To my recent post about Palin and the new McCarthyism. Michelle Malkin had this post about how President Obama will be spending his Labor day, “Obama spending Labor Day with real thugs.” Wanna guess who? That’s right, Richard Trumka.

And why would Malkin say such a thing in her post? This is why:

[snip] Trumka and Obama will cast Big Labor as an unassailable force for good in American history. But when it comes to terrorizing workers, Trumka knows whereof he speaks.

Meet Eddie York. He was a workingman whose story will never scroll across Obama’s teleprompter. A nonunion contractor who operated heavy equipment, York was shot to death during a strike called by the United Mine Workers 17 years ago.

Workmates who tried to come to his rescue were beaten in an ensuing melee. The head of the UMW spearheading the wave of strikes at that time? Richard Trumka.

Responding to concerns about violence, he shrugged to the Virginian-Pilot in September 1993: “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned.” Incendiary rhetoric, anyone?


In Illinois, Trumka told UMW members to “kick the s**t out of every last” worker who crossed his picket lines, according to the Nashville (Ill.) News. And as the National Right to Work Foundation, the leading anti-forced unionism organization in the country, pointed out, other UMW coalfield strikes resulted in what one judge determined were “violent activities … organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah – just a bit. It goes on from there, and I recommend you read the rest.

The bottom line is this man, Trumka, who called for this level of violence, is now the head of the AFL-CIO, and hanging out with the President of the United States on a regular basis. There is something very wrong about that.

And how about Trumka’s recent target, Gov. Palin? Well, this is something that might surprise you – and then again, maybe not. Alert NQ reader Sybill highlighted just the kind of person Sarah Palin is. This video sure says a lot:

Right? About the only other person at that level I can see jumping in and doing something like this is – you got it – Hillary Clinton. Wow.

Another alert NQ reader, Yttik, provided the following video to close this out today. Given the attacks Tea Party members and Sarah Palin have been enduring since its inception, it seems a fitting end for someone who has come to represent the Tea Party movement. And it is toe-tapping good, too:

Dang straight. That’s “We, the people,” and we DO have a voice.

Thanks for the links and suggestions, folks. Talk about this, or anything else on your mind today!

  • Hank

    I’ve been working on my Franklin Planner, my last entry is dated Nov. 2nd.

  • AbigailAdams

    I’d like a show of hands on this, please.  Do we need to get out of the U.N.? 

    On the issue of unionization, I’m most entertained by Chris Christie’s characterization of the teachers’ union in N.J.  — “It’s like the Hotel California…you can check out but you can never leave.” (Speaking on the fact that you can opt-out, but you have to pay to do so.)  Wasn’t that the modus operandi of the Chicago mafia — buy our insurance or we’ll break your legs.

  • AbigailAdams

    felizarte, you bring up an important issue.  I challenge us NQ readers to make it our business to be involved in these ways during the election.  We can’t wait for someone else to take care of posting watchers/reporters to the voting places.  I know I’ll be out there with camera and cell phone.  Check your local laws first.

  • TeakWoodKite

    The backup vocals are amazing.

  • AbigailAdams

    Katmoon:  Thank you for taking the time to present these.  And thanks, too, for putting some facts to my stumbling, bumbling thinking aloud on this subject.

    I would love to read the others you’ve got.  This would make an interesting chapter in a book.

  • AbigailAdams

    arabella trefoil:  “I disagree with some of your interpretations of American history, AbigailAdams. It is important to remember that the first European settlers had many motives for coming here. They were backed by financial entities and they were expected to make a return on the investment. Puritans wanted freedom of religion, but to say that was their only motive for coming here is too simplistic.”


    Since the discussion of late (mostly between oowawa and me) has been centered on religion and its impetus in our history, the subject of other motives has not come up.  But your example raises an important point.  The main spark for the American Revolution was provided by a series of British’ parlimentary acts that drew into sharp contrast some colonists’ dissonance over republican rule and the King’s imposition of corporate interests.  The Boston Tea Party wasn’t about religion, nor was the Molasses Act.  But the Stamp Act was about freedom of the press as well as unfair taxation to shore up the Motherland’s failing enterprises in the West Indies.  But behind these historical events were the percolating thoughts of what is behind it all.  Why are we here and why now?  The Enlightenment, or Great Awakening had reached the level of popular culture about 1730’s, 1740’s.   You’re right, it didn’t take hold in the entire colonial population; roughly 1/3rd were loyalists and 1/3rd were ambivalent — being too busy with work-a-day worries.  When the ambivalent had an opinion, it was usually tied to whichever army happened to be quartered in town or nearby countryside and had the upper hand. 

    But the Puritan population of New England cannot be ignored.  And the part their cultural trajection played in republicanism is well-documented (truly not my own personal interpretation of history). 

    Yes, we did have French support in the American Revolution but it was long seen as a big gamble on their part.  Their eventual support, in part, was given because of their shared vision of the Enlightenment.  But the Americans did not pay France, as King George paid (and conscripted) the Hessians into service on behalf of the Crown.  The War for Independence became, for the French, seeking the same benefits, an example that it could be done.  The independence sought included the right of free indivduals to make their own choices, including of course how to practice their religion.  And that is what the conversation has been about — recognizing the roots of republicanism.  It was not centered completely on the right to govern our corporate business affairs, but unalienable rights and under what authority have we to cite for those rights. 

  • getfitnow

    Big dem donors are jumping ship too.

  • getfitnow

    A couple of days ago I saw one of these Obama images, except he looked like a zombie. The caption read : THEY LIVE. This was in the bay area.

  • sowsear

    All car trunks should be sealed for 30 days before and 30 days after any election.

  • sowsear

    He’s also a pot head… and any other variation on the same theme.

  • sowsear

    Long ago my son made a cd of that song and I’ve loved it ever since.

  • sowsear

     Long ago my son made a cd of that song and I’ve loved it ever since.

  • felizarte

    Are those the districts also where the SEIU, AFLCIO, MovOn, and Acorn will be deployed?

  • Talk2The Paw

    ‘Islamization’ of Paris a Warning to the West<!– #EndEditable –>
    by Dale Hurd
    CBN News Sr. Reporter
    PARIS – Friday in Paris. A hidden camera shows streets blocked by huge crowds of Muslim worshippers and enforced by a private security force.
    This is all illegal in France: the public worship, the blocked streets, and the private security. But the police have been ordered not to intervene.
    It shows that even though some in the French government want to get tough with Muslims and ban the burqa, other parts of the French government continue to give Islam a privileged status.
    An ordinary French citizen who has been watching the Islamization of Paris decided that the world needed to see what was happening to his city. He used a hidden camera to start posting videos on YouTube. His life has been threatened and so he uses the alias of “Maxime Lepante. ” 
    Lepante’s View
    His camera shows that Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”
    “The Muslims taking over those streets do not have any authorization. They do not go to the police headquarters, so it’s completely illegal,” he says.
    The Muslims in the street have been granted unofficial rights that no Christian group is likely to get under France’s Laicite’, or secularism law.
    “It says people have the right to share any belief they want, any religion,” Lepante explained. “But they have to practice at home or in the mosque, synagogues, churches and so on.”
    Some say Muslims must pray in the street because they need a larger mosque. But Lepante has observed cars coming from other parts of Paris, and he believes it is a weekly display of growing Muslim power.
    “They are coming there to show that they can take over some French streets to show that they can conquer a part of the French territory,” he said.  for video

  • FLDemFem

    Why is Janine Garafalo considered a valid commentator?? She is a failed actress and un-funny comedienne. Her schtick is whining, much like Obama’s. So why would anyone take anything she says seriously??

  • Katmoon

    I will stop here I actually got up to 25, but I think I have used up enough space aleady, let me just add the last few: 

    22. Rep Wilson-President Clinton/ Congressman Clyburn-A lot of these outbursts have to do with delegitimizing him as a president,” said Congressman Jim Clyburn, a senior member of the South Carolina delegation. Clyburn, the man who called out Bill Clinton on his racially tinged attacks on Obama in the primary, pushed Pelosi to pursue a formal resolution chastising Wilson.
    Source: ttp://
    24. Mosque Near Ground Zero Opponents-Nora O’Donnell-There is a leap here from bigotry to the claim of “Terrorists”-Source
    25.The United States, Arizona -President Obama, the administrations letter to the U.N. Council on  Equality of Outcome. The discussion of “discrimination” focuses on the fact that minority groups have not attained as much as white Americans. This, Obama insists stems from bigotry. “We are not satisfied that whites are twice as likely as Native Americans to have a college degree. See section on “values and immigration,” which essentially singles out Arizona’s immigration enforcement law as a human rights deficiency “that is being addressed in a court action.”

  • Katmoon

    6. Accused- Sgt. James Crowley(Cambridge Police)- Obama said that he, too, would likely be stopped by police if, like Gates, he was seen forcibly entering his home. But the president, standing in the East Room of the White House, laughed at his own hypothetical example and said that since the White House is now his home, if he were forcibly entering it, “I would be shot.” Saying that while African-Americans and Hispanics are more frequently stopped by police, Obama said. Source:
    7. Accused-Gov. Sarah Palin- By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is “palling around with terrorists” and doesn’t see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign. And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret. Accuser-APSource: