Lunatic Leftists Protest Right To Work Organization

vlcsnap-2016-06-28-12h09m24s189“GOD IS GENDER F*CKING QUEER!” shouts Rabbi Debra Kolodny, as she takes her turn with the megaphone at a protest against a Freedom Foundation’s fundraiser dinner, which featured Steve Forbes, in Portland, Oregon.

Freedom Foundation is a Washington state based think tank, which has opened branches in Oregon and California in the last year. They are known for supporting Right To Work. According to their webpage, “The Freedom Foundation is working to reverse the stranglehold public-sector unions have on our government. There is no path to expanded freedom, opportunity or prosperity until we make collective bargaining transparent, give government employees a choice to join an employee’s union or not, and prohibit taxpayer’s money from being unwillingly used to influence the political system. Freedom Foundation has the will and skill to take on those who attack our freedom.”

So of course the unions turn out to protest them. About 50 protesters in all, from SEIU, AFL-CIO, IATSE, and AFSCME, along with wacked out advocacy group Jobs With Justice.

Rabbi Kolodny was just one of the handful of special guest speakers at the protest. She goes on a rant about what gender God is, and concludes “GOD IS GENDER F*CKING QUEER!”.

She also blamed the Orlando shooting on the Freedom Foundation, by proclaiming “It’s not just that these folks fund conversion therapy, and that the poor souls who are subjected to that are traumatized and have their souls denied and desacrelized (?)! The fact that conversion therapy exists in this country and is advocated for translates into massacres like what occurred in Orlando at The Pulse LGBTQI nightclub. We now know that the gentleman who pulled the trigger frequented that nightclub, had relationships with men, and his internalized homophobia, his self loathing, propagated by this kind of hate, resulted in a 50 person massacre. I say The Freedom Foundation has BLOOD ON ITS HANDS!”

One of their repeated chants through the evening was “Hey! Wake up and hearing the warning. STOP DENYING GLOBAL WARMING!” Yet the organizers of the protest themselves need to heed their own words, as they used a generator that spewed all sorts of smoke and fumes in order to inflate a giant “fat cat” balloon character.

But back to Rabbi Kolodny. She stressed the importance of “love thy neighbor”, as it is mentioned more times in the scripture than any other commandment. During diatribe about loving neighbors, a small cadre of Freedom Foundation supporters walked by, and the crowd spontaneously broke out in a chant of “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!”. Only at a wackjob protest does “love thy neighbor” morph into shaming thy neighbor within a matter of seconds.

Part way through the protest, Oregon AFL-CIO president Tom Chamberlain decided that protesting was too much work, and slithered away, leaving the protesting to the common folk underlings.

And one last time going back to Rabbi Debra Kolodny. “What makes me angry is when people in organizations usurp that word, “freedom”, when what they are about is oppression and hate and spiritual violence” she shouted. “The Freedom Foundation is anything but. The Freedom Foundation is about oppression. It’s about hate. It’s about spiritual violence, and, ultimately, it’s about DEATH”

Freedom Foundation’s Oregon director, Anne Marie Gurney, says “Our event meets all metrics for success. The room was packed with supporters and activists for freedom. Another metric of our success is when our opponents respond. Having about five unions and progressive groups represented in the protest group outside shows we are successful in our mission, and we are emboldened.” When asked about funding conversion therapy, she says “We have never funded conversion therapy, to be clear. That is nowhere on our radar. Our laser focus is labor reform. Period.

It turns out that it’s the Murdoch Charitable Trust that has funded it, and they have also donated to Freedom Foundation, so, according to wackjob logic, that means that the Freedom Foundation has funded it.

Fossil Fuel Protesters Sit-In On Train Tracks

-3132c87149ffc3c8The northwest enviro-hippies were back at it again last week. Protesters took to blocking the train tracks in Vancouver, WA, last Saturday in response to the oil train that derailed and caught fire in Oregon earlier in June.

Except the trains they were blocking contained grain and lumber, not oil.

Led by well known environmentalist protester Mia Reback, who was also one of the planners of the kayak flotilla strategy, they staged a sit-in on the tracks for several hours until police eventually arrested 20 of them. You’ll note in the videos that most of those arrested are senior citizens. The protest organizers intentionally plan that out for two reasons; 1) It creates by public sympathy by having pictures go out in the media of the big bad police officer handcuffing a little old lady. 2) The older protesters have nothing to lose. They’re retired. They don’t have to worry about potential employers seeing their mugshot or reading about their arrest history. The younger protesters are more “vulnerable” in that regard.


 

Have You Paid Your GOPHER TAX?

mazama-pocket-gopher-01b-rodgilbertCommissioners in Thurston county, Washington, have invented a new gopher tax, and it could be as high as $42,000 for new home buyers.

We The Governed reports:

The Thurston County Commissioners in collusion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have created a novel method of extracting additional tax dollars from prospective new homeowners in Washington State.  According to public documents, Thurston County staff has proposed a new gopher tax, up to $42,000 for new homeowners who might consider building a home on or near land that might be inhabited by a rodent called the Mazama Pocket Gopher.  This gopher tax (called “mitigation” in planner-speak) would be in addition to any other fees, permits, taxes, or other costs that might be imposed on the construction of a new home in Thurston County, Washington.  For direct links to the concept files written and presented by Thurston County planning staff go here and here.

The $42,000 gopher tax is likely to become law later this year.   Two of the three Commissioners (Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe) have been supportive of the plan and the process for many years now.  In addition, the Thurston County Planning Department has been largely controlled by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for years – many of the county employees are entirely subsidized by USFWS grant money.  This has been a concern of property rights advocates for many years because local county staff won’t question their orders from USFWS when their jobs depend on grant dollars from that federal agency.

Another aspect of the gopher tax that has local observers concerned is the current plan for much of this money to be transferred to an out-of-state nonprofit organization.  Some of these gopher tax monies would stay in Thurston County, but it appears that after insiders get their cut, most of these funds would be sent to an out-of-state organization to manage local taxpayer-purchased land that could be set aside as bonus pocket gopher habitat.

Cliff Moore1Apparently the gopher is now considered an “endangered species”, but only in the Puget Sound area, as the animal is listed as “least concerned” on its wikipedia page.

County Manager Cliff Moore is said to be the brains (or lack there of) behind this, telling property owners to pound sand.

Leonardo DiCaprio Flies 8,000 Miles in Private Jet TO ACCEPT ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

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Add Leonardo DiCaprio’s name to the long list of hypocritical celebrities who are obsessed with climate change but live with the carbon footprint of a small town.

He recently accepted an award for his environmental activism but flew a private jet thousands of miles to get it.

Page Six reports:

Hypocrite! Leo takes private jet to collect environmental award

Leo DiCaprio picked up an environmental award in NYC this week — but hypocritically expanded his carbon footprint by 8,000 miles when he obtained the honor, by taking a private jet from Cannes, then flying straight back to France on another jet for a model-packed fund-raiser a night later.

DiCaprio was at the Cannes Film Festival this week, and was spotted there partying at club Gotha on Monday with model Georgia Fowler, then jetted back to New York for the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, where he was honored by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De Niro.

Just 24 hours later, DiCaprio reappeared back in France for amfAR’s glitzy Cinema Against AIDS gala, where he gave a speech.

In his speech at the Oscars, DiCaprio called climate change one of the greatest threats of our time.

Too bad his actions don’t match his words.

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Rangers Forced To Euthanize Bison Calf After TOURISTS PUT IT IN THEIR CAR (VIDEO)

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This story is a perfect example of what can happen when people think they’re doing something nice for the natural world but end up doing more harm than good.

Tourists at Yellowstone thought a Bison calf looked cold so they put it in their car. As a result, the Bison herd would no longer accept the calf and it had to be euthanized.

East Idaho News reported:

Park Service: Bison Calf Euthanized After Tourists Put It In Vehicle

In recent weeks, visitors in the park have been engaging in inappropriate, dangerous, and illegal behavior with wildlife. These actions endanger people and have now resulted in the death of a newborn bison calf.

Last week in Yellowstone National Park, visitors were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their vehicle and transporting it to a park facility because of their misplaced concern for the animal’s welfare. In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them. In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring. In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway…

Park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd, but these efforts failed, according to a news release issued Monday morning. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.

Here’s a video report:

Sad for the calf but our park rangers know what they’re doing.

Hopefully these tourists won’t do anything like that again.

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Environmental Activist Marries 1,000 YEAR OLD TREE

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An environmental activist took his dedication to a whole new level recently by marrying a 1,000 year old tree in Mexico. This probably makes sense to progressives.

FOX News Latino reports:

Environmentalist gets ‘married’ to 1,000-year-old cypress tree in Mexico

Peruvian activist and actor Richard Torres contracted matrimony with Mexico’s famous 1,000-year-old Arbol del Tule, or Tule Tree, in an Inca ceremony replete with incense, grains and conch shells.

The ritual began Sunday around 11:30 a.m. in the presence of dozens of environmentalists and inhabitants of the Oaxaca town of Santa María del Tule, most of whom had no idea why the man was kissing and “marrying” the tree, a type of cypress whose trunk, at nearly 140 feet around, has the largest diameter in the world.

The wedding was part of the “Marry a tree, save your oxygen” project, whose mission is to stop deforestation around the world, and has already been initiated in Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

“Stop the hand that cuts down trees. I condemn this genocide and ask the president of Mexico to halt the destruction,” the environmentalist said during the ceremony.

There’s no word yet on where the happy couple is planning to honeymoon.

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Farmer Introduces Greenpeace Protesters To His MANURE SPRAYER

Manure Sprayer

Greenpeace activists in the UK, including the actress Emma Thompson, were angry about fracking so they invaded a farmer’s field which was a fracking site. The farmer wasn’t too pleased so he unleashed the power of his manure sprayer.

The Daily Mail reported:

Get off my fracking land! Furious farmer sprays MANURE at Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson after she breaks a court injunction to protest on his field

An irate farmer sprayed raw sewage at Oscar winning star Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie after they flouted a court injunction protecting a fracking site.

The stars were filming a Great British Bake Off parody for Greenpeace when the owner of the field they trespassed on drove his muck spreader in circles around the demonstrators.

A group of protesters were hit by the manure but the actresses remained dry in their tent, complete with Bake Off-inspired bunting.

Police were also called and also spoke to the actresses, who climbed over a gate and set up camp on land earmarked for gas exploration in Fylde, Lancashire.

Emma and Sophie, who won Celebrity Masterchef, filmed a pastiche episode of the Great British Bake Off called Frack Free Bake Off to voice their opposition to the fracking plans.

But this afternoon the landowner, who leases the contested patch of land to fracking company Cuadrilla, drove his muck spreader in circles around the demonstrating group.

After a couple of circles around the group, who were shouting for him to stop it, the farmer drove off.

Protesters are banned from the site, near Preston, after company Cuadrilla applied for an injunction in 2014. It is not clear if the fracking company will now take civil action – but it appears unlikely.

That’s probably a difficult smell to wash away.

Hat tip to Watts Up With That?

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STUDY: Obama’s Plan To Fight Global Warming HITS POOR PEOPLE THE HARDEST

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A new study has found that Obama’s plan to deal with global warming or climate change as it’s now called, will cause the greatest financial burden for America’s poorest people.

The Daily Caller reports:

Obama’s Global Warming Plan Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raises Taxes By 166%

President Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute.

The study estimates that Obama’s global warming plan would increase the costs of living for the poorest American families an additional $19 billion per year, equivalent to increasing their taxes by 166 percent. The tax increase would also raise taxes on other poor families by an extra $25 billion, equal to a 33 percent tax increase. Living costs for the richest households would only increase by 4 percent.

Obama wants to implement the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which would effectively tax four-fifths of American carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and be similar in scope to an economy-wide carbon tax. In addition, Obama has proposed a $10.25-per-barrel oil tax.

Neither plan would have a large impact on global warming. Data modeling created by the EPA and run by the libertarian Cato Institute shows that the Clean Power Plan would only have adverted 0.019° Celsius of warming by the year 2100, an amount so small it couldn’t be detected.

Liberal policies rarely affect people like Leonardo DiCaprio and other wealthy environmental activists.

The people who pay the most dearly are America’s hardest working people.

Keep that in mind the next time Obama, Hillary, Bernie or any other progressive says they care about the poor or the middle class.

San Francisco Pot Event Attendees Leave Behind 15,000 POUNDS OF TRASH (VIDEO)

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These are the same leftists who claim they care about the environment. It seems like every time progressives gather in large numbers, they leave behind mountains of garbage.

Breitbart reported:

San Francisco: Pot Event Attendees Leave Behind 15,000 Pounds of Trash

Attendees of the annual 4/20 pot celebration left behind almost 15,000 pounds of trash at the Golden Gate Park.

The cleanup crew began work at 6 a.m. and did not leave until 10 p.m.

“Not exactly a leave no trace moment out there,” commented Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manager.

The crews picked up “countless bottles of Shasta soda, beer cans, Fruit Loops boxes and butts.” Last year, the workers picked up more than 17,000 pounds of trash.

Board of Supervisors President London Breed said no one sponsors the event. Despite this, the city sends out city workers to clean up the mess, costing the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

Here’s a local video report:

In typical leftist fashion, these folks left behind a mess for someone else to clean up.

But they really, really care about the planet.

SHOCKER: Another Green Energy Company Just DECLARED BANKRUPTCY

Sun Edison

Green energy companies sure are a bad investment. It seems like one of them goes belly-up every few months. The latest Solyndra style company to flop is Sun Edison.

Reuters reported:

Solar developer SunEdison in bankruptcy as aggressive growth plan unravels

SunEdison Inc, once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday after a short-lived but aggressive binge of debt-fueled acquisitions proved unsustainable.

In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30.

SunEdison’s two publicly traded subsidiaries, TerraForm Power Inc and TerraForm Global Inc, are not part of the bankruptcy. In a statement, the companies, known as yieldcos, said they had sufficient liquidity to operate and that their assets are not available to satisfy the claims of SunEdison creditors.

The bankruptcy “will present challenges,” however, including with financing agreements for certain projects, the yieldcos said.

The Chapter 11 filing caps SunEdison Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Chatila’s seven-year quest to transform a struggling maker of silicon wafers into a renewable energy giant able to capitalize on burgeoning demand for solar and wind energy amid growing concerns about climate change.

Funny. You rarely hear this sort of news about companies that specialize in oil or natural gas.

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