A very different reaction

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Although it got too little mention in the mainstream media, last Tuesday union members rioted in Michigan in response to passage of that state’s right-to-work law. A tent was torn down with people inside, a journalist was punched and there were threats of retaliation with such comments as, “There will be blood.”

Thank goodness there was not a comparable reaction from conservatives after last month’s presidential election. If there had been, it’s for sure there would have been a nationwide public health crisis as a result of all the liberals’ soiled underwear.

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avidreader
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avidreader 12/18/12 - 07:08 am
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I Don't Get It!

How are unions and liberal underwear tied together? Maybe I'm missing something.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 12/18/12 - 07:13 am
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they both smell

they both smell

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 08:52 am
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It is amazing that people
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It is amazing that people will riot about being given more freedom. Hard to follow their logic.

edit---Thumbs down for pointing out a simple truth. Makes you wonder what is in some people's minds.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 08:20 am
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Techfan...that was a very
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Techfan...that was a very nice, completly off topic link you posted. I suppose it was the old "rationalize poor behavior by pointing out someone else's poor behavior" tactic that is used so often.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 09:24 am
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Could someone please explain
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Could someone please explain how giving the workers the freedom to decide if they want to join or pay the Union is bad, and worth rioting, but giving the Union the power to force you to pay them if you want to have a job is a good thing. I would LOVE to see a logical, honest answer.

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KasparHauser 12/18/12 - 09:32 am
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Too Poor to Afford Cable?
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Conservatives didn't behave badly?

What about the expulsion from the Virginia college after that ugly incident outside the minority student building?

What about some similar nastiness in that bastion of racial harmony, Mississippi, with actual criminal arrests?

These incidents were noted on news aggregators I customarily read as a private citizen; don't the NEWSPAPER EMPLOYEES at the AC do any professional reading?

What about the continual WHINING on Fox and the Blame Game Romney foisted off as a gentile goodbye?

Can't the AC staff afford one step up from basic cable?

Or, was this just dead space you couldn't fill with a used car advert?

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Little Lamb 12/18/12 - 09:57 am
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Freedom

Thank you, Angela, for focusing on the central issue of our time, i.e. liberty. So many people in our society are afraid of liberty. They want that social safety net that government officials are oh, so ready to provide (using other people's money, of course). The trouble is the rope that makes up the safety net turns into a hangman's noose at some point.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 09:53 am
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No problem LL.... I just
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No problem LL.... I just wonder how many of the rioters know that the ONLY thing different in the new law is that the Union can no longer force you to pay them. Why would that anger the workers so...I could understand the Union thugs being angry, but the workers? They still have the right to join the union if they want, and pay dues, but the ALSO have the right not to.

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rebellious 12/18/12 - 10:02 am
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On Fire

The Lambster and Humble are hitting bullseye with their linguistic arrows today.

And I don't even click on Techfans links anymore. Usually just blather.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 10:13 am
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No one cares to explain?
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No one cares to explain? Someone took the time to "thumbs down" my asking of the question....seems like that person would have an answer.

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CobaltGeorge 12/18/12 - 10:36 am
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Angela

Those individuals don't even have Common Sense, let alone an answer.

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Bizkit 12/18/12 - 10:54 am
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Humble Dems and progressives

Humble Dems and progressives always do that-if a Dem is caught in some misdeed all you see is apologetics and look at all the Rep who have done similar. It is all relativism-rather than just bad behavior no matter who does it. Or the other strategy is "try" to discredit the source-which would be equally applicable to any source a progressive offers. It's not an argument but just a weak attempt at Alinskism.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 11:21 am
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Dicotomy....and offensive or
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Dicotomy....and offensive or not, racial slurrs are protected by the Constitution......attacking people with violence is NOT. A point that Techfan and people like him avoid talking about.

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Willow Bailey 12/18/12 - 11:24 am
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Angie, I can answer your

Angie, I can answer your 7:52, but it would likely get me into Sean trouble.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 01:05 pm
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Willow....as long as you
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Willow....as long as you don't insult other posters, you should be fine. Give it a try.

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rmwhitley 12/18/12 - 01:14 pm
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Most of y'all
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need to keep in mind; the main stream media is predominantly union, socialistic and not "fair and balanced". Kinda like some of you lefties who post on this site.

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Sean Moores 12/18/12 - 02:42 pm
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@Humble

You are exactly right.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/18/12 - 02:45 pm
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I'm learning, Sean. :-)
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I'm learning, Sean. :-)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/18/12 - 03:25 pm
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Insults

You can insult me, Willow. I've got a thick skin, and I won't click the "flag for review" button.

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oneofthesane 12/18/12 - 04:09 pm
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I won't click the "flag for review" button.
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God as my witness, I never saw that "button" and I can't believe there is a tattle tale button! LOL! I am sure all comments are reviewed regardless.

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LillyfromtheMills 12/18/12 - 05:48 pm
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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/18/12 - 07:58 pm
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LL, I could never insult

LL, I could never insult you:)

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/18/12 - 08:04 pm
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Okay, I'll say it, but try not to encourage my badness!

Angie asked, "wonder (what) is in some people's minds."

Willow's answer, it's likely in the same family as the underwear:)

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fedex227 12/18/12 - 10:44 pm
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"... a journalist was punched ..."
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I believe this person was from Fox News. Fox News journalist- isn't that an oxymoron?

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2012/12/fox-news-reporter-steven-crowder-g...

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Riverman1 12/19/12 - 12:43 am
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The reporter should have worn

The reporter should have worn an MSNBC ID tag around the riffraff and he would have been perfectly safe.

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