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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:37 PM
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36. Report from NC Capitol link to the Puny/Distorted News Coverage...with Video at site.
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 06:42 PM by KoKo
We were there and this report is so distorted...but it's what we have learned to expect from our "bought media."

Anyway there were "estimates by the KoKo Family's eyes of about 500 to 600 Pro-Teachers, Unions of all ages at the Rally. Across the street there were "maybe" 100 Tea Partiers (generous estimate) who arrived with Bull Horns and Many American Flags. When we were there the protesters on either side were not "shouting at each other" as this News 14, North Carolina Video show...but it was the Tea Baggers with their Bull Horns shouting at US. Some of the "Baggers" shouts were: "Thank GOD for GLENN BECK!"..."We Won and You Lost"...and "We are Broke." None of us on the Left had a Bull Horn but we had Great signs.

Here's the Video, puny coverage from our only station this time. The other one is doing Sports of the Gladiators.

RALEIGHPro and anti-union demonstrators chanted and shouted at each other in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon.

The State Employees Association of North Carolina and Move held a rally at the state capitol building, designed to show support for workers in Wisconsin. A bill there would cause most Wisconsin public workers to lose collective bargaining rights.

The rally was scheduled for 12 p.m., but it heated up well before that, as anti-union activists showed up to counter protest. It did not take long for both sides to engage in a yelling match, chanting and shouting at each other. The counter-protesters were mainly members of various conservative groups who said the state and country, can not afford unions.
Nationwide rallies held in support of public workers

"We all have to take some cuts. I think they are wanting more. I think unions have caused a lot of the dysfunction in our industrial aspect," said conservative blogger Randy Dye.

The opposition only seemed to fuel the pro-union rally.

"I think it's really a question about are we going to continue a race to the bottom in this country, or are we going to stand up for good, middle class, hardworking families around the country?" said Dana Cope, director, SEANC.

Many of the government workers at the pro-union rally noted North Carolina workers have no collective bargaining rights. Similar rallies are planned in all 50 states.



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