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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:10 PM
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I am VERY tired of the MSM giving all the deep-southerners a union-bashing forum
Have you noticed that when it comes to the pro-Detroit position, only the governor of Michigan is ever featured. But it seems like every single fucking "anti-Detroit" spokesman has come out of the woodwork, and they're ALL from the Southern "right-to-work" states. IOW, NO UNIONS.

I hope it's very clear what is going on here. We're witnessing a concerted effort by the corporate media and Republicans to completely undermine unions. That's all this is. The only people saying Detroit must die have heavy Southern drawls. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:12 PM
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1. Like Marsha Blackburn on Tweety?
I'm ready to slap her.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:17 PM
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2. F-ing Scabs, every one of them. nt
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:23 PM
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4. Maybe CNN could have a vendetta, check this out
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 06:23 PM by Snotcicles
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:18 PM
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3. Have you heard even one of these throwbacks
offer anything to help get us through this meltdown?

All I've heard is "No, we won't do that."

Did I miss hearing them offer any solutions to our financial problems, or are they willing to let the USA go down?

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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:23 PM
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5. They are from states which have auto plants run by companies in direct competition with Big3.
They are trying to protect the interests of their states' citizens.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:33 AM
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13. AT whose expense? You agree with this position?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:49 PM
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6. Are you thinking of Jim Corker? What a "Snow Job" that Silver Tongued Devil Did!
:puke:
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:28 AM
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12. Do you mean BOB Corker?
(R-Asshole) from TN?
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 PM
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7. The south has been traditionally anti-union and it has something to
do with rw religion. I agree they should not have the whole floor.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:58 AM
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10. And that is something I'll never understand. Unions could help so many Southerners

who, when they hear the word "union" act like a vampire confronted with a crucifix.




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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:07 AM
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11. Actually, IIRC, it has to do with RACISM.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 08:08 AM by Odin2005
Back in they day white workers were told that they would be replaced by African-Americans if they tried to unionize. After a while everyone down there forgot exactly why they hated unions, they just did.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:06 PM
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8. I am SO with you Atman...
It is relentless. My general reaction has been as if subjected to nails down a blackboard.... They go on un-contradicted by the bobbleheads.. No one mentions the 100% healthcare subsidy that the headquarters of these companies enjoy.. or the swamping of the US market..
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:51 AM
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9. The South. How horrible!
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Medusa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:38 AM
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14. The ultimate irony? These MSM'ers are union people
themselves.
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