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  • backyardconservative 10:13 AM on 03/30/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , legal activism, , SEIU, ,   

    Mad City judge returns from vacation, inserts self again 

    Oh yeah, she had said she needed more time to consider whether the passage of the bill violated the open meetings act, then went on vacation. Now she’s baaaack, and still hasn’t ruled on the merits (such as they are NOTThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    This Secretary of State business reminds me of the Illinois posturing about seating seedy Dem Sen. Roland Burris, using process to evade common sense. This is how the leftie-leaning legal profession strikes many of us these days. I thank God that after my acceptance at UW law school years ago, when I was still a wavering liberal, I got a private sector job offer and never looked back.
    Another reason to eliminate Secretaries of State. (Isn’t that how corrupt IL GOP Gov. Ryan ascended?) And eliminate process, if it means you have to publish laws in the MSM for them to take effect. Why should they have so much power vested in them?
    An interesting split among law profs at Marquette. One agrees with Judge SEIU Sumi. The other:
    Richard Esenberg said he was not surprised by the ruling but criticized the judge.

    “There is applicable Supreme Court precedent that a court has no authority to enjoin the publication of a law,” he said. “The state has repeatedly cited that law to her and as far as I know she has not only failed to explain herself about why she feels she has the authority, she hasn’t even acknowledged there is an issue. That just leaves me speechless.”

    Esenberg was referring to a 1943 state Supreme Court opinion that said courts could not interfere with legislation until it is published and becomes law.

    According to the JS the Assistant Attorney General says the law is absolutely still in effect.

    As for the public sector unions and their ally Dem WI Secretary of State LaFollette, struck inarticulate by the TEA party, I will quote his famous relative, Fighting Bob:

    “Free men of every generation must combat renewed efforts of organized force and greed to destroy liberty.”

    More over by me at BackyardConservative.

  • nosheepleshere 7:10 AM on 11/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SEIU   

    Spooky Dude Pissed Away A Fortune On A “Bad Investment” 

    Hinting darkly that the Rambler-in-Chief may not have his support for much longer, George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier said “We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line and if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”  Uh oh.  When Daddy’s not happy, nobody’s happy.

    Soros, speaking to an annual gathering of Democracy Alliance, told the progressives that he is “used to fighting losing battles but doesn’t like to lose without fighting.”

    Requests for comment from the White House were not returned, though a Democratic operative sympathetic to the administration said that Soros’s dissatisfaction with the White House was “hardly news.” Sources who relayed that and other exchanges insisted on anonymity, citing the strict rules against talking to the press that come with being part of the gathering.

    The election results have the partners in the Democracy Alliance scurrying like rats to find a way to change the rules.  So, if you thought we had seen ugly, think again.

    Anna Burger, retired treasury secretary of SEIU said, “Instead of being pushed over by this election it has empowered people to stand up in a bigger way.”

    Look out America.  You stood and delivered in the 2010 mid-terms.  The courage we must muster for 2012 will be a thousand-fold greater.  Have you the courage for this fight?

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

  • backyardconservative 11:12 AM on 07/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Rezko, SEIU, valerie jarrett   

    Obama Chicago Way Seat at the Blago Bleepin Golden Table 

    The BlagObama saga gets some attention in the beltway, though not enough. They are joined at the hip. You betcha. Politico: Rod Blagojevich trial could singe White House:

    Obama — who crusaded against government-by-crony — was dragged into the proceedings last week when a top Chicago labor official testified that Obama tapped him to talk to Blagojevich about the Senate seat.

    Read the rest at my place.

    The prosecution should rest soon. Then it will be Blago’s turn.

  • nosheepleshere 7:14 AM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chris Van Hollen, , freedom of speech, SEIU   

    Big Labor Wants To Silence Your Free Speech 

    Two major unions, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFCSME) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), will spend close to $100 million to protect incumbent Democrats while the AFL-CIO says it will spend heavily to help Democrats in 60 to 70 House races, but won’t say how much it will devote to the campaign.

    That’s bad enough but hang on—Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)—have introduced a bill designed to silence anyone critical of what the Democratic Congress has done in the past two years.

    Schumer and Van Hollen’s bill—the DISCLOSE Act of 2010—would reverse the Supreme Court’s recent Citizens United decision upholding the right of individual citizens, acting in concert with each other in corporations, labor unions, trade associations and independent citizens groups, to pay for TV ads critical of incumbent congressmen during the often-decisive final months of a campaign. As U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas J. Donohue said, the bill “is an unconstitutional attempt to silence free speech. It’s un-American and it must be stopped.”

    As we celebrate Memorial Day, I am hard-pressed to think of a more repugnant or loathsome maneuver by desperate partisans.  Our freedom of speech was bought with the blood of those who came before us.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here

    • fuzislippers 12:17 PM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Color me unsurprised. Unions are certainly not interested in free speech. Free speech is the opposite of what they are all about. Ditto progressives.

  • Jill 7:04 PM on 05/17/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: SEIU,   

    Thugs storm bank lobbies — in US, not Greece 

    Sister Toldjah: Union thugs storm the front yards of banking lobbyists, take over some banks

    When I saw that headline I thought this must be happening in Greece. Nope. It’s bussed-in SEIU thugs harassing private citizens in Maryland and storming bank lobbies in Washington, DC. Click above for story and photos.

    • backyardconservative 9:31 PM on 05/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think they should camp out by Barney Frank’s house.

      These kind of tactics earn public disgust.

      • rubyslipperblog 3:19 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I wondered when the sea of school buses would pull in front of the homes of Fannie and Freddie execs. Chilling isn’t it when the homes of private citizens become a stage for union Kabuki?

    • fuzislippers 8:05 AM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nothing like peaceful, benevolent lefties, is there?

  • backyardconservative 6:22 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , SEIU   

    Why did SEIU’s Andy Stern Resign? 

    Following up on Ruby Slippers’ post. Is he lawyering up?

    Rezko, Alexi, Blago and the family*SEIU

    I’m not a lawyer. We may need Professor Jacobson to weigh in eventually.

    • Quite Rightly 6:38 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It just crossed my mind that the resignation is coincidentally timed with ACORN’s “reorganization” into a different incarnation. SEIU might be wanting to look a little cleaner too.

    • backyardconservative 6:49 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply


      Though I’m hoping they are stuck with dirt and the Blago trial may unravel all their dirty laundry (if that metaphor works:) RICO, RICO, RICO

    • rubyslipperblog 7:06 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Blago’s trial is coming up fairly soon isn’t it? Michelle is speculating the AFL-CIO will merge with SEIU but that doesn’t preclude Stern bailing because he will soon be associated with all the dirt coming from the Blago trial.

      • backyardconservative 9:04 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yes. The Blago trial comes up June 3rd. He asked for a postponement but the judge said no. So it looks like it will finally happen.

  • Mary Sue 8:56 PM on 04/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Andy Stern, SEIU   

    Andy Stern Resigns SEIU – Where is he headed? 

    Politico reports the news with little else but Stern’s purple-pleasing accomplishments:

    The SEIU has emerged as a central political player and has grown rapidly under Stern’s tenure, and some close to him had expected him to resign during the first term of the president he helped elect. But he’s also waged a series of bitter battles inside the labor movement, one of the nastiest of which turned in SEIU’s favor with a California court ruling last week. Stern also won a victory when Obama named his union’s lawyer, Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations board over Republican objections in a recess appointment last month.

    Stern, even without the union presidency, would remain on, among other things, the board of President Obama’s deficit commission, to which he was appointed in February.

    It makes me physically ill to think he will sit on the deficit commission. This alone confirms the domestic agenda is not an accident. So, who has a theory about this resignation?

    • backyardconservative 9:47 PM on 04/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe he’s going underground along with ACORN to launch the next Obama re-elect machine.

      Or maybe he’s been caught committing a crime–now wouldn’t that be wonderful–how about check kiting, cooking the books on their underfunded pension funds.

      • rubyslipperblog 10:03 PM on 04/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I was just reading Michelle Malkin’s post and she seems to be smelling the familiar odor of bus tires. HuffPo seems to support that with this:

        “But those close to him say he wanted to tackle different, more personal activities at this stage in his career. The passage of health care reform presented a sound achievement from which to depart from his presidential post. And while he was currently in the process of launching a third-party initiative in North Carolina — to challenge those House Democrats who voted against health care reform legislation — he was also growing tired of the daily grind, a source close to Stern says.”

        Maybe he has been caught at one of his many crimes.

    • richard mcenroe 9:34 AM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

    • Obi's Sister 12:17 PM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Five bucks says the White House.

    • nicedeb 1:50 PM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I heard Breitbart reference the other day, a breaking story about how the SEIU was funneling money to Media Matters to run interference for them. I haven’t heard any more about it. But Stern and the SEIU are up to their eyeballs in all sorts of shady schemes. http://biggovernment.com/libertychick/2010/04/12/breaking-news-seiu-president-andy-stern-to-resign/

  • Mary Sue 9:04 PM on 04/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SEIU,   

    SEIU Executive VP Advises: “Black people get scared” 

    H/T: Breitbart

    SEIU Executive VP Gerry Hudson lays out a sure-fire plan in this video clip from Naked Emperor News to scare their black membership so they no longer oppose immigration reform. Surely they can’t have the concerns of their own members messing up the opportunity to have a slew of newly legalized immigrants to fill the union coffers. Hudson isn’t really worried about opposition from the black community though, “it doesn’t take a whole lot to argue African-American workers to another place.” Essentially the plan involves telling them pay no attention to these immigrants who might take your jobs look over there at those “f’ing rabid racists.”  Nice plan, shows great respect for the African-Americans he represents doesn’t it? Video at the link, language warning applies as you may have already guessed.

    • backyardconservative 9:39 PM on 04/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who are the real racists. We know the answer.

    • nicedeb 12:26 PM on 04/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Racist in this context meaning – people who think folks should come to this country legally, and should be penalized if they don’t. Rabid stuff like that.

  • nosheepleshere 6:00 AM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , North Carolina First, SEIU   

    ACORN’s Closest Ally SEIU Behind Third Party Efforts In North Carolina 

    SEIU, one of ACORN’s closest allies, is setting up a new party called North Carolina First in an effort to make the Democratic Party more reliable on issues that are important to labor.

    Union officials have threatened to take on Democrats Heath Shuler, Mike McIntyre, and Larry Kissell who voted against ObamaCare.  The usual tactic has been to endorse a Democratic primary challenger, but in North Carolina, the SEIU says it will field candidates in the general election as part of what the group is calling the North Carolina First party.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • fuzislippers 12:25 PM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm, this is definitely . . . strange. They’re up to something with this, and I’ve little doubt that the WH is somehow involved.

    • Quite Rightly 4:19 PM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Watch out!
      Here in NY State, SEIU and ACORN set up the Working Families Party. A vote for the WFP counts as a Dem vote (two parties for the same candidate). ACORN, SEIU, and the WFP share staff and funding, giving their Democrat primary candidates plenty of deeply discounted ads, door-to-door canvassing, press, etc., etc. Corruption charges abound, but, of course, once that “labor” candidate is in, he or she is there forever, no matter how crooked the election. Most recently, WFP withdrew their support from Congress Critters making mousey little squeeks that they might not vote for ObamaCare.

      WFP pretty much owns the political scene in NYC, and they are busy setting up parties in other states. Due to the ACORN scandals and corruption cases tied up in court, they probably are looking to use a different name.

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