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Our regional Teamsters union rep was observed having lunch with the owner of a dairy I worked for one day. Six weeks later the dairy closed putting everyone out of work. We, the workers, union members all, were not told until we were handed our last paycheck as we punched out our last day contrary to language in the contract that specified 90 days. Ironically, our regional rep was driving a new Cadillac within a week.Isn't it funny how things like that just happen to occur?
The problem with government employee unions is exactly what was happening in Wisconsin with the teacher's union. The union threw their prodigious financial weight behind democratic candidates to get them elected then, when contract negotiation time arrived, they sat down with those same democrats to hammer out their contract. Given that, guess who was getting the short end of the stick when it came to paying the bill? Walker got elected because people were getting sick and tired of that kind of corruption happening in what the democrats called 'open government'.
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Will Brian Williams Lose His Job?

Jim125 Wrote: Feb 05, 2015 9:49 PM
What difference does it make? Will the person that replaces him have any more veracity that he does? What if they replace him with Bill Clinton? At least we know that we have to do some fact checking when he opens his mouth.
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Will Brian Williams Lose His Job?

Jim125 Wrote: Feb 05, 2015 9:44 PM
You know, if they just reported the news without the adjectives it probably wouldn't be so bad but the adjectives give their left wing ideology away.
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Will Brian Williams Lose His Job?

Jim125 Wrote: Feb 05, 2015 9:24 PM
Old Brian probably went to the Sam Donaldson school of journalism and may even own stock in a fact checking site on the net. MSM, politicians, your boss, your wife or husband and your kids all lie to you. Why should this be such a surprise. Our president has made his career through lies as has every POTUS since Washington (and there is some questions about a deal he made about where to put our nations capital). This can only shock rubes. Hell, LBJ used lies to get us into Viet Nam and Cronkite used lies to force us out. Lincoln lied to southern leaders about not resupplying Ft. Sumpter in order to get them to fire the first shot resulting in over half a million American deaths and we view him as a hero. While I have never lied about getting shot at I sure have lied to my wife when she asked if I had been at the tavern. We all do it. Nothing I have said above though should be taken to exonerate a guy who's job it is to tell the world the truth. I have only written what I have to express my astonishment at those who are surprised by what old Brian did.
Politicians! You can't trust a damned one of them.
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Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

Jim125 Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 1:26 AM
Consider this: We know that Hamas in the Gaza strip is using children as protection for their stash of missiles when they put them in those children's schools and use the deaths of those children as propaganda. To put it simply, they are using children for their own purposes. How is that different from what Obama is doing on our southern border?
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Stunning Setback to Obamacare

Jim125 Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 12:28 AM
If you really want to change things have your state legislature pass a bill that requires every taxpayer in the state to pay their federal taxes to the state coffers. The state could then forward the amount they deemed necessary for the feds to run what the constitution says they can run. If this was done by at least 25% of the states the feds would be hamstrung into confining themselves to their constitutional assigned duties and nothing more. The fed would be unable to force the states into knuckling under they way they did with highway funds and educational funds. I would bet you that the federal payroll would shrink tremendously and the IRS would be laying off droves of agents.
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Stunning Setback to Obamacare

Jim125 Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 12:20 AM
There is an election coming up. If the majority of voters voted for the person running against the incumbent you would see DC change in one hell of a hurry. The new guy would get the message and so would the politicians left in their seats.
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Stunning Setback to Obamacare

Jim125 Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 12:16 AM
What, and vote for republicans? They are just as happy with big government as the dems are. The last time they were in power it cost you and me a ton of money. If you want to change things vote for the other guy. THAT will send a message and every politician will be quaking in his or her boots. Things will change then.
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