to do is take the kids in our homes and raise em' up. After that, we'll pay for their college.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:40 PM

36. K&R!

It would be funny if it weren't so drastically true.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:32 PM

37. Does that mean they want teachers packing on the picket line?

Be careful what you wish for gun nuts!

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Response to blackspade (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:57 PM

42. I was thinking something more like at the negotiating table.

In these days of unending givebacks, this might level the playing field.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:19 AM

45. indeed.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:34 PM

38. and........................

what's wrong with that??? lol i, myself, am a IBEW lu494 union thug, and proud of it !!!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:14 AM

44. Then you must be doing something right


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