Public Unions

Remember the Socia.List?  That menagerie of miscreants comprising the 1000 State Legislators who signed the PSN letter urging passage of Obamacare? Don’t think for a minute they’ve been eradicated. In fact, they’ve recruited quite a few more to their ranks. See, these new recruits recently signed on to be surrogates for Captain Apology under the guise of…

[Queue ominous, badly played, western diminuendo…]

“The Texas Truth Team”

Inspires confidence, doesn’t it? I guess maybe it could, if one ignored the party affiliation and the fact they are propaganda ministers for Dear Leader.

Hey. Guys. Seriously. Next time you decided to form a new band, for heaven’s sake call me for some name suggestions.

Here’s a few off the top of my tin-clad head:

Social Justice League

Reparation Station

The Projectors

Tools of the Tirade

Death Cab for Baby


The Keystone Keynesians

Foetus Non Esse

No Borders

Of course, you’re encouraged to add your own suggestions in the comments.

As an example of the dangerously misguided, wacked-out messianic complex the Dem’s have for their chosen one, I offer their own national Truth Team logo, spotted by Glenn Beck’s personal truth team, who astutely point out:

Usually a capitalized ‘He’ or ‘His’ would be reserved for 1) the first word of a sentence or 2) God so what is Obama saying…?

So, just for fun, what say we pay a visit to the Texas leader of these truth-telling vestiges of virtue, shall we?

Texas Democrat Party Chairman, Boyd Richie:

Mr. Richie recently announced his decision not to seek another term as TDP  chair in order to run for another office, or something. While making that announcement, Richie had no qualms issuing a few histrionic comments disparaging those with opposing viewpoints and encouraging his fellow lemmings to unite…

“…because a Republican political agenda that threatens to shut down government, schools and nursing homes is one that has turned its back on the people.”

Interesting wording, Mr. Richie. except for the fact that it’s hyperbole, innuendo and lies.

With all due respect sir, you’re a shameless demagogue and thus, accurately represent the rest of your party.

Leadership, indeed.

I submit that your statement does however, accurately describe the Democrat party and the Obama regime’s record.

Can you say projection? Sure you can.

It is the democrats who had control of both houses for the first two years of the Obama regime and it is with them that any blame lies for not passing a budget for the past three years. Three more “historic” firsts for those of you at home keeping score.

It was also the democrats who threatened to shut down government, withholding of Social Security checks, withholding of pay from active service troops, cutting healthcare services to veterans, cutting healthcare funds, and more. And they do so out of fear mongering.

The tools of tyrants and dictators throughout history is writ large in the democrat playbook and wielded against the people who’s rights they claim to protect, enslaving us all to exorbitant debt while the party panders ever more to their cronys, barely challenged by the sycophantic media.

Like Obama, Pelosi and Reid, these truth team surrogates must go. If for nothing but the fact they’ve turned the definition of truth on it’s head. They’ve jumped aboard yet another demagogue wagon instead of engaging in meaningful discussion about the constitutional restoration that Texas and America so desperately need.

The members of our merry band of misfits is as follows. Those with an asterisk are included on the Socia.list page. The 11 others are awarded spots on that list as well.

The Texas “Truth” Team:

TDP Chair Boyd Richie, (Good riddance)

US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas),

Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso),

Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), *

Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston),

Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth),

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston), *

Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin), *

Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston),

Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso), *

Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin), *

Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin),

Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston).*

Note: I’ll do my best to update this list with opposing conservative candidates for the upcoming election, just not today, it was too pretty outside and my tin can needed a tan.

For Liberty,


UPDATE: Linked @DougRoss. Thanks!

UPDATE II: Linked @Theo Spark. Thanks!

Peer Pressure: Extreme Shunning Edition.

Lance has the story.

Or should I say pubescent?

That’s just how childish and immature the thugs have been. Throwing their temper tantrums and attacking the adults who are trying to balance the state’s budget.

Oh, and it’s sort of ironic that the html used to line through the word “public” in the headline is “<strike>” isn’t it? Or is it just fitting?


Without further ado, let’s kick things off with a video by Matt from Conservative Hideout:

More from Conservative Hideout on Union Thugs.

Anne Althouse has been covering the Wisconsin protests from get-go. Also, more at Althouse under Scott Walker and Wisconsin.

Here’s a quick splash from Instapundit this morning:

PROFESSOR JACOBSON: The Other Loser In Wisconsin: Law-Enforcement Credibility.

UPDATE: Death Threats Against GOP Legislators in Wisconsin.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The “mob scene” at the Wisconsin Capitol morning aimed at preventing the Assembly from voting.

WELL, YES: Ezra Klein admits: “Scott Walker’s procedural maneuvering last night was … legitimate.”

Adrienne: The loony left shows us what civility looks like…

And, while I’m linking based on tags, Adrienne has a convenient ‘teacher’s union’ tag.

Doug Ross gives us a tutorial: A Brief, Illustrated History of the Public Sector Unions That, Together With The Democrat Party, Are Waging War on the Taxpayer

Carol of the No Sheeples Here has a helpful video on Collective Bargaining for ewe:

A Helpful Primer On Government Unions And Their Monopoly On Power

Also, thanks to Carol for pointing us to the new blog by Nice Deb, who says:

Good lord, what drama queens these people are…

Here’s the new site: Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse

Fine work there, Ma’am. Damn fine work.

Pundette has been aggregating a lot of great work and adding her own insight to the carnival of miscreants as well. Here’s a couple of tags to get you there: Wisconsin and Unions.

Of course, you remember a small aggregation, and an Automotivator I did close to the beginning of their temper tantrum, don’t you?

More links by tag or search term:

The Other McCain on Wisconsin

The Troglopundit (Who just so happens to be a proud Cheesehead) – Wisconsin

Bob Belvedere’s The Camp of the Saints – Wisconsin

The Lonely Conservative has been tirelessly reporting on the unions and Wisconsin as well.

Obama Fail Blog – Obama Opens Up New Front in War on America (Wisconsin Edition)

Gateway Pundit was also ever-present on the Wisconsin story:

A NEW LEFTIST RECORD… 18 WI Republicans Receive Death Threats This Week

It’s Done… Governor Scott Walker Signs Union-Regulating Bill

Sarah Palin Rips Commie Hypocrite Michael Moore (Video)

Gov. Scott Walker: “People Should Be Upset With Dirty Tricks Done By Those 14 Senate Democrats” (Video)

as well as in Indiana:

Stunner. Republican Harassed & Woman Assaulted at Indiana Union Rally (Video)

How’s this for indoctrination?

From Wyblog: Montclair, NJ public school assignment: write letters supporting the teachers union

NewsReal Blog: 7 Child Predators Protected by American Teachers Unions

Obi’s Sister: WI Businesses That Supported Gov. Walker Threatened

American Perspective has some videos and commentary on Union Thugs in action.

The Daley Gator: The ultimate danger of government entitlements?

Sentry Journal has a few good posts on Wisconsin as well.

William Teach is “just wondering” about the possibility of Ezra Klein’s heroin addicted necrophilia. *shudder*

Frugal Cafe: Wisconsin Near Anarchy — Most Collective Bargaining Rights Stripped, Unionized Government Worms Issue Death Threats, Thuggery Against Republican WI Lawmakers, Storm Capitol (video)

Maggie’s been filling her Notebook with news on the Wisconsin Fleebaggers also.

I’ll be updating this post as time allows, so check back often. Right now, I’ve got bidness to attend to.

A couple of Automotivators inspired by the Wisconsin public employees union protests.

Photos thanks to Ann Althouse here and here.

Around the blogosphere:

The Trog has a question about the happenings.

R.S. McCain has a list of employee salaries and wonders on a Cheesehead Revolution.

General Belvedere has a few choice words as well.

Also, my favorite frugal female has found the Wanted Poster of the Day Week Month.

Update: Chris hands the hypocrites their walking papers.

American Perspective found the Dem’s a hidey-hole.

Civil discourse?

Jesse Jackson: “Someone threw a protest and didn’t invite me?”

Shamus sez: ‘Edumicashun = Indoctrinashun’


speaking of Spellchek…

Now, since it’s Friday, how about some music to fit the theme of this post?

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December 2022