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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:41 PM

Anyone who is surprised that a FOX talking head got punched in Lansing today is a fool. [View all]

I understand that at least part of the incident may have been due to paid provocateurs, but these people are playing with real fire.

The union members and their families understand that the cowardly craven bullshit rushed through the legislature by these lame ducks is a direct threat to the welfare of their households. Unions and their collective power are the only reason these folks enjoy a living wage with decent benefits. No corporation ever volunteered to provide a better life for working people. That standard of living was TAKEN---sometimes with strikes, sometimes with the threat of a strike and sometimes with pick handles and bare knuckles---from moneyed interests whose only goal was more and more profit.

You cannot expect to shit on people in the way that Snyder and friends just did and then expect them to treat you civilly. Is violence a good thing? No, but understand: right to work is unspeakably violent to the lives of union workers. To expect that to go unanswered is inexcusably ignorant of human nature and the passions these plutocratic whores have stirred up.

If workers in union shops stop paying dues, don't expect that to go unnoticed by the rank and file. Look for their cars to be decorated with spray-painted variations of "SCAB!" and "Freeloader!" Expect vandalism. Expect fistfights.

Snyder predicts an increase in jobs. I wonder will they be good jobs or minimum wage/no benefits employment like the ones Rick Perry has attracted to Texas?

If you stand across the street and insult me, I'll laugh it off.

If you threaten me at the mall, I'll try to walk away---maybe notify management or call the cops.

If you barge into my house and threaten anyone---I'm going to hurt you---BAD!

That's where this thing is headed. The Tea Party Nation has invaded sacred ground and is messing with the lives of people who have worked hard for all they have.

Stay safe and watch each other's backs.


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