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Archive for August, 2010

Air America Editor on Huffington Post: I will offer $100,000 for a Glenn Beck sex tape, phone records or anything that will take him out of the public square

Posted by iusbvision on August 30, 2010

As Beck reminds us this is the web site and the radio that the President says that we should trust.


Update – HuffPo took the article down. Well they did the right thing, now if they could just stop with the constant smearing they would be getting somewhere.

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August 28, 1963- Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream”

Posted by iusbvision on August 29, 2010

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Sarah Palin at Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” Rally

Posted by iusbvision on August 28, 2010

In the first few seconds of video one you see just how massive the crowd was.

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Dr. Alveda King Speech At Glenn Beck 8/28 Rally

Posted by iusbvision on August 28, 2010

By the way…

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Union Pres. Accuses Sarah Palin of being violent, but has a long history of violence of his own.

Posted by iusbvision on August 28, 2010

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that Sarah Palin incites violence, but Trumka has such a long history of union related violence of his own that the term “union thug” fits him like a glove.

Via Big

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, gave a speech in Sarah Palin’s home state accusing her of using rhetoric that could lead to violence by her supporters. Trumka’s words were certainly disingenuous, because if anybody has a track record of inciting violence, its Richard Trumka. He had a reign as President of the United Mine Workers where his inflammatory rhetoric lead to bloodshed and death.

Rich "Union Thug" Trumka

Here’s a sampling of what the AFL-CIO leader said about Sarah Palin:

And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — ‘union thugs.’ What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? Sarah Palin ought to know what union men and women are,” Trumka will say. “That’s poisonous. There’s history behind that rhetoric. That’s how bosses and politicians in decades past justified the terrorizing of workers, the murdering of organizers…..She’s using crosshairs to illustrate targeted legislators. She’s on the wrong side of the line there. She’s getting close to calling for violence. And some of her fans take that stuff seriously. We’ve got legislators in America who have been living with death threats since the health care votes.

Governor Palin responded to Trumka on her Facebook page:

Trumka purposely misquoted something I said in a speech I gave in Texas a few months ago. Let me clarify things for him: I never called union members “thugs.” You lie. I called some union leaders “thugs.” And I refuse to apologize for that because they have acted like thugs – at least in this day and age.

The Governor was being too kind.

When she talked about some union leaders being thugs, she could have held up a picture of Richard Trumka. During his thirteen years as President of the United Mine Workers of America (1982-1995) he was the poster child for union thuggery. His rhetoric successfully incited violence and even death. Union members who dared to continue to work during a strike were especially targeted for attack by the Union Boss.

Below are some of his incendiary comments.

  • “UMWA President Richard Trumka…urged union members to…‘kick the (expletive) out of every last one of ‘em.’” (“Sabotage Attempt Foiled at Peabody Coal Beltline.” Nashville News [Nashville, IL] 8 Sept. 1993)
  • “You’d have to be very naïve to believe that if management brought in scabs, there won’t be something somewhere.”(Sands, David R. “Striking miners: Big Coal not serious.” Washington Times 3 Sept. 1993)
  • “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned. That doesn’t mean I’m threatening to burn you. That just means if you strike the match, and you put your finger in it, common sense will tell you it’ll burn your finger.”( McClain, John D. “Violence possible UMW chief says.” Virginian-Pilot [Hampton Roads, VA] 3 Sept.1993)

Mr. Trumka can’t be accused of being “all talk.” With the help of his fellow union thugs his words were translated into violent action.

[The NRTW made this video about Trumka’s violence]

  • 1993 UMW strike against Peabody Coal — Eddie York, a 39 year old nonunion worker, “was shot in the back of the head and killed” leaving a job in Logan County, West Virginia. “Guards told police the truck careened across the road and went into a ditch. When guards rushed over to check on York, they continued to be pelted with rocks, guards told police.”(Sanders, Pat. “Trumka calls for peace as probe continues.” Charleston Daily Mail 24 July 1993)
  • In a detailed account of the York murder and subsequent investigation, Reader’s Digest noted that “UMW President Richard Trumka did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local.” Eventually, the union agreed to let the company “dismiss the eight original defendants if they were convicted,” but when the company “issued letters of dismissal to the seven pickets who pleaded guilty,” the union filed a grievance on their behalf.(Fitzgerald, Randy. “Murder in Logan County.” Reader’s Digest Feb. 1995)
  • 1985 UMW strike against A.T. Massey Coal — “At the Sprouse Creek Processing Co., Buddy McCoy was a union man who crossed the picket line to become a foreman. ‘I had a family to care for,’ says McCoy, who received a three-stitch gash in the head from marauding strikers after his defection.” (Trippett, Frank. “Violence in the Coalfields.” Time. 21 June 2005)
  • 1989 UMW strike against Pittston Coal — Virginia Circuit Court JudgeDonald McGlothlin Jr. declared that “the evidence shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.” (Feder, Don. “Senate takes a walk on issue of labor unrest.” Boston Herald 29 Apr. 1990)
  • Unanimous Virginia Supreme Court reinforced Judge McGlothlin’s findings: “Union officials took active roles in these unlawful activities. Notwithstanding the large fines, the Union never represented to the court that it regretted or intended to cease its lawless actions. To the contrary, the utter defiance of the rule of law continued unabated.” (Miller, Steven. “Louts and Rat World.” Nevada Journal July 1990)

Even after he left the Union to go to the AFL-CIO, Trumka incited violence in the UMWA

  • When Trumka and UMWA President Cecil Roberts came to Bentleyville, Pennsylvania in April 1998, fifty rank-and-file union members gathered outside the hall where they spoke to protest their leaders’ policies. “Within minutes,” wrote leftwing journalist Paul Scherrer, “a group of UMWA officials and their supporters attacked the protesting miners, ripping leaflets and protest signs from their hands. Several miners were punched, knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly. [Richard] Cicci was hit with a piece of lumber and suffered a large gash on his head.” “Richard Trumka,” reported Scherrer, “refused to answer questions about the assault.” In other words, by his silence he gave tacit assent to such violence.

Before he brands other people as using incendiary language AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka should look at his own house, because he is a union thug of the worst kind. Sarah Palin has never told people to harm others. On the other hand, as UMWA President Richard Trumka used rhetoric that not only seemed to be calling for violence, but excused it after it happened.

Pot meet kettle.

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Just how bad is the new debt?

Posted by iusbvision on August 26, 2010

From George Washington to George W. Bush we accumulated 5 Trillion of on the book debt.  This congress and administration are spending another 5 Trillion in 5 years.

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WOW: Voters Now Trust Republicans More On All 10 Key Issues

Posted by iusbvision on August 26, 2010


Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues. 

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.

But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.

Government ethics and corruption have been second only to the economy in terms of importance to voters over the past year.


And what former governor rooted out multiple corruption schemes in her own party’s state machine, ended careers of the crooked in her own party and destroyed a corrupt state political dynasty (Murkowski) … well here is her photo…

So in just under 3 years what did Sarah Palin accomplish?

She uncovered corruption that involved much of the Alaska Republican machine, some went to jail, some were fined, many were forced out of office and politics. The Murkowski machine was a corrupt disgrace (Palin just vanquished Senator Lisa Murkowski by campiagning against her so Palin just finished what she started).

Palin got ethics reform in the Alaska Energy Bureacracy so the oil companies could no longer toy with it. As a result the people of Alaska are getting compensated properly now.

Palin lowered the state budget while increasing state services.

Palin lowered the state Medicaide backlog by 83%.

Palin lowered the governors expense budget by 80% from the previous governor (and the left still said she was spening too much and used sexist attacks against her by claiming she should not have the state pay to bring her young children along with her when she traveled – how sexist is this against moms with young kids?).

Palin forced through new ethics laws that cover Alaska state employees.

Palin forced through a new state bidding process that eliminated the old system that was wracked with cronyism and corruption.

Palin accomplished everything thats she ran on as a governor candidate in less than 3 years. Facing a final lame duck session in the Alaska legislature (nothing gets done in lame duck sessions generally) Palin decided to energize the Tea Party and to take on Barack Obama on a national scale, which could not be done from Alaska so she resigned. There is no doubt about how effective she has been in that role.

Editor’s Note:  Now that Palin is in control of her own communications machine and not subject to the incompetent people that ran the McCain campaign, it is now time for Sarah Palin to wage a nationwide “look how good of  governor I was” campaign. She also needs to have another hostile interview with a big name journalist and “destroy” that journalist in the interview either by knocking the questions out of thge park or buy going after the journalist’s bogus assumptions and premises. Palin still has a national approval of just under 50% and needs to win over as much of the rest of the country as she can because only those who have been paying attention to her since she took control of her own image know what a success she has been.

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Governor Christie shows us just what a mess the federal education bureaucracy has become

Posted by iusbvision on August 26, 2010

Ok seriously. How many federal employees does it take to request and deal with these reports that are over a foot thick and literally involve miles of paper? On the other side think of the amount of state employees that have to be hired to put it together… the expense must be staggering. And people wonder why public education is so expensive and doesn’t do a very good job.

How can people keep the elected officials and the bureaucrats accountable when average folks have no time to deal with reports that are a foot thick? ..exactly, they can’t keep them accountable; this effectively keeps your local education administrators working for the feds at the Department of Education. They are busy giving the DoE what it wants, not giving you what you want for your kids.

Government bureaucracies like this are so big and convoluted that they cannot be reformed. The whole machine needs to be tossed out and a lean and simple one needs to take its place. Either that or privatize because the folks are not getting their money’s worth.

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Video of the Year – Reagan’s Warning: “These Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us”

Posted by iusbvision on August 17, 2010

Representative Tom Price deserves the credit for this video which really says it all.

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FedEx Fighting Government/Union Corruption

Posted by iusbvision on August 2, 2010

UPS and the Teamsters are working Congress and the Obama Administration to write special rules that will shaft FedEx and benefit UPS.  “Regulation” very often is not done for the purpose of protecting the consumer, but rather is used to pick winners and losers. Pay up and you get to help write the menu, if you don’t pay up you will be on the menu.

We also wrote about this story back in May: UPS & Unions Lobbying Government to Change Labor Rules to Screw FedEx

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