Freeport, Ill. — Sensata workers gathered outside of the Forest Hills Country Club in Loves Park Friday to protest a fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona), who is running for reelection in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in which Freeport is located. U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner attended the event to support Schilling.
“They serve at our pleasure, not the pleasure of the big companies,” said Tom Gaulrapp, a Sensata employee. Gaulrapp has worked for 33 years at the plant, which was formerly owned by Honeywell, and is one of 170 workers due to lose their jobs by the end of the year.
Schilling arrived at the country club through the main entrance Friday, while Boehner avoided the area where the protestors were present. Both were unavailable for comment regarding the protest because the event was closed.
"Educating" the right-wing cocksuckers fucking this country up is for those (well meaning) progressive dumb-asses who think "educating" them has actually accomplished a God-damn thing over the last 30 years.
Which it hasn't.
As for the rest of us, we're now willing foot soldiers in a culture and class war which we neither asked for, nor wanted to fight.
But fight we're going to do, and by God, we're going to win.
If that's where you're "at" mentally and emotionally - if you "get it" - then the Rockford Sons of Liberty is for you.