Supreme Court Union Dues Ruling Bodes Well for Wisconsin’s Act 10

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(3000newswire.blogs.com)

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding public-sector unions in Illinois reaffirms Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reform law.

At least the man behind Wisconsin’s Act 10, Republican Governor Scott Walker, thinks so.

EAGnews reports:

“The Supreme Court’s ruling (Monday) reinforces the Act 10 reforms eliminating the requirement for public employees to pay union dues,” the Republican governor said in a statement.

The high court’s 5-4 ruling is a major defeat for organized labor, which has benefited financially and in strength of numbers through representation of thousands of home-care workers and forcing automatic deduction of dues for that representation.

As Fox News reported, the ruling does not cover all private-sector unions. And it does not overturn the long-standing practice allowing public-sector unions to require union dues from nonmembers.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asserts that home-care workers “are different from full-fledged public employees” because they work primarily for their disabled or elderly customers and do not have most of the rights and benefits of state employees. Illinois effectively has labeled the private-sector class of employees as public-sector workers because they are paid from Medicaid funds.

Walker’s Act 10, passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in 2011, is the bane of the American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees and organized labor in general. The bill sparked protests by thousands at the state Capitol, and became the focus of the left’s failed recall drive in 2012 to remove Walker from office. He became the first governor in U.S. history to withstand a recall challenge.

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#WarOnWatters FOX NEWS REPORTER JESSE WATTERS Kicked Out of NOW Convention

The tolerant left strikes again.
FOX News reporter Jesse Watters was kicked out of the NOW Convention last weekend and threatened with arrest.
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The police threatened to arrest Jesse if he returned to the convention.

The ladies didn’t want to answer any hard questions.
FOX News Insider reported:

This weekend, Jesse Watters took a trip to a National Organization for Women conference at the Hyatt in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where an interesting turn of events took place.

Watters interviewed some of the attendees, asking questions like: Have you ever been wounded in the war on women?

However, when it came time to enter the event, Watters was denied. The Hyatt also had a police officer deliver him a notice that if he returned to the property, he would be arrested.

Watters explained that he had applied for credentials in the winter. The day before the event, he was notified that he had been denied.

“But I had to go anyway, we had to fight the war – it was that important,” he said. “They declared war on me, though.”

Wash. School District Complies with Michelle O’s Lunch Rules and Bans Birthday Cupcakes

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(wonderoftech.com)

First it was french fries in the cafeteria. Now Michelle Obama and the food police are coming for your birthday cupcakes as well.

EAGnews.org reports:

Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous.

The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all.

Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and other sugary snacks students bring from home under a directive from the federal lunch police, according to news reports.

“Birthday parties in classrooms may be celebrated with non-food treats and favors for students. No food is allowed as part of a birthday celebration,” according to a new Edmonds School District policy tied to the federal lunch rules, according to The Herald.

“Appropriate alternatives to food that may be shared on special occasions can be within the procedures,” the district’s website states.

Instead of tasty cupcakes, students can now celebrate their birthdays with gift pencils, origami frogs and extra recess time. Yay.

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Fallout: Firefox Browser Loses 14% of its Users in Months After CEO Ouster

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(buzzpo.com)

The Firefox browser has lost 14% of its users in the months since they pushed out their CEO for his having donated to California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.

In early April, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to resign from the company that makes the Firefox browser after it was discovered he’d donated money to a political campaign to ban gay marriage in California.

The Firefox support message boards experienced record numbers of complaints against the move, with protests running 95% against it. Most of those expressing concerns said they were dumping the Firefox browser. The product was frequently referred to as “Hitler’s Browser.”

NetMarketshare, a company that tracks market share statistics for browsers and other products on the internet, indicates that Firefox has fallen from 14.47% of the total market in March 2014, to 12.44% today, wiping out 14% of Firefox’s user base.

While there’s no measurable way to link the loss of marketshare to Brendan Eich’s ouster, Firefox has never before lost this many users before. In fact, no browser has lost as many users as quickly ever before.

Mozilla maintains on their blog that Mr. Eich was not fired, nor asked to resign, and that they respect his decision to leave.

Earlier in his career, Brendan Eich created the JavaScript language, and was a co-founder of Mozilla Corporation. In 2008, he made a $1,000 donation to California Proposition 8. The website OKCupid, and others, called for a boycott of Mozilla. After Mr. Eich resigned, he said that “under the present circumstances, I cannot be an effective leader.” After Eich’s resignation, the National Organization for Marriage called for its own boycott of Mozilla.

Texas Police Get Average $62,000 Bonus From Seized Assets

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(noarmycanstopanidea.com)

Alcohol, concert tickets, exotic vacations, sports cars, private homes, drugs, and even prostitutes. These are just some of the things police officers around the country have been caught purchasing using money gained through civil forfeiture. According to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office, law enforcement in Tarrant County alone seized over 440 computers, 246 cars, and $3.5 million. Reports show almost a million dollars of this money was diverted into the salaries of the office’s 16 employees, which averages out to a $62,000 per employee.

Law enforcement groups are able to do this through a thoroughly ignored process known as civil forfeiture. Using civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize people’s private property, auction it off, and use the money to fund their agency’s budgets. Property owners need not be convicted, or even charged with a crime to have their homes, cars, money, or other property taken from them by the government.

Researchers at the Institute For Justice have dubbed this practice “policing for profit” or “#YOLO for cops”; claiming that civil forfeiture is one of the most serious assaults on American’s rights in recent history.

“Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head. With civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent,” reads an IJ brief.

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Virginia Dem Pol Indicted for Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Girl

Joseph Morrisey
(timesdispatch.com)

Democratic Virginia Del. Joseph Morrissey’s wild ways may be coming to an end – at least among the free. The anti-gun politician who brandished an AK-47 during a floor debate, the trial lawyer who got into a fistfight in the courthouse, and the father of four has been indicted for having sex with a 17-year-old girl and soliciting pornographic images.

The Times Dispatch reports:

A special grand jury charged Monday that Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, had sex with a minor and solicited pornographic images of the 17-year-old law office receptionist.

Morrissey, 56, was booked Monday evening at the Henrico County jail and released on a $50,000 bond. He was expected to make an initial appearance in Henrico County Circuit Court this morning.

The charges — four felonies and a misdemeanor that together carry up to 41 years in prison — represent a new threat not only to Morrissey’s freedom but a renewed attack on his personal conduct and his suitability to practice law in Virginia.

Those matters are not likely to be resolved until Morrissey is tried by a special prosecutor, Spotsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney William Neely, who described him more than three years ago as a man who “completely lacks any moral compass,” is dismissive of the truth and who utilizes “notoriously unethical practices.”

Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America:’ A Narrative Bomb Set To Explode Over Newsrooms & Campuses Everywhere!

Dinesh D’Souza’s America premiered Monday night to a packed auditorium in the heart of Los Angeles.

If Rules for Radicals is the playbook for the left, Dinesh D’Souza’s America is the definitive rebuttal. 

This film, the much anticipated sequel to D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America, is a must see that is guaranteed to embolden anyone who loves America, and possibly more importantly, it’s going to infuriate those on the Progressive Left who hold a very hateful opinion of the US.

For decades the American Progressive Left has used the academic tool of “deconstruction” as an sledge hammer to bludgeon nearly every institution, icon, history and narrative of the United States. They’ve been very successful, convincing many that America is the cause of suffering around the world, and that America’s capitalist wealth is stolen from native peoples everywhere.

D’Souza’s America cleverly turns the bludgeon back on the Progressive movement by deconstructing their cancerous narrative for the US, revealing the heart and soul of what they believe while dismantling the fallacy of their positions. In the process the film reminds people what makes this country so special and worth defending.

StandingO (America receives a standing ovation from the PACKED auditorium.)

AmericaQA(Left to right – America Producer Gerald Mullen, Director Dinesh D’Souza, Director John Sullivan)

Red Meat: What’s the left going to hate the most about D’Souza’s America? It highlights the following:

  • There were MANY Black slave owners prior to the civil war.
  • America and the West are unique in abolishing slavery, something much of the world has yet to do. (Islam, please call your office)
  • America never stole land from Mexico. In fact, after the Mexican-American war, America held ALL of Mexico but unlike conquering empires, gave half back to the Mexicans!

It only gets more painful for Progressives from there.

America opens across America on July 4th.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. District Court Employee Threatens to Burn Down Hobby Lobby Stores

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(dailycaller.com)

John Pivovarnick said on Twitter today, “Hobby Lobby.  Time to burn that shit down.”  What makes this different from the usual Progressive nonsense is that Mr. Pivovarnick is an Automation Specialist at the U.S. District Court, in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, responding to a Supreme Court ruling.

Joe Barrett, Administrative Supervisor and Mr. Pivovarnick’s boss, said he was surprised to hear about the tweets, and would look into the matter.  When reached by phone, Mr. Barrett confirmed Mr. Pivovarnick’s employment, and said Mr. Pivovarnick was at work when the tweets were sent.  Mr. Barrett did not indicate whether these statements reflected the opinions of the U.S. District Court.

Mr. Pivovarnick defended his Twitter statements, saying, “I’m not advocating violence against people, since I don’t believe corporations are people.”  In Twitter comments throughout the day, Mr. Pivovarnick did not back away from his statements, but thanked others for their comments, and said he would “pray for them.”

The U.S. District Court employee’s other statements in defense of his desire to see Hobby Lobby stores be burned down included, “When have “christian” racist homophobic KKK EVER been considered liberal?  Before the tea party, anyway…” and “Lincoln was republican and FREED the slaves. The modern GOP wants them back.”

All of the tweets, including his extensive justifications, were done while at his job in the U.S. District Court.

Mr. Pivovarnick tweets under the name @Obfusticate, and also uses the the stage name “Mason Carver” as an actor.

Mr. Pivovarnick is a graduate of the University of Scranton.

The original tweet was at https://twitter.com/Obfusticate/status/483617495329153024. It has since been deleted.

But several responded, including this: