Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

This Is Obama’s America?

71 year-old Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from George Washington University where Hillary was giving a speech on how the protesters in Egypt were being mistreated by government officials.

McGovern’s crime? The Military Veteran, a member of Veterans for Peace stood silently and turned his back on Mrs. Clinton. “According to Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, ‘For this peaceful expression of dissent, he ended up bruised, bloodied, arrested, and jailed’.”

Sky Valley Chronicle

Four years earlier, McGovern, an anti-war activist, verbally confronted then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, asking him why he lied about WMD’s. As security approached McGovern, Rumsfeld stopped them and engaged the Veteran.

Of the different exchanges, McGovern says,

“When Clinton started talking about how people beat up and arrested people in Iran, it gave some poetic justice, a great irony, to my standing there and what happened to me then, when she’s talking about what happened in other countries and there I am being handled in a vicious way…God knows what would happen next. Maybe some senior would ask her questions (she doesn’t take questions). As bad as Donald Rumsfeld was, he let me speak. He let me speak and engaged me in dialogue.”

“At the same (Rumsfeld) speech, there was a courageous guy who stood with his back to Rumsfeld the entire speech. They left him completely alone and he walked out at the end, unbothered. Four years later, things have changed.”

Yes Mr. McGovern, Obama and the Democrats took control of the country and government.

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Out of Work Teachers Unite!

I believe out of work teachers, young teachers who can’t get jobs because of union seniority and virtual schools should band together and offer Wisconsin students an education while their teachers riot in the streets–for “the children,” of course.
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Governor Walker is Right

The Greece riots underway in Madison, Wisconsin are over this:

Mr. Walker’s very modest proposal would take away the ability of most government employees to collectively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increases would be capped at the federal Consumer Price Index, unless otherwise specified by a voter referendum. The bill would also require union members to contribute 5.8% of salary toward their pensions and chip in 12.6% of the cost of their health insurance premiums.

**updated** in exchange, the governor has promised no layoffs or tax increases. 
AFP has set up a way you can give your support to the fiscally responsible republicans trying to keep the state out of bankruptcy. 

AFP-Oregon Members are encouraged to call or email Wisconsin lawmakers who are supporting Governor Walker, and thank them for their support for these common-sense measures.  Just as in Oregon, there is no more important issue in Wisconsin then freeing taxpayers and schoolchildren from the shackles in which government employee unions have placed them and the state’s economy.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Out of Work Teachers Unite!

I believe out of work teachers, young teachers who can’t get jobs because of union seniority and virtual schools should band together and offer Wisconsin students an education while their teachers riot in the streets–for “the children,” of course.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Governor Walker is Right

The Greece riots underway in Madison, Wisconsin are over this:

Mr. Walker’s very modest proposal would take away the ability of most government employees to collectively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increases would be capped at the federal Consumer Price Index, unless otherwise specified by a voter referendum. The bill would also require union members to contribute 5.8% of salary toward their pensions and chip in 12.6% of the cost of their health insurance premiums.

**updated** in exchange, the governor has promised no layoffs or tax increases. 
AFP has set up a way you can give your support to the fiscally responsible republicans trying to keep the state out of bankruptcy. 

AFP-Oregon Members are encouraged to call or email Wisconsin lawmakers who are supporting Governor Walker, and thank them for their support for these common-sense measures.  Just as in Oregon, there is no more important issue in Wisconsin then freeing taxpayers and schoolchildren from the shackles in which government employee unions have placed them and the state’s economy.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com