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Caroline Glick: Lessons from the embassy takeover

Until last weekend, both the Israeli Left and the US foreign policy establishment believed the situation in Egypt was not significantly worse than it had been under deposed president Hosni Mubarak

By Gary P Jackson

A must read from Caroline Glick on the growing tensions in the Middle East and the growing treat to Israel:

We are able to consider the lessons of the weekend’s mob assault on the Israeli embassy in Cairo because the six Israeli security officers who were on the brink of being slaughtered were rescued at the last moment and spirited out of the country. If the Egyptian commandos hadn’t arrived on the scene at the last moment, the situation would have been too explosive for a sober-minded assessment of the rapidly deteriorating situation with our neighbor to the south.

Any assessment of the weekend’s events must begin by recounting a few key aspects of the assault. First, this was the second mob attack on the embassy in so many weeks. During the first assault, an Egyptian rioter scaled the 20-story building where the embassy is housed, tore down the Israeli flag, and threw it to the frenzied mob below which swiftly burned it. Rather than being arrested for the crime of assaulting a foreign embassy, the rioter was embraced as a hero by Egypt’s military regime. The governor of Giza awarded him an apartment and a job.

Second, for six hours after the assault on the embassy began on Friday evening, Israel’s leaders tried desperately to contact the leaders of the Egyptian military junta to request their intercession on behalf of the trapped security officers.

Read the entire article here.

H/T: Seattle

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Hoffa’s Violent Union Thugs Waste No Time: Major Trouble In Washington State Hostages Taken

Union thugs block a grain train in Longview, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Longshoremen blocked the train as part of an escalating dispute about labor at the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

By Gary P Jackson

I’ve had a lot of Perry supporters protest because I called him out for not condemning Jimmy Hoffa’s call to violence in a Labor Day speech alongside President Barack Obama. [after being asked point blank about it]. They told me Hoffa was “insignificant” and his talk was “meaningless.”

It would seem this is pretty meaningful and significant:

From Yahoo News

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.

The fight is one union against another. Reminds you of the days of old when one organized crime mob would try to wipe the other out!

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers.

Thursday’s violence was first reported by Kelso radio station KLOG.

Police from several agencies in southwest Washington, the Washington State Patrol and Burlington Northern Santa Fe responded to the violence to secure the scene that followed a demonstration Wednesday.

“We’re not surprised,” Duscha said. “A lot of the protesters were telling us this in only the start.”

One sergeant was threatened with baseball bats and retreated, Duscha said. “One officer with hundreds of Longshoremen? He used the better part of discretion.”

The train was the first grain shipment to arrive at Longview. It arrived Wednesday night after police arrested 19 demonstrators who tried to block the tracks. They were led by ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, who said they would return.

The blockade appeared to defy a federal restraining order issued last week against the union after it was accused of assaults and death threats.

Michelle Malkin has many updates on her website, and reports the violence is spreading to Tacoma and Seattle. Keep up with it all here.

The Daily News has an extensive report, with many updates and a time line. From that report:

About 400 union longshoremen blocked a train for about four hours outside the new EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, but the train passed through Wednesday evening after the protesters were confronted by about 50 officers in riot gear.

Nineteen union protesters were arrested and cited for second-degree trespassing, a misdemeanor. Three were arrested when a scuffle broke out with police, and 16 more were arrested when they refused to leave the tracks when the train started up again, Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson said. Deputies say they are also investigating alleged vandalism to the train after it stopped. The names of the arrested were not immediately available Wednesday night.

“It was a very, very ugly situation,” Nelson said, adding that he fears the conflict could escalate.

Police said a throng of protesters pushed against them, forcing them to beat them away with clubs and pepper spray. Union officials say they worried police were going to arrest Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, for trespassing, so they moved to protect him. McEllrath was not arrested.

There are threats of more violence from the thugs. Read the entire report here.

Malkin reminds us these union thugs are promoters of the Day of Rage scheduled for September 17.

Also involved with the Day of Rage is ACORN founder and SEIU co-founder Wade Rathke. Rathke, along with domestic terrorist [and Obama BFF] William Ayers, were members of the SDS [Students for a Democratic Society] a communist group that wanted to overthrow the government and staged violent protests along side the bombings and murders of Ayer’s Weather Underground.

It seems this is the start of another attempt by these radical communists to destroy the American way of life.

If this sort of thing isn’t a shining example of the need for a national Right-to-Work law, I don’t know what is.

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Sarah Palin: Union Brothers and Sisters It’s Time To Reconsider Following Your Corrupt Leadership

By Gary P Jackson

As you know, on Monday, while giving a speech with President Barack Obama, union thug leader Jimmy Hoffa, Jr screamedWe’re ‘Army’ Against Tea Party; ‘Let’s Take These Sons of Bitches Out’.

This would be shocking if not for the fact that it’s standard fair for the thugs who run and manage unions. It’s not the rank and file, hell, most are union members simply because they live in slave states that force them to join a union in order to work. It’s the cost of having a job. And not all unions are run by thugs, but the vast majority are, and the most powerful are joined to Obama at the hip.

We’ve all seen how Obama has stolen from shareholders of car companies, only to give it to the unions, and how his justice department has harassed non-union shops. This is crony capitalism at it’s worst.

Today Sarah Palin addresses this by talking directly to union rank and file members, and reminding them thugs like Hoffa are living off their dues, without doing anything for them in return:

Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters

In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”

What I say now, I say as a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members. So, as a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, please hear me out. What I have to say is for the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Michigan and throughout our country: Please don’t be taken in by union bosses’ thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else.

To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesn’t mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream.

To see where this leads, look at what’s happening to the working class in our industrialized cities. These cities are going to hell in a hand basket thanks to corruption, crony capitalism, and the union bosses’ greed. The union bosses derive their power from your union dues and their promise to deliver your votes to whichever politician they’re in bed with. They get their power from you, and yet their actions ultimately hurt you. They’re chasing American industry offshore by making outrageous, economically illogical demands that they know will never work. And now that they’ve chased jobs out of union states, they’re trying to chase them out of right-to-work states like South Carolina, so eventually the jobs will leave America altogether. But these union bosses will still figure out a way to keep their gig, and so will their politically aligned corporate friends. As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off. When big government, big business, and big union bosses collude together, they get government to maximize their own interests against those of the rest of the country.

So, now these union bosses are desperately trying to cast the grassroots Tea Party Movement as being “against the workingman.” How outrageously wrong this unapologetic Jim Hoffa is, for the people’s movement is the real movement for working class men and women. It’s rooted in real solidarity, and not special interests and corporate kickbacks. It represents the needed reform that will empower workers and job creators. We stand with the little guy against the corruption and influence peddling of those who collude to grease the wheels of government power.

This collusion is at the heart of Obama’s economic vision for America. In practice it is socialism for the very rich and the very poor, but a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It is socialism for the very poor who are reduced to a degrading perpetual dependence on a near-bankrupt centralized government to provide their every need, while at the same time robbing them of that which brings fulfillment and success – the life-affirming pride that comes from taking responsibility for your own destiny and building a better life through self-initiative and work ethic. And Obama’s vision is socialism via crony capitalism for the very rich who continue to get bailouts, debt-ridden “stimulus” funds, and special favors that allow them to waive off or help draft the burdensome regulations that act as a boot on the neck to small business owners who don’t have the same friends in high places. And where does this collusion leave working class Americans and the small business owners who create 70% of the jobs in this country? Out in the cold. It’s you and your children who are left paying for the cronyism of Obama and our permanent political class in DC.

Ask yourself if the folks you heard demonize concerned, independent Americans yesterday really speak for the working class when they’re all too happy to burden your families with the bill to bail out the President’s friends on Wall Street.

We should not forget that for all his lofty rhetoric, President Obama is a Chicago politician. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the well-known methods of an infamous Chicago political machine, of which Barack Obama emerged. This corruption isn’t just the result of a few bad apples. It’s the nature of a skewed system that’s typical of one not allowing a level playing field. If one desires opportunity for all, then the only solution is sudden and relentless reform. I know of what I speak. I too served in public office in a state that had a corruption problem. The difference is that I fought the corrupt political machine. Barack Obama used the machine in his state to advance. He never challenged it. And he’s evidently brought the same Chicago “pay-to-play” practices to the White House.

It’s sad to see much of the labor movement fall lock step behind a President whom Hoffa calls upon to partner in “waging war” against patriotic Americans. I will never forget that as a governor, in trying to be a friend to the working men and women in our unions, I gave a speech on August 27, 2008, at the annual AFL-CIO meeting in Anchorage. There, union members humbled me with a standing ovation for fighting the corruption in Alaska and for bringing parties together for progress on energy development projects. Then just two days later I landed on the national stage as John McCain’s running mate, and the union leadership turned on me from that day forward even though I had not changed one iota in my plans, principles, vision, and commitment to jobs for working class Americans. The only difference was I was challenging the politician the union bosses were committed to electing. It was almost comical, this lesson learned with their new spots revealed so quickly.

Recently someone commented: “I’m a union member. I’ve been a Democrat all my life. Now I’ll vote for anyone with a plan to save America.” I know what that person is feeling. I want all good union brothers and sisters to know that there is an alternative. The grassroots, independent Tea Party Movement articulates a real alternative rooted in free men and free markets, not the cronyism of Barack Obama and the permanent political class in DC. Their cronyism is why we have no job growth, massive unsustainable debt, and a housing market in the tank. Too many politicians are simply addressing the economic symptoms instead of fighting the underlying disease. The path forward is through reform. On Saturday, I outlined some ideas about that reform, and I will continue to do so.

In the meantime, good union brothers and sisters, don’t let Hoffa tell you what to do. He doesn’t represent the real interests of working men and women. He’s not doing you any favors. He’s just living off your paychecks.

~ Sarah Palin

Crony Capitalism is a huge problem in government and both parties practice it at both the federal and the state level. Heck, what am I saying, it’s even done at the local level. This sort of corruption has permeated our society. We’ve come to take it for granted, which is wrong, wrong, wrong. When we have Presidents, and Governors working to enrich their big money supporters, at the expense of others, we have a serious problem.

Of course, just making the rich richer isn’t the only thing a corrupt politician can do for their buddies. As Michele Malkin writes today, candidate Obama promised to end a federal probe into Teamsters Union corruption. President Obama made good on that promise.

This sort of thing is why the American economy is in a mess. Government picking winners and losers at every level is not only corrupt, and immoral, it goes against everything America stands for. Everything our founders fought and died for.

We must demand Liberty and Freedom for the working men and women. We must demand Liberty and Freedom for American business. Freedom from corrupt politicians and their union thug buddies. Freedom to work without having to pay someone for the privilege of doing so!

We must reform the way Americans work.

Here’s a bit of video of Hoffa and how he operates: [H/T: Gulagbound.com]

We all remember how the purple shirted SEIU thugs attacked Kenneth Gladney in St Louis for simply being a Black man selling Tea Party stuff at a town hall event. This is who these people are.

We’ve been called terrorists, racists, and now sons-a-bitches, by some of the most violent elements of our society. Unions were built on violence and intimidation. Businesses that fought unions were violently attacked, and workers who wouldn’t submit to union slavery were violently attacked.These unions are nothing more than government sanctioned organized crime.

We talk a lot about the Ruling Class in America. It’s not just the permanent political class, it’s union leadership and other special interest groups, that buy politicians off. This happens at every level of government. Local, state, and federal. It must be stopped. The American people must rise up and support sweeping reform.

One of the reasons we support Sarah Palin so strongly is the fact she has taken on corrupt politicians and crony capitalism since her very earliest days in public office. Twenty years ago she was going after her fellow Wasilla city council member over crony capitalism, she would do this throughout her time as a public servant.

The story of how she took on the entire corrupt Alaska Republican Establishment™ is well documented.

We need someone who will go after corruption no matter where or when they find it. Even if it’s a friend who is engaged in the impropriety, like Sarah’s friend, mentor, and fellow city council member Nick Carey was in Wasilla.

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CNN’s Don Lemon Talks About His Fun Interview with Sarah Palin and Being Assaulted By Marcus Bachmann

By Gary P Jackson

CNN’s Don Lemon reportedly spent an hour or so with Governor Sarah Palin on Friday as she took in the sights and sounds of the Iowa State Fair as part of her One Nation tour. If you haven’t seen his report, click here.

In the video above Lemon talks about the time he had with Sarah and both he and Wolf Blitzer comment on how wonderful it was she talked with him and all of the reporters. As you know, when the Governor was touring the East Coast earlier in the summer, Scott Conroy reported Sarah’s press availability was so great, on more than one occasion, he actually ran out of questions to ask her.

Unfortunately Don Lemon’s day wasn’t all peaches and cream. He would later encounter the Bachmann campaign.

Let me set the scene for you.

First, as Jason Clayworth of the Des Moines Register reports, Bachmann was 30 minutes late to speak at her scheduled Iowa State Fair soapbox event. Yup, they actually stand on a soapbox and speak to the crowd. Each candidate is allotted 20 minutes to state their case. A few minutes in the wheels came off the wagon:

She said she was going to shake hands but left the makeshift stage quickly when 17-year-old civil rights advocate Gabe Aderhold of Edina, Minn., loudly questioned her husband Marcus about his counseling techniques to “pray the gay away.

Most of her three minutes consisted of frequent campaign rhetoric that she says at many of her stops, such as her chant to make President Obama a “one-term president.”

It’s going to be a great election that’s coming up and Iowans are going to send the signal,” Bachmann said. “This is where Barack Obama got his start, this is where he’s going to come to his end. In Iowa.

At this point two blonde female “security” guards started pushing and shoving people out of the way as the Bachmanns made a hasty exit, leave her stunned fans just standing there. During the melee, CNN’s Don Lemon, an openly gay Black man, was roughed up pretty good by Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus.

This isn’t the first time a network reporter has had problems with Team Bachmann. ABC’s Brian Ross alleges he was attacked in South Carolina after trying to ask Michele a legitimate question about her migraine headaches.

The Bachmann’s have a history of problems with the gay community. Besides the clinic where Marcus claims to cure gays, Michele, whose sister is gay, has a history of some truly bizarre statements and actions.

Bachmann is on the record calling Disney’s Lion King gay propaganda, and an attempt to “normalize” being gay. She came to this interesting take on the popular kids movie because Elton John performs the musical score and in her mind teachers may use this as an example that gay people can be creative too. Well hell, all one has to do us watch any random show on HGTV to figure that out!

Bachmann, who considers homosexuality some sort of mental disorder, actual called the police once claiming she’d been kidnapped by lesbian nuns! As Business Insider points out here, Bachmann has a habit of calling the police with complaints that most people would just deal with, or ignore.

We’ve long held that Michele Bachmann has some serious issues, as does her husband Marcus, who calls gays “barbarians” who “need to be educated and disciplined.” [you figure it out]

Two things are for certain. The President of the United States is the President of all people, not just those they agree with. Anyone with such an open hatred, and such extreme views, of their fellow human beings, just might not be best person to sit in the Oval Office. We have a President now who is openly hostile to half the country. We need to move away from that.

Keeping that thought in mind, we also already have a thug in the White House who isn’t above sending out his supporters to intimidate those who disagree with him. They aren’t afraid to use violence either. Again, we don’t need this sort of thing. The American media is, for the most part, biased and corrupt. Deal with it. .

Lastly, we need a leader who can walk into the belly of the beast, face violent opposition head on, look it dead in the eye, and keep on doing what they are doing, instead of running away at the slightest resistance.

Here’s how it’s done:

We must elect leader who will be President of ALL the people, not just those she likes!

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A Poem

By Gary P Jackson

A poem expressing the celebrated “love” and “tolerance” the left is famous for. These are actual quotes from members of Journolist

H/T: Stacy Drake

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