February 3, 2011
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Recently, the Democratic National Committee announced that their 2012 convention–where we presume that President Obama will be nominated as the Dem presidential candidate unopposed–will be held in Florida. This decision has many on the left quite upset. Why? Well, its no secret that unions have a lot of sway and influence with the party, but it turns out, North Carolina is the least union state in the country:
North Carolina has another distinction: it’s the least union state in the country, with just 3.2% of its workers belonging to a union (coming behind even Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi). And the DNC’s host city of Charlotte has exactly 0 (zero) union hotels in which the 15,000+ visitors will stay for the convention. Finally, the host venue in Charlotte, the Time Warner Cable Arena, does not appear to have any union workers. (I called the arena; the operator laughed at the notion that employees would be union members, and a press contact hasn’t replied yet.)
I’m actually impressed. Both sides of the aisle have their “special interest groups” that they kneel to, and Dems definitely bow at the altar of the unions. So to see this happen is a surprise. However, I predict that between now and convention time, Dems and the unions will find a way to inject themselves into the situation one way or another.
Article here:DNC’s Union-Free 2012 Convention
January 16, 2011
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It seems I’ve spent a good bit of blog time this past week trying to show that yes, lefty rhetoric is at least equal to that from the right. It also seems that many on the left will never accept this, no matter how much evidence is shown to them. That’s ok. After a while, one either accepts it or just continues to look out of touch. Just a few more bits of how nice and polite the gentle left is…
From Big Journalism: someone posts a nice, pleasant message on Twitter about Palin, then gets upset that it gets publicity and asks youtube to take it down due to “privacy issues.”
The result was this video, Twitter Users Wish Death on Sarah Palin, originally posted at YouTube. It’s since been cross-posted on Vimeo because of a takedown notice they received from YouTube in response to a privacy complaint. That’s right, one of the haters who was brave enough to publicly tweet her yearning for the death of a former Governor and Vice Presidential candidate is now suddenly concerned for her Twitter privacy.
A politician says new Florida gov Rick Scott should be put up against a wall and shot. Guess which was a Dem and which was a Repub:
“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” an Oct. 23 Times-Tribune story quoted Kanjorski as complaining. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him.”
Ok, we can safely say “point proven” and move on.